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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2017 End of Year Awards

We had so many great images entered this year in both our club competition and our interclub comps, a testament to the wonderful work of our members. Below are the results of our end of year awards. Congratulations to our winners.

Aggregate Awards 2017

The aggregate awards are compiled over the year. Members are awarded 1 point for each entry, 10 points for a first place, 6 points for second place, and 4 points for third. These are aggregated over the year to form the leaderboard determining our winners.

Print aggregate

1st place - 78 points, Brett Ferguson

2nd place - 46 points, Neil Anderson

3rd place - 32 points, Karl Zeller

Digital aggregate

1st place - 48 points, Brett Feguson

2nd place - 28 points, Neil Anderson

3rd place - 27 points, Kathryn Hocking

Images of the year

The image of the year for print and digital categories are awarded by a panel of judges from another camera club. This year we welcomed a four-panel team from the Southern Suburbs Photographic Society who provided us with some valuable feedback on a range of images that were presented for consideration this year. Traditionally we only have a single print image of the year and digital image of the year, however, this year the team from Southern Suburbs Photographic Society awarded 2nd, 3rd and Highly Commended awards to other images entered.

Print Image of the Year

The Florist
"The Florist" by Brett Ferguson

Runners up

2nd place - "The Blue Dress" by Brett Ferguson

3rd place - "Lillian" by Brett Ferguson

Highly Commended

"Nardoo" by Sue Searls

"In Flight" by Trudy Purchas

Digital Image of the Year

Flame Robin
"Flame Robin" by Kathryn Hocking

Runners up

2nd place - "Coke" by Andre Bellaire

3rd place - "Lucy the Barn Owl" by Phil Taylor

Highly commended

"Tell me a story" by Brett Ferguson

"Remember Us" by Kathryn Hocking


Competition Winners: Umbrellas and Open

Print Open

  • 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “Tom” 
  • 2nd Place – Ronald Clarke “An Australian Icon” 
  • 3rd Place – Neil Anderson “Kayaking” 
  • Highy Commended - Françoise Muller-Robbie "Water Dragon"

Set Print – "Umbrella"

  • 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “The Rainmaker” 
  • 2nd Place – Neil Anderson “Strawberry Cocktail” 
  • 3rd Place – Brian Obst “Umbrella Wedding” 
  • Highly Commended - Sue Searls "Through Water"

Open Digital

  • 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “Form" 
  • 2nd Place – Neil Anderson "Yarra Twilight ” 
  • 3rd Place – Jamie Cifuentes “Splash”

Set Digital – "Umbrella"

  • 1st Place – Robyn Bartlett “The Rains Are Here” 
  • 2nd Place – Gayle Tout “Coffee Anyone” 
  • 3rd Place – Karl Zeller “Windy” 

Novice Digital

  • 1st Place – Anne Malthouse “Umbrella”

Competition Winners: Silhouettes and Open

Open Print

  • 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “The Blue Dress” 
  • 2nd Place – Ronald Clarke “White Faced Heron” 
  • 3rd Place – Karl Zeller “Foggy Morning” 

Set Print – "Silhouettes"

  • 1st Place – Karl Zeller “Dali Exhibit” 
  • 2nd Place – Gayle Tout “Inside Looking Out” 
  • 3rd Place – Neil Anderson “Moonlight Flight” 

Open Digital

  • 1st Place – Neil Anderson “Pinnacles Sunset" 
  • 2nd Place – Kathryn Hocking "Flame Robin ” 
  • 3rd Place – Karin Volz “Set and Innocent” 
  • Highly Commended – Karl Zeller “Gone Fishing”
  • Highly Commended – Andrea Sparks “Denise”
  • Highly Commended – Tess Maddocks “Little snip here, little tuck there”
  • Highly Commended – Françoise Muller Robbie “Resting”

Set Digital – "Silhouettes"

