NOTE:

  • Meeting nights are held (subject to Covid-19 restrictions) every 2nd and 3rd Tuesday evening of each month (except 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 2022

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JANUARY 2022

Date

                                                          Meeting Type

Saturday, 1st

New Year’s Day

Monday, 3rd

New Year’s Day Public Holiday

Tuesday, 4th

Committee Meeting

Tuesday, 11th

General Meeting

Activity Night … Welcome to 2022 (BYO – subject to weather and lockdown restrictions) at Clubrooms.

Tuesday, 11th

Entries due for the February Print and/or Digital Competition

Set Subject … Smart Phone Photography (See description below for further details).

Sunday, 16th

Lavandula Farm Visit … Trattoria open for meals. Great opportunity to enjoy Country hospitality and photograph this historic location

Tuesday, 18th 

General Meeting

Activity Night … Panning photography is a technique in photography that uses a slow shutter speed while moving your camera along to create motion blur in the background.

Tuesday, 25th

Photographic Beginners Course – Part 1

Will & Boyd to offer an intro to all aspects of photography (Details available upon request)

7:30pm to 9:30pm

Wednesday, 26th

Australia Day Exhibition & Fundraiser

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

NOTE:   This will be subject to whether or not Rotary holds the Weeroona event. If not, then this activity will not take place.

FEBRUARY 2022

Date

                                                        Meeting Type

Tuesday, 1st  

Committee Meeting

Tuesday,8th

General Meeting

Print/Digital Judging Night

Set Subject … Smart Phone Photography

Tuesday, 8th

Entries due for March Print/Digital Competition

Set Subject … Motion & Movement (See description below for further details).

Sunday, 13th

Excursion … Antares Iron Art Gardens near Newstead

Tuesday, 15th

General Meeting

Activity Night … to be advised

Tuesday, 22nd

Photographic Beginners Course – Part 2

Will & Boyd to offer an intro to all aspects of photography (Details available upon request

7:30pm to 9:30pm

MARCH 2022

Date

                                                            Meeting Type

Tuesday, 1st  

Committee Meeting

Monday, 7th

Labour Day Public Holiday

Tuesday, 8th

General Meeting

Print/Digital Judging Night

Set Subject … Motion & Movement

 

Tuesday, 8th

Entries due for April Print and/or Digital Competition

Set Subject Negative Space (See description below for further details).

Sunday, 13th

 

Excursion … Melbourne Zoo

 

Tuesday, 15th  

General Meeting

Activity Night … to be advised

Tuesday, 22nd

Club Dinner … location to be advised

Tuesday, 29th

Photographic Beginners Course – Part 3

Will & Boyd to offer an intro to all aspects of photography (Details available upon request)

7:30pm to 9:30pm

APRIL 2022

Date

                                                             Meeting Type

Tuesday, 5th

Meeting

Tuesday, 12th

General Meeting … Activity Night

Print/Digital Judging Night

Set Subject … Negative Space

Friday, 15th  

Good Friday … Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser at Dudley House

Volunteers required to set up, set down and to man the event

Consider what images you wish to display/sell.

Details to be provided prior to the event

Saturday, 16th

Easter Saturday … Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser at Dudley House

Sunday, 17th

Easter Sunday … Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser at Dudley House

Monday, 18th

Easter Monday

Tuesday, 19th 

General Meeting

Activity Night … To be advised

Monday, 25th

Anzac Day

Tuesday, 26th

Photographic Beginners Course – Part 4

Will & Boyd to offer an intro to all aspects of photography (Details available upon request)

7:30pm to 9:30pm

MAY 2022

Date

                                                              Meeting Type

Tuesday, 3rd  

Committee Meeting

Tuesday, 10th

General Meeting

Activity Night … to be advised.

Tuesday, 10th

Entries due for June Print and/or Digital Competition

Set Subject … Creative (See description below for further details).

Tuesday, 17th   

General Meeting

Activity Night … to be advised

Tuesday, 24th

Club Dinner … location to be advised

JUNE 2022

Date

                                                              Meeting Type

To be advised

Echuca Steam Rally 2022

Tuesday, 7th  

Committee Meeting

Monday, 13th

Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

Tuesday, 14th

General Meeting

Print/Digital Judging Night

Set Subject … Creative

Tuesday, 14th

Entries due for July Print and/or Digital Competition

Set Subject … Public Event (See description below for further details).

Tuesday, 21st 

Activity Night … to be advised

Date/s to be provided when available

VAPS Convention to be held in Wangaratta

JULY 2022

Meeting Type

Tuesday, 5th  

Committee Meeting

To be Advised

Sovereign Hill – Winter Wonderlights Festival

Tuesday, 12th

General Meeting

Print/Digital Judging Night

Set Subject … Public Event

Tuesday, 12th

Entries due for July Print and/or Competition

Set Subject … Industrial (See description below for further details).

