FIRST MEETING IN 2020: PLANNING MEETING
Canning Arts Centre
This is your chance to influence what happens at WCC in 2020. That includes speakers, workshops, exhibitions, photo shoots, weekend trips, and anything else members would like to discuss. 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.
GETTING UP CLOSE WITH NATURE
Paul Irvine is an avid amateur macro photographer with a fascination for nature. In 2014 he found his first peacock spider and in 2016 he discovered an unknown, undescribed, peacock spider which has been named Maratus gemmifer.
Paul will talk about his photographic subjects - how to find them and how to shoot them - macro equipment, techniques and settings for shooting macro, the importance of diffusing harsh light, how and where to identify your finds. he will run through a demonstration of focus stacking. A hand out for making a home-made diffuser will be available to the group to take with them.
An image which displays detail not usually observable by the
AGM followed by Flights of Fantasy
Jan is well known to many of our members as an organiser of the Perth Nationals Photographic Exhibition (Royal Show) for some 17 years and a former member of our club. Over the 52 years she has been interested in photography she has enjoyed all aspects of photography but since 2014 she has fallen in love with bird photography.
Jan has won many photographic awards including the Canning Art Awards, the York Photographic Awards and many wins and awards at the Perth Nationals.
Jan's talk will include descriptions of her equipment and camera settings and examples of her winning photos as well as an audio visual presentaion on Our Beautiful State of Western Australia.
Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition below can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the
Peter Olsen Trophy awarded to best subject image
Street photography is a type of documentary photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches,
Portrait – Environmental - Relationships
A portrait executed in the subject’s usual environment which shows an obvious
Patterns in Nature
Patterns in nature are visible regularities of form found in the natural world. These patterns
recur in different contexts and can sometimes be modelled mathematically. Natural patterns
include symmetries, trees, spirals, meanders, waves, forms, tessellations, cracks and stripes.
Landscape – Water’s Edge
A landscape which incorporates a water’s edge. This can be seascapes, riverscapes or an
President’s Perpetual Trophy awarded to best subject Print.
Alf White Perpetual Shield awarded to best subject Projected image.
Splash of Colour
A splash of colour is an area of a bright colour which contrasts strongly with all the other colours of the image.
Photojournalism – Sporting Event
A sporting event can include the participants and/or the spectators and vendors. 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.
Still Life (excluding animals and humans)
Still life photography is a genre of photography used for the depiction of stationary subject matter, typically a small group of objects that features an arrangement of inanimate objects as its subject. Usually, these items are set on a table and often include
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.