Awards Evening, 15th January 2019

We had our official awards evening on Tuesday night.

John Smith was the TOP IMAGE of 2018 Winner with his :  Elie Sea Wall.

Linda Appleby was the TOP PRINT Winner of 2018 with her : Reaching for it.

Nick Lefebvre won Mono Print of 2018 and Linda Appleby also won the Open Colour Print. Lindie Kolver won Digital Nature, Kevin Ho won Digital Mono and John Smith Digital Open Colour.

Highest Aggregate Score for 2018 : Lindie Kolver

John Smith was 2nd, Susie Smith 3rd , Frank Kolver 4th and John Upton 5th (well done John Upton !!!)

 

Beach Shoot on Thursday, 3rd January

Dear Members,

 A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to all. May the Light always be good to you and only good things be brought to your door.

I’ve arranged a Beach Shoot – with Models and Props for tomorrow. The 3rd of January at the ungodly hour of 5 am (!not a typo!) at

TOWN BEACH near the OBSERVATION TOWER. We’re chasing the light…first we want the soft light of dawn, then the richer colours of Sunrise

and then , when we have to fight the sun, we’ll be switching to external flash and reflectors.

Please come along with your Camera, external flash , Lens (wide-angle, 70-200, 50mm, 105mm, fixed prime – whatever you’ll think will serve you well) and participate in the Shoot. I have three GORJISSSSSSSS models and they’ll be frolicking, jump-leaping, posing, playing with a ball or frisbee. 

Leave the family at home and come out to Town Beach and enjoy the Shooting Session from 5am-10am. 

Bring your Gear, a hat, sunblock, water, a snack to see you through and LOADS of enthusiasm.

Happy snaps

 

Lindie

 

Upload your POTY & DIOTY images directly from your Gallery on the Website

The PIOTY & DOTY Competitions with their various categories are now open for Members to upload their entries.

How-to Instructions :

Log in to the Website > Members > Enter a Club Competition > Click on the Competition you want to enter > (your personal Gallery will open with ALL the images you have loaded during 2018, plus the score you were awarded for each) > Click on Thumbnails to have a look at your images > Click on  SELECT (the image you’d like to use) for the Competition you’ve clicked on ( ie. POTY- Nature, Mono, Colour ot DIOTY-Nature, Mono ,Colour )> WAIT (!) for image to upload > repeat the above steps until you have loaded different  images into the various Categories in both Print and Digital (should you want to participate in both.)

Three (3) images are allowed for each Category (Nature, Mono & Colour) in both Print and Digital (a total of 18 DIFFERENT Images !) You may enter an image ONLY ONCE  !!

You can remove any uploaded image from the Competition-site and enter a different image again at any time before the close of Competition which is 24th November @ 6PM.

You will notice that the November 2018 Competition’s different categories are still marked as NO RESULT – you’ll have to wait until after the 20th November to ascertain if some of those images might be good enough to enter into POTY & DIOTY.

 

Note : You are allowed to enter the Print Competition with Digital Competition Images (and vice versa) , PROVIDING you do not duplicate images in the various Categories

 

One last thing : You will NOT be able to upload an image for use in the POTY & DIOTY Competitions from your PC – it is NOT allowed. That pathway has been blocked – you may only use the images showing in your Gallery.

 

I will have a PowerPoint-presentation ready for Club-night on the 6th to illustrate the ease and uncomplicated way to upload images.

 

Kind regards

 

Lindie

 

 

Saturday Outing to Linda Appleby’s Garden

Selective Colour Workshop

Dear Member

On Saturday 13th October 2018 we are holding a Creative Experimental Workshop at the EDCC between 9 am and 12 noon.

The major objective of this fun workshop is to help members generate ideas to get their creative juices flowing and then demonstrate ways in which these ideas can be applied using different Photoshop techniques using multiple or combined images

Kathy will discuss ways of generating ideas using a Disney technique drawing on input from the attendees.

Kevin will then present a PowerPoint presentation, about how to create the attached composite images, from 4 single images.

Members , as usual, will need their laptop with PS CS6 or CC installed. If they don’t have a laptop, they can share another member’s computer.

Colin and Kathy will help members during the Workshop.

We hope this will be a fun morning and members without a lap-top can still participate, learn and enjoy the usual tea/coffee break.

Photoshop Workshop – Selective Colour

Kevin will present a Workshop on ‘Selective Colour’, on Saturday 15 September, between 9 am and 12 noon. This will be a good guide to editing images for our next monthly Set Subject, Selective Colour. and this workshop will be a good way to learn PS techniques apart from Selective colour, e.g. Layers, Camera RAW filters, History Brush, Selection Tools etc. If you have a laptop with Photoshop CS6 or CC, please bring it along or just come along to see how it is done.

Please arrive early (8.50am) to help setup. The cost is $5.00 pp & includes Morning tea.

Harry