Rosie Hughes Memorial Prize – TOPshots competition

As most of you know the club lost a dear member Rosie Hughes a few years ago. Resulting from this tragedy Rosie’s family and the club joined forces and decided to sponsor a photographic competition, as Rosie was a great teacher and was willing to develop the skills of any club member that requested assistance. The club spoke to the Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh) and for their TOPshots competition, a year 12 school competition, the winner receives the Rosie Hughes Memorial Prize.

The presentation this year is on:

Date: Wednesday 27th March
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Address: 850 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill

Please book thru the invitation link.

You are all welcome to attend, I hope to see you there.

Kind regards,
Ian Coombs

Melbourne General Cemetery – Sunday 4th June 2023

For our June outing, we are going to Melbourne General Cemetery for a change, in preparation for our September set subject “Cemeteries”.

Date: Sunday 4th June 2023
Time: 8:00 am – 10:30 am or later.
(The cemetery opens at 8am, so will miss the crowds!)
Meeting place: Prime Minister’s Memorial Garden inside the main entrance from College Cres.
(College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria, 3052)

Melbourne General Cemetery is in Parkville. You can drive there or take buses or trams. You should easily find a parking on College Cres, Parkville.

RSVP: To Ian Coombs via email by 30th May 2023

Portraiture during twilight workshop

I hope you are all well, and ready to participate in another great workshop, which is to be run by Andrew Esposito, who in 2018 won the prestigious AIPP title Victorian Professional Wedding Photographer of Year and is a respected Judge for photographic competitions within AIPP National and State awards.

This workshop will be on the beach, using continuous light to light up the model, getting a portraiture during twilight.

Date: Tuesday 21st February 2023
Location: Lagoon Pier, Port Melbourne
Time: 7.15pm

What to bring:

  • Tripod
  • Wide Angle lens (for a creative shot)
  • Other lenses you have, telephotos not recommended
  • If you have your own set of continuous lights, can you also bring them

If you will be attending, can you please to the email sent to the members list. Hope to see you there.

Thank you for a great 2022!

What a year it has been, so many workshops, outings, lots and lots of images, what more in life could we want!!

Last night was the Annual Presentation Night, with many highlights, some being:

  • Paul Spence, became a life member
  • Jennifer Sui was top aggregate scorer
  • Portfolio distinctions were awarded
  • Judges Christopher Ian & Mandarine Montgomery, gave insightful comments, and answered many questions informally
  • Lots of door prizes won, with very happy recipients
  • A very social time was had by all.

On behalf of the committee, have a wonderful and safe festive season, see you all next year with our first event a BBQ on 10th January 2023 at Brickmakers Park.

Results from 32nd Eastern Interclub 2022

Last week I attended the 32nd Eastern Interclub presentation night run by Maroondah Photographic Society, with Sim, Jill & Geoff. It was an interesting night listening to the history of this competition, how it started with only a few entries and NO rules. Can you imagine the havoc that would cause now!!

WCC entered images in both Open EDI and B&W EDI, the results are:

  • Open EDI – Overall we came First with 83 points, 5 points in front of second
  • B&W EDI – Overall we came fifth with 71 points

Rebecca Kashyap - Rainy Night in Ginza
Rebecca Kashyap – Rainy Night in Ginza – 15 points, First place

Tuck Leong - Dew on Damselfly
Tuck Leong – Dew on Damselfly – 15 points, Merit

Kerry McFarlane - Catching First Light
Kerry McFarlane – Catching First Light – 14 points, Merit

Jen Fawkes - Crowned
Jen Fawkes – Crowned – 14 points, Merit

Our entries can be viewed in our Eastern Interclub 2022 galleries.