Tuesday 22 August saw a varied and interesting meeting at the Eurobodalla Photographic Club.
Phil Warburton gave a fascinating talk on photomicroscopy. Photographing insects and microbes using this method requires patience and skill as Phil works to depth of field tolerances of fractions of a millimetre. Software development makes it possible to stack multiple photos into one image which allows the photographing of three dimensional objects such as small insects. The results are high resolution from which quality prints can be made.
Four members, (Beth Westra, Dave Kemp, Bruce McGee and Colin Pass) then showed their “bad photos and what went wrong” explaining the issues they faced and how they would correct the mistakes next time. This was a useful session as it showed our less experienced members that even accomplished photographers can take bad shots.
The evening’s competition then took place. The set subject was “Looking forward, looking back” which was judged by Colin Pass. There were a couple of imaginative interpretations with some members looking forward physically whilst looking back in time as illustrated by the lovely sepia toned picture by George Cook of a lady looking at old photographs of previous generations.
Members judged the Open print category. We have used this system on several occasions this year and members are honing their judging skills as evidenced by the excellent quality pictures which they chase as winners. After the judging, members split into groups and carried out critiquing on all the prints.
The competition results were as follows:
Projected set subject category:
Gold award- George Cook (below) (George also won projected Image of the Night).
Above: George Cook - Gold award - The album
Silver award – Dave Kemp
Above: Dave Kemp - Bordello
Open print category:
Gold awards – Beth Westra; Dave Kemp; Ric Banister; Rob Geraghty (Rob won 2 golds and print Image of the Night ).
Above: Beth Westra - Gold award - Beetles
Above: Rob Geraghty - Gold award -baby gorilla
Silver awards – Rob Geraghty; Dianne Gee; Brian Gunter; Ric Banister; Dave Kemp; Trevor Lund (Trevor won three silver awards).
Above:Dianne Gee- Silver award-Early morning misty road