Hamilton’s Camera Club

September 8th Meeting

This evening we will be showing the entries in our set subject ‘Abandoned’ and ‘Open Entries’ (entered in August). Entries were good and the ability of photographers to see an image amongst someone else’s abandoned items proves you don’t have to search hard for that wow factor photo.

Set Subject Entries:

The next set subject is ‘Orange’. Entries for the set subject and open category must be received by the 8th September. All entries must be accompanied by completed entry forms. Digital entries can be emailed to the competition secretary or handed in on a CD – no USB flash drives please. We can not guarantee they will be returned and they are slower to load on the computer (have to be recognised by the computer as a memory drive etc. then ejected).

Photo Competition Entries.

Committee has asked that we remind all Members to follow the rules when entering our competitions, especially the following:

Entry Forms – The Competition Secretary’s shouldn’t guess who you are or what category your images are entered into.

Submitting before the cut off date – The Competition Secretary needs to organise, document and then send the entered images to the Judge. They in turn need time to review, write comments and return them. All of this is done after the cut off date and therefore late entries will not be accepted because of the extra work it creates.

Previous Meetings and Events

August 22nd field trip: 5 of us attended a walk around Frankton Markets & then coffee at a café afterwards. We got photo’s of stalls being set up and spoke with interested retailers about who we are and why we’re there. Only 1 stall owner asked us not to take photos because he was selling artwork and sculptures which are covered by copyright, we all understood his request. It was interesting and good practice for the perfect urban landscape (for entry in October).

June 16th meeting was our Photography Skills Night. This evening went well with lots of questions answered and more raised for further discussion. Using Off Camera Flash consisted of 3 video lessons downloaded from the internet explaining basic effects and how to achieve greater control. Afterwards members were seen trying to duplicated the lessons using each other as models. If you wish to see the lessons contact Val for the website.

Nature ChampionOur meeting on June 9th was well attended and the photos entered received high praise from our guest Judge, Colin Tyler. Look at the Honours Page for images he was especially pleased with. Colin has Judged National Competitions and at the end of the evening showed some of his own work.

May 26th meeting showed the entries for ‘Photojournalism’ and again our guest Judge Bruce Lim was excited about the standard of the images.

If you are new to photography look at our Honours page for inspiration then attend our meetings for information. Upcoming meetings and lessons are available in our calendar and Newsletter pages.

The next set subject ‘Animal Life’ will be judged on August 11th.