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During the current Covid  restrictions the Club is operating all its meetings online for the benefit of  financial members and  invited guests.

If you would like to join one of our online meetings as a visitor please use the contact button below at least 24 hours before the scheduled meeting time to request access.

If you have any questions about the clubs activities and/or membership please use the contact button below and we will respond as soon as possible.


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.

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Upcoming Events
Jan
19
Tue
2021
7:00 pm Field Trip: INDUSTRIAL SUNSET & ...
Field Trip: INDUSTRIAL SUNSET & ...
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm
Evening photography – Industrial and Port Scene at Port Kembla Inner and Outer Harbours. Contact Kaz Childs photos@kazchilds.com for more information.
Feb
19
Fri
2021
6:30 pm Field Trip: ROLLER DERBY TRA...
Field Trip: ROLLER DERBY TRA...
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wollongong Illawarra Roller Derby (WIRD) training session Contact Kaz Childs (photos@kazchilds.com) for more information.
Mar
12
Fri
2021
4:00 pm Field trip: MERRY BEACH KIOLOA
Field trip: MERRY BEACH KIOLOA
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm
This beautiful corner of the world has so much to see and photograph. Be warned – accommodation fills up fast for March, so don’t leave booking until the last minute! Come and enjoy a weekend[...]
Mar
16
Tue
2021
9:28 am MM: Waterways in Wollongong & Sh...
MM: Waterways in Wollongong & Sh...
Mar 16 @ 9:28 am
Hotspot; Members’ Works in Progress Topic : Waterways in Wollongong & Shellharbour LGAs.*
Mar
23
Tue
2021
7:30 pm PG : SET SUBJECT COMPETITION : ...
PG : SET SUBJECT COMPETITION : ...
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identifythe[...]
Mar
27
Sat
2021
8:45 am Field Trip: Forest & Falls in Bu...
Field Trip: Forest & Falls in Bu...
Mar 27 @ 8:45 am
Visit one of our local treasures and get in some exercise while you’re at it 😀 Please email photos@kazchilds.com for bookings and more information
Apr
6
Tue
2021
7:30 pm MM: Birds in flight
MM: Birds in flight
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm
Hot Spot – Members ‘ Works in Progress
Apr
18
Sun
2021
10:00 am Field Trip – Darkes Orchard Appl...
Field Trip – Darkes Orchard Appl...
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – $12pp. A tractor-trailer tour of Glenbernie Orchard, pink lady apple picking, with plenty of time to take lots of pictures. Then, a short walk up to Maddens Falls lookout – flora and[...]
May
4
Tue
2021
7:30 pm MM: Making short clips for likes...
MM: Making short clips for likes...
May 4 @ 7:30 pm
Members ‘ Works in Progress Topic : Making short clips for likes on social media.
May
15
Sat
2021
9:00 am Field Trip: Strolling Historical...
Field Trip: Strolling Historical...
May 15 @ 9:00 am
For more information contact Kaz: photos@kazchilds.com
May
25
Tue
2021
7:30 pm PG: Set Subject: MINIMALISM Judg...
PG: Set Subject: MINIMALISM Judg...
May 25 @ 7:30 pm
Minimalist photography can be summarized in one quote by Leonardo da Vinci: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Less is more. By stripping a photo down to the bare essentials, minimalist photographers show how powerful simplicity[...]
Jun
26
Sat
2021
10:00 am Field Trip: Winterfest
Field Trip: Winterfest
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am
Photograph a Medieval Fair at Hawkesbury Showfround. Foe more information contact Kaz: photos@kazchilds.com
Jul
6
Tue
2021
7:30 pm MM: Timelapse
MM: Timelapse
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm
Review of Sequences from TV program – Members ‘ Works in Progress. Topic : Timelapse.
Jul
20
Tue
2021
7:30 pm Creative SIG: Gallery Discussion
Creative SIG: Gallery Discussion
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm
Members will upload images to a My Photo Club gallery and they will be displayed and discussed by the photographer and the group. This is an opportunity to learn from each other.
Jul
27
Tue
2021
7:30 pm PG: Set Subject Competition AUST...
PG: Set Subject Competition AUST...
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm
A photograph taken in Australia of natural land or coastal scenery, which may include people, buildings or other objects, provided that these elements do not dominate the photograph. Seascapes with no land do not fit[...]
Aug
3
Tue
2021
7:30 pm MM: Chroma Key with a difference
MM: Chroma Key with a difference
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm
Review of Sequences from TV program – Members ‘ Works in Progress Topic : Chroma Key with a difference.
Archives

Results for competitions in March Print

There were 13 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Joe Cremona – Best In Section
A Grade Colour Large Print themed

