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Our club’s aim is to foster an interest in and the enjoyment of photography.  We do this through competitions, workshops, lectures, outings and meetings with other camera clubs.

Our members are all keen amateur photographers. Their photographic interests may vary – landscape, portraiture, sporting, abstract, etc.,  but they all share a passion for capturing great images, improving their skills and techniques and sharing their knowledge and experiences with other members.  Some examples of our members’ recent photos appear on this page.

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Our Club meets monthly in a friendly, informal atmosphere.  If you’d like to join – or just see how we operate – come along to one of our meetings. We meet at 7.30pm on the 3rd and 5th Tuesday of each month at the Mount Colah Community Centre, Pierre Close, Mount Colah.

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Welcome to Hornsby Heights Camera Club!

Our club’s aim is to foster an interest in and the enjoyment of photography.  We do this through competitions, workshops, lectures, outings and meetings with other camera clubs.

Our members are all keen amateur photographers. Their photographic interests may vary – landscape, portraiture, sporting, abstract, etc.,  but they all share a passion for capturing great images, improving their skills and techniques and sharing their knowledge and experiences with other members.  Some examples of our members’ recent photos appear on this page.

Would you like to improve your photography?  Our Club meets monthly in a friendly, informal atmosphere.  If you’d like to join – or just see how we operate – come along to one of our meetings. Club application forms are available at our club evenings. 

We meet at 7.30 pm on the 3rd and 5th Tuesday of each month.

by MyPhotoClub Colin, June 22, 2017

FCC Newsletters and The Sutherland shire Photography competition

Dear Members,

Here are the latest newsletters from the FCC for Jun/July and the Topshot edition.

Huge Congratulations to Nilmini who got a 3rd place and Highly Commended in Top Shot Drone/Aerial section.

https://fccnsw.myphotoclub.co.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/143/2024/07/FStop-June-2024-3.pdf

https://fccnsw.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/143/2024/07/Topshot-edition-2024-4.pdf

For those interested in entering external competitions the Sutherland shire Photography competition is a good place to start. This is a National competition and is reasonable priced with an entry fee of only $4 for one section, which means you can enter up to 4 images in a section. For all 4 sections the cost is only $13 which means you could enter a maximum of 16 images. They are accepting entries until midnight on 21st July. https://sutherlandshirenational.com/

Please let me know if you enter any external competitions and how you did.

Lastly, don’t forget the photo rally entries close on Saturday at 9pm, so if you’ve not been out to shoot yet you still have a couple of days left. We would love to see as many members as possible participate.

Elaine

by Elaine Holliday, July 11, 2024

Competitions in 6. Photo Rally 2024 Images Only are closing soon!

Competitions in 6. Photo Rally 2024 Images Only will close Saturday, 13th July 2024, 11:59 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Set Architecture – Colour or Monochrome Print
  • Set Movement – Colour or Monochrome Print
  • Make a Colour the Hero of your photo – Digital
  • Set – Tell a story – colour or mono – Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by , July 11, 2024

Still life workshop – 30th July

Dear Members,

We are excited to announce our upcoming Still Life Photography Workshop, which will be held on Tuesday, July 30th, at the Mount Colah Community Hall. This workshop promises to be a fantastic opportunity to hone your still life photography skills and explore creative setups.

Workshop Details:

  • Date: Tuesday, July 30th
  • Time: 7:15 PM
  • Venue: Mount Colah Community Hall

Workshop Schedule:

  1. Introduction: We will begin with a short presentation on lighting and camera settings specifically tailored for still life photography.
  2. Photography Stations: After the presentation, you’ll have access to four different stations, each offering unique set-ups for you to photograph.

We encourage you to bring along items you’d like to photograph. Whether it’s food, an ornament, a vase, or any other interesting subject, your personal items will add diversity and creativity to the workshop.

Looking forward to seeing you there and exploring the art of still life photography together!

Best regards,

Your Committee

by Jacqueline Foley, July 9, 2024

Zoom – Mieke Boynton with “Awesome Abstracts” – TONIGHT

Dear members,

We are excited to remind you about a special event happening tonight in collaboration with the Pennant Hills Camera Club. We will be participating in a Zoom presentation featuring the renowned photographer, Mieke Boynton.

Event Details:

  • Date: Monday, 8th July
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Platform: Zoom (Zoom link will be sent separately)

Mieke Boynton will be presenting “Awesome Abstracts”, a captivating exploration of abstract photography. Mieke is a specialist landscape and aerial photographer from the picturesque town of Bright in the Alpine Valleys of North-East Victoria, Australia. Together with her fiancé, Matt Palmer, Mieke opened the “Alpine Light” photographic art gallery in December 2021.

Mieke also has a passion for abstract and macro photography. Please visit Mieke Boynton’s Website to view her work.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain insights into abstract photography from one of the best in the field. Whether you are a seasoned photographer or just starting out, Mieke’s presentation promises to be both inspiring and educational.

We look forward to seeing you all at this exciting event tonight!

