Mar
5
Tue
MOVIE MAKERS – BASIC SHOOTING DVD. ADVANCED SHOOTING DVD
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Mar
12
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – GUEST SPEAKER “THE MAN FROM OZ” (read more)
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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)

Mar
19
Tue
CLUB -AGM (at School Hall).. No Movie Maker Meeting tonight
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
25
Mon
CLUB’s 75th FRAMING at Art Gallery 25th March 2019
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Mar
26
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – “SET” SUBJECT COMPETITION..”ARCHITECTURE” – JUDGE : JEFF AKERS
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Information regarding the set subject ” Architecture” can be found here 

Apr
1
Mon
CLUB/PG – PRINT HANGING AT THE ART GALLERY for 75th (read more)
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

MANAGEMENT MEETING at the School Hall
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr
2
Tue
MOVIE MAKERS – THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO TITLES and GRAPHICS DVD
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr
5
Fri
CLUB’s – 75th ANNIVERSARY OPENING CEREMONY W’GONG ART GALLERY (read more)
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Apr
9
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – GUEST SPEAKER “LEANNE ALESSI” (read more)
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Apr
13
Sat
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Apr 13 – Apr 28 all-day
Apr
16
Tue
MOVIE MAKERS – SETUP STUDIO and MAKE A SHORT – “LIP-SYNCH ” (ADR)
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr
19
Fri
EASTER LONG WEEKEND
Apr 19 @ 6:00 am – Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm
Apr
23
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – “OPEN” COMPETITION – JUDGE : DENIS CALE
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr
27
Sat
CLUB OUTING TO “CALLEMONDAH” (read more)
Apr 27 @ 9:45 am – 3:00 pm
Details for the day are as follows :
Address :  761 Calderwood Road,  Albion Park.  (go to the end of Calderwood Road, cross a cattlegrid, then take first gravel track to the left, wind up the hill about 100 mtrs to the house.  Park on grassy paddock behind the Studio).
Arrive by 9.45 am.  Tori will give us a tour and make us all a cuppa.  I suggest that some of us take some cake to go with the Cuppa.  After that you are free to explore and photograph to your heart’s content.  You can take along your lunch too if you wish to stay into the early afternoon.
Payment :  Tori says gold coin, but I think we should at least donate $5.00 for the use of her home and property.
Apr
30
Tue
CLUB – 75th ANNIVERSARY DINNER – 6.30 for 7.00 pm sit down @ Murphy's Bar and Grill
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
May
4
Sat
MOVIE MAKERS – COMBINED CLUBS MEETING (SHOALHAVEN)
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
7
Tue
MOVIE MAKERS – DOCUMENTARY STORY-TELLING DVD (DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION DVD)
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
May
14
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – GUEST SPEAKER ‘STEEN BARNES’ (read more)
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

May
21
Tue
MOVIE MAKERS – SETUP STUDIO and MAKE A SHORT – “COMEDY” (FOR CCM)
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
May
28
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – SET SUBJECT “GOLD/SILHOUETTES” (read more)JUDGE :PHILIP RAMSDEN
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Set Subject for Colour Prints  is “GOLD” …

The Set Subject for Monochrome Prints is “SILHOUETTES

The Set Subject for EDI’s is “GOLD” –  Note :  Only Colour EDI’s should be entered.  Monochrome EDI’s will not be accepted.

Jun
4
Tue
MOVIE MAKERS – T B A
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Jun
9
Sun
SYDNEY AFTERNOON/SUNSET SHOOT – with TIM HOEVENAGEL(read more)
Jun 9 @ 12:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Programme …

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.

Jun
11
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – HOLIDAY PHOTOGRAPHY (read more)
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

 

Jun
17
Mon
MANAGEMENT MEETING – At School Hall
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Jun
18
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – BEGINNER’S “UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS” (read more)
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

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.

Jun
22
Sat
PHOTO SHOOT – WINDANG ISLAND (read more) @ Windang Island
Jun 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm

2.30 pm …Meet in Car Park

WHAT TO BRING :
Camera with fully charged batteries & spare, also SD cards
Tripod is a MUST for long exposures
ND Filters, also Polarising Filter could be handy
Remote release for the Camera would help
Torch as it could be dark as we head back to the cars
 
Warm Jacket
Sturdy shoes
Hat/Sunscreen/Beanie 
Jun
25
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – “OPEN” COMPETITION (note: EDI’s Monochrome only) read more..JUDGE: CLAYTON HAIRS
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Note:  EDI Entries for this month must be in Monochrome only (NOT Colour)

Jul
2
Tue
MOVIE MAKERS – “DaVINCI RESOLVE 15” Video Editing Programme Overview (read more)
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

John Devenish and Ian Simpson are most impressed with this programme – here are their comments ..

