Calendar – 2023

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Last updated 2022-11-22
DateTypeDescription
Feb 14th
7:30pm
Meeting

Welcome back BBQ at Walker Close – Matting demonstration for prints.

We'll host a little BBQ at our meeting room at Walker Close for members to catch up after the long summer break. We will also be having a matt cutting demonstration for prints to support the inter club competitions which require print entries.

Entries due for our first competition of the year "Monochrome" & Open

Feb 25th
11:00am
Photo Shoot

Lavandula Farm

We visit Lavandula Farm at Shepherds Flat when the lavender is in full bloom.

Gate fee is $5 per person. There is a cafe on site.

Location: Lavandula Farm
Feb 28th
7:30pm
Presentation

WOW photography by Albert Tay

Albert will be joining us in person at the club rooms for a presentation titled "WOW Photography" so come along and prepare to be WOWed and to come alway with the knowledge of how you too can make photographs that pop!

Entries due of VAPs Interclub: Subject is open. Prints and Digital entries accepted.

Learn more about Albert Tay via Instagram

Mar 14th
7:30pm
Presentation

Landscapes of the Victorian Alpine Region - Mieke Boynton

Club favourite Mieke Boynton will return, via Zoom, and bring along a presentation about making landscapes in the Victorian Alpine Region.

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Mar 18th
11:00am
Photo Shoot

Ballarat

We will have an adventure around Ballarat - Details to come

Location: Ballarat
Mar 28th
7:30pm
Judging

Judging: Monochrome and Open

Judging of our first competition of the year: Monochrome and Open

Supper night, bring along a plate to share

Entries due for competition 2: "Curves" and Open

Apr 11th
7:30pm
Workshop

WOW Photography Workshop

Where we put into practise and build upon the techniques introduced to us by Albert Tay. Be sure to bring along your camera and tripod for this workshop.

Apr 25th
7:30pm
Judging

Judging: Curves and Open

Join us for the judging of our second competition: "Curves" and Open.

Supper night, bring along a plate to share.

Apr 30th
9:00am
Photo Shoot

Annual Fungi Hunt

Join us in Mount Macedon for our annual Fungi Hunt. It's always surprising just how small some of these fungi are, hunting them is truly what we're doing.

Location: TBA
May 9th
7:30pm
Presentation

Portraiture with Rena Tan

Rena makes some beautiful portraits, many featuring dancers and movement. In her presentation Rena will discuss her process and techniques, hopefully inspiring members to create some wonderful portraits of their own for our competition later in the year.

Find out more about Rena via InstagramWebsite

Entries due for "Blur/Panning" and Open

May 19th
5:00pm
Weekend Away

Port Fairy Weekend

Details to follow... plan your accommodation now

May 23rd
7:30pm
Meeting

Portraiture workshop

Building on the knowledge we gained from our presentation with Rena, we will host a Portrait workshop for members to put theory into practice. Bring along your camera gear including tripod for a fun night of photography.

Entries due for Knox Interclub - Monochrome - Prints and Digital entries required

Jun 13th
7:30pm
Judging

Judging: Blur/Panning and Open

Judging of our third competition of the year "Blur/Panning" and Open

Supper night, bring along a plate to share

Jun 16th
9:00am
VAPS Event

VAPS Convention - Colac

Details coming when available from VAPS

Location: TBD
Jun 25th
10:00am
Photo Shoot

Photo Challenge - Federation Square

We'll meet at Federation Square in Melbourne as our starting point for a city-wide photograph challenge.

Members will be tasked to capture everyday items in creative ways. More details to come.

Jun 27th
7:30pm
Workshop

Light Painting - Altona Beach

Our, now annual, trip out off the club rooms into the waters of Altona Beach to make some exciting light painting images.

Entries due: "After dark" and open

Location: Altona Beach
Jul 11th
7:30pm
Presentation

Sports Photography

Two of our own; Tania Chalmers and Phil Taylor; will let us in on their process of capturing stunning sports photos. They have both taken photos in a range of sports and will present on the challenges of this fast-moving genre of photography.

