Printable version of the 2022 program here

Assessment Competition Rules here

Digital/Projected Images Assessment Guidelines here

NEW Assessment entry form here

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SPC 2022 Assessment subjects: here

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SHOALHAVEN PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB 2022 PROGRAM


February 9 – ASSESSMENT

Landscape\ seascape\ cloudscape

Needs no further explanationAvoid clutter in this one. Choose your time of day carefully and exploit the light.

February 23 – WORKSHOP

Bird Photography – Peter Noakes. Over the past year or so we have seen some amazing bird photography from Peter. How does he do it? Come along and hear from Peter himself as he tells us how.


March 9 – ASSESSMENT - CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN/FLOODING - TRANSFERRED TO 28/09/22

March 23 – WORKSHOP

Printing from Lightroom – June Anderson. Before you can produce a print that matches the image on your screen you must set up your printer properly and know how to instruct Lightroom to communicate correctly with your printer through its Print Module’s various options including layout, profiles, colour management etc.


April 13 – ASSESSMENT

Tools

Any image of a tool that is used by hand for instance a lawnmower a chisel a hammer and so on. It’s the way you photograph it that will get you the credits. Is a shovel a hand tool…or a foot tool?

April 27 – WORKSHOP

Approaches to the making of an image. So many times, we just snap away and simply record a scene without giving it a second thought, but to take better, even great images require more. Not just equipment but personal investment in the process. Envisioning the result before pressing the shutter. What sort of images/ideas are you wanting to portray? Where might you find your subject, the light, the weather, the time of day, the gear, the camera settings, post-processing and finally printing.


May 11 – ASSESSMENT

Generations (of people, animals, or objects) - Digital - Entries must be in your SPC Dropbox by 6 pm, Friday 29th April

Hmmm, I’ll let you work this one out. Check out the definition in a dictionary.

May 25 – WORKSHOP

Filters and long exposure. Learn about the various types of filters and their function. Long exposure isn’t just a set shutter speed of say 1 second, it can be whatever is necessary to show movement in the clouds, stillness in running water or make people invisible in your image. In other words, long enough to portray the invisible dimension of time. It could be one second, but it could also be longer than 5 minutes, even on a bright day.


June 8 – ASSESSMENT

Old/Abandoned/decayed

Think building, motor car, machine, fruit or other organic object or material. And… outside the box, planet, universe, political party, ideology. The world is your oyster…but be sure the oyster is fresh.

June 22 – WORKSHOP

Matt's Surprise.


July 13 – ASSESSMENT

Long Exposure

An image made using a long exposure with a camera mounted on a tripod or steadied by some other means. Long exposure is anything longer than about 1 second…but it’s up to you. Remember, moving objects in a long exposure will be blurred, but that might be the effect you are after.

July 27 – WORKSHOP

Movie and Swap Table (Bring in any unwanted photography gear you may have, someone else may think it a treasure). Bring nibbles to much while you watch the movie.

August 10 - ASSESSMENT

Patterns (natural or man-made) – Digital

Patterns as found in nature or buildings or the environment. Get creative…think about symmetry in this one, and repeating shapes and forms.

August 24 – WORKSHOP

Light Painting at Bombo with Gerard Blacklock.


September 14 – ASSESSMENT

Action (sports or otherwise)

Any image showing movement such as in sports, moving vehicles, moving animals, trains bikes or scooters. Runners…you get the picture…what pun?

September 28 – ASSESSMENT

Maritime

Anything to do with water such as boat, buoys, wharf, jetty, anglers etc. But not a seascape! Try and capture that ‘maritime’ atmosphere.

October 12 – AGM and ASSESSMENT

Night shot

As the title suggests…a picture taken by night outdoors. You may use auxiliary lighting such as flash, a torch, tungsten lighting or any available street lighting or window lighting. Try and capture the essence of night in your image.

October 21 – ANNUAL DINNER AND PRESENTATION NIGHT

October 26 – WORKSHOP

Artificial light photography. Here we are talking any kind of lighting other than the sunlight during the day and, arguably, the moon’s light at night. Torches, flashlights, studio type lights etc. Where do you place the light source? What camera settings (White Balance, ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed etc)


November 9 – ASSESSMENT

Macro/Close-up – Digital

Any image created by use of a close-up attachment or a macro lens or a bellows, or by judicious cropping if you don’t have any macro gear. F16 and a tripod will come in handy for this one.

November 23 – WORKSHOP

Slideshow night - 

Bring in an AV presentation, set it to music, of your photographs of any subject of your choice - a holiday, special subject of your choice etc.


DECEMBER 14 – ASSESSMENT and CHRISTMAS SOCIAL NIGHT

Open

There is no set subject. Show us your favourites or your best photos that have not been previously awarded. Judging will be by peers only.



 


 

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