The Port Lincoln Camera Club met for the first time in 2021 in late January and members were enthusiastic to get back into all things photographic.
The meeting was opened by president Hamish Robertson, who advised members the Eyre Peninsula Camera Clubs Association competition entries from the club would be taken to Kimba on Friday, January 29, with Port Lincoln well represented as usual.
The club will be hosting a weekend workshop from May 28 to 30 with presenter Lou Marafioti, a well-known and experienced Adelaide-based photographer.
The workshop will cover portraiture, landscape and bird photography, and photo editing. At present it is only open to club members, but this may change nearer the date. Full details will be available soon.
The group then moved to the judge's comments, which are valuable and give members constructive feedback that help improve the standard of the club's photography.
In the special subject, which was fauna, Chris Georgiou won first place for 'Little Fluffies', ahead of Julie Lovegrove's 'Little Batty' and Karen Miels with 'We Have an Escort'.
The set subject was miniature, an interesting and challenging subject that produced intriguing entries.
Peg McAvaney's 'Junior John Deere Tractor' was first, with second for Janine Waters' 'Little Train' and third to Julie Lovegrove's 'Day Over'.
Julie Lovegrove took the open subject for 'Looks Just Like Me' - and was third with 'A Bit Bumpy' - ahead of Karen Miels for 'Cucumber Splash'.
All winning images each month are published on the group's website at portlincolncameraclub.org.au.
After the supper break and popular vote, Fran Solly gave a short presentation on landscape photography, which is February's special subject. The definition of 'scapes' includes land, sea and city so there will be plenty of scope for photographers.
She showed a variety of images which will give photographers inspiration and ideas.
The set subject for February is discarded, with the definition being an item no longer in use or being used, which opens the door for some great photographs being entered.
The group will be introducing a new segment at general meetings, with Fran Solly giving a tutorial each month going back to the basics of photography, camera settings, understanding light, composition and post processing.
Members are advised to bring a pen and paper to take notes, their laptop, camera and manual. After each tutorial there will be a question and answer session.
This will be a great opportunity for new members and a good reminder for more advanced members.
The next meeting is Monday, February 22 at the Senior Citizens Hall at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. All are welcome.