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Bay and Basin Camera Club
Jervis Bay and St Georges Basin, Shoalhaven, NSW
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Meetings: 7:30pm
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of month
Vincentia Community Hall



Monthly competitions at the Bay and Basin Camera Club consist of two sections, an Open section where any photograph may be entered, and a Set Subject competition, where entered photographs must relate closely to, and clearly reflect, the Set Subject which is chosen by the committee and advertised up to a year in advance.

The object of the Set Subject competition is to encourage members to try subjects that they might normally avoid, hopefully stretching their creativity, increasing their photographic knowledge and improving their photography.

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.

For links to all of our previous Set Subjects - click here.

Please contact any committee member with your set subject suggestions. A list of possible set subjects can be found here - Set Subjects Suggestions


Upcoming Set Subjects - click the links below for examples further down the page

 
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FebruaryBand Names or Movie Titles
MarchAPS Cup Images
AprilWater Droplets
MayBokeh
JuneSmoke
JulyStreet Photography
AugustOld Technology
SeptemberEyes
OctoberAsymmetrical Balance
NovemberCurves


Guidelines for upcoming Set Subjects

Disclaimer: the images shown below may not fit the set subject - it is always up to the discretion of the judge ...


February 2023 - Band Names or Movie Titles

Take an image which doesn't contain the name of a band or a movie title, but depicts the band name or movie title. For example, the images below illustrate 1) a band called "Van der Graaf Generator" (ask old people about them), 2) a band called "Cold Chisel" (obviously!), 3) Jaws (self-explanatory) and 4) Ghost (likewise).

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April 2023 - Water Droplets

We were gunna say "Water Drops" but drops can be a verb like falls, so the image really needs to show individual droplets

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May 2023 - Bokeh

Bokeh is defined as the effect of a soft out-of-focus background that you get when shooting a subject, using a fast lens, at the widest aperture, such as f/2.8 or wider. Simply put, bokeh is the pleasing or aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur in a photograph.

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June 2023 - Smoke

Smoke is a collection of airborne particulates and gases emitted when a material undergoes combustion, together with the quantity of air that is mixed into the mass. A smoke is also a cigarette. And smoke is a verb meaning to emit smoke or use a cigarette.

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July 2023 - Street Photography

Street photography (also sometimes called candid photography) is photography conducted for art or enquiry that features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public places. Technically, it could also mean photographs of roads or streets, but the judge might not see it that way ...

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August 2023 - Old Technology (Monochrome)

Old Technology could be described as machinery that is outdated and is probably no longer used (although it could persist in third world countries). The term "old" is relative - it could reach from prehistoric times (stone tools) through the middle ages (crossbows and longbows) to the 19th Century (steam trains and gas lights) and 20th Century (tape recorders, videotape, slide rules, cathode ray tube TVs, floppy discs, film cameras, vinyl records etc) to the last few years (dial-up modems, DVDs, paper maps) ...

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September 2023 - Eyes

Eyes could be human, animal, singular, plural, and maybe even the eye of a needle or the London Eye - although the judge might frown on the last two ...

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October2023 - Asymmetrical Balance

Asymmetrical Balance is tricky, but an asymmetrically balanced image has unequal visual weight on either side, with those visual elements balancing out each other. It is essentially created by placing two opposing or dissimilar objects in the same frame.

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November 2023 - Curves

Hard to define but we all know what curves are ...

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