Friday, September 22, 2017

People/Portraiture & Open - September Competition Results


The subjects for the month of September 2017 were 'People/Portraiture' and 'Open'. We received 96 entries from 21 members. 

Our judge for the night was Gary Secombe, who was most gracious in offering critique to members for our first Mobile Phone Category which has been introduced as a trial for consideration for next year.

Winning images - 1st, 2nd & 3rd - in each category are showcased below.

Please visit our Facebook Page Photo albums or our Website to see more top images from members.

Subject: People/Portraiture

PDI (Projected Digital Images)



PDI - 1st Place
Shannon Gillespie - 'Fathers Day'
 

PDI - 2nd Place
Joylene Lee-Archer - 'Gruesome'
 

PDI - 3rd Place
Kim Petersen - 'Ringbalin'
 

Prints


Print - 1st Place
Paula McManus - 'Chookman'
 

Print - 2nd Place
Helen Lewis - 'Cool for School'
 

Print - 3rd Place
Jonathan McAdam - 'Phone and Cone'
 

Subject: Open

PDI (Projected Digital Images)


PDI - 1st Place
Kim Petersen - 'Mouse for Lunch'
 

PDI - 2nd Place
Helen Lewis - 'Spoonbills Reflecting'
 

PDI - 3rd Place
John Baker - 'Yellow Stairs'
 



Prints

Print - 1st Place
Donna Hutchinson - 'Track to Nowhere'
 

Print - 2nd Place
Jonathan McAdam - 'Winter in Taylor Park'
 

Print - 3rd Place
Joylene Lee-Archer - 'Double Trouble'
 


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Understanding Landscape Photography ....

.... a presentation by Keith Seidel



Even though numbers were a little less than expected due to the weather, illness & work related issues, we still had a good turnout last night for our much anticipated presentation by Keith Seidel.

Several visitors from other camera clubs also attended and enjoyed a coffee and a chat afterwards.

If you ever get a chance, go see Keith give a presentation, he is quite entertaining.

Keep a look out for future PACC club nights & outings on our Facebook page, or better yet, subscribe to our Newsletter and never miss out on what is happening at our club.  Visitors are always welcome!

Cheers
Cathy Cates
PACC Secretary

Saturday, September 2, 2017

What is the best camera to have?

well, as they say "the one that you have with you!"

Our most recent club meeting was a most interesting night with two presentations - one of our former members, Sara Underwood, gave us a presentation on 'phone photography',


A selection of Sara's images can be found HERE

and one of our current members, Georgios Tsminis gave us an entertaining explanation of the 'histogram'.



Although attendance was down due the weather, those that were there enjoyed both presentations immensely.

Our next club night on 5th September 2017, we have Keith Seidel giving us a presentation on “Understanding Landscape Photography”.



The presentation covers a lot of ground: light, subject matter, perspective and scale, composition, luck, artistic decisions and the choices photographers face in the development of a personal landscape “style”. It will do this without being hung up on traditional definitions or compositional rules.

Keith has a significant portfolio of internationally exhibited and awarded work which have contributed to his photographic honours, and regularly posts photographs on Instagram and Facebook.

In 2014 Keith self published the photographic essay "Chiaroscuro - light and shade in Orvieto" which can be previewed from his website at www.kseidelphoto.id.au, and has just self published an anthology of his photography titled “Personal Choices”.

So far, response has been great with approximately 60 people indicating attendance.
Everyone is welcome, the presentation is free, however, seats are now 'limited'.  If you would like to attend, please see our Facebook Events page or contact the Club Secretary for further details.

Cheers
Cathy Cates, PACC Secretary

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Club Outing - Himeji Gardens, Adelaide

The last Sunday of the month seemed to come around so very quickly this time!


A small group, but it was a lot of fun! 







Thank you to our members for sharing their photos from the day.

