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Wollongong Camera Club meets at 7.30 pm on Tuesdays from February to November.

1st Tuesday of the month: Movie Makers

2nd Tuesday of the month: Photo Group Guest Speakers

4th Tuesday of the month: Photo Competition

Meetings are at Figtree Heights Public School, Cnr St George Ave and Lewis Dr, Figtree*.

We also hold monthly Field Trips. See our calendar for more information.

*During COVID lockdowns, meetings are held via Zoom.

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Upcoming Events
Dec
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Tue
2021
7:30 pm MM: Gala Night
MM: Gala Night
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm
An evening where all entries in the VOTY and AVOTY Competitions are shown and the “People’s Choice” is decided. A light hearted social evening.
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New Covid Update

Our lockdown has been extended till 16 July and that will mean several changes to our program.

We will not be able to hold our auction on Tuesday. It is postponed till Tuesday 31 August (5th Tuesday).

Our meeting next Tuesday will be a Zoom meeting with Colin Harrison from the UK. He spoke to us earlier in the year about Creative Flower Photography. I’m sure he has plenty more to teach us about other aspects of photography.

Our Field Trip to the Grevillia Park on Saturday is cancelled. Maybe next year …

Stay safe.

by Ruth Brooks, July 7, 2021

Movie Makers’ Group Newsletter – Final Edition – Published, June 2021

The latest, and final, edition of the Movie Makers’ Group Newsletter for June 2021 has been published and available on the Club’s website.

After 21 Years, Editor Ian Simpson, has prepared the last Newsletter. In this edition Ian takes us upon the Movie Makers’ journey of achievements, presentations and events of this small interest group of members accomplished during those years. The Newsletter has over 40 pages of items; member’s works, contributions and presentation reflections. He also covered the Combine Video Clubs meetings over the years. Its a wonderful review of the Group’s milestones, along with Club and community activities. A fitting final edition to the Movie Makers published newsletters.

May I take this opportunity to thank Ian for the arduous work, often long hours in sourcing items, attending meetings , preparing the newsletter before finally releasing the Newsletter for everyone to read. Ian commenced his editorship in 2000 covering the then Video Group, later to be renamed the Movie Makers Group. Ian’s passion for video/movie making is very evident in his contributions and the technical advice that he gives to all that enquire. In the past couple of years it’s been difficult, but he has continued this great Club Service.

Ian we will miss your written contributions about the Movie Makers activities. We wish you and Marie all the best and we’ll be seeing you, as always, at future Movie Makers meetings and activities.

by Bruce Shaw, July 6, 2021

Topshot Award Presentation

Our Host Club for Topshot 2021 is:

CCLC Camera Club

Central Coast Leagues Club

Dane Drive, Gosford

Sunday 25 July 2021

Entry and Sponsor Expo – 11am

AGM – 12:30

Award Presentation – 1:30-3:30

by Ruth Brooks, July 5, 2021

Covid Update

  • Social night dinner at the golf club tomorrow night is cancelled due to the current COVID-19 lockdown.
  • Field trip to Nan Tien Temple is postponed and will be rescheduled for either December or early 2022 – details will be sent out when we have a new date.
  • The Movie Makers time lapse meeting on 6 July will now be held on Zoom – contact moviemakers@wollongongcameraclub.org.au if you would like a Zoom link invitation
  • Other upcoming activities on our calendar will be updated in accordance with NSW Government guidelines. More information to follow as soon as it comes to hand.

by Ruth Brooks, June 28, 2021

Results for competitions in June 2021 Print

There were 27 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in June 2021 Print

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Pirates Cave
Vivienne Noble – Best In Section
Print A Grade Colour Any Subject

Splash
Ruth Brooks – Best In Section
Print A Grade Monochrome Any Subject

Bombo 2
Ian Pepper – Best In Section
Print B Grade Colour Any Subject

The Line
Kaz Childs – Best In Section
Print B Grade Monochrome Any Subject

Welcome to my Forest
Les Schumer – Merit
Print A Grade Colour Any Subject

Autumn in the Highlands
Elaine Duncan – Merit
Print A Grade Colour Any Subject

The Equestrian
Cheryl Thompson – Merit
Print A Grade Monochrome Any Subject

Fly on Stinkhorn Fungi Mono
Brian Harvey – Merit
Print A Grade Monochrome Any Subject

