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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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2022 Set Subjects

Thank you to everyone who gave their ideas on set subjects for 2022.

All these ideas were presented to the committee and voted on.

Please not: We have not yet worked out the timetable of which month each set subject will be in.
Nor have the definitions been finalised except for the recurring ones. The definitions for the recurring set subjects will be the same as this year.

As some members like to get in early preparing their entries a long way in advance, below is a list of what the set subjects will be for 2022.

In no particular Order:
Recurring Set Subjects:
Creative, Photojournalism, Nature, Travel, Scapes.
New Set Subjects for 2022:
Humour, A Portrait of a person or people, Night Shots, An Empty Road, Dead Trees.

As soon as the timetable of which month will be allocated to each set subject and the definitions have been finalised we’ll let you know.

by Sue Winsley, September 16, 2021

Email sent to Everyone

Hi,

A few very observant members have noticed that it would seem that the email I sent out this morning didn’t go to everyone.

Everyone should have received it, but in different batches.

When I first tried to batch send the email to everyone I got a message saying I had too many recipients, so I sent it out it 4 different batches.

If you didn’t get an email from me this morning about voting for our grading in 2022 please let me know.

suewinsley@iinet.net.au

Ps. Thank you very much to all the members who have already replied and made some very valid points in the comments section.

by Sue Winsley, September 16, 2021

Camera Club Decision about Grades for 2022

Hi Everyone,

You will receive an email today that asks for your help in deciding what to do about our uneven grade numbers.

In this email we have given 4 possible solutions to the problem and included a voting form with a comments section for all our members to vote on how we should proceed into 2022.

It would be really appreciated if you could have a read and send your vote back to me as soon as you can.

Thank you!

by Sue Winsley, September 16, 2021

October Competition

Hi Everyone,

What a great presentation we had last night.

I’m sure that all of us who were at the zoom meeting for our September competition night last night will agree that it was excellent.
Roy did a fantastic job with the extremely thorough presentation that he prepared for us. It was very educational and I for one got a lot of ideas for improving my images.

Last night’s presentation was recorded. We are still working out how we can get a copy of the recording to the members who wish to watch it. Hopefully we’ll work out a way to put it on our website.

We once again had some very impressive images from our members. It is always great to sit back and enjoy the images our club members produce.

Congratulations and well done to everyone.

A reminder to all our members that our October comp is coming up very fast.
Our October comp is the last of our regular comps for 2021. November is our POTY night.
We had hoped to be able to get back to prints for POTY, but this is looking unlikely.
Watch this space … we’ll let you know when we know.

Our October images are due in by 11:59pm Saturday 25th September. 

Please remember that 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.

IMPORTANT: When you enter images on the website you will be sent a confirmation email. Please check this email thoroughly and check that your images are in the correct categories and that you have entered them in the correct month. Unfortunately the website sometimes makes errors and puts images in the wrong category. If you see this error before the comp closes you can go back in and make the necessary changes. Unfortunately once the comp has closed changes can’t be made.

Our next competition night is on Monday 11th October.

This will again be a zoom meeting.

Entries will again only be digitals. 

Our set subject for October is: 
Scapes– The definition for “Scapes” is…..  This could include landscapes, waterscapes or cityscapes. Whichever you choose it needs to be a broad vista of your chosen scape.

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 October is Ian Marriner.
Ian has judged for us previously and did a great job of judging giving us great tips on his perspective on how to improve our images.
Ian came along to our meeting last night to see Roy’s presentation.
Ian has also kindly offered to put together a presentation for us at our zoom meeting in October rather than just reading the comments out.
Should be another great night.

Below is some information about Ian which he provided for us.

Ian Marriner Bio 2020 –

Hi, my name is Ian Marriner and I am a passionate photographer based in Nelson Bay, Australia.  

I’m an avid photographer and scuba diver, an exciting blending of passions. I have been photographing underwater for some 35 years while at the same time pursuing other photography interests. Simultaneously I created a successful portrait and wedding studio that honed and refined my photographic skills. My wife and I ran a successful studio (Hi Exposure Portraits) in the Upper Hunter for some 13 years. Moving to Newcastle I worked for a number of years as contract portrait and wedding photographer for both Studio Life Photography and Gap Studios. 

I have worked as a freelance photographer on assignment for corporates such as Australian Tourist Commission, Lizard Island Resort, Australian Airlines (Now QANTAS) and Fitzroy Island Resort. I am now using this life-time of learning to create fine art underwater, seascape, and landscape images. Portraits remain a strong passion, creating timeless personal memories and beautifully family stories.

