Saturday, 23 April 2016

April Competition Results

WOW - such a beautiful selection of landscape/seascape and macro images were submitted for this month's competition.

Our judge, David Rowlands, said it was an honour to judge at our club and that it was a difficult task as all of the images were of such a high standard.

Congratulations to David Sandison, Bec Lundberg, Paula McManus, Colin J Pearce, Dianne Davies, Shannon Gillespie, Jason Glover & Joylene Lee-Archer.

1st, 2nd & 3rd places are highlighted below ......

Please visit our Facebook page to see larger images, and the rest of the images that gained Merits.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Member Profile: Getting to Know ........

Dianne Davies

What got you interested in photography?
I became interested in photography about 8 years ago after attending an Anzac march and taking a photo of a very old man covered in medals, I couldn’t wait to get home to view it on the computer. There was so much emotion in the old man and you guessed it my photo was a fluff up not sharp at all.  I told my husband and he said why don’t you get a better camera and join camera club, the rest is history.

What do you shoot with?
I use all Fuji cameras my main camera is the Fuji Hs 30, I also have a Fuji s8100, Fuji Hs 10 and a Fuji  EX770 pocket camera, which goes with me everywhere in my handbag and on my bike rides. These cameras are not DSLR but bridge cameras.

What is your most memorable photographic moment?
My most memorable moment of all times is sitting on the edge of Lake Pamamaroo in western New South Wales with my best friends and club members Paula McManus, Helen Lewis & Julie Fletcher in the dark and freezing cold with the milky way overhead at about 3.30 am and sitting there waiting for sunrise, listening to the water lap on the edges of the lake and the quietness. Was the most stunning thing I have ever seen and I will never forget it. I never knew there were so many stars in the sky what a memorable event to share with friends. When we got back in the car to go back to base it was 1 degree.

What is your favourite subject/image, and Why? 
My favourite subject is shooting Nature... macro, mainly insects of any form, I’m always out scouting around in the garden, I also like anything connected with nature birds, trees, landscapes, leaves etc.

I have several favourite images, its between 2 one is of an image I title Mujabi (a lion) it was chosen runner up for best image at the royal show and also my meerkat family, titled The Gangs All Here, it was a stroke of luck to get them all sitting up cuddled together, but I also have a lot of insect images that are favourites - I guess because I know how long it took to get a good shot of them (a lot of patience needed).

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Photoshop Basics Course

The SAPF is running a Photoshop Basics course  - starts 7th May

please visit the SAPF website for more details

Friday, 8 April 2016

2016 Interclub Results

The 2016 Interclub competition was held on Tuesday, 5th April 2016, hosted by Eastern Suburbs Camera Club.

Since 1984, Eastern Suburbs Camera Club (ESCC), Marion Church of Christ Camera Club (MCCC) and Port Adelaide Camera Club (PACC) have competed with each other.

PACC claimed the hat-trick last year with 3 in a row - this year we were aiming for a clean sweep! 

Images from the three clubs were shown and judged at Eastern Suburbs Camera Club rooms, Payneham RSL Club, Payneham Road, Payneham.

Here are the images that represented PACC

Congratulations to:
Allan Griffin
Bec Lundberg
Ben Kerr
Cathy Cates
Colin J Pearce
David Sandison
Dianne Davies
Donna Hutchinson
Gavin Thompson
Georgios Tsiminis
Helen Lewis
Jason Glover
Joy Lee-Archer
Kay Hamilton
Lydia Strutton
Paula McManus
Rebecca Turle
Stephen Muller
Vicki Easom
on having your images selected to represent PACC!

Now for the results!
Marion 220 points
Port Adelaide 231 points
Eastern suburbs 236 points - Winner!

CONGRATULATIONS to Eastern Suburbs Camera Club!

Please visit our Album on our Facebook page to see all of the PACC images that were entered!

Friday, 1 April 2016

Snapathon #5

We had a good turnout for our Snapathon #5 on Tuesday, 29th March 2016.  Numbers were a little down from last year, but I think being the end of the Easter Holiday break was the reason for that.

What is a Snap-a-thon? I hear you ask .... well it's a bit scavenger hunt, a bit competition, a bit of walking and a whole lot of fun!

Attendees had 2 hours to photograph 5 items from a list that was given on the night and the photos must be taken within a set boundary.

Members can submit images for the competition - winners will be announced at the club rooms on Tuesday, 3rd May 2016.

Huge thanks to Paula McManus for taking the group photo and for organising the Snapathon each year - the items on the list this year were a great inspiration.