Hamilton’s Camera Club

October 13th Meeting

Judging entries in set subject ‘Orange’ and open class.

Spend an evening viewing the entries into our set subject ‘Orange’. This is the colour not the fruit, although members may have used it as a subject. Enjoy seeing the creative and beautiful images that can be recorded using a colour as the key factor. Judge for yourselves whether the photographer has met the criteria.

Open class is not confined to the set subject, therefore allows more scope and imagination.

Daylight Saving has changed our clocks forward one hour.

This means a second chance at those morning shots you’ve missed because the sun was already up. It also gives you more light into the evening for photographing but you’ll have to wait later for the night sky.

Set Subject Entries:

The next set subject is ‘Urban Exploration’. Entries for the set subject and open category must be received by the 13th October. 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.