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
(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 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Information regarding the set subject ” Architecture” can be found here 
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.
6:30 pm 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

Competitions in March Print are closing soon!

Competitions in March Print will close Saturday, 23rd March 2019, 11:45 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade Colour Large Print themed
  • A Grade Mono Large Print themed
  • B Grade Colour Large Print themed
  • B Grade Mono Large Print themed

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, March 21, 2019


Competitions in March (Set Subject: “Architecture“) – Prints Sections will close on Saturday March 23rd 2019, 11:45 PM.

Entries can be made in the following:

  • A Grade Colour Large Prints;
  • A Grade Monochrome Large Prints;
  • B Grade Colour Large Prints; and
  • B Grade Monochrome Large Prints.

Please ensure that your Entry/Entries are correct (Filename and Title), without any punctuation marks AND has a “title”, before submitting them. The Competition Team encourages you not to leave it to the last minute to submit your entries. Thank you .

by Bruce Shaw, March 20, 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


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

Photography Group February 2019 Monthly Newsletter Published

The Photography Group’s February 2019 Monthly Newsletter is now available on the website. I encourage all members to take the time to read this Newsletter and the previous Movie Makers Newsletters that contain news about the Club’s 75th Activities.

by Bruce Shaw, March 4, 2019

Movie Makers’ Newsletter March 2019 Published

Did you miss the February 2019 Movie Makers’ Meetings? Do you want to know more about the Club’s 75th Anniversary Activities and behind the scenes? Then read all about this and more in the latest Movie Makers’ Newsletter out now.

by Bruce Shaw, March 1, 2019

Results for competitions in February Print

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

Helen Robinson – Best In Section
A Grade Mono Large Print

Helen Robinson – Merit
A Grade Colour Large Print

Monte Hunt – Best In Section
B Grade Colour Large Print

Kerry Gilmore – Best In Section
B Grade Mono Large Print

Brendon Parker – Best In Section
A Grade Colour Large Print

Tim Hoevenagel – Merit
B Grade Mono Large Print

Vivienne Noble – Merit
A Grade Mono Large Print

by Ruth Brooks, February 26, 2019

Results for competitions in February EDI

There were 4 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Elaine Duncan – Best In Section
Open Open Digital

Dawne Harridge – Merit
Open Open Digital

Tim Porteous – Merit
Open Open Digital

Vivienne Noble – Merit
Open Open Digital

by Ruth Brooks, February 26, 2019

Current Status of MyPhotoClub Version 2 – Saturday 16th Feb

This week has gone well and today one of the final processes has been tested and now active for new members. The Grading of new members who submit 6 entries and our Grading Panel assess and award the appropriate Grading to that member. Thanks to all the management Team for their help and patience.

One small step for Mankind – One giant leap for Wollongong Camera Club. Thanks to MyPhotoClub designer, Colin Woods.

by Brian Harvey, February 16, 2019

Current Status of MyPhotoClub Version 2

Well, things have progressed well with the upgrade.

You can now add your images to the 2019 Competitions. Be sure to look at the Tutorials that Bruce showed last meeting.

The 2019 Competition definitions are available from the Club Competitions, Rules and Documents Button on the Home Page.

Thanks for your patience and we look forward to a faster and more productive Competition year with this upgrade. Please review your profile details and ensure your information is up to date. Would be good to see a small image of yourself added as well.

More details will be posted as some new special features get added in the next few weeks .

by Brian Harvey, February 15, 2019