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The Club is commencing all its meetings from February  2021 in the School Hall for the benefit of  financial members and  invited guests. The meetings will comply with our CoVid Plan to meet with the Health Department requirements. This will affect how the meeting is run.  Social distancing requires that a maximum of 36 seats will be available in the Hall. No refreshment facilities are available.

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 Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm.

 

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Upcoming Events
Feb
2
Tue
2021
7:30 pm MM Audio-Visual of a holiday or ...
MM Audio-Visual of a holiday or ...
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm
MM: Hot Spot – Members work in progress     Zoom meeting only
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

Competitions in NSW FCC InterClub selection are closing soon!

Competitions in NSW FCC InterClub selection will close Friday, 26th July 2019, 11:59 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • All Grades Open Colour Large Print
  • All Grades Open Mono Large Print
  • All Grades Nature Large Print
  • All Grades Open Colour Digital
  • All Grades Open Mono Digital
  • All Grades Nature Digital
  • All Grades Creative Digital
  • All Grades Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, July 24, 2019

Results for competitions in July EDI

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

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

Sunrise at Bermagui
Sue Martin – Best In Section
All Grades Open Digital

The Cave Awakening
Dylan Tate – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

ULURU SUNRISE
Colin Marshman – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

EARLY MORNING PARKING LOT
Monte Hunt – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

EARLY MORNING CRUISING
Wayne Fulcher – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

St Petersburg First Light
Paul Charlier – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Orange Glow
Elaine Duncan – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Rolling In_
Dawne Harridge – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

First Light
Carolyn Womsley – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Sunrise Over The Sheds
Vivienne Noble – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Golden, Misty Dawn with Tree
Matt Dawson – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

by Ruth Brooks, July 23, 2019

Results for competitions in July Print

There were 21 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

Morning Sunrise At Cathedral Rocks
Joe Cremona – Best In Section
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

First Light Great Ocean Road
Helen Robinson – Best In Section
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Kissed by the sun _RZ5692
Valerie Porter – Best In Section
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Jamberoo Valley
Paul Charlier – Best In Section
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

Clam Shells
Sue Martin – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Sandon Sunrise
Ruth Brooks – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Holy Man at Sunrise
Dawne Harridge – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

dawn seascape
Brendon Parker – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Early Morning Wave
Susanne Souter – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Breakfast At Dawn
Vivienne Noble – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Morning Exercise
Sue Martin – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Fishing Lake Wallis first light
Tim Porteous – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

OUTBACK SUNRISE
Colin Marshman – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Catching the First Light
Ruth Brooks – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

First light over Pretty Beach
Moira Stephens – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Swamp Road
Paul Charlier – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

FIRST LIGHT GLOW 1200×801
Wayne Fulcher – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

My First light
Tim Hoevenagel – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

First Light at Coalcliff_
Kerry Gilmore – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Day’s Start
Raymond Clack – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Coalcliff morning mono
Kerry Gilmore – Merit
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

by Ruth Brooks, July 23, 2019

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