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October 2020 Camera Clips

Posted on October 27, 2020by James Allan

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The banner this week is a montage of what I considered were the great character portraits from the recent competition. The Authors were, Frances Allan (1&3), Shiela Gatehouse (2&4), Helen Whitford (5) and Steve Wallace (6). I chose these images because of their unwavering gaze. I was not the judge, but there would be several 10’s in this collection if I was.

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The alternate (second) Banner comes from Vicki Crammer from the product photography competition with a strong image called the handbag. Of course all of the original images and a write up of the competition can be found on the club web page.

It is time to choose your favourite images for judging. The end of year competition looms. Of course this year the competition is only projected images, with 2 categories, colour and monochrome. In addition there are 3 special prizes, one for Landscape, one for Portrait and one for Wildlife. Entries are due in early November, refer to the wabpage.

This month I have articles from Mark Pedlar (A photo journal of his Antarctic holiday) and Ray Goulter (Baby Brownie Camera). To that I have added a write up of another photographic location in South Australia, the Paiwalla wetland near Murray Bridge.

So this month I am going to start a new feature. As there is a lot of trial and error in photography, I have decided to look at the problem solving aspect of capturing an image. This week I will pose a problem and once you feel you have the answer, have a look at the answer page. Best of Luck.

Enjoy this edition of Camera Clips.

James Allan

Post script:

There is a change of format this week. Word Press has updated it’s editor and I can no longer nest the pages within each months newsletter. Accordingly I have made each of the articles a post on the home page. However you can navigate to the articles in the usual way from the table of contents below.

Contents:


August 2020 Camera Clips

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Yes both the wind power, and the letters and number competitions took place in the last month.  The Banner above comes from the wind powered competition.  In this edition of camera clips we also have a write up of Howard Seaman’s workshop, 3 of the travelogue topics; Pildappa rocksRogues point and The Lavender trail and an explanation of Community judging.  The answers are not blowing in the wind, they are buzzing in the ether.  So check out this months edition of Camera Clips.

James Allan


Camera Clips – The Black Edition – June 2020

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Welcome – Black is back.  We have recently had our black competition.  I have just released the Black edition of Camera Clips.  Paul Hughes’ “Black Cat” features above as our Banner.  All of the images along with a summary are now on display on the club web page.  In this edition I include notes from the Product Photography tutorial.  Ray has described another classic 35mm film camera, the Pentacon Pentina.  Ray has written about photographic collections.  I was surprised to discover that there was a valuable photographic collection in my own family, that of W.C. Brooker.  Hope you enjoy the read.

James


April Camera Clips has been released

April 2020 Camera Clips

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The Stuck at Home edition of Camera Clips has just been released. The Covid virus has affected everything we do.

We have articles on Low Key PhotographyDeveloping SlidesCarol Jerrems and a tribute to Reg Connolly who passed in April this year.  My condolences to Heather and her family.

Here is the link to this months edition.  I hope to get onto the June edition shortly.  Keen for any contributions you may have to offer.

James


Low Key Photography

Camera clips has an article on Low Key Photography:

https://cameraclips05.wordpress.com/2020-newsletters/april-2020-stuck-at-home/low-key-photography/