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CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY



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Wednesday 12 September 1945  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY FOR CANBERRA
At a well attended meeting of photographic enthusiasts held at the 2CA Theatrette last night, it was decided to form a club, which will be called the Canberra Photographic Society. It will hold regular meetings, show screenings of different films and discuss photographic matters generally. The chair was taken by Mr. Ewen McKinnon, who explained the advantages of the club and also gave details of his experiences in photography over the last 30 years. Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday and at next month's meeting a color film of Canberra, as well as talkies, will be shown. Subscription rates were fixed at £1/1/ for men, 10/6 for ladies and juniors under 21 and 5/ for school students.

The following officers were elected: President, Mr. B.W. MacKinnon; vice-presidents, Mr. D. Downing and Miss Steed; Hon.Secretary, Mr. K. Carnall; Hon.Treasurer, Miss Joy Nott; and committee, Messrs. Norsa, Stevenson, Dinnerville and Miss D. Cox.



October 1945  Page 470 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
We welcome the latest of camera clubs to “arrive”, which is at Canberra, with scheduled meetings for the first Tuesday in each month. Both still and movie adepts will be catered for and the Society will be glad to welcome photographic visitors to the Capitol City.

The first officers are: President: Mr. E.W. McKinnon, Vice-President; Mr. D. Downing and Miss Steed; Hon.Secretary; Mr. K. Carnall, 3 Corroboree Avenue, Ainslie, Canberra.




Wednesday 17th October 1945  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

On Sunday the Canberra Photographic Society conducted its first field day near Black Mountain. Conditions were ideal and some excellent scenes were secured. The judging of the prints will take place at the next meeting of the Society.



November - December 1945  Page 537 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On the 4th December Architecture was the subject for competition, resulting:
A GRADE: l, Miss M. Steed; 2, C.S. Christian; 3, K. Carroll.
B GRADE: 1, W. Howe; 2, Michael Norsa; 3, G. Conolly.

Sgt. M. Ahearne gave a lecture on “Basic Principles of Photography”. From his criticism of the prints and at “Question Time” when everyone asked questions, quite an amount of useful information was gained by all members.




February 1946  Page 57 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Another successful meeting was held in February, when Mr. C.S. Christian judged the set subjects: Animal Studies and Still Life. The following awards were made:
ADVANCED OR SENIOR: Animal Studies: 1, K. Carnall; 2 and 3, K. Dinnerville.
BEGINNERS: 1, M. Norsa; 2, Miss Margaret Read; 3, M. Norsa.
STILL LIFE — ADVANCED: 1 and 2, K. Carnall; 3, Miss Steed.

The Wollongong Camera Club forwarded a folio of prints for criticism and the idea created a good deal of interest, this being the first occasion that outside prints had been received




Wednesday 6th February 1946  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Animal studies and still life were among the exhibits presented for competition at the meeting of the Canberra Photographic Society last night and all the prints were of high quality.

The winners were:
ADVANCED OR SENIOR: Animal Studies: 1, K. Carnall; 2 and 3, K. Dinnerville.
BEGINNERS: 1, M. Norsa; 2, Miss Margaret Read; 3, M. Norsa.
STILL LIFE — ADVANCED: 1 and 2, K. Carnall; 3, Miss Steed.

A folio of prints was received from the Wollongong Camera Club for criticism; they included some fine work.




March 1946  Page 146 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
At the March meeting, “Picnic Scenes” and the monthly set subject, “Road Scenes”, were displayed.
ADVANCED “Picnic Scenes”: 1, C.S. Christian: 2, Miss Steed; 3, C.S. Christian.
BEGINNERS “Picnic Scenes”: 1 and 2, W. Howe.
ADVANCED “Road Scenes": 1 and 3, C. S. Christian; 2, Miss Steed.
BEGINNERS “Road Scenes": 1, W. Howe; 2, M. Norsa; 3, G. Conolly.

Maxwell Ahearne judged the prints and lectured on “Portraiture” by artificial light. Miss Grimsley acted as model during the lecture. W. Howe screened some interesting 8mm Kodachrome reels of holiday scenes and of the Camera Club’s recent outing.




April 1946  Page 160 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Competition for April “Child Studies”, advanced section: 1 and 3, K. Dinnerville; 2, Miss Steed. Beginners: 1 and 2, W. Howe; 3, Miss Reid.

Dr. Nicholson, who acted as judge for the competitions, also gave a lecture on Photographing of Insects, demonstrating with pictures taken by himself; also his methods of obtaining good pictures were explained to an interested audience.




May 1946  Page 210 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Another successful meeting was held on 7th May, when Sgt. Swan, of the R.A.A.F., judged the monthly set subject “Landscape”. The winners in the senior section were: 1, “Sun Valley” C.S. Christian; 2, “Sylvan Beauty” G. Barlin; 3, “Light and Shade" K. Carnall. In the beginners section; 1, M. Norsa; 2, W. Howe. As Sgt. Swan could not separate the remaining prints, no third prize was given. Members are eagerly looking forward to the lecture to be given by Mr Walter Burke on the 14th May. The general public have been invited and the evening should prove very interesting.



Tuesday 14th May 1946  Page 3 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

To-night at the 2CA Theatrette, Mr. Walter Burke FRPS, who for more than 40 years has been Editor of the Australian Photographic Review, will present "Continental Cameos", a series of lantern slides of Continental interest taken during his visit overseas. A brochure printed by Kodak Ltd. of a series of Canberra photos taken by Mr. Burke is a splendid portrayal of the national capital.



Wednesday 22nd May 1946  Page 6 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Inclement weather postponed the field day which was to have been held last Sunday. Members will be advised the date of the next outing. An exhibition of salon prints by Mr. Walter Burke FRPS, will be held at the 2CA Theatrette next Sunday, commencing at 9am and the pictures will be on display until 9pm. These pictures were taken by a small camera and enlarged to salon size. They are outstanding as examples of good photography. Interest is keen for next month's subject, portraits and members have been making contacts with different "models" to sit for their portraits. Some good results should be achieved.



Thursday 23rd May 1946  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTO EXHIBITION
Mr. Walter Burke FRPS, whose advice has proved of assistance to enthusiasts of the Canberra Photographic Society, will hold an exhibition of salon prints at the 2CA Theatrette next Saturday, from 9am to 9pm. The pictures, which were taken by a small camera, demonstrate the effects that may be obtained by enlargement to salon size, provided the subject matter and the photography itself is of good standard.



June - July 1946  Page 264 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Society held another of its successful meetings when "Portraits”, the set subject for June, was judged. The winners in the senior section were: 1 and 3, K. Dinnerville; 2, G. Barlin. Beginners: 1, G.Conolly; 2, M. Norsa; 3, W. Howe.

Sgt. Swan, of the R.A.A.F again acted as judge and his lecture afterwards on local distance and lenses was much appreciated.

Many new members have joined up and the Society now has a membership of thirty-five after only eight months in existence.

Just recently Mr. Walter Burke FRPS, visited the Society and gave a lecture (accompanied by lantern slides) on his visit overseas just prior to the war. Both his talk and subject matter of the slides proved both entertaining and instructive and was gratefully appreciated by a large audience.

Mr. Burke also kindly loaned the Society 158 salon prints of his “One-man Exhibition” and these prints enabled the Society to conduct the first photographic exhibition ever to be held in Canberra. These magnificent pictures created a great deal of interest and showed just what could be accomplished with a small camera in the hands of a good photographer. We thank both Mr. Burke for the loan of the pictures and Kodak Ltd. for its kindly assistance in forwarding them to us.

We have suffered the loss (only temporary, of course) of three prominent members, who have departed on official business — Mr. C.S. Christian, leading a research party in Central Australia; Miss May Steed, on the staff of the Australian Legation in Washington and Mr. R. Powning, on research work for the C.S.I.R. in Queensland.

We would like to thank the Melbourne Camera Club for the welcome extended to one of our members who recently visited Melbourne on holidays.




Thursday 4th July 1946  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Some of the finest prints of the year were exhibited at the monthly meeting of the Canberra Photographic Society on Tuesday night, according to Mr. M. Aherne, who judged the entries. Winning exhibits will be displayed at J.B. Youngs Ltd., Kingston.

Awards were: Open Section, Seniors - K. Carnall 1, K. Dinnerville 2, G. Barlin 3. Open Section, Beginners W. Howe 1, W. Howe 2, P. McGrath 3. Field Day ("Tree Studies)- G. Barlin 1, K. Carnall 2, K. Carnall 3.



Wednesday 31st July 1946  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Members of the Canberra Photographic Society are finding this month's subject, "Speed and Action", very difficult. Bad photographic weather has been a prime factor, particularly for snow scenes. Some members have only next weekend to complete their pictures in time for the competition. Should footballers, tennis players, hockey players or other sporting people be asked to pose for action shots this week end their co-operation would be appreciated. Mr. Fred Bareham will be the judge and lecturer for this competition. Mr. John L. Davies, of Kingston, is offering a trophy for competition. The Canberra Photographic Society expects shortly to hold an exhibition of prints to enable the public to obtain an appreciation of the quality of the work.



August 1946  Page 383 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The entries for the “Open” subject for the July competition proved to be the best submitted by members since the Society’s inception. Many new members submitted prints of high quality and the standard of work has improved out of sight, and the Judge, Maxwell Ahearne, expressed his satisfaction at this state of affairs. The following awards were made:
SENIOR: OPEN: 1, K. Carnall; 2, K. Dinnerville; 3, G. Barlin.
BEGINNERS: OPEN: 1 and 2, W. Howe; 3, P. McGrath.

Photographs made on the Field Day outing were also judged, the subject being “Trees”, and resulted as follows: 1, G. Barlin, 2 and 3, K. Carnall.

Members are eagerly looking forward to the next outing. The High Commissioner for the United Kingdom, Mr. E.R. Williams, has become a member of the Society and Mr. Kimber, private secretary, is also joining the ranks.

A folio of prints has been forwarded to the Wollongong Camera Club for criticism, and I would like to express our thanks to that Club and their Secretary, Mr. B. Jessop, for the interest they have shown and the help given to us during and since our formation.




Wednesday 7th August 1946  The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Explaining that the subject, "Speed and Action", was a difficult one, the judge (Mr. F. Bareham) at a meeting of the Canberra Photographic Society last night congratulated members on producing excellent results. The following awards were made: Senior section: K.B. Dinnerville, 1: W.A. Jessop 2, K. Carnall 3; beginners section: W. Howe 1 and 2. P. McGrath 3.



Wednesday 22nd August 1946  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

MOVING PICTURE OF CANBERRA COMPETITION
The Hon.Secretary of the Canberra Photographic Society (Mr. K. Carnall) announced yesterday that Capitol Theatres Ltd. had donated a £10/10/- prize for the best moving picture of the year, to be competed for within the next 12 months, by Society members.

Either 16mm, 8mm or 9.5mm films may be used.

The pictures will be judged on continuity, story matter and presentation. Second and third prize winners will also be given prizes while Capitol Theatres Ltd. have also promised to screen the winning picture. Mr. J.L. Davies, Mrs Chandler, Scotts Hardware Store and Mrs Wilkinson have donated prizes for still photographers.

The prizes will be presented at the annual general meeting in September.

The Society will hold an exhibition of the work of its members within the next few months.

Miss May Steed, who is at present in America, has joined the New York Camera Club and in a letter to the Canberra Hon.Secretary, states that the work of the Canberra Photographic Society is equal to that of the New York Club.



September 1946  Page 445 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
“Speed and Action” proved a very difficult subject for the August competitions, as bad weather precluded the securing of any outstanding speed shots.

Prizewinners were:
SENIORS: 1, K. Dinnerville; 2, W.A. Jessop; 3, K. Carnall.
BEGINNERS: 1 and 2, W. Howe; 3, P. McGrath.

Capitol Theatres Ltd. has presented a £10/10/- prize for the best moving picture of the year in 16mm, 8mm or 9.5mm. They have also promised to screen the winning picture at their theatres.

Within the next few months the Society proposes to hold a members exhibition. The Exhibition will be opened by Mr. E.R. Williams, High Commissioner for the United Kingdom.

A folio of prints was received from the Wollongong Camera Club. Criticism was also received from that club on prints forwarded by this Society.




Thursday 5th September 1946  Page 5 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Many excellent prints were presented on the subject "Floral and Decorative" at the final meeting of the year, held on Tuesday night.

The judge (Mr. Pomeroy) praised the exhibits and explained where improvements could be made.

The awards were: Senior section, W.A. Jessop 1 and 2 and K. Carnall 3. Beginners section: W. Howe 1, P. McGrath 2 and 3.



October 1946  Page 481 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The monthly meeting was held on Tuesday 2nd September when entries for Floral and Decorative were judged. Mr. Pomeroy (ex R.A.A.F,), who acted as judge, remarked on the quality of the prints submitted and had no difficulty in awarding 1st and 2nd prize to W.A. Jessop, both prints being outstanding; 3, K. Carnall. Beginners: 1, W. Howe; 2 and 3, P. McGrath. The general meeting is to be held on the 24th September, when the first anniversary of the Society will be celebrated. Very shortly the Society will hold an exhibition of members work in the 2CA Theatrette and a large attendance of the public is anticipated. Increased membership is expected during the coming year, as great interest is being shown in the activities of the Society.

It is desired to correct an error in respect of the above society. The Society’s address should read: Hon.Secretary, K. Carnall, Canberra Photographic Society, 3 Corroboree Crescent, Ainslie, Canberra, A.C.T.




November 1946  Page 512 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The annual general meeting of the Canberra Photographic Society was held on 24th October, when a well-attended open gathering met together to make the evening a successful social one as well as a business one. The five judges who had officiated during the year, met to choose the best picture of the year in both the Senior and Beginners section. Mr. C.S. Christian’s “Sun Valley” was their final choice in the Seniors and W. Howe’s “Bubbles” gained the Beginners prize. The highest number of points during the year in the senior’s was won by K. Dinnerville with 32 points, while W. Howe again won the beginners section with 45 points. Monthly awards were also presented to the various winners by the President.

The office bearers for the ensuing year are as follows: President, E. Mackinnon; Vice-Presidents, Miss M. Steed, R. Stevenson; Hon.Secretary, K. Carnall; Hon. Treasurer, W. Howe.

The annual report disclosed that membership totaled 35 and a balance of £l5 would be carried forward.

The first meeting of the new year was held on Tuesday 1st October, when “River Scene” was judged by Mr. Maxwell Ahearne. The winners in the Senior section were: 1, G. Kimber, “Molonglo from the Weir”; 2, K. Carnall, “Still Waters”; 3, G. Barlin, “Rough Passage”. Mr. Kimber, who has only been interested in photography for about twelve months, is to be congratulated on a particularly pleasing picture.

During the evening the President welcomed Mr. H.H. Hill, visual education and photo-recording expert from Kodak Ltd., who later demonstrated the new 16mm Sound Kodascope, screening a program which included “Highlights and Shadows”, illustrating the manufacture of all Eastman Kodak products.




December 1946  Page 576 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The monthly meeting of the Canberra Photographic Society was held on Tuesday 5th November, when the competition for “Person or Persons at Work” was judged by Mr. Fred Bareham. Apparently it was found difficult to discover people actually at work in Canberra, for the number of entries proved to be very small as compared with those for all our previous competitions. First and second places were gained by K. Carnall, with K. Dinnerville in third and fourth. Mr. Bareham gave an excellent talk on composition and its basic principles, this proved very instructive.

Owing to difficulties regarding the hall for our proposed Exhibition, it has been decided to postpone the event until early next year. Members were looking forward to it, but can now concentrate on producing more pictures for the big event.

The Canberra Photographic Society would welcome any member from other societies, or those interested in photography who might be in Canberra on the first Tuesday of the month, particularly if he comes prepared to say a few words on any photographic topic which he would like to offer our members. Furthermore, if such an enthusiast is desirous of making the trip specially on our account, accommodation could be arranged with one of our members.

The War Memorial will be the meeting place for the next field day, when it is hoped that some good indoor shots will be obtained.




Friday 6th December 1946  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Many excellent exhibits were presented at the meeting of the Canberra Photographic Society held on Tuesday evening when the subject "Open" was judged by Mr. E. Mackinnon.

The following awards were made: K. Carnall's "Sunlight and Shadow" 1; J. McKenzie's "St. Paul's" 2; G. Kimber's "Yellow Box" 3; W.A. Jessop's "Trodden Snow" 4; W.A. Jessop's "Horse Power" 5.

During the evening Mr. Maxwell Ahearne gave a lecture on print finishing and negative control.

The society welcomed back Mr. Christopher S. Christian, who has returned after leading a research party in Central Australia.

The society will not meet in January owing to the Christmas vacation but both competitions for still life and portraits will be held in February.



January 1947  Page 52 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Canberra Photographic Society held its monthly meeting on 3rd December, when the “Open” subject was judged by Mr. E. Mackinnon, the President of the Society. Results: 1, K. Carnall; 2, J. McKenzie; 3, G. Kimber; 4 and 5, W.A. Jessop. During the evening Maxwell Ahearn lectured on print and negative control. This was followed by a group discussion on various topics and problems that members have experienced in their recent activities. Congratulations to the Wollongong Camera Club on its Second International Exhibition.



Tuesday 4th February 1947  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The Canberra Photographic Society will be resuming activities to-night when the subjects, Still Life and Portraits, will be judged. During the evening two Canberra models will assist members by posing, both for portraits and beach wear.

Miss May Steed, vice-president, at present with the U.N.C. in America, has created a good impression with her fellow members of the New York Camera Club. In an extract from the bulletin of the New York club: "She has us drinking shandygaff and eating out of her hand, that Miss Steed. Her name is May, but Percival Wilde calls her "Austrylia" for short. Dr Kreuder, who does not often invite girls over to see his etchings, got out all his bromoils to show to her. We pore over her photographs of Canberra and her Australian periodicals. Australia could have sent no better one-woman army to capture the camera club.



Monday 10th February 1947  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

CANBERRA PRINT WINS PRIZE IN AMERICAN CONTEST
Copies of the prize winning print by Miss May Steed, a well-known camera enthusiast in the Canberra Photographic Society and whose work recently aroused favorable comment at the annual show of the Camera Club of New York have arrived in Canberra.

The print, "Australian Pastoral", was the only one of the show reproduced by the "New York Sun". It is typical of Miss Steed's fine work while in the ACT. It is one of a group of three selected by the committee for hanging from this photographer.

In a letter to the Hon.Secretary of the Canberra Photographic Society (Mr. Carnall), Miss Steed described how she visited the exhibition one day to find her best exhibit had apparently been "stolen", because it had been removed from the wall and none of the executive seemed to know just where it was.

News was received that the photograph had been removed from its place for processing and it duly appeared in the paper columns some days later, bringing a touch of pride to Canberra enthusiasts who remember Miss May Steed as a foundation member of the local club and a touch of home to many, more Australians who are making new homes in the United States.

Miss May Steed is a member of the United Nations Staff and is expected back in Canberra before the end of 1947.



March 1947  Page 164 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Owing to the holidays no meeting was held in January, but competitions for both January and February were judged on 4th February. The set subjects, “Still Life” and “Portraits”, attracted large entries and some excellent prints were received. The awards were as follows:
PORTRAITS: 1, K. Dinnerville; 2, K. Carnall; 3, W.A. Jessop; 4, K. Dinnerville; 5, G. Kimber.
STILL LIFE: 1, K. Dinnerville; 2, W.A. Jessop; 3, K. Dinnerville.

The judge (Mr. F. Boreham) spoke highly of the quality of the prints.

During the evening two lovely models were introduced to the members, who had all brought their cameras along. Lights were set up and the two models posed for portrait and beach wear studies. Members had the opportunity of studying the effects of various lighting arrangements and the lessons learned should prove a big help in the future.

C.S. Christian projected and commented on some Kodachrome slides taken during his recent research trip to Central Australia.




Wednesday 2nd April 1947  The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

A difficult subject. "A study at night", was the topic at the meeting of the Canberra Photographic Society last night.

Members were asked by the lecturer, Mr. Pomeroy, to give reasons for choosing their exhibits.

The awards were: K. Dinnerville 1 and 3, W.A. Jessop 2, K. Carnall 4 and 5.



May 1947  Page 238 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Another successful meeting was held on Tuesday 4th March, when prints for the “Open” were submitted; also prints of the two models taken at the previous meeting, when they posed for portrait and beach-wear studies and for instruction to members on various lighting effects.

The judge for the evening, Mr. J. Pomeroy, handled the criticism of the prints very capably. The following awards were made:
OPEN: l, Mrs. L. Cooper; 2, C. Bennett; 3, R. Stevenson; 4, G. Barlin; 5, K. Dinnerville.
FIGURE STUDY: l, W. Howe; 2 and 3, G. Barlin; 4, K. Dinnerville; 5, R. Powning.

During the evening Mr. Pomeroy demonstrated, by the use of different negatives, the methods of reducing. This proved very instructive to all members.

Several members are successfully pursuing their photographic activities overseas, whilst among recent members enrolled we have R. Harvey and G. Brooks from the A.C.C.

The regular monthly meeting was held on Tuesday 1st April, when the prints for the competition “Night Study” were judged by the members present. They were requested to give criticism on the various prints and reasons why they had selected them for awards. Later on, the lecturer, Mr. J. Pomeroy, gave his selections, which varied very little from the placings given by the members.

The placings were: 1, K. Dinnerville; 2, W.A. Jessop; 3, K. Dinnerville; 4 and 5, K. Carnall. Then followed a general discussion on the prints and this proved particularly interesting to all concerned.




Wednesday 7th May 1947  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The subject, "Souvenir of a Holiday", was judged by Mr. Max Ahearne at the monthly meeting of the Canberra Photographic Society last night.

The following awards were made: G. Kimber 1, K. Carnall 2, G. Kimber 3, K. Dinnerville 4, and K. Carnall 5.

Mr. Ahearne concluded the evening with instruction on the use of lighting for portraits, using two live models to illustrate his points.



June 1947  Page 339 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Canberra Photographic Society held its monthly meeting on Tuesday 6th May, when the subject, “Souvenir of a Holiday”, was judged by Maxwell Ahearne. The following awards were made: 1, G. Kimber; 2, K. Carnall; 3, G. Kimber; 4, K. Carnall; 5, K. Dinnerville. A number of prospective new members were introduced to the meeting by the President and they were given a warm welcome. During the evening Mr. Ahearne demonstrated and lectured on “Lighting of the Model”, assisted by two local lasses who, later, acted as models for members who brought along their cameras and endeavored to put into practise what they had learned during the lecture.

Mr. H. Hill, a representative from Kodak Ltd., gave a very interesting lecture to the Society at a special meeting on Wednesday 23rd April. The subject, “What Development Does”, proved very informative and members were amazed at the action of various chemicals during the course of development.

Mr. Hill disclosed a thorough knowledge of his subject, whilst later on in the evening he gave very capable replies to the many questions asked.




Wednesday 4th June 1947  Page 6 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The usual monthly meeting of the Canberra Photographic Society was held on Tuesday night when Mr. John Haig judged the monthly subject "open" in conjunction with the portrait studies taken at our previous meeting. The following awards were made.

