Sunday, 25 January 2015

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition

Now in its 51st year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography. The competition, co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, is open to young, amateur and professional photographers worldwide.
The 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is now open for entries, up until Thursday 26th February 2015. To find out more about the competition and how to enter, please see the attached document or visit our website at

You can keep up to date with the competition by visiting our Facebook or Twitter page, and get some top tips on entering by reading our blogs

Thursday, 22 January 2015



This weekend at the railway shed. Sat and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Check the roster to see when you are on duty
Yea Camera Club have an exhibition of members work at the she on the railway reserve, just across form Maranartha Hall where the Yea Arts Exhibition is on

Approx 100 photographs will be displayed and many are available for sale

Gold coin donation entry

Come and see our work and maybe be inspired to join our club.

Winter Bush Picnic

Meetings 2nd Wed each month Feb through Nov with guest speakers and lots of opportunity to learn and/or enhance your photographic skills in a social and friendly atmosphere. Regular photographic outings are planned each year to cater for all interests.

Walhalla Easter Art Show 2015

3rd Annual Walhalla Easter Art Show 2015
Link to entry from here
Friday 3rd April to Sunday 5th April 2015
Doors will be open from 10:30am to 5:00pm
Monday 6th April 10:00am until 2:30pm
Monday 6th April 3:00pm followed by presentation of awards.
This exhibition showcases the work of both local artists and photographers with all works available for sale.
Come along and be part of this major fund raiser by the Walhalla Heritage & Development League; plenty to see and do in Walhalla over the Easter weekend with local bands providing musical entertainment in the Band Rotunda.
Proudly supported by Baw Baw Shire Community Developments Program
 Major Sponsors;
GDF SUEZ- Australian Energy; Walhalla Heritage & Development League;
Frame by Frame, Moe; Gippsland Printers; Walhalla Ghost Tours; Seears’ Family;
Valhalla House B & B; Walhalla Board of Management; Kilmany Park Manor- B & B;
 Morwell Art & Framing; Mountain Top 4WD Experience; Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine Tours; Creek Cottage Accommodation; Walhalla Ghost Tours; Colli’s Hair Design-Moe;
Lee Manor - Accommodation Walhalla; Tyers Primary School,
Walhalla Accommodation; Tritec Art Supplies-Yarragon; Walhalla General Store/ Miners Café;
For further information please contact:

 Barbara Hood – Coordinator on 0409048469 or email:

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Free Seminar in Sydney

An Evening With
Freeman Patterson
Suits all levels and interests ...

February 4 - Sydney

Join one of Canada’s most iconic photographers for an evening of creative and thought provoking opportunities. This is a rare chance to learn from Freeman Patterson’s internationally famous
photography style and ethos.

Be inspired to greater creative freedom ...
“I have completely wiped the terms “creative tools” and “creative techniques” from my vocabulary, because all tools are intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually inert. The creativity comes from the
person who uses the tools. For example, when you read a great novel, it couldn’t matter less to the reader if the writer used a Dell computer, a Remington typewriter, or a pencil to write the book. The creativity came entirely from the writer. Similarly, it’s worthwhile to remember that Leonard Da Vinci did not have Photoshop and Michelangelo did not have Lightroom.” “No matter what a person believes or does not believe, everybody agrees that we are part of an awesome natural Creation. As part of Creation, every human being is naturally endowed with creativity (we are Creatures). So, the issue that confronts each of us is “How can I stimulate and use the creativity with which I am naturally endowed?” I deal openly and directly with this question in my presentation.”

WINFantastic Lucky Door Prizes ...
Including 3X $500 Darran Leal
canvas prints!

LOCATION - Sydney - Wednesday, February 4
The Grand Pittwater Function Centre
North Ryde RSL Community Club Ltd
Cnr Magdala & Pittwater Roads
North Ryde 2112

Phone: 02 9870 5713
Start - 7pm - SHARP!
Finish - 10pm.
Bookings are ESSENTIAL!

While no catering will be offered during the seminar, you will have fantastic dinner facilities available on the premises before the event.

The brasserie opens at 5.30pm. It offers a good range of diverse meals. All meals are made to order, so please arrive early! We can not wait to start the event...

Bring a pad and pen for notes, but more importantly an open mind and questions.
This free seminar will be a major photography event for 2015 and an opportunity for you to break your current creative boundaries.


Free Seminars

Photo Workshops
Create More With Your Images
Sydney - Melbourne
Brisbane - Christchurch

WHAT IS K.I.S. ...?
This is a very unique style of teaching photography that has
seen Darran Leal (and now his son Pearce Leal) in demand
around the world. Why? Because it helps any photographer
to understand that they do not need to over complicate
photography to achieve fantastic results. The K.I.S. (Keep
It Simple) philosophy will quickly allow you to master
techniques and styles of photography that will expand your
photographic interests

Click here to see the brochure (pdf)

Link to web site World Photo Adventures


We NEED photos from ALL members for our exhibition SNAP as part of the Yea Arts Carnivale

5 –10 photos from each member to make a presentable showing. 
Please put a title on each photo.
  • Any subject 
  • Any size
  • Any age


Please deliver your photos and a list of titles to the bank by 12.00 noon SATURDAY 17th. Please indicate also if you wish to make your photos available for sale and your pricing.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all. 
May everyone have a safe, happy and healthy 2015.

Time to start thinking about photos again.

Coming Events

1. SnapOur contribution to the Yea Arts Carnivale, is over the Australia Day weekend 24/25 Jan. We need photos any size, any topic, any age, but must be mounted please. It would be good to have contributions from all members for diversity and reduced pressure on the contributors. Say 7 photos from each member. Please place your name on the back of each print and deliver to the Bendigo Bank by Jan 17th. If you want to sell your print, please indicate your selling price. If you need mount board ask AlanS. You can use his studio to cut mounts, just call.  

2. RosterWe need  a roster for manning the photo display at the Yea Arts Carnavale weekend. We need cover for the Sat and Sun, 10am – 4pm both days in 2-hr blocks. Also help to set up the exhibit on the Friday and dismantle on Sunday afternoon.

Please let John C your know availability NOW and he will prepare a roster.

If every helps each member will spend only one 2-hour session for the weekend. 

3.Capture an Idea.The list is on the Calender 2015 page of this blog. February's idea is GREEN and March is SKY so get started and have your prints ready for each monthly meeting.

Image courtesy of Croydon Camera House

4. Photo Book Competition. Check out the details on the Calender 2015 page of this blog and get your ideas flowing to win one of the $100 prizes.

5. 1st meeting for 2015
For your diary, first meeting will be Feb 11th, 7pm at the RSL Hall, Snodgrass Street. MARK IT IN NOW! 

We will be doing a "Know Your Camera" session and a walk around Yea at dusk. Should be fun so don't miss it.

6. 1st Outing for 2015 Toolangi State Forest beckons on Feb 15th. This outing should create some fantastic photo opportunities. Make a big dark mark in your diary so that you don't miss it. Think about what picnic lunch you will bring! You might even get some 'Capture and Idea" shots or a great addition to your Photo Book or even a winning shot for that photo competition that you will enter this year.