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.
Each year the committee tries to make a programme that caters for all it's members. There are workshops and field trips to improve your photographic skills, talks from experienced photographers and competitions for those who are inclined. We encourage all members to enter our monthly competitions, as these are good forums to hear constructive appraisals of your work from independent judges. Please refer to the current programme for details and our page on how to prepare images and submit them for competition.
In 2017 the Club entered the FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique) Clubs' World Cup competition. There were clubs from 41 countries, who between them submitted over 2,000 images for judging. The Adelaide Camera Club gained a creditable 20th position in a field of 201 clubs who participated.
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.
The Club Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 24th. October 2017 and your committee for the next 12 months is:-
President: Julie Deer
Vice President: Martin Newland
Secretary: Ruth Benson
Treasurer: Chris Woods
Committee: Terry Gooley, Terry Mosel, Peter Barrien, Rodney Hutchinson, Ross Lange, Penny Black, Fred Tiong, Mark Stevens
Meeting on Tuesday, 27th March in the North Adelaide Club Room at 7:30pm
Our meeting on Tuesday, 27th March will consist of a workshop and discussion on post-production, led by Peter Barrien. The workshop will cover the how, what and why of post-production, with plenty of examples and opportunity to question and discuss. The workshop will be based around Lightroom and Photoshop, but the principles apply equally to other software. Of course as always, visitors are welcome.
You are invited to bring along an image (raw file please) on a thumb drive to see how post production techniques can transform your image. Please label the drive with your name and the file name. We apologise in advance if we can't get to all images.
Middleton Point Field Trip on Saturday 24 March around 3.30 - 4pm
The field trip to Middleton Point on Saturday 24 March is fast approaching. The main subject of interest are the surfers in the late afternoon but as sunset approaches there may be some seascape shots that take your interest. Other shots of interest can be captured as some of the more adventurous surfers leap from the rocks with their boards into the surf.
I have been to this venue several times. For the surfers you will need a lens with a focal length of 300mm+ and tripod or monopod. Dress for the conditions and if you stand on the rocks be prepared to get your feet damp. I have tried a few variations for settings which vary of course with light conditions. The best results for me to capture crisp images of that fast turn is a shutter speed of 1/1500th min. An aperture at the wide end seems to work for me. If the light conditions are favourable you can keep the ISO at a reasonable setting.
Sunset will be around 7.20pm. I don’t propose we stay that long but you are welcome to. If we arrive at the car park (details follow) around 3.30 - 4pm the sun should be getting to a point where good light on the faces and boards as they turn will be available. Of course a successful afternoon depends on things we can’t control - the weather and the surf. If those two factors work in our favour we then hope for a splash of colour on the wetsuits and/or the base of the boards.
Its quite a long way to travel for a couple of hours. Feel free to get there early and enjoy the south coast and if we pack up early (say 6.30pm) there may be a few who want to grab a pub meal in the Middleton township.
Because weather is a key issue please let me know by email if you are coming and include your mobile number just in case we have to cancel on the day. That said a decision to cancel may have to be made on the strength of a forecast the day before.
Here is a plan of where to meet. Turn off the main road at Middleton onto Mindacowie Tce then left onto Dover Rd. Follow Dover Rd until you arrive at the small car park or a little further on to the parallel parking along Ocean Pde to “Middleton Point.”
What is happening in February & March 2018?
|February||13||Competition: Vince Calo Trophy for Portraiture (B Grade).||North Adelaide Community Centre|
|16||FIELD TRIP: Fringe Festival activities||Bring your Camera & Tripod|
|27||Competition: Set Subject: Botanical||North Adelaide Community Centre|
|March||18||SAPF Entries Close Sunday 3:00pm|
|13||FIELD TRIP: (Adelaide Project Shoot) - Victoria Square at night||Victoria Square. Sunset 7:30pm||Bring your Camera & Tripod|
|24||FIELD TRIP: Surfing Middleton Beach led by Terry Mosel
(Bring a long lens)
|Bring your Camera & Tripod|
|27||WORKSHOP: Post Production led by Peter Barrien||North Adelaide Community Centre|