Photographers learn to blur lines

A presentation on using intentional blurring in photography was a highlight of the Port Lincoln Camera Club's June meeting, which was well attended despite the cold night.

The meeting started with the judge's comments, which are a great learning tool for members, as they receive constructive comments on their photos, how to improve them and make them stand out in a competition.

The set subject, creative, was a great chance for members to show their creative side, which they did.

In first place was 'Light from the depths' by Jan Hetherington. Second and third place went to Ruth Evans for 'Swirling Smoke' and 'Dancing Paint' respectively.

Merits were awarded to Fran Solly for 'Fireworks at Mandala', Christine Georgiou for 'Charlottes Webb' and Barry Hockaday for 'Colourful Cuttlefish'.

In the open subject, first place went to Lesley Scarman for 'Balancing Act', second was 'Dance Moves' by Karen Miels and third was 'Brown Falcon Lunch' by Fran Solly.

Merits went to Ruth Evans for 'Out for a Walk', Janine Waters' 'Sooty Oystercatchers' and 'Perched in the Branches' and Christine Georgiou's 'Catch of the Day'.

In preparation for July's set subject, intentional blur, Barry Hockaday gave a great presentation explaining the technique and showing members some photos taken by him and also some from other photographers, Alex Isaccs, Helen Thompson, Olivia Nikel, Bobbie Berger and Carlotte Donger.

It was a very informative presentation on a subject many members had not explored. Many will now be able to say with confidence that any movement in their photos is intentional.

The next meeting is on July 22 at 6.45pm in the Senior Citizens Hall.