Welcome to our club

Whether your passion is photography or movie making, our Club can meet all your needs. Regular presentations by inspirational Guest Speakers and monthly Competitions which are judged by professional Judges and/or Photographers continually provide new techniques and ideas on how to advance one’s photographic skills.

Visitors are welcome and age is not a barrier. Check out our Calendar and drop by on any Tuesday evening depending on your preference, i.e. Still Photography Group meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday and the Movie Maker Group meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday.


About Us

We meet at Figtree Heights Public School Hall (link to Google Map)
St Georges Avenue and Lewis Drive
FIGTREE NSW 2525
(Vehicle entrance via Lewis Drive)

Photography Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm
Movie Makers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm
If you would like to talk to someone please ring the Club Secretary on 0457 415598. Leave a message if it is not picked up and we will answer ASAP.

 

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Welcome to our Club

We meet at:    Figtree Heights Public School Hall (link to Google Map)
St Georges Avenue and Lewis Drive
FIGTREE NSW 2525
(Vehicle entrance via Lewis Drive)

Photography Group meets on the  2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm

Movie Makers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd  Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm

If you would like to talk to someone please ring the Club Secretary on  0457 415598. Leave a message if it is not picked up and we will answer ASAP.

If you would like to know more go to the about the club page for more information.

Details of Fees and payment  :- The fees and how to pay them for 2019

About our Club

by MyPhotoClub Colin, December 1, 2015

Competitions in July Print are closing soon!

Competitions in July Print will close Saturday, 20th July 2019, 11:45 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade Open Colour Large Print
  • A Grade Open Mono Large Print
  • B Grade Open Colour Large Print
  • B Grade Open Mono Large Print

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, July 18, 2019

CAMERA CRAFT WORKSHOP Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

Our second Camera Craft Workshop will be held at the Figtree Heights School Hall on Tuesday 16th July, 2019 at 7.30 pm. The workshop is expected to finish no later than 9 pm.

This workshop will cover “Exploring Exposure” and “Focussing”. Attendees are requested to bring their Camera, fresh Memory card, spare battery, Camera Manual, Tripod (essential) and a remote (if you have one).

Ensure that your Camera has a fully charged battery and a spare.

Visitors are welcome,  however, a  Fee of $35.00 ea will apply.

Thank you.

Dawne Harridge (Secretary)

by Dawne Harridge, July 11, 2019

Competitions in July EDI are closing soon!

Competitions in July EDI will close Tuesday, 9th July 2019, 11:45 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • All Grades Open Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, July 7, 2019

PG MEETING – Tue 9th JULY,2019. Guest Speaker CRAIG PARKER” MPSA, BPSA, EFIAP/b, APSEM

All members are invited to attend the Photo Group’s Meeting on Tuesday 9th July. There will be new things to learn as Craig’s presentation will be on “Shooting for Someone Else”. What this means is that most of Craig’s photography is for himself, whether family shots, sporting events or overseas wildlife trips – he shoots what he likes.

However, since retiring from full time work, Craig does some paid photography, essentially shooting for someone else. Craig will share his experience of two projects that he has done for the Marketing Department of a local private school. Two projects with a very clear product outcome !

Time permitting, Craig will also briefly cover a few aspects of “Image Evaluation”.

By the way, for those who do not know Craig, he is a former Member of our Club, having served on the Committee as both President and Secretary and since leaving the Club a few years ago, Craig has immersed himself in getting his many, many photographic awards (as shown above).

Craig is a wonderful photographer and you will not be disappointed with his presentation. Please make the effort to attend, however cold it may be for you will most certainly be rewarded.

Thank you.

Dawne Harridge (Secretary).

by Dawne Harridge, July 5, 2019

FCC 2019 Interclub Competition Pre-selections: Now OPEN UPDATE/1

Further to my earlier post announcing that the Wollongong Camera Club’s FCC 2019 Interclub Pre-selections is open and ready to accept your Entries the I have been able to locate some information that may assist you in entering.

Please note: This Interclub Competition Information is based on the 2018 Interclub’s Sections/Definitions and should be interpreted as a guideline to Section definitions.

Please note that the Definitions are on Page “3′.

Should you have any queries, then please contact the Post’s author.

by Bruce Shaw, July 3, 2019

FCC 2019 Interclub Competition Pre-selections: Now OPEN

The FCC 2019 INTERCLUB is upon us. The Club’s FCC on-line entries close on Tuesday August 13th 2019. This is a Club entry covering 3 Prints and 5 Digital sections with a maximum of two (2) from any member in each section.

Image Entry as the same as our monthly Competitions; 1920 x 1200 pixel (max) in landscape format or a maximum of 1200 pixels along the longest side (vertical) in portrait format and File Size 2MB’s or less.

