Photography Group

Contact:  Mark Horvath   0409332633

Meets: 7pm First Tuesday of each month at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell), Kirwan.

Remember you must advise of your intent to attend at least 48 hours prior to the event.

Monthly Photography Theme Guidelines

  1. Images should match the month’s theme and been captured within the 12 months preceding the month in which they are shown.
  2. There is a limit of 20 images per person, 10 themed and 10 images of your choice.
  3. The best image ratio to match the projector screen is 4:3. Cropping to this ratio ensures the image will be displayed full screen  however, it is not necessary to do so.
  4. File size for each image should be kept to around 1mb.
  5. For the five images you select to go onto the monthly photo page of the Web site, please title the files with species common name, location (optional) and your name (initial and surname).

2021 Photography Themes

June 2021 – Reflection. Obviously wanting to see a reflection of the bird, or part thereof, in the image. Whether you just take the reflection or include the bird is up to you.

July 2021 – Parrots and Cockatoos. Straight forward requirement where images are to be of species in the families Psittaculidae or Cacatuidae.

August 2021 – Feathers and Flowers. This is a favourite, so it and has been included most years. It allows the photographer to brighten up what otherwise might be dull bird with some spectacular blooms and we all like that.

September 2021 – Parks. Thought we’d try the ‘Local’ theme again only this time with specific locations. So, images of any species taken at Anderson Park, The Palmetum or the Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park. This should give you a good selection of species to capture..

October 2021 – Flocks. This one is a variation of the ‘Group’ theme we have had previously. There has been some debate about what constitutes a ‘Flock’, so I have plucked an arbitrary figure of nine birds to make a flock. Bear in mind that nine is only a guide and what people believe constitutes a flock may also depend on the species involved. This theme should provide an entertaining evening.

November 2021 – Greyscale. Allowing for some artistic expression with this one. For example: You could show the whole image as greyscale or the background in greyscale with the bird in colour, or alternatively show a black and white bird with a coloured background. Use your imagination!

December 2021 – Favourites. As per every year, December is were members get to showcase their favourite images taken within the current calendar year. Anything goes as long as the main subject is a bird.

Remember that the images need to have been captured within the 12 months preceding the month in which they are shown.

Please keep your total number of images to 20 so that we have plenty of time to show everyone’s.

2022 Photography Themes

January 2022 – Flight. Little explanation required here. As long as the bird is in free space then we’ll class it as ‘Flight’.

February 2022 – Red. Simple requirement for the bird to have the colour ‘Red’ on it somewhere. Cerise, crimson, scarlet, cherry etc are all acceptable as red.

March 2022 – MigrantsIncluded in this category are bird species that visit Australia from overseas on a regular basis as part of their lifecycle and Australian species that move interstate to breed.  This theme aligns roughly with the second Birdlife Photography competition theme.

April 2022 – Long Legs. Images of species that have long legs. Legs don’t need to be included but that would prove it is a species that meets the requirement.

May 2022 – Unnatural. The subject needs to be in an environment that is artificial. Rather not see a bird sitting on a fence post or barbed wire but in an obviously artificial environment. For example, a flock of Cockatoos in an orchard, a Stone-curlew in front of a house. Something along those lines.  

June 2022 – Artistry. Here is a different one for you. Trying to match the third Birdlife Photography competition theme here so basically anything goes however some form of artistic endeavour is expected.

July 2022 – Head and Breast. Just an image where only the head and breast are shown. Try to do this without too much cropping.

August 2022 – Wetland Birds. Images of species normally found in a wetland environment.

September 2022 – Behaviour. Obviously, the subject will need to be doing something other than sitting sedately.

October 2022 – Raptors, Owls, Frogmouths and Nightjars. Another attempt to line up with the Birdlife Photography competition theme here.

November 2022 – Fantails, Flycatchers, Monarchs, Robins, and Finches. A reasonable selection from which to choose. Finches includes mannikins and sparrows.

December 2022 – Yellow. Simple requirement for the bird to have the colour ‘Yellow’ on it somewhere. Your yellow will be acceptable as long as it looks more yellow than green or orange.

Remember that the images need to have been captured within the 12 months preceding the month in which they are shown.

Please keep your total number of images to 20 so that we have plenty of time to show everyone’s.