Calendar – 2023

DateTypeDescription
Feb 14th
7:30pm
Meeting

Welcome back BBQ at Walker Close – Matting demonstration for prints.

We'll host a little BBQ at our meeting room at Walker Close for members to catch up after the long summer break. We will also be having a matt cutting demonstration for prints to support the inter club competitions which require print entries.

Entries due for our first competition of the year "Monochrome" & Open

Feb 25th
11:00am
Photo Shoot

Lavandula Farm

We visit Lavandula Farm, 350 Hepburn-Newstead Rd, Shepherds Flat, when the lavender is in full bloom.

Gate fee is $5 per person. There is a cafe on site.

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Location: Lavandula Farm
Feb 28th
7:30pm
Presentation

Macro and Creative Workshop

Macro and Creative Workshop an opportunity to hone our skills.

We had to change the date for the Albert Tay presentation due to unforeseen circumstances.

Entries due of VAPs Interclub: Subject is open. Prints and Digital entries accepted.

Mar 14th
7:30pm
Presentation

Landscapes of the Victorian Alpine Region - Mieke Boynton

Club favourite Mieke Boynton will return, via Zoom, and bring along a presentation about making landscapes in the Victorian Alpine Region.

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Mar 18th
11:00am
Photo Shoot

Ballarat

A trip to Ballarat, a beautiful regional city of Victoria.

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Location: Ballarat
Mar 28th
7:30pm
Judging

Judging: Monochrome & Open

Judging of our first competition of the year: Monochrome & Open

Supper night, bring along a plate to share

Entries due for competition 2: "Curves" & Open

Apr 11th
7:30pm
Workshop

Image Evaluation

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.

Apr 25th
7:30pm
Judging

Judging: Curves & Open

Join us for the judging of our second competition: "Curves" & Open.

Supper night, bring along a plate to share.

Apr 30th
9:30am
Photo Shoot

Annual Fungi Hunt

Join us in Mount Macedon for our annual Fungi Hunt. It's always surprising just how small some of these fungi are, hunting them is truly what we're doing.

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May 9th
7:30pm
Presentation

Portraiture with Rena Tan

Rena makes some beautiful portraits, many featuring dancers and movement. In her presentation Rena will discuss her process and techniques, hopefully inspiring members to create some wonderful portraits of their own for our competition later in the year.

Find out more about Rena via InstagramWebsite

Entries due for "Blur/Panning" & Open

May 19th
5:00pm
Weekend Away

Port Fairy Weekend

We're visiting the Victorian coastal town of Port Fairy for our first weekend away of the year.

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May 23rd
7:30pm
Meeting

Portraiture workshop

Building on the knowledge we gained from our presentation with Rena, we will host a Portrait workshop for members to put theory into practice. Bring along your camera gear including tripod for a fun night of photography.

Entries due for Knox Interclub - Monochrome - Prints and Digital entries required

Jun 13th
7:30pm
Judging

Judging: Blur/Panning & Open

Judging of our third competition of the year "Blur/Panning" & Open

Supper night, bring along a plate to share

Jun 16th
9:00am
VAPS Event

VAPS Convention - Colac

Details coming when available from VAPS

Location: TBD
Jun 25th
9:00am
Photo Shoot

Photo Challenge - Nelsons Place

We'll meet at the Rotunda, Commonwealth Reserve, Nelsons Place as our starting point for a city-wide photograph challenge.

Members will be tasked to capture everyday items in creative ways.

Jun 27th
7:30pm
Workshop

Light Painting - Altona Beach

Our, now annual, trip out off the club rooms into the waters of Altona Beach to make some exciting light painting images.

Meet at Altona Beach at the end of Millers Road Altona. 

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Location: Altona Beach
Jul 11th
7:30pm
Presentation

Sports Photography

Two of our own; Tania Chalmers and Phil Taylor; will let us in on their process of capturing stunning sports photos. They have both taken photos in a range of sports and will present on the challenges of this fast-moving genre of photography.