"Open", K. Dinnerville, K. Carnall, equal first; W.A. Jessop, third; G. Barlin, fourth; W.A. Jessop, fifth; Portraiture, G. Kimber, 1; K. Carnall, 2; C. Bennett, 3; G. Barlin, 4; K. Dinnerville, 5.

About 30 prints were submitted in the competitions. Many visitors were welcomed, including Mr. Bob Jessop, Hon.Secretary of the Wollongong Camera Club, who made a special visit to Canberra. Mr. Jessop gave a brief outline of the activities of the Wollongong Camera Club.



July 1947  Page 400 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The monthly meeting was held on Tuesday 3rd June, when the “Open” subject for the month, together with the prints taken at a previous meeting at which models posed for portrait instruction, were judged by John Haig. The portrait studies were rather poor, but several “Open” competition entries were very good. The awards were as follows; OPEN SUBJECT: l, K. Carnall and K. Dinnerville; 3, W.A. Jessop; 4, G. Barlin; 5, W.A. Jessop. PORTRAIT SECTION: 1, G. Kimber; 2, K. Carnall; 3, G. Barlin; 4, C. Bennett; 5, K. Dinnerville.

A welcome was extended to Mr. Bob Jessop, Hon.Secretary of the Wollongong Camera Club, who outlined the activities of his Club. He also gave a brief survey of the Salons conducted by them and the advantages gained by giving their members an opportunity of seeing outstanding pictures. A vote of thanks was accorded Mr. Jessop for his very interesting talk. Afterwards, Mr. Jessop gave excellent criticism on the many prints submitted.




Wednesday 2nd July 1947  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The Canberra Photographic Society held its meeting last night when the competition, landscapes, was judged by Mr. J. Pomeroy. Many excellent prints were, submitted. W.A. Jessop was awarded first prize, with K. Carnall and K. Dinnerville equal for second. A field day is to be held on July 13, at 10.30 am and members are asked to communicate with the Hon.Secretary if they can make the trip.



Thursday 7th August 1947  Page 3 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The Canberra Photographic Society held its meeting on Tuesday night, when the competition, "Clouds" was judged by Maxwell Ahearne.

The following awards were made: K. Dinnerville 1, Charles Bennett 2, K. Carnall 3. W.A. Jessop 4, K. Carnall 5.

Max Ahearne gave a demonstration of negative "intensifying" with negatives that had been under developed.



September 1947  Page 482 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The regular monthly meeting was held on Tuesday 1st July, when the competition subject “Landscape” was judged by J. Pomeroy. Many fine prints were submitted, but the winning print by W.A. Jessop was outstanding. The awards were as follows: 1, W.A. Jessop; 2, K. Carnall and K. Dinnerville (equal); 4, K. Carnall; 5, K. Dinnerville. During the evening, each member was issued with a number and before making the awards the judge called a number and the member with that number had to give his criticism on a particular print. After each print had received criticism, the judge gave his awards and pointed out where, in his opinion, the members were right or wrong. The idea enabled the members to give their opinion and then to learn what was required in the making of a picture.

At the society’s usual monthly meeting on Tuesday 5th August, the competition subject, “Clouds”, was judged by Max Ahearne. The awards were as follows: 1, K. Dinnerville: 2, Charles Bennett; 3, K. Carnall; 4, W.A. Jessop; 5, K. Carnall.

During the evening, Max Ahearne gave a lecture on intensification and by a practical demonstration with weak negatives, illustrated how negatives could be improved.

On the 23rd August club members, their wives and families had a field day at the district “London Bridge”. Unfortunately, good photography was not possible, as during the afternoon rain intervened and caused a hurried departure.




Thursday 25th September 1947  Page 3 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The annual meeting of the Canberra Photographic Society was held on Tuesday when the financial position was reported to be sound.

Office-bearers elected were President, Mr. E. Mackinnon; vice-presidents, M. Steed, R. Stevenson; Hon.Secretary, K. Carnall; Hon.Treasurer, W. Howe, auditor, R. Harvey; committee, K. Dinnerville, J. Pomeroy and C.S. Christian and joint committee, K. Dinnerville, Miss V. Hodge and W. Howe.

During the evening Mr. Keast Burke gave an illustrated lecture in early photography. He also judged the best pictures of the year and awarded the Basil Roberts trophy to K. Carnall for "Light and Shadow", The John L. Davies trophy for the highest points of the year was also won by K. Carnall.




Wednesday 29th October 1947  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

K. CARNALL'S SUCCESS IN PHOTOGRAPHY
The high standard of work now being achieved by members of the relatively junior Canberra Photographic Society is reflected in the latest triumph of Mr. Keith Carnall, Hon.Secretary of the local group of enthusiasts who recently won an award in a nation-wide contest conducted by a well-known camera supply company.

His sole entry, "Sunlight and Shadow", exhibited on several occasions in Canberra shop windows, was one of 24 prize winners among 956 prints in the competition.

Two examples of his work have been included in the current issue of "Contemporary Photography", including an interesting exercise entitled "Dice".




November 1947  Page 596 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On Tuesday 23rd September, the Canberra Photographic Society held its 2nd Annual General Meeting. Mr. Keast Burke ARPS, made a special trip from Sydney to judge the best picture of the year and to deliver two lecturettes, entitled respectively “How Modern is Modernism" and “Photographic Humor”. Suitable slides illustrated his talks, which were well received and much appreciated.

From the many fine prints submitted, he selected “Sunlight and Shadow” by K. Carnall, as the best picture of the year. Mr. Burke’s comments on the various prints were constructive and most helpful.

The “John R. Davies Trophy” for the highest number of points throughout the year was also won by Mr. K. Carnall with 58 points. Mr. B. Roberts presented the trophy for the best print of the year.

Election of office-bearers for 1947: President, Mr. E. Mackinnon; Vice Presidents, R. Stevenson and Miss Mary Steed; Hon.Secretary, K. Carnall; Hon. Treasurer, W. Howe; General Committee, K. Dinnerville, J. Pomeroy, G.S. Christian, W.A. Jessop; Prints Committee, K. Dinnerville, W. Howe, Miss Val Hodge; Auditor, R. Harvey.



SILHOUETTE
K. CARNALL

Highly Commended
Picture of the Year 1947
Canberra Photographic Society



SUNLIGHT AND SHADOW
K. CARNALL

Picture of the Year 1947
Canberra Photographic Society




Saturday 6th December 1947  Page 6 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

During the week the Canberra Photographic Society held its meeting, when the open subject was judged by Maxwell Ahearne.

The following awards were made:
SENIORS: K. Dinnerville 1, K. Carnall 2, Mrs M. Cooper 3, K. Dinnerville 4 and G. Kimber 5.
BEGINNERS: R. Howlett 1, Alfred Clegg Redpath 2, R. Howlett 3.

During the evening Max Ahearne, conducted a photographic quiz between teams led by C.S. Christian and E. Norsa, which resulted in a win for E. Norsa's team.


The society intends holding its first exhibition of pictures at the 2CA Theatrette during February.

A cine competition is to be conducted amongst members for the £10 trophy donated by Capital Theatres Ltd.



Thursday 8th January 1948  Page 5 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

CINE FILM CONTEST IN CANBERRA
The second cine-competition organized by the Canberra Photographic Society will be held this year, entries for which close on 31st July.

Films in 16mm, 8mm and 9.5mm on open subjects by amateurs of the Canberra Photographic Society are eligible.



February 1948  Page 104 - The Australasian Photo Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The regular meeting for January was held on Tuesday 6th, when the monthly competition, "Open", was judged by Maxwell Aheame. The awards were as follows:
SENIORS: 1, K. Dinnerville; 2, K. Carnall; 3, Mrs M. Cooper; 4, K. Dinnerville; 5, G. Kimber.
BEGINNERS: 1, R. Howlett; 2, Alfred Clegg Redpath; 3, R. Howlett.

During the evening a photographic "Quiz" was compered by the judge between teams captained by C.S. Christian and E. Norsa. The latter's team won by two points.

The Society is holding an exhibition of its work, as well as pictures from other sources, from 23rd February to 28th February inclusive, in the 2CA Theatrette.




Wednesday 4th February 1948  Page 3 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Two competitions, CHILD STUDIES and OPEN, were decided at a meeting of the Canberra Photographic Society last night. Mr. A.R. Peters judged the exhibits.

SENIORS, CHILD STUDIES: G. Kimber 1, J. Pomeroy 2, K. Carnall 3, G. Barlin 4, W.A. Jessop 5.
SENIORS, OPEN: Mrs Cooper 1, J. Pomeroy 2, G. Kimber 3, K.B. Dinnerville 4, G. Kimber 5.

BEGINNERS, CHILD STUDIES: Alfred Clegg Redpath 1 and 2, R. Howlett 3.
BEGINNERS, OPEN: Alfred Clegg Redpath 1 and 3, R. Howlett 2 and 4.

The society will hold an exhibition from 23rd to 28th February.




Wednesday 11th February 1948  Page 3 - The Canberra Times (ACT)

The Canberra Photographic Society will hold its First Exhibition in the 2CA Theatrette, commencing Monday 23rd February, until Saturday 28th February. Official opening by the Rt. Hon. E.J. Williams, High Commissioner for the United Kingdom, on Monday 23rd February, at 8pm. Other Feature Pictures on loan from Kodak Ltd., J.P. Carney, R. Boddington (Melbourne), "Sun-Herald" Feature Service, "Daily Telegraph", Department of Information, R.A.A.F. and Photographic Society of New South Wales.


Rt. Hon. E.J. WILLIAMS
HIGH COMMISSIONER

for the United Kingdom




Monday 23rd February 1948  Page 3 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTO EXHIBITION OPENING TO-NIGHT
The first exhibition of the Canberra Photographic Society, which is to be opened to-night by the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom (Mr. E.J. Williams) at the 2CA Theatrette, will contain 209 prints by local enthusiasts as well as exhibits from the Griffith Camera Club and from the Photographic Society of New South Wales.

The exhibition also contains outstanding new pictures from America, as well as panels by leading Australian newspapers and the Department of Information.

Aerial photographs by the RAAF of Canberra bring another aspect to the exhibition which is one of the most interesting seen in Canberra.



Tuesday 24th February 1948  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The first exhibition of the Canberra Photographic Society was held at the 2CA theatrette last night and revealed a standard which, was exceptionally high and should prove the, forerunner of more exhibitions.

Opening the exhibition the High Commissioner for the United Kingdom (Mr. E.J. Williams) said he believed the work compared favorably with that, of the Army and Air Force he had seen in England during the war years when he was associated with the Department of Information.

The president of the society (Mr. E. Mackinnon) said that the society had only been in operation three years and remarkable progress had been made during that time. Competitions were held monthly. Beginners would receive advice from experts who were familiar with every branch of the art.

Saying that he was more than surprised at the quality of the work, Mr. Williams said it was amazing what could be done by a person behind a camera.

Detailing the rapid improvement made in camera technique during the war years he said that the best photographers had undertaken flying visits over Europe.

The war speeded up technical or stethescopic photography. By its means an accurate picture could be obtained.

The position of the derricks at every dock in Europe were photographed and any changes noted, he said.

Mr. Williams praised the work of the society and said he believed there was scope for expansion. Mr. Williams said that he believed the camera was one of the greatest inventions of the age and doubted if affairs could be carried on as efficiently without it. It assisted in culture and in industry and. short circuited so much. It could produce what the normal eye could not visualize.

The exhibition was easily the most comprehensive ever undertaken in Canberra and surprised most of the large crowd which attended last night.

The main attraction was the work of local members, which covered practically every aspect of Canberra life and landscape.

More than 250 photos were displayed and also panels, loaned for the occasion by Kodaks Ltd., RAAF, N.A. Boddington, "Sun-Herald" Picture Service, "Daily Telegraph" Feature Service, Department of information, United Kingdom Information Department, American News Feature Service and Wollongong Camera Club.



     


Saturday 28th February 1948  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION IN A.C.T. SUPPORTED
Public interest in the exhibition of the Canberra Photographic Society at the 2CA theatrette had exceeded all expectations, said the Hon.Secretary (Mr. K. Carnall) last night.

More than 800 persons had attended in five days.

Mr. Carnall said he believed the exhibition had achieved its object of encouraging photography as indicated by the number of inquiries received.

There is little chance of the exhibition being extended as a number of pictures must be returned to Sydney and Melbourne immediately.



Wednesday 3rd March 1948  The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The subject, Still Life, was judged by Maxwell Ahearne at the meeting of the Canberra Photographic Society last night and the following awards were made:
SENIORS: C.S. Christian 1 and 2, John Pomeroy 3, C. Bennett 4, W.A. Jessop 5.
JUNIORS: Alfred Clegg Redpath 1.

During the evening the judge gave a lecture on contrasts, both negative and paper.



WOODED HILLSIDE
W.A. JESSOP




Wednesday 7th April 1948  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Last night the Canberra Photographic Society held its meeting when the open subjects were judged by Mr. Fareham and the following awards were made: SENIORS: Mrs Cooper 1, C.S. Christian 2 and 5, K. Carnall 3 and 4; BEGINNERS: Alfred Clegg Redpath 1, T.J. Webb 2, R. Howlett 3, G. Bale 4 and 5.

During the evening Mr. A. Winter gave a lecture on gamma which was much appreciated.

A field day will be held at Uriarra on 18th April, leaving the 2CA theatrette at 10.30am. Members taking part are asked to notify the Hon.Secretary by Friday.



May 1948  Page 240 - The Australasian Photo Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The recent exhibition conducted by this Society proved a great success.

It was officially opened by the Rt. Hon. E.J. Williams, High Commissioner for the United Kingdom, who stated in his address that he was amazed at the quality and variety of the work displayed and that he believed that it compared favorably with many Army and Air Force photographs he had seen in England during the war years, when he was associated with the Department of Information.

The exhibition was easily the most comprehensive undertaken in this city, the main attraction being the work of local members, which covered practically every aspect of Canberra life and landscape.

The Society wishes to express thanks to those who came to its assistance in forwarding along prints for display.

The monthly competition subject "Open" was judged by F. Bareham. Many fine prints were submitted and the awards were as follows:
SENIORS: 1, Mrs M. Cooper; 2, C.S. Christian; 3 and 4, K. Carnall; 5, C.S. Christian.
BEGINNERS: 1, Alfred Clegg Redpath; 2, J. Webb; 3, R. Howlett; 4 and 5, G. Bale.

During the evening Mr. A. Winter gave a lecture on "Gamma", which was much appreciated by the members.

On Sunday 18th April, the Society held a field day at Uriarra Crossing. Members and their families had an enjoyable picnic day, combining the search by members for the perfect landscape with the picnic atmosphere.



Rt. Hon. E.J. WILLIAMS
HIGH COMMISSIONER

for the United Kingdom




Wednesday 2nd June 1948  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIES
Last night the Canberra Photographic Society held its monthly meeting when the competition subject, "Open", was judged by Mr. Maxwell Ahearne. Many fine prints were submitted and it was with difficulty the following awards were made: SENIORS: "Silent Waters", K.B. Dinnerville 1, "His First Apple", K. Carnall 2, "Canberra Colonade", J. Henshaw 3, "Eternal Conflict" J. Pomeroy 4, "Church", K. Dinnerville 5. BEGINNERS: "Adventurers" Alfred Clegg Redpath 1, "Molonglo River", Alfred Clegg Redpath 2.


ADVENTURE BOUND
C.S. Christian




July 1948  Page 362 - The Australasian Photo Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
At the monthly meeting held on Tuesday 4th May, the competition subject, "Landscape", was judged by Mr. Christopher S. Christian. A number of new members (six) was welcomed to the meeting.

The awards were as follows: SENIORS: 1, K. Dinnerville; 2, W.A. Jessop; 3, G. Kimber; 4, K. Carnall; 5, J.Pomeroy. BEGINNERS: 1, J. Webb; 2, W. Howlett; 3, J. Webb.

During the evening, Mr. Christopher S. Christian gave a lecture on "Elements of Pictorial Photography" and stressed as his main points (1) Pictorial Quality, (2) One Principal Idea or Expression, (3) Certain Amount of Contrast, (4) Picture Must Balance and Hang Together.

Each member was asked to select what he considered were the six best prints and to explain his choice. Afterwards, Mr. Christopher S. Christian gave his selections accompanied by comments on all prints submitted.

At the monthly meeting held on Tuesday 1st June, in the 2CA Theatrette, the "Open" Competition was judged by Maxwell Ahearne. The awards were as follows:
SENIORS: 1, K. Dinnerville; 2, K. Carnall; 3, J. Henshaw; 4, J. Pomeroy; 5, K. Dinnerville.
BEGINNERS: 1 and 2, Alfred Clegg Redpath.

A general print discussion followed.

In a letter received from May Steed, a member of the Australian Mission to the U.S.A. and now a visiting member of the New York Camera Club, she gives her experiences in processing hundreds of Kodachrome and Ektachrome transparencies of her travels in America and Canada. Also she has been elected on the Print Committee of the New York Camera Club.




Friday 13th August 1948  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

CINE COMPETITION MAY BE EXTENDED
The cine competition, organized by the Canberra Photographic Society, may be extended to enable other photographers to compete.

The judges will decide if additional entries are permissible. It is understood that two photographers had almost completed their entries before running out of film. Stating that some of the photography had been good, one judge would not comment further on the entries viewed.




September 1948  Page 545 - The Australasian Photo Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Society held its usual monthly meeting on Tuesday 3rd August, when the "Open" competition was judged by Maxwell Ahearne.

Following are the awards: 1, G. Kimber; 2, J. Pomeroy; 3, Alfred Clegg Redpath; 4, K. Carnall; 5, J. Henshaw.

A pleasing feature of the awards in the senior section was the improvement displayed by both Alfred Clegg Redpath and J. Henshaw who, early in the year, were exhibiting in the beginners section.

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 14th September, in the 2CA Theatrette, commencing at 8pm. Members of other societies visiting Canberra will be welcomed.




Thursday 16th September 1948  Page 3 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

One of Australia's internationally-known photographers, Mr. Clarence B. Young, is at present in Canberra, recording in color the beauty of spring.

Mr. Young, who is an associate of the Royal Photographic Society and the Photographic Society of America, selected the print of the year at the annual meeting of the Canberra Photographic Society on Tuesday.

The winning print was by Mr. Christopher S. Christian who was awarded the John L. Davies trophy. The B.R. Roberts trophy for yearly competition was won by Mr. K.B. Dinnerville and the junior section by Mr. Alfred Clegg Redpath. Mr. W.A. Jessop won the R.S. Stevenson prize.

The cine competition was awarded to Miss E Holt.

Office-bearers are President, Mr. Christopher S. Christian; vice-presidents, Mr. J. Pomeroy, Miss May Steed; Hon.Secretary, Mr. K. Carnall; Hon.Treasurer, Mr. Alfred Clegg Redpath; committee, Messrs. K.B. Dinnerville, W.A. Jessop, G. Kimber, E. Norsa and print committee Mrs Cooper, Messrs. K.B. Dinnerville and J. Hungerford.



September 1948  Page 545 - The Australasian Photo Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On Tuesday 14th September, this Society held its Annual General Meeting in the 2CA Theatrette.

The office-bearers for 1948-49 are as follows: President, C.S. Christian; Vice-Presidents, J. Pomeroy, Miss May Steed; Hon.Secretary, K. Carnall; Hon.Treasurer, Alfred Clegg Redpath; Print Committee, K. Dinnerville, Mrs Cooper, J. Sanderson; General Committee, K. Dinnerville, E. Norsa, W.A. Jessop.

Mr. Clarence B. Young ARPS, APSA, visited Canberra at the invitation of the Society to judge the best picture of the year. This award was won by C.S. Christian's "Dockside". The following members received HC's for their prints: G. Kimber, K. Carnall (2), C.S. Christian and W.A. Jessop.

The R.L. Stevenson Trophy was won by W.A. Jessop.

Mr. K. Dinnerville won the trophy for the highest points of the year (33), with K. Carnall second (31).

Mr. Alfred Clegg Redpath won the highest points of the year in the Beginners Section (41).

During the evening, Mr. Young screened some of his outstanding color transparencies, a screening much appreciated by members. In conjunction with the screening, Mr. Young gave members some good advice on exposures, etc., as well as answering many questions on color photography.

The President (Mr. C.S. Christian), on behalf of the Society, expressed thanks and appreciation to Mr. Young for his judging and the excellent evening's entertainment provided by the showing of his color transparencies.




October 1948  Page 592 - The Australasian Photo Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On Tuesday 14th September, the Canberra Photographic Society held its Annual General Meeting in the 2CA Theatrette.

The office-bearers for 1948-49 are as follows: President, C.S. Christian; Vice-Presidents, J. Pomeroy, M. Steed; Hon.Secretary, K. Carnall; Hon. Treasurer, Alfred Clegg Redpath; Print Committee, K. Dinnerville, Mrs. Cooper, J. Sanderson; General Committee, K Dinnerville, E. Norsa, W. Jessop.

Mr. Clarence B. Young ARPS, APSA, visited Canberra at the invitation of the Society to judge the best picture of the year. This award was won by C.S. Christian’s “Dockside.” The following members received HC’s for their prints: G. Kimber, K. Carnall (2), C.S. Christian and W. Jessop.

The R.L. Stevenson Trophy was won by W. Jessop.

Mr. K. Dinnerville won the trophy for the highest points of the year (33), with K. Carnall second (31).

Mr. Alfred Clegg Redpath won the highest points of the year in the Beginners Section (41).

During the evening, Mr. Young screened some of his outstanding color transparencies — a screening much appreciated by members. In conjunction with the screening, Mr. Young gave members some good advice on exposures, etc., as well as answering many questions on color photography.

The President (Mr. C.S. Christian), on behalf of the Society, expressed thanks and appreciation to Mr. Young for his judging and the excellent evening’s entertainment provided by the showing of his color transparencies.




Wednesday 20th October 1948  Page 6 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

FILM SCREENING
Films produced by Miss E. Holt and Mr. E. Norsa will be screened by the Canberra Photographic Society at the 2CA Theatrette next Tuesday.

The films were judged first and second in a competition for a Capitol Theatres Ltd. trophy.

Miss Holt's production covers a tourist excursion to Alice Springs and Mr. Norsa's film, in color, depicts life in Canberra. Portion of his film deals with an urgent appendicitis operation at the Canberra Community Hospital.


DOCKSIDE
C.S. Christian
CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
PICTURE OF THE YEAR




Monday 15th November 1948  Page 3 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

CINE EXHIBITION TO-NIGHT
Winning entries in the Canberra Photographic Society's cine-competition will be filmed to-night at the 2CA Theatrette.

They are "Trip Through Central Australia", by Miss Holt and a film by Mr. E. Norsa on Canberra activities.

The latter film includes unusual shots of an operation at the Canberra Community Hospital.

Other documentary and comic films from the National Library will complete the program.


C.S. Christian




January 1949  Australasian Photo-Review - Page 56

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
At the November meeting the monthly competition subject, “Hands”, was judged by Mr. Keith Carnall. Many excellent prints of this difficult subject were submitted and the awards were as follows: 1, J. Pomeroy; 2, C.S. Christian; 3, J. Pomeroy; 4, C.S. Christian; 5, Mrs. Cooper.

