Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

Next Meeting, Monday 13 November- 11.00am

Hi members,

The challenge for next meeting, following John Nichol's talk about software: Submit two photos.

No 1 - Unprocessed
No 2 - Enhanced with your editing software and tell us what you've used.

Raw image out of camera

Image enhanced using Lightroom 6
The main topic COMPOSITION 102 will be presented by Trevor Scott. He'll tell us what is next after learning the Rule of Thirds.

Sounds very interesting. This will be the last meeting at the library for this term the next meeting will be a photo shoot followed by our Christmas lunch at Cleveland Point.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

U3A Christmas Morning Tea

You are invited to join the Logan District U3A family for the
annual Christmas Function. This year it'll be a morning tea,
held at the Community Centre of Elements Living at Springwood on Wednesday November 29 10.00am. 

There will be a screening of a video showing many of the U3A classes and groups here in the Logan District area. There will also be some entertainment.

I hope you'll come along and meet other U3A students and tutors.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Next meeting - Monday 23 - 11.00am

Hi members,

The challenge for next meeting was "Getting off Automatic" and using the aperture setting, the shutter speed setting and the manual setting, so send us three photos, one using each setting.

Please write on the email which setting you've used.

The main topic Understanding Your Software, or GIVE IT A GO will be presented by John Nichol.

If you've ever had problems or weren't sure about your software, John will explain. 

We'll also discuss the future of the camera club, as we are stepping down at the end of this term.


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Next Meeting Monday 9 October 2017 - 11.00am

Hi members,

Can you believe, we're about to start the last term of the year? On Monday, we'll start off the Show and Tell with your photos showing your White Balance variations. Please send us up to three pics using different light, for example daylight, tungsten light, fluorescent light or any other light source you use make a photo stand out from others.
Cloudy WB
Automatic WB
Daylight WB
Flash WB
Tungsten Light
Fluorescent Light
The main topic will be presented by John Nichol, UNDERSTANDING YOUR CAMERA, or LET'S GET OFF AUTOMATIC.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Next Meeting - Monday 11 September - 11.00am

Hi Members,

The challenge for the next Show and Tell segment is 'REFLECTIONS", so please send us up to three photos. Try to use different sources of reflections, for example, water, glass, shiny surfaces.

The main topic will be 'WHITE BALANCE' Photos without the Blue/Yellow cast. This will be presented by member Ralph Willits.

White balance (WB) is the process of removing unrealistic color casts, so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo. Proper camera white balance has to take into account the "color temperature" of a light source, which refers to the relative warmth or coolness of white light.

Ralph will be explaining in detail, how to work with white balance.


Monday, August 21, 2017

Next Meeting - Monday 28 August 17 - 11.00am

Hi Everyone,

On Monday, we'll start off with the Show and Tell segment of your photos taken at the last photo shoot on the Heritage Trail. If you haven't already done so, please send us up to three photos from that shoot. If you couldn't be there, you may have some 'heritage' shots from your own archives, you'd like to include.
Regent Theatre
Brisbane Arcade
Brisbane City Hall
The main topic on Monday, presented by Diane, will be on the entitled How to photograph Reflections and avoid unwanted ones.

We'll discuss different sources of reflections: Water, glass, shiny surfaces, after rain. We'll also look at how to eliminate reflections when photographing through a window or when people are wearing glasses.


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Next Meeting, Monday 14 August - 10am (NOT 11.00am)

Hi Members,

On Monday the 14th, it's Logan Show day and the library will be shut. We're going on a photo shoot into town where we'll follow a Heritage Trail.

We'll meet at 10.00am in the Queen Street Mall, corner Albert Street at the Kiosk.

See map

Diane and I will pick up the 9.00am bus no 555 at the Hyperdome which gets us to Elizabeth Street just around the corner from where we'll meet. To find out more about each heritage site, click the link.

Check out the details of the Heritage Trail. CLICK HERE Not everybody will follow the whole trail, just do as much or as little as you can manage.

Here are some pics of some of the sites,

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Our Meeting Yesterday

36 members and friends attended the Canon LEAP meeting at Elements Living, yesterday. It was a fun morning with many trying out Canon's latest equipment and printing A3 photographs they took around the village.

Here is what happened..

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Next Meeting, Monday 24 July - 2017 at Club Elements

Hi Members,

On Monday 24 July, we meet NOT at the library but at Club Elements, 224 Dennis Road, Springwood. There is plenty of parking in Dennis Road, right outside Club Elements.

