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The aim of this blog is to chronicle the activities of the Port Lincoln Camera Club. This will include the entire monthly article and images that are submitted to the Port Lincoln Times (which is usually published in an abridged form due to space constraints) as well as any other information that is relevant.

October
The October meeting of the Port Lincoln Camera Club was focussed on “Composition” and what a critical part of the photograph this is.  Fran Solly, who is a brilliant source of knowledge on a diverse range of photography topics, presented a very interesting and informative segment on this subject. Bazz Hockaday was our ‘interviewee’ for the meeting and our “interviewer” (Hamish Robertson) had prepared a set of assorted questions on various aspects of Bazz’s photography that were both informative and entertaining.
After supper we broke off into mentor groups where members could get answers to their specific questions and resolutions to any problems they may be having.
Last month’s competition results were in so we showed those results and judge’s comments via our Powerpoint presentations.
 Fran Solly won the judge’s vote in the Open category with “Get off my Roof” while Janice Lowe came second (“Reflections’) and Karen Meils third (‘Red Hibiscus”). Ruth Evans received a merit for her photograph of the Richmond Bridge. The popular vote for the Open section was won by Pam Hewstone and “Osprey”, while” Cheeky Smile” came second (Amy Everingham) and Fran Solly third with “Lou’s Fired Up”.
In the set subject of “Landscape/Seascape/Skyscape”  Fran Solly’s “Storm Over The Range” won both the judges and the popular vote. Second in the Popular vote was “Milford Sound” by Amy Everingham and third went to Nola Argent and “Sunset”. Merits were awarded to Judy Glendenning for “Distant Hill”, Julie Hyde for “Donnington”, Fran Solly for “Flinders Ranges”,  Amy Everingham for  “Reflections” and Pam Hewstone for “Canola View”.
For more information on the Port Lincoln Camera Club including meeting dates, subjects and excursions, see our website at www.portlincolncameraclub.org.au. Meetings are held at the Senior Citizens Hall in Hallett Place. Our next meeting is at 7pm on Monday 26th November 2016. Everyone is welcome. Please come along.
 


"Red Hibiscus" by Karen Meils
 


"Lou's Fired Up" by Fran Solly


"Osprey" by Pam Hewstone


 


"Richmond Bridge" by Ruth Evans
 


"Reflections" by Janice Lowe


"Get Off My Roof" by Fran Solly
 


"Cheeky Smile" by Amy Everingham


"Sunset" by Nola Argent
 

"Reflections" by Amy Everingham
 
 

"Distant Hill" by Judy Glendenning
 

"Storm Over the Range" by Fran Solly
 
 

"Doninigton" by Julie Hyde
 

Millford Sound" by Amy Everingham
 
 

"Canola View" by Pam Hewstone
 

"Flinders Ranges" by Fran Solly
 
 

"Reflections" by Amy Everingham
   
   

September 2016
Everyone brought their cameras and tripods along to our September meeting with great expectations and a keen enthusiasm to tackle “Painting with Light”. With Fran Solly at the helm (and Bazz Hockaday at her beck and call) we tackled the spinning orb, letters and numbers and finally shapes and outlines. For each topic Fran briefed her audience on the process involved, then the lights were turned off and cameras set to long exposures. There were lots of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ at the spinning orb images which were spectacularly successful. The shapes and outlines in which we used flashing lights to trace the outline of volunteers were also very impressive but the numbers and letters proved to be a little more challenging.  “PLCC 2016” in lights was the aim of the exercise but let’s just say that some of our letters turned out better than others! Amid the laughter and joviality there was some serious learning going on with many members keen to put their newfound knowledge to the test.
The results of our August photographic competition were also shown with our set subject for the month being “Australiana”. The judges voted “Our Country” (Janine Waters) first and “Uluru” and “Outback” (Fran Solly) second and third respectively. Merits were awarded to Judy Glendenning for “Opera House” and “Roo Shooter’s Hut”. The popular vote chose  Judy Glendening’s “Opera House” first, Janice Lowe’s “Australiana” second and Fran Solly’s “Uluru” third.
One of our newer members , Amy Everington, won the Open section in the judges vote with her poignant “A Sister’s Embrace” with Fran Solly second with “Darryl” and third with “Edeowie Ruin”.
The popular vote (by club members) was a very close race with three equal firsts being “Darryl” by Fran Solly, “Yellow Rumped Thornbills ”by Janine Waters and “Perfect Water” by Karen Miels. Nola Argent was second with “Golden Whistler” and third place was shared by “A Sister’s Embrace” by Amy Everington and “I See You” by Judy Glendenning.

