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Wangi Workers Camera Club is based at the Wangi Workers Club on the shores of Lake Macquarie at Wangi Wangi NSW

The club’s mission statement is:

“a shared enjoyment of the art and craft of photography in a learning environment”

Go to the about our club page for information on our club and what we do.

We belong to the Northern Photographic Federation

APS Competition – revised timelines

Our MyPhotoClub webmaster, Colin has been working during his holiday to get a entry system set up for all our camera clubs.  Big thanks to Colin!

He plans to have an entry page on our website where you will find a list of all your previous competition entries along with details like results which can be filtered, and thumbnails which will blow up to full size photos.  You will then be able to choose any photo that you want to contribute to this competition, or you can add a completely new photo – up to 4 in total.  Same image and file size criteria as our monthly comps applies, despite what the APS brochure says (I’ve checked!).  Our selectors will then use the website to choose the best 20 photos as our entry to the APS Competition.

And it gives us a bit more time than we first thought.  So new timelines…

Open date – as soon as Colin has the entry page working, which could be as early as 25 April.

Closing date for your entries 9 May

Selection process from 10 May.  We might need a little flexibility given that many will be at the Mungo event with no internet access at the same time.

Final selection and uploading will be end May

Please note that you can only represent one camera club.  This matters if you are members of more than one club.  If so please let me know.

More information to come when we’re ready to open the new entry page.

 

Tutorial Monday 23rd April- Portrait Workshop.


There will be 10mim Lightroom tip before we start our presentation by Mike Fidler.

Portrait Workshop – What makes a Portrait?

This will a a special workshop presentation with Mike Martin with help by experience members.

Portrait photography can be broken into three (3) Sections. Each and All sections are necessary and combine to make the Shot.

1Lighting – the subject person or persons. This would include Natural Light. On Camera flash or Fill flash, plus other variations. Off-Camera Flash (Speedlight) – The most creative mode. One light setup.Building upon the One Light setup. Studio Lighting . As most will have a pop-up or branded Speedlight, this will be the core area of the course.

2Technical.  Using your camera in: A – ETTL. B – Full, All, Everything in Manual mode. This will include you in total control of Camera & Speedlight manually. The Lens you use plays a major part to control DoF and the resultant definition/quality of your Portrait.

3Posing . Posing for the shot is obviously most critical if you want a ‘WOW’ result. Your ability to make you sitter feel confidant and calm is in your control.This is their moment so make them feel special. You subject will feel confident if they perceive you know what you are doing. We will cover various ‘Go to’ poses to suit different subjects, ie male or female subjects, group or family shots and so on.

Please Note – To cover this subject properly and to instil you with confidence, one night will not do much justice to cover this subject in gaining understanding & experience. Secondly most portraiture will most likely be done in day time and at times spontaneously put upon you. It is proposed we do a Saturday morning, 3-4 hours, in a suitable environment, at Wangi Workers Club.This way all participants will have hands-on experience.

Your partKnow how to set you Speedlight and Camera to Manual mode – Go online a download if necessary.                                                All Speedlights will have Manual Mode where as they may not have all the other functions; Manual is really all you need.                                           Again this will be a heavily ‘hands-on’ workshop.

Do not forget to  pack your camera bag with your speedlight or flash, camera and tripod.

Photos requested for Wangi’s entry to the APS Australia Cup 2018

DEADLINE 29 APRIL

We want your best photos to represent the Wangi Workers Camera Club in this competition

And it’s a short deadline.  So please start selecting your photos NOW.

It can be any genre, colour or mono, and may or may not have been used in a club competition. And no restrictions on when it was taken.

It just needs to be your best!

Everyone from A and B grade is invited to submit up to 4 electonic photos.  We need to submit 20 photos, and only 2 photos from any one individual can be sent to APS.

Photos will need to be the same image size as our normal competition, ie 1920 x 1200 pixels with the 2MB size limit.  And we’re just setting up the folder so you can upload photos by the same method as our club comps.

More news on the upload link and selection process in the next days… in the meantime please get your photos ready!

Judging is electronic and there are both club and individual awards.  As a reminder, here is a link to the competition brochure.

Any questions?  Just reply to the email of this post 🙂

More on Steamfest… times and locations of a steamer

Helpful message from Mike M

Last night I received some times for the Steam train travelling up from Sydney.
It leaves Sydney, Friday, at 11:00 am arriving at Gosford at approx midday, and leaving Gosford at 1:00 pm and arriving at Broadmeadow at 2:15 pm, then arriving at Maitland at 2:50 pm.
So if anyone can work this time table to suit themselves and know a spot along the Rail Corridor, then some great shots could be taken.
Even at a station one could get shots as it steams through, ask permission, but they won’t mind.
If folk were to ring the station near them and ask for the ETA of the Steamer might help, having said that Morisset Station is not able to help with that.

APS competition at CLUB level

At tonights Club meeting we voted to participate in the APS 2018 Australia Cup, which is a competition between camera clubs.

We need to select our best 20 photos as a Club and no individual can submit more than 2 of those 20 photos. The photos will be judged electronically with awards at both club and individual level.

Part of the process will be selecting the 20 entries. There are many opinions on how to do this but there is no fixed process. We need to set this up fairly quickly as entries close 3 June.

So… please tell me if…

  1. You are interested in contributing photos
  2. You are interested in being part of the selection process

Reply to the email of this post should reach me.

Lets get our best talent out there!!!