Competition May

Set Subject: Emotion

Images Due: Monday 8 May

Competition Night: Monday 22 May

Emotion is a state of consciousness in which feelings of love, joy, happiness, surprise, calmness, inquisitiveness, sorrow, fear, disgust, hate and the like are experienced. 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.

Photos with emotion convey a mood or an atmosphere and pull the viewer into the scene; they tell or encourage a story and tug at the heartstrings. Photos with emotion may transport the viewer to another time or place, or evoke certain feelings that make them engage with the photo.

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Focus June - Steven Fudge

Monday 12


My philosophy in life and in my Photography work is to coin a well-known Phrase KISS (Keep it simple stupid).

My Traditional Black and white Long Exposure and Non LE works, adopts this formula, of a stripped back Aesthetic that i find calming and enjoyable in this fast paced image overloaded world.

I will explain why/how I adopted this technique, the equipment and methods I use to achieve images that appeal to myself and hopefully to others.

I will display printed /framed images to highlight my style of work and run through a PPT describing this area of Photography.


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Contemporary Photography June

Monday 19

Starting at 7pm sharp – AV Special Interest Group (SIG).

The AV SIG is stepping into gear with all participants being challenged to start a MINI10 AV to present at this meeting. This is an easy start into AVs as Murray pointed out there's a story in everything, it's just the way it's told that matters.

At this meeting, we'll look at these AVs and discuss ways to refine the edits. Murray will also demonstrate how to assemble an AV using Fotomagico (for Mac but the principles are the same for Windows.) All are welcome.

Starting at 7:45pm sharp – Combined meeting of the new Street Photography SIG and the Critique SIG.

Lisa Kurtz will also be attending to critique one to two of our photos that we submit from the outing on 28 May and give us feedback and pointers. It is very important to gauge how many people would like to attend to decide on how many images people can submit for critique, bearing in mind that the meeting is only two or so hours.

In preparation for the SIG meeting, Tony Watts and Elayne Mitchelson will host an outing for the SIG Street Photography on Sunday 28 May with Lisa Kurtz attending to give advice and assistance. The meeting place is the forecourt in front of GOMA at 2.30pm. The intention is to do the West End to Art Gallery Walk. Please email Elayne Mitchelson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to express your interest in attending this event.

Starting at 7:30pm - International SIG

This year the format will be different – any BCG member who is interested in entering images in international or national competitions is welcome to bring along a few images to show to the group and receive critique on those images. We hope this will improve your chances of doing well in those competitions. On 19 June, the critique will be headed by award winning professional photographer Mel Sinclair, with other members of the group, some of whom have had success internationally, also being able to offer their suggestions.

International and national competitions are a very good way to benchmark your work against other photographers, have your images judged by a wider range of judges and this all helps to improve your own photography. So, we encourage you to think about entering some of these competitions, and come along to the next ISIG meeting on Monday 19 June with a few of your images.


More details on Special Interest Groups can be found in the Google+ Community "Brisbane Camera Group - SIG". You need to be a member to access this G+ Community. Click here for a guide on how to access our community on Google+.



Free Access to on-line training 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 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 training videos:

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



Competition Set Subjects



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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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.

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

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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.

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A photograph of yourself taken by yourself.

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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).

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

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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.

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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.

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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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