Calendar – 2021

Download a Printable PDF version of our 2021 Syllabus Last updated 2021-01-17
DateTypeDescription
Feb 9th
7:45pm
Presentation

Zoom Meeting: Black and White Photography

Len Metcalf will be joining us from NSW, via Zoom, to discuss Black and White Photography. Find out more about Len via his WebsiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook.


Entries due: “Street Photography” and Open - This is a digital only round. No prints for this competition.

Location: Zoom
Feb 23rd
7:45pm
Presentation

Entering External Competitions

Brett Ferguson will take us through his process on entering competitions outside Club competitions. If time permits it may also include a presentation on screen calibration.


VAPS Entries due

Mar 9th
7:45pm
Judging

Judging: Street Photography

Street Photography and Open

Mar 20th
2:00pm
Photo Opportunity

Point Roadknight / Aireys Inlet

We'll be taking a look at Point Roadknight and some of it's interesting rock formations. We will then work our way along to Aireys Inlet and the Split Point Lighthouse.

Some members may choose to stay overnight and capture some astro photos while they are down that way.

More details to come.

Mar 23rd
7:30pm
Meeting

Environmental Portraiture with Craig Wetjen

Join Craig Wetjen as he discusses his approach to Environmental Portraiture. Find out more about Craig via his websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook.


Entries due: "Monochrome" and Open

Apr 10th
10:00am
Photo Shoot

Full Flight Birds of Prey

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

Apr 13th
7:45pm
Workshop

Creative Photography

Ahead of our Creative competition theme we'll work through some creative processes that may be used for your entries into the competition.

Apr 18th
10:00am
Photo Shoot

Pink Cliffs, Heathcote

After having to postpone this in 2020 due to COVID we're trying again. Join us for an interesting day out at the Pink Cliffs.

Apr 27th
7:45pm
Judging

Judging: Monochrome

Judging of our second competition: Monochrome and Open

May 1st
10:00am
Workshop

Portrait Workshop with Glynn Lavender

A portrait shoot with Glynn Lavender at Werribee Park Mansion.

This will be run as a series of groups of 8 people over 4 sessions, numbers are strictly limited so pre-booking will be essential. There will be a cost associated with this event. More details TBA.

Location: Werribee Park
May 11th
7:45pm
Presentation

Food Photography

A presentation by food photographer Naomi Sherman. Learn more about Naomi via her websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook

Note: Naomi is located in Tasmania, so this will be a Zoom presentation.


Entries due: "Old Buildings" and Open.

Location: Zoom
May 25th
7:45pm
Meeting

Light Painting

It was a much-loved event in 2019 so we're giving it another go. Join us at Altona beach at the end of Millers Road and to the right.

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

Bring a tripod, a wide lens: between 20 and 120mm, a headlamp or torch, a remote trigger, or know your timer settings. It will be quite dark and it will be cold, so ensure you rug up for the evening. 

Also dark clothing is best as you might help out with the lighting and the darker your clothing the less you are likely to appear in the shot. There will be a few stations on the night so we can spread out.

Location: Altona Beach
Jun 4th
12:00pm
VAPS Event

VAPS Convention 2021

The VAPS Convention will be held in Wangaratta this year. Visit the VAPS website for more details (when they become available).

Jun 8th
7:45pm
Judging

Judging: Old Buildings

Judging night for our Old Buildings and Open competition.

Jun 22nd
7:45pm
Workshop

Photography Disciplines Stations

On this night we'll set up some workstations to explore fundamentals of photography such as Depth of Field, Macro, Portraits and others.


Entries due: "Creative" and Open

Jun 27th
9:00am
Photo Shoot

Mount Macedon Fungi Hunt

Another outing that was hindered somewhat in 2020 due to COVID restrictions, we're bringing it back so we can explore the macro world with the gorgeous array of fungi available to us at Mount Macedon.

