August 2018

About the Judge

The guest Judge for this month is Nick Melidonis.  Nick is a Master Photographer IV and a triple recipient of the AIPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year.  Amongst others, he is one of Australia's leading photo educators and runs commercial training workshops and seminars Australia wide on creative and fine art photography, travel, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Lightroom courses.
Three of his great passions in life are photography, travel and teaching and he is very fortunate to have made those his life’s vocation.  The exhilaration and sheer joy of experiencing new landscapes, wildlife, people and cultures in some of the world’s most scenic and wild locations has kept Nick travelling for most of his life.  Nothing pleases him more than to share those experiences with like- minded people and it has led to photo and cultural tours to Greece, Borneo, Africa, Spain, Indonesia and Iceland.

Open

Subject

Montage:  A combination of several photographs joined together for artistic effect or to show more of the subject that can be shown in a single photograph.

NB:  Not all Gold/Silver images have been submitted for publication.

July 2018

About the Judge

The guest Judge for this month is Craig Franke.  Craig is a wildlife photographer who can often be found exploring bushland and wilderness in search of subjects to photograph.  He is also a photography judge who has judged at numerous photography group and camera club competitions.  He runs macro photography workshops and 1-on-1 wildlife photography workshops at Venture Photography Workshops.  In macro photography, Craig specialises in the photography of insects, arachnids, birds and wildlife.

Open

Subject

Portraiture:  Entries must feature an image in which a human being (or more than one), or part thereof, is the key element.  The image may range from a head to a full-length study or depict a part of the human form.  It may include accessories and backgrounds in character with the subject.  Ideally the portrait should show some aspect of the personality of the subject.  A self-portrait is acceptable.  Must be a live human being (manikins, statues, ornaments will not be accepted).

NB:  Not all Gold/Silver images have been submitted for publication.

June 2018

About the Judge

The guest Judge for this month is Seng Mah.  He is owner and lead instructor at Venture Photography Workshops and Tours.  He has a rich background in teaching and mentoring, having taught in schools, universities and designed courses for educational institutions.
In Venture Photography Workshops, he combines his love of photography and teaching into a job that's rewarding for him and great for photographers wanting to learn from someone who is an experienced educator.  Seng enjoys traveling, so much so that he now takes photographers on tours so that he can share his love of these destinations with other like-minded people.
He is also involved in many community-based photography projects and events -- including FotoFreo, CanTeen, Propel Youth Arts, and is a regular judge at photography exhibitions and competitions.
Seng is a committee member of the West Australian Photographic Judges Association (WAPJA) and was on the organising committee for the Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2017.  He is also an award-winning photographer and an accredited professional photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP).

Open

Subject

Macro/Close up:  Time to get up close and personal.  A picture of a small subject/object at close range, e.g. one tenth to 10 times magnification.  Photographs taken through a microscope are excluded.

NB:  Not all Gold/Silver images have been submitted for publication.

May 2018

About the Judge

The guest Judge for this month and also a former member of the Club is Sue McLeod.  Sue has a passion for photographing babies, toddlers and children which developed when she became a mother.  An adventurer at heart, she has lived in England, South Africa, Austria and finally Australia.  Her love of photography, people and travel has been inextricably intertwined throughout her life.  Today, she specialises in location photography, using the natural light and a relaxed familiar environment.
The two essential elements of any photograph for Sue are light and emotion.  It is the result of a moment captured and created to treasure, reflect upon, and savour.  Her work has a strong emotive element about it; mainly minimalist in subject and composition, with restrained colour and shapes, resulting in images of simple elegance.

Open

Subject

Fire, smoke & steam:  A picture in which fire and/or smoke and/or steam is a dominant feature.

NB:  Not all Gold/Silver images have been submitted for publication.

April 2018

About the Judge

The guest Judge for this month is Des Birt.  Des has been a professional photographer since he started with a country studio in Busselton in 1977.  Over his career, Des has worked in a range of genres; weeding, portraiture, editorial, corporate, business, advertising and aerial.  He has operated his own business for over twenty years.
Currently he is lecturing at North Metropolitan TAFE delivering topics on camera techniques, post-productions systems incorporating Photoshop and Lightroom, studio lighting, colour management systems, illustrative photography as well as TAFE's short courses on basic and intermediate photography.
Des has been involved with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) with roles such as State President, Board Member, National vice-President, National Treasurer, Membership Assessor, Business Mentor and is currently on the State Council.  He has AIPP qualifications which include Master photographer, Licentiate Member and an Honorary Life member.

Open

Subject

Shadows:  A picture in which the shadow [s] is featured.  The cause of the
shadow may be included but must not be dominant.  A shadow made in post
production is not allowed.

