1925-07-15, English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: INTERSTATE NEWS (15 July 1925) Burke, Keast, 1896-1974.

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INTERSTATE NEWS (15 July 1925)
 
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  • 808 words
  • article
  • Journals
  • Magazines
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  • xna, Baker &​ Rouse, 1925-07-15
Language
  • English

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Title
  • INTERSTATE NEWS (15 July 1925)
Appears In
  • Australasian photo-review., v.32, no.7, 1925-07-15
Author
  • Burke, Keast, 1896-1974.
Published
  • xna, Baker &​ Rouse, 1925-07-15
Physical Description
  • 808 words
  • article
  • Journals
  • Magazines
Part Of
  • Australasian photo-review.
  • Vol. 32 No. 7 (15 July 1925)
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  • INTERSTATE NEWS The Queensland Camera Club. At the Annual Meeting on the 9th June, reports received showed that the club has increased in membership and its funds are sound. The competition for the year ending resulted in : —Enlargements : H. Hacker. 56 points, Ist: W. Robson, 46 points, 2nd. Contacts: E. L. Hutcheon, 54 points, Ist; R. S. Loutitt, 36 points, 2nd. The pictures taken at last outing resulted in :—E. L.* Hutcheon. Ist; R. S. Loutitt, 2nd. The election of officers for the ensuing year resulted as follows : —President; R. L. Higgins. Vice-Presidents; W. Robson and J. P. Millar. Secretary: E. C. Smith. Treasurer: E. L. Hutcheon. Committee: H. Hacker. F. H. Wedd, R. S. Loutitt, G. A. Walker, Miss E. A. Mewes. Queensland Camera Club’s Exhibition. The Queensland Camera Club’s second annual exhibition was opened by the Governor nor (Sir Matthew Xathan) in the Kodak Salon on the 22nd June. The Club President (Mr. R. L. Higgins), who welcomed the Governor, said that much regret was felt at the coming departure of Sir Matthew Nathan from Queensland, and described the steps forward taken by the Club during the year. Progress, he said, had been made not only in membership, but also in technique and general effect. At the last exhibition, which was the first, only 70 photographs were hung: on this occasion there were 121. The Governor said that the advance made in photography corresponded to that in the uses to which it was put. These were constantly growing. Three-quarters of a century ago the first scientific photography followed fairly soon the early development of the art as we knew it. Just 30 years ago, surgical photography was started by the invention of the Rontgen ray. It was comparatively recently that survey photography graphy had become general; great use was made of it in the war; the latest extension was its employment for hydrography, illustrated trated by the work that was done last year on the Great Barrier Reef. Dramatic photography now had its representations in over two hundred picture theatres in Queensland alone. "Photography is also playing its part in the making of historic records in every country and on every public occasion.” continued tinued Sir Matthew. "It is invaluable for personal records, as I know to my good fortune in connection with my tours in this country. One cannot rely for future pictures tures of scenes passed and faces known on memory alone; after a time the sharp outlines lines of pictures so retained fade, and they tend to merge into one another. This is hastened by the rapidity with which in these days one passes from place to place. To counteract this disadvantage of the rapidity of modern travelling comes modern invention, and memory pictures are supplemented mented by more fixed impressions. The Kodak picture and the notebook, supplementing menting each other, will enable me, in days to come, to live again the happy wanderings, ings, and to recall the external features of this great country and the faces of many friends in it. “This is the photograph as a record. This show is rather of the photograph as a work of art. Every year sees advance in this art. Apart from constant approach to mechanical perfection the artistic possibilities bilities are becoming more and more recognised. nised. By his choice of subject and of the aspect reproduced, by control of light and by suppression or diffusion of focus, the artist throws more and more of his own personality into the picture, and converts his work from a mechanical process to an artistic inspiration. Of course, one cannot put photography as an art on the level with painting or sculpture, but it has this among other advantages over work with the brush or chisel that it is easier to make a start with it and that beginners’ efforts show less crudity. For this reason the art sections of country shows are much more graced by the photographs exhibited than they are by the attempts at oil and water colour paintings. I should think also that many amateurs who aim only at the outset at mechanical proficiency presently acquire artistic aspiration and with it increased appreciation preciation of beauty. This is wholly good and the Camera Club, by its encouragement of the artistic spirit, is thus doing good work for our country.” We are indebted for our report to the Brisbane “Daily Telegraph.” Wellington Amateur Photographic Society. Mr. F. W. Vosseler. of the Tararua Tramping Club, assisted by Mr. H. C, Milne, delivered a very interesting lecture on “Beauty Spots in and around Wellington.” ton.” Later, members had the pleasure of listening to Mr. W. van der Velden (Eastman School of Photography) who delivered to an appreciative audience a lecture on “Photographic Troubles and how to avoid them.” Interesting questions were asked and discussion followed.
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