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.

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