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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Eurobodalla Photographers July Meeting – Creativity Blooms

This month's competition theme was 'open', which inspired a wide range of photographs to be submitted. Images were judged by experienced photographer and club member, Mick Newnham. Mick commented that it was hard to compare such a fantastic array of images, however, some photos stood out over and above the others. Mick provided very thoughtful feedback and demonstrated how some images could be improved in post-photo editing, such as cropping, colour saturation and removal of distracting details. The 'open' category demonstrated club members' technical skills, creativity, willingness to try new styles and capacity to capture some unique moments in time.

Club member, Anne Brown, shared her personal portfolio and photography journey since joining the club seven years ago. Her images highlighted her passion and commitment to taking photos of her family and her grandchildren's sporting achievements. Photos are a remarkable way to preserve memories and to help people savour everyday life experiences. Anne stated her skills and knowledge of photography have significantly expanded since joining the club and she has enjoyed the connections and friendships with other club members.

Although the club has monthly meetings, many club members meet regularly to take photos, share their knowledge and skills, and of course have coffee! The club also organises regular field trips and other photoshoot possibilities, such as a recent day at the Moruya races. Joining the club is a great way to expand your photography skills and also to meet people and form friendships.

Another club member, Ken Foster gave a slideshow presentation of his recent adventures across the Nullarbor Plain to Perth. Ken highly recommended adding this trip to the bucket list, and the beauty of his photos was very convincing. Ken's images showed an array of landscapes, flowers, sunsets and humorous signs. Ken's last photo was a good demonstration of differing perspectives and 'what you see is in the eye of the beholder'. Traveling to different destinations is certainly a great way to capture different images that can't be found in our local area.

Beginner workshops have continued and there is another workshop scheduled for Saturday 12th August at Dr Mackay Community Centre in Moruya. Club members are also preparing for an upcoming exhibition as a part of the River of Arts Festival. The exhibition will be held at Club Malua on the 15th – 17th of September.

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 22nd of August!

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Competition Results July 2023 – Subject 'Open'

Gold Award

George Cook Birdsville sunset

Colin Pass Workmates

Anne Brown Macquarie Lighthouse

Silver Award

Jeanette Robben Little-Bobby

Colin Pass Porth Beach, Cornwall

Merrick Bailey Striated Thornbill

Yvonne Matthews Windfarm, Holland

Merrick Bailey Yellow-faced Honeyeater

Image of the Night

Colin Pass Workmates

The following photographers received a highly commended award

Sue Hartland Dark and Stormy Ulladulla

Debbie Osiecki Dragonfly

Brian O'Leary Foggy Morning

Peter Keogh Murramarang Burrawang

Debbie Osiecki Seal

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