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Monthly Competitions and Club Outings 2016

We have a ”buddy’ system for all new members attending their first outing with the club. If you would like to assist with this, please let us know at the next meeting.

A slide show is created from these outings. So please submit your best 10 or more photographs on CD in large size and give to Ingrid at the following club meeting. That way we can all enjoy each other's images.


2017 Monthly Competitions and Outing CALENDAR

Images may NOT be resubmitted for judging in subsequent months.
All competition entries must be handed to the competition secretary BEFORE or ON the appropriate club meeting night.
Late submissions will NOT be accepted.

Membership 1/2 year form 2016/17


MEETINGS
2nd & 3rd Thursdays monthly
COMPETITIONS
3rd Thursday monthly
SPEAKERS
Competition Critiques
Tutorials, Slideshows

CLUB FIELD TRIPS
usually last Sunday in the Month
Sunday
22 January
 




Sunday 22 January
The Wildlife Dome - meet 9am

Thursday
9 February

Cominos House

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.

"New Zealand Special"

Guest speakers:
Rob Harris

Showcasing his travels and tips on photography/gear /travel/highlights and much more.

To be followed by a
New Zealand short movie. Bring you cushion and a drink :-)

Meet your member
Peter Hall.

Competition/critique results:
"OPEN" November '16
and Portfolio critique.

Field Trip Slideshow: Goomboora Park and Limberlost.

 

Sunday 26 February
Mt Uncle Distillery
at 1819 Chewko Road, Walkamin.

Restaurant opens at 10am for drinks and light snacks, the kitchen opens at 12md for meals. 

Possibly consider a late start and stay over for early evening meal.  There is a small animal park with goats, donkeys, alpacas and peacocks.





Thursday
9 March

Cominos House

Black & White/Monochrome (print)
This could be just B&W or contain a single tone, such as eg. sepia or rose tint.

Competition and Critique Night
Portfolio Results and Motion/Blur Results

Jackie Hammer Speaker

Dome Wild Life Outing Slideshow

Sunday 26th March
Beach Crawl
Ellis Beach Cafe at 3pm
followed by a walk up the beach for photo opportunities. As the light will not be best at that time of day, bring your flash and try some fill-in flash portraiture and other subjects.

Thursday
16 March

Cominos House

Tutorial Evening - commences 7pm Cost $10pp
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 March

Cominos House

Tutorial Evening - commences 7pm Cost $10pp
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
13 April

General Meeting
Stratford Library

All Creatures Great and Small (Digital)
Any creature whether domesticated or in the wild.

Judging March Competition and a Presentation:
Ben Stoffl
EFIAP FAPS PSQA

Sunday 30 April 2017
The Boulders and Babinda Township
Meet 7am at The Boulders Carpark

The Kool Spot Café ( further down Munro Street near the picture theatre) is open Sundays 8.00am onwards



NOTE: This is the 4th Sunday, not the last Sunday in the month.

Easter 14 - 16 April
Anzac Day 24 April


Advanced P/shop with Ben 1pm - 4pm Thursday 13 April at private residence.
Sorry, fully booked out now.

We welcome members to join us for a photoshoot with Ben.
Meet at Botanical Gardens main gate:
8am Good Friday.
Morning tea at the Wild Bean Cafe.


Saturday
29 April

Workshop
Stratford Library


Workshop with Phillipa Frederikson EFIAP MAPS SSAPS PSQA 

Venue - Stratford Library Meeting Room
Be seated for a 10am start
Finish 4pm

Cost - No Charge to Members 

4 Sessions:
Art and Photography
Abstract/Creative Photography
Creative Editing on Your Smart Phone
Creating a Portfolio


Thursday
11 May


Cominos House

Tutorial Evening
Learn how to use your DSLR in Manual mode. Participants should bring their cameras. Start with a brief lesson on the relationship between aperture/shutter speed/ISO and then some of our more experienced members should assist the learners, hands on, so to speak, to understand how to change their camera settings to achieve an acceptable Raw image.
We will have members with experience in the common camera brands to assist.

Thursday 18 May

General Meeting
Stratford Library

 

Something Old (print)
May be a thing, building, person. Anything that portrays signs of ageing, delapidation or historical.
 
