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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Eurobodalla Photographers May Meeting - Inspiration Continues

The Club’s May meeting started with members displaying their printed images on a variety of ‘Open’ topics. Printing and displaying images are other facets of photography and it was inspiring to see so much skill, creativity and diversity of images. Club members had the opportunity to practice their judging skills, with each member nominating their favourite photographs, which led to overall winners of this month’s competition.

Also on the night, club member, Ken Foster, gave a presentation that summarised a recent weekend workshop by professional photographer Len Metcalf. A few club members from Narooma and Ulladulla’s photographic clubs also joined the workshop. Len Metcalf is an exceptional photographer and he shared a wide range of skills and knowledge with all who attended. We are hoping that Len will return to offer another workshop next year, which is highly recommended if you have the opportunity to attend.

Club member, Beth Westra, also gave a presentation on her personal journey of photography. It was inspiring to see her evolution of taking photos over the years, with many of her photos receiving awards in photography competitions. Beth included an incredible movie slideshow of a series of birds she had photographed in her garden, with 30 bird species and their bird calls represented. It was a good example of how photographing what you love leads to great photos.

For those at the beginning of their photography journey, a beginner’s workshop was recently held at the RSL Memorial Hall in Moruya. More experienced photographers from the club volunteered their time to help beginners expand their knowledge and skills on how to use their camera settings. A big step for beginners is understanding their camera well enough to venture off ‘automatic’ mode and start adjusting their settings in order to improve the overall quality of their photos. Another workshop is planned for Saturday 10th June at 900 am until 11.00 am, at the Dr Mackay Community Centre in Moruya. If you are a beginner photographer and have been considering joining the club, then this may be a great time to come along.

Competition Results May 2023 – Subject ‘Open’

Gold Award

Merrick Bailey Silvereye juggling a berry

Brian Gunter Ostrich

Dave Kemp Ant Head

Brian O’Leary Australian Kestrel

Beth Westra Preddy Wharf Pelican

Silver Award

Ken Foster Autumn Leaf

Lindsay Hansch Eastern Spinebill

Dave Kemp Phalaenopsis Orchid

Dave Kemp Six Mile Creek

Peter Keogh Warmth of the Sun

Brian O”Leary Squirrel Glider

Jeanette Robben Bobby

Image of the Night

Brian O’Leary Australian Kestrel

The following photographers received a highly commended award

Diane Gee Misty Morning

Lindsay Hansch Sticky Beak

Lindsay Hansch Mother and Son

Peter Keogh Eastern Spinebill

Peter Keogh Allwood Cottage

Jo Love Aubrey

Bruce McGee Warren Windmill

Phil Warburton Mole Cricket Claw

Whether you are an absolute beginner or advanced photographer, you are welcome to come along and join a club meeting. The club meets 7.00 pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month, at Tomakin community hall, Ainslie Pde Tomakin. See you there on the 27th of June!

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