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Mentoring Group – Wednesday 23rd Jan 2019

by on Jan.04, 2019, under Special interest groups

What is The Mentoring Group?

The Mentoring Group is open to all paid up members.

Where: Wadham House (upstairs), 52 Wadham Parade, Mt Waverley, 3149 (behind the Library)
When: Wednesday 23rd Jan 2019 starting at 7.30pm

For those who don’t know, the initial aim of the Mentoring Group which was originally started by the late John Hadfield at his home, was to help members with photographs that they perhaps intend to enter into club monthly competitions. However, when I took over the group from John, we opened it up to all members and used Wadham House as the classroom. I did find that on occasion there was a need for people to also discuss their photographs more generally as some people needed more basic assistance in deciding on whether they even had good photographs in the first place. Inevitably, discussing photographs often led to discussions about sharpness, composition and getting it right in camera etc. This in turn led to more in depth discussions about other aspects of photography such as focus, depth of field and other more technical subjects. So, I decided to introduce a 30 minute session at the start of Mentoring based around feedback from members and what problems they were struggling with so we could discuss it at some depth.

The night is about you and your images and I like to promote a relaxed environment and encourage open discussion. If you are new to the club and are unsure about other people seeing your images please let me know at the start of the evening, there is no pressure to be involved. I do like to ask for everyone’s opinion not just my own on the photographs people bring along so this is a great opportunity to introduce new members to other people seeing their images for the first time and have them commented on. We only provide positive comments and there is strictly no rude or derogatory behaviour allowed, the night is about learning and moving forward with your photography skills.

What Happens on the Night?

  1. Come along to the meeting and bring with you a USB stick with some images that you think have potential or you just want to discuss. If you shoot RAW and/or have done some editing already to a JPEG, please bring the original file and the edited version.
  2. We’ll start by discussing a particular topic for about 30 minutes. In January we will discuss ‘Club Competitions an in depth look at what happens’, from editing and labelling right through to who sees the images, how they are judged and who knows which image belongs to who?
  3. We will then discuss as a group in a casual environment, the images that people have brought along, we can also do some basic editing in Photoshop and discuss images generally. I am a registered judge so we can look at both a judge’s perspective and from the group’s personal one. If you don’t want to discuss your images as part of a group then that is fine and I can talk to you at the end of the session or take them home and provide feedback via email.
  4. We normally wrap up about 9.30pm but, I realise people work and need to get up early so please don’t feel you need to stay until the end.
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Change to August 2018 competition night

by on Aug.03, 2018, under Competitions, Special interest groups

I wish to notify a change of date for our August Competition night. We have a professional photographer as a judge and due to a last minute job he was unable to attend in person on 7th August. To avoid reading out his typed comments on our images we have swapped nights with the Creative group as follows:

  • 7th August will be the Creative group night at Ashwood hall facilitated by Paul Spence. Everyone is welcome to the Group. No prior experience is necessary. There will be a focus on adding “Lighting and Shadows in Composites” using layers and layer masking in photoshop.
  • 14th August will be the competition night – probably at Ashwood hall. Print entries for September will be accepted at the competition night, a week later than usual.

September EDI competition entries are still due on 7th August.

Our usual activities for the week remain unchanged:

  • The next beginners course by Alan Bennett will be starting on 6th August 7.30 pm, Wadham house
  • The Honours SIG is on 8th August, 7.30 at Wadham house

Apologies for any inconvenience.

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How to capture unique images with Brett Ferguson

by on May.31, 2018, under Special interest groups

7.30pm Tuesday 12 June 2018 – Ashwood Hall
How to capture unique images presented by Brett Ferguson

All WCC members and guests welcome.

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Lighting and Equipment – Creative SIG, May 2018

by on May.07, 2018, under Special interest groups

An Introduction to Lighting and Equipment
Presented by PROtog

Ashwood Hall, Electra Avenue, Ashwood
Tuesday 8 May 2018 – 7:30PM

All WCC members welcome.

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Creative Special Interest Group – April 2018

by on Apr.09, 2018, under Special interest groups

Everyone is very welcome to join the Creative Photography Special interest Group tomorrow night 7.30 pm (for a 7.40 pm start).

The group will be reviewing some Photoshop techniques for changing colours and enhancing textures as well as some general Photoshop tips.

The group will also review the feedback from Lisa Saad’s judging of the first Creative Photography Competition. If you are interested in Creative photography this would be a great time to check the group out and get involved.

All levels from beginners to experienced are catered for.

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Creative Photography on Tuesday 13 March 2018

by on Mar.08, 2018, under Special interest groups

Tuesday 13 March 2018 – 7:30pm
Ashwood Hall, 21 Electra Avenue, Ashwood

Topic: Post processing – Layers, selections & masking

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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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Creative Special Interest Group kicks off for 2018

by on Feb.09, 2018, under Special interest groups

The Creative Special Interest Group starts next Tuesday at 7:30pm in the Craft Room at the Community Centre.

Everyone is welcome and no prior experience is necessary.

If you are interested in our initial model shoot (and why wouldn’t you be) please set aside 2 hours between 3pm and 5pm on Saturday 17 February 2018 which will also be in the craft room. There will be a small cost.

If you have any queries or required additional information please email Paul Spence at creative@waverleycameraclub.org.

There is no need to bring your camera gear or laptop to the the meeting on Tuesday.

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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

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Creative Group – Tuesday 9th May 2017

by on May.08, 2017, under Special interest groups

The Creative Special Interest Group meets this Tuesday, Upstairs at Wadham House. Kick off at 7.30. Sorry this is a members only group, if you’re interested in joining the club please come along to the first or third Tuesday meetings. See the calendar above for details.



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