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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 Dobell Room at 7.00pm on the 2nd and 4th Mondays 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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APS National Exhibition – Digital Competition

Details of the 2019 APS National Exhibition – Digital Competition

by Susan Hansell, October 1, 2019

F/Stop Newsletter October 2019

F/Stop Newsletter October 2019

by Susan Hansell, October 1, 2019

Newcastle Exhibition of Photography

The 38th Newcastle National Exhibition of Photography is jointly presented by the Newcastle Show and the Newcastle Photographic Society.

This is a prints only national competition, approved by the Australian Photographic Society accreditation.

Entries are made via the following address: https://newcastlenational.myphotoclub.com.au/

Entries close on 25 November 2019 and the exhibition dates are 06, 07 & 08 March 2020 at the Newcastle Show.

Please direct inquiries to philwhiteman@gmail.com or rob.oyston@internode.on.net

by Susan Hansell, September 29, 2019

Tutorial Night Program Monday 23rd September

1.Vertical Panoramas presented by Ian English

2. Creating Digital Art with Topaz Studio 2 by Colleen Price

by Colleen Price, September 21, 2019

FREE INTERNATIONAL PHOTO WITH PSA RECOGNITION

The following link will take you to a free International photo comp. that has full PSA recognition for those wishing to obtain honours. Three sections Colour, Mono and Travel. The comp. does close on the 23rd of September, short notice, but I have just found out for myself. http://www.rafflesphotoawards.com

by Dianne English, September 14, 2019

Notes from Mick Lynch

Hi All, what a great comp night we had on Monday night with Mick’s very helpful and informative judging.

Mick has been kind enough to send through his notes that he explained to us at the beginning of the night. I have put these notes below. I’m sure we’ll all find them very helpful when we’re trying to work out how best to present our images for judging.

Cheers,
Sue Winsley


The role of a judge is to critique and from an opinion on each image, pass on a comment that may assist in improvement of that image (if required),based on their experience as a photographer and also a photographic judge.
·      Photography is an art form and is therefore subjective.
·      Influenced by personal feelings, tastes & self-opinions.
THAT’S HOW PEOPLE JUDGE PHOTOS.

LIGHTING:YOU MUST HAVE A BASIC UNDERSTANDING HOW SENSITIVE LIGHT TO FILM.
•      Photography is all about capturing LIGHTthrough EXPOSURE.
•      The way an image gets read is affected by degrees of light. 
Is it well controlled? Does it show off the subject well? Could it work better? 

TECHNIQUE: IS THE QUALITY OF THE IMAGE AS IT IS PRESENTED FOR VIEWING
•      Sharpness & Detail, ISO/Grain, Brightness & Contrast?
•      If you need an image to be sharp it must be macro.
•      Highlights & Shadows with no hot spots. (Under expose ½ a stop as a rule of thumb)
•      If the image is digitally manipulated, has the manipulation altered composition?
•      Has manipulation work for the image? Does it make the image look fake?

COMPOSITION & IMPACT
COMPOSITION:Is bringing all the visual elements together to express the purpose of that image.
IMPACT:Is the emotion one gets upon viewing an image for the first time so that the viewer understands your intension?
•      Where is the eye lead ~ focal point? (The point of interest must be sharp and in focus)
•      Is the main centre of interest well placed in the frame?
•      Is the image pleasing to the eye?  Skilful and Dynamic?
•      Does the composition make effective use of leading lines and negative space?
•      Is the image balanced? Are there any distracting elements in the image? 

SUBJECT MATTER, STORY TELLING, MOOD & ARTISTIC APPROACH:
Story Telling refers to the image’s ability to evoke emotion & imagination and presenting that image to express your vision.
•      Does the image effectively tell a story? 
•      Does the image have emotion, mood, feeling, creativity of the subject matter?
•      Does the image show an original approach & impact of the subject?
•      Are the colours, patterns and tones effective, with interesting textures?
•      The use of camera angle for artistic effect.
NoteAT SOME UNKNOWN POINT, A PHOTO CAN BE FOREVER A PIECE OF TIMELESS FINE ART.

