Competition 6 - Portrait and Open

1st - A Grade: Open Digital - Baby Elephant Struggle © Wade Buchan

Competition results for our sixth and final round of competition for 2023 - Portrait and Open. Our judge was our very own Brett Ferguson. As we no longer advise scores we will only be presenting the award winners. We do still receive scores from the judge so if you would like your score please contact Tania, our competition steward via and she will let you know.

For the purposes of this competition the set subject of "Portrait" was defined as:

A picture featuring a person or people participating in some form of sporting event. (SAPF via APJA)

An image of a living person or pet that accurately represents their anatomical features in which the face or profile is predominant. The intent is to meaningfully reproduce the recognizable appearance, personality, character, mood or qualities of the subject. It is not just a recording or ‘snapshot’ and its purpose is to memorialize an image of your subject for the future.

A Grade Set Subject - Portrait

Place Title Maker
1st Dairy Farmer Andy Wade Buchan
2nd Joshua Karl Zeller
3rd Happiness Monique Whear

B Grade Set Subject - Portrait

Place Title Maker
1st My Dog Named Storm Darryl Martin
2nd Portrait Carol Gurney
3rd My Favourite Toy Ian Gofton
HC River Gayle Tout
HC Joseph Michael Costa

A Grade Open

Place Title Maker
1st Baby Elephant Struggle Wade Buchan
2nd Into the Canyan Fiordlands NZ Ian Street
3rd New Mosque Monique Whear
HC Ballarat Karl Zeller

B Grade Open

Place Title Maker
1st Morning Reflections Allan Williams
2nd Midnight Stroll Tonhy Arceri
3rd Winged Dominance Robyn Bartlett
HC The Spoil Alan Coram
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Workshop: Flash Theory and Practical - Not Studio Flash

We're going to be working with standard flash units. On and off the camera. We'll look at the pros and cons of the many different ways to use your flash in photography for portraiture work and for lighting macro photos.

We will also following this up with a practical day on the weekend to practise using our flash outdoors.

Entries due for competition 4: "Red" and Open

Walker Close Community Centre
25th June 2024 7:30 pm
Presentation: Negative Space in Photography & Landscapes Part 2

James will join us via Zoom and take us through the concept of Negative space in photography can how it can be used to create an emotional response to your images or to focus on a singular subject.

Following this we will have part 2 of the landscape presentation by Neil and Ian Street.

Walker Close Community Centre
9th July 2024 7:30 pm

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