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FEBRUARY 2021 MEETING REPORT

Port Lincoln Camera Club’s meeting on the 22nd February was particularly well attended, we had several visitors which was very pleasing, with at least 2 of them joining on the night.

Hamish Robertson our President welcomed everyone and after a few announcements and general information, we started with the Judges’ Comments.

In the set subject which was “At the beach” 1st Place to Fran Solly for “Moreton Bay”. 2nd Place to Peg McAvaney for “Beach Walkers”. 3rd place to Lesley Scarman for “Let’s have some privacy”

In the Open subject, 1st Place to Peg McAvaney for “I,m eating dinner. 2nd place to Lesley Scarman for “Taking a stand”. 3rd Place went to Chris Georgiou for “Dance of the Osprey” Merit to Fran Solly for “Great White” As usual the photographs submitted to the competitions are of a high standard, which makes the judging difficult.

We then had a short break for tea and coffee, and the popular vote, which is, photos are displayed on boards and everyone is given the opportunity to judge the entries, taking into consideration, is the photograph telling a story, has the rule of thirds been followed, in the set subject, does the photograph adhere to the definition that subject has been given.  This is also a good time to discuss all things photographic with the other members, and to generally socialize. 

Fran Solly then gave us the first of her tutorials, which she is calling Back to Basics. The first session was on light, Fran demonstrated on our model “Mandy” how important light is in portrait photography. Light is also always an important factor in landscape photography, the time of day can be critical is this type of photography. Often the blue hour and the golden hour are important, the blue hour is simply the time of day before sunrise and after sunset, when the atmosphere takes of a deep, dark blue colour, the golden hour, is the last hour before sunset and the first hour after sunrise, can produce the perfect light to capture great photos.  Fran then went on to demonstrate basic editing in Lightroom, there are many editing programmes available, some are subscription and there are also some free ones like Gimp. A good one to use for editing phone photos is Snap Seed.

This session was very well received, and our new members will benefit from these sessions, and will be a refresher for our older members. The next session will be on “Composition” 

Our next general meeting is on March 22nd. 6.45pm for 7pm start. All are welcome.

JANUARY 2021 MEETING REPORT

Port Lincoln Camera Club, met for the first time in 2021 on Monday 25th January, members were as enthusiastic as ever to get back into all things photographic. The meeting was opened by President Hamish Robertson at 7 pm.  He advised members that the Eyre Peninsula Camera Clubs Association competition entries from our club will be taken up to Kimba on Friday 29th January, Port Lincoln Camera Club has as usual, a good number of entries.

 Port Lincoln Camera Club will be hosting a weekend workshop from 28th to the 30th of May, our presenter will be Lou Marafioti, a well-known and very experienced Adelaide Based photographer. The workshop will cover portraiture, landscape and bird photography and photo editing. At present the workshop is open only to Camera Club members, but this may change nearer the date. Full details will also be available soon.

We then moved on to the judge’s comments, comments from the judges are most valuable, our members learn a great deal from the constructive comments, which help to improve the standard of the club’s photography.

In the special subject which was Fauna Chris Georgiou won first place for “Little Fluffies”

Christine Georgiou – Little Fluffies

Second place to Julie Lovegrove for “Little Batty” third place to Karen Miels for “We have an escort”.

Julie Lovegrove – A Little Batty
Karen Miels – We have an escort

The set subject was Miniature, a most interesting and quite a challenging subject, with some very interesting entries.

First place to Peg McAvaney for “Junior John Deere Tractor”, second place to Janine Waters for “Little Train” third place to Julie Lovegrove for “Day Over”.

Peg McAvaney – Junior John Deere Tactor
Janine Waters – Little Train
Julie Lovegrove – Day Over

In the Open subject First Place to Julie Lovegrove for “Looks just like me”, Second place to Karen Miels for GNT “Cucumber Splash”, Third Place to Julie Lovegrove for “A bit bumpy”. All winning images each month are published on our website portlincolncameraclub.org.au

Julie Lovegrove – Looks Just Like Me
Karen Miels – GNT Cucumber Splash
Julie Lovegrove – A Bit Bumpy

After the supper break and popular vote, Fran Solly gave us a short presentation on Landscape photography, which is our February special subject, the definition of “scapes,” includes land, sea and city, there will be plenty of scope for our photographers. Fran showed us a variety of images, which will give our photographers inspiration and ideas. The set subject for February is discarded, the definition being an item no longer in use or being used, again an interesting subject which will see some great photographs being entered.

