Forster Digital Photography Club | Photos

Forster Digital Photography Club’s monthly meeting opened with a talk by A-grade member Peter Tarplee about his new Panasonic camera TZ110.

Peter demonstrated how this impressive pocket size camera, with a one inch sensor, takes fantastic still photos and also 4K video.

One of the great features is you can change the focus point after you have taken the photo.

This month’s open subject judge was Graham Burstow OAM, FAPS, FRPS, FPSA, EFIAP, Hon. FAPS, PSQA, HAFB, PSQF.

His photographic achievements include the following: Order of Australia Medal for Services to Photography in Australia in 2004; The publication of a book of his prints called Touch Me, 1998; His inclusion in a group of six prominent Queensland-based photographers chosen by the Queensland Art Gallery to document aspects of Queensland life for a major exhibition, Journeys North, as part of the bicentenary celebrations 1988; His prints were acquired by the Queensland Art Gallery, the State Library of Queensland, and the National Library of Australia for their permanent collections.

Graham is a life member and Patron of the Toowoomba Photographic Society and a foundation Member of the Australian Photographic Society.

He has submitted his work to exhibitions in more than 30 countries and is chairman of six international exhibitions in Australia.

As a result of his exhibition history, Graham is the first Queenslander to have achieved a fellowship in each of the Australian, British, and American photographic societies.

This month’s judge for set subject was Susan Buchanan. Susan discovered photography a little over 10 years ago when a family holiday to Frazer Island failed to produce a single good photograph.

Of course she blamed her equipment and a spark of interest was struck that continued to grow. She says that each exposure to a different facet of photography from darkroom techniques to the latest off camera flash imagery has proven to be intriguing and a source of joy and preoccupation.

Along the way Susan was the president of the Northside Photography Group and has been judging and lecturing for various photography groups for some time. She is a member of the Australian Photography Society.

Open subject competition: C-grade, Kathy Majewski (Poor Jack), 1; Maria Evans (NZ Sheep), 2; Jean Todd (Grey Cardigan Green Button), 3;  Denise St Clair-Dennis (Lone Surfer) and (Sunset over Lismore), Jean Todd (Machinery), HC. B-grade, Cozette Leonard (Take Off with the Fish), 1; Pam Dunne (Lantana Lunch), 2; Keith Webster (Strong Wind), 3; Sandra Jones (Bee), Lyn Wilson (Garruwa at Womad) and (Montaigne at Womad), Jeanette Anderson (Going Up) and (Looks a bit like a Pig), Cozette Leonard (Jaws) Margaret Miller (Waiting to Play),  and Yvonne Moule (Millie) and  (The Blue Window), HC. A-grade, Paul Bennie (Drought), 1;  Graham Wilson (Dance Duo) and Wanda Amos (Drumming Class), 2; Judith Conning (Solitary Island), 3; Jan Amato (Alone at Sunrise) David Roberts (Bemused); Anna McKendry (Bulahdelah Show) and  Ian Herford (Serve and Return), HC.

Set subject competition, still life:  C-grade, Kathy Majewski (Wine Glasses), 1; Maria Evans (Gerberas), 2;  Jean Todd (My Red Jacket), 1. B-grade, Dale Rabbett (Look Mum No Wires), 1; Yvonne Moule (Spent), 2;  Cozette Leonard (Black Bear), 3; Sandra Jones (In the Beginning), Lyn Wilson (Origami Lights) and Dale Rabbett (Snail Mail), HC. A-grade, Robyn Pascoe (A Picture of Health), 1;  Judith Conning (Kelp), 2; Paul Bennie (Drought Bones), 3; Keith Pascoe (Breakfast in Paris) & (High Voltage Ice Cream) Judy Lawrenson (Lost) Wanda Amos ( Poppies) Anna McKendry (The Art of Illumination) and David Roberts (The Zipper), HC.

Member’s choice, open competition: A-grade: Judith Conning (Solitary Island); B-grade: Lyn Wilson (Garruwa at Womad); C-grade: Kathy Majewski (Poor Jack). Set subject, still life: A-grade: David Roberts The Zipper); B-grade: Dale Rabbett (Look Mum No Wires); C-grade: Kathy Majewski (Wine Glasses).