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.

Featured Image Upcoming Club Events...
Apr
26
Fri
all-day Club Weekend Away – Autumn Colou... @ Lithgow
Club Weekend Away – Autumn Colou... @ Lithgow
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day
This is the club weekend away event stopping at Mount Wilson to shoot the Autumn colours and then going onto Lithgow to the Ironfest event. Everyone is welcome to attend this event but will need[...]
Apr
30
Tue
7:30 pm Presentation Evening with Marion... @ Mount Colah Community Hall
Presentation Evening with Marion... @ Mount Colah Community Hall
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
This is a presentation evening hosted by Marion which includes a special nature competition. Nature rules will apply to this event and will be published shortly.
May
4
Sat
all-day Social Outing – Wings over Illaw... @ Albion Park, Wollongong
Social Outing – Wings over Illaw... @ Albion Park, Wollongong
May 4 all-day
This is a social outing to the Wings Over Illawarra airshow at Albion Park. This is a great event to practice your shutter priority photography and get some great aviation shots. Albion Park is just[...]
May
14
Tue
7:00 pm Committee Meeting
Committee Meeting
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is the regular club committee meeting.
May
21
Tue
7:30 pm Club Competition – Open and Set ... @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Club Competition – Open and Set ... @ Mount Colah Community Centre
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
This is a club competition evening. This is an Open and Set Subject event. The set subject for this event is From Here to There (Transport). This is defined as subjects associated with transport, either full or[...]
Jun
15
Sat
all-day Photo Rally Competition @ To be Announced
Photo Rally Competition @ To be Announced
Jun 15 all-day
This is the annual club photo rally. The location and themes for the rally will be given out on the day. We will meet after the event for refreshments and to share stories.
Jun
18
Tue
7:30 pm Club Competition – Open @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Club Competition – Open @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
This is a club competition evening. This is an Open event. Instructions and rules for competitions can be found here. To submit your photos please login to the members section of the website. You can find[...]
Recent Posts Archives

HHCC – Wings over Illawarra

Members,

Just a reminder that the Wings over Illawarra air show outing is the weekend after next on Saturday 4th May. If you are planning on attending please drop me a note at dsacurtis@gmail.com together with you mobile number so I can track numbers.

The line up of vintage and modern aircraft looks impressive. Also note that tickets include entry to the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum (HARS) this year. You can get tickets online if you prefer not to stand in line on the day.

Car sharing can be arranged once we have final numbers.

Best

Dave

by Dave Curtis, April 20, 2019

Competitions in April – Open are closing soon!

Competitions in April – Open will close Sunday, 14th April 2019, 5:00 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Colour Large Print
  • Open Small Print
  • Mono Large Print
  • Open Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, April 12, 2019

HHCC – Weekend in Lithgow!

Hi Members,

Are weekend trip to Lithgow and Mount Wilson is not far away. If you are still hoping to come along please have a look at the full agenda in the flyer. If you have any questions please contact Elaine Holliday.

by Dave Curtis, April 12, 2019

HHCC – NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY PRESENTATION and COMPETITION 30th APRIL

Hi Members,

This will be a night for you to see a presentation on nature photography TTT (tips, trials and tribulations) given by Marion Anstis, and also to test out your nature photography in a friendly competition which doesn’t count to the year’s point score tally, so no stress involved! The club is hoping to encourage you to submit up to 6 digital only nature images keeping the nature regulations in mind (see below), and have some feedback on them from Marion, with a view to encouraging our club members to enter into future interclub nature competitions, for which we can only enter two images per person. There is a link below to the competition regulations for wildlife and nature.

So please head out into your garden or local park, pond area, beach, zoo etc. and try to get some entries in before the 30thApril. Looking forward to seeing you then!


NATURE/WILDLIFE COMPETITION REGULATIONS


by Dave Curtis, April 12, 2019

HHCC – Upcoming Club Competitions

Hi All,

Just a quick reminder that we have two competitions active in April. Our normal Open competition plus the special Nature competition. Close dates are on the website and you’ll get a reminder 3 days in advance.

Note that the close date for the Nature Competition is on Sunday the 28th April which also coincides with our away weekend to Lithgow Ironfest for those who are attending. If you are going and want to submit for that competition you may want to get in early.

Also, one additional note on the upload process for the Nature competition. We will only have the digital upload classification. Because of this the upload “tick” boxes that you normally see to the left after each load to tell you which category you selected won’t be visible. This is because we only have the one default category – digital for that competition.

Best,

Dave

by Dave Curtis, April 6, 2019

HHCC – Heritage Bank Photo Awards

Hi Members,

There is another external competition is kicking off in May that you may want to look at – Heritage Bank Photographic Awards. Link below.

https://www.heritage.com.au/photocomp

Best,

Dave

by Dave Curtis, April 5, 2019

Competitions in March – Set Subject Solitude & Open are closing soon!

Competitions in March – Set Subject Solitude & Open will close Sunday, 17th March 2019, 5:00 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Colour Large Print
  • Open Small Print
  • Mono Large Print
  • Open Digital
  • SetSubject Digital Solitude
  • SetSubject Colour Large Print Solitude
  • SetSubject Mono Large Print Solitude
  • SetSubject Small Print Solitude

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, March 16, 2019

HHCC – March Competition

Hi All,

Just a reminder that our March set subject competition – Solitude and Open closes tomorrow evening at 5pm. Don’t forget to upload your pictures! See you all on Tuesday evening.

Best,

Dave

by Dave Curtis, March 16, 2019

HHCC – Outing Gallery

Hi All,

It was great to see so many people out at our first members outing of 2019. Many thanks again to Marion for hosting and providing the many tips and tricks to improve our nature photography!

I’ve now added a members only photo gallery which is available from the home page of the site. Look for the “Outings Gallery” button on the right hand menu once you are logged in. You’ll find a few pictures from our outing today.

Best,

Dave
Webmaster

by Dave Curtis, March 10, 2019

HHCC – Photo Upload Tutorial

Hi Members,

A few of you may have missed it but the folks who run the myphotoclub website have produced some handy videos to guide us around the new site. One of these provides a step-by-step guide on how to upload your photos to a competition. You can find the link here.

Also, going forward you do not have to use the special naming convention that was created for naming your photo files. The new website has functionality that removes the need for this. When you upload a photo just type in the title field the artistic name you would like to give your image.

Best,

Dave
Webmaster

by Dave Curtis, February 28, 2019