Thursday, 30 July 2015

Photo Book Comp 2015

Kerry has just passed this on for your info.

I just wanted to let you all know about a good software package I have been using this week to put my photo book together. You can download the software, work on your book, save as you go, and once finished you can send the company the order to print. The prices for the books seem reasonable to me. The package is easy to use, has the option to add text, borders, backgrounds etc. If you haven't started yours yet you can check it out at under photobooks. This is a digital printing business based in Brunswick Melbourne. Just a reminder that books are due to be submitted on 1st October. Get creative and have fun!! Kerry. 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Digital Show

Whether you're newly passionate about photography, a seasoned creative professional or simply looking to further unleash your creativity, The Digital Show 2015 will have something for everyone - entertaining demonstrations, local and international experts, exclusive product launches and dozens of inspiring talks and lectures.register


FREE presentations every day of the show in the new 400-seat, dual-screen, digital theatre.Listen and learn from some of Australia's most accomplished photographers and digital imaging professionals. 
  • Taking Control of Your Creativity - Wedding Photography
  • The Art of Photographic Newborns - Portrait Photography
  • I Dodge & Burn People - Beauty Retouching
  • From Concept to Completion - Digital Art
  • Behind the Camera with an Award Winning Cinematographer
  • Capturing the Moment - Sports Photography
  • The Power of Images - Documentary Photography
  • Shooting & Exploring Our Natural World - Travel Photography
  • How to Design, Print & Publish a Photo Book
  • Peace in 10,000 Hands Project
  • Unseen World - Macro Photography
  • The Water Boy - Landscape Photography


Four unique and dedicated Creative Learning Centres with 3 workshops per day for 3 days. Book your ticket early - these sessions sell out fast! 

Creative Food Photography


Whether you are a foodie posting on social media, a blogger, a small business owner wanting to learn how to take better pictures of food, this workshop is for you. Learn how to perfectly capture the character of the food - leaving the viewer wanting for the culinary experience. reg_food

Creative Macro Photography


Reveal the hidden beauty that is not always visible to the human eye. In this workshop we explore the fascinating world of close-up and macro photography. reg_macro

Creative Printing

presented by DR LES WALKLING

You'll be printing your own images with the latest Epson Pro printers and inks, state-of-the-art printer profiles, and on the finest papers.reg_printing

Portrait & Flash Photography

presented by GLYNN LAVENDER

Change your thinking about flash forever. You will learn the simple techniques to get your flash exposure right first time, every time.And then the real fun begins. reg_portrait


See the latest products and technology from major brands. Many exhibitors will have products on sale come and grab a bargain!
Nikon Fujifilm Olympus
Epson Elinchrom Pentax
Manfrotto Tesla Leica
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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Capture an Image - June

The winners of the Capture an Image for June CHAOS were

First place Ann A

 Second Mary

There were three shots tied for 3rd

Next month is CHILLI

Congratulations to Ann for the winning shot.

Williamstown Camera Club 50th

Williamstown Camera Club Celebrates 50 years
To celebrate the Williamstown Camera Club’s 50th birthday, the club will present an exhibition of their members’ photographs during the month of July at the Gallery at the Williamstown Library. Members will be exhibiting their favourite photographs and each image will be accompanied with a portrait of the photographer and a description of their chosen image.
The exhibition is free and runs from 1-31 July 2015. All members of the community are welcome to view the exhibition and learn more about the clubs activities.
The exhibition will be launched on Saturday, 4th July by Hobsons Bay Mayor Colleen Gates and original club founder, Trevor Young. This exhibition has been made possible by a grant from Hobsons Bay City Council.
The club has nearly one hundred active members drawn from suburbs spanning Williamstown, Wyndhamvale, Keilor East and Pascoe Vale.
The Williamstown Camera Club (WCC) was formed in 1965 by Trevor Young. Trevor now resides in Maryborough Victoria and at the ripe old age of eighty-nine remains a life member of the Williamstown Camera Club. He has passed on his love of photography to his children who are also keen photographers.
According to Trevor, the camera club originally evolved amongst the workers at the Naval Dockyard Williamstown but folded due to a lack of interest. Trevor then put an ad in the Williamstown Advertiser calling on interested people to join up.  From this point onwards the club has gone from strength to strength to its current membership. Trevor will be returning to Williamstown to be the guest of honour at the club’s official launch of the exhibition.
With almost 100 active members of varying ages and background, WCC is a friendly and welcoming club. Meetings are held twice a month and there is a range of activities conducted throughout the year. These include weekends away, various hands-on workshops and topic specific competitions. Throughout the history of the club members have been encouraged to enter photographic competitions with guest judges often commenting on the ‘welcoming and friendly’ atmosphere of the club.

