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Canon Collective Bus Tour

On Saturday, 7th November 2015, 33 members of the Williamstown Camera Club boarded a bus along with Canon Collective Ambassadors, Erin Kostopoulos and Jay Collier.  The destinations chosen for the event were Eynesbury Homestead, Eynesbury and Serendip Sanctuary at Lara, which provided club members a chance to practice a wide range of photography techniques throughout the day.  

Eynesbury Homestead is in a beautiful rural setting surrounded by attractive gardens, historic buildings, ornamental lake and a Gray Box forest.  Club members spent their morning taking a variety of images including macro, architecture, and landscape shots.  Everyone caught up at the homestead cafe for lunch and to compare notes on their morning before departing for Serendip Sanctuary.  The Sanctuary provided an opportunity to walk amongst local bird and wildlife in a peaceful setting.  A number of bird hides are provided for photographers to observe the abundant bird life in the wetlands.

Although club members brought their own equipment along, Canon Collective also provided a wide range of equipment to use on the day.  Attendees were able to try cameras such as the EOS 5DsR and EOS 1Dx and a range lenses suitable for the day, from the new EF 11-24mm f4 and EF 35mm f1.4 to a wide selection of the great whites.  The participants really appreciated being able to get hands on experience with some great equipment as well as having some very knowledgeable people on hand willing to provide tips and advice.  

All attendees enjoyed a great day on the road and had fun participating in the last photographic activity of the day - the all important group photo! This has been a feature of club outings for many years and provides us with some wonderful memories.

The Williamstown Camera Club wishes to thank Canon Australia and their Canon Collective Ambassadors, Erin and Jay for making this great event possible.

 

Winners - Lighting Like An Old Master and Open

Digital: Novice

1st - Untitled - Suzanne Hamley   

Digital: Open 

1st - Pose - Brett Ferguson   

2nd - Lovely Bloody Trees - Charlie Green  

3rd - Altona Fireworks - Kris Montgomery   

HC - Hippo - Neil Anderson   

HC - Black Shouldered Kite - Ronald Clarke 

HC - Can I Get The Puck Off Him - Tania Chalmers 

HC - Lying in the Meadow - Jennifer Empey   

Digital: Light Like An Old Master 

1st - Still Life With Worm - Cathy Buchanan 

2nd - Master Of His Trade - Kris Montgomery 

3rd - Canola a la Van Gogh - Nola Kelsey 

HC - Homage to Rembrandt - Neil Anderson 

HC - Mandarins in the Moonlight - Brett Ferguson 

Print: Novice 

1st - Jane With The Pearl Earring - Francoise Muller Robbie 

Print: Open 

1st - Contemplation - Brett Ferguson 

2nd - New Holland Honeyeater - Ronald Clarke 

3rd - George the Gecko - Phil Taylor 

Print: Light Like An Old Master 

1st - The Daydreamers - Brett Ferguson 

2nd - Canola a la Rothko - Cathy Buchanan 

3rd - The Eye - Neil Anderson

 

Keith Hart

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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.

 

Winners: Motion-Movement and Open

Digital: Novice

1st - Look, Snow - Charlie Green 

Digital: Open 

1st - Serenading The Sun - Brett Ferguson 

2nd - Augie - Vlad Ast

3rd - Point Plomer Pelicans - Tess Maddocks 

HC - Keep Your Eye On The Ball - Kris Montgomery 

HC - Muscle - David McIntyre 

Digital: Motion / Movement 

1st - Melbourne Star - Chris Brown

2nd - Smudge - Brett Ferguson 

3rd - Movement In The Trees - Karen Rog 

Print: Open 

1st - Sorrow - Brett Ferguson 

2nd - Striped Cymbidium Orchid - Tony Buttigieg 

3rd - Little Buloke Sunset - Neil Anderson 

Print: Motion / Movement 

1st - Shoot - Phil Taylor 

2nd - Forest Drive - Nola Kelsey 

3rd - Walking On Water - Karl Zeller

 

Winners: Negative Space and Open

Another night of great entries and creativity.

