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.
Planning for the 2020 Programme will also take place, time permitting.
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.
This 3rd Workshop will cover Camera Care (external and internal), as well as Long and Timed Exposure with a practical session and critiquing.
What to Bring :
Camera and Camera Bag
Extra Fully charged batteries
Spare SD/CF cards
Goulburn Workers All Historic Race Meeting & Car Show
Wakefield Park Raceway, 4770 Braidwood Rd, Tirrannaville (near Goulburn), NSW 2580, Australia
Saturday 31 August 2019 at 9am – 4pm Sunday 1 September 2019 at 9am – 4pm
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE
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.
Accommodation : Coachstop Caravan Park
Saturday morning – arrive at leisure – breakfast at Central Park Cafe (suggested)
Tour of Maitland Goal
Saturday afternoon – 12 noon. Explore St. Peter’s Anglican Church (booked)
Lunch at leisure ( tentative booking made at Gossman House for 1.00 pm)
Afternoon & Evening : Options .. East Maitland Heritage Walk/Maitland Central Heritage Walk/Historic Bridge Drive
or explore Walka Water Works
BBQ Dinner at Caravan Park
Sunday – more photography options
A/V-OTY and VOTY Entries and Forms due
Meet at the Ticket gate at 5.30 pm., if attending the bull riding. Otherwise, contact Kaz on where to meet.
The Show gate is open from 6.00 am on both the Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th for those who wish to do their own thing.
Fireworks on Saturday night after the bullring event, estimated to finish around 9.00 pm.
Tickets Costs: Adults $15.00, Concessions: $8.00; Children Under 16 – $8.00; Children Under 5 – Free.
Family Pass (Two Adults, two Children) $50.00
NOTE : The Picton Show Committee requests that images taken at the Show, not be sold.
In tune with the Club’s historic year where we as a Club have gone back through our history, evaluating how we have grown and changed with the times, Ian Simpson has suggested that each person bring two video’s to the Meeting.
Both video’s should be ones that you are proud of; one video should have been made a number of years ago and the other just recently produced.
The idea is to evaluate and discuss each member’s progress and perhaps take the discussion further as to what the Movie Makers either as a Group, or as individuals, would like to do next year as well as in future years at the Club.
Craig’s “Flash Workshop” will cover the basics of using a Speedlite and Craig will demonstrate how he uses one for Family Photo projects. Craig will be using Canon gear, however, all of what he will talk about can be done with any brand and is applicable beyond Family photos.
The Workshop will cover :
- Basics of Light
- Basics of Flash
- Exposure Options
- On-Camera direct fill flash
- On-Camera bounce flash
- Off-Camera flash (this will be a brief 10 minutes)
- The use of diffusers/light modifiers
- Speedlite settings (brief overview)
A follow up Workshop will be run in March 2020 along the lines of “Getting to know your Speedlite”
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.
Entry Requirements are : One only print in each Section, i.e. Colour and/or Monochrome and one only EDI Entry.
Location : Forest Road Hurstville – mostly in the one way area past Westfield and the train station.
Activity : Parade, Lion dance, food stalls, Dragon dance
Transport : 8.40 am Sydney Train from Wollongong – 3rd carriage from the end.
Extra gear to take : Poncho or umbrella in case of rain, Water. Protection for camera, lenses etc.
Meet at the Canteen in the ‘southwest’ corner by 6.00 pm. If you arrive late, make sure that you locate Kaz and sign on.
What to take : Tripod, Remote, Torch, extra charged battery, water and of course, your Camera and SD cards.
Skills : Panning and capturing movement with difficult light conditions.
PLEASE DO NOT USE A TORCH and PLEASE DO NOT USE FLASH ON THE CYCLISTS
The Photo Group’s first meeting to be held on Tuesday 11th February.
This will be a very interesting meeting because our Guest Speaker for the evening is our Club’s long time friend Roy Killen who has many, many letters following his name, some of which are…. EFIAP (Excellence award, International Federation of Photographic Arts), GMPSA (Grand Masters award, Photographic Society of America), GMAPS (Grand Masters award, Australian Photographic Society), APSEM (Australian Photographic Society Exhibitors Medal); I could go on, but there are too many to mention.
