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South Wharf Night Outing – August 2018

by on Jul.30, 2018, under Outings

Our outing for August will be to South Wharf during late afternoon and evening on Saturday 11 August 2018.

  • South Wharf Precinct Photography
  • Sunset shoot (sunset at 5.41PM)
  • Elevated Vantage Point Photography
  • Dinner together
  • Possible Photography from King Street Bridge
  • Possible Photography of the Flinders Street Station Building which has just been refurbished

We will meet at 3.45PM at South Wharf. The outing would expect to conclude at about 9PM.

Please register at outings@waverleycameraclub.org by 5PM Thursday 9 August 2018. Final details will be sent to you once we have the final numbers.

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Results from KPS Monochrome Interclub 2018

by on Jul.29, 2018, under Competitions

We recently participated in the Knox Photographic Society Monochrome Interclub competition for 2018 alongside Camberwell, Maroondah, Mornington, Rosanna and Williamstown clubs.

Congratulations to the following members for receiving place awards:

Hedley Anderson – First place for “Rohan” in novice prints
Hedley Anderson - Rohan

Hedley Anderson – Highly commended for “Ted and Lexi” in novice prints
Hedley Anderson - TED&LEXI

Peter Bond – Second place for “Adrift” in open prints
Peter Bond - Adrift

Trace O’Rourke – Third place for “The View” in novice EDI
Trace O'Rourke - The View

All of our entries (and individual scores) can be viewed in the following galleries:

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Photographing Reptiles

by on Jul.27, 2018, under Workshops

Our July workshop was shooting Reptiles and Australian Animals thanks to Aussie Wildlife Displays. The guys brought along a shingle back lizard, a blue tongue lizard, two pythons including an albino, a green tree frog, a crocodile, a sugar glider and Elvis the Red tail Black Cockatoo. Although cold and blustery it was a great night with the models behaving themselves most of the time. The Baby Crocodile kept his pose with his mouth open for an amazing amount of time.

Photos from the night can be viewed in the gallery for the night, and below are some wonderful shots taken by members Fred Seeber, Tim Keane and Ken Barnett.

Fred Seeber Tongue 3 Tim K Snake 4 Ken Barnett-Black Cockatoo

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Notes on sharpening in Lightroom

by on Jul.24, 2018, under General

Sharpening images is a basic skill, but often done badly. Too little sharpening and your image will look soft or fuzzy, too much and sharpening artefacts such as halos around detail and edges are prominent. So here are a few notes to assist in understanding what the various sliders in Lightroom’s sharpen tool do.

In the Develop module, the sharpening tool has 4 sliders, Amount, Radius, Detail, Masking. Feel free to play with these and investigate the effects on the image. The “square-cross-hair” icon at the top left of the preview area can be clicked to then click on a relevant area of your image to centre the preview on that area. Or, you can move your cursor over the preview image and note that the cursor becomes a hand. Click and drag to reposition the preview of the image. Choose an area of the image where there is some detail that you are interested in being sharpened. It may be, for example, eyes, or, in this example, some feathers with lots of detail. You can see in this image (right) that there the feathers are a little fuzzy. This preview has the default settings of 25 sharpening, 1.0 radius, 25 detail and 0 masking. Some sharpening is normally expected because of the complex procedures needed to translate the pixels in raw images – in the sensor the different colour pixels are different positions and need to be combined – to a rectangular grid of pixels, each with RGB values (for a brief overview try Demosaicing – Wikipedia if you are interested in the technical details).
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Burst mode at the motocross

by on Jul.20, 2018, under Outings

Nineteen keen photographers attended the Motocross Outing last Saturday. We meet in the Bunnings, Vermont South car park at 9.15AM and walked to the Motorcross (about 200 metres).

The weather was blue skies all around but we would have preferred a little cloud cover. The Nunawading and District Motocross Club allowed us to access various ‘on track’ locations for close up action. OH&S vests and signed indemnity forms were a requirement.

The Outing gave us the opportunity to practice capturing sharp images of fast moving subjects and at the same time include some motion blur – challenging!

Burst mode appeared to be the choice of the day and so by lunch time, most had captured several hundred images; the action was non stop.

More images from the day can be found in the gallery.

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July 2018 Workshop – Reptiles

by on Jul.16, 2018, under Workshops

Just a reminder that this months workshop is shooting reptiles, tomorrow night 17th July at 7:30.

We are going to have a light set up so no flashes. Just bring your cameras and lenses. Best lenses are a portrait lens and possibly a macro lens if you have them. Otherwise best lens is the one you have!

Don’t forget we are still in Ashwood Hall.

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July 2018 ‘Table top / Still life’ results

by on Jul.05, 2018, under Competitions

Judge: Adrian Smith

Set subject EDI

Rosie Hughes - GREEN AND ORANGE
A Grade: Rosie Hughes – GREEN AND ORANGE

Chris Herft - Hollow Eyes
B Grade: Chris Herft – Hollow Eyes

Open EDI

Hans Huysmans - Lone Fisherman
A grade: Hans Huysmans – Lone Fisherman

Jason Kim - Sunset in port melbourne
B grade: Jason Kim – Sunset in port melbourne

Open Print

Richard Pilcher - Green Backed Heron
A grade: Richard Pilcher – Green Backed Heron

Christopher Herft - A Little Ray of Sunshine
B grade: Chris Herft – A Little Ray of Sunshine

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