2018 Program

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Wed 7 Social Night: Subject – “Mysterious”
Wed 14 Committee Meeting
Wed 21 Presentation: Pamela Pauline “My Style and how I do it.” Learn how Pamela goes about capturing her fine art images of the Northern Beaches and other Sydney highlights. This will be great preparation for a dawn field trip with Pamela on 17th March.
MARCH 2018
Sat 3 Outing: Mardi Gras.
Wed 7 Competition – “Open”. Judge: Analia Paino
Sat 17 Outing: Field trip with Pamela Pauline. Dawn shoot at Mona Vale.
Wed 21 Presentation: John Swainston – Photographing Architectural Forms
“John has concentrated on architectural images for much of the past decade, travelling in mainland Europe, the Middle East and the UK. In his talk John describes his approach to revealing new insights in buildings from unusual perspectives and the value of looking up. Most of his work is monochrome, but he uses colour when its intrinsic to the story. He’ll describe the equipment he uses, some of the logistic issues in planning such work and show some of his recent project work. ”
Judging of Mardi Gras outing images
APRIL 2018
Wed 4 Competition – “Water”.  Judge: Len Metcalf
Wed 11 Committee Meeting
Wed 18 “My Favourite Techniques”.  Six x 15min presentations from fellow members talking about their favourite shooting and/or post techniques. You’ll hear stuff even some pros don’t know.
Judging of dawn shoot images from 17th March.
Sun 22 Outing: Biennale, Cockatoo Island. Some weird art, quirky art and some pretty good art is the usual fare at Biennale. And it’s always a great day out at Cockatoo Island.
MAY 2018
Wed 2


Image Review Night: “In the Style of Henri Cartier-Bresson”. Study the techniques of one of the 20th century’s giants of photography. Submit 2 images for discussion and review by fellow members.
Fri 4 – Mon 7 Weekend away. Scone and Upper Hunter. Enjoy the horse show, local wineries, polo matches, Barrington Tops National Park and quaint local villages.
Wed 16 Presentation: Malcolm Fackender – “How to Make Your Photo Stand Out in the Crowd”
Sat 26 Outing: Taronga Zoo.
Opening of Photo Rally which runs until end June.
Topic: Animals and Birds.
JUNE 2018
Wed 6 Competition:  “You are here”.  Judge: Sandra Dann
Wed 13 Committee Meeting
Wed 20 Members Presentation Night: Show what you’ve been working on. Another portfolio? A book? Your latest travels?
There will be no outing for June.
JULY 2018
Wed 4 Competition: “Texture”.  Judge: Tanya Du Toit
Wed 18 Presentation: Something educational: Something entertaining
Judging of Photo Rally
Sun 22 Outing: Windsor With a Twist. Excellent coffee, great food and a photographic treasure hunt.
AUGUST  2018
Wed 1 Competition: “Temptation”.  Judge: David Miller
3-29 Exhibition at Willoughby Council Foyer Gallery
Subject: “You are here”
Wed 8 Committee Meeting
Thu 9 Official Opening of Exhibition
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Willoughby Council Foyer Gallery
31 Victor Street
Wed 15 Presentation: Susan Buchanan – “The Joy of Luminosity Masking”
Showing of AV from May weekend away
Judging of July outing images
Sun 19 The Old St Thomas Chapel, Narellan
Model shoot
Thu 30 3 Way Interclub. This is our popular, annual get-together with Lane Cove and Mosman camera clubs.
The theme is ‘Temptation’. The standard is bound to be incredibly high.
Wed 5 Image Review Night: High Key and Low Key. Master the necessary techniques of this genre. Submit 2 images for discussion and review by fellow members.
Wed 19 Presentation: John Dobson: “Still Life Photography and the Movement Behind It”
Sun 23 Outing: Wildwood Garden, Bilpin
Wed 3 Competition:”Open”.  Judge: David Miller
Wed 10 Committee Meeting
Wed 17 Presentation: Mark Kelly: “Fine Art Photography”
Fri 19 – Mon 22 Weekend away: Wollongong (3 Nights)
Wed 7 Competition: “Open”.  Judge: Tim Poulton
Annual General Meeting
Wed 14 Committee Meeting
Wed 21 Presentation: Sandra Dann – “The Art of Seeing”.
Sun 25 Outing: Scheyville and Cattai National Parks
Outing information here:
Wed 5 Gala Night

