Knick-knacks and precious old-world findings

On Wednesday 4th March we enjoyed a weekday outing to the Waverley Antique Bazaar in Glen Waverley. What a success! 21 attendees met up at 10am sharp in the carpark for a short briefing by volunteer leader Jen Fawkes before venturing inside the bazaar 21 attendees met up at 10am sharp for a short briefing in the carpark before venturing inside the bazaar.

Wowee! The building is immense and the bazaar staff kindly gave us open slather which gave us ample time to get completely lost in the rows and rows of stalls packed with an amazing diversity of knick-knacks and precious old-world findings. Goodies for composites galore!

We finished up with up with a lovely long coffee break and a chatter which capped off a great morning’s photography.

Many thanks to Jen Fawkes who took the Leadership cap and organised our visit!

More photos from participating members can be found in the outing gallery.

Waverley Antique Bazaar Outing – March 2020

This is an indoor shoot at an Antique Bazaar where we have permission to photograph items that are up for sale. The bazaar is in a HUGE warehouse full of items ranging from furniture, clothing, knickknacks, costumes, 60’s stuff and more. This is a great place to collect images for creative, composite work or for a still life composition.

Wednesday 4th March 2020
Meet at the front of the venue at 10am.
11A Aristoc Rd, Glen Waverley. Next door to the badminton centre.

CANCELLED: City Night Walk

I have been monitoring the Bureau of Meteorology website closely over the past few days. Tomorrow’s forecast foreshadows possibly severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall, gusty winds and possible large hail later in the day.

Not specifying how later is later, the decision has been made to cancel the City Walk Outing tomorrow evening.

This is a great disappointment, so to make the best of it we plan to repeat this outing at a time later in the year when the sun sets earlier. Then we can perhaps enjoys capturing some light trails as well!

City Night Walk – February 2020

Given the challenges of unpredictable weather and fire hazards this year, our first Outing for 2020 is a Melbourne city night walk. We intend to capture Melbourne in a different light and from a different perspective.

This outing will afford opportunities for night and street photography. You will need your camera, lenses, tripod, charged batteries and a raincoat if wet!

We will meet at 7:30pm on Saturday 1st February, 2020 at Flinders Street station. We intend to catch the train from Mt. Waverley station. Others may drive and park in Federation square carpark.

Register with outings@waverleycameraclub.org.

Beautiful sites along the coast near Sorrento and Portsea

Our final outing for the year was a grand success. The weather was perfect which drew 18 people out to visit and photograph the beautiful sites along the coast near Sorrento and Portsea.

Ross Eddington - London Bridge Surfer Tim K Erosion Ross Eddington - Beach Jewelery Over flow- Colleen Singleton

Carpooling has ended up being a wonderful way to get to know and have a good chat with other members of our club. Once we arrive we tend to scarper off in groups and share photography chat, settings, equipment etc. until break times where we get back together again and chat about many and varied things.

Colleen, a recent WCC member said, “Sometimes when in a photo club it’s as important to click with the people, than to just click the shutter on your camera, one learns so much more.”

Tim K Ray enjoying London Bridge Vira Vujovich Natures abrtract art- Colleen Singleton Loving arms- Colleen Singleton

Our first stop was to photograph the dual bays of Bay of Islands and Diamond Bay. The scenery is magnificent and most members were unaware of this site previously. We then moved on to the more well-known London Bridge before ending out year with a convivial lunch at the Portsea Hotel overlooking over the beautiful blue water of Port Phillip Bay.

If you haven’t yet been on an outing in 2019, make a New Year’s resolution to come along and join the fun and take some photographs as well!

Tim K Cliff Stairs Tim K Helen Angela Ross Eddington - JJJR Helen Warnod - Ross

More photos from participating members can be found in the outing gallery.

A beautiful day for a stroll and animal photography

Fortune smiled upon us for our October Outing to Healesville Sanctuary. It was a beautiful day for a stroll and a bit of photography. We numbered 23, including family members and guests.

Dave Sumner - An Easy Meal ANGELA MCLEOD-GREEN BIRD Jen Fawkes - _MG_9667(2)fb Jack Moore - Nestling

We we also fortunate to have had many very experienced photographers amongst us, who agreed to mentor others on the day. Thanks to Dave Sumner, Jen Fawkes, Vicki Moritz, Angela McLeod, Tuck Leong, Steve Hilton and Tim Keane who volunteered to mentor. Thanks also to Dave Sumner who provided a ‘Hints for Animal Photography document’ for all participants.

Helen Warnod -Landing Jack Moore - Looking at ya! George Skarbek - Medium bird VM-Jabiru with fish

More photos from participating members can be found in the outing gallery.

Low-light challenge both outdoors and indoors

The September outing was a very enjoyable and quite an educational experience despite a very disappointing sunrise. I imagined that the threat of rain and a rendezvous at the Queen Victoria Market at 6am would not attract many but, despite the odds, we numbered eight!

Helen Warnod - Morning coffee Stephen Hilton - Customer Relationships Colleen Singleton - Which one to pick Stephen Edmonds - Hot & Spicy

This outing presented photographers with a low-light challenge both outdoors in the early light at the Queen Victoria market and an indoors challenge in the St. Mary Star of the Sea church, a short walk away.

Helen Warnod - St Mary Star of the Sea Chruch Stephen Hilton - St Mary 1 Stephen Hilton - St Mary 2 Stephen Edmonds - Crossing

It was a great opportunity for both experienced and less experienced photographers to talk and share expertise and experiences. We finished the outing with a bite to eat and a good coffee at the Common Ground Café at the end of the morning.

More photos from participating members can be found in the outing gallery.

September 2019 Workshop – Gear Night

All members are welcome to the Gear night! If you have never attended a gear night now is the time to begin! Our mentors and resident experts sit with a group with similar camera brands and take and answer questions from members about their cameras. The advantage is you will receive ‘pertinent’ rather than ‘generic’ answers to your queries.

Don’t be put off if you are a beginner or not too technical! This is a small group situation and all questions at any level will be discussed.

Hope to see you there!