The club conducts it's own friendly photographic competition. But we prefer to call it an Evaluation Night! Held on the third Wednesday of the month, these present our members with challenges to get us thinking creatively, while developing our skills and techniques. Here are some themes for 2018/19:
20th June - Kiss Principle (Keep It Simple Stupid)
The topic looks at simplicity, composition, focus on the object/subject. Look for the main element of the image.
18th July - Nature vs Mankind
A manmade structure in a normal natural environment with the emphasis being how they contrast against/with each other. It can also show where man and nature struggle to survive. Either man invading nature or nature taking back the land.
15th August - Open
12th September - Taken from an angle (Up and Down)
This is an open topic but the image must be taken either from well above the height of the subject or well below.
19th September - Maroondah Interclub competition
17th October - Forced Perspective
This is an open topic but the image must reflect the technique which employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera.
21st November - Poem/Nursery Rhyme
An image that depicts the story / meaning of a poem or nursery rhyme
20th February - Sports and leisure activity
Any sporting or leisure activity
20th March - Open
17th April - Reflections
Technique of using reflective surfaces to capture beautiful and unique images.
15th May - Teeny Weeny Itsy Bitsy
In other words - small. This can also include macro photography