The August 2020 edition – wind, letters and Numbers.

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Yes both the wind power, and the letters and number competitions took place in the last month.  The Banner above comes from the wind powered competition.  In this edition of camera clips we also have a write up of Howard Seaman’s workshop, 3 of the travelogue topics; Pildappa rocksRogues point and The Lavender trail and an explanation of Community judging.  The answers are not blowing in the wind, they are buzzing in the ether.  So check out this months edition of Camera Clips.

James Allan

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The Black Edition – June 2020

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Welcome – Black is back.  We have recently had our black competition.  This is the Black edition of Camera Clips.  Paul Hughes Black Cat features above as our Banner.  All of the images along with a summary are now on display on the club web page.  In this edition I include notes from the Product Photography tutorial.  Ray has described another classic 35mm film camera, the Pentacon Pentina.  Ray has written about photographic collections.  I was surprised to discover that there was a valuable photographic collection in my own family, that of W.C. Brooker.  Hope you enjoy the read.

James

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April 2020 Camera Clips

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The Stuck at Home edition of Camera Clips has just been released.  We have articles on Low Key Photography, Developing Slides, Carol Jerrems and a tribute to Reg Connolly who died in April this year.  Here is the link to this months edition.  I hope to get onto the June edition shortly.  Keen for any contributions you may have to offer.

James

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February 2020

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What a start to the year.  We have undertaken the 31 day challenge in January.  This year we have had unprecedented bushfires destroying property and taking lives.  The club year started with our first two scheduled competitions and a workshop and now we find ourselves in Covid 19 shutdown.  This edition of the newsletter represents all of the activities we undertook before the Covid shut down.  We have 2 articles from the double exposure workshop, a photoessay from the 31 day challenge and an original article by Vicki Kramer.  I hope you enjoy these articles.  Next edition will be the “Stuck at home” edition.

James

 

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An Iconic Australian Christmas

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Merry Christmas all.

I have just added an article to camera clips.  A look at images on the theme of making an iconic Australian Christmas image.  I wish you all well in the Christmas season.

James

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December 2019

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I have just posted the December edition of Camera clips.  This is our end of year edition and includes images and explanations  of the top images from our annual end of year competition.  The Banner is derived from one of the entries,  “invitation to siesta” by Paul Hughes.

Also we have quizzes.  We have a brand new macro quiz.   Can you identify familiar objects from their close ups?  I have also posted the Camera clips quiz from the final meeting, along with links to the respective articles, so you can brush up on your camera clips facts.

Lastly a travel log from the red centre.

Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy this months articles.  Don’t forget the 31 day challenge is still on, but has moved to January this year.  For those who haven’t done this previously, you are required to take a photo every day for 31 days and post them on the club Flickr page.  It’s OK to post even if you miss a day here or there.  It adds to the fun of the exercise to have as many posting as possible.  Previously we have done this challenge in December.  I look forward to seeing your Summer snaps.

James

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October Camera Clips

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This edition features banners based on excellent spot colour photographs by Suzie Smith and Mark Pedlar.  We have articles of travel to Borneo (Helen Whitford), Iceland (Duart McLean) and Scotland (Di Gage). Lastly we have a book review of a bird photographer, David Tipling.  I trust that you will enjoy this months Camera Clips.

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August 2019 Camera Clips

Misty sunrise in McLaren vale colour

BPC Art Deco Logo BranchI have been fortunate to score articles from Di Gage, Judy Sara, Mark Pedlar, Howard Seaman and Chris Schultz this month.  I have all of the information presented at the recent Spot colour workshopHoward and I swap RAW files to demonstrate how we would manipulate each others images.  Chris talks about Accidental Renaissance.  The Banner above is by Suzie Smith from the “lit from Behind” competition.  All you could want and more from this months Camera Clips.

I trust you will enjoy this months edition.

James

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Branding

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The logo of our club depicts a camera lens and a couple of branches of blackwood, an Australian  wattle tree.  This has been a successful and recognizable symbol for over 50 years.

I have been experimenting with variations on this theme.  The glass camera lens may also resemble the sawn end of a blackwood log.  I feel that there is nothing wrong with contemporizing a successful trademark.  We see this happening all the time in the buisness sector.  However feel free to give me your feedback.  It may not be to everyone’s taste.   Let me know.

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May in June 2019

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I am dreadfully late putting out the May edition of Camera clips.  Above, the banner is an image of Victoria Falls by Kerry Malec.  This appeared in our Elements competition and the element in this case was water.

In this edition – Concept PhotographyThe elementsNegative SpaceSmoke PhotographyStavros Pippos.

I have included articles that were written before the elements competition to stimulate ideas, and again I apologize that they are being published after the event.  Regardless have a read and let me know what you think.  I have received very positive reviews about some of the camera clips articles from last edition.  Thank you to those who have taken the time to give me feedback.

Regards James

 

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