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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’s June Newsletter Published

Its been another busy month with the Photography Group’s meetings being conducted online using Zoom Conferencing/Meeting. Again each meeting has been well supported as we all navigate these Social Distancing times of COVID-19

The Group’s June Newsletter has been publish and is ready for you to access. From Len Metcalf’s inspirational Presentation on “Black and White Photography”, Doug Carley’s critiquing of our June Monthly Competition (Open Prints and Monochrome Open Digital) to the Monthly “Coffee and Chat” morning. Its all been covered, keeping the editorial staff on their toes.

Members are requested to continually checking the Club’s Calendar to review the 2020 Programme and for possible changes due to COVID.

by Bruce Shaw, June 30, 2020

Results for competitions in June 2020 Print – Digital Judging

There were 14 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Gone Fishing
Elaine Duncan – Best In Section
Print-A Grade Any subject colour

Lunch Date_
Dawne Harridge – Best In Section
Print-A Grade Any subject monochrome

Belinda
Alexander Dawson – Best In Section
Print-B Grade Any subject colour

Nuts and Bolts
Ann Lamb – Best In Section
Print-B Grade Any subject monochrome

LOCK MAKER
Colin Marshman – Merit
Print-A Grade Any subject colour

National Park Glow
Dylan Tate – Merit
Print-A Grade Any subject colour

Wait For Me
Joe Cremona – Merit
Print-A Grade Any subject monochrome

MOSQUE
Colin Marshman – Merit
Print-A Grade Any subject monochrome

Looking Up
Vivienne Noble – Merit
Print-A Grade Any subject monochrome

Surf Stretch
Sue Martin – Merit
Print-A Grade Any subject monochrome

Southern Old Lady Moth
Ann Lamb – Merit
Print-B Grade Any subject colour

Morning on the River
Kerry Gilmore – Merit
Print-B Grade Any subject colour

Railway line at Night
Cheryl Thompson – Merit
Print-B Grade Any subject colour

The Holy Temple
Tim Hoevenagel – Merit
Print-B Grade Any subject monochrome

by Tim Porteous, June 24, 2020

Results for competitions in June 2020 Digital

There were 7 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Storm Cloud Reflections
Kerry Gilmore – Best In Section
Digital All Grades Any subject – Monochrome

Welcome to Hell
Karen Childs – Merit
Digital All Grades Any subject – Monochrome

Farmer
Ruth Brooks – Merit
Digital All Grades Any subject – Monochrome

The Punjabi Man
Dawne Harridge – Merit
Digital All Grades Any subject – Monochrome

SAHARA 2
Colin Marshman – Merit
Digital All Grades Any subject – Monochrome

Tunnel Vision
Susanne Souter – Merit
Digital All Grades Any subject – Monochrome

The BOOT
Michael Cherviakov – Merit
Digital All Grades Any subject – Monochrome

by Tim Porteous, June 24, 2020

Photo Opportunities – L’Étape Australia by Tour de France

L’Étape Australia by Tour de France is coming to the Illawarra and with it comes a plethora of fantastic photo opportunities.

The event is scheduled for Friday 27th and Saturday, 28th November 2020.

Areas included in the race route are Kiama, Kangaroo Valley, Jamberoo, Berry, Robertson, Fitzroy Falls and more. The race route map (for the Saturday) is available here.

Please note, this is not being organised as a Club outing. Rather, it is being brought to your attention as it may be of interest to you, to go along and do your own thing.

Information contained in this email is from the L’Étape Australia website, and the FAQs are here. Please check the website for details again, closer to the race date.

Enjoy!

by Ruth Brooks, June 16, 2020