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Our club is based at the Wangi Workers Club at Wangi Wangi NSW

We meet at the Wangi Workers’ Club in the Auditorium at 7.00pm on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. We also have a Portfolio Group meeting on 1st Monday of the month.

The club’s mission statement is:

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

Use the green About Us button for information on our club and what we do.

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The 2nd Monday of the month is our competition night.

  • Our Competition Program is available from our website.
  • There are 3 grades, Advanced, A and B. B Grade is usually for beginner photographers.
  • We have photos presented both in print form as well as Digital (EDI) option. (EDI – Electronic Data Images)
  • Both Digital and Print contests require you to enter online on this website and include a digital copy of each entry. This will be displayed in an image gallery on the website
  •  All photographs are displayed and critiqued by the judge on the night. Most judges provide very beneficial feedback, from which we all learn
  • At the end of the year we run our “Photo of the Year”competition (POTY). The photos entered in this competition must be photographs that have been entered in competitions throughout the year.

The 4th Monday of the month is our tutorial night.

  • We have had many and varied tutorials and continue to do so every month.
  • Suggestions from members as to what tutorials they would like to have are very welcome.

Visitors are always welcome to come along however visitors cannot enter any competitions until they become a member of the club. Follow the link under About us for info on joining.

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November Competition – POTY

We had another great comp night  over zoom last night.  

Last night was our last normal comp night for 2021. (What a year!).

There were once again some very impressive images from our very talented members.

Congratulations and well done everyone!

It was fantastic to have our judge Ian Marriner join us on our zoom meeting. He did a fantastic job, giving us some great tips on what judges are looking for and how to improve our images. Please be sure to check out his very detailed and insightful comments on our images on the website.  

Our next competition night will be our POTY. 

The date for POTY is Monday 8
th November.

The closing date for entries will be 11pm on Saturday 23rd October.

From today, Tuesday 12th October, that gives us another 11 days.

Everyone should now be aware that this will be digital only… sadly no prints to admire again this year.

At this stage we cannot say where our POTY will be held, at the club or at home over zoom.  Fingers crossed we can get to meet up again at the club!
We will keep you posted.

The categories for POTY are Colour, Mono and Nature.

You can enter 4 images and they must be images that have already been entered this year.

No alteration is allowed to what has already been submitted.

For the nature section you can enter any image from this year’s competitions as long as it meets the nature criteria.

Unfortunately, if you miss the deadline there is nothing we can do. The images are passed onto the judge early in the morning on the day after and the competition cannot be reopened.

Please put the date in your calendar where you’ll remember.

Our judge for this year’s POTY is  David Spratt.
Below is a bit of information about David which is very impressive.

David Spratt:
A Life Member and currently the Snr. Vice President of The Entrance Camera Club Inc. David joined in Nov. 1976 coming up for 45yrs, most of those have been spent actively serving on the Committee including 13 years as President. 

David had an interest in photography from his early teens and then carried his hobby into his working life. From 1978, David spent 9 years as a professional photographer operating a photographic retail business in Long Jetty including photographing weddings and then for the following 25yrs until he retired in 2012 working from home specialising in Black & White processing and printing including work for the local history section, Gosford Library. David has seen the Evolution of photography from Film to Digital, from the Wet Darkroom to the Inkjet Printer with Slides making way for Digital Imaging. 

David enjoys a wide variety of photographic interest including People, Nature & Motorsport. 

David has been a successful exhibitor in Club, National & International competitions and has judged for Camera Clubs, as well as National competitions including 2yrs on the judging panel for “Black & White Prints” Photography section of the R.A.S Sydney Royal Easter Show. 

David has been inducted onto the FCC Roll of Honour from the Federation of Camera Clubs and also awarded the LAPS for photographic skill and the SSAPS for outstanding state service from the Australian Photographic Society. 

Good luck to everyone!

If you have any questions please contact me on suewinsley@iinet.net.au

Cheers, Sue Winsley (Competition Steward).

by Sue Winsley, October 12, 2021

HOCUS FOCUS – OCTOBER 2021

HOCUS FOCUS – OCTOBER 2021 is now available on the website under the NEWSLETTERS Button or directly by this link

https://wangi.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/65/2021/10/HOCUS-FOCUS-OCTOBER-2021.pdf

by David Price, October 12, 2021

Results for competitions in October – Digital 2021

There were 17 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in October – Digital 2021

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

The Worker
Kayla Mills – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Colour Digital

The Face of Homelessness
Joy Thomas – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Alaskan Archorage
Joy Thomas – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Dog Control
Frank Bleechmore – Merit-Judges-Choice
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Bird of Paradise
Dianne English – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Watching the Gate
Michael S Martin – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Mono Digital

Emerging from the fog
Megan Willis – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced SetSubject Digital

Little Daredevils
Marie Kildey – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Morning Dew on Water Lily
David Vane – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Home Study Myanmar
Elisabeth Fidler – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Digital