During the evening a demonstration of retouching was given by Mr. K. Carnall and Mr. C.S. Christian. Mr. Carnall demonstrated with pencil and watercolor and Mr. Christian with oils.

A recommendation was made to members to forward more prints to the A.P.-R. competitions for necessary criticism.




February 1949  Australasian Photo-Review - Page 72

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The December competition subject "Open" provided a difficult task for the judge, Mr. W.A. Jessop, before he could finally decide on the winning prints. An excellent number of entries was received and many fine pictures were on display. The awards were as follows: l, "Harbour Morning" (C.S. Christian); 2 (equal), "Harvest Power" (J. Pomeroy), "O'er Hill and Dale" (C.S. Christian); 4, "Quiet Afternoon" (C. Bennett); 5, "Are We Safe?" (Mrs M. Cooper).

During the evening, Mr. W.A. Jessop gave an excellent lecture on "Filters - Their Uses and Effect on Various Colors". With the aid of a projector, he demonstrated how color rendition could be improved by the use of certain filters; also, how incorrectly used filters could give the adverse effect.

We can safely recommend Mr. W.A. Jessop to any society or club who may desire his services as a lecturer, particular in view of the fact that his lecture was voted to be one of the best yet delivered before this society.




Thursday 3rd February 1949  Page 5 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The Canberra Photographic Society held its usual monthly meeting on Tuesday when the competition subjects, "Open" and "Street, Road or Track Scene" were judged by Mr. K. Dinnerville.
The awards were:
SENIORS: K. Carnall 1 and 2 and J. Webb 3 and 4.
BEGINNERS: R. Howlett 1 and 2.


During the evening Mr. Dinnerville gave a demonstration in the making of an enlarger, using his own enlarger as a model. He explained how they could be made cheaply by using scrap material. The method of enlarging was demonstrated, the various processes explained.

Members displayed keen interest in the demonstration as instanced by the number of questions asked.



March 1949  Australasian Photo-Review - Page 186

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Owing to the holidays, no meeting was held in January, but on Tuesday 1st February, a large number of members, together with many prospective new members attended the first meeting in the New Year when the competition subject, "Street, Road or Track" scene, was judged by Mr. K. Dinnerville. The awards were as follows:
SENIORS: 1 and 2, K. Carnall; 3 and 4, J. Webb.
BEGINNERS: 1 and 2, R. Howlett.

During the evening, Mr. Dinnerville gave a demonstration on how to make an enlarger by the use of scrap materials. Using his own enlarger as a model he explained how the cost could be kept to a minimum.

Then followed a demonstration by Mr. Dinnerville on his methods of enlarging, dodging, diffusion, etc.; this proved very interesting and somewhat enlightening to the audience.



FOREST MIST
C.S. Christian




Wednesday 6th April 1949  Page 6 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The Canberra Photographic Society held its monthly meeting last night in the 2CA Theatrette when the competition subject "Pattern or Texture" was judged by Maxwell Ahearne.

During the evening the President (Mr. C. Bennett) introduced Mr. Miller of the Sydney Camera Club who displayed stereoscopic color slides.

Due to what was thought by many a difficult subject, less prints than usual were submitted but the quality of the prints were maintained.

The winning print by G. Hawken was a particularly fine effort, being the first print submitted by him.

The awards were as follows: G. Hawken "The Intruder" 1: K. Dinnerville "The Crocus" 2: K. Carnall "Pattern" and K. Dinnerville "Harrow Pattern" 3: and C. Bennett "Flight" 5.

During the evening various prints were submitted by members for general criticism with the judge, Maxwell Ahearne as the final adjudicator on the merits of the individual prints.



June 1949  Australasian Photo-Review - Page 389

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The March open competition, for which a number of excellent prints were submitted, was judged by G. Kimber. The awards were as follows: 1, W.A. Jessop; 2, E.A. Saxon; 3, K.B. Dinnerville; 4, W.A. Jessop; 5, K. Carnall. Beginners: 1 and 2, R. Howlett.

For the April "Pattern or Texture" competition, Maxwell Ahearne acted as judge. Later he conducted a photographic "quiz" session by forming two teams. With twelve questions, each answered correctly, the No. l team missed the thirteenth question, which was answered correctly by the No. 2 team, who thus won the "quiz" by one point. The competition awards were as follows: l, G. Hawken; 2, K. Dinnerville; 3 (equal), K. Dinnerville and K. Carnall; 5, C. Bennett.

The winning print, a particularly good effort, was the initial entry of G. Hawken, a newcomer to the Society.

Mr. Miller, of the Camera Club of Sydney, was a welcome guest and displayed some very excellent color transparencies. He also gave a short address on the activities of his club.

For the May "open" competition the Society was very fortunate to receive a visit from two well-known personalities in the photographic world, Leo and Molly Lyons. The Society held a field day at the Cotter River, at which Mr. and Mrs Lyons attended as guests of the Society. Unfortunately a full muster of members could not be made, but quite a number made the trip, which was enjoyed by all. During this outing we had the good fortune to meet Albert Chambers, who also was visiting Canberra during a photographic tour. Both Mr. and Mrs Lyons went to great pains in explaining to members how to make successful "against-the-light" shots and the methods of approach to successful "landscapes".

Our guests enjoyed a visit to Mt. Stromlo Observatory on Monday, where the Director, Dr. Woolley, explained how the giant telescope was used for viewing and making photographs of sunspots and stars.

Tuesday night saw the judging by Leo and Molly Lyons of the monthly "Open" subject. Unfortunately, the standard was not as high as usual, but a number of fine prints were submitted. The awards were as follows: 1, G. Hawken; 2, G. Kimber; 3 and 4, K. Carnall; 5, K. Dinnerville. During the evening Mr. Lyons gave a very fine lecture on pictorial photography and explained that Canberra offered excellent opportunities for that branch of work. He also displayed many of his exhibition pictures, which were much admired.

Summing up, the Society members found Mr. and Mrs Lyons a charming couple, very friendly and only pleased to pass on to members useful hints that should go a long way to improve their photography. We only hope it will be our good fortune to receive another visit from them in the near future.



AS THE MOON RISES
C.S. Christian




Wednesday 8th June 1949  The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Last night the Photographic Society held its monthly meeting when the competition subject, "Against the Light", was judged by Mr. B. Jessop, from the Wollongong Camera club. Many fine prints were submitted, but none, according to the judge, was up to international standards, although generally speaking, the technical quality was excellent.

The awards were as follows:

ONCE UPON A TIME: W.A. Jessop 1; "Afternoon Stroll", K. Dinnerville, 2; "Autumn Adventure", K. Dinnerviile, 3; "Winter Sunlight", Miss Val. Eustace, 4; "Little Wanderer", W.A. Jessop 5. FIELD DAY — SET SUBJECT: K. Dinnerville 1, H. Collis 2.

During the evening Mr. Jessop gave a talk on preparing the print for exhibition. Technical quality was first choice, with subject matter and composition next in order.

America was more inclined towards 20 x 16 size-prints, but the general size overseas tended towards 10 x 12 and 15 x 12 prints. Exhibitions, particularly with overseas entries give local exhibitors an idea what is really needed for really top-class work.



THE EXPLODING WAVE
C.S. Christian



THE ROAD AHEAD
C.S. Christian




Thursday 7th July 1949  Page 3 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Awards for the open competition conducted by the Canberra Photographic Society, were announced yesterday.

The decisions were made on popular vote and Mr. W.A. Jessop, acting as adjudicator, handled the criticism prints.

The prize winners were: K. Dinnerville, "River Flat", 1; K. Dinnerville, "Valley Pasture", 2; K. Carnall" "Canberra Landscape", 3 and H. Collis and W.A. Jessop 4.

At a meeting on Tuesday night the Detroit Exhibition, consisting of 32 prints, was presented for exhibition.




August 1949  Australasian Photo-Review - Page 524

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On Tuesday 7th June, the Society welcomed Mr. Bob Jessop, Hon.Secretary of the Wollongong Camera Club, who was visiting Canberra during a holiday caravan tour with Mrs Jessop and family.

Mr. Jessop was asked to judge the monthly competition subject "Against the Light" and the awards were as follows: l, W.A. Jessop; 2 and 3, K. Dinnerville; 4, Miss Val Eustace; 5, W.A. Jessop.

The July Open Competition was judged by popular vote, with Mr. Bill Jessop (no relation to Bob) acting as "compere" for the criticisms offered on the various prints after the awards were announced. Results were: l and 2, K. Dinnerville; 3, K. Carnall; 4, W.A. Jessop and H. Collis (equal).

During the evening the Detroit Traveling Exhibition from U.S.A. was viewed by the members. All agreed that the prints were of excellent quality and technically perfect. A vote of thanks was accorded Kodak Ltd. for making the Exhibition available to us.



GRAIN
C.S. Christian



SUNSET SHADOWS
C.S. Christian



A SHADOW AND HIS DOG
C.S. Christian




September 1949  Australasian Photo-Review - Page 593

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The usual monthly meeting was held on Tuesday 2nd August, when the competition subject "Portraits" was judged by Mr. C. Durham, of the Survey Squadron, R.A.A.F., Fairbairn.

The winning print was outstanding and received much favorable comment from the judge. The awards were as follows: 1, K. Dinnerville; 2, C. Bennett; 3 (equal), G. Kimber (2); 5, C. Bennett.

During the evening the micro-film of the Royal Photographic Society's Exhibition was projected by R. Stevenson. The innovation of the micro-film opens a very wide field and enables photographers all over the world to view this particularly fine selection of pictures in the comfort of their own club rooms.

Mr. W.A. Jessop, a local member, screened a number of 8mm films taken by himself and depicting Canberra in its various seasons. His color work was really good, particularly the snow scenes at Mt. Franklin.

The annual general meeting of the Society will be held on Tuesday 6th September.



AFTERNOON STROLL
K.B. Dinnerville



ONCE UPON A TIME
W.A. Jessop




October 1949  Australasian Photo-Review - Page 654

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On Tuesday 6th September, the Society held its Annual General Meeting at the 2CA Theatre, when the following office bearers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Mr. C. Bennett; Vice Presidents, Mr. W.A. Jessop and Mr. R. Stevenson; Hon.Secretary, K. Carnall; Hon.Treasurer, Mr. Alfred Clegg Redpath; Auditor, Mr. A. Allison; General Committee K. Dinnerville, J. Webb, Miss Val Eustace, H. Collis; Print Committee, K. Dinnerville, H. Collis, Miss Val Eustace.

During the evening the President extended a welcome to Mr. and Mrs John P. Carney and Mr. and Mrs E. McNamara, of Griffith, N.S.W. and to Mr. J. Joshua, of Temora. Mr. Carney was visiting Canberra specially for the meeting to act as the judge for "The Picture of the Year" and to give a lecture to members. Mr. Carney gave the award as the best picture of the year to "Afternoon Stroll," by K. Dinnerville. Mrs Carney and Mrs McNamara donated two very fine trophies, which were won by Mr. G. Kimber and Mr. K. Carnall.

Later, Mr. Carney gave an excellent criticism on all the prints presented, accompanied by many humorous experiences of his early attempts at photography.

Both Mr. Carney and Mr. McNamara brought with them many beautiful color transparencies, which were projected by Mr. R. Stevenson, with explanatory comments by Mr. Carney during the screening. Super and a vote of thanks concluded a happy evening.

On Sunday 4th September, Mr. and Mrs Carney, Mr. and Mrs McNamara and Mr. Joshua were the Society's guests on a trip to Mt. Kosciusko by special bus. Plenty of snow gave the visitors and members every opportunity to obtain snow pictures.



Visitors from GRIFFITH at Canberra Photographic Societytaken by J.M. Joshua (Temora).




November 1949  Australasian Photo-Review - Page 722

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Canberra Photographic Society held its first meeting in the new year when the monthly competition subject "Trees" was judged on Tuesday 4th October. Mr. Cyril Jackson, of the Camera Club of Sydney, was to have judged the competition, but owing to illness was unable to make the trip. In his absence the judging was conducted by popular vote.

The awards were as follows: 1, Alfred Clegg Redpath; 2, W.A. Jessop; 3, G. Kimber; 4, W.A. Jessop; 5, K. Dinnerville.

During the evening members viewed the collection of pictures by the Portsmouth and Swansea (U.K.) Societies, loaned by Mr. S.H. Young, of Fairfield N.S.W. and forwarded by the courtesy of Kodak Ltd. These pictures were of excellent quality and the subject matter really good. Members commented that we were indeed fortunate to have the opportunity of viewing work of overseas photographers through the medium of traveling exhibitions.




December 1949  Australasian Photo-Review - Page 738

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On Tuesday 4th October the Society held its usual monthly meeting, when the competition subject "Landscape" was judged by Mr. H. Gilliland, of the Canberra Arts Society. The awards were as follows: 1, W.A. Jessop; 2, K. Carnall; 3, V. Sorocinski; 4, G, Kimber; 5, K. Dinnerville. After making his selection, Mr. Gilliland offered very helpful advice to all members who entered prints and later on in the evening gave a lecture on "Composition from an Artist's Point of View", which was much appreciated by all who attended.

A Field Day was held near Black Mountain on Sunday 20th November, when a full attendance of members rolled up.

Members of other societies who may be visiting Canberra within the next twelve months on business or holidays, are asked to contact the Hon.Secretary, K. Carnall, 3 Corroboree Crescent, Ainslie, Canberra. Phone Jl436, before or upon arrival. The Society will be happy to give every assistance,




Thursday 8th December 1949  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

On Tuesday the Canberra Photographic Society held its usual monthly competition meeting when the subject "Open" was judged by Mr. Gil Hawken, of the RAAF, Fairbairn. Quite a number of really good prints were entered and the judge had difficulty in arriving at the following awards: 1st 'Herringbone' by Alfred Clegg Redpath, 2nd 'Australian Landscape' by H.G. Collis, 3rd 'Pop Eye' by K. Dinnerville, 4th 'White Roses' by H.G. Collis, 5th 'Fag End' by G. Kimber.

Criticism given by the judge was particularly good, perhaps the best received by members for some time.

A new innovation was the introduction of a discussion group between members on various subjects appertaining to photography. Also prints not previously presented for competition were given individual criticism by each member.

No meeting will be held in January, but in February 'River Scenes' and 'Open' will be the competition subject for judging



Wednesday 8th February 1950  Page 6 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Last night the Canberra Photographic Society held its monthly competition when two subjects, River Scene, Seascape or Marine and Open, was judged by Mr. J. Mildenhall. A large number of excellent prints were submitted in both subjects.

The awards were as follows: River Scene, Seascape or Marine: The Haven, K.S. Dinnerville 1; Backwater, K.B. Dinnerville 2; Port of Call, W.A. Jessop 3; Quietude, W.A. Jessop 4; The Gleaming Lake, V. Sorosinkis 5; and Open: Sorrowful Joan, Alfred Clegg Redpath 1; The Sentinel, K. Carnall 2; The Country Lane, K.B. Dinnerville 3; Night Watch, J. Webb 4; Charm Dahlias, K. Carnall 5.

Mr. Mildenhall gave a very interesting talk on his early experiences of photography in Canberra and also in Central Australia, explaining difficulties that arise in the course of taking pictures.

The President (Mr. C. Bennett) thanked Mr. Mildenhall on behalf of the members for his judging and a very interesting talk.



February 1950  Page 107 - Australasian Photographic Review

FOREST FANTASY
C.S. Christian




March 1950  Australasian Photo-Review - Page 132

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On Tuesday 7th February, the Society held its monthly meeting, when two subjects, “River, Seascape or Marine” and “Open”, were judged by Mr. Jack Mildenhall. A large number of really excellent prints was submitted, making the task of the judge a very difficult one.

The awards were as follows;
RIVER, SEASCAPE OR MARINE: 1 and 2, K.B. Dinnerville; 3 and 4, W. Jessop; 5, V. Sorosinkis.
OPEN: 1, Alfred Clegg Redpath; 2, K. Carnall; 3, K. Dinnerville; 4, J. Webb; 5, K. Carnall.

During the evening, Mr. Mildenhall gave a talk on photography in the early days of Canberra and the many difficulties that had to be overcome. He also gave many useful hints on aerial photography and the troubles encountered during an aerial survey of central Australia.




March 1950  Page 163 and 179 - Australasian Photographic Review

THE INTRUDER
C.S. Christian


LIFE LINES
C.S. Christian




April 1950  Page 246 - Australasian Photographic Review

HOMEWARD RUN
C.S. Christian




May 1950  Page 298 and 303 - Australasian Photographic Review

PORT PIRIE
C.S. Christian


CONUNDRUM
C.S. Christian




June 1950  Page 395 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On Tuesday 2nd May, the Society held its usual monthly meeting when the competition subject “Portraits” was judged by Mr. J.M. Joshua, of Temora (N.S.W.). The awards were as follows: 1, K. Dinnerville; 2, Alfred Clegg Redpath; 3, J. Webb; 4, H. Collis; 5, C. Bennett. During the evening, Mr. Joshua gave one of the most instructive and comprehensive lectures on “Portraiture” that the Society has had since its inception. Mr. Joshua (who brought all his own equipment with him) kept no secrets back from the members and demonstrated how successful portraits could be taken with just one main light.

Other methods were demonstrated with additional fill-in lights and the effect provided by the judicious use of the spotlight. With the lights placed on the model, Mr. Joshua displayed beautiful portraits of his own making to show the effect on the finished picture of the various lighting positions.

Mrs. M. Jollife (nee Miss M. Johnson), an entrant in the recent “Miss Australia” quest, was a patient and gracious model. After the lecture, a battery of cameras was unleashed and members tried their hand at photographing the model by methods demonstrated by Mr. Joshua.

During the evening, the President took the opportunity of extending a welcome to a foundation member and former Vice-President, Mrs. Burton Wolcott (nee Miss May Steed), who has returned from America on a few month’s holiday. Mrs. Wolcott, now a member of the New York Camera Club, is President of the present committee there and hopes to take back to America on her return a portfolio of prints from various clubs and societies for exhibition at the New York Camera Club.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the President expressed thanks to Mr. Joshua for his judging of the “Portrait” competition and for the really fine lecture he had given.

In January the Society intends holding an International Salon in conjunction with the Federation Jubilee Celebrations and entry forms will be forwarded to all parts of the world.

The Secretary of the Salon, Mr. Alfred Clegg Redpath, has arrangements well in hand and a large entry is expected. Entry forms may be obtained from the Secretary, Canberra Photographic Society.




July 1950  Page 410 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On Tuesday 6th June, the Society conducted its usual monthly competition meeting when the subject “Open” was judged by Mrs. Burton Wolcott (nee May Steed), of the New York Camera Club.

A large number of prints greeted the judge and the awards were as follows; 1, K. Dinnerville; 2, H. Collis; 3, Alfred Clegg Redpath; 4, H. Collis; 5, J. Webb.

The first color transparency competition held by the club was also judged by Mrs. Wolcott, and awards were as follows; 1, Mrs. M. Cooper; 2, K. Carnall; 3, K. Dinnerville; 4, Miss J. Barnes; 5, H. Collis. The judge complimented members on the many excellent color slides submitted.

During the evening, Mrs. Wolcott screened about 100 slides taken in Vermont (Canada), New York, Rocky Mountains, Virginia and many other places of interest. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Vice-President (Mr. W. Jessop) congratulated Mrs. Wolcott on the excellence of her slides and expressed the thanks of the Society for her judging during the evening.

The first International Salon conducted by the Society will be held from the 24th to the 31st January 1951. This Salon is to be held in conjunction with the Jubilee of Federation celebrations and the Society would like to see a big representation from both Australian and overseas exhibitors. The closing date for prints is Saturday 2nd December 1950. Entry forms are being forwarded to clubs and societies, also to well-known exhibitors. Further entry forms are available from the Secretary.




July 1950  Page 437 and 441 - Australasian Photo-Review

PORTRAIT OF A WHITE COCKATOO
C.S. Christian


PASSING PARADE
C.S. Christian




August 1950  Page 476 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
On Tuesday 4th July, the Society held its usual monthly meeting when the competition subject “Still Life” was judged by Mr. C.S. Christian. The awards were as follows: 1, Alfred Clegg Redpath; 2, V. Soronsinkis; 3, H. Collis; 4 and 5 (equal), K. Dinnerville.

Mr. Christian spoke of the difficulties attached to “Still Life” photography and went on to explain that many photographers included too many distracting items in their subjects, whereas simplicity should be the keynote for which to strive.

Arrangements for the International Salon to be held in January 1951, are well in hand. The Salon will coincide with the Jubilee of Federation Celebrations and it is expected that many Australian photographers will forward entries. Entry forms are available from the Hon.Secretary, Canberra Photographic Society. The judges for the Salon are Mr. Keast Burke ARPS, Mr. C.B. Young ARPS, APSA, and Mr. C.S. Christian.



August 1950  Page 525 - Australasian Photo-Review




Thursday 3rd August 1950  Page 3 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Mr. H.C. Collis was successful in the open competition conducted by the Canberra Photographic Society at its monthly meeting last night. Mr. Collis named his print "Landscape". Other placings were C. Lonrandis (Journey's End), 2; K. Carnall (Tadpole Hunt) and Alfred Clegg Redpath (Fireside) equal 3; K. Dinnerville (Doubting Thomas) 4.

The judge was Mr. C. Durham, of the RAAF station at Fairbairn.

The use of filters was discussed at the meeting which later expressed good wishes to Mr. and Mrs C. Meyer, who were married on Saturday. Mrs Meyer, formerly Miss V. Eustace has been a member of the society for some time.

It was decided to hold the annual meeting of the society on 5th September.




Wednesday 23rd August 1950  Page 6 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Messrs. Leo and Mally Lyons, of Port Kembla, have agreed to judge the "picture of the Year" contest, to be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Canberra Photographic Society on September 5.

Both are among the outstanding photographers of Australia. Mr. L. Lyons will give a lecture and screen his own color slides during the evening.

The society is also planning a combined outing with the Goulburn Camera Club, to be held at Lake George.

A field day held recently at Mount Kosciusko proved highly successful.




September 1950  Page 585 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The usual monthly meeting was held at the 2CA Theatrette on Tuesday 1st August, when the Open competition subject was judged by Mr. Chas. Durham, of the R.A.A.F. Station, Fairbairn, A.C.T.

Many fine prints were submitted and the judge was impressed by H.C. Collis’s entry “Landscape”, which gained first placing. Chris Lourandis, a new comer, gained second place with a fine rendering of a dray wheel. Keith Carnall received equal third place with “Tadpole Hunt”, with Alf Redpath’s “Fireside”. Ken Dinnerville was fifth with “Doubting Thomas”. Ken’s model for this picture was much admired by both judges and fellow members.

Following the judging, a lecture was given by Mr. Durham on “Depth of Focus and Hyperfocal Distance”. With the aid of a blackboard, he illustrated many points about which the average photographer is not very familiar.

The marriage of club member Miss Val Eustace proved quite a “photographic outing” for many members.

A trip to Kosciusko was enjoyed by members on 23rd July, but, unfortunately, weather conditions did not permit of good photography.

The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on Tuesday 5th September, when Leo and Molly Lyons will be the guest speakers and will judge the “Picture of the Year”.




