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Mad March 2019

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This edition of Camera Clips is late.  I apologize to the authors who had their articles submitted quite early in the piece.  (Banner above by Helen Whitford)  There has been a lot happening in the club.  We have had the architecture competition, an invitation to hear Ken Duncan speak and we have hosted Stavros Pippos.  There has been a peer review night and an excursion.  Make sure you catch up on the events in  this months edition of camera clips.  We also have articles from Helen WhitfordRay Goulter and myself.  Here is the link: March 2019 Camera Clips.

Enjoy

James Allan

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Start of the year 2019

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Welcome to 2019.  I have pulled together the January edition of Camera clips.  In case you missed the recent events, this is your chance to see what happened in the 31 day challengeand the Architecture excursion.  There are two additional articles, “perspective in photography” and “Steve McCurry“.   Useful reading for the upcoming Architecture competition.  Keep cool as the warm weather hits.  Hope to see you in the coming weeks.

James Allan


August 2018 Camera Clips

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Hi All,

It always seems a surprise to me when I complete each edition of camera clips.  Well I have done it again.  This edition has an article by Anthony Kernich on airport photography.  We have images from the recent excursions to McLaren Vale and Rundle Mall.  Ursula Prucha a prolific photographer when I first joined the club has recently passed away after a period of poor health. In this edition I have showcased a selection of her images, including the banner above.  There is an article on David Hockney and on HDR processing with the NIK HDR pro software.  And there is more.  Have fun exploring this months contributions.

To go to this edition – click here.

James


June Camera Clips

Tao Dancers BannerI have just this moment released June Camera Clips.   I have been experimenting with a different look this month.  I am using the banners as navigational tools rather than the hyperlinks in the text.  Accordingly every article get’s it’s own banner.  Most of the banners are sourced from the club competition on the theme street photograpy.  (see the article from Chris below)

We have two articles from Judy Sara, on Macro Photography and on the Tailem Bend excursion.  Ray Goulter has an explanation of  the Johnson “Cutplate” Developing Tank .  Frances Allan has described the creation of a rather impressive product photograph.  I give Google sights map a test run, and lastly a short explanation of solarisation.

Well worth the time reading.  Here is the link to this edition.

Regards James


Wildlife Update

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This mid cycle edition pf Camera Clips is designed to deal with aspects of the upcoming Wildlife competition.

Last Sunday I attended the wildlife excursion to Belair National park.  Most of the group were out orchid hunting, but Bruce and I had a lot of fun chasing birds.  Have a look at the gallery to see the results.

Several discussions arose over coffee.  The rules of wildlife competitions were discussed.  What is the correct ethic?  No Photoshop? No evidence of the hand of man?  Almost but not quite.  Have a read for yourself.  I have a copy of the International Federation of Photographic Art, nature and wildlife rules that have recently been adopted by the Australian Photographic Society.  Mark Pedlar asked participants to refer to these rules when entering this competition.

We also discussed camera setting needed to manage a telephoto lens to take hand held bird photos .  It is called “Driving a big Lens.”  I struggled with this dilema and eventually wrote an article back in 2013.  So rather than rewrite the article I have republished this August 2013  newsletter on the webpage for anyone who might also be struggling through this problem.

I hope these articles will prove helpful.