2021 Aug: Competition Open

Tuesday 23/08
We are Zooming with Malcolm Fackender.
What a great night of judging with Malcolm, we watch and listen as he delivered constructive comments on members images which will certainly help to advance their goals in photography.

Results: Gallery 2021

2021 July: Competition Creative

Covid – Greater Sydney lockdown until at least the end of August.
All presentations and competitions will be on Zoom until further notice.
Entries will be digital in colour and mono.

Tuesday 27/07 – on Zoom with Tanya Du Toit

Stop (Tanya Du Toit)
Fire (Tanya Du Toit)

Thank you Tanya for a great judging of member’s creative images with comments made as a process of learning and assist them to improve.

These are the winning images for Creative. More results here Gallery 2021

Hemant Kogekar, Macaws
Erith French, The Commute
Hemant Kogekar, Solitude

2021 June: Competition Open

Tuesday 22/6

Thanks to Ben Lee for a great judging on Digital and Print images.

“It was a very good selection of photos, and I must say the b grade has improved significantly since I last judged your club.
Plenty of quality photos making it harder for me to choose winners, but that is a good thing.
Thanks again for having me there to judge.
Regards, Ben.

Check results here Gallery 2021

Digital, Eric, Take Tyrell
Colour Print, Hemant, Autumn Leaves
Mono Print, Kerry, Sunset Desert Trek

I found BEN to be quite knowledgeable judge. His comments and suggestions were very helpful to improve the images. He was a bit tough on Merits with relatively few winning merit awards. He was fair in judging. 

2021 June: Adrian Whear, Street Photography

“I am so pleased that the Norths PS members enjoyed the presentation. 
My goal is really not to present my work per se, but mostly to use my images to highlight the points I am trying to get across.
Hopefully getting more people interested in street photography can only be a good thing”.

There was no doubt we were all inspired by Adrian’s presentation.
Adrian is a fantastic talented street and travel photographer and has certainly made a name for himself.
He has an amazing outlook and thorough process behind how he does what he does and why he does it.
It was an excellent evening to hear how he goes about his craft.
He has been to some amazing places in his travels around the world and has this amazing ability to tell a story in his imagery.

Visit: Adrian Whear

Precipitating Pisces
Memories of Gangsta times

2021 May: Nick Melidonis, Lightroom – An introduction to develop tools.

A brilliant evening with the master of Lightroom. Nick shares his passion for photography and teaching in a relaxed and easy style. His knowledge of the creative process and his ability to communicate and inspire, show us the power of this program.

Nick showed how to do rapid and effective adjustments to photos using Lightroom.  He also detailed a number of functions which are not obvious but very powerful such as combining photos to make panoramas and high dynamic range photos.  Clearly, he is a master at Lightroom. 

That presentation was absolutely fantastic for a relatively new Lr user – I have learnt about 100 times more than I knew. Wish you would write a book and put all this helpful knowledge in step-by-step. So well and gradually explained. Thank you, thank you, thank you Nick!!

Artists Down Under Magazine

Issue 50 : May 2021 : digital artistry

Featuring Hemant Kogekar

I was selected to be the featured artist in the 50th edition of Artists Down Under magazine. It features one of my images on the cover and several in the feature. There are many wonderful images by the creative artists from Australia and New Zealand.


Artists Down Under

2021 Apr: Competition Open

Tuesday 27/04

Thanks to Allan Rose for his judging on Digital and Print images.

Winning images for April.

Digital, Glen Parker, Kiama Gully
Mono Print, Eric Lippey, Chris
Colour Print, Eric Lippey, Three Horsemen

Check out the results: Gallery 2021