November 2019 Club Meeting
Nov.
12
7:00 pm19:00

November 2019 Club Meeting

  • 18 Merino Street Kings Meadows, TAS, 7249 Australia (map)
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Our guest speaker for the evening will be Tasmanian historian and freelance writer, Nic Haygarth.

Nic will deliver an illustrated talk about Herbert John King, who was one of the giants of early Tasmanian wilderness photography, and a member of the Northern Tasmanian Camera Club.

An excerpt from Tasmanian Archives;
Herbert John King (1892 - 1973), photographer and field naturalist, born in Hobart, third son of John King, cycle manufacturer. The family moved to Launceston in 1903, where from 1931 until his retirement in 1951 Herbert was employed in the family business which manufactured and imported bicycles and motorcycles.

Herbert with his wife Lucy Minna (nee Large) enjoyed exploring remote Tasmanian wilderness areas on motorcycles, King being a member of the first party to use motocycles to reach Gustav Weindorfer's Waldheim chalet at Cradle Mountain.

King joined the Northern Tasmania Camera Club, having taken up photography as a boy. Although an amateur, his photographs were technically innovative and experimental with colour and he won many prizes and exhibited his photographs both in Australia and abroad.

During the years of World War II he made a series of colour-movies on natural history for the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, where he was to be honorary photographer (1958 - 62). His passion for Tasmanian's natural history led him to membership of the Royal Society of Tasmania and to founding membership and presidency of the Launceston Field Naturalists' Club. His pioneering efforts in listing, collecting and photographing Tasmania's flora prompted Lord Talbot de Malahide to finance and publish in six parts The Endemic Flora of Tasmania (London, 1967 - 78.)

Survived by his wife and two daughters, King died on 18 Feb 1973 at Launceston.

Entries for our December ‘End of Year’ club competitions are due this month.

  • The Robert Mackrill Trophy - Four Colour digital images displaying the photographers diversity. To be judged by Cam Blake.

  • The Dorothy Mackrill Trophy - Four Monochrome digital images displaying the photographers diversity. To be judged by Nick Monk.

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December 2019 Club Meeting
Dec.
10
7:00 pm19:00

December 2019 Club Meeting

  • 18 Merino Street Kings Meadows, TAS, 7249 Australia (map)
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Our ‘End of Year’ club meeting is always a popular event.
It is a chance for our members to get together and socialise before the Christmas break.

There will be a bar service available and members are asked to bring along either a sweet or savoury plate to share with other members.

The results of our ‘End of Year’ club competitions will be announced and slideshows of all the images will be presented.

  • The Robert Mackrill Trophy - Each member had the opportunity to enter four Colour digital images displaying their diversity.
    This competition was judged by Cam Blake.

  • The Dorothy Mackrill Trophy - Each member had the opportunity to enter four Monochrome digital images displaying their diversity.
    This competition was judged by Nick Monk.

  • The IKIN Trophy - For images of Tasmanian Heritage Listed Buildings.
    This competition was judged by TBA.

  • The Centenary Trophy - For images of other club members involved in camera club activities. This competition will be judged on the night by the members present.
    (Although this competition is for serious photographs, it is usually good for a laugh as well).

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Macro Photography and Focus Stacking Workshop
Oct.
19
10:00 am10:00

Macro Photography and Focus Stacking Workshop

  • 18 Merino Street Kings Meadows, TAS, 7249 Australia (map)
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Jenelle Gavin will be presenting her macro photography and focus stacking workshop.

A little bit about Jenelle, from her impressive website.
https://www.jenellegavin.com.au/

I am a nature photographer who lives in the Hawkesbury area, north-west of Sydney, Australia. I have had a lifelong interest in Australian flora, wildlife and landscapes.

For the past few years I have been experimenting with macrophotography which utilises focus stacking. Focus stacking involves taking many images of a subject at different focal planes and combining them. Using this method, I am able to produce very detailed, almost three dimensional images. It often takes over 20 images, many hours and lots of patience to produce a final photograph suitable for printing. I love the creativity and technically exacting requirements of this type of photography.