The club has many long term members, including Neil Andersen, Margaret Turner, and Joan and Ron Bates, who have been in the club for three or four decades. Joan was given a life membership to recognise all the work she has done for the club.

Over the years the club has moved locations a number of times from its inaugural meeting held at the Welsh Presbyterian Church Hall, Ferguson Street, Williamstown with 36 members attending. The venue changed to the Methodist Church Hall, Pascoe Street and later re-located to a newly renovated building in Electra Street, Williamstown. Later again, it moved to Joan Kirner House in Thompson Street Williamstown. But with the rising popularity of digital photography membership has grown further over the past 4 years and the club has moved to bigger rooms at Walker Close, Altona North.
The Williamstown Camera Club is an affiliate of the Victorian Association of Photographic Societies (VAPS)
The club meets twice a month at Walker Close Community Centre, 180 Millers Road, Altona North.
The Williamstown Camera Club welcomes all members of the public who have a passion for photography.
Come along to one of the meetings as a guest. You might just be a member for the next 50 years!

For media enquiries Cas Bukor - 0417 014 987

WCC President, Cathy Buchanan - 0437 468 848


Sunday, 19 July 2015


Country life through the camera lens.

LLMPG Inc 5th Annual Exhibition - Competition

Location: Lal Lal Soldiers Memorial Hall Clarendon – Lal Lal Rd, Lal Lal.

One Day Event. Date Sunday 23rd August 2015

Admission $2 pp. Primary school kids,Free.

Open to Public 11am – 5 pm.

Presentation Ceremony 4 pm.

Competition: Open for entries 15th July 2015… Close of entries, Friday 31st July 2015. No late entries accepted.

Mat & Print sizes: Mat 12 x 16” only, 7.5cm x 11.5 cm internal photo ( 8x12” A4) print. No other sizes accepted.

For Mats that conform you can order them from our group @ $10 each Non Members. contact secretary for details.

On the back of print you must supply: Your Name, Title of Print, Where Photo was taken, Corresponding number on entry form. Group/ Club details, Identify top. * All photos must be taken by the entrant. Printing may be self or commercially done.

Cost: $5 Admin fee plus $2 per print,. Limit 4 prints per categories.

Email :
More information and entry form please click Here

Orchid Art and Photography Melbourne 2015


  To be exhibited from 28th to 30th August 2015, at KCC Park,
  655 Westernport Highway, Skye

  Are you an artist or photographer who also loves orchids?
  Enter your work into our exhibition which will be held in conjunction with the Melbourne Orchid spectacular.

Thousands of visitors to the show every year will see your work.

· There are no entry fees

· You can sell your work for only 10% commission.

· Art works may be paintings, photographs, sculptures or other forms of art that we are able to exhibit.

For more information contact:
Andre Cleghorn - Phone 0408594859
An entry form is on the OSCOV website at:

If you are looking for orchids to paint or photograph, please visit some of the orchid shows listed on OSCOV website at

AGM 2015

Notice is given that the AGM of the Yea Camera Club Incorporated will be held on 

Wednesday 12th August

Yea RSL at 7.00pm 

At this meeting all executive positions will be declared vacant and nominations for these positions are required. All members are encouraged to attend and nominate for committee /executive positions. No items for discussion have been received, so the Agenda will be;
                                                                        President’s Report
                                                                        Treasurer’s Report
                                                                        Election of Officers for 2015/16
Note this meeting will precede the normal monthly meeting which will follow immediately the AGM is concluded.

Please be prompt for the 7.0pm start so that we can get the AGM business completed to  make way for the normal meeting.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

June Meeting

The next meeting of the camera club will be
The topic for the meeting will be macro and Alan S will present. We are familiar with his images of wild flowers and we look forward to more images and hearing his technique.
Remember homework was to make photos using flash compensation . I suggest 3 photos – one without flash, one with flash at the same settings and one with an adjusted flash intensity. Send to Alan C by Monday lunch.
Capture an Idea is CHAOS – please bring your print to the meeting.
This will be the first meeting of the new membership year and annual membership payment is now due. You can pay direct to the bank or direct to Ann on the night.