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2007
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  Tuesday 4 December 2007
Attendance : 21
News :
  • The photography subjects for our 2008 DIG meetings will be:

    5 February - Ancient/Old Buildings
    4 March - Black and White
    1 April - Bridges
    6 May - Curves
    3 June - Food
    1 July - Gardens
    5 August - Night Shots
    2 September - Reflections
    7 October - Repetition/Pattern
    4 November - Texture
    2 December - Time
Presentations :
  • The Club's award winning photos in the 2007 ASCCA Digital Photography Competition and the winning entries judged by members at the HSCC November meeting were displayed.
  • Ian Chesterfield demonstrated processes for including digital photos in Word documents.
Activity :
  • "Ancient/Old Buildings" will be the theme for photos at our next meeting, in February 2008.
Members' Photos :
  • Members presented an interesting range of photos on the theme " transport ".

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  Tuesday 6 November 2007
Attendance : 19
News :
  • Results of the ASCCA 2007 Digital Photography Competition will be announced at the ASCCA AGM on 15 November 2007.
  • Members submitted several lists of suggested photo themes for future monthly meetings. A list for all our 2008 meetings will be available shortly.
Activity :
  • "Transport" is the theme for photos to be presented at our December meeting.
Members' Photos :
  • Members' photos of a " Single Flower " generated some interesting discussion on a range of photographic topics. .

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  Tuesday 2 October 2007
Attendance : 20
Presentation :
  • Ian Chesterfield presented some notes on "Posing Subjects for Portrait Photos".
  • Geoff Turton described the terms "resolution" and "quality", as they relate to digital images.
Activity :
  • To give members more time to collect photos for future meetings, it was suggested that a full list of subjects for 2008 meetings be available by January 2008.
    Accordingly, at our November meeting, members are asked to submit a list of 10 topics they would like to see as themes for our monthly photos next year.
  • A "Single Flower" is the theme for photos to be presented in November.
Members' Photos :

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  Tuesday 4 September 2007
Attendance : 21
News :
  • 12 members will attend the initial "Basic Digital Camera Operation" course. The course will be conducted in the Annexe on the third Tuesday of the month, in two sessions (9:00am - 10:00am and 10:15am to 11:15am), commencing on Tuesday 18 September 2007.
Presentation :
  • Robin Ireland presented the first part of a PC User magazine tutorial which featured a couple of Picasa2's useful tools for enhancing digital images.
Activity :
  • Members will have to be on the lookout for the subject of next month's photos - "Spiders and Webs".
Members' Photos :
  • The colour yellow was featured in this month's interesting display of members' photos.

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  Tuesday 7 August 2007
Attendance : 24
News :
  • DIG members will meet at 91 Queens Rd on Tuesday 21 August 2007 at 1:30pm to prepare for the initial "Basic Digital Camera Operation" course.
Presentation :
  • Joyce Pickup demonstrated the use of PaintShop Pro to clone the sky from one photo to another.
Activity :
  • Photos for presentation at the September meeting should feature something coloured "Yellow".
Members' Photos :
  • A sample of the interesting selection of members' "Winter" images presented at our meeting is displayed here.

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  Tuesday 3 July 2007
Attendance : 24 Members + 2 Visitors, including one from Kogarah Seniors Computer Club.
Discussion : The following digital imaging topics were discussed:
  • Advantages and methods of reducing image sizes for inclusion in e-mails and PowerPoint presentations,
  • Changing the default program your computer uses for viewing digital images, and
  • When to use digital zoom.
Activity :
  • "Winter" will be the subject for photos to be presented at our August meeting.
Members' Photos :
  • In preparation for the 2007 ASCCA Digital Photography Competition, members presented a selection of photos on the subjects "Landscape" and "People". A sample of the "Landscape" images is displayed here.

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  Tuesday 5 June 2007
Attendance : 23 Members + 3 Visitors from Endeavour Seniors Computer Club.
News :
  • Entries for the 2007 ASCCA Digital Photography Competition must be submitted to Ian Chesterfield on a CD, with a completed personal entry form, by the next DIG meeting on 3 July 2007.
  • As in previous years, the categories are:
    • 1a - Enhanced LANDSCAPE
    • 1b - Enhanced PEOPLE
    • 1c - Enhanced GENERAL
    • 2a - Not Enhanced LANDSCAPE
    • 2b - Not Enhanced PEOPLE
    • 2c - Not Enhanced GENERAL
  • Each image must be given a title and labelled as follows:
    Category (eg: 1a) _Picture Title_Your Given Name_ Your Surname Initial.
  • Include all your photos in a single folder labelled:
    HSCC_Your Surname_Your Given Name.
Presentation :
  • Geoff Turton demonstrated the excellent FastStone image viewer, which is freely available for private use from www.faststone.org.
Activity :
  • In preparation for the ASCCA Digital Photo Competition, "Landscapes" and "People" are the subjects for photos to be presented at the July meeting.
Members' Photos :
  • Members presented an interesting selection of photos featuring "Straight Lines" and a sample is displayed here.

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  Tuesday 1 May 2007
Attendance : 19
News :
  • ASCCA's 2007 Digital Photography Competition was launched in April. Categories and conditions of entry are the same as for the previous two years and entries must be submitted to Ian Chesterfield by the 3 July 2007 DIG meeting date.
  • Margaret Butt can supply entry forms for anyone interested in entering the 19th Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography 2007. Entries for this competition close on 4 August 2007.
Presentation :
  • Geoff Turton demonstrated how digital photos can be easily and effectively reduced in size for sending by e-mail, using Windows XP Explorer.
Activity :
  • The subject for photos to be presented at our June meeting is "Straight Lines". Photos should feature one or more straight lines that are either horizontal, vertical, parallel to one another or at various angles.
Members' Photos :
  • Members presented a good selection of still life photos featuring fruit.
    See a sample here.

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  Tuesday 3 April 2007
Attendance : 19
Discussion :
  • Members indicated some topics they would like to see addressed at future DIG meetings. See a summary here.
Presentation :
  • Geoff Turton gave the first half of a presentation entitled "Choosing and Using a Digital Camera".
Activity :
  • "Fruit" is the theme for photographs for the May meeting. This topic involves creating still life images using one or more pieces of fruit.
Members' Photos :
  • Members presented their efforts at photographing "The Sky".

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  Tuesday 6 March 2007
Attendance : 28
Activity :
  • The theme for photos to be displayed at our April meeting is "The Sky".
Members' Photos :
  • Members' photos composed by applying the "Rule of Thirds" were presented and discussed. A sample of these photos are on display here.

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  Tuesday 6 February 2007
Attendance : 26
News :
  • The "Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2006" exhibition is on at the Australian Museum, College St, Sydney, until 18 March 2007.
    Now in its 42nd year, the exhibition showcases the winning and commended images from the world's largest wildlife photography competition, which attracted over 18,000 photographers from 55 countries this year.
Presentation :
  • Ian Robinson gave an informative talk on "Guidelines for Photo Composition".
    Ian Chesterfield provided some additional notes on the same subject.
Activity :
  • Rule of Thirds Grid Members' photos for this month should explore the "Rule of Thirds". Compose photos so that the subject aligns with one of the imaginary lines that divides the frame into thirds, either horizontally or vertically.
Members' Photos :
  • Members displayed a selection of their "Christmas 2006" photos. See a sample here.
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