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.
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.
February - Scapes
An image featuring an expansive view without any subject dominating the scene.
March - People
A Photograph of a person or people that must show all of the person(s) from head to foot. No head to waist close-ups. The person(s) in the photography must be the focal subject, however the image could also depict their enviroment or broader scene. Can be posed or candid. Must be a live human being (mannikins, statues or ornaments will not be accepted).
April - Abstract
An abstract image is an attempt to express an emotion, sensation or impression and does not attempt an accurate depicition of visual reality. It may involve the use of colour, light, shadow, texutre or shape to achieve this. An abstract image may isolate a fragment of a natural scene in order to remove its inherent contest from the viewer. It may be purposely staged to create a seemingly unreal appearance from real objects.
May - Black and White
A monochrome grey scale image. It must not be colour toned.
June - Still Life
Still Life Photography is a genre of photography used for the depication of inanimate subject matter, typically a small group of objects. Similar to still life painting, it is the application of photography to the still life artistic style. These can also include flowers and food. July - One Colour
The Photographer's choice of colour but that one colour must be dominant in the image.
August - Marine
Objects, animals and events associated wit the sea including seascapes.
September - Alleyways
Alleyways, laneways, and backstreets etc
October - Patterns
Patterns, both natural and man-made, bring a sence of visual rythm and harmony.
November - Best of the Best
The best four dpi's and four prints of your choice submitted by you during the year.