September 1950  Page 561 and 572 - Australasian Photographic Review

WHERE THE WINDS PREVAIL
C.S. Christian


OLD MAN TEA-TREE
C.S. Christian




October 1950  Page 651 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
In the Annual Report presented to the Annual General Meeting on 5th September, the retiring Secretary, Mr. K. Carnall, reported that the pleasing features of the year’s activities were the wider participation by members in outside competitions and exhibitions and the rapid progress which had been made by many members. This was in large measure attributable to the kindly assistance given throughout the year by visiting judges and to the spirit of co-operation which exists in the Society. The report placed on record the Society’s appreciation of the services of Mr. J.P. Carney, of Griffith; Mr. J. Joshua, of Temora; and local photographers C.S. Christian, C. Durham and J. Mildenhall. During 1950, a further innovation was the judging of a landscape competition by a prominent water colourist, Mr. Hector Gilliland and an interesting discussion followed his talk on the approach of a landscape painter to his work.

During the year also, the Club contributed print portfolios on request to exhibitions of the New York Camera Club, to Healesville and Ararat in Victoria and to a Y.W.C.A. display in Canberra.

The award for the highest number of points for monthly competitions went to Alfred Clegg Redpath with 38.5 points, with K. Dinnerville 30, H. Collis 26.5, W. Jessop 24, V. Sorocinskis 15.5, and K. Carnall 12.5, as the immediate runners-up. The highest aggregate in the junior section was gained by A. Allison, with 28 points.

The Society was pleased to welcome to the annual meeting Leo and Molly Lyons, who had motored from Port Kembla to judge the “Print of the Year” competition. Prints eligible for this competition are those which had gained awards in monthly competitions. First placing and the Ally Nish trophy were awarded to K.B. Dinnerville’s humorous character study “Doubting Thomas”. Other pictures which were highly commended were “Wee Jasper Land scape”, also by K. Dinnerville; “Day-Dream” by A. C. Redpath; and “The Gleaming Lake” by V. Sorocinskis. Each was given a consolation award donated by Mr. and Mrs. Lyons.

Mr. Lyons followed the judging with a very interesting screening of his transparencies of the Illawarra, Yass and Albury districts.

The office-bearers elected for the ensuing year were: President, Charles Bennett; Vice-Presidents, W. Jessop, R. Stevenson; Hon.Secretary, Alfred Clegg Redpath; Hon. Treasurer, H.G. Collis.




October 1950  Page 652 - Australasian Photographic Review




Friday 1st September 1950  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

CANBERRA PRINTS FOR EXHIBITION IN NEW YORK
Members of the Canberra Photographic Society will be represented in an exhibition of Australian photographs to be held in New York next month.

The display is being arranged by Mr. Burton Wolcott, a member of the New York Camera Club and his wife, formerly Miss Mae Stead.

Before going to America three years ago, Miss Stead was a prominent member of the Canberra Photographic Society.

She re-visited Canberra for three months this year and selected photos for the New York exhibition.

Prominent among the Canberra representatives in the display will be Alfred Clegg Redpath, K. Dinnerville and K. Carnall.

JUBILEE SALON NEXT YEAR
Mr. Carnall, Hon.Secretary of the Canberra Photographic Society, said yesterday that the Society will hold an international salon in Canberra next January as part of the Jubilee Celebrations.

Plans for the salon were drawn up and put in operation more than twelve months ago and inquiries have been received from all over the world except the "iron curtain" countries.

Miss Stead will co-operate with the society in this regard also by arranging a number of American entries.

Mr. Carnall said the Prime Minister (Mr. Menzies) has agreed to open the salon if he is in Canberra for the opening day (January 24).

He said the salon would be the first to be held in Canberra and should prove one of the best presentations in the Canberra jubilee celebrations.




Thursday 7th September 1950  Page 3 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

In his annual report of the year's activities of the Canberra Photographic Society at the annual meeting on Wednesday the retiring Hon.Secretary, Mr. K. Carnall, said there had been considerable advances in the standard of work of members.

He added that there had been increasing interest in outside competition and exhibition work. This improvement in standard was in large measure due to assistance given by visiting lecturers and judges at the regular monthly meetings and the Society was appreciative of the services of Mr. C. Durham, Mr. Christopher S. Christian and Mr. J. Mildenhall.

On request, the Society had sent print portfolios to exhibitions of the New York Camera Club, at Healesville and Ararat, in Victoria and also to a YWCA display in Canberra.

Considerable attention has been given during the year to preparations for the Jubilee of Federation International Salon, which would be held in January, 1951, to coincide with Canberra's jubilee celebrations.

The report expressed thanks to Snows Ltd. for the regular display of the Society's pictures to the business houses which had donated trophies and to "The Canberra Times".

At the meeting Mr. and Mrs Les Lyons of Port Kembla judged the competition for the "Best Print of the year".

The prints eligible for this competition were those which had gained awards at the monthly meetings throughout the year.

First place went to Mr. K. Dinnerville's fine character study "Doubting Thomas".

Several other prints were highly favored by the judges and Mr. and Mrs Lyons decided to make presentations to the authors of three other pictures.

These were "Wee Jasper Landscape" K.B. Dinnerville; "Daydream" Alfred Clegg Redpath; and "The Gleaming Lake" V. Sorocinskis. Mr. Dinnerville will hold during the ensuing year the handsome Ally Nish trophy, which was presented for the first time this year for the Best Picture of the Year.

Other trophies presented were the "John L. Davies" award to Alfred Clegg Redpath, for the highest aggregate of points in the senior section and the "B.R. Roberts" trophy to A. Allison for the highest aggregate in the junior section.

Members enjoyed a screening of Mr. Lyon's color transparencies.

Office bearers elected for the ensuing year were: President, Charles Bennett; Vice Presidents, W.A. Jessop and R. Stevenson; Hon.Secretary, Alfred Clegg Redpath; Hon.Treasurer, H. Collis.

Mr. W.A. Jessop paid tribute to the work of the retiring Hon.Secretary Mr. Carnall who had efficiently carried out the office of Hon.Secretary since the inception of the Society five years ago and who was retiring because of pressure of business.




Thursday 5th October 1950  Page 3 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Mr. Christopher S. Christian judging the Canberra Photographic Society's monthly competition subject, "Against the Light" last night, instanced the wide variety of subject matter to which back lighting could be applied in pictorial photography.

With back lighting less emphasis, he said is placed on the critical, definition usually associated with a camera lens and the success of the picture depends on the rendering of tones to convey depth and atmosphere. These features were well portrayed in the prize-winning prints of Mr. W.A. Jessop.

Awards: Snow Shadows by W.A. Jessop 1; 4 p.m. by C. Bennett, 2; Hansel and Gretel by W.A. Jessop 3; Evening Light by K. Dinnerville 4; Encounter by Alfred Clegg Redpath 5.

Mr. Christopher S. Christian followed his judging with a demonstration of after work on prints and indicated some of the finer points of print finishing and presentation using dyes and oils.



November 1950  Page 704 - Australasian Photographic Review

SECRET TREASURES
C.S. Christian




Wednesday 1st November 1950  Page 6 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The November monthly meeting and competition of the Canberra Photographic Society will be held on Tuesday evening at 2CA Theatrette, when Mr. Petterson of the News and Information Bureau, Department of the Interior, will be the judge and guest speaker. The competition subject will be "Australian Landscape".

The preliminary response for the Society's Jubilee of Federation International Salon of Photography is encouraging and already a number of excellent prints has been received from internationally-known photographers.

These pictures will be on display for one week between 24th to 31st January 1951, as portion of the Canberra Jubilee celebration.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Menzies) will open the Salon.

The Society is preparing a portfolio of local members work for exchange and criticism with two of the leading photographic clubs in New Zealand at Auckland and Waikato Prints should be posted within a week.

The Society will welcome all photographic enthusiasts in Canberra and district at the monthly meetings held at the 2CA Theatrette on the first Tuesday in each month.



Friday 24th November 1950  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Encouraging support is being given to the Canberra Photographic Society's International Salon of Photography by well known overseas photographers.

The salon, which will be held from 24th to 31st January, will be one of the first functions in the Jubilee year celebrations in Canberra.

Pictures so far received indicate that this exhibition will be of a high standard and prints not previously seen in Australia will be on display.

They will include the work of Fellows and Associates of the Royal Photographic Society, the Royal Society of Artists, the Photographic Society of America and several European photographic organizations.

The jury of selection for the Salon will be Messrs. Keast Burke, ARPS, APSA, Clarence B. Young, ARPS, APSA, of Sydney and C.S. Christian of Canberra.



December 1950  Page 768 - Australasian Photographic Review

THE PURCHASE
C.S. Christian







Thursday 7th December 1950  Page 6 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Judging of the International Photographic Salon organized by the Canberra Photographic Society will take place on Saturday.

More than 600 prints have been entered in the salon. They include works from the United States, India, France, Norway, Holland, China, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Several Chinese entries are held up in Sydney, but officials are hopeful they will arrive in time for the judging.

The judges will be Mr. Keast Burke ARPS, APSA, Editor of the "Australian Photographic Review", Mr. Clarence B. Young, ARPS, APSA, of Sydney and Mr. Christopher S. Christian, of the CSIRO.

The salon will be opened for public inspection between 24th and 31st January, as a Jubilee Year event.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Menzies) has agreed to open the salon if he is in Canberra at the time.

A portfolio of prints from the Photographic Society of America was exhibited and discussed at the December meeting of the Canberra Photographic Society on Tuesday night.

Interpretation of techniques used by internationally famous photographers was discussed.

The December competition, Child Studies, was judged by Mr. Christopher S. Christian, whose awards were:

"Is To-night the Night", by Mrs M. Cooper 1; "Rodney", K.B. Dinnerville 2; "Intrigued", H. Collis 3; "Willing Captive", W.A. Jessop 4; "Son of the Sea", W.A. Jessop, 5.

January and February competitions will be judged in February.




1951 - 1952
APR Recognition medal
award presented to
ALFRED CLEGG REDPATH


                   


In recognition of his work as Organizing Secretary of Australia's Jubilee Salon and for his achievement in pictorial photography.




January 1951  Page 57 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Full marks to Alfred Clegg Redpath and the Canberra committee for organizing a Jubilee Salon which is certain to prove in every way worthy of this important stage in the history of the Commonwealth. Approximately 750 prints were received; of these, about 200 were accepted by the judging panel. Visitors to Canberra over the period 24th to 31st January 1951, can be assured of a veritable photographic feast, as the Salon will be amplified by a showing of the Department of the Interior’s fine group “Meet Your Fellow Australians”.



January 1951  Page 17 - Australasian Photographic Review

MUD
C.S. Christian




Friday 19th January 1951  Page 6 - Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners Advocate (NSW)

MAITLAND SHOW 1951
The Canberra Photographic Society advised that several oversea participants in its jubilee salon had requested that their prints be sent to other Australian salons. One contributor from France had nominated Maitland. The society also advised that it would send a "fair-sized" box of prints for the show. The council decided to advise that it would welcome the oversea prints for exhibition at the show.



Wednesday 24th January 1951  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTOGRAPHIC SALON TO BE OPENED TO-DAY
The Jubilee International Photographic Salon will be opened in the 2CA Theatrette by the Acting Prime Minister (Mr. Fadden) to-night.

The salon, one of the largest ever held in Australia, has been organized by the Canberra Photographic Society.

A total of 710 prints were entered and 271 were selected for exhibition by the judges. About half the prints to be exhibited come from overseas. Fifteen countries in addition to Australia will be represented in the exhibition. Australian photographers have 137 prints accepted and the U.S.A. 62.

The prints will cover the walls of the theatrette. Special lighting is being installed to-day for the exhibition.

The judges are: Mr. Keast Burke ARPS, APSA, Mr. Clarence B. Young ARPS, APSA and Mr. Christopher S. Christian.

They have selected 29 Honors prints from those submitted, 12 being from America.



Thursday 25th January 1951  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The first international salon of photography to be held in Canberra was officially opened last night by Mr. L.W. Hamilton, Under Hon.Secretary for the Interior, in the 2CA Theatrette.

More than 80 persons attended the opening.

Mr. Hamilton, who deputized for the Acting Prime Minister, Mr. Fadden, was introduced by Sir Robert Garran, chairman of the Arts Council of Canberra. Mr. Hamilton congratulated the Canberra Photographic Society on its enterprise and skill in arranging the exhibition as part of the Jubilee celebrations. He said that it reflected the energy of the members of the society, which was making an important contribution to the advancement of the cultural life of Canberra. Mr. Hamilton continued: It is particularly fitting that Canberra's first international salon of photography should be held in the Jubilee Year. As overseas photographers have shown such a keen interest in the exhibition, it is clear that they have understood the importance of the occasion and it may be expected that they will continue their support in future years. I have no doubt that from this inaugural exhibition the Canberra Photographic Society will in time take its place with the older photographic organizations of Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide", he said.

A vote of thanks to Mr. Hamilton was proposed by Mr. Keast Burke, of Sydney.

The salon comprises more than 270 photographs chosen by a panel of judges from 700 overseas and Australian photographs submitted for display.

No print was credited as best, but honor awards were made to 12 Americans, nine Australian, four British, two Canadian and two Chinese entrants.

The Australians who received awards were: John R. Adamson, J. Bilney, J.P. Carney, A.G. Gray (two awards), L.A. Love, John Schliefert, O.A. Sims and O. Truchanas.




Friday 26th January 1951  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The Canberra Jubilee Salon of Photography is the finest international exhibition seen in Australia since the war, Mr. Keast Burke ARPS, APSA said yesterday.

Mr. Burke is one of the judges of the salon, which is being held in the 2CA theatrette by the Canberra Photographic Society.

Many well-known interstate photographers have come to Canberra to see the salon.

Many others have advised the Canberra Photographic Society that they will arrive during the week of the exhibition.




Monday 29th January 1951  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The International Photographic Salon organized by the Canberra Photographic Society may be sent to other capital cities for exhibition.

The proposal has been put forward by leading interstate photographers, who came to Canberra to see the exhibition.

The committee of the Canberra Society is expected to make a decision on the suggestion this week.

Visitors to the salon, which is being shown in the 2CA Theatrette, to-day will include members of the Goulburn Camera Club.

More than 500 persons have attended the exhibition already.

It will finish its Canberra season on Wednesday.




February 1951  Page 118 - Australasian Photographic Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Although the Society was actively engaged in the preparatory work for the Jubilee International Salon, monthly competitions were conducted as usual. At the November meeting the set subject of Australian Landscape was judged by Mr. W. Patterson. Results were:
1, “Pastorale”, W.A. Jessop; 2, “Blowering Valley”, H.G. Collis; 3, “Children of the New Forest”, K. Dinnerville; 4, “Near Tumut”, H.G. Collis; 5, “Wells Station”, Alfred Clegg Redpath and “Winding Road”, Val Meyer (equal).

Mr. C.S. Christian judged the December meeting, when the subject set was “Child Study”. The placings were:
1, "Waiting for Santa”, Mary Cooper; 2, “Rodney", K. Dinnerville; 3, “Intrigued”, H.G. Gollis; 4, "Willing Captive”, W.A. Jessop; 5, “Son of the Sea”, W.A. Jessop.

A portfolio of prints from the Photographic Society of America, loaned by Kodak Ltd., was exhibited and reviewed at the December meeting. Interpretation of techniques used by international photographers was discussed.

The January and February competitions will be held jointly in February.

During the period under review a joint field day was held with the recently formed Goulburn Camera Group. We welcomed the opportunity of making the acquaintance of our nearest photographic neighbors. Fortunately the weather was perfect, so good results are expected when we next meet to compare them.




February 1951  Page 104 - Australasian Photographic Review

DANK FOREST
C.S. Christian




February 1951  Page 111 - Australasian Photographic Review

HERRINGBONE
Alfred Clegg Redpath




February 1951  Page 119 - Australasian Photographic Review

JUBILEE OF FEDERATION INTERNATIONAL SALON
CANBERRA - JANUARY 1951
A total of 340 Australian prints was received, of which 137 were accepted. Once again A.P.-R. names were prominent. The Salon Committee would like to express thanks to the contributors for their generous support and for helping to make the size and standard of the salon fitting to the importance of the occasion of the Jubilee.

Apart from Australian entries, prints were contributed from Canada, China, Ceylon, Egypt, England, France, Germany, India, Japan, Malaya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain and the United States, thus adding a wide international flavor. At the time of writing, no comparative statistics are available, but the Salon Committee is led to believe that, judging by the number of entries submitted, the Jubilee Salon will rate amongst the biggest ever held in Australia.

The Committee would like to express its thanks to the judging panel, Messrs. Keast Burke ARPS, APSA, Clarence B. Young ARPS, APSA, and C.S. Christian and to all who have helped to make the show such an outstanding success.

A.P.-R. names to figure prominently were: “Trellis Pattern”, John R. Adamson; “Sky Festival”, J. Bilney; “Freshness”, J.P. Carney ARPS; “Canberra Landscape", A.G. Gray; “Life and Still Life”, A.G. Gray; “The Life of the Party”, L.A. Love; “Requiem”, John C. Schliefert; “Morning Venture”, O.A. Sims; “Death Valley”, O. Truchanas. All of these were Honor Prints.




March 1951  Page 189 - Australasian Photographic Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The combined January-February meeting, held on 6th February, was an open meeting to allow members of the public to see a screening of Kodachrome slides of the colorful Highlands of New Guinea by Clarence B. Young ARPS, APSA.

Some indication of the excellence of Mr. Young’s one-and-a-half-hour show may be gained from the reproductions in this issue. The author’s commentary on personalities and incidents was also entertaining.

Mr. Young later judged the print competitions for January and February. A major victory was scored by new member C.L. Leslie (formerly of Maitland), when he filled first and second placings in the Open subject for January. Results were:
January: Open: l, “David” (C.L. Leslie); 2, “Charlie” (C.L. Leslie); 3, “Happy Jack” (C. Durham); 4, “My Country” (W.A. Jessop); 5, “The Skier” (J.H. Webb).
February: Architecture: l, “Pottery” (Alfred Clegg Redpath); 2, “Colonnade” (K.B. Dinnerville); 3, “City Church” (K.B. Dinnerville); 4, “Doorway” (Charles Bennett); 5, “Portico” (Alfred Clegg Redpath).

We are at present microfilming a selection of about 100 prints from the Jubilee Salon.




Monday 26th March 1951  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The Canberra Photographic Society has received a number of requests for prints to be shown in inter-state exhibitions.

The society will show a number of prints in a non-competitive display at the Hall show on 30th and 31st March.

Next month a number of prints from the Society will be included in a display held in connection with Jubilee celebrations in Newcastle.

In May prints will be sent to an exhibition in Kingston, Victoria.



April 1951  Page 216 and 218 - Australasian Photographic Review

SORROWFUL JONES
Alfred Clegg Redpath


WILLING CAPTIVE
W.A. Jessop




Friday 6th April 1951  Page 3 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Mr. J. Pomeroy, of the CSIRO, in a talk to the Canberra Photographic Society on Tuesday, emphasized the importance of color film in photographing the Canberra district and illustrated with a set of fifty of his own color transparencies.

He directed his remarks mainly to its use in autumn.

Mr. Pomeroy was invited to judge, the Society's, April print competition subject. "Trees". Awards were: "Tree Portrait" by K. Carnall, 1; "Union is Strength" by W.A. Jessop, 2; "Last Rays" and "Sunlit Trees" by Alfred Clegg Redpath and "Afternoon Light" by C.L. Leslie, equal 3.


May 1951  Page 290 - Australasian Photo-Review

C.S. Christian




June 1951  Page 330 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Society was pleased to welcome recently Mr. H.A. Larsen, of Hamilton, New Zealand, when he visited Canberra with the New Zealand manufacturers delegation. Mr. Larsen's account of the Waikato Club’s experience added considerably to the fund of suggestions for club activities. In order to have some idea of New Zealand Salon standards, Mr. Larsen was asked to comment on a collection of fifty club prints which had recently been returned from several Australian salons.

During April the Society arranged an exhibition of members work for the Jubilee Film Festival organized by the Documentary Film Center.

The April print subject of “Trees” was judged by Mr. J. Pomeroy, photographer with the C.S.I.R.O. Awards were:
1, “Tree Study” (K. Carnall); 2, “Union is Strength” (W.A. Jessop); 3 (Equal), “Sunlit Trees” and “Last Rays” (Alfred Clegg Redpath) and Silhouette” (C.L. Leslie).

Mr. Pomeroy completed the evening with an informative demonstration on the use of color film.

In order to set a standard in judging, Mr. C.S. Christian has accepted an invitation to act as judge for a number of months. This arrangement came into operation from the May meeting.

Prints selected by Mr. Christian were:
1, “Ancient and Modern” (C.L. Leslie); 2, “Looking Forward” (K. Dinnerville); 3, “Sunny Afternoon” (W.A. Jessop); 4, “Sunday Afternoon” (G.L. Leslie); 5. “Forest fantasy” (K. Carnall).

Supplementary activities planned include a box camera evening for seniors in May, a color transparency night in June and a “home cine” evening in July.

Improved facilities have prompted the Society to transfer its meeting place to the lecture hall at the Institute of Anatomy in Acton. Visitors please note that this takes effect from the June meeting.




June 1951  Page 361 - Australasian Photo-Review

TROPICAL NIGHT
C.S. Christian




July 1951  Page 407 - Australasian Photo-Review

UNION IS STRENGTH
W.A. Jessop



July 1951  Page 414 and 415 - Australasian Photo-Review

RELIC
C.S. Christian


MEDUSA
C.S. Christian




Wednesday 11th July 1951  Page 6 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

An expert address on the production of motion pictures by Mr. Vaughan East, of the Film Division of the National Library, was the highlight of the July meeting of the Canberra Photographic Society.

Mr. East screened films in various stages of development to illustrate his talk.

Placings in the monthly competition, judged by C.S. Christian, were: K. Dinnerville 1, Alfred Clegg Redpath 2, K. Dinnerville 3, C.L. Leslie 4, Alfred Clegg Redpath 5.

The society, in conjunction with the British Council and "The Canberra Times", is planning an exhibition in August.



August 1951  Page 513 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The collection of color transparencies screened at the June meeting allowed interesting comparisons to be made. All were on Kodachrome film, bought and processed in Australia, but exposed under different lighting conditions.

Transparencies loaned by officers of the C.S.I.R.O. were exposed on overseas trips in Northern and Southern Europe, United States, Canada, the Pacific Islands and other Australian States. A collection covering Central and Northern Australia and made by Mr. C.S. Christian on his various scientific surveys, together with fifty or sixty members slides, provided the material for comparison.

Assuming the same film and processing to be a constant, any variation in color rendering would be brought about by climate and other factors prevailing in each locality. It was felt that this experiment was useful, as it covered a range from sub-arctic to tropical climates and permitted a comparison with local conditions.

Another special feature was a screening of the award-winning slides in the color and nature sections of the 16th Kodak International Salon. This collection was kindly loaned by Kodak Ltd.

Mr. Christian has been acting as judge for a number of months for the purpose of establishing a judging standard.

His awards for June, “Scenes from Everyday Life”, were:
1, “An inspection”, Alfred Clegg Redpath;
2, “Steam Cleaning”, K. Dinnerville;
3, “First Clip”, L. Leslie;
4, “Nature Study”, W.A. Jessop;
5, “Bath Time”, V. Mayer.

