Calendar – 2019

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DateTypeDescription
Feb 5th
6:00pm
Workshop

Matt Cutting Workshop

A workshop for learning the art of matt cutting. A week before our first real meeting of the year.

Feb 12th
7:30pm
Meeting

First meeting back, Meet and Greet

We'll open the year with a sausage sizzle and a welcome back. Our 2018 Winners will, hopefully, give us a rundown on how they created their winning images. Our competition Steward, Tania, will go over our competition rules and mounting requirements to comply with VAPS rules.

BYO Drinks

Entries due for Competition 1: Monochrome.

Feb 26th
7:45pm
Presentation

CCD @ Our Club

A look at how your camera actually works and some basic maintenance you should perform on your camera and lenses.

Entries do for VAPS Interclub.

Mar 3rd
2:30pm
Photo Shoot

City Photowalk

A great opportunity to capture images for our Architecture competition (due March 26). A city photowalk is a wonderful way to see how other members capture their images, to socialise and to learn from one another.

We'll meet at the steps of the State Library, our walk will likely take us around the RMIT (Storey Hall), perhaps the Old Gaol and high rise buildings in A’Beckett St (Reflections). Final route to be revealed on the day.

Location: TBA
Mar 12th
7:45pm
Judging

Judging Competition 1: Monochrome

Judging our first competition of the year. Judging nights are great, not only do you get feedback on your own image, you can see how the judge evaluates the work of others and learn valuable lessons along the way.

Supper night

Mar 26th
7:45pm
Presentation

Light Painting with Richard Tatti

Richard's work is very cool. You'll be enthralled by his presentation about light painting.

Checkout Richard's work: WebsiteFlickrInstagramFacebook

Entries due for Competition 2: Architecture.

Mar 31st
9:00am
Workshop

APJA Level 1 Judging

We'll be hosting a level 1 class for the APJA's Judging Workshop. Cost and time will be advised closer to the date.

Location: TBA
Apr 6th
2:30pm
Photo Shoot

Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

We'll be meeting up for a photowalk around the gardens. It should provide plenty of opportunities to try your hand at different photography disciplines including landscape and macro work.

In addition to the gorgeous gardens, we'll have a professional model on hand so our members can try their hand at making portraits with a real live person.

Meet up at Gate C on Anderson Street at 2:30pm sharp.

Apr 9th
7:45pm
Presentation

Complementary Colours & Reflections

We'll explore the use of complementary colours in photography and reflections in anticipation of competitions later in the year.

Apr 23rd
7:45pm
Judging

Judging Competition 2: Architecture

Come along and watch the judging of our second competition for the year, learn from the work of others and our visiting judge.

Supper Night

May 3rd
5:00pm
Weekend Away

Mansfield Weekend Away

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Location: Mansfield
May 14th
7:45pm
Workshop

Portraits with Flash and Studio Lights

Let's make art with people and light. We'll run through a few setups and look at the use of light in portraiture. Different lighting for men vs women, and creating mood.

Entries due for Competition 3: Reflections.

Entries due for Camberwell Interclub.

May 24th
9:00am
VAPS Event

VAPS Weekend 2019

Traralgon weekend away. Details to come.

May 28th
7:45pm
Presentation

James Smart Storm Chaser

James will be sharing his atmospheric wonders with us. You can take a preview on his site in the Weather gallery.

Entries due of Knox Interclub (Monochrome).

Jun 9th
TBA
Photo Shoot

Sport Shoot: Equestrian 3-day event at Werribee Park

This even runs from the 6th – 10th June, 2019 with different events each day. The ideal day is the cross-country where the horses run around the whole of Werribee Park jumping and running water traps. It's a great photo opportunity.

Time TBA

Jun 11th
7:45pm
Judging

Judging Competition 3: Reflections

Reflections are everywhere... how will our visiting judge feel about our images.

Supper Night

Jun 15th
10:00am
Photo Shoot

Understanding Your Camera

We'll meet at Williamstown Botanic Gardens and run through the settings on our cameras. The morning will be great for those looking to move off automatic. Bring along your camera and its manual. We'll have members on hand to help out.

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Jun 25th
7:45pm
Workshop

Flash and Blur and Stroboscopic Flash

We'll be investigating the use of our flash to both create blur AND sharp images.

