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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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Vale - Lola Kerr

It is with sadness that we hear of the passing of one of our Life members, Lola Kerr who was Treasurer for 11 years and was awarded Life Membership in 1987.
The Club passes on its sympathy to her family and friends.

Christmas Bells

The December Meeting - 'Open Subject'

We wish all our dear members, a very
Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year!

A great roll up of members for the Christmas break-up night. A meal was shared with 45 members prior to the meeting, our first presentations of the Audio/Visual section last month was well received, The second months AVs last night were from Jan Paatsch, David Willis and Malcolm Godde which all seemed to enjoy. After these we had the Competition results presentation by our visiting Judge, Margaret Zommers was travelled up from Melbourne for the night along with her husband Alfred who is A VAPS Vice President.
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: John Organ
  • Colour Print: Jean-Maree Christensen
  • Monochrome Print: Garry Pearce
  • EDI Advance: Neville Bartlett
  • EDI: Patsy Clevery

Top, right Advance CP, above left to right: CP, Monochrome, 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

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.

Albury Show


This year was a another successful Photography Competition at the show with participants from both the Club & Non Club Members entering. Numbers were up on last year which is great to see & to those that won, congratulations and those that didn't next year could be your year.

A very big thank you to the following members: Jan, Brian, David, Jean, Denise, John, Sharon, Pam, Eric, Marg, Coleen, Debbie, Vicky, Wendy, Rob, and Phil for all your help with the setup, manning and dismantling, because without your help the club couldn't do the show.
Photo: Melinda Marengo viewing the photos on Sunday, prior to the exhibition being dismantled.


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.

Jill Hancock

Jill's New Zealand Blog Page is back

Jill Hancock is back in New Zealand for the next few months and will be sending images and reports back to share with us.
I will update it as they come through.

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

Shield Handover

WACC wins The Paatsch Shield for 2014

The Paatsch Shield Presentation was be held at the Wangaratta Club, Wangaratta on Sunday the 24th of August. Approximately 15 from each club getting together for a great afternoon with good friends. Lunch was held at 12.30 PM followed by the presentation.
The subject was 'Howlong Cars' which was taken on the get together in July, the Judge was Jim Weatherill who travelled up from Melbourne for the presentation. The gap in the scores were no indication of the quality of images put up by both clubs.
Benalla announced at the presentation that next years challenge will be at the Yackandandah Folk Festival on the 22nd of March 2015.
View the images on the Paatsch Shield page.

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