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During the current Covid  restrictions the Club is operating all its meetings online for the benefit of  financial members and  invited guests.

If you would like to join one of our online meetings as a visitor please use the contact button below at least 24 hours before the scheduled meeting time to request access.

If you have any questions about the clubs activities and/or membership please use the contact button below and we will respond as soon as possible.


Photography Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm
Movie Makers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm.

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Upcoming Events
Jan
19
Tue
2021
7:00 pm Field Trip: INDUSTRIAL SUNSET & ...
Field Trip: INDUSTRIAL SUNSET & ...
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm
Evening photography – Industrial and Port Scene at Port Kembla Inner and Outer Harbours. Contact Kaz Childs photos@kazchilds.com for more information.
Feb
19
Fri
2021
6:30 pm Field Trip: ROLLER DERBY TRA...
Field Trip: ROLLER DERBY TRA...
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wollongong Illawarra Roller Derby (WIRD) training session Contact Kaz Childs (photos@kazchilds.com) for more information.
Mar
12
Fri
2021
4:00 pm Field trip: MERRY BEACH KIOLOA
Field trip: MERRY BEACH KIOLOA
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm
This beautiful corner of the world has so much to see and photograph. Be warned – accommodation fills up fast for March, so don’t leave booking until the last minute! Come and enjoy a weekend[...]
Mar
16
Tue
2021
9:28 am MM: Waterways in Wollongong & Sh...
MM: Waterways in Wollongong & Sh...
Mar 16 @ 9:28 am
Hotspot; Members’ Works in Progress Topic : Waterways in Wollongong & Shellharbour LGAs.*
Mar
23
Tue
2021
7:30 pm PG : SET SUBJECT COMPETITION : ...
PG : SET SUBJECT COMPETITION : ...
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identifythe[...]
Mar
27
Sat
2021
8:45 am Field Trip: Forest & Falls in Bu...
Field Trip: Forest & Falls in Bu...
Mar 27 @ 8:45 am
Visit one of our local treasures and get in some exercise while you’re at it 😀 Please email photos@kazchilds.com for bookings and more information
Apr
6
Tue
2021
7:30 pm MM: Birds in flight
MM: Birds in flight
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm
Hot Spot – Members ‘ Works in Progress
Apr
18
Sun
2021
10:00 am Field Trip – Darkes Orchard Appl...
Field Trip – Darkes Orchard Appl...
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – $12pp. A tractor-trailer tour of Glenbernie Orchard, pink lady apple picking, with plenty of time to take lots of pictures. Then, a short walk up to Maddens Falls lookout – flora and[...]
May
4
Tue
2021
7:30 pm MM: Making short clips for likes...
MM: Making short clips for likes...
May 4 @ 7:30 pm
Members ‘ Works in Progress Topic : Making short clips for likes on social media.
May
15
Sat
2021
9:00 am Field Trip: Strolling Historical...
Field Trip: Strolling Historical...
May 15 @ 9:00 am
For more information contact Kaz: photos@kazchilds.com
May
25
Tue
2021
7:30 pm PG: Set Subject: MINIMALISM Judg...
PG: Set Subject: MINIMALISM Judg...
May 25 @ 7:30 pm
Minimalist photography can be summarized in one quote by Leonardo da Vinci: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Less is more. By stripping a photo down to the bare essentials, minimalist photographers show how powerful simplicity[...]
Jun
26
Sat
2021
10:00 am Field Trip: Winterfest
Field Trip: Winterfest
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am
Photograph a Medieval Fair at Hawkesbury Showfround. Foe more information contact Kaz: photos@kazchilds.com
Jul
6
Tue
2021
7:30 pm MM: Timelapse
MM: Timelapse
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm
Review of Sequences from TV program – Members ‘ Works in Progress. Topic : Timelapse.
Jul
20
Tue
2021
7:30 pm Creative SIG: Gallery Discussion
Creative SIG: Gallery Discussion
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm
Members will upload images to a My Photo Club gallery and they will be displayed and discussed by the photographer and the group. This is an opportunity to learn from each other.
Jul
27
Tue
2021
7:30 pm PG: Set Subject Competition AUST...
PG: Set Subject Competition AUST...
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm
A photograph taken in Australia of natural land or coastal scenery, which may include people, buildings or other objects, provided that these elements do not dominate the photograph. Seascapes with no land do not fit[...]
Aug
3
Tue
2021
7:30 pm MM: Chroma Key with a difference
MM: Chroma Key with a difference
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm
Review of Sequences from TV program – Members ‘ Works in Progress Topic : Chroma Key with a difference.
Archives

Photoshop Tutorial – Preparing for a large canvas print to be made.

Hi All, I know many of you have Canvas prints made of their images. I found this website that has plenty of tutorials that you may wish to view. In particular, the one with the above title. The authors have allowed all their tutorials free to download and I am sure you will read the link below

Preparing a large canvas print video is available from this link:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/8bdh9zmdevxv574/Preparing_Images_for_a_Canvas_Wrap.mp4

I also like the section called “Here comes the Judge”

http://www.beckhamdigital.photo/wp-content/pdf/misc/Here%20comes%20the%20judge.pdf

by Brian Harvey, August 30, 2020

Photography Group’s August 2020 Newsletter Published

Another month has passed and with COVID-19, along with Government Directions and Social Distancing, continues to be part of our Club’s normal activities. Our Management Committee continues to monitor the situation liaising with our Presenters and Judges for online meetings using Zoom Conferencing.

The Group’s August Newsletter has been publish and is ready for you to access. From John Alessi’s AV Production Using ProShow Gold Presentation to the August Monthly Competition has provided us all with something different. Our members have continued to be out and about with an outing to Mt. Kembla.

