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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7:30 pm Club Competition – Open & Set Su... @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Club Competition – Open & Set Su... @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
This is a club competition evening. This is an Open and Set Subject event. The set subject for this event is Tree, Trees and part thereof. This is defined as subjects with predominately trees or a part[...]
7:30 pm Club Competition – Open @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Club Competition – Open @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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all-day Club Social Outing – Springtime ... @ Galston Open Gardens
Club Social Outing – Springtime ... @ Galston Open Gardens
Oct 20 all-day
This is a club social outing to Galston Open Gardens. Car pooling will be arranged close to the event.
7:00 pm Committee Meeting
Committee Meeting
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is the regular club committee meeting evening.
7:30 pm Presentation TBA and Display of ... @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Presentation TBA and Display of ... @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
This is a club presentation evening with subject to be announced at a later date. It will also be an opportunity for members to display their portfolios.
7:30 am Club Competition – Photo of the ... @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Club Competition – Photo of the ... @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Nov 19 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 pm
This is a club competition evening. This is the Photo of the Year event. This event is an opportunity to enter any image that has been entered into one of the competitions during 2019. Instructions[...]
7:00 pm Club AGM @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Club AGM @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is the club AGM meeting.
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HHCC – External Competition

Hi Members,

Another external competition for you all …

Back to home

Association Loi 1901
20 rue du Chevalier de la Barre
+ 33 3 22 24 02 02

Since 1991, the Bay of Somme, an internationally recognized as a major spot on the migratory routes, celebrates the return of spring and birds with the Bird and Nature Festival. After 30 years, it remains an unmissable event for nature lovers with its particularly successful guided walks, its photo contest is now one of the 10 most renowned in Europe.
Also, the Festival once again invites amateur and professional photographers to participate in this success! The objective is to use photography as a pedagogic and artistic support to promote knowledge of birds, and thus promote commitment to their conservation. Each participant will be able to present a maximum of 10 photographs. Registration fee: € 2 / photo (free for 15-17 years-old category)

The competition will lead to an exhibition presented in Le Crotoy during the 30th edition to be held from April 11 to 19, 2020
6 categories including one dedicated to 15-17 year olds
More than € 6,000 in prizes and endowments
Closing December 2, 2019 at midnig



by David Curtis, September 5, 2019

HHCC – Street Photography Info


Here is some street photography photos and information from Alan Logan who was our presenter for our Street Photography workshop and judge for the Photo Rally.  

Eric Kim https://erickimphotography.com/
Jesse Marlow. Street Photography. http://www.jessemarlow.com
Lynn Smith. Street Noir Workshops at Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
Valérie Jardin. Street Photography. http://valeriejardinphotography.com/


Misconceptions about street photography

After years of teaching the art of street photography in many countries and giving presentations at various conferences, it is clear that people have a misconception of what street photography is. For many, the genre is associated with the concept of being in people’s faces, and not in a nice way. Many photographers who are interested in trying their hand at ‘shooting street’ believe that it requires a great deal of boldness and audacity. It is true that the “up close and personal” approach is not for the faint of heart.

When done well, getting very close to your subject will result in some very powerful photographs. It is important to note that it is not the only way to tackle the world of street photography and, thankfully, not the way every photographer approaches it. Can you imagine if every street photographer decided to bring their camera within inches of people’s faces? Although some do it well and in the most respectful manner possible, many are quite aggressive and would undeniably give the rest of us the worst possible reputation and eventually make the beautiful craft of street photography impossible to practice.

Whenever people ask me how they should approach street photography, I always tell them to do it in a way that fits their personality. They should enjoy it, not dread it. What’s the point of doing something that turns you into a nervous wreck? First, how enjoyable would that be? Second, imagine the negative vibes you would communicate to your potential subjects if you dreaded every minute of the experience? It’s one thing to step out of your comfort zone to grow in your craft, it’s another to do something that is entirely against your true nature and ethics.

“It’s one thing to step out of your comfort zone to grow in your craft, it’s another to do something that is entirely against your true nature and ethics.”

“You can be quite far from your subject and still make powerful photographs.”

From In-Public

Photograph (Verb) From the Greek, phõtos, light, and graphein, to draw, together meaning ‘drawing with light’.
Candid (Adjective) From the Latin, candidus, pure, impromptu, unposed, unrehearsed.
Public (Adjective) From the Latin, publicus, from populus, the people. Able to be seen or known by everyone, open to general view.

At its most basic, street photography is candid photography made in public situations. In photographic terms “street” is not limited to roadways as the word might suggest. It is a stand in for any public setting. Photographers like Helen Levitt, Garry Winogrand, Tony-Ray Jones, Raghubir Singh, Daido Moriyama and Joel Meyerowitz have pioneered a variety of street based approaches, and over the last few decades the phrase has come to mean a great deal more. Recent outlets like Street Photography Now, HCSP, Instagram, and the online street community have expanded the territory in ways still being understood, and the sense of community engendered by the Internet generation has sent street photography soaring to new heights of popularity. Opinions and approaches vary, but fundamentally street photography is a depiction of real life infused with an awareness of visual aesthetics.

Many street photographers look for scenes which trigger an immediate emotional or visual response, especially through humor or a fascination with ambiguous, odd, or surreal happenings. A series of street photographs may show a crazy world. Perhaps it’s a dreamlike world. Or edgy, or dark, or elegant, or mysterious. The paradox that these traits might apply to scenes found in the most everyday and real location —the “street”— is endlessly fascinating.

