NCP is a group of enthusiastic photographers. We welcome visitors at our meetings, and there is no pressure to join.
If you wish to participate in events such as competitions, workshops and outings, you need to become a member.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month except January.
7.30 for 8pm start. Entry fee of $2 per person.
Lindfield Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Pacific Highway & Provincial Rd Lindfield.
|Sat 18 June||Outing: Cape Banks – Organisers : Don Gould / Doug Sinden
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|Wed 6 July||Open Competition. Judge: Len Metcalf|
|Wed 20 July||Presentation by Peter Elfes – “The Green Desert”
Judging of Photo Rally (Click here for details)
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PRESENTATION Wed 20th July
”The Green Desert”. Lake Eyre and the challenges of aerial photography.
Growing up in Sydney, Peter Elfes developed a strong connection with the art of photography from an early age, influenced and inspired by his photojournalist father.
Peter has a personal dedication to people and nature as the subjects of photographic essays, and an enthusiasm for the value of the photographic medium in highlighting the importance of preserving natural heritage around the globe.
Peter’s prize-winning “The Green Desert” exhibition and book document his journey across Lake Eyre and the Tirari Desert in South Australia, featuring aerial images that capture the abstract beauty of the Australian outback with the arrival of water into the Lake Eyre basin. Peter wanted to document the transformation that occurs in this stark and arid land, from the barren landscape of an ancient world, into the brilliantly colourful oasis it becomes with the arrival of water.
Peter has been a professional photographer for 35 years. In 2011 he was awarded first prize in the Plein Air Photographic Competition for the best landscape photograph taken within NSW over the past three years. His works are featured in private and public collections in Australia and overseas, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Powerhouse Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
“To me photography is an art in observation
I see the abstract forms of nature,
like nature’s poetry and the more time I spend in nature,
the more I understand her poetry.”
Peter’s presentation will focus mainly on the five years he spent documenting Lake Eyre and some of the related technical challenges with aerial photography.
Have a look at Peter’s stunning images on his website: http://www.peterelfesphotography.com/