End of Year 2018 Edition

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The glacier above was taken by Duart McLean on his trip to Iceland.  It was not his highest scoring image and did not win an award.  However in my books it is a top image.  Read about his trip in this edition of Camera Clips.  Camera Clips recognizes that there are many top images and we want to celebrate everybody who has entered the annual awards.  You can see everybody’s “Top Image”, (as well as the awarded images) in the article of the same name.

I have managed to get the powerpoint presentation by Stuart Templeton on Star trail photography.  There are also some images from Spain and Portugal.  Ray explains another old film camera, the Olympus Trip 35…  and there are several more articles in the latest edition of Camera Clips.  You can find the December edition by clicking here.

Don’t forget to get involved in the 31 day challenge this December.  You don’t have to put in a photograph every day, just try and do as many as possible.  For those who are not entering, make sure you are watching the Flikr page and commenting on the images as they come in.

Have a good Christmas and a great New Year.

James (editor for Camera Clips)

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September 2018 Camera Clips

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Frances and I am going to be away for the next 6 weeks on holidays.  We will be missing the AGM and the last competition for the year.  With that in mind I have pushed forward the next edition of Camera Clips.    A couple of the articles have been sitting on file for many years.  I was given a copy of  a series of articles describing basic techniques for beginner photographers by Brenda Amos.  There is an explanation of the Golden Ratio and how it applies to photography.   Judy Sara has given me a write up of her travels to East Indonesia.  We have a series of photographs and quotes from Tracey Moffatt.  Lastly there are tips for the upcoming excursion to Laratinga.

Here is the link

I have you enjoy this edition.

James  (editor)

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August 2018 Camera Clips

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Hi All,

It always seems a surprise to me when I complete each edition of camera clips.  Well I have done it again.  This edition has an article by Anthony Kernich on airport photography.  We have images from the recent excursions to McLaren Vale and Rundle Mall.  Ursula Prucha a prolific photographer when I first joined the club has recently passed away after a period of poor health. In this edition I have showcased a selection of her images, including the banner above.  There is an article on David Hockney and on HDR processing with the NIK HDR pro software.  And there is more.  Have fun exploring this months contributions.


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June Camera Clips

Tao Dancers BannerI have just this moment released June Camera Clips.   I have been experimenting with a different look this month.  I am using the banners as navigational tools rather than the hyperlinks in the text.  Accordingly every article get’s it’s own banner.  Most of the banners are sourced from the club competition on the theme street photograpy.

We have two articles from Judy Sara, on Macro Photography and on the Tailem Bend excursion.  Ray Goulter has an explanation of  the Johnson “Cutplate” Developing Tank .  Frances Allan has described the creation of a rather impressive product photograph.  I give Google sights map a test run, and lastly a short explanation of solarisation.

Well worth the time reading.  Here is the link to this edition.

Regards James


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April 2018 Camera Clips


I have just finished the April edition of Camera Clips.  Thanks to Graham Field. we have pictures from the Port Willunga natural light portraiture excursion.  I am always impressed by the images from our excursions.  Many of them appeared in the competition.  Mark Pedlar has given us an insight into his vision for the club.  I have an explanation of Luminosity masks, as mentioned by Dylan Toh.  His images have wonderful lighting and beautiful finishes.  Learn how to use one of the tools in his repertoire.  We have at least 3 articles on Street PhotographyOne from the archives – way back in May 2013.  We also have an article on the portraiture of the Royal family.

You really can’t afford to miss out.  I suggest you go online and peruse the articles.  You can find the link by clicking here.  As always, thanks to the contributing authors.  I hope to see more material in my inbox for the next edition.  I would be grateful if you could write me something about what excites you about photography.

Regards James

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March 2018 Camera clips is out.


1941-01-05-n935-bondigym George Caddy was an amateur photographer living near Bondi in the 1930’s who photographed members of his beach athletics club.  He achieved some success in his local camera club.  His negatives were donated to the State Library of NSW but were relegated to the storeroom until they were rediscovered in 2007 .  Read the rest of the story in this edition of Camera clips (March).

I also have articles from Ray Goulter on composition and Les Ludgate on Portrait photography, an investigation of zoom burst photography and a short piece from our club president Mark Pedlar.

This edition is certainly packed.  I  have included a few articles from the archieves – including tips on judging and photo criticism.  Be sure to have a read.

I trust that you will enjoy our latest edition, James.

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Natural Light Portraiture excursion

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Ron, Graham and Les have announced that the excursion for the 25th of February 2018 will be natural light portraiture and will be held at Port Willunga. (Not Witunga)

Meet at the Port Willunga beach car park (nearest to the ‘sticks’) at 5pm.  Graham tells us that we will act as our own models for this excursion, or you can bring along a friend or family member.  You can contact “the boys” to let them know you are coming.  The contact numbers are on Marks previous e-mail.

Now I had previously asked Les for an article on portraiture.  You will notice that Les has become the ‘go to person’ when we run a portraiture workshop.

“Les” I asked, ” can you distill some of your wisdom for Camera clips”.

Les has done just that, and although not strictly on natural light portraiture, it covers a lot of basic tips that apply to both the studio and in the field.  Les has nominated this article as pre-reading for the natural light excursion.  So have a read, grab your camera and hope to see you at Willunga.

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