October 2017 Camera Clips


Hi BPC members,

Well it’s out.  This is the first Camera Clips following the AGM.  It contains the Wildlife update and the Goolwa excursion (as announced in previous posts).  It also has a List of the best camera clips articles for 2017, a book review of “World atlas of Street Photography” and an article on Gjon Mili and the Italian Futurist movement.  I hope you enjoy this edition.



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BPC October long Weekend Camp out at Goolwa

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The October long weekend seems ages ago now.  I personally had a great time photographing with Frances, Steve, Di, Gordon, Helen, Judy and Bruce.  We had the advantage of a fantastic natural environment.  I love watching others take pictures.  It’s a great learning environment for me and very inspiring.  You know you don’t need to read the Guardian to get excited about Nature photography.  Have a look at the article and pictures from our excursion to Goolwa and decide for yourself.


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Wildlife Update

Eastern BannerThis mid cycle edition is designed to deal with aspects of the upcoming Wildlife competition.

Last Sunday I attended the wildlife excursion to Belair National park.  Most of the group were out orchid hunting, but Bruce and I had a lot of fun chasing birds.  Have a look at the gallery to see the results.

Several discussions arose over coffee.  The rules of wildlife competitions were discussed.  What is the correct ethic?  No Photoshop? No evidence of the hand of man?  Almost but not quite.  Have a read for yourself.  I have a copy of the International Federation of Photographic Art, nature and wildlife rules that have recently been adopted by the Australian Photographic Society.  Mark Pedlar asked participants to refer to these rules when entering this competition.

We also discussed camera setting needed to manage a telephoto lens to take hand held bird photos .  It is called “Driving a big Lens.”  I struggled with this dilema and eventually wrote an article back in 2013.  So rather than rewrite the article I have republished this August 2013  newsletter on the webpage for anyone who might also be struggling through this problem.

I hope these articles will prove helpful.

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August Camera Clips


I have published the August Camera Clips.  Have a browse through this edition to see a wrap up of the St Kilda excursion, an article on Helmut Newton and instructions on Camera Raw and more.

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June 2017 Camera Clips

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Announcing the June edition of Camera Clips.  This edition is packed full of features.

The club ran a landscape competition this month.  The Banner comes from this competition, by Bron Williams entitled, “Lone survivor”.  We have an article on “What is a landscape”.

There are reviews of NIK filters and a  Light painting workshop run by Denis Smith.  There are tips for the upcoming trip to Port Willunga.  Eric Budworth has invented a clamp for long exposure photography, like light painting. And finally we have an opinion piece on “Straight out of Camera”.

I hope you enjoy this months selection.  You can go to this months edition by clicking here.


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Return to Port Willunga

Sticks and Balls 3-1It is nearly 4 and a half years since we had an excursion to Port Willunga.  You can see the image gallery in the May 2013 Camera Clips.   Now it’s time to do it again.  But how do you cast a new light on a familiar subject?  We are going to try light painting.

Don’t forget to review the TIPS for this excursion.

We will meet at the Star of Greece restaurant car park at 4,30pm on Sunday 2nd July.  I expect the sun to set around 5.30 and dusk to last until around 6.45pm.  After that the sky will not be dark until the half moon sets at around 12.30am.  If there are no opportunities for star photos I will be leaving around 7pm.  Remember there may be up to an hour of travel time.  It is worth sharing a ride with club members who live near you.

What to bring: Camera and lens – standard to wide angle, tripod, remote release, torches, light painting equipment if you have any.  You will need warm clothing and sturdy shoes.  You may want to eat before or after the exercise.

I am sure you will enjoy this excursion.  Hope to see you there.

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Light Painting ………(post script)

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I have posted a small gallery of images that I have received (to date) from the light painting workshop.  I am looking for more images if you have them.  You can view the gallery here, or the instructions for the workshop here.

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