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The Bay and Basin Camera Club was formed in 2008 for photographers in the Jervis Bay and St Georges Basin areas of the Shoalhaven (south coast of NSW). We provide an informative, casual and friendly atmosphere in which members and potential members can improve and expand their photographic knowledge and horizons.
We meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:30pm at the Vincentia Community Centre (see Location). Visitors are welcome to attend any of our meetings. Entry costs $3 which offsets the cost of the hire of the centre and the coffee, tea and biscuits available during the evening.
The meetings on the second Tuesday of each month are Photo Competition meeting where photos submitted by members are critiqued and judged - usually by a guest judge but occasionally by all the members present. Meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month are "workshops" which may be presentations about different aspects of photography by guest speakers, presentations by club members, or "hands on" practical sessions where members take photographs using newly-learned techniques such as flash photography, light painting, macro photography etc. We have a break midway through the evening for coffee, tea and biscuits, and the nights usually finish at about 9:30pm.
The club also holds regular monthly photoshoots, usually in the first week of the month on a Sunday, and we also have impromptu photo shoots from time to time whenever opportunities present themselves, with members notified via email.
We have two sections for our competitions - Open and Set Subject. As the names suggest, the Open competition is open to any photograph, while the Set Subject is a specific topic chosen by the committee and advertised up to a year in advance. Members are encouraged to take photos specifically for the Set Subject, rather than rummaging through shoe boxes or hard drives searching for a photo that fits the subject. Set Subjects are designed to take people outside their "comfort zones" so that they take photos of subjects, or use techniques, that they might not normally use, hopefully helping to improve their photography and skills.
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