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 one’s photographic skills.

Visitors are welcome and age is not a barrier. Check out our Calendar and 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.


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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PG – 8th OCTOBER .. PORT KEMBLA PHOTO SHOOT – CANCELLED

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

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

PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE SCHOOL HALL

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

JUDGE CHANGE – NOVEMBER COMPETITION

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

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

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

PG MEETING – Tue 9th JULY,2019. Guest Speaker CRAIG PARKER” MPSA, BPSA, EFIAP/b, APSEM

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

MOVIE MAKER’s MEETING – Tue 2nd July, 2019 – DaVINCI RESOLVE 15 EDITING OVERVIEW/WORKSHOP

A great opportunity for members who are interested in learning about the wonderful new FREE video editing software that offers a variety of tools for professional video editing and colour grading along with a built-in visual effects tool set and robust audio editor.

In order to learn more about this amazing software, make sure that you attend the Movie Maker’s Meeting on Tuesday 2nd July at the School Hall at 7.30 pm. This is not just a Movie Maker Group Meeting, but a Meeting for all members who are interested in video making.

More detail is available on the Club’s website Calendar.

Dawne Harridge (Secretary)

by Dawne Harridge, June 30, 2019

PHOTO GROUP “CAMERA CRAFT WORKSHOP” Tue.18th JUNE 2019

Tuesday June 18th 7.30 pm., at the School Hall… This Workshop is the first of three which is being held in order to address specific issues being experienced by our newer members. The next two will follow on 16th July and 20th August respectively.

This workshop will cover the basic skills required to understand your Camera, thereby covering the various modes, when, how and why they are used, what is best for certain compositions and depth of field.

We will also cover Exposure, Aperture, Shutter Speeds and ISO and how they inter-relate.

Please bring your Camera, fully charged batteries, Camera Manual and an open mind.

The workshop will run for approximately one hour, depending on the Group’s requirements. There will be time for questions and answers.

It would be appreciated if you could please indicate your attendance by way of an email to : secretary@wollongongcameraclub.com

NOTE : This workshop is strictly for Camera Club Members. Visitors are welcome, however a fee of $35.00 would be payable.

Thank you.

Dawne Harridge (Secretary)

by Dawne Harridge, June 13, 2019

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