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Happy New Year to all members. It is the beginning of a year packed with PHPC events, presentations and competitions. The 2020 Calendar has already been published.
To enable your continued participation it is now time to renew your PHPC membership. Membership fees are payable before the date of our first competition, that is, before the 17th of February 2020.
Members who do not renew by the due date will not be awarded competition points and after a period of grace will be removed from membership of PHPC. If you do not intend to renew your membership then please let us know.
Our membership grades and fees follow;
- Standard membership fee $95.00
- Senior / Concession Holder $90.00 (Senior’s / Pensioner’s Card)
- School Student $40.00 (Under 18)
- Non-competing member $55.00 (ineligible to enter competitions)
For new members joining:
- Between the 1st of July and the 30th of September the per annum rates are reduced by 50%
- After the 1st of October membership will be extended through to the end of the following year. If you joined after 1st October 2019 your membership will carry through to the end of 2020.
By applying for membership of the Pennant Hills Photographic Club Inc. you agree to be bound by the rules of the Club. Please refer to the Club’s Constitution and By-Laws
Please remit the fee by bank transfer to the following account. Please also include your name in the remarks so we know who it is from. Once payment is received your membership status will be updated and a confirmation email sent to you.
Pennant Hills Photographic Club BSB: 032 087 Account: 731071
Privacy of Information Your information is kept on a club member profile on the MyPhotoClub website. Members are asked to check their profile and keep their information current. There are privacy settings available to each member to limit what details other ordinary members can see. Membership of the club is not disclosed to the public, except where authorship of featured photos is disclosed or where you hold an official position in the Club. The current membership list and details can be seen by the Club Committee for the purpose of communicating with members.
Pennant Hills Photographic Club, welcomes all photographers to be part of our club and community and improve and enhance your skills. Our club aims to mentor, support, educate and enhance your skills and passion for photos and to make the experience enjoyable.
For information on the club and how to join please have a look at this page : Information about the club (opens in a new tab)
For members present at our first meeting for 2020, and for those that missed the meeting, my presentation on my photographic trip to Botswana in August 2019 is now online at this link.
I hope you enjoy seeing snippets of what was for me, a great trip and photographic opportunity.
Competitions in 01 – Open will close Saturday, 15th February 2020, 11:59 PM.
Entries can be made in the following areas:
- All Grades Open Colour Large Print
- All Grades Open Mono Large Print
- All Grades Open Small Print
- All Grades Open Digital
All members are encouraged to enter.
We have received this information from Michael Snedic, who is one of Australia’s most accomplished wildlife and nature photographers. He has been photographing across Australia (and overseas) for the past 24 years. He is the owner and operator of ‘WildNature Photo Expeditions’, and has presented photography workshops and tours across Australia and the world for the past 17 years (one of the longest-running photography workshop and tour businesses in Australia).
Michael says: “I am pleased to announce the release of my first ever eBook ‘The Art of Wildlife Photography.’ This eBook contains lots of useful information to help photographers achieve better wildlife images. The good news is that it is absolutely FREE!”
Perusing the eBook we agree it is a very worthwhile read, condensing the art of wildlife photography into a set of concise tips with accompanying high-quality photographs.
To download the EBook follow this link. The download page will ask for your name and email.
Our first meeting for 2020 included the presentations of awards for the Print & Projected Image of the Year, and the Poster Competition.
Congratulations to all the award winners:
|1st Place||Geoff Mathie Trophy||Print & Projected Image of the Year||Poster Print||Menno Knipper|
|2nd Place||Geoff Mathie Trophy||Print & Projected Image of the Year||Poster Print||Don Dickins|
|3rd Place||Geoff Mathie Trophy||Print & Projected Image of the Year||Poster Print||Elaine Holliday|
|1st Place||Foto First Trophy||Print & Projected Image of the Year||Small Prints||Elaine Innes|
|2nd Place||Foto First Trophy||Print & Projected Image of the Year||Small Prints||Omid Mazloomi|
|3rd Place||Foto First Trophy||Print & Projected Image of the Year||Small Prints||David Mellefont|
|1st Place||Col Gudgeon Trophy||Print & Projected Image of the Year||Colour Prints||Omid Mazloomi|
|2nd Place||Col Gudgeon Trophy||Print & Projected Image of the Year||Colour Prints||Nancy Morley|
|3rd Place||Col Gudgeon Trophy||Print & Projected Image of the Year||Colour Prints||Graeme James|
|1st Place||Frank Black Trophy||Print & Projected Image of the Year||Monochrome Prints||Jeffrey Akers|
|2nd Place||Frank Black Trophy||Print & Projected Image of the Year||Monochrome Prints||Reena Cheng|
|3rd Place||Frank Black Trophy||Print & Projected Image of the Year||Monochrome Prints||Chris Kenyon|
|1st Place||Print & Projected Image of the Year||Projected Images||Tony Strasser|
|2nd Place||Print & Projected Image of the Year||Projected Images||Rosslyn Duncan|
|3rd Place||Print & Projected Image of the Year||Projected Images||Tony Strasser|
Photos of the award winners present at the first meeting are on this page.
