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
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.
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


A reminder that End of Year prints will be collected on Tuesday 26th November. You may wish to use one or both of the prints that you enter in the November “Icons” competition and this is acceptable.

Members are permitted to enter one print only in each category, i.e. one in Colour and one in Monochrome. The print/s must be from entries submitted during the current competition year.

The same applies to EDI’s – one EDI selected from your 2019 entries.

Saturday 30th November at 11.45 pm., is the close off time for on-line entries to both the print and EDI sections. You do not need to up-load any of your images, just click on the green ‘Upload for 2019 Image of the Year’ tabs (print and/or EDI) and make your selection.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Ruth Brooks -photocomp@wollongongcameraclub.com

Thank you.

Dawne Harridge (Secretary)

by Dawne Harridge, November 20, 2019 Share:

PG MEETING – Tue. 12th NOVEMBER 2019 – “Introduction and Overview of using Speedlite”

Our Guest Speaker on Tuesday evening is former member Craig Parker.

Craig will be doing the first of two presentations covering the use of flash.

Tuesday’s talk/discussion will be about “lighting” using flash, viz.

  • Basics of Light
  • Basics of Flash
  • Exposure Options
  • On-Camera direct fill flash
  • On-Camera bounce flash
  • Off-Camera flash
  • The use of diffusers/light modifiers

You do not need to bring your Camera and flash. All you will need is a notebook and pen.

The next workshop scheduled for 10th March 2020 will be a hands-on using both your camera and flash.

Depending on the success of the first two workshops, it will be possible to wrap it all up with a full day’s session with a series of exercises both indoor and outdoor covering both on-camera and off-camera flash.

Craig is an excellent presenter and educator, so don’t miss this opportunity of learning how to take your photography to another level.

Dawne Harridge (Secretary)

by Dawne Harridge, November 10, 2019 Share:


The School has imposed some restrictions on where we can and cannot park when attending Club meetings and whilst this will not be an issue for the Movie Maker’s, I think that on the Photo Group competition nights when we have a a good roll up of members, late comers may have to double park or else park on Lewis Drive and walk up the steps; not the best for walking back down in the dark.

The restrictions apply to the covered area just outside the entrance to the School hall due to the fact that the thinly applied asphalt base is showing some damage and there also appears to be a problem with the ground sinking in places. Furthermore, we are not permitted to park on the grassed area in the top car park.

Fortunately, we can however park in both the bottom and top car parks !

Members co-operation and adherance to the above would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.

Dawne Harridge (Secretary)

by Dawne Harridge, November 3, 2019 Share:

CLUB SOCIAL EVENING Tue.29th October at 6.30pm

A reminder that our 5th Tuesday Social evening is on again and will be held at the Wollongong Golf Club. Please meet by 6.30 pm and get your dinner orders in early.

All members and their families are invited to attend; this includes the children and the grandchildren if they wish to join.

Hope you can make it.

Dawne Harridge (Secretary)

by Dawne Harridge, October 25, 2019 Share:


Apologies members, but due to uncertainties with the weather this evening our President has made an executive decision to cancel our programmed “Industrial Photo Shoot” at Pt. Kembla.

Instead, we will meet at the School Hall at the usual time of 7.30 pm., and have a semi-educational evening with discussions and tutorial videos.

Thank you very much for your co-operation and we welcome those that can attend.

Dawne Harridge (Secretary)

by Dawne Harridge, October 8, 2019 Share:

PG MEETING – Tue.8th OCTOBER – Industrial Photography at Pt Kembla


Weather permitting, we will meet at 6.30 pm., at the Gabriella Memorial Carpark near the Steelworks Sinter Plant/Harbour Discharge Berths entrance at the end of Christy Drive, Pt Kembla.

Should there be a change in the weather making it unsuitable for night photography, I will send an e-mail out to all members by 5.00 pm., advising of the cancellation and we will hold our meeting at the School Hall.

What to bring :

Camera, Flash, Tripod, fully charged batteries (including spare), Memory Cards, Remote release/cable, Torch/head torch, Filters (optional), Water and/or thermos of Tea or Coffee if you wish.

What to wear :

Warm clothing, weather Jacket, covered Shoes, Beanie.

Please contact me on 0401 540 699 should problems arise on the night itself.

Thank you.

Dawne Harridge (Secretary)

by Dawne Harridge, October 1, 2019 Share:


The Photo Group’s November set subject competition “Icons” will be judged by Mary Furness instead of Terry Muller-Maher.

Terry has regrettably cancelled and quick thinking Ruth was back in touch with Mary who was our appointed Judge going back to April this year, but, if you do recall, did not make her judging debut.

However, all’s well that ends well and we now have the opportunity to finally meet Mary and look forward to welcoming her to our Club.

Dawne Harridge (Secretary)

by Dawne Harridge, September 26, 2019 Share:

CAMERA CRAFT WORKSHOP Tuesday, 20th August, 2019.

Our last Camera Craft Workshop for the Winter Season will be held at the Figtree Heights Primary School Hall on Tuesday 20th August, 2019 at 7.30 pm with a finish hopefully no later than 9.00 pm.

This workshop will cover Camera Care (externally and internally) and Long/Timed Exposure with a practical session and critiquing.

What to Bring :

Camera plus Camera Bag

Fully charged batteries including spares

Spare Cards,

Remote release (essential)

Tripod (essential)

Visitors are welcome, however a Fee of $35.00 will apply.

Thank you.

Dawne Harridge (Secretary)

by Dawne Harridge, August 16, 2019 Share:

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 Share:


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 Share: