Steve Longton from Cameras Online will be along to show us the new Cotton Carrier camera harness, Karl Taylor DVDs and much more.
In preparation for the Annual Competition, Ray will be showing examples of award winning AVs to illustrate the art. If you have an AV which you would like the club to see, please let ray know.
Masking For Digital Photography
Andy Cross will show us some more tricks with photoshop and how to select and modify using masking layers.
Before and After
Bin or Win
So you've been on another fantastic BCG outing event and now have 583 images to sift through. How do you make that choice? Why did you choose that image over all the others?
You can also post your selection to the BCG Forum in the Digital Night section.
Details for image dimensions are here.
Thinking of going overseas but cant decide where to go? Here's a night that's going to make that decision much, much harder. A few of our own members will present short talks and image shows on the places they've travelled, discussing the how-to's and other tips to make a successful photographic holiday
- Diane Osbourne - India
- Cathy Rodier - London
- Kevin Nuttal - China
- Augustine Mathews - New Zealand
- Ray Locket - Peru
The annual AGM is to be held on Monday 12 August. All BCG members are invited to attend.
The current serving committee will be stepping down and nominations for office bearers will be called for. BCG is a strong club and requires assistance from many people to keep it running. Please consider putting your name forward and help make the club what you want it to be.
Nominations forms for committee and non-committee positions can be downloaded here:
Annual Patron Address
BCG Patron, Mr Bill Smit, will address the club on the role of photography in today's society and the role of BCG in the community.
Competition Subject Selection
Put your thinking cat on and help pick the set subjects for 2014. Sometimes abstract, sometimes stylistic; BCG competition subjects should be thought provoking and challenging. What topics can you come up with?
Date: Sunday 7 July - 8.50am until about 11am
Set subject objective: Lines (for the August competition)
Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is located at Southbank. http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/visiting-us/travelling_to_the_gallery#
Meeting Point: 8.50am outside the main doors, in front of the GOMA store. GOMA opens at 9am.
Museum etiquette: No flash photography, no tripods, no large bags.
Details: We'll have the opportunity to photograph the exterior of the building as well as explore the exhibit rooms and public areas. Keeping in mind the set subject objective for August - "lines" - this is our chance to take advantage of the supurb light, open spaces and design features of this lovely building. For those who might wish to take advantage of the (hopefully) good early morning light to shoot the exterior of the building before the museum opens, you are welcome to join us at the earlier time of 8am outside the main doors, in front of the GOMA store. We'll then join those who have arrived for the 8.50am start before moving inside the museum.
We'll have a couple of club members who have good skills in the architecture/natural light photography at hand to give us some tips.
We'll meet at 10.30am for a coffee in the GOMA Cafe Bistro (own cost).
- Camera (& at least one lens)
- Full battery
- Empty storage card
Suggestion: get to know your camera's ISO settings and how to change the settings to get the best out of shooting in natural light, handheld (because no large tripods can used in the museum).
Members, potential members and their guests are welcome to join us. There is no charge for this outing.
January 14 saw the 2012 Annual Dinner and Awards night held at the Kedron Park Hotel. It was a great night, full of fun, trivia and prizes.
The Annual Awards are the pinacle of the BCG competition calendar. Congratulations to all the winners and place getters.
Thanks to the dinner organising committee for putting together a wonderful night.
Set Subject: Wide Angle
Images Due: Monday 10 June
Competition Night: Monday 24 June
Subject or location shows user of a wide angle lens or a composite view which is wider than normal (human) vision. Magnification of inter-object distances and perspective distortion are acceptable and usual side effects from this style.
Caloundra Camera Group is hosting the Queensland Interclub Digital Projected Images Competition on Saturday 24 August at 1pm. The venue is the Nambour Christian College, 2 McKenzie Road, Woombye.
The judging will commence by 1.30pm and is $5 for room hire and refreshments.
Members of the Caloundra Camera Group wish to invite all camera club attendees to join us for dinner after the meeting at the Nambour RSL