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Witness King Tide - Altona

Today was all about making a time lapse for the "Witness King Tides" for the Hobsons Bay Council. The aim of the project, which is going worldwide, is about bearing witness and creating a visual record of the rising seas.

In using the king tide photos as an allegory for these rising seas there is a hope to bring home the message of global warming and the loss of habitat that will come with it. For Altona's Polynesian community it is also an acknowledgement of the land that will be lost through climate change in the Polynesian region, where it is feared entire islands will be lost in the coming years.

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Competition Results June 2014: Mirrors

As is becoming quite the regular thing, we made it hard for the judge this week with all our grand images. Lin, our judge, was open with his commentary and very complimentary of the quality of our work as a club. Keep up the good work guys.

I love seeing your images improve with every competition.

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Meeting Notes: May 27

Robert Groom and Digital Asset Management, Port Campbell Accommodation, King Tides Project, Camberwell Entries and details of the Paper Bag Challenge to be found in this meeting notes update.

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Photographing People

On Tuesday night we had a great of lighting and laughter. Thanks to all the members who came along. And big thanks to the members who shared their knowledge and their gear to show us all how to do what we do.

I look forward to seeing some great portraits in the future from our members.

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Ballarat Outing

Saturday 5th April, 15 members braved the forecast of wet conditions and headed to Ballarat for the day. Luckily the weather defied forecasts and stayed dry, we had a wonderful sunny day out and about Ballarat and its surrounds.

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Art In Pulic Places Launch 2014

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Hobsons Bay Council held the official launch of Art In Public at Scienceworks in Spotswood. Our club was invited to be the official photographer for the event.

There was a string quartet playing in the planetarium entrance, welcoming the guests. The guests then made their way down the to the pumping station where the night's events were held.

Speeches were made by the Mayor, Councillor Sandra Wilson, and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Colleen Gates. There was also a body percussion performance by Grace Vanilau, and a showing of the Projector Bike.

It seems the night was over as soon as it began. Graeme Brown, Cathy Buchanan, Trevor Davis, Lisa Sandy, Andrea Sparks and I brought our cameras along and captured the event in its entirety. The gallery below shows a small selection of these photos.

 

100 Years of the RAAF at Point Cook

On the weekend of the 1st & 2nd of March, 2014, Australia saw 100 years of aviation history in all its glory at the Point Cook RAAF Base's 100th Anniversary Air Show.

The air field at Point Cook has the distinction of being the first base of operations for Australia's Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and is, by all reports, the oldest continuing air strip.

Now largely a training base the air base still sees plenty of flights in and out. You'll often find plane enthusiasts at the Point Cook Coastal Park watching the smaller planes take off on their training runs. But none quite as impressive as those on display during the weekend's air show.

Williamstown Camera Club Members, David Male and Phil Taylor, went along to capture the action. This being David's first time photographing planes at speeds up to mach 1, it would seem he thoroughly enjoyed the experience and shares with us some amazing photos from the day.

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White Night Melbourne 2014

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p>White Night Melbourne 2014 was massive. Reportedly 500,000 people made their way into city and packed themselves into the space of several city blocks to experience the light shows on display, the live performances and the other events going on throughout the city. Around 10 of us met up at Federation Square while others ventured out on their own.

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Ian Rolfe: Travel Photographer

Ian Rolfe was our guest speaker at Camera Club tonight, members were inthralled by his beautiful landscape / travel photography.

A veteran of the magazine travel journalist, Ian now runs photography tours and workshops all over the world, as well as still fitting in the occasional magazine piece.

Many of our members have attended his workshops and always report back favourable experiences.

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Upcoming

Presentation: Still Life – Robert Moyses

Robert Moyses, one of our members, has been hitting it out of the park when it comes to his Still Life work and he has graciously agreed to share his methodology with us in a presentation.

Walker Close Community Centre
12th July 2022 7:30 pm
Photo Shoot: Waterfalls – Malmsbury/Trentham

Actual locations and times to be confirmed

TBC
23rd July 2022 10:00 am

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