Port Lincoln Camera Club’s meeting was as usual well attended, even though some members would have been involved in harvest.
The format for the evening was somewhat different. Instead of sending our photos off to be judged by one of the country judges this month, it had been decided to offer our members the chance to judge the photos. Fran Solly had prepared judging sheets and went through the principals the judges use. This included, storytelling, exposure, composition and editing, checking the image for sharpness, any blown out highlights or blocked shadows, Fran went through each process in detail, so we all understood what is required. Members were shown the images quickly, then each one was shown again, the second time, we had time to look at each image in detail.
This was a very interesting exercise, as it gave members a chance to put all the judging processes into practice. It was agreed this is a more difficult than most members thought it would be, giving all of us a greater insight into the role of country judges.
Our set subject was colour pop, the usual Open section and a special subject Macro, there were certainly plenty of photos to use our newly acquired skills on.
Ist in the set subject was Diana Laube for “Berry Pop”. 2nd was Lesley Scarman with “Rainy Day” 3rd was Karen Miels for “Indulgence”
The Open section1st was Lesley Scarman for “Osprey feeding her young” 2nd was Jan Hetherington for “Owlet Nightjar” in 3rd place Christine Georgiou for “Dressed to impress”
After supper, we had a short Power Point display prepared by Pam Hewstone, as 11 of our members had just completed a landscape workshop, conducted by John Hodgson from Adelaide. It was a very good workshop and all the participants certainly came away with a greater knowledge on what constitutes a good landscape image and will be putting this knowledge into landscape photography.
There will be an exhibition, featuring Port Lincoln Camera Club’s photos, at The Nautilus Theatre 9-30th December.
Our next meeting is our Christmas meeting on the 16th December. Senior Citizens Hall, 6.45pm for 7pm start. This is our last meeting for 2019. Visitors most welcome.