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.

For information on the club please view this link.

To join please download and complete the Membership Form (PDF fillable): Download Membership form

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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
15
Mon
7:45 pm Comp 2207 – Special Trophy – Set... @ Uniting Church Hall
Comp 2207 – Special Trophy – Set... @ Uniting Church Hall
Aug 15 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 07 – Set Special Subject – Silhouette/backlight: An image that emphasises the shape or outline of someone or something (silhouette) and/or shows a subject that is all or mostly lit from behind (backlit).
Sep
5
Mon
7:45 pm Presentation 06 – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Presentation 06 – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Sep 5 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Presentation 06 – TBA  
Sep
19
Mon
7:45 pm Competition 2208 – Set Only – Fe... @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 2208 – Set Only – Fe... @ Uniting Church Hall
Sep 19 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 2208 – Set Only – Fences, gates, doors and windows. 
Sep
24
Sat
10:00 am Photo Rally – TBA
Photo Rally – TBA
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Photo Rally – TBA
Oct
3
Mon
7:45 pm Long Weekend – No meeting @ Uniting Church Hall
Long Weekend – No meeting @ Uniting Church Hall
Oct 3 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Long weekend – no meeting
Recent Posts Archives

Competitions in 07 Special Trophy are closing soon!

Competitions in 07 Special Trophy will close Sunday, 14th August 2022, 11:59 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Set Subject Small Print
  • Set Subject Colour Large Print
  • Set Subject Mono Large Print
  • Set Subject Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, 14 August 2022

Extra Time for entries for Monday Nights Comp

There has been some confusion over when the next competition is to occur with conflicting information in two versions of the club calendar, the glitch appears to have occurred when one of the calendars has not synced with the other in the my photo club website, 2022 calendar / electronic calendar.

It has therefore been decided to allow an extra day for entries – i.e. the competition will be closed on this Sunday night instead of Saturday night.

The competition will go ahead next Monday the 15th of August which is the usual competition time each month, please also note that the 15th of August is also boldly presented on the home page of the web site.

by Chris Kenyon, 12 August 2022

Silhouette / Back light Comp

Please be aware that special comp 7 Silhouette / Back Light is scheduled for this Monday night the 15th August.

There is conflicting information on the club website however the comp is this coming Monday night with entries closing midnight on Saturday night.

by Chris Kenyon, 12 August 2022

Following on from the inspirational presentation by Sandra Dunn last Monday, she has sent us some links so that you can download her FREE tips (which relates to the workshop) and also a discount to our club members for her Video Tutorials.

Thank you so much for having me present, share my images and thought process behind the image.

I have a number of FREE Photoshop tips and tricks on my website that members can check out https://www.sandradimagery.com/free-photoshop-tutorials

As a thank you I am offering a 30% discount to the members on my Fine Art Textures and Photoshop Video Tutorials products. If they use the discount code PENNANTCLUB22 this discount is available to 31st August. Here is a link to my store https://www.sandradimagery.com/sandrad-shop

Sandra Dann

Gold Award Winning Photographer and Creative Artist
Photoshop Tutor • Photo Editing • Mentoring
Website: https://www.sandradimagery.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SandraDImagery
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandradimagery/

by Janne Ramsay, 10 August 2022

BEING CREATIVE WITH FINE ART TEXTURES

This Monday (1 August) our guest speaker will be Sandra Dann (https://www.sandradimagery.com/). Sandra was our guest judge a couple of months back and she provided a wealth of knowledge with her thorough and positive feedback. This time she’ll be presenting a workshop and sharing how she creates her stunning artistic images along with valuable information on fine art textures and working and understanding colour.

“Being creative with Fine Art Textures”

  • What is the difference with a Surface Photo and Fine Art Texture?
  • When to use Fine Art Textures in your workflow
  • Texture vs Colour Grading
  • Working and understanding Colour
  • Creative uses and techniques using Photoshop
    • Practical demonstration with my images and breaking down the layers
    • Creating an image from scratch

by Janne Ramsay, 27 July 2022

Replacement Ink Cartridges

For those with their own printer.

I have just ordered a full set of genuine replacement cartridges for my Epson P 800 (9 cartridges) from Borge’s Imaging in Melbourne, they are $183.15 cheaper than Epson direct and $88.60 cheaper than Kayell.

There is a $16.00 delivery charge but still much cheaper than any other I have found, if your looking for replacement cartridges for any printer they are worth a try.

by Chris Kenyon, 25 July 2022

Results for competitions in 06 Open & Set – Motion

There were 21 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 Open & Set – Motion

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

F18 Breaking the Sound Barrier
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Archibold Fountain
Reena Cheng – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Aircraft circling parachutist
Ray Attard – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Small Print

Amoungst the Trees
Nancy Morley – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Digital

Anzac Bridge
Judy Ly – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

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

The Horsewoman
Chris Barlow – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

High Flyer
Chris Kenyon – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Spinning Tango Train Luna Park
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Water over rocks
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Blast from the past
Max Pegler – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Making waves
Reena Cheng – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Ferris Wheel Luna Park
Graeme James – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Bridge opening v3
Graeme James – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Bike hoon
Richard McMullen – Set – Merit
Set Subject Small Print

Matterhorn ride
Judy Ly – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

The Race is On
Nancy Morley – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Waves off Grassy Heads
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Fast Train
Chris Barlow – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Train at Speed
Michael Frost – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Spinning Ferris Wheel
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

by Don Dickins, 20 July 2022

Issues Arising from Last Nights Motion Competition

There were several issues with prints arising from last nights competition, please read the requirements for each category before entering any competition.

Specifically –

1. Small Prints and I quote from the category instructions.

IMAGE MANIPULATION – Not allowed except for overall corrections to colour casts, exposure, contrast, and cropping.

IMAGE SIZE – No minimum size but the image must fit totally within an area of 310 sq cm (48 sq in)

MOUNT SIZE – No minimum size but the mount must fit totally within an area of 516 sq cm (80 sq in)

These rules are in place to ensure a fair playing field for all entries in a category specifically designed to encourage in camera composition without excessive manipulation from enhancement programs. Please be aware that the above will be strictly enforced from this point on.

2. Number of entries per category

There are only two entries allowed for each category (the categories being Colour Prints. Monochrome Prints, Small Prints and Projected Images) regardless of whether the subject is set or open, to clarify if the comp is classed as set and open you may enter images in only one of the following combinations.

1. Two entries in the set subject

2.Two entries in the open category

3. One entry in the set category and one entry in the open category

Please read and become familiar with the guidelines set out in the club rules

by Chris Kenyon, 19 July 2022

New COVID Precautions

A third wave of COVID is affecting Sydney. For the health and safety of all members PLEASE (i) do not attend Monday’s Club Meeting if you are unwell*; and (ii) wear a face mask and socially distance if you attend the Meeting. The Club will provide hand sanitiser at the entrance to the Hall. *If you are unwell, and wish to enter prints for competition, please call Don Munro (0429 847 747) to discuss options.

by Don Munro, 15 July 2022

Member needs assistance.

A member is trying to set up a new Canon Pixma pro-200 printer, they are using an Apple system with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and the Canon printer.

If anyone is using the same or has any suggestions you help would be appreciated, send me an email or give me a call 042419670

by Chris Kenyon, 13 July 2022