Thursday, 18 December 2014


Below is a link to the video of the recent talk delivered to Steyning Camera Club in November 2014 titled: "INKJET PRINTING MASTERCLASS":-

There are no copyright restrictions to this movie - please pass on as you wish.

Best wishes,

John Read
MD - Marrutt Limited

In focus: the state of Australian photojournalism

State Library Victoria is presenting the panel discussion In focus: the state of Australian photojournalism which I believe might be of interest to your members. Would you be able to forward the information below to them? 
In focus: the state of Australian photojournalismDate: 28 January 2015, 6:00pm–7:15pm
Free event, booking required
Book online
Phone: 03 8664 7099
Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library Victoria
Photographers can get to the heart of a news story in a single shot - hear experts in the field discuss the state of photojournalism in Australia and the world. Former The Age editor Michael Gawenda looks at the changing landscape of photojournalism, in conversation with top photojournalists such as Simon O’Dwyer (The Age), Julie Millowick and Fay Anderson (Monash University).
This event is held in partnership with the Walkley Foundation and complements the 2014 Nikon-Walkley Press Photography exhibition, currently on at the State Library until 8 February.
Many thanks,

Charlotte Oppenheim | Marketing Coordinator | Communications and Marketing 
State Library Victoria | 328 Swanston Street | Melbourne VIC 3000
T +61 3 8664 7534 |

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Photo Comp Closes 9th Jan 2015

To help celebrate the Yea Arts Carnivale and World Wetlands Day,
The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network will be running a photography Competition.
Bring out those cameras and get snapping, some great prizes are available!!!
Click here to go to flyer and here for entry form
Entries open 1st Dec and close 9th Jan
DON'T WASTE TIME. Get your camera out and start snapping.


1. If you haven’t responded to Ann about whether you intend to come to our dinner on Wednesday, could you please do so.We need to finalise our booking.
2. Remember our Capture an Idea competition starts early 2015. You can start taking photos now for that comp.
3. Also start thinking about your photobook topic. Easier than last minute decisions.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

WINNER - Peoples Choice Award

The winner of the Peoples Choice Award at the Yea Camera Club Photographic Exhibition held over cup weekend is....

                      "Long Eared Owl" by Suzanne Thompson.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Fremantle International Portrait Prize.

Winner FiPP2 (2013)
"Rain Boy" by Croatian photographer Goran Jovic

Below are just some of the short-listed images from the 2013 Official Exhibition...
by Kurt Nigg
by Rocio Martin
by Brook Desmond
by Nicole Wells
by Velvet Millar
by Vanessa Gurung
by Liam Rhys Jones

Announcing FiPP3, the 2015 Fremantle International Portrait Prize

Dates set for international portrait award:

  • Open to everyone

  • $12,000 + in cash and prizes (Australian currency)

Dear Photography Enthusiast

Hello and welcome to the third Fremantle International Portrait Prize (FiPP3), a worldwide competition that aims to promote portrait photography and raise funds for research into, and assistance for people with, arthritic conditions.


The Organising Committee has released the timeline for the 2015 competition.

The official entry portal will open for the submission of digital entries on 15 June 2015.

Entries will be accepted for the following two months with the entry portal closing on 21 August.

The ‘long list’ of entries (the top 30% of all entries received) will be published on this website in mid- September 2015.

From these images, the independent judging panel will ‘short list’ 75 (or more) images which will form the official exhibition in Fremantle, Western Australia.

The official (invitation only) announcemenof winners will be held at the Gallery on the evening of Saturday 24 October 2015.

Details of each development will be posted on the official FiPP3 website.

The Exhibition will be open to the public from 25 October to 8 November at The Moore’s Building Contemporary Gallery, inHenrry Street, Fremantle.

  • Entries open: 15 June 2015
  • Entries close: 21 August 2015
  • Long List announced: Mid-September 2015
  • Short List announced: Early October 2015
  • Winners announced: 24 October 2015
  • Exhibition opens: 25 October 2015
  • Exhibition closes: 8 November 2015

  • Prize pool has increased to over $12,000 in cash and prizes with a cash prize of $5,000 for First Place, photographic goods and/or services for Second and Third Places and $200 (AUS) now offered for the fourth to tenth place-getters.
  • Entry fee will be just $20 (AUS) per image (maximum of 5 images per entry).
  • Each week during the entry period one or more entries will be featured on our website as the 'Entries Of The Week' and gain automatic entry onto the long list (of the top 30% of all entries as judged by our judging panel).
Need more info? Contact us via the website.

