Eva Cronin, Margaret River Camera Club
Eva's passion for photography was rekindled several years ago when she and her husband decided to take a break from their life in the city to travel around Australia in a caravan for seven months (with their Border Collie). She began spending more and more time behind the camera, challenging herself to try different techniques and types of photography (having the time to focus is a wonderful thing!).
Eva will cover a range of information relating to night photography including what you need to think about before you even start taking your night photos. She will cover some of the more technical aspects including useful equipment and tips for camera settings. The session will target general night photography as well as an introduction to astrophotography and nightscapes.
Still Life (excluding animals and humans)
Judge: Colin White
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
DISCOVERY AND PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION OF KIMBERLEY ROCK ART
30 years of bushwalking in our last wilderness
by Mike Donaldson
Mike Donaldson is a geologist who has spent much of his life in mineral exploration and related geological research in Australia and many other parts of the world. Mike has been bushwalking the Kimberley’s wild rivers for 30 years and discovery and photographic documentation of rock art in these remote and inaccessible areas has become a passion. He has shared these rarely seen treasures in a series of large format, high quality art books.
Come and discover our National Heritage listed art treasure that remain virtually unknown to most Australians.
STARTING FROM A BLANK CANVAS
by Polina Plotnikova
Polina is a British photographer who specialises in still life and flower portraiture photography. In this talk she will describe her approach to flower photography which is somewhat similar to portrait photography. For every flower and plant that she photographs, she studies its mood and character, searching for a unique look that will unlock its hidden beauty. In doing so, she neither aims at creating an accurate botanical image, nor tries to capture the flower in its natural habitat. What matters is her creative interpretation of the flower.
Polina studied History of Arts in Moscow State University and then modern art in Christies educational programme in London. She has been teaching Creative Flower Portraiture and Still Life studio photography for a number of years.
Photography as Art
Judge: Kelly Barker
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.
by Alex cearns
Professional animal photographer Alex Cearns OAM has travelled the globe for over a decade and has photographed wildlife in all 7 continents. From bears in the jungles of Vietnam, to the seals on the red beaches in the Galapagos, to penguins in the white wilds of the Antarctica, to the Quokkas on Rottnest Island, she has experienced extreme landscapes, intense heat and freezing cold, and uncooperative subjects. Whether travelling near or far, Alex will share how she selects the right lenses and equipment for her subjects, her off site workflow, and her photography tips on how to photograph in a range of different environments and conditions. As one of Australia’s most awarded animal photographers, with a reputation for outstanding imagery, intense ethics around her animal subjects, and a passion for conservation, Alex is a dynamic and engaging speaker. This presentation is a must do for those who want to get the best from their wildlife photography and it will inspire you to out there and explore your backyard and beyond.