Judges impressed by PLCC Standard

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

All welcome.

Christmas Meeting

Port Lincoln Camera Club once again had a very successful Christmas meeting, members had provided a veritable feast of Christmas goodies, which were appreciated by all.

After we all had our fill of Christmas food and chatter, which incidentally took a fair while, we then went on to the more formal side of the meeting, which is the judge’s comments. Once again the judge made the comment, that her job this month was particularly difficult, due to the high standard of our photos. Which is very pleasing to hear. We obviously are doing something right!

In the set subject which was Low Light, 1stplace went to Janine Waters for “Power and Strength”

Power and Strength, Janine Waters

2ndplace to Fran Solly for “Kermit’s Pool” 3rdPlace to Bazz Hockaday for “Living Beneath the Stars”

Kermit’s Pool, Fran Solly

Merits were awarded to Bazz Hockaday, Tink Davies, Peg McAveney and Karen Miels.

In the Open Subject, 1stto Fran Solly for “Hungry Chick” 2ndLesley Scarman for The Parrot 3rdto Julie Lovegrove for “Hang on food en-route”. Merits to Christine Georgiou, Julie Lovegrove, Janine Waters, Karen Miels, Peg Mcavaney.

Hungry Chick, Fran Solly
The Parrot, Lesley Scarman

One of our hands-on activity for the evening followed a Christmas theme. Committee members had been asked to bring in a Christmas Decoration, for a fun smart phone challenge. The photos would then be posted to the Camera’ Clubs Facebook page. Members took some great photos, using the decorations in some very creative ways. Everyone was declared a winner and received a chocolate frog. 

Another activity, members has been asked to send in a funny photo, to Secretary Fran Solly, who had printed them up, members had then to write a caption to go on with photo. Once again, the members excelled themselves

Our next General Meeting is on the 28thJanuary, 6.45am for 7pm. Senior Citizens Halls. All welcome.

November Results

Open Category – Judges Vote

Open Category – Members Vote

Set Subject – Low Light – Judges Vote

Set Subject – Low Light – Members Vote

Club hears Bugs’ passion

Club President Hamish Robertson welcomed a buzzing crowd of members to the November meeting. Competition results,  “Agriculture/ Aquaculture”. First, Julie Lovegrove, “I’ll just get my Friends”. Second was Fran Solly “Cattle Muster”. Third Bazz Hockaday  “Shifting the Lines”.

Julie Lovegrove – I’ll just get my friends

Popular vote Bazz Hockaday first, Pam Hewstone  “All Done” second then Fran Solly and Julie Lovegrove equal third. 

Bazz Hockaday – Lifting the Lines

Open results, first, Lesley Scarman with Orange Butterfly. Second, Julie Lovegrove “Ready and Waiting”.Third was Nola Argent “All Bull”

Leslie Scarman – Orange Butterfly.

Popular vote Lesley Scarman and Bazz Hockaday with “Bait Caster” equal first, Pam Hewstone, “Bearded Orchid” second, Fran Solly  third with two images, “Boabs on the Marsh”, “Gouldian Finch”.

Bazz Hockaday – Bait Caster

Next was guest speaker Joseph (Bugs) Puglisi, invited to speak to the club regarding his recently released book,  “COASTAL EYRE”. 

The book took several years to put together. He described it as starting as an idea, “ always on the periphery” but having to take back seat occasionally as “Life” got in the way.

“Bugs” talked of Content and Composition as being integral components of his images.   

While there is compelling and informative text in the book, “Bugs” relies heavily on his images to tell the stories, resulting in a visual feast for the reader. 

Mr Puglisi also described how his aim was to have the book appeal not only to the professional fishing sector but also to the layman, to arm them with a reference tool for Commercial Fisheries activities and compliance.

Having not been to sea regularly for the past 15 years, resulted in some amusing stories from life back on deck and like any fisherman who has been involved in the industry forever, the stories kept coming and the members were treated to an informative, frank and entertaining talk from a man with a genuine passion for the future of the Australian Fishing Industry.  

Also evident to all was his love of family, food, photography, the Lower EP and finally, the incredibly photographic coastline of this area. 

The next general meeting for the club, the Christmas Show, will be on the 10thof December at 7pm, Senior Citizens Hall next to Youthoria.  

October 2018 Awarded Entries

Open Category – Judges Awards

Open Category – Popular Vote

Set Subject – Agriculture or Aquaculture – Judges Awards

Set Subject – Agriculture or Aquaculture – Popular Vote

October 2018 – Take 2 Share Trip Photos

Cathedral Gorge by Bazz Hockaday

First up at the Port Lincoln Camera Club’s October meeting was Colin Gill, one of the original members of the Camera Club, who gave a short presentation on photographing flowers. 

Mr Gill has more than 50 years of photographic experience and was happy to share his knowledge and demonstrate macro photography, using bellows, close up and macro lenses. 

Then came the judges’ comments, unfortunately the country judge rostered for October was unable to complete the judging and Ruth Evans was kind enough to judge the open and special subjects. 

In the special subject, which was ‘creative’, the popular vote winner was Janine Waters for ‘Going home’, second was Fran Solly for ‘Fire and brimstone’, third was Di Laube for ‘Phil’.

Going Home by Janine Waters

Di Laube’s ‘Phil’ was first in the judges’ vote, second was Janine Waters for ‘Going home’, third was Barry Hockaday for ‘Time is a blur’.

Phil by Diana Laube

Mr Hockaday’s ‘Cathedral Gorge’ was first in the open judges’ vote, second was Lesley Scarman for ‘Black and white portrait’, third was Janine Waters for ‘Fence line’.

Popular vote for open was Mr Hockaday for ‘Cathedral Gorge’, second was Lesley Scarman for ‘Black and white portrait’, third was Janine Waters for ‘Going home’.

First in the set popular vote was Janine Waters for ‘Carnivorous Plant’, second was Angela Siebert’s ‘Ptilotus macrophalus’, third was Karen Miels for ‘Translucent dream’.

Ms Solly and Mr Hockaday ‘Take 2 Photography’ gave an excellent presentation on their recent camping trip and gave the do and don’ts for the photographer on a long trip, and of course superb photographs. 

Their tips included staying more than one night, getting to know the locals, not taking too much gear and backing up all photos.

They were away for about five months, and travelled about 18000 kilometres. 

The most memorable place for them was Karajini Gorge. They also did a boat trip on Great Escape, with a small group of photographers. 

They met and took photographs of trucks and truckies in Top Springs and truckies were more than happy to pose for photos and offered to move their trucks for better shots.