Welcome to the Pennant Hills Photographic Club

The Pennant Hills Photographic Club welcomes 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.

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 50-60 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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Feb
1
Mon
7:30 pm Welcome Back & AGM via Zoom @ your home
Welcome Back & AGM via Zoom @ your home
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Welcome Back and AGM via Zoom: Presentation of the 2021 program and the AGM.
Feb
15
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7:45 pm Comp 2101 – Open @ TBA
Comp 2101 – Open @ TBA
Feb 15 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Any subject treated pictorially. A pictorial treatment is one embodying the elements of good design, arrangement of composition, and which reflects the personal interpretation of the photographer.
Mar
1
Mon
7:45 pm Presentation – Michelle Kennedy ...
Presentation – Michelle Kennedy ...
Mar 1 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
The presenter is Michelle Kennedy with Part 2 of creative photography.
Mar
15
Mon
7:45 pm Comp 2102 – Set Only – Australia... @ Uniting Church Hall
Comp 2102 – Set Only – Australia... @ Uniting Church Hall
Mar 15 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 02 – Set only – Australian Landscapes: A photograph of natural land or coastal scenery taken within Australia, which may include people, buildings or other objects, provided that these elements do not dominate the[...]
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Covid-19 Update – We Are Continuing Online

Face-to-face club meetings are cancelled until further notice, and are continually reviewed monthly at the committee meetings.

The government prohibitions on non-essential gatherings mean that the Club cannot hold face to face meetings until the Covid-19 pandemic is declared by the government as having passed and that social interaction can return to normal.

The Committee has reviewed the current situation and has decided that all outings and face to face gatherings will now be cancelled until further notice. The situation beyond that date will be kept under review as the government advice develops. We do not have a definitive ending date. The website calendar has been amended to reflect the cancellations.

The Committee is endeavouring to arrange for presentations to be given in an online webcast format. More details will be published separately.

Our competitions will continue in an online format. Please upload entries in any of the categories as usual. The difference now is that judges will view, comment and give awards using the online judging facility on MyPhotoClub. So there is no need to prepare physical prints as they will not be seen by the judges.

Competition results with judges comments (if made) will be published in the fortnight following the competition entry deadline in the usual manner. Competition points will be accumulated as usual.

by Nancy Morley, 24 March 2020

Welcome to Pennant Hills Photographic Club

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)

by MyPhotoClub Colin, 22 June 2017

Happy New Year!

Dear members,

I hope that you are all well and had a lovely break over the Christmas and New Year.

We are now ready to start the 2021 photography year. See below information regarding the first few meetings.

  • Monday 1st February – Meeting via ZOOM Meeting ID: 893 4402 5739 see our website (same link as last year) – we will take a look at the calendar, for 2021, the rule changes and will also look at the winning shots from 2020.
  • Monday 15th February – Competition 01 – Open – stay tuned but hoping this will be face-to-face.
  • Monday 1st March – Presentation – via ZOOM Meeting ID: 893 4402 5739 – Part 2 of Creative by Michelle Kennedy
  • Monday 15th March – Competition 02 – Set-Australian Landscapes.
  • We are hoping that all Competitions this year will be held face-to-face! Stay tuned
  • Please note we have moved the AGM to later in the year due to covid – a notice will be sent out once we can confirm a face-face meeting date
  • Presentation of awards for the 2020 Print and Projected images will be presented at a face-to-face meeting during the year.

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 15th of February 2021.

  • 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)

Pennant Hills Photographic Club        BSB: 032 087 Account: 731071

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.

I would like to welcome a new member, Bob Whyms, to our club.

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.

If you could also update you BIO in MyPhotoClub, to include the date you joined PHPC that would be great. You can do this in the short description – eg Joined Pennant Hills Photography Club in January 2014 (the section where your name and photo are).

