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Hello everyone!
You may recall we started a small comp to get new designs for a web site header.
Well after a very small amount of entries, I have decided to just change the headers on a semi-regular basis.
If you still are interested in submitting one – feel free. They need to be 950×200 pixels maximum size, and kept fairly small in file size (100-150kb)

Oh, and the current header has been submitted by Erica – well done, it looks great!



Club Outing – Henley Square – 17-Feb-2011

An overcast and grey evening met our large group of members gathered for a sunset shoot, and alas the clouds did not co-operate to produce a dazzling sunset.

However this did not stop people from getting into the spirit and finding alternate subjects – an exercise well worth doing. Toggle
Jetty 3 As darkness enclosed us, most retreated to the comfort of the local cafe for a warm coffee or a cold beer, but a few determined individuals stuck it out and managed to eek some colour from the very last of the light – with some great results too!

Henley Beach Jetty 2

It was good to see so many members attend – I hope everyone enjoyed themselves!

A few more images are on our Flickr page – check them out!


Postcards competition – 3rd of February 2011

We had a filled room for the first competition night for the year on what was a very warm night! A slowish start as we welcomed new members Jane, Jo and Yvonne along with visitors Helen and Mark.

It was great to see some new members and even visitors entering images – hopefully we will see more of their work in the near future – well done. In all, there were over 140 images entered on the night (even with the new limit of 3 images per section) and the scores ranged from a spattering of 10’s and 9’s awarded to a broad range of members  – many of us got into the post card theme with enthusiasm!

Our judge, Keith Siedel of Edwardstown Photographic Club, did a great job, offering constructive criticism and pointing out both the good and the bad points of our images regardless of score. Every image received a comment which was appreciated by the photographer and those present.

The album prints did well, with Kookaburra (9), Cape Borda Lighthouse (9) and Pictures of Spain (10) taking out the Set section, with Ring Necked Parrot scoring a 10 in the Open.

A whale of a tale In the colour prints, Whale of a Tale from Wellington (9) scored highest in the Set section, whilst Winter Falls (9), Hills Cottage (9) and Port Lincoln Marina (9) were the best in the Open.
The monochrome prints were well represented and Adelaide Botanic Gardens achieved a 10 in the Set section, whilst Sea Lion, Faith and Gone Fishing all scoring 10s, and Ingallala scoring a 9. Ingalalla Falls

The projected images saw slides and digital combined into one section. In the slides the set sections top images were Tangled (9), whilst in the digital set section, Remarkable Rocks (9), Torrens Lake – Adelaide at Night (9), Mount Cook (9), Onkaparinga Outlet (10) and the witty Postcard Darwin (10) (the crocodiles with the comment – Darwin – at least the beer is cold) scoring highly in the Set section. In the Open section we had four 9s – Blue Lotus, Collecting Pollen, Yellow Rose and The Battle – well done. Have a look at the  2011 Digital Competition Top images for the 9s and 10s.

Our judge commented that majority of the postcards were great – well done to all!

Please note that the next meeting on the 17th of February will be an outing at Henley Beach – bring you camera and tripod.

See you there.

Matt & Chris

Web Page header competetion!

Although I do confess to being quite proud of my creation of the header for our web page 🙂 , I would like to see what our talented members can come up with! After all if I can create what I did, I am fairly sure you can come up with something equal, if not better than my effort.

The header needs to be 950×200 pixels, and should incorporate our logo – which I can provide (both a monochrome and colour images) if you email me at

This is only open to all Blackwood Photography Club members, and will run for 2-3 weeks, or until we have enough entries. Feel free to submit as many entries as you like. Please send them to me on the above email address – we may even run a poll (I am sure Chris knows how to do this!) to pick the winner.

Cheers and good luck,


A safe and happy Christmas

I would just like to wish all our members a safe and happy break over the Christmas period, and I hope Santa fills your stockings with lots of photographic equipment!
Looking forward to see you all back on the 20th of January 2011, if not sooner!


Blackwood Photo Club 2011 Calendars now available

The BPC 2011 Calendar
The BPC 2011 Calendar sample
The low resolution sample above contains a watermark which will not appear on the calendar you purchase
That’s right!
After the success of the 2010 calendar, Blackwood Photographic Club has once again produced its superb calendar. The 2011 calendar, like its 2010 predecessor, is filled with fantastic and stunning images from our members. 

We have kept the price the same as last year – just $15 – and with Christmas just around the corner these will be a guaranteed pleaser for young and old alike!

You can obtain a copy from any club member, email us, or write to the club via snailmail.

We accept cash, cheques & money orders (payable to Blackwood Photographic Club of SA) and Electronic Funds Transfer (details available upon request) as payment for this great calendar. Please add $2.90 for tough bag postage/packaging mail delivery.

Do your eyes a favour and get one!