Tricks of trade
Award-winning landscape photographer Tom Putt enthralled Finley and District Camera Club members and guests from visiting clubs Yarrawonga and Benalla at the club’s recent meeting.
Twenty-nine keen photographers packed into Barooga Public School library to listen to Mr Putt, hearing him explain how he takes aerial landscapes and seascapes using a drone.
Mr Putt said his quest to capture innovative shots had taken him to places such as Iceland, the Western Australian coastline and the Snowy Mountains.
To give the audience a look into his extraordinarily busy life, the photographer outlined his next week, which included going from Melbourne to Sydney for a presentation, then to Noosa, then to a seminar in Wollongong, before returning to Melbourne.
Club member Barry Bennett said Mr Putt’s presentation, which lasted close to 90 minutes, was informative and captivating.
‘‘Tom definitely had the gift of the gab; he had everybody in the palm of his hand,’’ he said.
‘‘It was just amazing to see some of the photographs he showed us which highlighted the complexity of the colours in the ocean that the average person would never notice or get to see.
‘‘He was so professional but that’s his life. He certainly lives and breathes what he does, which showed in his presentation.’’
Mr Putt’s is opening the Tom Putt Fine Art Photography Gallery in Mornington on Sunday.
Snap happy: Fiona Morrison, Andrew Ammendola, Tom Putt and Val Lee share a moment after Mr Putt’s presentation. Picture: Barry Bennett