Date Type Description
2020-01-22 Members Night





Canning Arts Centre

Start 7:30pm


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.

2020-01-29 Guest Speaker



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.




2020-02-05 Exhibition

Close Up

close up

An image which displays detail not usually observable by the
human eye that reflects the small/fine detail of a living thing or
derived from a living thing (excluding humans).

2020-02-19 Guest Speaker

AGM followed by Flights of Fantasy

Jan Robinson



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.


2020-03-04 Exhibition



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. Please read the full definition in "PDF Definition of the Exhibitions"

Peter Olsen Trophy awarded to best subject image

2020-04-01 Exhibition

Monochrome-Street Photography


Street photography is a type of documentary photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches,
malls, political conventions and other settings.
Subject categories: taken within the last 12 months,
Open categories: no date limit.

2020-05-06 Exhibition

Portrait – Environmental - Relationships


A portrait executed in the subject’s usual environment which shows an obvious
relationship between people. Their usual environment can be in their home or
workplace, and typically illuminates the subjects’ life and surroundings. Done well,
the portrait should give us further insightinto the life or character of the subjects,
Animal portraits will not be accepted.
Cec Gore Perpetual Trophy awarded to best
subject image.

2020-06-03 Exhibition


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.

2020-07-01 Exhibition

Landscape – Water’s Edge


A landscape which incorporates a water’s edge. This can be seascapes, riverscapes or an
image containing all or part of a dam, lake or pond. A landscape may include objects such asboats, people or animals provided they do notdominate the image.

President’s Perpetual Trophy awarded to best subject Print.

Alf White Perpetual Shield awarded to best subject Projected image.

2020-08-05 Exhibition

Splash of Colour

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.
Subject categories: taken within the last 12 months,
Open categories: no date limit

2020-09-02 Exhibition

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.
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

2020-10-07 Exhibition

Still Life (excluding animals and humans)

Still life

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
organic objects like fruit and flowers and household items like glassware and textiles.
It is the application of photography to the still life artistic style.

2020-11-04 Exhibition

Photography as Art

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