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Monthly Club Nights & Topics 

 

Each month a 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.

Headline Image by  Peter Rattigan

Club Night -Wednesday, 8 February 2023 Location -   Lions Club Den  95 Park Road  Mandurah 6210 Time-  6:30pm - 9:30pm  ​ 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. Digital Submission Date                            Print Submission Date January 30                                                   February 8

Club Night - Wednesday, 8 March 2023 Location -       Lions Club Den                          95 Park Road                                           Mandurah 6210 Time - 6:30pm - 9:30pm Theme - 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). Digital Submission Date                            Print Submission Date February 27                                             March 8

Club Night -Wednesday, 12 April 2023 Location -   Lions Club Den  95 Park Road  Mandurah 6210 Time -   6:30pm - 9:30pm  ​ Theme - 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. ​ Digital Submission Date                 Print Submission Date April 2                                               April 12

Club Night -Wednesday, 10 May 2023 Location -   Lions Club Den  95 Park Road  Mandurah 6210 Time-  6:30pm - 9:30pm  ​ Knolling “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. Digital Submission Date                  Print Submission Date April 30                                       May 8

Club Night -Wednesday, 14 June 2023 Location -   Lions Club Den  95 Park Road  Mandurah 6210 Time-  6:30pm - 9:30pm  ​ Triptych​ 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.​ Digital Submission Date                            Print Submission Date June 4                                                          June 14

Club Night -Wednesday, 12 July 2023 Location -   Lions Club Den  95 Park Road  Mandurah 6210 Time-  6:30pm - 9:30pm  ​ Architecture​ 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.​ Digital Submission Date                        Print Submission Date July 2                                                       July 12

Club Night -Wednesday, 9 August 2023 Location -   Lions Club Den  95 Park Road  Mandurah 6210 Time-  6:30pm - 9:30pm  ​ Rope 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.​ Digital Submission Date                           Print Submission Date July 30                                                        August 9

Club Night - Wednesday, 13 September 2023 Location -       Lions Club Den                          95 Park Road                                           Mandurah 6210 Time - 6:30pm - 9:30pm Theme - 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.​ Digital Submission Date                            Print Submission Date September 3                                             September 13

Club Night - Wednesday, 11 October 2023 Location -       Lions Club Den                          95 Park Road                                           Mandurah 6210 Time - 6:30pm - 9:30pm Theme - 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

Club Night - Wednesday, 8 November 2023 Location -       Lions Club Den                          95 Park Road                                           Mandurah 6210 Time - 6:30pm - 9:30pm Theme - 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

Annual Awards Function          13 December 2023            Mandurah Country Club

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