Evaluation Night - 6th and final

Flowers in Motion by Graeme Dobbs

It is always wonderful to see the sheer variety of images our club members bring to our Evaluation Nights. Did members react to the photographs in some definite way, absolutely!

Besides the inevitable suggestions to ‘crop’ images, something we should be careful about, there was plenty of healthy and constructive feedback. As always, a number of members were encouraged to conduct a little bit of post processing and bring the image back to another evaluation night.

Below is just a small sample of the images shared on the night.

Looking for dinner, Brian Menzies

Porto in layers, John Chapman

Evaluation Night No 5 September 6th

For this evaluation night, we were fortunate to have as our guest evaluator, Analia Paino, who is a Portrait Photographer and a member of the AIPP. Analia made a point of giving feedback on every image presented and offered many meaningful comments and suggestions for the members present. Again we had a bumper crop of expressive and creative images.

Guillemots on The Edge (c) Michael Smyth 2018

Evaluation Night No.4

Mike Sea was our facilitator for the evening, our fourth evaluation night of the year. I have to say I tip my hat to Mike, his first time at our club and he chose to try something completely new.

 Just for fun by Rosemary Foster

Just for fun by Rosemary Foster

Mike gave each member a number from 1 to 8 and then asked us all to get up and sit with fellow members with the same number. Each group was then then given a card with words like composition, storytelling, and aesthetics.  As Mike selected an image he asked each group to comment on the image based on the words on their card. Talk about getting audience participation, genius!

Sadly - and I mean this in a positive way - members submitted over 70 images and the format had to be adjusted or we would have been there till midnight! 

Mike is used to judging at clubs who still do competitions, so presenting at Lane Cove was a refreshing experience for him and member feedback at the end of the evening was very positive.

Tonights format was excellent and got us talking, thank you so much.
— Steve Mullarkey

Below - and above - is a small selection of the images submitted by our members on the night. Clicking on the image will enlarge into a lightbox. 

Clump of trees by Linda Cotterill

Evaluation Night 31st May

Our May evaluation night was another night of exploration of creative ideas and images from our members.  Ably handled by our facilitator, Brian Menzies, we had some wonderful images on show.

One of the strengths of Lane Cove Creative is the in-house knowledge and experience we can draw on to to discuss and suggest improvements to the images being presented.

The images presented ranged from a series of images using a slow shutter speed technique by  Rosemary Foster to a stark commentary on the developments at Barangaroo, by Mike Cave

Abstract image by Rosemary Foster

Barangaroo image by Mike Cave

Evaluation night 5th April with Gavin Perry

Thursday the 5th of April saw our second evaluation night of the year and the chance to give our co-webmaster, Gavin Perry a chance to act as our mentor for the evening.  As usual with LCCP members we had a bewildering array of different and creative work on display and Gavin handled the evening with flair and confidence, offering some constructive comments on each image and managing the input from the members in a timely fashion. To best utilise the feedback and commentary from the group, many members are now providing different versions of their work to help with the discussion of where they should take their vision.  Here are two examples from the night of the finished images.

Bicycles (c) David Edmonds 2018

Armenian Landscape (c) Suzanna Harroothunian 2018

Evaluation Night #1

Flower for Diane (c) Steve Mullarkey 2018

Our first Evaluation night for 2018 was a great success, with a wide variety of creative and intriguing images on show, several from new members and several from members who are new to printing. 

Our in-house Evaluator gave each image some worthwhile and constructive comments, with additional input from the members present.  As usual, some images created a variety of opinion and discussion, with alternative processing and compositions suggested for the photographer to consider.   Congratulations to all who participated in the night.

Evaluation Night October 5th

 Floral Skeleton (c) 2017 Margaret Miller

Floral Skeleton (c) 2017 Margaret Miller

Another Evaluation night for our members and visitors was held on October 5th.  This night the mentors were Jim Crew and Michael Smyth, with lots of valuable input from members and some lively discussion.  Once again there was a great variety of creative work on display, with a positive atmosphere of cooperation and mutual appreciation of the efforts and thought put into the works.

Evaluation night 20th April

 The Secret Garden (c) Jacci Schipp

The Secret Garden (c) Jacci Schipp

Our evaluation night again brought out a wide range of interesting and creative images for discussion.  Members are producing more and more interesting images and we had a good series of discussions.  The image above, by Jacci Schipp was a succinct reminder of what is happening to Sydney - the encroachment of high rise living into the heart of the city.  

