Entering prints in competitions workshop

Next week we will be running a workshop/demonstration on how to mount prints for entering in club competitions.

Tuesday 25 February, 7:30pm, upstairs at Wadham House.

This is aimed at intermediate members or those that have never entered a print, but all are welcome.

I will demonstrate my technique for mounting a print, we can discuss various options and members will be able to try out the mat cutter.

If you are an intermediate member that has printed an image for the April comp (due the following week) then we could mount it. There is also a selection of pre-cut mats (lightly used) that members can have for their entries if they are suitable.

Social BBQ on Tuesday 7th January 2020

Our first activity of 2020 will be a social BBQ at Brickmakers Park in Oakleigh on Tuesday 7th January 2020 from 6:30pm. Seats might be needed as there is limited seating, but plenty of space at the BBQs.

This is also the due date for our February competition, so bring along your print entries and make sure you are a paid up member!

Our venue:
Brickmakers Park
23-29 Stamford Road, Oakleigh 3166

A look back at the outings from 2019

Throughout 2019 the club went on a number of fantastic outings, a huge thanks goes to Helen for organising them.

For each outing we create a gallery and encourage members to upload their images, from these a “mystery judge” will select one image. The winners of the outing awards for 2019 include:

Helen Warnod - Triffid Phillip Harris - Mistrust Helen Warnod - Marina Stephen Hilton - Crepes
Stephen Hilton - Around the Bend Colleen Singleton- Cold meat for lunch John Fairlie - Touchdown

End of Year Results 2019

End of year competitions

Best Open Print

Anthony Yap - Contemplation

1st – Anthony Yap – Contemplation
2nd – Anthony Pearsall – A budget Christo
3rd – Tim Keane – Zebra Plain
HM – Jill Shaw – Scalloped Arches in Agra Red Fort
HM – Anthony Yap – Up the alise

Best Colour EDI

Tuck Leong - Rock Flow

1st – Tuck Leong – Rock Flow
2nd – Felix Shparberg – Changed-positions
HM – Steve Hilton – Wall of Water
HM – Rosie Hughes – Travel Through Our Outback

Best Monochrome EDI

Anthony Pearsall - Waterlogged

1st – Anthony Pearsall – Waterlogged
2nd – Helen Warnod – Hot cuppa
3rd – Ray Stabey – Cuba Buick
HM – Geoff Shaw – Image in image 2
HM – Felix Shparberg – Conquest and Allure

Aggregate awards

Set Subject EDI – Advanced

1st – Rosie Hughes – 18 points
1st – Jill Shaw – 18 points
2nd – Felix Shparberg – 17 points
3rd – Alan Bennett – 16 points
3rd – Wolf Marx – 16 points

Set Subject EDI – Intermediate

1st – Hans Huysmans – 17 points
2nd – Steve Hilton – 14 points
3rd – Vira Vujovich – 13 points

Open Print – Advanced

1st – Vicki Moritz – 20 points
2nd – Trace O’Rourke – 19 points
2nd – Rosie Hughes – 19 points
3rd – Felix Shparberg – 16 points

Open Print – Intermediate

1st – Hai Thi Nguyen – 27 points
2nd – Ray Stabey – 17 points
3rd – Tim Keane – 15 points

Open EDI – Advanced

1st – Anne Ramus – 20 points
2nd – Geoff Shaw – 19 points
3rd – Rosie Hughes – 15 points
3rd – Felix Shparberg – 15 points

Open EDI – Intermediate

1st – Hai Thi Nguyen – 20 points
2nd – Angela McLeod – 18 points
3rd – Tim Keane – 16 points
3rd – Anthony Pearsall – 16 points

Creative EDI

1st – Bob Thomas – 9 points
2nd – Geoff Shaw – 7 points
2nd – Alan Bennett – 7 points
3rd – Rosie Hughes – 6 points
3rd – Tim Keane – 6 points

Top Scorer (across all sections and groups)

Hai Thi Nguyen – 59 points

President’s trophy


Monthly competitions in 2020

February – Close up

Judge: Chris Hillard
Entries due: Tuesday 7 January 2020
Judged: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: A image that shows a subject closer and in more detail than we are used to seeing in everyday life.

