September issue of Newsletter available for download

The September issue of Coastal Exposures is now available on the Newsletters page; just click the “Newsletters” button on the Home page. Or download a PDF copy by clicking this link:

Thanks Nikki for another masterpiece (created during a period of heavy workload and stress). Good luck with the exam results!

November Set Subject and More…..

Firstly, a reminder that the set subject for November is FORGOTTEN OBJECTS, with closing date Wed 24th October.

A chance to use your imagination, but subjects must be items that have been forgotten, unloved or unused.

Before you submit your entries to make it fair on all members, please make sure that they conform with the definition.

Secondly, a mention of the results of the Australia Cup which our club entered earlier this year. Our club came in 21st of 46 clubs around Australia, which is a solid result, but the main news was that Ed Anderson scored an APS Silver Award for his entry Fast Moves. A top three finish from clubs all around Australia. Extremely well done Ed.

Thirdly, we have some new members who have just joined our Club. Mike West and Airlie Andrews have already been to a few of our meetings, and also Bill Ewen has joined us from Hervey Bay. Please make the new members welcome.

2018 Tewantin Shield Preselection — Open for entries

The annual Tewantin Shield comp is open to all grades. It is a digital image comp. There are 4 categories. Colour or Monochrome accepted. 

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, 5th October.

IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS: Pixel Size: 1620 × 1080; Colour Space: sRGB; JPEG Quality: Maximum (Note: MPC may limit entries to 2MBytes, so set JPEG quality accordingly. Selected entries may be re-edited for a higher quality if the member considers this necessary.)

BEFORE ENTERING: Download the instructions PDF:

Download the Official Rules PDF from the organisers:

Set Subject for October – PLEASE READ

We have issues regarding images not meeting the definition of the set subject on a regular basis. Our current process is based on an honour system, where we trust the member to read the definition and to do their best to comply to it. The alternative is to have a panel check the images and disqualify those that they perceive are not compliant before judging, or to allow the judge to adjudicate (as we also do). With each of these approaches, there will be members who will be upset by the process.

I am regularly asked questions like: how come images of a single leaf are accepted, when the definition clearly states leaves. Or how come the subject is looking down from above, and there are images where the camera lens is almost horizontal. We could argue each month as to whether some images have truly met our definition, so I am pleading with all members to please read the definition clearly each month and do your best to comply with it. It is unfair on those who have consciously met the definition to have images that have not met the definition be accepted and win awards. The onus is on YOU.

The definition for October is BEFORE AND AFTER. 

A single image or a diptych illustrating a significant change over time of the elements depicted.

After Dark – Set Subject for September

The results have all been published for our July competitions.

The closing date for our September competition is Wed 22nd August and the subject is After Dark.

An outdoor image that must be taken during the hours of total darkness, with no camera flash. Any subject matter may be used, such as buildings, car lights, light painting etc., but the image must demonstrate that it has been taken after dark.

2018 Interclub Preselection: ERROR IN MAXIMUM IMAGE DIMENSIONS

The 2018 Interclub Preselection PROCEDURES AND RULES document contained an error in the Image Specifications. The Maximum Horizontal Dimension should be 1400 pixels (not 1440 pixels). The downloadable PDF copy of Procedures and Rules has been corrected.

Repeat: Maximum image dimensions are 1400 horizontal × 1050 vertical pixels.

Apologies from Ed, and thanks to Ann for inadvertently being the clever guinea pig.

2018 Interclub DPI Preselection of Entries

Members may now submit their 2018 Interclub DPI competition entries to MyPhotoClub for preselection. Before entering your images, please download a PDF copy of the Procedures and Rules document using this link:

This document explains how to submit your entries and how the preselection judging procedure works. The closing date for entries is Wednesday, 22 August, 2018.

Good luck and thanks for supporting our club entry. —Ed