February Update and News

Just to inform our members due to double bookings, that our additional workshops for February and March will be postponed to a later date. We shall inform you as soon as the new dates are finalised.

Reminder:  First Club Competition is MACRO in Print (with a copy on USB for Corinne)
Refresh your memory on file sizing and rules here.

Extreme Close-up
Close-up photography is to move in closer than you normally would, to take a photograph of part of the whole, rather than the whole.
eg – if taking a picture of a facial portrait then a close-up would be the photo of the eye or ear etc.
Anything can be photographed close-up keeping in mind that photographic interest and composition still apply. Use of a wide angle can distort the image to provide a unique aspect or a telephoto lens can be used to zoom in much closer than normal.
Always ensure that the image is in focus by taking note of the minimum focusing distance of the lens/camera that you are using and note that depth of filed can be an issue. You should preferably be using a tripod and manual focus to ensure sharp imagery.

Ingrid Douglas
NEW: You may now substitute one OPEN image in your division.
That means, if you normally entered 3 images in your division, it will be now be 2 in the monthly subject  + 1 open.
Just ensure you label your image with Div1 or 2__OPEN_ Member Number_ Title

Looking forward to our first Club meeting this year.  Hope to see a lot of eager new faces and recharged members on
Thursday 11 February 2016.  Be seated by 6.45pm for a 7pm start.



January Additional Outing – URGENT UPDATE

Firstly, we wish all our members a very Happy New Year.  Hope Santa surprised you with lovely new photographic goodies.
Seeing we are having such a long Christmas break we will have an additional outing in January.

Saturday 23rd January (sorry no markets on 31st)
Yungaburra Markets and Township.
Meet from 7.30am onwards in the Market area.
Morning tea 10am – coffee shop opposite Nick Swiss Inn/revamped Church


Storyboard Tuition Cominos House

Thursday Cominos House – 21st January – 7pm
Members who are interested to prepare and submit a photograph in the likes of a storyboard are welcome to attend this session.  Bring in your normal sized photograph and laptop and we will try to assist you with some ideas.
As we do not know if all of the images would be selected for the Children’s Ward, so think of this exercise as an educational session.  Let us make this a bit of fun.  It might pay you to bring a power board and extension lead to share. Seek out some other elements and animals, foliage, trees and clouds that you may wish to add to your image to create a quirky fun storyboard.
Below is an example by Ingrid Douglas.

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