Our AGM started with a brief formal meeting where the existing committee was re elected for another year, a great vote of confidence in the hard working members who have helped make LCCP one of the leading amateur photographic groups in Sydney.
As part of the AGM proceedings, our ever hard working Secretary, David Edmonds was made a Life Member by popular assent of the members and Committee. David has held the Secretary's position for over 10 years and his dedication and commitment to the club has been outstanding. Well done David.
Following the AGM we were treated to not one, but two special presentations.
Michael Stevens demonstrated the simple Artist's easel he has made as a temporary display stand for his many finished prints. Using the easel, you can display your prints for a brief time with a simple way to change them around without having to frame and fix prints to a wall.
Our second Presentation was in two parts. Jim Crew demonstrated a home made lens he has made using an old set of bellows, some PVC waste pipe, a few "aperture" plates and a single lens element. An example is shown above. Jim demonstrated how the simple lens can be used as a creative tool in image making. Obviously Jim has too much time on his hands, but for those with a desire to experiment, making a simple lens can be a lot of fun.
The second part of Jim's presentation centred around the use of Photographic language. Using several examples of the photographic language terms and a brief outline of Gestalt Theory we were presented with example images and the audience was asked to identify the language used. An interesting and thought provoking night that everyone enjoyed.