ZIG ZAG
Robert Kildey – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Standing alone
Tanya Heather – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Rocky Hall copy
Tanya Heather – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Sprocket Class Racer
Michael S Martin – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Lovley red Eyebrows
Brad Le Brocque – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Natures Beauty
Megan Willis – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Iconic Curves
Sue Winsley – Merit
Advanced Open Mono Digital

by Sue Winsley, October 11, 2021

FCC INTERCLUB DIGITAL 2021

I just found today out that the Interclub for the FCC is open for entries. Entires open today and close on November 1st. There is little time to get our entries into the the 5 categories. Categories are, Monochrome, Colour, Nature, Creative and Australian Landscape. We can enter 10 images into each of the categories and members can only put two images into each category. I can choose the images from the Competition site over the past year and this may be the most efficient answer as there is not much time till the closing date November 1. If you don’t wish for me to choose any of your images please email on dizel@bbsol.com. If you have any images that fit any of the categories and you would like them to be considered that are not on the website, please send them to me, club size 1920 x 1200, this will be a great help, thank you.

Dianne

Nature (Digital Image) –From 1st January 2015 the FCC has adopted the APS definition for Nature. “Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighedmore than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.

by Dianne English, October 11, 2021

Hosts needed for visiting Judges

For 2022 we are trying to secure the services of some quite experienced judges who come highly recommended.

Unfortunately most of these judges don’t live in our local area.

The good news is that we have been in touch with a few and they are willing to travel to judge for us.

For this to be able to happen we will need to be able to offer them accommodation.

We are hoping to get a list of members who would be able to host a visiting judge and their partner, if they wish to bring them along, for an overnight stay on one of our monthly competition nights.

If you think you would be able to help it will be greatly appreciated and will be a terrific opportunity for our club to be able to get the expertise of these judges.

Please let me know if this is something you would be able to consider.

Email me at suewinsley@iinet.net.au

by Sue Winsley, September 30, 2021

Adobe Has Completely Redesigned Masking in Lightroom and ACR

Following Roy’s tutorial on Monday night, Mike Martin has sent this link to article on PetaPixel. Worth reading for all Lightroom users.

by Colleen Price, September 30, 2021

POTY will be digital only for this year.

We had hoped that we could get back to prints for our POTY this year, but as we’ve done no prints this year and things could change very rapidly, the decision has been made to have our POTY as digital only.

The decision of where our POTY meeting will be held, zoom at home or club will be made closer to the date.

POTY entries can be made on our website the same as for our other competitions.

Fingers crossed for getting back to prints in 2022.

by Sue Winsley, September 28, 2021

Grading readjustment for 2022

Reminder:

As you all know we have a big problem with very few members in B Grade. It has got to the stage that it is impracticable to continue without making changes to the number of members in each grade.

We have surveyed our members and heard back initially from the majority of our members.
The initial voting has clearly indicated that the majority of our members want to maintain 3 grades.
The job now is to work out how these 3 grades will be organised.

Last week all members got an email with another proposal for how we can readjust the numbers of members in our grades.

Thank you to everyone who has replied.
Unfortunately we have not yet had many replies to the 2nd proposal put forward.
We are trying to get all our members involved in the decision making process.
I understand there have been a lot of emails. We would have liked to do all this voting and putting your ideas forward at a face-to-face meeting, but that’s not possible at present.
If you haven’t had time to reply it would be very much appreciated if you could reply with your thoughts.

It is particularly important that we hear from all our members in B Grade and members in A Grade who are in the 2nd half of the point score as the changes that will be made will most likely affect you.

If you need me to re-send the email just let me know.

suewinsley@iinet.net.au

by Sue Winsley, September 26, 2021

HOCUS FOCUS – SEPTEMBER 2021

The September 2021 edition of HOCUS FOCUS is now available on the website on the NEWSLETTERS Button or via this direct link, https://wangi.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/65/2021/09/HOCUS-FOCUS-SEPTEMBER-2021.pdf

by David Price, September 22, 2021

Voting on Grading changes

Hi Everyone,

Last week everyone should have received an email setting out some possible suggestions for solving the problem of our dwindling numbers in B Grade.
In this email a voting form was attached for everyone to select the solution they thought would be best, plus room for your thoughts in the comments section.

The response so far has been fantastic. We have had more than half our members respond and provide very valid comments as to what changes they would like to see.
It is so good to have all our members involved in finding the best solution to make these changes. These aren’t decisions that the committee want to make without knowing the wishes of our members.

Thank you very much to everyone who has already replied.

If you haven’t yet replied it would be great if you could find some time in the next few days to let us know your voting preferences and any comments you’d like to make.

If you, for any reason can’t send back the voting form that’s fine. Instead just send me an email with what your vote would be for out of the options provided and any comments you’d like to make.


If you would like me to re-send the email, please let me know. Send me an email to suewinsley@iinet.net.au

Once again, thank you very much for providing your input.

by Sue Winsley, September 19, 2021