Warm regards,

Your Committee

by Jacqueline Foley, July 8, 2024

Photo Rally image submissions

Dear Members,

This is a friendly reminder that you have until Saturday, July 13th, to visit the designated areas and capture your images for the John Sidebotham and Alan Torrens Memorial trophies.

Location: Please refer to the map attached here, which highlights the area within the Glebe, Ultimo, and Camperdown boundaries. All images must be taken within the red area of the map from Saturday, June 15th, to Saturday, July 13th, 2024.

Set Subjects:

  1. Movement (Print, Colour or Monochrome): Capture movement using techniques like Intentional Camera Movement (ICM), Multiple Exposure, Long Exposure, Slow Shutter Speed, etc.
  2. Architecture (Print, Colour or Monochrome): Photograph buildings or parts of buildings, inside or outside, walkways, bridges, manmade structures, etc.
  3. Choose a Colour and Make It the HERO of Your Image (Digital, Colour only): Pick a colour that stands out in your photo as the main subject.
  4. Tell a Story (Digital, Colour or Monochrome): Capture a story in your photo without words.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit 1 image per subject.
  • Upload your images by 9 PM on Saturday, July 13th, 2024.
  • There are no restrictions on editing, but all parts of the image must be shot within the timeframe and the designated map location. Your photo may look out from the location, but you must stand within the red line on the map.

We look forward to seeing your creative submissions!

Best regards,

Your Committee

by Jacqueline Foley, July 8, 2024

Zoom – Mieke Boynton with “Awesome Abstracts” – 8th July

Dear members,

We are excited to announce a special upcoming event in collaboration with the Pennant Hills Camera Club. On Monday, 8th July, we will be taking part in a Zoom presentation featuring the renowned photographer, Mieke Boynton.

Event Details:

  • Date: Monday, 8th July
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Platform: Zoom (Zoom link will be sent separately)

Mieke Boynton will be presenting “Awesome Abstracts”, a captivating exploration of abstract photography. Mieke is a specialist landscape and aerial photographer from the picturesque town of Bright in the Alpine Valleys of North-East Victoria, Australia. Together with her fiancé, Matt Palmer, Mieke opened the “Alpine Light” photographic art gallery in December 2021.

Mieke also has a passion for abstract and macro photography. Please visit Mieke Boynton’s Website to view her work.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain insights into abstract photography from one of the best in the field. Whether you are a seasoned photographer or just starting out, Mieke’s presentation promises to be both inspiring and educational.

We look forward to seeing you all at this exciting event!

Warm regards,

Your Committee

by Jacqueline Foley, June 27, 2024

Important Dates and Registration Links for NPF Weekend Workshop in July

Dear Club Members,

Further to our earlier email about the Northern Photographic Federation (NPF) weekend workshop on 27th-28th July, please find the key dates and registration details below. This event will be such a great learning weekend at an extremely affordable price!!

Key Dates:

  • Closing Soon: Portrait studio shoot-out registration
  • 1st June 2024: Photographic competition entries open
  • 5th July 2024: Closing date for entrants to upload entries
  • 12th July 2024: Deadline for bulk delivery of prints by clubs
  • 27th and 28th July 2024: Exhibition and presentation of awards at the NPF Convention
  • 28th July 2024: Exhibition open to the public

Registration Links:

Information Links:

Don’t forget to let Jakki know (jakjakjakki@gmail.com) if you would like to attend and she will add you to the WhatsApp group.

Warm regards,

Your Committee

by Jacqueline Foley, June 22, 2024

Results for competitions in 5 June Aus Landscape, Nature & Open

There were 51 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 5 June Aus Landscape, Nature & Open

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Lake Eyre from fixed wing
Pierre Fonsny – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Digital – Australian Landscape

The Eagle in the Lake
Melinda Sexton – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Small Print _ Australian Landscape

Mannus Lake morning
Jonathan Beckerleg – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Mono Print – Australian Landscape

Battle of the Bulls
Richard Shakenovsky – Top Shot – Set
Set subject Colour Print – Nature

Morning mist on the lake
Melinda Sexton – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital – Australian Landscape

UnNamed Hill, Canning SR WA
Rick Pinnock – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital – Australian Landscape

Pamamaroo Sunset
Nilmini De Silva – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital – Australian Landscape

Mars
David Curtis – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print – Aus Landscape

Gondwana Rainforest
Nilmini De Silva – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print – Aus Landscape

Snow Gums in the mist
Sonia Conn – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print – Aus Landscape

Lonely surfer
Pierre Fonsny – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print _ Australian Landscape

Winter Mist
Sonia Conn – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Print – Australian Landscape

Cameo of a camo’ed katydid
Philippa Gordon – Merit – Set
Set subject Colour Print – Nature

Circle of Life
Nilmini De Silva – Merit – Set
Set subject Colour Print – Nature

Hold me around
Richard Shakenovsky – Merit – Set
Set subject Mono Print – Nature

Zebras
David Naar – Merit – Set
Set subject Mono Print – Nature

Baby Chimp
David Naar – Merit – Set
Set subject Mono Print – Nature

On the hunt
Marion Anstis – Merit – Set
Set subject Small Print – Nature

Wabally
Jacqueline Foley – Merit – Set
Set subject Small Print – Nature

VERY hungry caterpillars!
Philippa Gordon – Merit – Set
Set subject Digital – Nature

