Welcome

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.

// Action for CLUBS
About-Us

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.

Join our Club Recent Posts Archives Upcoming Events

Monday 28th Tutorial

Our tutorial for Monday 28th will be presented by our own Di and Ian English who have developed this presentation along with David Hansell. It’s title is YOU BE THE JUDGE. Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend (I wish I could!) but I would encourage our members to attend, if available, as it will be a great learning tool for your own images. Some information follows.

YOU BE THE JUDGE.

This evening is designed to put you in the shoes of the judge so that you will have a better understanding of what makes a good competition image. It will be very interactive, nonconfrontational and a lot of fun.

Recently our club was asked to judge the PSA Interclub Open Group F images for Round 2.
Our experienced judges Dianne English, David Hansell and Ian English independently judged the images and scored on a spreadsheet and the scores were totalled giving the images a score of between 3 – 15. The images were then assessed by the three to decide on the awards.

On this evening you will all have the same spreadsheet and we will go through each image in turn and you will be asked to score each image from 1 – 5. There will be a scoring guide discussed before we start so you will know the criteria for scoring the images.

After everyone has completed scoring, we will then reveal what our judges scored the same images and then we will go through each image and discuss the differences and comparisons to your own scoring.

You will be interested to see the variation of scores and the reasons for those scores. All you will need to bring will be a pen and something to rest your paper on if you are not sitting at a table.

As it happens, there were images from five Aussie clubs. Redlands Brisbane, Maitland, Forster, Australian Horizon Photographic Club Sydney and Ivanhoe Photographic Society Melbourne as well as clubs from many different countries.

This is interesting because the subject matter is quite varied due to the geographic locations of all of the photographers.

Thank you Ian, Di and David for the time invested in this tutorial.

by Toni Conquest, February 20, 2022

March Competition

We had another very successful competition night at the club last night with quite a few of our members present.

Our judge Peita Ward was another of our visiting judges from Sydney.
Peita did a fabulous job with the judging and I’m sure we all learned a lot from the benefit of her experience with judging.

Thank you very much to Susan and David Hansell for hosting Peita and her husband for the night in your home.

It is great to see prints from our members again. There were some very impressive images.

Congratulations and well done everyone!

Our next competition night is on Monday 14th March and at this stage it is anticipated that the meeting will again be at the club in the auditorium.

Entries will be both print and digitals as per our pre-Covid days. 

Our March digital images are due in by 11:59 pm Saturday 26th February. 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 prints sections will close 2 days before competition night (At 11:59 pm on the Saturday before the competition. Saturday 12th March). 
You will then bring your prints with you on the night and have them on the stands by 6:30.

Please put the dates in your calendar where you’ll remember.

Our set subject for February is:
Nature” – The definition we are using for Nature is the PSA/FIAP Nature Definition…..
Please read this definition thoroughly as it will be strictly followed when our Nature images are judged.

The international definition of ‘Nature Photography’

The Photographic Society of America (PSA) and the International Federation of Photographic Arts (FIAP) adopted a common Nature Photography definition in 2015. That definition was revised in 2021 and will apply to international exhibition with closing dates from 1 January 2022. 

Nature photography records all branches of natural history except anthropology and archaeology. This includes all aspects of the physical world, both animate and inanimate, that have not been made or modified by humans. 

Nature images must convey the truth of the scene that was photographed. A well-informed person should be able to identify the subject of the image and be satisfied that it has been presented honestly and that no unethical practices have been used to control the subject or capture the image. Images that directly or indirectly show any human activity that threatens the life or welfare of a living organism are not allowed.

The most important part of a Nature image is the nature story it tells. 

High technical standards are expected, and the image must look natural. Adding a vignette or blurring the background during processing is not allowed.

Objects created by humans, and evidence of human activity, are allowed in Nature images only when they are a necessary part of the Nature story. 

Photographs of human-created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domesticated animals, human-created hybrid animals and mounted or preserved zoological specimens are not allowed. 

Images taken with subjects under controlled conditions, such as zoos, are allowed. 

Controlling live subjects by chilling, anaesthetic or any other method of restricting natural movement for the purpose of a photograph is not allowed.

No modification that changes the truth of a Nature image is allowed.  Images may be cropped but no other technique that removes, adds or moves any part of the image is allowed.

Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise and lens flare are allowed.

Complete conversion of colour images to greyscale monochrome is allowed. Partial conversion, toning and infrared captures or conversions are not allowed.

Images of the same subject that are combined in camera or with software by focus stacking or exposure blending are allowed. Multiple images with overlapping fields of view that are taken consecutively and combined in camera or with software (image stitching) are allowed.

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

In addition to the restrictions on Nature photography, images in Wildlife sections of exhibitions must meet the following conditions: 

  1. Zoological organisms must be living free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat of their own choosing. 
  2. Images of zoological organisms that have been removed from their natural habitat, are in any form of captivity or are being controlled by humans for the purpose of photography are not allowed. 
  3. Botanical organisms may not be removed from their natural environment for the purpose of photography. 
  4. Images that have been staged for the purpose of photography are not allowed. 

For more information and guidelines please visit Roy Killen’s website https://www.roykillen.photography and look in the Nature Photography section where you will also find the official PSA Guide for Nature Photographers and judges which was written by Roy.​

As well as our set subject we will have are usual colour and mono categories.

Please remember that for 2022 we can still only enter 3 images each in total.

Note: We can only put in 2 entries per section (Colour, Mono or Set Subject) per member.  

We could choose 2 prints or 2 EDI’s or 1 Print and 1 EDI per section.
Remember, print and digital for each section is 1 category for the purposes of entering.

