Port Lincoln Camera Club members learn to paint with light

MEMBERS took their cameras and tripods along to the September meeting with great expectations and a keen enthusiasm to tackle ‘Painting with Light’.

With Fran Solly at the helm (and Bazz Hockaday at her beck and call) the members tackled the spinning orb, letters and numbers and finally shapes and outlines.

For each topic, Ms Solly briefed her audience on the process involved, then the lights were turned off and cameras set to long exposures.

There were lots of oohs and aahs at the spinning orb images, which were spectacularly successful.

The shapes and outlines in which members used flashing lights to trace the outline of volunteers were also very impressive but the numbers and letters proved to be a little more challenging for members. 

‘PLCC 2016’ in lights was the aim of the exercise but let’s just say that some of the letters turned out better than others!

Amid the laughter and joviality there was some serious learning going on with many members keen to put their newfound knowledge to the test.

The results of the club’s August photographic competition were also shown at the meeting with the set subject for the month being Australiana.

The judges voted Our Country (Janine Waters) first and Uluru and Outback (Fran Solly) second and third respectively.

Merits were awarded to Judy Glendenning for Opera House and Roo Shooter’s Hut.

The popular vote chose Judy Glendening’s Opera House first, Janice Lowe’s Australiana second and Fran Solly’s Uluru third.

One of the club’s newer members, Amy Everington, won the open section in the judges’ vote with her poignant A Sister’s Embrace with Fran Solly second with Darryl and third with Edeowie Ruin.

The popular vote (by club members) was a very close race with three equal firsts being Darryl by Fran Solly, Yellow Rumped Thornbills by Janine Waters and Perfect Water by Karen Miels.

Nola Argent was second with Golden Whistler and third place was shared by A Sister’s Embrace by Amy Everington and I See You by Judy Glendenning.

The club’s next meeting will be on Monday, October 24.

For more information on the Port Lincoln Camera Club including meeting dates, subjects and excursions, see the website at www.portlincolncameraclub.org.au 

Meetings are at the Senior Citizens Hall in Hallett Place at 7pm on the fourth Monday of the month.

Everyone is welcome to attend.