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February Outing

Sunday 5 February 2017

Location: James Street, Fortitude Valley

Meeting time and place: 8:00am at Jamies Espresso Bar, Cnr James & Robertson Sts

Outing theme: Graffiti

Outing registration: If you do intend to come, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we have an idea of numbers.

Ellen Josephs will lead this outing. Members will wander the streets of The Valley in search of some Graffiti.

Wet weather plan: The locale can be fantastic to photograph in wet weather. Unless severe weather is expected this outing will not be cancelled. If we find we get there and it's pouring with rain we can retreat to a local cafe and talk “cameras & photogarphy”.

Beginners and new members: there is no formal photographic instruction on this outing however experienced photographers will be on hand to provide tips and suggestions to get the best out of your camera and the outing. You are very welcome to attend. It'll be a great opportunity to meet other BCG members.

Camera gear needed:

  • Camera and lens suitable for landscapes or architecture shots
  • Full battery and empty storage card
  • There is no charge for this outing. BCG members and potential members are welcome to attend. 

Got a question about this outing?  You’re welcome to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Show us your photos: After the event we'd love to see a small selection of your 'best images' from the outing. Please post them in the Outings section of our Special Interest Groups Community on Google+. Here is the link to our Google+ Community "Brisbane Camera Group - SIG". You need to be a member to access this G+ Community.

 

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February Focus

Monday 13 February

Creative Phone Photography using iPhone and Androids

with Phillipa Frederiksen

Phillipa will be sharing her knowledge on “Creative Phone Photography using iPhone and Androids”. This presentation by Phillipa at APSCON in Adelaide in 2016 was very well received. So you are encouraged to take the opportunity to come along and explore new ideas and thinking on the craft of photography.

This presentation will start with some Phone Capture and editing, progressing to Creative image making to more “Art” type imaging. Like it or not Technology is rapidly making the Phone a more serious camera, the one we always have with us!

We live in an amazing time!

 

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Contemporary Photography February

Monday 20

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.

 

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Print Project Challenge 2017

The Print Project Challenge will run through 2017. Participants are to register and advise their nominated subject by 17th March and to have the project completed by 25th September. It is outside (additional to) the normal monthly and annual competitions and will not contribute to aggregate points or gradings. However, it will be judged with a winner and place-getters determined.

Participants are individual members each working on their own Project, or teams of two people working on one Project. The subject topic is “open” with participants deciding their own subject or theme. Participants are encouraged to choose a subject that is somewhat outside their normal photography areas.

Participants will be required to write an Artist Statement. It will include:
• Why you chose this particular theme or challenge and how it fits your overall vision
• What the challenges or difficulties are and how you might overcome them
• What the Project means to you ... a personal statement of the meaning of the art to you.

See the following link for tips on writing an artist’s statement. https://www.lightspacetime.com/newsletter/how-to-write-the-perfect-artist-statement/

The final entry will comprise 7 – 10 prints which can be colour, black and white or black and white with colour and be either a single image or a composite. All single images are to have been taken after 1st January 2017. If prints are made up of composites, the main feature of the photograph needs to have been taken after 1st January 2017.

Judging will take place during October with the winner and place-getters to be named in November. Depending on cost and availability of a suitable gallery, we are planning for the winners to be announced at an exhibition in November, where all or some of the prints (depending on space) will be displayed. In the judging, 75% will be awarded for the prints, with 25% awarded for the challenge.

Prints. Points will be awarded on 3 topics. These being

1) Quality of the images 25 points
2) Appropriateness of choice of images for Theme. 25 points
3) Creativity 25 points

Challenge. Points will be awarded on 2 topics. These being

1) Artist statement 15points
2) Expert assessment 10 points

2017 TIMELINE:
Participant and topic nominated – by 17th March (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Artist Statement – by 27th March (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Entry submission – by 25th September
Judging – 15th October
Exhibition and awards – November (date and venue to be arranged)

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Free Access to Lynda.com on-line training

 

Lynda.com 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 Lynda.com 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 Lynda.com training videos: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/search/eresources/lynda.com

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

 

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Competition Set Subjects

February

Minimalism

Minimalism is a style employed by many 20th century artists, using a minimum number of components such as colour, shape, line and texture. When trying to achieve minimalism, one rule is to keep it simple.

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March

Graffiti

Graffiti for the purpose of this challenge could be freehand paint, marker pen or stencil or combination of any of the elements. You will need to add another element / angle to make it your own art.

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April

Sport

Sport photography is about capturing the moment, often with the subject in sharp focus against a somewhat blurred background.

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May

Emotion

A photograph can depict emotion(s) in the subject(s) and/or it can evoke emotion(s) in the viewer of the photo. Capturing emotion(s) in photographs is about capturing moments in time that hopefully tell a story or encourage the viewer to imagine a story.

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June

Self-Portrait

A photograph of yourself taken by yourself.

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July

Forced Perspective

Forced perspective is an optical illusion created by placing objects far from each other to make one appear larger or smaller than it really is. For example one person (in the distance) appears to be standing on another person’s outstretched hand (in the foreground).

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August

Structures

Structure is an arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system, or the object or system so organized.

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September

Small world / Macro

For this competition, any close-up photograph of a subject is acceptable, with the lower magnification limit (e.g. 1:4, 1:8 etc.) left to the discretion of the photographer.

Full Definition

October

Reflections

Reflections are "the throwing back of light by a body or surface", with the surface being reflective because it is liquid, or a mirror, or because it is highly polished.

Full Description

November

Annual Competition 2017

 

                     

        

              

                       

                 

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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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