Welcome to our club

Wollongong Camera Club was established in April 1944 by a band of like minded enthusiasts with a desire to learn and share the photographic experience. The Club has maintained a strong following and has been meeting regularly since then.

Join with us in celebrating this milestone by visiting our “75 YEARS THROUGH THE LENS” Exhibition which will run from 2nd April to 26th May, 2019 at the Wollongong Art Gallery.


About Us

We meet at Figtree Heights Public School Hall (link to Google Map)
St Georges Avenue and Lewis Drive
FIGTREE NSW 2525
(Vehicle entrance via Lewis Drive)

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 ring the Club Secretary on 0457 415598. Leave a message if it is not picked up and we will answer ASAP.

 

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Upcoming Events
Mar
26
Tue
7:30 pm PHOTO GROUP – “SET” SUBJECT COM...
PHOTO GROUP – “SET” SUBJECT COM...
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Information regarding the set subject ” Architecture” can be found here 
Apr
1
Mon
1:00 pm CLUB/PG – PRINT HANGING AT THE ...
CLUB/PG – PRINT HANGING AT THE ...
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Monday 1st April will be the day we set up at the Wollongong Art Gallery in preparation for the opening night on Friday 5th April.  Print Exhibition hanging and Video/Technology Display will be set up.
Apr
5
Fri
6:30 pm CLUB’s – 75th ANNIVERSARY OPENIN...
CLUB’s – 75th ANNIVERSARY OPENIN...
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Club’s 75th Birthday celebrations will be by way of an Exhibition of member’s work (both archival and present) which will be displayed at Wollongong Art Gallery, Burelli Street, Wollongong. The evening commences at 6.30[...]
Recent Posts Archives

PG Meeting : Tuesday 12th March, 2019 – Meet ‘Geoff Smith’ – The Man from Oz!

An interesting evening awaits us this coming Tuesday and it is hoped that most of our members are able to attend, i.e., both the Photo Group and Movie Makers.

 Our Guest Speaker is Geoff Smith “The Man from Oz”. Geoff says that he owes his love of photography to his father Max, who was a keen photographer as a young boy back in the late 1930’s/early 40’s,   encouraging Geoff’s interest in his childhood years, helping him with both colour transparency and black & white darkroom work.

Whilst working these days almost exclusively in the digital medium, Geoff says that his grounding in the unforgiving colour transparencies has taught him to take care in order to get things right “in camera” rather than relying on post processing. (This is something that we all should aspire to) !

​Geoff has recently expanded his photography into the field of infrared, which has extended his possibilities with his love of black & white, and also aerial landscapes, thanks to the addition of a drone.  He has now added two new galleries covering these genres.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain an insight into someone else’s photographic world and be inspired.

See you all on Tuesday.

Dawne Harridge (Secretary)



by Dawne Harridge, March 10, 2019

MAY COMP SET SUBJECT “GOLD/SILHOUETTE”

Hi Members … Please note that there is an amendment to the requirements covering EDI entries in the set subject competition in May. The information on the Website Calendar was misleading and has now been corrected.

This is entirely my fault and my apologies to anyone who may have started work on their May EDI’s. I am setting out below, the requirements for both Prints and EDI’s for the May competition…

PRINTS : Colour – set subject is ‘GOLD”

PRINTS : Monochrome – set subject is ‘SILHOUETTE”

EDI’s : set subject is “GOLD” … this means that no Monochrome EDI’s will be accepted. ONLY COLOUR EDI’s MUST BE ENTERED !

Should you have any concerns or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Dawne Harridge (Secretary)

by Dawne Harridge, March 10, 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR

To all our members and their families …. 

and a very …… 

Your Committee thanks you for your support of the Club throughout 2018 and we look forward to welcoming you ALL back in 2019.

Best Wishes from :  Bruce, Brendon, Brian, Helen, John, Ruth and Dawne

 

 

by Dawne Harridge, December 21, 2018

PHOTO GROUP – TUE. 13th NOVEMBER, 2018

Don’t miss the opportunity to be inspired and enthralled on Tuesday evening the 13th,  by Tom Putt, Landscape Photographer from the Mornington Peninsular.  

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by Dawne Harridge, November 3, 2018

FINE ART PORTRAITURE WORKSHOP WITH VICKY PAPAS – 20th OCTOBER 2018

A fabulous opportunity to attend a workshop with Vicky Papas on Saturday 20th October, 2018 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm., at Camperdown Studios, 29 Australia Street, Camperdown.  Once you view her website, you will agree that the workshop would be well worth attending . (more…)

by Dawne Harridge, October 15, 2018

PHOTO GROUP : Tue. 14th AUGUST, 2018

Our Meeting on Tuesday 14th August will be all about printing. (more…)

by Dawne Harridge, August 10, 2018

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – Sunday 29th and Tuesday 31st July 2018

Sunday 29th July … Outing to Cockatoo Island. 

A great day out with wonderful photo opportunities.  Ruth Brooks and Sue Martin have planned this day which starts at Wollongong Station on the 7.42 am train in the second last carriage.  Ferry times have also been sussed out so you won’t have too long a wait at Circular Quay. (more…)

by Dawne Harridge, July 11, 2018

KNOW YOUR FLASH – WORKSHOP with MALCOLM FACKENDER Tue.17th JULY,2018

The 3rd Tuesday in July is being put to good use as we will be running a “Know your Flash” workshop with Malcolm Fackender. If time permits, Malcolm will briefly discuss the use of ‘light modifiers’ too. (more…)

by Dawne Harridge, June 29, 2018

MOVIE MAKER MEETINGS – JUNE, JULY and AUGUST

A reminder to all members that the Movie Makers will hold only ONE meeting during the Winter months of June, July and August.  This will be on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

Please check the Club’s Website Calendar if unsure.

Photo Group members may have the opportunity of using the 3rd Tuesday in July and August as educational or discussion nights and the Committee is now looking into the feasibility of making this happen.  As often said … “watch this space”  !

Dawne Harridge (Secretary)

by Dawne Harridge, June 6, 2018

BELANGLO OUTING – Friday 20th April CANCELLED

Regrettably the outing planned for Friday 20th April to Belanglo State Forest is cancelled. (more…)

by Dawne Harridge, April 17, 2018