Look at me
Valerie Porter – Merit
Print B Grade Colour Any Subject

Ebor Falls
Simon Bastin – Merit
Print B Grade Monochrome Any Subject

Get a trim
Michael Cherviakov – Merit
Print B Grade Monochrome Any Subject

Columbine
Dawne Harridge – Credit
Print A Grade Colour Any Subject

Stinkhorn – Stacked Image
Brian Harvey – Credit
Print A Grade Colour Any Subject

Apprentice
Ruth Brooks – Credit
Print A Grade Colour Any Subject

Sandon Sunlight Wave
Tim Porteous – Credit
Print A Grade Colour Any Subject

Twins
Les Schumer – Credit
Print A Grade Monochrome Any Subject

Surging Swim
Sue Martin – Credit
Print A Grade Monochrome Any Subject

Boardwalk to the Sea
Kerry Gilmore – Credit
Print A Grade Monochrome Any Subject

Massive Waves
Vivienne Noble – Credit
Print A Grade Monochrome Any Subject

Juvenile White-Bellied Sea Eagle
Simon Bastin – Credit
Print B Grade Colour Any Subject

Enchanting at Sunset
Michelle Hourigan – Credit
Print B Grade Colour Any Subject

its mine
Michael Cherviakov – Credit
Print B Grade Colour Any Subject

Pole Dancing
Clara Soedarmo – Credit
Print B Grade Colour Any Subject

The Tiger gaze
Tim Hoevenagel – Credit
Print B Grade Colour Any Subject

Im trapped inside
Clara Soedarmo – Credit
Print B Grade Monochrome Any Subject

street artist
Jim Ollis – Credit
Print B Grade Monochrome Any Subject

The Smiling Giraffe
Tim Hoevenagel – Credit
Print B Grade Monochrome Any Subject

by Tim Porteous, June 22, 2021

Results for competitions in June 2021 Digital

There were 14 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in June 2021 Digital

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Freycinet Dawn
Les Schumer – Best In Section
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

Staying In The Lead
Joe Cremona – Merit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

Looking up
Simon Bastin – Merit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

Footwork
Ruth Brooks – Merit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

Nutcase
Sue Martin – Merit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

Goal!
Cheryl Thompson – Merit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

Surfing Sandon
Raymond Clack – Merit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

Moon Valley
Dawne Harridge – Credit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

Steam Train at Dunmore 2021
Dylan Tate – Credit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

OUTBACK
Colin Marshman – Credit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

Industrial_009
Tim Porteous – Credit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

Fitzroy Falls
Sue Shaw – Credit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

Lake St Clair
Graham K Hamilton – Credit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

West Sumba Village Elder
Andrew Gray – Credit
Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

by Tim Porteous, June 22, 2021

WCC Child Safety Policy

Below is our new Child Safety Policy. It will be sent to parents of new members 16 years and younger.

Wollongong Camera Club Child Safety Policy

1.       When a member 16 years and younger joins the club, their parents or carer will be notified that

  • they must be accompanied by a responsible member (18 year or older) to meetings, outings and social occasions.
  • photos entered for a competition by the child will be critiqued by a judge
  • photos on display may be offensive to some viewers.

The parent or carer should discuss this with the child.

2.       Child safety is a shared responsibility of all members of Wollongong Camera Club.

3.       The Child Safety Policy will be sent to parents of members 16 years old and younger.

by Ruth Brooks, June 21, 2021

TopShot entries

TopShot entries close on June 18th. All details are at topshot.myphotoclub.com.au

Print entries will need to be labelled as per the competition instructions, and please pack each entry separately as this makes them easier to check off and sort for judging.

Prints can be dropped at Kaz’s place by arrangement no later that 15 June or brought to the meeting next Tuesday.

Print entries also still need to be uploaded to the website just like our own competitions.

by Ruth Brooks, June 9, 2021

Its a week to go to our 2021 Exhibition in the Old Courthouse.

We look back to June 2012 when we had the exhibition in the Old Court House.

Can you remember all the images? Maybe you were not a member then? Please help support the next Exhibition commencing at 8:00am on 19th June and running until late afternoon of the 20th June. Some 20 members have allowed us to hang their precious images for public viewing.

Invite your family and friends to come and see the members personal photographs and over one hour of Movie Makers videos and audio visuals.

by Brian Harvey, June 9, 2021

WCC November’s speaker

Will Patino will speak to us on Zoom on 9 November. In the meantime, he has sent this message

I’m looking forward to presenting again for you all later this year. In the meantime, if you’re looking for a bit of an adventure I have a special offer for you – a $699 nzd discount off my 26 June – 2 July workshop. You can read all about this tour here in the brochure. 

I have only 2 places left and would love to have you along 🙂

Any questions just let me know.

Kind regards

Will

by Ruth Brooks, June 2, 2021