Finally, a reminder that entries for our first competition for 2020 close at one minute before midnight on Saturday 15th of February 2020. That is just one week away. The topic is Open and we look forward to seeing your entries.
Thank you to the mentors and mentees who filled in our mentoring survey, and who otherwise notified their mentoring skills and needs. Members are encouraged to continue filling out the Mentoring Survey to register their mentoring skills and/or needs.
Max Pegler is the mentoring coordinator who will match mentees to mentors.
It is just 2 weeks until entries for our first photographic competition for 2020 close. This is an open competition and we look forward to seeing your entries.
A reminder also that PHPC membership fees are due before Monday 17th February 2020. Thank you to those members who have renewed, your support to the club is much appreciated.
Renewing members should receive an email acknowledgement within the week of payment, but if you believe you have renewed and not received an acknowledgement, then please email email@example.com and it will be investigated.
Our first meeting of the year is next Monday 3rd February, as previously posted and in the club’s calendar. We look forward to seeing you there.
A new page has been added to our website containing information and guidelines on legal matters pertaining to photography.
Included is information about copyright, and street photographers’ rights. More will be added as information comes to our attention.
The page is here and can also be accessed via the grey Information About Your Club button on the home page.
Our first meeting for 2020 is next Monday the 3rd February 2020 at 7:45pm in the Pennant Hills Uniting Church hall. The agenda includes:
- Welcome back!
- An overview of the 2020 calendar of competitions, presentations and events.
- Awards for the 2019 Photographic Print and Projected Image, and the Poster competitions.
- A presentation by Tony Strasser on a Photographic Trip to Botswana in August 2019.
We hope to see you at the first meeting for 2020!
MyPhotoClub has released a new feature that nicely complements our mentoring program. The new feature, known as the critique corner, has been introduced to the club website.
The Critique Corner aims to help members to fine-tune images that may be potential entries by gaining feedback from other members, and before the image is entered into a competition.
All members, regardless of experience are encouraged to upload images and make comments on images. The aim is to help each other to develop both your image capture and processing skills, and to take the judges’ point of view when assessing an image. There are no grades nor points within this activity.
Each member can upload one image. Once uploaded you can use this image in an upcoming competition. You can remove the image and replace it with another image whenever you choose.
The critique corner is accessible from the Members page (use the grey Members button to get to the page).
This is a new MyPhotoClub feature so feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org is welcome. All members are subscribed to receive a once a day notification message when new images are submitted. Go to the Critique Corner to unsubscribe.
More information, including a video, is on the Critique Corner page.
Critique Corner demo video – Please watch this video on how to use this feature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgITBx_uuMs
We have received the following information on a new photography show published monthly on YouTube. Our initial review is that the show is informative, not overtly advertorial, exhibits ha high production standard and may be useful to members.
The YouTube trailer is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQDKuTzZoms
Dear Pennant Hills Photographic Club,
Happy New Year!
I am getting in contact to bring to your attention a new photography YouTube show which has been in the making for the past 2 years. It’s a free to watch monthly show released on the final Sunday of each month at 4 pm (Scotland time). Each show will be around 40 minutes in duration and will consist of a combination of tutorials, equipment reviews, location information, editing tips, as well as some photography related entertainment. We will also be giving away some impressive prizes.
The show is produced on the Isle of Skye in Scotland but we cover locations all over the world as we follow professional photographers going about their business.
The show is aimed at all levels of photographer, with some of our features focusing on more basic skills and others being more advanced.
This is a brand new show for 2020 and we are trying to get the word out, so please help us by forwarding details to the members of your camera club.
We hope you enjoy watching the shows – the first of which is available now.
Many thanks for your time and I wish you all the best in 2020.