June 2019 ‘Movement’ results

Judge: Mandarine Montgomery

Set subject EDI

Steve Hilton - Wall of Water
Intermediate: Steve Hilton – Wall of Water

Julie Madders - REACTION
Advanced: Julie Madders – REACTION

Open EDI

Angela McLeod - HORIZONTAL SKIING
Intermediate: Angela McLeod – HORIZONTAL SKIING

Rosie Hughes - SUNBATHING AT NEWCASTLE
Advanced: Rosie Hughes – SUNBATHING AT NEWCASTLE

Open Print

Anthony Pearsall - Tribal mind
Intermediate: Anthony Pearsall – Tribal mind

Vicki Moritz - SM the thinker
Advanced: Vicki Moritz – SM the thinker

May 2019 ‘Portrait’ results

Judge: Christopher Ian

Set subject EDI

Anthony Pearsall - Contempt
Intermediate: Anthony Pearsall – Contempt

Anthony Yap - Princess
Advanced: Anthony Yap – Princess

Open EDI

Phillip Harris - Collared
Intermediate: Phillip Harris – Collared

Russell Lucas - Dragon Head Rock Dusk 1
Advanced: Russell Lucas – Dragon Head Rock Dusk 1

Open Print

Tim Keane - Zebra Plain
Intermediate: Tim Keane – Zebra Plain

Rosie Hughes - FARMER AND HIS BUFFALO
Advanced: Rosie Hughes – FARMER AND HIS BUFFALO

Creative EDI

Alan Bennett - Double vision

April 2019 ‘Landscape/Seascape’ results

Judge: Tom Putt

Set subject EDI

Tim Keane - Kodak Pass
Intermediate: Tim Keane – Kodak Pass

Trace O'Rourke - Yarra Fog
Advanced: Trace O’Rourke – Yarra Fog

Open EDI

Ross Eddington - Sweeping Changes
Intermediate: Ross Eddington – Sweeping Changes

Russell Lucas - Rye Rock 1
Advanced: Russell Lucas – Rye Rock 1

Open Print

Ray Stabey - Kangaroo Island Pelican
Intermediate: Ray Stabey – Kangaroo Island Pelican

Vicki Moritz - Spirit coming in
Advanced: Vicki Moritz – Spirit coming in

March 2019 ‘Perspective’ results

Judge: Jen Fawkes

Set subject EDI

Hai Thi Nguyen - MORNING COFFE GPO MELBOURNE
Intermediate: Hai Thi Nguyen – MORNING COFFE GPO MELBOURNE

Rosie Hughes - REACH FOR THE SKY
Advanced: Rosie Hughes – REACH FOR THE SKY

Open EDI

Samantha Pearsall - SPLASH
Intermediate: Samantha Pearsall – SPLASH

Helen Warnod - Hot cuppa
Advanced: Helen Warnod – Hot cuppa

Open Print

Hai Thi Nguyen - EARLY MORNING'S CAMEL ROCK BERMAGU NSW
Intermediate: Hai Thi Nguyen – EARLY MORNING’S CAMEL ROCK BERMAGU NSW

Jill Shaw - Scalloped Arches in Agra Red Fort
Advanced: Jill Shaw – Scalloped Arches in Agra Red Fort

