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Mentoring Group – Wednesday 23rd Jan 2019

by on Jan.04, 2019, under Special interest groups

What is The Mentoring Group?

The Mentoring Group is open to all paid up members.

Where: Wadham House (upstairs), 52 Wadham Parade, Mt Waverley, 3149 (behind the Library)
When: Wednesday 23rd Jan 2019 starting at 7.30pm

For those who don’t know, the initial aim of the Mentoring Group which was originally started by the late John Hadfield at his home, was to help members with photographs that they perhaps intend to enter into club monthly competitions. However, when I took over the group from John, we opened it up to all members and used Wadham House as the classroom. I did find that on occasion there was a need for people to also discuss their photographs more generally as some people needed more basic assistance in deciding on whether they even had good photographs in the first place. Inevitably, discussing photographs often led to discussions about sharpness, composition and getting it right in camera etc. This in turn led to more in depth discussions about other aspects of photography such as focus, depth of field and other more technical subjects. So, I decided to introduce a 30 minute session at the start of Mentoring based around feedback from members and what problems they were struggling with so we could discuss it at some depth.

The night is about you and your images and I like to promote a relaxed environment and encourage open discussion. If you are new to the club and are unsure about other people seeing your images please let me know at the start of the evening, there is no pressure to be involved. I do like to ask for everyone’s opinion not just my own on the photographs people bring along so this is a great opportunity to introduce new members to other people seeing their images for the first time and have them commented on. We only provide positive comments and there is strictly no rude or derogatory behaviour allowed, the night is about learning and moving forward with your photography skills.

What Happens on the Night?

  1. Come along to the meeting and bring with you a USB stick with some images that you think have potential or you just want to discuss. If you shoot RAW and/or have done some editing already to a JPEG, please bring the original file and the edited version.
  2. We’ll start by discussing a particular topic for about 30 minutes. In January we will discuss ‘Club Competitions an in depth look at what happens’, from editing and labelling right through to who sees the images, how they are judged and who knows which image belongs to who?
  3. We will then discuss as a group in a casual environment, the images that people have brought along, we can also do some basic editing in Photoshop and discuss images generally. I am a registered judge so we can look at both a judge’s perspective and from the group’s personal one. If you don’t want to discuss your images as part of a group then that is fine and I can talk to you at the end of the session or take them home and provide feedback via email.
  4. We normally wrap up about 9.30pm but, I realise people work and need to get up early so please don’t feel you need to stay until the end.
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Tuesday 15th August – Travel Nature Photography with David Burren

by on Aug.14, 2017, under Workshops

Workshop night this month is Travel Nature Photography with David Burren 7.30pm start in the Main Hall at Mt Waverley Community Centre. Come along and see David’s masterful work, I know he’s not long back from photographing Snow Leopards and having seen David’s work before I know you’re in for a real treat.

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Knox Interclub – Wednesday 26th July 2017

by on Jul.22, 2017, under Competitions

WCC has as usual entered the Knox Monochrome competition and the results are announced on Wednesday 26th at Knox Photographic Society, Boronia West Primary School, Cnr Penrith and Tormore  Roads, Boronia at 7.30pm.

We have a number of different members images in the competition as listed on the poster below. If you’ve never been to an Interclub and want to support the club then come along, all are welcome. Supper will be provided by the host club.


















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Weekend Outing – Sat/Sun 5th & 6th August 2017

by on Jul.22, 2017, under Outings

This month Ross has organised a real cracker where there will be something for everyone, you can shoot street photography, wildlife in the wetlands, panoramic sunrise and sunset shots of the beautiful volcanic countryside and maybe even a photojournalistic shot or two in the town. August will be an overnight stay or just Saturday or just Sunday depending on how you feel, I know I am staying overnight and I can’t wait. Please follow Ross’s instructions below the poster and read them carefully please:

Saturday 5/08/17:
02.30PM:                         Meet at Yea township.
AFTERNOON:                Check out Sunset and Sunrise locations.
04.30PM:                         Set up for Sunset Shoot. (Sunset at 5.35PM.)
07.30 to 8PM:                Arrive for dinner at the pub (Country Club Hotel – Yea).

Nye nyes .

Sunday 6/08/17:
06.15AM:                        Meet at Murchison Gap for Sunrise Shoot (Sunrise 7.13AM)
09.30AM:                       Breakfast at Marmalades (quirky cafe). Built in 1887 and was a grocers.
10.30AM:                        Wetlands Shoot at Yea.

