Date Type Description
2022-02-02 Exhibition

Close Up


 Judge - Kim McAvoy

 An image which displays detail not usually observable by the human eye.




2022-02-09 Members Night


9th February





Our Planning Meeting is a little late this year to avoid Australia Day on the last Wednesday in January.


This is your chance to influence what happens at WCC in 2022.  That includes speakers, workshops, exhibitions, photo shoots, weekend trips, and anything else members would like to discuss. A summary of suggestions from the Members' Survey will be presented. Planning meetings in previous years produced lots of good ideas and information that influenced our meetings in following years. 



Light refreshments will be provided during the meeting.

2022-02-16 Guest Speaker


Election of office-bearers for 2022

followed by





By Heather Thorning




Heather will talk about some of the memorable moments and birds from two trips during 2021: one to the Broome Bird Observatory and the other to the Mid West. Photos from the trips will be shown as a slideshow. Heather will also reveal some of the photographic gear she uses and her main objective for each of the trips.  She will discuss identification techniques and birding resources etc.

2022-02-27 Photomarket


South Perth Community Centre

27 February 2022



2022-03-02 Exhibition



 Judge - Alan Carter

Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition below can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on humans.

 The rules for Nature photography are universally far more prescriptive than any other subject matter. There are two classes of Nature Photography: Nature and Wildlife. Wildlife rules are more restrictive. The rules below are approved by FIAP, PSA, RPS and APS.

 Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.

 Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are not eligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Colour images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

 Peter Olsen Trophy awarded to best subject image.

2022-04-06 Exhibition



Judge - 

 An image consisting of varying shades of one colour only.

 Subject categories: taken within the last 24 months,

Open categories: no date limit


2022-05-04 Exhibition



Judge -Johannes Reinhart

 Portrait photography, or portraiture, is a type of photography aimed toward capturing the personality of a person or group of people by using effective lighting, backdrops, and poses.

 Cec Gore Perpetual Trophy awarded to best subject image

2022-06-01 Exhibition

Diptych, Triptych or multiple images

Judge - 

A format where multiple portraits, images or themed pictures are used together to complement one another. For the photographic diptych or triptych etc format to work, there should be some commonality between the pictures in the image. They should share some aesthetic, subject, colour, theme or form.  


2022-07-06 Exhibition



Judge - 

Any scape that people or animals are not a prominent part of.

Landscape photography is capturing an image that embodies the spirit of the outdoors. It carries a sense of being there to see something incredible. When viewers look at your work, their hearts should jump. You want them to feel the same emotions that you felt when taking the image.

 President’s Perpetual Trophy awarded to best subject Print

Alf White Perpetual Shield awarded to best subject Projected image

2022-07-24 Photomarket


South Perth Community Centre

24 July 2022



2022-08-03 Exhibition

Looking Up

Looking up

Judge - 

Photographing from below is sometimes referred to as “worm’s-eye view”, as if you were a worm looking up at the world around you. ‘Looking up’ photography is anytime you point your camera upward. Always look up and point the camera at an upward angle. Get down low and shoot up at flowers or subjects that are lower to the ground. Create different perspectives by using different settings and lenses while looking up.                                                       

 Subject categories: taken within the last 24 months,

Open categories: no date limit


2022-09-07 Exhibition



Judge - 

Photojournalism implies story-telling photographs such as are seen in the news media and periodicals, which may include documentary, contemporary life, illustrative, sport news or human interest.
In the interest of credibility, contrived situations or photographic manipulations which alter the truth are not acceptable. The story telling value of the photograph shall be weighed more than the pictorial quality.

President’s Trophy awarded to best subject image


2022-10-05 Exhibition


Judge - 


Reflection photography is any photography that includes a reflection. You can capture good reflection photos of landscapes (with still water reflecting the scene), buildings (when they’re on a river, for instance), people reflected in buildings or water, and so much more.


2022-11-02 Exhibition

Photography as Art


Judge - 

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 Ruben, 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


2022-11-27 Photomarket


South Perth Community Centre

24 July 2022