June 2022 ‘Night scenes’ results

Judge: Heather Prince

Set subject EDI

John Crawford - National Day Celebration
Intermediate: John Crawford – National Day Celebration

Stephen Edmonds - Acute
Advanced: Stephen Edmonds – Acute

Open EDI

Colleen Singleton - Looking for water
Intermediate: Colleen Singleton – Looking for water

Jill Shaw - Winter scene
Advanced: Jill Shaw – Winter scene

Open Print

John Noble - Black Shouldered Kite nest building
Intermediate: John Noble – Black Shouldered Kite nest building

Vicki Moritz - Whanregarwen backroad
Advanced: Vicki Moritz – Whanregarwen backroad

Creative EDI

Vicki Moritz - Tram into the city
Vicki Moritz – Tram into the city

May 2022 ‘Portrait’ results

Judge: Andrew Esposito

Set subject EDI

Ross Eddington - Captain and his Yatch
Intermediate: Ross Eddington – Captain and his Yatch

Steve Hilton - Glow
Advanced: Steve Hilton – Glow

Open EDI

Jenny Sui - flying fox skimming
Intermediate: Jenny Sui – flying fox skimming

Jill Shaw - Speed skater
Advanced: Jill Shaw – Speed skater

Open Print

Jenny Hartman - Nude Shadow
Intermediate: Jenny Hartman – Nude Shadow

Trace O'Rourke - Snowgums on the Bogong Plains One
Advanced: Trace O’Rourke – Snowgums on the Bogong Plains One

April 2022 ‘Street’ results

Judge: Paul Robinson

Set subject EDI

Keith Webster - Post office steps
Intermediate: Keith Webster – Post office steps

Jen Fawkes - No war in Ukraine
Advanced: Jen Fawkes – No war in Ukraine

Open EDI

Ross Eddington - Rocky Outcrop
Intermediate: Ross Eddington – Rocky Outcrop

Rebecca Kashyap - Chinatown
Advanced: Rebecca Kashyap – Chinatown

Open Print

John Noble - Look who just dropped in
Intermediate: John Noble – Look who just dropped in

Vicki Moritz - Red car Cuba
Advanced: Vicki Moritz – Red car Cuba

Creative

Sim Chong - Alone
Sim Chong – Alone

March competition night back in the Main Hall

We will be back in the Main Hall at the Mount Waverley Community Centre for our competition night on Tuesday 1st March 2022.

Monash Council have confirmed the following requirements:

  • Attendees must be fully vaccinated to enter a community facility & provide proof to your group representative
  • Attendees must check into the facility via the QR Code or register via the manual registration provided
  • Use hand sanitiser on entry & through your occupation of the facility
  • All persons over the age of 8 years must wear a mask when inside a community facility

If there is any change to these requirements notified to us before the meeting on Tuesday night, members will be notified ASAP.

We would also like to clarify that a 7:30pm start time means that you should arrive at 7:15pm and the meeting will start at 7:30pm sharp. This is especially important this week with the additional COVID procedures detailed above.

February Competition night now via Zoom

The committee has been continuously monitoring the progress of the ongoing situation in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in particular the potential risks to our members of returning to in person meetings. As such the committee has decided that we will not be returning to in person meetings until at least the beginning of March.

This means that the February Competition Night on Tuesday 1st February will be held via Zoom (link to be advised in the Watson on Sunday) and not at the Mount Waverley Community Centre as previously advertised.

In regard to prints, your EDI versions of entries for March will still need to be uploaded by midnight on 1st February, however the physical prints for March can be dropped off at the entrance to the MWCC between 6:30pm and 7:30pm the following night, Wednesday 2nd February. The February Print entries will also be available for pickup on the Wednesday at the Hall.

We hope you will understand the reasons for this late change, and apologise of any inconvenience it may cause.

End of Year Results 2021

End of year competitions

Judge: Craig Wetjen

Best Colour EDI

Tuck Leong - Dew on Damselfly

1st – Tuck Leong – Dew on Damselfly
2nd – Jill Anderson – Three Feathers
3rd – Trace O’Rourke – Bright Yellow Tree
HM – Sim Chong – Foggy morning
HM – Tim Keane – Volcanism

Best Monochrome EDI

Marlene Chaitra - Reeds

1st – Marlene Chaitra – Reeds
2nd – Geoff Shaw – Museum and sky
3rd – Helen Warnod – One mans treasure
HM – Angela McLeod – In the Spotlight
HM – John Morter – Tokyo Metropolitan Govt Building
HM – Jenny Sui – The Net Work

Best Creative EDI

Jill Anderson - Seaweed

1st – Jill Anderson – Seaweed
2nd – Helen Warnod – Doorknobs Malta
3rd – Felix Shparberg – Full Moon Myths
HM – Ross Eddington – Visiting an Old Friend

Aggregate awards

Set Subject EDI – Advanced

1st – Felix Shparberg – 19 points
2nd – Jill Shaw – 17 points
3rd – Geoff Shaw – 16 points

Set Subject EDI – Intermediate

1st – Daren Fawkes – 17 points
2nd – Michael Bucklow – 14 points
3rd – Kerry McFarlane – 14 points
Note: Michael had more highly commended awards than Kerry

Open EDI – Advanced

1st – Trace O’Rourke – 16 points
1st – Tuck Leong – 16 points
2nd – Sim Chong – 16 points
3rd – Helen Warnod – 15 points
Note: Trace and Tuck each had two section winner awards to Sim’s one.

