The aim of Northside Creative Photography Inc is to cultivate and broaden the photographic interests of its members, by exposing them to as wide a mix of styles and mediums as possible, and to provide education, guidance, competition and social interaction. Northside Creative Photography will strive to provide a relaxed, informal meeting environment free from any traditional constraints or limitation of photographic style.
We are a non-profit organization run by volunteers who all have a love of photography. The vast majority of our members are “recreational photographers” who take photographs purely for their own enjoyment.
Northside Creative Photography (formerly Northern Suburbs Camera Club) has a proud history and has been serving photography enthusiasts on the North Shore since 1952. In 2012 the club celebrates its 60th anniversary.
The club is run by a committee comprising the office bearers of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer and up to five committee members. Committee elections are held at the Annual General Meeting of the club in November.
The club has a Constitution which is based on the 'Model Rules for Incorporated Associations' under the Associations Incorporation Act, 1984.
An annual subscription is payable at the beginning of each calendar year.
We meet twice a month, on the first and third Wednesday at St David’s Uniting Church Hall, corner Provincial Road and Pacific Highway, Lindfield, at 7.30 for an 8pm start. A donation of $2 is requested to cover costs of hall hire and refreshments.
The first meeting of the month is generally a competition night. The second meeting may consist of guest speakers, audio-visual presentations or workshops.
A printed program is available at the front desk on meeting nights, and the program is also published on the club Website.
Outings and Social Events
Our monthly Sunday outings and annual weekend away provide opportunities for members to get to know each other and visit locations that provide photographic opportunities.
Other social events include an annual dinner mid year and an informal end of year party in December.
On competition nights an invited judge comments on the works and awards Merits and Special Merits in each category (Small Prints, Monochrome, Colour Prints and Electronic Digital Images). Points are awarded towards the annual point score in each section. Print entries (mounted on board) must be brought to the club by 7.45 pm on competition nights, EDI entries can be emailed. For more information see the club Website for Competition rules.
In December the Topshot competition is held – and the winners selected from images which have been entered in the monthly competitions.
If you are new to photography, we will endeavour to give you guidance wherever possible, but you should also consider enrolling in a photography course at a community college, local art centre or TAFE. Photography is a continual learning experience, so it is very important to absorb as much information as you can by reading books, magazines and visiting photography exhibitions.
Our Website is maintained by club volunteers and is kept up to date with information about upcoming events, rules for competitions, hints and tips, and our monthly newsletter, In Focus.
The Website Photo Gallery allows members to show their award-winning images from the monthly competitions and also have their own personal album. Members may also share their images taken on club outings.
Each month our editor produces a newsletter called “In Focus”. This will keep you informed about upcoming events, and includes reports on club or individual activities, exhibitions, competitions etc. Members are invited to submit items of interest to the editor.
The Web based Forum provides a number of important services to members.
Mentors are available to assist members with any aspect of their photography.
Your help would be greatly appreciated to help the club run smoothly. Members can help with setting up the hall, refreshments, welcoming visitors, recording competition entries, contributing articles to In Focus, or standing for a position on the committee. We also welcome your participation on our monthly outings.
The Australian Photographic Society (APS) is Australia’s national photographic organization offering members a range of services designed to improve their photography and photographic skills. Annual membership entitles you to twelve months subscription to Australian Photography magazine and six issues of Image magazine.
The APS offers many benefits, such as the opportunity to have your work assessed by other members with the folio system, and the opportunity to attend APSCON, the national conference held over a week in different states of Australia.
National competitions approved by the APS, as well as International Competitions are listed on the website.
For more information visit the Website.
Federation of Camera Clubs NSW (FCC)
Our club (as well as many other Sydney and country clubs) are members of the FCC. Your annual subscription to NCP includes FCC affiliation fees. The FCC arranges public liability insurance for member clubs.
The monthly newsletter “f/stop” is available from the FCC Website. The Federation also arranges training courses which includes a program to obtain accredited judges.
The FCC organises two major competitions each year – FCC Top Shot (for individual entries) and the FCC Interclub.
Last updated: 31/12/11