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 your photographic skills.

Visitors are welcome and age is not a barrier. Check our Calendar or 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.

If you wish to join any of our weekly on-line meetings please contact our Secretary on 0409744071.

About Us

In the current situation the Wollongong Camera Club are operating as an online Camera Club for financial members and  invited guests.

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 contact the Club Secretary on 0409744071. Leave a message if unanswered and we will reply ASAP.

 

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Upcoming Events
Jul
14
Tue
2020
7:30 pm PG : SPEAKER – GLENN SMITH Fungi @ Zoom meeting
PG : SPEAKER – GLENN SMITH Fungi @ Zoom meeting
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm
“Fungi and Bird Photography” This will be a Zoom meeting. Glenn will speak about photographing fungi and post-processing.
Jul
20
Mon
2020
9:00 am OUTING to THE AUSTRALIAN BOTANIC... @ The Australian Botanic Gardens
OUTING to THE AUSTRALIAN BOTANIC... @ The Australian Botanic Gardens
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Information has been emailed to members. Please contact the Secretary for more details.
Recent Posts Archives

Movie Makers Group April 2020 Newsletter Published

The Movie Makers Group April 2020 Newsletter covers the group’s activities during March, with a small article on COVID-19 and how the Group’s members are still producing videos/movies.

Read about this and more in the Movie Makers April 2020 Newsletter.

Unfortunately changes are in place with public meetings being restricted. This innovative group are looking at other ways in presenting their meetings from the safety of each members’ homes.

by Bruce Shaw, March 31, 2020 Share:

Photography Group March 2020 Newsletter Published

It has been a very hectic 4 weeks at the Camera Club. The programme was full with a presentation on Speedlite/Flash lighting (Craig Parker), an AGM, the Monthly Competition and A Social Evening. Then Coronavirus/COVID-19 reared up resulting in the virtual shutdown of the Club’s gatherings and meetings. With the physical meeting now non-existent, our activities continue to operate (remotely) or are shutdown.

Read about what has happened during the month in the March 2020 PG Newsletter and how it affect us.

It is very important for everyone to check the Club’s Calendar on a regular basis as changes and updates to the 2020 Programme continue.

Our Management Team are working hard to provide us all with a programme whilst hibernation from the COVID-19 virus is strongly recommended by the country’s National Cabinet.

by Bruce Shaw, March 31, 2020 Share:

Wollongong Camera Club Update

Dear Member

Thank you for the strong support of the Online AGM to which many of you contributed and we are able to confidently look to continuing through 2020 with a new Management team.

Many changes are necessary already the Management team has had its first Zoom meeting today where the first discussions were held, many items discussed but the immediate ones are finalised.

  • All Competitions are to be online judged utilising the MPC system with the currently booked judges. This does pose some issues and I am sure you will be pleased to hear that the requirement to actually produce a mounted image for each Print category is not necessary until further notice .
  • However, the requirements for the Print of the Year 2020 are, that you are still required to enter a mounted image for each Print Category for judging at the end of the year. The actual points scoring regime will remain the same for the whole year.
  • Monthly Competition Entry Closing Dates; April 2020 Onwards. 
  • Both the Digital and Print Entry Closing Date is 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 11:45pm (23:45Hrs). Please plan wisely
  • Online Image Comments. The Management Team would like to encourage you to add comments to the members’ entries in the competitions after they are published.
  • Movie Makers.  It looks like online meetings will take place and with some interaction with other Movie Clubs in NSW. More details to follow.
  • Printers. If you are a printer of your own images please be sure to maintain the requirement of printers to have an image printed regularly to stop print head blocking.

What is the Future?

The Club’s 2020 Calendar will be updated in various stages. As the Club contacts the various Presenters, this advice will be advised via the calendar/posts/emails. Please make use of the Calendar to view all Activity status.

Your Management Team are on top of this and eagerly looking to giving all members the opportunity to keep the club fellowship relationships going into the future.

We are in a very lucky country and it is hoped that this event will only make the Club stronger for another 75 years and more. Keep safe.

Thanks

Brian Harvey, President

by Brian Harvey, March 30, 2020 Share:

Invite to join ZOOM

As we are preparing to enter this new era of the Club, the future meetings will be held online using a software package called “Zoom”.

Invitations have been sent to all members in order to participate in the Clubs online activities that are being planned for the next few months. Further details will be posted to you all as soon as the new committee have had the opportunity to get together to discuss the programme. The Committee will have their first online meeting using Zoom in the next few days.

Thank you all for your involvement and I am sure we will survive this unusual period in the Club’s history.

Brian Harvey President

by Brian Harvey, March 26, 2020 Share:

YOUR 2020 MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The votes have been counted and your new Management Committee for the next 12 months have been determined.

Congratulations to the new Management Team of Brian Harvey (President), Geoff Gray (Vice President), Ruth Brooks (Secretary), Sue Martin (Treasurer), Sue Souter (Ordinary Member), Kaz Childs (Ordinary Member) and Tim Porteous (Ordinary Member).

A huge thanks to my retiring Management team members; John Devenish, Dawne Harridge, Brendon Parker and Matt Dawson for your support during the past year.

