Date Type Description
2022-09-28 Members Night

Photography Skills




Presented by Andrew Marriott 


Andrew is going to talk about Stitching

Bring along your camera to this Challenge and learn a new skill for stitching images together to create 100+ megapixel images easily. This means that you can produce very large prints for your wall, or images for books that require very fine detail.


The presentation will give some background, some pointers to stitching programs, as well as giving an abundance of examples in the Landscape, Flora, Fauna, People, Sunset, etc genres, and the problems that go with stitching images for that genre.


Andrew says it is not hard you just need to practise and then it becomes second nature when looking at a scene. I regularly create 100+ megapixel images.


The talk will also point you to several free PDF eBooks about stitching.


Long Exposure Photography


long exposure 


Presented by Jane Speijers 


A long exposure is created when the camera's shutter is left open for an extended period of time. In the resulting image stationary elements are sharp while moving objects are blurred. Depending on how long the shutter is open moving objects may disappear altogether. The resulting images show something that our eyes cannot see and can give the viewer a completely different impression of a place. In this presentation we will see examples of creative long exposure photography and tips on how to take successful images.


2022-10-01 Outing



 white arches


The aim of the photoshoot will be to practice our long exposure skills by photographing scenes of people and water around Elizabeth Quay. 


Bring along your camera, a suitable lens, a tripod and ND filters if you have them.


We will be meeting at 9am under the white arches.

2022-10-02 Other


9.30am at Canning Arts Centre

book sig

Any club member can join the SIG. For details contact one of the SIG leaders: Judith Shields, Chris Orrell or Jane Speijers

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.


2022-10-12 Guest Speaker

Landscape and Aerial Photography

Presented via Zoom at 7.00pm by Mieke Boynton


Landscape and Aerial Photography” is an educational and engaging presentation by Internationally-acclaimed landscape photographer Mieke Boynton. In 2008, Mieke travelled to the rugged and remote Kimberley region of Western Australia and promptly fell in love with the landscape. She took up photography as a means to share her amazement with family and friends, and quickly caught the photography “bug.” Mieke became a full time professional photographer in 2018 and that same year, was named “Victorian Travel Photographer of the Year” by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography. In 2019, she was awarded the title of AIPP Victorian Landscape Photographer of the Year. She is the first Australian and first woman ever to win the renowned Epson International Pano Awards, with three of her abstract aerial photographs receiving Gold Awards. In 2021, she achieved her Masters distinction with the prestigious Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique (FIAP) - one of only 5 successful applicants world-wide. Mieke now lives in the beautiful alpine township of Bright in Victoria where she and her partner (award-winning photographer Matt Palmer) have opened their “Alpine Light” photography gallery. Her “Landscape and Aerial Photography” presentation begins with a very brief explanation of her background, and then – through audience interaction – highlights a series of maximum-impact elements of Landscape Photography in an engaging and entertaining way. The advice given is valuable for photographers at all levels. She also presents a selection of her aerial photographs and provides some useful advice for members if they wish to try their hand at this genre. There are plenty of opportunities for discussion and questions too!

2022-10-19 Workshop

Butterfly Dreaming

Presented by Louise Peters. 




Louise will be present an array of mini beasts, and invertebrates for us to photography. 

2022-10-26 Guest Speaker

The Pandora Shipwreck - A 'Bounty'-full Experience 

Presented by Patrick Baker

pat baker 

Patrick Baker has been a passionate photographer for over sixty years; from the heavens to the depths of the sea, from mountains to the microscopic world. But, primarily, he is a specialist photographer for Maritime Archaeology. In this role he was employed by the Western Australian Museum from 1973, based at their Fremantle ‘Shipwreck Museum’; the walls and show-cases are mostly adorned by Pat’s images. Despite retirement in 2017 his enthusiasm for life-long maritime interests (biological as well as archaeological) continues, with the additional establishment at his Hamilton Hill home of his own Underwater Photography Museum & Library.


“The Mutiny on the Bounty” is amongst the most notorious of sea stories, with the Royal Navy, in 1790, sending HMS Pandora halfway around the world to recover the ship and mutineers back to England. Unable to find the BountyPandora did capture 14 “pirates” (who had “jumped ship” at Tahiti) but then was wrecked and lost on the Great Barrier Reef, adding to the drama. The Bounty was first discovered by Luis Marden on Pitcairn Island and dived on in 1957; the Pandora, one of Australia’s most interesting shipwrecks, was found in 1977. Photographer Pat Baker will bring the threads of the stories together, telling of his experiences in recording three maritime  archaeological expeditions (1979, ‘82 and ’83) to the ‘Pandora’, illustrated by his above- and below-water photography and supplemented with the extensive camera equipment used.


The ship’s remains lie in 34 metres of water and during the 12 weeks total of time spent ‘on-site’ Pat made almost 100 photographic dives; not only taking illustrative photographs and 16mm movie film but also comprehensive technical photo-mapping. He provided the principle photography for a National Geographic Magazine story (Oct ’84), the author being Luis Marden, legendary NatGeo man, retired but still willing to dive. Luis was a great pioneer of underwater photography and to be the photographer (and friend) of this legendary photographer was perhaps Pat’s greatest honour, although another was to photograph egg-laying turtles coming ashore by moonlight, providing the ‘Dusk to Dawn’ category winner to the 1986 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.



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


2022-11-06 Other


9.30am at Canning Arts Centre

book sig

Any club member can join the SIG. For details contact one of the SIG leaders: Judith Shields, Chris Orrell or Jane Speijers

2022-11-16 Guest Speaker

Preparing images for competitions with a focus on Adobe software.

Presented by Colin White




Colin will give a step by step demonstration of how to prepare images of the correct size,  the correct colour space and correct exif data for WAPF competitions.
Colin is an amateur photographer who studied photography at ECU after retiring from CSIRO in 2008.  He is an active (Life) member of Northern Exposure Photographer's Group, past president of WAPF and foundation President and Life Member of the WA photographic Judges Association. He is interested in all things photographic.



2022-11-23 Guest Speaker

The Art of Seeing

Presented by Seng Mah.


2022-11-27 Photomarket


South Perth Community Centre

27 November 2022