Results of the July Open were:
1, “Tharwa Landscape”, K. Dinnerville; 2, “Modern Architecture”, Alfred Clegg Redpath; 3, “Ian”, K. Dinnerville; 4, “Landfall”, C.L. Leslie; 5, “Farmer's Son”, Alfred Clegg Redpath.

The highlight of the July home cine meeting was a talk on documentary cine work by Mr. Vaughan East, of the Films Division of the National Library, Canberra. Among the films shown by members were some interesting candid shots of club celebrities on the various field day excursions.



CANBERRA JUBILEE SALON
Exhibition Label
Colors: green and gold on white.




October 1951  Page 593 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
At the Annual General Meeting on 4th September, Mr. Cyril Jackson, of Sydney, judged the “Print of the Year” competition, the trophy going to Alf. Redpath’s landscape “Wells Station”. The judge also remarked on the general high standard of the prints and his difficulty in distinguishing between the final group of four, including Mary Cooper’s child study, “Expecting Santa Claus” and Len Leslie’s, “Old Charlie” and “Sunday Afternoon”.

The Secretary’s report revealed a year of fairly satisfactory progress. Membership has shown a slight increase and meetings have been better attended, possibly because of more comfortable meeting quarters and a more diversified program. Highlight of the year’s activities was the conducting of the major Australian International salon for 1951, as the Society’s role in the Jubilee Celebrations. The committee desires to express special thanks to the salon print jury, Messrs. Burke, Christian and Young, to the many people who assisted during the twelve months preparation and to all contributors who helped make the show a success.

During the year the society also supplied print portfolios to eight other camera clubs and organized exhibitions in Canberra for the Hall Show, the Jubilee Film Festival and for the British Council.

Emphasis has been mainly on black-and-white photography, but a greater interest has been evident in color and movie work, thanks to an increased allocation of time to these at meetings and by regular lectures. Trophy for the highest aggregate in the senior division of the monthly set subjects went to Ken Dinnerville by a fairly clear margin.

Total points score was K. Dinnerville, 42.5; C.L. Leslie, 32; W. Jessop, 30; Alfred Clegg Redpath, 22; H.G. Collis, 9; V. Mayer, 7.5; K. Camall, 6; C. Bennett, 6; M. Cooper, 5.

Office-bearers for the year are: President, C. Bennett; Vice-Presidents, C.S. Christian, C.L. Leslie; Secretary, Alfred Clegg Redpath; Treasurer, H.G. Collis; and Committee, V. Mayer, K. Dinnerville, K. Bogg, and C. Lourandos.

Results of the August meeting, “Winter”: 1, “Winter Sunshine”, C.L. Leslie; 2, “Road to a Misty Mountain", V. Mayer; 3, “Winter Snow”, K. Dinnerville; 4, “Morning Mist”, V. Mayer.




Wednesday 31st October 1951  Page 6 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Beginning with a meeting in the Institute of Anatomy next Tuesday, the Canberra Photographic Society will hold the judging of two contests each month. On Tuesday Mr. W. Pederson of the News and Information Bureau, will judge an "open" competition and a child Studies subject. Twenty prints from the Society were displayed in the Melbourne Camera Club's Jubilee exhibition in the Melbourne Town Hall last week.


December 1951  Page 741 - Australasian Photo-Review

ASK ME ANOTHER
Alfred Clegg Redpath



February 1952  Page 77 - Australasian Photo-Review

AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE
C.S. Christian


HANSEL AND GRETEL
W.A. Jessop


MONARO HOMESTEAD
W.A. Jessop


SUNLIT TREES
Alfred Clegg Redpath


WYNDHAM LANDSCAPE
C.S. Christian




February 1952  Page 121 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
A trial of holding both a set subject and an open subject together at monthly competitions (as with A.P.-R.), but on each alternate month, proved successful for November and will be continued. The purpose was to enable members to enter prints for open competitions when the set subject for any month did not appeal. This first occasion almost doubled the total number of prints normally entered.

Awards for October (Open) were: 1, “Intake” (C.L. Leslie); 2 (equal), “Fay” (Mrs. M. Cooper) and “Forest Frontier” (K. Dinnerville); 4, “Me and My Shadow” (C.L. Leslie); 5, “Just Fiddling” (Mrs. Cooper).

The November awards were: Set Subject (Child Study): 1, “Concentration” (C.S. Christian); 2, “Young Bacchus” (C.L. Leslie); 3 (equal), “Daily Devotion” (C.L. Leslie) and “My Doll” (C.S. Christian); 5, “Great Expectations” (Mrs. Cooper).

Open (November): 1, “By Wyndham Marshes” (C.S. Christian); 2, “Sunset Silhouette” (Alfred Clegg Redpath); 3 (equal), “Homestead Hollow” (K. Dinnerville) and “Pine Island” (C.L. Leslie); 5, “Bush Bathroom” (K. Dinnerville).



April 1952  Page 222 - Australasian Photo-Review

WHITHER AND WHENCE
C.S. Christian


BY WYNDHAM MARSH
C.S. Christian




Friday 16th May 1952  Page 6 - The Mercury (Hobart, Tasmania)

SOCIETY'S UNUSUAL EXHIBITION
An unusual collection of 61 monochrome transparencies was displayed at the Hobart Photographic Society's meeting this week.

The prints were originally displayed at the Canberra Photographic Society's jubilee exhibition.

Prints submitted were from almost every country in the world and included several from local photographers.



Wednesday 3rd September 1952  The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PRINT OF THE YEAR
Mr. Christopher S. Christian's photograph, "Whither and Whence", was adjudged the print of the year at the annual exhibition of the Canberra Photographic Society last night.

The judge was Mr. Keast Burke, editor of Australasian Photo-Review.

Prints by K. Dinnerville, L. Leslie and Alfred Clegg Redpath were commended by Mr. Burke.

Mr. Burke visited Canberra to present the latest in functional photography to local enthusiasts and to carry out research into the history of photography in Australia at the National Library, the News and Information Bureau and the Australian War Memorial.

He said yesterday that several departments who use photography requested a return visit.

Among films at a public screening at the Institute of Anatomy on Saturday and Sunday were Kodachrome color transparencies of experimental sheep stations on the New Guinea highlands, scientific photographs taken from a rocket 70 miles above the earth and the condensation into two minutes by time lapse photography of a full day.

Prior to his departure, Mr. Burke presented Mr. Alfred Clegg Redpath, President of the Canberra Photographic Society, with the silver Australasian Photo-Review medal in recognition of his work for photography in Canberra. The magazine presents five medals every two years. This was the second medal to be received by a Canberra resident.



October 1952  Page 589 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
C.S. Christian’s landscape "Whither and Whence" was judged the Society’s Print of the Year by the Editor of A.P.-R., Mr. Keast Burke, at the annual general meeting on September 2. Other prints commended included entries by C.S. Christian, C.L. Leslie, K. Dinnerville and Alfred Clegg Redpath.

Prints from the Print of the Year formed the basis for a members exhibition of about 160 prints held at the University College Assembly Hall from 2nd to 9th September.

The annual report revealed a satisfactory year of progress particularly in the advancement of members work and in participation in outside exhibitions and salons. Print portfolios were exchanged with several Australian clubs. Another pleasing aspect of the year’s work was the close liaison established with kindred organizations in the district, particularly with the Repertory Society and the P. &. A Show Society. This latter contact resulted in the establishment of a Photographic Section at the last show and this will be a feature of subsequent ones.

Particularly successful were the two evenings which were organized by the Film Centre in association with Kodak Ltd. and the Canberra Photographic Society at the Institute of Anatomy theatre on August 29/30. Messrs. Keast Burke and C.G. Williams visited Canberra to present the newest color photography and functional photography respectively. Mr. Burke, showed about one hundred and forty Kodachrome transparencies, representing outstanding slides from several recent International Color Salons, concluding with the well-known “Colourful Nondugl” by Clarence B. Young ARPS, APSA. The film “Functional Photography” stressed many of the important modern applications of photography concluding with a sequence showing color photographs made from a rocket 70 miles above the earth and another which condensed a full day of sky happenings into two minutes — this by means of time-lapse photography.

Prior to his departure, Mr. Burke presented Mr. Alfred Clegg Redpath, Hon.Secretary of the Canberra Photographic Society, with the silver Australasian Photo-Review Medal in recognition of his work for photography in Canberra. The magazine presents five medals every two years. This was the second such medal to be received by a Canberra citizen.

Members were successful at Australian exhibitions and salons, including honors at Adelaide and Mildura and a bronze plaque won by Mr. Leslie at Maitland.

During the year the Society entered for the first time in inter-club competition with N.S.W. clubs and achieved fifth placing on very close judging.

Most successful exhibitor for the year in monthly print competitions was L. Leslie, with an aggregate of 83 points, almost doubling the points of his nearest rival, C.S. Christian 47. The principal results were: C.L. Leslie, 83; C.S. Christian, 47; K. Dinnerville, 38.5; K. Blogg, 26; Alfred Clegg Redpath, 21.

During the year the Society was allocated premises at Riverside Hostel and work has been commenced on alterations to the building to provide a large meeting hall, two darkrooms, library, kitchen and committee room.

The report concluded by stating that print portfolios had been exchanged with several Australian clubs. A joint field day was held with the Temora club and several other club outings were held.

Elected at this meeting, office-bearers for the ensuing year are: President, C.S. Christian; Vice Presidents, C.L. Leslie and C. Bennett; Hon.Secretary, Alfred Clegg Redpath; Hon. Treasurer, K. Dinnerville; General Committee, Messrs. K. Blogg, H. Collis, M. Morris and B. Robottom.


THE EDITOR AT CANBERRA
(From left to right)
Front Row: Messrs. Redpath, Burke and Christian.
Back Row: Messrs. Blogg and Collis.
Photographed by C. G. Williams
during the Canberra Photographic Society field outing on 30th August




November 1952  Page 703 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The first principal meeting to be held at the Society’s new clubrooms was the October monthly meeting. The President, Mr. Christian, welcomed many visitors and intending members, most of whom had become interested in the Society’s activities after the recent annual exhibition. Mr. Christian pointed out alterations already completed and outlined plans in hand for the balance of the clubrooms. It was expected that in addition to the general meeting room now completed, the library and one darkroom would be available for use by the next meeting.

October’s two competition subjects Hands and Open were judged by local professional photographer Darrel Dwyer, and his awards were;
Set Subject: 1, C.S. Christian (The Beginner); 2, C.S. Christian (Mice or Men); 3, G.L. Leslie (For Your Album); 4, Alfred Clegg Redpath (Bishop's Hands); 5, K, Bogg (Actor's Hands).

Open Subject: 1, C.S. Christian (Bishopthorpe); 2, B. Rowbottom (Cowboy); 3, C.L. Leslie (On the Divide); 4, K. Bogg (Bush Philosopher); 5, K. Bogg {Evening Shadows).




Wednesday 17th December 1952  Page 3 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Canberra actors were subjects of successful prints in the December competition of the Canberra Photographic Society.

Local portrait artist, Mr. L. Marshall, who judged the "Character study" subject, awarded first place to Len Leslie for a low-key study of Ken Rogers in his costume for "Ned Kelly".

A print of Alan Burke, Repertory director, in Harlequinade costume, won Bruce Robottom second place, with "Dame Maud" by L. Leslie, "Freckleface" by K. Dinnerville and "Larry" by Alfred Clegg Redpath filling minor placings.

C.S. Christian won the open subject with "Ghost Gum", with B. Robottom again second with "Ping pong Bats" and prints by L. Leslie, Alfred Clegg Redpath, placed in that order.

The meeting concluded with the screening of color slides of India and Pakistan by Mr. J.L. Bloomfield.

The Society will not meet in January, the competition for that month being held on 3rd February.



January 1953  Page 12 - Australasian Photo-Review

Self Portrait - Alfred Clegg Redpath




January 1953  Page 52 - Australasian Photo-Review

DUSK OVER ADELAIDE
C.S. Christian




February 1953  Page 71 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Membership is expanding encouragingly now that the society meets in its own premises. An enlarger has been bought and many other items of equipment installed, as well as a small library. Members have their own keys and are making very good use of the premises for working evenings. Most of the prize winners of last month’s character study competition were made there at recent working evenings with the help of members of the Canberra Repertory Society and a box of make-up.

Placings for November Open were gained by: 1, L. Leslie; 2, K. Dinnerville and K. Bogg (equal); 4, L. Leslie; 5, C.S. Christian. On the same evening a Kodachrome competition was conducted and judged by Mr. J. Pomeroy, of C.S.I.R.O. Color competitions take place on each alternate month. Out of some forty slides, awards were: 1, L. Leslie; 2, A. Redpath; 3, L. Leslie: 4 and 5, C.S. Christian.

For the December Set Subject, Character Study, a prominent local portrait painter, Mr. L. Marshall, was invited to judge and comment. He favored a low-key study by L. Leslie, with new member B. Robottom and members L. Leslie, K. Dinnerville and A. Redpath filling the other placings.

The Open for that month resulted in C.S. Christian’s "Ghost Gum" taking the major award, other placings being ; 2, B. Robottom, "Ping-pong Bats"; 3, L. Leslie, "Kosciusko Afternoon"; 4, A. Redpath, "Architecture"; 5, C.S. Christian, "Tree Study".

The December meeting concluded with an interesting screening of Kodachrome slides taken in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan and a talk by diplomat J.L. Bloomfield.

A feature of this year’s competitions has been the outstanding success of the club’s most prolific worker, L. Leslie, who, after winning the annual aggregate for last year, is setting up a commanding lead over the first few months of this year.

Visiting photographers to Canberra will be cordially welcomed to meetings on the first Tuesday of each month.




March 1953  Page 134 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Set Subject Abstract posed something of a problem to club members for the February meeting and for the judge, art teacher John Gray. Mr. Gray commented that some prints, while abstract in the broad sense, could have been more removed from their original form and a better use made of pattern. The winning prints of C. Christian and L. Leslie fulfilled all these requirements and represented a very successful experiment in this field. Awards were: 1, C.S. Christian (The Grand Illusion); 2, C.S. Christian (Concerto); 3, C.L. Leslie (Beginning, Middle and End); 4, J. Mulgrue (Out of Darkness); 5, K. Bogg (Finite and Infinite). Only nine prints were hung in this competition, evidencing the difficulties experienced.

The January Open, also judged at the February meeting, was more straightforward, attracting twenty one prints. Placings were: 1, C.S. Christian (Rural Architecture); 2, C.S. Christian (Sun Worshippers); 3, K. Dinnerville (Serenity); 4, A. Redpath (Shylock); 5, J. Mulgrue (Last Draw).

Placings in the color competition for February, also judged by John Gray, were: 1, L. Leslie (Sunset Splendor); 2, A. Redpath (Harvest); 3, A. Redpath (London Court, Perth): 4, A. Redpath (Boronias); 5, M. Morris (Church in the Tyrols).

With the advent of many new members, the B Grade competition was reintroduced commencing from February. Some promising work was shown in the small sizes, particularly by M. Cumming and E. Robottom. Placings were: 1 and 3, M. Cumming; 2 and 4, E. Robottom.




Wednesday 11th March 1953  Page 6 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

There was a high standard of entries for the March show of the Canberra Photographic Society held last night.

The judge was Mr. A.R. Peters, of Forrest, who spoke on lighting and coloring after he had made his awards.

Awards in the open section were: First, Smoker's Profile, by Alfred Clegg Redpath; second, Confidante, by J. Mulgrue; third, Afternoon Light, by M. Morris; fourth, Once Upon a Time, by C.S. Christian; and fifth, Conspirator by L. Leslie.

In the color section, M. Morris gained first and fourth awards. Other awards went to C. Bennett, second, Alfred Clegg Redpath, third and K. Bogg, fifth.




Thursday 14th May 1953  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS
Members of the Canberra Photographic Society won five of 17 awards at the Australian Photographic exhibition at Orange, NSW, recently.

The exhibition attracted 174 prints from throughout the Commonwealth.

A bronze plaque and two certificates of merit were won by Mr. Christopher S. Christian and merit certificates went to Messrs. C.L. Leslie and Alfred Clegg Redpath.

All prints submitted by Canberra members were accepted for exhibition.

The May meeting of the local society featured "child study" and "open" sections in senior and intermediate grades and a color contest.

RESULTS
OPEN: L. Leslie 1, C.S. Christian 2, K. Boggs 3, Alfred Clegg Redpath 4 and 5.
CHILD STUDY: SENIOR: Alfred Clegg Redpath 1, K. Dinnerville 2 and 3, Mrs M. Cooper 4, J. Mulgrue 5.
CHILD STUDY: INTERMEDIATE: M. Morris 1 and 2, Mrs C. Hart 3.
COLOR SLIDES: L. Leslie 1 and 2, M. Morris 3, Alfred Clegg Redpath 4, E. Robottom 5.

Subject for June is "Canberra".




June 1953  Page 375 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

In March the Canberra Photographic Society welcomed Mr. A.R. Peters, an old Canberra identity, who has just returned from long service leave in England. Mr. Peters has been practising spare-time photography and landscape painting for over 30 years, and he proved to be a most entertaining judge and speaker for the monthly competition. More stress was placed on arrangement, consisting of composition, tonal balance, and less on technical quality, which needed only to be adequate to carry the idea of the picture.

A GRADE: 1, A. Redpath, Smoker's Profile; 2, J. Mulgrue, Confidante; 3, M. Morris, Afternoon Light; 4, C.S. Christian, Once Upon a Time; 5, L. Leslie, Conspirator.
B GRADE: Mrs. C. Hart secured 1st and 2nd placings; D. Cox 3rd and K. Horne 4th.

Mr. Peters also judged and reviewed the color transparencies and followed with a selection of his own Kodachrome slides taken in England. Apart from general tourist interest these slides showed artistic arrangement, subtly illustrating the earlier remarks about choice of viewpoint.

The placings in the March Kodachrome competitions were: 1, M. Morris; 2, C. Bennett; 3, A. Redpath; 4, M. Morris; 5, K. Bogg.

During March, the Society arranged a section of about 60 prints at the local P. and A. Annual Show. The April meeting immediately after the Easter weekend was not as well attended as usual although the standard of the work had not fallen. Judging and criticism was ably handled by Canberra professional Mr. F. Bareham. Mr. Bareham’s placings for the Set Subject News, Record and Documentary were: 1, C.S. Christian, Village Headman; 2, J. Mulgrue, Graduation Parade; 3, C.S. Christian, War Cemetery; 4, C.S. Christian, Gladioli; 5, J. Mulgrue, Entente Cordiale.

The judge gave warm praise to the winning study in the B Grade section taken by Mrs. C. Hart.

Special guests at this meeting were Messrs Tessensohn and Warn of Singapore who are taking part in a British Territories Administration Seminar at Canberra.




August 1953  Page 460 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Guest speaker for the June meeting was Mr. K.P. McGrath of the Canberra Forestry School, who screened a selection of Kodachrome slides taken in Brazil and the Argentine. Mr. McGrath was recently engaged in forestry research for the United Nations in the Amazon Valley and as his slides were of such wide general interest, the meeting was thrown open to the public.

Another public function arranged by the Society for June was an exhibition of photographs by the Antarctic Division of the Department of External Affairs. These prints were previously exhibited at the Kodak gallery in Melbourne. The Society was fortunate in securing them for a few days prior to their departure for overseas display.

Competitors for June resulted in placings for C.S. Christian, J. Mulgrue, K. Bogg and A. Redpath in the Set Subject Canberra. The Open placings were: K. Bogg, L. Leslie, C.S. Christian and A. Redpath.




September 1953  Page 574 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Formation of a separate Color Group within the Society has proved to be a good idea. The group meets on the third Tuesday of each month. This arrangement allows maximum use of meeting time to each group and each may plan programs to suit its particular requirements. This will mean that for some members, who are actively interested in both sections, there will be a meeting each week. Black-and-white competitions, lectures, discussions and demonstrations on the first Tuesday; criticisms and demonstrations on the second; color on the third and committee meeting on the last Tuesday of the month.

Competition results for June, judged by Mr. John Pomeroy, photographer with the C.S.I.R.O., were:
Set Subject, Canberra: 1, C.S. Christian, "Parliament House", 2, C.S. Christian, "Heart of a City"; 3, J. Mulgrue, "Morning Papers", 4, L. Leslie, "Dome", 5, A. Redpath, "War Memorial".
Open; 1, K. Bogg, "Winter Skyline", 2, L. Leslie, "Uriarra Landscape"; 3, L. Leslie, "Joan"; 4, C.S. Christian, "Western Slope", 5, A. Redpath, "Bishop Burgmann".

For the July Competition, Adelaide Camera Club’s system was adopted; three club members judge all but their own prints and an average is then taken for the judges prints. Our judges were C. Christian, L. Leslie and A. Redpath. The experiment was quite interesting in that not more than two points out of twenty separated the individual marks given by each judge for any one print. Final analysis placed C.S. Christian 1st and 3rd, L. Leslie 2nd, A. Redpath 4th, and K.B. Dinnerville 5th.

Preparations are progressing favorably for a very large and interesting annual exhibition in September. The work of members for the year (prints and slides) will be displayed in company with loan collections from many overseas countries.

The Society’s news sheet has reappeared on a monthly basis under the editorship of L. Leslie.

The inaugural meeting of the Color Group was well attended and Mr. J.B. Pomeroy was enthusiastically elected as leader for the next year. The group will meet on the third Tuesday of each month. Mr. Pomeroy, who is the principal photographer with the Plant Industry Division of the C.S.I.R.O., gave a well presented talk on the scope of color photography, illustrated with a collection of general and scientific Kodachrome slides.

C.S. Christian has a commanding lead this year in the aggregate of competition points score. C.S. Christian leads with 81, with L. Leslie next 64, A. Redpath 34, K. Dinnerville 23, K. Bogg and J. Mulgrue 19, B. Robottom 12. The Society’s Print of the Year Competition will be judged at the annual meeting on September 1, by Mr. Henri Mallard from placegetters in the monthly competitions. Mr. S. Woodward-Smith has consented to judge the color slides at this meeting.

Point scores for the color group were; L. Leslie, 31; A. Redpath, 22; M. Morris, 11; C. Bennett, 4; C.S. Christian, 3; and K. Bogg 3.

The competition placings for August were:
SET SUBJECT: HUMOUR: 1, L. Leslie; 2, A. Redpath; 3 and 4, K. Dinnerville.
OPEN: 1 and 2, L. Leslie; 3 and 5, C.S. Christian: 4, K. Bogg.




Monday 14th September 1953  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (ACT)

The Canberra Photographic Society won the NSW Inter-club championship on Friday at a display organized by the Photographic Society of New South Wales.

The club entered eight prints in competition with 16 other groups, including eight metropolitan clubs. Entries were in ratio to club membership.

Judges Messrs. Keith Burke, A.W. Gale and C.S. Christian awarded Canberra Photographic Society 33.62 points, the YMCA Camera Circle 30.1 and the The Camera Club Of Sydney 29.25.

The winning prints belonged to K. Bogg, K. Dinnerville, L. Leslie, Alfred Clegg Redpath and B. Robottom.

