Annual Dinner and Awards 2016


Brisbane Camera Group would like to invite all members and their partners to our Annual Dinner and Awards night. A night to celebrate the end to the BCG year, honour the winners of the Annual Competition and talk to your friends while enjoying the delicious dinner.

Hosted in the wonderful Arana Leagues Club from 6:30 pm, this is a not-to-be-missed evening with your fellow BCG Members.

The evening's activities include:

  • A scrumptious dinner buffet
  • Annual Print and DPI Awards
  • Annual AV Awards
  • Announcing the winner of the hunt and shoot
  • Lucky door prize

The cost includes buffet dinner, dessert, coffee and lots of fun. A cash bar will be available for drinks.

BCG is subsidising this event.
It's a fun-filled evening and numbers are limited so be sure to get your tickets soon!



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Contemporary Photography October

Monday 17

Special Interest Groups

This meeting will feature a number of separate Special Interest Groups in different locations thoughout the hall.

Club members are encouraged to attend the Special Interest Group they are members of.

The Special Interest Groups are:

  • Infra-Red
  • 'Scapes
  • Portrait
  • Monochrome
  • Macro
  • Street
  • Timelapse/Drone
  • Travel
  • Nature
  • Post-Production
  • Creative

More details on these groups can be found in the Google+ Community "Brisbane Camera Group - SIG". You need to be a member to access this G+ Community.

Monochrome SIG

George Greenaway will be leading this meeting. He will discuss some of his own black and white images and why he chose the original colour image to convert to b&w.

He will also give a “live” demonstration of how he converts his colour images to b&w using principally Adobe Camera Raw. To further demonstrate these techniques he has honed over the years, George will take colour images that members bring along on the night and convert them to b&w. So ... could some members choose one or two of their colour images that they feel would make a good b&w image, put them on a memory stick and bring them to the meeting for George to work on.

It will be an another informative session, so if you are interested in black and white photography come join us at the Monochrome Special Interest Group on Monday 17th October.



November Outing (in October)

Saturday 22 October

Location: Centenary Festival in the Park - Samford

Meeting: At the entry to the Samford District Historical Museum at 11:30am.

The museum will have their Medieval Blacksmith on hand and hopefully some great shots will be taken. Also, Samford RSL Centenary Festival in the Park will start at 12 noon and run through to 10pm. 

We plan to finish our outing at 3pm and retreat to one of the many great cafes in Samford to catch up and share images. Feel free to stay onto the evening and enjoy the celebrations.

Ray Shorter has kindly offered to head this outing. Ray’s contact details are: 0427 068 470 or Ellen on 0427 845 584.

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Competition October

Set Subject: Faceless portraits

Images Due: Monday 10 October

Competition Night: Monday 24 October

A portrait image where the camera side facial features are obsured. This can either be by shooting contre-jour ( translates as ‘against daylight’ and is a technique where  you place your subject (be it a person) against the sun so they are covering most of it up) or by post editing.

There should be enough definition in the silhouette to define the person/model adequately without revealing their face.

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Annual Competition

Brisbane Camera Group 'Annual Competition' takes place in November each year. It's the highlight of the club competition year and submission standards are consistently high. All members are eligible and encouraged to compete. Trophies and prizes are offered to section winners. The prize-giving takes place at the annual dinner and the names of the winners are a closely guarded secret until the Annual Dinner.

Annual Competition Rules

The BCG Annual Competition should be judged in November with results presented at the Annual Dinner in December.

The Due Date for entries is the last meeting in October. 

It is the responsibility of the entrant to arrange delivery of prints prior to the cut-off date.

Prints are to be submitted in person, while DPIs should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (DPIs can be submitted on a CD if this is not possible). All entries must be accompanied by an entry form.

The due date for all entries is:

Monday, 24 October 2016
for all media.

It is the responsibility of the entrant to arrange delivery of entries prior to the cut-off date.
No late entries will be accepted.

Competition Rules

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Free Access to on-line training is regarded as an outstanding resource for video-based on-line learning, particularly for photography software from Adobe such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements etc. There are also a large number of videos on photography topics more generally including camera equipment, capturing images and post processing. Access is normally by paying a monthly subscription, starting at $US25.

However, Queensland residents have free access to all training videos through the State Library of Queensland (SLQ). The Library’s state-wide subscription allows all Queenslanders unlimited access to the online courses from any compatible desktop or portable device, whether on a library computer, at their home or business or on the go.

All you need to do is become a member of the State Library of Queensland. The following web site has details about joining the SLQ and then accessing all the training videos:

Thanks to one of the participants at BCG’s Introduction to Lightroom Workshop for making us aware of this great opportunity.

Ray Shorter
President, BCG



Competition Set Subjects



Creative is "Altered Reality." The image must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape, or any combination of three.

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A triptych (pronounced Trip’tik), when applied to photography, is a group of three pictures. It could be three photographs mounted in a frame or mat, or a composite of three pictures in the one image. It is not to be one image split into three.

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Images where lines are the significant compositional element.  The lines should be the subject, or create the subject in an aesthetic manner.

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An image which depicts shoes as the main point of interest; shown pictorially as opposed to still life.

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Demonstrate creative use of stairs within architecture or a place.

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What IS it?

We look forward to seeing images that astonish, delight or amaze; that are eye catching and make the viewer look twice.

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Piece of Paper

What are the creative uses for a piece of paper? The paper should be the subject by showing the uses or effects of the paper on the other elements in the image.

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A picture which may feature wheeled vehicular transport in any of the diverse way people travel on the planet.

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Faceless Portrait

A portrait image where the camera side facial features are obsured.

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Annual Competition 2016








Meeting Times

Regular BCG Meetings are the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of each month

Meetings start at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm


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