We like to think we are a very friendly bunch and make it a point to look out for our new attendees so we would love to have you join us. If you are interested in learning more about our Club we recommend coming along to some of meetings on a casual basis to see if our Club will fulfill your needs. Then if you enjoy it (and we hope you will) you can take out a full membership.
Although we don’t offer structured beginners tuition our Club members range in age and experience levels and are all very welcoming and enthusiastic about photography. So if you have any specific questions there is generally someone in our club who can provide you with an answer. There is also usually someone who can provide a recommendation of some education materials whether it is a training course/workshop/seminar they have heard about or tried themselves or reading materials they found helpful.
We meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Philatelic Hall on the corner of West Avenue and Coolcrest Street in Wynnum from 7:30pm. The second Tuesday of the month is a “prac” night where we have a presentation on a particular topic or do a practical exercise (such as an outing or task).
The fourth Tuesday is a competition night where an expert outside judge assesses all the competition entries and provides feedback to each submitter. This will assist you to learn not only what judges look for but gain useful insight into other important skills, such as post-processing and photo composition.
Apart from the annual membership fee we also ask for a door donation at each meeting of $3.00. This assists the club to offset some of our running expenses.
This exciting and informative workshop will begin with a short presentation, Still Lifes - Nature's Sculptures, by Ann Ingham.
Ann will have a table full of natural objects for members to practice on making still lifes in camera using club lightboxes; she will also touch on double imaging as part of the talk and there will be practice for those whose cameras are equipped with this facility.
On other tables in the clubrooms, Julie will demonstrate introducing some movement into still life photography; Eligia Sword and Liann Haaima (members will remember they led a macro shoot earlier this year) will be focusing on macro photography, how to get the best of nature through your lens, and acheiving the best angles and lighting.
It is recommended that you bring either a tripod, camera, macro lens, portrait lens (60-100mm), flash gun or flash diffuser to this workshop, but it is not a requirement to take along everything to get the best experience.
After over forty years in photography, I have become accustomed to many aspects of it, including landscapes, seascapes, nature, portraits and astrophotography; I shoot exclusively digital with a Canon 5DSR and process & print my own photos.
I enjoy photo processing to bring out the beauty I remember seeing in the original screne and to produce photographic art that can be enjoyed by all.
Phillipa will address the club on using your mobile phone creatively, as well as phone software to for image editing; some samples of her work are shown below.
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