Calendar 2020.

BVCC Calendar


7. Judge EDPI End of Year Night via Zoom.


Special Program

Back to Basics

The committee has been working hard behind the scenes to put together a series of zoom workshops going back to the basics of photography and working forward. The sessions will be moderated by David & Gail with experienced club members conducting the sessions.
The aim of this course is to provide our novice members with the knowledge to:
1. Improve their photography skills
2. Gain confidence and experience
3. Be confident in the images they take and enter them into club competitions
4. Gain confidence, build skill and learn in a friendly relaxed club environment
5. Learn and improve your image quality, create better images by developing the skills you need.
Whilst the course is directed, in particular, to the novice members of our club, any financial member is welcome to join in.
Commencing on Wednesday, August 5th, the course will be held every Wednesday fortnight (subject to change depending on the presenter), via Zoom, from 7.30 pm, it will not be a long session somewhere around 30-45 mins, which also allows time for questions. From time to time throughout these sessions, you will be set a task/s to complete, to ensure your understanding of the subjects. 
We will be recording the sessions and uploading them for the future use of members only.  See your email for conditions.
Sessions will be as follows:
Prior to August 5th: Camera Modes  – This is via a current youtube video and it is a prerequisite to the course 
August 5th: Exposure
August 19th: Depth of Field
September 2nd:  Shutter Speed
September 16th:  ISO 
September 30th: Composition
October 14th: Histograms 
October 28th: Phone editing software
November 11th: Basic lightroom editing 
November 25th:  Sizing Images
December 10th (Thursday): Light metering modes
January 20th, 2021: Exposure compensation
February 3rd:  Long exposure
February 17th:  Filters: When to use and why
Registration is a must. See your email for details of registration and conditions.

Full Year

All items are subject to modification and details will be added as needed.


27. No Meeting. Australia Day.


3. Five minute Member Moment with Judy Tricker. Members Slide night – Christmas Challenge. Collect AGG1 – Open Topic.

10. Tutorial: Preparing Images for Comps EDPI/Print . David and Phil

17. Portrait workshop. Nick Ghionis. (Master Photographer at XSiGHT)

The talk will be based around the elements that we look for in images, and how to evaluate and dissect portraits and why some images are more impactful than others. 

Topics that he will cover:

  • Impact
  • Composition
  • Centre of interest
  • Lighting
  • Colour Balance
  • Photographic Technique
  • Story Telling and Subject Matter

19. Committee Meeting (Wednesday)

24. On Location. Berwick Springs. Goto Person – Kevin Perry


1. Sunday. On Location – Rob Roy Hill Climb – Clinton Rd Smiths Gully. Go to person. Simon Hearn.

2. Judge AGG1  – open. Collect AGG2 -Set Subject Animal Portraits (non human).

9. No Meeting. Labour Day.

16. Local Speakers – (i) Judging and (ii) Local dodging and burning with Lightoom. More to come and TBC.

23. Tutorial: Multiplicity  David and Barry.

30. Workshop: Portraits – African Ladies (Plus their stories).


6. Cacelled

13. No Meeting: EASTER MONDAY.

20. Cancelled.

27 Cancelled.


4. No meeting.

11. Cancelled

18. Judge AGG3. This will be online. Details to come.

25. To be advised: On location:  Star Trails. Susan Sventek’s property. Go to person Mike Wharton.

June – All tentative at the moment.

1. Committee meeting.           

7. Cancelled

8. No Meeting: QUEENS BIRTHDAY. No Monday task.

15. Judge Pub National  Cancelled. Replaced by a special online event. Details to come.

22. Collect AGG 4 – No set Subject. All EDPI. OPEN (all are OPEN while formal meetings are in recess)  There is a change in the number of entries per member. You will see the details on the entry form in the competition login area). 

29. Committee meeting.


July 6th – Zoom meeting. A conversation around member images. See your special email for details and the Zoom link. 

July 13th – Zoom Presentation by Peter Eastway.

Peter is without a doubt in the very top stratosphere of landscape photographers both in Australia and the world. He is Sydney based and, as well as conducting photography tours throughout the world, is the editor of Better Photography magazine.

We think it will be quite an informative evening where Peter will conduct a workshop for us on landscape photographs and post process images live. This webinar is hosted by Camberwell Camera club and will be joined by members from the other clubs who participated in the 10 portrait competition. 

See your special email for the link to the Zoom meeting.

July 20th – AGG4 judging via zoom

July 27th – Zoom presentation by Barb Wallace.


3. Committee meeting.

10. To be announced.

17. Workshop: Complementary colours using photoshop. Gail.

24. Judge AGG5 – Open .

31. Member slide show. Calendar Judging. Collect Agg 6 – Set Subject: Open Topic.


7. Tutorial:  Adobe Spark webpage  (on Zoom) Barry.

14. Committee Meeting.

21. Annual General Meeting.

27. Cancelled

28. Judge AGG6 – Set Subject: Open topic. via Zoom


5. Guest Speaker -Landscape and Aerial Photography with Mieke Boynton. (not to be missed) Collect AGG7 –  Open. Via Zoom

12. Presentation: Dr Roy Killen. via Zoom. Title: Increasing your chances of success in photographic competitions.

19. Tutorial: Q & A on Lightroom. Via Zoom

26. “Image Conversations.” via Zoom. More details to come.


2. No Meeting. MELBOURNE CUP EVE .

9. Collect Print & Slide. Judge AGG7 – Open . Via Zoom

15. Sunday. Morwell River falls – Boolarra. Cancelled

16. Committee Meeting.

23. On Location:  Mornington Pier for sunset  Fish & chips or BBQ dinner – Michael

29. Sunday End of year BBQ:  Venue  Susan and Steve Ferran’s place – Cancelled

30. Guest Speaker/ Workshop:  Yana Martens Model shoot – Cancelled


7. Judge EDPI End of Year Night via Zoom.