Darkness

It’s a cruel fact of nature that the best time to photography many night subjects is also the best time to drink wine;  or snuggle in by the fire and drink a cuppa.  Which is what most of the 10 members that braved the minus 4 Tuesday night practical and tutorial meeting wanted to do.   We started off in the warmth of the building learning some tricks to use when…

Sunset Photography Competition

The sunrise/sunset photography competition brought out many great shots, which made judging quite difficult and in many cases the winners only won by a couple of votes. Great sunset shots usually have a couple of common elements – great colour, interesting foreground and clouds in the sky. Beginner Winner – Natasha Barber Intermediate Winner – Jim MacKay Advanced Winner – Joanne Strom You can check out the best shots from…

Sunset Photography Night

On the 18th of Feb the Parkes Camera Club held a sunset practical night.  There was a good turn out with members meeting at the Neighbourhood Centre before heading out to a property a few kilometers North of town.  Members getting ready for sunset – Taken by Tim Ruckley Members were armed with the following sunset photography tips: 1. Turn your flash off (or use slow sync): Your flash will…

The Annual Parkes Elvis Festival

It has been sooooo long since the last post and lots has happened for our little club since then. One of the most exciting things to happen for our club in the past few months is taking on the role of official photographers for the annual Parkes Elvis Festival. The towns population is said to double each year for the event and this year was no different with an estimated…

Action Photography Competition

Although it was a smaller turnout than usual due to many members being away or ill the standard was still very high, making the decisions difficult. A great action shot can be hard to capture and unless you know about the sport that you are photographing, it can be near impossible. Here are our winners from the night Beginner Winner – Keith Turk Intermediate Winner – Barry Green Advanced Winner…