Lastly, we'd love anyone you know to join this mailing list. Why not forward this message to someone you know who loves photography so they can sign up HERE?


Organising Committee FiPP3 (n 2015)

by Lisa Ivandich

Copyright © 2014 Fremantle International Portrait Prize, All rights reserved.

You are receiving this email because you were a subscriber to a former edition of the Fremantle International Portrait Prize competition mailing list at some stage (the award has been held in 2012 & 2013 previously).

Our mailing address is:
Fremantle International Portrait Prize
PO Box 109
SOUTH FREMANTLE, Western Australia 6162



Yea camera Club annual Photographic Exhibition
Beaufort Manor, High Street, YEA 
opposite the Shell Servo
  • Gold coin donation entry
  • 400 photos on display
  • Enjoy the relaxing gardens around Beaufort Manor
  • Support the Yea Camera Club
  • Open all cup weekend... Fri, Sat Sun Mon 10am to 4 pm Tue 10am to 3pm

Friday, 24 October 2014

NEW Colour Printing Masterclass

News Release

FREE Colour Printing Master-class
A 10 part on-line video training course. 

Marrutt Digital has published a free 10-part video training course “Colour Printing Masterclass” on YouTube.  It is for professionals and enthusiasts who want to bring their colour inkjet printing standards up to the highest possible level.

Go to and you get instant access to the audio-visual movies without having to navigate YouTube.  There is a total of 4 hours of expert tuition.

A final training video on Black & White inkjet printing will be published by Marrutt in the autumn.

“Within these videos, we demonstrate correct colour principles with the aid of a standard calibrated, accurate colour inkjet print which we are happy to mail out free of charge.  Simply e-mail us with your full postal address, and the words “Test Print” in the subject line to: for UK/Europe, or for USA and the rest of the world”, said John Read, MD of Marrutt.

This latest training course has been added to a large library of free Marrutt online training videos on YouTube under the search words “Inkjet Printing Masterclass”.

“We have had many years of experience in helping professional photographers and enthusiasts to achieve the best possible results from their inkjet printers and with these Masterclass videos we will be able to help a great number more around the world,” said John Read.

For further information, please contact John Read.  Email:

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Thorpdale Potato Festival Photo Comp

November Meeting Reminder

November meeting will be Wed 12th at the RSL Hall 7:00pm.

This month’s “Capture an Idea “ is HAPPY. This will be the final competition for the year and the winner will be announced at the Christmas break up.

The homework is carried over homework from last month – shoot 3 photos with the one aperture. It is recommended to use an aperture at the end of the available range and choose your subjects so that depth of field is apparent. 


Friday, 19 September 2014

October Meeting

The next meeting of the camera club will be October 8th.

Dexys Midnight Runners Album

Capture an Idea is Something Old and Something New. (Image - Dexys Midnight Runners) Please bring to the meeting as a photo.

Homework is  three photos taken at the same aperture. I suggest you choose a variety of different subjects to get the most out of this exercise.
Send your images to Alan Cole please by Sunday 5th.

The topic for the evening is Night Photography. Possibly we can photo an eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse begins8 Oct at 7:17 PM83°East0.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Moonrise8 Oct at 7:21 PM82°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse begins8 Oct at 8:18 PM73°East-northeast10.0°Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse begins8 Oct at 9:27 PM61°East-northeast22.1°Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum Eclipse8 Oct at 9:55 PM56°Northeast26.6°Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse ends8 Oct at 10:22 PM50°Northeast30.7°Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.

There is no tutorial planned.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

2014 Photographic Competition REMINDER; Last Chance to Enter


Yea Camera Club will again hold its annual photographic competition on Melbourne Cup Weekend 1st to 4th November 2014 at Beaufort Manor 111 High Street YEA.