Our next meeting on October 24th .
For more information on the Port Lincoln Camera Club including meeting dates, subjects and excursions, see our website at www.portlincolncameraclub.org.au. Meetings are held at the Senior Citizens Hall in Hallett Place at 7pm on the 4th Monday of the month. Everyone is welcome.

July 2016
The Port Lincoln Camera Club welcomed 2 more new members at our July Meeting. It’s great to see such a range of expertise developing within the club with our numbers growing steadily. 
Hamish Robertson, our president, gave members an update on our approaching weekend workshop at Nyroca, reminding them that places are limited and that a deposit will secure their booking. These weekend workshops are fun but also a great learning opportunity with so many keen and eager photographers to mingle with.
After supper, we divided into 4 groups. Those who have Nikon cameras headed by Hamish, those who have Canon cameras run by Michael Bolenski, where those with a particular brand could ask questions or share information which could be of interest to others. The more advanced photographers were under the guidance of Fran Solly, while Steve Sykes set up a group for those wanting to know the basics of editing in Lightroom. This proved to be very successful with members selecting their topic of choice.
Last month’s photos had been judged and the scores and comments were in. Ruth Evans won the Open section in the judge’s vote with “Pelican” and came second in both the judge’s and popular vote with “Ploughed Field”. Third place with both the judge’s and the popular vote went to Janine Waters with her image of “Reflections Through the Fog”. Merits went to Karen Meils for “90 years Young” and Fran Solly for “Racing”. The winning image in the popular vote was “Fan-tailed Cuckoo” by Janine Waters.
The Set subject was “Bokeh” and produced some interesting images. Fran Solly’s stunning “Come Quick I’m Toasting” scooped first place in both the judge’s and popular vote, while Ruth Evans did the same in third position with “Wine Glass”.  The judge awarded “Black Beauty” by Karen Meils second place while the popular vote saw Hamish Robertson come second with “Winters Hill Composite”. Merits were awarded to Fran Solly for “Grey Strike Thrush” and Nola Argent for her “Parrot Fence Sitting”.

Our next meeting is at 7pm on Monday 22nd August 2016.
Everyone is welcome so come along to the Senior Citizens Hall in Hallett and join in. Further information on the Port Lincoln Camera Club including meeting dates, subjects and excursions, is available from our website at www.portlincolncameraclub.org.au. See you there.


June 2016
“Portraiture” was the subject of the practical session held at the June meeting of the Port Lincoln Camera Club. After the regular club business, we had a quick coffee then cleared the floor and set up the lights and backdrops. Fran Solly spent the first part of the session explaining various types of lighting, the importance of interacting with your models to keep the mood light and relaxed and suggested camera settings to use.  We were fortunate enough to have 4 models  who  were extremely obliging and sat, turned, stood, twisted, leaned  and twirled while looking happy, wistful, melancholy, nonplussed and occasionally a little confused, the result of a dozen or so photographers all trying to create the perfect model pose  at the same time. It was a thoroughly good meeting with everyone agreeing it was a very productive evening.
The results of last month’s competition results were also revealed. Our set subject was “Weather”. Michael Bolenski scooped the pool winning both the judge’s and the popular vote with his stunning “Wreck Beach Storm”. Gordon Fowler’s  “Gathering Storm”  and “Wet Weekend” were equal third in the popular vote with “Gathering Storm” also awarded second place by the judge. “Sunset Rain” by Fran Solly was the judge’ choice for third and the popular vote for second was Karen Miels with “Autumn Fog”.            
The Michael Bolenski show continued in the Open section with “Charlie” taking the top spot in the popular vote, Gordon Fowler second with “Gum Nuts” and Ruth Evans third with “A Little Optimistic”. The judge gave first and third to Fran Solly with “Anchor“ and “Dunes” respectively and second to Judy Glendenning for “Curves”. Merits were also awarded to “Ruins at Sunrise” by Ruth Evans and “Splash Down” by Karen Miels.

