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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May 2017

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The May Newsletter has been published.

This edition is packed with “how to do” tips, for star photography, workflow, photographing flying birds, light painting and Seascapes.  In the last month we had a brief presentation on art photography.  The quotes from the presentation can all be found here.  There is also an article on the Australian art photographer Bill Hensen.  Have you been to zed ward?  This edition has a description of the Victorian era criminal assylum.  Lastly Ray has another fascinating camera that he explores.  It’s all in Camera clips.  Check it out now.


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Light Painting Workshop

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On Thursday the 25th May Blackwood Photoclub  will be holding a light Painting workshop.  This is going to be a hands on workshop, so we would like you to bring your camera and experiment to see if you can accomplish the set exercises.  I have provided some written notes explaining what we are trying to achieve.  You can access the notes in Camera Clips….. here

I have asked several of our members to assist with these exercises.  None of these photographers have extensive light painting experience.  However the exercises are not difficult and it should be a great time to learn the basics.

What to bring:

  • Your camera of course.
  • A tripod and a remote shutter release or cable.
  • A torch.  Whether a pencil light, a flash light or an LED doesn’t matter.
  • Wear dark clothing.
  • Any light painting equipment if you have it.  A light sabre, a cable for spinning a torch, a light modifier etc.

This workshop is designed as an introduction to the basics of light painting for beginners and is not expounding advanced techniques.  Hope to see you there.  James

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April 2017 Edition is now out

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I am pleased to announce the April edition of Camera Clips has been released.  The emphasis has been on three things.  The excursion to the Birdwood motor museum, the workshop on image preparation and lastly I have told the story of  Bird watching in East Africa.  Thanks once again to the various authors.


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