Photopix – July 2020

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.

Photopix – June 2020

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.

Photopix – Something new to replace outings

Due to our interrupted schedule for outings, we will offer an interesting distraction where we meet on Zoom for members to share their work.

Meeting structure:

  • 90 minutes maximum
  • 1-3 different presentations in one evening

Presentation format:

  • 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 outings@waverleycameraclub.org.

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.