A big THANK YOU to the members who have stepped up and offered to share a few images, photo essays or presentations during 2020. Photopix could not have happened without you!
LAST CHANCE FOR THE YEAR ! you can still send me some COVID lockdown or FREEDOM photos!
Purpose: Challenging yourself
Jen Fawkes – Creating portfolios
In 2017 the Photographic Society of America introduced a new category of honours with a focus on portfolios. In 2018 I achieved my Bronze portfolio distinction (BPSA) with a portfolio titled “Challenging Perceptions” and in 2019 achieved my Silver Portfolio Distinction (SPSA) with a portfolio titled “Once there were people’.
This presentation will discuss the process, rules, requirements and the images that were part of my application for portfolio distinctions.
Purpose: A photographic report
Helen Warnod – Educational partnerships
The sharing of professional expertise internationally leads to an amazing opportunity to experience educational, and cultural marvels, both in and behind the scenes, in Delhi and Northern India.
I chose to produce a photographic rather than a written report.
- Valparaiso – a Photo Essay by Keith Webster
- Sydney COVID photo essay –Valerie Martin
- Your COVID images
Last chance this year, why not volunteer for November!
Purpose: Photography and Learning
Trace O’Rourke – The 12 States of the Observer’s Mind
Trace will talk about the Conceptual Art Portfolio Awards [CAPA] program through the Australian Photographic Society (APS). She will share her Bronze portfolio, the process, her artist statement and the images.
Purpose: Photographic memorabilia & new technologies
John Noble – Before and after
During the second lockdown John been going through his old 35mm colour film negatives and rescanning with a more up-to-date scanner. Lots of memories and some surprising images were restored using newer technologies.
This video offers some experiences with film scanning and offers a quick view of some of the images.
Purpose: Profiling your work
Dave Sumner – About Dave’s photography
Dave is a photography judge and he provides judging services via correspondence for clubs that are remote and find it hard to get judges out to their clubs.
Because he doesn’t physically visit the club in person, he provides the club with a slideshow of his work which they play on the night. Dave presents one of those slideshows.
- Daren Fawkes – Lockdown (COVID photo essay)
- Your COVID images
Have you submitted your COVID Capers photo yet? Also, I still need volunteers for October!
Purpose: Macro photography
Jennifer Sui – An experience with MACRO
- What can we capture around our neighbourhood under the Macro photography category?
- How to achieve a clean and dark background?
- How to get creative with Macro photography?
Purpose: A photographic travel theme
Daren Fawkes – Nepal and Tibet
A tale of trekking in two countries, Nepal and Tibet.
Bonus: Three COVID photo Essays!
- Geoge Skarbek – Glen Waverley
- Daren Fawkes – Lockdown
- Fred Seeber & Helen Warnod – After the storm
A big THANK YOU to the members who have stepped up and offered to share a few images for the month of August!
Purpose: A photographic travel theme
Lyn Robinson – Lyn tells you where to go!
Lyn will take you on a trip to places that not only make for a great holiday, but sites that also provide fantastic photo opportunities.
Purpose: A photographic portrait theme
Keith Webster: Faces of the World
The slideshow ‘Faces of the World’ presents street captured portraits of people encountered during our travels in Africa, Norway/Iceland, Mexico, Caribbean, Asia, South America and Australia. The usual presentation is firstly a context image followed by a portrait cropped to top or side.
Purpose: Inspiration during COVID lockdown
4 people have submitted!
Where is your COVID photo?
There is still time to submit!
Send Helen one photo
Photo: Geoff Shaw
This Thursday 16th July we have two presentations by WCC members who will share what they get up to when the leave the house! The presenters will share their stories via Zoom, followed by questions from the audience.
We will also take a quick glimpse at the work that is produced by one of our workshop classes.
Purpose: Getting out in COVID-19 times
Geoff Shaw – Nature in my neighbourhood
In a travel restricted world. I’m exploring the abundant nature here in Melbourne. I’ll discuss the what, where and how, and hopefully inspire you to expand your nature photography close to home.
Purpose: Perfecting your photography
George Skarbek – Night sky photography
A PowerPoint presentation, with George’s comments and photographic examples, that focus on how to plan and proceed to produce good photos of the night sky. There will be many hints and tips on how to start and what you need and some tips on what to avoid.
Purpose: The value of WCC workshops
Jen Fawkes – Camera Fundamentals
The WCC annual ‘Camera Fundamentals’ workshops are specifically designed for members new to photography. It provides a safe environment to learn about the basics of camera craft and photography. The is a showcase of their recent work in the CBD.
Due to an opportunity to secure a workshop with Peter Eastway on Thursday 18th June 2020, we have brought Photopix forward two days to be held on Tuesday 16th June 2020.
This month we have three interesting presentations by WCC members:
- Donna Clarke : Following my Grandad through his French battlefields journey
- Ray Stabey: An Old Dog Learning New Tricks? Why Have I Started Photography School
- Vicki Moritz: Landscape Photography – before, during and after
Thanks to Wolf and Jen for their presentations last month.
Due to our interrupted schedule for outings, we will offer an interesting distraction where we meet on Zoom for members to share their work.
- 90 minutes maximum
- 1-3 different presentations in one evening
- photographer will share their screen
- 10-15 minute presentation
- 5-10 minutes for questions
Our first evening will be on Thursday 21st May at 7:30pm with the following presentations:
- Wolf Marx – Then and now of Paris
- Jen Fawkes – Lonely Man and The Grey Nomads
If you are interested in presenting then please contact Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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!