Club Committee...

 

Vice President - Club Founder

Kingsley Klau - AIPP - 0417 928 679

Contact:  vicepresident@rockinghamphotographyclub.com.au

Kingsley saw a need for those interested in photography to meet regularly and to encourage their enjoyment of photography.  As such the club was founded in June, 2006.  In December, 2015, he was awarded Life Membership - the first in the club.

Kingsley was the owner and creator of PhotoCoffee and is a full AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) member.  He is also an awarded teacher of various Photography Courses, conducted through PhotoCoffeeSHOOT Photography in Perth, and at various educational faculties.  Uses a variety of Nikon Cameras - D4, D850, D500, Df along with a broad range of lenses and flash units.

Kingsley is the Previous Past President of the West Australian Photographic Federation - WAPF, his second term in the role.

Secretary

Peter Higgins

Contact:  secretary@rockinghamphotographyclub.com.au

My focus on photography was borne from my interest in models and model railway.  To improve my photography of these miniature environments, I undertook training with Kingsley through PhotoCoffee in 2016.  I soon joined the club and was prompted to change from my Olympus OMD EM1 to a Nikon D810.  Changes in circumstances during 2016/17 meant downsizing my photography gear to a CSC Nikon P900 before realising the dramatic restrictions CSC's have and returning to DSLR with the Nikon D7200.  Having retired, I changed again to a Nikon D750 (best move ever) in January 2018 and have ramped up my photographic activity accordingly.  While I have no specific genre focus, I have a number of fast lenses for landscape, portrait, and wildlife photography.  Like a number of our club members, I have a particular interest in photographing rescue animals as a volunteer with ShutterPaws.

Treasurer

Shirley Johnson

Contact:  treasurer@rockinghamphotographyclub.com.au

I took up Photography in April 2013 and after attending a Nikon Workshop run by Kingsley decided to attend a club meeting. When I saw the photos taken by club members I knew I wanted to be able to take photos like that. Since then I have attended loads of training, workshops and spent many hours behind the computer learning stuff from the internet. What I love about photography is you never stop learning, there is always something new to try and I have seen more of WA in the past 4 years than I did ever before. I have met lots of people and become friends with some in and out of the Rockingham Photography Club and wish to continue my photography journey for many years to come.

Committee are the heart of the club and volunteer of their time.

Would you like to enhance the club in some way? Your best ‘voice’ is as part of the committee. This is any members opportunity to be part of clubs decisions, planning, and support. 

Committee are voted in yearly at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), held at the beginning of the April’s Club Meeting.

President  

Jason Eagle

Contact:  president@rockinghamphotographyclub.com.au

I joined the club in 2016 to get more involved with other fellow photographers with the same passion for capturing moments in time.  I have been involved in photography for over 10 years as it was heavily used in my previous employment as a project engineer surveying and analysing offshore oil rigs and producing 3D Asbuilt models from photographs. It has only been in the past 3 years that I started taking photograph’s for my own enjoyment and my interest and passion continues to grow stronger each day. I enjoy most aspects of photography but my main focus recently has been exploring WA and capturing Landscapes/Seascapes and Astro photographs. I use 2 Canon full frame systems, 6D and 5D MK IV along with an ever growing collection of lenses.

Committee - Monthly Raffles Manager

Donna Rose

Contact:  committee3@rockinghamphotographyclub.com.au


“I’ve been with the Club since February, 2009 and loved every minute.  I enjoy landscapes and anything to do with water.  I also like doing candid shots of people when they don’t know I’m taking the shot.

I currently use a Nikon D7000”

Committee - Event Manager

Thelma Murphy - 0419 955 579

Contact:  committee1@rockinghamphotographyclub.com.au

I really enjoy traveling throughout Western Australia capturing the stunning countryside but joined the camera club to diversify into portraiture and macro to give me a better cross section of my travels. I have been the President of the Melville Camera Club, and the West Australian Photographic Federation mainly to promote the importance of clubs providing photo outings to ensure members know each other and can share photographic knowledge.  So Im part of the committee to continue to promote outings.  My camera is a Nikon D600, and it doesn’t get enough use!!  I also believe that good food is an important element to our successful photo outings.”

