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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Focus March - Matt Palmer

13 March

Photography Projects/Photodocumentary

Presenter: Matt Palmer, Photographer
www.mattmakes.photos

Matt’s photographic eye developed during a successful career in graphic design, while he spent nights creating photographs of the world’s music stars. He has many published images from his work as an image maker across photography, design and illustration. He enjoys photographing people in love as well as work in photo-journalism and as a photo-documentary maker. He also enjoys teaching one-on-one or in small group workshops. Matt has won many awards for his photography, including:

  • 2016 AIPP Qld Sports Photographer of the Year
  • 2015 AIPP Qld Documentary Photographer of the Year
  • 2014 AIPP Australian Sports Photographer of the Year
  • 2014 AIPP Qld Documentary / Sports Photographer of the Year
  • 2014 AIPP Qld Landscape Photographer of the Year Finalist

As well as speaking about his own work aimed at producing unique imagery, Matt will also discuss how to develop an excellent Photography Project. So, Matt’s presentation will be of great interest to those of you taking part in BCG’s 2017 Print Project Challenge, as well as other members who are keen to improve their photography. I’m sure it will be a stimulating presentation.

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Focus April - Jane Long

Monday 10 April

Photography & Digital Art/Composites - Jane Long

Currently based in Brisbane, photographer and digital artist Jane Long combines photography and photomanipulation to create slightly surreal images that straddle the line between reality and fantasy.

Completely self-taught, she has worked with Photoshop since 1994, both commercially and for personal work. More recently she has delved wholeheartedly into photography, concentrating on conceptual work. However digital art remains a passion and forms an integral part of her work.

Deciding to move into the fine art market in April 2014, her first series “Self-Preservation” received several accolades including several images being listed as finalists for the Macquarie Photography Prize and “Cured” being announced as a semi-finalist for the Moran Photographic Prize.

Her next series “Dancing with Costică” shot her to international exposure with features on over 150 prominent photography and general interest websites, photography magazines and Romanian TV! The series was exhibited at the Romanian Embassy in Canberra, Australia in March 2015, at the Romanian Photo Festival in May 2015 and she was selected as a core artist at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale in September 2015. Her work was also shown at the Affordable Art Fairs in Stockholm, Hamburg, London, Singapore and Hong Kong through Retrospect Galleries.

The media interest in her work has continued with the release of the “Nasty Little Critters” series and most recently “The Watchers” series as well as commercial work for Decca Records artist Aurora who commissioned her for the album artwork for her debut release “All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend”.

janelong.fotomerchant.com

 

 

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Focus May - Margaret Hamwood

8 May

IR Photography

Before moving to Brisbane just over 12 months ago, Margaret Hamwood lived in Mackay where she was an active member of the Mackay Camera Club and President for quite a few years. Now in Brisbane and a member of Aspley Camera Club, Margaret’s photographic interests cover a wide range. However, landscape photography is what she gravitates to the most with a love and passion for trees, which makes infrared photography all the more pleasing for her.

Margaret’s presentation on infrared photography will touch on a small portion of the technical side to grasp exactly what infrared light is and the options available to make it all possible along with issues that photographers may face at times when taking IR photos. A good portion of the presentation will be about processing images and a demonstration on producing a false colour image. The presentation will finish with a slide show of images Margaret has taken, along with their infrared details and camera settings.

 

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Focus June - Steven Fudge

Monday 12

ART BASED LONG EXPOSURE BW PHOTOGRAPHY

My philosophy in life and in my Photography work is to coin a well-known Phrase KISS (Keep it simple stupid).

My Traditional Black and white Long Exposure and Non LE works, adopts this formula, of a stripped back Aesthetic that i find calming and enjoyable in this fast paced image overloaded world.

I will explain why/how I adopted this technique, the equipment and methods I use to achieve images that appeal to myself and hopefully to others.

I will display printed /framed images to highlight my style of work and run through a PPT describing this area of Photography.

 

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Focus July - Mark Rayner

Monday 10

An evening with Mark Rayner – Travel Photography and beyond.

Mark RaynerMark is a full time professional photographer who lives at Woodford near Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Mark has been an avid photographer for 46 years and is a well-respected and accomplished wedding and portrait photographer who has a passion for landscape, wildlife and macro photography and is an expert in post‐processing, re‐touching and digital workflow. Mark offers photography tuition to individuals as well as to small groups where appropriate. Mark owns and operates Trekabout Photography. For the past several years, Mark has run amazing photography workshops and tours in Bali, Kalimantan, USA, Canada, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia as well as to various locations in Australia.

 

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Focus August - Wendy Geddes

Monday 14

Altered Reality - Inspiration and where to find it

Our August Presenter, Wendy Geddes, will talk to us about ‘inspiration and where it might be hiding'. She will illustrate this with some of her own work, including some that is 'out there'. Wendy will also discuss some of the pitfalls for those who are just beginning their sojourn into alternative reality worlds, including a short creative ‘how to’ presentation and plenty of handouts with references to some very helpful web sites. She will finish with a Q&A session.

 

 

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Focus September - AGM

11 September

BCG AGM

The BCG AGM will be held on Monday 11 September 2017. All members are asked to attend and assist in the operation of the club for the next 12 months.

Links to AGM documents as follows:
Agenda: https://goo.gl/FLNyqf
Presidents Report: https://goo.gl/vSZdNH
Treasurers Report: https://goo.gl/UBTtrc
Minutes of Meeting last year: https://goo.gl/MWAuTX

We are also calling for questions from the membership in the operation of the club.

