Our next monthly meeting and Competition Night is on Tuesday the 3rd of July, the judge this month is Mr Geoff Sherrington. I dont know Geoff very well but I must admit when we spoke he came across as being very knowledgeable, very digi-savy and certainly an experienced judge. I also asked him as we always do of our judges, to send me some stuff that I could use to introduce him. This is what he sent:
… As for introductions, my wife Colleen and I were members of Camberwell, then a break, then Ivanhoe, then a break again. I’ve been working with APS Management Committee as chairman of the Plagiarism & Ethics sub-committee, but there are personality difficulties so I don’t stress that. I started working in digital photography with Landsat satellite tapes in the late 70s, making earth images from bits in my work in management of earth science projects with large corporations (now retired). The software that we and many others wrote found its way into image programs like PhotoShop and Corel PhotoPaint (I use the latter). Have been doing digital enhancement & manipulation on photos since 1993 or so. Have used high grade camera bodies and lenses, all 35 mm format film, and did not change to digital cameras until Dec last year. Also, I chair a photographic interest group at North Balwyn Probus Club, meeting monthly, and am a member of 3 on-line APS folios, also with monthly image swapping and informal judging. So, over 30 judging episodes a year, including past Nationals. Two main streams in photography. 1. To make images that cause emotion. 2. To work part way between photography and painted art, through image programmes.
Interesting isnt it?Cheers and Rosie and I will see you all on the 3rd of July at The Craft Room, Mt Waverley Community Centre, Miller Crescent, Mt Waverley. 7.30 for an 8pm start.