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2008
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  Tuesday 2 December 2008
Attendance : 19 members
News :
  • The photography subjects for our 2009 DIG meetings will be:

    3 February - Heat
    3 March - Technology
    7 April - One Colour
    5 May - Hands
    2 June - Perspective
    7 July - Stillness
    4 August - Clouds
    1 September - Symmetry
    6 October - Urban Life
    3 November - Spring
    1 December - View Through an Opening
Presentation :
  • Geoff Turton demonstrated some of the new features in Picasa3.
Activity :
  • The subject for photos to be presented at our meeting on 3 February 2009 will be "Heat".
Members' Photos :
  • An interesting selection of photos featuring "time" were displayed.

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  Tuesday 4 November 2008
Attendance : 11 members + 1 visitor
News :
  • Members' entries in the 2008 ASCCA Digital Photography Competition will be on display at the final HSCC meeting for 2008 on Wednesday 26 November.
  • Results of the 2008 ASCCA Digital Photography Competition will be announced at the ASCCA Annual General Meeting on Thursday 20 November 2008.
Discussion :
  • Some questions about installing and using Picasa 3 were discussed. A more comprehensive demonstration of Picasa 3 will be organised for our December DIG meeting.
Activity :
  • "Time" will be the subject for photos at our meeting on 2 December 2008.
Members' Photos :
  • Members presented a varied selection of photos featuring "Texture".

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  Tuesday 7 October 2008
Attendance : 15 members + 1 visitor
News :
  • "DIGs on Display", an exhibition of HSCC members' award-winning digital photography, featured in the launch of the 2008 Hurstville Discovery Festival of Community Arts on 1 October 2008.
    Entry to the exhibition, which continues in the St George Regional Museum, McMahon St, Hurstville, during October 2008, is free of charge.
  • Members are asked to submit a list of subjects for our 2009 photos, at the November DIG meeting.
  • "Sculpture by the Sea" for 2008 will present great photo opportunities along the coastal walk between Bondi and Tamarama beaches from 16/10/08 to 2/11/08.
Activity :
  • "Texture" is the subject for photos to be displayed at our November meeting.
Members' Photos :

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  Tuesday 2 September 2008
Attendance : 22
News :
  • HSCC has been invited to participate in the 2008 "Hurstville Discovery Festival of Community Arts", to be held at the St George Regional Museum, McMahon St, Hurstville, during October 2008.
    Our "DIGs on Display" presentation will be launched at the Festival opening on Wednesday 1 October 2008.
Demonstration :
  • Joyce Pickup used PaintShop Pro to enhance a member's photos of mountain scenery which featured streams and high contrast areas of light and shade.
Presentation :
  • The 164 photos entered by 32 HSCC members in the 2008 ASCCA Digital Photography Competition were displayed.
Activity :
  • Photos for October's meeting will feature patterns, under the title "Repetition".
Members' Photos :
  • "Reflections 08" was the topic for photos displayed by members at the September meeting.

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  Tuesday 5 August 2008
Attendance : 22 members + 1 visitor
Presentation :
  • Geoff Turton presented Part 1 ("Visual Perception") in a series of talks on "Designing a Photograph".
Activity :
  • Photos to be displayed at our September meeting will feature "Reflections".
Members' Photos :
  • Members presented an interesting selection of "night shots".

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  Tuesday 1 July 2008
Attendance : 25 members + 2 visitors
Presentations :
  • Ian Chesterfield demonstrated:
    • Adding titles to images in MS Word documents, and
    • Transferring images from a digital camera to a computer with the MS Camera and Scanning Wizard.
Activity :
  • "Night Shots" is the topic for photos to be presented at the August meeting.
Members' Photos :
  • Members presented a selection of their photos on "gardens".

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  Tuesday 3 June 2008
Attendance : 21
News :
  • Entries for the 2008 ASCCA Digital Photography Competition must be submitted to Ian Chesterfield on a CD, with a completed personal entry form, by the DIG meeting on Tuesday 5 August 2008.
  • 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 :
  • Ian Chesterfield demonstrated the impressive range of features available for inserting and editing digital images in MS Word 2007 documents.
Activity :
  • Photos to be presented at the July meeting will feature "Gardens".
Members' Photos :
  • See a selection of photos that members presented on the subject "food".

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  Tuesday 6 May 2008
Attendance : 27
News :
  • ASCCA's 2008 Digital Photography Competition was launched in April. Categories and conditions of entry are the same as for the previous three years.
Presentation :
  • Geoff Turton demonstrated how digital images can be managed and edited with Photo Gallery in Windows Vista.
Activity :
  • "Food" is the subject for photos to be presented at our June meeting.
Members' Photos :
  • DIG members presented their efforts at capturing " curves " in their photos.

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  Tuesday 1 April 2008
Attendance : 29
Discussion :
Presentation :
  • Joyce Pickup described some of the many features of the excellent digital image management, editing and presentation software, Picasa2.
Activity :
  • Photos for presentation at our next meeting are required to feature "Curves".
Members' Photos :
  • " Bridges " were the focus of DIG members' attention for photos presented at the April meeting.

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  Tuesday 4 March 2008
Attendance : 21
Presentation :
Activity :
  • "Bridges" is the subject for photos to be displayed at our April meeting.
Members' Photos :
  • Members displayed an interesting selection of " Black and White " images. Some were captured in black and white, while most were produced be editing coloured images.

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  Tuesday 5 February 2008
Attendance : 26
News :
  • For those booked into the "Basic Digital Still Camera Operation" course, the first two classes (9:00am and 10:15am) will resume in the Annexe on Tuesday 19 February 2008. The new class will commence there at 11:30am on the same day.
Presentations :
  • As background for our March photography subject,
    • Geoff Turton gave an overview of black and white photography, and
    • Joyce Pickup demonstrated how image editing applications Paintshop Pro, Picasa and Irfanview convert coloured images to black and white.
Activity :
  • "Black and White" will be the theme for photos at our March meeting.
Members' Photos :

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