The October meeting of the Eurobodalla Photographic Club again saw some wonderful photographs from the members.
The club has set a goal to increase the educational and training component of meetings. This goal was certainly achieved in October, with excellent advice from expert wildlife photographer Rob Geraghty as well as from the excellent judge for the evening, Gillian Tedder, a well-known professional photographer.
Gillian’s advice to the members was wide-ranging and included her suggestions on composition and cropping to get the best possible photo, finding the best perspective for the shot and her tips on how to create the elusive, evocative shot that wins competitions.
Gillian shared some of her secrets in taking exceptional landscape and portrait photos. (A glance at her website shows that she knows what she is talking about! http://www.tedder.com.au )
Rob Geraghty shared his insights into how to take great wildlife photographs, based on his several decades of experience!
Rob advocates shooting in ‘raw’, or uncompressed digital files, rather than in ‘jpeg’. This allows the best possible result from the camera and allows flexibility in refining the image.
Rob talked about the right equipment choices and described his decision-making on aperture, ISO settings, metering, focusing; all the art and mechanics of taking the perfect wildlife photograph!
Rob’s talk was illustrated by some breathtaking photographs from his recent trip to Africa.
The competition winners for the October meeting were as follows:
DIGITALLY PROJECTED –SET SUBJECT- TYPICALLY AUSTRALIAN
Gold Dave Kemp- Working Dog
Brian Gunter- Riverbed Gums
Silver Brian Gunter- Midnight Oil House
Jill Armstrong- Leaning right and left
Gold Dave Kemp – Showing the Bull
George Cook- Outback
Brian Gunter – Elder Range
Silver Anne Brown- Aileron Man
Bruce McGee- Baja Morning
Ric Banister – Tassie Pademelons
Michelle Merry- Chilling Out
Ric Banister- In Times of Drought
Gold George Cook- Rufous Long Lark
Marie Lund-Steps Up
Rob Geraghty- In The Shadows
Silver Ken Foster- Fancy Fungi
Michelle Merry-Glass House Rock
Ric Bannister-Orange Berry
Anne Brown- Snail
Rob Geraghty – Spring is Here
Gold Marie Lund- The Vatican Museum
Silver Beth Westra- Geese
IMAGE OF THE NIGHT: Projected – Dave Kemp- Showing the Bull
Print – Marie Lund-The Vatican Museum
The Eurobodalla photographic club meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 7pm at the Tomakin Community Hall. More information can be found at their website: http://www.eurobodallaphotographicclub.org.
There is also a Facebook page with regular updates.