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.
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.
Today is the official start of Art In Public Places in Hobsons Bay. Like the years prior Williamstown Camera Club have set up a showing at the Victoria Inn in Williamstown with 28 photos on display.
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.
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.
p>White Night Melbourne 2014 was massive. Reportedly 500,000 people made their way into city and packed themselves into the space of several city blocks to experience the light shows on display, the live performances and the other events going on throughout the city. Around 10 of us met up at Federation Square while others ventured out on their own.
Ian Rolfe was our guest speaker at Camera Club tonight, members were inthralled by his beautiful landscape / travel photography.
A veteran of the magazine travel journalist, Ian now runs photography tours and workshops all over the world, as well as still fitting in the occasional magazine piece.
Many of our members have attended his workshops and always report back favourable experiences.
Member David Male has sent us an amazing series of images taken while he and his wife saw in the New Year aboard a flight over Antarctica.
A beautiful landscape to capture, David has done a marvellous job from the seat of an aircraft. We'll have to get him to tell us more about his adventure when we next see him in person.
We were treated to a bevvy of Canon gear to touch and play with as Mark and the team from Canon Australia came for a visit. They shared the Canon story with us and to let us know about the new innovations to be found in their latest gear.
p>Saturday was a fine day, the sun was shining and the city was bustling with shoppers. I imagine some were getting their Christmas shopping done early, there's only 71 days to go. Others were having coffee and socialising with friends, all seemed oblivious to the calamity that was to befall them, most going about, not knowing the trouble brewing it Fitzroy Gardens. The following is not for those with weak stomachs...