Club Events
General Events (Past 3 Years)
Thursday 18-Jan-2018
Vanishing Point; "The point at which parallel lines appear to converge". The vanishing point is a tool used a lot by scenic photographers and architectural photographers. It is a good way to show perspective in a big, sweeping landscape or cityscape when the photographer really wants the viewer to understand the scale of the place he or she is photographing. But you don't need perfect lines to achieve this effect - it can also be done with a series of regular-sized objects such as trees in an orchard. A vanishing point can even be implied with a shadow in front of a back-lit subject.
So, be creative in your approach.
Thursday 15-Feb-2018
Portrait; Should be of people, not animals. Should generally be character studies, not action shots. May include surroundings if they tell more about the subject. Would normally have the subject dominating the picture
Thursday 15-Mar-2018

Minimalistic; Minimalism is a very subjective concept in the art world. The Webster dictionary defines it as follows: A style or technique that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity. Many artists thrive in the openness of the concept; others have a problem with the lack of definition and direction. Many of us are drawn to ‘less is more’ with simple lines, geometric patterns, strong shadows, contrasting colors, lone subjects, etc. For others, deciding what to leave out of the frame to make a stronger image is a difficult exercise.

Here are a few tips and examples to get you started in your quest for minimalist imagery.

Thursday 19-Apr-2018
Nature; Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while remaining 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 – such as barn owls or storks – adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, such as hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.

Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are not eligible; nor is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning.

Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not allowed. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Colour images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above may 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 man for food.
Thursday 17-May-2018
Photo Journalism; The Photographic Society of New Zealand defines this as storytelling images such as seen in the news media and periodicals. They may include contemporary life, human interest, documentary, illustrative, spot news, sport, etc.
The storytelling value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, photojournalism images must not misrepresent the truth. No situations shall be set up for the purpose of photography.
Any manipulation or modification of the original image must not alter the content of the original scene and elements of the story may not be introduced, removed, shifted or changed in any way including HDR toning or use of image enhancement software, but corrections to exposure and the removal of spots is acceptable.
Cropping is acceptable only if this does not affect the truth of the story. Colour images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared image, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed
Thursday 21-Jun-2018
Tools of the trade; A butcher, a baker, or candlestick maker; but the importance is in the presentation of the object. It could be an action image, still life, or a story, or however you choose to present your image.