CLUB NEWS - EVENTS
GCC MEMBERS CLUB NIGHT 19/07/23 – END of YEAR AWARDS
This evening was dedicated to our annual presentation of the End of Year Awards. An evening show-casing our members excellent work over the past year. A large turn-out of club members on the evening were eager to recognise all of the award winners.
Eighteen awards across a variety of categories were adjudicated by 3 judges from Williamstown Camera Club, Gayle Tout; Wade Buchan, Tania Chalmers.
A further 5 awards were awarded by the GCC Committee, along with a Presidents Clubmanship Award. Finally, two club members were nominated as inductees into the Permanent Collection.
During the awards ceremony, Wade provided commentary on each image or set of images that were awarded.
The evening wrapped up with a show of appreciation for all participants, photographs of the award winners and a supper contributed by members.
A presentation of the images & awards, when ready, will be accessible from the website as per the Home page.
GCC MEMBERS CLUB NIGHT 12/07/23 – AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
This evening was intended for 3 club members to give a presentation on their experiences with aerial photography. However, events beyond our control transpired with a power outage which resulted in the evening being cancelled.
This event has now been re-organised for Wednesday 9th August
GCC MEMBERS CLUB NIGHT 05/07/23 – THE STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE
This evening was dedicated to our annual presentation of The Story Behind the Image whereby members provide an image or two that tells some kind of story whether it be a personal experience or a favourite image.
Eleven club members submitted images and accompanying stories ranging from the plains of Dakota to the wildlife of South Africa. From driving in bull dust in South Australia to racing cars around Winton Raceway; the flooded Barwon River to aerial perspectives of Shark Bay; and night photography to boating in the harbour.
A number of social commentaries were told including streetscape painting in Hanoi; homeless man in Myanmar; homeless folk in Melbourne and the disparity of financial status or modes of transport, depending on your own perspective.
There were stories and reflections of time past such as the ten pound European migrant (not from the UK!); the social changes in religious celebration in an Anglican church where a member was christened over 60 years ago and a very personal story of love lost illustrated using altered reality.
After show-casing all of the stories, more detail behind each image and the story was encouraged during a Q&A session which added context and more substance and significance to each image/story.
The actual presentation can be viewed at the following Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNPP8B71Za0