The last field trip of the year was at Orton Bradley Park, not far away from Christchurch. We had to wait until lambing season was over to be able to use the tracks, but I think most people did not get far anyway. There were heaps of photo opportunities, and I think we all had a great day out.
Some images from the trip:
Today was the showing of the National PJ 2019 competition. We all enjoyed watching the AV with the winning images, and the award ceremony and socializing afterwards.
Congratulations to all winners! And… after the competition is before the next one, so start working on your entries for the next year, we will have a new Trophy (Maree Turner Trophy) for one section of the competition (Street and Social Commentary), the Ted Walker Trophy will then permanently for the Sports & Action section of the competition. You could be the first Name on the new trophy!
See you all next year!
I will upload the winning images soon here: https://www.newbrightonphotoclub.org.nz/national-pj-2019/
Another eventful week and weekend lies behind us. It was all about assessing images and how to do it. First we had another round of inhouse judging on Tuesday night (club evening), following for some of us (actually, quite a lot of us) this weekend with a full-on PSNZ Judging Workshop weekend.
I think the workshop was very successful in driving home some key messages, and it gave us a renewed appreciation of what the judges do for our club when they assess our images. Well done, Bruce and Shona, I think you did a great job!
This week is full of events for the club. We already had our Midwinter Brunch last Sunday after a lovely Sunrise trip to Godley Head. Tuesday was club night with the presentation of the 3rd Open Club Competition results (thank you Julia Home for assessing over 100 images for us!), the awarded images are in the Gallery section here: https://www.newbrightonphotoclub.org.nz/galleries/gallery/3rd-open-2019/
Next Sunday is another Field Trip in the CBD area, details to be announced.
A wonderful evening full of awesome bird photography is behind us. We had guest speaker Simon Runting visiting us, to tell us all about the bird photography he does. If you want to get an impression of the images shown, have a look at his Facebook page for his commercial images, where he also has some of the bird images: https://www.facebook.com/pg/onsiteimagesnz/photos/
So get your bird hide, drop to worm level and fire your off-camera flash to try to get the early bird on to your memory card. Ah, and you need this: https://petapixel.com/2016/06/22/rare-nikon-1200mm-lens-setup-3-feet-long/
Well, not quite, but a long lens is needed to get close. You shouldn’t be afraid of mud and dirt, put your camera into silent shutter mode, shutter priority with 1/2000s and whatever ISO crank up you need for that speed. Good luck!
Thank you, Simon, for the evening!