There is a lot of information how to take good silhouettes online. Maybe for starters check out the Digital Photography School site for some pointers.
And here is a useful Youtube tutorial to watch. Enjoy.
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.
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.
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.
Club Meeting Night: Thursday 9th April
Club Competition: Yellow/Gold – Print + USB digital for Yvonne
Main Colour/Subject must be yellow/gold.
Club Field Trip: Waterfall Circuit – Sunday 26th April
Meet 9am The Falls Teahouse – Millaa Millaa – Reserved tables for morning tea.
Concentrate on Slow Shutter/ND filters
(Saturday 25th Anzac Day)
All photographs submitted to Division 1 and Division 2 should adhere to any of these minimal acceptable ‘retouching’ editing practices.
Straight HDR is accepted in Div1 & Div2 and not Creative/Experimental – unless further editing/addition/manipulation has been done to this image.
There should be no additions or major deletions eg. removing a tree trunk or telegraph pole.
These are some of the suggested acceptable basic retouching editing practices:
Members refresh yourself of our Competition Rules here.
Time to catch up on the last competition results in 2014 – Still Life Competition Results
Remember the February Competition is WEATHERED – PRINT
This may be mono or in colour, people (eg bodies,faces), Buildings, Environment, Textures etc You are the artist.
Refresh your memory of our CPSinc Competition Rules for 2015 here.
There have been some changes made, especially in the Creative/Experimental definition.
Creative or experimental photographs display a novel effect because of an unusual combination of objects and/or unusual viewpoint. Photographs in which the images have been modified during or after exposure by using an experimental technique are also eligible in Creative/Experimental sections. The photograph must always have a basic photographic image. Digital manipulation processes may be employed providing the original photograph was exposed by the entrant. Utilise mixed media, photographic manipulation, montage, paint, brushwork, other elements, scanning, textures, filters … you are the artist.
Any image is not considered if it is a monochrome photograph that has been partially toned or colour has been added. Nor is direct High Dynamic Range (HDR) without further adjustment.
To make it easier for our Club Competition Secretary for record keeping, as well as sending files to remote judges, can we all make a concertive effort.
Remember: Images may NOT be resubmitted for judging in subsequent months.