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.
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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.


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


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.

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