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Shooting Ice Hockey

On the back of a talk by member Tania Chalmers at our last meeting Phil joined Tania this weekend to shoot some of the action at Melbourne Icehouse. His notes, which build on Tania's advice, and photos appear in this article. I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say Phil has done and awesome job, especially given it was his first time out.

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Balloon Inspiration

Given the number of questions we have received about the Paper Bag Challenge for "Balloon" I'm guessing some of you aren't too sure what to do do with the balloon you've been given.

The only rule is it has to be a balloon you can blow up with you mouth. So yes, this rules out hot air balloons.

With only about 3 weeks to go before it's due, it's time to get cracking on taking your shot. Some of the samples below I'd probably consider way over processed, but each to their own. They are presented as inspiration, not direction.

I look forward to seeing what you do with your balloons.

If you're looking to print your photos, I recommend Photo Enlargements. Many of us use this service and their service is great and the delivery is pretty fast. Usually a few working days. Other services can be found on our Links page.

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Witness King Tide - Altona

Today was all about making a time lapse for the "Witness King Tides" for the Hobsons Bay Council. The aim of the project, which is going worldwide, is about bearing witness and creating a visual record of the rising seas.

In using the king tide photos as an allegory for these rising seas there is a hope to bring home the message of global warming and the loss of habitat that will come with it. For Altona's Polynesian community it is also an acknowledgement of the land that will be lost through climate change in the Polynesian region, where it is feared entire islands will be lost in the coming years.

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Competition Results June 2014: Mirrors

As is becoming quite the regular thing, we made it hard for the judge this week with all our grand images. Lin, our judge, was open with his commentary and very complimentary of the quality of our work as a club. Keep up the good work guys.

I love seeing your images improve with every competition.

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Meeting Notes: May 27

Robert Groom and Digital Asset Management, Port Campbell Accommodation, King Tides Project, Camberwell Entries and details of the Paper Bag Challenge to be found in this meeting notes update.

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Photographing People

On Tuesday night we had a great of lighting and laughter. Thanks to all the members who came along. And big thanks to the members who shared their knowledge and their gear to show us all how to do what we do.

I look forward to seeing some great portraits in the future from our members.

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Ballarat Outing

Saturday 5th April, 15 members braved the forecast of wet conditions and headed to Ballarat for the day. Luckily the weather defied forecasts and stayed dry, we had a wonderful sunny day out and about Ballarat and its surrounds.

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Art In Pulic Places Launch 2014

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Hobsons Bay Council held the official launch of Art In Public at Scienceworks in Spotswood. Our club was invited to be the official photographer for the event.

There was a string quartet playing in the planetarium entrance, welcoming the guests. The guests then made their way down the to the pumping station where the night's events were held.

Speeches were made by the Mayor, Councillor Sandra Wilson, and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Colleen Gates. There was also a body percussion performance by Grace Vanilau, and a showing of the Projector Bike.

It seems the night was over as soon as it began. Graeme Brown, Cathy Buchanan, Trevor Davis, Lisa Sandy, Andrea Sparks and I brought our cameras along and captured the event in its entirety. The gallery below shows a small selection of these photos.

 

100 Years of the RAAF at Point Cook

On the weekend of the 1st & 2nd of March, 2014, Australia saw 100 years of aviation history in all its glory at the Point Cook RAAF Base's 100th Anniversary Air Show.

The air field at Point Cook has the distinction of being the first base of operations for Australia's Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and is, by all reports, the oldest continuing air strip.

Now largely a training base the air base still sees plenty of flights in and out. You'll often find plane enthusiasts at the Point Cook Coastal Park watching the smaller planes take off on their training runs. But none quite as impressive as those on display during the weekend's air show.

Williamstown Camera Club Members, David Male and Phil Taylor, went along to capture the action. This being David's first time photographing planes at speeds up to mach 1, it would seem he thoroughly enjoyed the experience and shares with us some amazing photos from the day.

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Upcoming

Judging: Judging: Monochrome & Open

Join us for the judging of our first competition: Monochrome & Open categories in A and B grades

Walker Close Community Centre
12th March 2024 7:30 pm
Presentation: Pet Photography with Belinda Richards

Photographer Belinda Richards of Frog Dog Studios in Yarraville joins us for a presentation on her work as a pet photographer.

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Entries due for competition 2: Still Life and Open

Walker Close Community Centre
26th March 2024 7:30 pm

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