2017 Program

Tue 17 Outing to National Maritime Museum
Wed 01 Social Night: Subject – “Illusion”
Wed 08 Committee Meeting
Wed 15 Presentation: Len Brown- Sydney Harbour International
“You too can do it”
Sat 18 Workshop: Evaluating your images – Susan Buchanan and Prof Des Crawley
Opening day for 2017 Portfolio Group
Sun 19 Outing: Penrith White Water Rafting Stadium
“Australian Open Canoe Slalom”
MARCH 2017
Wed 01 Image Review night
Facilitator: Len Brown
Sat 04 Outing to Mardi Gras
Pre-parade assembly in Hyde Park
Sat 11 New members meeting
1:00pm at the home of Susan Buchanan
Wed 15 Open Competition. Judge: Michael Smyth
17-19 Weekend away- Bathurst
APRIL 2017 
Wed 05 Open Competition. Judge: Peita Ward
Wed 12 Committee Meeting
Wed 19 Presentation: Alfonso Calero
“Environmental Portraiture”
Sun 30 Outing to Thirlmere Trainworks
Commencement of Photo Rally
MAY 2017 
All May Photo Rally – “Railways”
Wed 03 Presentation: Luke Tscharke
“Starry Nights”
Wed 17 Presentation: Brett Patman
“The Lost Collective”
Mon22 Outing: Astrophotography field trip with Luke Tscharke. Turimetta.
JUNE 2017 
Wed 07 Image Review Night: We respond to Alfonso Calero’s assignment
Sat 10 New members meeting
Wed 14 Committee Meeting
Wed 21 Presentation: Meredith Schofield
“Hybrid Shooting, Workflow and Challenge”
Sun 25 Outing: Rocks/Quay (late afternoon – mid evening)
JULY 2017 
Wed 05 Image Review Night
Wed 19 Members’ Presentation Evening
Judging of Photo Rally
Bathurst Audiovisual
Sun 23 Wildlife Photographer of the year Exhibition at Maritime Museum, and Darling Harbour
Wed 02 Competition: Meeting Meredith’s Challenge
Wed 09 Committee Meeting
Wed 16 Presentation: Steve Mullarkey
“From RAW to Riveting”
Sat 19 Portfolio Workshop
Tues 05 AV Challenge Presentation Night at Hornsby Heights Camera Club
Wed 06 Open Competition. Judge: Malcolm Fackender
Sat 23 Outing: Glenworth Valley
Wed 27 Interclub: Lane Cove plus Mosman visiting NCP – Topic: Atmosphere
Wed 04 Creative Competition. Judge: Jim Crew
Wed 11 Committee Meeting
Wed 18 Presentation: Peter Eastway
22-28 Week away: Mystery Bay, NSW South Coast
Wed 01 Annual General Meeting
Open Competition. Judge: Dr Roy Killen
Wed 08 Committee Meeting
Wed 15 Presentation: Portfolios
Sat 18 Outing: Newtown
Wed 06 Gala Night: Top Shot, Point Score winners,
End of Year celebration



Wed 03 Social Night: Subject – “Same but Different”
Wed 10 Committee Meeting
Wed 17 Presentation: Valerie Martin – “Travel photography – Tips and Tricks”
Sun 21 Outing: Wiseman’s Ferry

MARCH 2016

Wed 02 Competition: Open – Judge: Meredith Schofield
Wed 16 Presentation: Peter Elfes – “The Green Desert”- cancelled
Sun 20 Outing: Paddington Reservoir Gardens

APRIL 2016

Wed 06 Competition: Open – Judge: John Slaytor
Wed 13 Committee Meeting
Wed 20 Presentation: Alfonso Calero – “How to Take Control of Texture”
Weekend 29-01 Weekend Away – Norah Head

MAY 2016

Sun 01-Tue 31 Photo Rally – “Markets”
Wed 04 “Image Review Night #1” – Facilitator Steve Mullarkey
Mini competition:  “May the Fourth be with you”
Wed 18 Presentation: Luke Tscharke – “Award winning photography”
Sun 22 Outing: Flemington markets – Organiser : John Chapman

JUNE 2016

Wed 01 Competition: Set Subject “Texture challenge” – Judge: Alfonso Calero
Wed 08 Committee Meeting
Wed 15 Members’ Presentation Night
Sat 18th Outing: Workshop – “Evaluating your images” – Susan Buchanan

JULY 2016

Wed 06 Competition: Open – Judge: Len Metcalf
Wed 20 Presentation: Peter Elfes – “The Green Desert”
Judging of Photo Rally images
Sun 24 Outing: Banks Peninsula – Organiser : Don Gould


Wed 03 “Image Review Night #2” – Facilitator Michael Smyth
Wed 10 Committee Meeting
Wed 17 Presentation: Norths Photographic Society
Sat 20 Workshop #2: Raw processing, bracketing and blending – Facilitator Steve Mullarkey


Wed 07 Competition: Set subject -“Environment” –  Judge: Len Brown
Thur 08 3 Way Inter club night at Lane Cove. Topic: “Environment”
Wed 21 Presentation: David Knight – “Creative Portraiture”
Sun 25 Outing: Vaucluse House and Parsley Bay walk –  Organiser : Jennifer Gordon


Wed 05 Creative Photography Competition – Judge: Allan Coker
Wed 12 Committee Meeting
Wed 19 Presentation: Mike Stacey – “Portraiture – Beyond the Nude”
Weekend 21-23 Weekend Away: Goulburn


Wed 02 Annual General Meeting
Competition: Open – Judge: Des Crawley
Wed 09 Committee Meeting
Wed 16 Presentation: Michael Snedic – “A Celebration of 20 Years as a Wildlife and Nature Photographer”
Sun 20 Outing: North Head – Organiser: John Chapman


Wed 07 End of year celebration night with 2016 Topshot selection and award


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