The current committee will be standing down and we are calling for nominations from the membership. For a list of committee positions please see this page.

To nominate for a position, please download and complete this form and return it to the Secretary before the AGM.

Committee Positions


Position 

Member Nominated Proposer Seconder

President

Ray Shorter

Kevin Sinclair

Ian Brewster

Vice President

Rodney Law

Ray Shorter

Tony Watts

Secretary

Kevin Sinclair

Ray Shorter

Ian Brewster

Treasurer

Tony Watts

Jack Wheeler

Kevin Sinclair

Webmaster & Publicity Kevin Sinclair Anne Langdon

Ian Brewster

Print Manager

Mary Wilson

Ray Shorter

Ian Brewster

Competition Manager

Ian Brewster

Ray Shorter

Tony Watts

Technical Manager

Kevin Nuttall

Kevin Sinclair

Jack Wheeler

General Member

Anne Langdon

Kevin Sinclair

Jack Wheeler

General Member

Peter Sneddon

Ray Shorter

Kevin Sinclair

General Member

Vincent Cesare 

Ray Shorter 

Kevin Sinclair

General Member

Rob Hendy

Ray Shorter

Kevin Sinclair

Non-Committee Positions

Position

Member Nominated

Proposer

Catering Coordinator

Gayle O’Donnell & Linda Corcoran Cochran

Ray Shorter

Scorer

Des Pane

Ray Shorter

Photoshoot Outings Coordinator

Ellen Josephs 

Ray Shorter

Interclub Competitions Officer 

Ian Brewster 

Ian Brewster

Welcoming Coordinator

Anne Langdon 

Anne Langdon

Welcoming Coordinator assistant

Print Managers’ Assistant

Competition Managers’ Assistant

Treasurer’s assistant

Ellen Josephs

Ray Shorter

Librarian

Webmaster / Publicity Assistant

Rosanne Casu 

Ray Shorter 

Gradings Co-ordinator

John Lomas

John Lomas

Keeper of the Keys

Ian Brewster

Ian Brewster

Scorer's Assistant Peter Sneddon Ray Shorter
Secretary's Assistant Anne Langdon Anne Langdon
International SIG Coordinator Peter Sneddon Ray Shorter
Roadies    

If you are unable to attend the AGM and appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf, please provide a copy of your proxy form to the Secretary prior to the commencement of the meeting.

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Speaker After AGM is Giulio Saggin

Telling Visual Stories

My latest book, "You, The Citizen Photographer: Telling Visual Stories", translates photography into a language we all understand - the written word. Photographers use the same techniques when taking photos - visual stories - as those used when writing stories. My book is based on a presentation I gave to ABC reporters during my nine years as photo editor with ABC News Online, so there is a photo-journalism slant to my talk. That said, the message is universal and this is a whole new 'perspective' on photography.

I spend the first part of my talk explaining the message in my book, and will then show photos taken throughout my career.

BIO

Giulio started his career as a news photographer in 1989. In 1992 he headed off for Scotland with a one way ticket to Heathrow and enough money to buy a basic kit of camera gear.

At the start of 1998, after having had work published in every major Scottish and London-based newspaper, he packed up his life in Scotland and hitchhiked all the way around Australia photographing everyone who gave him a lift.

After completing his hitchhiking journey in Dec. 1998, he returned to Brisbane and began working as a freelance photographer. He also self-published ...so I did, the book of his hitchhiking journey.

Giulio joined ABC News Online in 2007 as their inaugural photo editor and, in 2011, self-published "Deep Fried Pizza", a novel about the world of news photography.
In 2016 published "You, The Citizen Photographer: Telling Visual Stories", a guide (introduction) to photography that shows how photos – visual stories – are constructed the same as written stories.

 

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Focus October

Monday 9

Wayne Radford

Wayne will be speaking on Outdoor Portraiture. 

Wayne Radford is an award winning Brisbane portrait photographer specialising in black and white portraiture and artistic colour creations. His unique stylised portrait photography of families and children are displayed in thousands of homes throughout Australia. Wayne’s portraits are recognised as soulful & timeless works of art, that not only archives a families history, but displays their portraits as pieces of original art. He is also the author of 2 ebooks “Portrait Tips and Techniques” and “Timeless Portraits”, which have been sold in over 62 countries, plus two coffee table books – “Heart & Soul” and “Then & Now”.

radfordphoto.com.au

 

 

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Focus November

Monday 13 November

Privacy and Photography

Presented by Peter Mitchelson

Peter's presentation will cover:

* What is a public place, including private property,
* Public space leased by private bodies on a perpetual or temporary basis,
* Your rights and obligations in any of those places,
* Powers of security and police and your rights and obligations.

Peter will give some actual examples from his experiences of what he has observed and heard from affected people and the advice given to them from a police perspective.

Obviously the disclaimer is that Peter is not representing the Queensland Police Service, nor is he giving, or able to give, legal advice.

 

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Image Critique

Do you have an image that you know has potential but just cant pick what it is? Bring it to the Focus Night meeting where the meeting can assess and offer some constructive criticism.

Images may be any size and format and are to be brought on USB, Flash card or CD.

A panel from the attendees that night will offer suggestions on how to improve the image or explore new development settings to help you come up with a brilliant image.

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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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