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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 your photographic skills.

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

If you wish to join any of our weekly on-line meetings please contact our Secretary on 0409744071.

About Us

In the current situation the Wollongong Camera Club are operating as an online Camera Club for financial members and  invited guests.

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 contact the Club Secretary on 0409744071. Leave a message if unanswered and we will reply ASAP.

 

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Competitions in April 2020 Print – Digital Judging are closing soon!

Competitions in April 2020 Print – Digital Judging will close Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 11:45 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade Any subject colour Print
  • A Grade Any subject Monochrome Print
  • B Grade Any subject colour Print
  • B Grade Any subject Monochrome Print

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, April 12, 2020 Share:

Competitions in April 2020 Digital are closing soon!

Competitions in April 2020 Digital will close Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 11:45 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Digital All Grade Any subject colour or monochrome

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, April 12, 2020 Share:

AIPP Iniative

We have receivedthis information from Matt Palmer from the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP):

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected the photography profession and industry, camera clubs and special interest groups. With all the Government restrictions, as well as the need to protect our and your members, this is a challenging time for all of us to maintain connection and encourage our passion for photography.

AIPP members have taken the initiative to host online Q&A sessions; these are some of Australia’s top photographers. These events are available FREE to members and non-members. The sessions are recorded and will be made available to our members in the resource library.

We currently have scheduled:

Scott Portelli – Experienced underwater and wildlife photographer

Mieke Boynton – Landscape photographer, ex-Olympian, and Australia’s first winner of the Epson International Pano Awards

Alex Cearns OAM – Prolific animal photographer and community builder.

Matt Palmer – Landscape and 2019 Australian Professional Photographer of the Year

Abraham Joffe ACS – Internationally awarded filmmaker and creator of ‘Tales Of Light’

Tony Hewitt – One of the world’s top landscape photographers

We are continually adding to this lineup. To register your members need only visit https://www.aipp.com.au/events and select the sessions they wish to attend. Once again these Q&A events are FREE. The link details for each session are emailed to participants approximately 24 hours before the session.

We also have a directory of Covid-19 resources at http://aippblog.com.au/2020/covid-19-resources/ which is accessible to anyone. This is being regularly updated as information comes to hand.

The AIPP recently introduced a new and inclusive membership category, General Member. We have an introductory offer of $12 per month for the first year. There is a lot to gain and experience through membership including a video library, specimen contracts (for those conducting business or wanting to), business resources, access to the National AIPP Members Facebook Community and opportunities for professional development. More information on General Membership is available at https://www.aipp.com.au/join/new-member-category

I hope these initiatives may be of interest to you and your community and that our free events can help connect our communities around a shared passion for photography.

by Ruth Brooks, April 7, 2020 Share:

Latest Club Update April Meetings

Welcome to all of our members on this update to the  Coronavirus/COVID-19   virus and how it is affecting our Club activities.

Your committee has been active and things are progressing on the next 3 months program for the club.


The newly formed committee aided by other senior members have been successful in using the video conference software called Zoom.  We will be using this method of communication in order to keep us together on Tuesday nights.

Firstly, the point score competitions will continue,

The only changes will be for print workers with early closure of the entry times each month and no prints will required until the crisis is finished. Hopefully in the next 3 to 6 months. 

The Judges will also have their biographies available to you prior to the competition and we have asked for comments to be recorded online if possible for all your entries.

We also hope that more members will review each entry after the competition is published and add comments where possible.


The 2nd Tuesday of the month presentation of meetings will to be held online,

The presentation meetings are to be held using the Zoom portal on Chrome. A help page will be published to help you manage your Zoom meeting at home.

Here the presenters will be live with you and present their talks sharing the images on Zoom. You can also chat with them during the present presentation.

You will need to have installed zoom on your PC laptop or iPad you can also use your smartphone but please be aware of the daily data usage. We are currently investigating this issue.


To assist you in enjoying the zoom meetings we will be offering a few training sessions using your zoom software.

In order for this to happen there are still a number of members who have not installed Zoom at home. If you haven’t already replied to the email sent to you , would you please advise me and I will resend the email to enable you to join.

The first meeting to be held will be on the 14th of April and this will be Presentations by chosen Club members and will start at 7:30 pm prompt. I think you will be pleased at the content of these presentations, as we will learn more what drives photographers to do what they can to get good photographs. The session will last as long as is necessary and feedback on how it has been received by you will be welcome.

