February 20125 Newsletter

February 2015
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Basement –Howick Bridge Club, Pakuranga Rd, Pakuranga, Auckland.
www.howickcameraclub.org.nz
Meetings are 1st, 3rd and 4th Mondays at 7.45pm
Est. 1956
Welcome back to another year of photography fun and challenges.
Personally, I have found our first subject of the year quite a challenge. Something I thought would
be simple – isn’t, but that’s what the club is about, not only for enjoyment but to stretch ourselves
to improve our photography.
Congratulations to those who have moved up a grade. See these on p5 as well as all the end of
year prizes and trophies.
We would love to see many more entries in the C and B Grades this year, so please don’t be
shy .Any of the A graders and judges would be very happy to help if you wish.
Our first field trip will be great fun and a good way for members to socialise as well.
See below for details
On the second to last page of every newsletter, is the information for
entering competitions such as size of image, and who to send them to.
There is one address for our regular monthly comps and another for special
Club comps. If you are unsure please check or ask for clarification so your
images don’t go astray and not get entered in time.
Lindsay
Santa’s Gone AWOL
Colin Tyler
What’s on in February
3rd
CLUB NIGHT – Print Comp
17th Digital Comp
Judge – John Clare
Talk on Set Subjects & Tutor Group
Judge – Doug Scott
21st Field Trip
Coastal Walkabout
Meet at Howick Beach (Probably 12noon
but time to be advised depending on tides). After printing 2 of your images at a
commercial printers we will meet at a café/bar and judge the winning images
together.
You will need to shoot in jpeg. More details to follow later.
. 24th Workshop
Long Exposure, Print Mounting and
Digital Sizing
Images of the Night
November
October
Light at the Dark End
of the Street
Jessica Budd
Print – Junior
Red Woods
Jenny Dowling
Print– B Grade
Malborough Evening
Shona Kebble
Print – A Grade
Sunrise, Magazine Bay
Les Motion
Print – C Grade
New Year Celebration
John Clare
Digital – B Grade
Gone Fishing
Jenny Dowling
Digital – C Grade
A Slightly Alien Landscape
Lindsay Murray
Digital – A Grade
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Against the Tide
Jessica Budd
Digital - Junior
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Competition Results
November 2014
Print Judge – Glenn Bittle
Image of the Night
A Grade Shona Kebble
B Grade Jenny Dowling
C Grade Les Motion
Junior
Jessica Budd
A –Print
Open
Honours
Highly Com
Merit
Acceptance
Set
Honours
Highly Com
Merit
Acceptance
B –Print
Open
Honours
Highly Com
Merit
Acceptance
Set
Honours
Highly Com
Merit
Acceptance
C –Print
Open
Honours
Highly Com
Merit
Acceptance
Set
Honours
Highly Com
Merit
Acceptance
A –Digital Open
Honours
Highly Com
Merit
Acceptance
Set
Honours
Highly Com
Merit
Acceptance
B –Digital Open
Honours
Highly Com
Merit
Acceptance
Set
Honours
Highly Com
Merit
Acceptance
C –Digital
& Junior Open
Honours
Highly Com
Merit
Acceptance
Set
Honours
Highly Com
Merit
Acceptance
Digital Judge – Steve Harper
Image of the Night
A Grade Lindsay Murray
B Grade John Clare
C Grade Jenny Dowling
Junior
Jessica Budd
C Wong
C Tyler, S Kebble
G Hamblin
S Kebble
L Murray
J Dowling, D Walker
D Walker, J Dowling
Jessica Budd (jnr, )M Yu
L Motion
L Motion
M Yu
L Murray
S Williams, C Bolt,, B McCree, F Ciochetto
J McCree, L Robertson, C Wong, S Kebble
M Martin, H Arthur, D Spender
S Williams, L Robertson, S Kebble
B McCree, C Bolt
M Martin, J McCree, F Ciochetto, L Murray, D Spender, C Wong
J Clare
S Lucas, J Clare, J Wattie
H Wang
S Lu, C Gale, J Reynolds W Herbert, J Dowling
J Smith, A Yau, T Neilson, D Mitchell
J Budd(jnr) J Dowling
S Lu, C Gale, P Corby, J Reynolds,
J Smith, A Yau, T Neilsen, D Mitchell
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President’s Ramble
Hi everyone and welcome to the first Shuttertalk for 2015.
I hope you all managed to get a break of some kind over the festive season and if not,
then maybe you are looking forward to a holiday fairly soon - especially when the kids
go back to school and all those parents out there can breathe a sigh of relief - even if
it is in the car, stuck in traffic on your way back to work, oh well.
At least you have your camera, right? And you have been doing lots of interesting trips
and things to inspire you over the break?
