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 2021

JANUARY 
Friday 1New Year’s Day
Tuesday 5Committee Meeting
Tuesday 12General Meeting – Activity Night … Welcome to 2021 BBQ (subject to weather and lockdown restrictions) at Clubrooms.If current rules allow, it is our intention to also present trophies and certificates to members from the various bi-monthly competitions and end-of-year.
Entries due for the February Print and/or Digital Competition
Set Subject … Photojournalism (See description below for further details).
Tuesday 19General Meeting – Activity Night … to be advised
Tuesday 26Australia Day
Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser to be held at Lake Weeroona Clubrooms CANCELLED
FEBRUARY 
Tuesday 2Committee Meeting
Tuesday 9General MeetingPrint/Digital Judging Night
Set Subject … Photojournalism
Entries due for March AV Competition
Open subject of no more than 5-minutes in length
Tuesday 16General Meeting – Activity Night … to be advised
MARCH 
Tuesday 2Committee Meeting
Monday 8Labour Day Public Holiday
Tuesday 9General Meeting – AV Judging Night
Open Subject of no more than 5-minutes
Entries due for April Print and/or Digital Competition
Set Subject … Creative (See description below for further details).
Sunday 14Bus Trip – Location to be advised
Tuesday 16General Meeting – Activity Night … to be advised
Tuesday 23Club Dinner … location to be advised
APRIL 
Friday 2Good Friday … Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser at Dudley House CANCELLED
Saturday 3  Monday 5Easter … Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser at Dudley House CANCELLED
Tuesday 6Committee Meeting
Tuesday 13General Meeting … Print/Digital Judging Night
Set Subject … Creative
Tuesday 20General Meeting – Activity Night … To be advised
Sunday 25Anzac Day
MAY 
Saturday 1 to Sunday 2Clunes Booktown Festival
Tuesday 4Committee Meeting
Tuesday 11General Meeting – Activity Night … To be advised
Entries due for June Print and/or Digital Competition
Set Subject … Rocks (See description below for further details).
Tuesday 18General Meeting – Activity Night … to be advised
JUNE 
Tuesday 1Committee Meeting
Sunday 6Echuca Steam Rally
Tuesday 8General MeetingPrint/Digital Judging Night
Set Subject … Rocks
Entries due for July AV Competition
Open subject of no more than 5-minutes in length
Tuesday 15 Activity Night … to be advised
Tuesday 22Club Dinner … location to be advised
Friday 26 – Sunday 28VAPS Convention to be held in Wangaratta
JULY 
Tuesday 6Committee Meeting
Sunday 11Sovereign Hill – Winter Wonderlights Festival
Tuesday 14General Meeting – AV Judging Night
Open subject of no more than 5-minutes in length.
Entries due for July Print and/or Competition
Set Subject … Animal portrait (See description below for further details).
Tuesday 20 General Meeting – Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Activity Night … to be advised
AUGUST 
Tuesday 3Committee Meeting
Tuesday 10General MeetingPrint/Digital Judging Night
Set Subject … Animal Portrait
Tuesday 17General Meeting – Activity Night … to be advised
Entries are due for QUAD Comp 2019 which will be hosted by Goldfields Image Makers Camera Club … Competition date to be confirmed.
Tuesday 24Club Dinner … location to be advised
SEPTEMBER 
Tuesday 7Committee Meeting
Tuesday 14General Meeting – Activity Night … to be advised
Entries due for October Print and/or Competition
Set Subject … Converging lines (See description below for further details).
TBA QUAD Competition … Hosted by Goldfields Image Makers Camera Club (Maryborough)
Tuesday 21General Meeting – Activity Night … to be advised
OCTOBER 
Tuesday 5Committee Meeting
Tuesday 12General MeetingPrint/Digital Judging Night
Set Subject … Converging Lines
Entries due for November AV Competition … Open subject of no more than 3 minutes, 21 seconds (3-2-1) in length
Friday 15 Sunday 17Weekend trip … to be advised
Tuesday 19General Meeting – Activity Night … to be advised
Entries due for End-of-Year Annual Awards
Print and/or Competition
NOVEMBER 
Tuesday 2Committee Meeting (Melbourne Cup Day)
Sunday 7Bus Trip – Location to be advised
Tuesday 9General Meeting – AV Judging Night
Open subject of no more than 3 minutes 21 seconds in length.
Tuesday 16General Meeting – Activity Night … to be advised
Tuesday 23Club Dinner … location to be advised
DECEMBER 
Saturday 4 Annual Awards Night

Competition Definitions

JanuarySet Subject … Photojournalism (Print/Digital)
 Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material usually for publication or broadcast) that employs images in order to tell a news story. The main objective of photojournalism is to tell a story better than the text or write-up that usually accompanies the photo.
Any public event could qualify for this exercise.
FebruaryOpen Section (Audio Visual)
 A subject of no more than 5-minutes in length
MarchSet Subject … Creative (Print/Digital)
 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:
o Using in-camera effects such as slow shutter speeds,
o Multiple exposures,
o Moving the camera while exposing the image.
MaySet Subject … Rocks (Print/Digital)
 This may be a geographical feature, a group of rocks in nature, or something arranged by the human hand.
JuneOpen Section (Audio Visual)
 A subject of no more than 5-minutes in length
JulySet Subject … Animal portrait (Print/Digital)
 A good animal portrait, just like a human portrait, highlights those unique characteristics and offers a glimpse into their nature … identifying that Special Something.
SeptemberSet Subject … Converging lines (Print/Digital)
 Converging lines are an effective way of adding depth to your photographs. Diagonal lines in photographs have the unique ability to create depth to the viewer’s eyes especially when shooting outdoors. These lines help to bring a three-dimensional reality into a photograph that is two-dimensional.
October3.2.1 Section (Audio Visual)
 A subject of no more than 3-2-1-minutes in length