club night

I go to a photography club every month in order to learn from other people, but also to have my photos judged by some top class judges from locally in Western Australia and also nationally.

I’ve only been going for about 6 months, and so far, I’ve managed to get at least one photo each time I’ve been in the top 3 of the submissions – at least I’m doing something right then!

Last month was no exception – managing to get 1st, 3rd and 4th in the open (non modified) class – I was pretty pleased as I think I’m improving month my month.

The club has a monthly theme, which I aim to have a go at if I can – however I’m normally rushing about at the 11th hour trying to think of something to take a shot of! So, in order to avoid that this month, I thought I’d start early. The theme is “abstract macro” which is tougher than it sounds. It really requires a macro lens, which I do have, although it’s only a 50mm which is really the wrong focal length.

Umming and ahhhing over what I’d take, I had a go with some flowers and a chilli in the garden, but as nice as the shots were, they weren’t abstract.

see what I mean?

Nice, might even do well blown right up onto a canvas, but not abstract enough for me.

So, onwards and upwards, we try again, this time, a different subject

can you tell what it is? I think the first and last shots kinda give it away, but I’m not submitting those 😉

3 Comments on “club night

  1. Q-TIPS!!!! Those are SO COOL!
    You definitely must be doing something very right to be picked in the top 3!

    I just saw your tweet as well. I’m sorry to hear about your camera. 😦


    • They are! I was going for a different kind of shot, but these sort of just happened. With the club thing – I’m trying to find out what people like or don’t like about a shot so I can learn – in order to do that, you need to get into the top3 so they can discuss them in detail!

      Yeah, the camera is a bit stuffed, I suspect it got some salt in the lens mount when it fell in the sea last year 😦 Its working again now, but its not totally happy – if I can bear it being away for a few weeks, I may send it away to the menders. In the meantime, it’ll force me to use the Holga a bit more. Speaking of which – where are your shots, missy? huh? :p


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