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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 Open. Open Grade is usually for beginner photographers and for those members who just enjoy taking photographs without doing extensive editing.
  • 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.

The 1st Monday of the Month is a Portfolio group night

  • Members choose their own interest subject to collect 6-10 images on.
  • This is not for competition but to allow members to explore their own photography journey.

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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HOCUS FOCUS – APRIL 2022

HOCUS FOCUS – APRIL 2022 is now available on the website on the NEWSLETTERS Button or directly on this link https://wangi.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/65/2022/04/HOCUS-FOCUS-APRIL-2022.pdf

by David Price, April 12, 2022

May Competition

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

by Sue Winsley, April 12, 2022

Results for competitions in April – Digital 2022

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 April – Digital 2022

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Crystal
Marie Kildey – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Holding On_
Marie Kildey – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Tortured
Neville Thorogood – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Water Lily
Vaughn Winsley – Merit-Judges-Choice
Open Grade Open Colour Digital

Ant and the Rose
Ardis Emmerton – Merit-Judges-Choice
Open Grade Open Mono Digital

Well its dead now
Ardis Emmerton – Merit-Judges-Choice
Open Grade Set Subject Digital

Mungo Nature
Colleen Price – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Riding High
Michael S Martin – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Mono Digital

Lake Nugga Nugga Sunrise QLD
Ian English – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Set Subject Digital

Green-eyed monster
Wendy Newbury – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Flying Sideways
Robert Kildey – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Dead tree in the Creek
Brian Halse – Merit
A Grade Set Subject Digital

The Struggle is over
Neville Thorogood – Merit
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Look Out Below
Dianne English – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Surfing Fun
Michael S Martin – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Cloud Reflections
Colleen Price – Merit
Advanced Open Mono Digital

The aftermath of fires
David Whyte – Merit
Advanced Set Subject Digital

African Sunset
Ian Nunn – Merit
Advanced Set Subject Digital

by Sue Winsley, April 11, 2022

Results for competitions in April – Print 2022

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 April – Print 2022

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

honeyeaters
Lee-ann Hattander – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Colour Print

Moving on!
Rene Schipper – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Mono Print

Still able to support life.
Rene Schipper – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Set Subject Print

Abandoned
Helen Oliver – Merit-Judges-Choice
Open Grade Open Colour Print

Storm Clounds 3
Helen Oliver – Merit-Judges-Choice
Open Grade Open Mono Print

Surrounded by life
John Frost – Merit-Judges-Choice
Open Grade Set Subject Print

SNOWY EGRET
Mike Fidler – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Colour Print

DUNE BASHING
Mike Fidler – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Mono Print

Still Upright
Dianne English – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Set Subject Print

There you are Nemo
Chris Latham – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Print

Puppy Love
Lee-ann Hattander – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Print

Washed Up
Joy Thomas – Merit
A Grade Set Subject Print

Colour of Nature.
John Frost – Merit
Open Grade Open Colour Print

Tassie Waterfall
Megan Willis – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Print

Yidarki man
Brad Le Brocque – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Print

Inflation
Susan Hansell – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Print

Looking north to Forbes
Brad Le Brocque – Merit
Advanced Set Subject Print

by Sue Winsley, April 11, 2022

PSA Interclub Rd 3 Scoring all divisions

All of our PSA Interclub images have been scored and images uploaded to PSA website. An image highlighted with red means that it had been used previously. Where that are gaps between selected images it means that either the author already had a higher scoring image or a judgement call was made by me especially when images had received the same score for our final pick.

You can click each link to view the scores for all images.

Open

Creative

Nature

Travel

Photo Journalism

by Ian English, April 9, 2022

Important message about Print Competitions.

There have been a couple of occasions this year where members have entered the digital files for their print entries and then for unforeseen reasons haven’t been able to get their prints to the competition night.
The judges have then kindly judged the digitals up on screen so our members didn’t miss out.

This was discussed at the committee meeting last night and the decision was made that moving forward, as this is a print competition the print must be on the stands for judging to take place.

If the print does not make it to the stand on competition night the entry will need to be rejected.

We understand that things crop up beyond anyone’s control and this is of course very unfortunate, but as it’s a print competition we must have a print to be judged.

If you find yourself in the situation that you have your prints ready but for whatever reason cannot get to the club please reach out to fellow club members that may be able to help out by picking up your prints and bringing them to the club for you.

If there is just no way you can get them to the club you’ll have the chance to re-enter them in a later competition.

I hope everyone will be understanding of this situation.

Talking about prints, we also discussed at the committee meeting how great it would be if more prints were entered by our members.
It is of course much easier to enter digitals, but there is really something special about seeing our images in print.

Hopefully we’ll see more prints being entered in the upcoming competitions.

by Sue Winsley, April 6, 2022

Portfolio Night Monday 4th

Join us for a good night as we discuss and help each other with our portfolios.

Anyone is welcome. Please bring laptop or usb with your images.

by Colleen Price, April 2, 2022

PSA Interclub Photojournalism Rd 2 Results

We have been waiting for ages for this result and it has been a good one for us. We are equal first in Group B with two other clubs. David and Susan Hansell and myself all gained awards. All of the Round 3 comps close on Friday night so any more entries most welcome.

PJ is split into two categories – General and Human Interest hence the G and H beside our entries. Human Interest is for images with interactions which will cause the viewer to react with a smile or sadness or horror for example. Sporting events fall into the General category.

by Ian English, March 30, 2022

HOCUS FOCUS – MARCH 2022

HOCUS FOCUS – MARCH 2022 is now available on the web site under the NEWSLETTER Button or directly on this link https://wangi.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/65/2022/03/HOCUS-FOCUS-MARCH-2022.pdf

by David Price, March 29, 2022

APS CUP SUBMISSIONS 2022

As you may recall we won the Australian Photographic Society Cup last year along with the Maitland Camera Club. I am happy to download the images from the competitions site. Of course, if you would rather me not enter your images please let me know. To enter I need 20 images in total, any category, and only 2 images per person can be entered. If you have any images that do not appear on the competition site from July 2021 – April 2022 that you think may be suitable for selection I would really appreciate you sending them to me. dizel@bbsol.com

Club size 1920 x 1200.

APS Cup closes in May. I will need to upload the selected images mid April, as Ian and I will be away Late April – Mid May.

Dianne English

by Dianne English, March 28, 2022