Bedtime
Richard Shakenovsky – Merit – Set
Set subject Digital – Nature

Musk Duck mating call
Sonia Conn – Merit – Set
Set subject Digital – Nature

Room for one more
Sonia Conn – Merit – Set
Set subject Digital – Nature

At The Air Show
Corinna Lueg – Merit
Open Mono Large Print

Sydney Hospital
Doug Carley – Merit
Open Digital

Venice Reflections
Paolo Pizzin – Merit
Open Digital

Big Splash Bombo
Melinda Sexton – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Digital – Australian Landscape

Quintessential Australia
Maureen Brew – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Digital – Australian Landscape

Solomans Throne, Walls of Jerusalem
Rick Pinnock – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Digital – Australian Landscape

Tandou Weir
Fiona Wilson – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Digital – Australian Landscape

The joint Tyrrell
Elaine Holliday – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print – Aus Landscape

Grass Trees
David Naar – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print – Aus Landscape

The Pinnacles
David Naar – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print – Aus Landscape

Ladies Bath Falls
Elaine Holliday – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print – Aus Landscape

Pink and Gold
Jonathan Beckerleg – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print – Aus Landscape

Shades
Jacqueline Foley – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print – Aus Landscape

Bennetts Beach Hawkes Nest NSW
Neville Pollard – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Small Print _ Australian Landscape

Grassy headland
Elaine Holliday – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Mono Print – Australian Landscape

Maria Isl Tas
Pierre Fonsny – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Mono Print – Australian Landscape

Hillsborough Queensland
Leo Darby – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Mono Print – Australian Landscape

A mooody morning
Jonathan Beckerleg – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Mono Print – Australian Landscape

Twin descent
Marion Anstis – Highly Commended – Set
Set subject Colour Print – Nature

Darter splash
Michael Lewy – Highly Commended – Set
Set subject Colour Print – Nature

Showing off the catch
Marion Anstis – Highly Commended – Set
Set subject Small Print – Nature

Carella chat
Jonathan Holliday – Highly Commended – Set
Set subject Small Print – Nature

Tangled
Jacqueline Foley – Highly Commended – Set
Set subject Small Print – Nature

Martial eagle in trees
Michael Lewy – Highly Commended – Set
Set subject Digital – Nature

Darter with fish
Michael Lewy – Highly Commended – Set
Set subject Digital – Nature

Boxing Kangaroo
Nilmini De Silva – Highly Commended – Set
Set subject Digital – Nature

Late night cub at play
Richard Shakenovsky – Highly Commended – Set
Set subject Digital – Nature

Wild Dogs Feeding
Leo Darby – Highly Commended – Set
Set subject Digital – Nature

by Elaine Holliday, June 19, 2024

Photo Rally 2024

The John Sidebotham and Alan Torrens Memorial trophies

Location: See Map previously sent – An area within the Glebe, Ultimo, Camperdown boundaries

All images must be taken at a location within the red area of the map from Saturday 15th June to Saturday 13th July 2024

Set Subjects:  

1.   Movement – This is a print set subject in Colour or Monochrome

This could include Intentional Camera Movement (ICM), Multiple Exposure, Long Exposure, Slow shutter speed etc.,  

2.   Architecture – This is a print set subject in Colour or Monochrome

A building or part of, inside or outside, walkways, bridges, manmade structures etc.

3.  Choose a colour and make it the HERO of your image Digital set subject in Colour only

Pick a colour which should then stand out in your photo as the main subject

4. Tell a story Digital set subject in Colour or Monochrome

Stories without words, capture that story in your photo.

Submit Images – Submit 1 image per subject, upload by 9pm Saturday 13th July 2024.  There are no restrictions on editing, but all parts of the image must be shot in the time frame and the map location. Your photo may be looking out from the location, but you must stand within the red line on the map.

Enter your images in the Photo Rally Competition as per normal.

by Elaine Holliday, June 15, 2024

15th June Photo Rally

Dear Members,

This is a friendly reminder about our much-anticipated Photo Rally happening tomorrow, Saturday, 15th June. Here are the details for the day’s itinerary:

Meeting Points:

  • Berowra Station: 8:13 AM, Platform 2
  • Hornsby Station: 8:27 AM, Platform 1
  • Central Station: 9:20AM
  • Set subjects will be advised on the day

From there, we will travel together and begin our walk from Central Station at 9:20 AM.

Attached to this email, you will find a map of the allowable area for photography. The designated areas include parts of Ultimo, Chippendale, and Camperdown. Please ensure you review the map and stay within these boundaries during the rally. Also attached are the outing details.

For those who are unable to join us tomorrow, don’t worry! You have until the 13th of July to visit the designated areas on your own and submit your photos.

Let’s have a fantastic day celebrating the memories of John Sidebottom and Alan Torrens, and capture some amazing shots! Happy shooting, everyone.

Last minute decision to join us? No problem, message Elaine to let her know.

Warm Regards,

Your Committee

by Elaine Holliday, June 14, 2024