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CALOUNDRA CAMERA GROUP

The Caloundra Camera Group was incorporated in 1997 and is affiliated with the Photographic Society of Queensland. 

The club offers members a wide range of excursions, social activities and photography competitions in a supportive environment for all skill levels.

New members are always welcome regardless of photographic experience or equipment as we strive to encourage the development of photographic skills and knowledge so that we all may achieve and share a greater enjoyment of the art of photography.

Caloundra Camera Group Inc.   
ABN 80 235 726 988

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FRANK HINCE EXHIBITION

You are invited to a Black and White Photographic Exhibition
by Frank Hince
on Wednesday 22 September, 7:00 pm
at the Caloundra Camera Club
Burke Street Golden Beach

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this amazing exhibition, and to discover how we came to be custodians of the Frank Hince collection.

Also this month, for those looking forward to travelling again, Barbara and Ralph Brown will share a little of Razza’s Tours future plans, so that we will be well prepared when the gates are open once again!

REMINDERS
Don’t forget the trans-national Twin-Sunshine Coast Clubs’ competition “Negative Space” is open (more detail to follow next week), and for those currently still thinking about it, some space is still available in the Bundaberg Caravan Park late in August. Contact Gerry for more detail.

by Peter Hyndman, September 18, 2021

Results for competitions in SEPTEMBER 2021

There were 13 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in SEPTEMBER 2021

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Yoga
Di East – 9
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Cienfuegos Blue
Airlie Andrews – 9
A Grade Set Subject Mono Print.

Yayoi Outdoors
Peter Hyndman – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Red Doors.
James Ferris – 8
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Under the Milky Way.
Clive Hammond – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Hard at it.
Clive Hammond – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Life on the Lake
Annette Scott – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Blue car
David Bryan – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

Watching
Di East – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Print.

Cienfuego Yellow
Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade Set Subject Print.

Pretty in Pink 1
Airlie Andrews – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Print

Read me a story
Di East – 8
All Grades Open Print

Taking Point Lighthouse
Lucinda Clarke – 8
All Grades Open Print

by Ann Bryan, September 9, 2021

Shelly Beach – TOMORROW!

If you’ve never been to Shelly Beach, or even if you have and you’d like to help welcome the members of Tin Can Bay Camera Group who are presently visiting (and will be at our Competition night on Wednesday), please SET YOUR ALARMS NOW!

Meet at Shelly Beach at 5:30am for a sunrise photo shoot, and then Breakfast at Sunny’s Cafe around the corner at Moffat Beach!

The times are:-

TUESDAY 7th September
Shelly Beach meet at 5.30 am
Sunrise will be at 5.54am

To book let me (Gerry) know  gg@gerrygibson.com.au

by Peter Hyndman, September 6, 2021

A Meet-up, Annual Competitions and an Important Update.

A Visit From Tin Can Bay Camera Club

On the Week beginning the 6th of September, 11 members of the Tin Can Bay Camera Club will be visiting Caloundra and will be visiting us on our next competition night.

We have arranged to meet them at Shelly Beach the day before for a sunrise photo shoot, and follow up wit Breakfast at Sunny’s Cafe around the corner at Moffat Beach and it would be great if there were at least as many of us as there are of them!

The times are:-

TUESDAY 7th September
Shelly Beach meet at 5.30 am
Sunrise will be at 5.54am

The tide that morning will be a low tide only rising to 1.4 metres, it will be at 1.4m at 8.04am.

To book let me (Gerry) know  gg@gerrygibson.com.au

Annual Competitions and Perpetual Trophies

Perpetual Trophies and “Image of the Year” Competitions are now open for entry.
Please note that in accordance with our usual custom Image of the Year entries will be judged for each category as well as an overall image. Please note that this year you may enter ONE image from each category that you have entered during the year. Further information is available at the “ANNUAL COMPETITIONS” link on our website.

