The club meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month except December, at 7:30 pm. The second Tuesday is Prac night and the fourth Tuesday is Competition night. Other activities are held on an ad hoc basis. Apart from the annual membership fee we also ask for a door donation at each meeting of $3.00. This assists the club to offset some of our running expenses such as providing supper.
Competition night is the fourth Tuesday of each month except for December. Each month there is a Set Category (e.g. people, places, scapes, nature etc) as well as an Open Category (which means the subject in not restricted). Some categories have specific rules e.g. the extent to which editing software can be used (see the competition schedule below for details). Each member is eligible to submit two print and two digital images (DPI) for each of the Set and Open categories. That allows members to submit up to eight entries per month for judging.
Images are submitted a month before the competition night. A judge will assess images based on adherence to the theme of the month’s set category, composition, technical ability, artistic merit etc. and provide feedback on the competition night.
Competition Schedule 2020
28th January Nature
Impact judging for Nature The FIAP Nature Definition as used by PSQ and APS: Nature photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena, from insects to icebergs. Photographs of animals which are domesticated, caged or under any form of restraint, as well as photographs of cultivated plants are ineligible. Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable for nature subjects, such as barn owls or storks, adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it. The original image must have been taken by the photographer, whatever photographic medium is used. Any manipulation or modification to the original image is limited to minor retouching of blemishes and must not alter the content of the original scene.
An image of a person or persons from the waist up only, not a full length shot. This may include accessories and backgrounds in character with the subject. The image may be taken in a formal setting or in the community at large. It may be in colour or monochrome.
28th April Song or Film Title
The image must bring to mind the title of a song or film which is in the public domain, either recent of historical. This can be achieved either by word association or scene association with elements of the image providing clear clues as to the title of a valid song or film.
26th May Looking Down
The image must be taken so as to show a scene which lies below the photographer. The height from which the image is taken is immaterial.
23rd June Action
This can include animate or inanimate objects involved in any form of action. It is not limited to human activity. The possibilites are infinite but as long as the main thrust of the image implies action then it will be acceptable under the definition. 28th July Minimalism
An image characterised by extreme sparseness or simplicity.
25th August Water
A picture in which water is the main feature. Such as waterfalls, oceans, streams etc.
22nd September Sport
A picture of a person/people participating in any sporting activity.
27th October Photo Journalism
Story-telling photographs such as seen in the news media and periodicals, which may include documentary, contemporary life, illustrative, spot news or human interest. In the interest of credibility, contrived situations or photographic manipultions which alter the truth are not acceptable. The story telling value of the photography shall be weighed more than the pictorial quality.
24th November Best of the Best
The best four dpi's and four prints of your choice submitted by you during the year.