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...
Jan
28
Tue
7:30 pm 2020 New Year Welcome and Workshop
2020 New Year Welcome and Workshop
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
This will be a workshop evening focused on composition and editing. This will include walkthroughs of editing software including Adobe Lightroom. Be sure to bring your camera!
Feb
8
Sat
all-day Social Outing – Street Photograp... @ Sydney
Social Outing – Street Photograp... @ Sydney
Feb 8 all-day
Social outing to the city to practice street photography. This will also be an opportunity to get those angles and curves shots for the Set Subject competition later in the year!
Feb
18
Tue
7:30 pm Competition Evening – Open
Competition Evening – Open
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
This will be our first Open competition of the year. Open competitions allow the photographer to pick the subject.
Mar
7
Sat
all-day Social Outing – City Walk – Arch... @ Sydney
Social Outing – City Walk – Arch... @ Sydney
Mar 7 all-day
Social outing for March. This will be a city walk in Sydney to capture the architecture and another opportunity to get those angles and curves shots for the Set Subject.
Mar
17
Tue
7:30 pm Competition Evening – Set Subjec...
Competition Evening – Set Subjec...
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
This is our first set subject competition for 2020. This is your own interpretation of the word Blue. Note that Monochrome images will be Open only for this competition.
Mar
31
Tue
7:30 pm Portfolio Presentation Evening @ Mount Colah Community Hall
Portfolio Presentation Evening @ Mount Colah Community Hall
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
This will be an evening to allow some of our members to display a range of Portfolios they have been working on through 2019. Please feel free to bring friends and family. There will be[...]
Apr
4
Sat
all-day Social Outing – Nature with Mari... @ Western Sydney Zoo
Social Outing – Nature with Mari... @ Western Sydney Zoo
Apr 4 all-day
This will be a full day outing to Western Sydney Zoo. This will be a great opportunity to practice nature photography. Marion will be our host for the day.
Recent Posts Archives

HHCC – Selecting a previous photo online for the competition

Hi All,

A few people are having issues using the “select from a previously uploaded photo” feature of the competition page.

When you select the “select from existing uploaded images” button you will get the list screen with all of your previous photos. You need to click on the actual thumbnail of the image you want to use on the far left side, not the name of the photo next to it (which is a different function).

The image will open and at the top of the window is a button which says “enter this image in photo and projected image of the year”.

Once selected you will then be taken to the submission screen where you can select the category as usual.

Cheers

Dave

by David Curtis, November 16, 2019 Share:

HHCC – End of Year Competition

Hi All,

Just a clarification on the submissions for our last competition of the year. You may submit any photo that has been previously submitted in our regular club competitions throughout 2019. This includes the Nature Competition and the Photo Rally. Remember that the competition will close at 5pm this Sunday.

See you all next Tuesday.

Dave

by David Curtis, November 15, 2019 Share:

Competitions in Print and Projected Image of the Year are closing soon!

Competitions in Print and Projected Image of the Year will close Sunday, 17th November 2019, 5:00 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

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

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, November 15, 2019 Share:

HHCC – Photo of the Year

Hi Members,

Just a reminder that our final competition of 2019 for “Photo of the Year” is scheduled for next Tuesday 19th November. Remember that photo selection will close this Sunday evening at 5pm. For this competition you can select from any photo that has been entered in a previous competition during the year. Follow the instructions in the competition to review your previous photos and select the ones you want to enter.

Additionally, this will also be the club Christmas party. We would be grateful if you could bring a plate of food to share together after the awards ceremony.

Best,

Dave

by David Curtis, November 11, 2019 Share:

HHCC – 2019 AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2019

The club’s AGM (Annual General Meeting) will take place on Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 at 7.30pm, at Mt Colah Community Hall.  We hope that all Financial Members will be able to attend; any apologies can be sent to the secretary – secretaryhornsbyheightscameraclub@outlook.com

This will be our last official meeting for 2019 and will close off another great year in the club.  The AGM is an ideal time to find out what’s happening next year and enables you to provide input or feedback to the club and its members.

At the AGM there is an election of the Club officers and committee members. All current positions become vacant on the night and any financial member is welcome to submit a nomination for any role they are interested in. All positions are voluntary so if you are interested please submit a nomination form (attached) to the secretary, secretaryhornsbyheightscameraclub@outlook.com at least 7 days before the AGM.  Attached is also a summary of the Roles and Responsibilities.  All and any help is always very much appreciated.

We are looking for a volunteer in 2020 to be in charge of the refreshments which means the Coffee/Tea/Supper set up and looking after the supper crate. Please let the secretary know before the meeting if you can help.  All help is really appreciated by the committee and its members.

We are putting together a great programme for 2020 with several social outings where you can learn technical skills etc., and we will be introducing a new 1 day Photo Challenge with Pennant Hills Photographic Club which will be revealed at the AGM.  If you would like to help co-ordinate a social outing next year please let the Events Co-ordinator know.