Our New Secretary

On behalf of our entire Caloundra Camera Group community, we would like to thank Airlie for her tireless efforts in her formal role of Secretary for our Club and unofficially as the person who picked up all the loose threads in our administration processes in the course of the past three years.

Airlie has resigned from her role on the committee and is hopefully enjoying a well-earned break from the many hours she has spent each week attending to Club administration.

She has left an enormous pair of shoes to fill, and it’s an indication of how broad was her role that her tasks will be spread among several people for the time being at least.

To that end we are pleased to announce that the committee has appointed Bruce Aitkinson as interim secretary to comply with our our statutory requirements for the balance of this year, with other tasks shared among various committee members.

by Gerry Gibson, August 27, 2021

Results for competitions in AUGUST 2021

There were 26 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in AUGUST 2021

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Castle on the hill
Clive Hammond – 9
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

In the Dark
Di East – 9
A Grade Set Subject Print.

The great pretender.
Clive Hammond – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

I SEE YOU
Ty Fox – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

No Name 37
Gerry Gibson – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

The Jewel Thief
Susan Grundy – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Angus
Bill Ewen – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Girl with hat
Tony Allison – 8
B Grade Set Subject Digital

A bit of a hair raiser
Helen Debnam – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

PEACEFUL WALK
Ty Fox – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Favourite Flowers
Trefor Ellacott – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Shades of Pink
Airlie Andrews – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Breaking Out
Bruce Atkinson – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Macadamia Cracker
Bill Ewen – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Drumhela Alberta Sunrise
Clive Hammond – 8
All Grades Open Digital

DUSK AT 1770
Ty Fox – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Three In Pink
Ralph Brown – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Point Cartwright
Denise Organ – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Bay of Fires Sunset
Annette Scott – 8
All Grades Open Digital

No Name 35 copy
Gerry Gibson – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Elise II
Susan Grundy – 8
All Grades Open Digital

FOGGY RIDE HOME
Ty Fox – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

The Detective
Susan Grundy – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

Misty Day
Douglas Battison – 8
B Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

Saint Michel
Mike West – 8
A Grade Set Subject Print.

Bag Man
Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade Set Subject Print.

by Ann Bryan, August 26, 2021

Problems with Macro Photography?

Next Wednesday (25th August) Peter O’Brien may well have the solution in his presentation “Macro Photography”.

Peter is a regular judge for our Competitions and it goes without saying that he has a lot of useful information to impart.

AUGUST PRINTS

If you have entered prints in the August Competition which was disrupted by “lockdown”, please bring them along to the share night. Peter has kindly agreed to provide his services on the night, so we’ll have a mini competition night as well!

by Peter Hyndman, August 21, 2021

President’s Trophy

This is a tough one, but it is now August and you have until early November to come up with an image.

The photograph you will make is an image inspired by the image first produced by Pep Ventosa from Barcelona referred to as the Pep Ventosa Technique (you will find instructions at pep ventosa technique) 

The easy part is finding his technique online, the difficult part is finding a tree or an object that is suitable to photograph. Once you have done that, it’s into lightroom, camera raw or whatever you choose for your standard software, then into photoshop. You may be able to put the images together in camera by multiple exposures, I have not tried that and am not about to.

The Technique

Find your subject which has plenty of room around it on all sides. Start off with a photograph of your subject where the subject almost fills the frame of your view finder, leave some room for adjustments. The next image will be taken at say 10 steps (does not have to be 10 could be any number, Pep has made images with 100 photos which may be just 2 steps) to the right or left and all being at a similar distance from the subject, continue until you have returned to where you made your first image, this may be 10 images or more, the more the better. 

Then in photoshop open the images in the same file. The opacity is reduced on each image to show many images. I can explain how this is done.

You will find more instructions on the photoshop technique at “Glenys Garnett’s Pep Ventosa” on YouTube, her instructions are very good. 

