Meetings are held on the second, fourth and fifth Tuesdays of each month (excepting late December and early January allowing for the Christmas/New Year break). Meetings are from 7:30pm until around 10:00pm at the North Adelaide Community Centre (NACC) unless otherwise specified.
The programme for the coming year is outlined below with monthly competitions and activities. Some dates and activities may change from time to time or additional information may be added as it comes to hand during the year, so check back regularly to keep up to date. Definitions for the Set Subject competitions are outlined too, so scroll down and make yourself familiar with the specifics for each Set Subject.
8 Welcome and Competition overview (including matting demonstration) & Pikes Peak Interclub Results
22 Workshop: Portraiture with Louise Bagger, 7:30pm, North Adelaide Community Centre, Tynte St.
29 Field Trip/Workshop: Beach Shoot at Grange Beach 6:30 pm
12 Special Club Competition: Vince Calo perpetual Trophy for Portraiture (B Grade) &
Workshop: Chicago Architectural Abstracts with Mark Stevens
16 Field Trip: Adelaide CBD
26 Club Competition: Industrial-scape (set subject)
10 SAPF Annual Exhibition entries close
12 Workshop: Presentation and workshop - Street Photography with Peter Barrien.
16 Field Trip: Mad March Shoot
26 Japan Interclub Results + "Basic Lenses & Lighting for Portraiture" with Martin Newland
9 Club Competition: Street Photography (set subject)
23 Workshop: 7:30pm at the North Adelaide Community Centre. Chris Woods will be speaking on the subject of smartphone photography, which will be in part an introduction to the use of photo-editing apps. If this is new to you and you would like to have a go you can download one or two free apps before the night and we can have a play after the talk!
The apps he will be dealing with are Snapseed (a Google product) and Adobe Photoshop Express which is free but requires you to have an Adobe ID. Both are available for Android and Apple phones. (Bring your smartphone)
27 Field Trip: Landscapes with Peter Barrien at Marino rocks. Join us at Marino Rocks to practice your sunset seascape shooting. We'll be meeting at 4:15pm at the Marino Rocks carpark on the Esplanade. There'll be a short talk at 4:15pm on seascape photography and the evenings shoot, and sunset is at 5:38pm. Be prepared if there are clouds and a good sunset to capture images up to 15 minutes later! Afterwards, we'll retire to the Marino Rocks cafe just above the carpark for coffee or a meal.
30 Workshop: Landscape Photography with Dylan Toh from Everlook Photography
11 Club Competition: Patterns (set subject)
25 Workshop: Topic - Bird/Nature photography. Presenter: Craig Greer - http://craiggreer.com
29 Field Trip: Adelaide Zoo: Cancelled due to predicted inclement weather.
9 Club Competition: Hands & Feet (set subject)
20 Field Trip: Morialta Conservation Park, Woodforde at 9:00am.
Go to the entrance of the Morialta Conservation Park on the corner of Stradbroke Rd and Morialta Rd and follow Morialta Falls Rd to the end. Meet at the trail head/ toilet block.
23 Workshop: Creative Photography with Anne Emmett
30 Workshop: Still Life Shoot (Bring your camera)
13 Inter club Competition: Pike's Peak (USA)
27 Club Competition: Speed/Motion (set subject)
TBA Field Trip: Adelaide Super-Dome, Main North Road, GEPPS CROSS
10 Special Club Competition: Eric Robertson Trophy
xx Australian Photographic Society Convention (APSCON)
24 Inter Club Competition: Para Camera Club
TBA Field Trip: Over night in Waikerie and then 40km drive to Gluepot Reserve for Bird photography.
8 Club Competition: Still Life (set subject)
22 Annual General Meeting (Entry to the Annual Competition closes on this date)
29 Special Club Competition: Iris Millikan Trophy
TBA Field Trip: Laratinga (Bring your camera)
12 Club Competition: Nature (set subject)
26 Field Trip: Available Light (Bring your camera)
TBA Field Trip: ??
10 Annual Exhibition at the Hamra Centre
An image featuring an expansive view of an industrial complex or associated elements such as machinery, buildings or the by-products of industry. No one subject should dominate the scene. The object is to portray the functional side rather than the human side of industry.
Street photography features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls and other settings. People must NOT be posed for the shot. The image should tell a story.
Street photography is about capturing real life, a 'snapshot in time', so excessive post processing detracts from the integrity of the moment. Editing should be restricted to minor adjustments such as cropping and exposure changes. Objects should not be removed or added as this compromises the documentary nature of the image.
Whether it is the patterns, lines or curves, the main subject must be a man made building. The photographer may isolate, define, interpret or exaggerate a part of, or the whole building.
Engineering structures such as bridges, communications towers and motorways will not be accepted.
Patterns utilise elements that are repeated. The repetition of lines, shapes, tones or colour must create an interesting and aesthetic image.
Hands and/or Feet:
An image of one or more live human hands or feet with accessories if desired. Grace and strength are some of the qualities that can be suggested in such images, or they may tell a story.
An image which conveys the impression of movement. This movement may be frozen at the peak of the action or suggested using slower shutter speeds
An image of objects depicted singly or as a group. These objects may have been arranged especially for the image or appear naturally. The objects can be either animate or inanimate and photographed to provide a unique composition using light and other elements.
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality, while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature of the story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene are permitted, including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.
Colour images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct- capture or derivations, are not allowed.