Everyone is welcome at our m
eetings which are held at the Senior Citizens Hall in Hallett Place. Our next meeting is at 7pm on Monday 25th July 2016. For more information on the Port Lincoln Camera Club including meeting dates, subjects and excursions, see our website at www.portlincolncameraclub.org.au.

Everyone is welcome at our meetings which are held at the Senior Citizens Hall in Hallett Place. Our next meeting is at 7pm on Monday 25th July 2016. For more information on the Port Lincoln Camera Club including meeting dates, subjects and excursions, see our website at www.portlincolncameraclub.org.au.


"Anchor"
by Fran Solly


"Gum Nuts"
by Gordon Fowler


"Dunes" by Fran Solly


"Sunrise Ruins" by Ruth Evans
 


"A Little Optimistic" by Ruth Evans
 


"Charlie" by Michael Bolenski


"Curves" by Judy Glendenning


"Splash Down" by Karen Moiels


"Autumn Fog" by Karen Meils
 


"Wreck Beach Storm" by Michael Bolenski


"Gathering Storm" by Gordon Fowler


"Sunset Rain" by Fran Solly

 

May 2016
The Port Lincoln Camera Club’s May meeting got underway with several new members in the audience.  We wish them a very warm welcome.
The results of last month’s competitions (Open and “Monochrome”) were revealed. In the Open section the judge put Tania Visic first (for “Lunch”) and second (for “Baboon”) while “Jurassic Tree”
by Robert Baker came third. “Jurassic Tree” came third in the popular vote with “Lunch” second and “Baboon” first. The winners in each category spoke briefly to give us an insight into how the photo was taken and what the motivation may have been.

Third in judge’s choice and popular vote in “Monochrome” was Gordon Fowler’s “Museum Piece” while his “Remnants” was also given a judge’s  second. “Purple plant in Monochrome” by Robert Baker was first. Robert was also second in the popular vote with “Black Flower” and Gordon was first  with his “Remnants”.
Next was a segment featuring one of our members, Michael Bolenski who was “interviewed” by our new presiden Hamish Robertson who had prepared an interesting cross section of questions regarding Michael’s photographs, inspirations, experiences and especially his wonderful panoramas. Michael also fielded many questions from the audience members in what turned out to be a fascinating insight into a very talented photographer.

While most members chatted over supper,  Ruth Evans and Fran Solly prepared the practical part of the evening which was to follow - an indoor session on “bokeh” (which comes from the Japanese word ‘boke’ meaning “blur” or “haze”). It
is defined as “the aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur in a photograph
.” The session involved lots of crumpled foil, lots of Xmas fairy lights, wine glasses , wine bottles, lego and snail statues.  It certainly made for some interesting images. Our members will put what they learned into practice as the June subject for our monthly competition is “bokeh”.
At our upcoming meeting on June 27th members will be taking part in a practical session on “Portraiture” under the guidance of the very talented Fran Solly so remember to bring your cameras and tripods.
For more information on the Port Lincoln Camera Club including meeting dates, subjects and excursions, see our website at www.portlincolncameraclub.org.au. Meetings are held at the Senior Citizens Hall in Hallett Place at 7pm on the 4th Monday of the month. Everyone is welcome.
 


"Purple plant in monochrome"
by Robert Baker


"Museum Piece"
by Gordon Fowler


"Black Flower"
by Robert Baker


"Remnants" by Gordon Fowler

 



"Lunch" by Tania Visic

"Jurassic Tree"
by Robert Baker


"Baboon" by Tania Visic

 

 

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