April 2024 ‘In the Kitchen’ results

Judge: Jose Aguiar

Set subject EDI

Colleen Singleton - Strawberries and cream
Intermediate: Colleen Singleton – Strawberries and cream

Sim Chong - Curry Fish
Advanced: Sim Chong – Curry Fish

Open EDI

Jenny Hartman - Taking a Break
Intermediate: Jenny Hartman – Taking a Break

Rebecca Kashyap - 927 Rainbow Frames
Advanced: Rebecca Kashyap – 927 Rainbow Frames

Open Print

Jenny Adams - Agave
Intermediate: Jenny Adams – Agave

Jenny Sui - Flammingo closeup
Advanced: Jenny Sui – Flammingo closeup

Set subject definition:

Get into the kitchen and have some fun! Create an image of the people, activities, food, or tools all within the theme of ‘in the kitchen’. There are no limitations on editing beyond what is in the by-laws.

Rosie Hughes Memorial Prize – TOPshots competition

As most of you know the club lost a dear member Rosie Hughes a few years ago. Resulting from this tragedy Rosie’s family and the club joined forces and decided to sponsor a photographic competition, as Rosie was a great teacher and was willing to develop the skills of any club member that requested assistance. The club spoke to the Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh) and for their TOPshots competition, a year 12 school competition, the winner receives the Rosie Hughes Memorial Prize.

The presentation this year is on:

Date: Wednesday 27th March
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Address: 850 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill

Please book thru the invitation link.

You are all welcome to attend, I hope to see you there.

Kind regards,
Ian Coombs

Intentional Camera Movement – 19th March 2024

Unfortunately Roy Killen who was going to give an online workshop on Nature photography for us tomorrow night is not well.

I will now be giving a workshop planned for June in his place. It will be on Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) and will be held in the main hall of the Mount Waverley Community Centre, 7.30 start. And a reminder this is our set subject for the August competition

Please bring your camera, a zoom lens with a good range, something colourful to photography in an abstract sort of way and be prepared to
play! Tripods optional.

March 2024 ‘Portrait (monochrome)’ results

Judge: Paul Dodd

Set subject EDI

Alan Scott - Looking Up
Intermediate: Alan Scott – Looking Up

Sim Chong - 92 yo Potter
Advanced: Sim Chong – 92 yo Potter

Open EDI

Ross Eddington - Beyond
Intermediate: Ross Eddington – Beyond

Vicki Moritz - 2 walkers Melbourne
Advanced: Vicki Moritz – 2 walkers Melbourne

Open Print

Colleen Singleton - tree knots
Intermediate: Colleen Singleton – tree knots

Stephen Edmonds - Through arch
Advanced: Stephen Edmonds – Through arch

Set subject definition:

Theme open to interpretation but must be of a person/s or animals. There are no limitations on editing beyond what is in the by-laws.

Tyabb Airshow – Sunday 10th March 2024

We are going to the Tyabb Airshow 20224 for our March outing. During this outing, you can see and capture an incredible array of unique and historic aircraft in action.

Date: Sunday 10th March 2024 (the Sunday of the Labour Day weekend)
Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (or whenever you want to leave)
Meeting Point: Inside the ticket check point (8:25am), Sturt Rd, Tyabb
How to get there: By Car: 43-60 minutes (52kms) from Mt Waverly Community Centre, or longer depending on the traffic. (Suggest going early to avoid the traffic jam! Carpool is recommended)
What to bring:
  1. A pre-purchased ticket. (you need to buy ticket beforehand as the event is popular and tickets may not be available at the gate!)
  2. Water, snacks and lunch. (to avoid the long queue)
  3. Camera gear: Your camera, 60-200mm range is useful for static ground displays & close fly-bys, while 400+mm is ideal for general aerial photography, a folding chair can be useful. (monopod or tripod is optional!)

RSVP: By reply email to Jennifer Sui before 6th of March.

Additional information:

  1. The distance between the car park and the air show can be significant according to my experience, so try not to carry too much as you might need to take a short ride on shuttle bus, which is quite frequent.
  2. You can buy drink and food there but expect long queues.

Gear Night – 20th February 2024

Our next workshop night, on Tuesday 20th February 2024, has been designated a “Gear Night”.

