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 (Print Registration 7:15 - 7:30pm) until 10:00pm at The Nailsworth Community Centre, 31 D'Erlanger Ave, Collinswood, SA 5081unless otherwise specified.
9 Welcome to the New Year and a review of the 2024 program, followed by a presentation by Jed Dobre (son of Pete Dobre) on equipment, drones and his photography
Sat 20 Photo Shoot/Field Trip: Field Trip - Adelaide Art Gallery. This is a guided walk through the gallery, focusing on the use of light by artists
23 CLUB COMPETITION: Set subject: Abandoned
Fri 26 Photo Shoot/Field Trip: Australia Parade Shoot - start at Pinky Flat; time TBA
30 PRESENTATION: Presented by John Hodgson: The Beach Shoot - how to be successful! (including working with models, managing the light, etc)
13 Photo Shoot/Field Trip: Annual Beach Shoot at Grange Beach. Meet by the jetty at 6pm
27 CLUB COMPETITION:Set subject: Stairs/staircases/escalators.
12 WORKSHOP: Perception - what's in a photo?
Sat 16 Photo Shoot/Field Trip: Treasure Hunt Day. Location and time TBA, but this will be a longer duration shoot and a fun day, so bring the family
26 CLUB COMPETITION: Set subject: Water
9 WORKSHOP: A deeper dive into Post Processing (basic and intermediate)
Sat 13 Photo Shoot/Field Trip: Night Photography in Adelaide
23 CLUB COMPETITION: Set subject: Fire or Heat
30 WORKSHOP: Presentation by Stephen Watts - "All things flash photography."
Sat 4 Photo Shoot/Field Trip: Medieval and Rare Trades Festival at Gumeracha
14 CLUB COMPETITION: Set subject: Night photography
28 SPECIAL CLUB COMPETITION: John Addison Memorial Trophy and the Lou Marafioti Trophy (Marafioti panoramic print only)
11 PRESENTATION: "Creative Techniques in Archtectural photography" - Mark Stevens
Sat 15 Photo Shoot/Field Trip: Architecture north of the Terrace - unconventional perspectives
25 CLUB COMPETITION: Set subject: Machinery
9 ZOOM PRENTATION: Presenter Len Metcalf - "Finding Your Mojo (creativity lens)"
Sat 13 Photo Shoot/Field Trip: Motor Bike Trials
23 CLUB COMPETITION: Set subject: Architecture north of the Terrace - unconventional perspectives
30 WORKSHOP/PRESENTATION: Using layers in photoshop to make winning landscapes
1-31 Adelaide Camera Club SALA Exhibition at Capri Theatre
13 INTERNATIONAL INTERCLUB: Fordingbridge
Sat 24 WORKSHOP: At Nailsworth Community Centre - Using studio lighting
27 CLUB COMPETITION: Set subject: Action
10 SPECIAL CLUB COMPETITION: Iris Millikan Trophy for creative photography & Vince Calo Trophy for B Grade Portraiture.
Sat 14 Photo Shoot/Field Trip: Mannum Waterfalls
24 CLUB COMPETITION: Long Exposure
8 SPECIAL CLUB COMPETITION: Eric Robertson Trophy for Portraiture
Sat 12 Photo Shoot/Field Trip: Wittunga Botanic Gardens, Blackwood
22 Annual General Meeting + INTERNATIONAL INTERCLUB: Pikes Peak (USA) + Entry portal for Annual Exhibition closes
29 WORKSHOP: Freezing motion of liquids with flash
Sat 9 Photo Shoot/Field Trip: Laratinga Wetlands, Mount Barker
12 CLUB COMPETITION: Set subject: Botanicals
26 Photo Shoot/Field Trip: Available Light shoot(Cosplay or Cultural shoot)
Definitions for the set subjects
Your image should convey the idea or reality of once used or owned, but now disused or abandoned object(s), person(s), animal(s), building(s) or even landscapes. They often stand as silent witnesses to the passage of time and can evoke a sense of mystery, nostalgia or even unease.
Stairs/Staircases or Escalators
Your image must contain stairs, or a staircase or escalator. People can be part of this image. Interesting composition, perspective or story will be given higher weight in the judging.
Your image must in some way depict, or convey the concept of, water. This subject definition is very broad to provide maximum scope for interpretation. Water may be still or in motion, contained or free, closeup or landcape or seascape. However a key subject of the image must in some way be - well - wet!
Your image must capture a subject or subjects in motion, and should clearly depict the action or movement This subject is not about intentional camera movement unless this is part of capturing a subject in motion (e..g. panning).
Your image must be captured well after sunset or before sunrise, and cannot be an artificially lit indoor scene. Apart from that, any subject, scene or composition is permissible. Minor sunset/sunrise sky colour is permissible but should in no way predominate.
Your image must encompass a part, whole or a group of devices with some sort of function - ie. a machine. This may be a still life, artistic, architectural or engineering study, machinery in motion, etc. The machinery function, scope, use or operation should be depicted or implied in some way. Hand tools with no moving parts are not part of this definition. Electronic machines may be photographed, but more usually this subject pertains to mechanical devices with moving parts.
Architecture North of the Terrace - Unconventional Perspectives
This a novel subject, working hand in hand with a field trip. Your image must be an architectural image depicting a building, buildings, or part of a building or construction, in the area north of North Terrace, from the new Adelaide hospital to East Terrace, and south of the river Torrens (not including the Botanic Gardens or the Zoo). Unconventional, exceptional or novel compositions are the order of the day, and will be given higher weight in the judging. There will be a curated field trip on the 15th June.
Fire or Heat
Your image should show or include fire or the effects of fire as a key subject within the image. Alternately, the image may depict or imply heat in some form.
Your image must have been captured with an extended exposure time, with the longer exposure effects clearly evident in the image. For example, flowing water or a waterfall must demostrate longer exposure water movement; or cloudy sky must show cloud movement, or night skies revealing details only possible with long exposures (e.g. the Milky Way), etc. As a guideline, exposure times will generally be from 1/4 second to 3 minutes. Longer exposures in daylight will likely require the use of neutral density filters.
Your image must include a botanical subject or subjects, and may depict an entire plant ot tree, or flowers, leaves, stems, and other botanical features. Unlike a nature subject, these may be any plant species. Non-botanical items may be included in the image, but these must not predominate.