L. Leslie won the trophy for the best print of the show.

Several of the Canberra club's prints were taken from, the annual exhibition now on show at the club's quarters at Riverside.




October 1953  Page 592 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Members and friends were treated to a very entertaining evening at the Annual General Meeting by guest judges and critics, Messrs. S. Woodward-Smith and Henri Mallard. Afterwards, we had wished that a tape recorder had been employed so that Mr. Woodward-Smith’s dissertation on our color slides could be played back when the slides are screened each night during the currency of the annual exhibition.

The Society’s “Print of the Year”, judged by Mr. Henri Mallard, was awarded to C.S. Christian’s picture, "Summer Holiday". Seven other prints were designated as honors prints; these were the work of C.L. Leslie, C.S. Christian and A. Redpath. Our congratulations to C.S. Christian and commiserations to C.L. Leslie, who has been runner-up for three consecutive years.

The Slide of the Year was gained by A.M. Morris for his "Alpine Chalet", taken in Austria last year. It was a lovely slide in very soft tones and we enthused about it as much as did the judge. This was the first visit of Mr. Woodward-Smith to our Society and his commentary was the most entertaining, yet packed full of wisdom, that we have heard. Runners-up were "Sunlight and Shadow" by A. Redpath and "Queanbeyan Landscape" by L. Leslie.

This year the Members Annual Exhibition, which was open to the public from September 2nd to 15th, included a representative selection of prints loaned by overseas diplomatic missions with posts in Australia. To express thanks to diplomatic friends, the Society played host at a small cocktail opening ceremony by the doyen of the Diplomatic Corps, His Excellency Mr. J. Aubrey Martensz, High Commissioner for Ceylon. At the opening, the Society’s President, Mr. Christian, suggested that for next year’s exhibition it would be desirable if diplomatic missions could arrange to obtain six to eight prints from leading pictorialists in their countries and so build up an international exhibition of high quality. After display here this exhibition could then be made available to capital cities in other States. Mr. Martensz commended this suggestion, and said he felt sure co-operation would be forthcoming.

The committee’s annual report disclosed a fairly satisfactory year. The main task had been alterations and modifications to the newly acquired premises to make them suitable for meetings, demonstrations and exhibitions. It gives the committee some pleasure to see a members annual exhibition staged in the Society’s own rooms after eight years of hiring premises.

Office-bearers elected for the ensuing year are: President, C.S. Christian; Vice-Presidents, C.L. Leslie and C.W. Bennett; Hon.Secretary, A.C. Redpath; Treasurer, K.B. Dinnerville; Committee, K. Bogg, H. Joechel and F. Frank.




Thursday 15th October 1953  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (ACT)

A special invitation photographic display to mark "Open Week" at Riverside will open at the Club rooms of the Canberra Photographic Society tonight.

The display contains about 100 prints from the Sydney Camera Circle, the Melbourne Camera Circle the Melbourne Camera Club, Mr. E. Robertson of the Adelaide Camera Club and interstate members of the Australasian Photo Review invitation panel.

The display will open from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, until 21st October, except on Tuesday night, when a Club meeting will be held.

Guest speaker at the meeting will be Mr. C.S. Christian on survey work in North Australia and New Guinea.




Tuesday 17th November 1953  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (ACT)

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY SEES RARE PRINTS
An interesting visitor to the Canberra Photographic Society for the November meeting was Mr. J.W. Metcalfe, from Sydney. Mr. Metcalfe brought with him a collection of prints by once famous European photographers, donated to the Sydney Camera Circle by noted art critic Tilney. Some of the prints were made before the turn of the century by techniques rarely used in present day photography. In addition to the Tilney collection, Mr. Metcalfe brought full color prints processed in Germany from film taken on the recent Everest expedition. Most of these were taken at the 22,000 feet camp and included studies of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing. Mr. Metcalfe also judged the competition for the month. Leading points were allotted to C.S. Christian, C.L. Leslie and K. Bogg.



February 1954  Page 120 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Canberra Photographic Society is planning an important retrospective exhibition of photographs for display during the period of Her Majesty’s visit to Canberra. If current plans are implemented, our publishers will be arranging to make available loan collections of prints by Beaufoy Merlin, Herbert Ponting and Harold Cazneaux.



Friday 12th February 1954  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The Canberra Photographic Society is presenting its sixth exhibition in as many months with "Photography Past and Present" at Riverside Hostel.

The exhibition, staged as part of the troop entertainment program, covers almost 100 years of photography. It includes the work of Herbert Ponting, who was official photographer to the Scott expedition to the Antarctic in 1910, Harold Cazneaux, leader in the Australian pictorial movement about 1900 and others. A selection of prints for the 1871 Waterman collection is included with the earliest Australian photographs.

The display also includes examples of functional photography, as well as old and new cameras. It will open from 10th to 20th February, between 7.30pm and 9.30pm and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.




March 1954  Page 134 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Members have been busily engaged over the past few months arranging exhibitions at the club rooms. After the members annual and invitation international exhibitions, an Australian invitation exhibition was staged during October-November. This featured the work of many of the well-known photographers from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide and a group from the A.P.-R. Preparations were also made for a further display during February to entertain servicemen and visitors to Canberra during the Royal Tour. This will be entitled "Photography — Past and Present".

The latter exhibition deals with the development of photography over the past century and is to be related wherever appropriate to the Australian scene. A selection from the Holtermann collection and prints by; Harold Cazneaux, Dr. Julian Smith, L.A. Love, J.B. Eaton Herbert Ponting and others are to be included. On the present day functional side, micrographs, macrograph studies of entymological slides, infra-red, forestry, fashion and press prints, as well as a group of color prints (dye transfers and Flexichromes) are to be represented. We are very grateful to Kodak Ltd. for their assistance to us in the preparation of this ambitious exhibition.

Consideration is being given to conducting a series of lectures, particularly in darkroom technique, to build up the black-and-white section of the Society. With the departure from Canberra of several workers from this section, the pictorialists have become sorely depleted. The color group, by contrast, continues to grow.




April 1954  Page 248 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Copy of a letter recently received by C.S. Christian (President, Canberra Photographic Society):
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE

At the General Council Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, which recently held its thirtieth meeting in Canberra, a vote of thanks was passed to the Canberra Photographic Society and also to Kodak (A/asia) Pty, Ltd., for exhibiting The Holtermann Collection of Historical Photographs.

A great deal of interest was evinced by all who had the opportunity to visit the display and on behalf of the President and Executive of Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, I should like to express the Association’s sincere thanks to all who contributed to its success.

Yours sincerely
J.R.A. McMillan
Hon. General Secretary.




June 1954  Page 345 - Australasian Photo-Review

Artesian Bore
A.C. REDPATH




Tuesday 20th July 1954  The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Members of the Photographic Society have heavy commitments for prints and slide collections over the next few weeks. One group of about 30 slides, is at present making a tour of the main camera clubs of Tasmania, while a portfolio of 12 prints has been forwarded for five International exhibitions in India and Ceylon. During the first week of August, the Canberra Photographic Society will send a representative collection of prints and color slides for exhibition by the Photographic Society of New South Wales.

This is a first step in an effort by the Photographic Society of New South Wales to demonstrate the work of country photographic groups to the city clubs. Other Canberra work will be on display at the Photographic Industries Fair at the Sydney Town Hall from August 12 to 14. The society will also arrange a small display at the YMCA Hobbies and Handicrafts Exhibition next month, in the Albert Hall. Competition results for the month of July resulted in a win for Len Leslie, Alfred Clegg Redpath 2 and C.S. Christian 3.




September 1954  Page 526 - Australasian Photo-Review

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Members are now busily engaged on preparations for a number of exhibitions to take place during the next few months. Firstly, the Members Annual Exhibition and color slide judging which takes place in September, to be followed by an International Goodwill Exhibition during United Nations week, late in October.

The Goodwill Exhibition is being arranged through the diplomatic missions represented in Australia who are undertaking to obtain eight examples of pictorial photography from leading photographers in their countries. After display in Canberra, we are endeavoring to arrange a tour for this collection, at least around the capital cities.

Two other exhibitions which are being brought to Australia by the society will be displayed early in the new year. Definite dates have not yet been allocated. The first is a collection of 88 Child Studies by Mrs. Gripman, a noted Swedish photographer. This one man-show has been touring a number of overseas countries and at present has nearly completed an extensive tour of India. We are bringing it to Australia after the Indian season ends in January. Another exhibition is of Modern German Photography, which we understand is rather sensational. As full details are not yet available to us, a more adequate description will be given later. We hope that other clubs will have the opportunity of viewing these exhibitions also, if we can make the necessary arrangements.

The Color Group has been outstripping the pictorial black-and-white section both in membership and volume of production. The society is now sending more color slide collections than print collections in inter-club exchanges. Some interesting comparisons can be made from the criticisms received on the same batch of slides from say three or four centers.




Thursday 30th September 1954  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

LESSENED INTEREST IN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
The annual report of the Canberra Photographic Society comments on the falling off of people taking its course in black and white photography and entering in its black and white competitions. It says this is partly caused by the increase in interest in the color photography section and partly by transfers.

The report states: "The diminution in numbers in the black and white section is disappointing. No immediate solution to this problem seems possible and the committee has decided to conduct complete courses in photography, using its existing members as a corps of lecturers and demonstrators. Messrs. Leslie and C.S. Christian have drawn up a preliminary curriculum and the services of other people in the professional ranks have been promised. The course will be available to members free of cost, while a small fee to cover cost of materials will be asked from non-members. Courses will mainly be conducted in the society's darkroom, supplemented by private equipment. This will be a long term project, but we hope it will ultimately provide the answer to our problem.

"On the aesthetic side, members have maintained interest in Australian salons and more recently have ventured into the international sphere. Some members have contributed prints for the 'Royal' in London, while a batch of a dozen prints is being forwarded around the Indian circuit of five salons.

"One of the most significant collective achievements of the society was the winning of the NSW Inter-club Trophy by a clear margin. Len Leslie won the trophy presented by one of the Sydney firms for the best print of the competition".

Office-bearers for 1954-55 are: President, Mr. Christopher S. Christian; vice-presidents, Alfred Clegg Redpath and C.W. Bennett; Hon.Secretary, C.L. Leslie; Hon.Treasurer, D.K. Bogg; committee: Miss J. Svarc, Messrs. H. Joechel, K. Dinnerville and D. Cox.




Thursday 30th September 1954  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTOGRAPHERS WORK PRAISED
The president of the Canberra Photographic Society, Mr. Christopher S. Christian, has carried on first prize for the "slide of the year" in both the colored and black and white sections of the society's competition.

The awards were announced at the opening of the annual photographic exhibition on Tuesday night in the society's Riverside hut. Judge was well-known Sydney watercolorist and photographer, Mr. S. Woodward Smith.

Mr. Woodward Smith commended the entries, particularly the winning entry and referred to the standard of the group as a whole as the best he had seen.

More than 70 crowded the hut for the opening of the exhibition, which will open daily until 6th October between 7.30 and 9.30pm.

Sixty black and white prints are on display and 30 slides will be screened each night.

Mr. Woodward Smith showed some of his own work on the development of the use of color in painting and photography.

Mr. Christopher S. Christian's winning color slide, entitled 'Bleak House', is a study of an old country building in sunset light. His black and white slide is a modernistic texture arrangement of the hand-made brick wall at the old Goulburn brewery.

Mr. C.L. Leslie had the highest aggregate of points from the monthly black and white competitions.




October 1954  Page 603, 618, 621, 623 - Australasian Photo-Review

C.S. CHRISTIAN


C.L. LESLIE


A.C. REDPATH


C.S. CHRISTIAN



November 1954  Page 682 - Australasian Photo-Review

C.S. CHRISTIAN
The Patterned Gum




1st November 1954
Volume 61 Number 11 - Page 706
The Australasian Photographic Review


CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The International Invitation Exhibition, upon which the Canberra Photographic Society has been working for nearly twelve months, will become a happy reality on November 17th (through to December 1st), when the complete exhibition of some seventy prints goes on display in Canberra. A small charge for admission is to be made, same to benefit the United Nations Children’s Appeal. It is hoped that later showings can be arranged throughout the States.



Thursday 18th November 1954  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

DIPLOMATS MISSING FROM PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION
The diplomatic-corps had shown a poor response to the international goodwill photographic exhibition organized by the Canberra Photographic Society, its president, Mr. Christopher S. Christian, said last night.

The only diplomat among the 30 people who attended the opening of the show was the dean of the diplomatic corps, Mr. A. Martensz, who is the High Commissioner for Ceylon. Mr. Martensz opened the exhibition.

Mr. Christopher S. Christian said "We had hoped for greater representation from overseas countries. I don't know why they are not here. They have contributed photographs, they have all been invited and we have received very few apologies".

Mr. Christopher S. Christian apologized to those present for the diplomats non-attendance; also to Mr. Martensz.

He said he hoped more of the public would see the exhibition during the two weeks it was open.

Mr. Christopher S. Christian said the exhibition would visit other capital cities in Australia.

Mr. Martensz, opening the exhibition, said he thought the pictures were very good. Those of Ceylon supported the saying that the camera did not lie and those of other countries were equally realistic.

The exhibition represented the photographic art of many countries and revealed both the unity and diversity of photographers all over the world.

Pictures were from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Ceylon, China, the Federal German Republic, Ireland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Union of South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The photographs included landscapes, portraits, abstracts, architecture and crafts. They were artistic as well as informative.

The exhibition was arranged by the Canberra Photographic Society in association with the Canberra Branch of the Australian Association of the United Nations.




Wednesday 8th December 1954  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

For the second year in succession, the Canberra Photographic Society has won first prize in a NSW competition from a field of 21 entrants.

The competition is staged in conjunction with an exhibition in Sydney arranged by the NSW Association of Photographic Societies.

The Canberra society, which is awarded a cup for its victory, was notified of its success yesterday.

Ten prints, the work of the president, Mr. Christopher S. Christian and members Alf Redpath, C.L. Leslie, W. Jesop and V. Novaks, were submitted from Canberra.




Thursday 17th March 1955  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART
An exhibition of 100 bromoil transfers by Professor Peretti-Griva, of Turin, Italy, will be sponsored by the Canberra Photographic Society at Hut 9, Riverside, on Friday night and Saturday afternoon and night. Professor Peretti-Griva was formerly Chief Justice of the Turin High Court and has become world renowned as an exponent of this difficult and artistic process. A member of the Canberra Photographic Society explained yesterday that in an ordinary photographic print, the black parts are silver in gelatine. The process used by Professor Perietti-Griva is one whereby the silver photographic image is replaced by something similar to printer's ink under the direct control of the artist. It is then transferred in an etching press to art paper.



Wednesday 30th March 1955  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Members of the Canberra Photographic Society met with signal success at exhibitions held at Muswellbrook and Quirlndi last week.

At Muswellbrook Mr. C.L. Leslie gained the silver plaque, the highest award, for his mist scene titled "The Magic of the Morning" taken between Braidwood and Narooma.

Merit certificates were awarded Mr. Christopher S. Christian for his prints "Jindabyne Church" and "Australian Pattern", to Mr. Alfred Clegg Redpath for "Kings Cross" and Mr. Leslie for his portrait of a young girl.

At Quirindi, the Canberra trio won eight out of ten awards made by the judges, Messrs. Henri Mallard and J. Metcalfe, both notable photographers.

Mr. Leslie was awarded the silver plaque for a print "Summit and Sky", a bronze plaque for "Harvest Hill" and two merit certificates.

Two merit certificates each were also won by Messrs, Christian and Redpath.




Monday 18th April 1955  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTOGRAPHY WAS SHOW ATTRACTION
The photography section, organized and staged by Canberra Photographic Society, was one of the most attractive and popular features in the pavilion display at the Show.

The judge, Mr. Max Ahearne, said the high standard of entries indicated members of the society were well equipped to hold their own interstate.

Award of the best print of the show went to C.S. Christian's "The Overseer", a typical Australian rural scene with a sheepman attending to his flock. Movement in the sheep and touches of drama lent by restrained back lighting and threatening cloud gave emphasis and character to the print.

AWARDS:
AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE: C.S. Christian 1, C.L. Leslie 2.
PORTRAIT OR CHARACTER STUDY: K. Bogg 1, Alfred Clegg Redpath 2.
CHILD STUDY: W.A. Jessop 1, C.L. Leslie 2.
TREE STUDY: C.L. Leslie 1 and 2.
STILL LIFE: C.L. Leslie 1 and 2.
ANIMAL OR BIRD STUDY: C.L. Leslie 1, Alfred Clegg Redpath 2.
ANY OTHER PICTORIAL SUBJECT: Alfred Clegg Redpath 1 and 2.
BEST RECORD OF PLACE, SCENE OR EVENT IN SHOW: C.S. Christian, Six snapshots.




Tuesday 5th July 1955  Page 5 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHS WIN PRAISE
Entries from the Canberra Photographic Society received favorable comment at a recent exhibition in Melbourne. Mr. C.L. Leslie's photograph "Solariation", in which he used strong contrast in a print of some trees and bush near Canberra, was included in a scrapbook of Australian photography which is being collected by the Melbourne Camera Club.



Tuesday 26th July 1955  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

REFRESHING ANGLE ON CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY
An "I don't like photographers" expression has been caught several times by the camera of Swedish Anne-Marie Gripman, in a series of child studies she has sent to Australia. They will be exhibited next month at Riverside by the Canberra Photographic Society. Anne-Marie Gripman is one of Sweden's leading child photographers, and her collection of 90 black and white prints has been brought to Australia with the help of the Swedish Legation. Her studies, although studio portraits, are not of conventional, sweetly-smiling poses. They include dirty-faced youngsters, scowling ones, and similar natural subjects.



Thursday 22nd September 1955  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Mr. Alfred Clegg Redpath, HONORED BY PHOTOGRAPHERS

Mr. Alfred Clegg Redpath was made an honorary life member of the Canberra Photographic Society at its annual meeting. Speakers paid tribute to the work done by Mr. Redpath, who has held various offices in the society for many years. He will leave Canberra shortly, to take up an External Affairs post in Singapore.

Office-bearers elected at the meeting were: President, Mr. Christopher S. Christian; vice-presidents, Messrs W.A. Jessop and D.J. Cox; Hon.Secretary, Mr. C. Leslie; assistant Hon.Secretary, Mr. D.K. Bogg; publicity officer, Mr. D.J. Cox.




Wednesday 9th May 1956  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

AWARD FOR HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPH
The Canberra and District Historical Society has decided to award a photography prize in conjunction with the annual exhibition of the Canberra Photographic Society.

Three guineas will be awarded for the photograph having the greatest local historical interest.

A panel of three judges including representatives of the two societies, will select the winner.

Entries will not be restricted in size or medium, but the historical significance of the subject is to be the most important consideration.

Any person may enter for the prize. The winning exhibit will become the property of the Historical Society.

The annual exhibition conducted by the Canberra Photographic Society is held at Riverside in September.




Wednesday 9th May 1956  Page 4 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The Minister for Sweden, Mr. J. Martin Kastengren, will open an exhibition of Swedish portraits at the Riverside Gallery on Friday. The exhibition is chiefly of child studies by the Swedish photogragher, Mrs Ann-Marie Gripman. It has already been shown in several States and is being organized in Canberra by the Canberra Photographic Society.



Saturday 12th May 1956  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (ACT)

EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT RIVERSIDE
An artist's eye was necessary to good photography, the Minister for Sweden, Mr. J. Kastengren, said when he opened the Canberra exhibition of portrait photographs of Mrs. Anne Marie Gripman last night.

Mrs. Gripman's work certainly showed evidence of that, he said.

The exhibition, held at Riverside, was organized by the Canberra Photographic Society in conjunction with the Swedish Legation in Canberra.

A member of the society, Mr. Malcolm Morris, saw the exhibition in India and recommended it to the society, who contacted Mrs. Gripman in Sweden.

For the Australian and New Zealand exhibition of her work, Mrs. Gripman made new prints of each portrait in the collection.

She is renowned for child studies, and in the Canberra selection, every possible child expression and mood is represented.

One member of the society said a feature of the collection was the general high standard of the work and the concentration of high "key" portraits.

Mrs. Gripman was reported as having said that she tried to capture, more than true representation of the facial features in that she tried to capture the personality of the sitter.

With particular reference to her child studies, she said she wanted mothers to feel, in later years, how warm, how soft, and even how damp the child had been.

Mr. Kastengren said that Mrs. Gripman's rise to international fame had been most impressive mainly because of her ability to produce "speaking" portraits of children.

Mrs. Gripman has won prizes for photography in Poland, Austria, France, and in her native Sweden. She has exhibited at the London Salon of Photography and the Royal Photographic Society, also in London, as well as in America.

The exhibition has been shown in Brisbane. Wollongong, Sydney, Melbourne, and Southern Tasmania, and it will leave Canberra for New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, and America.




Thursday 13th September 1956  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION TO BE IN COLOR
The Canberra Photographic Society has decided to stage its annual exhibition to be held in October exclusively in color.

The decision was prompted by the increasing interest in this phase of photography.

The colored slides necessary for preliminary judging for the exhibition must be submitted by next Tuesday.

The exhibition will be held in the society's club rooms at Riverside, beginning 16th October.

Submission of slides for consideration is not restricted to members.

Persons interested may contact the Hon.Secretary of the society, Mr. Warren Whithall at J2447.




Wednesday 17th October 1956  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (ACT)

VARIETY IN PHOTOS EXHIBITION
A wide variety of subject matter and photographic techniques is exhibited in the Canberra Photographic Society's 11th annual exhibition, which opened last night at Riverside. The walls of the club room are lined with mostly black and white prints, divided into four sections. A J.B. Eaton portfolio, mainly of landscape prints by the famous Australian landscape photographer, was loaned for the occasion.

The international section came from the Melbourne Camera Club's permanent collection. Many national scenes and costumes are represented. An historical section, included in the exhibition for the first time, was organized by the Historical Society of Canberra. Winning picture in this section was "Walker's Store in 1870-75". Photographs included scenes of early Canberra and Queanbeyan and the well-known properties of Lanyon and Lambrigg.

Print of the year in the Canberra Society's collection is "Early One Morning" taken by Mr. W.A. Jessop. A showing of color slides is also included in the exhibition for the first time. Again a wide range of subject matter and countries typifies the work. Countries represented include America, Japan, England, the Pacific Islands, Scotland and Australia. The color slide of the year was won by Mr. Norm Robinson with a fireworks shot from Capital Hill. A slide by Mr. W. Whitnell was highly commended. The winning slide for a non-member is that of Mr. Ray Percival. It is a slide of Hong Kong Harbor. President of the society, Mr. C. Christian, said he hoped the enthusiastic gathering present at the opening last night was indicative of an active year in both black and white and color photography for the society.




Wednesday 12th December 1956  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The Canberra Photographic Society won three of the four sections in the NSW Inter-club Annual Photographic competition.

This year was the first year that color slides were introduced into the competition, but in the previous three years the Canberra society has won the awards for the two sections, the best print of the year and the black and white section.

President of the Society, Mr. Christopher S. Christian, won the best print of the year award with "Morning", taken in Hong Kong.