Jul 22nd
12:00pm
Photo Shoot

Sport Photography Shoot

We'll be making use of all we learned from Tania and Phil and making some sports photos of our own at the local football club's round 14.

TIV Division 1 Reserves at 12:00pm: Spotswood vs Point Cook at Converse Oval (McLean Reserve Oval 1)

2023 TIV Division 1 Seniors at 2:15pm:  Spotswood vs Point Cook at Converse Oval (McLean Reserve Oval 1)

We'll have some mentors on hand to help out those who are after a little instruction.

Meet at the clubrooms between the ovals.

Jul 25th
7:30pm
Judging

Our AGM and Judging: After Dark & Open

Once we dispatch with the required admin work of the AGM we will get into the judging of our fourth competition of the year: "After Dark" & Open

Supper night, bring along a plate to share.

Aug 8th
7:30pm
Presentation

Wildlife Photography - Duade Paton

Duade will present to us about his passion of Wildlife Photography

Find out more about Duade via: WebsiteInstagramFacebookYouTube

Entries due: "Sports" & Open

Aug 22nd
7:30pm
Presentation

Hobson Bay Natural Wonders - Ruth Schwarzenholz

Join us for a look at our own backyard with photographer Ruth Schwarzenholz

Find out about Ruth via: WebsiteFacebookInstagram

Aug 27th
10:00am
Photo Shoot

Exploring Hobsons Bay

Following the trail of our presentation by Ruth Schwazenholz we'll take a look at our own backyard with an adventure in Hobsons Bay.

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Sep 12th
7:30pm
Judging

Judging: Sports & Open

Join us for the judging of our fifth competition of the year "Sports" & Open.

This is a Zoom Only meeting. Club rooms will be closed. Members check your recent email from the Secretary for the Zoom link.

Sep 26th
7:30pm
Workshop

Interest Groups and Workshops Brainstorming - Monochrome Images in Lightroom

On 26th September we will be meeting in the Clubrooms and on Zoom.  

We intend to split the evening into two, hour long sessions: 

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Oct 10th
7:00pm
Meeting

Webb Bridge - Docklands Night Walk

Meeting point is at IGA Yarra's Edge.

We're hitting the town, the big smoke, and heading to the Docklands region of Melbourne for a night photography walk around the waterfront area.

Bring along your camera gear, including a tripod for this adventure beyond the club rooms.

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Oct 13th
10:00am
Weekend Away

Weekend Away: Wilsons Promontory

We're heading to the prom. Karen has put together a great itinerary for those attending.

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Oct 24th
7:30pm
Judging

Judging: Portraiture & Open

Join us for our final judging night of the year for our subjects "Portraiture" & Open.

Entries due: End of Year - see competition rules page of more information

Nov 14th
7:30pm
Workshop

Albert Tay - WOW Photography

Albert Tay makes photos that people see and say "WOW!". Albert will show us how he does that so we can capture a little of that magic in our own photos.

Nov 28th
7:30pm
Presentation

TBA

TBA - Likely Black and White photography practical evening with Gayle and Karen. Bring along your cameras.

Dec 12th
7:30pm
Meeting

Club End of Year Dinner - End of Year Awards

We will meet, eat, and drink, celebrating the year that was 2023 and present our end of year awards

As with previous years this will be held at our club rooms with catering provided. 

Cost is $18 per person for food with members encouraged to bring along drink and nibbles to share.

Payment to attend must be paid by November 30, 2023 via our bank account details found on our Membership page, include your competition number and surname in the reference field.

Upcoming

Photo Shoot: Cancelled: Mornington Peninsular Shoot

Due to unfavourable forecast for this weekend we’ve decided to postpone this event.

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Mornington Peninsular
20th July 2024 1:00 pm
Judging: AGM and Judging: Red and Open

As usual we will quickly dispense with the business of our Annual General Meeting and get into the judging of our 4th competition of the year: Red and Open.

Walker Close Community Centre
23rd July 2024 7:30 pm

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