Monthly Archives: March 2018

2018 March; Competition: Prints Open & Digital Scapes

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Tuesday 27/03
Thanks Adam for an excellent critique of members images, it was a great evening.
Visit Galleries 2018

…I thought Adam was a really good judge and handled constructive criticism very well and I learn’t a fair bit from him… Robert

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Online Open – judge Martin Regan
Winner: Kerry Boytell Snowy Owl With Catch



2018 Thursday 22/03; Social Dinner

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Papaya Thai Cammeray.
Eating local, great night, plenty of food and dishes are all of a high standard,  good value.
The open kitchen is a delight to watch the chef’s cooking, staff are friendly and service is quick.


2018 March; Presenter

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Tuesday 13/03 Meredith Schofield – Analogue girl in a digital world.
“I describe myself as an ‘Analogue girl in a digital world’.
“I use my extensive experience in film photography to get the look I want and enhance my work as well as embracing the digital world. This gives my work a distinctive style which is instantly identifiable and full of impact.” Meredith is a photographer and community arts worker based in Sydney & the Illawarra region of NSW, Australia. Specialising in reportàge, lifestyle, travel and portrait photography her passion is in telling stories and capturing images that evoke a response – visually, emotionally, intellectually or otherwise.

...Meredith Schofield describes herself as an ‘analogue girl in a digital world’. With a Diploma of Photography from Sydney Institute of Technology she has a grounding in film based photography where every frame counts and calculating exposure variations mentally is part of the everyday photographic task.
Meredith’s presentation for Norths Photographic Society demonstrated her enthusiasm as well as her bubbly personality. She covered a lot of ground quickly and illustrated her various specialties such as lifestyle, travel, portrait and reportàge photography. Film is her preferred medium when she has a project that allows her to slow down and think of the consequences of each and every shutter click although some commercial contracts need the masses of frames that can only be produced economically by digital photography.
Meredith has a background in social work which has led her to tutoring people with intellectual and physical disabilities and she likes to use the camera and photography as way to connect. She manages to combine both areas with grants and commercial projects for community groups.
All Meredith’s work is brought into the digital realm by either direct import into Lightroom or by import via a film scanner and she gave us a quick synopsis of her general workflow and backup systems. Bringing the world of film into the digital realm gives Meredith’s work a distinctive ‘gritty’ feel, especially her monochrome images.
After a break for supper where Meredith encouraged people to chat with her about photography, she resumed her presentation with a quick series of guides for anyone wanting to venture into the world of commercial photography.
Meredith Schofield kept us entertained throughout her presentation and we were all buoyed by her enthusiasm and extrovert personality….. Max Perkins



2018 Friday 09/03; Outing – Parramasala Culture Parade


Friday 9/03 Parramatta
Parramasala Festival has grown into a signature event celebrating the diverse and rich cultures of greater Sydney and NSW.
Over 500 performers from 40 cultures made their way along Church Street to open the festival with a street party like no other!

..this place was really pumping, beating of drums, music, dance, & food from more than 40 cultures..
…a parade rich in colour and full of energy,


2018 Sunday 04/03; Outing – City/ Urban Scapes sunrise

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Sunday 4/03 Pyrmont Ballaarat Park 6:00am.
Thanks to Fujiko for organising. It was a perfect morning to shoot sunrise against the buildings looking across to Barangaroo. There were great clouds and the sun gave us lovely colour. We headed off for coffee /breakfast which was an opportunity for a ‘catch up’. Later some of us headed to the older part of the Rocks where there are some very old terrace homes and old pubs, then onto the market area.