This will be a brief meeting to report on the club's operation in 2018 and elect a committee for 2019. We expect there will be nominations for all major positions before the meeting.
The AGM will be followed by . . .
CREATING AWARD WINNING PORTRAITS
(Don't miss this talk if you enjoy taking portraits)
Steve Wise, 2018 AIPP Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year, Winner of the 2015 Fremantle International Portrait Prize and National Board Member with the AIPP, will delve into the Critical Assessment of a Photographic Image.
He will look at the the Language of Judging and what an experienced judge is looking for in Award worthy Portrait images. This will help you look differently at the development of your own portraits – not just for competitions, but for your own personal work.
Steve is an Accredited Medical Photographer based out of Royal Perth Hospital, who runs a successful boutique wedding and commercial photography business, and feeds his personal love of art, creativity and visual narrative through his fine-art portraiture.
MEET OUR NEW MEMBERS
Twenty-eight new members joined our club in 2018. Most of us do not know them very well and have not seen many of their photographs.
Six of our new members will tell us about their photography, show us some of their favourite images and explain why they like them.
More information coming soon
Monochrome - Solitude
An image that gives the viewer the impression of being the only person in an environment. The environment can be manmade or natural. No people to be included in the image.
Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of portrait photographers from all over Australia and New Zealand who are dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature and ill infants and children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of their local hospitals, as well as children with serious and terminal illnesses.
Graeme Barrett, a foundation member of Heartfelt since 2007, will tell us about the history and purpose of Heartfelt, how the service Heartfelt provides helps families and how photographers can get involved. Graeme has a long history in photography which started with a Kodak Brownie at the age of 10 in Narrogin and progressed to his own studio for wedding and portrait photography.
PANEL NIGHT: Travelling to India
If you have ever considered travelling to India then this evening’s Panel Night is for you. All of the guest panelists have photographed India and tonight, they will bring all their expertise and a selection of images to make planning your trip to India a reality. Chris Hawkins will be firing questions at the panel – how to get there, how to get around and photography tips in this wonderful destination. Members will also be able to ask questions of the panel. There will be a follow-up contact list created for any members who may be interested in journeying to India in a travelling group from the club.
Portrait - Environmental
A portrait executed in the subject's usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject's life and surroundings. Done well, the portrait should give us further insight into the life or character of the subject. Animal portraits will not be accepted.
What does ‘broken’ mean to you? It could be a relationship, a window or a piece of furniture that is no longer fit for purpose.
Landscape - Winter
An expanse of Winter scenery. Landscape includes cityscapes, seascapes, riverscapes and sunsets. An image comprising solely of a single tree or building does not constitute a landscape. A landscape may include objects such as boats, people or animals provided they do not dominate the image.
An image where the main subject is clearly separated from the background and other elements.
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.
A photograph made by combining several distinct images, exploring architectural subjects.
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.