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Monthly Club Nights & Topics 


Each month a theme (topic) is set for a photo subject challenge to try a stretch your photographic skills out of your comfort zone. Listed below are the topics for the year.

February 2023

Chiaroscuro (Pronounced: kiara-scrooron)

It is an effect of contrast between light and shadow.  It is an Italian word meaning light (chiar) and dark (oscuro) and is used to create a strong and dramatic mood.  It is created best by using just one light source in a dark environment and for your subject to appear to be it from just that one light with dramatic dark shadows.


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January 30                                                 February 8



March 2023 

Doors & Windows

A photograph of a door(s) or window(s) which maybe open, partly open or closed. A doorway or window are often thought of as pathways and views to something new or different. Think about the story you are trying to portray in your image. You can have other elements in the image, but the main focus should be on the door(s) or window(s).


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February 27                                               March 8


April 2023 

Still Life

There are two types of still life photography: found and created. Found still life are random collections of things that are already arranged and have not been moved in order to make your image. Created still life is when objects have been arranged to look a certain way.  Decide on your still life and think about lighting, angles and complimentary colours and objects.


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April 2                                                        April 12


May 2023


“Knolling photography” involves photographing objects grouped together and arranged neatly, either parallel or at right angles to one another. The look of the resulting image can be quite clean and clinical - as opposed to a jumble of items, everything is neatly laid out. For example, it can be used for images such as the ingredients for a meal, clothes that form an outfit, a small book collection, or just a collection of related items you think would work well for a knolling photo. Before you start laying your items out, think about the background you will lay them out on. You want something that is quite plain and does not distract from the items. Importantly, it also needs to be large enough for you to fit all the items on in a neat arrangement.


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April 30                                                      May 8

June 2023


​ Arrange three images within one frame with clear borders between them. Triptych photography might involve taking one picture and splitting it into three different parts or shooting three separate photos that are related, they should compliment each other with similar subjects or a relatable message.

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June 4                                                        June 14



July 2023


The main subject should be a building, group of related buildings, or other man-made structure such as a bridge or tower or a portion there of. Both interior and exterior photographs are allowed. Images may focus on the structure as a whole or a part of it. Look at different compositions, angles and the way light forms shadows of the subject.​

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July 2                                                         July 12 


August 2023


Rope could be used to create abstract images by focusing on the textures and patterns of the rope, highlighting its unique qualities as a material. You could also look at the practical application of a rope such as using it for climbing boating or agriculture and to show how it is used to connect objects lifting etc.​


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July 30                                                        August 9



September 2023

Animal Behaviour

Images of LIVING untamed or domesticated animals (including pets)which show their character and natural behaviour. Images may feature single or multiple animals.​


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September 3                                             September 13


October 2023

Astro Photography

Astro photography is photographing the night sky, including stars -planets -moon, ideally while incorporating something of interest in the foreground. 

​Digital Submission Date                           Print Submission

Date October 1                                         October 11



November 2023

Natures Textures

Natures Textures may include plants, animals and any non man made objects.   Nature has a wealth of textures which can be  observed on natural objects such as those on animals, wood, plants, materials and skin. In a general sense, the word texture refers to surface characteristics and appearance of an object in nature given by the size, shape, density and  arrangement.


Digital Submission Date                          Print Submission Date

 September 30                                          November 8


January 2024

Frame in Frame

Use an element (a frame) in your composition to direct the viewer to the main subject within in your frame, which is centre and the main subject of your image. A digitally created frame is not allowed.


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December 31                                             January 10



February 2024


Your image should show expressions and portray emotions in humans, by creating a mood, this can be, emotional reactions during events such as weddings/concerts etc. Or people in a home environment showing emotion.


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January 28                                                 February 7



March 2024

Documentary photography

Documentary photography is a style of photography that provides a straightforward and accurate representation of people, places, and objects.  you should aim to capture very real and honest opinions or lifestyle. Your Image must not be altered in post-production except for minor or subtle edits which do not harm the integrity of the image.


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March 3                                                      March 13


April 2024


Have some fun with Anything to do with water. The Water is the subject so use your Creative Imagination to make an interesting image. You can use Slow or Fast shutter speed. Land/Seascapes, Rain, Ice, Using Water, Underwater, splashes, reflections. Let your imagination run wild!


Digital Submission Date                          Print Submission Date
March 31                                                    April 10

Annual Awards Function          13 December 2023            Mandurah Country Club

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