Saturday, May 19, 2018

At the Zoo - May Competition Results

The subjects for this month were 'At the Zoo' and 'Open' and we also had a 'Phone' category. We received 108 entries from 24 members. Our judge for the night was Peter Phillips, who provided some great feedback to our members.

Winning images - 1st, 2nd & 3rd - in each category are showcased below.

Subject: At the Zoo
PDI (Projected Digital Images)

PDI - 1st Place - Liz McKee - 'Im Bored'

PDI - 2nd Place - Kim Petersen - 'Thinking About Freedom'

PDI - 3rd Place - Georgios Tsiminis - 'Enough!'


Print - 1st Place - Janet Harbottle - 'Bird in Hand'

Print - 2nd Place - Paula McManus - 'Hey Buddy'

Print - 3rd Place - Joylene Lee-Archer - 'Beautiful Girl'

Subject: Open
PDI (Projected Digital Images)

PDI - 1st Place - John Baker - 'Skyscraper'

PDI - 2nd Place - John Baker - 'Sunrise Point Lowly'

PDI - 3rd Place - Karen Tregoning - 'Pretty in Pink'


Print - 1st Place - Kim Petersen - 'Wash Time'

Print - 2nd Place - Donna Hutchinson - 'Whimsical'

Print - 3rd Place - Tony Jones - 'White and Curly'

Phone Photos

Phone - 1st Place - Georgios Tsiminis - 'Where is Everyone'

Phone - 2nd Place - Karen Tregoning - 'Fountain Foam'

Phone - 3rd Place - Liz McKee - 'Afternoon Light'

Friday, May 18, 2018

SAPF 2018 Annual Exhibition

Congratulations to all our members who won various awards at the 2018 South Australian Photographic Federation Annual Exhibition. 

(listed alphabetically).

Cathy Cates – 3 Acceptances, 1 Merit
Colin J. Pearce - 1 Acceptance
Georgios Tsiminis – 2 Acceptances, 1 Merit
Helen Lewis - 1 Acceptance, 1 Merit
John Baker - 3 Acceptances, 4 Merits
Karen Tregoning - 5 Acceptances, 5 Merits
Kim Petersen – 5 Acceptances
Paula McManus – 4 Acceptances, 6 Merits, 2 Firsts
Rebecca Turle – 6 Acceptances, 1 Merit
Tim Colgan - 2 Acceptances, 2 Merits
Tony Jones - 2 Merits

Here's a photo of our Paula McManus FAPS who was awarded Top print in both Creative ("Painted Emu") and People/Portraiture ("Laurie") sections. Additionally Paula achieved second aggregate score in the Print medium and second aggregate overall! A magnificent effort for a very talented photographer, who we are proud to have as a member of Port Adelaide Camera Club.

Finally PACC came 5th out of 12 Club Sets, at the tightest margin, only missing 3rd place by a 2 tiny points! (stay tuned for a future post on our Club Set).

Please visit the exhibition either at the Hamra Centre, Hilton, until 20th May, or at the Myer Centre Rundle Mall from 24th May to 3rd June. Entry is free. Be inspired

Colin Pearce

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Winners are Grinners :)

We held our annual Interclub competition between Port Adelaide Camera Club, Eastern Suburbs Camera Club & Marion Church of Christ Camera Club last night - and our club won!  That makes it two years in a row!

Many thanks to our members who brought a plate for supper and to those who provided prizes for our raffle. 

Many thanks to our Judge, Ron Heptinstall for some great feedback & critique of the images displayed last night.

90 images - 30 from each club - were showcased with the final scores being:

Port Adelaide Camera Club - 240
Eastern Suburbs Camera Club - 232
Marion Church of Christ Camera Club - 209

The 'Top Image' of the night went to Robert Dettman from ESCC for his image 'Berber People'

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Getting to Know ...

... Colin J Pearce, 2018 President

What got me interested in photography?
My parents let me play with an old box brownie camera when I was 7 years old. The magic of seeing my view transform to a print inspired me.

What do I shoot with?
Sony A6300 mirrorless camera. My favourite lens is my Zeiss 16-70mm – rich colours, great sharpness, instant autofocus, small and light.
I migrated through two SLRs until I got a Canon "EF" SLR before I left high school. (Confusingly there was an EF model camera long before Canon decided to name its autofocus lenses "EF" with no apparent relationship). I used my Canon SLR until 2004 when I got my first DSLR – a Nikon D70. In 2012 I moved over to Sony for a number of reasons, not the least of which was the ability to use the same lenses on my Sony video camera.

What is my photographic background?
Right through high school I was in the photography club and the darkroom club. I got Kodak and Agfa to import books specially for me on colour printing (I was inspired by the B&W prints in the darkroom club, but wanted colour). I learned how to do it, then the school teachers got me to teach the other kids how to do it.
In 1985 I bought my first video camera, and gradually became interested in filmmaking. While I was living in Brisbane I did an Advanced Diploma of Screen. Since then I’ve worked on countless short films, documentaries and three feature films. I’ll be filming my next feature film shortly.

What is my most memorable photographic moment?
Slightly left of field – my most recent feature film. I managed to get some nice compliments about the scenery I took around the Port. However the best moment was the premiere at the Semaphore Ocean Star cinema when my movie made 270 people roar in shock. Thrilling for them, and for me, that two years' hard work had paid off.

What is my favourite image, and why?
A photo I took on an excursion of my high school photography club – a swan on a pond in the Botanic Garden on North Terrace. The swan seemed to pop out of the photo (probably due to shallow depth of field, putting the background and foreground out of focus).

What is my favourite subject, and why?
Sunrise landscapes. The colours can be great, water tends to be stiller than other times of the day, and there are fewer people around.

"In the Sun" was taken in the Royal Palace in Stockholm – I was intrigued by the sunlight filtering through the window onto the marble floor, plus the statue lying in the sun.

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