Sunday, July 7, 2013


This is the start of the blog for The Laidley Camera Club. Hubby and I joined a few months back and we are having a fantastic time. The members are so welcoming and we are learning how to use our cameras correctly.

Joining the club will teach you how to take better photos and learn exactly what you can achieve with your own camera. It doesn't matter what kind of camera you own and use... all are welcome. Hubby has a DSLR.  I have a point and shoot camera and I am offered the same instructions as the other members. In the short time we have been members of the club we have learnt so much.

Once a month we have a photo shoot somewhere in the district. Plus we have a club meeting once a month as well. At the meeting we enter 2 photos in the monthly club competition. They are then sent away to be judged and critiqued. It is amazing how much you learn from this process alone.

This month our outing was at the Laidley Show to take animal photos. We also had a stand and all the photos entered into the show were on display. The club helped us work out what to set our cameras on and if we needed it they would come outside with us and help us get the right shot as well. I went alone, still deciding if that was wise or stupid...LOL

I did get this shot of a horse jumping. OK so I had no depth of field what so ever... but it is sharp. Unfortunately so is the back ground...LOL But before the club all I would of got was a blur for the horse.
No this will not be a blog of just my photos. Once I get it up and rolling it will have all club photos and competition photos.

Our photo section at the Laidley Show was wonderful. The photo quality was very good. It was also lovely to see such interest from the local crowd.

Here are the different sections and the winners for each section. Judging was done by and independent judge from Brisbane. As soon as I get more photos I will add the winning photos as well.

Class 1 Animals.                                Class 2 People.                      Class 3 Floral.       
1st:    Margaret Offer.                        1st:    Annette Schimke.          1st:   Garry Watson.
2nd:  Crystal Hoolihan  .                   2nd:  Donna Hodgson.            2nd:  Pam Green.   
                                                          2nd:  Annette Schimke.

3rd:   Annette Schimke.                    3rd:   Jayne Foster.                 3rd:  Garry Watson.

Class 4 Allscapes.                           Class 5 Any Buildings              Class 6 Macro/Close Up.
1st:    Garry Watson.                         1st:   Jeff Duke.                       1st:     Kevin Russell.
2nd:   Garry Watson.                        2nd:  Margaret offer.                2nd:   Pam Green.
                                                                                                          2nd:   Kevin Russell.     
3rd:  Leah Myer.                              3rd:   Michael Pin.                   3rd:    Ron Walker

Class 7 Sports Action.                     Class 8 Farm/Agriculture           Class 9 Transport.
                                                           Local content.
1st:    Rachel Raven.                         1st:    Darrell Green.                1st:    Cath Walker
2nd:   Jeff Duke.                               2nd:   Rachel Raven.                2nd:   Lindsay Rowland
3rd:    Annette Schimke.                   3rd:    Darrell Green.                3rd:   Louise Harris.

Class 10 Black and White               Class 11 Enlargements             Class 12  2013 Qld Floods.
     any subject.                                            any subject.
1st:   Annette Schimke.                    1st:    Kevin Russell.               1st:    John Heseltine.
2nd:  Annette Schimke.                    2nd:  James Haak.                   2nd:  Tom Byrne.
3rd:   Jeff Duke.                               3rd:    Kevin Russell.               3rd:    Michael Pin.

            Grand Champion and reserve Champion went to   Annette Schimke.  

Class 1 Animals.                                Class 2 Agriculture.                 Class 3 Any Floral
                                                                                                                 or Still Life.   
1st:    Isabella Gaddes.                       1st:   Tanika Harris.                 1st:   Tanika Harris. 
2nd:   Tanika Harris.                          2nd:  Dartanyn Foster.             2nd:  Billee Hodgson.
2nd:   Isabella Gaddes.                       3rd:  Dartanyn Foster.             3rd:   Billee Hodgson.

Class 4 Sports/ Action/ Schools.       Class 5 Macro.                         Class 6 People.
1st:    Liam Bichell.                          1st:    Liam Bichell.                  1st:   Isabella Gaddes.
2nd:   None                                       2nd:   None                               2nd:  Billee Hodgson.
3rd:    None                                      3rd:    None                               3rd:  Dartanyn Foster.

So far I only have a few of the winning photos....

 Class 12  2013 Qld Floods.    1st Place.  John Heseltine.

 Class 6  Macro   1st  & 2nd Kevin Russell.

 3rd Ron Walker.

Class 9 Transport.   1st Cath Walker.

Class 11 Enlargements.  1st & 3rd Kevin Russell.

If you are interested in joining our club please contact Cheryl.  John will be away until mid September so I will add his contact info when he returns.

Until I have more photos to show you all...

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