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.

April 2017

About the Judge

The guest Judge for this month's competition was David Steele.  After his success with nine coffee-table books reaching more than 50 editions in Africa, Europe and America, together with his pioneering work in the South African photo-agency industry, David became a professional photographer in 1986 when one of his portfolios was accepted by his peers at the South African Institute of Photographers.  Photography and cinematography remains a passion of his to this day and he currently supplies high quality travel and nature related images and video clips to a number of photographic agencies.  David is a member of Westside Photography Club and is part of the team in the recently formed Western Australia Photographic Judges Association (WAPJA).

Open

Subject

Monochrome:  A photograph containing shades of only one colour.  If toning is carried out, it must be over the total area of the photograph - partial toning and/or the addition of an extra colour is not acceptable.

March 2017

About the Judge

The guest Judge for this month's competition was Tony Luha.

Open

Subject

Bridges and Jetties:

February 2017

About the Judge

The guest Judge for this month's competition was Greg Bell.  Greg first discovered photography in his early teens and built his first darkroom when he was 15, and has had a darkroom of some sort ever since.  He photographs whatever attracts him, often travel and street photography, but of no particular genre.  It could be nature, landscape, macro or portrait .... anything that draws his eye.  Greg is a member of Workshop Camera Club and is part of the team in the recently formed Western Australia Photographic Judges Association (WAPJA).

Open

Subject

Street Photography:  Subjects feature in a candid situation within a public place.

December 2016

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

Awarded to the print chosen by a guest judge from the list of entries that gained a Gold award in any of the monthly Open and Set Subject print competitions held though out the year.

Digital Image of the Year

Awarded to the image chosen by a guest judge from the list of entries that gained a Gold award in any of the monthly Open and Set Subject digital image competitions held through out the year.

Print Photographer of the Year

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

1st     George Woodward
2nd   Pat Halloran
3rd    Ivor Metlitzky

Digital Image Photographer of the Year

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

1st     Jan Robinson
2nd   Ben Clark
3rd    Christine Chester

November 2016

Open

Subject

The mundane:  A photograph of common item, common items or event that would normally be considered mundane.  The subject or scene could be placed in a studio, staged or in real life.  Think shopping aisles, coins, driveways etc.

October 2016

Open

Subject

High speed:  A photograph of an event that would not normally be noticed by the human eye captured in still motion.  The image may be of a natural or staged event with natural or supplementary lighting.  Areas of interest should not portray motion blur but rather be static such as a water droplet caught in space etc.

September 2016

Open

Subject

Rear-curtain flash:  An image making use the the rear-curtain flash feature in the camera settings.

August 2016

Open

Subject

Reflections:  An image containing at least two reflections - not necessarily from mirrors but from any reflecting surfaces such as mirrors, water, glass, metal etc.  More precisely: an image that should show two separate reflections from any reflecting surfaces.

July 2016

Open

Subject

A Season:  Capturing the essence or a key component of a specific season.

June 2016

Open

Subject

From a height:  Not for the acrophobic!  A photograph taken from an aerial or vertical perspective and looking down such as from a walkover, top of a building, bridge etc.  An image taken from standing height will not do.

May 2016

Open

Subject

Double Exposure:  A photograph composed of two exposures that either compliment or contrast each other.  Images ideally should be exposedand "processed" in camera as opposed to two exposures blended in editing software.