MONTHLY MEETINGS 

Held: 3rd Tuesday of the month

At: Club Narooma - Montague Room 7pm-9pm

For 2021 our Monthly Judging Meetings are to be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. 
Where:  Montague Room, Club Narooma - Princes Highway Narooma
Time:     7pm to 9pm  
 

15th December 2020

AGM / Image of the Year / Awards night

IMAGE OF THE YEAR - 49 IMAGES SUBMITTED

 

Narooma Camera Club closed its yearly competition with the following results in the

Image of the Year December Competition  with 49  Images from 17 Members. 


 

Our judge for the Image of the Year was Linda Fury, President of the Kiama-Shellharbour Camera Club. We’d like to thank Linda for the time and effort she put into the task, and for her comprehensive comments on each and every entry.

 

The winners of this year’s Image of the Year competition are:

 

IMAGE OF THE YEAR

Winner - Sue Lawson with “Only Memories Left”

 

Judge said “The first thing I said about this image was WOW – and not in the good sense of wow but for the devastation in this photo. It certainly moved me and really does tell a story. I can’t fault this image for the story it tells. Such a powerful documentary photo.”

 

Highly Commended A Grade - Deb Flynn with Destruction in the Mist

 

Highly Commended B Grade - Ally Aitken with Catch of the Day

 

Highly Commended C Grade - Judy Morgan with Blue Boy

 

Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to all for your contributions.


 

Points winners for the Year 2020


 

A Grade :

1. Deb Flynn         with   87

2. Krysia St Clair   with   39

3. Rosy Williams   with   19   +  tied with  Peter Jeffery   with   19

B Grade :

1. Wendy Fisk      with      49

2. Sue Lawson      with     45

3. Allison Aitken    with    44

C Grade :

1. Judy Morgan     with    70

2. Janet Linee       with     45

3. Carolyn Bate     with    11


 

Hope to see everyone from the club back next year ….


 

The winning images have been added to our Gallery.

16th February 2021

MONOCHROME PHOTOGRAPHY 

Our Set subject for February is : Monochrome Photography

- Due to be emailed in by the 1st Tuesday of February.

 

 

Monochrome Photography is photography where each position on an image can record and show a different amount of light, but not a different hue. 

It includes all forms of black-and-white  photography, which produce images containing shades of neutral grey ranging from black to white


Printed Material: https://petapixel.com/2014/11/24/6-black-white-photography-tips-monochrome-enthusiasts/


Videos : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lykFo-R-0_o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reqL-VZn48Q

Our judge this month:  Colin Schofields

 

General Feedback : 

The Set Subject for our February Competition was “Monochrome” and, as usual we also ran an Open competition across our three grades.

 

We were very fortunate to have Colin Schofields as our Judge for the month. Colin has completed the NSW FCC Judges’ course, and mentors new judges. He regularly judges local and national competitions, and has worked with many well-known photographers in Australia. Colin enjoys helping others in the field as he has a very sound knowledge of camera technology, and also enjoys helping people to use Photoshop. Colin enjoys most forms of photography. He believes in planning a photograph and getting the camera settings right before taking the shot. Colin considers photography a very supportive hobby, where people enjoy sharing their knowledge and helping others to develop their skills.

 

Narooma Camera Club would like to sincerely thank Colin for providing us with his insightful feedback on our images, and useful hints on how to improve our photography.  We all appreciate the time and effort Colin put in to judging our February competition for us. 

Competition Results :

Set Subject

A Grade

Gold                         Ambush               Rosy Williams

Gold                         Ride Em Cowgirl   Deb Flynn

Silver                       Cyanotype 4         Peter Jeffery

Silver                       Steam Punk Ally    Wendy Fisk

Highly Commended    Bridge Canberra    Ivan Finlay

Highly Commended    Waiting                Ally Aitken

B Grade

Gold                         Old Graziers Cottage          Judy Morgan

Silver                       Ghost Ship                        Russell Howick

Silver                       Snowy Mtns General Store  Russell Howick

Highly Commended    Pinnacles                         Russell Howick

C Grade

Gold                         Lost and Forgotten    Rita Jeffery

Silver                       Sunday Afternoon      Rita Jeffery

Open Subject

A Grade

Gold                         Grey Shrike Thrush   Krysia St Clair

Silver                       Hats Off To Ya          Ally Aitken

Highly Commended    Oyster Beds             Krysia St Clair

Highly Commended    Reflections              Michelle Merry

B Grade

Silver                       Camp Glow                        Katherine Wagner

Highly Commended    Mega-pod Heading South    Judy Morgan

C Grade

Silver                        Indian Moccasins                 Geoff Geary

Highly Commended    Snow on the Peaks Canada    Geoff Geary

16th March 2021

MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY 

Our Set subject for March is: Macro photography 

 Due to be emailed in by the 1st Tuesday of March -

Macro Photography is a unique form of photography that involves

photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or larger in the photo. 

