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Remember Forever Photo Club – Mt Coot-tha – July 2013

This months Camera Club event started off at the Mt Coot-tha  Botanical Gardens (an awesome place to spend a few hours taking photos) before heading up to Mt Coot-tha lookout for the sunset.

The theme at the botanical gardens was “macro” – but Sam, Susan, Rory and I arrived a bit early for a quick look at the Japanese gardens first.

Here are some of my favourites from the day (including some long exposures of the Summit Restaurant).  Look out for an update with a timelapse video of the sunset.




Remember Forever Photo Club – Light Painting – May 2013

At the May RF Club meet, I presented some of the fundamental principles of light paining – focusing on the basic torch as a light source – and gave a demonstration of some of the basic light painting techniques , including :

  • Light painting
  • Light Tracing
  • Light Drawing
  • Light writing
  • … and various combinations of the above…

The gallery below provides a sample of some of the shots taken on the night.

Thanks very much to Rory for his assistance on the night.

Also see Brisbane City Skyline at Night – Time Lapse for a short timelapse sequence taken on the night.


Remember Forever Photo Club – Scavenger Snaps – Apr 2013

For a change the April club meetup was held during the day – and the challenge was to  take a photo starting with each letter of the Alphabet (1 point each) within 1 hr – with bonus points for various other things such as Macro (5 points), Green Background (5 points), Spider web (5 points), etc… see the full list of “bonuses” below.

Team “Andy and Sandy” got first place with 242 points and each won a free Workshop… Woo Hoo !!.

Here are our photos (hover mouse over thumbnail for info on what it is :)) :

Here is a full list of the Extra Bonus point options :

  • Every Macro Photograph (5 points)
  • Photographing a spiderweb (5 points)
  • Photographing a reflection (5 points)
  • A red subject subject photographed on a red background (5 points)
  • Photographing something cold (5 points)
  • Photographing something old (2 points)
  • Photographing shadow (2 points)
  • Using a green background (2 points)
  • Using a shallow depth of field (2 points)
  • Using selective focus (2 points)
  • Using a patterned background (2 points)
  • Using shadows (2 points)