Before the evening take a look at your camera manual, we'll be using "rear curtain sync", sometimes called 2nd curtain sync.

Entries due for Competition 4: Complementary Colours and Open

Jul 7th
10:00am
Photo Shoot

Fungi Hunting & Lunch

We're heading to Mt Macedon in search of Fungi. Be sure to pack your macro gear if you have it, bring along something on which to kneel or lay as we'll be getting low to the ground. Dress warm, and maybe pack some spare clothes.

We'll then stop in at a local place for some lunch.

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Jul 9th
7:45pm
Presentation

My Photography Journey - Mieke Boynton

Mieke has an beautiful way of describing her photographic journey. Those who come along will be in for a treat. 

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Jul 23rd
7:45pm
Judging

AGM and Judging Competition 4: Complementary Colours

Our AGM, then some judging and it's also a supper night.

Aug 13th
7:45pm
Workshop

Light Painting

We're breaking out of the clubrooms and heading to the beach! Meeting point is at the end of Millers Road and to the right. You'll no doubt see us there.

A workshop exploring the use of light for painting on our cameras. We'll be looking at using manual mode during this workshop.

Entries due for Domesticity and Open, even though we're at the beach the competition box will still be available to receive your entries.

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Location: Altona Beach
Aug 23rd
5:00pm
Weekend Away

Phillip Island Weekend Away

A packed agenda organised by Gayle, Margaret, and the team. Covers Saturday and Sunday's events as well as some extras for those arriving on the Friday.

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Location: Phillip Island
Aug 27th
7:45pm
Workshop

Image Evaluation

We'll begin this night with a short presentation about the judging process and then conduct an image review. These meetings encourage critical thinking and the conveyance of constructive feedback that you can apply to your own image selection criteria.

Sep 10th
7:45pm
Judging

Judging Competition 5: Domesticity and Open

A night of judging our Domesticity and Open competition.

Supper Night.

Sep 14th
2:30pm
Photo Shoot

Model Portraiture - Williamstown

We'll be working with two models in groups to practice working with people and direction models into poses, as well as working on our technical skills in controlling natural light and flash outdoors.

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Sep 24th
7:45pm
Presentation

Creative Travel with Glynn Lavender

Glynn from Creative Photo Workshops will be presenting.

Entries due for competition 6: Flash and Blur

Oct 8th
7:45pm
Workshop

Lightroom and Photoshop - Artistic Post Production

We'll look at using Lightroom and Photoshop to enhance our creativity with regard to our post production workflows.

Oct 13th
10:30am
Photo Shoot

Werribee Zoo Photoshoot

Meet at the end of the restaurant at the meerkats at 10:30.

It's been a while since we've been to a zoo as a club and Werribee Zoo has plenty of opportunities for you to capture.

Bring your long lenses. The lions, will challenge you to take photos through the mesh in their enclosure, use a low ƒ number. If you’re going on the bus, stick to the front, the back seats often see a lot of dust.

Karen will be your contact for the day.

Oct 22nd
7:45pm
Judging

Judging Competition 6: Flash n Blur and Open

Entries due for End of Year competition

Nov 12th
7:45pm
Workshop

Paper Bag Challenge 2019

A night of mystery and creativity.

Nov 26th
7:45pm
Presentation

Time Lapse Photography

Let's explore time lapse photography.

Dec 3rd
6:30pm
Social

Christmas Dinner

Our annual end of year dinner at the Altona Sports Club. We have reserved a room and members will be free to order off the menu rather than a set menu. Let's eat, drink (responsibly), and be merry. See the bistro menu.

Dec 10th
7:45pm
Awards Night

End of Year Awards Night

The culmination of the year. Our awards night and break-up event. Bring along a plate to share.

Upcoming

Awards Night: End of Year Awards Night

The culmination of the year. Our awards night and break-up event. Bring along a plate to share.

Brooklyn Community Hall
10th December 2019 7:45 pm
Meeting: Welcome BBQ

Gather for a BBQ to welcome everyone back for another year.

Entries due for 1st competition Open & Set: Monochrome

Brooklyn Community Hall
11th February 2020 7:30 pm

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