Visiting the Ballarat International Foto Biennale

WCC members (and a few partners) visited the Ballarat International Foto Biennale today.

Starting with a coffee briefing, we visited several exhibitions ranging from Steven Arnold’s “Notes from a Queer Mystic” to the highlight, “Linda McCartney: Retrospective”. Many of us also took the opportunity to photograph the textures and interiors of the historic buildings which house the exhibitions.

A great program and a terrific day. Many thanks to Vicki who organised the day with Fiona Sweet (Artistic Director), and Danielle Barth (from Spicers, Lead Partner of the Biennale).

Don’t forget to share photos… here are a limited few “rushes” from me…

Valley Reserve Walk – Saturday 1st May 2021

This Saturday we have a tour of Valley Reserve with Ian Hunter about the indigenous plants and medicinal properties found in the Reserve.

The Waverley Camera Club will take photographs that will go towards an art exhibition in the Track Gallery, Mount Waverley Community Centre during NAIDOC Week (5-12 July). There may be an opportunity to take photos on the tour but I anticipate members will want to come back and take more images at a later time.

Photopix – November 2020

A big THANK YOU to the members who have stepped up and offered to share a few images, photo essays or presentations during 2020. Photopix could not have happened without you!

LAST CHANCE FOR THE YEAR ! you can still send me some COVID lockdown or FREEDOM photos!

 

Purpose: Challenging yourself

Jen Fawkes – Creating portfolios

In 2017 the Photographic Society of America introduced a new category of honours with a focus on portfolios. In 2018 I achieved my Bronze portfolio distinction (BPSA) with a portfolio titled “Challenging Perceptions” and in 2019 achieved my Silver Portfolio Distinction (SPSA) with a portfolio titled “Once there were people’.

This presentation will discuss the process, rules, requirements and the images that were part of my application for portfolio distinctions.

 

Purpose: A photographic report

Helen Warnod – Educational partnerships

The sharing of professional expertise internationally leads to an amazing opportunity to experience educational, and cultural marvels, both in and behind the scenes, in Delhi and Northern India.

I chose to produce a photographic rather than a written report.

 

Plus:

  • Valparaiso – a Photo Essay by Keith Webster
  • Sydney COVID photo essay –Valerie Martin
  • Your COVID images

Photopix – October 2020

Last chance this year, why not volunteer for November!

 

Purpose: Photography and Learning

Trace O’Rourke – The 12 States of the Observer’s Mind

Trace will talk about the Conceptual Art Portfolio Awards [CAPA] program through the Australian Photographic Society (APS). She will share her Bronze portfolio, the process, her artist statement and the images.

 

Purpose: Photographic memorabilia & new technologies

John Noble – Before and after

During the second lockdown John been going through his old 35mm colour film negatives and rescanning with a more up-to-date scanner. Lots of memories and some surprising images were restored using newer technologies.

This video offers some experiences with film scanning and offers a quick view of some of the images.

 

Purpose: Profiling your work

Dave Sumner – About Dave’s photography

Dave is a photography judge and he provides judging services via correspondence for clubs that are remote and find it hard to get judges out to their clubs.

Because he doesn’t physically visit the club in person, he provides the club with a slideshow of his work which they play on the night. Dave presents one of those slideshows.

 

Plus:

  • Daren Fawkes – Lockdown (COVID photo essay)
  • Your COVID images

Photopix – September 2020

Have you submitted your COVID Capers photo yet? Also, I still need volunteers for October!

 

Purpose: Macro photography

Jennifer Sui – An experience with MACRO

  1. What can we capture around our neighbourhood under the Macro photography category?
  2. How to achieve a clean and dark background?
  3. How to get creative with Macro photography?
 

Purpose: A photographic travel theme

Daren Fawkes – Nepal and Tibet

A tale of trekking in two countries, Nepal and Tibet.

 

Bonus: Three COVID photo Essays!

  • Geoge Skarbek – Glen Waverley
  • Daren Fawkes – Lockdown
  • Fred Seeber & Helen Warnod – After the storm

Photopix – August 2020

A big THANK YOU to the members who have stepped up and offered to share a few images for the month of August!

 

Purpose: A photographic travel theme

Lyn Robinson – Lyn tells you where to go!

Lyn will take you on a trip to places that not only make for a great holiday, but sites that also provide fantastic photo opportunities.

 

Purpose: A photographic portrait theme

Keith Webster: Faces of the World

The slideshow ‘Faces of the World’ presents street captured portraits of people encountered during our travels in Africa, Norway/Iceland, Mexico, Caribbean, Asia, South America and Australia. The usual presentation is firstly a context image followed by a portrait cropped to top or side.

 

Purpose: Inspiration during COVID lockdown

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Photo: Geoff Shaw