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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.

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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
Oct
25
Sun
2020
9:00 am Postponed Outing: Hang Gliding
Postponed Outing: Hang Gliding
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am
Postponed to 8 November Hang Gliding – Stanwell Park from 9.00am. Free. Contact Kaz for more info: photos@kazchilds.com or 0414 377 999. Outing_Invitation_2020_Hang-Gliding
Nov
8
Sun
2020
9:00 am Field Trip: HANG GLIDING STANWEL...
Field Trip: HANG GLIDING STANWEL...
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am
Hang Gliding – Stanwell Park from 9.00am. Free. Contact Kaz for more info: photos@kazchilds.com or 0414 377 999.
Nov
10
Tue
2020
7:00 pm Guest Speaker – Doug Carley
Guest Speaker – Doug Carley
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm
Topic: Tonal separation inclusing creating contrast
Recent Posts Archives

Results for competitions in August 2020 Print – Digital Judging

There were 21 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in August 2020 Print – Digital Judging

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Moon Valley_
Dawne Harridge – Best In Section
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Icy
Jill Bartlett – Best In Section
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Fungal World
Cheryl Thompson – Best In Section
B Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Trouble on the Way
Kerry Gilmore – Best In Section
B Grade Any Subject Mono Print

Sunrise Over The Rocks
Vivienne Noble – Merit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Me and my Shadow 2
Ann Lamb – Merit
B Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Seagull preparing for landing
Cheryl Thompson – Merit
B Grade Any Subject Mono Print

Macquarie Pass Jump Rock
Joe Cremona – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Khmer monk
Ruth Brooks – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Industrial_002
Tim Porteous – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Rainbow Lorikeet on Cactus
Susanne Souter – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Afternoon clouds
Dawne Harridge – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Porter Udiapur Markets
Ruth Brooks – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Love Nature
Elaine Duncan – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

SAHARA TRECK
Colin Marshman – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

The look
Tim Porteous – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Lunenburg Fishing Hut
Susanne Souter – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Autumn Road
Alexander Dawson – Credit
B Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Nankeen Kestral
Raymond Clack – Credit
B Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Dead or Alive?
Karen Childs – Credit
B Grade Any Subject Mono Print

Early morning
Jim Ollis – Credit
B Grade Any Subject Mono Print

by Tim Porteous, August 26, 2020

Results for competitions in August 2020 Digital

There were 8 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in August 2020 Digital

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Invisible Women
Karen Childs – Best In Section
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

Gotcha
Tim Porteous – Merit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

Stormy Day in The Barrel
Vivienne Noble – Merit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

Survival
Kerry Gilmore – Credit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

Bee On Poppy
Susanne Souter – Credit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

WAVE 2
Colin Marshman – Credit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

Seacliff Sunrise
Dylan Tate – Credit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

What is my Botanical Name
Kathy Pond – Credit
Digital All Grades Any subject Colour / Monochrome

by Tim Porteous, August 25, 2020

Results for competitions in August 2020 Print – Digital Judging

There were 21 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in August 2020 Print – Digital Judging

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Moon Valley_
Dawne Harridge – Best In Section
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Icy
Jill Bartlett – Best In Section
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Fungal World
Cheryl Thompson – Best In Section
B Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Trouble on the Way
Kerry Gilmore – Best In Section
B Grade Any Subject Mono Print

Sunrise Over The Rocks
Vivienne Noble – Merit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Me and my Shadow 2
Ann Lamb – Merit
B Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Seagull preparing for landing
Cheryl Thompson – Merit
B Grade Any Subject Mono Print

Macquarie Pass Jump Rock
Joe Cremona – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Khmer monk
Ruth Brooks – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Industrial_002
Tim Porteous – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Rainbow Lorikeet on Cactus
Susanne Souter – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Afternoon clouds
Dawne Harridge – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Porter Udiapur Markets
Ruth Brooks – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Love Nature
Elaine Duncan – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

SAHARA TRECK
Colin Marshman – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

The look
Tim Porteous – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Lunenburg Fishing Hut
Susanne Souter – Credit
A Grade Any Subject Monochrome Print

Autumn Road
Alexander Dawson – Credit
B Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Nankeen Kestral
Raymond Clack – Credit
B Grade Any Subject Colour Print

Dead or Alive?
Karen Childs – Credit
B Grade Any Subject Mono Print

Early morning
Jim Ollis – Credit
B Grade Any Subject Mono Print

by Tim Porteous, August 25, 2020

Looking for Inspiration – Look at these images!

Congratulations APS Members! Australia has won the
4 Nations Inter-Country Competition, 2020!

