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

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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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It’s FCC Interclub time!

Hi everyone

Every year we, PHPC, enter the FCC Interclub competition. This is a club competition. I’m asking that you upload to MyPhotoClub 2 photos for each of the competition sections below. We, the sub committee, will then go through the photos and pick the top 10 for each section to enter. See the rules below.

RULES:

  • We can enter 10 photos from our club for each section only.
  • Photos enter in the previous FCC Interclub should not be entered again.
  • You can enter any photo, that fits the category below, it does not have to be entered in any of our competitions.
  • Upload to the Collection: 2021 – NSW FCC Interclub Selection (please note this is under the current competition What is it?)
  • UPLOAD BY THURSDAY 21st October midnight.

Competition Sections

Section 1 – Monochrome Digital Image

Section 2 – Colour Digital Image

Section 3 – Nature Digital Image

Section 4 – Creative Digital Image

Section 5 – Australian Landscape Digital Image

DEFINITIONS

Monochrome (Digital Image) – “A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category. On the other hand a black and white work modified by partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category.”

Colour (Digital Image) – “Any photograph that is not monochrome.”

Nature (Digital Image) –From 1st January 2015 the FCC has adopted the APS definition for Nature. “Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.

No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning.

Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Colour images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct captures or derivations, are not allowed.

Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes:

Nature and Wildlife. Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.” There is no separate wildlife section.

Creative/Experimental – “Creative or experimental images displaying a novel effect because of an unusual combination of objects and/or unusual viewpoint. Images that have been modified during or after exposure by using an experimental technique or digital manipulation processes are also eligible in the Creative/Experimental sections. The image must always have a basic photographic component and have been exposed by the entrant.”

Australian Landscape – “A photograph taken in Australia of natural land or coastal scenery, which may include people, buildings or other objects, provided that these elements do not dominate the photograph. Seascapes with no land do not fit the section. Urban-scapes are not acceptable.”

Small Club – A small club is a club that at time of membership renewal i.e. 30th June 2020 had less than 20 members. The Club needs to notify the Federation of Camera Clubs (NSW) Secretary by email prior to closing of the competition.

Any questions please let me know.

Regards

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 16 October 2021

Competitions in 10 – Special Trophy – What is it? are closing soon!

Competitions in 10 – Special Trophy – What is it? will close Saturday, 16th October 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

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, 14 October 2021

Update and Survey link

Hi members

We held our committee meeting last Monday night in preparation for the upcoming AGM and photography year 2022. Most of the committee are staying on and we have two new members added to the committee, which is great. So far no-one has volunteered to take on the Presidency role – this role is a vital role for the club – please let me know if you are interested.

The government is talking about returning to normal in December. We are looking at, like last year, holding our last night of the year face-to-face. I would appreciate it if you could complete a short survey so we can look at the feasibility of this. Here is a link to a short survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LK9HLQW

  • There is no meeting Monday 4th October due to being the long weekend
  • 4-6 October (this long weekend) we have an individual outing/photo challenge. Photos must be taken on this weekend and can be used in Our Club Competition. See previous email about this.
  • Monday night 18th October Competition – What is it? via zoom
  • Monday night 1st November – TBA – nothing confirmed yet was to be an outing night shoot a Luna Park – we will wait and see
  • Monday night 15th November Competition Our Club via zoom & AGM
  • Monday 6th December – final night venue TBC

Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone Monday 18th on zoom.

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 1 October 2021

Reminder: Committee Meeting tonight 7.30 via Zoom – all welcome.

Hi all

Tonight we have our committee meeting 7.30 via zoom. Same zoom link as previous. We will be looking at organising next years calendar and roles. Everyone welcome.

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 27 September 2021

October Long Weekend Individual Outing/Photo Challenge 2021

Dear members

I hope that you are all well.

As we haven’t had many outings this year, we have decided to add an individual outing/photo challenge to be held during the October long weekend.

