A reminder to all our members that our April comp is coming up very fast.

Our April images are due in by 1:59pm Saturday 27th March. That gives us only 11 more days. 

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 next competition night is on Monday 12th April and will be at the club. There will be no zoom meeting for this comp.

Entries will again only be digitals. 
We will project the images onto the screen at the club and I will read out the judges’s comments. (Unfortunately our April judge is not able to join us.)

Our set subject for April is:
Domestic Animals – The definition for “Domestic Animals” is…..
Animals you can’t include in nature. This will include pets and farm animals , but not zoo or wild animals.

As well as our set subject we will have are usual colour and mono categories.

Please remember that for 2021 we can now only enter 3 images each in total with no more than 2 in any category.

Our judge for September is Carol McGrath.
Carol is a new judge for our club.
Below is a bit of information about Carol that she has supplied.
I have always had an interest in visual arts, and have always had a creative side.  After spending 25 years in the music industry, health issues required me to change my creative outlet.  It took a while to find something that took my interest as much as music, but photography has now taken over.  

I joined Belmont 16s photography club in late 2018.  In 2019 in the B grade category I achieved 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in Image of the Year Nature; 1st and 3rd place in Image of the Year Mono; and 3rd, 4th and 6th in Image of the Year Open Colour.  I also led the point score for this year in Open Colour and Mono, and was second in Nature.

I progressed to A grade in 2020 and came 5th in Open Colour Image of the Year, 7th place in the Nature Image of the Year, and 4th place in Mono Image of the Year. In 2020 I also took the plunge and entered some national competitions, and was awarded Highly Commended and Commended in the Mono Awards and a Commended in the Australian Photography Photographer of the Year.  Early in 2021 I received an Honourable Mention in the PSA Interclub Round 1 competition.

I am currently developing my skills in portraiture and editing when I have the time. I love getting out into Nature, and I enjoy seeing what others do in the photography world. Minimalist, abstract and “something out of the ordinary” will always catch my eye.

Good luck to everyone and enjoy taking and putting together some “Domestic Animals” photos.

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

Cheers, Sue Winsley (Competition Steward).