Sunday 28 May 2017
Hartley's Crocodile Farm

Thursday
8 June

Cominos House

Tutorial Evening - TBA

Thursday
15 June

General Meeting
Stratford Library

Industrial (digital)
Could be items used in industry, or buildings, machinery.


2017 Cairns Airport IRONMAN
Sunday 11 June 2017.

Sunday 25 June
Explore the swampier side of Cairns! Come and join us at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk -7.30am (just before the Airport)
Afterwards proceed to the front area around Cairns Hospital.
Photograph around the hospital area, architecture/angles, then head to the skate park and foreshore if so desired.
Meet at Muddies for morning tea around 10-11am

 

Thursday
13 July

Cominos House

 

Thursday
20 July

General Meeting
Stratford Library

 

Contrast (print)
Tonal Contrast refers to the difference in tones from the lightest tone to the darkest tone.
Color Contrast refers to the way colours interact with each other eg. red/green  purple/yellow, orange/blue



Cairns Show 19, 20, 21 JulyEntries Close 1st July
Rules & Regulations - Section 26 here and Entry Form here

Sunday 30 July - outing TBA



Thursday
10 August

Cominos House

Tutorial Evening - TBA

Thursday
17 August

General Meeting
Stratford Library

Human Emotions (digital)
Photographs that depict any of these emotions: eg. Happiness, sadness, love, hatred, worries, and indifference – these are things that constantly occur in our daily lives.

 
Sunday 27 August
Outing TBA

Thursday
14 September

Cominos House

Tutorial Evening - TBA
Thursday
21 September

General Meeting
Stratford Library

Weather (print)
Anything to do with weather eg. An image that includes any elements of rain, wind, floods, ice, snow, storms, clouds or showing the destruction of any of these forces.
 
Sunday 24 September
Outing TBA

Thursday
12 October

Cominos House

Tutorial Evening - TBA

Thursday
19 October

General Meeting
Stratford Library

Digital  
Sunday 29 October
Outing TBA

Thursday
9 November

Cominos House

Tutorial Evening - TBA

Thursday
16 November

General Meeting
Stratford Library

Print  
Sunday 26 November
Outing TBA

Thursday
14 December

Cominos House

Tutorial Evening - TBA

Christmas Time TBA

Thursday
21 December

General Meeting TBA
Stratford Library
Digital    


2016 Monthly Competitions and Outing CALENDAR

Images may NOT be resubmitted for judging in subsequent months.
All competition entries must be handed to the competition secretary BEFORE or ON the appropriate club meeting night.
Late submissions will NOT be accepted.

Membership 1/2 year form 2016/17
This program may alter as we near these dates.
So keep your eyes on the calendar and check out our Happening's Page.
MEETING
2nd Thursday monthly
COMPETITIONS
2nd Thursday monthly
SPEAKERS CLUB FIELD TRIPS
4th weekend
January
Thur 21st and
Sat 30th
Night at Cominos House
Thurs 21 Jan - prepare Children’s Ward submission with Tim and Claire.
  Additional outing:
Yungaburra Markets - Saturday 27th January
Photograph the markets and township.
Meet from 7.30am onwards in the Market area.
Morning tea 10am - coffee shop opposite Nick Swiss Inn/revamped Church
February
Thurs 11

PRINT - Macro (Extreme Close Up)


Eden Spence_Gray
Heather Lawson

Daintree River Cruise - Sunday 28 February
Meet 7 for 7.30am at the Daintree Village departure point.
Keep your eye on Happening's page for urgent updates re weather.

March
Thurs 10th

 

DIGITAL
Pink and/or Purple - Any subject

 

Meet the Member -
Jason Van't Padje

Sunday 20th March
Meet 7.30am at main gate
Flecker Botanic Garden
Morning Tea at Wild Bean 1030am

April
Thurs 14th

 

Thurs 7th

PRINT
Water - in any form

 

Additional Workshop/Information Night
Subject LIGHTROOM
Starts 7pm Cominos House
Booking required



Meet the Member
Sharon Reisinger

Sunday 24th April
Davies Creek - meeting time at main carpark 7.30am
Bring your picnic lunch, good walking shoes, insect repellant and sense of adventure.

