The committee and members of the Williamstown Camera Club mourn the passing of our long respected and dedicated member Keith Hart. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
For more information, please contact the WCC Committee.
To celebrate the Williamstown Camera Club’s 50th birthday, the club will present an exhibition of their members’ photographs during the month of July at the Gallery at the Williamstown Library. Members will be exhibiting their favourite photographs and each image will be accompanied with a portrait of the photographer and a description of their chosen image.
The exhibition is free and runs from 1-31 July 2015. All members of the community are welcome to view the exhibition and learn more about the clubs activities.
The exhibition will be launched on Saturday, 4th July by Hobsons Bay Mayor Colleen Gates and original club founder, Trevor Young. This exhibition has been made possible by a grant from Hobsons Bay City Council.
The club has nearly one hundred active members drawn from suburbs spanning Williamstown, Wyndhamvale, Keilor East and Pascoe Vale.
The Williamstown Camera Club (WCC) was formed in 1965 by Trevor Young. Trevor now resides in Maryborough Victoria and at the ripe old age of eighty-nine remains a life member of the Williamstown Camera Club. He has passed on his love of photography to his children who are also keen photographers.
According to Trevor, the camera club originally evolved amongst the workers at the Naval Dockyard Williamstown but folded due to a lack of interest. Trevor then put an ad in the Williamstown Advertiser calling on interested people to join up. From this point onwards the club has gone from strength to strength to its current membership. Trevor will be returning to Williamstown to be the guest of honour at the club’s official launch of the exhibition.
With almost 100 active members of varying ages and background, WCC is a friendly and welcoming club. Meetings are held twice a month and there is a range of activities conducted throughout the year. These include weekends away, various hands-on workshops and topic specific competitions. Throughout the history of the club members have been encouraged to enter photographic competitions with guest judges often commenting on the ‘welcoming and friendly’ atmosphere of the club.
The club has many long term members, including Neil Anderson, Margaret Turner, and Joan and Ron Bates, who have been in the club for three or four decades. Joan was given a life membership to recognise all the work she has done for the club.
Over the years the club has moved locations a number of times from its inaugural meeting held at the Welsh Presbyterian Church Hall, Ferguson Street, Williamstown with 36 members attending. The venue changed to the Methodist Church Hall, Pascoe Street and later re-located to a newly renovated building in Electra Street, Williamstown. Later again, it moved to Joan Kirner House in Thompson Street Williamstown. But with the rising popularity of digital photography membership has grown further over the past 4 years and the club has moved to bigger rooms at Walker Close, Altona North.
The Williamstown Camera Club is an affiliate of the Victorian Association of Photographic Societies (VAPS). The club meets twice a month at Walker Close Community Centre, 180 Millers Road, Altona North.
The Williamstown Camera Club welcomes all members of the public who have a passion for photography.
Come along to one of the meetings as a guest. You might just be a member for the next 50 years!
Trevor Young with one of his photographs. (Photo by James Troi)
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A little late this week, we're busy working on big changes for our site. But here's this weeks "Friday Finds".
- Winners: National Geographic Traveler 2013 Photo Contest - Big Picture is a great resource of news worthy images, curated by The Boston Globe.
- Terry Rosema - A visually impaired storm chaser makes some great photos of extreme weather events.
- Iconic Photos - Takes a look at photos that have shocked, stunned and sometimes delighted the world, but never all three things at once. One caveat about this link, some photos are not for the feint of heart. Some are wartime photos. The occasional photos of a deceased person/s are featured.
- Check out Joel Robison's Photostream. He started out doing a 365 Project, taking self portraits for every day in a year. Over time you can see how this project changed his photographic style and how he improved his photography through play.
- Photographer Zack Seckler creates humourous photos. [Sadly it's a flash-based site so won't work properly on mobile devices]
- A Photo Editor profiles photographer Daeja Fallas.
- Docklands, Melbourne will see Fireworks every Friday in August, more information on The City of Melbourne Site.
- Reuters Photographer David Grey takes us "On patrol with Australia's indigenous soldiers"
- Richard Harrington at PhotoFocus suggests we photographers slow down and consider one image, using the painters' method for inspiration. Read "Want Quality Pictures? Savor Like a Painter"
Recently Enrico and I attended a painting with light workshop, run by Partnerâ€™s in Light, Maria & Steve. The night commenced at 7 pm meeting in Federation Square, we then headed down to the river to a dark spot. Maria then ran through a few techniques with torches and childrenâ€™s toys.
Settings were given and it was up to the user if they used bulb or the settings suggested. Steve made sure everyone understood the instructions and helped those who were unsure of settings. We moved down closer to river for the steel wool demo, which was amazing.
We then walked up to the Hoser Lane and Maria ran through some techniques using the colorful graffiti as a back drop. Small colored flash light can make the graffiti come to life.
We headed up into China town to a car park roof top for some work with light boxes, off camera flashes. The 2.5 hours went really quickly and we canâ€™t wait to get out again a muck around with painting with light.
Partners in Light
Andrea has sent us a link to these guys before and we've included it in our weekly wrap-ups in the past. Great to have a review of her and Enrico's evening here to let us, other members, know that the workshop is a good one to attend.
At only $15 per person it's a steal. I think I'll be going along soon myself.
Visit the Partners In Light website for more information.
p>This week's finds brings us tutorials, sales and gorgeous images to look at and be inspired by.
In a frenzied whip around the internet we've come up with some interesting finds you may enjoy.
Womenâ€™s Health West recently ran a photo competition with the theme Equity and justice for women in the west: through womenâ€™s eyes. This is a copy of my acceptance speech.
p>Wow â€“ thank you to Womenâ€™s health West for the opportunity to enter their competition and win this lovely prize for my photo of the juggling act.