Open EDI – Intermediate

1st – Kerry McFarlane – 17 points
2nd – Phillip Harris – 16 points
3rd – Alan Scott – 15 points

Creative EDI

1st – Geoff Shaw – 10 points
2nd – Felix Shparberg – 7 points

Top Scorer (across all sections and groups)

Felix Shparberg – 48 points

President’s trophy

Ross Eddington - Just the right amount of Crack Ms Bartel
Ross Eddington – Just the right amount of Crack Ms Bartel

Monthly competitions in 2022

February – Nature

Judge: David Burren
Entries due: Tuesday 11 January 2022
Judged: Tuesday 1 February 2022
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Nature photography records all branches of natural history except anthropology and archaeology. This includes all aspects of the physical world, both animate and inanimate, that have not been made or modified by humans.

Nature images must convey the truth of the scene that was photographed. A well-informed person should be able to identify the subject of the image and be satisfied that it has been presented honestly and that no unethical practices have been used to control the subject or capture the image. Images that directly or indirectly show any human activity that threatens the life or welfare of a living organism are not allowed.

The most important part of a Nature image is the nature story it tells. High technical standards are expected and the image must look natural. Adding a vignette or blurring the background during processing is not allowed.

Objects created by humans, and evidence of human activity, are allowed in Nature images only when they are a necessary part of the Nature story.

Photographs of human-created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domesticated animals, human-created hybrid animals and mounted or preserved zoological specimens are not allowed.

Images taken with subjects under controlled conditions, such as zoos, are allowed.

Controlling live subjects by chilling, anaesthetic or any other method of restricting natural movement for the purpose of a photograph is not allowed.

No modification that changes the truth of a Nature image is allowed. Images may be cropped but no other technique that removes, adds or moves any part of the image is allowed.

Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise and lens flare are allowed.

Complete conversion of colour images to greyscale monochrome is allowed. Partial conversion, toning and infrared captures or conversions are not allowed.

Images of the same subject that are combined in-camera or with software by focus stacking or exposure blending are allowed. Multiple images with overlapping fields of view that are taken consecutively and combined in-camera or with software (image stitching) are allowed.

The above is the PSA Nature definition effective from January 1 2022.
See also the PSA Guide for Nature Photographers and Judges (PDF 1.7MB).

March – Architecture Detail (monochrome)

Judge: Tony Harding
Entries due: Tuesday 1 February 2022
Judged: Tuesday 1 March 2022
Sections: Monochrome open print
Monochrome open EDI
Monochrome set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Features a building or parts of – domes, doors, roofs, stairways, steeples, towers, verandas, and windows.

April – Street

Judge: Paul Robinson
Entries due: Tuesday 1 March 2022
Judged: Tuesday 5 April 2022
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Creative EDI
Set subject definition: A non-formalized genre of photography that may feature people and/or objects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions, and other associated settings.

Images can often be ironic or emotionally detached from subject matter, focusing instead on a particular context or detail.

Framing and timing are key aspects of the craft, with the aim of creating images at a decisive or poignant moment.

May – Portrait

Judge: Andrew Esposito
Entries due: Tuesday 5 April 2022
Judged: Tuesday 3 May 2022
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: A portrait, in the broad sense, is a recognisable image of an individual person or group. The photograph must be taken from life (i.e. a physical, living person or group of people).

The subject of the portrait may be anyone. Group portraits and self-portraits will be accepted.

June – Night scenes

Judge: Heather Prince
Entries due: Tuesday 3 May 2022
Judged: Tuesday 7 June 2022
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Creative EDI
Set subject definition: Any photograph taken outdoors between dusk and dawn.

July – Contre-Jour

Judge: Matt Irwin
Entries due: Tuesday 7 June 2022
Judged: Tuesday 5 July 2022
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Contre-jour (French for “against daylight”) is a photographic technique in which the camera is pointing directly toward a source of light.

Contre-jour produces backlighting of the subject. The effect usually hides details, causes a stronger contrast between light and dark, creates silhouettes and emphasizes lines and shapes.

August – Animals/Pets

Judge: Stella Loftus-Hills
Entries due: Tuesday 5 July 2022
Judged: Tuesday 2 August 2022
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Creative 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.

September – Railway study (monochrome)

Judge: Gary Smith
Entries due: Tuesday 2 August 2022
Judged: Tuesday 6 September 2022
Sections: Monochrome open print
Monochrome open EDI
Monochrome set subject EDI
Set subject definition: This is to include object or person that is easily recognizable as belonging to a railway.

October – Book or film title

Judge: Ricardo da Cunha
Entries due: Tuesday 6 September 2022
Judged: Tuesday 4 October 2022
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Creative EDI
Set subject definition: Illustrating the title of a published book or commercially released film. The title of the image is to be the title of the book or film.

November – At the beach

Judge: Ian Rolfe
Entries due: Tuesday 4 October 2022
Judged: Tuesday 25 October 2022
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image in which a view of the beach or surrounds predominates, including activities that occur at the beach.

December – End of year

Judge: Mandarine Montgomery and Christopher Ian
Entries due: Tuesday 25 October 2022
Judged: Tuesday 6 December 2022
Sections: Open print
Colour EDI
Monochrome EDI
Creative EDI
President’s trophy