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If you have every tried to photograph a child moving you will know it isn’t easy. They are constantly moving and doing something. On this occasion we were in the park and my son was running back up to the top of a slide. I was trying to capture it all and thought the steps were an interesting backdrop. It was in the shadows so I was forced to have a slow shutter speed anyway and this is what I managed to capture. It certainly shows his movement.
When ever my son sees this image on the computer he says “They are my shoes” (he is three years old).


Lilydale Upper Falls

Lilydale Upper Falls

I took this image in 2007 and then did nothing with it. Last month I was searching through my back catalog of images and came across this shot so I finally processed it. It was processed with Silver Efex Pro and then I did some final processing in Lightroom. I am glad that I never actually processed this image when I took it because I never would have made it look like this back then. My taste and processing has changed considerably over the last 8 years and I am glad it has.

The Drum – Issue 92 March 2015

The March issue of the Drum is up on the club website.
There are articles on Lightroom, the “lots of” evening, the exhibition opening, and Photography – a love story. Plus we have the winners from the January “lots of” competition and results of the first Facebook competition.

Please enjoy.

The Drum – Issue 91 February 2015

The February issue of the Drum is now up on the club website. It is full of information of upcoming events plus articles on the January club meeting and a night photography workshop.

Please enjoy!

The Drum – Issue 90 January 2015

The first issue of The Drum for the year has been published!

In this issue we have the winners of the Robert and Dorothy Mackrill Trophies plus the winner of the President’s Trophy.

Please enjoy!

The Drum – Issue 89 December 2014

The latest issue of The Drum has been published for December. It features articles on the recent TPF Meeting (page 6), and an interview with Jason L Stephens (page 14).

Each issue of The Drum is a lot of work to put together. Sourcing and writing articles, editing and changing the layout to suit. It is a big effort, but it is also very rewarding to see the finished product.

With the silly season well upon us this latest issue became much more difficult to finish. With some rather late nights in the last week I was able to bring it all together. January’s issue will be done on a tight time constraint as I don’t want to be wrapped up in that issue over the festive period. Then February will be under a lot of pressure. My wife is expecting our second child in early January, so life in our household will change dramatically.

As with most things time will tell how everything pans out.

I hope that everyone who reads this latest issue will enjoy it.

The Drum – Issue 87 October 2014

The latest issue of The Drum has recently been published for October. This issue has been the biggest I have put together. It features articles on Anne O’Connor (recently awarded MFIAP), Luke Reid (guest speaker for September), and the first part of the Ibarionex Perello interview (The Candid Frame).

I truly feel that this publication is reaching a new standard in quality. I no longer refer to it as a newsletter, but rather call it a magazine. It is taking more work to complete each month. The end result is something I am truly proud of and I hope that everyone who reads it will enjoy it.