Monday, June 22, 2015

Today's Meeting

Hi Everyone,

Today was our last meeting for this term.

We watched the photos members submitted from the New Farm Park photo excursion recently. Belatedly, here are Jan's:

Then Diane presented today's topic. CLOSE UP AND MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY.

The lesson notes will be up on the blog by tomorrow.

Finally, we got down to practice taking close up and macro shots of various items in the room.

Here are some of the flowers provided for this purpose.

The club is now on a term break. We resume meeting again on Monday 13 July. 

Please send us two  close up or macro photos of any subject, before Saturday 11 July to

When we'll return in July, we'll have two camera clubs the present one at 11.00am and a second club for newer members at 1.00pm. Most of you have decided to stay in the 11.00am club and a couple of people are switching to the 1.00pm club to take advantage of talking about subjects we have covered in the past.

Have a good break, keep clicking those shutters and we'll see you in Term 3.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Next Meeting Monday 22 June - 11:00am

Hi Members,

On Monday the meeting will be the last for another term. In term 3, starting on Monday 13 July, we'll have two camera clubs. the 11:00am and the 1:00pm sessions. If you wish to continue in the 11:00am session, do nothing. Your name will be rolled over automatically.

If you wish to change over to the 1:00pm session, let me know.
If you no longer wish to come along to the camera club, please let me know. We have at present a few members who have not come to meetings for some time. If you wish to continue membership please let me know to avoid being deleted from the roll.

On Monday, we'll have a look at pictures, members took at our photo shoot at New Farm Park at the last meeting. If you came along and haven't done so, please send me 3 pictures.

The main topic on Monday, presented by Diane, is on


Close up Photography is a type of shot, which highly frames an object (or person).

Some Close Up Examples:

Macro Photography is extreme Close-up photography, usually very small objects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size. By some definitions, a macro photo is one in which the size of the subject on the image sensor is life size or greater.

 Some Macro Examples:

Diane will also talk about specialised equipment that can be used for macro photography and settings on cameras.



Monday, June 8, 2015

Today's Meeting

Hi Members,

We picked a glorious day for our photo shoot in New Farm Park. We got there early so there was plenty of car parking for everyone.

You wouldn't want to grab that one
Planning Strategy 
What tree is that?
Not sure but we were all intrigued  
Unfortunately the Powerhouse Complex was shut
So members found other interesting places
Even up high
How safe is that?
What an interesting Sign
The river was very busy
Time to go for lunch somewhere
A good time was had by all.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Next Meeting Monday 8 June 10.00 AM at New Farm Park

Hi members,

Monday is a public holiday, so we don't have access to the library. The club has decided to go on a photoshoot to New Farm Park. We'll meet there at 10:00am (not 11:00), at the Bandstand. See map below

There are lots of photo opportunities there, flowers, plants, the Powerhouse Complex, New Farm river ferry jetty, the river itself. Also there'll be people having fun, so people photography is also on the cards,

Bandstand where we'll meet

Brisbane Powerhouse

New Farm Park Jetty

Riverside Activities
See you at New Farm on Monday. We might find a coffee shop later for a light lunch.