The print you arrive at will be a photograph on paper surrounded by a mat board, the overall size being no bigger than 500mm x 400mm and no smaller than 100mm x 150mm, it will not be framed or be ready to hang. The print may be rectangular or square, square sometimes suits very well.

If you have questions let me know and I will point you in the right direction.

by Gerry Gibson, August 5, 2021

Our Next Meeting – August 11

This is our ‘Noir’ Comp Night – the definition is… ‘Noir is the French word for black. Noir is characterised by moody, dark and dramatic images that look straight out of a crime scene filmed in the 60’s. The images are emotive and have a highly specific look to them in lighting, contrast and composition.’

It would be great if you can try to arrive at about 7.00 pm for sign in. 
The meeting will open at 7.15 pm with an update on what’s been happening and judging will commence at 7.30 pm. 
See you there.

Don’t forget next Wednesday night is also the closing date for entries to our September Competition ‘Colour Echoing’, the definition for that is….’Find a subject of colour – building, billboard, car etc, then use another object or persons clothing of similar colour to echo your chosen colour’ For mono images only the primary subject and the echo will be in colour, the remainder in monochrome.

Should lockdown continue for us you will be notified of the arrangements for attending the meeting on line.

by Airlie Andrews, August 4, 2021

Sunshine Coast Sister Club Joint Meeting

Our club will be holding another Zoom meeting with the Sunshine Coast Camera Club in Canada.

Date and Time Saturday, November 13th at 12 noon, 2021

(Canadian meeting time will be at 7pm on Nov 12)

Images are to be sent to Gerry Gibson: gg@gerrygibson.com.au

All images must be in by Friday the 5th of November

Submit only ONE image.

Maximum image size: 1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high (16:9 aspect ratio)

(To clarify; your image can be any size, it just can’t be wider than 1920 pixels wide or higher than1080 pixels. 

For example your image could be 1920 pixels wide x only 800 pixels high. Or only 1000 p wide x 1080 p high).

Set Subject is “Negative Space”

Definition of Negative Space in photography is:

“Negative space defines and emphasises the main subject of a photo, drawing your eye to it, It provides “breathing room”, giving your eyes somewhere to rest and preventing your image from appearing too cluttered with “stuff”. All of this adds up to a more engaging composition.”

We look forward to seeing your “Negative Space” images. There is plenty of time, so keep your eyes open for Neg Space opportunities

Following are two links that you may find helpful that further explains how to photograph negative space:

https://www.nicholasgooddenphotography.co.uk/london-blog/negative-space-in-photography

All images will be shared between the two photography clubs, grouped together and numbered. Canadian judge will provide comments on the Odd numbered photos and the Australian judge will provide comments on the Even numbered photos prior to the joint meeting. The scores and comments from the judges will be read out by a moderator from each club at the joint meeting. Scoring will be from 1 to 10 from each judge, then averaged to come to a final score.

by Gerry Gibson, August 2, 2021

BUNDABERG THREE NIGHT FOUR DAY TRIP

Bundaberg East Cabin and Tourist Park

Caravan, Motorhome, Cabin or Tent

Dates: 29th, 30th and 31st October 2021

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Make your bookings by the end of this month, particularly if you want a cabin.

A deposit of one night is required.

info@bundabergtouristpark.com.au

 07 4152 8899 

Cabins: $80.00 to $120.00 per night

Powered Sites: Ensuite $37.00 per night

Shared Ensuite $32.00 per night

Let me know when you make your booking. 

gg@gerrygibson.com.au

Activities include :

Dinner in the camp kitchen or equivalent.

Bundy Belle Day Cruise $30.00 150 minutes 

Dine at Bundaberg Services Club Sunday night.

Australian Sugar Cane Railway Our trains run inside the Bundaberg Botanical Gardens on most Sundays & Wednesdays plus most public holidays.

Bundaberg Rum Tour

Mon Repos Turtle Centre

More info to follow.

by Gerry Gibson, July 20, 2021