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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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[...]
Dec
3
Tue
7:00 pm Club AGM @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Club AGM @ Mount Colah Community Centre
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is the club AGM meeting.
Recent Posts Archives

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

Competitions in May – From Here to There (Transport) & Open are closing soon!

Competitions in May – From Here to There (Transport) & Open will close Sunday, 19th May 2019, 5:00 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

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

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, May 17, 2019

Results for competitions in April – Special Nature Competition

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

by Elaine Holliday, May 2, 2019

HHCC – Nature Photography Presentation

Firstly, a very big thank you to Marion for hosting the nature competition evening and providing all of the input and critiquing on the large number of entries – 88 in total!

And also – thank you to all our members for providing all of the entries and having a go. There was a lovely selection of images. Photography is, as ever, a constant learning exercise. Hopefully the inputs you all received will be helpful in the event you would like to pursue Nature Photography further. It also important to remember that the comments provided are a simply a reflection of what judges will look for in images submitted within nature and wildlife competitions.

The important thing to do as Marion pointed out is simply to keep “having a go”. You can access Marion’s excellent presentation here.

by David Curtis, May 1, 2019

Competitions in April – Special Nature Competition are closing soon!

Competitions in April – Special Nature Competition will close Sunday, 28th April 2019, 5:00 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Nature Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, April 26, 2019

HHCC – Special Nature Competition Reminder

Hi Members,

Just a quick reminder that this special competition closes on Sunday with the presentation evening on Tuesday the 30th. The club encourages you to submit up to 6 digital only nature images keeping the nature regulations in mind (see below), and have some feedback on them from Marion.


NATURE/WILDLIFE COMPETITION REGULATIONS

by David Curtis, April 25, 2019

HHCC – Wings over Illawarra

Members,

Just a reminder that the Wings over Illawarra air show outing is the weekend after next on Saturday 4th May. If you are planning on attending please drop me a note at dsacurtis@gmail.com together with you mobile number so I can track numbers.

The line up of vintage and modern aircraft looks impressive. Also note that tickets include entry to the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum (HARS) this year. You can get tickets online if you prefer not to stand in line on the day.

Car sharing can be arranged once we have final numbers.

Best

Dave

by David Curtis, April 20, 2019

Competitions in April – Open are closing soon!

Competitions in April – Open will close Sunday, 14th April 2019, 5:00 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

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

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, April 12, 2019

HHCC – Weekend in Lithgow!

Hi Members,

Are weekend trip to Lithgow and Mount Wilson is not far away. If you are still hoping to come along please have a look at the full agenda in the flyer. If you have any questions please contact Elaine Holliday.

by David Curtis, April 12, 2019