A BIG year of photography came to an end recently when the Gympie Camera Club held its break-up.
The end-of-year celebration was held with a presentation of members' best works in a competition setting at the Gympie Regional Art Gallery.
Three judges a John and Gay Edwards and John Marshall a were invited to view and score each photograph in their three presentation categories, small and large photographs and projected images.
Members entered photographs that had earned praise during the 2011 monthly competitions.
On the night, Ben Stoffl won the Keith Waser Memorial for best monochrome print with Andalusian Scene, and the Champion Print of the night was awarded to Adam Randell for his photograph, Incoming.
The Gympie Camera Club meets at Nash Street Art Gallery on the first Tuesday of each month for photo presentation and judging, the third Monday of the month at 7.15pm for a practical night and there is an outing on the second Sunday of the month.
Tuesday meetings host a judge invited to view photographs and give some practical advice about composition, lighting, aspect, mood as well as technical advice.
There are three levels within the the competitions a A Grade for the most experienced, B Grade includes most members and C Grade for those people new to photography. Each month involves a set subject as well as an open section.
In February this year, the subject is Reflections a both urban and rural; in March it's Nature; April is all about Tree/s and also includes an open monochrome section.
The club's first outing of 2012 was to Mother Mountain Rock Pools on January 8. Members converged on the still waters and recorded a myriad reflections. If you are interested in photography, the Gympie Camera Club is always happy to welcome new or prospective members. …