• wisteria
  • Emergency Wall
  • Pelican
  • A Curve Ball
  • Dream Scape For Thamas
  • looking up
  • oceans
  • Y
  • me again
  • Uretiti Beach
  •  Mantis
  • Hanging on
  • From Bud to Bloom
  • Steampunk Ladies and Sunshades
  • Preening Pelican
  • Leaves
  • On the prowl
  •  Chrystal Blue
  •  Ankle Busters
  • zigs and zags
  • Dripping Hose
  •  Taj Mahal
  •  My Silver Spoon
  • That Feels Good
  • only another 456 to go
  •  Centrepoint
  •  The Folly
  • Orchid
  • The Beach Dance
  • Corner Slide

May Newsletter

Camera Club May 2010 Newsletter


May is here – heralding in summer in the Northern hemisphere, but forewarning us of nippy times ahead. Great for photographing autumn foliage, however.

Bring along your images of ‘Street Life’ (P/I images only, for Gisborne exchange) to Camera Club onWednesday 5th, plus for an Open subject. Please ensure that the Projected Images are resized to 1024 pixels on the longest side, and are presented on a flashdrive memory stick.

The judging results for ‘Nautical’ and last month’s ‘Open’ will also be presented.

The Workshop evening on Wednesday 19th May will include Colin Symonds presentation on ‘Contra Jour’  (Against the Light), which will be the subject for the July competition. A tricky subject, so well worth attending.
We would also like to present a fun slide-show of the Dargaville/Bayleys Beach outing, so please send up to three (3) images to barb@igrin.co.nz for inclusion. (or bring on a memory stick on Wednesday evening.) Thanks to Kate and Margaret, so far.

Many thanks to Ian Taylor for a very interesting and practical April workshop on Portrait Studio Lighting. It gave the less-experienced a very good introduction to the subject, and for the more experienced, confirmation of their methods plus some new ideas. I wonder how many of us raced out and bought a collapsible reflector or two during the next week?

The other recent outing of note was the joint Dargaville/Whangarei Clubs’ outing to photograph a sunset on Bayleys Beach. We didn’t really find one, but the whole afternoon and evening was so enjoyable that nobody really cared.
Ideas for a reciprocal outing over here will be welcomed by the Committee.

The Club Exhibition at the Bach in the Town Basin seemed well received by the public, with one image being bought.  Well done Heather and the Pukekos.
Our thanks must go to Rory for spearheading this whole project which is unlikely to be repeated any time soon. There could, however, be the possibility in the future of a no-frills exhibition at Te Studio at the Library, which would be open to all. Each person would be responsible for preparing and managing his/her own images.

It looks as if the Ruapehu Photographic Trip will happen at Labour Weekend (accommodation is not available for Queen’s Birthday).  Could everyone interested in going on this trip please talk to Noel Herman on Wednesday night, and/or email him on noelh@igrin.co.nz.

Other Things of Interest:

*          New Zealand Photography Tours  
PO Box331555, Takapuna 0622 North Shore New Zealand
office@nzphotographytours.com | www.nzphotographytours.com

AUCKLAND CITY REFLECTIONS Saturday, 15 MayTime: 8am-noon
This tour will take you on a journey through the Auckland CBD to "see" reflections, impressionism and architectural observations you never knew existed.
Only $95 for 4 hours of pure photographic excitement on Saturday 13 March

*           The People & Planet International Photo Competition is back!  Open to photographers anywhere in the world, the competition selects 55 photos to be published in the 2011 People & Planet Social Justice & Environment Diary & Calendar, which raises money for Australian non-profit organisations. 

They are looking for 55 images of people, places or things which tell a story about a social-justice or environment issue.  The best 55 photos will be published in People & Planet 2011, so it's a great chance to have your photos published and achieve international fame!

All submitted photos must be accompanied by 2-5 sentences describing the image and the social-justice or environment issues which are raised by the photo. Photos will be assessed jointly with the accompanying description.

The People & Planet International Photography Competition is open to everyone. You can submit up to 4 photos per entrant. 
Full competition and entry details can be found at http://www.peopleandplanet.org.au
Entries Close Friday 31 May 2010

*           In November 2010, nature photographers David Burren AAPS and Martin Bailey are leading a 3-week photographic expedition to South Georgia and Antarctica with Aurora Expeditions.
Along with taking photographers to these stunning locations, David and Martin will be providing photography tuition through seminars and hands-on instruction throughout the voyage.  Details of the voyage can be found online at http://antarctica2010.com


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