Date Type Description
2022-06-29 Members Night


Presented by Rob McKrill


This presentation will be via Zoom


street food

Rob has been taking and making photographs since age 14.  He's a huge fan of black and white photography, and a lot of you know that he's hooked on street photography.  He was lucky enough to study photography at TAFE in the 1970’s, and the things that he learned as a 16- and 17-year-old has stuck with him for life.    


In this presentation we’ll revisit some key concepts and techniques in exposure for photography.  The photograph above was taken using the matrix meter setting in my camera.  The tonal range of the image is average and even, nicely lit, no extreme bright or dark areas.  Exposing images like this are fool proof with the meter in the camera.  But what if the tonality and lighting are outside the range of average.  Snow, white sand, an image with mostly black or very dark areas, a tiny light area of average set against a very dark background—or a sunset.  Its times like these that we need to override the camera’s meter and make some exposure decisions that will determine how we want the image to ultimately look.  
We’ll look at how our camera light meters work and doesn’t work.  There’s a bit of myth and hype busting here.   We’ll have a look at a few things that you can do to measure and read exposure and take a little more control to tackle scenes that are lit in a non-average way.  The good news is that we can take more control of exposure without spending up big on more gadgets.  And, getting it sorted in the camera means less post processing.  This applies to all types of photography.  Bring your wisdom and your questions!

2022-07-03 Other


9.30am at Canning Arts Centre

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Any club member can join the SIG. For details contact one of the SIG leaders: Judith Shields, Chris Orrell or Jane Speijers

2022-07-06 Exhibition



Judge - Jan Robinson

Any scape that people or animals are not a prominent part of.

Landscape photography is capturing an image that embodies the spirit of the outdoors. It carries a sense of being there to see something incredible. When viewers look at your work, their hearts should jump. You want them to feel the same emotions that you felt when taking the image.

 President’s Perpetual Trophy awarded to best subject Print

Alf White Perpetual Shield awarded to best subject Projected image

2022-07-13 Members Night

          An evening with the Darkroom Group

Presented by Greg Bell



The Darkroom Group is an enthusiastic Special Interest Group within the Club. Members have access to our excellent Club Darkroom for all the subtleties of traditional black and white photography. 

The final destination for our work is the crafting of a handmade fine print. These are made by controlling light and the way it acts upon light sensitive materials. This typically takes the form of a traditional silver gelatin print, but there are many other ways of making a photograph. Some of our printmaking does not even require a Darkroom and can be done using the sun as the light source.

Come and see how we do photography and why we enjoy it so much.

2022-07-24 Photomarket


South Perth Community Centre

24 July 2022



2022-08-03 Exhibition

Looking Up


Judge - Ian Sampson

Photographing from below is sometimes referred to as “worm’s-eye view”, as if you were a worm looking up at the world around you. ‘Looking up’ photography is anytime you point your camera upward. Always look up and point the camera at an upward angle. Get down low and shoot up at flowers or subjects that are lower to the ground. Create different perspectives by using different settings and lenses while looking up.                                                       



2022-08-07 Other


9.30am at Canning Arts Centre

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Any club member can join the SIG. For details contact one of the SIG leaders: Judith Shields, Chris Orrell or Jane Speijers

2022-08-24 Guest Speaker


“ALL the Small Things”

Close up and Macro Photography presented by Paul Irvine 


Paul is a 53yo avid, amateur/hobby macro photographer with a fascination of nature his whole life. He found that photographing the natural world around him was the most satisfying of subjects. 

Purchasing his first DSLR some 10+ years ago, he was drawn to nature with native terrestrial orchids which then lead to insects and arachnids as his primary subjects and macro becoming his favourite genre.

In 2014 he found his first peacock spider which led him on a path of discovery of these magnificent jumping spiders. In 2016 he discovered an unknown, undescribed, new to science species of these Maratus which was then described and named Maratus gemmifer. This was published to the world in 2017.  Another new species was discovered in 2018, described and published in December 2020, found with his friend Chris O’Toole, both working on behalf of the WA Museum to search an area near Nannup. The “addiction” of finding and learning about these Maratus has seen him meet experts from the WA Museum, NSW, Victoria and Germany as people come to WA in search of Maratus to study which has created a whole new dimension to his macro photography and an introduction to academic science. This is seasonal from approx. June – October. So, for the rest of the time, Paul will shoot ANY invertebrate he finds to show it off in its best light. In fact, he will even wrestle the macro set up off of his camera, on special occasions, and shoot other nature subjects too! 