We will be introducing a new segment at our General meetings, Fran Solly will be giving a tutorial each month, going back to the basics of photography, camera settings, understanding light, composition, and post processing. Most importantly, please bring a pen and paper to take notes, your laptop, camera and manual. After each tutorial there will be a question-and-answer session. This is going to be a great opportunity for our new members and a good reminder for our more advanced members. We will all benefit from these tutorials. Our next General Meeting is 22nd February at Senior Citizens Hall, 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start. All are welcome.

DECEMBER 2020 MEETING REPORT

Port Lincoln Camera Club held their last meeting for the year, the Christmas meeting, this was, as usual well attended, great to see, as everybody gets extremely busy at this time of the year.

We started with the judges’ comments, the judge this month was Maureen Carthy, a Townsville based photographer. Her comments and suggestions were very well received, she certainly was a great judge, her comments were very constructive.

The special subject was the Gordon Fowler Bird prize, which is a perpetual trophy. There were many brilliant photos submitted and the judge had an extremely hard job in determining a winner. Ist prize went to Julie Lovegrove for “Shrimp it is”. 2nd to John Taylor for “Frogmouth” 3rd to Janine Waters for “Yellow Rumped Thornbill”. Merits were awarded to Fran Solly, Janine Waters, Chris Georgiou, Julie Lovegrove` Jan Hetherington, Karen Miels, Heather Boothby and Pam Hewstone. 

1st Julie Lovegrove – Shrimp it is
2nd John Taylor – Tawny Frogmouth

In the set subject, which was Street Photography, again a great number of particularly good entries.

Ist to Karen Miels for “Home Delivery”, 2nd to Fran Solly for “Day in the Park” Fran also had a third for “Caution”. Merits to Heather Boothby, Peg McAvaney and Karen Miels.

1st Karen Miels – Home Delivery
2nd Fran Solly – Day in the Park

The open subject had a large number of entries, all to a high standard. 1st to Jan Hetherington for “Flames and Ash Abstract, 2ndto Fran Solly for “Kite Surfer”, 3rd to Chris Georgiou for “Hang on. Merits to Chris Georgiou, John Taylor and Di Laube.

1st Jan Hetherington – Flames and Ash Abstract
2nd Fran Solly – Kite Surfer

This being our Christmas show, we had a couple of fun activities. Fran Solly had been photographing various things in Port Lincoln, then showing us a small portion of the image, we then had to guess where in Port Lincoln the photos were taken. Great fun, that had all of us racking our brains and memory, it was by mutual agreement that we all need to take a walk around Port Lincoln and really observe our surroundings.

Another fun creative photo activity was photographing various Xmas decorations, which we then placed in front of mirrors, we had to use our Smart Phones, pretty challenging, but also fun.

We finished up with a festive supper and popular vote on this month’s open and set subjects.

Due to the Christmas and New Year break, there will be no formal outing in January. Our next General Meeting will be on Monday January 25th 6.45pm for a 7pm start at the Senior Citizens Hall

Hallett Place. All welcome.

NOVEMBER 2020 MEETING REPORT

Port Lincoln Camera Club held its monthly General Meeting with a good number of members keen to meet, after the short Covid 19 Lockdown.

After the usual notice of future meetings and outings etc, we commenced with the Judges Comment segments.

In October there was a special subject “Macro” which had a good number of entries. Macro is often an exceedingly difficult subject, but our members were not deterred.

Ist Place went to John Taylor for “Yellow horned Clerid. 2nd to Karen Miels for “Love in a Mist”. 3rd to Janine Waters for “Dragon Fly Hanging On” Merits to Karen for “After dinner nap”, Tania Visic for 
“Fly Eyes”

In the set subject, which was Fungi, 1st Place to Kaye Jaensch, for “Fungi” 2nd Place to Janine Waters for “Bracket Fungi” 3rd Place to John Taylor for “Fungi Cluster”. 

In the open subject 1st Place to Chris Georgiou for “Mouths to feed”, 2nd Place to Tania Visic for “Dinner Time”, 3rd Place to Di Laube for “The Stare”.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

After a short break for supper and popular vote, we viewed a Power Point presentation by Karen Miels on “Miniature Photography, which is our set subject for December. She showed us examples from photographer Tanaka Tatsuya, who is well known for his work. There were some great examples and certainly enlightened all present. It will be most interesting to view the work our members produce.

Our next meeting is on December 14th, which is a deviation from our usual 4th Monday in the month dates, because of the Christmas break.

Due to this particularly busy time of year there will not be an outing in January, outings will be resumed in February.