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Not all Black and White at Eurobodalla Photographic Club February meeting

The Eurobodalla Photographic Club held it’s 2nd meeting of the year on Tuesday 27 th

February at the Tomakin Hall.

This time the image competition was projected only and the subject was “Macro/Close Up”.

The judge, Helen McFadden, President of Canberra Photographic Society, had judged them

remotely and competition secretary Heath Barkley read out her critique.

There was plenty of images of small bugs like the gold winner "Hover fly" by Ric Banister and

the St.Andrews spider by Rob Gerathy. Image of the night was a close up of a frog by Michelle Merry. There were a few totally different subjects like the light called Vintage silver award, by Peter Vassello. Another gold award went to the Bearded Dragon by Lisbeth Westra.


Gold: Michelle Perry – Frog – Image of the Night

Ric Bannister - Hover Fly

Beth Westra - Bearded Dragon

Silver Sue Perry – The Pollinator

Geoff McVeigh – Poppy

Dave Kemp – Redtail

Rob Gerathy - St Andrews

Peter Vassallo - Vintage

After the competition, Ken Foster did a short presentation of the history of Black and White

(B&W) photography, Beth then did a quick presentation of when you can use B&W, Ken told

of the 5 most common mistakes people do in B&W photography. Beth ended the B&W

theme with showing how to convert a colour photo to B&W in the Photoshop program

Elements 12. All this in preparation for the April's competition as the set subject is Black & White. For inspiration, B&W printed images - kindly provided by club members Marie and Trevor Lund - was displayed all night.

Congratulations to all winners.

Our next meeting is Tuesday 27th March, 7pm at Tomakin Hall. Visitors are always welcome.

Above: There was a few totally different subjects like the light called "Vintage", silver award, by Peter Vassello.

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