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Winners: Portrait of a Club Member and Open

Another night of great entries and creativity.

Digital: Open

1st - The Sentinel - Brett Ferguson

2nd - Kakadu Cruising - Sue Searls

3rd - Prairie Chipmunk - Neil Anderson

HC - Industrial Man - Kris Montgomery

Print: Open

1st - Morning Persons - Arvin Coloma

2nd - The Soprano - Sheet Shower - Brett Ferguson

3rd - Phalaenopsis Orchid - Nola Kelsey

HC - Autumn Fog - Neil Anderson

Digital: Portrait of a Club Member

1st - Clare - Phil Taylor

2nd - I’m Looking At You - Darren Malthouse

3rd - The First Call For Help - Brett Ferguson

HC - Cathy - Trudy Purchas

Print: Portrait of a Club Member

1st - Tony In Mono - Arvin Coloma

2nd - Sue - Trudy Purchas

3rd - Cas - Phil Taylor

HC - Arvin Plus One - Brett Ferguson

Digital: Novice

1st - Autumn Highlights - Karen Rog

 

It can be frustrating when you're a Mac user and a Lightroom user and everytime you plug your camera, your phone or card reader in Apple's Photos application (or iPhoto) appears automatically to help you take care of your images. But you don't want it to. Here's how to stop that and/or change it to Adobe Lightroom being your default photos application in a few simple steps.

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Black & White - Monochrome - March 2015

Another night of great entries and creativity.

Digital: Open

1st - Where's Willow? - Dee Palma

2nd - He's Watching You - David McIntyre

3rd - Spidie - Kratis Rigas

HC - Summer Skies - Debbie Raimondo

HC - Another Visitor - Ronald Clarke

Print: Open

1st - Blue Wonder - Arvin Coloma

2nd - A Study Of A Bee - Andrea Sparks

3rd - Cracked - Brett Ferguson

HC - Ladybird Apartments - Cathy Buchanan

HC - Spring Cocoon - Dee Palma

HC - Silver Gull - Ronald Clarke

Digital: Monochrome

1st - Tranquility on Yangtze - Brian Young

2nd - Siblings - James Troi

3rd - Ginnie - Brett Ferguson

HC - Moody Skies - Cas Bukor

HC - Horse Power - Ronald Clarke

Print: Monochrome

1st - Graham - Cathy Buchanan

2nd - Cradle of Love - Dee Palma

3rd - Conversation - Wendy Forsey

HC - Larly - Neil Anderson

HC - Preparing To Land - Ronald Clarke

HC - The Woodworker - Brett Ferguson

Digital: Novice

1st - Ocean Grove - Carolyn Morwood

Print: Novice

1st - The Night Shift - Alan Fry

 

Big Bay Swim 2015

Our replacement shoot for the weekend is the Big Bay Swim Festival in Williamstown on Sunday, 22nd February.  Meet at the Rotunda, Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown at 10:00am.

For more information, click here.

 

Friday fun to start the new year

It's thistle time. Check out the local empty blocks and paddocks for loads of thistles full of pollen and bees. Kororoit Creek Road has a stack of them near Grieve Parade. Guaranteed bees, bees and more bees. If you're like me and want to pinch a few to take home, use secatuers and some really thick gloves as they have some mean barbs on them.

What about a new start for the new year? Why not a 365 project? A photo a day for the rest of the year.

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These long evenings are great for backlit photos.

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More new years' good ideas

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End of Year Awards & Merry Christmas

Last night was our end of years awards night and party night. Over the last year we have had a terrific selection of photos put into our competitions. Each year sees the quality getting better and better. Just goes to show that we can all keep learning and improving.

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Bright Weekend Away

Friday Night 

A few members (12) arrived in Bright and headed off to have dinner at the local pub, after sampling the local parma (alpine) full tummies and left overs for breakfast.  Some went home to bed after finding out the Myrtleford show was on Saturday.  A few dedicated souls went off in search of a good position for night photography of stars.

Saturday 

After a relaxing breakfast, a few went to Wandillong and the rest headed off to the Myrtleford Show, touted on a website as follows - Fun family day with events including; wood chop events, cattle and horse events, arts and craft, photography exhibition and competition, horticulture, rides, entertainment, showbags, animal nursery and much more.   The Show was small, but there were lots of photo opportunities.  The official part of the weekend started at 2:00 pm meeting at the Visitors Centre and our photography guide for the weekend – Christian Jemison.  22 members attended.  The program for the rest of Saturday was 3 gardens and sunset down by the river.  2 gardens were part of the Open Garden Program and all were full of colour, loads of fun with your Macro lens.  Late afternoon we headed off to the other side of Bright and down to the river.  We spread out, finding different vistas that took our eye.  Sunset turned into something spectacular.  Even the view from the hotel balcony was stunning.  Dinner on Saturday night at the local pizza joint, saw a few members enjoy the nectar of the local fruit and discuss the day’s events.

Sunday

Only the die hard photographers in the group got up at 4:30 am and headed up to Mt. Buffalo for sunrise, which was lovely.  After breakfast, we were back at a local garden and then headed off to a creek at the base of Mt. Buffalo.  Just before lunch most members started the trek back to suburbia and left the tranquil Ovens Valley.   As you can see from the photo gallery, members enjoyed themselves and if you have been considering coming but think “I’ll be by myself”, that’s not the case, everyone is welcomed, helped if necessary with settings and given the opportunity to meet and get to know other members in a social setting.

See Bright Weekend Away Gallery.

 

OneLight 2.0

Zack Arias' "OneLight 2.0" is a pretty cool video workshop. Zack doesn't play favourites with tech, using many cameras and a few different methods of connecting to his one light.

As photographers I think we overthink our setups sometimes and one thing OneLight shows us is that you can do great things with the one light and a few different modifiers. And they don't have to be expensive modifiers.

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Photo Shoot - St. Paul's Beach

Approximately 13 members experienced the wonders of St Paul’s beach.

We arrived at 2:00 pm and tide was up, but as the afternoon progressed, the tide receded and light changed.   Being a beach nestled on the south side, we didn’t really have the wind that was lashing the Bay.  So the afternoon was spent finding things to photograph, some members even brought their own props!   We scoped around for sunset sites and decided that it would be fizzer due to the cloud cover, but as always mother nature keeps you guessing and we were rewarded with a beautiful one.  

A few members tried their hand with the ND filters and other filters on hand. Another great get together, with one member showing that she is in the running for baking queen of the club.   If you’ve ever thought about coming on an outing, please consider it, members are chatty and helpful, and who knows you may meet a new friend.

 

Upcoming

Presentation: CCD @ Our Club

A look at how your camera actually works and some basic maintenance you should perform on your camera and lenses.

Entries do for VAPS Interclub.

Brooklyn Community Hall
26th February 2019 7:45 pm
Photo Shoot: City Photowalk

A great opportunity to capture images for our Architecture competition (due March 26). A city photowalk is a wonderful way to see how other members capture their images, to socialise and to learn from one another.

The path of our walk will be announced closer to the date.

TBA
3rd March 2019 2:30 pm

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