Our judge for March is officially Roy Killen as per our roster, but as Roy and his wife both have some underlying health concerns, Roy is not comfortable doing our print judging.
Roy will judge our digitals as per our roster and our very own Ian English has volunteered to judge our prints for us. This is fantastic of Ian as it would have been quite difficult getting a new judge at this late stage.

Most of us know Roy quite well. I note that David Price has already published the Hocus Focus and in that he has put some information about Roy. I won’t repeat it here. For members wanting more information about Roy please check out the Hocus Focus.

Good luck to everyone with your “Nature” Images.
 
If you have any questions please contact me on suewinsley@iinet.net.au

Cheers, Sue Winsley (Competition Steward).

by Sue Winsley, February 15, 2022

HOCUS FOCUS – FEBRUARY 2022

HOCUS FOCUS – FEBRUARY 2022 edition is now available on the website under the NEWSLETTERS Button or directly by this link https://wangi.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/65/2022/02/HOCUS-FOCUS-FEBRUARY-2022.pdf

by David Price, February 15, 2022

Results for competitions in February – Digital 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 February – Digital 2022

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Winning Feeling
Wendy Newbury – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Port Headland Saltworks
John Payne – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Keep a eye on the road
Chris Latham – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Set Subject Digital

I see you
Glenn Moncrieff – Merit-Judges-Choice
Open Grade Open Colour Digital

The Road to Oonadatta
Ardis Emmerton – Merit-Judges-Choice
Open Grade Set Subject Digital

Red Blossom Beauty
Colleen Price – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Locomotive 539
David Price – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Mono Digital

No Traffic
Dianne English – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Set Subject Digital

Blue Sunset, but in Mono.
Brian Halse – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Digital

The Back of Outback
Brian Halse – Merit
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Manna Hill
John Sharples – Merit
A Grade Set Subject Digital

The road to Murrawijinie Caves
Wendy Newbury – Merit
A Grade Set Subject Digital

LANDING GEAR DOWN
Mike Fidler – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Birds of a Feather
Bettina Damme – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Dance to Baru
Michael S Martin – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Surviving 2
Sue Winsley – Merit
Advanced Open Mono Digital

Taking the High Road
Michael S Martin – Merit
Advanced Set Subject Digital

by Sue Winsley, February 14, 2022

Results for competitions in February – Print 2022

There were 8 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 – Print 2022

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Water Lily
Elisabeth Fidler – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Colour Print

Kiss Me
Dale Golby – Merit-Judges-Choice
Open Grade Open Colour Print

Tired of hiding behind a mask
Tanya Heather – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Colour Print

Forgemasters
Ian English – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Mono Print

Norwegian Fiord Country
Rene Schipper – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Print

Sweet Pea and Frog
Dianne English – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Print

Splish Splash
Megan Willis – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Print

I Wonder
Dianne English – Merit
Advanced Open Mono Print

by Sue Winsley, February 14, 2022

PSA Interclub next round

The five PSA Interclub buttons for Round 3 are now live on the website under the Members Button.

The selected images for Round 2 have been removed. Please enter any new images or change/remove old ones you don’t wish to be considered for the next selection round.

Entries for Round 3 close on Friday 1st April at midnight.

Thanks for your help in keeping our club profile high with PSA. We really do so well for such a small club and it is because our members are involved and invested in the process.

Ian English ianenglish999@gmail.com 0411136571

by Ian English, February 13, 2022

Scoring results for PSA Interclub Round 2

All of our entries are now entered on the PSA website.

Below are the links to the score totals for each image. You can see how your image was positioned and this may give you an idea on how your peers rated your image in relation to all of the images presented. Unfortunately the table produced does not allow us to see each image which is a pity because it is useful to see the style of image which scored highly.

The selected images are highlighted. The reason that some in the top six are not highlighted is because we can only put in six images by six different authors and the unhighlighted ones are by authors who already have an image selected.

Congratulations to those selected and fingers crossed for a good result.

https://wangi.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/65/2022/02/PSA-InterClub-Open-Round-2-online-scoring-report.pdf

https://wangi.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/65/2022/02/PSA-InterClub-Creative-Round-2-online-scoring-report.pdf

https://wangi.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/65/2022/02/PSA-InterClub-Nature-Round-2-online-scoring-report.pdf

https://wangi.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/65/2022/02/PSA-InterClub-Travel-Round-2-online-scoring-report.pdf

https://wangi.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/65/2022/02/PSA-InterClub-PJ-Round-2-online-scoring-report-2.pdf

Ian English ianenglish999@gmail.com 0411 136 571

by Ian English, February 9, 2022

Portfolio Night Monday 7th Feb

Hopefully you have started thinking about a subject or topic to rejuvenate your love of photography. This can be anything. It is for you and we will all improve our skills along the way.

Check out “A Portfolio Project” on our website under the heading Club Rules and Documents. It can be found under Tutorials along with many other resources.

Let’s get snapping!

by Colleen Price, January 29, 2022

Maitland Camera Club Invite

Maitland Camera Club has invited Wangi Camera Club Members to their tutorial/ workshop meetings. Click link for full program.

https://wangi.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/65/2022/01/MCC-PROGRAM-2022-January.pdf

by Colleen Price, January 21, 2022

Monday 24th Jan 2022 Tutorial

Bill Chamber will present “CGI Generated People” as a Zoom meeting. Same as usual with at the Zoom room opening at 6.30pm and the tutorial starting at 7pm.

Not sure what to expect but I’m sure it will be great!!

The link will be sent soon!

by Toni Conquest, January 19, 2022