Port Lincoln Camera Club’s last general meeting was held on Easter Monday, but never the less we still had a good attendance. Our photographers had had a great Easter break and had taken this opportunity to get and take photos, some of which we will be seeing in our future competitions.
Fran Solly gave a brief run down on the recent EPCCA weekend, as a club we did very well indeed, Fran won Champion Print, Bazz Hockaday accrued the most points and several of our member scored placings or merits. We had positive feedback from the visiting clubs, who all agreed it was a very well organised event. Whyalla will organise the EPCCA event in Whyalla in 2020, which will coincide with The Broken Earth Festival. Entries will close on the 31stJanuary, giving all our members plenty of time to get organised. We will keep all our members advised.
Our set subject this month was “Angles”, which resulted in some very interesting photographs. 1stplace to Janine Waters for “Waiting for the train”. 2ndplace to Fran Solly for “High Flyer”. Merits were awarded to Steve Sykes, Jan Hetherington, Tracey Jones and Fran Solly.
In the Open Subject, there were a diverse range of photographs as usual. 1stplace was awarded to Bazz Hockaday for “Soft Water Hard Rock”,2ndplace to Fran Solly for “Painted Finch.
After the judging Fran discussed various aspects of the judging with the winning photographers and the rest of the members, there is so much to be learned from the Judges’ Comments, and we feel our members benefit greatly.
Hamish Robertson gave us a short presentation on Bokeh which, is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. He had several images illustrating Bokeh, our members will now be able to put this into practice.
Our set Subject for May is “Creative and Experimental”, Bazz showed us some of his images using intentional camera movement, very interesting to see some of the results. Karen Miels then showed us her images using long exposure, once again with some very interesting results; no doubt our members will have fun with this subject and we will see some spectacular results.
Our next General Meeting is on Monday 27thMay at 6,45pm for 7pm. All welcome. Our website is portlincolncameraclub.org.au. Our Face book page is Port Lincoln Camera Club. Both are regularly updated.