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Challenge 4: Painting with Light

Via our Facebook Group we are running a series of weekly photo challenges to engage our members through this time of 'social-distancing' while our meetings are restricted to online only.

Our fourth challenge is "Painting with Light".

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Challenge 3: Macro or Close-Up

Via our Facebook Group we are running a series of weekly photo challenges to engage our members through this time of 'social-distancing' while our meetings are restricted to online only.

Our third challenge is "Macro or Close Up". 

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Meeting Updates - We're Still Here!

Members are encouraged to check their email for correspondence from secretary@williamstowncameraclub.com.au. We will be endeavouring to conduct meetings via Zoom for the duration of the pandemic restrictions and will direct members to our Zoom links through email or via our private group on Facebook.

If you aren't receiving emails from the club, usually at the rate of at least one per week, please email webmaster@williamstowncameraclub.com.au so we can ensure we have your correct email address on file.

 

Challenge 2: Oil & Water

Via our Facebook Group we are running a series of weekly photo challenges to engage our members through this time of 'social-distancing' while our meetings are restricted to online only.

Our second challenge is "Oil and Water". 

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Challenge 1: Through an Object

Via our Facebook Group we are running a series of weekly photo challenges to engage our members through this time of 'social-distancing' while our meetings are restricted to online only.

Our first challenge is "Through an Object". Return to this page the following Thursday to see the results from our members.

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Competition 1 - Monochrome & Open

Our judge for this competition was Lisa Law. We see from the results that those who moved from B-Grade to A are certainly making themselves known in the new grade, and it has opened the B-Grade to a whole new pool of winners and place-getters. Congrats to all.

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Blue Lotus Water Garden

The first day of autumn saw 16 club members and families head out to the Blue Lotus Water Garden, Yarra Junction.

It has been about nine years since we have been out to the Farm as a Club and those of us who had visited it before noticed a big change with several new areas.

The weather was kind to us, heating up later in the day. Lots of photos were taken of lotuses and water lilies as well as other plants; also looking for birds in the wetland area. All the attendees seem to enjoy the day - well worth the 1½-hour drive!

The Blue Lotus Water Garden is found at 2628 Warburton HWY, Yarra Junction, Victoria 3797, Australia. OPEN December 26 - April 13.

 

Colour Management

At our meeting last night we were joined by Michael from Kayell who took us through the tech-strong topic of Colour Management, Colour Profiles, and the Printing Process.

Not being a big self-printer I took a lot away from Michael's talk and may just think more about printing my own images now. We probably should see it as part of our process in creating our works in camera, to computer, and then to final output on print media.

Apologies, the notes are a little all over the shop; but hopefully you'll understand what I'm saying.

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2019 End of Year Awards

The Results are in... 

Congrats to all who entered our End of Year awards: our images of the year, our aggregate winners, and to those who have been promoted from Grade B to Grade A, you have all produced exceptional work throughout 2019 and we look forward to seeing so much more in 2020.

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Time Lapse Photography

A few notes from last night's meeting on Time Lapse Photography.

Time lapse photography is a way of compressing time. The amount of compression depends largely on the interval between images and in moving time lapse videos, the frame rate we choose to present the images.

Time lapse is largely used to show changes and movement over time. We might find it used for the following:

  • Capturing landscapes/cloudscapes
  • The growth of plants and opening of flowers
  • Progression of construction projects (massive buildings or Lego builds)
  • Movement studies and animal behaviour
  • Astrophotography
  • As cinematic b-roll, extra footage that may appear between shots to imply the passage of time between scenes or to compress a series of events

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Upcoming

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?

Via Zoom
27th October 2020 7:30 pm
Presentation: Selby Markham: Cameraless Photography

Mr Markham will be taking us on an exploration of using photographic media to create photographs without a camera. The techniques used may surprise you... if you have done darkroom work before, some of it may be familiar. Come along and see what can be done with light, without the typical instrument we use to capture it.

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Zoom
10th November 2020 7:30 pm

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