- Competitions in August – Digital 2021 are closing soon!
- Membership Fees are due now.
- Another invite from Maitland Camera Club!
- HOCUS FOCUS – JULY 2021
- August Competition
Today is the day for deposit to be paid for Middlebrook. If you are not going please let me know. Only 12 people have paid so far.
There appears to be room if any member (and partner) would like to come along for a fun social photography trip
Thursday 15th July till Sunday 18th July
Middlebrook station is 10 minutes from Scone
Cost: $45/person per night . $50/person for all meals
Deposit: $50 by Monday 14th June. Finalised by Monday 5th July. ( $135 for 3 nights; $90 for 2 nights) Maximum 24 people.
Money can be paid by direct deposit into the Wangi Camera Club account
BSB 650 000 Account number 526472301.
Remember to put your name as reference and in description
Other meals Please advise Colleen if you have special dietary requirements
The cost for meals will be $50/person. This includes
3 Main evening Meals
3 Cooked Breakfasts
Afternoon Tea and Supper
See you all on Zoom tonight (not at the club)
by Colleen Price, June 14, 2021
Please remember not to come to the club on Monday night. This meeting will be over zoom due to the club not hosting events on public holidays any more.
Invitations to join our zoom meeting will be sent out later.
by Sue Winsley, June 11, 2021
Maitland Camera club have kindly invited the members of Wangi CC to an Astro Photography night on Tuesday 15th June at Richmond Vale. This will give us an opportunity to put into practice the Astro Photography techniques Brad showed us at our last tutorial.
The gate will be open from 5:30 to 6:30pm on Tuesday and then locked behind us, so be sure to get there before that. We will re-open the gate to leave around 8:30/9pm or so depending on members’ needs.
Bring Camera, Tripod, Cable release/trigger, wear WARM cloths and bring some snacks and/or a warm drink and a torch, (red is nice if you have one), Brad will have some new head lamps with batteries available for purchase @$20.00 a set. Some sort of seat might be handy as well.
A surcharge of $5.00 per head is payable as a donation to the Richmond Vale Trust, this will be collected by Maitland member Kevin Parsons on the night so please try to bring the correct cash for that.
Venue: 262 Leggett’s Drive, Richmond Vale NSW
I’m expecting to see a good roll up on the night despite the cold weather. A pair of fingerless gloves might come in handy! Thanks Brad! Cheers Toni
by Toni Conquest, June 9, 2021
Congratulations to Ian English who recently submitted his Portfolio “Artistry of Surfing” to PSA and who has been awarded a Bronze Distinction.
PSA Portfolio Statement of Intent Ian English EFIAP/g GMAPS Australia
Artistry of Surfing
I was lucky to have a leg of the World Surf League Championship Tour at my local beach. These men are the cream of the crop. I wanted to get in close to the athletes to show the intense concentration and skill they exhibit. I chose to present the images in monochrome to remove any distractions from the surfers. The images are presented in the style of Edward Hopper American realist painter.
Our next meeting will be Monday 5th July. Anyone is welcome. Please bring a digital copy of Cover Collage and your 6 images for a Digital Display. You may do as many portfolios as you wish.
by Colleen Price, June 9, 2021
A message from our friends in Maitland.
by Susan Hansell, June 8, 2021
This is our notice that the AGM will be held at 7pm in the Auditorium of Wangi Workers Club on Monday 28 June 2021. Here is the draft Agenda.
Please consider nominating for any of the Committee Roles, and especially Secretary and Treasurer. Here is the relevant form.
And please consider joining us early for dinner and a chat.
There are no matters affecting the constitution to raise with members and we expect the AGM itself to be quite short. It will be followed by an interactive tutorial on gaining a perspective on the subjectivity of judging, with Ian English and David Hansell.
Please call Susan Hansell if you wish to raise anything at the AGM.
by Susan Hansell, June 7, 2021
Portfolio Meeting is on Monday night (7th June) in auditorium at 7pm. New members welcome. Please bring along a laptop, your images on usb stick and any questions you have on editing your images.
At this meeting we will concentrate on putting 6 images into 1 document by both Lightroom and Photoshop. Please print the appropriate document for you from our website.( I have pinned the link to the top of our page for easy access). If you have other areas you would like to work on in small groups please let me know so we can help each other achieve our desired outcome.
My Tip For This Month ( Thanks to Adam Williams and Easyway Photography)
by Colleen Price, June 6, 2021
After our fabulous results in the 20/21 PSA Interclub competitions, we are now leading up to the next rounds for 21/22. I have created competition buttons on the website for the five divisions and they are all open for you to submit images. Just go to the Members section on our website and scroll to the end where the Round 1 buttons are.
I have deleted all of the carryover images from the last rounds so we are starting off the new ones with a clean slate.
Please submit up to three images in any/all of the sections. They can be old images or new work. We are not permitted to enter any image which has been entered in any previous PSA Interclub comp for our club.
If you are not sure if an image has been selected before, please email me and I will send you a copy of our master record of club entries and results.
You do not have to enter all images at once and you can keep adding or changing right up until the closing date of 31st October 21.
Thanks for your past support and let’s keep the momentum going.
Cheers Ian 0411136571 firstname.lastname@example.org
by Ian English, June 1, 2021
Congratulations and well done to everyone on the great images submitted for our May Competition.
I was away in Adelaide and unfortunately didn’t get to view the slide show at Camera Club.
Our June competition is approaching very rapidly.
Our June Images are due in by 11:59pm Saturday 29th May.
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.
Our next competition night is on Monday 14th June.
PLEASE NOTE… VERY IMPORTANT... Our June competition night cannot be at the club as it’s a public holiday and due to the high cost of wages to club employees the club is no longer allowing functions at the club on public holidays.
This meeting will be held over zoom.
Entries will again only be digitals.
We will project the images onto the screen at the club and I will read out the judges’s comments.
(Our June Judge is not available to join us over zoom).
Our set subject for June is:
Vintage and/or heritage – The definition for “Vintage and/or heritage ” is…..
“A photo where there is a clear indication that it is of something old or has Heritage value”.
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 June is Bill Chambers.
Bill is a very experienced judged who has judged for us regularly over many years. He is well known to many of our members.
Below is a bit of information about Bill.
Currently a member of Belmont 16s Photography Club. Have served two terms as Vice Pres., now a Committee Member.
Initiated, & ran the Training Program for the 16s Club – work had interfered with this, so others have taken on the role.
Have been a qualified Judge since 2004. Now runs Photography Judge Training Courses for Belmont 16s Photography Club.
Selected as an International Judge for the Inaugural Lake Macquarie International Circuit 2020.
Main interest is Nature Photography, specialising in Underwater Photography, (beginning in 1975), which I have also taught on a professional basis.
After seven terms as President of the Underwater Photography group known as “Snappers”, I have recently relinquished that role. Snappers can now boast over 40 active members.
Good luck to everyone and enjoy taking and putting together some “Vintage and/or Heritage” images.
If you have any questions please contact me on email@example.com
Cheers, Sue Winsley (Competition Steward).
by Sue Winsley, May 27, 2021
The May 2021 edition of HOCUS FOCUS is now available on the website under the NEWSLETTERS Button or directly from this link https://wangi.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/65/2021/05/HOCUS-FOCUS-MAY-2021.pdf
by David Price, May 26, 2021