Jul 15th
9:00am
Photo Shoot

Sport Photography Shoot

Details to be determined, but we'll be making use of all we learned from Tania and Phil and making some sports photos of our own.

We're hoping to reach out to a few different sports so we don't all end up with the same shot. So stay tuned.

Location: TBA
Jul 25th
7:30pm
Judging

Our AGM and Judging: After Dark and Open

Once we dispatch with the required admin work of the AGM we will get into the judging of our fourth competition of the year: "After Dark" and Open

Supper night, bring along a plate to share.

Aug 8th
7:30pm
Presentation

Wildlife Photography - Duade Paton

Duade will present to us about his passion of Wildlife Photography

Find out more about Duade via: WebsiteInstagramFacebookYouTube

Entries due: "Sports" and Open

Aug 22nd
7:30pm
Presentation

Hobson Bay Natural Wonders - Ruth Schwarzenholz

Join us for a look at our own backyard with photographer Ruth Schwarzenholz

Find out about Ruth via: WebsiteFacebookInstagram

Aug 27th
11:00am
Photo Shoot

Exploring Hobsons Bay

Following the trail of our presentation by Ruth Schwazenholz we'll take a look at our own backyard with an adventure in Hobsons Bay.

Location: TBA
Sep 12th
7:30pm
Judging

Judging: Sports and Open

Join us for the judging of our fifth competition of the year "Sports" and Open.

Supper night: bring along a plate to share

Sep 26th
7:30pm
Workshop

Image Evaluation Workshop

Members are encouraged to submit and bring along images for a group project in Image Evaluation.  In groups we will discuss the images presented and "evaluate" them providing constructing feedback. 

The aim of these evenings is to encourage reflection on our own images and to stimulate conversation about our work beyond "that looks nice" expanding on how the image makes us feel, what the maker might do to add to the image's appeal and better their and our own work.

Entries due: "Portraiture" and Open

Oct 10th
7:30pm
Meeting

Webb Bridge / Docklands Night Walk

We're hitting the town, the big smoke, and heading to the Docklands region of Melbourne for a night photography walk around the waterfront area.

Bring along your camera gear, including a tripod for this adventure beyond the club rooms.

Car pooling is encouraged.

Oct 13th
10:00am
Weekend Away

Weekend Away: Wilsons Promontory

It feels like we've been waiting for this one for forever! And it is finally happening!

Details to be confirmed, book accommodation now.

Oct 24th
7:30pm
Judging

Judging: Portraiture and Open

Join us for our final judging night of the year for our subjects "Portraiture" and Open.

Entries due: End of Year - see competition rules page of more information

Nov 14th
7:30pm
Workshop

Creative/Macro Workshop

A night of exploration, try your hand at different creative disciplines of photography at our station-based workshop covering different elements of photography including the fundamentals.

Nov 28th
7:30pm
Presentation

Winners from 2022

The winners of the 2022 images of the year will present an image makers talk about their winning images. Including their approach to photography.

Dec 12th
7:30pm
Meeting

Club End of Year Dinner / End of Year Awards

We will meet, eat, and drink, celebrating the year that was 2023 and present our end of year awards

As with previous years this will be held at our club rooms with catering provided. Cost has typically been around $20 per person for food with members encouraged to bring along drink and nibbles to share.

Upcoming

Meeting: Welcome back BBQ at Walker Close – Matting demonstration for prints.

We'll host a little BBQ at our meeting room at Walker Close for members to catch up after the long summer break. We will also be having a matt cutting demonstration for prints to support the inter club competitions which require print entries.

Entries due for our first competition of the year "Monochrome" & Open

Walker Close Community Centre
14th February 2023 7:30 pm
Photo Shoot: Lavandula Farm

We visit Lavandula Farm at Shepherds Flat when the lavender is in full bloom.

Gate fee is $5 per person. There is a cafe on site.

Lavandula Farm
25th February 2023 11:00 am

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