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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Eurobodalla Photographic Club March report

Another great night for the Eurobodalla Photographic Club.

Four visitors came along to a well attended meeting, two of whom joined on the night. This brings our total membership up to 47, the highest in the club’s history.

As part of a series of talks on “Know your camera” Heath Barkley gave a very good informative presentation and demonstration of the effects of different shutter speeds and ISO settings on photographs.

Last month Colin Pass gave a presentation on how to use software to manipulate photographs of various objects and turn them into creative images. Members brought their manipulated images to the March meeting and they produced some very creative and interesting results. Dianne Gee’s picture (below) titled Manipulated Succulent is an example. This was a fun feature of the evening which members enjoyed participating in and viewing the pictures.

Above: Dianne Gee’s picture titled Manipulated Succulent

The set subject for the evening’s competition was “Places of worship in the Eurobodalla”. The judge was Bronwyn Kidson from Ulladulla. Unfortunately she wasn’t able to be at the meeting, but she judged the images at home and sent comprehensive critiques on each one which were read out to members. Thanks to Bronwyn for her time and effort.

We tried something different when it came to judging the prints category. All members were asked to be judges using a system designed by our Treasurer Phil Warburton. This was a successful method and members enjoyed the participation. The results of the members judging was very encouraging as they chose several excellent quality pictures among their award winners. Thanks go to Phil, not only for designing the adjudicating system, but also for overseeing it and calculating the final points scores.

Members were asked to give their views and comments on the winning pictures and Colin Pass then briefly critiqued several other competition entries.

The results of the competition were as follows:

Projected Set subject category -

Gold awards: Peter Seath; Michelle Merry; Janice Seatonberry; Jill Armstrong. (Peter won the projected Image of the Night award).

Above: Peter Seath's All Saints Church Bodalla

Silver awards: Brian Gunter; Yvonne Matthews; Anne Brown; Keith Sutherland; Colin Pass.

Open print category -

Gold awards: Rob Geraghty; Colin Pass. (Rob won the print Image of the Night award).

Silver awards: Trevor Lund; Yvonne Matthews; Marie Lund; Michelle Merry; Brian Gunter; Shirley Gunter; Ken Foster.

Above: Click on images to enlarge and for captions

Our aim is to provide a friendly atmosphere in which members can learn from each other and develop their photographic skills.

Visitors and new members are always welcome

Our next meeting is on 25 April. Check out our website

NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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