About Graham Harris

An extension agronomist by profession and a self-taught photographer

Alice Black Award – September 2018 – “Morning Coffee” by Sandra Neill

To perpetuate the memory of our late member Alice Black, the club has introduced the ‘Alice Black Memorial Trophy’ to be contested each year on a perpetual basis.

At each month’s Aggregate Competition the judge will select an image from all those entered as the monthly Alice Black Image – they will use their own criteria to select the image regardless of the score given.  All images submitted in the Aggregate Competition have the potential to become a possible winner of the Trophy as there is no restriction on the grade of the entrant or the medium in which the image is presented.

 

For August 2018 the Alice Black has been awarded to Sandra Neill for her print “Morning Coffee”.  This image was entered in the A Grade Mono Set Subject: “Shadows” Print section.

Our judge, Barry Whisson commented “This image has been very carefully staged to put the planter & it’s bowl in massing-counterbalance with the jug and cup, such that you couldn’t have wished for a better combination of shadows…the soft and the hard. The planks of the table provide a texture (of fine line & also surface), and they lend scale to the shot. Look at the subtle part that the small branch (& it’s shadow) play to take our eye to the subject! There’s a great, simple, non-competitive background too. What a so-simple but effective still life. Any improvement?… maybe not having decapitated that lovely plant at the top…but I’m being fussy. It’s OK. Tonal range is just right! Well composed shot! “

Skills Night – 25 September 2018

Our next Skills Night is being held on this coming Tuesday night, the 25th September 2018 at DeMolay House at 7:00pm.

This month we will be exploring light art, using pixel stick illumination. Please bring along your camera, tripod and shutter release cord/remote (if you have one).

For this month the Image Challenge is “Space”.  Please send up to five images for this Challenge, together with up to five images for the Field Day and five for the Favourites to be included in the Skills Night audio-visual to me at graham_harris@westnet.com.au by 6:00pm on Monday 24th September 2018.

TPS Club Meeting – 11 September 2018

Our next club meeting is at 7:00pm this coming Tuesday, 11th September 2018.  There have been 100 images submitted by 36 club members for our September 2018 Aggregate Competition which will be judged this evening by Barry Whisson.

The Set Subject for this month is Shadows.

We look forward to catching up with you all this evening.

And don’t forget that entries for the October 2018 Competition are required by 12:00 midnight on the 11th September 2018.

Updating your contact details

If you have changed your e-mail address and wish to use that as your login tp access the TPS MyPhotoClub website (rather than your old e-mail address) then you need to update your contact details on the website.  This also assists us to make certain you continue to receive messages from the club.

To do this, log into the webiste and click on the purple “Hi Your Name” button at the top of the page.  This will open up your current profile page where you can change your contact and profile details by clicking on the red “Edit profile and contact details” button at the right of the page.

On the page which appears you can update your contact information and Photography Profile.  Don’t forget to click on the red “Update Details” button once you have made the necessary changes.

 

Skills Night – 28 August 2018

Our next Skills Night is being held on this coming Tuesday night, the 28 August 2018 at DeMolay House at 7:00pm.

This month Tryg Helander will be providing training to beginner members on the use of your basic camera settings, with a focus on the exposure triangle.

Additionally, Graham Harris will be running a post-processing session aimed at answering any questions you have on this aspect of image preparation for competition.  So bring your questions and we will look to answer these.

For this month the Image Challenge is “Of the Ground”.  Please send up to five images for this Challenge, together with up to five images for the Field Day and five for the Favourites to be included in the Skills Night audio-visual to me at graham_harris@westnet.com.au by 6:00pm on Monday 27th August 2018.

September 2018 Competition Entries

Due to an unexpected outage of the MyPhotoClub website last Sunday (12 August 2018) a number of images uploaded by members of Toowoomba Photographic Society for the September 2018 competition could not be accessed through the website for judging.

This problem has now been rectified although I have re-opened the competition for September 2018 in order for each of you to check that all images you have entered are there.  The competition will be kept open until 6:00pm on Monday 20 August 2018 so that you can check your images are there.  Following this they will be submitted for judging.

Additionally, some of our members have also uploaded images several months into the future.  These also became inaccessible but this problem now appears rectified.  Please check if your images are there if you are one of these members who has already uploaded images into future competitions.

TPS Skills Night – 24 July 2018

Our next TPS Skills Night is on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 at 7:00pm.
For this month the Image Challenge is “Signs”.  Please send up to five images for this Challenge, together with up to five images for the Field Day and five for the Favourites to be included in the Skills Night audio-visual to me at graham_harris@westnet.com.au by 6:00pm on Monday 23rd July 2018.