A look back at the outings from 2019

Throughout 2019 the club went on a number of fantastic outings, a huge thanks goes to Helen for organising them.

For each outing we create a gallery and encourage members to upload their images, from these a “mystery judge” will select one image. The winners of the outing awards for 2019 include:

Helen Warnod - Triffid Phillip Harris - Mistrust Helen Warnod - Marina Stephen Hilton - Crepes
Stephen Hilton - Around the Bend Colleen Singleton- Cold meat for lunch John Fairlie - Touchdown

Eildon Weekend 24-26 April 2020

Our annual weekend away for 2020 is being held from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2020. We are staying in cabin accommodation at the Eildon Pondage Holiday park.

All cabins have been held until Christmas for WCC members for the Anzac weekend 2020.
Members are to call Eildon Pondage directly, book and pay one night deposit to hold the booking.
Various options of cabin types: some sleep 4, 5 or 6 people
Price discount will be given to WCC members.
Any cabins not booked by Xmas will then be made available to the general public.
Call and talk to Julie or Kerryn. Make sure you mention you are with WCC!

Some things we are currently planning:

  • Locations for sunrises & sunsets
  • Astro photography workshop
  • Intro into light painting workshop
  • Leisurely drives visiting points of interest in the area
  • The region has some great views

Eildon 2020 is waiting for YOU !

End of Year Results 2019

End of year competitions

Best Open Print

Anthony Yap - Contemplation

1st – Anthony Yap – Contemplation
2nd – Anthony Pearsall – A budget Christo
3rd – Tim Keane – Zebra Plain
HM – Jill Shaw – Scalloped Arches in Agra Red Fort
HM – Anthony Yap – Up the alise

Best Colour EDI

Tuck Leong - Rock Flow

1st – Tuck Leong – Rock Flow
2nd – Felix Shparberg – Changed-positions
HM – Steve Hilton – Wall of Water
HM – Rosie Hughes – Travel Through Our Outback

Best Monochrome EDI

Anthony Pearsall - Waterlogged

1st – Anthony Pearsall – Waterlogged
2nd – Helen Warnod – Hot cuppa
3rd – Ray Stabey – Cuba Buick
HM – Geoff Shaw – Image in image 2
HM – Felix Shparberg – Conquest and Allure

Aggregate awards

Set Subject EDI – Advanced

1st – Rosie Hughes – 18 points
1st – Jill Shaw – 18 points
2nd – Felix Shparberg – 17 points
3rd – Alan Bennett – 16 points
3rd – Wolf Marx – 16 points

Set Subject EDI – Intermediate

1st – Hans Huysmans – 17 points
2nd – Steve Hilton – 14 points
3rd – Vira Vujovich – 13 points

Open Print – Advanced

1st – Vicki Moritz – 20 points
2nd – Trace O’Rourke – 19 points
2nd – Rosie Hughes – 19 points
3rd – Felix Shparberg – 16 points

Open Print – Intermediate

1st – Hai Thi Nguyen – 27 points
2nd – Ray Stabey – 17 points
3rd – Tim Keane – 15 points

Open EDI – Advanced

1st – Anne Ramus – 20 points
2nd – Geoff Shaw – 19 points
3rd – Rosie Hughes – 15 points
3rd – Felix Shparberg – 15 points

Open EDI – Intermediate

1st – Hai Thi Nguyen – 20 points
2nd – Angela McLeod – 18 points
3rd – Tim Keane – 16 points
3rd – Anthony Pearsall – 16 points

Creative EDI

1st – Bob Thomas – 9 points
2nd – Geoff Shaw – 7 points
2nd – Alan Bennett – 7 points
3rd – Rosie Hughes – 6 points
3rd – Tim Keane – 6 points

Top Scorer (across all sections and groups)

Hai Thi Nguyen – 59 points

President’s trophy


Monthly competitions in 2020

February – Close up

Judge: Chris Hillard
Entries due: Tuesday 7 January 2020
Judged: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: A image that shows a subject closer and in more detail than we are used to seeing in everyday life.

March – Photojournalism (monochrome)

Judge: Jose Aguiar
Entries due: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Judged: Tuesday 3 March 2020
Sections: Monochrome open print
Monochrome open EDI
Monochrome set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.

April – Architecture

Judge: Deb Mullins
Entries due: Tuesday 3 March 2020
Judged: Tuesday 7 April 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Creative EDI
Set subject definition: An image of one or more buildings or structures, or a portion of a building or structure. The image should emphasise significant architectural features, patterns, textures or the use of space in context. Human figures may be included, but not dominate.

May – Iconic Melbourne

Judge: Sam Mariani
Entries due: Tuesday 7 April 2020
Judged: Tuesday 5 May 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image that conveys a notable and recognisable aspect of Melbourne, such as would be used on a postcard or in tourism materials.

