Programme 2014

January

16     Show and Tell

Show us a selection of what you shot or where you went over the break
(up to but not more than 5 mins. each)                          Bring a Plate

26     Australia Day

30     Peer Review/Critique Session

Each member attending gets to present at least one of their images, describe and explain it to the club and discuss it with others.

This event was new last year and has been very well received by club members. It is an ‘in-house’, friendly, risk-free, no scoring chance to display, discuss and evaluate your work with others.

February

13     Competition : Found Objects

The significant subject must obviously be a found object – sea shell, fossil, cans in the street, an old letter – you name it. But the “found” nature must be obvious.

27     Workshop: Back to Basics

Fundamental aspects of camera operation – ISO, aperture (f stop), exposure, depth of field – will be explained. There will also be brand workgroups to discuss the peculiarities of popular camera brands.

March

13     Peer Review/Critique Session

Each member present gets to present at least one of their images, describe and explain it to the club and discuss it with others

27      Competition: The Colour Purple

The colour purple must feature significantly in the image. It might not be the majority of the image area, but it must be a clear focal point.

April

10     Workshop : Portrait lighting

The workshop will entail multiple booths set up to shoot different portrait genres – Family, Formal, Child etc

24     Peer Review/Critique Session

Each member present gets to present at least one of their images, describe and explain it to the club and discuss it with others

May

8       Competition: Self Portrait

From phone “selfies” to studio portraits – as long as you are the photographer and the subject it’s in!

22     Blackwood Photographic Club presents: Wildlife photographer Les Peters

Les is a wildlife photographer living and working in the Adelaide Hills. Last year he won the ANZANG wildlife competition. He has a relaxed and informative style – a must for any wildlife photographer.

June

5     Competition: Disgraceful/Disgusting

This image must elicit and emotional response. The view must be tempted to say “Oh! That’s disgusting!” or “That’s disgraceful” – even “Yuck”
(Note: Change of date from published programme – see the RSS feed)

19       Peer Review/Critique Session

Each member present gets to present at least one of their images, describe and explain it to the club and discuss it with others.
(Note: Change of date AND venue from published programme – see the RSS feed)

July

Interclub with Edwardstown

The annual duel – this time it’s at their place

3 Blackwood Photographic Club presents: Ryan Schembri – freelance Sports and Event Photographer

Ryan has published in numerous national publications and has worked for sporting teams such as Adelaide United.

17     Peer Review/Critique Session

Each member present gets to present at least one of their images, describe and explain it to the club and discuss it with others.

31     Competition: Movie Stills

This image should portray a scene from a well known film. The image need not be a faithful replica of an actual scene but must clearly portray the context of the film.

August

– Nomination forms for AGM available
– Club membership fees are due at the end of this month

14       Workshop: How did you do that?

Several experienced club members will take you through the capture process and post production techniques used to create particular types of image.

28     Peer Review/Critique Session

Each member present gets to present at least one of their images, describe and explain it to the club and discuss it with others.

September

11    Annual General Meeting

Elect your committee!

Bring a plate.

25    Competition : Landscape

An image of the countryside, inland or coastal, with  or without evidence of man.

–  Start preparing entries for Annual Exhibition – forms will be available (and on the website!)
– Please nominate the club member you feel deserving of the Bill Templar Award

October

Labour Day Weekend

This has often been a club outing. One will be planned during the year

9     Workshop: Photoshop – the basics

We’ll run through a simple workflow of using Photoshop, Lightroom etc
Bring your laptop with Photoshop installed if you can. If not, share with someone on the night.

23     Competition: Subject in Motion

The dominant/significant (maybe not the largest) subject must obviously be in motion. Subject blurred, background sharp or vice versa. Water drops frozen in flight (from the context) are obviously in motion.

November

6     Peer Review/Critique Session

Each member present gets to present at least one of their images, describe and explain it to the club and discuss it with others.

8       Annual Exhibition – Judging

Held off site with just the judges and committee

20     Annual Exhibition and Awards

A display of all entries and the presentation of awards              Bring a Plate

December

4       End of year Quiz night.

The last Club event for the year. A change from the Annual Picnic, but such fun last time.  Bring a plate!

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