Click above image for the APS Catalogue

The 4 Nations competition is between the Societies of Australian Photographic Society
Canadian Association for Photographic Art, Photographic Society of New Zealand
and Photographic Society of South Africa.

Each Photographic Society submitted 80 images from 80 different photographers
and each image was entered into one of four categories;

Nature                         15 Images
Our Country                 15 Images
Open Monochrome        15 Images
Open Colour                 35 Images

Every year the competition host is rotated among the four societies, this year Australia hosted. The competition was conducted using MyPhotoclub online software, a huge thank you to Colin Woods for his sponsorship of this competition. The judges all remarked upon the ease of using this software. 

Our Jury Panel was  comprised of international judges with excellent qualifications and experience in judging National and International Competitions. They are themselves current international competitors who have each achieved high international distinctions from worldwide organisations. 

The award selections were viewed and discussed by the jury panel via a zoom meeting.

  • AWARDS
    1 x GOLD for each section
    3 x HONOURABLE MENTIONS for each section
    Digital Award Certificates will be emailed to the winners.
     

To maintain the spirit of this competition being a TEAM event (and not an 
individual event) individual scores will not be published. 

THANK YOU to everyone who submitted images directly by email and to those who entered the 2019 APS National from which APS Member images automatically go into the running for selection. CONGRATULATIONS to you all!

If you would like to represent Australia in the 2021 – 4 Nations competition be sure to get your entry into the 2020 APS National which will open 11th August 2020. More information avaliable on our website. APS National Digital 2020

by Brian Harvey, August 11, 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

Australian Photographic Clubs Catalogue

Please find the link for the Catalogue as promised.

https://www.a-p-s.org.au/index.php/downloads/australian-cup-for-photographic-clubs/790-australian-cup-catalogue-2020/file

by Brian Harvey, July 30, 2020

Results for competitions in July 2020 Digital

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

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in July 2020 Digital

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Low Key Beauty
Cheryl Thompson – Best In Section
All Grades – Set Subject – Beauty

SLEEPING BEAUTY
Colin Marshman – Merit
All Grades – Set Subject – Beauty

Beautiful banjo
Tim Porteous – Merit
All Grades – Set Subject – Beauty

Katie with Ringlet
Matt Dawson – Merit
All Grades – Set Subject – Beauty

by Tim Porteous, July 29, 2020

Results for competitions in July 2020 Print – Digital Judging

There were 16 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in July 2020 Print – Digital Judging

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

A Fiery Sunset
Vivienne Noble – Best In Section
A Grade Print colour – Set Subject Beauty

Edith
Sue Martin – Best In Section
A Grade Print Monochrome – Set Subject Beauty

White Waratah
Kerry Gilmore – Best In Section
B Grade Print Monochrome – Set Subject Beauty

Beauty in the eye of the beholder
Cheryl Thompson – Best In Section
B Grade Print colour – Set Subject Beauty

After The Early Morning Rain
Bruce Shaw – Merit
A Grade Print colour – Set Subject Beauty

Natures Beauty, Jellyfish
Helen Robinson – Merit
A Grade Print colour – Set Subject Beauty

BEAUTY AND THE MOSQUE
Colin Marshman – Merit
A Grade Print colour – Set Subject Beauty

Quake
Joe Cremona – Merit
A Grade Print Monochrome – Set Subject Beauty

Precious
Dawne Harridge – Merit
A Grade Print Monochrome – Set Subject Beauty

Thai Beauty
Ruth Brooks – Merit
A Grade Print Monochrome – Set Subject Beauty

Little Beauty
Helen Robinson – Merit
A Grade Print Monochrome – Set Subject Beauty

Only A Mother
Karen Childs – Merit
B Grade Print Monochrome – Set Subject Beauty

Still Life at an outback homestead.
Ross Bembrick – Merit
B Grade Print Monochrome – Set Subject Beauty

Evening storm
Kerry Gilmore – Merit
B Grade Print colour – Set Subject Beauty

Library of Stories about us
Ross Bembrick – Merit
B Grade Print colour – Set Subject Beauty

baby nap
Jim Ollis – Merit
B Grade Print colour – Set Subject Beauty

by Tim Porteous, July 29, 2020

APS Club Cup results 2020

Hi to all members, I had the pleasure of watching the APS presentation along with Kerry and Sue on Friday night.

We all did well and I have the video for you all to watch and see who won the Awards. It lasts for 30 minutes and is in medium quality so do not judge any images from this video.

by Brian Harvey, July 26, 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