June – Decay

Judge: Gillian Turner
Entries due: Tuesday 5 May 2020
Judged: Tuesday 2 June 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Creative EDI
Set subject definition: A subject, in a state of decay, which has declined from a sound or prosperous condition, fallen into disrepair or ruin, or declined in health, strength and vigor

July – Animals (including pets)

Judge: Louise Sedgman
Entries due: Tuesday 2 June 2020
Judged: Tuesday 7 July 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject 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.

August – Sunrises and sunsets

Judge: Ian Rolfe
Entries due: Tuesday 7 July 2020
Judged: Tuesday 4 August 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Creative EDI
Set subject definition: An image where sunrise, sunset or the associated glow is a dominant component of the composition.

September – Film noir (monochrome)

Judge: Brett Ferguson
Entries due: Tuesday 4 August 2020
Judged: Tuesday 1 September 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Film noir is a style of American filmmaking from the 1940’s and 50’s characterized by dectective protagonists, seedy settings, shadowy lighting, and a fatalistic tone.

October – Airborne action

Judge: Ricardo da Cunha
Entries due: Tuesday 1 September 2020
Judged: Tuesday 6 October 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Creative EDI
Set subject definition: An image which portrays a subject in airborne action and/or motion.

November – Phone photography

Judge: Lyn Haywood
Entries due: Tuesday 6 October 2020
Judged: Tuesday 27 October 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image captured on a mobile phone. Single capture only, editing limited to cropping, light and colour manipulations. Significant editing which removes, alters or introduces elements, (such as warping, compositing or cloning) is not acceptable.

December – End of year

Judge: Peter Calder
Entries due: Tuesday 27 October 2020
Judged: Tuesday 1 December 2020
Sections: Open print
Colour EDI
Monochrome EDI
President’s trophy

Beautiful sites along the coast near Sorrento and Portsea

Our final outing for the year was a grand success. The weather was perfect which drew 18 people out to visit and photograph the beautiful sites along the coast near Sorrento and Portsea.

Ross Eddington - London Bridge Surfer Tim K Erosion Ross Eddington - Beach Jewelery Over flow- Colleen Singleton

Carpooling has ended up being a wonderful way to get to know and have a good chat with other members of our club. Once we arrive we tend to scarper off in groups and share photography chat, settings, equipment etc. until break times where we get back together again and chat about many and varied things.

Colleen, a recent WCC member said, “Sometimes when in a photo club it’s as important to click with the people, than to just click the shutter on your camera, one learns so much more.”

Tim K Ray enjoying London Bridge Vira Vujovich Natures abrtract art- Colleen Singleton Loving arms- Colleen Singleton

Our first stop was to photograph the dual bays of Bay of Islands and Diamond Bay. The scenery is magnificent and most members were unaware of this site previously. We then moved on to the more well-known London Bridge before ending out year with a convivial lunch at the Portsea Hotel overlooking over the beautiful blue water of Port Phillip Bay.

If you haven’t yet been on an outing in 2019, make a New Year’s resolution to come along and join the fun and take some photographs as well!

Tim K Cliff Stairs Tim K Helen Angela Ross Eddington - JJJR Helen Warnod - Ross

More photos from participating members can be found in the outing gallery.

2020 renewals and a Facebook reminder

Due to popular demand, the Trybooking link for renewing your membership is now active. Although Payments are not officially due until 1/1/2020, there are many who like to get this out of the way before the Festive season. You can now pay to renew your membership for 2020.

On a separate note, Jen Fawkes would like to remind members of the new Facebook Group announced in the last Newsletter:

New Facebook Aactivity Group for WCC Members

Many of you may know about, and read, the club’s Facebook page. We now have a new group for club members to share information, celebrate success, showcase our work, seek advice and just have some fun. This is a closed group for members of Waverley Camera Club only. There are two ways you can be part of this:

  1. In the main Waverley Camera Club page, click on groups and the members group will pop up. This will take you to the group page and then click ‘join’.
  2. Just search for ‘Waverley Camera Club Members’, ask to join the group and answer a simple question.

Once we get the group up and running, Jen will start posting some links and perhaps run a challenge or two. It’s up to you, the members, to get what you want out of the group. You will be able to post images, ask questions and comment on each other’s work.


A beautiful day for a stroll and animal photography

Fortune smiled upon us for our October Outing to Healesville Sanctuary. It was a beautiful day for a stroll and a bit of photography. We numbered 23, including family members and guests.

Dave Sumner - An Easy Meal ANGELA MCLEOD-GREEN BIRD Jen Fawkes - _MG_9667(2)fb Jack Moore - Nestling

We we also fortunate to have had many very experienced photographers amongst us, who agreed to mentor others on the day. Thanks to Dave Sumner, Jen Fawkes, Vicki Moritz, Angela McLeod, Tuck Leong, Steve Hilton and Tim Keane who volunteered to mentor. Thanks also to Dave Sumner who provided a ‘Hints for Animal Photography document’ for all participants.

Helen Warnod -Landing Jack Moore - Looking at ya! George Skarbek - Medium bird VM-Jabiru with fish

More photos from participating members can be found in the outing gallery.