The color slide section was won by Mr. C.L. Leslie, with "Waggon Wheels".

The Society will hold a meeting next Tuesday night at Riverside, when Mr. Slater, photographer for the Department of Primary Industry, will be guest speaker. Mr. Slater will also screen some of his slides.




Thursday 19th September 1957  Page 19 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The Canberra Photographic Society had maintained its premier status amongst New South Wales clubs in the past year, the Hon.Secretary reported to the annual meeting in the clubrooms at Riverside.

Not only had the club won the color slide section, but Mr. C.L. Leslie was successful in winning the "Slide of the Year" and Mr. Christopher S. Christian the "Black and White Print of the Year".

The annual exhibition of the club attracted a "full house" each night.

The president referred to the increasing popularity of color photography and the declining interest in the use of black and white photography as an art medium. Color photography was now so easy that people tended to be satisfied with mere representation and were loath to expend the effort required to produce more creative work in black and white, he said. It was clear, however, that when this effort was expended the results were more permanently satisfying and for this reason the society was anxious to keep alive interest in the black and white medium.

During the next year it was hoped to hold several exhibitions of the work of outstanding black and white photographers.

The classes conducted by Mr. C.L. Leslie during the year had been well attended and encouraged the society and the class organizers to arrange further tuition during the coming year. Three more classes would be given in the current series in October and December and a new series would be commenced in February.

The society proposes to meet on the third Tuesday in each month for general club activities and on the second Tuesday, as previously, for class night. Special meetings will be arranged when visiting speakers and exhibitions are available.

The following office-bearers were elected: President, Mr. Christopher S. Christian; Vice presidents, Mr. W.A. Jessop and Mr. C.L. Leslie; Hon.Secretary, Miss M. Mills; Hon.Treasurer, Mr. L. Gillespie; convener of color group, Mr. S. Doutch; committee member, Mrs M. Leslie.




Wednesday 23rd October 1957  Page 5 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Mr. Norman Deck, a well-known photographer who has spent many years in the South Pacific and who has made notable contributions to teaching and practical aspects of photography will visit Canberra next week. He will bring with him a collection of prints which will be on exhibition in the clubroom of the Canberra Photographic Society at Riverside on Tuesday night. Mr. Deck will give a talk on his work and experiences in photography during the exhibition.



Thursday 18 September 1958  Page 10 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

NATIONAL COLOR SLIDE SALON FOR CANBERRA
Some of the best Australian color photography is expected to be screened when the Canberra Photographic Society opens its National Color Salon in November. The National Color Salon, which will be the Canberra Photographic Society's major event in the coming year, was discussed at the annual general meeting of the society on Tuesday night. Entries are expected from every State. They will be screened at the Institute of Anatomy for four days beginning November 10. The judges will be Mr. S. Woodward Smith, of the University of Sydney, who will judge entries in the pictorial section and Dr Robert Carrick, of the CSIRO Wild Life Department, who will judge the nature section. Canberra Photographic Society will award a silver plaque and two bronze plaques to winners in each section. A new type of club program has been planned for the coming year and will included a series of talks on popular subjects illustrated by color slides.

The club intends to make a drive for new membership and is particularly interested in providing facilities for younger people in Canberra to meet socially and to learn about photography. The Hon.Secretary reported that the society's activities in the past year had been confined largely, to color photography, but one exhibition of prints was held in a shop at Civic Centre and club members contributed prints sent for exhibition to Hong Kong. The society contributed an exhibition of prints to the ACT P. and A. Association's show at Hall early last year.

The club color meetings have included a practical demonstration of development of a color film, showing of members slides and two special competitions. On two occasions, color slides were exhibited on Friday night to late shoppers at Civic Centre and were received with considerable interest. Mr. Christopher S. Christian, who had been president for many years, indicated that he was not available for re-election. A vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Christopher S. Christian for his services.

The following officers were elected for the forthcoming year: President, Mr. C.L. Leslie; vice-presidents, Mr. Christopher S. Christian and Mr. Alfred Clegg Redpath; Hon.Secretary, Miss M. Mills; Hon.Treasurer, Mr. L.L. Gillespie. The committee consists of: Mrs C.L. Leslie, Mrs Alfred Clegg Redpath, Miss M. Dash, Mr. I. Holmes, Mr. F. Doutch and Mr. P. McDonald. Club meetings are held in the society's rooms at River side, Hut 9, on the third Tuesday of each month. Intending members should contact Miss Mills at J0455 for further information.




Thursday 30th October 1958  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

ENTRIES FROM ALL STATES FOR COLOR SALON
All States will be represented in the entries of the first National color Salon being organized by the Canberra Photographic Society. The president of the society, Mr. C.L. Leslie, said yesterday he hoped that Canberra amateur photographers would be well represented in the salon. Entries close tomorrow. The salon includes two classes of subjects — pictorial and nature studies. Competitors may enter four slides in each group. The winning slide in each group and a selection of the best entries will be shown at a public exhibition from November 10 to 14 at the Institute of Anatomy. Judges are Mr. S. Woodward Smith, well-known Sydney photographer and water colorist, in the pictorial section and Dr. Robert Carrick, of the C.S.I.R.O. Wild Life Survey Section, in the nature section. Information may be obtained from the Hon.Secretary of the society, Miss M. Mills. Competition forms may be obtained and slides left at L.J. Dwyer's, The Lawns, Manuka and at Redpath's, Civic Centre.



Tuesday 11th November 1958  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

NATIONAL COLOR PHOTO SLIDE SALON OPENED
The Canberra Photographic Society held their first National Color Salon was officially opened at the Institute of Anatomy last night. The ceremony was performed by the chairman of the A.C.T. Committee for Cultural Development, Mr. A.T. Shakespeare. Mr. Shakespeare said that the Canberra Photographic Society and similar organizations would be called upon to play an ever-increasing part in the cultural development of the city.

He congratulated the society on sponsoring and organizing the salon, which had brought such a fine collection of slides to Canberra. Professor J.T. Burke, Professor of Fine Arts at Melbourne University, attended the opening of the exhibition. Congratulating the society on its enterprise, he stressed the interaction between painting and photography and the need for photographers to experiment continuously.

Dr Robert Carrick, of the Wildlife Survey Section of CSIRO, who judged the nature section of the exhibition, awarded a silver plaque to P.E. Roberts, of Beecroft, NSW, for his slide entitled "Rufous Faintail". Bronze plaques in this section were awarded to H.J. Bear, Blackhalls Park, NSW and to R.F. Kenyon, Yarraville, Victoria.

The pictorial section was judged by Mr. S. Woodward Smith, of the Department of Illustration of the University of Sydney, a well-known artist. He was unable to be present, but his comments on the winning slides were read. The silver plaque in this section was awarded to J.K. Ward, of Adelaide, for the slide "Odd Man Out". Bronze plaques were awarded to Miss H.L. Chapman, of South Yarra, Victoria and C. Collin, of Adamstown, NSW

The exhibition will be screened nightly at 8pm at the Institute of Anatomy up to and including Thursday.




Tuesday 13th January 1959  Page 5 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The Canberra Photographic Society crowned its activity for the year by winning the 1958 black and white and color sections of the NSW Photographic Council's Inter-club Competition. The entry in both sections was a group entry from club members. The society, which has been in recess since before Christmas, will hold its first meeting on February 17 at the Riverside Clubrooms. Inquiries may be made to the Hon.Secretary, Miss M. Mills (J0455).



Monday 16th February 1959  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Mr. MENZIES FILMS TO BE SCREENED
The Prime Minister, Mr. Menzies, has lent films to the Canberra Photographic Society for a screening tomorrow night to mark the beginning of the society's 1959 activities. Many of the films were taken personally by the Prime Minister. They include films of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth. The screening will be at the society's club rooms at Riverside.



Tuesday 3rd March 1959  Page 6 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

WIDER SCOPE FOR PHOTO SOCIETY
The Canberra Photographic Society, in an expansion program for the 1959 season, has made provision for an influx of new members interested in all branches of photography. Special attention is being given to lovers of natural color, black and white and cine photography and this is to be coupled with instructional guidance and field days. Teenagers are also being provided for.

The president, Mr. L. Leslie, stated last night that the aim of the society is to bind together the three main schools of photography which over recent years have tended to drift apart. This will be achieved by providing opportunities for group field outings covering flora and fauna, landscapes, seascapes, pictorial, mountain scenery and snow country. Indoor activities will include lectures and demonstrations by prominent, photographers and club members, studio work, still life and society competitions.

The society will continue to sponsor local exhibits and national exhibition and salons. The second national exhibition of color photography will be staged later this year. The society is setting up instructional groups designed to cater for the adult and youthful novice in photography. The social aspects of the society's program have not been overlooked. Barbecue picnics, get togethers and field days are planned.

As the new projects are to start early in March and in April, the Hon.Secretary, Miss M. Mills (J045J, ext. 314) is keen to hear from intending new members so that plans can be consolidated before 1st May. Membership is open to everyone and the society extends a special welcome to new residents.




Thursday 19th March 1959  Page 27 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARD TROPHY PRESENTED
The opportunity was taken at the Canberra Photographic Society meeting on Tuesday night to present to Mr. Alfred Clegg Redpath a trophy won by him in 1955, but which could not be presented earlier be cause of his transfer to Singapore.

The trophy, a silver tray, was awarded by the NSW Photographic Council for the "Print of the Year" in their State Inter-club trophy competition.

In presenting the trophy the president of the society, Mr. C.L. Leslie, congratulated Mr. Redpath and expressed the pleasure of the society in having him once more as an active member.

Further progress in the organization of the activities of the society was made, at the meeting, when two special groups were established to receive special training and photographic opportunities. These were a beginners group, which will have its first gathering at the club rooms on March 31 and a group for intermediate workers.

Amateur photographers who would like to join either group are asked to contact Miss M. Mills at J0455.

A third group for movie enthusiasts is in the process of formation and will meet at the clubrooms on Tuesday next.




Monday 8th June 1959  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Mr. Christopher S. Christian, to Lecture on "Composition"

Mr. Christopher S. Christian, of the CSIRO, will talk on "Composition" at the Canberra Photographic Society's club rooms at Riverside to-night.

The talk has been especially prepared for movie makers with the aim of adding more artistic interest to cine camera techniques and home movies.

The cine group has extended a welcome to all visitors who will toe shown two films. They will be shown a film on the Snowy River project called "Years to Remember" and a locally produced film showing an appendectomy operation.

Mr. Mayo Hunter will also outline future plans for the film producing unit which has recently been active on its first production "Delayed Departure.




Saturday 27th June 1959  Page 13 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

AUDIENCE TO JUDGE FILMS
At the meeting next Monday night of the Cine Group of the Canberra Photographic Society members of the audience will take part in the judging of movie films entered in the novices section of the recent club competition.

A large audience encourages true impartiality, so visitors will be welcomed.

Points which the audience will be asked to consider are 1. Photography, 2. Editing, 3. Audience appeal, 4. Presentation.

Prizes will be awarded for this competition and in addition Mr. Norman Williams will talk on "Latest 8mm equipment in America". The talk will be supported by a film of his travels in America and Europe. Another film for showing will be selected by the committee over the week-end.

Cine Group meetings are held bi-monthly Hut 9, Riverside.




Tuesday 30th June 1959  Page 9 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

COMPARISON OF PHOTOGRAPHS
Members of the Canberra Photographic Society will assess what progress they have made when they compare their own and other members photographs at a special meeting to be held in the club rooms at Hut 9, Riverside, tonight. The photographs to be shown result from a three month program which included an autumn tint exercise, a Canberra outing and a field day at Yass and Tharwa. These exercises were designed for both pleasure and instruction and to help improve technique and photographic appreciation. Since all members are keen to compare notes with other camera fans, visitors who have similar photographs will be welcome.



Wednesday 8th July 1959  Page 5 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

DEMONSTRATION OF NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
Members of the Canberra Photographic Society Intermediate Group will learn useful operating details of flash guns and other related equipment tonight.

In their clubrooms, profession photographer Mr. Keith Bogg will demonstrate the latest types of equipment and their uses.

Later, weather permitting, members will be able to put this knowledge into practical use by photographing some of Canberra's night sports.

Night life photography comprises a special section of the society's "Our Town" competition designed to cover every aspect of Canberra life.

The competition is a continuous one, extending to every field of photography, especially flash, in limited light conditions.

The meeting will be held in Hut 9, at 8pm. Visitors will be welcome.




Saturday 25th July 1959  Page 3 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

NEW ROOMS FOR ACT CIHE GROUP
By courtesy of the German Embassy, the Cine Group of the Canberra Photographic Society will use the German reading room for future meetings.

Room 15, Bailey Arcade, Bailey Building, Civic Centre, is the address of the reading room.

A spokesman for the society said there was a need for the meeting room. The clubrooms of the Canberra Photographic Society had to perform many functions, for the society had four groups with different needs.

The German reading room was conveniently located and readily accessible.

At the next meeting of the Cine group on Monday at 8pm, Dr. Tassie will give an illustrated lecture on cinematography entitled "Editing".

Afterwards several films will be shown dealing with cine work. They will be "How to Use Your Camera", "Song of the Clouds" and "The Vice-president".

At the meeting there will also be a selection of members who will take part in the next group production.




Wednesday 5th August 1959  Page 18 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTOGRAPHERS TO ARRANGE "TABLE-TOPS"
An unusual photographic exercise will be conducted in the clubrooms of the Canberra Photographic Society at Riverside to-night.

Members of the intermediate group will meet for practical work in "table-top" photography — photography in miniature.

The subjects range from pipe-cleaner figures to toys arranged on a table under strong lights.

Exciting artistic and even realistic effects can be produced with imaginative lighting and arrangement.

Table-top photography has become a satisfying hobby for many partially disabled people.

Members of the group will be raiding children's toy boxes for toys such as miniature farmyard animals and cowboys and Indians.

The session begins at 8pm in Hut 9.




Monday 5th October 1959  Page 2 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PORTRAITURE LECTURE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
Under the new 1959/60 program, members of the Canberra Photographic Society will meet twice monthly for alternating working nights and discussion nights.

At the next working night, Tuesday 6th October, the subject will be "Portraiture". Two models will attend and the group will be under the tutelage of Mr. Maxwell Ahearne.

Viewing and judging of slides and prints and awards of cash prizes will be made at each meeting.

A wide range of competitions is open to members and non-members and visitors are welcome at any meeting.




Wednesday 17th February 1960  Page 14 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

CANBERRA RECORDED BY LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
Typical and significant features of the Australian Capital are being photographed by the members of the Canberra Photographic Society as they attempt to build up a series of historically valuable pictures in the next few years. For 13 years the society has concentrated on recording Canberra's history on film.

Collaborating with the Canberra Historical Society, members have helped organize photographic exhibitions displaying the growth of Canberra. Each year the historical society has awarded prizes for historical photographs in the photographic society's' annual exhibition.

Canberra Photographic Society has exhibited in London, America, Singapore, Malaya and several other countries.

It was formed as a small private group soon after the war and in 1952 was allocated rooms in the Riverside Cultural Centre by the Department of the Interior.

One of its early secretaries was a well-known Canberra sporting identity, Keith Carnall, who as well as being a keen photographer, excelled in tennis and cricket.

AWARDS
In 1958 the society won the NSW State black and white and color awards and held the black and white awards for two years previous.

During 1950 to 1955 a number of famous photographers exhibited in Canberra through the society.

Anne Marie Gripman, world famous Swedish photographer, exhibited a collection of child studies. Harold Cazneaux, an Australian photographer, displayed his Australian landscapes and Doctor Julian Smith exhibited his world famous character studies some time later.

LECTURES
The main activities of the society included two meetings each month. About 80 photographic enthusiasts meet at monthly general and practical meetings while cine groups meet independently.

Members screened color slides and black and white prints at their general meetings and some members led the group in critical discussion of each photograph.

Members hear from photographic judges and lecturers such as Woodward Smith, who spoke on color in photography in relation to modern art, Clarence B. Young, who exhibited a number of New Guinea pictures and Keast Burke, who told society members of Australian historical pictures and humor in photography.

Dr R. Carrick of the wild life and preservation section of the CSIRO, in Canberra presented a lecture and display of natural history prints and Doctor T. Dunham of Mount Stromlo Observatory lectured the society in space photography last night.

The society exhibits each year, at the Hall show and contributed to the photographic exhibition of native flora and fauna at the Academy of Science recently.

Field days in the country were organized with photographic tuition provided by club experts.

MEMBERS
For three years the society held classes in photography, but these were discontinued this year because of the unavailability of lecturers and the boost in club membership which had compensated for any losses by the conclusion of the classes.

Club equipment included a screen, dark room, enlarger, library and kitchen. When color slides are presented the members provided their own private projectors. The society was entirely self-supporting.

The cine group of the society make their own motion pictures and organize screenings of exclusively home-made pictures.




Tuesday 1st March 1960  Page 15 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

SILVER PLAQUE TO CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHER
A member of the Canberra Photographic Society, Mr. E. Richards, has received advice that his slide "Vapour Trails" has won the silver plaque, the highest award in the color transparency section of the Melbourne International Salon.

This slide, which was taken in Norway, was the outright winner in an "All-comers" competition conducted by the society in Canberra last September.




Friday 25th March 1960  Page 25 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The Canberra Photographic Society will have a display of more than 30 photographs by members at the ACT Show.

The photographs are representative of the work of the society's members and include scenes of Singapore and Hong Kong.




Thursday 30th June 1960  Page 3 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The Canberra Photographic Society will conduct the Second Canberra National Color Salon in the Institute of Anatomy from 10th to 14th October.

When the first salon was held in 1958, 1,500 entries were received from all States.

The salon will be conducted in two sections, pictorial and nature, and all positive slides up to 2 1/4 inches square will be eligible to compete.




Thursday 6th October 1960  Page 28 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Winners of the Canberra Photographic Society's national color salon have been selected.

Their names would be released by Mr. J.D. Button when he opened the salon on 15th October, the organizer, Mr. E.A.G. Richards said yesterday.

Mr. Richards said the 410 entries had set a problem for the judges.

Selection of slides of a standard high enough above the rest to be shown to the audience of the salon was difficult.

"The standard of entries was most encouraging", he added.

Winning entrants were all interstate competitors. Only a small percentage of entrants was from Canberra.

The salon would be shown in the Institute of Anatomy Hall from 10th to 14th October.




Thursday 17th November 1960  Page 13 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

At the annual meeting of the Canberra Photographic Society, Mr. W.A. Jessop was elected president.

The meeting, which was attended by 30 persons, elected Miss M. Mills and Mr. I. Steele vice-presidents, Mr. E.A.G. Richards Hon.Secretary and Mr. F.O. Cox Hon.Treasurer. A committee of six was elected, comprising Mr. Christopher S. Christian, Miss G. Osbourne and Messrs. K. Houlihan, K. Percival, K. Steward and D. Macdonald. Miss J. Henry was elected assistant Hon.Secretary.




Friday 5th May 1961  Page 20 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTOGRAPHY HONORS FOR CANBERRA MEN
Two members of the Canberra Photographic Society, recently honored by the Federation Internationale De L'art Photographique, received their awards this week.

The Federation is an international body with headquarters in Switzerland.

Mr. Christopher S. Christian, a foundation member and ex-president of the Canberra Photographic Society was awarded the Excellence Federation Internationale De L'art Photographique, a distinction granted for a material contribution to the advancement of photography, both nationally and internationally.

Mr. Christopher S. Christian has been President of the Australian Photographic Federation for the last two years.

Mr. C.L. Leslie, ex-president of the Canberra Photographic Society was awarded a bronze medal after three prints by Australian photographers were accepted last year by the Salon section of the Federation Internationale De L'art Photographique biennial exhibition.




Tuesday 14th November 1961  Page 14 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Canberra has a high proportion of enthusiastic and efficient amateur photographers.

Most are members of the Canberra Photographic Society.

The society won the New South Wales Inter-Club Competition black and white and color awards this year for the fourth time.

The society won the awards in 1958 and in the two previous years.

FORMED AFTER WAR
Mr. C.L. Leslie's black and white print and Mr. R.J. Percival's color print won the competition for the society this year.

Clubs from all over New South Wales competed for the awards.

The society was formed soon after the war and in 1952 was allotted rooms at the Riverside Cultural Centre.

This year the society affiliated with the Australian Photographic Federation.

Main activities of the society include twice-monthly meetings, field trips and competitions.

Movie groups meet independently.

The society is lectured by experts such as Kodak representative in Canberra, Mr. W. German and the chief photographer of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority, Mr. D. Gadsby.

Next Tuesday the society will hold its annual "Print and Slide of the Year" competition. About 30 prints and 30 slides have been entered.




Tuesday 14th November 1961  Page 14 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

COLOR SALON ANNUAL EVENT
An international color photography salon held by the Canberra Photographic Society this year will be an annual event.

About 600 entries were received this year.

The Canberra Photographic Society presented "International Salon of Photography" as part of the Commonwealth Jubilee celebrations in 1951, but the salon was not held regularly.

A similar exhibition was presented in 1954 by the Canberra Photographic Society. The Canberra Photographic Society has decided to hold the salon as an annual event.




Tuesday 28th November 1961  Page 5 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTOGRAPHIC BODY AFFILIATED
The Canberra Photographic Society held their annual meeting at Hut 9, Riverside, on Wednesday.

In his annual report, the secretary, Mr. E.A.G. Richards, said the club was affiliated with the newly formed Australian Photographic Federation — a body similar to the Photographic Society of America.

The Australian Photographic Federation operated from Melbourne.

Canberra Photographic Society is responsible for photographic societies in all Australian Territories, with the exception of the Northern Territory, which has its own organization.

Five Canberra members are foundation members of the Australian Photographic Federation and two, Mr. C.S. Christian and Mr. C.L. Leslie, have received awards through the Federation for outstanding work.

Office-bearers for the coming year are: President, Mr. I. Steele; vice-presidents, Mr. C.L. Leslie and Mr. C.S. Christian; secretary, Mr. E.A.G. Richards; treasurer, Miss J. Henry; assistant secretary, Mr. K. Houlahan; committee, Mr. D. McDonald, Mr. M. Windsor-Murray, Mr. K. Laycock, Mr. Peter Hay, Mr. I. McKay.




Wednesday 6th December 1961  Page 24 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTO AWARD WINNERS NAMED
Winners of the Canberra Photographic Society's annual competition were announced at its final meeting for this year last night.

Winner of the colored slide section was R.J. Percival of Carmichael Street, Deakin and winner of the black and white print section was K.G. Holahan of Liversidge Street, Acton.

Honors were awarded to R.J. Percival, W.A. Jessop, I. Mackay, Miss J. Henry, M. Giles, R. Birch, E.A.G. Richards and B. Quodling.

The society of about 50 members will hold 23 competitions in 1962.




Tuesday 2nd January 1962  Page 5 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTOGRAPHERS PREPARE PLANS
Many members of the Canberra Photographic Society are taking photographs on their holidays for the 1962 series of competitions.

They have the choice of entering competitions in beginners or advanced divisions.

A grading committee will help determine standards. The first competition will be Open.

Other subjects for the year include Fauna, Human Portraiture, Industrial, Canberra After Dark, Contemporary Design, Human Emotions, color Harmony, Pattern and Texture, Slide and Processed color, Humorous, Sport, Flora, Trick pictures, Child study, close ups.