Our next outing we will be visiting Mawson Lakes - please see our Facebook Events page for further details.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

August 2017 Competition Results - Plants/Flowers & Black & White

The subjects for the month of August 2017 were 'Plants &/or Flowers' and 'Black & White'. We received 101 entries from 23 members. Our judge for the night was Alberto Giurelli, who provided some wonderfully funny moments with his critique of our images.

The competition was very strong!  Here is a collage of the images that gained Merits:


Winning images - 1st, 2nd & 3rd - in each category are showcased below.

Subject: Plants &/or Flowers

PDI (Projected Digital Images)


PDI - 1st Place
Helen Lewis - 'Pumpkins'
 

PDI - 2nd Place
Cathy Cates - 'Stuck!'
 

PDI - 3rd Place
Donna Hutchinson - 'Lily'
 

Prints


Print - 1st Place
Kay Hamilton - 'Bell Flower'
 

Print - 2nd Place
Joylene Lee-Archer - 'Leafy'

Print - 3rd Place
Joylene Lee-Archer - 'Budding'

Subject: Black & White
PDI (Projected Digital Images)


PDI - 1st Place
Paula McManus - 'Timid Miss'

PDI - 2nd Place
John Baker - 'Dog Fence'

PDI - 3rd Place
Joylene Lee-Archer - 'Posing'

Prints


Print - 1st Place
Donna Hutchinson - 'Dahlia'
 

Print - 2nd Place
Paula McManus - 'The Hangman'


Print - 3rd Place
Paula McManus - 'Tiffany'


Please visit our Facebook Page Photo albums or our Website to see more top images from members. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Fundraising Quiz Night - POSTPONED

EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED - STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER UPDATES

The Links to our prize donors will remain active - please help support our local supporters!

On Tuesday, 29th August 2017, we will be having a Quiz Night!   We need to raise some funds for lockable storage for our club equipment.

There will be a variety of 'fun general knowledge' questions, with a few photography questions thrown in for good measure. :)

Family and Friends are most welcome! $2 donation per person to enter.

There will be a Lucky Door Prize, a raffle and prizes throughout the night.

Please contact the Secretary if you would like to attend.

Tables of 6 - bookings are recommended as numbers are limited.

Many thanks to the following companies/organisations for donating prizes:

Ted's Cameras









Stay tuned for further updates.

We look forward to seeing you there, friends and family are encouraged to attend!

Please note: Doors open at 7:00pm for a PROMPT 7:30pm start!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

July Club Outing

A small group braved the initial cold damp morning


which turned into quite a nice sunny day

with lots of great photo opportunities!


Keep a look out on our Facebook page for any future club outings - everyone is most welcome to join us!

Friday, July 21, 2017

July 2017 Competition Results - Our Port Adelaide & Open

The subjects for the month of July 2017 were 'Our Port Adelaide' and 'Open'. We received 89 entries from 22 members.

Our judge for the night was Susie Lipert

Winning images - 1st, 2nd & 3rd - in each category are showcased below.

Subject: Our Port Adelaide


PDI (Projected Digital Images)


PDI - 1st Place
Donna Hutchinson - 'Sunshine Before the Storm'

PDI - 2nd Place
John Baker - 'The Port Lighthouse' - PDI

PDI - 3rd Place
Joylene Lee-Archer - 'Working Docks'

Prints


Print - 1st Place
Kim Jorja Petersen - 'Celebrating Port Adelaide'

Print - 2nd Place
Paula McManus - 'Boarded Up'

Print - 3rd Place
Tony Jones - 'Port Adelaide Mist'

Subject: Open


PDI (Projected Digital Images)


PDI - 1st Place
Marc Fullager - 'Fishy'

PDI - 2nd Place
Jonathan McAdam - 'Sunlit Kelpies'

PDI - 3rd Place
John Baker - 'Diver' 

Prints


Print - 1st Place
Joylene Lee-Archer - 'Lotus Blossom'

Print - 2nd Place
Janet Harbottle - 'Chess Challenge'


Print - 3rd Place
Paula McManus - 'Curious Kitty'

Please visit our Photo album on our Facebook Page to see all of the top scoring images.