C.ex Coffs Camera Club host regional competition and convention

A selection of photography by C.ex Camera Club members.

THE C.ex Coffs Camera Club is hosting the annual Northern Zone Interclub Photography Competition on the weekend of 19 – 21 May.

Clubs from Tamworth in the west to Forster, Port Macquarie and Kempsey in the south and Grafton to Lismore in the north, will come together to showcase photographers and unique images.

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Locals are welcome to come along and see over 300 printed images and 180 digital images on display on Friday 19 May, from 6pm until 8pm at the C.ex Club Coffs.

Entry is by gold coin donation.

If you would like to attend the convention, registrations close soon but you can download the agenda and registration form from www.cexcoffscameraclub.weebly.com.

On Saturday, Len Metcalf will speak on how to get in touch with your creative bones, your creative intuitions, or even how to channel creative energy, in a presentation full of practical tips and tricks that help photographers get the most out of their creativity.

Len’s exquisite photographs capture diverse Australian landscapes, from arid deserts and windswept coasts to his backyard in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

Saturday’s second presenter is Steve Young from Coffs Harbour who will present ‘The World of Extreme Macro Photography – a Continuous Quest to Keep Shooting Smaller and Smaller In’.

In this session you’ll see the equipment used in extreme macro photography, the mathematics involved to get successful outcomes, the need for problem solving along the way, and of course like any style of photography, the absolute joy in achieving great outcomes at the end of the day.

On Sunday Gary Bell presents ‘My professional photography journey’, taking the audience through 40 years of his life’s work by sharing a range of images from a wide variety of genres including nature and wildlife.

Gary will discuss some of the nitty-gritties in this field, which may be of interest to anyone considering a career in photography.

The closing talk on Sunday morning is by Don Munro, Secretary of the NSW Federation of Camera Clubs (FCC) and Secretary of the Pennant Hills Photographic Club.

He will talk about both the FCC Judges Course and ‘What Judges Look For’.

In this session you will hear from Don about his work in coordinating the FCC’s Photographic Judges’ course in February 2023, producing the FCC’s first Photographic Judges Manual and plans to hold another FCC Judges’ Course in regional NSW later in 2023.

Long since its humble beginnings in a classroom at Coffs Harbour High School in 1975, the C.ex Coffs Harbour photography club has benchmarked itself for photographers within the local community.

The C.ex Coffs Camera Club has grown with the support of C.ex Coffs and dedicated locals who wanted to showcase this beautiful part of the country and create a community hub where like-minded individuals could get together to learn and share their skills.

The club has been going from strength to strength to support locals to thrive with their photography and the members are proudly looking forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2025.

October 2021 saw the return of the annual Marnie Yates Nature photography competition hosted at the Bunker cartoon gallery.

The competition reached new heights with the quality of images and provides exposure for local photographers as well as a wonderful exhibition at the Bunker Gallery.

The 2023 Marnie Yates Nature Photography competition and exhibition opens on Thursday 19 October.

This year registration for joining the club will be held at the new members’ night on 19 June and at the annual general meeting in July.

You must be a member of C.ex Coffs to join, and membership is $20 per year.

For any enquiries email c.ex_camera_club@hotmail.com.


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