Welcome to the Pennant Hills Photographic Club

We welcome all photographers to join and participate in its events and by sharing knowledge to improve and enhance photographic skills. Our club aims to mentor, support, and educate its members, and to foster skills and passion for photography in a collegiate and enjoyable atmosphere.

Meeting Address only: Uniting Church Hall – Corner of Boundary Road and Bellamy Street. Parking is on a grassed block of land opposite the church in Bellamy St., and the entrance we use is facing Bellamy St.

Postal Address: PO Box 12, Pennant Hills NSW 2120

For information on the club please view this link.

To join please view: Membership Application (opens in a new tab)

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About Us

PHPC is a medium-sized club of around 40-50 members. Our members range in skill from enthusiastic novices to experienced photographers. The club has a few members who are judges.

We have a number of members who run the mentoring program for our newer members to learn the capabilities of their camera(s). We are large enough to support the growth of members but small enough to be a community, where all members can know each other. The club is here to challenge us to get the best from ourselves and our cameras

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Aug
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7:30 pm Committee Meeting Monday 9th Aug... @ Nancy's House
Committee Meeting Monday 9th Aug... @ Nancy's House
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hi all, we will be holding our next committee meeting Monday night 9th August. Location is TBA. Kind regards Nancy
Aug
16
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7:45 pm Comp 2107 – Open and Set – Macro... @ Uniting Church Hall
Comp 2107 – Open and Set – Macro... @ Uniting Church Hall
Aug 16 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Macro definition: Is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects and living organisms like insects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size. This can include animal vegetable[...]
Aug
30
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7:45 pm Comp 2108 – Set Only – Photo Rally @ Uniting Church Hall
Comp 2108 – Set Only – Photo Rally @ Uniting Church Hall
Aug 30 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
A photo taken during our Photo Rally and complying with the Photo Rally rules.
Sep
6
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7:45 pm Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Sep 6 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Details will be announced closer to the date.
Recent Posts Archives

Meeting Monday 15th February 2021 Competition – Open

Dear Members,

It is with great pleasure that I announce that this meeting will be held face-to-face, at the church hall – if you do not feel comfortable to attend this meeting and are entering the print section, please contact me to make arrangements to drop your photos off to a committee member.

Maximum number of photos per person entry is now four. Please upload your entries by Saturday night 11.50pm.

We haven’t received fees from everyone yet – if you could pay by Saturday that would be very helpful for the committee. Fees must be paid to receive points for entering our first competition which is Open. Unfortunately, if we don’t received your fees by Monday 15th you will lose access to MyPhotoClub for Pennant Hills Photographic Club.

Address: Uniting Church – Corner of Boundary Road and Bellamy Street, Pennant Hills. Parking is on a grassed block of land opposite the church in Bellamy St., and the entrance we use is facing Bellamy St.

I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday night.

Current covid conditions apply – if you are sick stay at home please and bring your own mask and sanitiser if required.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Nancy – President 0481 345 320

by Nancy Morley, 6 February 2021

Results for competitions in 06 – Set Only – Elements

There were 17 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 06 – Set Only – Elements

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

When lit
Nancy Morley – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Colour Large Print

ROCK SEA SKY
Don Dickins – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Junction Falls
David Mellefont – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Small Print

Arizona
Richard McMullen – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Digital

sunset mount cook
ROBERT Whyms – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Flowing Falls
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Bungle Bungle
Menno Knipper – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Stormy Salt Lake
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Sandstone cave ceiling
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Fire & Ice
Nancy Morley – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Soldiers Beach Sunset
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

skywhale
Norm Wilkinson – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Bariloche Argentina
Michael Frost – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

When the Elements Come Together
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Lake Tyrrell Patterns
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Eye of the Water Dragon
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

The Elements of Blue Mountain
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

by Don Dickins, 28 July 2021

Reminder – Online Scoring Closing Soon

Sharpen your photographic understandings by critically looking at club members’ photographs and giving them a score out of five. You can do this by logging into the club website and going to the latest competition, Elements, then Online Scoring and scrolling through the four categories, Colour Print, Small Print, Mons and Digital.

Online Scoring will be closing tomorrow night, 11:59 pm.

Once this closes we can publish the awards the judge has given for the competition.

by Don Dickins, 26 July 2021

2021 Photo Rally

Dear members,

Due to lockdown we have cancelled what we had planned for this year. So this year’s photo rally will be:

Still Life

Still life is a work of art that focuses on inanimate subjects. Usually, the subjects are commonplace objects. That can include both manmade objects (such as vases, items of clothing, and consumer products) and natural objects (like plants, food, rocks, and shells). This can also be for commercial purposes ie magazine, newspaper and general advertising shots.

Images must be taken between 20th July 2021 until the competition cut-off date of the 28th of August 2021.

We are currently working on a presentation covering Still Life and I will let you know when this is available.

BE CHALLENGED!
DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT!
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!

I look forward to seeing everyone’s photos Monday night 30th August.

Don’t forget the next competition is Open & Set-Macro.

Stay well.

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 20 July 2021

Meeting Monday night 19th July 2021 – Competition Set – Elements via Zoom

Hi all

As you are by now aware we are in lockdown again for another two weeks. We will be holding our next meeting via ZOOM. Please find below the link for logging into ZOOM. We will open the link at 7.30 pm to start the meeting at 7.45pm.

Please make sure you upload your photos as per normal except this time all photos will be judged digitally.

