Feb 2018 outing – Photo Scavenger Hunt

Date - 24/02/2018
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hyde Park


This is an exciting new addition to our programme, but it does rely on as many members as possible getting involved. The event will start at 2:00pm on Saturday 24th February near the Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park North. This is how it works:

  • Participants work together in teams of 2-4 people (depending on numbers) with one shared camera.
  • Teams are given a list of things or themes to photograph in a three hour period.
  • At the end of the three hour period we all rendezvous at Rob’s workplace in Surry Hills.
  • Each team may submit only ONE entry per item on the scavenger list.
  • Entries must be JPG as shot in camera/phone with no fancy filters applied.
  • Teams will score a point for each entry that matches an item on the scavenger list.
  • At judge’s discretion, bonus points will be awarded for creativity/degree of difficult. 
  • Bonus points also if you manage to get a photo for EVERY item on the list.

The prize is yet to be determined – it could be just bragging rights or it could be comestibles. Or it could mean having everyone else shout for you at the drinks / dinner afterwards at a nearby eatery.

The benefits of this event are manyfold:

  1. It’s a good social opportunity
  2. It encourages team work over the customary individual approach to a task
  3. Provide an opportunity for new members to get to know others in the club
  4. Encourages you to really take notice of what’s around you as you seek to capture as many items on the list as possible
  5. Potentially prods you to approach strangers to get some of the subjects on the list
  6. Experience the pressure of working to a deadline on a set task
  7. Encourages you to practice composition to get the images you need correct in camera
  8. Provides timely feedback
  9. You get the chance to see how others approach the same task
  10. The opportunity to have a relaxing social outing after a fun afternoon enjoying your favourite hobby.

To work really well it is important to have as big a turn out as we can get. We therefore need as many as possible to commit by sending an RSVP ASAP . 

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