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.

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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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Zoom Link for 17th August, 2021.

G’day all,

Join us tomorrow with this link. You will need to have your own registered Zoom account but I’m sure that we all have one by now.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://nsweducation.zoom.us/j/61040931199?pwd=YWJCU1NkbzFQWGIwS1BFTlpySEdvdz09
Meeting ID: 610 4093 1199

Passcode: 817187

See you at 7:30 pm.

Tom

by Tom Carlos, August 16, 2021

Results for competitions in July- Scapes & Open

There were 36 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in July- Scapes & Open

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Turrimetta Drift Wood
Paolo Pizzin – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Ikons from AMP
Alan Torrens – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Path of Devastation
Sonia Conn – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Howson Track
Sonia Conn – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

That tree in winter
Malcolm Michael – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Sea Wall
David Curtis – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

George Phillips Lockout 1
Jorn Villien – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

LARAPINTA VIEW
Rick Pinnock – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Take a Seat
Fiona Wilson – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Gateway to wilderness
Marion Anstis – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Burnt in Bilpin
Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Periwinkles at Cathedral Rock
Melinda Sexton – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Midnight stroll
David Curtis – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Print

Berkeley Trail 2
Jorn Villien – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Print

Ghost Town
Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Print

Homeschooling
Jacqueline Foley – Merit
Open Colour Large Print

Just about to land
Malcolm Michael – Merit
Open Small Print

Holding light
Jacqueline Foley – Merit
Open Mono Large Print

A Norwegian Gorge.
R. Neville Pollard – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Digital

Gulfoss, Iceland
Maureen Brew – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Digital

Spring waves
Fiona Wilson – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Digital

Mountain View
Nick Speyer – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Digital

Fitzroy
David Curtis – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Berkeley Trail 1
Jorn Villien – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Desert patterns
Alan Torrens – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

City Lights
Nick Speyer – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Nautilus cloud
Jacqueline Foley – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Base of Fansipan
Corinna Lueg – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Not Quite Serenity
Corinna Lueg – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Under a Pink Sky
Fiona Wilson – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Dust storm fury
Marion Anstis – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Lake Mulwala
Elaine Holliday – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Escape
Corinna Lueg – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Mono Print

Industrial at Port Kembla
Elaine Holliday – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Mono Print

Bloomfield Falls Qld
Leo Darby – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Mono Print

Orminston Gorge NT Reflections
Leo Darby – Highly Commended – Set
SetSubject Mono Print

by Elaine Holliday, July 21, 2021

Tuesday’s Zoom Link

G’day all,

Here’s the link to the 20th July meeting.

https://zoom.uts.edu.au/j/86119368811

See you from 7:30pm.

Tom

by Tom Carlos, July 19, 2021

HHCC – External Competition

Hi Members,

Nil De Silva has found an interesting external competition which we wanted to pass on – Faces & Places and which has some great prizes. Bonus in that it is free! Click the image below to access the competition.

Thanks Nil!

The annual SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award (SEPA) is back in 2021 to unearth Australia’s next generation of professional image makers.

Entries are now open for emerging photography and videography talent to submit photo and/or video works to the 2021 theme: Faces and Places.

The award offers a generous and flexible $25,000 prize pool across four main category winners and two People’s Choice prizes, helping to resource recipients through the next stage of their careers. Entry is free until midnight on 23 August 2021.

Sunstudios | Backed by Canon

by David Curtis, July 18, 2021

HHCC – Australia Cup Presentation

Hi Members,

The results are in! The awards ceremony for the Australia Cup is on Friday 30th July. Note that you will need to register in advance if you would like to attend online.

The Australian Cup Team is inviting you to the Presentation evening to countdown and present the 2021 Australian Cup Winners!  

APS Host, Pia Jessen, is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting to present the Australia Cup winners.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
When: Friday July 30, 2021 
6:30 PM Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart
6.00 PM Adelaide, Darwin
4.30 PM Perth 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0udeCsqjoiH9ZKvipPx2BQojW0cBlWq4BZ 

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


Kind regards,
 
Stella Fava | Secretary
Australian Photographic Society
PO BOX 79, ERMINGTON NSW 1700
T. 02 9890 9795  E. secretary@a-p-s.org.au 
www.a-p-s.org.au

by David Curtis, July 18, 2021

July Meeting Update

G’day all,

The committee met tonight to talk about this month’s competition. There is a monumental change. Your images must be in by 5 pm Saturday afternoon.

Submit your four images as the usual into the normal categories and they will be judged in these categories. However, all submissions must be done by 5 pm on Saturday.

We are also back on Zoom. A link will be emailed to you on Monday evening.

At the moment all outings are cancelled and we are looking into an alternative for the Pittwater Interclub.

One final important change is that all submissions must be done by 5 pm on Saturday.

Regards,

Tom.

by Tom Carlos, July 13, 2021

Results for competitions in Photo Rally

There were 12 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in Photo Rally

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Eye Spy at 153
Elaine Holliday – 1st Place
The Way I See It

Grimy Wash
Tim Shilling – 1st Place
Rust/Metal/Decay

Apples and pears
Jon Holliday – 1st Place
Lines & Shadows

Bolted
Elaine Holliday – 1st Place
Symmetry

Fine Controls
David Curtis – 2nd Place
The Way I See It

Tied up no where to go
Jon Holliday – 2nd Place
Rust/Metal/Decay

Lines and shadows from above
Jon Holliday – 2nd Place
Lines & Shadows

Sun on timber doors
Tim Shilling – 2nd Place
Symmetry

Capturing the Essence_
Sonia Conn – 3rd Place
The Way I See It

Remnants of Life
Sonia Conn – 3rd Place
Rust/Metal/Decay

Turbine Hall
David Curtis – 3rd Place
Lines & Shadows

Double Door
Fiona Wilson – 3rd Place
Symmetry

by Elaine Holliday, June 30, 2021

Photo Rally and Presentation 29th June, 2021

G’day all,

Here is the link to the event. You will need to sign into your own Zoom account to join the meeting. If you don’t have a Zoom account, make one now.

The meeting commences from 7:30 pm.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://nsweducation.zoom.us/j/62142932754?pwd=TFQ1UGpDZkR6R2FqdFdET1FmOW9Edz09

See you then,

Tom

by Tom Carlos, June 28, 2021

Photo Rally Presentation

G’day all,

Unfortunately, Tuesday night’s presentation will be on Zoom and not at the hall. While free publicity is great, having our club named by the NSW Chief Medical Officer might not work in our favour. We also have members who are in lockdown as they work or have been to certain areas of Sydney.

I will send out the link on Monday night.

For this to happen, you need a Zoom account as the link will not work without it. Please set this up beforehand.

If you already have an account but you haven’t used it for a while, log in up to 10 minutes before the meeting to download updates. I got caught by this recently.

After the photo rally judging there will be a presentation by John Sidebotham.

Don’t forget coming up we have the astro photography night on the 17th July. We have have had to change the date. The location is most likely to be Palm Beach/Barranjoey and we have looked at a tide chart this time.

Hope to see you on Tuesday night,

Tom.

by Tom Carlos, June 26, 2021

HHCC – Photo Rally Submissions

Hi Members,

Just a reminder that the Photo Rally competition closes tonight at midnight sharp! You can submit up to 8 images across the 4 categories with a maximum of 2 in each.

Cheers

by David Curtis, June 20, 2021