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Competition August

Set Subject: Structures

Images Due: Monday 14 August

Competition Night: Monday 28 August

Structure is an arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system, or the object or system so organized. Material structures include man-made objects such as buildings and machines. Built structures are broadly divided by their varying design approaches and standards, into categories including building structures, architectural structures, civil engineering structures and mechanical structures. For the purposes of this competition, the following structures are excluded: biological, chemical, mathematical, musical, social, data, software, logical.

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Interclub Projected Digital Image Competition 2017

In 2017, the Gympie Camera Club is hosting this competition among Queensland Clubs that nominate to take part. BCG has nominated to participate and a selection of members’ images will be chosen as the BCG entry.

Judging by three accredited judges will take place on Sunday 10 September at the Gympie Regional Gallery (Workroom at the rear of building), 39 Nash St, Gympie, with doors opening at 8:30am and judging commencing at 9:00am. In each Category top images will be awarded First, Merit and 2 HC. From the seven Firsts a “Champion” image will be chosen. The scores for each image will be tallied to find the winning Club. Members are invited to attend to see how their images and BCG fare.

There are seven categories with three images in each, each image in a category to be by a different photographer. For a Club of BCG’s size, there is a maximum of two images per member. The BCG entries were chosen mostly from those images that received Honours or Merits in our monthly DPI competitions. 

People  
   
Nature  
   
Scapes  
   
Sport  
   
Minimalism  
   
Self-Portrait  
   
Open (AB & B Grades only)  
   

 

 


       



 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good luck to all participants!

Ray Shorter,
President.

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September Outing

Sunday 10 September  

Location: St Lucia University

Meet at Brisbane CBD 3pm & catch ferry to St Lucia

Come along and enjoy a Rivercat ride to St Lucia University where we will stroll through the grounds of St Lucia University. Its a great place for a range of photography.

We will be meeting at approximately 3pm in Brisbane CBD where we will catch the ferry to St Lucia going past the CBD, Southbank and onto St Lucia to walk around the grounds and meet back at the Ferry terminal back into the city.

Times and meeting place will be confirmed closer to the date.

What to bring:

• Camera and lenses
• Full battery and empty storage card
• Tripod (optional)
• Hat, sunscreen & water
• Walking shoes
• Sunscreen
• Props and Models (optional)

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Focus September - AGM

11 September

BCG AGM

The BCG AGM will be held on Monday 11 September 2017. All members are asked to attend and assist in the operation of the club for the next 12 months.

Links to AGM documents will be advised closer to the meeting. We are also calling for questions from the membership in the operation of the club.

The current committee will be standing down and we are calling for nominations from the membership. For a list of committee positions please see this page.

To nominate for a position, please download and complete this form and return it to the Secretary before the AGM.

Committee Positions

Position

 

Member Nominated Proposer Seconder

President

TBA

TBA

TBA

Vice President

TBA

TBA

TBA

Secretary & Webmaster/Publicity

TBA

TBA

TBA

Treasurer

TBA

TBA

TBA

Print Director

TBA

TBA

TBA

DPI Director

TBA

TBA

TBA

Technical Director

TBA

TBA

TBA

General Member

TBA

TBA

TBA

General Member

TBA

TBA

TBA

General Member

PSQ Representative

 

 

 

Non-Committee Positions

Position

Member Nominated

Proposer

Seconder

Catering Coordinator

TBA

TBA

TBA

Scorer

TBA

TBA

TBA

Photoshoot Outings Coordinator

TBA

TBA

TBA

Interclub Competitions Officer 

Welcoming Coordinator

Welcoming Coordinator assistant

Print Directors’ Assistant

DPI Directors’ Assistant

Treasurer’s assistant

Librarian

Webmaster / Publicity Assistant

Gradings Co-ordinator

TBA

TBA

TBA

Keeper of the Keys

TBA

TBA

Not needed

If you are unable to attend the AGM and appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf, please provide a copy of your proxy form to the Secretary prior to the commencement of the meeting.

