About ABC Open Camera Club
The ABC Open Camera Club is a part of the ABC Open project that is devoted to both still photography and video. This group, like the ABC Open project itself, is focused specifically on showcasing work from people living in or about places in regional Australia.
If that's you or your photos, the ways that you can participate in this group are:
1. Through projects
At any given time there may be a photography project that we're running either as a national call out or as a local project within one of our regions. Keep an eye out both here and on our projects page for details
Snapped is an on-going project which lets you flex your photography muscles. Each month we’ll post a new theme to inspire you.
Find out the current Snapped theme and get involved
Now and Then: Series 2
06 Feb 2012 – 08 Jul 2012
Now and Then: Series 2 is a photography project first inspired by the flickr group, Looking Into the Past, which uses a technique that's become hugely popular around the world. By holding a historical image in its present day location and rephotographing it, you can create a window into past events and the lives of people who've stood on the same ground as you. It's a fun technique and a great way to re-imagine old photos and shine a new light on the places you know.
To find out how to contribute to Now and Then: Series 2, head here.
Jun 5th to Oct 30th, 2011
DreamBox invites Indigenous Australians to share their dreams in a single photograph. What's your dream?
DreamBox is a place for you to share your dreams and to see what other Indigenous Australians are dreaming about. It's really simple. All you have to do is write down your dream on a large piece of paper or cardboard, on a chalkboard, or on anything that will be big enough to read. Have your photo taken with you holding your dream and send it in.
To find out how to contribute to DreamBox head here.
19th December 2011 – 26th February 2012
We often see Australia photographed with sweeping landscapes and sprawling skies. But have you ever wanted to zoom in and see what’s really going on?
Up Close invites you to look at your world more closely, and share it in detail. The challenge? To see the world differently and capture it with your camera. You could take the photo in your backyard, your house, or somewhere further afield. It's all about noticing the small things around you.
It’s also a competition. Submit your photo, send us an email, and you’ll be in the running to win an amazing opportunity - flights, accommodation and a masterclass for 3 winners – as part of a photographic adventure with one of Australia's most esteemed press photographers, Nick Moir.
You can add as many photos to the project via the Camera Club but only one (1) photo will be eligible for the competition.
Photos will be displayed through ABC Open, and selected photographers and photographs will be highlighted on ABC Local online and radio.
To find out how to enter, read the entry instructions.
Aftermath: Disaster, Resilience and Recovery
15th June - 29th Jan, 2012
The first few months of 2011 saw Australia experience some of the worst natural disasters on record. Floods in southern Queensland stole lives and devastated large parts of the state, while further north Cyclone Yasi battered many communities. Victoria experienced its worst flooding in decades, and in the Kimberley, widespread flooding caused mass evacuations of homes.
The effects of these disasters are still being dramatically felt. Aftermath invites you to share your setbacks and milestones through photos and words Upload a single photo or a series and help build a story of resilience and recovery, a resource that we all can share.
The Moment Behind The Photo
Aug 1 to Dec 4, 2011
Find a personal photo from your own collection that has a great story behind it. Maybe you vividly remember the moment it was taken, or what was happening outside the frame; or maybe there is something captured within the image that speaks volumes about that time in your life. Upload a copy of the photo, with a great text description, and add the tag: abcopen:project=photomoment.
To find out more head here.
May 15 – Sept 18, 2011
ShutterUp Online invites photographers, aged 14 to 24 years, to submit their best photos (maximum 3) to the 2011 Ballarat International Foto Biennale's (BIFB) special events program.
ABC Open has partnered with the 2011 Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) to give young photographers across Victoria the opportunity to exhibit their work to an international audience during the festival.
ShutterUp Online is a key element of BIFB’s special events program and gives photographers aged 14 to 24 years the chance to submit up to three of their best photos to this year’s festival.
Selected entries from Ballarat to ShutterUp Online will be exhibited during the 2011 BIFB, August 20 to September 9 in Ballarat.
Selected entries from all regions will also be featured on ABC Local, ABC Open and other ABC websites.
To find out how to contribute to ShutterUp Online head here.
Portrait of a Stranger Jan 18 – June 26, 2011
Portrait of a Stranger is a photography project that challenges you to talk to strangers, and then capture each subject in a portrait and short written story.
Now and Then
Oct 18, 2010 – January 31, 2011
Browse through the contributions to the Now and Then project.
2. Suggest a project
If you have ideas for projects that you think would work well on ABC Open, suggest it here. We'd love to hear from you!
This is a public group.
- View the group rules.
Members can post 10 things to the pool each day.
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