Details of the presentation will be advertised as soon as arrangements have been completed

This is all work in progress and very new to everybody so I would ask that you accept that there will be the odd hiccup but if we all work together I am sure we can all learn and benefit.

Looking forward to meeting you all soon

Brian Harvey

President

by Brian Harvey, April 7, 2020 Share:

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 Share:

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 Share:

Wollongong Camera Club Update

Dear Member

Thank you for the strong support of the Online AGM to which many of you contributed and we are able to confidently look to continuing through 2020 with a new Management team.

Many changes are necessary already the Management team has had its first Zoom meeting today where the first discussions were held, many items discussed but the immediate ones are finalised.

  • All Competitions are to be online judged utilising the MPC system with the currently booked judges. This does pose some issues and I am sure you will be pleased to hear that the requirement to actually produce a mounted image for each Print category is not necessary until further notice .
  • However, the requirements for the Print of the Year 2020 are, that you are still required to enter a mounted image for each Print Category for judging at the end of the year. The actual points scoring regime will remain the same for the whole year.
  • Monthly Competition Entry Closing Dates; April 2020 Onwards. 
  • Both the Digital and Print Entry Closing Date is 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 11:45pm (23:45Hrs). Please plan wisely
  • Online Image Comments. The Management Team would like to encourage you to add comments to the members’ entries in the competitions after they are published.
  • Movie Makers.  It looks like online meetings will take place and with some interaction with other Movie Clubs in NSW. More details to follow.
  • Printers. If you are a printer of your own images please be sure to maintain the requirement of printers to have an image printed regularly to stop print head blocking.

What is the Future?

The Club’s 2020 Calendar will be updated in various stages. As the Club contacts the various Presenters, this advice will be advised via the calendar/posts/emails. Please make use of the Calendar to view all Activity status.

Your Management Team are on top of this and eagerly looking to giving all members the opportunity to keep the club fellowship relationships going into the future.

We are in a very lucky country and it is hoped that this event will only make the Club stronger for another 75 years and more. Keep safe.

Thanks

Brian Harvey, President

by Brian Harvey, March 30, 2020 Share:

Invite to join ZOOM

As we are preparing to enter this new era of the Club, the future meetings will be held online using a software package called “Zoom”.

Invitations have been sent to all members in order to participate in the Clubs online activities that are being planned for the next few months. Further details will be posted to you all as soon as the new committee have had the opportunity to get together to discuss the programme. The Committee will have their first online meeting using Zoom in the next few days.

Thank you all for your involvement and I am sure we will survive this unusual period in the Club’s history.

Brian Harvey President

by Brian Harvey, March 26, 2020 Share:

YOUR 2020 MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The votes have been counted and your new Management Committee for the next 12 months have been determined.

Congratulations to the new Management Team of Brian Harvey (President), Geoff Gray (Vice President), Ruth Brooks (Secretary), Sue Martin (Treasurer), Sue Souter (Ordinary Member), Kaz Childs (Ordinary Member) and Tim Porteous (Ordinary Member).

A huge thanks to my retiring Management team members; John Devenish, Dawne Harridge, Brendon Parker and Matt Dawson for your support during the past year.

Bruce Shaw.

by Bruce Shaw, March 26, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in March 2020 Print

There were 12 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Triangular Window
Sue Martin – Best In Section
A Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Colour

Open Up
Dawne Harridge – Best In Section
A Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Mono

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Michael Cherviakov – Best In Section
B Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Colour

Brush Strokes
Ann Lamb – Best In Section
B Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Mono

Green Square
Helen Robinson – Merit
A Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Colour

Fruits of March
Tim Porteous – Merit
A Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Colour

light painting Wollongong Harbour
Helen Robinson – Merit
A Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Mono

Spiral Shapes
Vivienne Noble – Merit
A Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Mono

Circular stairwells
Kerry Gilmore – Merit
B Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Colour

pencils
Raymond Clack – Merit
B Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Colour

The Magnolia
Kerry Gilmore – Merit
B Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Mono

SkatePark
Rachel Gilmour – Merit
B Grade Set Subject The Shape of Things Mono

by Tim Porteous, March 26, 2020 Share: