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Date Event Type Description Facilitator
 27/10/2021 Guest Speaker



by Georgina Steytler

This event is on Zoom NOT at the clubrooms 




Georgina is well known to most of us as a nature photographer with a passion for birds, ethics and conservation.


Her interest in photography became a passion over ten years ago when she quit her corporate job and began volunteer work with BirdLife WA. Since then, she has been working to produce images for use by conservation organisations across Australia (for free), as well as teaching the art and ethics of bird photography through workshops, talks and articles.


A highlight of her photographic career was in 2018 when she became the first Australian woman to win a category (Invertebrates: Behaviour) in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the world's foremost nature photography competition. She has won many other awards for her bird photgraphy.


This talk will be about the importance of understanding the different qualities of light and how to use it creatively to take artistic bird images.

Jane Speijers
03/11/2021 Exhibition

Photography as Art

Judge - Kim McAvoy


The purpose of this award is to encourage photographers to lift their thinking beyond traditional photographic criteria such as sharpness towards the qualities that characterise Great Art. This is easy to say but hard to define. Ideally the image should capture something eternal, beautiful, noteworthy, striking or unusual. It would be a rare image that achieved all of these!

 People looking for examples should look to the all-time great art works for inspiration. Clearly these paintings will include but not be restricted to: portraits (such as Rembrandt, Leonardo), landscapes (such as Constable, van Gogh), abstracts (such as Rothko, Kandinsky), human form (such as Rubens, Rodin), and expressionism (such as Munch, Monet).

 Any amount or method of photo manipulation is acceptable, however the original image must have been taken by a camera or some other photographic process (e.g. a scanner).

The aim should be to produce an image that one would not be surprised to find hanging in the Perth Art Gallery.

 Phil Deschamp Trophy awarded to best subject image


Exhibition Officer
17/11/2021 Members Night


by Juliet Magee 



Responding to a social media ad for volunteer photographers posted by Women In Sport WA has opened up new photography opportunities. Newly retired, with time on her hands and unable to pursue her love of travel photography, the idea of finding some new photographic subject material and developing skills was very appealing. Juliet's presentation will outline how she applied for the position as volunteer photographer, what the role involves, what she has learned so far about Sports Photography and how 'trying something new' has renewed her love of photography. 

Jane Speijers
24/11/2021 Guest Speaker


Andrew Marriott


 Christmas Island


Want to take photographs? Fed up with snapping at the dog or the children?
You know you can travel in WA, but you yearn to go overseas . . . (and you have been to Rotto way too many times)! Overseas and somewhere exotic with great photo opportunities..... But COVID! :?(

This lively talk will extol the virtues of going to Christmas Island. In WA, but overseas and exotic. No COVID restrictions. And great photographic opportunities.


Andrew went there in 2014 with a friend and spent a week or so wandering aimlessly around the island - snap happy. He and his friend then made a free eBook about it. And just recently, Andrew went again, this time for an underwater photographic adventure. Another eBook.

Come and listen to how easy it is to have a good snappy time on Christmas Island, above or below water. You can even get Duty Free! :?)


Jane Speijers
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