It’s been a big couple of months at the Milton Ulladulla District Camera Club with presentations to enhance members’ skills in candid family photography, high dynamic range images, and layers and masks.
The club also hosted an exhibition of favourite images as part of Escape ARTfest and went on an excursion to Montague Island.
Participation in the regular monthly competitions continues to be enthusiastic.
The September theme - Faceless Portraits - engaged members’ creativity as they sought to portray their subjects without using the common portraiture technique of focusing on the face.
Some members found inventive ways of obscuring the face with angles, clothing or silhouette, while others photographed different parts of the body to convey mood, personality and story.
A touching and beautifully lit monochrome image from Christine Moss titled Deep in Thought was selected by the judge as the theme image of the month. In the open competition it was Marilyn Townsend’s evocative image Aftermath that won the judge’s highest praise against stiff competition.
October’s Theme of Little Treasures saw a variety of interpretations. Several members depicted the trinkets, children or pets, who were closest to their hearts. But, for others it was a chance to flex their considerable talents in macro photography, with many images featuring flowers, fungi and insects.
Recent A grade inductee, Sandy Lanham, submitted images in each of these styles and received merit awards, with her uncluttered and well executed image Slow But Sure taking out image of the month. In the open competition a light-hearted image by Christa Drysdale of an emu and a galah having a chat was awarded the highest honours.
The club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club from 6.30pm.