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Established 50 years ago, the Williamstown Camera Club includes residents of Williamstown, Newport, Altona, Laverton, Footscray and adjacent suburbs. There are 22 meetings per year in which members can develop their photographic skills, socialise with others interested in photography and to engage in friendly competition with the aim of becoming better photographers.

Meetings
The Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:45pm at
Brooklyn Community Hall
2 Cypress Avenue
Brooklyn

See the calendar for meeting dates.

Come along and join us!

The camera cannot lie, but it can be an accessory to untruth.

Harold Evans
"Pictures on a Page"
  • <p>1st Place Novice Digital - Committed to the Mark <small>© Robyn Bartlett</small></p>
  • <p>1st Place - Yolanda - Open Print <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>2nd Place - Diamond Beach - Open Print <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>3rd Place - Enchanting Flight - Open Print <small>© Trudy Purchase</small></p>
  • <p>HC -The Smoker - Open Print <small>© Margaret Turner</small></p>
  • <p>HC - Flying - Open Print <small>© Cathy Buchanan</small></p>
  • <p>HC - Graeme - Open Print <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>1st Place - Empty - Set Print 'Unloved' <small>© Cathy Buchanan</small></p>
  • <p>2nd Place - Bradmill Art Gallery - Set Print 'Unloved' <small>© Karl Zeller</small></p>
  • <p>3rd Place - Broken - Set Print 'Unloved' <small>© Kathryn Hocking</small></p>
  • <p>HC - Inside Out - Set Print 'Unloved' <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>HC - In the Bin - Set Print 'Unloved' <small>© Suzanne Hamley</small></p>
  • <p>1st Place - Tell Me a Story - Open Digital <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>2nd Place - Molson 1940 - Digital Open <small>© Michael Kennedy</small></p>
  • <p>3rd Place - Let me in, you look tasty - Open Digital <small>© Karin Volz</small></p>
  • <p>HC - Just Hold Tight - Open Digital <small>© Cathy Buchanan</small></p>
  • <p>HC - At the end of the day - Open Digital <small>© Tony Arceri</small></p>
  • <p>1st Place - Wasco 2142 - Set Digital 'Unloved' <small>© Michael Kennedy</small></p>
  • <p>2nd Place - Have a Seat - Set Digital 'Unloved' <small>© Colin Lofts</small></p>
  • <p>3rd Place - Someone's Favourite No More - Set Digital 'Unloved' <small>© Trudy Purchase</small></p>
  • <p>HC - The Silence - Set Digital 'Unloved' <small>© Kathryn Hocking</small></p>
  • <p>HC - Where's the 'C' - Set Digital 'Unloved' <small>© Robert Moyses</small></p>

News

Competition Winners: Unloved and Open

Thank you all for you wonderful entries in our last competition “Unloved” and congratulations to the following winners.

Novice Digital 

  • 1st Place – Robyn Bartlett “Committed to the Mark” 

Open Print 

  • 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “Yolanda” 
  • 2nd Place – Neil Anderson “Diamond Beach” 
  • 3rd Place – Trudy Purchas “Enchanting Flight” 
  • Highly Commended – Margaret Turner “The smoker” 
  • Highly Commended – Cathy Buchanan “Flying” 
  • Highly Commended – Arvin Coloma “Graeme”

Set Print – "Unloved" 

  • 1st Place – Cathy Buchanan “Empty” 
  • 2nd Place – Karl Zeller  “Bradmill Art Gallery” 
  • 3rd Place – Kathryn Hocking “Broken” 
  • Highly Commended – Brett Ferguson “Inside Out” 
  • Highly Commended – Suzanne Hamley “In the bin”

Open Digital 

  • 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “Tell me a story” 
  • 2nd Place – Michael Kennedy "Molson 1940” 
  • 3rd Place – Karin Volz “Let me in, you look tasty” 
  • Highly Commended – Cathy Buchanan  “Just hold tight” 
  • Highly Commended – Tony Arceri “At the end of the day”

Set Digital – "Unloved" 

  • 1st Place – Michael Kennedy “Wasco 2142” 
  • 2nd Place – Colin Lofts “Have a seat” 
  • 3rd Place – Trudy Purchas “Someones favourite no more” 
  • Highly Commended – Kathryn Hocking “The Silence-3967” 
  • Highly Commended – Robert Moyses “Where's my 'C'”

IMPORTANT REMINDER: When sending your entries in make sure you have no watermarks on your digital images and no names on the back of your prints.  If you haven't  collected your prints, make sure you grab them at the next meeting.

 

Weekly Whip 2017-03-17

 

Weekly Whip 2017-03-09

In the week that has International Women's Day I thought it best we look at some great female photographers (in no particular order and of course not a conclusive directory):

And now to our more traditional bunch of links...

Remember daylight saving time ends on Sunday April 2nd... take advantage of our lingering days of night light and catch the golden hour we most often miss because we're stuck at a desk in the office when it happens during standard time.

 

Weekly Whip 2017-03-03

With Autumn upon us I think the image above "Autumn Fantasy" by Serge Krynytsia is awesome. It's kind of weird, I believe it's looking up from the ground, but tell me if you don't feel like it could also be looking down, as if you're looking into a reflection in a pond.

 

Weekly Whip 2017-02-23

Don't forget, our abandoned Brighton Bathing Boxes shoot that was cancelled last week due to bad weather, is on this week instead. The forecast for Sunday Feb 26 looks lovely.

A quick focus on Macro

I was watching the videos with Chris Connolly Part 1 and Part 2, below are a few of the things Chris recommends in these videos.

A couple of other notes:

  • Chris sometimes takes the insects he shoots home, as well as some elements from their environment so he can set them up there.
  • He also does, as others have suggested, put them in the fridge (no freezer, and only for a couple of seconds) to slow them down a little, so they aren't so quick moving.
  • Sometimes a piece of white A4 paper is enough to use as a reflector.

You can checkout more of Chris' macro work on his website.

 

Upcoming

Meeting: Posing workshop

One of the hardest, but most essential parts, of making good people photos is interacting with your model. We'll be putting the ideas Yana Martens told us about into practise with a practical workshop all around posing your subject.

Bring along your camera and tripod to this meeting to capture your results.

Entries due for our second competition: Patterns, Open and Novice

Brooklyn Community Hall
28th March 2017 7:45 pm
Weekend Away: Portland Weekend Away

Our first weekend of the year takes us to Portland. We've secured a great communal location as our base of operations for the weekend, and we have an awesome itinerary planned for a weekend of photography and socialising. The weekends away are an easy and relaxing way to get to know your fellow members outside of the clubhouse.

Portland, Victoria
7th April 2017 12:00 am

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