Elaine Collier has provided us with the following report:
Three members of LVCC (Elaine, Craig & Graham) are at VAPS in Albury this weekend.Today, Saturday was a day not to be missed, all the speakers were brilliant; Ian Rolfe instilled in us his love of photography in the morning with his presentation on the Amplified Landscape and in the afternoon followed up with a workshop on Simplicity in Design and Composition - what he does before he takes his photo's - his dream sequence and other tips.
David Anderson a photographer of the rich & famous enthralled us with his stories and beautiful portraits of people like John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes and Pink to name a few. His portraits have graced Time magazine and many other publications, he had lots of work with recording companies along with being the Aria music awards photographer for 21 years. What a great story teller.
Then Mark Galer the Aussie version of Julian Kost (lightroom/photoshop expert) showed us some of his wonderful images and what you can do with lightroom. Very impressive.
Now for the club news......
Prints - we came 19th out of 47 - top score 139 our score 122.
Ross Ipenburg's print of Cradle Mountain has been selected to represent Victoria and travel onto the AIPC (Australian Interstate Photographic Competition) which will be held in conjunction with APSCON in Adelaide this October so wont be coming home for awhile. Congratulations Ross.
Digital Images - we came 28th out of 47 - top score 129 our score 115.
Craig Drowley's image Bald Eagle received a Merit and has also been selected to represent Victoria.
The Wodonga Albury Camera Club andVAPS committee have put on a great show. It's been lovely catching up with old friends from previous photographic trips, Ruth & Elaine from Warragul camera club and judges like Bert Hoveling who was keen to know how our camera club was travelling - such a lovely man.
The autumn leaves are beautiful here, the cycle paths are awesome and even though it rained today the city has turned it on for us.
We would recommend new members to the club take advantage of these wonderful annual events. You learn heaps, everyone is so friendly and you see some lovely work.
Tomorrow is shaping up to be just as good - early morning photo shoot in the wetlands, fungi & macro by Steve Axford & shooting form above by David Taylor.