Lunch if anyone is up to it!

A WCC experienced photographer will be on hand to help with camera settings and provide helpful advice.

Please register with Ross Eddington at outings@waverleycameraclub.org

by 5PM. Wednesday 2/08/17 please – more details will be sent to you.

(Earlier registrations would be appreciated.)


Please arrange your own over night stay as soon as possible; there is limited accommodation available in Yea.

Food for thought:

Yea Motel at $120 a Double, Singles $99 Ring Christine 5797 2660 and mention WCC.
Riverside Caravan Park at $125 for Studio Cabin Ring 5797 2972.
Peppercorn Hotel About $150 Ring 5797 2000.

Tartan Motel $? Ring 5797 2202.
Royal Mail Hotel $? Ring 5797 2515.
Cheviot Cottages $? Ring 5797 2617.

Some members may prefer not to stay overnight or are unable to attend the complete Outing. If so could you please let Ross know so that meal bookings can be managed.

If you have any questions, please email Ross at outings@waverleycameraclub.org

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Mat Cutting for Competition Entries – From Wednesday 26th July

by on Jul.19, 2017, under Workshops

From Wednesday 26/07/17, the WCC Mat Cutter will now be available for members to use on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

Location will be WADHAM HOUSE, Wadham Parade, Mt Waverley (Just behind the library). 7.30 to 9PM. At the same time as the Mentoring Group.

We will use the upstairs kitchen as a work room and cut mats for presentation in WCC Monthly Competitions.

You can just turn up, bring along your print and mat it for competition.

Mat board, backing board, double sided tape etc. will be available from the Club on the night. The materials will be supplied free for the first night but in future you will be able to purchase the materials from the Club at better than shop prices.



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Composite Photography – 2nd September 2017

by on Jul.17, 2017, under Workshops


To attend you need to read the following carefully

  1. Deposit $30.00 into the club’s bank account at Westpac Bank, Account 033 526 10 3937
  2. Add your Name OR Member No as a reference for the payment
  3. Then Email pspence88@gmail.com advising of your payment and I will email you back with comformation of payment.

NOTE* If you would like to book a place for a friend or family member please note non-members are $35.00.


NOTE** The number of places are limited so please ACT FAST before places are made available to other clubs.

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Special Mat Cutting Workshop – Wed 12th July 2017

by on Jul.09, 2017, under Workshops

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Monthly Outing July 2017 – Night Photography

by on Jun.27, 2017, under Outings

To keep us in line with the monthly competition themes, Ross has organised a ‘Night Photography’ outing for Saturday 1st July 2017 somewhere in the city. Please register with Ross at outings@waverleycameraclub.org by 5pm the Thursday prior to the outing and full details will be sent to you.

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Monthly Outing – Sunday 4th June – Arts Centre Back Stage Tour and Street Photography

by on May.30, 2017, under Outings

Sunday 4th June is the clubs next monthly outing and this month combines a Arts Centre backstage tour with a Street Photography Tour of the city. Street Photography should be fresh in everyone’s mind after the recent talk by Wolf Marx. The backstage tour is limited to 15 people and the Street Photography (the interesting part) starts at 11am after the tour which is unlimited.

Hope to see you all there:

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Competition Night – Tuesday 6th June 2017

by on May.27, 2017, under Competitions

Welcome everyone to the WCC Website and more importantly the upcoming June Competition Night. The night commences at 7.30 for a 7.45 start in the Main Hall of Mt Waverley Community Centre. Alan Bennett is hosting the night and Bert Hoveling EFIAP FAPS SSAPS HonFAPS from Camberwell Camera Club will be the judge for the night. I encourage you all to attend, Bert Hoveling is a well renowned photographer and judge and you will enjoy the evening.

Please note: we had a guest get lost trying to find the workshop night so I’ve included a map and images of the location with instructions on which room we will be in, below. Members, please keep one eye out for people who may be looking for the club when you are in the vicinity of the Community Centre, even if they aren’t looking for our group it is always nice to help someone. See you all there and don’t forget to bring your July print entries with you as they are due on the night.


















Entry to the Community Centre is from Miller Crescent, the Main Hall is the first room on the left as you go into the Lobby.

Please see pictures below.

Community Centre Main Entrance off Miller Crescent

Community Centre Lobby and Main Hall Entrance






Community Centre Parking off Holskamp Street and Main Entrance off Miller Crescent







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