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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. ( Due to covid 19 some meetings may need to be held via Zoom or a hybrid format ).

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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Tutorial 22 February 2021, 7pm.

Image Evaluation with Jen Fawkes

Why do some images do well in competition where others do not? Image evaluation seeks to objectively identify the elements of an image and how they fit together. It goes beyond the technical skills and considers impact, composition, art and design, and presentation. Understanding the elements can help you take and present better images. And it’s the sort of thing good judges will consider.

Our presenter, Jen Fawkes, is an accomplished photographer who lives in Melbourne. She is also Co-Ordinator for PSA’s Image Evaluation Course, and will give us a taster of things to think about when selecting images for our competitions.

Something that I’m sure we all think about!

This will be a Zoom only meeting. Susan will send you a link a couple of days before the tutorial. Be sure to join us for an informative evening!

by Toni Conquest, February 14, 2021

March Competition

It was wonderful to catch up personally with so many members at our last competition night in the auditorium at the Wangi Workers Club. Congratulations to all those who received awards and I’m sure the judge’s comment will be inspirational and helpful to all members.

Please note that the next competition closes quite soon, entries must be in by 11.59pm on Saturday 20th February, there is no provision for late entries.

Categories are :-

Open

Mono

Set Subject is Nature PSA Rules apply for Nature entries

Remember 3 entries only allowed.

Here is a Bio on our March Judge Dennis Archibald

Dennis Archibald – Photographic Bio

My interest in photography has grown through my life and in 2017 at the suggestion of friends I joined Belmont 16’s Photography Club.

The club has helped me to improve my skills through club tutorials and competitions.

I don’t have a particular focus with my photography but do enjoy travel and street photography. I also have a couple of broad projects. 

I look for opportunities to capture images of people at work. Most of us spend a good part of our life working and I strongly believe that everyone should try and bring the best part of themselves to their labour. I use this interest to talk to people and to ask them whether they would be comfortable for me to photograph them whilst they work.

The other interest is trees. This love affair has grown steadily through my life. I value them for their beauty, utility and how they convey that unique Australian character of resilience in what can be a very tough environment. I wish they were appreciated more and hope to influence people through my photography.

Any queries email me Dianne English dizel@bbsol.com

by Dianne English, February 9, 2021

Results for competitions in February – Digital 2021

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 February – Digital 2021

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

luna park
Matt Golby – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Can you see it to
Tanya Heather – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Car Fire
John Payne – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Happy Days
Frank Bleechmore – Merit-Judges-Choice
B Grade Open Mono Digital

YELLOW ROBIN 1
Mike Fidler – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Colour Digital

No Stopping
Megan Willis – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Mono Digital

May 1 March
Dianne English – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced SetSubject Digital

just add sugar
Lee-ann Hattander – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

OOPS!
Brian Halse – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Manning River Sunset
Ardis Emmerton – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

From the Sheep’s Back
Janet Payne – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Newtons Cradle
Lee-ann Hattander – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Sunday Lunch
Ian Nunn – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Digital

EXPLAINING THE ADVERTURE
Robert Kildey – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Digital

five Day Festival of Shrine Tokyo
Chris Latham – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Darth Vader in Town.jpg
Joy Thomas – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Silos Reborn
Frank Bleechmore – Merit
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Dusting the pieces
Ian English – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Jabiru over lilies
Susan Hansell – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Face to Face
Bettina Damme – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Made It
David Hansell – Merit
Advanced Open Mono Digital

The white tern
David Whyte – Merit
Advanced Open Mono Digital

The Other side of Tourism
Sue Winsley – Merit
Advanced SetSubject Digital

by Dianne English, February 8, 2021

Important Changes to Competition Rules!

As a result of the vote from members at our Special General Meeting on the 25th January (Minutes found with this link below), our Competition Rules Document has been amended and updated and comes into effect immediately.

Special-General-meeting-2021-01-25-Minutes

A Code of Ethics has been incorporated into the Club Competition Rules Document and offers guidelines for members entering competitions.