March 2018

About the Judge

The guest Judge for this month is Kim McAvoy.

Open

Subject

Abandoned:  There is a myriad of ways to show the adjective in photographs.  'As an adjective, the word 'abandoned', can be used in several ways to describe a deep feeling, action and reaction around the nature of things e.g. a vacant, old, desolate building or car; left to fall into a state of disuse etc.  Should not include a human figure as the centre of interest.

February 2018

About the Judge

The guest Judge for this month is Tony Luha

Open

Subject

Reflections:  An image in which the reflections of an object provides the centre of interest.  They may be produced by water, windows, metal etc.  Mirror reflections will be excluded.  Reflections must be a real relfection, not created in post processing or any other aritificial means.

December 2017

ANNUAL CLUB AWARDS

Fremantle Camera Club culminates its activities  for the year with its Annual Club Awards and End-of-Year break-up.  Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Print of the Year
  • Digital Image of the Year
  • Print Photographer of the Year
  • Digital Image Photographer of the Year

Print of the Year

In previous years it was awarded to the print chosen by a guest Judge as the best print from a list of entries that gained a Gold award in any of the monthly Open and Set Subject print competitions held throughout the year.  This year it was decided that each Club member could submit one print which they considered as their best from those that they had submitted over the year in any of the monthly Open and Set Subject print competitions.  It was from those entries that the Print of the Year was chosen by the guest Judge, Alex Cearns.

Digital Image of the Year

As with the Print of the Year, the same principal was applied.  It was from those entries that the Digital Image of the Year was chosen by the guest Judge, Alex Cearns.

Print Photographer of the Year

Awarded to the member with the most accrued points in both Open and Set Subject print monthly competitions for the year.

1st     Pat Halloran
2nd   Ben Clark
3rd    Nadine Henley
3rd    Ivor Metlitzky

Digital Image Photographer of the Year

Awarded to the member with the most accrued points in both Open and Set Subject digital image monthly competitions for the year.

1st     Ben Clark
2nd   Jan Robinson
3rd    Deb Faulder

November 2017

About the Judge

The guest Judge for this month is

Open

Subject

Bokeh:  An image which displays the effect of a soft out-of-focus background that you get when shooting a subject, using a fast lens, at the widest aperture such as f/2.8.  The generation of Bokeh in Photoshop is not acceptable. 

October 2017

About the Judge

The guest Judge for this month's competition was Ron Speed.

Open

Subject

Angles and Curves:

September 2017

About the Judge

The guest Judge for this month's competition was Tony Luha.  Tony has been taking photographs for more than 50 years and he could hardly wait for the digital revolution. His greatest passion is nature photography – especially birds, closely followed by making abstract images in Photoshop.  Tony enjoys teaching and helping others get to grips with photographic software.  Apart from judging, Tony is also an active  member of Workshop Camera Club.

Open

Subject

Solitude:  Am image that depicts isolation.

August 2017

About the Judge

Open

The guest Judge for this month's competition was Chris Barry.  Chris has worked at the Lions Eye Institute since 1975 as an ophthalmic photographer.  In that time he has been AIPP Photographer of the Year four times and won many other international awards during his professional career.  He is a member of NEPG amateur photography group and cannot decide what his photographic specialities are.  Perhaps a "scattergun" approach would be the most descriptive.

Subject

City Night or Twilight Shot:  Including urban life and architecture.  Capture something of the essence or the area.

July 2017

About the Judge

The guest Judge for this month's competition was Seng Mah.  Seng is a professional photography educator and tour operator.  He is an accredited professional photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) and has won multiple awards, most recently being declared a finalist in the WA travel Photographer of the Year award at the AIPP WA Professional Awards.  Seng is also an active committee member of the WAPJA and is the Education Coordinator for the Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2017.  He has published three books on photography and has exhibited widely in Australia and overseas.

Open

Subject

Creative Reality:  The image must have photographic origin with the original image/artwork having been made by the photographer.  The photograph may have been modified during exposure in the camera or modified after exposure with experimental or digital techniques.  The subject cover entries that display a novel or unusual combination of objects and/or viewpoint.

June 2017

About the Judge

The guest Judge for this month's competition was Simone Porter.

Open

Subject

Australian Rural Life:  Photographs must depict some aspect of modern agricultural activity or life on the land and can include people, animals and machinery in a rural environment.  The photograph must have been taken in Australia.

May 2017

About the Judge

The guest Judge for this month's competition was Gerrie Cooney

Open

Subject

High Key:  An image which uses unnaturally bright light to blow out most or all harsh shadows in an image.