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Established 50 years ago, the Williamstown Camera Club includes residents of Williamstown, Newport, Altona, Laverton, Footscray and adjacent suburbs. There are 22 meetings per year in which members can develop their photographic skills, socialise with others interested in photography and to engage in friendly competition with the aim of becoming better photographers.

Meetings
The Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:45pm at
Brooklyn Community Hall
2 Cypress Avenue
Brooklyn

See the calendar for meeting dates.

Come along and join us!

I suspect it is for one’s self-interest that one looks at one’s surroundings and one’s self. This search is personally born and is indeed my reason and motive for making photographs.

Lee Friedlander
  • <p>1st - A Grade: Set Print - Still Funny <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>2nd Place - A Grade: Set Print - Bee <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>3rd Place - A Grade: Set Print - Unwrapping <small>© Jennifer Empey</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Set Print - Wet Seed <small>© Karl Zeller</small></p>
  • <p>1st Place - A Grade: Open Print - White Heron at Point Cook Coastal Park <small>© Ronald Clarke</small></p>
  • <p>2nd Place - A Grade: Open Print - The Scars of Black Saturday <small>© Kathryn Hocking</small></p>
  • <p>3rd Place - A Grade: Open Print - Isolated <small>© Jennifer Empey</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Open Print - Anne <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>1st Place - A Grade: Set Digital - Prescription <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>2nd Place - A Grade: Set Digital - Kangaroo Paw <small>© Tahir Rafique</small></p>
  • <p>3rd Place - A Grade: Set Digital - Sea Urchin <small>© Kathryn Hocking</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Set Digital - Lap it up <small>© Cathy Buchanan</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Set Digital - Enclosed <small>© Jennifer Empey</small></p>
  • <p>1st Place - A Grade: Open Digital - Water Lily <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>2nd Place - A Grade: Open Digital - Doomsday Sky <small>© Kathryn Hocking</small></p>
  • <p>3rd Place - A Grade: Open Digital - Bye, Bye Summer <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>HC Place - A Grade: Open Digital - Street Entertainers <small>© Karl Zeller</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Open Digital - Into the Dark <small>© Jennifer Empey</small></p>
  • <p>1st Place - B Grade: Set Print - Dandelion <small>© Karen Rog</small></p>
  • <p>2nd Place - B Grade: Set Print - New <small>© Colin Lofts</small></p>
  • <p>3rd Place - B Grade: Set Print - A Prickly Situation <small>© Robyn Bartlett</small></p>
  • <p>HC Place - B Grade: Set Print - There is a Fairy in my Garden <small>© Gayle Tout</small></p>
  • <p>1st Place - B Grade: Open Print - Bill <small>© Robert Moyses</small></p>
  • <p>2nd Place - B Grade: Open Print - Eliza <small>© Colin Lofts</small></p>
  • <p>3rd Place - B Grade: Open Print - The Warehouse <small>© Mario Xerri</small></p>
  • <p>HC Place - B Grade: Open Print - Gotcha! <small>© Leo Loque</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Open Print - Homage to A Rodchenko <small>© Françoise Muller--Robbie</small></p>
  • <p>1st Place - B Grade: Set Digital - Mid March Conversations <small>© Travis Little-Spence</small></p>
  • <p>2nd Place - B Grade: Set Digital - Feeling Blue <small>© Robert Moyses</small></p>
  • <p>3rd Place - B Grade: Set Digital - Outer Shell <small>© Tania Chalmers</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Digital - Can U C the Bird's Head? <small>© Raelene Marshall</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Digital - Flower Macro <small>© Robert Cahill</small></p>
  • <p>1st Place - B Grade: Open Digital - Nothing Like a Cool Drink <small>© Karin Volz</small></p>
  • <p>2nd Place - B Grade: Open Digital - The Tree <small>© Allan Williams</small></p>
  • <p>3rd Place - B Grade: Open Digital - Sunrise Princes Pier <small>© Paul Hughes</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Open Digital - Colour Coded Cleanliness <small>© Raelene Marshall</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Open Digital - View Into the Blue <small>© Travis Little-Spence</small></p>

News

2018 Comp 3 - Macro & Open

The results of our third competition for the year are in. Our members have excelled at macro photography and have presented some amazing photos for our open competition. Read on to see the results.

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2018 Comp 2 - Traces & Open

The results of our second competition for the year are in. Our members thoroughly embraced the set subject of "Traces", producing some wonderful works that were judged by Graham Anderson. Read on to see the results.

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Truely Painting with Light

Big thanks to Chrisy who shared this piece with us... The video in the article is where it's at... if you thought dodging and burning in photoshop was difficult to master, consider Christopher Burkett's process: it sometimes takes him up to 8 hours to make a print in his non-digital process as he truely paints with light.

The "racing against time" in the headline of the original piece at PetaPixel at first had me thinking the poor guy was ill, thankfully not the case, rather Christopher works in an 8x10 format on Cibachrome paper which is no longer manufactured, but he's bought a 10-year supply. Only trouble is, once exposed and developed the Cibachrome will degrade over time and Christopher needs to make all the prints he wishes to before the original work is not longer viable.

True Puritans, Christopher and his wife travel to locations and look to find interesting scenes to shoot, sometimes that takes an hour, sometimes they stay for a whole week looking for the best shot. I think in the digital age a lot of us have lost the finesse it takes to make a great image. It's perhaps too easy to point and click rather than the effort it takes for folks like Christopher to lug around his huge 8x10 camera, set it up, move the bellows for depth of field and focus and another bellows for the lens hood. He has to be sure he has a shot to make before he goes through all that effort.

Following this process in finding his image, he then exposes it, you'll note his wife standing off the the side, making what I assume to be notes about his exposure settings (another thing we used to do quite often back in the day, before digital and metadata). But the real show of talent comes at around the 5:30 mark when you see how Christopher doges and burns his image during exposure. While you're seeing his process using Cibachrome, the process was much the same when exposing smaller film thought an enlarger onto photo paper.

Anyway, enough of my blathering, check out the video below from PBS News Hour for more, and be amazed at what people are still doing to make a photo.

 

Tarnagulla's Story's Gold

During the visit to St Arnaud and Donald a trio of our members had quite the chance encounter.

While at a cafe in Tarnagulla on Sunday the members were having a conversation about the town they had stopped in, they were handed a sheet of paper to read by the cafe owner, it was from the man sitting at the table next to them. Overhearing their conversation the man, a local resident and poet Ken Peake, had been inspired to put pen to paper and write his third poem for the day.

A regular at the cafe,  Mr Peake visits for coffee and inspiration to write is poems and on this day he had plenty.

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Upcoming

Presentation: Lisa Saad - Architecture

Lisa Saad's work is amazing. Capturing the food, architecture, lifestyle, advertising, commercial and corporate genres, Lisa's work is an inspiration. For her talk to our club, Lisa will hone in on her work in the field of architecture. You can find out more about Lisa, and see more of her work at lisasaad.com

Entries due for Competition 4 - Astrophotography

Brooklyn Community Hall
26th June 2018 7:45 pm
Photo Shoot: You Yangs

We're blessed to have a site like the You Yangs on door step, we're excited to be going here for the day. It is hoped we'll be able to coordinate this visit with the activities of the local Mountain Bike group and if we can organise it, we'll have a session of photographing the riders as they move through the bush on the purpose-made mountain bike tracks available in the You Yangs. But even if that doesn't come off, we'll explore our local wilderness and capture it in the glory the You Yangs provide.

8th July 2018 10:00 am

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