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We meet at the Belmont 16s Sailing Club on the third Wednesday of each month.  Presentations occur on the second and fourth wednesdays. Visitors welcome. Go to About / Help / Contact for more info.

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Belmont 16s Photography Club is a subsidiary club of the Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club which is located on the eastern shore of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia.

All financial members of the Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club are welcome as members of the Photography Club. (You must join the main club before joining the Photography Club.)

The club caters for photographers of all skill levels, from beginners to highly experienced. You do not need to have expensive camera equipment to participate in the club activities.

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7:15 pm Presentation / training night @ Belmont 16s Sailing Club
Presentation / training night @ Belmont 16s Sailing Club
Jul 24 @ 7:15 pm
Month 2019 Sessions 2nd Wednesday 4th Wednesday Links and documents January Basic image editing in your choice of software Roy Killen Making better images Scott Fowler A well known NZ photographer https://www.scoiwi.com https://www.scottfowlerfineart.com  February Practical – Painting with[...]
Aug
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6:00 pm Committee Meeting
Committee Meeting
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
The Club Committee meets on the second Wednesday night of each month from 6pm to 6.45pm (prior to the training/presentation event). If you have any issues that you would like the Committee to consider, please[...]
7:15 pm Presentation / training night @ Belmont 16s Sailing Club
Presentation / training night @ Belmont 16s Sailing Club
Aug 14 @ 7:15 pm
Month 2019 Sessions 2nd Wednesday 4th Wednesday Links and documents January Basic image editing in your choice of software Roy Killen Making better images Scott Fowler A well known NZ photographer https://www.scoiwi.com https://www.scottfowlerfineart.com  February Practical – Painting with[...]
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Scott Fowler Workshop 19 – 21 June 2020

” Come and spend a weekend­­­ with Scott Fowler, FPSNZ,GPSA,EFIAP,EPSA. A passionate photographer from New Zealand, who originally hails from Scotland. Let Scott show you how to get more out of your camera, which will open many more opportunities to do more post processing or even less post processing by getting it right in the camera and make better images. Friday night he will talk about the thought process to make better mages, then Saturday and Sunday we will put into practice what he talked about. Scott is one of a small handful of photographers from around the world who has achieved Gold Portfolio level with the Photographic Society of America. This is a unique opportunity to learn from Scott.”  

Scott Fowler’s Website: http://www.scoiwi.com

There is a limit of 20 places. The cost is $195 per person (PayPal link below). Please note that no catering will be provided.

The first 20 people who pay for the workshop will be included in the workshop. Others will be placed on a waiting list.  

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“Making better images”

Program

Friday, 19 June 2020 7 – 9pm – Presentation on key topics and outline of workshop – Belmont 16s Club

Saturday, 20 June 2020 9am – 4pm – Practical sessions – several locations

Sunday, 21 June 2020 9am – 4pm – Practical photography around the club and or some post processing, Q&A – Belmont 16s Club

Both days include looking at how to get more out of your camera and how to collect more information, so you have more to play with in post processing. 

Not only will you learn a lot, but you are guaranteed to have fun. Scott Fowler is a very experienced photographer, instructor and international judge.

Scott’s qualifications and experience include:

  • Online instructor with the PSA
  • International awards. 
  • Accreditation of Excellence with FIAP & Excellence Level with the PSA. 
  • Fellow of the New Zealand Photographic Society
  • Experienced in commercial work, portraits, excels in monochrome and colour.

by Terina Vale, July 15, 2019

Hunter Wetlands Excursion – Saturday 14 September 2019 7.15am

We have organised a repeat visit for 25 of our members to the Hunter Wetlands on 14 September. Ken Bayliss, CEO of the wetlands has agreed to open up early for our group.  Morning tea will be provided.


The cost is $12.  Payment is due by 1 August.  After that date, if there are insufficient numbers, we will be extending the invitation to other clubs.
Last year this excursion was very popular and thoroughly enjoyed by all those who attended.

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by Terina Vale, June 10, 2019

Results for competitions in April – Digital

There were 10 entries that gained our highest award(s).

David Hansell – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade Colour Digital

Terina Vale – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade Mono Digital

David Vane – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Malcolm Evans – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade Colour Digital

Mandy Craig – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade Mono Digital

Di Wood – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Peter Finch – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced Colour Digital

Margot Hughes – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced Mono Digital

Rob Miller – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced SetSubject Digital

Khan Richardson – Honours-Judges-Choice
Student SetSubject Digital

by Terina Vale, May 15, 2019

Results for competitions in March – Digital – Negative Space

There were 10 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Diane Schofield – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade Colour Digital

Jill Helps – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade Nature Digital

Craig Dickman – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Mandy Craig – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade Colour Digital

Kim Miller – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade Nature Digital

Mandy Craig – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Tony Mclaren – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced Colour Digital

Frank Kolver – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced Nature Digital

Peter Stanley – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced SetSubject Digital

miranda.soldo@education.nsw.gov.au – Honours-Judges-Choice
Student SetSubject Digital

by Terina Vale, April 18, 2019

March Set Subject – Negative Space

The criteria for the March Set Subject has been updated and includes a link with additional information and examples.

Negative space is the area around and between objects in a picture, which can provide ‘breathing room’ giving the viewer’s eyes somewhere to rest and prevents the image from appearing too cluttered. Ideally, it should be used to enhance an image by creating better-composed pictures as well as allowing viewers to see sizes and shapes more easily (you may find this article useful – https://contrastly.com/negative-space/), to be judged by Terina Vale.

Entries for the March competition close at 11pm 17/03/2019.

by Terina Vale, February 21, 2019