  • 1st Place – Cathrine Stevenson “Sam Training Henry” 
  • 2nd Place – Jennifer Empey “Outliers” 
  • 3rd Place – Trudy Purchas “Is Anybody Out There” 
  • Highly Commended – Andrea Sparks “Contemplation”
  • Highly Commended – Brett Ferguson "Reflection"
  • Highly Commended – Kathryn Hocking "The Other Side"
  • Highly Commended – Tony Arceri "Heading Home"
  • Highly Commended – Kathleen Moyses "Werribee South"
  • Highly Commended – Gayle Tout "As the Sun Goes Down"
  • Highly Commended – Andre Bellaire "Corvette"

Open Print

  • 1st Place – Robert Moyses “Pens, Pencils, Scissors and Stuff” 
  • 2nd Place – Akm Imran “Smoke” 
  • 3rd Place – Neil Anderson “Baby Elephant” 
  • Highly Commended - Jennifer Empey "Dandelion"
  • Highly Commended - Colin Lofts "Beach Bird"

Set Print – "Environmental Portrait"

  • 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “The Seamstress” 
  • 2nd Place – Christine Dennis “Portrait of the Artist” 
  • 3rd Place – Karl Zeller “On the Edge” 
  • Highly Commended - Françoise Muller Robbie "Electric Iron Man"
  • Highly Commended - Akm Imran "Fire Dancer"

Open Digital

  • 1st Place – Akm Imran “Aurora” 
  • 2nd Place – Brett Ferguson "Chcolat Sec” 
  • 3rd Place – Andre Bellaire “Range Rover” 
  • Highly Commended – Cas Bukor “Morning Flight”

Set Digital – "Environmental Portrait"

  • 1st Place – James Troi “Di the Collector” 
  • 2nd Place – Christine Dennis “Portrait Painter” 
  • 3rd Place – Robyn Bartlet “A Shoe In” 
  • Highly Commended – Brett Ferguson “Maintenance”
  • Highly Commended – Akm Imran "Richard, The Sculptor"
  • Highly Commended – Karin Volz "The Cameraman"

We are the Most Successful Club

Quite the boast right? Well founded though, we even have a trophy and certificate to prove it.

Earlier this week a delegation from the club visited Camberwell Camera Club to attend the judging of "Camberwell Camera Club Interclub Competition". 

We walked away with the trophy for the third year in a row.

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Competition Winners: Abstract, Open and Novice

Open Print

  • 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “The Florist - 2” 
  • 2nd Place – Trudy Purchas “Neighbourhood Watch” 
  • 3rd Place – Phil Taylor “In Flight” 
  • Highly Commended - Kathryn Hocking "Lake Hayes"
  • Highly Commended - Christine Dennis "F Stop"

Set Print – "Abstract"

  • 1st Place – Fransoise Muller Robbie “Red Cone” 
  • 2nd Place – Phil Taylor “Escape Route” 
  • 3rd Place – Arvin Coloma “Cold” 
  • Highly Commended - Jennifer Empey "You Yangs shrouded in Sun Veil"
  • Highly Commended - Kathryn Hocking "Spiral"

Open Digital

  • 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “Red Skirt” 
  • 2nd Place – Tony Arceri "Afternoon Walk” 
  • 3rd Place – Phil Taylor “Lucy the Barn Owl” 
  • Highly Commended – Jennifer Empey “Treescape”
  • Highly Commended – Tess Maddocks “Look, up in the sky”

Set Digital – "Abstract"

  • 1st Place – Brian Young “Colourful” 
  • 2nd Place – Robert Moyses “Explosion of Light” 
  • 3rd Place – Tess Maddocks “Woof” 
  • Highly Commended – Raelene Marshall “Can U Guess”
  • Highly Commended – Phil Taylor "F1 at Speed"
  • Highly Commended – Michael Kennedy "Whirlpool s01861"

Competition Winners: Patterns, Open and Novice

Novice Digital

  • 1st Place – Catherine Stevenson “Patterns” 

