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.

Speakers February and March

Cairns Photography Society Inc – Queensland, Australia
What a wonderful speaker Rob Harries is. He constantly entertains us with exciting imagery and information. This NZ presentation at our last monthly (February 2017) had us entertained and wished it could have been longer. Shame this video has not sound, but it will show off his fine photography.

And our Jackie Hammer gave us a brilliant talk in March 2017  on how to enter Competitions and what judges look for and their Critique.
Sorry no sound, but members requested to see the notes and images which are all excellent.

March News

There is so much happening in the next few weeks that it is definitely to your advantage to peruse our Calendar. Make a note of different nights and venues.  All will be revealed at our March General Meeting Thursday 9th March at Cominos House.  Be early and seated by 7pm please.

Hello CPS members and friends – a newsletter from our President Grant Phillips.

 

Remember March competition is:
Black & White/Monochrome (print)
This could be just B&W or contain a single tone, such as eg. sepia or rose tint.
And we will remind you over and over that the Cairns Show is looming.
Entry Closing date:  Friday  4.00pm 30th June, 2017
Cairns Show 19, 20, 21 July
Arts_and_Crafts pdf – see Section 26 and Cairnsshow application form pdf.

 

Tanks Exhibitions

Exhibitions
There are currently two exhibitions at The Tanks, featuring our member photographers, Tim Warnock and Mimi Tannaka and all members are urged  to attend:

Docs Day Off – with our own Dr Tim Warnock
Fri 03 Feb – Sat 04 Mar

Photographers: Danielle Hodgens and George Kneipp, Dr. Tim Warnock and Joseph Jacobs with assistance from Dr. Paul Trott.
This photographic exhibition shows over eighty doctors from the Cairns and Hinterland Health Region doing what they are passionate about when they are not working.
After completing a similar exhibition of photographs of the local law fraternity, Danielle and Joseph decided to pay tribute to the doctors in our region who work tirelessly for the benefit of the community.
With the support of the Cairns Photographic Society, these photographers have compiled a diverse collection of images from a broad spectrum of doctors working in both the public and private sectors. The exhibition highlights how a good balance of work and recreational time can be achieved by enjoying the natural resources and recreational facilities available in our region.
LAUNCH: 6pm, Friday 10 February
SPEAKER: Justice Jim Henry
VENUE: Tank 4
COST: Free
OPEN: 9.00AM – 4.30PM WEEKDAYS, 10AM – 2.30PM WEEKENDS
This exhibition will also show at the Tablelands Regional Gallery, Atherton in March-April.

 

Mimi Tannaka – Unplugged Photographs
Fri 03 Feb – Sat 04 MarEveryone knows that Cairns has one of the liveliest live music scenes in regional Australia. This exhibition is a tribute to the talent of our town, our own entertainers.
Mimi Tannaka has been photographer in residence with Tanks Unplugged local music series for the last four years, as well as photographing live music events around Cairns. From the hundreds of on-stage moments, the task of selecting Mimi’s very best works was shared with Cairns’ best known photo-journalist, Brian Cassey who says, “Mimi has an eye for the emotions of musicians, a knack for composition and a sense of timing so vital to this photographic genre.”
The exhibition will be officially launched by Ray Elias.
LAUNCH: 6pm, Friday 3 February
VENUE: Tank 4
COST: Free
OPEN: 9.00AM – 4.30PM WEEKDAYS, 10AM – 2.30PM WEEKENDS

Up and Coming Workshops at Cominos House

Workshops at Cominos House – starting 7pm

We have booked Cominos House for five nights between March and June for workshops. Costs for the workshops will be $10 per head and several have been tentatively prepared. They are:

Thursday 16/03/17 Lightroom for Beginners 

Topics – What is the Lightroom catalog; Setting up a LR catalog, Importing photos from your camera and hard drive; Organising your catalog in a logical manner; Moving and re-arranging photos and files within the catalog structure; Exporting photos; Using external editors; Basic development techniques. 

As an introduction, this course is designed to cover only one aspect of Lightroom – the catalog. At completion you should have created a workable catalog and have enough knowledge to import all your existing photos into the catalog in an orderly fashion. Participants will need a laptop with Lightroom installed, power cables, a mouse and a camera with some images or card reader and cables. Tutorial instruction sheets will be provided. There will be a form at the next meeting for participants to register their interest.

Thursday 23/03/17 Photoshop for Beginners 

Topics – What is Photoshop; what is the difference between Lightroom and Photoshop; How to open photos in PS; What are Layers; How to duplicate layers; How to copy layers between images; Using Layer styles and opacity; Simple selections; Simple photo editing; Content aware fill; How to resurrect your old family photos.

This course is a simple introduction to PS designed to allow you to take the first steps to mastering PS. Attendance at the previous LR course would be an advantage. Participants will need a laptop with Photoshop installed, power cables and a mouse. Tutorial instruction sheets will be provided. There will be a form at the next meeting for participants to register their interest.

Thursday 20/04/17 How to better use your camera

Topics – What are shutter speed, ISO and aperture and how are they related; How and when to use Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority, How, and why, you should shoot in manual mode; Why shoot raw images; How to use all those other buttons on your camera that you rarely touch.

More experienced members of the club will assist you to better understand the workings of your camera and to get out of Program Mode for better photography.