Spring In The Hills
The event will comprise the photographic competition, a photographic exhibition, sale of works, and photography workshops near the end of the period. It goes from September 29th to October 7th.
The event is sponsored by a great many people - Fitzgerald Photo Imaging and Camera Electronic appear on the sponsor list, as does The Framing Factory and the Bendigo bank. Pay particular notice to the Bendigo - they are providing a good stiff cash prize and intend to acquire the image that wins it for display at their branch. They have money - smile at them.
There are a lot of other people worth smiling at - the Shire of Kalamunda also wants to acquire the photo that wins their cash prize and the rules seem to be pretty fair - photographers get credit and retain copyright for their images. Gem Camera Club will also treat the entrants fairly.
The best way to enter this is to go to the website of the Gem Camera Club - that will fetch it first up on Google - and download their entry form. They do stipulate that the prints must be of a suitable size and they give dimensions on the form, and they ask for a jpeg image as well to deal with promotions and publication. It is all straightforward.
Last year I was privileged to go up to the Zig Zag Cultural Center and see the exhibition of the prints - Camera Electronic gave a prize last year as well - and I was immensely impressed with the standard of the pictures and the way that the Center and the Gem people presented them. This is a good show and is accessible to all.
Note: I mentioned the Photography Workshops near the end of the exhibition period - these will be held at the seminar rooms adjacent to the Zig Zag Gallery. They will be on Saturday, October 6th and Sunday October 7th.
The presenters are pretty experienced - I see that Mark Stothard, Paul Dowe, Neal Prichard, Richard Woldendorp, and Dylan Fox will be talking about their shoot management and workflow. These are very successful landscape photographers. And I must not forget that Tony ( Old Hickory) Hewitt will also be speaking - he is a master photographer.
These workshops will cost a bit - $ 190 for both days or $ 110 for a single day. Bookings are essential - go over to the Gem site now and see what they have to offer.