Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Hi Members,


Another year behind us. In January, the Logan District Camera Club will start its seventh year of existence. We started with twelve members in 2010 and we have progressed to fifty members and a waiting list. We are happy with the popularity of the club and the encouragement we are given to keep on going. We are especially happy that some members volunteer to share their interests with the group, which makes our job much easier.

Next year we hope to have more informative talks on different aspects of photography as well as guest speakers and photo shoots. If you have any suggestions for topics, please let is know. Also if you like to research a topic, or organise a guest speaker, or a photo shoot, we'd like to hear from you.

Some of our topics for Term 1 will be

  • Using Light
  • Abstract Photography
  • Alternate Reality Photography

Here are some photos from our talented members taken during the year.

Travel Cameras
Depth of Field

Keep your cameras handy, take lots of holiday and Christmas photos for our first challenge at out first meeting on Monday 23 January 2017.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Next Meeting - Monday 28 November 2016 - 11.00am

Hi Everyone,

On Monday, we'll start as usual with your photographs. If you remember, the challenge was two photos of either:

1 - Moon shot and 1 - Landscape or 2- Landscape shots. (Not two moons). The reason is that we had two events recently, the visit of the supermoon and the talk by photographer John Doody on landscapes at the last meeting.

Please send them before Saturday night.

The main topic will be Portrait Photography presented by another guest speaker, Sarah Street, from Sarah Street Photography. It'll be a real treat to listen to this talented photographer.

Check out Sarah's website Sarah Street Photography


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Next Meeting Monday 14 November - 11.00am

Hi members,

On Monday, we'll start with your pictures showing movement. They can be where the subject is frozen or blurry or the background could be blurred, or the whole image could be blurred.  So if you haven't already done so, please send me two shots before Saturday night.

Then we'll have a guest speaker, photographer John Doody, who specialises in landscape photography.

Check out more of John's work JOHN DOODY PHOTOGRAPHY


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Next Meeting - Monday 24 October 2016

Hi Members,

Following a very well attended photo shoot at St John's Cathedral at the last meeting, we'll be able to admire some stunning shots supplied by you for the Show and Tell segment on Monday. So, if you haven't already done so, please send me tour two best shots.

The main topic PHOTOGRAPHING FAST MOVING OBJECTS, will be presented by Diane.

There are different ways of capturing fast moving objects. We can freeze the motion, we can create motion blur to give the feeling of speed. How do we do that? Come to the next meeting and find out.

Diane will explain how do do that.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Next Meeting Monday 10 October 10,00am St John's Cathedral

Hi Members,

We're off on a flying start in Term 4, on Monday. Following Jan's talk at the last meeting, we start with a visit to St John's Cathedral at 373 Ann Street, Brisbane.

Note that we'll meet at the cathedral at 10.00am (NOT 11.00)

One of the best ways to get there is by train. We'll be catching the 8.42am train from Kuraby to Central Station from where it is a short walk up Ann Street to the cathedral.

We'll be having a guided tour. Cost $5.00

So far we have 30 members who are coming along.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Term Break

Hi Everyone,

A number of members, joined the Videographers on Tuesday on a trip to Currumbin to see the SWELL Festival Sculpture Exhibition.

The camera club is now on a term break. We'll meet again in Term 4 on Monday 10th October on a visit to St John's Cathedral, following Jan's talk at the last meeting. Details will be posted on this blog the week before the visit.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Next Meeting Monday 12 August - 11.00am

Hi Members,

On Monday we start off with the challenge given for the Show and Tell segment of your photos taken with point and shoot travel cameras. Of course if you don't have one, the next best option would be your phone, iPad or a compact camera. Just not DSLRs.

Lumix TZ-60
iPhone 4S with Hypstamatic App
Sony DSC-W150
Sony DSC-HX60V

The main topic for the meeting, ahead of our visit to the Anglican Cathedral, is on architecture and will be presented by Jan Kazakoff.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Next Meeting Monday 22 August - 11.00am

Hi members,

Following a very successful meeting in Daisy Hill, we'll start off on Monday with the Show and  Tell slideshow of your macro or close-up shots. So keep sending them if you haven't already done so.

The main topic will be presented by Wendy who will show us how to use Lightroom to create slideshows and photo-books.

How to create a slideshow in Lightroom

How to create a Photo Book in Lightroom

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Next Meeting Monday 8 August 10.00am Daisy Hill Forest

Hi members,

The library will be shut on Monday, so we are relocating the meeting room to the Daisy Hill State Forest, where the topic will be macro and close-up photography. To get to the Daisy Hill Forest, here is a map.

To get to the meeting area, drive the circuit and park at carpark No 4 or No 5, although the outdoor area can easily be reached from any other carpark.

We meet here at 10.00am
Our class room on Monday

From car park No 4, walk down to the open area, turn right at the covered sign
Turn right where Diane is pointing
After a short talk where Diane will explain macro settings, we will then do some practical work, taking macro or close up shots.

After the shoot, please join us for lunch at a local cafe.

Click here for the LESSON NOTES on macro photography


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Next Meeting 25 July 2016

Hi members,

The challenge for next meeting is to show how you can use different Depths of Field. Ralph touched on it in his talk on lenses last meeting. However if you need to refresh on the subject there are two good articles below from DPS. Also Diane’s lesson on Depth of Field is on the sidebar of this blog page.

The below article for beginners also explains how to manage Depth of Field with a point and shoot camera by using different settings like Portrait and Landscape. In my lesson I mention it too by using the Macro setting. Some Point and Shoot cameras now allow you to change Aperture settings.

Send in two photos either showing : 
2 Different Aperture settings, OR
2 Different focal length, OR
2 Different distances from the subject

It would be good if you could use the same subject in both examples but it is not necessary, any two photos showing different depth of Field will do.

* Please send in camera settings with each photo.

Different Aperture Settings
f:6.3. 155mm
f:22, 155mm
Different Focal Length
f:6.3, 250mm
f:6.3, 61mm
Different distance from a subject
Different Focal Point
Focus on foreground
Focus on background
Shallow Depth of Field is improved if the subject is a long way from the background

Portraits should have a shallow Depth of Field to make them pop

Shallow Depth of Field can isolate the point of interest

A deep Depth of Field is good for landscapes.

The main topic will be presented by Peter Attwood who will speak on the subject of purchasing a new camera when travelling, so you don't have to carry DSLRs with you. 


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Monday's meeting

Hi members,

19 members and friends travelled down to Coolangatta for the photo shoot (in glorious sunshine, I might add). By sunset time, it was getting a little chilly, though. But the scenery was fabulous.

Our next meeting in Term 3 is on Monday 11 July at the library,

So please send us two photos of seascapes in the week before the meeting.