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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!

Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location.

Joe McNally (1952)
  • <p>1st - A Grade: Set Print - No news from the dark side <small>© James Troi</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - A Grade: Set Print - Chairperson <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - A Grade: Set Print - Asya <small>© David McIntyre</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Set Print - Waiting <small>© Karl Zeller</small></p>
  • <p>1st - A Grade: Set Digital - Four Posers <small>© Brian Young</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - A Grade: Set Digital - Shady Characters <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - A Grade: Set Digital - Loving Life <small>© Cathy Buchanan</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Set Digital - Sand Pattern <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Set Digital - Unstoppable <small>© Andre Bellaire</small></p>
  • <p>1st - A Grade: Open Print - Skulls <small>© Karl Zeller</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - A Grade: Open Print - Hazy Sunset <small>© Kathryn Hocking</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - A Grade: Open Print - Temptress in the Garden <small>© David McIntyre</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Open Print - Not Sharing <small>© Cathy Buchanan</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Open Print - Sky Reflections <small>© Sue Searls</small></p>
  • <p>1st - A Grade: Open Digital - Sweet Kiss <small>© Andre Bellaire</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - A Grade: Open Digital - The Burger Joint <small>© David McIntyre</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - A Grade: Open Digital - Rally Cross <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Open Digital - Pint-Sized Cowboy <small>© James Troi</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Open Digital - Flowers <small>© Jennifer Empey</small></p>
  • <p>1st - B Grade: Set Print - How to climb a building <small>© Carl Rainer</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - B Grade: Set Print - Angles <small>© Colin Lofts</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - B Grade: Set Print - Sit and Wait <small>© Robert Moyses</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Print - Old Times <small>© Darren Malthouse</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Print - Winter <small>© Françoise Muller-Robbie</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Print - Old Van <small>© Robert Cahill</small></p>
  • <p>1st - B Grade: Set Digital - Kyrgyzstan Goat Polo <small>© Karin Volz</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - B Grade: Set Digital - Bushfire <small>© Karen Rog</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - B Grade: Set Digital - Through the Window <small>© Robert Moyses</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Digital - Matues Castle <small>© Debbie Raimondo</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Digital - Street View Hosier Lane <small>© Tania Chalmers</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Digital - The Boatsheet at Dove Lake <small>© Grace Sobania</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Digital - Gypsy Cob <small>© Christine Dennis</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Digital - I see a lion and bear <small>© Carl Rainer</small></p>
  • <p>1st - B Grade: Open Print - Sparks <small>© Robert Cahill</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - B Grade: Open Print - Sunrise Before A Hot Day <small>© Christine Dennis</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - B Grade: Open Print - Untitled <small>© Françoise Muller-Robbie</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Open Print - Old <small>© Colin Lofts</small></p>
  • <p>1st - B Grade: Open Digital - 42 Albert Rd <small>© Carl Rainer</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - B Grade: Open Digital - Reflection on Beauty <small>© Karin Volz</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - B Grade: Open Digital - I Wanted Green <small>© Darren Malthouse</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Open Digital - Lisbon <small>© Debbie Raimondo</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Open Digital - Penny Royal At Night <small>© Grace Sobania</small></p>

News

Truely Painting with Light

Big thanks to Chrisy who shared this piece with us... The video in the article is where it's at... if you thought dodging and burning in photoshop was difficult to master, consider Christopher Burkett's process: it sometimes takes him up to 8 hours to make a print in his non-digital process as he truely paints with light.

The "racing against time" in the headline of the original piece at PetaPixel at first had me thinking the poor guy was ill, thankfully not the case, rather Christopher works in an 8x10 format on Cibachrome paper which is no longer manufactured, but he's bought a 10-year supply. Only trouble is, once exposed and developed the Cibachrome will degrade over time and Christopher needs to make all the prints he wishes to before the original work is not longer viable.

True Puritans, Christopher and his wife travel to locations and look to find interesting scenes to shoot, sometimes that takes an hour, sometimes they stay for a whole week looking for the best shot. I think in the digital age a lot of us have lost the finesse it takes to make a great image. It's perhaps too easy to point and click rather than the effort it takes for folks like Christopher to lug around his huge 8x10 camera, set it up, move the bellows for depth of field and focus and another bellows for the lens hood. He has to be sure he has a shot to make before he goes through all that effort.

Following this process in finding his image, he then exposes it, you'll note his wife standing off the the side, making what I assume to be notes about his exposure settings (another thing we used to do quite often back in the day, before digital and metadata). But the real show of talent comes at around the 5:30 mark when you see how Christopher doges and burns his image during exposure. While you're seeing his process using Cibachrome, the process was much the same when exposing smaller film thought an enlarger onto photo paper.

Anyway, enough of my blathering, check out the video below from PBS News Hour for more, and be amazed at what people are still doing to make a photo.

 

Tarnagulla's Story's Gold

During the visit to St Arnaud and Donald a trio of our members had quite the chance encounter.

While at a cafe in Tarnagulla on Sunday the members were having a conversation about the town they had stopped in, they were handed a sheet of paper to read by the cafe owner, it was from the man sitting at the table next to them. Overhearing their conversation the man, a local resident and poet Ken Peake, had been inspired to put pen to paper and write his third poem for the day.

A regular at the cafe,  Mr Peake visits for coffee and inspiration to write is poems and on this day he had plenty.

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St Arnaud-Donald Weekend

Thirty three members of the Williamstown Camera Club (WCC) were in Donald on Saturday 7th April, 2018 with the aims of taking photographs of Donald Historical Society venues, the town and areas around Donald, and astrophotography using the clear starry night skies to be seen in the area. 

Our group met at the Bullock’s Head around lunchtime and was welcomed by the President of the Donald Historical Society, Anne Dunstan and other members including Brian Brasier. Deputy Mayor of Buloke Shire, Daryl Warren, also welcomed the group.

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2018 Comp 1 - Monocrome & Open

The results of our first competition for the year are in. We had the biggest pool of entires in recent years and our judge for the night, Paul Robinson, was highly impressed with the standard delivered. Read on to see the results.

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Beach Hopping Photoshoot

Landscape/Seascape photography on a sunny day with no wind and no prospect of clouds to add interest to the sky is often not on the radar for quite a lot of photographers. However, these were the weather conditions presented for our photoshoot to The Blowhole/Elephant Rock (Flinders) and 16th Beach (near Rye ocean beach). The tide was out (it looks like the organiser misread the tides), and there was minimal, if any, action by The Blowhole.

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Upcoming

Judging: Judging Competition 2 - Traces

Traces is likely one of our most abstract competition themes in recent years. We're interested to see what our members make of these images and how the judge views them.

This is also a supper night, members are encouraged to bring along a plate to share with fellow members on the night.

Brooklyn Community Hall
24th April 2018 7:45 pm
Presentation: David Harradine - Lightroom & Photoshop

We're excited to bring David Harradine to our club to show us through his Lightroom workflow and to provide us with some tips for using one of the world's most popular photo management and editing applications. An Adobe Certified Instructor, David has been teaching Lightroom through his courses over many years and now has a series of online training modules for Lightroom. You can find his videos on David's Video Training Website, normally $295 for the four modules we have a coupon that will save you a massive $200 on this series of courses. Members can contact us for the code.

Entries due for Competition 3 - "Macro"

Brooklyn Community Hall
8th May 2018 7:45 pm

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