Contact: Mark Horvath 0409332633
Meets: 7pm First Tuesday of each month at the TCC Bicentennial Building (Soundshell), Kirwan.
Remember to advise of your intent to attend the day prior to the event, at the latest.
Monthly Photography Theme Guidelines
- Images should match the month’s theme and been captured within the 12 months preceding the month in which they are shown.
- There is a limit of 20 images per person, 10 themed and 10 images of your choice.
- 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.
- File size for each image should be kept to around 1mb.
- 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).
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. In this theme we’re looking for some form of artistic expression. So, if my impression of the art world is anything to go by anything is acceptable, as long as you have a good narrative to go with it. Looking for an image where you’ve captured something that demonstrates your artistic flair. If you have difficulty capturing something you deem arty enough, you could consider doing something in post processing. Maybe just desaturate, oversaturate, blur, backlight, or underexpose it, etc. You even might be able to use those images that you normally throw away, for this one.
Head and Breast. Just an image where the head and breast are the main subjects of the image. For example, if it’s a head on shot you may need to crop out the legs. If it’s a side on shot you may need to crop out from in front of the legs. If some of another feature is visible that is okay as long as the head and breast dominate the shot. Try to do this without too much cropping.
August 2022 – Wetland Birds. Should be no problems here. Just images of species normally found in or in the near vicinity of a wetland environment. CANCELLED due to Covid-19 surge in Townsville however photos still available for viewing at link.
September 2022 – Behaviour. Obviously, the subject will need to be doing something other than sitting sedately or flying, other than acrobatics.
October 2022 – Raptors, Owls, Frogmouths and Nightjars. Another attempt to line up with the Birdlife Photography competition theme here. The theme is pretty well self explanatory.
November 2022 – Fantails, Flycatchers, Monarchs, Robins, and Finches. Following on from last months theme is this one where we are looking for images of the stated species. There is a reasonable selection from which to choose. Finches includes mannikins and sparrows.
December 2022 – Mellow Yellow. Simple requirement for the bird to have the colour ‘Yellow’ on it somewhere and the yellow is visible in the image. Your yellow will be acceptable as long as it looks more yellow than green, orange or red.
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.mantle,