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...
Oct
27
Tue
7:30 pm Club Committee Meeting @ Tom Carlos House
Club Committee Meeting @ Tom Carlos House
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
This will be the club committee evening.
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

Results for competitions in June Fun Competition – Freedom!

There were 0 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in June Fun Competition – Freedom!

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

by Elaine Holliday, July 26, 2020

2020 Australian Cup

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

Trouble Shooting Tips.

ZOOM REGISTRATION
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Check your ‘Junk Mail’ / registration email spelling if you don’t receive the confirmation.

Troubleshooting Zoom Issues
Joining this Awards Evening will require Zoom authentication. This means attendees
must log in / be logged into Zoom in order to join the meeting.


What to do if you have trouble entering the meeting;
1. Close all browsers and Zoom Windows
2. Open a new web browser window, go to www.zoom.us
3. Log in to your zoom account (Do not use the meeting password) You need to use your ZOOM account password
4. After you’ve logged in click on the Meeting Link to enter the Meeting.

*If you didn’t write down or save your Zoom account password, then ‘reset’ your zoom account
password.

During the Meeting
The host will MUTE participants throughout the meeting.
We need this to happen so that noise .. phone calls, background noise, mic feedback etc doesn’t distract others.
Sometimes noise occurs that the member isn’t aware they’re making.


There will be time for Questions and Chat at the end of the presentation.
The host will allow you to unmute. When you want to say something, PRESS THE SPACEBAR while you speak.
When you release the spacebar, it will mute again.
If the host mutes you, it will be because your profile is transmitting background noise. Do not un-mute
yourself if this occurs (unless you are speaking).

by Tom Carlos, July 21, 2020

Tuesday’s Competition Night

This month seems to have flown by and we’re back for another competition on Tuesday night from 7:30. This month’s theme is Australian Landscapes. Click on the link below for access to the Zoom meeting.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85283924446?pwd=ZDVvLy9tYnV6RXo5Q3k3RjJicFhuQT09

This month we are having a fancy dress theme so dress up in a costume or just put a colander on your head. Be creative.

Congratulations to Louise Russell who has a macro image accepted for the Australian Photographic Society ADPA awards!

The results of the survey from last month have been finalised and the result is that we will return to our regular meetings in September. This depends upon what else may happen in the next two months with further Covid 19 restrictions. The committee will continue to meet monthly to discuss what we need to do.

Don’t forget to dress up for tomorrow night. Wear a suit or a fancy dress, that Batman costume that you have for special occasions or even a work uniform. You know it’s important. It’s in bold.

See you at the meeting,

Tom Carlos (President)

by Tom Carlos, July 20, 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

July Update

G’day all.

Coming up in July we have another Zoom Club Meeting. This months theme is Australian Landscapes. We may not have gone far in the last few months but I’m sure we all have some images that we could dust off for this comp.

Once again we are limited to 3 images in total with a maximum of 2 in each category.

It has been great to see more people entering in our monthly competitions and next month we are going to have a fancy dress them for our Zoom meeting.

Our fun competition for June closes on Tuesday, so it’s not too late to upload images for Autumn Colour, Weather and Freedom. Remember that it is one image per category. Next month we get to judge each other’s images by giving them a score between 1 and 5. To do that, we need to score every image (including our own).

Next month our fun competition theme is still life.

Don’t forget the survey to let us know when you want the club to return to it’s regular meetings. Thanks if you have filled it out already but there are still a number who haven’t. (Here’s a bit from the previous email.)

Hopefully, with the pandemic playing out the way it is in NSW, things will be better in a couple of months.

Here are some things that we will need to consider with the hall hire:

  1. We will fit. We have less in our club than the maximum number, and to be honest, not all of us turn up anyway.
  2. We will need to bring our own cups for a cuppa. We will need to bring our own snack too if we want one.
  3. We will need to wipe tables and chairs after we use them. This includes toilet seats.
  4. We’ll need to wear gloves when we put up the stands and take them down.
  5. Please bear in mind that things could change drastically and we need to change our plans again and push the date further back. However, while things are looking positive, we do want to plan on moving forward.

One last piece of advice, don’t think too long. You know the options, go with what you are feeling. We want to know what you are thinking, otherwise, we wouldn’t be sending the survey.

Please click on the link below. It should take less than a minute.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LSTVVXD

Something else that we need to consider: We don’t have the facility to hold a Zoom meeting with a regular meeting. It is one or the other. However, if you are unable to attend, you can still enter your images.

That’s all for now.

Tom Carlos (President)

by Tom Carlos, June 28, 2020

It’s a survey!

G’day all,

To help us plan for future meetings we feel that we need to send out a survey.

From the thumbs up and down we asked for at the last meeting, we know July is not a popular option. So when? We have given you two choices. August and September.

Hopefully, with the pandemic playing out the way it is in NSW, things will be better in a couple of months.

Here are some things that we will need to consider with the hall hire:

  1. We will fit. We have less in our club than the maximum number, and to be honest, not all of us turn up anyway.
  2. We will need to bring our own cups for a cuppa. We will need to bring our own snack too if we want one.
  3. We will need to wipe tables and chairs after we use them. This includes toilet seats.
  4. We’ll need to wear gloves when we put up the stands and take them down.

Please bear in mind that things could change drastically and we need to change our plans again and push the date further back. However, while things are looking positive, we do want to plan on moving forward.

One last piece of advice, don’t think too long. You know the options, go with what you are feeling. We want to know what you are thinking, otherwise, we wouldn’t be sending the survey.

Please click on the link below. It should take less than a minute.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LSTVVXD

Look out for another email coming in the next couple of days for the July update.

Regards,

Tom

by Tom Carlos, June 24, 2020

Results for competitions in June – Open

There were 15 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Remote NT
David Curtis – Merit
Open Mono Digital

Black and White
Corinna Lueg – Merit
Open Mono Digital

Not A Quarter Acre
Corinna Lueg – Merit
Open Mono Digital

Black Dogs Lives Matter
Jonathan Beckerleg – Merit
Open Mono Digital

Riomaggiore
Louise Russell – Merit
Open Digital (mini print rules)

Are you looking at me?
Martin Paul – Merit
Open Digital (mini print rules)

Afternoon Light
Nilmini De Silva – Merit
Open Colour Digital

Tenuous
Nilmini De Silva – Merit
Open Colour Digital

Freedom
Elaine Holliday – Merit
Open Colour Digital

Eye on the Enemy
Melinda Sexton – Merit
Open Colour Digital

Under control
Fiona Wilson – Merit
Open Colour Digital

Burning Dawn
Fiona Wilson – Merit
Open Colour Digital

Catherine Hill Bay
Jon Holliday – Merit
Open Colour Digital

BabyCockFight
Corinna Lueg – Merit
Open Colour Digital

The Conversation
Jonathan Beckerleg – Merit
Open Colour Digital

by Elaine Holliday, June 17, 2020

Tonight’s Meeting Link

G’day,

Not everybody received the fist email. Here is the link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85109795352?pwd=NmlheGVKL2wvRkVZMlVKMTE4Z0pHUT09

Tom

by Tom Carlos, June 16, 2020