I look forward to seeing everyone at our first meeting. Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me or the committee on committeemembers@phpc.org.au

Regards
Nancy
President
Email: president@phpc.org.au
Mob: 0481 345 320
PHPC - developing our passion in photography together!

by Nancy Morley, 25 January 2021

2021 Calendar

The PHPC Calendar for 2021 is now available on our website on the Club Rules and Documents page.  The electronic calendar has also been updated.

We have a very busy year ahead! The calendar includes a list of photographic competitions, their topics and their definitions.  The presentations and outings have dates – some of the details are still being worked on by the Committee and will be announced in due course.

Note: The electronic calendar is on the left pane of our website’s home page.  There is a link (a WiFi symbol that says “Add”) that presents a drop-down list with options to import or link the calendar to your personal electronic calendar.  Once linked, any changes we make should be automatically updated in your personal electronic calendar.

The Competition Rules for 2021 have also been published.

The Club Rules and Documents page will also include the final 2020 competition points table, and links to the awards night photos at a later date.

by Judy Ly, 11 January 2021

Funeral Notice for Jeff Akers

Dear members,

Details for the funeral of Jeff Akers will be linked on the Albert and Meyer website (link below) and there will be a covid-safe login link. If you could please use this to help estimate numbers.

https://www.albertmeyer.com.au/tribute-centre/tributes/#client/052d99cc-078c-412f-8af2-609258df147f

The service will be held at:

St Paul's Anglican Carlingford 
Friday December 11, 2020 at 10:30 AM
Moseley St & Vickery Ave, Carlingford NSW 2118

Regards

Nancy – President

by Nancy Morley, 8 December 2020

Results for competitions in Print & Projected Image of the Year

There were 12 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in Print & Projected Image of the Year

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Venice #1
Chris Barlow – First
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

OLD HOUSE
Don Dickins – First
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

SP HEAD ON FLY L _A3A7760 Edit
Don Dickins – First
All Grades Open Small Print

Message in a bottle
Richard McMullen – First
All Grades Open Digital

Working with Wood
Chris Kenyon – Second
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Italian Vet
Don Dickins – Second
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

CAR GRILL L
Don Dickins – Second
All Grades Open Small Print

Blue lotus
Menno Knipper – Second
All Grades Open Digital

Up Close
Elaine Holliday – Third
All Grades Open Colour Large Print

Chevrolet 20
Elaine Holliday – Third
All Grades Open Mono Large Print

Knocker
Chris Kenyon – Third
All Grades Open Small Print

Crocodile and Impala
Rosslyn Duncan – Third
All Grades Open Digital

by Don Dickins, 8 December 2020

Results for competitions in Poster Competition

There were 3 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in Poster Competition

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Look Out
Chris Kenyon – First
Poster Competition

To the rescue
Philip Weir – Second
Poster Competition

ROMAN SOLDIERS PREPARING TO MUSTER
Don Dickins – Third
Poster Competition

by Don Dickins, 8 December 2020

Vale Jeff Akers

Dear members,

It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of one of our members, Jeff Akers, early Friday morning. Jeff was a valued member of Pennant Hills Photographic Club since 2008 and will be missed.

We will hold a tribute to Jeff on Monday night.

I will forward to you details of his memorial when they are finalised.

Nancy Morley President

by Nancy Morley, 6 December 2020

Final Night – FACE-TO-FACE Print & Projected Image of Year Monday 7th December 2020 7PM – 10PM

Note: changes of timings and venue!

Dear members

I’m excited that we will be face-to-face for our last meeting of the year. Restrictions are easing which is wonderful news. Please note the starting time and venue below:

  • Starting time: doors open 7PM sharp
  • Meeting to start: 7.15PM sharp
  • Meeting will close: 10PM sharp
  • Venue: Pennant Hills Community Centre – Intermediate Hall (same venue as the library but downstairs)
  • Parking at the venue but if full there is parking across the street at the shopping centre – you can catch a train as the venue is across the road from the station
  • Please note Chris will put your photos on the stands, we ask that you place your photos in the correct place on the table – please make sure your photos have labels on all entries, printed out from MyPhotoClub. First will be Small Prints followed by Monochrome, Colour, Digital and then the Poster competition.

Do not attend if you are sick and if you have any concerns about covid please bring your own mask, sanitiser and gloves etc.

See you Monday night. Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Nancy Morley
President
Mob: 0481 345 320

by Nancy Morley, 3 December 2020

Results for competitions in 11 – Set Only – Water

There were 14 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 11 – Set Only – Water

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Suspended Flow
Chris Kenyon – Top Shot – Set
All Grades SetSubject Colour Large Print

The Scream
Alan Torrens – Top Shot – Set
All Grades SetSubject Mono Large Print

Rapid Rapids
Chris Kenyon – Top Shot – Set
All Grades SetSubject Small Print

DOWNTHEDRAIN
Norm Wilkinson – Top Shot – Set
All Grades SetSubject Digital

Handle-with-care
Menno Knipper – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Colour Large Print

Rolling Swell
Chris Kenyon – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Colour Large Print

WATER OVER LOG
Don Dickins – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Mono Large Print

DAISEY DROPS
Don Dickins – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Small Print

Golden Bay Whirlpool
Chris Kenyon – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Small Print

Iced Water
Don Munro – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Small Print

Water Plop
Michael Frost – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Digital

Water Explosion
Michael Frost – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Digital

WATER DENIZENS
Don Dickins – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Digital

Water
Richard McMullen – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Digital

by Nancy Morley, 17 November 2020

Print & Projected Image of the Year Monday 7th December 2020 @ 7pm-10pm

Dear Members,

It is with much pleasure that I inform you that we will be meeting face to face for our last and important meeting of the year – Print and Projected Image of the Year, Poster Competition, points score awards presentation plus a light supper, which the club will provide. We will also have an overview of next years competition subjects. So start printing (see below for more information)!!!

  • When: Monday night 7th December 2020
  • Time: 7pm – 10 pm (strictly)
  • Where: Pennant Hills Community Centre – Intermediate Hall (near the station)
  • Supper provided by the club
  • Please note: covid conditions apply – hall will take 37 people, please bring your own mask, sanitiser and anything you think to keep you safe – we will have to clean the hall after use

Rules Print and Projected Image of the Year (Small Prints, Colour Prints and Monochrome Prints – do not print Digital entries):

Rules for Poster Competition:

  • 2 entries per person
  • Posters must exceed a 40.6cm x 50.8cm rectangle in at least one dimension. There is no maximum size. No framed, wood mounted, or glass mounted prints are permitted however the poster can be printed on canvas and stretched across a frame. The winning poster may not be re-entered in following years.

Monday night 16th November the competition is Water – use your imagination – hint the subject must be about water. This will be via zoom.

Till then, take care.

Nancy – President

by Nancy Morley, 6 November 2020

Update – PLEASE READ & RESPOND

Hi all

  • Monday 2nd November: Presentation Monday night – Michelle Kennedy on Creative via Zoom see link below.
    • Nancy (David) Morley is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Join Zoom Meeting
    • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89344025739Meeting ID: 893 4402 5739
    • Dial by your location
    • +61 2 8015 6011 Australia
    • Meeting ID: 893 4402 5739
    • Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcaCrmSN1C
  • Monday Night – Competition Set only – Water via zoom (same link as above)
  • Print and Projected Image of the Year & Poster Competition – Monday 7th December.
    • PLEASE RESPOND VIA EMAIL to president@phpc.org.au or text me 0481345320
    • Question: Will you attend this last meeting if we hold it at a community centre that holds a larger number of people? Covid rules will apply. If the room is big enough would you bring your partner? We, the committee, see this as an opportunity to catch up and see the printed photos displayed, as well as hold the poster comp and have the yearly presentation. We would also like to update you on the 2021 calendar.

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you all Monday night.

Kind regards

Nancy – President

by Nancy Morley, 1 November 2020