Competition schedule 2019

Month Judge Sections Entries due by Judged
February Rob Sloane Open print: open
Open EDI: open
Set subject EDI: My home environment
Tuesday 8th January (BBQ) Tuesday 5th February
March Jen Fawkes Open print: open (monochrome)
Open EDI: open (monochrome)
Set subject EDI: Perspective (monochrome)
Tuesday 5th February Tuesday 5th March
April Tom Putt Open print: open
Open EDI: open
Set subject EDI: Land/Seascapes
Tuesday 6th March Tuesday 2nd April
May Christopher Ian Open print: open
Open EDI: open
Set subject EDI: Portrait
Creative: creative
Tuesday 2nd April Tuesday 7th May
June Mandarine Montgomery Open print: open
Open EDI: open
Set subject EDI: Movement
Tuesday 7th May Tuesday 4th June
July Heather Prince Open print: open
Open EDI: open
Set subject EDI: Animals
Creative: creative
Tuesday 4th June Tuesday 2nd July
August Tony Harding Open print: open
Open EDI: open
Set subject EDI: Travel
Tuesday 2nd July Tuesday 6th August
September Mario Mirable Open print: open
Open EDI: open
Set subject EDI: Minimalism
Creative: creative
Tuesday 6th August Tuesday 3rd September
October Gaynor Robson Open print: open
Open EDI: open
Set subject EDI: Food
Tuesday 3rd September Tuesday 1st October
November Steve Scalone Open print: open (monochrome)
Open EDI: open (monochrome)
Set subject EDI: High key/low key (monochrome)
Creative: creative (can be colour)
Tuesday 1st October Tuesday 29th October
December TBD End of year competition Tuesday 29th October Tuesday 3rd December

Definitions for monthly competitions in 2019

February – My Home Environment

An image which tells the viewer something about the club members home – inside or outside.

March – Perspective

All entries in monochrome.

An image in which linear perspective is a key element. The image may be taken from a different angle or viewpoint that would normally be expected from a photographer. Examples of perspective can be overhead, low to the ground, acute angles or closer than normally seen.

April – Landscape or Seascapes

A landscape is a photograph of natural scenery with land and sky based elements displayed in a pictorial fashion.  It may include evidence of man, people, animals, even part of the sea provided that none of these additional elements dominate the photograph.  A seascape is a photograph of natural coastal scenery, a wave study, or a picture of the open sea, provided always that the sea is the centre of interest of the photograph.  People, boats and man-made structures may be present as incidental to the photograph.

May – Portrait

A photograph of a person or persons that may range from a head study to full body length.  This includes candid photographs and formal portraits.

June – Movement

An image that incorporates or expresses movement. The maker can use subject movement or even implied movement where picture elements suggest directional motion.

July – Animals

A picture of living animals, birds or insects either confined or in their natural environment. Studio style images of animals are acceptable.

August – Travel

A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not appropriate. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustments are removal of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.

September – Minimalism

An image that is simple without complicated subjects and backgrounds and has only one or two elements in the scene. The KISS principle applies to images taken for this category.

October – Food

An image of food taken in any environment such as a picnic, BBQ, your kitchen, a restaurant or any other place where food is prepared and/or eaten is acceptable. The image may contain people, animals or man-made objects such as a table and cutlery etc. but, the food must remain the dominant subject in the image for e.g. cutlery on a plate full of food is acceptable whereas an empty plate with cutlery is not.

November – High key/low key

All entries except creative must be monochrome.

An image which is predominantly bright with darker subject elements (high key) or predominantly dark with brighter subject elements (low key).

A Taste of Activities for 2019

The committee has been busy planning activities for next year and we have been guided in this by the responses from the survey in terms of set subjects and workshops. A number of these are now confirmed and our first few competition nights will be as follows:

Month Judge Set subject
February Rob Sloane My home environment
March Jen Fawkes Perspective (monochrome month)
April Tom Putt Land/Seascapes
May Christopher Ian Portrait (also creative section)

So that you can prepare, other possible set subjects are travel, animals, movement, minimalism, food and low key/hi key. Once judges are organised these will be confirmed. The “creative months” will be May/July/September/November, so there is plenty of time to get creative before they are due in!

Workshops currently being organised are printing, black and white photography, low key/high key lighting (Kayell), travel photography, camera function and maintenance, macro photography, astro-photography and more.

We are also well on the way to securing Mark Galer who will be doing a half day workshop on LightRoom where we are hoping to cover some of the more advanced features. The first weekend in March is the likely date for this event and there will be a small charge which will be subsidised somewhat by the club. An advanced photoshop workshop is also being planned so watch this space.

Vicki Moritz
President, WCC