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2017 February; Presenter and Open competition

02Tue14 Feb 2017 Luke Tscharke

Tuesday 14/02  Presenter, Luke Tscharke, Astrophotography.
Luke Tscharke – Landscape and travel photographer.
We kicked off the first meeting for the year with Luke Tscharke presenting Astrophotography.
It was an exciting evening for the members, this was the first ever presentation on Astrophotography. A fantastic evening by Luke and inspirational images.
Luke specialises in composing and capturing wide field Milky Way images and runs workshops in different locations.
Luke’s presentation was fantastic! Very nicely done and super interesting!  Jochen Hess
Excellent presentation by Luke.  Les Atkins

02Tues 28 Feb DennisJones

Tuesday 28/02 Competition – Open.
Competition got off to a great start with a large number of entries. in all categories.
Judge Dennis Jones is well experienced at camera club judging and gives a very good critique on competition images aimed at being helpful to members learning.
Thanks Dennis, you do a great job!

Online subject – Curves judged by Luke Austin

2017 Welcome back

Welcome back to another year of great photography with lots of fun and friendly gatherings.

The team have been busy organising 10 months of presenters and competition judges.
It’s quite a task pulling the program together as bookings are well in advance, backup is also required as professional photographers are often called away on assignments at the last minute. We aim to have an impressive program for our members and to attract new members during the year.

For all competition results please visit our website Galleries on the Home Page.





2016 Sunday 11/12: Annual Awards

Venue: HarbourView Hotel, North Sydney.
It’s time to celebrate, have fun, a lovely venue, fantastic food and lots of great prizes to be won.
You must attend the Annual Awards to present your images.
Your best images are presented to be recognised and awarded for excellence in photography.
All images must have been entered in a monthly competition throughout the 2016 competition year. Images entered in previous Annual Awards are not accepted.
Judge Richard Weinstein
Finalists are chosen and then one winner announced in the following;
Colour print of the year
Mono print of the year
Digital image of the year
ongratulations to members who achieved 1st , 2nd  and 3rd  placing’s in the print and digital monthly competitions held throughout the year.

Images from previous Annual Awards Christmas Functions.
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2016 September HomeHQ – Open theme, print photography competition.

Sleek Peace_Winner 1st 2016  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Bird on the Wire 3rd
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HomeHQ Artarmon have hosted a print photography competition for the last 3 years coinciding with the Willoughby Spring Festival in September. The competition is open to Norths Photographic Society members only and is not open to the public.This year the theme is OPEN.
The exhibition will showcase inspiring work from our members.
There will be a launch and announcement of the winners by the Mayor of Willoughby, Ms Gail Giles-Gidney.
Finger food and drinks provided.
Exhibition runs until the end of September.

Congratulations to everyone who entered, there was amazing work presented.
1st place Joslyn Davis, Sleek Peace
2nd place Kian Mak, Re-conz-truk-cion
3rd place Margaret Frankish, Bird on a wire

2016 Friday 02/09 President’s Shield

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Presidents Shield Dinner. Michael Hing is our nominee, come along and support Michael.
It is a fun evening with music and dancing, hear what other intra clubs have to say about their nominee. Throughout the evening there is a slideshow on each intra clubs activities and social events.
The President’s Shield night is held annually in September. Each intra club has a nominee based on their contribution to Norths, their intra club, either their sporting achievements, service to sport or special interest group over the preceding year.

Previous President’s Shield dinners.
greg Barbara_Greg Steve Eric_Kerry   

2016 Saturday 13/08, Outing – Photo walk Newtown to St Peters with Alfonso Calero.

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The plan; Meet Alfonso 9am Newtown train station. Briefing on Street photography, graffiti art, architecture, techniques on shooting with flash, and street portraits with permission. Guide and mentoring with Alfonso Calero. Photographic walk from Newtown station to St Peters, lunch and share photos. Alfonso is a professional, a great teacher and very skillful with approaching people in the street for permission to take their photo so we can all learn street photography.

