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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 May 2020 Newsletter Published

Another month of COVID-19 Restrictions with self isolation at home and no opportunity to meet face-to-face. Yet our Club has continued to function with three meetings for our members; Presentation, Monthly Competition and the Coffee & Chat Morning Tea drawing members to socialise on line through Zoom Conferencing Meetings. Other Club meetings also continue to meet as scheduled.

This month’s Photography Group’s Newsletter covers the “Sharing Your Images, Through Audio Visuals”, Monthly Competition (Nature) and a sip of virtual coffee with a variety of discussions items.

The Club’s APS Challenge Cup Entries have been finalised and uploaded to the APS site. Thanks to everyone that supported the Club with their Pre-Selections entries, with the Club receiving 63 images from 20 members. Congratulations to those with images representing the Club.

At the current time it is expected that all of June’s Meetings will continue to be on-line using Zoom. However don’t forget to consult the Club’s Calendar and review all activities.

by Bruce Shaw, May 29, 2020

2020 APS Challenge Cup Pre-Selection Results now available

I am so pleased with the final selection made by the Team and you are now able to see how you went. Please visit the Clubs competition page :-

Look for APS Preselection

by Brian Harvey, May 28, 2020

Results for competitions in May 2020 Digital

There were 3 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

A NEW START
Wayne Fulcher – Best In Section
All Grades – Set Subject – Nature

Hummingbird
Susanne Souter – Merit
All Grades – Set Subject – Nature

Seagull for Dinner_
Dawne Harridge – Merit
All Grades – Set Subject – Nature

by Tim Porteous, May 27, 2020

Results for competitions in May 2020 Print – Digital Judging

There were 10 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Kestrel and Lizard 2
Susanne Souter – Best In Section
A Grade monochrome – Set Subject Nature Print

Bird On A Wire
Susanne Souter – Best In Section
A Grade colour – Set Subject Nature Print

Rough Waves
Alexander Dawson – Best In Section
B Grade colour – Set Subject Nature Print

Ice Meets Rock
Karen Childs – Best In Section
B Grade monochrome – Set Subject Nature Print

Mushrooms
Sue Martin – Merit
A Grade monochrome – Set Subject Nature Print

Dettifoss Falls
Jill Bartlett – Merit
A Grade monochrome – Set Subject Nature Print

Neon Cuckoo Bee
Sue Martin – Merit
A Grade colour – Set Subject Nature Print

A Family Affair
Ruth Brooks – Merit
A Grade colour – Set Subject Nature Print

Bee At Work
Cheryl Thompson – Merit
B Grade colour – Set Subject Nature Print

After The Bushfire
Tim Hoevenagel – Merit
B Grade monochrome – Set Subject Nature Print

by Tim Porteous, May 27, 2020

Next Everyone Competition

Capture a view from a window. The window can be from home or any location and not necessarily recent/lockdown related

There is one entry per person and you are asked to provide a contextual comment about the image. The scorer will be able to read the comment when scoring this image.

The subject is inspired by the NSW Art Gallery – From my window exhibition. As will all competitions on this site, entry, and scoring is open to all members of clubs using MyPhotoClub.

Colin would appreciate feedback on this concept and suggestions for topics.

Use Quick Links Button on home page to go to the website for details and entry form.

by Brian Harvey, May 17, 2020

New Club Clothing May 2020

We have now completed the catalogue ready for you to order any of the new apparel items shown in the “Quick Links” button on the Home Page.

Please read the instructions as to sizing and payments. Reference pages 7 & 8

Cap with Text

by Brian Harvey, May 14, 2020

Movie Makers May 2020 Newsletter Published

The usual Movie Makers’ Group Newsletter has a different flair about it. Editor, Ian Simpson, has taken a short retrospective look at how 2020 had promised so much in January 2020 had taken a turn for the worst under the different times of Coronavirus/COVID-19 in just a few weeks. The idea of getting ready to commence of public meetings, Club outings and spending time together were pull from under our feet. Ian’s review of the period is very enlightening how a virus could affect so much.

On the brighter side Club members have taken up the gauntlet, learnt new skills on Social Distancing and Self Isolation and headed to their electronic devices (PC, Laptops, smartphones, tablets/iPads) to communicate with each other.  The take up in this area has been amazing. Thanks to everyone responding in this manner.

The Movie Makers Group has continued with a modified programme, all on-line with the aid of Zoom Conferencing/Meeting. There is several articles of the Group’s last couple of meeting; Map Routes by Tom Hunt, a DaVinci Resolve tutorial with John Devenish and not forgetting several videos and AV’s on “Water with Music”.

Read about these and more in the Movie Makers’ May 2020 Newsletter out now. As the world continues to change around us it very important that members regularly check the Club’s Calendar for possible Programme changes. So, sit back in the arm chair with your coffee/tea and enjoy the Newsletter.

by Bruce Shaw, May 3, 2020