April 2017

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Welcome to April 2017 Camera Clips.  The banner for April comes from a monochrome image by Ashley Hoff of a car logo.  The Lincoln Zephyr.

The Banner from Camera clips generally reflects images that relate to club activities from the previous 2 months.  In this case Ashley arranged an excursion to Birdwood motor museum for the Rock and Roll Rendezvous.  We have a couple of articles relating to this excursion in this edition.  Ashleys tips and suggestions for the excursion as well as a gallery of images from the field trip.  A couple of alternative banners from the last club competition, “Straight out of the Camera” include Anthony Kernichs sunrise or David Hancocks Torquay Light. Both of these images took my eye and were worthy of a mention.  Mark Pedlar has written a report of this competition on the club web page.


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Last month we had a workshop evening on “image preparation for competition”.  Chris Schultz spoke on image work flow.  Mark Pedlar spoke on resizing, cropping and adding borders to images.  Eric Budworth spoke on cutting mats for mounting images.  I spoke on handling dust artefact.  I have managed to get articles from most of these talks and they are available as a resource for members.

Ray Goulter has provided another article on old cameras.  In this case the Rollei 6006.  If I am not mistaken this is similar to the camera that Neil Armstrong took to the moon.

I have written a travel log about birdwatching in East Africa, and a companion piece on what I think makes a good wildlife photograph.  Frances and I had a wonderful holiday in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.  I would recommend strongly the bird tour that we did.  Of course this second article is more of what I aspire to.

Judy 2I have had a couple of late additions.  Last year I started the Dogwood 52 week challenge along with a half dozen other Blackwood members.  It was difficult coming up with inspiration week after week.
I believe that only 3 of us made it to the end.  Apart from myself and Frances, there was Judy Sara.   Judy Sara has put together her thoughts on how the Dogwood 52 week challenge has developed her photography.  I asked Judy to write this piece having noticed the strength of the images she posted each week.  I encourage you to have a read.  Also go to Judy’s Flickr page and see more of her images.

helen_whitford_love_story_openLastly we have recently had a “how do you do that” workshop.  This is prior to the Tryptic competition.  Helen has published her instructions on creating a Tryptic using Gimp software. I have also added a style sheet explaining the history and some of the conventions in tryptichs.  We may have further articles from this workshop when they come to hand.

I hope you enjoy this edition,

James Allan