Open Print

  • 1st Place – Neil Anderson “Benzai Pipeline” 
  • 2nd Place – Brett Ferguson “Lillian” 
  • 3rd Place – Trudy Purchas “In Flight” 

Set Print – "Patterns"

  • 1st Place – Kathryn Hocking “Arlington” 
  • 2nd Place – Colin Lofts “Flutterby” 
  • 3rd Place – Trudy Purchas “Autumn Patterns” 

Open Digital

  • 1st Place – Darren Malthouse “Up and Over” 
  • 2nd Place – Michael Kennedy "LagoGrey 10544” 
  • 3rd Place – Karl Zeller “Sunrise Over Melbourne” 
  • Highly Commended – Karin Volz “Future Highway”
  • Highly Commended – Debbie Raimondo “Heidi(1)”

Set Digital – "Patterns"

  • 1st Place – Kathryn Hocking “Remember Us” 
  • 2nd Place – Brian Obst “683 Latrobe St” 
  • 3rd Place – Eva Bellaire “Window Reflections” 
  • Highly Commended – Colin Lofts “Mother Nature-2”
  • Highly Commended – Cathy Buchanan "Blobs"

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.


Winners - Candid and Open

Novice Digital

  • 1st Place - Kathleen Moyses "Reflection"

Novice Print 

  • 1st Place - Kathleen Moyses "Walking the dog"

Open Print 

  • 1st Place - Neil Anderson "Last Glow"
  • 2nd Place - Ron Clarke "Black Shouldered Kite"
  • 3rd Place - Karl Zeller "Over the Edge"
  • Highly Commended - Cathy Buchanan "Got An App For That" 
  • Highly Commended - Arvin Coloma "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" 
  • Highly Commended - Brett Ferguson "The Boat" 
  • Highly Commended - Akm Imran "No Dogs"

Set Print - Candid 

  • 1st Place - Cathy Buchanan "Pygmy Hippo No Show" 
  • 2nd Place - Brett Ferguson "Spray" 
  • 3rd Place - Phil Taylor "Weekend Catch Up" 
  • Highly Commended - Sue Searls  "And Let Me Tell You" 
  • Highly Commended - Chris Brown "Cuban Wedding"

Open Digital 

  • 1st Place - Phil Taylor "Gotta Get The Puck" 
  • 2nd Place - Akm Imran "Untitled" 
  • 3rd Place - Karen Rog "Feeding Frenzy" 
  • Highly Commended - Neil Anderson  "Night Light" 
  • Highly Commended - James Troi "Capers in Salt" 
  • Highly Commended - Arvin Coloma "Grace Under Pressure" 
  • Highly Commended - Brett Ferguson "Cocoa" 
  • Highly Commended - Tess Maddocks "Mansfield Morning" 
  • Highly Commended - Chris Brown " Where's the Cupcake"

Set Digital - Candid 

  • 1st Place - Brett Ferguson "Pure Joy" 
  • 2nd Place - Tania Chalmers "Zebra Talk" 
  • 3rd Place - Karl Zeller "Cheese" 
  • Highly Commended - Ray Tucker "Where to Now" 
  • Highly Commended - Karen Rog "Model Material" 
  • Highly Commended - Brian Young "Very Interesting" 
  • Highly Commended - Alan Coram "Disappointment"


Presentation: Creative Preproduction with Emma Gilette

Emma has been a visitor to our club on several occasions and on each one members have gone away inspired by her words and work. On this visit, Emma will be discussing the idea of "creative preproduction", looking at ways we can use our equipment and make stunning images in camera using blur, panning, lighting, and other techniques.

Find out more about Emma on her site Emma Gilette Photography.

Entries due Competition 2 - "Traces"

Brooklyn Community Hall
27th March 2018 7:45 pm
Weekend Away: St Arnaud-Donald Weekend

Nola and the gang have put together a great itinerary for the weekend, including going back and forth organising the location and accommodation for our group. Read on to view the program for the weekend.

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Township of St Arnaud
6th April 2018 5:00 pm

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