Photography makes you look at the world in a different light. You don’t have to travel far to see some amazing sights. Many of my photos have been taken in my own garden and depict the world of nature and the remarkable detail that we often don’t see until we take the time to look closely.

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October 2019 Club Meeting
Oct.
8
7:00 pm19:00

October 2019 Club Meeting

  • 18 Merino Street Kings Meadows, TAS, 7249 Australia (map)
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Our guest speaker for the evening will be Tasmanian Spider expert John Douglas.

John will be sharing with us his passion for the arachnid world.

An excerpt from The Examiner - October 2018;
John Douglas has always had a curiosity for creatures, which is lucky; growing up in outback Western Australia may have been a little hard without it.

“When I was 14 or 15 I went out into the desert with Harry Butler,” he explained.
A well-known naturalist, Butler was also joined by another naturalist, a reptile specialist, a botanist, and Douglas – who traces his more focused passion back to this moment.

But it’s a circuitous route that has led Douglas to his study and cataloguing of the eight-legged animals both personally and, more recently, with the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. One that has taken him through a number of different fields.

John started his working life at 17, as a draftsman with Ford, and until retiring seven years ago worked as a teacher across a wide range of classes at St Patrick's College, Launceston.

But spiders, and photography, were interests that ran beneath it all over the years. “That sort of just followed me through all my other jobs.”

Douglas started working with spiders for the photography – the craft of capturing their fine details an interest in itself, he said. His colleagues at St Patrick’s picked up on this. “They asked me, why don’t you do a book?”

After the launch of that first book, QVMAG made him an honorary research associate enabling him to turn much more attention to those lifelong interests.

Working on the museum’s collection one day a week, John is slowly getting through their concrete-lined, temperature-controlled vault full of specimens, describing and discovering those found here in the state – some of them new to science. The trove of information to be eventually added to the Atlas of Living Australia.

Entries for the November club competitions are due this month. The theme is OPEN. The judges for this competition will be chosen from our membership group. The usual categories of Colour & Monochrome Projected Digital Images can be entered by our members.

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September 2019 Club Meeting
Sep.
10
7:00 pm19:00

September 2019 Club Meeting

  • 18 Merino Street Kings Meadows, TAS, 7249 Australia (map)
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Our guest speaker for the evening will be renowned Tasmanian landscape photographer and passionate environmentalist, Hillary Younger.

Hillary will be sharing with us her passion for the natural world, her inspirations and her vessel for bringing that world to us, her landscape photography.

An excerpt from Hillary’s bio;
There is, at the bottom of it all, a deep reverence for land and life. The wild identity of the land speaks to those who venture into its embrace. To know it in all its seasons, its moods and it’s animals, to communicate a sense of it’s wild spirit and mystery – this motivates my photography.

In the magic hours around dawn and dusk, the play of light and colour over water, rock and landscape reveals beauty often hidden , transforms the mundane into the sacred, creating experiences and images vibrant with the hues and subtleties of the mystery unfolding.

Landscape photography is an expression of the unique relationship of the photographer with the land. My photography is an attempt to communicate intimate moments in that relationship, which stir the emotions and touch the spirit.

Here are links to Hillary’s Web and Facebook pages:
https://www.hillaryyoungerphotography.com/
https://www.facebook.com/hillsees/

Entries for the October club competitions are due this month. The theme is OPEN. The judges for this competition will be chosen from our membership group. The usual categories of Colour & Monochrome Projected Digital Images can be entered by our members.

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August 2019 Club Meeting
Aug.
13
7:00 pm19:00

August 2019 Club Meeting

  • 18 Merino Street Kings Meadows, TAS, 7249 Australia (map)
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Our guest Speaker for the evening will be QVMAG Curator of Natural Sciences, David Maynard.

David will be taking us on a fascinating journey through his macro lens as he captures images both above and below the water line of the Lower Tamar Estuary, as well as photographing various insect and spider species in the field.

Here is a link to the QVMAG Natural Science Web-Page: https://www.qvmag.tas.gov.au/Collections/Natural-Sciences

Entries for the September club competitions are due this month. The theme is OPEN. The judge for this competition will be Hillary Younger. The normal categories of Colour & Monochrome Projected Digital Images can be entered by members.

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