Annual retreat at Hervey Bay

This photo titled, Osprey Pt Vernon taken by Julie Hartwig during the Camera Club week-long retreat to Hervey Bay

This photo titled, Osprey Pt Vernon taken by Julie Hartwig during the Camera Club week-long retreat to Hervey Bay

Every year, members of the Camera Club go away for a week-long annual retreat. Long before Covid came on the radar, the 2020 retreat was planned for Hervey Bay. Things were a bit touch-and-go whether the retreat would be able to go ahead, but we left our bookings and plans in place and crossed our fingers.

Thankfully, our retreat was able to go ahead and last month ten club members headed to our accommodation at Walligan near Susan River for a week of photography fun.

We visited the Ospreys at Pt Vernon, rose with the sparrows to photograph the sunrise at Urangan Pier, visited Arkarra Gardens at Dundowran and Toogoom. A number of tutorial sessions were conducted watching instructional videos on TV.

Several workshops were also conducted including Lensball still life, light painting, using a mobile phone screen to create reflection photography, oil and water photography, and a fun “out of the frame” workshop which we used to create a (socially distanced) retreat group photo.

Another retreat activity was the Retreat Challenge where a topic is chosen and retreat participants submit photos taken during the retreat of that topic.

This year, one of the members brought along a toy lamb called Chester. His presence provided much fun and games, as members tackled the challenge to photograph Chester in as many strange and unusual places as possible!

As usual, a great week was had by all and we look forward to the 2021 Annual Retreat.

The Tin Can Bay Camera Club’s next meeting: All club meetings suspended for the rest of 2020.

Visit the Club website at: tincanbaycameraclub.wix.com/tcb-camera-club.

Julie Hartwig, Tin Can Bay Camera Club