The Man from Oz – Geoff Smith will talk about “His Photographic Journey”
More information on Geoff and his photography can be found on his website “Gemax Photographics” (http://gemaxphotographics.weebly.com)
Monday 1st April will be the day we set up at the Wollongong Art Gallery in preparation for the opening night on Friday 5th April. Print will be hung and Video/Technology Display will be set up.
The Club’s 75th Birthday celebrations will be by way of an Exhibition of member’s work (both archival and present) which will be displayed at Wollongong Art Gallery, Burelli Street, Wollongong.
The evening commences at 6.30 pm., with the Exhibition being opened by Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbury. Doors will be open from 6.00 pm.
Wine and Cheese will be served whilst you wander around the Exhibition viewing the Video/Technology Display and photography display.
Distinguished Photographer Leanne Alessi’s topic for the evening is “Hallmarks of a Great Image” and “Evolution of Photography” (last 75 years). Leanne is a digital photographer with no background experience in the darkroom environment.
Steen Barnes local Photographer will talk about photography capturing both landscapes and seascapes in the Illawarra.
Steens work can viewed on his website … www.16images.com.au
12.30 pm – meet at Wollongong Railway Station for 12.40 pm Train
2.30 pm – Milson’s Point Station – commence photo shoot
3.30 pm – Catch train to Circular Quay & continue photo shoot
4.00 pm – Walk to Botanic Gardens for sunset shoot
5.30 pm – Start shooting “Vivid”
Dinner somewhere in-between
Train home when everyone has had enough.
Six members will each present a ten minute slide show of holiday photos with an insight in some instances on what camera gear was packed for the trip or difficulties experienced in the capture of some of the images. Participants are :
Brian Harvey – Capturing painted Silo’s “grey nomading” around Victoria, reflecting on composition difficulties.
Jill Bartlett – Travels through Tallin, St. Petersburg and Moscow.
Sue Martin – Travels in Italy.
Brendon Parker – Cruising the Aegean
Sue Souter – Touring the US on a Motorbike … (learn how Sue got some fantastic images travelling light)
Geoff Gray – Adventures in the Kimberley
The first of three workshop’s which will be targeting specific issues relating to understanding your Camera and it’s settings.
Today’s workshop will cover the basics and is specially geared to assisting those members who are new to photography.
We will cover Exposure, Aperture, Shutter Speeds and ISO settings and how they all inter-relate.
This workshop will run from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm., depending on attendance and the Group’s requirements.
Please bring your Camera with fully charged batteries, Camera Manual and most importantly, an “Open Mind”. This will be a hands-on session.
2.30 pm …Meet in Car Park
Note: EDI Entries for this month must be in Monochrome only (NOT Colour)
John Devenish and Ian Simpson are most impressed with this programme – here are their comments ..
Blackmagic Design’s Davinci Resolve 15 offers a variety of tools for professional video editing and colour grading along with a built-in visual effects toolset and robust audio editor. It’s got a remarkable price of free, with the option to upgrade to Design Davinci 15 Studio for $300 to unlock the full toolset of stuff you might never need. Blackmagic Design is known for disrupting the marketplace, and Design Davinci 15 does just that, and whatsmore it can be used to produce A/Vs. It packs in lots of strong real-world tools, and they’re giving it away for free. Only a hardware company that wants to sell you hardware could do that. But the coolest thing is that you don’t need the companion hardware to use Design DaVinci 15 at a professional level.
Think about if you could have all of the video related programs from Adobe in a single program — Premiers Pro, After Effects and Audition, without the need to round-trip from program to program. That’s basically what Blackmagic Design is doing here with Design Davinci . Resolve offers tools for editing and color along with Fusion for visual effects and motion graphics and Fairlight for your audio needs. But unlike Adobe, it’s free.
Craig Parker a former member of our Club and now the holder of many awards in the Photography world, will be sharing his knowledge covering the subject of “Shooting for Someone else” whilst also incorporating some aspects of evaluating images.
Craig will have many of his photos to show us during this presentation.
Craig now holds these distinctions … MPSA BPSA EFIAP/b APSEM
We will also show a selection of photographs taken by the Group who went on the Wallaga Lake Excursion
The second “Camera Craft” workshop will be held at Figtree Heights Primary School at 7:30pm. The topics to be covered are “Exploring Exposure” and “Focussing”. All welcome. Attendees are requested to bring their camera, fresh Memory Storage card, spare battery, Camera Manual, tripod (essential) and a remote (if you have one).
Visitors are welcome, however, a Fee of $35.00 ea will apply.
An informal get- together to chat about the Grandkids, Great Grandkids or even Photography !!! why not ?
Members, Partners/Spouses are all welcome to spend a couple of hours socialising without a camera in hand!.
Meet downstairs at Collegians in “The Factory” by 6.30 pm.
Steve Piggot last visited our Club with Malcolm Fackender sometime last year. At that time Steve was working for Adeal Photographics and since then Adeal have now aligned with the Vitec Group who provide a wide range of Photographic Accessories and equipment.
Steve says …
Cameras take the image, but accessories make it.
While we all know that the camera and lens take the image, we forget that it’s often the accessories that make the image. Whether it’s filters helping you get that spectacular sunrise, tripods making it possible to get those crystal clear long-time exposures or those modifiers that make that harsh speedlight usable. Accessories are the unrecognised heroes of photography, but figuring out what you need rather than what you want, can often be overwhelming.
In this short talk, we will discuss tripods, filters and lighting to help you figure out what’s best for you, your equipment and your style of photography.
Brendon says :
There are occasions when you may want to operate your camera remotely ( wildlife photography is a common example). Cameras can be operated remotely by simple remote control of the shutter or more elaborately by computers or mobile phones. The connections can be wired or wireless. Shutter speed, aperture and focus can all be adjusted and the image seen in live view, the image may be taken directly from the computer or phone. Remote control can also be used for focus stacking and is valuable for macrophotography.
The operation of cameras can also be triggered by sensors which respond to external stimuli for example: sound, motion, lightening, breaking a light beam and so on.
Brendon will discuss and demonstrate remote operation and triggering of Canon and Sony cameras and a dedicated (and cheap) wildlife camera. The demonstration will include third party devices that add additional capability.
Brendon will show examples of wildlife photos taken with these systems.
A/V-OTY and VOTY Entries and Forms due
Note : Entry into the “End of Year” judging is not compulsory. You may enter prints and EDI’s from images that you have entered during the 2019 year.
If entering Prints, this will be the final night for collection of your Prints.