Digital: Open

1st - Guardian - David McIntyre

2nd - Run For Your Life - Cathy Buchanan

3rd - The Baker - Brett Ferguson

HC - Round Them Up - Melissa Massari

HC - Benny - James Troi

HC - Gold and Blue - Vlad Ast

Print: Open

1st - This Old House - Cathy Buchanan

2nd - The Girl - David McIntyre

3rd - Windy - Arvin Coloma

HC - Elliot and Fuzzy - James Troi

HC - Over This One, Where’s The Next One? - Ray Tucker

Digital: Negative Space

1st - The Look - Brett Ferguson

2nd - What Now? - Cathy Buchanan

3rd - Home Alone - David Male

HC - Brandon - James Troi

HC - Lake - Arvin Coloma

HC - The Burgers Are Better At - David McIntyre

Print: Negative Space

1st - Love At The Top - Brett Ferguson

2nd - Positives Spaces - Arvin Coloma

3rd - Pacific Gull - Neil Anderson

Digital: Novice

1st - Sandy Coral - Tess Maddocks

Print: Novice

1st - Skates On Ice - Tania Chalmers

 

Williamstown Camera Club Celebrates 50 years

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!

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Trevor Young with one of his photographs. (Photo by James Troi)

 

Winners: Portrait of a Club Member and Open

Another night of great entries and creativity.

Digital: Open

1st - The Sentinel - Brett Ferguson

2nd - Kakadu Cruising - Sue Searls

3rd - Prairie Chipmunk - Neil Anderson

HC - Industrial Man - Kris Montgomery

Print: Open

1st - Morning Persons - Arvin Coloma

2nd - The Soprano - Sheet Shower - Brett Ferguson

3rd - Phalaenopsis Orchid - Nola Kelsey

HC - Autumn Fog - Neil Anderson

Digital: Portrait of a Club Member

1st - Clare - Phil Taylor

2nd - I’m Looking At You - Darren Malthouse

3rd - The First Call For Help - Brett Ferguson

HC - Cathy - Trudy Purchas

Print: Portrait of a Club Member

1st - Tony In Mono - Arvin Coloma

2nd - Sue - Trudy Purchas

3rd - Cas - Phil Taylor

HC - Arvin Plus One - Brett Ferguson

Digital: Novice

1st - Autumn Highlights - Karen Rog

 

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Black & White - Monochrome - March 2015

Another night of great entries and creativity.

Digital: Open

1st - Where's Willow? - Dee Palma

2nd - He's Watching You - David McIntyre

3rd - Spidie - Kratis Rigas

HC - Summer Skies - Debbie Raimondo

HC - Another Visitor - Ronald Clarke

Print: Open

1st - Blue Wonder - Arvin Coloma

2nd - A Study Of A Bee - Andrea Sparks

3rd - Cracked - Brett Ferguson

HC - Ladybird Apartments - Cathy Buchanan

HC - Spring Cocoon - Dee Palma

HC - Silver Gull - Ronald Clarke

Digital: Monochrome

1st - Tranquility on Yangtze - Brian Young

2nd - Siblings - James Troi

3rd - Ginnie - Brett Ferguson

HC - Moody Skies - Cas Bukor

HC - Horse Power - Ronald Clarke

Print: Monochrome

1st - Graham - Cathy Buchanan

2nd - Cradle of Love - Dee Palma

3rd - Conversation - Wendy Forsey

HC - Larly - Neil Anderson

HC - Preparing To Land - Ronald Clarke

HC - The Woodworker - Brett Ferguson

Digital: Novice

1st - Ocean Grove - Carolyn Morwood

Print: Novice

1st - The Night Shift - Alan Fry

 

Big Bay Swim 2015

Our replacement shoot for the weekend is the Big Bay Swim Festival in Williamstown on Sunday, 22nd February.  Meet at the Rotunda, Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown at 10:00am.

For more information, click here.

 

Upcoming

Photo Shoot: Fungi Hunting & Lunch

We're heading to Mt Macedon in search of Fungi. Be sure to pack your macro gear if you have it, bring along something on which to kneel or lay as we'll be getting low to the ground. Dress warm, and maybe pack some spare clothes.

We'll then stop in at a local place for some lunch.

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McGregors Picnic Ground, Mt Macedon
7th July 2019 10:00 am
Presentation: My Photography Journey - Mieke Boynton

Mieke has an beautiful way of describing her photographic journey. Those who come along will be in for a treat. 

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Brooklyn Community Hall
9th July 2019 7:45 pm

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