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2006
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  Tuesday 5 December 2006
Attendance : 21
News :
  • At the Club's final meeting for 2006, members judged HSCC's entries in the 2006 ASCCA Digital Photography Competition. The results are shown here.
Presentation :
  • Geoff Turton gave a presentation on the Exchangeable Image File Format (Exif) produced by digital still cameras and how Exif information can be used to determine whether a digital image has been modified.
Activity :
  • "Christmas" is the theme for images to be presented at the next group meeting on 6 February 2007.
Members' Photos :
  • Some of the images, on the subject "Sculpture", that were presented at the meeting can be viewed here.

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  Tuesday 7 November 2006
Attendance : 20
News :
  • "Sculpture by the Sea" is on display along the walk between Bondi and Tamarama beaches from 2-19 November 2006.
  • Results of the 2006 ASCCA Digital Photography Competition will be announced at the ASCCA AGM on Thursday 9 November 2006 and will be posted on the ASCCA website shortly thereafter.
Discussion :
  • Members sought clarification on what constitutes an "enhanced" image for the ASCCA Digital Photography Competition, and how the judges determine whether or not an image has been enhanced.
Activity :
  • The subject for photos to be presented at the December meeting is "Sculptures" - either "by the Sea" or from elsewhere.
Members' Photos :
  • Members displayed an interesting selection of "macro" photos, including some slideshows using Microsoft's "Photo Story 3".
    Some of the photos presented are on display here.

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  Tuesday 3 October 2006
Attendance : 23
News :
  • Ian Chesterfield has printed all the HSCC entries in the 2006 ASCCA Digital Photography Competition, and these will be displayed at the November monthly meeting for members to vote for their favourite photos.
Activity :
  • Macro photography is the theme for photos to be presented at the November DIG meeting.
    Macro lenses allow close-up shots and the shortest shooting distances are obtained when the zoom lens set at the widest angle of view (W) position.
Presentation :
  • Geoff Turton gave a short presentation on reducing the file size of PowerPoint presentations containing photos.
    The most effective method involves resampling each image down to no more than 800 x 600 pixels, using an image editing program, before inserting them into a PowerPoint presentation.
Members' Photos :
  • Some good photos featuring reflections were presented and a sample can be viewed here.

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  Tuesday 5 September 2006
Attendance : 24
Activity :
  • The theme for photos to be presented at the October meeting is "Reflections".
Presentation :
  • Ian Chesterfield gave a presentation on the basics of filing digital images.
Members' Photos :
  • Photos on this month's theme, "Silhouettes", were presented. A photo from each member can be viewed here.
  • Members' entries in the 2006 ASCCA Digital Photography Competition were displayed.

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  Tuesday 1 August 2006
Attendance : 24
News :
  • Ian Chesterfield received entries for the ASCCA 2006 Digital Photography Competition.
Activity :
  • "Silhouettes" is the subject for photographs to be presented at the September meeting.
    This will challenge members to think about light and lighting.
Members' Photos :
  • Members displayed photos featuring "letterboxes".
    See a sample here.

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  Tuesday 4 July 2006
Attendance : 25
News :
  • The ASCCA Digital Photography Competition is on again in 2006, with the following categories:
    • 1a - Landscape_Enhanced
    • 1b - People_Enhanced
    • 1c - General_Enhanced
    • 2a - Landscape_Not Enhanced
    • 2b - People_Not Enhanced
    • 2c - General_Not Enhanced
  • Entries should be submitted to Ian Chesterfield on a CD by the DIG meeting on Tuesday 1 August 2006.
Activity :
  • "Letter Boxes" is the theme for photographs to be presented at the August meeting.
Members' Photos :
  • An interesting selection of photos featuring circles was presented.
    See a sample of the display here.
Presentation :
  • Geoff Turton gave a brief presentation on wide-angle lenses.

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  Tuesday 6 June 2006
Attendance : 19
Presentations :
  • Following the hints in the Martin Wilmott DVD at the May meeting, members presented some of their attempts at photographing children.
  • Joyce Pickup demonstrated the use of Paint Shop Pro to produce a panorama.
Activities :
  • "Circles" is the theme for photos to be presented at the July meeting. Take a photo that features one or more circles.
  • Members will also have a go at producing a panorama.

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  Tuesday 2 May 2006
Attendance : 23
Presentations :
  • Members had an assignment from the April meeting to produce a short PowerPoint presentation, including audio. Some good results were presented.
  • Joyce Pickup provided an informative DVD presentation in which Martin Wilmott from martinwilmottphotography.com described some of his techniques for photographing children.

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  Tuesday 4 April 2006
Attendance : 21
News :
  • The move to new accommodation for DIG meetings at 91 Queens Rd, Hurstville, seems to be successful.
  • A Photo Imaging Expo will be held at Darling Harbour on 28-30 April 2006.
    Refer to www.photoimaging.com.au for details.
Presentations :
  • Ian Chesterfield distributed a fourth compilation of "Digital Photography Secrets" by David Peterson.
Members' Photos :
  • Ian Robinson showed some photos from his recent trip to Hawaii.
  • Ken McRae had some photos from the Hurstville Seniors Gala Day.

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  Tuesday 7 March 2006
Attendance : 21
News :
  • From April 2006, DIG meetings will be moving from the Annexe to the Clubrooms at 91 Queens Rd, Hurstville.
  • The Digital Image Group will provide a digital photography display on Wednesday 29 March 2006, as part of Seniors Week at Hurstville Civic Centre, McMahon St, Hurstville.
Presentations :
  • Ian Chesterfield distributed a third compilation of "Digital Photography Secrets" by David Peterson.
  • Geoff Turton gave Part 1 of a presentation on "Designing a Photograph", covering "Visual Perception" and "Design by Contrast".

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  Tuesday 7 February 2006
Attendance : 21
News :
  • An excellent photography exhibition, "David Moore 100 Photographs" is on at the State Library of New South Wales until 5 March 2006.
    Admission: free.
Presentations :
  • Ian Chesterfield discussed and distributed two booklets of "Digital Photography Secrets", based on an online digital photography course by David Peterson.
  • Joyce Pickup presented a stunning selection of "The Best Photos of 2005 According to NBC".
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