Time spent with family and friends over Xmas and New Year is a good chance to
capture some unforgettable moments, whether good or bad!
Talking of inspiration, I was chatting to a friend of mine who is a very good artist and
like most artists, reasonably critical of her work. She belongs to her local art group
and was lamenting the fact that she felt uninspired with the group and was thinking of
leaving.
"What will you do?" I asked her. She shrugged and said; 'I don’t know I just need
someone or something to inspire me."
I then asked her why didn't she take her own inspiration and turn it around to bounce
ideas off the group rather than just leave which would be a shame as she has a lot to
offer. There might be some people in the group who are waiting for that kind of
opening, who are afraid others, that appear to be stick in the mud types, might laugh
off their ideas.
Too bad; what if they work? Sometimes you just have to stick with something and
give it a shake up just to see what falls out.
What about joining the committee to have a say? Or if you are not into committees,
have a say anyway. There are no stupid questions or suggestions, just good ideas in
disguise, waiting for their chance to shine (unless the plan is to set fire to something!)
With that in mind, please give a thought to our AGM in March when the new
committee is elected. Consider giving it a go, it's fun and feisty and the workload is
evenly shared.
We need more people with fresh ideas to keep the club the place to come for all things
photographic.
Sheryl
Glenn Bittle
SHhhh ….Santa’s Asleep
Lindsay Murray
How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50. One to
change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done that!" - Anonymous
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Trophies for 2014
Prints
Junior Grade – Gift and Certificate Molly Herbert
C grade Open –Points Trophy – Warren Herbert
C Grade Set – Points Cup – Warren Herbert
B Grade Open – Wilkinson Cup – Jenny Dowling
B Grade Set – Morgan Cup – Jenny Dowling
A Grade Open – Leese Cup – Shona Kebble
A Grade Set – Webster Cup – Shona Kebble
C Grade Print of the Year – Colour Cup & Miniature – Warren Herbert
B Grade Print of the Year – Barracuda Cup & Miniature – Dorothy Walker
A Grade Print of the Year – President’s Cup & miniature – Lindsay Murray
Champion Print of the Year – Miller Tray & Miniature – Warren Herbert
Chambers Landscape Cup – Sheryl Williams
Ciochetto Tray – Liz Robertson
Stonex Natural History Cup – Shona Kebble
Simcock Rosebowl – Shona Kebble
Digital
Junior Grade – Gift & certificate – Molly Herbert
C Grade Open – Lenny Cup – Jeff Smith
C Grade Set – Tyler Cup – Jeff Smith
B Grade Open – Singleton Cup - John Clare
B Grade Set – Longstaff Cup – John Clare
A grade Open – Dickson Cup – Shona Kebble
A Grade Set – Young Cup – Shona Kebble
Warren Herbert
Champion Print
C Grade Image of the Year – Bittle Cup & Miniature – Jeff Smith
B Grade Image of the Year – Points Cup & Miniature – John Clare
A Grade – Image of the Year – Shona Kebble
Champion Digital image of the Year – McCracken Cup & Miniature – Shona Kebble
Maslen Portrait Cup – Chris Wong
McCree landscape Cup – Chris Wong
Audio Visual Kebble Trophy – Shona Kebble
Kelly Natural History cup – Shona Kebble
Percival Cup – Bob McCree
Shona Kebble
Champion Digital Image
Promotions for 2015
Prints - C Grade to B Grade
Warren Herbert,
Les Motion
Digital - C grade to B Grade
Jeff Smith,
Jenny Dowling
Warren Herbert
Josh Reynolds
Prints – B Grade to A Grade
Jenny Dowling
Digital - B grade to A
John Clare
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Christmas Party
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Photography – Bob McCree
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Profile
Jessica Budd
I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 and share about ten lenses
with my Dad. The GX1 is a mirrorless MFT (Micro Four Thirds)
CSC (Compact System Camera).
I edit my photos using Adobe Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 5.7 and
other plugins such as Nik Filters.
If money wasn't problem I don't think my photography gear would
change much. A Full Frame camera might be nice but a hassle to
carry around, an MFT camera is comparatively tiny and easy to take
with you. I have a small, comfortable bag which is high quality and
I don't feel I would need to replace it. Any lenses I want, I have
access to, so nothing would change there. The only thing I can think
of is upgrading to Photoshop CC.
My Dad has always been interested in photography and film so from a young age I've been
round cameras, Photoshop and video production. I started taking photos around the age of eight,
at the age of ten I started using Photoshop Elements and took a course on it. After that I have
been working with Photoshop, Illustrator and similar programs very often. In the middle of
2013 I got my GX1, my first CSC, and began using Lightroom
I joined the Howick Camera Club in March last year.
