Gather for a BBQ to welcome everyone back for another year. We'll have our 2019 winners, if in attendence, tell us about the images that took out the much coveted "Image of the Year" awards for each category.
Entries due for first competition: Open & Set Subject: Monochrome
Colour Management and Printing
A representative from Kayell will be coming along to teach us about Colour Management and Printing. A couple of members have seen this presentation and feel we'd benefit greatly.
Entries due for VAPS Interclub: theme is open
Blue Lotus Water Garden Outing
A visit to the Blue Lotus Farm, Yarra Junction. Arrive early as parking is limited.
There is a cafe inside the gardens or you can bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it at one of the many sets of tables dotted around the location.
Travel time is approx 1.5 hours from our meeting hall.
Location: Blue Lotus Water Garden
1st Competition: Monochrome and Open
We'll learn the results of our first competition. Come along, even if you haven't entered, you may be surprised how much you learn hearing the critique of others' work.
This meeting has been cancelled.
Full Flight Birds of Prey Centre
Birds of Prey will offer our members to option to get up and close with birds of prey and capture them as they fly.
Location: Full Flight Birds of Prey, Minors Rest
Online Meeting Via Zoom
We have decided to hold another meeting next Tuesday which was a designated meeting night via Zoom. Our thoughts are to commence the meeting at 7.30pm to go for approximately 1 1/2 hours. We are still organising the content. Members are encouraged to check their email for the link.
Location: Your home
Wilsons Promontory Weekend Away
Our weekend away has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Location: Wilsons Promontory
Imran Kashem - His Photographic Journey
Imran is a former member of our club who has gone onto make quite the business out of his art. Imran will be sharing information about his journey to get to where he is now.
Checkout Imran's Instagram | Imran's Facebook
Entries due for our third competition: Open & Set Subject: Blue
Interview with a member
Interview with a Member
Exporting from Lightroom for competitions, Facebook and others.
Presentation from Member
Fungi Hunt: Macedon Ranges
We're hitting the Macedon Ranges to find some Fungi.
Meet at Days Picnic Ground, Lions Head Road, Hesket (Mount Macedon) at 9:30am and from there we'll move to our assigned shoot locations. Due to government requirements we'll be breaking into groups of 10 people and people will be required to maintain social distancing throughout the day.
This is the last location for toilets before we head further up the road to Lions Head Road Car Park.
Visit https://goo.gl/maps/DGf4QiU1Kk4fENRPA and plot directions from your location.
Happy Hour: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
3rd Competition: Open & Set Subject: Blue
How did our members interpret "Blue", how will our judge feel about our images. Come along and see judging in progress.
Happy Hour: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
A nice zoom-based catch-up with our members. Check Facebook or your email for the Zoom invitation.
Cam Blake - In depth technical landscape photography
Check out Cam's work on his Website, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook.
At the moment this is to be scheduled as a Zoom meeting, pending changes to government regulations on meetings due to COVID-19 this is subject to change.
Check Facebook or your email for the Zoom invitation.
Entries due for our 4th Competition: Autumn and Open - Digital Only
Location: Via Zoom
POSTPONED: Heathcote Pink Cliffs
Our trip Pink Cliffs Reserve, Heathcote has now been postponed due to the increased risk of COVID-19.
We'll reschedule this event at a time when there is less risk to all.
Apologies for to all of the awesome folks who had signed up to attend. We look forward to sharing this experience with you when it is safe to do so.
An intriguing place. The "cliffs" were created from the mining activities in the area. It should be a fun day out.
Location: Pink Cliffs Reserve, Heathcote
Macro Photography with Tuck Leong
We take a look at the world close up with a presentation by Tuck Leong on a subject we all seem to love.
4th Competition: Open & Set Subject: Autumn & AGM
The colours of autumn are quite the subject to behold. How did we capture the subject of Autumn?
Our regular Zoom link, if you would like to come but don't know the link email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an invite.
Also our AGM - If you think you might like to hold a position on the Committee, take a look at the Position Descriptions and throw your hat into the ring.