The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye

 

Printed Material:  https://www.adorama.com/alc/top-10-macro-photography-tips


https://photographylife.com/macro-photography-tutorial


Videos :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CbfL4fvH6M

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT1fcwMu8jY


Our judge this month:  Don Munro

General Feedback : 

Our second set subject for the year was MACRO photography and, as always, we also ran an open subject competition. 

 

We had 16 Members entering 48 images for judging. 

 

We were very fortunate to have a magnificent judge from the Federation of Camera Clubs named Don Munro for our Monthly Subject of Macro Photography.    

 

Don looks for the three criteria that occur in almost all successful photos:

 

Content: What is the photo about? What story are you telling? Why was it important to take this photograph?

Composition: Do all the elements of the photo help tell your “story” without distractions?

Technical: Does the lighting, exposure, depth of field, shutter speed, and other technical aspects help communicate your “story”? 

 

Narooma Camera Club would like to sincerely thank Don for providing us with his fantastic breakdown of his feedback on our images, and useful hints on how to improve our photography.

Competition Results :

Set Subject

A Grade

Gold                         Busy Bee                    Michelle Merry

Gold                         Essential Worker          Deb Flynn

Silver                        Mating Dragonflies      Sue Lawson

Silver                        Drips of White             Ally Aitken

Highly Commended    Bark                            Ivan Finlay

Highly Commended    Just for the Nose of it    Rosy Williams

B Grade

 

Gold                         Bee on Lilly Pilly           Russell Howick

Silver                       Random Bug                Russell Howick

Silver                       Ladybird                      Russell Howick

Highly Commended    Rock Crab                    Judy Morgan

C Grade

 

Gold                         Flowering Gums           Marie Phillip

Silver                        After the Rain              Marie Phillip

Highly Commended    Forever Young              Rita Jeffery

Highly Commended    Butterflies                    Geoff Geary

Open Subject

A Grade

Gold                         River Roots                    Deb Flynn

Silver                        Butcher Bird                  Krysia St Clair

Silver                        Bridge Strike                 Deb Flynn

Highly Commended    Sunflower Field              Wendy Fisk

Highly Commended    Tree of Life                    Sue Lawson

B Grade

Gold                          Still Water                    Katherine Wagner

Silver                        Hawk Eye                      Kevin Budds

C Grade

Gold                         Broken Leg Strap            Geoff Geary

Silver                        Opera House                  Geoff Geary

April  2021

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

Our Set subject for April is :  Landscape photography 

- Due to be emailed in by the 1st Tuesday of April -

 

Landscape Photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast

and unending, but other times microscopic. 

Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes. Landscape photography is done for a variety of reasons

 

Printed Material:   https://digital-photography-school.com/12-tips-to-help-you-capture-stunning-landscape-photos/

https://www.pixpa.com/blog/landscape-photography-tips

 

Videos :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3D0mRGpzN8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB-FvfkW_3Q

 Our judge this month:  Colin Talbot

General Feedback :  xxxxxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2021

LIGHT & SHADOW PHOTOGRAPHY

Our Set subject for May is Light or Shadow Photography  :   

- Due to be emailed in by the 1st Tuesday of May -

 

Light or Shadow Photography -  What is Light and Shadow Photography? 

Light and shadow photography is using strong lights and shadows to create abstract or anonymous silhouettes.

 

Especially in monochrome with the high contrast lighting, the images create unique perspectives.

 

Printed Material: https://digital-photography-school.com/shadows-in-photography/


Examples and ideas :  https://gr.pinterest.com/EGXX/light-and-shadow-photography/

 

Videos :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QepsjBaRCY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLH-OP9zVYc

 

Our judge this month: 

General Feedback :  xxxxxx

 

June 2021

CREATIVITY PHOTOGRAPHY

Our Set subject for June is :   Creative Photography, the field is wide open.  

- Due to be emailed in by the 1st Tuesday of June -

 

Creative Photography what is creative, it can involve a simple workflow that

a photographer used to capture that unique look of a photo. 


Or they can be a complex post-processing technique that was used to bring out the mood and textures in an image.  Take something small and make it large,  capture oil in water, make a composition image, use double images, play with reflections, see samples below

Printed Material:  https://visualwilderness.com/composition-creativity/what-is-creative-photography#:~:text=when%20you%20talk%20about%20creative%20photography%2C%20the%20field%20is%20wide%20open.&text=They%20can%20involve%20a%20simple,and%20textures%20in%20an%20image.