Entries are now open and forms can be downloaded from here. Forms also available from Yea.Com, by email request from, Bendigo Bank Yea, Library, Yea Information Centre, Y Water Centre, Marmalades Cafe and Gallery 34.

ENTRIES CLOSE : 4pm. Friday Oct. 10th. 2014. No late entries accepted.

Grand opening Night 2013

Exhibition Grand Opening will be at Beaufort Manor 7:30pm Friday 31st October. Tickets available from Ann Anstey Phone: (03) 5797 3121, by email to, or add it to your competition entry form.   $10 per person or $20 family.

The exhibition will be open for public viewing from 10am to 4pm Saturday Sunday and Monday 1st/2nd/3rd November and Tuesday 4th from 10am till 3pm.

Entries can be collected from Beaufort Manor from 4pm to 5:30pm Tuesday 4th.

Entries displayed in main ballroom

There are monitory prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of each category, Best in Show and a Peoples Choice award.

Mount your best photos now and enter one of the larger regional photographic competitions in Victoria. There are categories for experienced, novice and youth photographers so give it a go. You might just win.

Mount Mats can be cut and supplied in Yea by

2013 Opening night
YEA is great place to visit with a wide range of accommodation here available from budget to exclusive. The new Y Water Centre at the eastern end of town opens in August and provides information about, and entry to, the wetlands area. Try a bike ride or a walk on rail trail or just take in the beautiful country vistas and of course photo opportunities.

Beaufort Manor 111 High Street Yea (Opposite Shell)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Photos Please

The committee is conducting a membership drive. As part of that we want to display a collage of photos in the bank window.
Will all members please provide 2 only 5x7 print photographs and deliver to John C or Kerry at the bank.

Also we wish to have a presence on the VAPS website.
Will all members please provide to John C 1 digital image for display on the VAPS website and the camera club blog. Please make your images approx. 1 MB

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

September Meeting

Welcome to Spring.
The next meeting of the camera club will be next Wednesday the 10th September, in the RSL at 7.00pm

This months meeting will be a semi practical session – Alan Cole will present on how not to stress your lens and take better pictures. Bring your camera and lenses.


This month’s Capture an Idea is 
Black and White
 bring your entry as a print.


Carried over homework from Judy was –Take...

   3 photos with the one lens 
   set at the same focal length
Send to Alan Cole by Sunday night 7th please.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Photography Expedition Jan 2015

Re: Wildlife Filming and Photography with Turtles on Heron Island

I am the founder of Wildiaries a nature, travel media company set up to connect people with wildlife, for the benefit of conservation.
For the last two years, we have been filming and photographing the people, nature and places of Australia, producing over 50 short films with cinematographer Nick Hayward (BBC Life of Birds) in some of our most breath-taking locations (see here).
For the new year (16-19 January) I have organised a trip with Nick and an good friend of mine, Jason Edwards, the National Geographic Face of Pure Photography. We'll be visiting Heron Island in the southern Great Barrier Reef and giving photographers of any skill level the chance to learn about wildlife filming and about the art of story-telling in photos and film.
It's also the rare chance to share quality time with two of Australia's most acclaimed wildlife cinematographers and photographers and at a location that is one of our favourites.
During the four days we will be using the island and its surrounding waters as a canvas to film and photograph sharks, turtles, nesting seabirds and coral reef. We will be joined by the Sea Turtle Foundation's Tim Harvey who was head of the research station for three years and will be our guide.
Nikon Australia are kindly providing equipment to borrow (though it doesn't matter what cameras anyone has) and there will be plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy this very special island in the company of people who have a lifelong passion for wildlife, photography and film-making.
If your members are likely to be interested, do you think you can forward this information to them? We'd be delighted to have them along.
We can't wait ourselves to get there as it's such an awesome place. I really hope you'll be able to join us.
If you need any more information directly, feel free to call me on 0405 220830 or hit reply to this email.
For information on the trip, a film we did with Tim Harvey and one of Jason's NG pieces, visit I also have a PDF with details that I can email if anyone's interested.
Kind regards,
Simon Mustoe
Founder, Wildiaries

Sunday, 24 August 2014

VAPS August Newsletter

VAPS August Newsletter is out. Download and find out what is happening in Victoria Photographic clubland.

