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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Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day
LOTS of photo opportunities – Sunrise/sunset, landscape, nature, steel works, Wings over Illawarra, Old Architecture, Bombo Quarry, Helensburgh Tunnel, Sea Cliff Bridge, Minnamurra Rainforest, Royal National Park, Kiama and the blowhole
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Results for competitions in June – Open

There were 17 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

A Bleeding Heart
Nilmini De Silva – Merit
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

not a leg to stand on
Jonathan Beckerleg – Merit
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Snug as a Bug
Sonia Conn – Merit
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Sand banks
Jon Holliday – Merit
All Grades Open Small Print

Rust and Stairs
Melinda Sexton – Merit
All Grades Open Small Print

Whos leading who
Jon Holliday – Merit
All Grades Open Small Print

David Curtis – Merit
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Rusted Out Car Lightning Ridge
Leo Darby – Merit
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Sonia Conn – Merit
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

The ties that Bind
Sonia Conn – Merit
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Paolo Pizzin – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

This was not John the baptist
Paolo Pizzin – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Textured Surface
Nilmini De Silva – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Moon Glow
David Curtis – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Melinda Sexton – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Old workshops 2
Jon Holliday – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Loneliness of the Elderly
Tom Carlos – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

by Elaine Holliday, June 16, 2021

HHCC – External Competion


by David Curtis, June 11, 2021

HHCC – Maitland International External Competition

The Maitland International Salon of Photography would appreciate your support in drawing the 2021 Digital Only Salon to the attention of your club members. 

Competition link is here.

Entries close on 30 June, 2021

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

Kind regards
Debbie Sutton

Secretary Maitland International Salon of Photography

by David Curtis, June 7, 2021

HHCC – 2021 FCC Topshot

FCC 2021 TOPSHOT – Open for Entries

View this on our website at https://fccnsw.myphotoclub.com.au/fcc-2021-topshot-open-for-entries/

The 2021 Topshot is Open for Entries!

There are 3 Print and 5 Digital Sections.

Please see the competition home page for full details, topic definitions, and conditions of entry.


Prints must be received by an FCC Committee Member by Friday 18 June as well as uploaded to the Website as instructed.

If you have any queries, please reach out, but do not leave it till the last minute.

Goodluck to all of those who enter!!

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

by David Curtis, June 6, 2021

HHCC – Photo Rally Brief

Hornsby Heights Camera Club Inc.

Photo Rally 2021

Location:        Cockatoo Island

All images must be taken at the location from Saturday 5th June to Sunday 20th June 2021

Set Subjects:

1.    The Way I see it

2.    Rust/Metal/Decay

3.    Lines & Shadows

4.    Symmetry

(any image can be colour or mono)

Picnic or Lunch at Café: 1.00 pm

Elaine’s mobile 042 042 5252

Submit Images

(Members Only)  Submit 2 images per set subject by

11.59 pm Sunday 20th June 2021

There are no restrictions on editing.

Enter your images in the Photo Rally Competition as per normal

by David Curtis, June 5, 2021

HHCC – Photo Rally Travel 5th June 2021

Since sending out the brief I am updating the travel arrangements: –

Beware there is track work on the North Shore Train Line so there will only be buses for that route to the city.

Train & Ferry

Train:  Berowra Station 9.09 am arrives at Hornsby 9.19 am to Central Station (arrives platform 6)  5 minute walk to platform 17 for Circular Quay.  Arrive Circular Quay 10.16 am 

or you can catch train from Central to  Wynyard with a 5 minute walk to Barangaroo Wharf.


Circular Quay Wharf 5:  10.37

Barangaroo Wharf:  10.48          

Arriving 10.58

Car and Ferry: 

Drive to Woolwich Wharf

Ferry:  10.09 arrives Cockatoo Island at 10.14 am

11.09 arrives 11.14 am

Please note this ferry only goes once an hour so please make sure you leave plenty of time to get there.

I have now decided to drive to Woolwich so I will be on the 10.09 Ferry.  I will give out the brief at that time so please let me know if you are arriving at 11 am so I can either meet you or text you the brief.

by David Curtis, June 4, 2021

HHCC – 2021 Photo Rally

Hi everyone,

5th June 2021 Photo Rally

It’s that time of Year again and we are heading to Cockatoo Island where there are some amazing photo opportunities!  Details are attached, see our flyer.   The brief will be given out on Saturday morning when we meet, but for those that can’t make it there will be an email sent out as well, after 11 a.m.

It is important that anyone attending send an email with their phone number just in case any details change, to  secretaryhornsbyheightscameraclub@outlook.com or you can text or call so that I know who is coming.

The flyer for the event is here.

See you on Saturday.


by David Curtis, June 4, 2021

HHCC – 2021 Photo Rally

Hi Members,

Just a reminder that our Photo Rally for 2021 will take place on Saturday 5th June starting around !0:30-11am. This is an all day event with a flexible end time. The location and details will be sent out Friday 4th June so keep an eye on your email!!


by David Curtis, May 27, 2021

HHCC – Lake Illawarra Weekend Away

Hi Members,

We will be having our annual Camera Club weekend away for 2021 from Friday 12th – Sunday 14th November. The location will be the Lake Illawarra region, South of Wollongong. The event has been timed to coincide with the rescheduled Wings Over Illawarra Air Show which occurs over the same weekend.

The weekend event is always a great opportunity for members to get to know each other and to practice a range of photography – long exposure, high speed shutter, landscape and others!

Please note that members are responsible for booking their own accommodation and tickets (if you are planning on attending the air show). If you are planning on attending it is advisable that you organise your accommodation sooner rather than later. The popularity of the air show and fact that COVID has more people travelling locally, things tend to get booked up quickly!

From past experience good accommodation options are available in and around Kiama which is close to the events/locations we will look to attend.

If you are planning on attending or have any questions please send a note to Dave Curtis who is the organiser – dsacurtis@gmail.com. More details will be sent closer to the time.

Click here for the flyer which has all the details.


by David Curtis, May 25, 2021

Changes Are Afoot

G’day all,

At the last committee meeting we made some changes to how we run our competition.

Many of us have joined the camera club to meet and talk to other photographers but we have found that this is just not happening. Every month, we have over 110 entries and realistically 120 minutes for judging and feedback and no time for anything else. Quite often people are still talking on the street up to half an hour after we have closed the door on the hall.

Starting with the June competition night we will have a minimum of 15 minutes to catch up with others. It doesn’t sound like much but it is more than we have now.

So that we can make this happen, from the June competition we are reducing the number of entries per person to four. You may enter up to two images in one category.

Hopefully, this will give us more time to catch up and swap ideas.

We will also be reintroducing tea and coffee during the break. We’ll bring the tea, coffee, milk and sugar but you will need to bring your own mug.

Don’t forget that we have the Photo Rally coming up on 5th June. More details are yet to come. In previous years this has been a fantastic event, producing great times and fine images. We hope to see you there.

As one of my photographic heroes says, ‘You keep shooting.’


by Tom Carlos, May 24, 2021