Canon Australia is coming to exhibit their new range of photographic Equipment and for us to use it. There will be no sales of equipment. Instead, Canon will give us a photographic  challenge to do, either with your own equipment, or with equipment they supply for us to play with.

Come and join the U3A Camera Club and Canon Australia at Canon's LIVE LEAP event, so you can join other LEAPers out in the real world and take your photography further.

What is LEAP? Leap is a new program pioneered by Canon, It is all about taking your creativity further by driving you to capture images that are unlike anything you’ve shot before.
More Info:

Do I need a camera? We will have a great range of cameras for you to play with, including the latest Canon EOS 80D, EOS M5 and EOS 5D Mark IV, as well as many others.  We’ll also have a bunch of nice Canon glass to try out on the day.  Of course you are welcome to bring your own as well.  Don’t forget your memory card.

For those not familiar with the Elements Village, it is situated at the very end of Dennis Road at one of the entrances of Daisy Hill Forest. There is plenty of parking in the street right outside Club Elements, the community centre.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Next Meeting - Monday 10 July 2017 - 11.00am

Hi Members,

Are we all ready for a new term? We start on Monday with the Show and Tell segment, topic being Portraits, following our last meeting. So please send us up to 3 photos of your efforts.

The main Topic
"When we think about taking a photo, what are we trying to achieve? Why do we focus on one subject matter rather than another?" Several of the members of the Camera Club who went to Hawaii in May have organised a selection of their photos to show why they have focused on an image and what they were trying to achieve in that photo!
Trevor Aim: Capture the silhouette of an image
Trevor Aim: To show DOF. F8 and getting down low


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Next Meeting - Monday 12 June 2017 - 11.00am

Hi Members,

We'll start off on Monday with the Low Key photographs of members. If you haven't already done so, please send us up to 3 photographs of your low key shots.

Then, we have guest speaker Danielle Lancaster, Director of Bluedog Photography. Her topic will revolve around PORTRAITS.

Danielle is a multi award winning freelance photo journalist. Her work has appeared in many print publications such as RACQ - The Road Ahead, Courier Mail, Sunday Mail and many more.

Danielle also runs many photographic workshops and photographic tours both in Australia and key destinations round the world.

 We are very happy to have Danielle come and talk to our club.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Next Meeting, Monday 22 May 2017 - 11.00am

Hi Members,

We'll have a look at your Show and Tell submissions. So send us up to 3 (Yes, three) creative photos that could include conceptual, surreal or prop assisted photographs. Let your imagination run wild.

The main topic on Monday will be LOW KEY photography. Low-key photography is a terrific challenge for both novice and the experienced. A low-key image is one that contains predominantly dark tones and colours. Like high-key images, they convey atmosphere and mood. But where a high-key image feels airy and light, a low-key is usually dramatic and full of mystery.

Two old Friends
The Artist's Studio


Friday, May 5, 2017

Next Meeting - Monday 5 May 2017 - 11.00am

Hi members,

Telling a story in a photograph, was the challenge for Monday's Show and Tell segment. If you haven't already done so, please send us a couple of shots for us all to admire. Send them to

The Main topic on Monday will be CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY. We'll discuss conceptual photography, alternate reality and photography using props. We will include in the discussion how creative photography can be done with or without using post processing programs.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Today's Meeting

Hi Members,

With the change of our address and email addresses, it was inevitable that some Show and Tell pictures got missed, so here they are:

Jan Silcock's two pictures of Depth of Field
Jan S - Pic 1- 1/640 - f:2.8 
Jan S - Pic 2
Here are Janine Meyer's photos
Janine M - Pic 1 - 1/50 - f:2.8
Janine M - Pic 2 - 1/50 - f:2.8
Diane presented the main topic which is very important for serious photographers, HOW TO TELL A STORY with photography. She says it is not enough to have a technically perfect photographs perfectly composed. Following her mantra, Diane says "A good photo should evoke emotion, tell a story and engage the viewer." After having studied a number of professional photographers, Diane showed a few examples. To tell a story, start off showing an establishment shot.

Show an establishment shot
Set the scene
A mid-shot shows the subject matter
Don't just show a portrait. Show the subject in action
Show second subject in action
Showing details
Showing details
Use different perspectives
Add a closing shot to the story
The challenge for next meeting now: Send us one or two photographs telling us a story. The next meeting is on 8 May. Good luck with the challenge.
After a long ride, a glass of wine goes down well