If you have items of General Business you wish to discuss, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Speaker After AGM is Giulio Saggin

Telling Visual Stories

My latest book, "You, The Citizen Photographer: Telling Visual Stories", translates photography into a language we all understand - the written word. Photographers use the same techniques when taking photos - visual stories - as those used when writing stories. My book is based on a presentation I gave to ABC reporters during my nine years as photo editor with ABC News Online, so there is a photo-journalism slant to my talk. That said, the message is universal and this is a whole new 'perspective' on photography.

I spend the first part of my talk explaining the message in my book, and will then show photos taken throughout my career.

BIO

Giulio started his career as a news photographer in 1989. In 1992 he headed off for Scotland with a one way ticket to Heathrow and enough money to buy a basic kit of camera gear.

At the start of 1998, after having had work published in every major Scottish and London-based newspaper, he packed up his life in Scotland and hitchhiked all the way around Australia photographing everyone who gave him a lift.

After completing his hitchhiking journey in Dec. 1998, he returned to Brisbane and began working as a freelance photographer. He also self-published ...so I did, the book of his hitchhiking journey.

Giulio joined ABC News Online in 2007 as their inaugural photo editor and, in 2011, self-published "Deep Fried Pizza", a novel about the world of news photography.
In 2016 published "You, The Citizen Photographer: Telling Visual Stories", a guide (introduction) to photography that shows how photos – visual stories – are constructed the same as written stories.

 

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Free Access to Lynda.com on-line training

 

Lynda.com is regarded as an outstanding resource for video-based on-line learning, particularly for photography software from Adobe such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements etc. There are also a large number of videos on photography topics more generally including camera equipment, capturing images and post processing. Access is normally by paying a monthly subscription, starting at $US25.

However, Queensland residents have free access to all Lynda.com training videos through the State Library of Queensland (SLQ). The Library’s state-wide subscription allows all Queenslanders unlimited access to the online courses from any compatible desktop or portable device, whether on a library computer, at their home or business or on the go.

All you need to do is become a member of the State Library of Queensland. The following web site has details about joining the SLQ and then accessing all the Lynda.com training videos: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/search/eresources/lynda.com

Thanks to one of the participants at BCG’s Introduction to Lightroom Workshop for making us aware of this great opportunity.

Ray Shorter
President, BCG

 

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Competition Set Subjects

February

Minimalism

Minimalism is a style employed by many 20th century artists, using a minimum number of components such as colour, shape, line and texture. When trying to achieve minimalism, one rule is to keep it simple.

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March

Graffiti

Graffiti for the purpose of this challenge could be freehand paint, marker pen or stencil or combination of any of the elements. You will need to add another element / angle to make it your own art.

Full Definition

April

Sport

Sport photography is about capturing the moment, often with the subject in sharp focus against a somewhat blurred background.

Full Definition

May

Emotion

A photograph can depict emotion(s) in the subject(s) and/or it can evoke emotion(s) in the viewer of the photo. Capturing emotion(s) in photographs is about capturing moments in time that hopefully tell a story or encourage the viewer to imagine a story.

Full Definition

June

Self-Portrait

A photograph of yourself taken by yourself.

Full Definition

July

Forced Perspective

Forced perspective is an optical illusion created by placing objects far from each other to make one appear larger or smaller than it really is. For example one person (in the distance) appears to be standing on another person’s outstretched hand (in the foreground).

Full Definition

August

Structures

Structure is an arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system, or the object or system so organized.

Full Definition

September

Small world / Macro

For this competition, any close-up photograph of a subject is acceptable, with the lower magnification limit (e.g. 1:4, 1:8 etc.) left to the discretion of the photographer.

Full Definition

October

Reflections

Reflections are "the throwing back of light by a body or surface", with the surface being reflective because it is liquid, or a mirror, or because it is highly polished.

Full Description

November

Annual Competition 2017

 

                     

        

              

                       

                 

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Meeting Times

Regular BCG Meetings are the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of each month

Meetings start at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm

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