Photo News May-Jun-July 2015
14th May 2015,
The latest Photo News is now out and can be found on the 2015 Photo News page.The latest edition is very big (75.6Mb) so I would recommend downloading and saving a local copy for easy and quick reading!
10th May 2015,
Andris Apse is coming to town!! - Yes you have read that right! Due to some extremely hard work behind the scenes by Denise Manning, we are pleased to announce that Andris Apse, New Zealand’s Master Landscape Photographer is going to visit us in the month of August. He will....
Attend our August Club meeting, show some of his photography and tell us how these mighty images were achieved. On Friday, he will take us on an early morning shoot to Yealands, and afterwards there will be a review at St Mary’s Chapel. On Saturday and Sunday, in conjunction with Will Parsons Driftwood Eco Tours, there will be two day trips (not overnight). There are costs involved on the field trips and limited spaces, therefore deposits will be required to ensure you reserve a place. We need to be firm about the payments for the field trips with Andris Apse as the expenses entailed in providing them are considerable.
Friday 14th August 8.00am - Midday – Field Trip to Yealands Winery with Andris and afterwards at about 10.00 a.m. we meet at St Mary’s Chapel where Andris will review some of your images. Cost is $15 per person which includes morning tea. Payments are to be made by Friday July 31st. Refund for non-attendance will be paid if we are notified by Wednesday 5 August. This trip is limited to 25 people. If more than 25 people apply, they will go onto a waiting list.
Saturday 15th August. In conjunction with Driftwood Eco Tours, meeting at 8am we head to Mt Victoria for a landscape shoot. Lunch will be in Ward (own cost or bring your own) before heading to Cape Campbell for another Landscape Workshop. Morning and afternoon teas will be provided. There will be opportunities for photographs of the sunset at Welds Pass. This trip is open to 16 people (two vans of 8 people) Cost is $130. To secure a place a $50 non-refundable deposit is required. The balance of $80 is to be paid by midnight on Sunday, August 2nd.
Sunday 16th August . Meeting at 8am we head to Bluff Station for back country landscape opportunities. After lunch (bring your own) there is a Landscape shoot at Mead Stream on the Bluff Station. On the way back there are opportunities to photograph the sunset at Taylors Pass. Morning and afternoon tea provided. Cost is $130. Maximum number is 16 people so to secure a place a $50 non-refundable deposit is required. The balance of $80 is to be paid by midnight on Sunday, August 2nd.
If you want to do both trips, then a $100 deposit is required.
If you pay the full amount of $130, and find you cannot go, you will get a refund of $80 providing you notify us of the withdrawal by midnight, Sunday, August 9th. There may be exceptional circumstances that cause a last minute withdrawal and the Committee would consider a refund for these on a case-by-case basis.
Annual Dinner: Last, but not least, is our Annual Dinner and Awards presentations. This is being held on the 14th August at the Clubs of Marlborough in the Bridge room. It is a buffet menu with a cash bar. The cost of this is $33.00 per person. Ian Walls from Christchurch will be the Guest Speaker and he will also comment on the Shot-of-the-Year photos.
For Direct Credits to Club bank account: (which is the fastest way for you to secure your place)…
SBS Bank: Marlborough Camera club Inc, Account No. 031355 0761081 00
Enter details as follows:
Particulars Code Reference
Your name AAF, or AASa, or AASu
AAF = Friday Aug 14 morning FT (Andris)
AASa = Saturday Aug 15 all day FT (Andris & Will Parsons)
AASu = Sunday Aug 16 all day FT (Andris & Will Parsons)
You can go on 2 Field Trips if you wish – just enter both References when paying. If you want to go on Sat & Sun, then deposit of $100 is required to secure place. For the Saturday and Sunday trips you must state your first preference for these days to Denise Manning.
All who wish to go on a Field Trip with Andris MUST advise Denise Manning by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org copy to Gillian Clover: email@example.com Places are not secured until payment is received.
ANNUAL DINNER: Friday, August 14th, Bridge Room, Clubs of Marlborough: $33.00 per person, Cash Bar
Particulars Code Reference
Your name AnnD 1 (or 2 or 3 for number of persons coming)
Changes to Competition Calendar
21st April 2015
Please note that there's been changes to the competition calendar. Please make a note of the changes so that you don't get the wrong set subjects!
February Field Trip
22nd March 2015,
Here are images from the field trip to the Tua Marina Rodeo in February. Many thanks to Eunice Belk for writing up the report which can be found here. If any of you have images you took from the field trip, please feel free to send two or three images to the webmaster.
IMPORTANT: Changes in Renaming of Images
13th August 2014,
The images must be named in the following convention:
a-s stands for A Grade Set Subject, a-o stands for A grade Open subject, and so on.
a-o-Wither Hills Sunrise-Trevor Dennis.jpg
Note the only spaces should be in the title or yourname, but no spaces before or after the dash. Care should be taken to remove the photographer’s name from the metadata if possible.
Print of the Month - Carolyn Hope
Projected Image of the Month - Robyn Carter
Workshop - Portraiture
Three members of the Club have come together to set up a very good workshop for those of you who are interested in portraiture - but the sort of lighting they will be demonstrating has many applications other than for portraiture so come along and get some ideas for improving your photos and trying new things. There are 3 different stations: