Calendar – 2020

Download a Printable PDF version of our 2020 Syllabus Last updated 2020-02-19
DateTypeDescription
Feb 11th
7:30pm
Meeting

Welcome BBQ

Gather for a BBQ to welcome everyone back for another year. We'll have our 2019 winners, if in attendence, tell us about the images that took out the much coveted "Image of the Year" awards for each category.

Entries due for first competition: Open & Set Subject: Monochrome

Feb 25th
7:45pm
Presentation

Colour Management and Printing

A representative from Kayell will be coming along to teach us about Colour Management and Printing. A couple of members have seen this presentation and feel we'd benefit greatly.

Entries due for VAPS Interclub: theme is open

Mar 1st
10:00am
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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Mar 10th
7:45pm
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.

Mar 24th
7:45pm
Presentation

Meeting Cancelled

This meeting has been cancelled.

Apr 5th
TBA
Photo Shoot

Full Flight Birds of Prey Centre

Birds of Prey will offer our members to option to get up and close with birds of prey and capture them as they fly.

Apr 14th
7:45pm
Meeting

Online Meeting Via Zoom

We have decided to hold another meeting next Tuesday which was a designated meeting night via Zoom.  Our thoughts are to commence the meeting at 7.30pm to go for approximately 1 1/2 hours.  We are still organising the content.  Members are encouraged to check their email for the link.

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Location: Your home
May 1st
10:00am
Weekend Away

Wilsons Promontory Weekend Away

Our weekend away has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

May 12th
7:45pm
Meeting

Imran Kashem - His Photographic Journey

Imran is a former member of our club who has gone onto make quite the business out of his art. Imran will be sharing information about his journey to get to where he is now.

Checkout Imran's InstagramImran's Facebook

Entries due for our third competition: Open & Set Subject: Blue

May 26th
7:30pm
Workshop

Interview with a member

Interview with a Member

Exporting from Lightroom for competitions, Facebook and others.

Presentation from Member

Location: Zoom
May 31st
9:30am
Photo Opportunity

Fungi Hunt: Macedon Ranges

We're hitting the Macedon Ranges to find some Fungi.

Meet at Days Picnic Ground, Lions Head Road, Hesket (Mount Macedon) at 9:30am and from there we'll move to our assigned shoot locations. Due to government requirements we'll be breaking into groups of 10 people and people will be required to maintain social distancing throughout the day.

This is the last location for toilets before we head further up the road to Lions Head Road Car Park.

Visit https://goo.gl/maps/DGf4QiU1Kk4fENRPA and plot directions from your location.

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Jun 2nd
7:30pm
Meeting

Happy Hour: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: Zoom
Jun 9th
7:45pm
Judging

3rd Competition: Open & Set Subject: Blue

How did our members interpret "Blue", how will our judge feel about our images. Come along and see judging in progress.

Location: Zoom
Jun 16th
7:30pm
Social

Happy Hour: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

A nice zoom-based catch-up with our members. Check Facebook or your email for the Zoom invitation.

Jun 23rd
7:30pm
Meeting

Cam Blake - In depth technical landscape photography

Check out Cam's work on his WebsiteInstagramYoutube, and Facebook.

At the moment this is to be scheduled as a Zoom meeting, pending changes to government regulations on meetings due to COVID-19 this is subject to change.

Check Facebook or your email for the Zoom invitation.

Entries due for our 4th Competition: Autumn and Open - Digital Only

Location: Via Zoom
Jun 27th
10:00am
Photo Shoot

POSTPONED: Heathcote Pink Cliffs

Urgent Update

Our trip Pink Cliffs Reserve, Heathcote has now been postponed due to the increased risk of COVID-19.

We'll reschedule this event at a time when there is less risk to all.

Apologies for to all of the awesome folks who had signed up to attend. We look forward to sharing this experience with you when it is safe to do so.

An intriguing place. The "cliffs" were created from the mining activities in the area. It should be a fun day out.

Jul 14th
7:45pm
Presentation

Macro Photography with Tuck Leong

We take a look at the world close up with a presentation by Tuck Leong on a subject we all seem to love.

