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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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Benalla Camera Club Portrait Workshop

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Six of our members had a great day out when the were guest at the Benalla Camera clubs 'Introduction to Studio and off Camera flash lighting for Portraits' workshop with Keith O'Brien.
The workshop had lots to take out of it with the likes of:

  • Understanding lighting equipment.
  • Correct operation of the equipment.
  • Lighting Techniques.
  • Working with a model and effective posing.

A big thank you to Ken Jenkins and the Benalla Camera Club, Keith O'Brian and the Models Shanae and Rebecca.

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The June Meeting

Dallinger Winner

What a great turn out for the meeting, considering we were coming off a long weekend and with many of our members being away at the moment. It was great to see former member, Garry Pearce at the meeting to collect his award won early in the season before leaving the club in January this year. A big thank you to Justin Dallinger, our sponsor from Foto Supplies for coming along to help present some of our awards, in particular the J & J Dallinger Memorial Award for the Image of the Year, which was won by our Secretary David Woolcock with his image 'The Last Stretch'.
Our VAPS judge for the end of year competition was Mario Mirabile.
The next Photographic Challenge 'Lollies' was announced and it is based on a 'Mentos' theme, with images due in at the July Meeting. (Two per Member).

The major award winners were:

  • The David Tilley Memorial Award for the most Creative Image - Garry Pearce
  • Best Audio / Visual Award - Patsy Cleverly
  • Pelican Award for Best Nature Image - Neville Bartlett
  • The J & J Dallinger Trophy for Image of the Year - David Woolcock

Members are reminded that the images due in July is for the 'Set Subject - Mood of Weather' Competition.
Please note: On the side pannel with the programme is the definition for the 2017-18 Set Subject competitions.

Congratulation to all the winners of the competition!
CPA Winner

Use the button above or click on the Current Comp Images link (Left) to view all the place winning images.

The Competition winners were:
  • Colour Print Advance: David Woolcock
  • Colour Print: Tim O'Keefe
  • Monochrome Print: Mark Slater
  • EDIA: Advance: Neville Bartlett
  • EDI: Louise Peacock
Top, right CPA above left to right: CP, Mono, EDIA and EDI.
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The Paatsch Shield Challenge

Photo by Eric Bocquet

The Shield this year was and held at Wandiligong. The Theme was 'Autumn In Wandiligong' The 2017 Paatsch Shield Challenge was hosted by the Benalla Canera Club and held on a beautiful autumn day during the Wandiligong Nut Festival. This interclub photography competition commenced with members of Benalla and Wodonga/Albury Camera Club, meeting at Wandiful Produce for a morning coffee and briefing of the competition rules. Benalla Camera Club President, Ken Jenkins, set the challenge for the day. Photographers were permitted to explore the township of Wandiligong for photo opportunities that best portrayed 'Autumn in Wandiligong'.

The above Walnut image was taken by WACC member Eric Bocquet.

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Victorian Association of Photographic Societies Convention 2016

Wodonga/Albury Camera Club proudly hosted the 2016 V.A.P.S convention from Friday the 3rd of June to Monday the 7th of June at the Albury Commercial Club. The convention was well attended by people near and far, and it showcased an outstanding range of Prints, EDI Images and AV presentations.

The convention commenced with a traditional welcome to country (Darren Wighton), followed by a warm welcome by Henk van de Ven (Albury Mayor), followed by Ian Rolfe (VAPS President), and Brian Paatsch (Convention Chairman).

Guest speakers were: Ian Rolf (The Amplified Landscape), David Anderson (War Stories), Mark Galer (Creative Workflow using Adobe Lightroom), Steve Axford (The Wonderful World of Fungi) and David Taylor (Shooting from Above). WACC Volunteers made their friendly service available at the reception desk.

VAPS Images

From top left: Darren Wighton, Henk van de Ven, Ian Rolfe, Brian Paatsch and the Exhibition.

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