Cancelled: Otways and Apollo Bay Weekend Away
Due to the unknowns around COVID-19 we have decided it's best to cancel our weekend away.
The Otways and Apollo bay offer quite the array of locations for photography. Beaches one side, forest the other. We're hoping to organise some group accommodation, but members are also welcome to find their own.
More details to follow.
Accidental Photographer - Barb Wallace
Please note: At the request of our presenter this meeting will not be recorded. Members should come along to our Zoom meeting to be part of it.
Entries due for our fifth competition: Open & Set Subject: Movement.
Street Photography with Greg Cromie
An accomplished photographer Greg Cromie will share his experiences as a street photographer.
Find out more about Greg: Website | Instagram
5th Competition: Open & Set Subject: Movement
Movement... let's see what our members did with this subject on this judging night.
Going to the Prom with Tom Putt
Club favourite Tom Putt is taking us to the Prom. Tom will be coming along via Zoom to give us a presentation about Wilson's Promontory... one of the places we were scheduled to visit prior all of this lockdown thing happening. Instead we shall visit vicariously in what I am sure will be a fascinating presentation.
Entries due for our sixth competition: Open & Set Subject: People Portraits
Location: Via Zoom
Drone & Landscape Photography with Andrew Thomas
Andrew visited our club many years ago and shared his personal project of photographing his native Ballarat. Over the years his work has changed to incorporate drone aerial photography. Come along and see his beautiful work.
6th Competition: Open & Set Subject: People Portraits
Portraits are one of those subjects that everyone wants to do more of, but finding subjects to sit for us can be difficult, but we challenged our members to do exactly that for our 6th competition's set subject. How did they go?
Entries due for the End of Year completion.
Three digital images per person must have been entered in one of the previous six rounds of competition. While digital entries are required you may enter a digital version of a print entry from early in the year when we had print entries. Must be sent to email@example.com by midnight October 27 to be eligible.
Location: Via Zoom
Selby Markham: Cameraless Photography
Mr Markham will be taking us on an exploration of using photographic media to create photographs without a camera. The techniques used may surprise you... if you have done darkroom work before, some of it may be familiar. Come along and see what can be done with light, without the typical instrument we use to capture it.
Werribee Park and Victorian State Rose Garden
Join us for a little adventure, our first in a very long time. We will stay local and visit the Werribee Park Mansion gardens and the Victorian State Rose Garden.
Location: Werribee Park
Paper Bag Challenge
A little different this time around... we're going to give you a subject, an object that should be relatively easy to find in your home, and ask you to make an image containing the object as the subject. You can edit it as much as you like, but get it to us by the day before the meeting. We'll reveal the object a week or two ahead of the meeting so you have plenty of time to make your submission.
Usually an annual event that takes place in our club rooms with the object being provided on the night and members having to, in groups, make an image for presentation at the end of the meeting.
Happy Hour: End of Year Image Presentation
Ahead of our end of year dinner and award presentation on December 8 we'll take a look at the year that was and review the images entered into our End of Year Awards. No announcements around winners will be made during this presentation, we'll hold this for dinner on the 8th. Join us via Zoom.
End of Year Presentation Night and Dinner
We gather but once a year to feast and celebrate the year that has been.
This year, because of the COVID restrictions, we're not able to plan our usual dinner at a restaurant as indoor dining will still be limited. But Gayle has come up with a plan. We're having a catered spit at Newport Lakes Reserve. The cost will be around $15 per person. Due to attendance limitations this will be a member's only event.
We look forward to gathering once more, but note COVID Safe requirements will still be in place meaning masks will be required.
Location: Newport Lakes Reserve
Judging of our first competition of the year: Monochrome & Open
Supper night, bring along a plate to share
Entries due for competition 2: "Curves" & OpenWalker Close Community Centre
Members are encouraged to submit and bring along images for a group project in Image Evaluation. In groups we will discuss the images presented and "evaluate" them providing constructing feedback.
The aim of these evenings is to encourage reflection on our own images and to stimulate conversation about our work beyond "that looks nice" expanding on how the image makes us feel, what the maker might do to add to the image's appeal and better their and our own work.Walker Close Community Centre