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Eurobodalla Photographers August Meeting – A Photographer’s Journey

Welcome to the new members who have joined the club recently. There are many ways photography weaves into people’s lives and starting photography is the beginning of a journey, not just of taking photographs, but capturing moments of our life. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced photographer, each club member brings a unique way of relating to the world, which is represented in the diverse range of images that are submitted each month to the club’s competition.

This month's competition theme was 'architecture' and the images were judged by FCC-accredited judge Gail Douglas. The submitted images conveyed how buildings and architecture have become part of our landscape and cultural history. There was a range of photographs from both Australia and around the world. Gail provided some insightful comments relating to composition, using perspective to enhance images, and thinking outside the square. Congratulations to club members who received awards for your images.

Also on the night, club member Brian O’Leary gave a presentation on using a gun sight with a DSLR camera, which he uses to help track and photograph birds. His images of birds were awe-inspiring and demonstrated his skill and passion in this area.

Club member, Peter Keogh, shared his photography journey from the first camera he owned when he was a boy living in Scotland. Peter came to Australia with his family in 1958 and throughout the years continued to pursue his interest in photography. Peter’s photography skills evolved alongside his continued camera upgrade as technology progressed. Peter’s photographic journey also paralleled different chapters of his life and different parts of the world he lived in. Peter shared a quote from a Fujifilm advert, “A camera is a tool designed to capture a precious moment that will never happen again. A split second in your lifetime.” Our life is made up of a series of moments, and capturing some of these creates a thread of memories that represent our personal journey.

Another club member, Mick Newnham, gave a slideshow presentation showing photographs that captured his passion for boats. Mick’s photographs took us on a journey into his life and his travels around the world including Manila, Cambodia, China, India, Vietnam, New Zealand, Guam, Guana and of course Moruya! Mick’s images captured the fantastic interaction of people, boats and the culture and natural environment where boats are found.

The club has an upcoming exhibition as a part of River of Art. The show will be held in the function room at Club Malua from Friday evening 15th of September to Sunday afternoon of the 17th. Feel free to come along and see an amazing array of images taken by club members.

Beginner workshops have continued and there is another workshop scheduled for Saturday 9th September at Dr Mackay Community Centre in Moruya from 9 am to 11 am. If you would like to join, please contact the club for further details.

Whether you are an absolute beginner or an advanced photographer, you are welcome to come along and join a club meeting. The club meets at 7.00 pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month, at Tomakin community hall, Ainslie Pde Tomakin. See you there on the 26th of September.

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Competition Results August 2023 – Subject 'Architecture'

Gold Award

Brian Gunter Darwin Parliament Building

Dave Kemp Lest We Forget

Shirley Gunter Rotorua Museum

Beth Westra Rundetårn

Jeanette Robben Snow Country Style

Silver Award

Beth Westra Amsterdam

Sue Hartland Hallway at MONA Tasmania

Colin Pass High rise, High vis

Dave Kemp National Museum

Jo Love Nelligan Bridge

Yvonne Mathews Southwark Bridge, London

Shirley Gunter Steeple

Image of the Night

Dave Kemp Lest We Forget

The following photographers received a highly commended award

Anne Brown Ballarat Cathedral

Yvonne Mathews Magnificent Architecture

Peter Keogh NGV

Shirley Gunter Old Hay Railway Station

Gary Jones Skylight

Gary Jones Stonewall

Jeanette Robben Sydney Harbour Bridge

Colin Pass Sydney Highrise

All awarded Images are displayed on our website gallery:


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