NOTE:

  • Meeting nights are held every 2nd and 3rd Tuesday evening of each month (Except for January and December) at 7:30pm at the Lake Weeroona Pavilion, Weeroona Avenue, Bendigo.
  • Formal Club activities (in green) include things such as exhibitions, fundraisers, excursions.
  • Items are of interest (in orange) are included as some members may be attending and you might organise to go as a group.

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Calendar

January

Tues 1 No Committee meeting (see above).
Tues 8 Committee Meeting
Sun 13 Lavandula Harvest Festival – Hepburn Springs
Excursion to Hepburn Springs to attend and photograph the event
Tues 15 General Meeting … Activity Night
Workshop on Macro, Close-up and Focus Stacking
Entries due for the February Print and/or Digital Competition Set Subject … Australiana (refer to attached description for further details)
Tues 22 General Meeting … Activity Night
Make a Photo out of given items. That is, a number of different items will be provided (matches, straws etc.) and you will be asked to create a photographic image out of them.
Sat 26 Australia Day
Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser to be held at Lake Weeroona Clubrooms
Volunteers required to man the Drinks stall Consider what images you wish
to display/sell at this event. Approx. 10-images per person

February

Tues 5 Committee Meeting
Tues 12 General Meeting … Print/Digital Judging Night
Set Subject … AustralianaEntries due for March AV Competition Open subject
of no more than 5-minutes in length
Tues 19 General Meeting … Activity Night
Sat 23 Melbourne Street Walk
The Club will be organising a Bus Trip to photograph the sites of Melbourne

March

Sat 2 Bendigo Scots Day Out
Tues 5 Committee Meeting
Mon 11 Labour Day Public Holiday
Tues 12 General Meeting AV Judging Night
Open Subject of no more than 5-minutes
Entries due for April Print and/or Digital Competition Set Subject … Close Up (Macro)
Tues 19 General Meeting … Activity Night Flying
Drones and the photographic/video results you can obtain from them.

April

Tues 2 Committee Meeting
Tues 9 General Meeting … Print/Digital Judging Night
Set Subject … Close Up (Macro)
Selection of entries for VAPS Interclub competition to be held in May
Tues 16 General Meeting … Activity Night
Astrophotography (subject to weather) … Road trip to John Addlem’s property at Lockwood to minimise possible light pollution.
Fri 19 Good Friday … Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser at Dudley House
Volunteers required to man the event Consider what images you wish to display/sell.
Sat 20 Easter Sat … Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser at Dudley House
Sun 21 Easter Sun … Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser at Dudley House
Mon 22 Easter Monday
Tues 23 Club Dinner … location to be advised
Thur 25 Anzac Day

May

Sun 4 Clunes Booktown Festival
Sat 4 Bright Autumn Festival
Tues 7 Committee Meeting
Sun 10 Lavandula Autumn Festival – Hepburn Springs
Excursion to Hepburn Springs to attend and photograph the event
Tues 14 General Meeting … Activity Night
To be advised. We hope to be able to secure an external speaker.
Entries due for June Print and/or Digital Competition Set Subject … Derelict (refer attached description for further details)
Tues 21 General Meeting … Activity Night
Workshop of Photographic Software other than Adobe: Affinity, Luminar
Fri 24 VAPS Convention … Traralgon
Sat 25 VAPS Convention … Traralgon
Sun 26 VAPS Convention … Traralgon

June

Tues 4 Committee Meeting
Sun 9 Echuca Steam Rally
Mon 10 Queen’s Birthday
Tues 11 General Meeting Print/Digital Judging Night
Set Subject … Derelict Entries due for July AV Competition Open subject
of no more than 5-minutes in length
Tues 18 General Meeting … Activity Night Informal
Judging … Bring along a number of your images to be critiqued by members.
A good way to receive constructive comment on how others see your work.
We hope to show how the various comments improve (or not) your image. A
thick skin maybe required

July

Tues 2 Committee Meeting
Sun 7 Sovereign Hill – Winter Wonderlights Festival
Tues 9 General Meeting AV Judging Night
Open subject of no more than 5-minutes in length.
Entries due for July Print and/or Competition Set Subject … Panorama
Tues 16 General Meeting Annual General Meeting (AGM) Activity
Night
… To be advised
Tues 23 Club Dinner … location to be advised

August

Tues 6 Committee Meeting
Tues 13 General Meeting Print/Digital Judging Night
Set Subject … Panorama
Tues 20 General Meeting … Activity Night
Member presentation/s about their special area of photography. Entries are due for QUAD Comp which will be hosted by Castlemaine Camera Club

September

Tues 3 Committee Meeting
Tues 10 General Meeting … Activity Night
Entries due for July Print and/or Competition Set Subject … Candid (refer attached description for further details)
Sat 14 QUAD Competition … Hosted by Castlemaine Camera
Club
Tues 17 General Meeting … Activity Night
Lightroom with Mal Brayshaw

October

Tues 1 Committee Meeting
Tues 8 General Meeting Print/Digital Judging Night
Set Subject … Candid Entries due for November AV Competition … Open subject of no more than 3 minutes, 21 seconds (3-2-1) in length
Frid 11 Weekend trip … to  be advised
Sat 12 Weekend trip … to be advised
Sun 13 Weekend trip … to be advised
Tues 15 General Meeting … Activity Night
Photographing Water Droplets
Entries due for End-of-Year Annual Awards Print and/or Competition
Sun 20 Mt Tarrengower Hill Climb
Tues 22 Club Dinner … location to be advised

November

Tues 5 Committee Meeting (Melbourne Cup Day)
Sun 10 Royal Botanic Gardens – Cranbourne
The Club will be organising a Bus Trip to photograph the Gardens.
Tues 12 General Meeting … AV Judging Night
Open subject of no more than 3 minutes 21 seconds in length.
Tues 19 General Meeting … Activity Night
Photographing Bendigo & Laneways

December

Tues 3 Committee Meeting
Sat 7 Annual Awards Night
Wed 25 Christmas Day
Thur 26 Boxing Day

Competition Definitions

January Set Subject … Australiana (Print/Digital)
All things peculiar to Australia. For example – buildings,
culture, people, wildlife etc., anything that is a symbol of Australian
life.
February Open Section (Audio Visual)
A subject of no more than 5-minutes in length
March Set Subject … Close Up (Print/Digital)
Fill your frame with something small. You don’t need a macro
lens, but if you have one, that should be your tool of choice. If you don’t
have a macro lens, get as close to your subject as your camera/lens combination
allows
May Set Subject … Derelict (Print/Digital)
Something that has been deserted or abandoned, falling into
ruins; neglected; dilapidated (building, motor vehicle, other)
June Open Section (Audio Visual)
A subject of no more than 5-minutes in length
July Set Subject … Panorama (Print/Digital)
Show us a wide view of a physical space – either interior
or exterior. It can be a single cropped image, but if you’re game, have
a go at stitching together multiple images to produce something which can’t
be captured in one frame. The image should be at least twice as wide as
it is tall.
September Set Subject … Candid (Print/Digital)
Capture an image of a human subject when they’re not aware
you’re taking their picture. Remember to be respectful of your subject and
avoid subjects in inappropriately vulnerable or embarrassing situations.
This is an ideal opportunity to sharpen your street photography skills.
October 3.2.1 Section (Audio Visual)
A subject of no more than 3-2-1-minutes in length