Sunday, 28 August 2016

Getting to Know ....

David Sandison, Committee Member

What got you interested in photography?
My interest in photography  turned from family “happy snaps” to more seriously considered photography during the latter part of 2009. It was at about this time that I planned to retire from full time work (this took another 3 years to eventuate) and thought combining photography with my love of the out-doors (bushwalking, walking, canoeing, cycling and geocaching) would be worthwhile pursuit for  my retirement  spare time.

What do you shoot with?
My camera of choice is an Olympus OMD EM-1   :12-40 f2.8, 75-300 f4.8 -6.7zoom, 7-14 f2.8 wide angle and 60mm f2.8 macro lenses make up my camera kit.

What is your favourite subject/image, and why?
This photo was taken from Counts Point on day 5 of a 13 day walk on the Larapinta trail. It had been a long slow walk up to this ridge and lookout point, the view impressed me so much that a return “day walk” and overnight camp to photograph a sunset and sun rise is on my bucket list.
(Larapinta Trail a walking trail in the West Macdonnell National Park, west of Alice Springs, Northern Territory)

How long have you been interested in photography?
My earliest recollection of an interest in photography is of when I was about 10 years old, I had a plastic toy camera with only a few setting, if any. I shot black and white prints more from the cost factor than any artistic merit, when after careful subject selection – pocket money had to be managed carefully-I would eagerly wait for my prints to be collected from the Chemist. Sadly those masterpieces have been lost in time.
A hand-me-down camera, a Minolta, kept my interest alive. Now I was able to take slide photos and display them, for all to see, on the lounge room wall. Some years later I, came into the digital age with an Olympus C-480 camera and a few years later a Nikon COOLPIX, both pocket size point and shoot cameras. Soon a dSLR was a budget consideration and decided upon a SONY Alpha 330, I was happy with this camera but after 4 years an upgrade was evident.

What is your most memorable photographic moment?
I was very happy and proud to have two of my landscape photos, taken from the top of Dutchmans Stern (The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park - west of Quorn) included in the 2nd edition 2014 Explore the Flinders Ranges.
A holiday with friends to Coobowie on York Peninsular gave me the opportunity to take a winning photo. PACC Projected Photo of the Year 2015 titled “Waiting” finished off a memorable photographic year for me. 

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Member success at the Royal Adelaide Show

Congratulations to our club members Vicki Easom, Kay Hamilton, Joy Lee-Archer & Cathy Cates on your Acceptances & Merits in the Royal Adelaide Show.

Here is just a taste of images from our club members!

Flinders Ranges View by Vicki Easom

Lizard Man by Kay Hamilton

Durango Steam Train by Joylene Lee-Archer
When I Grow Up by Cathy Cates

If you have the opportunity to check out the Photographic Exhibition, please do so - there are some absolutely wonderful images on show!

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Getting to know ....

David Archdall

When did I join PACC
I joined shortly after I entered the Port Festival Photo Challenge in 2015. I didn’t join because I wanted inspiration but to learn from likeminded people. I am a “doing” sort of person and I can read all the books in the world or devour all the photographic articles on the internet but I need most to just get out there and shoot with others (or on my own)

What got me interested in photography
For my 21st birthday present my parents gave me a Mamiya DSX 1000 (still got it) and I used that camera for some years but when I became married and kids came along the photography waned as life gradually got in the way. Then about 6-7 years ago I rekindled my interest and got back into it but in a much bigger way than when I first started. Everything was manual when I kicked off and I really feel that having had that early grounding with manual apertures, shutter speeds and “ASA’s” I was able to have a great head start back into photography

What do I shoot with
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mk3 and a Canon 7D Mk2 and for a camera to carry in my pocket 24/7 I have a Canon G5X. For glass I have mainly Canon L series – I also use some Sigma and also Samyang brands as well

What is my most memorable photographic moment
In October last year I was asked by a friend to help shoot a small event on King William Road. So I turn up with a 17-40mm and a speedlite – It turns out to be the Variety Club Bash big Lunch with 100 tables and over 1000 attendees and a 150 meter runway and fashion parade with 60 models and people clambering to have their photos taken everywhere we walked. We had a blast but I have now learned to ask more questions about what I am getting in to.

What is my favourite subject/image and Why
This is the hardest question ??
I like almost all subjects and will shoot anything that takes my fancy. My favourite image is one I took coming back across the gulf from Black Point last year on my boat. I love the shot because I took some shots from the boat that were a disaster so I packed up my gear and put it below – and then I decided to give it just ONE more try so I reset my gear and this is what I walked away with- somebody once said to me “The harder you try the luckier you get”. If you want to see what sort of shots I take go to my site on 500PX –

Monday, 22 August 2016

Member Success ......

Congratulations to Paula McManus, who was an Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year (ANZANG) finalist for the second year in a row!

if you were visiting the South Australian Museum on Sunday, you could have had your photo taken for free at the photo booth with Paula's turtle as the backdrop!

Friday, 19 August 2016

August Competition Winners

The competition subjects for August were 'Motion' (a subject picked by our member John Baker) and  'Open'.

Even though entry numbers were a little down this month, the quality of images was still very high!

Congratulations to our Winners - Joylene Lee-Archer, Dianne Davies, Kay Hamilton, Tony Jones, Vicki Easom, Tim Colgan & David Archdall

Here is a collage of the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places

Please visit our Facebook Gallery to see all of our Top Scorers for August.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Getting to Know ......

Committee Member: Grant Allen

What got me interested?
As a kid my mum had a Kodak Box Brownie, and I was able to use it one day from there I developed (No pun intended) used the camera more than my mother.

What do I shoot with?
I shoot PENTAX. When younger my dad had a Pentax SLR camera.
In 2007 Keryn and I went to Japan. I went into Diamond Photographics and enquired what camera I should buy to take with me.  The recommendation was PENTAX. I have a K20 and K3. I use Pentax Macro lenses and Sigma

Most Memorable Moment
Heritage Round  Game at Football Park 5th May 2013.  My accreditation did not allow oval access beyond the boundary. I was not missing this moment in history.

Favorite Subject
Motor Sport or whatever I am shooting at the time.