Welcome

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. 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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Featured Image Upcoming Club Events...
Nov
2
Mon
7:30 pm Photo Challenge judging at Penna... @ Pennant Hills Church
Photo Challenge judging at Penna... @ Pennant Hills Church
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
This will be the follow-up evening to the 1 day photo challenge in October. Pennant Hills will be hosting this event.
Nov
17
Tue
7:30 pm Competition – Photo of the Year ... @ Mount Colah Community Hall
Competition – Photo of the Year ... @ Mount Colah Community Hall
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
This will be our last photo competition of 2020. Members will be able to submit any photo they have entered into a club competition during the year.
Nov
28
Sat
12:00 pm Club Christmas Party @ TBD
Club Christmas Party @ TBD
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
We’ll have our club Christmas party on the Saturday. The venue will announced at a later date.
Dec
1
Tue
7:30 pm Club AGM @ Mount Colah Community Hall
Club AGM @ Mount Colah Community Hall
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
This will be the club AGM for 2020.
Recent Posts Archives

Postponed 2020 Interclub Live Presentation

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Live Presentation of the 2020 Interclub Results has had to be postponed until Sunday 25th October. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will provide details for joining the live presentation in due course.

View this on their website at here.

by David Curtis, October 17, 2020

HHCC – Photo Rally Reminder

Hi All,

The annual Photo Rally is coming up on Saturday the 24th October. If you plan on attending please contact Elaine as soon as possible so numbers can be confirmed.

Elaine – 0420 425 252

Thanks!

by David Curtis, October 14, 2020

HHCC – Sutherland Shire National Comp Results

Hi,

7  members entered the Sutherland Shire National Competition and I am pleased to announce that:-

Sonia Conn – 3 acceptances which included a Silver Medal in Mono 
Marion Anstis –  7 acceptances 
Elaine Holliday – 4 acceptances
Dave Curtis – 3 acceptances
Jakki Foley – 3 acceptances
Corinna Lueg – 3 acceptances
Nil de Silva – 3 acceptances 

Well done to all.

by David Curtis, September 1, 2020

HHCC – Australia Cup Results

Dear Members,

As you know the club entered the Australian Photographic Society’s Australian Cup this year for the first time.  67 Clubs took part in this and we are happy to announce that HHCC received an Honourable Mention and the club came joint 10th!

All clubs have to enter 20 images.  Congratulations to all.  For the members who’s photos were entered, if  you would like to know your scores please contact me.


Check out the link below to see the entries of the Top Ten Clubs.  You can see our images on pages 32 and 33.  

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

by David Curtis, September 1, 2020

HHCC – Competition Update

Hi All,

We wanted to provide all of our members with some important updates regarding our remaining competitions for 2020. Firstly is our Fun Competition for July – Still Life. We’ve extended the end date on this through until the end of August to give everyone time to enter. This will be a self scoring competition similar to our recent Fun competition. We’d encourage you all to have a go. Still life is something you can do at home!

Secondly, we have changed our September competition to Open. This was planned to be “Sounds” but given this will be our first meeting back together felt we would like to hold this over until next year. So hold back those sound images until we announce the new competition list in 2021.

Please note also that we will be returning to the normal submission rules for the remaining competitions in 2020:

  • Maximum of 6 images per competition
  • Maximum of 3 images in any one category

Finally, please note that the competition close off time has been moved back to 8pm on the Saturday prior to the competition evening. This is to allow additional time to prepare the photos. You will still receive a notification from the website to let you know when the close date is 3 days away.

Best,

Dave

by David Curtis, July 28, 2020

HHCC – June/July F/Stop

View this on our website at https://fccnsw.myphotoclub.com.au/june-july-2020-f-stop/

The June and July issue of F/Stop is now available by clicking on the link or by going to the F/Stop page. 

Federation of Camera Clubs (NSW) Inc.
P.O. Box 49 
Macquarie Fields 2564 
NSW Australia 

by David Curtis, July 26, 2020

HHCC – External Competition

Hi Everyone,

Below is a link to the 32nd Sutherland Shire National
Exhibition of Photography which you may want to enter. It was mentioned earlier this week in the Australia Cup Competition results meeting. Closing date 2nd Aug.

by David Curtis, July 26, 2020

HHCC – Competition Evening

Hi Everyone,

Tomorrow evening is our club competition evening for July. As a reminder we are encouraging members to come in fancy dress to spice things up a little. Another note will be sent shortly with connection details for our Zoom call.

Best

Dave

by David Curtis, July 20, 2020

HHCC – Australia Cup Competition

Hi All,

Hornsby Heights entered this competition a little while back. We thought members may want to attend the meeting where the winners will be announced. Details below…

The judging for the 2020 Australian Cup has been finalized and the committee is ready to announce the winners!You and your club members are invited to attend a special awards night via ZOOM on Friday 24th July 7pm EST to be there when we unveil the 2020 Australian Cup winner along with all the other awards. The battle was fierce this year and the judges had a difficult task in choosing the winners and you’ll see those top images during night. 

When Friday Jul 24, 2020 at 6.45pm for a 7pm EST startIt is suggested that you register and download the (small) zoom install prior to the start of the meeting.

You will need Speakers and a microphone. 
Ones built into your laptop will be ok if you have a quiet place to do the session but headsets with a mic will be better.
Zoom works on Windows or Mac, and can also work on tablet or mobile phone (with the zoom app installed).

Zoom Registration and Install
*For security purposes please ensure you use the correct link to visit the Zoom website when you register. https://www.zoom.us/
(A number of fake sites have sprung up due to Zoom’s increased popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, these sites can pose a security threat to your computer) 

Invitation 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
When: Jul 24, 2020 07:00 PM Brisbane (EST) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkd-irrDMtEtHbFLVCWzyF1LXs2bgcUitE 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

During the Meeting

Use the MUTE button throughout the meeting. When you want to say something to the group(ask questions), PRESS THE SPACEBAR while you speak. When you release the spacebar, it will mute again. (Using the mute button in the Zoom video window).


This is important so that noise…phone calls, background noise, mic feedback…doesn’t distract the speaker. 

We look forward to SEEING you on the 24th!

Margaret O’Grady EFIAP/s GMAPS SAPS PSQA 

On behalf of the Australian Cup Sub-Committee

Australian Photographic Society  Mob: 0411118079

by David Curtis, July 11, 2020

HHCC – Fun Competition Scoring

Hi Everyone,

The fun competition for June is closed and now ready for scoring by our members. For some of our fun competitions we are now using the new member self scoring facility. Each member can score each photo that has been submitted.

To access this go into the member competition page and you will see the competition with a blue button and a star. Click this to get started. You will find instructions on how to score in this page. Remember that you need to score every photo and the system will keep track of this so you don’t have to do them all in one go.

The competition will be open for scoring for the next 2 weeks. Have fun.

Best,

Dave

by David Curtis, July 5, 2020