For those of you unfamiliar with this concept (the last one was possibly before COVID), this night is where we focus on improving our familiarity with our camera equipment. But that’s not all, we also use this as an opportunity to swap/buy/sell gear amongst members – I’ll come back to this shortly.

Gear Discussion Groups

For the main part of the evening we will divide up into groups (tables) according to the make/vendor of our gear. Each table will have a designated member who owns the same brand of camera as the others on the table and will help lead the discussion.

To kick things off, there will be some prepared tasks that we will ask everyone to do – I hope this will inject a bit of fun into the exercise. More importantly, I hope this will get the conversation started at each table, and after those 6 tasks, each table can take the conversation forward according to the needs/wishes of the group.

Swap/Buy/Sell Gear

At some point in the evening, we’ll move over to the swap/sell/buy activity. If the gear involved is unique to a brand (e.g. Olympus), such as a lens, then this part of the evening may well start off at the ‘brand’ table. We’ll also have a couple of tables set up for selling ‘generic’ gear, such as tripods etc.

Advertising Gear For Sale

As preparation for the swap/buy/sell segment, members are invited (or even encouraged) to post items for sale on the club members Facebook group, or via the members email group (especially if there are more expensive items, such as lenses, camera bodies, etc.). The FB group is the preferred mechanism for advertising gear as each email to all members needs to be vetted and ‘sent’ which creates work for our team, so please only use email if you are not on FB. You may wish to negotiate a deal offline and simply use the night as an opportunity to exchange the gear.

To be crystal clear, any goods/monies exchanged through this event is a matter between the members concerned only – the club will not be involved in any way, and does not offer any warranties around goods, equipment condition, and/or advice on price or good value. Any and all issues relating to goods, payments etc., is a matter for the members involved only, and caveat emptor is advised. The club is only providing the opportunity for members to get together to ‘swap’.

This is usually a fun evening, involving a high level of interaction between members with ‘like’ equipment. There is a good chance everyone will take away something, if only the realisation that you really need to spend more time getting to know your gear!

I hope you are looking forward to it. I know I am. See you there at the Mount Waverley Community Centre, starting at the usual time of 7:30pm.

Creative SIG in 2024

The creative sessions for 2024 will be taking a slightly different direction this year, the first session will be hosted by Geoff Shaw on Tuesday 13th February 2024 and will cover:

  1. What is Creative photography – Helen Warnod
  2. In Camera BLUR – Jen Fawkes
  3. Focus on Shirley Steel’s work – Jenny Adams
  4. Appreciation/ review of uploaded images for February – Tim Keane
  5. Discussion of sessions for the rest of 2024 – Paul Spence

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne – Wednesday 14th February 2024

We are going to Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne (RBGC) for our February outing. During this outing, we can capture plants, flowers, birds, and other things, in preparation for our May and Sept set subjects.

Date: Wednesday 14th February 2024
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meeting Point: The garden entrance near the Kiosk, at 8:55am
How to get there: By Car: Around 37 minutes from Mount Waverley, there is plenty of parking at RBGC.
By train: There are free shuttle bus from Cranbourne train station, but you will need to make a booking via RBGC.
What to bring: 1. Insect repellent, sunscreen, some water and snack.
2.Camera gear-Your camera, macro lens for plants and flowers/bugs, 24-105 for landscape, and a zoom lens for birds and animals.

RSVP: By reply email to Jennifer Sui before Monday 12th February 2024.

Just further down the track, I would like to recommend a wonderful photography exhibition Steve McCurry ICONS which is coming to Melbourne from Feb 28 to April.

February 2024 ‘Festivals, Fairs and Market Places’ results

Judge: Paul Robinson

Set subject EDI

Alan Scott - Floating Market Stall
Intermediate: Alan Scott – Floating Market Stall

Geoff Shaw - Exhillaration
Advanced: Geoff Shaw – Exhillaration

Open EDI

Vira Vujovich - CN Tower Toronto
Intermediate: Vira Vujovich – CN Tower Toronto

Helen Warnod - At the gallery
Advanced: Helen Warnod – At the gallery

Open Print

Kirsten Morton - Banksia
Intermediate: Kirsten Morton – Banksia

Geoff Shaw - Burley Griffin dawn
Advanced: Geoff Shaw – Burley Griffin dawn

Set subject definition:

Images of people or events engaged in festivals or fairs, or at the local marketplace.

Following the definition of PSA Photo Travel.