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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Jul
19
Mon
7:45 pm Comp 2106 – Set Only – Elements @ Uniting Church Hall
Comp 2106 – Set Only – Elements @ Uniting Church Hall
Jul 19 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 06 – Set only – Elements: One or more of the Elements  Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.
Jul
24
Sat
10:00 am Photo Rally – TBA
Photo Rally – TBA
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
This year’s PHPC Photo Rally will be advised closer to the date. Members’ photos taken at the Photo Rally can be entered into PHPC Competition 2008 to be judged on the 31st August 2020.
Aug
9
Mon
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 at my place. Address: 1137 Pacific Hwy, Cowan Kind regards Nancy
Aug
16
Mon
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: A photograph where the maximum size of the subject is 40 mm. This can include animal vegetable or mineral as well as small man made objects.
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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 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

Competitions in 05 – Open & Set – Portraits are closing soon!

Competitions in 05 – Open & Set – Portraits will close Saturday, 19th June 2021, 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
  • Open Small Print
  • Open Colour Print
  • Open Mono Large Print
  • Open Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, 17 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

PHPC Exhibition/Portfolio Expression of Interest

Hi all

A number of years ago PHPC use to hold a club exhibition at Pennant Hills Library. I would like to see who is interested in doing this again.

We have two options:

  • Option 1: Members interested enters at least one (1) photo (depending on the number of people interested) as per previous exhibitions (not limited)
  • Option 2: Members that are interested in exhibiting a portfolio – a body of work that relates to each other eg 6 photos each (limited numbers of members approx 10 members) see example below – Elaine Holliday from the Hornsby Heights Camera Club Portfolio Exhibition they held earlier this year

This will require the following:

  • Option 1: members will have to pick and mount their own photo(s) as per the rules of the exhibition
  • Option 2: members interested in this options will commit to meeting monthly to discuss the when, where and how of the portfolio exhibition

Elaine’s Portfolio

Please respond to me via email telling me which option you are interested in being part of by Sunday 6th June 2021. This will enable the committee with a direction to move forward.

Any questions please email or phone me.

Kind regards

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 1 June 2021

2020 Special Event and Point Score Awards

At PHPC’s last meeting for 2020, our President Nancy Morley presented awards to the winners of the Special Event and Point Score.

1st PlacePlaza TrophySpecial Event
Street Photography
Small PrintsChris Kenyon
2nd PlaceSpecial Event
Street Photography
Small PrintsOmid Mazloomi
3rd PlaceSpecial Event
Street Photography
Small PrintsDavid Mellefont
1st PlaceFletcher TrophySpecial Event
Street Photography
Colour PrintsElaine Holliday
2nd PlaceSpecial Event
Street Photography
Colour PrintsMichael Frost
3rd PlaceSpecial Event
Street Photography
Colour PrintsRay Moore
1st PlaceMaxwell TrophySpecial Event
Street Photography
Monochrome PrintMichael Frost
2nd PlaceSpecial Event
Street Photography
Monochrome PrintsJudy Ly
3rd PlaceSpecial Event
Street Photography
Monochrome PrintsDon Munro
1st PlacePaxton TrophySpecial Event
Street Photography
DigitalElaine Holliday
2nd PlaceSpecial Event
Street Photography
DigitalDon Munro
3rd PlaceSpecial Event
Street Photography
DigitalRichard McMullen
1st PlacePoint ScoreSmall PrintsChris Kenyon
2nd PlacePoint ScoreSmall PrintsDon Dickins
3rd PlacePoint ScoreSmall PrintsOmid Mazloomi
1st PlacePoint ScoreColour PrintsElaine Holliday
2nd PlacePoint ScoreColour PrintsChris Kenyon
3rd PlacePoint ScoreColour PrintsOmid Mazloomi
1st PlacePoint ScoreMonochrome PrintsElaine Holliday
2nd PlacePoint ScoreMonochrome PrintsDon Dickins
3rd PlacePoint ScoreMonochrome PrintsGraeme James
1st PlacePoint ScoreDigitalElaine Holliday
2nd PlacePoint ScoreDigitalMichael Frost and Don Dickins
3rd PlacePoint ScoreDigitalRichard McMullen

The following are photos of the awards presentations to those present on the evening..