Members are requested to continually check with the Club’s Calendar to review the 2020 Programme for any possible changes due to COVID situation.

by Bruce Shaw, August 30, 2020

Results for competitions in August 2020 Digital

There were 8 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in August 2020 Digital

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Invisible Women
Karen Childs – Best In Section
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

Gotcha
Tim Porteous – Merit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

Stormy Day in The Barrel
Vivienne Noble – Merit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

Survival
Kerry Gilmore – Credit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

Bee On Poppy
Susanne Souter – Credit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

WAVE 2
Colin Marshman – Credit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

Seacliff Sunrise
Dylan Tate – Credit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

What is my Botanical Name
Kathy Pond – Credit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

by Tim Porteous, August 26, 2020

Results for competitions in August 2020 Print – Digital Judging

There were 21 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in August 2020 Print – Digital Judging

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Moon Valley_
Dawne Harridge – Best In Section
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Icy
Jill Bartlett – Best In Section
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Fungal World
Cheryl Thompson – Best In Section
B Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Trouble on the Way
Kerry Gilmore – Best In Section
B Grade Any Subject Mono Print

Sunrise Over The Rocks
Vivienne Noble – Merit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Me and my Shadow 2
Ann Lamb – Merit
B Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Seagull preparing for landing
Cheryl Thompson – Merit
B Grade Any Subject Mono Print

Macquarie Pass Jump Rock
Joe Cremona – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Khmer monk
Ruth Brooks – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Industrial_002
Tim Porteous – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Rainbow Lorikeet on Cactus
Susanne Souter – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Afternoon clouds
Dawne Harridge – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Porter Udiapur Markets
Ruth Brooks – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Love Nature
Elaine Duncan – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

SAHARA TRECK
Colin Marshman – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

The look
Tim Porteous – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Lunenburg Fishing Hut
Susanne Souter – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Autumn Road
Alexander Dawson – Credit
B Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Nankeen Kestral
Raymond Clack – Credit
B Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Dead or Alive?
Karen Childs – Credit
B Grade Any Subject Mono Print

Early morning
Jim Ollis – Credit
B Grade Any Subject Mono Print

by Tim Porteous, August 26, 2020

Results for competitions in August 2020 Digital

There were 8 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in August 2020 Digital

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Invisible Women
Karen Childs – Best In Section
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

Gotcha
Tim Porteous – Merit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

Stormy Day in The Barrel
Vivienne Noble – Merit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

Survival
Kerry Gilmore – Credit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

Bee On Poppy
Susanne Souter – Credit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

WAVE 2
Colin Marshman – Credit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

Seacliff Sunrise
Dylan Tate – Credit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

What is my Botanical Name
Kathy Pond – Credit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

by Tim Porteous, August 25, 2020

Results for competitions in August 2020 Print – Digital Judging

There were 21 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in August 2020 Print – Digital Judging

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Moon Valley_
Dawne Harridge – Best In Section
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Icy
Jill Bartlett – Best In Section
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Fungal World
Cheryl Thompson – Best In Section
B Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Trouble on the Way
Kerry Gilmore – Best In Section
B Grade Any Subject Mono Print

Sunrise Over The Rocks
Vivienne Noble – Merit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Me and my Shadow 2
Ann Lamb – Merit
B Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Seagull preparing for landing
Cheryl Thompson – Merit
B Grade Any Subject Mono Print

Macquarie Pass Jump Rock
Joe Cremona – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Khmer monk
Ruth Brooks – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Industrial_002
Tim Porteous – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Rainbow Lorikeet on Cactus
Susanne Souter – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Afternoon clouds
Dawne Harridge – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Porter Udiapur Markets
Ruth Brooks – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Love Nature
Elaine Duncan – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

SAHARA TRECK
Colin Marshman – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

The look
Tim Porteous – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Lunenburg Fishing Hut
Susanne Souter – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Autumn Road
Alexander Dawson – Credit
B Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Nankeen Kestral
Raymond Clack – Credit
B Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Dead or Alive?
Karen Childs – Credit
B Grade Any Subject Mono Print

Early morning
Jim Ollis – Credit
B Grade Any Subject Mono Print

by Tim Porteous, August 25, 2020

Looking for Inspiration – Look at these images!

Congratulations APS Members! Australia has won the
4 Nations Inter-Country Competition, 2020!

Click above image for the APS Catalogue

The 4 Nations competition is between the Societies of Australian Photographic Society
Canadian Association for Photographic Art, Photographic Society of New Zealand
and Photographic Society of South Africa.

Each Photographic Society submitted 80 images from 80 different photographers
and each image was entered into one of four categories;

Nature                         15 Images
Our Country                 15 Images
Open Monochrome        15 Images
Open Colour                 35 Images

Every year the competition host is rotated among the four societies, this year Australia hosted. The competition was conducted using MyPhotoclub online software, a huge thank you to Colin Woods for his sponsorship of this competition. The judges all remarked upon the ease of using this software. 

Our Jury Panel was  comprised of international judges with excellent qualifications and experience in judging National and International Competitions. They are themselves current international competitors who have each achieved high international distinctions from worldwide organisations. 

The award selections were viewed and discussed by the jury panel via a zoom meeting.

  • AWARDS
    1 x GOLD for each section
    3 x HONOURABLE MENTIONS for each section
    Digital Award Certificates will be emailed to the winners.
     

To maintain the spirit of this competition being a TEAM event (and not an 
individual event) individual scores will not be published. 

THANK YOU to everyone who submitted images directly by email and to those who entered the 2019 APS National from which APS Member images automatically go into the running for selection. CONGRATULATIONS to you all!

If you would like to represent Australia in the 2021 – 4 Nations competition be sure to get your entry into the 2020 APS National which will open 11th August 2020. More information avaliable on our website. APS National Digital 2020

by Brian Harvey, August 11, 2020