Competition results for our second competition of 2022 - Windows and Digital. Our judge was Tony Harding.
Tony's comments and feedback are available to financial members via our Closed Facebook Group and will soon be uploaded to our private YouTube Channel.
After nearly seven months without seeing anyone in person due to COVID-19 restrictions, 18 Club Members met in Geelong outside the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, what an amazing building! With a couple of our upcoming competitions in mind, we wandered around the area taking "Window" and "Architecture" shots.
Competition results for our first competition of 2022 - Monochrome and Digital. Our judge was Brian Basham. He found our images to be quite impressive, and in particular liked the array of portraits on display.
Brian's comments and feedback are available to financial members via our Closed Facebook Group and will soon be uploaded to our private YouTube Channel.
We would like to take this opportunity, the end of our 2021 year, to thank our members who have stuck with us for yet another interesting year that saw our planned syllabus thrown into disarray due to COVID.
We thank our of our wonderful presenters, judges, and members who have shared their skills and knowledge with us through 2021 and we look forward to sharing our 2022 syllabus with you all soon.
Our judge for this competition was Dave Sumner. This is Dave's third time judging for our club and he enjoyed our images.
This round's set subject was Macro, defined as:
A form of close-up photography where the captured subject is presented at a ratio of 1:1 or greater. Typically a specialised Macro lens is used, though the result may also be achieved through the use of extension tubes, macro filters, and/or reverse mounting your lens. The aim is to show enhanced details in common subjects that we may otherwise not notice.
It was with much anticipation and expectation that our Apollo Bay weekend away finally arrived after many weeks of Covid 19 lockdown.
There were approximately 21 club members who attended, most arriving on a blustery, cold, Friday night, with most getting meals out and keeping out of the weather.
Our judge for this competition was our very own
Brett Ferguson - Brett has been a judge with the APJA for several years now and is usually busy judging for other clubs, so we're excited he could find some time to squeeze us in.
This round's set subject was Creative, defined as:
Creative or experimental photographs display a novel effect because of an unusual combination of objects and /or unusual viewpoint. Photographs in which the images have been modified during or after exposure by using an experimental technique are also eligible in Creative/Experimental sections. The photograph must always have a basic photographic image. Digital manipulation processes may be employed provided the original photograph was exposed by the entrant.
Last night we were treated to a presentation by Dale Rogers of Photo Rangers on the topic of Intimate Landscapes.
The way Dale spoke of this practice as not just a photographic discipline but also as part of his mindfulness routine made me think I need to spend a bit more time doing it myself.
A member has asked about reverse mount macro photography so I found a couple of videos which explain the process.
The best case is using a lens with a manual aperture ring so you can modify the ƒ-stop while using, though there are ways to use automatic lenses too.