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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
Nov
24
Tue
2020
5:00 pm Delivery of Prints for Image of ...
Delivery of Prints for Image of ...
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm
to Sue Martin between 24 November and 1 December from 5pm to 6pm. Normal rules apply about size, mounts and uploading to My Photo Club. Don’t forget to put your name, the title, grade and[...]
Dec
1
Tue
2020
7:00 pm Movie Makers Gala Night @ Tom's Home at Oak Flats
Movie Makers Gala Night @ Tom's Home at Oak Flats
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:45 pm
All entries in the VOTY & AVOTY Competitions will be shown and voted on for the People’s Award. Please bring a plate.
Recent Posts Archives

Photographic Group’s October 2020 Newsletter Published

Our 2020 Photography Group online (Zoom) meetings continue to keep us all in touch and still have our regular meetings, whilst still maintaining our Social Distancing.

The Group’s October Newsletter has been publish and is ready for you to access on the Club’s website’s homepage. It has been interesting time with dynamic speaker (Mark Kelly) and the enthusiasm of our Monthly Competition judge (Meredith Schofield) sharing their experiences in the pursuit of capturing better images.

November bring us closer to the end of the year with only the last Monthly Competition to go. Your “Digital/Print of the Year” will be required soon, so now’s the time to consider your entries and be ready. The Print entrants are reminded that along with the digital registered image an actual printed Print is required. Look out for email advice about this very soon.

There are 3 exciting Exhibitions coming up; Nov 9th ~ 30th “Head On Photo Festival (Sydney/Bondi & 30 other venues), Nov 12th ~ 13th “New Horizons” (Wollongong’s Old Courthouse) and Nov 6th ~ 22nd John Wiseman’s “Respectively Intruding II” (Canberra’s M16 Artspace). Don’t forget our Club Outings. Please check the calendar for these and their dates.

Members are requested to continually check with the Club’s Calendar to review the 2020 Programme for any possible changes due to COVID situation.

by Bruce Shaw, October 30, 2020

Photographic Group’s September 2020 Newsletter Published

COVID-19 continues to be part of our Club’s normal activities, if you can call it “normal”. Zoom online meetings allows us to keep in touch and still have our regular meetings, even if we are all in different houses, suburbs. It was good to see 3 new members join us on line along with one visitor from Ottawa, Canada.

The Group’s September Newsletter has been publish and is ready for you to access on the Club’s website’s homepage. September has been interesting with John Wiseman, local Wildlife Photographer, sharing his experiences in the pursuit of capturing great wildlife images. Our monthly Competition “Trouble” provided our judge (Don Munro) with a variety of images to critique.

There are some reminders of upcoming events as well as the requirements for the Group’s Print Makers “Print of the Year” competition.

Members are requested to continually check with the Club’s Calendar to review the 2020 Programme for any possible changes due to COVID situation.

by Bruce Shaw, September 26, 2020

Photography Group’s August 2020 Newsletter Published

Another month has passed and with COVID-19, along with Government Directions and Social Distancing, continues to be part of our Club’s normal activities. Our Management Committee continues to monitor the situation liaising with our Presenters and Judges for online meetings using Zoom Conferencing.

The Group’s August Newsletter has been publish and is ready for you to access. From John Alessi’s AV Production Using ProShow Gold Presentation to the August Monthly Competition has provided us all with something different. Our members have continued to be out and about with an outing to Mt. Kembla.

Members are requested to continually check with the Club’s Calendar to review the 2020 Programme for any possible changes due to COVID situation.

by Bruce Shaw, August 30, 2020

Photography Group’s July 2020 Newsletter Published

As COVID-19 continues, our Wollongong Area is relatively clear, but not completely. For us this isn’t the time to loose sight of COVID’s impact in the community. Our Management Committee continues to monitor the situation, abide by Government Directions, Social Distancing and liaise with our Presenters and Judges being able to meet with us on Zoom Conferencing.

The Group’s July Newsletter has been publish and is ready for you to access. From Glenn Smith’s “Fungi and Bird Photography” Presentation to the July Monthly Competition has provided us all with something different. At our Presentation Evening with Glenn the Club had 2 Interstate (Victorian) visitors and 1 International visitor from Ottawa, Canada proving how Zoom is capable of reaching more people than we think.

Reminder: Members are reminded that the Closing Date for Image Selection to the Club’s proposed advertising occurs on Sunday, August 2nd, in just 2 days.

Members are requested to continually check with the Club’s Calendar to review the 2020 Programme for any possible changes due to COVID situation.

by Bruce Shaw, July 31, 2020

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

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

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

Photography Group April 2020 Newsletter Published

This past month has been very hectic with no public meetings being held at our normal Meeting Place. Instead the Club has held on-line, virtual meetings for all its meetings including Management, Movie Makers and the Photography Groups. Thank you all who attended these meetings. It has been good to “see” each other, yet be so far away, in self isolation.

This month’s Photography Group’s Newsletter had our reporters scattered to cover the events from the Presentation Evening with 4 Club Members, the “Coffee & Chat @10”, the Monthly Competition. It’s been a very different world to report on Club activities with technology playing an increasing role.

Here’s a quick last reminder about several very important activities. The Club’s APS Challenge Cup Pre-Selection entry close this Friday, May 1st. This is a Club Entry Event so please do assist by sending your digital images in. In addition, the FCC Topshot closes on May 8th, and is an individual entry. Finally all the May Meetings will continue to be on-line using Zoom. For changes, please consult the Club’s Calendar and review all activities.

by Bruce Shaw, April 30, 2020

Movie Makers Group April 2020 Newsletter Published

The Movie Makers Group April 2020 Newsletter covers the group’s activities during March, with a small article on COVID-19 and how the Group’s members are still producing videos/movies.

Read about this and more in the Movie Makers April 2020 Newsletter.

Unfortunately changes are in place with public meetings being restricted. This innovative group are looking at other ways in presenting their meetings from the safety of each members’ homes.

by Bruce Shaw, March 31, 2020

Photography Group March 2020 Newsletter Published

It has been a very hectic 4 weeks at the Camera Club. The programme was full with a presentation on Speedlite/Flash lighting (Craig Parker), an AGM, the Monthly Competition and A Social Evening. Then Coronavirus/COVID-19 reared up resulting in the virtual shutdown of the Club’s gatherings and meetings. With the physical meeting now non-existent, our activities continue to operate (remotely) or are shutdown.

Read about what has happened during the month in the March 2020 PG Newsletter and how it affect us.

It is very important for everyone to check the Club’s Calendar on a regular basis as changes and updates to the 2020 Programme continue.

Our Management Team are working hard to provide us all with a programme whilst hibernation from the COVID-19 virus is strongly recommended by the country’s National Cabinet.

by Bruce Shaw, March 31, 2020