David Morley (NancyMorley) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: PHPC 2021
Time: This is a recurring meeting (for all zoom meetings if we have to have more this year).

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PHOTO RALLY: This will also impact our Photo Rally day out, which was to be held Saturday 24th July. We have decided to cancel the rally but in its place we will still hold a competition, details will be sent out next Monday night after the meeting. The competition rules will apply as they do for any photo rally we hold (photos can only be entered that have been taken between Tuesday 20th July and 28th August and yes it will be a challenge!

Let’s hope we are not in lock down for too long. Stay safe and see you all Monday night. Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 14 July 2021

Christmas in July Update

Hi all,

As you are all probably aware due to our current covid lock down Christmas in July has been cancelled.

Our next competition meeting is Monday 19th July Set only – Elements: One or more of the Elements  Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. I will send out an email confirming if the meeting is to be held at the venue or is via a zoom meeting.

Stay safe.

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 28 June 2021

Results for competitions in 05 – Open & Set – Portraits

There were 16 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 05 – Open & Set – Portraits

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

The Two of Us
Nancy Morley – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Distinguised
Philip Weir – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Dani
Richard McMullen – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Small Print

Elegant
Philip Weir – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Digital

Prasad
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Determined and Grateful
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

I See You
Nancy Morley – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

MENNO
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

The Hood
Philip Weir – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Kashkai Nomad
David Mellefont – Set – Merit
Set Subject Small Print

age
Norm Wilkinson – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

DIGITAL
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Medieval Male
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Janice
Philip Weir – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Light Up My World
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

DonD
Richard McMullen – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

by Don Dickins, 22 June 2021

Outing: Barangaroo Area Saturday 12th June 2021 from 10am

Hi all

We have an outing this Saturday 12th June to the Barangaroo area. Please see the map attached to this email.

See the details below:

  • Meeting time: 10am
  • Meeting where: Walk through Wynyard Station tunnel and meet outside David Jones on Exchange Place
  • Suggestions for walking are up Sussex Street, Hickson Road and then left on Towns Pl which will take you to the Reserve
  • Coming back via Wulugul walk to the Restaurant
  • Lunch 12.30 pm at Beer Deluxe
  • A decision can be discussed for where to go after lunch

We have the following competition subjects coming up which are Portraiture, Elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water, What is it?, Macro and Transport, so keep an eye for subjects to enter.

Please text/phone me if you have any issues on the day 0481 345 320

If you plan to attend and haven’t let me know please do so and we will book you in for lunch.

See you Saturday – hopefully the weather will be good for photography.

Kind regards

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 8 June 2021

Camera Gear for sale

Hi all

Below are some items for sale if you are interested.

  • Phil Weir has an Epson Stylus photo 2100 printer that he haven’t used for a few of years and is happy to give it away to a club member or a donation to the club . It uses seven (7) different ink cartridges and can print up to A3 or roll paper. He has extra inks and some paper as well.
  • Nancy Morley is cleaning out: – has 3 Hoya filter for 55mm pitch:0.75 both sides coated. There are Green (x1), Red (25a), 80B and a Kenko 52.0s Centre focus optical filter. Donation to the club.
  • Nancy Morley has the following Canon items for sale – you can give me an offer to take the lot: Ultrasonic EFS 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM – $200.00 kept in original box with a UV filter on it: Canon Zoom lens EFS 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS (no cap for this lens) $50.00: Canon Ultrasonic zoom lens EF 70-3001:4-5.6IS USM (macro 1.5m/4.9ft with image stabilizer and UV filter on it $300.00. Canon battery pack (used with Canon 450D camera) plus 2 batteries: Canon RS60:E3 Remote$10.00: Canon 450D camera (used with all the above (except filters) well used and loved $20.00.

If you are interested in any of the above please contact me.

Kind regards

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 4 June 2021

Christmas in July – Monday 5th July 2021

Hi all

PLEASE RESPOND ASAP VIA EMAIL to president@phpc.org.au . THANKS

As per previous years (not including 2020 covid year) we have held Christmas in July at the Geranium Cottage 828 Old Northern Rd, Dural. The owner, Jim, was a former member of PHPC and is happy to host this event again. (Note: Jim opens up the Cafe especially for us)

The food and service have been great and we never leave with an empty stomach and every one enjoys themselves.

To proceed with this we require a minimum number of 30 people to attend (partners and family welcome). Please email me if you are committed to attending and how many are coming with you (please note payment will be upfront once we confirm that this event will go ahead).

  • Cost: $45.00 per head – no refunds (if we get close to numbers the price may go up!
  • Date: Monday 5th July 2021
  • Time: 6.30 – 10.30 pm
  • Venue: Geranium Cottage Nursery and Cafe

Please respond to this email with your commitment to attend. If we don’t get enough people we will have to resort to a back up plan. Could you put in the Subject heading: Xmas in July

Thanks
Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 3 June 2021

Federation of Camera Clubs (FCC) ID Card

Hi all

In previous years the FCC has made a template available to
clubs to produce personal FCC identity cards for club
members. These were to identify the club photographers as
amateur, and not professional photographers. This helps to
avoid issues with council rangers or security personnel,
which can happen in places like Darling Harbour, around the
Sydney foreshore, and at some National Parks.

If you would like an FCC id card please let me know. We will only do one print run of these so let me know asap if you would like one.

Thanks

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 1 June 2021