PRINTING
It’s the print that you truly builds your reputation as a photographer.
When you present your image, you want your print to look photographic, a fine piece of art when you hold, feel and show it, it’s your artistic intent.
It’s the print that defines you as a photographer.
•      Is the print processed to show natural colour, tones and textures, with no distracting marks?
•      Is the image properly mounted to complement the presentation of the image?

by Sue Winsley, September 11, 2019

Results for competitions in September – Prints

There were 27 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in September – Prints

Uplit
Else Seligmann – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Abandoned
David Hansell – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

DeHavilland racer.
John Frost – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

remains of the past
Jan Whittles – Merit-Judges-Choice
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

early snow
Jan Whittles – Merit-Judges-Choice
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

steaming
Dale Golby – Merit-Judges-Choice
B Grade SetSubject Large Print

Kingston Sunrise
Megan Willis – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Colour Large Print

Controlling the fire
David Whyte – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Mono Large Print

Cockatoo Island Machinery
Megan Willis – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced SetSubject Large Print

kite shadow
Andrew Gardyne – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Selfie
Chris Latham – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Contemplation
Ardis Emmerton – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Jabiru Got His Lunch
David Vane – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Olden Days
Ardis Emmerton – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Marmong jetty
Paige Barlow – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Maria Cottage
Paige Barlow – Merit
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

Footwork
Paige Barlow – Merit
B Grade SetSubject Large Print

sawbench
Jan Whittles – Merit
B Grade SetSubject Large Print

Monik 3
Ian English – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Large Print

Crunch Time
Michael Martin – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Large Print

Seed Pod Study
Dianne English – Merit
Advanced Open Mono Large Print

Kingston Sea Mist
Megan Willis – Merit
Advanced Open Mono Large Print

The Crocodile Kid
Michael Martin – Merit
Advanced Open Mono Large Print

Machinery Long Ago
Dianne English – Merit
Advanced SetSubject Large Print

When size matters
Brad Le Brocque – Merit
Advanced SetSubject Large Print

Machinery Cogs
Ian English – Merit
Advanced SetSubject Large Print

Harvest Time
Michael Martin – Merit
Advanced SetSubject Large Print

by Sue Winsley, September 9, 2019

Results for competitions in September – Digital

There were 23 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

Cymbidium
John Sharples – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Fish Feed
David Price – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Cable Car Powerhouse
David Price – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Baby Monkey
Maxine Reid – Merit-Judges-Choice
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Pride & Joy
Marie Kildey – Merit-Judges-Choice
B Grade Open Mono Digital

Bygone Era
Terry Biden – Merit-Judges-Choice
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Saturn decending
Brad Le Brocque – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Colour Digital

The fence sitter
Brad Le Brocque – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Mono Digital

Silver Woods lift by night
Joshua Latham – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced SetSubject Digital

Watching The Sunrise
Janet Payne – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Pensive Mood
Ian Nunn – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Dani
Susan Shipway – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Storm over Forster
Joy Thomas – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Music Man
Joy Thomas – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Spring Is In The Air
Marie Kildey – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Parrot
Michelle Moore – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Digital

The Boys
Maxine Reid – Merit
B Grade Open Mono Digital

Steam Machine
Susan Hansell – Merit
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Dandelion Snack Time
Colleen Price – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

To Lick Your Lips
Bettina Damme – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Wet Bar Harbour
Colleen Price – Merit
Advanced Open Mono Digital

GOLD WATCH 1 of 1
Ross Burgess – Merit
Advanced SetSubject Digital

Discarded Machinery
Bettina Damme – Merit
Advanced SetSubject Digital

by Sue Winsley, September 9, 2019

New Logo

On the top left hand side of our website you will see a new logo for Wangi Camera Club.

It acts as a home button as do the words “Wangi Workers Camera Club”

by Colleen Price, September 5, 2019

Competitions in September – Prints are closing soon!

Competitions in September – Prints will close Saturday, 7th September 2019, 11:00 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade Open Colour Large Print
  • A Grade Open Mono Large Print
  • A Grade SetSubject Large Print
  • B Grade Open Colour Large Print
  • B Grade Open Mono Large Print
  • B Grade SetSubject Large Print
  • Advanced Open Colour Large Print
  • Advanced Open Mono Large Print
  • Advanced SetSubject Large Print

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, September 5, 2019