May
Thurs 12th

 

Thurs 5th

DIGITAL
Reflections (50% of image must be reflection)


Additional Workshop/Information Night
Subject PHOTOSHOP LAYERS
Starts 7pm Cominos House
Booking required


Guest speaker
Meet the Member
Jon Westaway

Sunday 29 May
Port Douglas - Wild Life Habitat
Breakfast with the Birds - meet 8.45am

Additional Mid-week outing 11 May - Tjapukai
15 only and bookings full. Meet 9am and you must wear your name badge.

 

June
Thurs 9th

Thurs 2nd

PRINT
Trees and/or foliage /branches

Additional Workshop/Information Night
Subject OIL ON WATER
Starts 7pm Cominos House
Booking required



Meet the member

Sunday 26th June
Goldsborough Valley/Kearney's Falls - Meet at Toilet Block 0830hrs
More information on Happenings Page

Additional outing:
Friday 17 June

City Night walk
Meet at Trinity Wharf 6pm

July
Thurs 14th

Thurs 7th

DIGITAL
City by Night

Additional Workshop/Information Night
Subject Dry Ice
Starts 7pm Cominos House
Booking required

AGM MEETING
Competition results

Speakers

Sunday 31st July
Cancer Council 2016 Relay for Life
More information on Happenings Page

CAIRNS SHOW 2016 WINNERS HERE.

August
Thurs 11th
PRINT
Fire, Smoke or Steam
Guest Speaker
Field Trip slideshow
Meet the Member
Saturday/Sunday 20th -21st August
Cardwell Weekend away.
More information on Happenings Page
September
Thurs 8th
DIGITAL
Song, Book or Film Title
  Sunday 25th September
Paronella Park - meet 8.45-9am.

MUST Pay at our September Club meeting.
October
Thurs 13th

PRINT
Silhouettes Mono or Colour

 

Guest Speaker
Graeme Masterman
Sunday 30th October
Bramston Beach -
meet 7.30am at Bramston Beach Motel
Brunch/lunch later at the Motel.
November
Thurs 10th
DIGITAL
Self Portrait
  Sunday 27th November
Goomboorah Park
Meet 7.30am followed with brunch at Vines - Limberlost Nursery, Freshwater 9.30am onwards
December
Thurs 8th

OPEN - PRINT

Christmas Party
German Club
Dining - 6pm
57 Winkworth St, Bungalow 



Cairns Dome Sun 22nd January 2017





2015 Monthly Competitions and Outing CALENDAR

Images may NOT be resubmitted for judging in subsequent months.
All competition entries must be handed to the competition secretary BEFORE or ON the appropriate club meeting night.
Late submissions will NOT be accepted.

New Membership Form 2016/17
word doc


MEETING
2nd Thursday monthly
COMPETITIONS
2nd Thursday monthly
SPEAKERS CLUB FIELD TRIPS
4th weekend
February
Thurs 12th

Weathered - PRINT
Could be mono or colour, people (faces) Buildings, Environment, Textures etc

Meet the Member
Yvonne Rein

Frankland Island Slideshow

Gordonvale - Outing slideshow here
Sunday 22nd

Meet 8.30am - Norman Park (some history here)
Map here and about Gordonvale
12md Lunch at Piefections
Quiz and information doc here.

March
Thurs 12th

Transparency - Digital
This is our judges definition:
Looking into, looking through, what can we see?
Water, window glass, containers such as aquariums, in fact anything that is clear can present us with a myriad of possibilities.
They also present a number of challenges both technical and aesthetic. Are you up to it?

Elizabeth Reeves
"Sweet Beginnings Photography"

Meet the Member
Grant Phillips

Cairns City Area - Alleyways/Doors/Windows
Sunday 22nd
Meet 7am
Outside Myers Cnr McLeod/Spence Street Cairns
Concentrate on Patterns/Perspecitives/POV/Sharp Images
Morning Tea - Wharf One Cafe 10am

Bunnings BBQ Sunday 8 March 2015

(Easter 3rd -6th April)

April
Thurs 9th
Yellow or Gold - Print
Main Colour/Subject must be yellow/gold.