Joe Cremona – Merit
A Grade Mono Large Print themed

Paul Charlier – Merit
B Grade Colour Large Print themed

Paul Charlier – Merit
B Grade Mono Large Print themed

Clara Soedarmo – Merit
B Grade Mono Large Print themed

Tim Hoevenagel – Merit
B Grade Colour Large Print themed

Tim Hoevenagel – Best In Section
B Grade Mono Large Print themed

Susanne Souter – Best In Section
A Grade Mono Large Print themed

Ann Lamb – Merit
B Grade Colour Large Print themed

Sue Martin – Merit
A Grade Colour Large Print themed

Jill Bartlett – Merit
A Grade Colour Large Print themed

Michael Cherviakov – Best In Section
B Grade Colour Large Print themed

Matt Dawson – Merit
A Grade Mono Large Print themed

by Ruth Brooks, March 27, 2019

Results for competitions in March EDI

There were 11 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Joe Cremona – Best In Section
All Grades Open Digital

Dawne Harridge – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Brendon Parker – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Sue Martin – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Moira Stephens – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Ruth Brooks – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Tim Hoevenagel – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Andrew Gray – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Colin Marshman – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Susanne Souter – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Vivienne Noble – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

by Ruth Brooks, March 27, 2019

Competitions in March Print are closing soon!

Competitions in March Print will close Saturday, 23rd March 2019, 11:45 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

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

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, March 21, 2019

MARCH PRINT COMPETITION – CLOSING SOON!

Competitions in March (Set Subject: “Architecture“) – Prints Sections will close on Saturday March 23rd 2019, 11:45 PM.

Entries can be made in the following:

  • A Grade Colour Large Prints;
  • A Grade Monochrome Large Prints;
  • B Grade Colour Large Prints; and
  • B Grade Monochrome Large Prints.

Please ensure that your Entry/Entries are correct (Filename and Title), without any punctuation marks AND has a “title”, before submitting them. The Competition Team encourages you not to leave it to the last minute to submit your entries. Thank you .

by Bruce Shaw, March 20, 2019

PG Meeting : Tuesday 12th March, 2019 – Meet ‘Geoff Smith’ – The Man from Oz!

An interesting evening awaits us this coming Tuesday and it is hoped that most of our members are able to attend, i.e., both the Photo Group and Movie Makers.

 Our Guest Speaker is Geoff Smith “The Man from Oz”. Geoff says that he owes his love of photography to his father Max, who was a keen photographer as a young boy back in the late 1930’s/early 40’s,   encouraging Geoff’s interest in his childhood years, helping him with both colour transparency and black & white darkroom work.

Whilst working these days almost exclusively in the digital medium, Geoff says that his grounding in the unforgiving colour transparencies has taught him to take care in order to get things right “in camera” rather than relying on post processing. (This is something that we all should aspire to) !

​Geoff has recently expanded his photography into the field of infrared, which has extended his possibilities with his love of black & white, and also aerial landscapes, thanks to the addition of a drone.  He has now added two new galleries covering these genres.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain an insight into someone else’s photographic world and be inspired.

See you all on Tuesday.

Dawne Harridge (Secretary)



by Dawne Harridge, March 10, 2019

MAY COMP SET SUBJECT “GOLD/SILHOUETTE”

Hi Members … Please note that there is an amendment to the requirements covering EDI entries in the set subject competition in May. The information on the Website Calendar was misleading and has now been corrected.

This is entirely my fault and my apologies to anyone who may have started work on their May EDI’s. I am setting out below, the requirements for both Prints and EDI’s for the May competition…

PRINTS : Colour – set subject is ‘GOLD”

PRINTS : Monochrome – set subject is ‘SILHOUETTE”

EDI’s : set subject is “GOLD” … this means that no Monochrome EDI’s will be accepted. ONLY COLOUR EDI’s MUST BE ENTERED !

Should you have any concerns or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Dawne Harridge (Secretary)

by Dawne Harridge, March 10, 2019

Photography Group February 2019 Monthly Newsletter Published

The Photography Group’s February 2019 Monthly Newsletter is now available on the website. I encourage all members to take the time to read this Newsletter and the previous Movie Makers Newsletters that contain news about the Club’s 75th Activities.

by Bruce Shaw, March 4, 2019

Movie Makers’ Newsletter March 2019 Published

Did you miss the February 2019 Movie Makers’ Meetings? Do you want to know more about the Club’s 75th Anniversary Activities and behind the scenes? Then read all about this and more in the latest Movie Makers’ Newsletter out now.

by Bruce Shaw, March 1, 2019