Tuesday, 25 August 2015


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Annual Raffle

This year our raffle is smaller than last years, but we still have 1000 tickets to sell and it plays an important part in sustaining our competition and exhibition.

The camera club will sell tickets on 
SATURDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER outside Foodworks YEA 
SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER at the Yea Market.

We need you to help sell tickets. 

The local community is extraordinarily generous and when asked will usually buy so please help us to sell these 1000 tickets.

Please let John C know the dates Saturday 19 September or Saturday 3rd October that you are available and time preferences. John will then prepare a roster and let everyone know.

Also all members will receive a book of tickets to sell. Selling these tickets is a significant start and a great help to meet our target.

Thanking you all in advance and expecting a huge response.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Minutes 2015 AGM and August Meeting

Minutes of the Yea Camera Club Incorporated AGM for the year ending 30th.June 2015 
held in the Yea RSl on Wednesday 12th August2015.

Present; Kerry Gouldthorpe  Ann Anstey  Joy and John Clayton   Alan Cole   Alan Synnott Andrew Potts   Ann Potts   Judy Hoffman   Kim Clements  Sue  Phil Glowaki
Apologies: Pauline Roberts  Mary White  Colin

Minutes of the 2014 AGM

The minutes have been previously circulated to all members. A motion was placed to have read and approve the minutes. Moved Ann Potts Seconded Alan Synnott Motion approved unanimously.

President’s report
The President reported on the club’s activities during the year and its community involvement as per attached. The President particularly thanked the Treasurer Ann Anstey for her work and announced Ann’s retirement as Treasurer.

Treasurer’s Report
The Treasurer tabled the financial details for the year, as per attached documentation. Copies of the report were circulated to all members. There were no questions on the report.
Motion to accept the report Moved Ann Anstey  Seconded Andrew Potts Motion carried unanimously.

The President indicated that the membership fee was satisfactory and should remain the same for the 2015/16 year.
Motion to maintain fees as current . Moved Kerry Gouldthorpe Seconded Alan Cole Carried unanimously.

All executive positions were declared vacant. Alan Cole took the Chair and the secretary gave him some received written nominations.All positions were elected unopposed.

For the position of President : Nomination Kerry Gouldthorpe  Proposed John Clayton Seconder Joy Clayton .
Position of  Vice President: Nomination Judy Hoffman Proposed John Clayton Seconder Joy Clayton 
Position of  Treasurer Nomination Joy Clayton Proposed Ann Anstey Seconder John Clayton 
Position of  Secretary  Nomination John Clayton Proposed Kerry Gouldthorpe Seconded Judy Hoffman
The President indicated that it would even the load on committee members if certain tasks were delegated to members or sub committees. 
Three appointments were made- Ann Anstey Alan Synnott and Ann Potts.
Meeting closed .7.30pm

General meeting held after the AGM
Present : As before Apologies: As before

Guests. Colin Mc Donald and Elki from Alexandra Camera Club

The macro homework had proven difficult and the necessity of using a tripod.

Capture an Idea “ Chilli “ Winner Mary White Second John Clayton Third  Alan Cole

Mohammed from Shepparton Camera House brought a fine selection of cameras, lenses and accessories.
He briefly spoke about the performance of the main items.
The President proposed a Vote of thanks for the presentation.

Capture an idea for August is LINES

Homework is  - Three photos that make you happy. 

Next meeting is September 9th.

Meeting closed.

August 'Capture an Idea" winners

Mary iced 1st prize for a very clever twist on CHILLI...Cool

And 2nd was a smoking hot entry by JohnC

and 3rd to AlanC. No its not a mirror image just clever use of light and depth of field with 2 chillies hanging in a doorway

September the challenge is 'LINES'. Straight, crooked or whatever your creative genius can conjure up as long as its in LINES.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Leongatha Rotary Art and Photography Show 2015

Rotary Club of Leongatha  invite your members to enter our annual Art and Photography Show, now in its 39th year.

It is one of the major shows in Gippsland and attracts entries from all over Victoria and interstate.

Entries close 18th September. Show is in the Memorial Hall Leongatha Fri 16th to Sun 18th Oct.

Click here to download the entry form which can be filled in and mailed back with the entry fee.

You can view further details on the website www.leonartshow.com.au

August Meeting

Next meeting of the camera club will be Wednesday 12th August.

 AGM at 7.00pm sharp 

Nominations are required for all positions and a review of the past 12 months will be given. 

ALL members are encouraged to attend.

The regular meeting will follow after the closure of the AGM.

We have a guest presenter from Shepparton Camera House
and he is also bringing a bag full of goodies to view/buy?

Remember your homework on MACRO photography. 

}Using a tripod and 2 sec delay or remote release and the smallest subject you can find such as a tiny flower (or the stamen of a flower) or narrow blade of grass with water droplets on it… anything small
}Take a macro shot using the cameras macro mode but up as close as the camera will focus at
}If you have a macro lens or extension tubes, take the same subject as close up as the camera will allow at f5 or lower
}Take the same shot with f18. Note the settings
}Take a macro or very close up shot, hand held. Note the settings.

Please send to Alan Cole by Monday.

Also remember your Capture an Idea print - this month it's CHILLI.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

2015 Annual Photographic Competition

YES its on again!
This year we haver more prizes and even more opportunities to enter our annual photographic competition.

This is one for EVERYONE. There are several NOVICE sections, a special section for photos with a Murrindindi focus and a youth section with five prizes.

Get in the car and visit our clubs home, MURRINDINDI, and see for yourself what a vast choice of photo opportunities there are around here. Ride the bike trail and see beautiful country. You might win the Murrindindi section. 

Visit http://www.yea.com.au/ to find accommodation... you will be spoiled for choice. 

Total prize monies this year exceeds $2600 so try your hand and/or eye and enter your most creative/best/favourite or just 'I like it' photograph. 

Entries are open now.

Last day for entries is Saturday 10th October at noon.

Opening night and awards presentation will be held at Beaufort Manor on Friday 30th at 7:30. Tickets are $10 a head or $20 a family. We recommend the Royal Mail Hotel for accommodation.

Entry to the exhibition, which is open Sat Sun Mon and Tues of cup weekend, is by gold coin donation per person. 


Photo mounting Mat and foamcore backing is available from $8 through TYSYN DESIGNS with 5% donated to the Camera Club.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

YEA CAMERA CLUB Annual Photographic Competition

Watch this space.

The 2015 YCC Photographic Competition entry form will be available here very soon. 

There will be 10 categories this year for experienced and novice photographers alike. All entries must be card-mounted and a maximum size, including the mount, of 16 x 20 inch or 40 x 50 cm.

Over $2000 in prizes.

Opening night function Friday 30th October
Beaufort Manor, High Street, Yea

Viewing Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues of Cup Weekend