Welcome

Established more than 40 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
Walker Close Community Centre,
180 Millers Road,
Altona North.

See the calendar for meeting dates.

Come along and join us!

When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.

Robert Frank (1924)
  • <p>Merimbula Sunset - 1st Place - Digital: Novice <small>© Nathan Aikman</small></p>
  • <p>Amongst The Ice - 2nd Place - Digital: Open <small>© Sue Searls</small></p>
  • <p>Satiago Hotel Foyer - 1st Place - Digital: Open <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>Bloom - 3rd Place - Digital: Open <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>Green And Gold - 2nd Place - Digital: Panorama <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>Sarah - Highly Commended - Digital: Open <small>© Trudy Purchas</small></p>
  • <p>Little And Big Dippers - 1st Place - Digital: Panorama <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>New Zealand Landscape - 3rd Place - Digital: Panorama <small>© Leeanne Laidlaw</small></p>
  • <p>The Orange Girl - 2nd Place - Print: Open <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>Touch Of Silver - Highly Commended - Print: Open <small>© Sue Searls</small></p>
  • <p>Summer Dreams - 1st Place - Print: Open <small>© Phil Taylor</small></p>
  • <p>Macaw - Highly Commended - Print: Open <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>Tallow Store - 1st Place - Print: Panorama <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>Afternoon Tracks - 2nd Place - Print: Panorama <small>© Phil Taylor</small></p>
  • <p>Machu Pichu - 3rd Place - Print: Panorama <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>My Best Side - 3rd Place - Print: Open <small>© Lisa Sandy</small></p>

News

Wednesday Whip 19-11-2014

Hello all!  It's midweek again, hope everyone's having a great week.

5 Minutes of Fame

For the next meeting, we are inviting members to present on a skill they have learned throughout the year and a few images they are proud to have created.  You can share anything that has piqued your love for photography up to another level!  If you are interested in presenting please contact the committee so that we can include you in the queue of presenters.

Tips and Tricks:

How To Correct The First & Biggest Mistake I Made Starting Out In Photography

An Introduction to Lens Selection for 5 Common Photography Subjects

7 Tips Your Camera Manual Never Told You About Portrait Photography

Re-Diffuse! How Joe McNally Softens His Lights

Five Ways to Improve Your Eye for Composition

6 Ways to Get Perfect Backgrounds for Your Photos

The Art and Science of Bokeh: 3 Simple Ideas to Create Better Background Blur

Step by Step Portrait Processing in Lightroom

Ready to Upgrade Your Kit Lens? Tips for Which Lens to Invest in Next

Profile: Dylan Fox, Landscape Photographer

 

Wednesday Whip 12-11-2014

Hello all!  In time for this weekend's photo shoot at the Victoria State Rose Garden, here are some links to inspire and tips and tricks!

Getting to know the venue:

Tips and Tricks:

Hope everyone has a great shoot and don't forget to send through your favourite shots for the photo shoot gallery on the website!

 

Friday Finds

Hello all. We're having Friday Finds this week but will get back to regular programming of our Wednesday Whip next week. 

Looking forward to the weekend?  Well, whatever you're up to don't forget to take your camera along and check out these links: 

WCC Facebook Group

Just letting you all know that the Williamstown Camera Club's Closed Facebook Group is up and running.  Feel free to request to join in.  Chat with other members, get quick tips and pointers on the go, find out where to go and shoot.

Can't decide which camera is for you?

It's maybe time to add to the Christmas wish list! -- A Guide to Finding the Best Camera for YOU

Some quick tutorials to learn over the weekend:

Looking for inspiration? Check these out:

Have a great weekend!

 

Bright Weekend Away

Friday Night 

A few members (12) arrived in Bright and headed off to have dinner at the local pub, after sampling the local parma (alpine) full tummies and left overs for breakfast.  Some went home to bed after finding out the Myrtleford show was on Saturday.  A few dedicated souls went off in search of a good position for night photography of stars.

Saturday 

After a relaxing breakfast, a few went to Wandillong and the rest headed off to the Myrtleford Show, touted on a website as follows - Fun family day with events including; wood chop events, cattle and horse events, arts and craft, photography exhibition and competition, horticulture, rides, entertainment, showbags, animal nursery and much more.   The Show was small, but there were lots of photo opportunities.  The official part of the weekend started at 2:00 pm meeting at the Visitors Centre and our photography guide for the weekend – Christian Jemison.  22 members attended.  The program for the rest of Saturday was 3 gardens and sunset down by the river.  2 gardens were part of the Open Garden Program and all were full of colour, loads of fun with your Macro lens.  Late afternoon we headed off to the other side of Bright and down to the river.  We spread out, finding different vistas that took our eye.  Sunset turned into something spectacular.  Even the view from the hotel balcony was stunning.  Dinner on Saturday night at the local pizza joint, saw a few members enjoy the nectar of the local fruit and discuss the day’s events.

Sunday

Only the die hard photographers in the group got up at 4:30 am and headed up to Mt. Buffalo for sunrise, which was lovely.  After breakfast, we were back at a local garden and then headed off to a creek at the base of Mt. Buffalo.  Just before lunch most members started the trek back to suburbia and left the tranquil Ovens Valley.   As you can see from the photo gallery, members enjoyed themselves and if you have been considering coming but think “I’ll be by myself”, that’s not the case, everyone is welcomed, helped if necessary with settings and given the opportunity to meet and get to know other members in a social setting.

See Bright Weekend Away Gallery.

 

OneLight 2.0

Zack Arias' "OneLight 2.0" is a pretty cool video workshop. Zack doesn't play favourites with tech, using many cameras and a few different methods of connecting to his one light.

As photographers I think we overthink our setups sometimes and one thing OneLight shows us is that you can do great things with the one light and a few different modifiers. And they don't have to be expensive modifiers.

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Upcoming

Presentation: 5 Minutes of Fame!

Members to present on a skill they have learned throughout the year and a few images they are proud to have created.

Walker Close Community Centre
25th November 2014 7:45 pm
Social: End of Year Social Dinner

Details to be advised, it will be hosted at a local restaurant

TBA
2nd December 2014 7:00 pm

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