Click on this link to download the VAPS August Newsletter pdf. VAPS August Newsletter

The APSCON is on again this year in Ballarat. Details form this link. Australia Photographic Society Conference 2014


The following article from Light Stalking touches on a subject that puts the fear of x*?!@ into many about you?  Click here for Light Stalking.

Who among us really enjoys chores? No one, I think it’s safe to say. It’s a sentiment that, for most of us, surfaces as kids when we’re pressed into the horrific reality of having to keep our room clean and take our turn washing dishes. We learn that chores are an inescapable part of life, but we also figure out that not all chores are created equal — some are far more detestable than others. Unfortunately, many people find that even when engaged in something they absolutely love doing, there is sometimes a degree of drudgery involved in one aspect or another, some chore that has to be completed as an inextricable component of an otherwise enjoyable activity.

Photo by Andrew Seaman
For many a photographer, this unwelcome chore is post-processing. And you know that the more shots you’ve taken, the more work lies ahead of you — but you can’t let your disdain for image editing dictate how many shots you take. In the interest of keeping as much joy as possible in photography, the following ideas are presented to help you take some of the stress out of post-processing.
Be Extremely Selective About the Images You Keep
You have to serve as curator of your own image collection; it’s not an easy job, but you’ve got to do it. As you transfer your images from the memory card to your computer, remind yourself that not every shot is a keeper. Take a critical look at all your new images and keep only the very best. The “best” ones aren’t limited to those that are tack sharp or perfectly exposed, but more importantly are the ones that are most meaningful to you, the images that are most representative of the experience captured in the photos. Working with an application such as Lightroom makes the whole keep/discard process a bit more efficient, as you can simply flag the shots you want to keep and mark the rest as “Rejected.” You can archive those rejected images on a separate drive or delete them altogether. Either way, the point is to have only your best shots in front of you.
Groninger Museum
Photo by Bert Kaufmann
Divide the Editing Process into 2 Stages
To make things a little easier for future use, start by adding a few organizational elements like keywords, categories, or ratings. Then apply basic edits to your pared-down image collection: straighten, crop, fix exposure; you can even use a keyboard shortcut to apply identical edits to a batch of similar images, which greatly speeds up the process. This first round of edits will give you a better idea of what/how much subsequent editing your images will require. Don’t underestimate the importance of this first phase; it’s easy to dive into doing a full range of editing on a single photo just to come out the other end realizing that you’ve got shots more worthy of your attention. Starting out with basic edits lets you know which images will move on to round two.
Another Day
Photo by jDevaun
Now with a set of “almost there” images before you, it’s time for the fine-tuning of each remaining photo. Here, you will adjust and apply things like white balance, contrast, saturation, skin smoothing, burning/dodging, sharpness, and noise reduction. Take your time and get everything exactly the way you want.
Take a Break
After you have applied the finishing touches to all your images, get up and walk away from your computer. Do something — anything — unrelated to image editing. Just leave your photos alone — they’ll be fine on their own. Return to them a few hours or even a day later; looking at them again with fresh eyes will give you a great deal of perspective and new insight. You might suddenly find yourself wanting to go in an entirely different direction, with an entirely different look; you might sit back and find yourself thoroughly satisfied with what you have created. No matter what conclusion you arrive at, it’s easier to trust your own judgment after you’ve had some time to clear your head and rest your eyes.
relaxing cowboy
Photo by
Final Thoughts
We all have to accept image editing as a fact of the photographer’s life; the idea, though, should be to make the process an efficient one so that you can get back to shooting as soon as possible. Even if you continue to see post-processing as a chore, it doesn’t have to be as dreadful an activity as it once was (and post-processing digital files is surely orders of magnitude easier than what you would have to do if you were working with film); all you need to do is rethink your basic workflow and get right to it. Who knows, you may even come to enjoy editing your shots. Some people do. It’s okay if you never count yourself amongst those that like image editing, just don’t let it stress you out and take all the fun out of photography.

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Jason D. Little
Jason Little is a photographer (shooting macros, portraits, candids, and the occasional landscape), part time writer, and full time lover of music. You can see Jason’s photography on his photography blog or on Flickr.

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