Welcome

The club conducts meetings regularly in North Adelaide with competitions, practicals, workshops and social weekends planned. Visitors to the club are always welcome. Please feel free to drop in one night .

Meetings are held at the rear of 176 Tynte Street, North Adelaide (behind the North Adelaide Library and alongside the North Adelaide Post Office) on the second, fourth and fifth Tuesday of each month (excluding Jan & Dec) and typically start at 7:30pm. Please refer to the current programme for details.

If you are interested in joining the club, then please come along to any of the meetings at the clubrooms and take a look. Introduce yourself to any of the committee members (they will be wearing committee badges) and they will be pleased to answer any questions that you have.

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN FEBRUARY & MARCH?

 

Tuesday, 23rd February 2016 - Matting and Printing Workshop
This informative workshop on how to prepare prints for Club competitions will be held in the Club Rooms at 176 Tynte St. North Adelaide.
It will cover printing and the preparation of matts.  There will be ample opportunity to ask questions.

Saturday, 5th March 2016 – Camera Basics 101
The venue for this course is 72 Days Road, Croydon Park (Meet in the car park of Regency Builders Hardware store)
See below for more details, or contact Daniel Pangrazio, at: dpangraz@bigpond.net.au or 0416 233 767.

 Tuesday, 8th March 2016 – Tom Putt Presentation on Landscape Photography

This presentation will take place at the Club Rooms at 176 Tynte St. North Adelaide.
Tom Putt is a renowned Australian Landscape photographer and we have invited other camera clubs to the presentation he will deliver at our club on 8th March.   As we need to ensure that we can cater for everybody who is interested, please can you register by return email if you are planning to attend the presentation.   Here is the link to the invitation:
 http://sapf.org.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Invitation-Tom-Putt-b-2.pdf

 Sunday, 13th March 2016 – SAPF Annual Entries close

 THINGS TO KNOW about the SAPF Annual Entries:-

  • Entry is online only
  • Prints will be collected by ACC and submitted as a one off drop off
  • Prints MUST be matted using only a black matt.

 

For more information please follow this link: http://sapf.org.au/?p=6613

 Tuesday 22nd March 2016 – Club Competition Set Subject Photojournalism
The venue for the club competitions are the Club Rooms at 176 Tynte St. North Adelaide.
Definition for the set subject is:
A record of any event which tells a story of what has happened, is happening or is about to happen, the visual sight of which excites or stimulates one of the many human emotions.

 Tuesday 29th March 2016 – Competition - John Addison Trophy and Lou Marafioti Trophy
The venue for the club competitions are the Club Rooms at 176 Tynte St. North Adelaide.

Please note that the detailed information on the definitions and special rules provided below can also be found on this page  Club competition rules

The John Addison Trophy is an open competition and is awarded to the most outstanding Landscape or Seascape. 

Definition for Landscape/Seascape:

  • A picture featuring the natural scenery of the terrain.
  • Buildings, people and animals may be included, but must not be the main subject.
  • A river or other inland water may be the dominant feature of the landscape.

A seascape is defined as follows:

    • A picture in which the sea or waves predominate.
    • Coastal features or the shore line may be included to a lesser degree, but must not be the main subject. 
The Lou Marafioti Trophy is an open competition and is awarded to best panoramic Landscape or Seascape.

 

Definition for Panoramic Landscape/Seascape:

  Panoramic photography refers to pictures with a wide field of view or a wide aspect ratio (i.e., a longer horizontal reach than vertical height, or vice versa)A minimum Width to Height ratio of 3:1 will apply.
The maximum presentation length (including matte) is 1 metre; and the minimum image length is 40cm.

See also Landscape/Seascape
The John Addison and Lou Marafioti Trophies are not a regular monthly competition and special rules apply.

Special Competition Rules

Unless stated otherwise, the special competitions are open to all financial members, regardless of competitive Grade.
Format, size and presentation will conform to general Club competition rules.
Although monochrome and colour prints and digital images may be entered, there are no separate sections.
Each entrant may submit a maximum of nine (9) images:
* Three colour prints, and
* Three monochrome prints, and
* Three Electronic Digital Images (EDI)

 

  • Prints or digital images previously entered at any Club competition may be entered in a special competition, subject to rule 7.
  • Prints or digital images which have previously won a special competition trophy may not be re-submitted to the same competition.
  • Prints or digital images substantially similar to a previous winning entry may not be submitted to the same competition by the same author.

CAMERA  BASICS  101

This course will guide you through the digital photography basics you need to know to start taking better pictures now and will be suitable for the brand-new beginner and the somewhat knowledgeable. No previous training or experience is required.

Shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, exposure compensation, histograms, lens choice, etc- these are just some of the vital tools you need to understand to master your camera and to elevate your photography to the next level.

There are no prerequisites for this course. The only requirement is a digital SLR camera, a mirrorless compact digital camera, or any other digital camera that allows you to control the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. What is taught and discussed will apply to all DSLR and mirrorless compact cameras. A tripod would be a good investment as we progress through the course.

There will be a strong emphasis on practical work with participants encouraged to provide sample images (good and bad) for critique as a means of identifying problems and issues and improving your picture taking.

The course is free and will be held on days and times suitable to the participants which can be negotiated on the first session.

The course will start on: Saturday, 5th March 2016.

We have use of a venue at: 72 Days Road, Croydon Park

All enquiries to Daniel Pangrazio, at: dpangraz@bigpond.net.au or 0416 233 767.