Each year the Club has a number of experienced and accomplished professionals come along and present to club members and guests. Guests are especially invited to attend these presentations. A list of presentations can be found in the club program.

Creative – Presentation by Dave Whiteman

On Thursday, 11 March 2021 well known photographer and judge Dave Whiteman gave a presentation via Zoom to club members. The topic of the presentation was “creative”. Dave delivered his presentation in two parts. He started the first section by starting a conversation about the definition of creative photography. Dave explained that creative photography has to be outside normal photography that it includes extra elements but that those underlying elements must be the intent of the photographer and have an…

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The Pitfalls of Panoramas by Alan Purnell

On 24 September 2020 members were treated to a valuable tutorial on the pitfalls of taking panoramas, via a Zoom session,  by talented landscape photographer Alan Purnell. Aside from panoramas that can be created by cropping a high resolution image, the method Alan discussed in the presentation was that of creating and stitching a number of images together using software. Firstly, Alan explained what is a panorama and reasons on why you would take a panorama. He then explained why…

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Pamela Pauline – Creative

Pamela Pauline – Dare to Create On Thursday, 11 June the Manly Camera Club was fortunate to have Pamela Pauline present to the membership via Zoom. Pamela is an extremely talented photographer and artist with a number of awards including two gold and two silver distinctions in the 2019 APPA Awards, the 2019 AIPP NSW Illustrative photographer of the year and an AIPP representative for the 2019 World Photographic Cup. Pamela took us from her cultural upbringing in Wyoming to…

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Laurie Wilson – Macro

Dr Laurie Wilson has lived on the Northern Beaches for most of his life, and started taking photographs around 1960.  While studying for his PhD in Physics from Sydney University, he developed a parallel interest in film making, and completed a short film with a grant from the Arts Council Experimental Film Fund.  Most of Dr Wilson’s working life was spent as a Research Scientist in CSIRO, where his research included computer analysis of medical images, particularly diagnostic ultrasound.  After…

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John Slaytor – Portraiture

On Thursday, 25 July the Club was fortunate to have highly respected and accomplished portrait photographer, John Slaytor, provide a presentation on portrait photography. John used some images from a recent portrait shoot of some influential individuals to explain his techniques. John showed how he used his lighting setup to bring out their unique characteristics and how he varied the light to suit the individual. He also explained how he developed a rapport with each subject and why each portrait…

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563 Pittwater Rd,
Brookvale NSW 2100

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