First Evaluation Night for 2017

Thursday night the 9th February saw our first evaluation night for the year and if this is anything to go by, we are in for a bumper year.  We had a massive number of prints and projections to view and discuss and our good friend and now LCCP member Steve Mullarkey (see Steve's work at www.stevemul.com.au) had his work cut out as moderator for the night.  We also had a number of new members and visitors on the night who all seemed to enjoy the friendly ambience and relaxed attitude of our members.  

Once again we had a wide diversity of ideas and images on view, one of the most interesting is this composite by Almitra Hill that wowed the members with its imagination and creativity.

(c) Almitra Hill 2017

Evaluation night 1st December with Bruce Baker

Thingvellir Church, Iceland (c) David Edmonds 2016

For our last evaluation night of the year we were privileged to have our good friend Bruce Baker to moderate the discussions.  We had one of the best panels of work to view for the whole year and again there was a great variety of images on view.  This demonstrates the diversity of Lane Cove Creative member's work.  One of the most interesting images of the night was this one of the church at Thingvellir, Iceland by David Edmonds.  This church is located in the valley formed by the continuation of the junction of tectonic plates that runs across Iceland.  This is also the location of the annual parliament meeting which commenced in the year 930 AD.

July Evaluation Night

Lilly (c) Ron Bullions 2016

July 28th was our second Photo Challenge for the year and the theme was Close up and Macro.  With the advent of Digital imaging and varying sizes of sensors and resolutions, the definition of a Macro image as being life size on the film plane is no longer relevant.  Following on from our presentation earlier this year, members produced a variety of creative and inspiring images.  The image above, by Ron Bullions generated a lot of favourable comment.

Evaluation night

Morning Flight (c) Ron Bullions 2016

Our latest evaluation night was held on June 16th and once again we had a wide variety of images and ideas to discuss.  Lane Cove Creative promotes a collaborative approach to image making and the evaluation nights are important in providing a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas.  Often members will bring images that are not fully resolved and seek input from the members present.  We also encourage members to pursue their own interests and passion in making images.  The most important thing is for people to make images that they are passionate about and not to create images for other people.   

Evaluation Night

For our latest Evaluation night we were privileged to have well known local artist Robyn Ross to act as our moderator.  Robyn has exhibited internationally and as well as producing her own work, also teaches and participates in workshops.  Find out more about Robyn here...

Once again we had a wide variety of work presented for discussion.  Robyn was very generous with her time and made some very worthwhile suggestions for improvements to the presented works.  As usual we had some lively discussion and positive critiques of the work on view.

Evaluation Night

Lift Reflections (C) Ron Bullions 2016

Our second evaluation night of the year saw a great many more images presented for discussion.  Our guest Evaluator for the night was Steve Mullarkey, who led the discussions with many of his helpful insights.  Steve's website is here...

Many new members presented images and came away from the evening with new insights and suggestions for improving their image making. 

Evaluation Night

Our first evaluation night of the year was a little low on numbers, but high on quality.   Michael Haylen was our guest evaluator  for the night and a good general discussion was had amongst those present.  Her eis a selectiuon of the images presented:

Images by, top row:  Deb Mooney, Diane McKenzie and  Rodney Campbell

Second row: Sandy Lollback, Almitra Hill and Faye Williams  all images (c) 


Evaluation Night No 5

Despite a cold night and wet weather a large group turned out for our latest evaluation night, moderated by our expert guest, Susan Buchanan (see Susan's profile here) from Northside Creative Photography and Nebuli Arts Group.

A wide variety of prints and digital projected images were submitted for discussion and evaluation.  A lively discussion ensued over several of the images and a lot of good discussion and feedback was provided to the participating photographers.

Lane Cove Creative continues to lead the way in creative image making and we are seeing more and more diverse and experimental images with a strong bias towards personal expression.

Our next Evaluation night is on August 27th

 Chain Reaction by Michael Smyth

Chain Reaction by Michael Smyth

Evaluation Night No 2

Our guest presenter for our second evaluation night of 2015 was Michael Haylen, a Sydney based photographic artist, an image maker with experience grounded in science and sculpture. he is qualified and experienced in Earth Science Geology, Environmental Science, Philosophy of Science and aesthetic practice together with Fine Arts and Sculpture.

Another night and another great collection of images from our members, here is just a sample of what was on display this evening.

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If you are not a member and want to develop your photographic skills contact us today to learn more.