Guest speaker Jack Davies had Port Lincoln Camera Club members well and truly entertained for more than an hour at the club's August meeting.
He shared many images and related the story of each, including why he took it, time of day and technical notes on shutter speed, ISO, F-stop etc.
His true passion is sand hills and he had some brilliant examples. He likes black and white photography, which brings out the moodiness in these images in particular.
Mr Davies has been photographing for more than 30 years and has been sports photographer for the Times for some years.
He really indulged his passion once he retired and could spend more time out and about.
He enjoys the Eyre Peninsula coastline and spends many an hour traversing the coast looking for that one inspirational photo.
He is also happy to manipulate his images to bring out the true colour etc, using Adobe Photoshop.
The set subject for the August competition was intentional blur, which is deliberate movement of the camera, either by zooming in and out or moving up and down or from side to side, creating some very interesting images.
The judge sent through his results, including a table of how he arrived at the final points, including wow factor, composition, art, originality, technicality and story.
This was a great learning tool for members, giving them an insight into what judges looked for in an image.
Many members will keep this is mind when submitting future photos.
In the set subject, Kaye Jaensch was first for 'Emu Parade' - her first win since joining the club.
Second was another new member Lynelle Beinke for 'Splash of Red'.
Angela Seibert was third for 'Passing Time in the Forest'.
Jan Hetherington received her third win in a row for 'Glowing Temple' in the open category, which earned her a chocolate frog. Another of her entries 'Mist Over the Bay' was second and Fran Solly's 'Red Capped Robin' was third.
The club also runs a popular vote and the results usually aligning the judge's decisions.
The club's next meeting is on September 23 at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. All welcome. The set subject is three.