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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

A Dark Night for Eurobodalla Photographers.

Film Noir was the theme for the evening at the April meeting of the Eurobodalla Photographic Club. The words “Film Noir” derive from French and mean "black cinema." It was in France during the post-war years that the term was used to describe a certain set of Hollywood films that were saturated with a darkness and cynicism that was not seen before. Len Glasser, a freelance videographer and educator, was our guest for the night as both judge and presenter for our “Film Noir” studio demonstration, sharing his enthusiasm and expertise for the Film Noir style.

The competition for April was “Mechanical” and, in keeping with the Film Noir topic, entries were restricted to Monochromatic images only. Len Glasser's critique of the competition entries was very helpful and informative, demonstrating the subtle nuances of monochrome photography in contrast, tonal range, and composition. Len spoke about the wide interpretation of the topic, ranging from macro to wide range shots. He likened some of the shots to portrait photography and spoke about looking at detail and looking at devices in context and interaction and action of machines, as well as photographic technique and execution.

Our grateful thanks to Len for his input into the evening.

Competition results for April 2023 - Subject Mechanical, Mono only.

Gold Awards

Nazel Hammer - Beth Werstra

Blended - Ian Robinson

The Wheel - Brian Gunter

Silver Awards

A walking foot - Ken Foster

At the Docks - Robyn Isaccson

Clock York - Beth Westra

ProStock - Bruce McGee

Socks to go - Peter Keogh

Highly Commended

Drone - Shirley Gunter

Hot Tap - Dianne Clark

Old Printing Press - Shirley Gunter

Paddle Boat Engine - Brian Gunter

Snowy mountain machine - Jeanette robben

Image of the Night

The Wheel by Brian Gunter

If you have been thinking about joining the club or would like to try out a meeting before you decide, you are very welcome to come along and join us. The club meets at 7.00 pm on the 4th Tuesday of every month, at Tomakin community hall, Ainslie Pde Tomakin. The next meeting is Tuesday 23rd May

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