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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

Photography Group April 2020 Newsletter Published

This past month has been very hectic with no public meetings being held at our normal Meeting Place. Instead the Club has held on-line, virtual meetings for all its meetings including Management, Movie Makers and the Photography Groups. Thank you all who attended these meetings. It has been good to “see” each other, yet be so far away, in self isolation.

This month’s Photography Group’s Newsletter had our reporters scattered to cover the events from the Presentation Evening with 4 Club Members, the “Coffee & Chat @10”, the Monthly Competition. It’s been a very different world to report on Club activities with technology playing an increasing role.

Here’s a quick last reminder about several very important activities. The Club’s APS Challenge Cup Pre-Selection entry close this Friday, May 1st. This is a Club Entry Event so please do assist by sending your digital images in. In addition, the FCC Topshot closes on May 8th, and is an individual entry. Finally all the May Meetings will continue to be on-line using Zoom. For changes, please consult the Club’s Calendar and review all activities.

by Bruce Shaw, April 30, 2020

Results for competitions in April 2020 Print – Digital Judging

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 April 2020 Print – Digital Judging

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

LONG JETTY
Colin Marshman – Best In Section
A Grade Any subject colour Print

Mother and Daughter
Tim Porteous – Best In Section
A Grade Any subject Monochrome Print

Storm over Wollongong
Kerry Gilmore – Best In Section
B Grade Any subject colour Print

Number Sixteen
Karen Childs – Best In Section
B Grade Any subject Monochrome Print

A Room With A View
Joe Cremona – Merit
A Grade Any subject colour Print

Golden Moody Views
Matt Dawson – Merit
A Grade Any subject colour Print

Slow Decay
Joe Cremona – Merit
A Grade Any subject Monochrome Print

Fry Up
Ruth Brooks – Merit
A Grade Any subject Monochrome Print

Stormy Weather
Vivienne Noble – Merit
A Grade Any subject Monochrome Print

TEXTURES and COLOURS Buenos Aires
Monte Hunt – Merit
B Grade Any subject colour Print

Raindrops on Poppy
Ann Lamb – Merit
B Grade Any subject colour Print

Chilling out
Clara Soedarmo – Merit
B Grade Any subject Monochrome Print

by Tim Porteous, April 29, 2020

Results for competitions in April 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 April 2020 Digital

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

watercolour pond
Kerry Gilmore – Best In Section
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

BEACH BOXES
Colin Marshman – Merit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

Blue Anemone
Ann Lamb – Merit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

Rolling along
Carolyn Womsley – Merit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

Goal! Hockey in the Rain
Cheryl Thompson – Merit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

Camel Races
Sue Martin – Merit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

by Tim Porteous, April 29, 2020

Wollongong Library contact details

Sorry everyone, I forgot the contact detils for the librry yesterday. They are below.

The library is collecting photos of our community during CoVid 19 restrictions and we are wondering if you would like to join us by submitting some photos. We are planning to have an exhibition in the library when we are open again and also add images to Illawarra Images.

We are looking for photos of how things have changed eg. Shops, signs as well as creative ways people are functioning in isolation.

If anyone would like to submit photos they can send them to me or send a link to a cloud storage. The photos need to be good resolution about 4 MB or so and by submitting them it is understood they give permission for them to be loaded onto Illawarra Images. Photographers name and place and description need to accompany.

Jo Oliver
Local Studies Librarian
Post
Locked Bag 8821 Wollongong DC NSW 2500
Phone +61 2 4227 7554
Email
joliver@wollongong.nsw.gov.au  

by Ruth Brooks, April 29, 2020

Wollongong Library Covid 19 Exhibition

The library is collecting photos of our community during CoVid 19 restrictions and we are wondering if you would like to join us by submitting some photos. We are planning to have an exhibition in the library when we are open again and also add images to Illawarra Images.

We are looking for photos of how things have changed eg. Shops, signs as well as creative ways people are functioning in isolation.

If anyone would like to submit photos they can send them to me or send a link to a cloud storage. The photos need to be good resolution about 4 MB or so and by submitting them it is understood they give permission for them to be loaded onto Illawarra Images. Photographers name and place and description need to accompany.

by Ruth Brooks, April 28, 2020

Competitions in APS Cup – Preselection 2020 are closing soon!

Competitions in APS Cup – Preselection 2020 will close Friday, 1st May 2020, 12:00 AM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • All Grades Open Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, April 28, 2020

A message from The President

Live on Zoom

Well, we have achieved a first for the Club, a virtual Club meeting with 37 members with the youngest member to the oldest all online. I must thank the Presenters and all members for their willingness to join in this special event. With the help of Tim Porteous, Geoff Gray and John Devenish who worked in the background for the last 3 weeks, I was so proud to be the President and enjoyed the company of all the members whom I know missed the social aspects of the Camera Club meetings. This we will make up with a coffee and Chat hour in the near future. Copies of the presentations are available to members upon request via WeTransfer .

by Brian Harvey, April 15, 2020

Competitions in April 2020 Print – Digital Judging are closing soon!

Competitions in April 2020 Print – Digital Judging will close Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 11:45 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade Any subject colour Print
  • A Grade Any subject Monochrome Print
  • B Grade Any subject colour Print
  • B Grade Any subject Monochrome Print

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, April 12, 2020

Competitions in April 2020 Digital are closing soon!

Competitions in April 2020 Digital will close Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 11:45 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, April 12, 2020

AIPP Iniative

We have receivedthis information from Matt Palmer from the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP):

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected the photography profession and industry, camera clubs and special interest groups. With all the Government restrictions, as well as the need to protect our and your members, this is a challenging time for all of us to maintain connection and encourage our passion for photography.

AIPP members have taken the initiative to host online Q&A sessions; these are some of Australia’s top photographers. These events are available FREE to members and non-members. The sessions are recorded and will be made available to our members in the resource library.

We currently have scheduled:

Scott Portelli – Experienced underwater and wildlife photographer

Mieke Boynton – Landscape photographer, ex-Olympian, and Australia’s first winner of the Epson International Pano Awards

Alex Cearns OAM – Prolific animal photographer and community builder.

Matt Palmer – Landscape and 2019 Australian Professional Photographer of the Year

Abraham Joffe ACS – Internationally awarded filmmaker and creator of ‘Tales Of Light’

Tony Hewitt – One of the world’s top landscape photographers

We are continually adding to this lineup. To register your members need only visit https://www.aipp.com.au/events and select the sessions they wish to attend. Once again these Q&A events are FREE. The link details for each session are emailed to participants approximately 24 hours before the session.

We also have a directory of Covid-19 resources at http://aippblog.com.au/2020/covid-19-resources/ which is accessible to anyone. This is being regularly updated as information comes to hand.

The AIPP recently introduced a new and inclusive membership category, General Member. We have an introductory offer of $12 per month for the first year. There is a lot to gain and experience through membership including a video library, specimen contracts (for those conducting business or wanting to), business resources, access to the National AIPP Members Facebook Community and opportunities for professional development. More information on General Membership is available at https://www.aipp.com.au/join/new-member-category

I hope these initiatives may be of interest to you and your community and that our free events can help connect our communities around a shared passion for photography.

by Ruth Brooks, April 7, 2020