Jul 13th
7:45pm
Presentation

Zoom Meeting: Intimate Landscapes Presentation by Dale Rogers

Dale Rogers of Photo Rangers is beaming in via Zoom to help us understand the Intimate Landscape and how to make a great photo of that genre. Much needed primer for our weekend away in the Otways and also for our upcoming "Intimate Landscapes" competition a little later in the year. Find out more about Dale on his websiteInstagram, and Facebook.

Location: Zoom
Jul 27th
7:45pm
Judging

Judging: Creative, and our AGM

In typical fashion we will dispense with the required machinations of the AGM quick smart and move onto the judging of our "Creative" and Open competition.

Jul 30th
6:00pm
Weekend Away

Otways

A weekend away at the Otways. More details including itinerary to come.

Location: Otways
Aug 10th
7:45pm
Meeting

Adams vs Man

We had hoped to bring this to you in 2020 and finally it's here.

Presenter Selby Markham will discuss the work of Ansel Adams vs Man Ray, two of the worlds most impressive black and white photographers. A presentation not to be missed.


Entries due: "Macro" and Open

Aug 24th
7:45pm
Workshop

Cameraless Photography

Our very own industrial chemist, Neil Anderson, will be leading us in a Cameraless Photography workshop.

Sep 14th
7:45pm
Judging

Judging: Macro and Open

The judging of our fifth competition of the year, Macro and Open

Sep 18th
7:45pm
Photo Shoot

Geelong Waterfront and Dog Rocks

We'll be exploring the Geelong Waterfront and taking in sunset at Dog Rocks.

Sep 28th
7:45pm
Meeting

Sports Photography with Eric Dickinson

What does it take to be a sports photographer? Join us and hear from Eric Dickinson.


Entries due: "Intimate Landscapes" and open

Oct 12th
7:30pm
Meeting

Night City Walk

Heading out of the club and into the city for a night walk. On the cusp of the end of Daylight Savings we'll be in a good position to capture the city during the golden and blue hours.

Meet at Siddeley Street Car Park, there is a cost for parking ($12 per car at time of writing 21/12/2020) check the CarePark website for details.

Oct 17th
9:00am
Photo Shoot

Photography Scavenger Hut

We'll be meeting up in our hometown and scouring the place looking for things to photograph that match the criteria on our scavenger hunt list.

Oct 26th
7:45pm
Judging

Judging: Intimate Landscapes and Open

Come along and see what the judge has to say about the photos we entered into our sixth and final round of competition for the year.


End of year entries due

Nov 9th
7:45pm
Meeting

Paper Bag Challenge

An annual event now on our calendar, the Paper Bag Challenge is a night where members are indeed challenged to take an ordinary object, and in the course of the meeting, create an extraordinary image of it for presentation at the end of the night.

Nov 23rd
7:45pm
Meeting

Photo Books - The How and Why

A look at putting together a photo book, we'll take a look at the software that many of the main photo book manufacturers use and we'll hear from members about their experiences in creating books for themselves.

Dec 7th
6:30pm
Social

End of Year Dinner

I'm sure we've had a great year, so we're going to celebrate. Join us for a Christmas feast. Details to come.

Location: TBA
Dec 14th
7:45pm
Meeting

End of Year Presentation

The awards night of the year. We'll find out who has taken out the aggregate prizes and also who produced the images of the year across the grades and formats. 

It's also a big supper night so bring along a plate to share.

Upcoming

Presentation: Zoom Meeting: Black and White Photography

Len Metcalf will be joining us from NSW, via Zoom, to discuss Black and White Photography. Find out more about Len via his WebsiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook.


Entries due: “Street Photography” and Open - This is a digital only round. No prints for this competition.

Zoom
9th February 2021 7:45 pm
Presentation: Entering External Competitions

Brett Ferguson will take us through his process on entering competitions outside Club competitions. If time permits it may also include a presentation on screen calibration.


VAPS Entries due

Brooklyn Community Hall
23rd February 2021 7:45 pm

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