Chris Kenyon – 1st place Plaza Trophy – Special Event Street Photography – Small Prints
Omid Mazloomi – 2nd place – Special Event Street Photography – Small Prints
David Mellefont – 3rd place – Special Event Street Photography – Small Prints
Elaine Holliday – 1st place – Fletcher Trophy – Special Event Street Photography – Colour Prints
Michael Frost – 2nd place – Special Event Street Photography – Colour Prints
Michael Frost – 1st place – Maxwell Trophy – Special Event Street Photography – Monochrome Prints
Judy Ly – 2nd place – Special Event Street Photography – Monochrome Prints
Elaine Holliday – 1st place – Paxton Trophy – Special Event Street Photography – Digital Images
Don Munro – 2nd place – Special Event Street Photography – Digital Images
Richard McMullen – 3rd place – Special Event Street Photography – Digital Images
Chris Kenyon – 1st place – Point Score – Small Prints
Omid Mazloomi – 3rd place – Point Score – Small Prints
Elaine Holliday – 1st place – Point Score – Colour Prints
Chris Kenyon – 2nd place – Point Score – Colour Prints
Omid Mazloomi – 3rd place – Point Score – Colour Prints
Elaine Holliday – 1st place – Point Score – Monochrome Prints
Elaine Holliday – 1st place – Point Score – Digital Images
Michael Frost and Don Dickins – 2nd place – Point Score – Digital Images
Richard McMullan – 3rd place – Point Score – Digital Images

by Judy Ly, 29 May 2021

2021 Outings

Hi all

Please find a list of outings recently added to the calendar. Please update your calendar so you don’t miss these events.

  • 7th June – Monday night – Parramatta 4 – 10pm
  • 12th June – Saturday – Barangaroo 10am
  • 24th July – Saturday – Photo Rally 10am
  • 25th September – Saturday – Western Sydney Parklands Zoo
  • 22nd/23rd/24th October – Weekend away – South Coast
  • 1st November – Monday night – Night shoot Luna Park
  • 29th November – Monday night – City Christmas TBC

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 20 May 2021

Outing: Monday night 7th June 2021

Parramatta 4 – 10 pm

Hi everyone,

As I mentioned Monday night we will visit the Parramatta district for an outing. Even though there is construction going on we will use this as an opportunity to photography the changes happening as well as other areas of Parramatta. Please see the meeting information below (# = numbers on map attached)

Initial meet: 4:00 pm at Bankwest Stadium #3 (Opposite St Patrick’s Cathedral)

2nd Meeting place: 6.00pm at George St Gatehouse #10

Dinner @7.15 at Alex & Co 125 Church St Parramatta Directions: from Parramatta Heritage & Visitor Information Centre (#14) walk over the Lennox Bridge and it will be on your left.

Print this sheet off and bring it, and a map (attached), with you so you don’t get lost.

Getting There:

  • Drive and park – you will be lucky to get a free car park, so some options are park near the Catholic School after school hours, or the shopping Centre car park (Westfield) or the parking lot just south of the Bankwest Stadium
  • Catch a bus – from the city west along Victoria Rd; Bus from Parramatta Railway Station up Church St; Bus from Castle Hill down Windsor Rd and then Church St: Bus 600 from Hornsby to Parramatta (it goes around the world)
  • Ferry – Catch a ferry from Circular Quay or Meadowbank or Rydalmere to Parramatta
  • Train – Disembark at Parramatta Station and navigate to Bankwest  Stadium

You can get maps from the Parramatta Heritage & Visitors Information Centre near the north eastern end of the Lennox Bridge that crossed Parramatta River on Church St across the road from the Riverside Theatre.

If you were not at the last Monday’s meeting can you email me to confirm that you are coming for the outing and for dinner (we would like to book especially for catering purposes).

Hope to see you there. Email/phone me with any questions.

by Nancy Morley, 20 May 2021