Bruce Shaw.

by Bruce Shaw, March 26, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in March 2020 Print

There were 12 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in March 2020 Print

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Triangular Window
Sue Martin – Best In Section
A Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Colour

Open Up
Dawne Harridge – Best In Section
A Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Mono

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Michael Cherviakov – Best In Section
B Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Colour

Brush Strokes
Ann Lamb – Best In Section
B Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Mono

Green Square
Helen Robinson – Merit
A Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Colour

Fruits of March
Tim Porteous – Merit
A Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Colour

light painting Wollongong Harbour
Helen Robinson – Merit
A Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Mono

Spiral Shapes
Vivienne Noble – Merit
A Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Mono

Circular stairwells
Kerry Gilmore – Merit
B Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Colour

pencils
Raymond Clack – Merit
B Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Colour

The Magnolia
Kerry Gilmore – Merit
B Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Mono

SkatePark
Rachel Gilmour – Merit
B Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Mono

by Tim Porteous, March 26, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in March 2020 Digital

There were 6 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in March 2020 Digital

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Chrome Tension
Dylan Tate – Best In Section
All Grades Colour/Monochrome – The Shape of Things

Lanterns
Dawne Harridge – Merit
All Grades Colour/Monochrome – The Shape of Things

Maestro
Karen Childs – Merit
All Grades Colour/Monochrome – The Shape of Things

OLD STAIRWAY
Colin Marshman – Merit
All Grades Colour/Monochrome – The Shape of Things

Sky Leaf
Sue Martin – Merit
All Grades Colour/Monochrome – The Shape of Things

Changing Shape
Cheryl Thompson – Merit
All Grades Colour/Monochrome – The Shape of Things

by Tim Porteous, March 24, 2020 Share:

Wollongong Camera Club Programme Update

Dear member,

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

The future status of the Wollongong Camera Club’s 2020 Programme and Meetings has been under constant review as the Club navigates its pathway through this Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. The situation is changing quickly requiring us to take actions to protect ourselves, family, friends and more. The Camera Club isn’t immune to what is happening all around us.  

What is changing?

  1. 2020 AGM rescheduled for March 31st 2020 at the School will go ahead as advised. New arrangements are being put in place for an open-air meeting with plenty of social distancing available. It will be a very short Meeting. Please, I encourage all who can attend to be there. Going ahead.

CANCELLED

  1. Photography Group Meetings. 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month. All Meetings are cancelled.
  • 2nd Tuesday: The Club is investigating alternative methods, including video conferencing for Topic/Presentation Nights to keep our activities, learning and sharing information ongoing. Encouraging all members in the photography pursuits.
  • 4th Tuesday. All Competitions are online utilising the MPC system.
  • Monthly Competition Entry Closing Dates; April 2020 Onwards. Both the Digital and Print Entry Closing Date is 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 11:45pm (2345Hrs). Please plan wisely.

2. Movie Makers. All Meetings are cancelled.

3. Outings. Club Approval has been REVOKED. This is unfortunate however the Club must take into account all Government recommendations, both now and in the future. This has been a difficult decision but one that must be made. There are two (2) Outings in particular; Mogo Zoom and Cockatoo Island. Please contact Karen Childs for details about cancellations.

What is the Future?

The Club’s 2020 Calendar will be updated in various stages. The first stage to be covered: April ~ June 2020 with a “Cancellation” identifier. As the Club contacts the various Presenters these advices will be update. Please make use of the Calendar to view all Activity status.

I am very optimistic that we will be back to normal activities however we all have to weather this virus storm and look after everyone. When the Club has been able to review, confirm and determine how to deliver an activity we’ll advise you. Until then keep safe and take all the necessary precautions you need to keep well.

Regards,

Bruce Shaw

President, Wollongong Camera Club

by Bruce Shaw, March 19, 2020 Share:

PRINT Competitions Commencing with the March 2020 Competition.

Dear member,

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

We have been reviewing our practices and health advice regarding the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. As you are aware the Prime Minister yesterday advised further restrictions upon group activities.

Allow me to re-assure you that the Camera Club is taking all this advice seriously and will be meeting those applicable to the Club’s activities. Your health and well-being is paramount to us and we will be reviewing all activities.

However this Post/email pertains to the Photography Group’s Monthly Print Competitions (A and B Grades). In a nutshell;

THERE WILL BE NO PHYSICAL COMPETITION MEETING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The Print Categories. The Monthly Competitions will continue to be held with the following qualification:

  • Entries will still require the digital on-line registration before the Closing Date;
  • NO PHYSICAL Print will be accepted, however the print must still be printed for verification. This is to eliminate handling risk associated with the virus and paper-to-paper transfer;
  • The Judging will be based upon the digital entry by our guest judge/s, in the same vein as the Digital/EDI’s;
  • Print Competition Results. It may take a little longer as the Club and Judges transition to this new arrangement;
  • Entry Comments. We are requesting our judge/s to provide written comments (same as the Digital) as best they can. At minimum the Awards are requested to be commented upon.

What does this mean to you?

  • There is no physical meeting, therefore no printed Print is required for judging;
  • Print Entry must still be printed for Competition entry verification;
  • Your “Entry’s” points will be include in the 2020 Print Pointscores as if the Print was judged;
  • 2020 Print of the Year Entry. At this time any image entry in this manner will be considered for the Print of the Year however it must be a printed version. More details about this as we come closer to the end of the year;
  • Print Closing Date is the same as the Digital, 2nd Tuesday of the Month;
  • Your Monthly Entry/Entries will be required earlier. So commence your 2020 planning now.

We understand that some print workers may not like their “print/s” being judged based upon the digital entry. We empathise with you on this matter. However your Management, and every member, is responsible for your wellbeing during these very difficult and uncertain times. All we ask is that you help us as we try to keep your competitions operating.

Thank you for your consideration of this advice. Management will continue to monitor this situation and advise you if and when any change to our practices will be made.

Regards,

Bruce Shaw, Wollongong Camera Club.

by Bruce Shaw, March 19, 2020 Share:

Competitions in March 2020 Print are closing soon!

Competitions in March 2020 Print will close Saturday, 21st March 2020, 11:45 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Colour
  • B Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Colour
  • A Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Mono
  • B Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Mono

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, March 19, 2020 Share: