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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Aug
27
Tue
7:00 pm Committee Meeting
Committee Meeting
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is the regular club committee meeting evening.
Sep
17
Tue
7:30 pm Club Competition – Open & Set Su... @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Club Competition – Open & Set Su... @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
This is a club competition evening. This is an Open and Set Subject event. The set subject for this event is Tree, Trees and part thereof. This is defined as subjects with predominately trees or a part[...]
Oct
15
Tue
7:30 pm Club Competition – Open @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Club Competition – Open @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Oct 15 @ 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[...]
Oct
20
Sun
all-day Club Social Outing – Springtime ... @ Galston Open Gardens
Club Social Outing – Springtime ... @ Galston Open Gardens
Oct 20 all-day
This is a club social outing to Galston Open Gardens. Car pooling will be arranged close to the event.
Oct
22
Tue
7:00 pm Committee Meeting
Committee Meeting
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is the regular club committee meeting evening.
Oct
29
Tue
7:30 pm Presentation TBA and Display of ... @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Presentation TBA and Display of ... @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
This is a club presentation evening with subject to be announced at a later date. It will also be an opportunity for members to display their portfolios.
Nov
19
Tue
7:30 am Club Competition – Photo of the ... @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Club Competition – Photo of the ... @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Nov 19 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 pm
This is a club competition evening. This is the Photo of the Year event. This event is an opportunity to enter any image that has been entered into one of the competitions during 2019. Instructions[...]
Recent Posts Archives

HHCC – Envisage Kindness External Competition

Hi Members. Another external competition. Link below but closing soon if you want to enter.

NOW MORE THAN 1000 SUBMISSIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD!

It’s official! The 2019 Our World is Kind Photography Contest has now received more than 1000 submissions from 75 countries! 

We’ve seen photos from countries across the globe including:

DO YOU HAVE A KIND PHOTO TO SHARE? THERE IS STILL TIME TO GET INVOLVED.
You have five days left to submit! Share stories of kindness from YOUR culture today!

by David Curtis, June 27, 2019

Competitions in June Photo Rally are closing soon!

Competitions in June Photo Rally will close Sunday, 30th June 2019, 12:00 AM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • SetSubject Digital History
  • SetSubject Digital Play with Light and Shade
  • SetSubject Digital Keep it Simple
  • SetSubject Digital Through a Window
  • SetSubject Digital Capture the Essence of Newtown

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, June 27, 2019

HHCC – External Competitions

Hi Members,

We’ve added a new page to the Members Home page! This is where details about external competitions will be published. Look for the “External Competitions – 2019” button. There are a lot of competitions out there (beyond the great ones we have in the club) and we encourage all of you to have a go at some of these. Some are annual competitions.

We encourage you all to have a go and stretch your photographic skills. If you see an interesting competition send a note and we’ll add it to the list. You can email me at dsacurtis@gmail.com

by David Curtis, June 23, 2019

HHCC – Stop Press – URGENT

“STOP PRESS – URGENT ”. A reminder to all members to bring with them tomorrow night any prints from last July onwards which they wish to be considered for the Pittwater Interclub competition. We are looking for Large Colour and Mono Prints.

Many thanks

by David Curtis, June 17, 2019

HHCC – Photo Rally Details

Hi All,

It was a great day out yesterday for our Photo Rally outing. This year the location is Newtown. I’ll be posting some photos shortly on our outings page so keep looking on the site.

For those who couldn’t come along the brief for the rally and location boundary is attached below. The cut off for the Photo Rally competition is 30th June. The competition has been setup so you have the next few weeks to upload your images. Remember, it is a maximum of 5 images – one for each subject in the brief. Each digital image is titled so just select each one to upload the image you want for that subject.

The brief is attached here. The location border for where you can take your photos is here. If you have any questions please contact Sonia.

Best,

Dave

by David Curtis, June 16, 2019

Competitions in June – Open are closing soon!

Competitions in June – Open will close Sunday, 16th June 2019, 5:00 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

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

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, June 14, 2019

HHCC – Photo Rally 2019

Just a quick reminder that our annual PHOTO RALLY for 2019 is this Saturday!!