I most prefer taking pictures of animals as they are often
unaware that you are taking pictures of them, and even if
they do they don't care or put their hand in front of their
face. Animals also don't pose, at least not most of them, so
they always have a natural feel about them. They are also
animate objects which are alive, and convey emotion and
movement. Humans do to but I find it less comfortable
taking pictures of most of them.
One of my favourite images, because I can't have only one, is my picture of a Pied Shag on the
Whitford Estuary. I like this image because I think it's a good head shot of the bird showing
the detail of beak and feathers. Also the background is yellow (my blurred kayak behind it)
which by chance is the same colour as the spot beside the shag's eye.
Jess
Quik Printz
81 Picton St, Howick
Quick Printz print images on Fuji
photographic paper from 6x4 up to 10x15
They also process colour film, scan negatives
and slides to digital format.
If you need mattes cut for club competitions,
Quik Printz can do this as well.
Pop in and get your images printed here.
Don’t forget to mention you are from the
Howick Camera Club.
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Town and Around
Photo Laundry
Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter
31st Jan – 4pm – 8pm
Gareth Watkins - Composed in Light from 3rd Feb
Pah House, 72 Hillsborough Rd
Sculpture Trail -
Waiheke
Auckland Lantern Festival
Albert Park
Open until 15th February
27th Feb – 1st March, 5pm – 10pm
External Competitions
Natex competition
Entries close 27th February
Canon Online
Entries close 25th February
Check the PSNZ site for details for these comps
New Year Fireworks at Pauanui
Sheryl Williams
Print Competitions
Prints must be labeled correctly on the back.
Put your grade, whether set or open, a title if you have
one, and your name,
It is preferable to have a matt frame and a firm backing
so they don’t bend.
*FOR SPECIAL COMPETITIONS REFER TO THE CLUB
RULES
Digital competitions
Digital images must be sent by 6pm on the Thursday
before the Monday night digital comp.
Send to [email protected]
Image size:
Maximum 1620 pixels wide x 1028 pixels high.
This is also the size for PSNZ Comps.
Please name this way
Example: B Grade_set_ocean waves_Joe Bloggs
(if you don’t have a title just put – no title)
*FOR SPECIAL COMPETITIONS REFER TO CLUB
HANDBOOK
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Important email addresses
Monthly Comps
For our regular monthly digital competitions.
[email protected]
Special Comps
These are for our special club competitions
[email protected]
Newsletter
Send images, news items, queries etc.
[email protected]
Website
Club rules, gallery, workshops, calendar,
Back-dated newsletters and much more.
www.howickcameraclub.org.nz
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FEBRUARY
MARCH
APRIL
Long Exposure
2
16
21
23
2
15
16
23
30
6 Print Competition
19 Field Trip: TBA
20 Digital Comp:
27 Workshop:
Gears
Print Competition
Digital Comp:
Field Trip: Shoot Out!
Workshop: Print mounting
And digital sizing
Body Parts
Print Competition
Field Trip:
Digital Comp:
AGM &
Digital Poker
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MAY
JUNE
JULY
4
17
18
25
31
15
21
22
29
6
19
20
27
Church or Graveyard
Print Competition
Field trip:
Digital Comp:
Landscape/Portrait comp
Rough
Passing of Time
Print Competition
Digital Comp:
Field trip:
Workshop:
TBA
Print Competition
Field Trip: TBA
Digital Comp:
Set of 6 and AV comps
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER
3 Print Competition
17 Digital Comp:
24 Natural History Comps
7 Print Competition
21 Digital comp
28 Workshop:
5
11
19
26
Low Key
Brown
Fiery
Print Competition
Field Trip:
Digital comp:
Workshop:
NOVEMBER
Season of Spring
2 Print Competition
16 Digital Comp:
23 Simcock/Percival Comps
SUBSCRIPTIONS
Full
Family
Junior
December
7
Christmas Party
End of year comps
$55
$80
$20
CLUB DIRECTORY
Digital Selections
Bob McCree FPSNZ
Mary-Anne Lenny APSNZ
Webmaster/Speakers Colin Tyler LPSNZ
Front of House
Heather Arthur APSNZ
Special Comps Points Liz Robertson LPSNZ
Judges
Bob McCree FPSNZ
Workshops
John Clare APSNZ
Field trips
Michael Lucas
Catering
Dorothy Walker
Newsletter
Lindsay Murray
Digital Comps
End of Yea trophies
Sheryl Williams
PRESIDENT
VICE PRESIDENT
PAST PRESIDENT
TREASURER
SECRETARY
COMMITTEE
Sheryl Williams
Michael Lucas
Colin Tyler
Glen Bittle
Jenny Dowling
Lindsay Murray
John Clare
Bob McCree
Liz Robertson
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