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The KL and China trip – July 2018

by on Aug.01, 2018, under Outings

Little did I know when Anthony Yap proposed this trip last year what an adventure it would be! Those of us who made the trip were myself, Anthony, Rosie Hughes, Russell Lucas, Marie Shaw, Alan Bennett, Geoff and Jill Shaw, Cookie Chong, Jenny and Cheng Yip. Paul had to head home after KL to attend family matters. In addition to our club members there was Marcellian Tan (one of the organisers), a group of his friends and the irrepressible Jack, our local guide.

Photo thanks to Marie and her iPhone

We started in KL with a side trip to Melaka – it helped to acclimatise with the hot weather and to remind some of us how to use our cameras. KL was a dusty bustling city with a lot of building happening in a rather random fashion and terrible traffic. Melaka was charming – I would go back there any day. Highlights of the Malaysian stopover were the Iron Mosque (at dawn), Petronas towers at dusk and MelakaJonkers and the Serkam Mosque. Marie and I gowned up to enter the mosque – but as mere females were only allowed to look in from the outside areas.

Then on to China, after arrival at the Guilin airport we got onto our barely air conditioned bus with all our luggage. This was our main form of transport for the week other than various forms of local transport and all the walking. First stop was the Longji rice terraces via the village of Dazhai. This gave us an introduction of what was to follow. We transferred to a village bus, then local vans…then porters carried most of our camera gear and overnight bags in baskets as we walked to the rice terraces at Xiaozhai Yao village. The Yao people were very friendly and the terraces a wonderful exercise in graphic design- complete with local models! The trip back was equally eventful with a bit of 4 wheel driving down the mountain tracks.

Looking toward the light

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June 2018 Workshop – Creative Inspiration with Vanessa Macaulay

by on Jun.18, 2018, under Workshops

Our workshop on Tuesday 19 June 2018 will be Creative Inspiration with Vanessa Macaulay.

  • Professional Photographer – events, portraits and weddings
  • Victorian AIPP President
  • AIPP Master of Photography II
  • Educator

NOTE: Venue is the portable next to the Mount Waverley Library on Miller Crescent.

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May 2018 Workshop – Colour management with Dr Les Walkling

by on May.02, 2018, under Workshops

Special workshop on colour management with Dr Les Walkling
Tuesday 15th May 2018, 7:30pm – Ashwood Hall

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Reminder for still life workshop this evening – April 2018

by on Apr.17, 2018, under Workshops

Apologies for the late reminder – I have just arrived back from showing my dogs in Adelaide (successfully)

We have a “hands on” workshop at Ashwood Hall this evening commencing at 7:30pm.

Adrian Smith will give us a short overview of Still life/Table top photography and then we can get in some practice, so bring your props, camera gear and any lighting you may need. Note: this is not Adrian’s image, just a random one from the internet to get some ideas flowing.

Workshop: Still life photography by Adrian Smith
Date: Tuesday 17th April, 2018, 7:30pm
Venue: Ashwood Hall, 21A Electra Ave, Ashwood

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Mentoring is on this Wednesday 28 February 2018

by on Feb.26, 2018, under Special interest groups

As Geoff and Jill are off traveling I will be facilitating this weeks mentoring class:
Wednesday 28th at Wadham house (upstairs), 7:30pm start, members only.

Please bring your unprocessed images for discussion. B grade members will receive priority.

For more information see the mentoring section of our training page.

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Aerial photography workshop on Tuesday 20th February 2018

by on Feb.17, 2018, under Workshops

For our workshop next week we have something different – aerial photography using drones. This will commence at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 20th February 2018.

Colin and John from EE Hobbies will be showing us how to do it!

NOTE: The meeting will be held at Brickmakers Park in Oakleigh – where we held the January BBQ. Jill Shaw worked hard to obtain the permit to allow us to fly the drone!

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Reminder for the social BBQ on Tuesday 9th January, 2018

by on Jan.07, 2018, under General

Hi all – and I hope you had a great Xmas and New Year.

We are kicking off our 2018 programme with a social BBQ at Brickmakers Park in Oakleigh. This commences at 6.30 pm – BYO everything. Seats might be needed as there is limited seating, but plenty of space at the BBQs.

So this is a reminder to come along, put in your entries for the February competition, and make sure you are a paid up member!

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

For details on what is happening this year, do check out the website for workshops, Special Interest Groups, training, competition, outings etc. We have a great year ahead and I hope to see you at the BBQ

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Xmas greetings and a taste of 2018

by on Dec.17, 2017, under Competitions, General, Outings, Special interest groups, Workshops

I am writing to wish you and yours a great Xmas and excellent New Year and to let you know of some of our 2018 activities.

The WCC website has been updated with 2018 dates and competition information. Our first meeting for 2018 will be the Social BBQ on Tuesday 9th January at Brickmakers Park in Oakleigh- 6.30 start. PLEASE NOTE: February competition entries are due at this gathering and you must be financial. MEMBERSHIP fees are due and need to be paid for competition entry.

While the 2018 programme may be subject to change we have some great speakers and activities scheduled The first competition night is 6th February. Set subjects are now listed on the schedule (definitions), as are the names of a number of the judges where available. NOTE: we now have 3 months with an additional Creative completion section and end of year aggregate trophy.

The first 2018 workshop is Aerial photography- hands on with Drones with Jeff Bethell from EE hobbies on Tuesday 20th February. Some of the 2018 topics are Still life, Creative Inspiration, Portrait photography, with more to come!

Special Interest groups- Creative, Flash/Portrait, Honours and now AV will be offered in 2018. A comprehensive training and mentoring schedule including contact details to register your interest has just been finalized and is now available.

Have a great festive season and see you all on 9th January!

Vicki Moritz
President

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End of Year Function – Tuesday 5th December 2017

by on Nov.09, 2017, under General

Our end of year function is the chance to get together and celebrate the year’s achievements, mix socially with other members and find out the winners of our annual awards and “Print of the Year” Competition.

The event is fully catered with a two course meal (BYO drinks)

Limited seating so we encourage you to reserve your place now



When: Tuesday 5th December, 2017
Time: 6.15pm for 6.30pm start
Where: Main Hall, Mt Waverley Community Centre
Cost: $36 per person, (same price for members and partners)

Please book and pay by 24th November 2017

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President’s Trophy 2017 – Slim Dusty’s Song Titles

by on Oct.26, 2017, under Competitions

This years subject for the Presidents trophy is:

Slim Dusty's Song Titles

Closing Monday 20th November, 1 entry per member.

​Please send your files sized as per a normal competition to comp@waverleycameraclub.org, named with your number and the song title.

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