Port Lincoln Camera Club had another successful meeting in January, even though our numbers were slightly down, due to long weekend and holidays, but we also had a couple of visitors and a new member join.
Firstly, we had the judge’s comments, which is an integral part of our General Meetings, as our members learn from these comments and as many of the judges’ comment, that our photos are of a very high standard, which in turn makes their job difficult.
Our set subject for January was flash photography and it was great to see how innovative our members have become.
First place in the set subject was The Eye in the sky Bazz Hockaday. 2ndplace to Di Laube for Old Tech, 3rdto Inside Out by Tracey Jones.
The Special Subject judged was Monochrome and in this section 1st was awarded to Lesley Scarman for Cygnet, 2nd to Bazz Hockaday for Power and Symmetry and 3rd to Fran Solly for Rocky Shore.
Then we had a presentation by Steve Sykes on his recent visit to Toronto. Whilst there, he visited Sudbury Camera Club and showed us about 20 or so photos taken by their members. This was great to see, as many of these photos were taken in the Canadian Winter and included Niagara Falls with plenty of ice and snow. Of course, there were a good few photos of the Canadian Fall colours. He was made very welcome and some of their members had looked at our Web Site and were impressed by the standard of our photographers.
Steve also gave a short Presentation on Lightroom, demonstrating the spot removal tool, very interesting to our members most of whom use Lightroom or Photoshop.
Fran Solly then did a Presentation on Photoshop, also demonstrating a couple of tools the Clone Tool and Spot Healing tool. Fran also showed members how easy it is to export Photos from Lightroom to Photoshop to do additional Post Processing. Once again most informative.
We then adjourned for supper and popular vote, it is always pleasing to see all our members interacting discussing all matters photographic and sharing photographic locations.
Fran Solly then gave a Presentation on Low Key Photography. Which is “An image that contains predominantly dark tones and colours that convey atmosphere and mood, where lighting creates contrasts and shadows are the primary element of the composition”. This is quite a challenging subject and one most of our members have not tackled before. Fran showed us examples from David Duchy who is one of the best Low-Key Photographers. It certainly is a very interesting subject and we look forward to seeing our members work at our next meeting which is Monday February 25th.