Zoom Meeting: Black and White Photography
Entries due: “Street Photography” and Open - This is a digital only round. No prints for this competition.
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
Location: Brooklyn Community Hall
Judging: Street Photography
Street Photography and Open
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.
Meet at the Point Roadknight Beach Car Park at 11am. People may come and go as they wish in during the day.
Location: Point Roadknight
Environmental Portraiture with Craig Wetjen
Entries due: "Monochrome" and Open
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.
We might do lunch after 12:30 at Pipers by the Lake. If you'd like to stay for lunch let us know.
Location: Full Flight Bird of Prey
Ahead of our Creative competition theme we'll work through some creative processes that may be used for your entries into the competition.
Judging of our second competition: Monochrome and Open
Portrait Workshop with Glynn Lavender
A portrait shoot with Glynn Lavender at Werribee Park Mansion.
Please see email for details.
Location: Werribee Park
Zoom Meeting: Food Photography
Note: Naomi is located in Tasmania, so this will be a Zoom presentation. Members can attend in person at Walker Close Community Centre to see it on the big screen.
Entries due: "Old Buildings" and Open.
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
VAPS Convention 2021
The VAPS Convention will be held in Wangaratta this year. Visit the VAPS website for more details (when they become available).
Location: Wangaratta, Victoria
Judging: Old Buildings
Judging night for our Old Buildings and Open competition.
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
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.
Location: Days Picnic Ground
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 website, Instagram, and Facebook.
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.
A weekend away at the Otways. More details including itinerary to come.
Do competitions inhibit my photographic creativity?
We've had to postpone Adams vs Man yet again due to lockdown and restrictions that will likely remain in place when this is due to be on.
Selby Markham will instead present "Do competitions inhibit my photographic creativity?" An exploration of/if competitions create a "competition mentality" in participants.
This meeting was supposed to be about Cameraless Photography with a practical example by Neil. However, a COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria sees us locked at home once again.
So we'll be having a couple of presentations from members. Come along via Zoom to join in. Check your email or our Facebook group for the link.
Judging: Macro and Open
The judging of our fifth competition of the year, Macro and Open
Cancelled: Geelong Waterfront and Dog Rocks
Sorry folks, this even has been cancelled due to COVID-19 Restrictions.
Our presenter was unable to join us, so instead we are doing some image evaluation work using images from past competitions.
Entries due: "Intimate Landscapes" and open
Brett Wood: Landscape Photographer
This meeting was supposed to be a city night walk, the same meeting we had to cancel last year due to lockdowns.
Cancelled: Photography Scavenger Hut
Due to the ongoing lockdown of Melbourne we have had to cancel this event. Hopefully we can reschedule this for the coming year.
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.
Location: Nelson Place, Williamstown
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Actual locations and times to be confirmedTBC