February 2021 Meeting
The theme for our monthly project for February was “Looking Up Looking Down – A Bird’s Eye View or a Worm’s Eye View”. Members submitted their prints for viewing and discussion. The prints were then mounted in our special frames and placed on the hall wall for fellow club members to view.
Norm presented his regular monthly items of photographic quotes and trivia (see below). Mention was made of the current photographic exhibition at the National Museum – “A Portrait of Australia – Stories Through the Lens of Australian Geographic”. Entry is free and the exhibition finishes on 8 March.
We took a look at a video showing some unusual and stunning shots of water which is part of our project theme for march – “Water/Rocks”.
Steve gave us one of his excellent presentations, this time on a basic introduction to filters. This lead to a number of questions and further discussions. A pdf copy of his slides can be found below in the links section.
The morning ended with a cuppa and discussions amongst members on all things photographic.
Our trivia item for the month: The most viewed photograph of all time belongs to “Bliss”. The default wallpaper for Microsoft’s XP. The photo was capture by Charles Rear in 1996. Microsoft bought the image from a stock site called Corbic and Charles didn’t make much money from it.