What a great time we all had with Alfonso. He gives everyone his time and shares his  knowledge with everyone. Michael Hing

We had a full day of street portraits, laneway graffiti art and architecture. All members gained knowledge and skills from Alfonso on this outing. I had a fantastic time.  Peter West



July Saturday 30/07: Education: Basic photoshop & Lightroom with Christine Nelson

There was a lot of interest from new members / Beginner to intermediate for a workshop on
the following.
Laptops required loaded with Lightroom and Photoshop.
Bring your own images to work on and any replacement backgrounds or textures.
In brief basics covered for some who need guidance;
Photography Workflow.
Transferring images from camera to computer.
Importing images into Lightroom / Photoshop.
Quick start guide covers  the essentials that all Photoshop users should know up front & short cuts.
Moving onto Post-processing images.
The most powerful aspects of PS is the ability to edit in Layers.
Layers allow you to change certain aspects of your image without affecting anything you don’t
want changed.
With practice, photo editing experience will get easier and your photos will look better.

Thanks Christine for your time and sharing all your knowledge with the members who attended the workshop. Everyone would have gone away with inspiration and a more exciting insight into Photoshop. Your notes will certainly help them along their way to better images.
Thank you so much. Sue



2016 April weekend Outing; Temora Aviation Museum and Aircraft Show

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If you weren’t there, you missed a brilliant weekend!
In the heart of the NSW agricultural belt, Temora Shire is a sanctuary rich with heritage and resources. From golden beginnings to high flying achievements, Temora has spread its wings to become more than just another country town. Known for its internationally acclaimed aviation museum in a district of agricultural excellence…
Drive up Friday, get together for dinner.
Temora, depending on your time of arrival, take in the town sights. Heritage buildings; Edwardian, Federation, even Art Deco are represented throughout the town. Churches, banks, courthouse, post office to name a few. Temora Rural Museum, Ariah park, Pardey’s Flour Mill, Railway Station and Grain silos. 
Saturday is the highlight, attend the aircraft flying display. Begins at 10am and finishes at 4pm.
Theme is: WW11  Pacific Theatre and Aircraft flying: P-40 Kitty Hawk, Spitfire, Boomerang, Wirraway.
Showcase days are aimed on providing visitors with a personal, interactive and in-depth experience with some of the Museum’s aircraft. Visitors will witness the aircraft being towed from the hangar and watch the pre-flight inspection, servicing and refueling as it takes place in front of them.The pilot will strap in, start the engine and then the flight will take place.
The flying display will vary from a simple handling display to aerobatics or formation flying.
The aircraft will land and taxi back to the visitors where they will have the chance to have a chat with the pilot, take photographs, and inspect the cockpit and engine.
Audio visual presentations both in the cinema and the Display Hangar will enhance the stories of veterans who will be invited to share with our visitors their wartime experiences.
At the conclusion of the flying activity, the Engineering Hangar will be open to all visitors. We have rarely allowed access to the workshop areas, but now visitors will be able to take a closer look at the most diverse range of aviation engineering activities anywhere in the world.
Our Engineering Team will demonstrate the projects they are working on and the unique processes, materials and techniques required to keep this fleet of vintage aircraft flying.
Prior to the flying, visitors may take in a Q&A session titled “Winging It”. A special guest will share their aviation experiences accompanied with a photo presentation, guest speakers will vary from some of the Museum’s highly experienced Warbird pilots to veterans who served during times of conflict.
Temora Rural Museum, discover the town’s history, experience life as it was for early pioneers. Here you will find;
he original family home of cricket legend Sir Donald Bradman
A replica of the 7.3 kg Mother Shipton gold nugget
Vintage agricultural machinery and steam engines
Ariah Park, 20 minutes west of Temora,  you will find the 1920s Heritage Village.
It has an attractive, nostalgic feel, marvel at beautiful architecture and maybe take a look at the antique shops.
JUNEE Return journey to Sydney you may like to come back via Junee
Licorice & Chocolate factory – located at the restored Junee Flour Mill, a historically rich landmark in the rural township.
Railway Roundhouse & Museum
Monte Cristo Homestead; Australia’s most haunted house. Ghosts of its original owner Christopher William Crawley and his family are believed to haunt the home.  A caretaker was murdered in the home in 1961, a mentally disabled boy was kept in the homestead’s cottage for many years, a boy died falling down the stairs, a maid fell from a balcony and a stable boy died from injuries after a fire. Many of the ghosts who appear in the residence are believed to be spirits of these people who died there and Mrs. Crawley herself.