CBCC – What is your photographic background?
LK – The first time I decided I “liked” photography was on a school camp to Central Australia in Year 10 – I was sixteen. My aunty lent me her camera to take away with me (which I still have … must give it back to her someday). I remember getting some pretty good feedback, so that must have inspired me I guess. Our art teacher, Peter Lindner, was a bit of a photographer too, he taught me a bit … and we were allowed to take ‘the SLR’ home on weekends … a Pentax something or other.
I finally got my own SLR, a Canon T50 for my 21st birthday – after the T series came the EOS series – so unfortunately none of those old lenses will fit on my current camera – a Canon 40D”
It was quite a long time until I got my first digital camera. I really didn’t think that ‘digital’ would take off. Eventually I decided to bite the bullet and see what it was all about and bought a little HP pocket camera – and haven’t looked back.
CBCC – What are your favourite subjects and/or locations?
LK – I love photographing events, but my favourite subject right now is live music. I used to think sports photography is what I most wanted to do (I still do a bit), but since doing a few gigs, this is where I’d love to be. I was lucky enough to get a free three day ticket to the Queenscliff Music Festival two years ago, so obviously my camera went too. On the strength of those photos, I won a competition on Facebook to be one of the Official Photographers at last year’s Festival – and it looks like I’ll be doing the same again this year. I’ve also been the Official Photographer for the Royal Geelong Show the last three years”.
Night photography is also something I really enjoy. Things look so much different in the dark. What can look pretty bland in daylight, takes on a whole new look after dark – cityscapes for example (it’s about the only time I’ll take my tripod with me too). And the zoo -I love the zoo too!
CBCC – Who/What inspires you to go out and take photographs?
LK – What inspires me to get out and take photos? To be honest, not much. I actually consider myself a lazy photographer – I guess, if I’m with someone that is enthusiastic, then usually I’ll get enthusiastic too.
CBCC – What sort of gear do you use?
LK – I’m a Canon user. I have 2 bodies – a 30D and a 40D, a number of lenses ~ 50mm f1.4, 24-105 f4, 70-200 f2.8, 100-400 f4, and a Sigma 10-20. I also have a little pocket camera which is mostly in my pocket when I’m at work ~ a Casio Exilim. Very handy.
CBCC – Is there photographer that you particularly admire?
LK – I admire many photographers, not any one in particular. Locally, the usual suspects – Peter Marin, John Conway, Heather Hartkamp (all of whom I actually met on-line) and (our own) Barry Feldman have all helped me and taught me a lot. There is quite a big community of photographers in Geelong that interact online and learn from, and inspire each other. I don’t think I’d be where I’m at without that resource. I’d encourage people to go on these meets that are organised – you might only learn one thing for the day, but next time, you’ll learn something else – and you’ll most likely make a lot of new friends – I did!
Below is a selection of Lisa’s images. You can also see more of her work on RedBubble
Corio Bay Camera Club hosted this year's annual interclub competition with Ballarat YMCA Camera Group on Saturday March 15. The competition was preceded by a BBQ meal. The competition was judged by Val Moss from the Bellarine Camera Club. Results Prints Corio Bay: 200 Ballarat YMCA: [more]
Our two three way international competitions were decided recently. The first, between Corio Bay CC, Kettering and District Photographic Society (UK) and Focus Photo Club Dayton Ohio (USA) was another close affair, with Kettering winning this year’s competition by only five and a half points [more]
Another successful interclub competition between Corio Bay, Colac and Bellarine Camera Clubs was held on Saturday August 10th. Bellarine was this year's host. After a meal at Cafe Zoo, members of the three clubs moved next door to the Springdale Neighbourhood Centre to listen to Gillian Turner's [more]
At the Annual Image of the Year presentation on Saturday July 6 2013, Barry Feldman, Jack Jansen, Tim McCarthy and Coral Spence, four long serving members of Corio Bay Camera Club, were awarded Life Membership of the club. Barry Feldman joined the club in March 1994 and has arguably been [more]
Check out this year's winner of the Annual Landscape/Coastline Competition by Wayne Harris [more]
The annual interclub between Ballarat YMCA Camera Group and Corio Bay Camera Club was hosted by Ballarat YMCA on Saturday 16th May. The competition was judged by Carol Hall from Ballarat. Corio Bay won this year's very close competition by 12 points. Final scores were: Small Prints: Ballarat [more]
Our two three way international competitions were decided recently. The first, between Corio Bay CC, Kettering and District Photographic Society (UK) and Focus Photo Club Dayton Ohio (USA) was an extremely close affair, with only three points separating the three clubs. Scores (three judges [more]
The Corio Bay Camera Club Exhibition, held in conjunction with the Geelong Seniors Festival over October, closed its doors on Sunday October 28. The exhibition presented over 150 prints and more than 500 projected images and attracted hundreds of visitors from around Geelong and further afield. [more]
Adrian Smith judged the 2012 CBCC v Geelong Interclub on Thursday 11 October. This year's competition was hosted by Corio Bay, who put on finger food before the competition judging to allow Geelong CC members to view the CBCC Exhibition which has been running as part of the Geelong Seniors [more]
Colac Camera Club graciously hosted this year’s annual three way competition between Colac, Bellarine and Corio Bay Camera Clubs. Individual awards were spread among the three clubs. In the aggregate sections, Colac won the Electronic Digital Image section while Corio Bay took out the Print [more]