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Annual AV Show

Monday 28 November

Prior to the presentation of the Annual Audiovisual competition, we will have a talk from Ross Miles. Ross is from the Queensland Camera Group and will be discussing concepts and 'philosophies' that underpin a good AV, thinking about what photos you might plan to take or include in an AV, how you aim to have the AV being greater than just the sum of the photos that are in it. Ross will show parts or all of some of his winning AV's to demonstrate his points. He will not be discussing anything to do with software used to put the AV together - we might run a session or two on that aspect next year.

The Annual Audiovisual competition is always an enjoyable and interesting night, as many different sounds, sights and stories are presented in a sequence of stills set to a soundtrack. The AV format provides a wide scope for creativity and individual expression, and Monday's presentation of excellent AV sequences will be no exception.

No places will be announced, only a selection of the judges comments. Final results will be announced at the Annual Dinner.

Novice

TBA

Open

TBA

Group

TBA

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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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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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