Please print off and bring a copy of the attached documents for your reference at the AGM

1.         2019 AGM Agenda
2.         2018 Minutes
3.         President’s Report
4.         Treasurer’s Report – Audited accounts 2018, Unaudited 2019 accounts and Budget for 2020
5.         Events Coordinator Report
6.         Nomination form for the Executive Officers and Committee Members for 2020
7.         Roles and Responsibilities for 2020

Elaine Holliday
Secretary

by David Curtis, November 4, 2019 Share:

HHCC – F/Stop Nov Newsletter

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

Please find a link to the November 2019 f/stop.

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

by David Curtis, October 31, 2019 Share:

HHCC – Reminder for our October Workshop Tomorrow evening

*Bring your camera, tripod, a flash if you have one and a note pad and pen.

Join us for a hands-on workshop where we will have 5 stations set up around the room.

  1. Flash photography with Tom – Learn how to get the most out of your speed light with stations set up around the room.
  2. Portraiture with Jakki – learn how Jakki achieves her stunning portraits and have a play yourself (models not provided).
  3. Still life with Sonia – learn about still life photography. Sonia will provide a number of items for you to setup yourself or feel free to bring props of your own.
  4. Splash water photography with Sean – have fun capturing water splashes and objects being dropped in water.
  5. Lightroom & Photoshop with Dave and Elaine – Learn basic editing skills during a presentation. Feel free to bring along a raw/jpg image of your own on a USB to have a go yourself.

This is our last workshop of the year. We hope you can join us

by David Curtis, October 28, 2019 Share:

HHCC – Interclub Results

Dear All, 

These are the results of the Interclub competition.  The acceptance mark this year was 10.  

Congratulations go to Nick Speyer who scored 13 in the Australian landscape dpi section, Marion Anstis (3 images), Jakki Foley (2 images) Sonia Conn, Dave Curtis and Corinna Lueg who all scored 12’s. 

Thanks to all members for their wonderful images. 

Results for Hornsby Heights Camera Club Inc. are as follows:

Competition Title / Photographer Results Score
Open Colour Large Print Daddys Jacket / Jakki Foley
Accepted 12
Open Colour Large Print Lemonade / Sonia Conn
Accepted 12
Open Colour Large Print Sunshine and Lollipops / Jakki Foley
Accepted 12
Open Colour Large Print Flower Power / Martin Paul
Accepted 10
Open Colour Large Print Tin City Sunrise / Jonathan Beckerleg
Accepted 10
Open Colour Large Print Yellow Flourish / Marion Anstis
Accepted 10
Open Colour Large Print Dump Trucks Kalgoorlie / Corinna Lueg
9
Open Colour Large Print Ready to Swoop / Marion Anstis
9
Open Colour Large Print Tulips in Low Key / Elaine Holliday
9
Open Colour Large Print Red Hut / Jenny Anderson
8
Open Mono Large Print Abandoned / David Curtis
12
Open Mono Large Print History on his Shoulders / Corinna Lueg
11
Open Mono Large Print Light and Shade / Sonia Conn
11
Open Mono Large Print Stripes / Elaine Holliday
11
Open Mono Large Print Pumping Tires / Corinna Lueg
10
Open Mono Large Print The Net Effect II / Sonia Conn
10
Open Mono Large Print Chevrolet 20 / Elaine Holliday
9
Open Mono Large Print Khmer Children / Jonathan Beckerleg
9
Open Mono Large Print Sunlight and Shadows / Jenny Anderson
9
Open Mono Large Print Into Battle / David Curtis
8
Nature Large Print First Flight / Marion Anstis
12
Nature Large Print Uber Eats / Marion Anstis
12
Open Colour Digital Afloat at Dawn / Marion Anstis
10
Open Colour Digital Annoyed Cross Very Cross / Jenny Anderson
10
Open Colour Digital Nikhil / Jakki Foley
10
Open Colour Digital Trees in winter / Jon Holliday
9
Open Colour Digital Chinese Junks / Corinna Lueg
9
Open Colour Digital Dancing Petals / Elaine Holliday
9
Open Colour Digital Pretty in Pink / Sonia Conn
9
Open Colour Digital Blue Hour in Bruge / Bob Sendt
8
Open Colour Digital Orange Turban / Corinna Lueg
8
Open Colour Digital Triple Dutch / Bob Sendt
8
Open Mono Digital Taj in Fog / Corinna Lueg
12
Open Mono Digital Market Day / Nilmini De Silva
11
Open Mono Digital Street Food and More / Jonathan Beckerleg
11
Open Mono Digital Overshadowing / Jenny Anderson
10
Open Mono Digital Body Beautiful / Sonia Conn
10
Open Mono Digital First Catch / Nilmini De Silva
10
Open Mono Digital Evening Rush Hour in Milan / John Sidebotham
9
Open Mono Digital Late Afternoon Shadows / Elaine Holliday
9
Open Mono Digital Escher Illusions / Louise Russell
8
Open Mono Digital Glorious / Corinna Lueg
8
Nature Digital Ready for Battle / Marion Anstis
12
Nature Digital Guarding Dinner / Marion Anstis
11
Nature Digital Life Death / Nilmini De Silva
11
Nature Digital Feeding Time / Nilmini De Silva
10
Nature Digital Ice Sheet / David Curtis
10
Nature Digital Artic Musk Ox / Maureen Brew
9
Nature Digital Blue Footed Booby / David Curtis
9
Nature Digital Morning Snack / Sonia Conn
9
Nature Digital Raindrops keep Falling / Elaine Holliday
9
Nature Digital Who Me / Martin Paul
9
Creative Digital April in Autumn / Sonia Conn
10
Creative Digital Oli and Blood Moon / Corinna Lueg
10
Creative Digital Trondheim / Jenny Anderson
10
Creative Digital Balls Fade / Corinna Lueg
9
Creative Digital Mysterious Forest / Elaine Holliday
9
Creative Digital Wynyard Rush / John Sidebotham
9
Creative Digital Buster / Bob Sendt
8
Creative Digital Self Perceptions / Jenny Anderson
8
Creative Digital In the Palm of My Hand / Nilmini De Siliva
7
Creative Digital Gold Pastel Landscape / Jonathan Beckerleg
6
Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital Twelve Apostles Dawn / Nick Speyer
13
Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital Ancient Landscape / Jenny Anderson
10
Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital Enchanted Walk / Nilmini De Silva
10
Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital Somersby Falls / Tim Shilling
10
Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital Wilderness / Jenny Anderson
10
Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital Coomealla Morning Mist / Melinda Sexton
9
Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital Sunrise at Govetts Leap / Elaine Holliday
9
Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital Lake Mulwalla Sunset / Nilmini De Silva
8
Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital Sunrise Forresters Beach / Sonia Conn
8
Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital Footprints / Melinda Sexton
7

