Following the presentation by Phil Taylor and Tania Chalmers, 14 Members went to Converse Oval (Don McLean Reserve) to put into practice the skills and information that were gained from the presentation.
Our first Camera Club weekend for 2023 was to Port Fairy. Nineteen members and families headed down the highway looking forward to an interesting programme ranging from sunrises, exploring the town and walking out to the lighthouse on Griffiths Island as well as exploring the area.
Our annual fungi hunt yesterday, saw 18 Members and family including new family, Andrew, Maria and Patrick McIntyre head up to Mt Macedon, meeting at Days Picnic Ground.
The forecast of a hot and windy day did not deter fourteen photographers (and one supportive partner) from descending on Ballarat. Thankfully the wind kept the temperature in the mid to high twenties for most of the day but it did make hat wearing and holding the camera steady difficult. We gathered at the Ballarat station and soon dispersed, looking for interesting compositions. Brian’s hat went flying off his head and its rescue was captured by Karl, illustrating his street photography prowess.
On the weekend of September 2nd–4th, 30 Members and family headed to Benalla for the only weekend organised for the year. After two years of uncertainty due to COVID, it was great that the planned weekend was not cancelled or interrupted in any way.
On a wet and dreary Melbourne morning 21 Club members headed north for a photo shoot in and around the Cascades at Metcalfe and Malmsbury. I am sure all of us were hoping we would leave the wet and miserable weather behind and luckily all we had to contend with for the whole shoot was a bit of intermittent drizzle. We even had a few short bursts of sun and blue sky.
Driving along the Calder Freeway toward Mt Macedon there were some sunny breaks with intermittent cloud.
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.
After having our outing to the Full Flight Birds of Prey cancelled last year due to Covid, 24 Members drove up to Miners Rest yesterday. We were all excited and ready to attempt to take motion images of the Birds of Prey. Graeme introduced us to about six different birds, ranging from owls to a raptor and eagle. Quite a few of us laughed at our attempts to get the birds in flight and decided we need a lot more practice.
On 26th September we will be meeting in the Clubrooms and on Zoom.
We intend to split the evening into two, hour long sessions:Walker Close Community Centre
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.
Car pooling is encouraged.Webb Bridge Docklands