Yes the New Year is upon us all and I hope we all had a great festive period over Christmas and the New Year. The first club event of the year is always the Annual BBQ and this year is no different, please see the flyer below for details.
The BBQ serves for a couple of functions, firstly it gives members a chance to get together and meet any new members who have recently joined the club. It also allows those competing in the monthly competitions to get their prints in for the Steward to collect and get to the judge. So, if you are entering the Feb 2017 competition then don’t forget to bring along your prints to the BBQ.
See you there
Labour Day Long Weekend
10th-13th March 2017
February – Reflection and shadows
Reflections: Use a reflective surface to capture a unique image. Common reflective surfaces are bodies of water, windows and mirrors. Using reflective surfaces is a great way to create abstract images.
Shadows: A picture in which shadows are featured. The cause of the shadow may be included but must not be dominant.
March – Architecture
All entries in monochrome.
A picture of one or more buildings or structure, or a portion of a building. Human figures may be included. Significant architectural feature with emphasis on pattern, texture and the use of space in context.
April – Colour of your choice
An image where one colour predominates.
May – Self portrait
A photo of yourself, taken by yourself. It can be from head to a full length study and may include accessories or backgrounds that are in character with the subject but these should not dominate the photograph. It can include candid photographs, environmental portraits and formal studio portraits.
June – Different point of view
An image shooting a subject from an “unexpected angle” an angle with more impact than the normal viewing angle encountered in everyday life i.e. “a bird at eye level,” “looking down on an ant” shoot above, below, or very low, such as how a child sees the world.
July – Abstract
A pictorial arrangement of colours and shapes which are not recognisable as known objects. A photo expressing ideas and emotions by using elements such as colours and lines without attempting to create a realistic picture.
August – Street portraits
All entries in monochrome.
Taking photos of people in public, urban areas in a candid manner. Street photography also relies heavily on capturing “the decisive moment.” This means that the timing of the images is what typically makes it special – catch a person with a certain express of their face or a person doing something uncanny at a certain moment.
September – Night photography
A photograph taken outdoors between dusk and dawn. Night photographers generally have a choice between using artificial light and using long exposures, exposing for seconds, minutes and even hours.
October – Panorama
An image with an elongated field of view, with at least 2:1 width to height ratio. Polar panoramas (“little planets”) are also acceptable.
November – Animals
Any living creature, captive or wild.
End of year competitions
A grade set subject EDI – George Skarbek
B grade set subject EDI – Julie Madders
A grade open EDI – Vicki Moritz
B grade open EDI – Ross Eddington
A grade open print – Vicki Moritz
B grade open print – Marie Shaw
The WCC Membership is due now and you must be paid up by the 30th December 2016 to be eligible to enter the first monthly competition of 2017. We haven’t raised our membership fees in many years and this year is no exception with general membership only $70 for the year. That is just about 20 cents a day for what is a very full year of competitions, workshops, talks, outings, specialist groups, trips away and much much more, where else would you get value for money like this. Details and how to pay your membership are in the flyer below, please don’t forget to put your member number in the transaction or your renewal might be delayed.