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Sunday Outing 6th July 2014 – Melbourne Zoo

by on Jun.19, 2014, under Outings

The next Sunday outing on the 6th July 2014, will be at Melbourne Zoo meeting at 9am at the Zoo’s Main Entrance on Elliot Avenue. There is plenty of parking available and the cost to park your car here on a Sunday is $2 for 5 Hours.

Please contact Cookie if you intend to join us so that we can plan a group booking and reserve seats for lunch. Please see the attached flyer and maps for further information.

This is a great opportunity for people interested in wildlife photography to hone their skills without having to go on safari. We will have at least one experienced wildlife photographer who will be around to answer questions or to help people improve their photography. Please bring along your longest focal length lens and at least a monopod or preferably a tripod.



Zoo Map


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Definition of ‘Photo Travel’

by on Jun.18, 2014, under Competitions

For over 40 years the Photographic Society of America (PSA) has had a division for Photo Travel images, it is their definition that we are using for our November ‘Photo Travel’ competition.

In 2013 the PSA revised the wording of their definition to be:

“A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place, and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Closeup pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations, including infrared, are unacceptable.”

We are now using this version for our November competition, there is no substantive difference between the pre-2013 and current definitions.

Both versions of the definition include the “natural state” qualifier and we have received a couple of queries as to what that means. Fortunately there was an article in the PSA Journal explaining the full definition which clarified:

“…in its natural state means that what we see is what we shoot. Like Photojournalism and Nature, Photo Travel is essentially a documentary media; our goal is to portray the truth of a situation. When we change or arrange elements in a scene for photography, to that extent our photograph becomes untrue. Consider set-up shoots. They usually are well planned; but the final result is not a real record of what existed there. What to look for in a photo travel photograph with people is spontaneity. Set-ups are the enemy of spontaneity. You may have good results with a set-up; if so, enter that image in an open division. Keep your photo travel images a natural state.”

The full article (PDF 1MB) is worth reading to get a complete understanding of the definition.

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Workshop Night 17th June – NIK Software With Master Printer, Stuart D’Sylva

by on Jun.16, 2014, under Workshops

***NOTE*** This workshop is being held at the Mt Waverley Community Centre and NOT Wadham House, please DO NOT go to Wadham House.

This Tuesday’s workshop is all about Google’s NIK Software. Come along and see what the words Viveza or Dfine mean and learn how to use this software in conjunction with Photoshop from the Master Printer, Stuart D’Sylva. The workshop starts around 7.30pm and runs until around 10.30pm, please be there a little early to help setup the room and be seated ready to start.

Here’s a link to Google/NIK Software’s website where you can download a 15 day fully functioning trial, just hit the try button at the top of the page. Please note that you need to have an accompanying Adobe product to use NIK Software, download a trial copy of Lightroom or Photoshop HERE.

Please be respectful and ensure that you turn your mobile phone to silent during Stuart’s talk.


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June 2014 ‘open’ results

by on Jun.03, 2014, under Competitions

Judge: Alfred Zommers

Printed images of the month

John Mallett - Kestrel
A grade: John Mallett – Kestrel

John Podger - Mud, Mud, Grorious Mud
B grade: John Podger – Mud, Mud, Grorious Mud

EDI images of the month

Vicki Moritz - Mentone1
A grade: Vicki Moritz – Mentone1

Richard Pilcher - Synchronized Scratching
B grade: Richard Pilcher – Synchronized Scratching

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