Being curious by nature I enjoy trying new approaches, whether that be in the image capture or in final finishing post-production technologies. I am enthusiastically exploring new opportunities to create fresh impressions of the subjects I photograph.

My images are most impressionistic in nature and do not pretend to always be realistic representations, they reflect my impressions through various photographic mediums and artistic methods. My images have been recognised with a number of awards for my portraits, underwater and above water images. I am excited to have had a number of images accepted in national and international competitions. I am currently a member of Belmont 16 footers Photographic Club, and President of Snappers Underwater Group based in Newcastle.

by Sue Winsley, September 14, 2021

Results for competitions in September – Digital 2021

There were 18 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 2021

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

I need this drink
Ken Linsley – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Breathe
Tanya Heather – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Whaling Station
Janet Payne – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Opal Altar
Frank Bleechmore – Merit-Judges-Choice
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Lost rail carriage
Frank Bleechmore – Merit-Judges-Choice
B Grade Open Mono Digital

Happy Galah
Frank Bleechmore – Merit-Judges-Choice
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Long way down
Susan Hansell – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Colour Digital

The Spill
Michael Martin – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Mono Digital

Mobile Fruit and Veg
Ian English – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced SetSubject Digital

PLOUGHING THE PADDOCK
Robert Kildey – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Intense Consontration
Marie Kildey – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Digital

The Lost City
Bob Carey – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Digital

A Good Book
Sue Winsley – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Riding Hard
Michael Martin – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Quilpie Cup Final Turn
Ian English – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Cleared for takeoff
Brad Le Brocque – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

GOOD MATES
Mike Fidler – Merit
Advanced Open Mono Digital

Fish feed delivery
Ian English – Merit
Advanced Open Mono Digital

by Sue Winsley, September 13, 2021

Reminder

Don’t forget tonight’s comp night over zoom.

It promises to be a great night with our very knowledgeable and experienced judge Roy Killen joining us on our zoom meeting.

Roy is not just going to read his comments. He has a presentation planned featuring our images which we all should find extremely educational and helpful.

It would be fantastic to see as many members as possible come along to join us.

See you all in just over an hour.

by Sue Winsley, September 13, 2021

Free Online Event

Hi All,

Ian Marriner, our judge for October just forwarded me this link to a free event on the Wednesday. It looks like it’ll be really good.

Getting technical with Nature Photography with Gary Dunnett

About this event

Gary’s recent webinar on Cabbage Tree Basin in Royal National Park sparked many questions about the technical aspects of nature photography. In this webinar he’ll be discussing how to get the most of the camera you already own.

Link is below:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/getting-technical-with-nature-photography-gary-dunnett-tickets-170229491993?aff=odeimcmailchimp&utm_source=NPA%20Webinar%20Audience&utm_campaign=b20e09ef19-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_26_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0413b54b9d-b20e09ef19-81079900&ct=t(Member_Appeal_June_20176_27_2017_COPY_01)&goal=0_0413b54b9d-b20e09ef19-81079900&mc_cid=b20e09ef19&mc_eid=9164578d16&fbclid=IwAR09PCPZ1iSjIjPnrbJcDywBg4pHA6uM8lGEWtjoHo3nTdYpAUGvQTukJ98

by Sue Winsley, September 13, 2021

Monday’s comp meeting on zoom.

Next Monday’s zoom meeting for our comp night is going to be fantastic and shouldn’t be missed.

It won’t be me reading out the comments as has happened in past meetings. Instead our judge Roy Killen has a great night planned. He will be joining us over zoom and has put together a presentation featuring our members images . This should be a great learning experience.

I’m really looking forward to it and hope we can get as many members as possible along to join us.

by Sue Winsley, September 10, 2021

Photoshop Virtual summit.

For the last 2 years a fellow in the US named Dave Cross has put together what he calls the photoshop virtual summit.

I attended both last year and the year before and found it to be fantastic… I thoroughly recommend it….and it’s completely free.

Belmont has put out a post about it to their members and I have copied the link in case our members are also interested.

The Photoshop Virtual Summit is a week long virtual PS conference, that you can watch online for free from 4-8 October. Expert instructors will present 40 classes and each one can be watched over a 48 period from when it is first presented (so you don’t have to worry about time zone differences). You have to register in advance for the program.
Free registration is now open here

by Sue Winsley, September 6, 2021

Reminder Set Subjects 2022

Hi,

Just a reminder that if you’d like to give some suggestions for set subjects for our 2022 calendar that I would like to have all the suggestions by the end of the month, which of course, is tomorrow.

Please send suggestions to me at suewinsley@iinet.net.au

Thanks!

by Sue Winsley, August 30, 2021