Bob was a member of the Dee Why Camera Club from 2009 till 2016, including three years on the committee from 2009 to 2012. He was also active in broader community, serving three terms on Pittwater Council between 1996 and 2012. Bob passed away in 2016.
Bob showed his digital images straight out of camera at club meetings. These unedited images were mostly shot with his go to lens, a Canon 10mm-20mm. In memory of Bob and his photographic style, we are asking you to shoot jpeg, or look through your jpeg images, to see what you can come up with. Most cameras produce a pretty good image straight out of camera, so it’s up to you to get it right. The criteria are simple:
No curves adjustment
No straightening horizons
No white balance adjustment
In fact, no edits of any kind
Things you need to keep in mind for this style of photography are
Composition, including level horizons
Look for distracting objects or colours around the edges of the image. Many people tend to look in the middle of the view finder and crop out things they didn’t see, once they start editing their shots.
In film days, anyone shooting slide film had these restrictions.
This will be a competition, to be judged by Bob Dunbar’s nephews. The winner will be awarded a perpetual trophy and a prize.
You may submit up to three digital images, no prints. The naming convention for the files you are going to submit is