The Wollongong Camera Club’s Pre-selection Entry is now open awaiting to receive your digital images.

Pre-selection CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY, JULY 26th 2019 11:45pm

Entry Conditions:

  1.  Maximum of two (2) digital on line entries in each section you wish to enter, including Prints;
  2. Wollongong’s Pre-selection Closing Date: Friday July 26th 2019;
  3. Entry is through the Club’s Members’ Competition Entry Page using the “FCC Interclub 2019 Pre-selection” form

Sections:

  1. Colour Prints;
  2. Monochrome Prints;
  3. Nature Prints (both Colour and Monochrome);
  4. Colour Digital Open;
  5. Monochrome Digital Open;
  6. Nature Digital (both Colour and Monochrome);
  7. Australian Landscape Digital; and
  8. Creative Digital.

Please Note: Print entries will be primarily assessed from the Pre-selections’ digital on-line entry. All successful entrants will be requested to deliver their print/s to the club at a date and time to be advised.

Thank you for your support of this external competition. The Pre-selection Competition team looks forward to receiving your entries.

by Bruce Shaw, July 3, 2019

Vale David Miller GMAPS, EFIAP July 2nd 2019

Late yesterday the Wollongong Camera Club received the sad news that David Miller GMAPS, EFIAP had passed away. He hasn’t been well for some time, passing away during follow-up surgery.

David has been a long friend of the club, both as a Presenter and a Judge. His photographic knowledge, experience and love of all things photography are well known, and respected, throughout the photographic fraternity. He earnt many photographic accolades; Club, State, Nationally and Internationally with his images and presentations. His world ranking in 2014, according to the Photographic Society of America (PSA) were; 20th in Digital Colour, 17th Digital Monochrome and equal 14th in Photojournalism, such was his picture standard. David wasn’t just a picture-taker; rather he explored all avenues of photography to ensure that he had the best picture possible on display.

In 2015 and 2016 David presented lectures in China at the invitation of the Chinese Government. Back home, many clubs have benefited from his knowledge and experienced his unique presentation style that entertained whilst the audience learnt, a great communicator of photography. He has been published in the media many times, including a number of books and the newspapers; the Sydney Morning Herald and Daily Telegraph.

Personally I first met David prior to the 2000 Paralympic Games when he visited the Club as a presenter. Then at the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games, where he was an accredited photographer, he took the time out of the busy schedule to say gidday and shared a few of the moments he has seen at the Games.

David wasn’t just a photographer; he was also an Administrator, stepping in where there was a need. Since late 2014 to early 2019 he was President of the FCC when ill health forced him to stand aside. Other clubs that has benefited from David’s invaluable leadership has been St. George (President 5 times and Life Member), Dooleys Camera Club (founding member, President 3 times and Life Member), APS (Australian Photographic Society) and PSA (Photographic Society of America) memberships.

David will be remembered for unique presentation style; entertaining and teaching, along with his ability to mentor others in the field of photography.

Vale David Miller GMAPS, EFIAP

by Bruce Shaw, July 2, 2019

MOVIE MAKER’s MEETING – Tue 2nd July, 2019 – DaVINCI RESOLVE 15 EDITING OVERVIEW/WORKSHOP

A great opportunity for members who are interested in learning about the wonderful new FREE video editing software that offers a variety of tools for professional video editing and colour grading along with a built-in visual effects tool set and robust audio editor.

In order to learn more about this amazing software, make sure that you attend the Movie Maker’s Meeting on Tuesday 2nd July at the School Hall at 7.30 pm. This is not just a Movie Maker Group Meeting, but a Meeting for all members who are interested in video making.

More detail is available on the Club’s website Calendar.

Dawne Harridge (Secretary)

by Dawne Harridge, June 30, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP’S JUNE 2019 NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED

The Photography Group’s June 2019 Monthly Newsletter is now available on the website. Did you attend the Holiday Travel Presentations or any of the other meetings in June? Read about what’s coming up with FCC’s 2019 Interclub and Member Training. I ask all members to take the time to read this Newsletter

by Bruce Shaw, June 28, 2019

Results for competitions in June Print

There were 18 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in

Elaine Duncan – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Susanne Souter – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Tim Porteous – Best In Section
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Vivienne Noble – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Barry Daniel – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Colin Marshman – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Jill Bartlett – Best In Section
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Dawne Harridge – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Brendon Parker – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Ruth Brooks – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Susanne Souter – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Tim Porteous – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Paul Charlier – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Jim Ollis – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Raymond Clack – Best In Section
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Karen Childs – Merit
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

Raymond Clack – Best In Section
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

Alexander Dawson – Merit
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

by Ruth Brooks, June 25, 2019