Calendar – 2024

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Updated 2024-01-08
DateTypeDescription
Feb 13th
6:30pm
Meeting

Welcome Back BBQ and Matt Cutting

Join us for an earlier start time of 6:30pm for our traditional BBQ welcome back. We'll follow this with a matt cutting workshop and a presentation on Camera Basics.

Entries due for competition 1: Monochrome and Open

Feb 27th
7:30pm
Presentation

Still Life with Gary Smith

Bring along your camera for this interactive presentation/workshop by Gary Smith.

Find Gary at his website and Instagram

VAPS Entries Due - Subject is Open

Mar 2nd
9:00am
Photo Shoot

Our Backyard - Seaholme to Altona

Join us as we complete the journey started in 2023 by visiting sites around the bay from Seaholme to Altona.

Bring along your camera gear including tripod to capture our backyard. We will start this day off with a look at the camera basics we discussed at our first meeting, before we make our way around the bay ending at Altona Pier.

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Location: Seaholme Jetty
Mar 12th
7:30pm
Judging

Judging: Monochrome & Open

Join us for the judging of our first competition: Monochrome & Open categories in A and B grades

Mar 26th
7:30pm
Presentation

Pet Photography with Belinda Richards

Photographer Belinda Richards of Frog Dog Studios in Yarraville joins us for a presentation on her work as a pet photographer.

Find Frog Dog Studios at their WebsiteInstagramFacebook

Entries due for competition 2: Still Life and Open

Apr 9th
7:30pm
Presentation

Photoshop Layers

We'll take a look at all things Layers in Adobe Photoshop. This will include masking, blend layers and the tools we use on layers during post production such as Repair and Remove.

Apr 14th
10:00am
Photo Shoot

Melbourne Zoo

It has been a while since we've visited the Zoo as a club. Come along and hang out with the animals and people of Melbourne Zoo.

A visit to the zoo offers members the opportunity to try out different camera techniques including using your depth of field to go beyond the enclosure barriers. Macro on the plants, their flowers, and butterflies in the humid butterfly house. Using a telephoto lens to find the animals hiding in their zoo homes.

Location: Melbourne Zoo
Apr 23rd
7:30pm
Judging

Judging: Still Life and Open

Join us for the judging of our second competition Still Life and Open in A and B grades

May 4th
10:00am
Photo Shoot

Spudfest - Trentham

The annual Spudfest in Trentham will offer many photographic opportunities to our members. You might find a bunch of opportunities to capture some street photos for our upcoming competition.

Meet a little before 10am in the Railway Precinct on Victoria Street near the information desk.

Note there are numerous street closures, so consider car-pooling and arriving a little earlier to get to the meeting point on time.

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May 10th
3:00pm
Weekend Away

Bright Victoria

We're always enamoured by the colours of Autumn in Bright. Join us for a weekend away in Victoria's High Country region.

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Location: Bright Victoria
May 14th
7:30pm
Presentation

Landscapes and Equestrian by Neil Anderson

As a refresher before our landscape competition (entries due August 13, 2024), Neil will reinforce the principles of good landscape photography.

Following this Neil will present his tips and methodologies when it comes to photography equestrian events in support of our day-trip to the Melbourne 3 Day International Event at the Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre (on June 10 long weekend).

Entries due for competition 3: "Street Photography" and open

Entries due of Knox Interclub: Subject is monochrome

May 28th
7:30pm
Meeting

Light Painting

Meet us at our usual place, Altona Beach for a night of light painting. A regular much-loved evening out of the club rooms.

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Jun 10th
10:00am
Photo Shoot

Show Jumping

Test your ability to capture horse and rider as they take on the Melbourne 3 Day International Event at Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre. Full details advised closer to the date.

Note this is the Monarch's Birthday Public Holiday Monday.

Jun 11th
7:30pm
Judging

Judging: Street Photography & Open

Join us for the judging of our 3rd competition and see what our members make of Street Photography!

Jun 14th
9:00am
VAPS Event

VAPS Convention

VAPS holds an annual Convention every year where members of different clubs come together to learn more about photography. There are presentations by guest speakers, workshops, and photographic excursions to participate in and of course interaction with members from other clubs. It is a great forum for exchanging ideas about the activities of other clubs.

See full information on the VAPS website

Jun 25th
7:30pm
Workshop

Flash Theory and Practical - Not Studio Flash

We're going to be working with standard flash units. On and off the camera. We'll look at the pros and cons of the many different ways to use your flash in photography for portraiture work and for lighting macro photos.

