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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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‘Poles Apart’ presentation link

Dear Members,


A huge thank you to Marion, Richard, and all the members who ventured out on last month’s wet night for the thrilling evening where Marion and Richard shared their adventures in the Arctic and Antarctic! They presented captivating images and a video, taking us on a journey to the Earth’s most extreme landscapes.

Click here to view the presentation.

Best regards,

Your Committee

by Jacqueline Foley, May 20, 2024

Important Notice

Dear Members,

The hall will now open at 7:15pm, not 7:00pm as previously announced.

We are trialling this start time to increase the social time available and elevate stress particularly for those members who help with the set up and pack up.

Please assist the committee by having your images on the display stands and be seated ready to start at 7:30pm sharp.

Thank you to those members who assist with set up and pack up, we really appreciate your commitment to helping our club evenings run smoothly.

We look forward to seeing you and your wonderful images this coming Tuesday 21st May.

Kind regards

Your Committee

by Sonia Conn, May 17, 2024

State Library Outing with PHPC

Hi members,

If you are one of the members who has contacted Chris Keynon, the President of Pennant Hills Photography Club, registering your interest to attend the State Library outing on Monday evening 20th May, please see the details below.

Meet at the main entrance 1 Shakespeare Place at 5:15, for a 5:30 start, that’s the main entrance of the Library opposite the Botanic Gardens. Geoff Barker (Senior Curator, Collection Acquisition and Curation) will be our host for the tour of the Shot Exhibition and has requested a 5:30 pm start.

Please reconfirm your intention to attend so that we don’t leave anyone behind, Call Chris if you get lost on 0428419670.

There are still a few places left therefore if you wish to attend please contact Chris on the phone number above.

Elaine

by Elaine Holliday, May 15, 2024

“Poles Apart” presentation – tomorrow night @ Mt Colah

Dear Members,

Join us for a thrilling evening as fellow members Marion and Richard share their adventures in the Arctic and Antarctic! They’ll be presenting captivating images and a video, taking us on a journey to the Earth’s most extreme landscapes.

  • When: Tuesday 30th April, 7:30pm
  • Where: Mount Colah Community Centre

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Best regards,

Your Committee

by Jacqueline Foley, April 29, 2024

In-person “Poles Apart” Presentation – 30th April

Dear Members,

Get ready to be whisked away to the frozen wonders of the Arctic and Antarctic! Two of our own members, Marion and Richard, will be presenting their incredible experiences through stunning photos and a captivating video. Don’t miss this chance to explore these awe-inspiring landscapes from the comfort of our meeting space!

  • When: Tuesday 30th April, 7:30pm
  • Where: Mount Colah Community Centre

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Best regards,

Your Committee

by Jacqueline Foley, April 23, 2024

“Poles Apart” presentation – Tuesday 30th @Mt Colah

Dear Members,

Please ignore the previous email as there was a typo and Join us Next Tuesday for a thrilling evening as fellow members Marion and Richard share their adventures in the Arctic and Antarctic! They’ll be presenting captivating images and a video, taking us on a journey to the Earth’s most extreme landscapes.

  • When: Tuesday 30th April, 7:30pm
  • Where: Mount Colah Community Centre

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Best regards,

Your Committee

by Sonia Conn, April 22, 2024

IMPORTANT NOTICE – New Start Time 7PM

Dear Members,

Please note that as of our next meeting Tuesday 21st May, club competition nights will commence at 7PM instead of 7:30pm. We ask that ALL print entries please be up on the display stands by 7:20pm as judging will commence at 7:30 sharp.

The committee feels this extra half hour will relieve much stress placed upon our wonderful helpers and those of us running the evening, who each month find the set up and pack up a mammoth task within the current time slot.

If you have any questions or concerns with the earlier start, please don’t hesitate to reach out by replying to this email.

PLEASE NOTE – Workshops and ZOOM presentations will stay at the old time of 7:30pm.

Regards

Your Committee

by Sonia Conn, April 19, 2024

Results for competitions in 3. April – Open

There were 22 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 3. April – Open

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Minor argument
Marion Anstis – Top Shot
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

High Five
Jacqueline Foley – Top Shot
All Grades Open Small Print

Tulip Stairs
Elaine Holliday – Top Shot
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Sunset Storm Clouds
Nilmini De Silva – Top Shot
All Grades Open Digital

Prepping the Harvest
David Curtis – Merit
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Babysitting
David Curtis – Merit
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Such a cutie
Elaine Holliday – Merit
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

By the Lake
Sonia Conn – Merit
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Misty swamp
Jacqueline Foley – Merit
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

beach walk
Philippa Gordon – Merit
All Grades Open Small Print

Leaf
Jorn Villien – Merit
All Grades Open Small Print

Webbiness
Jacqueline Foley – Merit
All Grades Open Small Print

Agave
Elaine Holliday – Merit
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Our Final Farewell
Jonathan Beckerleg – Merit
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Demure
Sonia Conn – Merit
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Street Stripper
Paolo Pizzin – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Dragonfly on grass
Michael Lewy – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Shifting Light
Nilmini De Silva – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Watercolour poppies via ICM
Philippa Gordon – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Quick snack
Marion Anstis – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Flying_in_tandem
Richard Shakenovsky – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

Surf Hut
Jacqueline Foley – Merit
All Grades Open Digital

by Elaine Holliday, April 17, 2024

State Library of NSW – Shot exhibition special invitation

Hi Members,

Calling all photography enthusiasts!

We have a unique opportunity to visit the State Library’s acclaimed exhibition, Shot, with an exclusive curator-led tour by Geoffry Barker!

Thanks to Pennant Hills Camera Club (PHCC), we secured a limited number of tickets (only 10 spots available!) for this special event.

Here’s why you won’t want to miss this:

  • Go behind the scenes: Explore the State Library’s incredible collection through a personalized tour led by the curator himself, Geoffry Barker!
  • A visual journey: Immerse yourself in 400 captivating photographs, many never before exhibited, spanning nearly every photographic format from 1845 to 2022.
  • Australian Photography Highlights: Witness Australia’s photographic history, including the oldest photograph, early color photography, iconic works by renowned photographers, and thought-provoking contemporary pieces.

Due to the limited availability, we kindly ask that you RSVP ASAP to ensure your spot.

Here’s how to RSVP:

  • Contact Chris from PHPC directly – chrisk710@bigpond.com

Don’t miss this exclusive chance to delve deeper into the world of photography!

When: Monday May 20th, 6pm

Where: State Library NSW

More info: https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/shot

Best regards,

Your Committee

by Jacqueline Foley, April 16, 2024

Berowra Woodchop & weekend away

Dear Members,

As you know, we’re gearing up for some exciting events in the coming months, including our participation in the Berowra Woodchop festival on Sunday, August 25th. Last year’s outing was a blast, and it’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase our club and connect with the wider community.

However, a bit of a scheduling conflict has come to light. The Woodchop falls on the same weekend as our previously planned photography getaway to Portland (August 23rd-25th).

Here’s where we need your input! Have any of you amazing early birds already booked accommodation for the Portland trip?

If not, or if your bookings are flexible, the committee would like to propose moving the weekend away to August 9th-11th. This would allow us to participate in both the Woodchop and enjoy our Portland adventure without any overlap.

Please let Jakki know by Monday, April 15th, if this change in the Portland trip date would cause any problems for you. You can reach Jakki at jakjakjakki@gmail.com

Regards,

Your Committee

by Jacqueline Foley, April 12, 2024