It is important to read the Competition Rules Document before entering images for the March Competition as the definition for Nature is now the PSA definition and Set Subject for future competitions has had “Traditional Rules” deleted.

WangiCameraClub-CompetitionRules2Feb2021

Good Luck to all members for their competition endeavours for 2021.

by Colleen Price, February 2, 2021

Competition Night Monday 8th February

Just to let all members know that the above competition night will be held at 7.00pm in the Auditorium of the Wangi Workers Club, there will be no Zoom meeting on the night.

by Dianne English, February 2, 2021

Have you unused potential?

Our club exists because we have members willing to share their skills and time. We need you to consider if you could become part of the Committee, even if it is in a supporting role.

We are urgently seeking someone to take on the role of Club Secretary. Susan Hansell is happy to show you what is involved and assist where needed.

We are also looking for members with Technical Skills to be part of a small team, coordinated by our webmaster, to deal with computers, zoom meetings, sound, lighting, projectors etc. We need a team because we cannot expect that one person is going to be available at all times.

Our Treasurer is resigning in June and we need a member to fill this position. David Hansell will happily explain what is involved.

Now that we can get out and about we need social activities. I would appreciate any outings being suggested or better still organised. I am happy to assist eg I would love someone to organise a Newcastle street photography trip (I am not familiar with the area)

Please consider taking on a role or a supporting role. The more we have willing to take part, the greater our club will be.

email Colleen at pricecolleen54@gmail.com

by Colleen Price, February 2, 2021

Portrait Photography Social Outing : Saturday 20th February

Organised by Susan Shipway           

Location: Catherine Hill Bay

Meet: Near the Surf Club

Time: 3.30pm meet for 4pm start

The photo opportunity includes on and below the Jetty as well as the beach and rock shots. The 5 models will have a variety of dresses to wear as well as accessories including wigs, jewellery and materials and scarves .The four girls names are Lana, Eloise, Lauren and Caelan and the older girl is Danielle. They are all very different body shapes and none are professional models and all but Danielle have modelled for Susan Shipway.

All will need to be directed in poses and expression. Patience and clear instruction will be needed as well as remembering that 4 of the girls are aged 15 to 16 yrs old. We do have parental permission and at least one of the parents will be present. (Lana’s mother Sylvia) she is Susan’s best friend. We are looking at max of 2 hour shoot

Picnic or nibbles at 6pm or If members are interested dinner together at The Catho Pub (decide on the evening)

This is a good opportunity to work on a different set of skills and to have some fun with other club members

As David and I will be visiting David’s mother in Vic, who will be 103yrs on 13th Feb, I would ask members keen to participate to contact Dianne English to add your name for the outing

email; dizel@bbsol.com

Colleen Price

by Colleen Price, January 30, 2021

Photoshop Tips and Tricks.

Check out the Photoshop tutorial by Jesus Ramirez on the Photoshop Tutorial Channel in Youtube. Heaps of information to help with your images. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=60GysIWun2s

The above link is one I have found very handy to get rid of the fringing/halos using the Maximum and Minimum Filters. Enjoy!

by Toni Conquest, January 28, 2021

Hunter Wetlands Outing

If you decide to not go due to weather can you please text me Colleen at 0413849846. Thanks

by Colleen Price, January 27, 2021

Important Meeting Monday – Logistics

Our special meeting will be held at the club, 7pm as usual. We are expecting some lively discussion and we want as many members as possible to join us in the Auditorium to have your say. There are some significant changes and you will have a vote on a number of topics.

Sound issues mean that this time Zoom needs to be restricted to small numbers. Only those Members who have sent in comments and who really can’t get to the club will be invited to attend by Zoom. I will contact you individually.

At this stage Wangi Workers will not allow members who have been to Sydney in the last 14 days into the club… no restrictions for those who have been to Central Coast.

There is still time to comment….. it’s your club!

by Susan Hansell, January 22, 2021