 

Videos : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hRYxr6zWHQ

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPag0iand3w&t=417s

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUHnqDl89dg

  

Our judge this month: 

General Feedback :  xxxxxx

July 2021

MIRROR OR GLASS REFLECTION

PHOTOGRAPHY

Our Set subject for July is Mirror or Glass Reflection photography

-  Due to be emailed in by the 1st Tuesday of July -  

 

Mirror or Glass Reflections Photography, also referred to as mirror photography

is when you use reflective surfaces to create an artistic echo of a scene.

 

This type of photography can add an interesting spin to locations that are hotspots for photographers such as oceans, lakes, puddles, and even rain drops.

 

You have the option to take this subject literal and use only mirrors or glass or it can be a mirror reflection as in reflection photography the choice is yours.

 

Printed Material: https://expertphotography.com/mirror-photography-ideas/


https://www.clickinmoms.com/blog/creativity-exercise-mirror-mirror-creative-reflections/


https://expertphotography.com/cloud-photography/

 

Videos :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgGoN0VixVs


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfweiLbEJ24

 

 Our judge this month: 

General Feedback :  xxxxxx

August 2021

CLOUD PHOTOGRAPHY

Our Set subject for August is  Cloudscape photography:   

Due to be emailed in by the 1st Tuesday of August -

Cloud Photography - is photography of clouds or sky. Get outside there are

so many styles of clouds and ways to shoot them.

Grab a tripod and set up for some time-lapse if you like or get out on a stormy sunset or rise - see those clouds and capture them

 

Printed Material: https://www.photographytalk.com/how-to-photograph-clouds

https://the-pro-photographer.com/7-tips-for-taking-great-cloud-photos/

 

https://www.lightstalking.com/how-to-photograph-clouds/


Videos :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3BaRqBpVu8

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3m9k76uf5k

 

Our judge this month: 

General Feedback :  xxxxxx

SEPTEMBER 2021

TRANSPORT PHOTOGRAPHY

Our Set subject for September is  Transport Photography :   

- Due to be emailed in by the 1st Tuesday of September

 

Transport Photography  – Depending on your style, interests, and

photographic approach, transportation can be subject for travel photography,

street photography, documentary photography, commercial photography, and even fashion photography.

 

From expensive cars and yachts to bicycles and public transportation, you have a wide range of vehicles to choose from.

 

You may want to focus on technological achievements, like super-fast trains, or on social issues, like the importance of a cycle rickshaws in an Asian society.

 

Or you may want to focus on cargo trucks, airplanes, or shipping companies.  You can with your shutter decide on capturing movement or freezing it.

Printed Material: https://www.ephotozine.com/article/10-top-transport-photography-tips-18820

https://annemckinnell.com/2016/03/24/how-to-photograph-modes-of-transportation/

 

Videos :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5Epx2grWDE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2YEj7WfOWM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpZYQqp8YX4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnpc6QsoKo4

Our judge this month: 

General Feedback :  xxxxxx

OCTOBER 2021

LINES IN PHOTOGRAPHY

Our Set subject for October is Lines in Photography  :   

- Due to be emailed in by the 1st Tuesday of October 

 

Lines in Photography  – What is a line in photography definition? 

A line in a photo is a point that moves, leading towards something.

This can be vertical lines, parallel lines, curved lines, diagonal lines, and even strong horizontal lines. 


A leading line helps the viewer's eye move from one part of the image to another.

 

Printed Material:  https://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-use-leading-lines-for-better-compositions/

https://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/an-intro-to-line-shape-and-form-in-photography/

 

Videos : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6AP49hI3e0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oou0eAZ9OsU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zx-DOL4a8c

Our judge this month: 

General Feedback :  xxxxxx

NOVEMBER 2021

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY 

Our Set subject for November is  Night Photography :   

- Due to be emailed in by the 1st Tuesday of November 

 

When speaking about night photography and what there is to it, the first

thought is long exposure, car  light trails, city lights, trains at night, boats at

night like ferries etc.

 

While this is correct, there is a lot more to night photography and since we have more time for our exposure, this might mean endless fun. Light painting, steel wool twirling, fire twirling and many more too.

Printed Material: https://digital-photography-school.com/introduction-to-night-photography/

https://www.canva.com/learn/9-night-photography-techniques-capture-detailed-scenes-limited-lighting/

https://digital-photography-school.com/tips-for-getting-proper-exposure-for-night-photography/

Videos : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6DIaFnnCiI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPJVj4qI9AI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFlgMdiZHhc


 

Our judge this month: 

General Feedback :  xxxxxx

DECEMBER 2021

IMAGE OF THE YEAR 

For our December meeting we will be holding our Image of the Year entries. 

For our final monthly meeting you are open to enter three (3) images. 

 

But they Must be ones that you have entered either in Set or Open subjects

in the year from February to November 2021. 

 

Only Images in 2021 are accepted.

  

Our judge this month:        

General Feedback :  xxxxxx

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