What a day! The weather was divine. The members showed up and so did all of Williamstown! The good weather brought out people en masse and our original venue was flooded with humans, so a last minute change in venue was required.
Thankfully, our members have better knowledge of Williamstown than I do, David Male directed me to a hidden spot behind Seaworks and it was decided we'd move to there, abandoning our initial venue, Commonwealth Reserve.
I remained for a short time to redirect late-comers while our members explored our new location and found areas they'd like to use for the shoot. Our new location had plenty to offer. At around 3pm we started to work with our location, checking the settings we might require once the models arrived.
Our set subject this round of competition made for some great images, even if people found "Domesticity" a little hard to pronounce. Our judge Lisa Law was intrigued by the subject. Our open images also stood out this round. Our members producing some beautiful work.
I would like to say to all who were unable to attend our second weekend trip of the year, you missed a beautiful weekend.
The drive to Phillip Island was surprisingly quick, taking just over two hours to reach.
Last night we left the meeting hall behind and hit the beach. Seemed like it might be a silly thing to do on a cold winter's night, but none-the-less, that was the plan, and thankfully a large contingent of members decided to join us in our madness.
An array of great images was on display in this latest round of competition. Our judge Tony Harding mentioned that he even learned a little while researching our set subject. Congrats to our winners and place-getters.
The Mt. Macedon Fungi Hunt was attended by 35 members and family on 7th July. We were very fortunate as the weather was kind to us, only turning in the afternoon.
After meeting at Mcgregors Picnic Ground in Mt Macedon, and receiving some pointers from Neil Anderson, we set out in all directions from the car park on the hunt for local fungi. Most stayed close, others went a little further afield.
During last night's meeting we were introduced to the concept of stroboscopic imagery and we talked briefly about the use of the rear/second curtain for effect.
I admit that I thought I had more time to prepare for this meeting and the practical elements, but the need to reshuffle the calendar meant we had to move this meeting up, so I didn't get around to developing a practical demonstration of the second curtain in flash photography. I have, however, provided a couple of video tutorials at the end of this article that should help you out.
Big thanks to everyone who attended, especially those who stood in front of my lens in front of the club. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Let's kick things off with Stroboscopic Imagery, we'll follow up with a second curtain flash article in the next few days.
Our Competitions Subcommittee met on June 4th for the purpose of making our club selections from the images submitted for consideration as entries into the 2019 Knox Interclub Competition.
During the selection process the Subcommittee checks the competition rules, including how many images are allowed per member in each category. We evaluate each submitted image according to standard judging criteria.
If we exhaust the submitted images, and find we do not meet the full quota of the images that are allowed to be selected for our club, we then go back through the images that have been entered into past club competitions to fill up the remaining spots for the Knox Interclub.
Below are the results of our latest competition, congrats to all winners. Thanks to judge Mario for judging this
competition for us.