Ever wondered how powerful FREE editing software can be?
Come along and find out why DaVinci Resolve has become the leading editing software for both amateurs and professionals

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.

Jul
6
Sat
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Jul 6 – Jul 21 all-day
Jul
9
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – GUEST SPEAKER ‘ CRAIG PARKER’ on “Shooting for Someone Else” (read more)
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Jul
16
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – Camera Craft Workshop on “EXPOSURE” and “FOCUS” (read more)
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Jul
23
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – SET SUBJECT COMPETITION “FIRST LIGHT” – JUDGE : BOB COOK
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The set subject is “First Light”

Jul
30
Tue
CLUB – SOCIAL EVENING – DINNER AT COLLEGIANS “The Factory” (read more)
Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

Aug
6
Tue
MOVIE MAKERS – THE ESSENTIALS OF TITLES and GRAPHICS (read more)
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Planning for the 2020 Programme will also take place, time permitting.

Aug
13
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – COLLECTION OF PRINTS FOR FCC 2019 INTERCLUB
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
PHOTO GROUP – GUEST SPEAKER Steve Piggot on Accessories (read more)
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 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.

 

Aug
19
Mon
MANAGEMENT MEETING – At School Hall
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Aug
20
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – CAMERA CARE and EXPOSURE WORKSHOP (read more)
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Remote

Tripod

Aug
27
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – “OPEN” COMPETITION – JUDGE : TANYA Du TOIT
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Aug
31
Sat
CLUB OUTING – GOULBURN HISTORIC RACE MEETING and CAR SHOW (read more) @ Wakefield Park Raceway
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – Sep 1 @ 4:00 pm

 Goulburn Workers All Historic Race Meeting & Car Show 

WHERE 

Wakefield Park Raceway, 4770 Braidwood Rd, Tirrannaville (near Goulburn), NSW 2580, Australia 

WHEN 

Saturday 31 August 2019 at 9am – 4pm Sunday 1 September 2019 at 9am – 4pm 

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE 

https://www.ticketebo.com.au/wakefield-park-motorsport/goulburn-workers-all-historic-race-meeting-and-car-show-2019.html 

Sep
3
Tue
MOVIE MAKERS – “LIGHT IT RIGHT” (from the VideoMaker DVD Collection)
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sep
10
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – REMOTE CONTROL and TRIGGERING with Brendon Parker (read more)
Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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.  

Sep
17
Tue
MOVIE MAKERS – Meeting cancelled. Call 0434 389 068
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sep
24
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – SET SUBJECT COMP “RURAL AUSTRALIA” – JUDGE : MARK KELLY
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The set subject is Rural Australia

Sep
28
Sat
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Sep 28 – Oct 13 all-day
Oct
1
Tue
MOVIE MAKERS – Exploring “Piece to Camera” as a Monologue
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Oct
8
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – MEET AT SCHOOL HALL AT 7.30 pm. Photo Shoot is cancelled
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Oct
12
Sat
CLUB OUTING – Photography weekend in Maitland (read more) @ Coachstop Caravan Park
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm

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

Oct
15
Tue
MOVIE MAKERS – SETUP STUDIO and MAKE A SHORT – “DRAMA” (read more)
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A/V-OTY and VOTY Entries and Forms due 

Oct
21
Mon
MANAGEMENT MEEETING – At School Hall
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
22
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – “OPEN” COMPETITION JUDGE – JOHN NEWTON
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Oct
26
Sat
MOVIE MAKERS – COMBINED CLUBS MEETING – @ Figtree Heights Primary School
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
CLUB OUTING – 81st ANNUAL PICTON SHOW (read more)
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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.

Oct
29
Tue
CLUB – SOCIAL EVENING at WOLLONGONG GOLF CLUB @ Wollongong Golf Club
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
5
Tue
MOVIE MAKERS – GREEN SCREEN BASICS DVD. GREEN SCREEN TIPS and TRICKS DVD
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
12
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – INTRODUCTION and OVERVIEW OF USING A SPEEDLITE (Flash) – Guest Speaker CRAIG PARKER (read more)
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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 :

  1.  Basics of Light
  2.  Basics of Flash
  3.  Exposure Options
  4.  On-Camera direct fill flash
  5.  On-Camera bounce flash
  6.  Off-Camera flash (this will be a brief 10 minutes)
  7.  The use of diffusers/light modifiers
  8.  Speedlite settings (brief overview)

A follow up Workshop will be run in March 2020 along the lines of “Getting to know your Speedlite”

 

Nov
18
Mon
MANAGEMENT MEETING – At School Hall
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
19
Tue
MOVIE MAKERS – MEMBER’S VIDEOS
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
26
Tue
PHOTO GROUP – IMAGE OF THE YEAR PRINT ENTRY COLLECTION (Read More)
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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.