Committee

Bruce Fraser

Contact:  committee5@rockinghamphotographyclub.com.au

I have been passionate about photography for over 40 years, whilst serving in the emergency services (Fire and Ambulance).  It has only been in the past 3 years that I started taking photography seriously and I have recently completed a Cert IV in Digital Photography and received some overseas tuition on Landscape and Cityscape photography whilst in New York City, the UK and Scotland.

Whilst being a member of the Rockingham Photographic Club my passion for the different genres of photography continues to grow stronger by the day. I enjoy all aspects of photography but my main focus has been capturing the various Landscapes and Seascapes along our wonderful coastline. My camera of choice is a Canon full frame 5D MK IV along with the new Sony full frame A7R MK III.

Committee - Apparel - Assistant Monthly Raffles Manager - Catering

Cara Riley

Contact:  committee2@rockinghamphotographyclub.com.au

After shooting with multiple compact film cameras over the years, I acquired my first digital compact in 1999 – quickly becoming frustrated with not being able to make it do what I wanted it to do. After working my way through several compacts, I was blessed to receive my first DSLR in 2012 (Sony A77 SLT) and am now slowly learning just what it can – and cannot – do.  I primarily shoot landscape/seascapes, nature/animals, and sunsets, preferring to use natural and available light. I believe good food shared with friends is an essential part of life.

Club Postal Address:

Rockingham Photography Club

PO Box 5157

ROCKINGHAM BEACH

WA 6969

Committee - Club Membership Manager

William Thomson - 0477 303 379

Contact:  committee6@rockinghamphotographyclub.com.au

I am relatively new to the photography scene and have well and truly been bitten by the bug.  After picking up an Olympus OMD-EM1 mirrorless camera I stumbled across the Rockingham club and from the first meeting was impressed by the professionalism and friendliness of everyone involved. I am immersing myself completely into everything to do with photography, and hope to do my part in keeping the awesome momentum at the Rockingham photography club going.

My current focus is on long-exposure landscapes and increasing my knowledge with Photoshop. When not destroying my tripod by sticking it all manner of water, rock and mud I enjoy spending time with my family, exploring the great outdoors and also play on the wing for the mighty Mandurah Makos football club. Happy shooting!

Competitions Manager

Chris Parker - 0419 199 136

Contact:  committee4@rockinghamphotographyclub.com.au


‘Chrispy’ is a keen amateur photographer who loves to delve into photography when he gets the chance - between working on his Subaru’s and assisting at Maximum Motorsport.


Chris looks after the visual presentations at the meeting for all the entries and does an amazing job!!!

Chrispy has a bunch of Nikon gear - and a 400mm F2.8 Lens that he needs to use some more :)

Committee  - Club Training

David Catchlove

Contact:  committee8@rockinghamphotographyclub.com.au

My interest in photography was sparked as a teenager when I learnt to develop b&w photos with my father, from this I took up photography at high school becoming the schools photographer for the monthly school magazine. I continued my interest in photography when I joined the Royal Australian Navy and had the opportunity to become one of the ships photographers during my time on HMAS Success. After leaving the Navy life took over and I put down my camera for many years. Photography only became a focus in my life again about 2 years ago which is when I bought my first digital camera. After some encouragement I decided to join Rockingham Photography Club a little over 12 months ago. Since joining I have grown to love taking photos of birds, wildlife and macro whilst also enjoying the challenges of each months themes. I decided to join the committee so I can learn from the other committee members and to try and give back a little to the club.

Club Banking Details

If you need to pay the Club by Direct Deposit:


BSB: 633 - 000

Account: 144423225

Bendigo Bank


PLEASE:

When Paying - PLEASE

put in a reference: i.e.

“Bill Jones-Photography 1010”