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Established in 1965, the Williamstown Camera Club brings together residents of Williamstown, Newport, Altona, Laverton, Footscray, and adjacent suburbs. There are 22 meetings per year in which members can develop their photographic skills, socialise with others interested in photography, and engage in friendly competition with the aim of becoming better photographers.

Meetings
The Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:45pm at
Brooklyn Community Hall
2 Cypress Avenue
Brooklyn

See the calendar for meeting dates.

Come along and join us!

It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.

Paul Caponigro (1932)
  • <p>1st - A Grade: Set Print - Centre Place <small>© Karl Zeller</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - A Grade: Set Print - Shaa in Motion <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - A Grade: Set Print - Obscure <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>1st - B Grade: Set Print - The Forge <small>© Cathrin Plunkett</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - B Grade: Set Print - Hello I'm Here! <small>© Leo Loque</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - B Grade: Set Print - Flash and Blur <small>© Robert Cahill</small></p>
  • <p>1st - A Grade: Set Digital - High Rollers <small>© Gilvert Conception</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - A Grade: Set Digital - City Trams <small>© Karl Zeller</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - A Grade: Set Digital - Move <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>1st - B Grade: Set Digital - Pick A Card <small>© Robyn Singleton</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - B Grade: Set Digital - Lighting Up The Stage <small>© Christine Dennis</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - B Grade: Set Digital - Dance Hall Daze <small>© Cathrin Plunkett</small></p>
  • <p>1st - A Grade: Open Print - The Watchers <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - A Grade: Open Print - Illusion <small>© Jennifer Empey</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - A Grade: Open Print - Light Trails <small>© Karl Zeller</small></p>
  • <p>1st - B Grade: Open Print - Twilight Melodies <small>© Viet Tran</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - B Grade: Open Print - Washing My Emotions <small>© Joseph Meilak</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - B Grade: Open Print - Grooming Time <small>© Kathleen Moyses</small></p>
  • <p>1st - A Grade: Open Digital - Incoming Tide <small>© Karen Malbon</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - A Grade: Open Digital - Here comes the rain <small>© Jennifer Empey</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - A Grade: Open Digital - Stephany <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>1st - B Grade: Open Digital - Night Market Snack Bar <small>© John Coppini</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - B Grade: Open Digital - Spotted Pardalote <small>© Phillip Donaldson</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - B Grade: Open Digital - Do I Have A Name? <small>© Leo Loque</small></p>

News

Colour Management

At our meeting last night we were joined by Michael from Kayell who took us through the tech-strong topic of Colour Management, Colour Profiles, and the Printing Process.

Not being a big self-printer I took a lot away from Michael's talk and may just think more about printing my own images now. We probably should see it as part of our process in creating our works in camera, to computer, and then to final output on print media.

Apologies, the notes are a little all over the shop; but hopefully you'll understand what I'm saying.

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2019 End of Year Awards

The Results are in... 

Congrats to all who entered our End of Year awards: our images of the year, our aggregate winners, and to those who have been promoted from Grade B to Grade A, you have all produced exceptional work throughout 2019 and we look forward to seeing so much more in 2020.

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Time Lapse Photography

A few notes from last night's meeting on Time Lapse Photography.

Time lapse photography is a way of compressing time. The amount of compression depends largely on the interval between images and in moving time lapse videos, the frame rate we choose to present the images.

Time lapse is largely used to show changes and movement over time. We might find it used for the following:

  • Capturing landscapes/cloudscapes
  • The growth of plants and opening of flowers
  • Progression of construction projects (massive buildings or Lego builds)
  • Movement studies and animal behaviour
  • Astrophotography
  • As cinematic b-roll, extra footage that may appear between shots to imply the passage of time between scenes or to compress a series of events

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Paper Bag Challenge - 2019 Edition

Our Tuesday night meeting welcomed the annual Paper Bag Challenge. A night where members are presented with a mystery item and are asked to create an image with that item. Over the years members have become wise to the madness and bring along props that may or may not work with the mystery item. It's a great night that tests our abilities to think on the spot and make images with the presented item, props brought in, and found items and locations around us.

This year, it was all about the PEG.

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Lighting 101

Most have probably already heard of SLR Lounge, they offer a great range of tutorials and editorial for photography.

I recently came across two of their videos from the Lighting 101 course that I think would be extremely valuable to our members, and may be an enticement to take a look at their full course.

These are simple set-ups that will cost you a lot less than getting fancy studio lighting. You can get reflectors pretty cheaply on AliExpress or Ebay. Search for "Collapsable Reflector". Just note that they can both have long lead times on delivery, sometimes up to 60-days so order early! If you're working alone, you may also want to grab a few reflector holders too.

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Upcoming

Photo Shoot: 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.

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Blue Lotus Water Garden
1st March 2020 10:00 am
Judging: 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.

Brooklyn Community Hall
10th March 2020 7:45 pm

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