Date Type Description
2021-01-27 Members Night

PLANNING MEETING for 2021

27th January

 

planning

 

 

This is your chance to influence what happens at WCC in 2021.  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.

 

2021-02-03 Exhibition

Close Up 

Judge - Gary Tarbert 


 An image taken close-up of a subject consisting mainly of water, another liquid or a mixture.

 

2021-02-17 Guest Speaker

AGM

Election of office-bearers for 2021

followed by

 

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK - Taking Photography on New Trails

Seng Mah 

 

yurt

 

Have you ever wondered about the challenges faced by photographers who travel off the beaten track to slightly less touristic places where natural elements (temperature, humidity) and environment (steppes, desert, rainforests) can make or break photographs and photographers? Then join travel photographer, Seng Mah, for a session on photography in some of the more interesting destinations in the world, including Mongolia and Madagascar

2021-03-03 Exhibition

Nature

Judge - Nick Melidonis

Images 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. 

The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. 

Please check 'subject definitions' for the full definition.

 Peter Olsen Trophy awarded to best subject image

 

 

2021-04-07 Exhibition

Black and White - Abstract

Judge - Richard Goodwin

abstract

An abstract image derived from an industrial/architectural/machine source.

Most commonly, abstraction takes place when the photographer focuses in on a fragment of a natural scene, isolating it from its context. By zeroing in on the colour, texture, line, shape, geometry, symmetry, or reflection of a scene, the photographer warps our perception of the real world and familiar objects.

Subject categories: taken within the last 24 months,

 Open categories: no date limit

 

2021-05-05 Exhibition

Portrait

Judge - Alan Carter

portrait

An image of a person, or part thereof, with a shadow(s) forming a significant compositional component. A silhouette is not acceptable.

Cec Gore Perpetual Trophy awarded to best subject image

 

 

2021-06-02 Exhibition

Legs

Judge - Ian Sampson 

legs

Legs must be an intrinsic part of the image and the story it tells. The legs can belong to anything; human, animal, insect, birds, furniture etc.

 

2021-07-07 Exhibition

Landscape 

Judge - Tony Hewitt

landscapelandscape

Any scape taken at twilight, either morning or evening.

 President’s Perpetual Trophy awarded to best subject Print

Alf White Perpetual Shield awarded to best subject Projected image 

 

2021-08-04 Exhibition

Yellow

Judge - Tony Luha

yellow

Vivid and bright colours, such as yellow, automatically draw the eye and lift an image. This makes them an excellent tool for brave and bold images and photographers alike. Flowers, wildlife, the golden glow of sunshine, 'yellow' is everywhere. Train yourself to see it and show us your glowing results. Your subject can be anything you choose as long as yellow is the main colour in the image. Try to be creative with your images.  

 Subject categories: taken within the last 24 months,

Open categories: no date limit

 

 

2021-09-01 Exhibition

Photojournalism - Sporting Event

photojournalism

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

 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

 

 

2021-10-06 Exhibition

Leading Line/s

Judge - Seng Mah

leading lines

Leading lines are lines that appear in an image that have been framed and positioned by the photographer to draw the viewer’s eye towards a specific point of interest. Any subject matter is permitted and the leading line/s can be straight, curved or winding.

 

2021-11-03 Exhibition

Photography as Art

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 Rubens, 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