Melbourne General Cemetery – Sunday 4 June 2023

For our June outing, we are going to Melbourne General Cemetery for a change, in preparation for our September set subject “Cemeteries”.

Date: Sunday 4th June 2023
Time: 8:00 am – 10:30 am or later.
(The cemetery opens at 8am, so will miss the crowds!)
Meeting place: Prime Minister’s Memorial Garden inside the main entrance from College Cres.
(College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria, 3052)

Melbourne General Cemetery is in Parkville. You can drive there or take buses or trams. You should easily find a parking on College Cres, Parkville.

RSVP: To Ian Coombs via email by 30th May 2023

May 2023 ‘In the city’ results

Judge: David Norris

Set subject EDI

Ivan Tnay - Tower bridgebus
Intermediate: Ivan Tnay – Tower bridgebus

Rebecca Kashyap - Take A Seat
Advanced: Rebecca Kashyap – Take A Seat

Open EDI

Ross Eddington - Porsche at GP
Intermediate: Ross Eddington – Porsche at GP

Sim Chong - Horse Jumping
Advanced: Sim Chong – Horse Jumping

Open Print

Colleen Singleton - Going up
Intermediate: Colleen Singleton – Going up

Trace O'Rourke - Snow gums Bogong Plains Three
Advanced: Trace O’Rourke – Snow gums Bogong Plains Three

Set subject definition:

Images taken in any major city of the world. The image must include iconic, characteristic, distinctive and recognisable physical features although it is not necessary the image identify the exact location. Images that predominantly or exclusively depict people and their activities must illustrate a distinctive aspect of the city, country, region or continent. There are no limitations on processing techniques.
(Partially taken from the PSA 2023 travel definition)

Portfolio projects for 2023

It’s time to get our portfolio projects for 2023 underway.

You will have received an email earlier this year outlining some of the changes to the portfolio rules, to allow more images, more creativity and more fun.

Our first meeting will be on Thursday 27th April 2023, from 7:30pm in the craft room at Mount Waverley Community Centre (the usual place we meet). This will be face-to-face, and there will be a reminder in the weekly Waverley Watson.

At this meeting I will cover:
1. a quick review of the 2022 portfolios with some feedback and general comments
2. an overview of how the portfolio projects will be run this year with an overview of the new rules
3. a quick overview of how you might approach your portfolio

I hope you have all started to think about your theme, and we will give some time to share what you are planning. Remember, the aim is to get support, ideas and directions from others. This is not a competition so as much as we can share, the stronger your portfolio will be.

ALL members are welcome, of all levels of photographic ability. Even if you are just curious, come along and get excited.

Celebrating Melbourne’s top secondary photomedia students in an exciting exhibition at MAPh

Our club aponsors a competition run by the Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh) for secondary students in honour of our dear departed friend Rosie Hughes. Please see below information about the launch of the exhibition on Wednesday 26th April 2023 at 6:00pm.

Celebrating its 15th year, TOPshots continues to highlight the strength of the photographic work being produced by students in Victoria’s high schools. The 14 artists selected for this year’s exhibition highlight a range of creative and experimental approaches to photography while exploring themes and ideas that are relevant to these young artists as they navigate their worlds and develop their creative responses.
MAPh is proud to have the opportunity to foreground and acknowledge these emerging artists while providing them with a vital platform to share and exhibit their work.
  – Stella Loftus-Hills, MAPh Curator

TOPshots 2022–23 | Exhibition launch and award announcement
Museum of Australian Photography
Wednesday 26 April 2023
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Free event. RSVPs essential

Special presentation from Mieke Boynton focusing on Bright and surrounds

In advance of our club weekend away to Bright we have a special presentation from Mieke Boynton focusing on Bright and surrounds.

Mieke is well know to the club and is an internationally acclaimed landscape and aerial photographer. Mieke and her partner Matt Palmer own and run the Alpine Light Gallery in the beautiful alpine township of Bright in Victoria, where you can visit and view a large selection of their fine art landscape prints.

The presentation will be on Wednesday 19th April 2023 at 7:30pm over Zoom.

Macro/Close-up workshop with Aaron Harivel – April 2023

Our April workshop will be a presentation from Olympus specialist Aaron Harivel on macro and close-up photography.

When: Tuesday 18th April 2023 at 7:30pm
Where: Mount Waverley Community Centre Main Hall

  • Short presentation followed by hands on
  • Bring your camera, subjects for macro photography, tripod and lighting if you wish
  • Aaron will also bring some camera equipment, lighting and subject matter

April 2023 ‘Motion/movement’ results

Judge: John Chapman

Set subject EDI

Lyndel Holt - Pelican taking off
Intermediate: Lyndel Holt – Pelican taking off

Kerry McFarlane - Turn and Burn
Advanced: Kerry McFarlane – Turn and Burn

Open EDI

Lyndel Holt - Break of day
Intermediate: Lyndel Holt – Break of day

Daryl Lynch - Maroubra Tidal Wash
Advanced: Daryl Lynch – Maroubra Tidal Wash

Open Print

Lyndel Holt - Jetty reflections
Intermediate: Lyndel Holt – Jetty reflections

Stephen Jude - Manhattan Bridge
Advanced: Stephen Jude – Manhattan Bridge

Set subject definition:

This subject covers the full range of techniques to indicate the state of moving including Intentional Camera Movement, long exposure and light trails
[1] Of people – encompassing, but not limited to, dancing, ballet, sport, callisthenics or gymnasium.
[2] Of things – an image in which our visual sense tells us that the subject is moving eg waterfalls, panning traffic, motor sports.
[3] Of fauna – capturing all forms of movement on land, in water and in the air. The sense of motion may be added in post processing
(modified from APJA & SAPF)