March – Photojournalism (monochrome)

Judge: Jose Aguiar
Entries due: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Judged: Tuesday 3 March 2020
Sections: Monochrome open print
Monochrome open EDI
Monochrome set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.

April – Architecture

Judge: Deb Mullins
Entries due: Tuesday 3 March 2020
Judged: Tuesday 7 April 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Creative EDI
Set subject definition: An image of one or more buildings or structures, or a portion of a building or structure. The image should emphasise significant architectural features, patterns, textures or the use of space in context. Human figures may be included, but not dominate.

May – Iconic Melbourne

Judge: Sam Mariani
Entries due: Tuesday 7 April 2020
Judged: Tuesday 5 May 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image that conveys a notable and recognisable aspect of Melbourne, such as would be used on a postcard or in tourism materials.

June – Decay

Judge: Gillian Turner
Entries due: Tuesday 5 May 2020
Judged: Tuesday 2 June 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Creative EDI
Set subject definition: A subject, in a state of decay, which has declined from a sound or prosperous condition, fallen into disrepair or ruin, or declined in health, strength and vigor

July – Animals (including pets)

Judge: Louise Sedgman
Entries due: Tuesday 2 June 2020
Judged: Tuesday 7 July 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image of living animals, birds or insects either confined or in their natural environment. Studio style images of animals are acceptable.

August – Sunrises and sunsets

Judge: Ian Rolfe
Entries due: Tuesday 7 July 2020
Judged: Tuesday 4 August 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Creative EDI
Set subject definition: An image where sunrise, sunset or the associated glow is a dominant component of the composition.

September – Film noir (monochrome)

Judge: Brett Ferguson
Entries due: Tuesday 4 August 2020
Judged: Tuesday 1 September 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Film noir is a style of American filmmaking from the 1940’s and 50’s characterized by dectective protagonists, seedy settings, shadowy lighting, and a fatalistic tone.

October – Airborne action

Judge: Ricardo da Cunha
Entries due: Tuesday 1 September 2020
Judged: Tuesday 6 October 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Creative EDI
Set subject definition: An image which portrays a subject in airborne action and/or motion.

November – Phone photography

Judge: Lyn Haywood
Entries due: Tuesday 6 October 2020
Judged: Tuesday 27 October 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image captured on a mobile phone. Single capture only, editing limited to cropping, light and colour manipulations. Significant editing which removes, alters or introduces elements, (such as warping, compositing or cloning) is not acceptable.

December – End of year

Judge: Peter Calder
Entries due: Tuesday 27 October 2020
Judged: Tuesday 1 December 2020
Sections: Open print
Colour EDI
Monochrome EDI
President’s trophy

Results from 29th Eastern Interclub 2019

Recently we participated in the 29th Eastern Interclub 2019 run by the Maroondah Photographic Society. Congratulations to our members whose prints were selected as we took out first place for the print section.

Anthony Pearsall - A budget Christo Tim Keane - Zebra Plain Vicki Moritz - Spirit coming in Felix Shparberg - In Flemish style Tim Keane - St Kilda Marina

Individual congratulations to the following members:

Tim Keane - Zebra Plain
Tim Keane – Zebra Plain – 14 points – 2nd place

Felix Shparberg - In Flemish style
Felix Shparberg – In Flemish style – 12 points – Merit

Geoff Shaw - Torso 2
Geoff Shaw – Torso 2 – 12 points – Merit

Hai Thi Nguyen – LIGHT PAINTING WANAKA AUTUMN NZ – 12 points – Merit

See our Eastern Interclub 2019 galleries for all of our entries.