Street photography is not reportage. For the street photographer there is no duty to document specific subject matter. The chief concern is life in general, and its reduction into frames that stand alone and visually work. This requires a careful selection of visual elements to include and exclude from the final composition, and great attention on the moment selected for exposure. These two factors may at first seem universal to all kinds of photography, but in street photography they are vital, for it is with these tools alone that the street photographer expresses meaning. There are no props or lighting, little preparation time, and ideally no preconceptions. The process is based on seeing and reacting, almost by-passing thought altogether. For many street photographers it is a ‘Zen’ like experience, and some report a loss of ‘self’ when carefully watching the behavior of others, such is their emotional involvement.

When practiced well, the result, as Colin Westerbeck writes in Bystander, “is a kind of photography that tells us something crucial and the nature of the medium as a whole, about what is unique to the imagery that it produces. The combination of this instrument, a camera, and this subject matter, the street, yields a type of picture that is idiosyncratic to photography in a way that formal portraits, pictorial landscapes, and other kinds of genre scenes are not.” – Blake Andrews, David Gibson, Nick Turpin, 2016

David Gibson “ It should be reiterated that street photography does not require people; there are always other valid options.”


Steve McCurry’s images of Jodhpur, India, also known as the Blue City, are some of his most recognisable and beautiful. Join Steve’s exclusive online masterclass and study how he creates his iconic imagery.

by David Curtis, August 18, 2019

HHCC – July F/Stop Newsletter

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

The F/Stop Newsletter for July is now available in by clicking on this link or by using the F/Stop newsletter button on the home page.

by David Curtis, July 31, 2019

HHCC – Outings Gallery

Hi All,

Don’t forget to stop in and check out the members outings gallery. You’ll find the link in the home page menu to the right. The page is updated regularly with material from our outings including our recent Astro and sunset evening.

If you have an image you’d like to contribute to the gallery pages please send to Dave Curtis – dsacurtis@gmail.com and I’ll upload for you.

by David Curtis, July 31, 2019

HHCC – Street Photography Workshop and Judging

Tuesday night was our Street Photography workshop and judging for the recent club outing to Newtown. The evening was hosted by Alan Logan and we’d like to thank him for providing a great presentation and judging our work. There were a lot of great images. Congratulations to our our club members who received a prize!

We’d also like to extend a big thank you to our sponsors, Georges Cameras, Teds Cameras, Camera House, Digidirect and Lynn Holliday for supporting our club. We very much appreciate it. 

by David Curtis, July 31, 2019

HHCC – Street Photography Workshop

Hi Members,

Just a quick reminder that tonight is our workshop on Street Photography and the judging of our recent photo rally in Newtown. The meeting will start at 7:30pm tonight at Mount Colah Community Centre.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

by David Curtis, July 30, 2019

HHCC – Photography on the Moon – Article

Hi All,

Elaine forwarded a very interesting article about the history of how photography was undertaken as part of the Moon landings 50 years ago this year. In the spirit of this momentous anniversary have a read…


by David Curtis, July 17, 2019

HHCC – External Competition

Hi Members,

Another external photo competition which may be of interest.

Deadline : August 10th, 2019

The Redlands Camera club Australia kindly invites you to participate in our Photo Exhibition.

PRINT Section
FIAP Patronage 2019-251 / PSA Recognition  2019-325 / APS Recognition 2019-19
Open Colour 
Open Traditional 

The Redlands International PRINT Exhibition is the ONLY Qld Print Exhibition, and one of the very few salons in Australia with FIAP Patronage. This is a fantastic opportunity for Australian Exhibitors to take advantage of a Print Salon without the cost of mailing Prints overseas.

This year Redlands Print Exhibition entrants are offered the option to forward their Prints FREE of postage charge
on to the 2019 Maitland International Salon of Photography (FIAP/PSA/APS Patronage).
In addition, entrants forwarding Prints to Maitland Salon will have the potential of having their Prints selected by the curator of the Maitland Art Gallery for display in the gallery after the Maitland Salon closes. 

PSA Recognition 2019-236 /  APS Recognition 2019-19

Open Colour 
Open Traditional 
Photo Journalism 
Photo Travel 
Mobile Phone 

Payment by Direct Bank Deposit
AUD $10.00 for the first Section and AUD $5.00 for each additional section.

I look forward to seeing your images in the competition. 
Thank you for your support. 

Best regards, Noel Clark.

Noel Clark > Exhibition Chairman
Entry Rules HERE:

by David Curtis, July 17, 2019

HHCC – Astro/Sunset Evening Event

Hi Members,

Please find attached here the flyer for our Astro/sunset outing on 27th July. Tom is the coordinator for this event. If you have any further questions please contact Tom. 

See you there!

by David Curtis, July 16, 2019

HHCC – International Competition


Another international competition you may be interested in:

2019 West Cumbria Photo Group


6 Salons – 8 Sections       PSA Recognition
Low entry fee
Closing  date: August 1, 2019     


6 Salons, 3 Sections:  Open Colour, Open Monochrome,  Colour Landscape, Monochrome People

PSA Recognition Closing date: November 1, 2019 
Full details and entry at  www.westcumbriaphotogroup.co.uk

We look forward to your entry and thank you for your support.
Kind regards

Salon Chairman

by David Curtis, July 10, 2019