Date Type Description


Paul Dowe

On Landscape Photography


01/08/2018 Exhibition


Do you have a winter view or an instant stopped in time?

Present your best depiction of Frozen, however you see it.

15/08/2018 Guest Speaker


Photographic Composition


Lawrence Marshall


Leading lines; Centres of Interest; Windows and archways as natural frames; The concept of balance in composition; Figure/ground reversal; Subject/Background interplay; Composition and Geometric shapes; Composition Concepts used in combination; Juxtaposition; The visual rhythm of odd numbers; Variations, the Decisive Moment; General Tips.


05/09/2018 Exhibition

Photojournalism/Social Documentary

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.

Social Documentary is concerned with the portrayal and interpretation of society encompassing both human and non-human subject matter. It can include public space, graffiti, socio economic conditions etc which can be depicted without necessarily including human subjects. Social documentary images do portray a story but possibly not as overtly as photojournalistic stories.

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

03/10/2018 Exhibition

Machine Parts

Shiny, regular metallic shapes or rusted, broken equipment. Bring out the beauty and history of machinery, perhaps as an abstract or monochrome. What stories can these parts tell?

07/11/2018 Exhibition

Photography as Art

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