May Happenings.

Thursday 11th May – Tutorial Night at Cominos House
How to better use your camera and/or your computer.  Bring your camera and manual. For members who need a hand with basic computing please bring your laptop.
Contact Grant  for members who wish to attend.  Starts 7pm.

Thursday 18th May – General Meeting Night at Stratford Library Meeting Room.
Arrive 6.45pm for a 7pm start.
May Club Competition:  Something Old (print)
May be a thing, building, person. Anything that portrays signs of ageing, delapidation or historical.

Sunday 28 May 2017 Field Trip
Hartley’s Crocodile Farm
Meet at 8.30am. Entry FOC
Familiarize yourself with the Day Schedule.
If you wish to have lunch, why not check out  LILIES MENU
We need numbers, so please let us know who wishes to attend.


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.

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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Workshop: Beginners Flash Photography Course

A recap from Heather York:  29 March 2015













“The Beginners Flash Photography Course” held by Paul Dymond was a great day where much was learned, much was remembered, the books finally made sense and a lot of fun was had. Paul is a wonderful teacher, makes it all reasonably easy to understand and gave us clear & concise notes so we could remind ourselves after the classes had finished. The important thing is to put what you learned into practice, over and over again, practice makes perfect – or close to anyway.

I loved Paul’s comment ” mastering Flash photography allows you to turn night into day and day into night” and he showed us how to do this. You know, what sounds impossible is quite easy once a master has shown you how.

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Photography Tutorials are now on our webpage

JUNE 2014 TUTORIAL: Image Resizing
Understanding Image Size, Resolution, PPI, DPI and How to Prepare Your Images for Competitions and Publishing Without Tears.
Download this informative Understanding Image Size All

Digital Images for Judging
All projected images must be Digital in jpg format
Maximum Horizontal 1920px by
Maximum Vertical 1280px
No Borders
Each file size must not exceed 2.5MB per image.
If submitting eg. Square image then the size must be 1280 x 1280 px maximum. 

Print Competitions:  remember to trim off any borders.