A/Prof Glenn Porter
JCU Photo Media Lecturer

Meet the Member

Waterfalls
Sunday 26th
Meet 9am The Falls Teahouse - Millaa Millaa
Reserved tables for morning tea.
Waterfall Circuit - Concentrate on Slow Shutter/ND filters

(Saturday 25th Anzac Day)
May
Thurs 14th
Who Lives/lived Here? - Digital
Any dwelling of people, animals, insects, marine life, birds etc
Meet the Member
Education DVD - Composition
Etty Bay/Mourilyan Harbour
Sunday 24th
Meet 8.30am Mourilyan Harbour Carpark
Picnic Lunch under amazing trees at Etty Bay beach
(low tide 10.26am to access other beach)
June
Thurs 11th
Open- PRINT
May be colour, B&W, Panorama - Any subject matter.

Meet the Member

Membership Form
2015/16 - worddoc or pdf format.

Crystal Cascades
Sunday 28th

Meet at the carpark 8am or at Nutmeg Grove to carpool.
Concentrate on Shallow DoF/Selective Focus, Textures & Critters
Bring picnic brunch and have a game of Boccee at Ingrid & Terry's place.

July
Thurs 9th
Musical - Digital
Musical instruments or part of, Musical Performers, anything related to music (CD, records, grammophones, sheets of music)

Special Guest

AGM MEETING

Notice of AGM
Nomination Form
Proxy Voting Form

Competition results

Slideshow

Beach Crawl
Sunday 26th
Meet 6am Machans Beach Cinderalla Street Carpark
First light 6.22am - Sunrise 6.45am
Low tide 11.41am  (.9m)   
High tide 5.27am (2m) 
Then head to southern end at Yorkeys Knob by approx 9-9.30 am
Then Palm Cove Jetty area and brunch at the Surf Club 11am onwards.

  
The Cairns Show 15,16 & 17 July 2015
All photographers that wish to enter, download Schedule 26 here.



August
Thurs 13th

MONOCHROME - PRINT

Horizontal/Diagonal - (shows movement)
Vertical Lines - (shows strength & stability)

Meet the Member

Guest Speaker
Rob Harris

Competition Results
Outing Slideshow

Genazzano Weekend
Sat/Sun 15/16th August
Rob Harris workshop Portraits/lighting
And other workshops to be held. Further info TBA

Outing 8 Saturday & 9 Sunday – Cairns Cup Racing

September
Thurs 10th
Windows/Doors - Digital

Guest Speaker:
Jim Towns - China

Award night
Div 1, Div 2 and
Creative

Monochrome Competition Results

Beach Crawl Slideshow

Outing for September   11 Friday & 12 Saturday
Cairns Amateur Racing

Gordonvale Animal Education Day
Saturday September 19th

8am - 1pm Norman Park - Town Centre
12.30pm Curtis Pitt welcome speech & opening 50th Anniversary of Gordonvale High School.

October
Thurs 8th
Landscape showing foreground interest, midground and background interest - PRINT

Educational DVD

Door/Windows Competition Results

Genazzano Slideshow

Outing 31 October - City Walk & Zakie (Zombie Walk) See Happenings Page for full details.

Cairns Night Walk - Meet at Cruise Liner Marlin Wharf 1 at 7pm.
November
Thurs 12th
Celebration - Digital Guest Speaker - Gran Phillips Sunday - 29 November
Herberton Village
Hours: 9.30am to 4pm
Teahouse opens 10am to 3pm

MUST wear your name badge for entry.

Cairns to Atherton via Kuranda - 111km 1 hr 34 min - 90minutes
Via Gordonvale Gillies range 95km -1 hr 35 min    
Atherton take Atherton - Herberton Road 15mins.
December
Thurs 10th

Funny Photos 6x4" or 5x7" Print
For Christmas Party

Celebration Competition Results
Christmas Party
Bring $5 op shop Secret Santa gift.
Bring a plate of savoury or sweet plate to share.
AND dress up in something Christmassy and Fun.

View all previous year outings here.

 

 


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