A reminder that our invite to the Whittlesea club is this THURSDAY 25th @ 7.30.pm.
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Saturday, 13 February 2016
The first meeting for 2016 was held at the Y Water Discovery Centre at the Yea Wetlands.
Our guest speaker was Ron Litjens who manages the web sites
https://focusonfauna.wordpress.com/ and http://euroaarboretum.com.au/
Ron let us in on what inspired his interest in photography. His parents were involved in photo processing and he spent many hours in the lab as a child. He developed a keen interest in photography and in particular insect photography early and has continued to follow that interest. He worked for many years as a scientist for Kodak until they ceased photo paper manufacture in Melbourne. Ron does most of his photography on a Nikon P900.
We all took a walk around the wetlands to look for photo opportunities and on return to the meeting room wished Ann A a happy 70th.
The committee presented details of a new member photography competition and a robust discussion on how it should operate ensued. Members were asked to bring any further ideas to the next meeting for the committee to evaluate and finalise the details.
New rules for the "Capture an Idea" competition were discussed. The club will allow electronic manipulation to entries this year and judging will include a guest judge each month with feedback so that each entrant can get constructive criticism/praise to help them improve their skill.
We also had several new members attend. All in all a very interesting and informative meeting.
Homework:- Send by email to Alan C your best photo of the night by Monday 7th March
Capture an Idea for March is "OPEN" ie the word open such as open flower/door or ...? Get creative.
Next meeting Wed 9th March.
Thursday, 11 February 2016
As a keen photographer we're sure that the opportunity to have dedicated 1:1 workshop time with acclaimed professional photographers is enticing. Match that with travelling to an island destination offering dramatic cliff top views, heritage convict remains, turquoise coral reef, cool green rainforests and undulating valley landscapes. Yes – you can totally indulge your photography passion at the Trekabout Photography Norfolk Island Workshop to be held 22 – 27 November 2016.
Tutors for the week are Michael Snedic and Mark Rayner. Michael Snedic is one of Australia's most accomplished wildlife and nature photographers, as well as writer and tutor – no doubt you've seen his work in Australian Photography (he regularly writes the Photo Tips section), Australian Geographic or UK's BBC Wildlife. Mark Rayner is well known for his wedding, portrait and landscape photography and is an expert in post-processing, re-touching and digital workflow.
This is an exceptional week to totally immerse yourself in your photography and return home a more informed and skilled photographer. As an indulgent, spectacular holiday where you will capture the best that Norfolk Island offers –it's hard to pass by. Packages begin at $2999 ex Brisbane or $3049 ex Sydney (see the flyer following this email). For more information contact me by freecall on 1800 1400 66 or email me at mailto:email@example.com?subject=Trekabout%20Photography%20NI
With best wishes
Maria Massey and the Norfolk Island Travel Centre team
P.S. Non-photography family and friends are welcome to travel with you – and if your photography club or friends would like to receive a copy of this information please contact me or forward on this email.
Norfolk Island Travel Centre
PO Box 172, Norfolk Island 2899, Sth Pacific
Phone: 0011 6723 22502 (from Aust) or 00 6723 22502 (from NZ)
Note: Norfolk time is 1 hour ahead of Australian Eastern Standard Time and 1 hour behind New Zealand Standard Time.
Norfolk Island does not adopt local daylight savings time
Fax: 0011 6723 23205 (from Aust) or 00 6723 23205 (from NZ)
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
The first meeting for 2016 will be Wednesday 10th at 7.00pm in the Y Water Centre.
Bring along your 'Orange' photo entry in the Capture an Idea competition.
There will be a discussion about changes to the rules for the Capture an Idea competition, and the prospect for a new additional competition, as well as a review of the 2016 programme.
This is an important session to put in place the 2016 direction of the club. Make sure you are there to be part of the process.
And remember the event of the night is a walk in the wetlands with Ron Litjens so remember to bring your photography gear (and a jacket in case the temperature drops)
Monday, 1 February 2016