Jul 28th
7:45pm
Judging

4th Competition: Open & Set Subject: Autumn & AGM

The colours of autumn are quite the subject to behold. How did we capture the subject of Autumn?

Also our AGM - If you think you might like to hold a position on the Committee, take a look at the Position Descriptions and throw your hat into the ring.

Jul 31st
10:00am
Weekend Away

Cancelled: Otways and Apollo Bay Weekend Away

Due to the unknowns around COVID-19 we have decided it's best to cancel our weekend away.

The Otways and Apollo bay offer quite the array of locations for photography. Beaches one side, forest the other. We're hoping to organise some group accommodation, but members are also welcome to find their own. 

More details to follow.

Location: Otways
Aug 11th
7:45pm
Workshop

Portraits Workshop

We take another look at making portraits with people in front of our camera. Our workshop will prepare members for their entries for our 6th competition of the year. More details to follow, but you will need to bring your gear along.

Entries due for our fifth competition: Open & Set Subject: Movement.

Aug 25th
7:45pm
Presentation

Street Photography with Greg Cromie

An accomplished photographer Greg Cromie will share his experiences as a street photographer.

Find out more about Greg: WebsiteInstagram

Sep 8th
7:45pm
Judging

5th Competition: Open & Set Subject: Movement

Movement... let's see what our members did with this subject on this judging night.

Sep 22nd
7:45pm
Presentation

Black and White Landscape Photography

Richard White will be joining us to tell us about his adventures in Landscape Photography, with a focus on Black and White landscape photography.

Entries due for our sixth competition: Open & Set Subject: People Portraits

Sep 22nd
7:45pm
Presentation

Ansel Adams or Man Ray who is better? - Selby Markham

Seen at the 2019 VAPS AGM, Selby Markham posits who was the better photographer; Ansel Adams or Man Ray? A seemingly contentious subject will make sense when presented by Selby. 

Entries due for our fourth competition: Open & Set Subject: Autumn

Oct 13th
7:45pm
Presentation

Drone & Landscape Photography with Andrew Thomas

Andrew visited our club many years ago and shared his personal project of photographing his native Ballarat. Over the years his work has changed to incorporate drone aerial photography. Come along and see his beautiful work.

Oct 27th
7:45pm
Judging

6th Competition: Open & Set Subject: People Portraits

Portraits are one of those subjects that everyone wants to do more of, but finding subjects to sit for us can be difficult, but we challenged our members to do exactly that for our 6th competition's set subject. How did they go?

Nov 10th
7:45pm
Workshop

Paper Bag Challenge

An annual event, our paper bag challenge is a challenge indeed. During the meeting members will need to take the mystery item from the paper bag. In groups, we'll work together to create an image that will be presented at the end of the evening. It will challenge our creative inventiveness and our quick editing skills.

Nov 24th
7:45pm
Workshop

Many Disciplines Workshop

We'll set up a few stations around the hall and work with some photography basics. At the time of writing this we're thinking Macro, Depth of Field, Still Life, and a few other concepts. Full details TBA, prepare to bring along your gear.

Dec 1st
6:30pm
Social

End of Year Dinner

We gather but once a year to feast and celebrate the year that has been. Details about the location will be advised.

Location: TBA
Dec 8th
7:45pm
Meeting

End of Year Presentation Night

Who are our big winners for the year? Come along and find out. We'll announce the "Images of the Year" and award our aggregate winners. 

Bring along a plate to share with your fellow members at what is our final meeting of the year.

Upcoming

Presentation: Macro Photography with Tuck Leong

We take a look at the world close up with a presentation by Tuck Leong on a subject we all seem to love.

Brooklyn Community Hall
14th July 2020 7:45 pm
Judging: 4th Competition: Open & Set Subject: Autumn & AGM

The colours of autumn are quite the subject to behold. How did we capture the subject of Autumn?

Also our AGM - If you think you might like to hold a position on the Committee, take a look at the Position Descriptions and throw your hat into the ring.

Brooklyn Community Hall
28th July 2020 7:45 pm

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