Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all!  Here's wishing 2017 is a great year for you!

Monday, 26 December 2016

Suggestions to help kick start your photography for 2017

We all know that there are times when your photography may not give you as much pleasure as it once did - I do think that it is a normal process of any hobby; especially if you have been doing it for a while.

However, there are ways you can help reinvigorate your photography by trying something new - a new year, a new focus!
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Image Credit:  Gavin Thompson
Join a Camera Club - there are some great camera clubs around - just Google 'camera club + your city' and see what comes up!

The SAPF (South Australian Photographic Federation) has a list of all camera clubs in South Australia HERE

In the PACC, we have a weekly photo share thread running in our Members' Only Facebook Group - members are able to share a photo of what their week has been like - the subject matter is always varied and most interesting.
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Weekly Photo Share - Paula McManus - morning shadows in the City

Weekly Photo Share - Cathy Cates - What I did this week :)

What follows are some links to a few websites with some really good ideas on how to get started with a new project ....

52 Photography Projects - a photo idea to try every week of the year

Why start a 365 Day Project?

Flickr Groups
117 in 2017 (themes provided)

Collective 52 Photo Project

52 in 2017 Challenge (themes provided)

2017 Weekly Alphabet Challenge (themes provided)

I have personally participated in a Flickr group project since 2013 (2016 will be my most successful year).  I like the fact that there is no pressure to complete the entire challenge, but I have found that each year I participate, I manage to complete more themes; maybe 2017 will be my year to finish the whole list 😊.   I found I like to join groups where there are no limitations on when the actual image has to be taken (other than during that particular year), as we all know that life can get in the way sometimes, and there are times when you just cannot get out with your camera  ðŸ˜ž.

I hope this information helps reinvigorate your photography!  Feel free to leave a comment with your suggestion on how to kickstart 2017 - the more the merrier 😜

Cathy Cates, PACC Secretary

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Wishing you a Merry Christmas .....

and a Safe & Prosperous New Year

Graphics Credit: Emine Gayiran (Design Cuts)

Here's wishing you get to spend time with your loved ones over the holidays.

Looking forward to 2017 - it will be a great year for PACC.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Taking Christmas photos

while searching through some photography websites, I came across this interesting article from  PetaPixel - have a read and see what you think 😊

and because I believe every post should have a photo, here is one of my first attempts at Christmas Lights - I think I need to have a closer read of that article!

Cathy Cates, PACC Secretary

Friday, 9 December 2016

2016 Trophy Presentation Night

We had our Annual Trophy Presentation night on Tuesday, 6th December 2016  - 43 people attended and we filled the room!

Unfortunately, some members were unable to attend and accept their awards due to other commitments.  Congratulations to:

Kay Hamilton on your POTY Merit Certificate
John Baker on your POTY Merit Certificate
David Archdall on your POTY PDI and Gold 3rd Place
Graeme Stokes on your Gold 1st Place

Here are some photos from the night:

Paula McManus - Dianne Davies Memorial Trophy for Nature - Prints

Gail Fursenko - Dianne Davies Memorial Trophy for Nature - PDI

Joylene Lee-Archer - Landscape/Seascape Trophy PDI
David Sandison - Landscape/Seascape Trophy Print
Tony Jones - Our Port Adelaide Trophy - Prints
Paula McManus - accepting Our Port Adelaide Trophy - PDI on behalf of Dianne Davies

Paula McManus receiving POTY Merit Certificates on behalf of Dianne Davies
Bec Lundberg - POTY Merit for 'Lotus Vine'
Sincerest apologies to Bec for not showing her image on the night - a slight technical glitch - but here it is now :)
Bec Lundberg - Merit POTY Print

Tony Jones - POTY Runner-up - Prints

Paula McManus - POTY Runner-up - PDI

Bec Lundberg - POTY Winner - Print

Donna Hutchinson - Silver 3rd Place

Gail Fursenko - Silver 2nd Place

Kate Hollister - Silver 1st Place

Bec Lundberg - Gold 2nd Place

Tim Colgan - New Member Encouragement Award

Vicki Easom - President's Award

Outgoing President

2016 PACC Award recipients

A great night was had by all in attendance.

See you all next year, at our new club rooms