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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

The Colour Black – Competition June 4th 2020

This was our second online competition, this time using Zoom which was well-accepted by all participants.  Our judge, Peter Barrien from Adelaide Camera Club, was very comfortable with the format and gave serious consideration to, and thoughtful comments on, every image.  There were 63 images, evenly divided between Set Subject – The Colour Black – and Open.  While it was apparent that there was some variation in interpretation of the definition it was good to see the range of styles.

In Set Subject Peter was most impressed by James’ Bella and Suzie’s Reynisfjaara.

In Open the following images gained a 10.  James Allan’s Sheep made a real impression on Facebook with several comments about the sheep appearing powerful or menacing – unusual attributes for sheep.

Meredith’s Drought -stricken took the judge by surprise but was very popular in post competition discussion.  I’ve never seen sand look so much like trees!

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And my Editor’s Choice is this beautiful Pink Robin (who knew they existed?) by Suzie Smith.  The wispy moss complements the exquisite little bird and the knotty bough balances him perfectly.

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Below is a gallery of all of the images entered.

 

All of the Top Images can be found here.
For those still sitting around with time on your hands you may be interested to view the galleries of Top Images from recent years

It was great to see a good number of members entering this month’s competition and good to know that going online has not dampened our enthusiasm!  Our next competition is Letters and Numbers so it’s time to start thinking outside the box and looking at things around us in an innovative way!  Keep enjoying your photography whether you’re home or starting to venture out and about!

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/

Social Documentary Competition April 23rd 2020

Well this is our first competition amid COVID 19 restrictions but I’m pleased to say that we had around the same number of entrants as in the previous two competitions!

Our competition structure has been completely revised as we obviously cannot hold a print section.  Aggregates for the normal sections have been abandoned and tonight we begin special new aggregates for 2020 only.  Members can now enter three colour images and three Monochrome images, spread across Set Subject and Open in the usual way.

The Set Subject is Social Documentary, defined for this competition as “A Social Documentary Image can be described as one that captures the brutal reality of life around us.  Closely aligned to Street Photography, SD is more ‘edgy’ or ‘gritty’, generally showing pathos.  See how you interpret this subject.”

Below are all entries in the order of judging.

Heartfelt thanks to David CG Smith who has kindly learned new technology and got out of his comfort zone to try live judging on Facebook for us!  Your efforts are really appreciated David! Unfortunately technology got the better of us and David was unable to judge live but he was able to give scores and write comments which Helen was able to read out live so we were half way there!

There was a pretty good turn out to watch the live feed.  For any members who are in the Facebook forum group you can still watch the video and see and comment on all of the images.  It would be good to see more comments on images, just as you might have done after a live judging in the hall!

Congratulations to everyone who entered for being part of this brave new world!  Well done to those who received top scores!

All of the Top Images can be found here.

 

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