Paul wants to capture the unseen and help people see it as he does through his lens in an effort to bring awareness, appreciation and if nothing else, conservation of these weird, wonderful and “scary” subjects. The opportunity to pass on his knowledge and help people achieve their macro goals plays a big part in the happiness he achieves from this genre. 


 Paul will talk about native flora and fauna, how to find them, how to shoot them, macro equipment, techniques and settings for shooting macro, importance of diffusing harsh light, how/where to identify your finds and run through a demonstration of focal/focus stacking (time permitting). 

2022-08-31 Guest Speaker

Photographing the Outback 

Presented via Zoom by Paula Heelan


Photojournalist Paula Heelan has been photographing the Australian Outback for more that two decades. Her work captures the everyday life of people who live and work in remote towns and on stations; the grandeur and unforgiving nature of landscapes and the weather as well as wildlife and livestock. 

2022-09-07 Exhibition



Judge - 

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


2022-09-11 Other


9.30am at Canning Arts Centre

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Any club member can join the SIG. For details contact one of the SIG leaders: Judith Shields, Chris Orrell or Jane Speijers

2022-10-02 Other


9.30am at Canning Arts Centre

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2022-10-05 Exhibition


Judge - 


Reflection photography is any photography that includes a reflection. You can capture good reflection photos of landscapes (with still water reflecting the scene), buildings (when they’re on a river, for instance), people reflected in buildings or water, and so much more.


2022-10-26 Guest Speaker

The Pandora Shipwreck - A 'Bounty'-full Experience 

Presented by Patrick Baker

pat baker 

Patrick Baker has been a passionate photographer for over sixty years; from the heavens to the depths of the sea, from mountains to the microscopic world. But, primarily, he is a specialist photographer for Maritime Archaeology. In this role he was employed by the Western Australian Museum from 1973, based at their Fremantle ‘Shipwreck Museum’; the walls and show-cases are mostly adorned by Pat’s images. Despite retirement in 2017 his enthusiasm for life-long maritime interests (biological as well as archaeological) continues, with the additional establishment at his Hamilton Hill home of his own Underwater Photography Museum & Library.


“The Mutiny on the Bounty” is amongst the most notorious of sea stories, with the Royal Navy, in 1790, sending HMS Pandora halfway around the world to recover the ship and mutineers back to England. Unable to find the BountyPandora did capture 14 “pirates” (who had “jumped ship” at Tahiti) but then was wrecked and lost on the Great Barrier Reef, adding to the drama. The Bounty was first discovered by Luis Marden on Pitcairn Island and dived on in 1957; the Pandora, one of Australia’s most interesting shipwrecks, was found in 1977. Photographer Pat Baker will bring the threads of the stories together, telling of his experiences in recording three maritime  archaeological expeditions (1979, ‘82 and ’83) to the ‘Pandora’, illustrated by his above- and below-water photography and supplemented with the extensive camera equipment used.


The ship’s remains lie in 34 metres of water and during the 12 weeks total of time spent ‘on-site’ Pat made almost 100 photographic dives; not only taking illustrative photographs and 16mm movie film but also comprehensive technical photo-mapping. He provided the principle photography for a National Geographic Magazine story (Oct ’84), the author being Luis Marden, legendary NatGeo man, retired but still willing to dive. Luis was a great pioneer of underwater photography and to be the photographer (and friend) of this legendary photographer was perhaps Pat’s greatest honour, although another was to photograph egg-laying turtles coming ashore by moonlight, providing the ‘Dusk to Dawn’ category winner to the 1986 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.



2022-11-02 Exhibition

Photography as Art


Judge - 

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


2022-11-06 Other


9.30am at Canning Arts Centre

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Any club member can join the SIG. For details contact one of the SIG leaders: Judith Shields, Chris Orrell or Jane Speijers

2022-11-27 Photomarket


South Perth Community Centre

27 November 2022