Roy is a wonderful photographer and his main interest is “nature/wildlife” photography. Roy will be doing a presentation on “Nature Photography” and you will have the opportunity to see and hear about the techniques he uses, the photographic equipment he carries and hopefully get some valuable insight into what is required when photographing nature or wildlife.
Roy will also be giving us some tips on how to maximise our chances of success in competitions.
Meet at Car Park at Lakeside Reserve for sign-in at 8.00 am.
What to take :
Sunscreen, Hat, Insect Repellent, Water and anything else that would help you to stay cool and comfortable whilst walking and photographing.
The photo opportunities will take in bird photography, therefore a fast lens would definitely help.
Further details will be e-mailed to all members closer the date.
Meet at Mt. Kembla Hotel at 8.00 am and car pool to the site.
What to Wear : Gum Boots if it has been raining. If not, closed in boots/shoes suitable for rough terrain. A fluoro vest is compulsory.
What to Take : Beside your Camera gear, Sunscreen, Insect repellent, Hat, Water.
Please bring your Camera and Flash. Tripod is not required.
The format for the evening will be as follows:
- Recap – last time
- Subject / Background / light
- Properties of light ………………………
- Things about the camera
- Flash sync speed (it is related to the camera not the flash)
- Controlling the flash from the camera (this is generally how Craig works rather than using buttons on flash)
- Things about the flash
- Flash Exposure Mode (TTL or Manual)
- TTL Flash exposure compensation
- First / Second curtain / High Speed sync
- Tilt and rotate the flash head (black foamy thing)
- Zooming the flash
- Two exposure settings – what look do you want?
- Why use Manual for ambient?
- In auto camera will try to balance
- Where canon is a bit different (EC and FEC)
- Ambient first , then flash
- Why use Manual for ambient?
- Direct v bounce flash
- Hard flat light v soft light
- Where do you want the light to come from (where to bounce)
The sections in bold italic will be practical – working in small groups who have similar camera gear.
A “Black & White Night” walking loop including Wollongong’s shore area. An opportunity to see our surroundings without colour; a different perspective from the norm … “Let’s get creative” !
A map of the proposed walk will be circulated closer the date.
Date and Time : Friday 13th March 2020 – meet outside the front of the Wollongong Art Gallery to sign on at 7.00 pm.
Please let Group Leader Kaz know if you are going to be late.
Ensure you have a torch, spare battery, spare SD card, insect repellant and a Tripod if you wish.
Further details will be circulated closer the date.
This Social Evening has been reviewed and is cancelled due the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. (Bruce Shaw President March 15th 2020)
2020-03-19: This outing’s Approval has been “REVOKED” and is now cancelled.
Sign in at 9 am, Mount Ousley Carpark – leaving this car park at 9.15 am, or
Sign in at 10 am at dam grounds car park
Please advise Kaz if you are going to be late.
Photography opportunities – Landscape, water, nature, possible sunset if staying late
|LUNCH! There are plenty of spots to have a picnic or BBQ . Meet up in the dam grounds carpark at around 12.30pm for lunch – BYO!
Plus – tripod, spare batteries & memory cards, filters… Sunscreen, insect repellent, hat.
More information will be circulated closer to the date.
This face to face meeting is cancelled. We will hookup via ZOOM to view and comment on the videos. The meeting will start at 7:30PM
Members videos can be streamed from Vimeo or YouTube as a sidebar while hooked up to ZOOM.
Added by John Devenish on 20/3/2020 Updated 31/3/2020
Due to the COVID-19 Virus the meeting will be held online using the Zoom software and is by invitation email to club members
Due to the COVID-19 Virus this external meeting is under review. Bruce Shaw 2020-03-19
Join Kiama Shellharbour Club for an interesting evening with Photographer Peter Eastway. This is an opportunity not to be missed.
It is suggested that members car pool and also take the opportunity of getting to the Warilla Bowling & Recreation Club by 6.00 pm., for an early dinner before the Meeting.
This will be a ZOOM Meeting. Members will get an email from the club. Visitors can ‘phone 0434 389 068 to get the meeting link.