We had another very successful competition night at the club last night. We had quite a few more members join us last night. It is great to see so many of our members in person again.

Our judge Mick Lynch did a fabulous job with the judging. Mick always goes the extra mile and gives us very helpful advice to help improve our images. Mick does emphasise that his suggestions are completely from his point of view and understands that not everyone will agree with his suggestions. Whether we agree or not, Mick always gives us a lot to think about.

I’m looking forward to Mick coming back later in the year to present a workshop for us on Black & White.
Black & White is Mick’s particular speciality. We should all learn a lot from this workshop.

It is great to see prints from our members again. Our print stands were almost full last night. There were some very impressive images.

Congratulations and well done everyone!

Our next competition night is on Monday 9th May and will be held at the club in the auditorium.

Entries will be both digitals and prints. 

Our May DIGITAL IMAGES are due in by 11:59 pm Saturday 23th April. 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.

The good news is that now that we’re back to having prints, if you miss the deadline for the digitals you can choose to put in print entries instead.

The PRINT IMAGE section will close 2 days before competition night (At 11:59 pm on the Saturday before the competition. Saturday 9th April). 
You will then bring your prints with you on the night and have them on the stands by 6:30. This will give our judge time to review the prints before our competition night starts at 7 pm.

Please remember, the Print competition is for Prints only.
You have to have a print on the stand for it to be judged as a print. If you cannot get your prints to the club please reach out to other members who might be able to bring them along for you.

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

Our set subject for May is:
Night Shots” – The definition we have is “Any photo taken outdoors after sunset or before sunrise.
Examples could include blue hour, astrophotography, city night lights”. 

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

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

Our judge for May is Chris Prior.
Chris has judged for us before. He is a very experienced photographer and judge and has always done a great job of judging.

Below is a bit of information about Chris.
Chris has been interested in photography for 35 years & started out developing  & printing B&W film in his home made darkroom

He is a member of APS, Belmont 16’s – ( serving as president for 2 years)

He regularly enters International photography competitions & has won one gold medal, two bronze & one highly commended awards.

His favourite photo subject is surfing & so subsequently has had hundreds of photos published in surfing magazines, such as Tracks, Surfing Life, Waves, Surfing Snaps, People magazine, Kodak’s – My Australia & many others

His motto is:- ‘If it moves I shoot it, if it doesn’t I shoot it too.’

Good luck to everyone and enjoy taking and putting together some “Night Shots” images.

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