Rules:

  • Photos can be taken anytime from Saturday 2nd October – Monday 4th October 2021, not before and not after!
  • This is an open topic, so don’t limit your imagination
  • Photos can only be taken in your LGA – abiding by covid rules of course
  • Photos taken on this weekend can be used in the November Competition – Our Club, along with photo rally and other outing/presentation photos from this year

Next competition is 18th October – subject What is it?

Hope to see you then.

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 22 September 2021

Results for competitions in 09 – Set Only – Transport

There were 13 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 09 – Set Only – Transport

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Calm Before the Storm
Chris Kenyon – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Sail Boat
Don Dickins – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Mono Large Print

End of the road
Philip Weir – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Small Print

Apparition Driving
Don Dickins – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Digital

Bamboo Rafts
Graeme James – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Clog Train
Nancy Morley – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Ride with a View
Nancy Morley – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Indo Siren Raja Ampat
Menno Knipper – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

I’ll take the chopper
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Camel with passenger
Graeme James – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Seen Better Days
John Wybrow – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

All a Board
John Wybrow – Set – Merit
Set Subject Small Print

Canadian Minibus
Michael Frost – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

by Don Dickins, 21 September 2021

Results for competitions in 08 – Set -Photo Rally – Still Life

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 08 – Set -Photo Rally – Still Life

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Boss Ted Drunk Again
Nancy Morley – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Still Life
Don Munro – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Mono Large Print

The Old Way
Chris Kenyon – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Small Print

Pumpkin and Pot
Don Munro – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Digital

Do not drop
Graeme James – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Tomoto
Nancy Morley – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Fresias
Chris Kenyon – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Apple Family
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Dare to Dream
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Beauty beyond
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

About Ships
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Still Life 2
Don Munro – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

1938 Sewing Machine
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Circa 1954
Richard McMullen – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Black and White Apple
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Winter Red
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Its Check Mate
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

by Don Dickins, 30 August 2021

Competition Monday 30th August – Photo Rally Set-Still Life & some Updates

Hi all

Please see the following updates:

On Monday night we will hold our Competition – Photo Rally Set Subject-Still Life via zoom (same as last competition zoom log in). I’m waiting to hear if the judge will be joining us.

Please note we do not have a presenter for 6th September so we will cancel this meeting.

20th September is Set Subject – Transport.

For those that were not able to attend the last zoom meeting I will let you know that David and I have decided to move back to Newcastle. This will happen 6th October. I will stay on as President until the AGM 15th November and if we return to face-to-face I will travel down for the final competitions of the year.

We are therefore looking for a new President. If you are interested please let me know asap as I would like to start handing over information in the next few months. It is a lovely role with a very supportive committee.

I look for to seeing you on zoom Monday night and seeing what every one has been doing with their still life photography – certainly a challenge!

Till Monday.

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 27 August 2021

Results for competitions in 07 – Open & Set – Macro

There were 19 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 07 – Open & Set – Macro

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

White
Elaine Holliday – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Cauliflower
Don Munro – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Mono Large Print

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

Cabbage White Butterfly
Ruth Penman – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Digital

Bankwest Stadium
Chris Kenyon – Set – Merit
Open Colour Large Print

I win
Philip Weir – Open – Top Shot
Open Digital

coin
Norm Wilkinson – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

minature grand piano
Graeme James – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Orchard detail 2
Graeme James – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Oil on water
Richard McMullen – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Common Daisy
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Petals
Nancy Morley – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Going Down
David Mellefont – Set – Merit
Set Subject Small Print

Fungi
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Bringing Home Dinner
David Mellefont – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Rare pink flannel flower
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

The Pistil
Michael Frost – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Feathery rain
Richard McMullen – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Persian Buttercup
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

by Don Dickins, 17 August 2021

Competition – Open & Set-Macro

Hi all

Tonight we will have the pleasure of our judge, Tanya Du Toit, joining us on zoom to comment on our photos. See zoom meeting log in below.

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

Topic: PHPC 2021
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

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I hope to see you all tonight.

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 16 August 2021