Tricks of trade

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

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

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