Award Certificates: You can generate award certificates to save or print out from the website click here.

Please note that due to the nature of this competition award certificates are not available..

Thank you for participating in our competition.

If you have an issue with your results please contact one of our competition managers:

Federation of Camera Clubs NSW – Interclub
The Competition Secretary
P.O. Box 49
Macquarie Fields 2564
NSW

by David Curtis, October 22, 2019 Share:

HHCC – October Workshop

Club workshop 29th October 2019

*Bring your camera, tripod, a flash if you have one and a note pad and pen.

Join us for a hands-on workshop where we will have 5 stations set up around the room.

1.         Flash photography with Tom – Learn how to get the most out of your speed light with stations set up around the room.

2.        Portraiture with Jakki – learn how Jakki achieves her stunning portraits and have a play yourself (models not provided).

3.        Still life with Sonia – learn about still life photography. Sonia will provide a number of items for you to setup yourself or feel free to bring props of your own.

4.       Splash water photography with Sean – have fun capturing water splashes and objects being dropped in water.

5.        Lightroom & Photoshop with Dave and Elaine– Learn basic editing skills during a presentation. Feel free to bring along a raw/jpg image of your own on a USB to have a go yourself.

This is our last workshop of the year. We hope you can join us!

by David Curtis, October 19, 2019 Share:

Results for competitions in October – Open

There were 20 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in October – Open

Curves
Jakki Foley – Merit
Open Colour Large Print

Delicate
Sonia Conn – Merit
Open Colour Large Print

Gazania Raindrop
Nick Speyer – Merit
Open Colour Large Print

Text time in Venice
Elaine Holliday – Merit
Open Colour Large Print

Stone cold grave
Jonathan Beckerleg – Merit
Open Colour Large Print

Brown sticky calyx thingy
Jakki Foley – Merit
Open Small Print

Sooty
Jon Holliday – Merit
Open Small Print

Fallen
Elaine Holliday – Merit
Open Mono Large Print

A Sense of Loss
Elaine Holliday – Merit
Open Mono Large Print

Wet
Sonia Conn – Merit
Open Mono Large Print

Tooraweenah
John Sidebotham – Merit
Open Mono Large Print

Birds eye view
Marion Anstis – Merit
Open Digital

Mystic Universe
David Curtis – Merit
Open Digital

Tulip
Melinda Sexton – Merit
Open Digital

Colours of Country
Nilmini De Silva – Merit
Open Digital

Sailing into trouble
Martin Paul – Merit
Open Digital

Southerly
Martin Paul – Merit
Open Digital

Spanish flower
Jakki Foley – Merit
Open Digital

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paolopi – Merit
Open Digital

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paolopi – Merit
Open Digital

by Elaine Holliday, October 16, 2019 Share: