September Happenings – Cooktown Weekend

September 23rd & 24th – Cooktown Weekend

A number of members have indicated they will drive up on the Friday and stay for two nights.
Here is an informal schedule for the weekend. Whilst there are plenty of photographic opportunities in Cooktown and we will all be tempted to do our own thing, there will be a few group activities which we hope will be attended by as many people as possible.

Cooktown is located 260km north of Cairns by the coastal road (unsealed and recommended for 4WD vehicles only) and 350 km by the inland road (accessible by conventional vehicles).The Cape York Peninsula begins north of Cairns, extending almost 1000 kms to the geographical tip of Australia in the north. It covers about 137,000 square kilometres -the Coral Sea is to the east of the Peninsula, the Torres Strait to the north, and the Gulf of Carpentaria to the west.

Friday 22nd – Drive to Cooktown
Photo opportunities on the drive up, via Mulligan Highway: Continue Reading →

July Happenings

Thursday 20 July – General Meeting @ Stratford Library Meeting Room.
AGM followed by our normal meeting.

  • Remember:  Your membership is now due.
    You would have received an email from our President, Grant Phillips with information re our AGM.
  • July Competition:  Contrast (Print)
  • Cairns Show: If you have entered the show, remember you must drop off your entries on Wednesday 12 July 12pm – 6pm
    Collect your entries Saturday 22 July 9am – 11am

This month we have a wonderful Artist as our Guest Speaker:  Lenore Howard.
She is a well known Cairns Artist whose history includes newspaper photographer,  international media assistant for a British company in England,  TAFE art teacher and head of promotions for The Cairns Post daily newspaper.
Lenore maintains an art career that includes many solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and has works in the Queensland Art Gallery, regional galleries and private collections in Australia, Britain and the USA.

The topic will be:
GREAT THEMES RE-IMAGINED THROUGH THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography was a technique that entered the art world and was a profound catalyst that forever changed the scope of creativity.

 
It caused real concerns to some painters, became an essential tool to others, but ultimately freed artists to explore new ways of seeing and expressing.  All preconceptions of what ‘art was, and could be’ were questioned and continue to do so.
 
Great themes are eternal, and it was at an astonishing rate that photography became a commanding contemporary voice to those themes while creating the basis for astonishing different artistic movements.

 

IMPORTANT NEWS – April


IMPORTANT NOTE: There are venues changes so please
keep an eye out on our Event/Outing Page for all the details.

Our April CPSinc General Meeting 
will be held @
Stratford Library Meeting Room!
11 Kamerunga Rd, Stratford
April 13th
Please arrive by 6.45pm for a 7pm start.  Finish around 9.30pm
From then onwards, we will continue to have our General Meetings
Stratford Library Meeting Room
Every 3rd Thursday
As always, please arrive 6.45pm for a 7pm start.

CPSinc Club Tutorial Evenings
Comino House – Edge Hill
Cnr Greenslopes/ Little Street, Edge Hill.
2nd Thursday each month from May onwards
as indicated on our event outing webpage.
These nights we will utilise as tutorial nights.
    Check the

event outing calendar t

    o keep updated with further information.

February 2017 – Welcome back.

Let us welcome you back to another fun filled, informative, creative year.

February Sunday 26 Field Trip 2017
Mt Uncle Distillery
1819 Chewko Road, Walkamin.

Walkamin is about half way between Mareeba and Atherton on the Kennedy Highway. Approaching from Mareeba, turn right at Walkamin where there is a sign to Mt Uncle. The restaurant is open at 10am and lunch served from 12 midday. The setting is absolutely beautiful and the restaurant meals are first class and I will try to get access to the distillery for photographs when I know final numbers. This is a rain, hail or shine outing as there is plenty to do and photograph inside the massive restaurant and tasting rooms if the day is wet. Outside there is a small zoo with peacocks, donkeys, alpacas, etc.  We will need to advise the restaurant of numbers for lunch so we will ask for those interested to sign up on Thursday night during our meeting.

First meeting of the year: Thursday 9 February.
This meeting will be packed with a lot of stimulating talks by Rob Harris and meet your member Peter Hall, short movie with astounding imagery from New Zealand, Competition/Critique from our December OPEN and the Portfolio results.
And finish up with our Field Trip Slideshow: Goomboora Park and Limberlost.
(Bring a drink and cushion)
Make sure you are seated for 7pm start.  As always, we welcome visitors to attend.

And please keep an eye out on our Monthly Calendar on our webpage.

February Competition:
Motion &/or Blur (digital)

Motion – of things. A picture in which our visual senses tell us that the subject must have been moving when the picture was taken.
It may be depicted in a sharp image or by deliberate use of blur by allowing the focus to become soft due to subject or camera movement, including, capturing motion of anything by using slow shutter speed, or even using 2nd curtain sync flash.
The image may include deliberate un-sharp image areas caused by subject or camera movement, or by selective or incorrect focusing or intentional camera movement.

Here a few examples of possibilities:
Did you know that you can catch up on all our Field Trips going back to July 2011.
That would keep you busy watching all these slideshows this wet season.

Venue change – Next Club Meeting – 8th December Christmas Party

It’s our Christmas Party time again
WHERE: The German Club 57 Winkworth Street Cairns
WHEN: Thursday 8th December 2016
TIME: 6.00 to 10.00pm
FOOD: German style (naturally), Roast Pork, German  Bratwurst, Leberkäse, Sauerkraut, Onions & Chips. Including coffee & cake.
COST: $25.00 per head  DRINKS: At pub prices or better.
PRESENTS: Bring a $5 op shop gift for both your partner and yourself so you can both join in the “Secret Santa”

Remember to pay before end of November through our CPSinc BSB facilities.

We will have a very quick meeting then start the frivolity.

Remember to bring your next club competition images:  OPEN – PRINT

xmas-2016pm

And if you are keen, why not look up our 2017 Calendar.  There will be quite a few additions and further information.  But it is a start, especially your monthly competitions.  Enjoy.  And as always, your input is appreciated with new ideas and suggestions.