Monday 16th April 1962  Page 12 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

LIVE AMATEUR GROUP BEGAN IN 1946
The Canberra Photographic Society is a progressive and enthusiastic group which is doing a great deal to foster interest in photography by the various competitions and exhibitions it holds.

Under the Hon.Secretaryship of Mr. K. Carnall, it was first formed in 1946 with 20 members. It now has more than 60 members.

It is an active body, holding a formal meeting every fortnight. A competition is held at each meeting.

These competitions are divided into A (advanced) and B (beginner) grades and further subdivided into black and white and color sections. They are open to members only.

New members initially nominate the section in which they wish to compete, but a grading committee subsequently either confirms or alters the newcomer's grading.

The society indeed is an excellent organization for the enthusiastic but unskilled amateur to join, for not only do the senior members give expert advice on picture composition and the handling of cameras, but will advise on developing, printing and enlarging by practical demonstrations in the dark room which the society maintains for the use of members.

In fact, on the Tuesdays between the fortnightly meetings, a senior member always is present at the darkroom for this purpose.

The most ambitious effort of the Canberra Photographic Society has been the organization of the National Color Salon.

First held in 1958, this show was also staged in 1960 and 1961.

There were 609 entries, of which 149 were accepted at the 1961 salon.

These, it is interesting to note, were the work of amateurs from ACT, Queensland, NSW, Victoria and South Australia.

It is hoped to continue this salon as an annual event.

Meetings are held at 9 Riverside Buildings at 8pm.

Membership fee is one guinea a year and membership forms can be obtained at the clubrooms or by writing to the Hon.Secretary at PO Box 4, Ainslie, ACT.

Office-bearers of the Canberra Photographic Society are: Mr. I. Steele (President), Messrs. C.S. Christian and C.L. Leslie (Vice-Presidents), Mr. E.A.G. Richards (Hon.Secretary), Mr. K.G. Houlahan (Asst. Hon.Secretary), Miss J. Henry (Hon.Treasurer) and five other committee members.




Thursday 9th August 1962  Page 12 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

FLORA SUBJECT OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Flora was the subject of Canberra Photographic Society's fortnightly competition on Tuesday night.

Mr. C.L. Leslie was judge. The winning B grade black and white print, by Mr. J. Hamilton, was of a single flower.

The B grade color slide was won by Mr. M. Faggater with a photograph featuring diffused lighting of a single flower against a dark background in a greenhouse.

Mr. M. Windsor-Murray won the A grade with a close-up of the flower of the bottle brush plant.




Tuesday 27th August 1963  Page 23 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

SOCIETY HELPS KEEP HIGH STANDARD
The Canberra Photographic Society attributes part of its success to one of the city's disadvantages — the small scale of "ready made" entertainment to be found here.

The Canberra Photographic Society, which was established about 15 years ago, has an active membership of 60 and can boast several members of international standard.

In Canberra, the Canberra Photographic Society finds it is able to keep its members interested, while in larger cities, where glittering night-life abounds, societies catering for the arts often take second place.

Members of the Canberra Photographic Society rate high among Australia's amateur photographers, in spite of inadequate meeting rooms in one of the old huts at Riverside.

Members of the society are not mere button pushers — they have a knowledge of photography from the picture-taking stage through developing and printing to the final work of art.

While the average age of members is 20 years, men and women of all ages and from all walks of life attend the club's fortnightly meetings.

COMPETITION
Periodically the club has a special drive to attract junior enthusiasts by arranging beginners courses.

Fully-fledged members are encouraged in their work by competitions which cover a set range of subjects and are judged at every meeting.

The competitions are divided into A and B grade black and white and color sections.

Subjects vary from portraits and child studies to landscapes and nature studies.

COLOR WORK
Trends in amateur photography are confined to equipment rather than subject matter, according to the society's president, Mr. Jan Steele.

"Unfortunately, there is a tendency among members to concentrate on color photography", he said recently.

"This type of photography may be easier, but it does not yield the satisfaction which is obtained by black and white work, which calls much more on artistic talent".

Mr. Steele said trends in subject matter were much the same all over the world. "People always have been and still are the most popular subjects for photography", he explained.

He said a recent development in the society was a trend away from the conventional type of photograph towards more "off beat" work.

While standards in the club were high, there was little chance of amateurs "stealing the professional photographers thunder".

"Professional photographers tend to take pictures that will sell — the amateur is not concerned about this, Mr. Steele explained.

"One could say that the professional is in a groove while the amateur has more freedom to express himself in photography".

Mr. Steele said that until recently the Canberra Photographic Society dominated the field in interstate photographic competitions.

"Unfortunately, several of our top-class members have since been transferred elsewhere", he said.

Holding competitions within the club helped maintain a high standard among its members, he explained.

Mr. Steele said that photographic outings were arranged from time to time but proved unsatisfactory, because they usually produced pictures that were similar in type.

DARKROOMS
Processing was done by members either at their homes or in the club's two darkrooms at Riverside.

Mr. Steele said the club's darkroom equipment was ample for the society's needs.

Future development of the Canberra Photographic Society, however, would depend largely on the Cultural Clubs Working Committee's effort to obtain funds for the erection of a cultural centre for Canberra.

"To be able to meet in such a centre would mean greatly increased interest in the Canberra Photographic Society", said Mr. Steele.




Thursday 5th March 1964  Page 37 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The Canberra Photographic Society anticipates that color photographs will outnumber black and white photographs by at least five to one in the photographic exhibition at the ACT Show, which starts on Friday.

The exhibition, which began 14 years ago, has attracted great local interest in recent years.

In earlier years, many photographs from outside the ACT were entered, a society spokesman said yesterday, but they had fallen off over a period.

In the last few years the exhibition had consisted almost entirely of entries from Canberra and Queanbeyan residents, the spokesman said.

But Society officials are hoping that outside entries will build up again this year, as the exhibition has been placed on a competitive basis for the first time.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the entries which gain first, second and third places.

This year also, color photographs will be included in the exhibition for the first time and should arouse much interest.

Entries of nudes would be exhibited if they were in good taste, the spokesman said.

The club did not object to nude photographs as they were a recognized art form.

Most entrants would submit photographs taken with 35 mm cameras, since these were the most popular cameras in use today.




Thursday 5th March 1964  Page 40 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTOGRAPHY ON RISE HERE
A growing interest in photography in Canberra has been reflected in a big increase in membership of the Canberra Photographic Society in the last three years.

Canberra camera retailers report substantial increases in sales of cameras, particularly to young people.

Sales of film have increased even more rapidly, but this is partly due to Canberra's growing attraction as a tourist centre.

A spokesman said the society took "special care" of young members.

Although most members were in the "between 21 and middle age" group, the society aimed at attracting more members from the growing ranks of young camera enthusiasts.

Photography had now become an easy skill to acquire, he said.

Today's sophisticated cameras did practically everything except click the shutter and modern color film had remarkable latitude for error.

EXPERTS
He said: "We will gladly teach young members what ever they want to learn".

"We have experts in the various branches of photography and also have our own darkroom for practical training in developing and printing".

A high percentage of the members were school teachers, although the membership varied due to the high rate of population turnover in Canberra.

The Society emphasized picture quality rather than expensive equipment or gadgetry.

Among society members the most popular camera was the 35 mm single lens reflex, with the twin lens reflex next in favor. Very few members had expensive or press type cameras.

The popularity of the 35 mm was based on cheapness and ease of operation.

Many people taking up photography started with color these days, he said.

Later many of them tended to try black and white as they acquired a higher degree of skill.

Later still they tended to swing back to using color again, but more imaginatively.

MORE FILM
Photographers visiting Canberra tended to use more film here than in other tourist centers.

Canberra's unique buildings and places of national and international interest were natural targets for the amateur photographer.

The Canberra Photographic Society provided valuable training for members in the interesting talks and demonstrations that were given by members and visitors.

Meetings of the society re held every second Tuesday.




Thursday 22nd October 1964  Page 18 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Women members did well at the open competition of the Canberra Photographic Society, judged by Mr. C. Leslie at Riverside this week.

Mrs A. McKenzie won first prize in the A grade color slide section with an abstract design of water reflections.

In the B grade section for color slides. Miss M. Barow, took first and second places, with Miss M. Grech third and Miss R. Klein fourth.

Among the successful men contestants in the black and while sections were Mr. R. Drew, Dr J. Shepherd. Mr. J. Cavanagh and Mr. R. Anelzark.

The society will hear a lecture on lighting technique at its next meeting on November 3. Nature Portraits will be the subject of a contest on 17th November.




Friday 7th May 1965  Page 22 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

The Canberra Photographic Society was formed in 1946 and aims to encourage its members to reach and maintain a high standard of photography and to foster public interest in all aspects of the art.

Members come from all walks of life. Some have joined the society with virtually no knowledge of photography but, with the help and guidance of more experienced members, have reached a high standard and have participated successfully in competitions.

New members - men, women and older children are always welcome.

The Society would like to see more young people take an interest in photography; those who have done so obtain great satisfaction from being able to produce their own pictures. and find it a fascinating and worthwhile hobby.

The assistance of the Society was sought in the organization and conduct of the recent Monaro Mall Traders' Association Photographic Competition. Due to the success of this event, it is likely that a similar competition, this time on a national scale, will be held next year and in which the society would again play an active part.

Meetings are held every second Tuesday night in the Society's Club Rooms at No. 9 Riverside, where dark room facilities are available to members. Lectures and competitions are held regularly and members submit their work in set subjects for judging. The annual subscription is £1/10/-. All enquiries should be addressed to the Hon.Secretary:

President: Mr. E. Richards, Hon.Secretary: Mr. I. Steele.




Thursday 30th April 1970  The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

SLIDES OF AUSTRALIA
TERRA Australia 1970, an advanced type of audio-visual presentation produced for the Captain Cook Bicentenary Celebrations, will be screened in Canberra on 7th May, at the Canberra Photographic Society.

The audio-visual, which had its world premiere in Sydney recently, is touring selected country centers before it is sent overseas.

Terra Australis traces photographically the development of Australia since Captain Cook first sighted the eastern coast 200 years ago.

It is a selection of 588 slides chosen from over 5,000 transparencies collected from throughout the Commonwealth by the Australian Photographic Society sponsored by the Captain Cook Bicentenary Citizens Committee.

The slides were received from photographers, historical archives, government libraries and commercial organizations in the Commonwealth.




Tuesday 20th September 1977  Page 13 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART PLANNED
ENTRIES from many of the 250 camera clubs in Australia are expected in the First Canberra National Exhibition of Photographic Art, to be held at Woden Plaza from October 26 to November 6.

There will be a $100 prize for the best print and another for the best slide in the show which will have seven categories: monochrome, color nature and experimental prints and color, nature and experimental slides.

Bob Apathy, president of the Canberra Photographic Society, says that a panel of 10 judges of national and international repute has been assembled.

It is part of the effort to make the show a success since it is the first of this manner and style to be attempted in Canberra.

There already has been a considerable inquiry about the show, although entry forms have just begun to go out.

Entries close on 16th October and will have to be accepted, cataloged, mounted and displayed for judging by 22nd October. Judging will be on 22nd and 23rd October.

Major Apathy does not expect too many professional photographers to enter, because the prize money is not tempting.

However amateurs seek the prestige of such shows and the Woden Plaza management, which is sponsoring the exhibition, is striking a special plaque.

Both the Plaza and the Canberra Photographic Society have ambitions of making the exhibition international.




Friday 25th May 1979  Page 13 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
Next Monday the YMCA Corroboree Park Camera Club, Canberra Photographic Society and Monaro Camera Club will meet in a three way competition.

The groups have each submitted 10 monochrome prints and 20 color slides for judging by Mr. Col Roach, a photographer with the Photographic Section of the Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

Mr. Roach will discuss the entries and announce his decisions at the host club's meeting rooms.

Since the host club this year is the Monaro Camera Club, which is based in Queanbeyan, the venue is the Lambrigg Room of the Tourist Information Centre in Queanbeyan. Any interested people are welcome to attend this evening which begins at 8pm.

This is the first time that these three clubs have competed in three-way competition. After many years of two-way competition between the Canberra Photographic Society and Monaro Camera Club in slides only, last year saw the addition of a two-way print competition between Canberra Photographic Society and YMCA Clubs. This year's event is a natural development from the success of last year.




Sunday 23rd September 1979  The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

CONVENTION OF PHOTOGRAPHERS
CANBERRA THE HOST

CANBERRA will be host today to the first international convention of photographers ever held in Australia.

The Australian Photographic Society is conducting an Federation Internationale De L'art Photographique extraordinary congress together with its own 17th national convention, APSCON 1979, in Canberra from today until 30th September.

It is the first Federation Internationale De L'art Photographique congress ever held in the southern hemisphere and only the second such congress ever held outside Europe. The first was in Canada eight years ago.

Most lectures will be held at the Australian Academy of Science. Photographers who will speak and show their work will include Canberra's Attila Kiraly, who produced the book "Land of Lies", Queensland husband and wife team, Cherie and Eric Arch, Graham Burstow, who recently received three awards from the Royal Photographic Society of Nivelles, Belgium; Cyril Webster, an exhibitor in national and international shows for 20 years and Neil Perkins, past president of the Australian Photographic Society.

Mr. Webster's illustrated lecture, "Southern Islands of the Barrier Reef" is the result of many years of visiting and camping with his wife on isolated cays in the Capricorn and Bunker groups at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef.

Attila Kiraly made headlines in 1973, when he became the first person to make a solo crossing of Australia in a conventional vehicle from Carnarvon in the west across the Gibson Desert to Alice Springs and then across the Simpson Desert to Rockhampton.

He was one of the first two photographers to receive his Fellowship from the Australian Institute of Photography. He has won seven international gold medals.

Other speakers will include Karen Foley and Keith Pardy of the National Library's film archives unit. Karen is officer-in-charge of the national film archives and Keith is a technical officer.

Eric Arch is the Australian Photographic Society representative to Federation Internationale De L'art Photographique for diaporamas (or audio visuals). His wife Cherie is a color slide worker specializing in creative montage-type pictures. Eric Arch recently won a gold medal in France for his diaporama "What do you see".

Print exhibitions will be held at various places in Canberra. They will include a major exhibition representing all Federation Internationale De L'art Photographique countries at the Academy of Science, the fourth Australian Photographic Society national exhibition of print acceptances at University House and the complete set of color prints from the national bird index of Australia, at the National Library.

The National Library is also the venue for a program of historic Australian cine films being presented as a special Agfa-sponsored feature of the convention.

It will not be all listening and looking, as delegates will be taken on seven tours with a distinctive Australian theme. They include historic Pelican sheep station near Goulburn, the Riversdale National Trust property at Goulburn and the Gold Creek country home stead at Ginninderra.

Interested people who have not registered can still attend sessions at the Academy of Science and pay at the door. Open sessions like this are: Sunday at 7.30pm, showing of Federation Internationale De L'art Photographique slide collection and Australian Photographic Society permanent collection slides. Thursday, September 27, 9am, "Southern Islands of the Great Barrier Reef" and "The National Film Archives"; 7.30pm Federation Internationale De L'art Photographique audio-visuals and the Australian Photographic Society 4th national exhibition slides and audio visuals; Friday, Sept 28, 9am, 'New Dimensions', (Attila Kiraly) and 'How to present audio-visuals'; 7.30pm 'The understanding and interpretation of photography.

On Saturday, September 29 at 1.30pm, two films, "Pictures are made and not taken" and "Daughters of Neptune" will be shown by Ron Taglor Film Productions Pty Ltd.




Sunday 31st January 1982  Page 11 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

CAPTURING the CONSTRUCTION
by ATTILA KIRALY

Mr. Attila Kiraly will be piecing together some 2,920 individual color transparencies while preparations are being made for the opening of the new Parliament House. When he has finished the resulting movie, he will have created a unique two-and-a-half minute photographic record that the architects and builders of other famous landmarks have no doubt dreamed of, but never realized. From the orange-brown earth of Capital Hill, the skeleton of the big white building will grow into its final form, unfolding, through the magic of time lapse photography. The first of the five images, that will be taken each fine day for the next six years, will be put on film next week after a tailor made photographic module is fixed 10 meters above the road on the Mt Ainslie navigation tower. Inside a specially designed 12 millimeter brass casing will sit a Canon A1 camera, the lens of which will command a beautiful aerial view across Lake Burley Griffin to the hill. The virtues of this new camera are many and varied. It is automatic and adjusts constantly to provide ideal exposure for the light conditions. Its flourite lens gives perfect resolution and a special filter ensures that the filmed image is never compromised by haze. The camera's motor drive will be triggered by a radio signal from Mr. Kiraly's studio in Garema Arcade. Set to click the shutter five times each day, it can also be told to work more often when special events are happening on-site, or less often when the weather is impenetrable. The extremes of Canberra's weather might freeze or melt the innards of an inferior piece of engineering. But the casing is being insulated and Mr. Kiraly is also fitting a thermometer and a small solar panel which will power a ventilator. Once a week, he will drive his van up the mountain to change the film and the self-contained batteries. The rolls of Kodachrome 25 — the only film National Geographic photographers use — will be sent to Kodak's laboratories where a copy of the original will be produced immediately to provide progress photography for the architects and construction managers as well as a quality monitor on the camera's performance. The precious originals will be deep frozen in vacuum sealed capsules to ensure stability and conformity. When the building is completed, they will be developed for the time-lapse movie. Mr. Kiraly has dreams of producing an audio-visual which uses not only the Mt Ainslie images, but also on-site and aerial stills in a multi-screen spectacular.






Sunday 31st January 1982  Page 11 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S BEST
The smiling and pensive eyes of portraits vie for compliments with the startling textures and colors of desert landscapes and the clean lines of modern architecture in Mr. Attila Kiraly's photographic studio. Mr. Kiraly has long been recognized as one of Australia's best photographers.

But the path to this respect he commands from his peers has not been easy or conventional. He graduated in engineering from the University of Budapest in the same year as he won his first gold medal for photography then horrified his three engineer brothers when he upset the secure family traditions of the Kiralys by announcing that the hobby was to become his profession.

The wisdom of the decision to spend seven days a week at his favorite pastime is eloquently demonstrated in the thousands of Canberra homes where his studies of family groups hang and on a walk past the dozens of color portraits that line the walls of the stairs to the first floor Garema Arcade studio.

His outstanding architectural and aerial work gave him the progress photography work for the Concrete Holland Joint Venture and Mitchell, Girogola, Thorp, respectively constructions managers and architects for the new Parliament House. For his landscapes, he has won the highest accolade of his professional peers — a Fellowship of the Institute of Australian Photography — which has been given to only two others.

The motivation behind the unusual variety of his best work and the cheerful intensity that characterizes its creator came from his early years in Hungary. "I grew up in Europe during the war and desperately wanted work that would give me some control over my environment", he said. "I was in love with photography because, if I was good enough, it could give me control. "I wanted to accumulate a vast amount of knowledge, experience and the right equipment so I could become one of the best photographers in the world".

Attracted by the little he knew of Australia and desperate to get as far away as possible from Europe after the revolution in 1956, he arrived as a refugee in Melbourne the following year. For 10 years, he freelanced, making plenty of money and a reputation as a fashion photographer by snapping pretty girls for the covers of various glossy magazines. "It was all very glamorous, but not really satisfying. In the end, when I had little enthusiasm for the beautiful women I was photographing, I decided it was time to find some different subjects, a change from Sydney and a studio of my own", he said.

Once, in the late 50s, he had been to Canberra. His expectation of a modern, exciting national capital had been somewhat shattered by his discovery, after following the signposts from Sydney, that he was passing one at Narrabundah which indicated that the fledgling city was behind him. Undaunted by that, he returned for a second visit 10 years later and fell in love with the place.

His studio was opened in 1969 and the work flowed in. His weekdays were filled with portraits, family studies and the requirements of commercial clients who demanded the versatility of a press photographer. By 1973, he had accumulated enough money, equipment and experience to cross the continent.

In a modified Volkswagen Beetle and with some sponsorship from Canon and Agfa, he drove from Carnavon through the Gibson and Simpson Deserts to the east coast at Rockhampton, taking thousands of photographs for a book along the way. The Land of Lies — now out of print — was the stunning result of his encounters with the terrible loneliness and beautiful wilderness and wildlife. For it, he won the coveted fellowship.




Thursday 14th December 1989  Page 12 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

Canberra Photographic Society, exhibition of top prints for 1989, color and monochrome, Link Gallery until Saturday. Inquiries on 585343.



Sunday 8th March 1992  Page 8 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUBS IN CANBERRA
The most well-known of Canberra and Queanbeyan's photographic clubs is the Canberra Photographic Society, which claims to be the city's oldest club. It runs the Canberra national exhibition of photographic art and meets fortnightly on Tuesdays at the Griffin Centre.

A lesser known club which promises to grow is the Monaro Camera Club. Members meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays in the month in Queanbeyan, but hope soon to transfer to Erindale College, Wanniassa.

The YMCA Corroboree Park Camera Club, also a relative new comer, meets at the YMCA Corroboree Park, Ainslie. They all provide a means of learning through self-help and/or practical demonstrations and workshops.

Enquiries about the clubs can be directed to — Canberra: Phil Jones 482636 or Max Blyton 700535; Monaro: Mike Fiveash 861485 or Keith Fairbrother 864008; YMCA: Warren Hudson 492565 or to YMCA offices.




Sunday 8th March 1992  Page 8 - The Canberra Times (Australian Capital Territory)

CLUB A FORUM FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AT ALL SKILL LEVELS
The Canberra Photographic Society was formed over 40 years ago and is the largest and most active camera club in the region.

It is made up of people who are interested in photography in general or in any aspect of photography. Most, though not all, members are amateur photographers and all categories from rank beginners to experts are catered for.

We aim to advance creative photographic skills through cooperation, participation, exhibition and competition, a spokesperson for the society says.

Throughout the year the Society regularly holds competitions, lectures, demonstrations, workshops and informal club nights for members. Excursions of varying scope, with a photographic flavor, are organized from time to time.

Competitions are held on the first Tuesday of every month from February to December for black and white prints, color prints and color slides. Topics are set to challenge the imagination and originality of competitors, but there is always an open category for general photography. In each case there is a B Grade competition for those who may be developing their skills and an A Grade competition for those with a demonstrated level of high achievement.

All A Grade prints must be printed by the entrant, but B Grade entries may be processed commercially. Both A and B Grade slides may also be commercially processed. A wide variety of judges from the Canberra photographic community are invited to comment on members' work.

The Theatre Photography Group of the society photographs stage shows and undertakes to supply prints of high quality to theatrical organizations for front-of-house use and publicity.

The society organizes workshops, which can involve photography of models or other subjects under natural or artificial lighting conditions, or may involve joint practising of photographic techniques.

Meetings are held at 8pm on Tuesday nights at the Studio Room, Griffin Centre, Civic. All are welcome to attend as visitors to assess whether they wish to join. Visitors may submit entries to one competition before being required to pay the membership fee. General inquiries can be made by ringing 257 4814 in business hours or writing to the Hon.Secretary, GPO Box 857, Canberra, 2601.