Judge: Gillian Turner
Set subject EDI
Congratulations to all members whose images were selected to be part of our entry into the annual “4-Club” competition with Camberwell, Maroondah, and Eastern Suburbs.
Special congratulations to the makers of the following images:
All of our entries can be viewed in the 4 Club 2020 galleries.
Due to our interrupted schedule for outings, we will offer an interesting distraction where we meet on Zoom for members to share their work.
Our first evening will be on Thursday 21st May at 7:30pm with the following presentations:
If you are interested in presenting then please contact Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special workshop on portrait post processing with Rocco Ancora
Wednesday 29 April 2020, 7:30pm via Zoom
Meeting on the second Tuesday of the month, our Creative Special Interest Group has provided members a great opportunity in improving their photography from model shoots to exploring post production techniques.
Thanks to Paul for leading the group, some of the results can be seen in the video below:
If the images look familiar it is likely because they have been seen receiving awards in our monthly competitions, but also acceptances and awards in international salons.
Under the current circumstances the group will be moving online in May, members please check email and/or Facebook for the details.
Landscape and Aerial photography workshop presented by Mieke Boynton.
Tuesday 21 April 2020, 7:30pm via Zoom.
Judge: Deb Mullins
Set subject EDI
I am writing this as our club photographic exhibition draws to a close. And how good did it look! We received many compliments on the presentation and professionalism. The things that helped get these comments? Consistency of framing and mounting, labels and the very professional looking material that was handed out, not to mention the quality of the images. Many of our visitors had real problems choosing their “peoples choice” image due to the wonderful work submitted by our members.
While the increasing concerns about coronavirus kept the numbers down and meant modifications to our opening night I think the size of the gallery made it a reasonably safe space for visitors- drawn mainly from other camera clubs and the local community. We were also privileged to have Dr Gareth Syvret – associate curator from the MGA open the exhibition.
My thanks in particular to the members who committed to getting images onto the walls- and delivered 74 prints for us to hang! The opening and closing and roster to sit the gallery was staffed by members- thanks again. And in particular to the small group who put this together and those who turned up on the day to assist with the hanging. We have discovered John Noble is very talented in terms of framing and hanging, Ken Barnett is very good at putting wires onto the back of the prints (among other things) and Dave Sumner has a good eye for aligning the images!
And to the “committee”- Jen Fawkes, Rosie Hughes and the very talented Trace O’Rourke (labels) and Anthony Pearsall (marketing material, catalogues etc)- my special thanks. We have learned a lot and perhaps when we recover we could do it all again (in a year or two!!)
A count of the visitor’s votes for the most popular gallery image revealed our winner to be new member Daren Fawkes with “Mother and Child”.
If you missed the exhibition you will soon be able to see the images in the In Focus Exhibition online gallery.
We have all been inundated with information around the escalating COVID-19 virus, and today the Premier of Victoria declared a state of emergency.
Today’s statement accompanying the state of emergency declaration included words to the effect that “clubs” should avoid “non-essential” gatherings. And while the context of that sentence refers to “bans” outlined in the previous paragraph (gatherings of 500+ people), it is also clear that our governments intend to take further action.
The WCC Committee is focused on putting the health and safety of our members first. We note that a reasonable proportion of our membership is in the older “at risk” age group. It is clear that conducting meetings (of any sort) would be taking on unnecessary risk with our member’s health. Finally, we note that VAPS have cancelled meetings and have discontinued handling prints.
For all these reasons the WCC Committee has decided that the club will suspend ALL meetings, workshops, outings and any other gatherings until further notice.
Also note the following:
As regrettable and painful as this decision is, we hope that this decision makes sense to our members. Hopefully we can all get through this health event with limited additional disruption. We will continue to update members via our website and the weekly Watson emails. We will also provide additional updates (such as this one) as required. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or another Committee member
Take care and stay healthy.
Kind regards, Russell