Tuesday, 19th

General Meeting

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Tuesday, 19th

Activity Night  … to be advised

AUGUST 2022

Date

                                                           Meeting Type

Tuesday, 2nd 

Committee Meeting

Tuesday, 9th

General Meeting

Print/Digital Judging Night

Set Subject … Industrial

Tuesday, 9th

Entries due for September Print and/or Competition

Set Subject … Patterns in Nature (See description below for further details).

Sunday, 14th

Excursion … Location to be advised

Tuesday, 16th

General Meeting

Activity Night … to be advised

Tuesday, 16th

Entries are due for QUAD Comp 2019 which will be hosted by Macedon Ranges Photographic Society … Competition date to be confirmed.

Tuesday, 23th

Club Dinner … location to be advised

 

SEPTEMBER 2022

Date

                                                        Meeting Type

Tuesday, 6th   

Committee Meeting

Tuesday, 13th

General Meeting

Print/Digital Judging Night

Set Subject … Patterns in Nature

TBA

QUAD Competition … Hosted by Macedon Ranges Photographic Society

Tuesday, 20th  

General Meeting … Activity Night

Activity Night … to be advised

Friday, 30th

AFL Grand Final Public Holiday

OCTOBER 2022

Date

                                                          Meeting Type

Tuesday, 4th  

Committee Meeting

Tuesday, 11th

General Meeting

Activity Night … to be advised

Friday, 14th

Weekend trip … Phillip Island

Saturday, 15th

Weekend trip … Phillip Island

Sunday 16th

Weekend trip … Phillip Island

Tuesday, 18th

General Meeting

Activity Night … to be advised

Tuesday, 18th

Entries due for End-of-Year Annual Awards

Print and/or Digital Competition

NOVEMBER 2022

Date

                                                        Meeting Type

Tuesday, 1st   

Committee Meeting (Melbourne Cup Day)

Sunday, 6th

Excursion … Location to  advised

Tuesday, 8th

General Meeting

Activity Night … to be advised

Tuesday, 15th

General Meeting

Activity Night … to be advised

Tuesday, 22rd

Club Dinner … location to be advised

DECEMBER 2022

Date

                                                         Meeting Type

Saturday, 3rd

Annual Awards Night

Sunday, 25th

Christmas Day

Monday, 26th

Boxing Day

Tuesday, 27h

Christmas Holiday


Competition Definitions

JanuarySet Subject … Smart Phone Photography
 An image taken using a smartphone (ie mobile phone). An image taken using a smart phone. The subject matter up to you; just make sure you inject some creativity into your entry. You may use any app or any combination of apps on your smart phone and add-on lenses can be used.
Images will be judged on the basis of artistic merit, originality, subject, and style.
NOTE: the image must include metadata to verify the image is from a smartphone. You can use your computer to compress the file size, change file titles, and upload.
February Set Subject … Motion & Movement (Print/Digital)
 Any technique that creates a sense of movement in your photo such as … Freezing, Blurring, Panning, Zoomed Lens Technique or you may use a slow or fast shutter speed.
MarchSet Subject … Negative (Blank/White) Space
 Negative space refers to the space around the main subject in your photo. It creates a relationship between the focal point and the background. Positive space refers to the primary subjects of a photograph. Positive and negative space combine in a variety of ways to create the desired effect.
MaySet Subject … Creative
 Creative photography is an extension of conventional photography into creative art. Its purpose is to stimulate creative thoughts and encourage experimentation with new ideas going beyond simple photograph. There should be a significant photographic content, and could include mixed media of any kind (photocopy, paint, transfer, digital etc.). It can be a collage or a montage. The final result must be all the photographer’s own work including the original image.
Ideas for creative could include:
• Combine two images, and then experiment with different blending modes and opacity. It is best to use very simple images to start with.
• Experiment with different filters.
• Photograph some interesting textures such as sandstone, tree bark, and blend them with another image. If you are not using a computer and photo manipulation software, there are many other ways of being creative. For example:
• Using in-camera effects such as slow shutter speeds,
• Multiple exposures,
• Moving the camera while exposing the image.
June Set Subject … Public Event
 A public event may be anything from a sporting activity to a political rally.
Some examples of public events include:
• Clunes book festival
• Australia day
• Anzac Day
• Easter parade
• A Football/Cricket match etc.
JulySet Subject … Industrial
 Industrial Photography is a photography niche focussed on serving businesses within an industrial sector. This may include any industry, engineering companies, manufacturers, factories, high-tech start-ups etc. Photographers may use techniques like HDR or added texture to create an industrial look.
AugustSet Subject … Patterns in Nature
 Patterns are elements of the scene that repeat themselves in a predictable way. Patterns can be found everywhere and is commonly seen within shapes, colours or textures.
Patterns found in nature may include:
• Symmetries
• Spirals
• Meanders
• Waves
• Cracks and
• Stripes etc.