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Misty Dawn

Stunning praise from a respected VAPS judge Paul Robinson

The August competition saw Jim Hancock receive tremendous praise for her image of 'Misty Dawn'.
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Wodonga / Albury Camera Club Inc

Welcome to the Wodonga / Albury Camera Club Website

We are an Australian Camera Club located on the border of Victoria and New South Wales on the banks of the mighty Murray River, and comprising members from both sides of the border.
We are an incorporated body in Victoria and come under the Victorian Association of Photographic Societies Inc(VAPS).
We meet on the second Monday of the month at the Boomerang Hotel Complex in Lavington.
The Club activities include competitions, workshops and outings.
Welcome to our corner of the world.

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Astrophotography Presentation - Wednesday 1st April

The Astronomical Society of Albury / Wodonga have invited the WACC Camera Club to another Astrophotography presentation & hands-on tuition by Greg Gibbs.
We are meeting at the Charles Sturt University, Thurgoona Campus, in Building #754, Room 103 at 7.00pm SHARP!

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WACC Road trip - Sunday 15th March

A roll-up of 28 for the road trip on Sunday met up at Bunnings in Wodonga and headed down the track to Yackandandah, Myrtleford and Beechworth capturing the required images along the way.
The weather couldn't have been better, and everyone enjoyed the day out which took around a lazy 5 hours for some and longer for others.
Some images are available for viewing on the Outings page.

assembly of members
The assembly at Bunnings before the start, and right: Denise checking that shot

The April Meeting - 'Set Subject - Creative

A good turn up of members for a great April meeting. Our Audio/Visual section saw presentations from Brian Paatsch, Neville Bartlett and Maree Mills. A informative Talk from Helen Bishop on Photography techniques to be used on the Road Trip next Sunday.
John Organ at what could be his last meeting, showed us some of his slides that he had restored and the quality of what can be achieved from scanning and adjusting them in Photoshop.
Then the Competition results 'Set Subject - Creative' presentation. The 'David Tilley' Memorial Trophy winner was chosen from the four winning images (shown) and will be announced at the the Image of the Year awards at the June meeting.
Finally two AVs from Barry Beckham was shown.

Members are reminded that next month images are for 'The Image of the Year' Subject. This Competition is for images that have already been entered throughout the current competition year and must not have been altered from the original presentation.

Congratulation to the winners and place getters for the competition!

Advance Winner Use the button above or click on the Competition Images Tab to view all the place winning images.
The Competition winners were:

  • Colour Print Advance: Wendy Stanford
  • Colour Print: Brian Paatsch
  • Monochrome Print: Jill Hancock
  • EDI Advance: David Willis
  • EDI: Sean King

Top, right Monochrome, above left to right: Advance CP, CP, EDIA and EDI.

Lake Hume - Landscapes & Shapes - 17th November 2014

Weir Outing

Recently a group from Camera Club attended a workshop and BBQ dinner out at Lake Hume. The weather was fine and there was a promise of an excellent sunset. First order of business was to start everyone using AV where you control the aperture and also lifting your ISO. What this achieves is that you control two sides of the triangle to get good shots - speed, aperture & ISO. For most Landscapes we want a deep depth of field so Aperture was set between F8 through to F16 and ISO was fixed at ISO 400 for a start. As the light faded the speeds started to drop so this is why you need to use a (very sturdy) tripod and a remote control.
For those with very modern camera a bodies you can lift the ISO to up around the 1600 mark without generating a great deal of digital noise. We also practiced using Variable ND filters held over the lens to extend the time taken for the shot. Apart from one mishap where an 82mm ND filter was smashed (lens was OK) and a bit of bark was shredded off the photographer but she was OK after being patched up.
I hope everyone managed to get some good shots as I chimped a few as we looked at some of the results that night. Hopefully some will even be entered in this month's Open competition.
Photos coming to the Outings Page soon!
Cheers, David G Woolcock

Jill Hancock

Jill's New Zealand Blog Page Final Instalment

Jill Hancock is back from New Zealand and her last instalment along with all the others is in her page and makes interesting and informative reading with stunning photographs.

Go to her page by clicking on the Jill's Blogs link in the left panel.

New Home for WACC - The Boomerang Hotel Complex in Lavington

Boomerang Hotel

Our new home will be at the Boomerang Hotel Complex Function Room in Lavington (near the 5 ways).

The members voted at the October meeting to choose this venue for the foreseeable future, and also agreed to change the meeting night from the second Thursday of the month to the second Monday of the month.

This will allow members to have a meal in the Bistro before the meeting, also drinks will be available before and after the meeting.


Chiltern Wildflower Outing

It was superb weather and what better way to spend a day than in the bush amongst the wildflowers taking photos and enjoying the day with fellow members.
14 of us showed up and travelled into the bush, and then went in different directions at the Honeyeater car park to capture that shot!
We assembled back at the car park around lunch time to have a cuppa and discussion together before departing for home.

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