Canberra Photographic Society
July e-Newsletter

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Image:  © Helen McFadden 2014

Hi everyone,
Competition News
Thanks to all those who submitted images in the June monthly completion. This was the open competition judged by members of our Society and entitled “You Be The Judge”.  This is the first time we have used member judging panels and we received positive feed-back about the night.  If you would like to comment, please talk to a committee member. We will probably include another competition like it on next year’s program, so we would like to know how to improve the event.  Thanks and congratulations to Helen McFadden who both organised the evening and secured (without any special favouritism from the judges) one of the “Images of the Night” (shown above). The other "Image of the Night" was awarded to Peter Powell (shown below).  You can see all the high scoring entries here.
Communications Survey
Thanks also to all members who participated in our recent "Communications Survey". Over half the members participated and provided some interesting feedback. If you are interested in the results of the survey and the response of the committee to the findings, please see the document "Report and Conclusions from the Communications Survey 2014" that has been posted in the Strategic Planning topic on the Forum at If you would like to comment on the document please post a reply to the post in the Forum.
Some exciting upcoming events:
'Different Views' Exhibition continuing at the lower ground floor of Telstra Tower - an Exhibition of works by members of the Canberra Photographic Society showing different views of Canberra and district. The photographs highlight some of the interests of members and the activities of the Society, which was founded in 1945.
Another future event to save the date:
Don’t forget to start thinking about the Society’s Photographic Exhibition - "Out There 2014". Put this annual exhibition in your diary: 21-31 August 2014 and to be held at the Watson Arts Centre. Judy Parker has provided some more details and suggestions - these can be found in the red text box below.
July Event Program
July Competition Night Tuesday 1 July – 7.15 for 7.30pm: "Vintage" – is the Set topic, and there will also be Open Competitions in both A Grade and B Grade. Judge: Bob Miller. For those interested the usual pre-competition night "Chopsticks and Pixels" Dinner will be held at Sammy's Kitchen.  Details from Ulrike Nedomlel are provided below in the blue text box (please RSVP to attend).
Friday 4 July 2-4 pm: Vintage Excursion. Visit to Australian National Gallery to view selected prints. Limited to 15 persons - open to financial members only. Please contact Ian Marshall ( if you would like to attend.
The theme: “Fashion” starts with the July Excursion on Sunday 6th and concludes with the Workshop on Tuesday 15th July.
Sunday 6 July: Fashion Excursion. Charity Race day "Christmas in July" at Thoroughbred Park – meet Jim McKenna inside the main gate at 11.30 am (or 30 minutes before the first race). No photography in the betting enclosure or close to the horses please.
Tuesday 8 July 7.15 for 7.30 pm: Fashion Activity Night. Brian Rope and Julie Garran will give presentations describing their fascinating experiences with fashion photography: Robyn Beeche, children's fashion in Japan and a recent exhibition in New York are likely topics.
Tuesday 15th July: Workshop Night – 7.30pm: Chris Holly will host a discussion "Beyond Style: Fashions in Photography and the how the "look" of an image has changed. Members will be encouraged to look back at their own photography fashions.
August Event Program
See below

Image:  © Peter Powell 2014
August Event Program
August Competition: BICA Portfolio Competition. Judge Greg Battye. Entries close Tuesday 22nd July ( 2 weeks before). Please upload entries to the Gallery . 
Next theme: “Movement” starts with the August Activity Night on Tuesday 12th where there will be speakers looking at the use of DSLR cameras for video and concludes with the Competition Night (Set Topic "Movement")on 2nd September. We are considering a joint excursion with the ACT Video Club to the Roller Derby bouts on 16th August - details to be confirmed.
To find out more about our other upcoming events, please go to the CPS Calendar or see Upcoming Dates/News on our homepage.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.
David Flannery on behalf of
Canberra Photographic Society


Suggestions for entering photographic images for our exhibition Out There 2014:

1.   Start selecting your entries now.  We have already seen many impressive images from new and longer term members since our 2013 exhibition.  Please consider both single entries and related bodies of work, including how best to present each image or group. 

2.   Please consider and prepare your selected existing work as soon as the entry forms and information sheets are available in the CPS Gallery (very soon).  That way, the catalogue preparation and consideration of the invitation design, early publicity and related projects such as exhibition calendar and cards can commence production without a last-minute overload.

     Complete your first batch of entries online and upload their jpgs to the designated gallery (further details in forthcoming OT2014 Information sheet).  

3.   A further entry form and related jpgs can easily be added later, as you complete further work closer to the final deadline.

4.   Early entry is particularly important if you are expecting to be out of town closer to the time of the exhibition.  Some members have already done this, and we would still like to see your work represented in our annual showcase, even if you are away.

Judy Parker

Chopsticks and Pixels

Before this Tuesday's competition night come and talk photography whilst enjoying good Chinese food.  


Sammy's Kitchen  - North Quarter, Canberra Centre, Bunda St, Canberra City (Just around the corner from the Griffin Centre)

TIME: 6.10pm onwards
Please try not to be late as it makes the ordering difficult   


If you want to join the gang:

· Confirm by sending me an email by no later than11am Tuesday 1 July 2014
  Please DON'T reply if your not able to join us.


Ulrike Nedomlel

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