Join us for our BIGGEST social event of the year. A fun filled day out with our annual Photo Rally competition on Saturday 15th June, you won’t want to miss it. The flyer for this event is available here.

We choose a secret location which will be emailed to you the night before on 14th. On arrival to the location, you will be handed a brief with (5) subjects to shoot. If you wish to enter the competition, you can upload your favourite image (1 per subject) on our website. Competition closes midnight 30th June 2019.The competition is for members only; however you are more than welcome to invite family and friends to participate on the day.
We will meet at the set location at 11:15am.

Once the brief has been handed out, you can head off and shoot the brief in your own time. We come together again at 4:30pm for a social bite to eat and a well earned beverage. 

This year you will have two weeks to shoot the Rally with entries needing to be uploaded on our website by midnight 30th June 2019.

If you wish to attend our Photo Rally on 15th, please contact Sonia on 0425219987 or email at sonia.conn@gmail.com to receive the location email the night before.

For those that can’t attend on the 15th, the location and brief will be emailed the evening of 15th.

We look forward to sharing a great day out with you!

by David Curtis, June 13, 2019

HHCC – Photo Walk

Camera House Hornsby have an number of upcoming events and have kindly offered our members discounts on both. The details are below.

The first is a photo walk this Thursday night with Olympus, here is the link https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/vivid-photo-walk-circular-quay-tickets-61981237550?fbclid=IwAR1Kxthki7FNy19VQp9tf2NqLjKQ_tObksAJRCSnUUewZ0dehTa7essistw . 

They are also hosting the Sydney Photography Expo, and the event flyer is attached below. For anyone interested they are offering a buy one get one free ticket to the club. Register at www.sydneyphotoexpo.com.au below.

If you are interested in either event please contact Cameron Tram and mention Hornsby Heights Camera club. He will help with registration.

by David Curtis, June 5, 2019

HHCC – Photo Rally 2019

It’s almost time for the PHOTO RALLY 2019 

Join us for our BIGGEST social event of the year. A fun filled day out with our annual Photo Rally competition on Saturday 15th June, you won’t want to miss it. The flyer for this event is available here.

We choose a secret location which will be emailed to you the night before on 14th. On arrival to the location, you will be handed a brief with (5) subjects to shoot. If you wish to enter the competition, you can upload your favourite image (1 per subject) on our website. Competition closes midnight 30th June 2019.The competition is for members only; however you are more than welcome to invite family and friends to participate on the day.
We will meet at the set location at 11:15am.

Once the brief has been handed out, you can head off and shoot the brief in your own time. We come together again at 4:30pm for a social bite to eat and a well earned beverage. 

This year you will have two weeks to shoot the Rally with entries needing to be uploaded on our website by midnight 30th June 2019.

If you wish to attend our Photo Rally on 15th, please contact Sonia on 0425219987 or email at sonia.conn@gmail.com to receive the location email the night before.

For those that can’t attend on the 15th, the location and brief will be emailed the evening of 15th.

We look forward to sharing a great day out with you!

by David Curtis, June 5, 2019

HHCC – New Website Functionality

Hi All,

There have been a few functional updates to the website which I wanted to tell you about and which were just announced.

Image Selection for Competitions:

The main news is the introduction of the Image Viewing Page for individuals and the capability to select an existing image for entry.  This allows you to select an image you have already uploaded from a previous competition that you would like to re-enter. The capability to select an existing image is now built into the entry form.  It is accessed from the entry form using the green button shown below.  

This button takes you to the Image Viewing page with clear indication that it is in “selection  mode”. Selecting a thumbnail will show the Commenting Page and has a red button to select that image.

Selecting the image takes you back to the entry form and the selected entry looks the same as if it just uploaded the entry.  

Remember: You can only re-enter an image which has not previously received an award. The only exception to this is the “Photo of the Year” competition.  An option will be provided to use with Image of the Year competitions so that only previously uploaded images can be entered.

Photo Comments Page:
It is now possible to respond to comments that other members have left for a photo. When you receive an email for a comment which has been left for an image there is now a link included in the email to get back to the page to allow you to respond.

Best,

Dave

by David Curtis, June 3, 2019