Waverley Camera Club


In 2018 the Waverley Camera Club is offering three training courses in addition to a full programme of workshops, competitions and Special Interest Groups

Beginners Camera Course

This is a 5 week course for those new to using their camera or those wanting to make the most of a camera by getting away from Auto mode and understanding how cameras work as well as how to use camera equipment to take better images. The course is interactive with a mixture of theory and practical plus an outing. The topics include cameras, lenses, tripods, flash, filters, camera modes, focusing, depth of field, light metering, exposure, shutter speeds, aperture and ISO settings.

Two 5 week classes are scheduled, one commencing Monday 19th March and the other Monday 6th August.

Due to the provision of training material there will be a charge in 2018 of $75 for financial members and $150 for non-financial members. Contact Alan at beginners2018@waverleycameraclub.org to register your interest. Numbers are limited.

Beginners Post Processing Course (Tim Keane)

This course is free to club members and is designed to provide an understanding of basic editing using a number of different tools. The intention is to enable beginners to develop processing skills than will enable them to enter digital and print competitions at the club. Contact Tim at photo.processing.2018@waverleycameraclub.org to register your interest. This commences on Wednesday 7th February and Revision starting at the 4th July meeting is designed for new members joining during the year to improve their skills

Mentoring (Geoff and Jill Shaw)

Intended as an extension to other groups, on the fourth Wednesday of the month we run a free mentoring group where club members bring along their images for discussion, review and possible enhancement.

The group is open to any member.

Participants provide up to 6 images which they consider suitable to be of B grade (or near) competition quality.

All images to be submitted on a USB key at full camera resolution (directly out of camera as a JPEG or RAW image). Images must NOT be reduced in size to suit EDI standards even if the intention is to submit the image as an EDI.

The photographer should be prepared to state why the picture was taken and what they believe it communicates to other viewers.

All images will be projected and the group convener may enhance an image using Photoshop Lightroom or similar, but only to the extent warranted by the actual image. The enhancements will be demonstrated, but group members are expected to take their own notes. This is not a Photoshop course. Only the tools and effects deemed to be required for the particular image will be demonstrated. Guidelines of composition (not rules) for a POSSIBLE competition entry may be discussed.

If time allows, the group may occasionally cover certain short topics that are relevant to creating competition entries.

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Waverley Camera Club Inc.
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