We will also following this up with a practical day on the weekend to practise using our flash outdoors.

Entries due for competition 4: "Red" and Open

Jul 9th
7:30pm
Presentation

Negative Space in Photography & Landscapes Part 2

James will join us via Zoom and take us through the concept of Negative space in photography can how it can be used to create an emotional response to your images or to focus on a singular subject.

Following this we will have part 2 of the landscape presentation by Neil and Ian Street.

Jul 20th
1:00pm
Photo Shoot

Mornington Peninsular Shoot

We're venturing down to Mornington Peninsular, bring along your camera gear including your tripod and ND or graduated filters if you have them.

We're making this a bit of a later start for those who might want to stick around for a spot of astrophotography, weather permitting.

Full itinerary for the day available closer to the date.

Jul 23rd
7:30pm
Judging

AGM and Judging: Red and Open

As usual we will quickly dispense with the business of our Annual General Meeting and get into the judging of our 4th competition of the year: Red and Open.

Aug 13th
7:30pm
Workshop

Portraiture

A team of members have been working behind the scenes on creating a series of workshops for the club, this meeting will be a snapshot of the full course they have prepared and will deliver to our members a foundation for making awesome portraits.

Entries due for competition 5: Landscape and Open

Aug 18th
10:00am
Photo Shoot

You Yangs Visit

Let's take a short trip to the You Yangs Regional Park and capture an array of images: Landscapes, intimate landscapes, macro, etc

Aug 27th
7:30pm
Presentation

Astrophotography with Richard Tatti

Richard Tatti joins us to present the art of Astrophotography. Long-time members will remember Richard and newer members are in for a treat as Richard explains his method for finding locations and photographing the night sky.

Find Richard at his websiteYouTubeInstagram, and Facebook.

Sep 6th
3:00pm
Weekend Away

Inverloch Weekend

Join us on an adventure to the coastal town of Inverloch. 

Full itinerary to come closer to the date, but book your accommodation now.

Sep 10th
7:30pm
Judging

Judging: Landscape & Open

Join us for the judging of our 5th competition of the year "Landscape" and Open in A and B Grades

Sep 24th
7:30pm
Presentation

Safari Photography

Details of the presentation to be advised

Entries due for competition 6: Negative Space and Open

Oct 8th
7:30pm
Workshop

Image Evaluation

Submit your photos for our Image Evaluation meeting. In groups we will take a look at each others' images and provide constructive critique of the works.

The intention of the evening is to learn to give and receive critique using the judging guidelines of the APJA, the group which trains the judges we have judge our competitions.

Oct 19th
10:00am
Photo Shoot

Cranbourne Gardens

A visit to the beautiful Cranbourne Gardens. This location provides member with a no shortage of opportunity to practice their photography skills. Its vast area allows for landscape photos to be taken and it's array of plants, flowers and the creatures who call them home are perfect macro enthusiasts.

Oct 22nd
7:30pm
Judging

Judging: Negative Space & Open

Join us for the final round of judging for the year, Negative Space and Open

Entries Due for the End of Year Competition

Nov 12th
7:30pm
Presentation

TBA

TBA

Nov 26th
7:30pm
Meeting

Photobooks

Neil will be doing a presentation for us on making a photo books. Always a great way to keep your images and share them with friends and family.

Dec 10th
7:00pm
Awards Night

End of Year Awards Dinner

The one where we celebrate the year that was 2024 and hand out awards!

Join us for a fun evening of socialising and food.

We will have the main course catered but bring along plate of nibbles or dessert to share as well as a drink or two.

Upcoming

Workshop: Flash Theory and Practical - Not Studio Flash

We're going to be working with standard flash units. On and off the camera. We'll look at the pros and cons of the many different ways to use your flash in photography for portraiture work and for lighting macro photos.

We will also following this up with a practical day on the weekend to practise using our flash outdoors.

Entries due for competition 4: "Red" and Open

Walker Close Community Centre
25th June 2024 7:30 pm
Presentation: Negative Space in Photography & Landscapes Part 2

James will join us via Zoom and take us through the concept of Negative space in photography can how it can be used to create an emotional response to your images or to focus on a singular subject.

Following this we will have part 2 of the landscape presentation by Neil and Ian Street.

Walker Close Community Centre
9th July 2024 7:30 pm

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