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.

Address: 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 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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May
17
Mon
7:45 pm Comp 2104 – Set – Nature @ Uniting Church Hall
Comp 2104 – Set – Nature @ Uniting Church Hall
May 17 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Per the Australian Photographic Society definition. See https://www.a-p-s.org.au/index.php/nature-definition
Jun
7
Mon
7:45 pm Outing in Parramatta @ Uniting Church Hall
Outing in Parramatta @ Uniting Church Hall
Jun 7 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Outing – Parramatta: Visit Parramatta at night and dinner
Jun
21
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7:45 pm Comp 2105 – Open and Set – Portrait @ Uniting Church Hall
Comp 2105 – Open and Set – Portrait @ Uniting Church Hall
Jun 21 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
An image of the person including the face as the focal point (further clarification to come).
Jul
19
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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.
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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

Competitions in 04 – Set Only – Nature are closing soon!

Competitions in 04 – Set Only – Nature will close Saturday, 15th May 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, 13 May 2021

Tonight – Portraiture

Hi all

A reminder tonight we have a presentation by Phil Weir on portraiture photography. Please come prepared to have fun and learn about portraiture photography, also to be a model as well as a photographer. We hope to have 3 sets of lighting set up and will work in groups.

Please bring your camera, tripod, maybe a flash if you have one, also bring props eg hats, scarves, smoking pipes, anything that you think will be good in a photo. Please note that photos taken can be used for the end of year Competition – Our Club.

Here are some websites for tips:

See you all tonight.

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 3 May 2021

Results for competitions in 03 – Open & Set – Creative 2021

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 03 – Open & Set – Creative 2021

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Homestead in Oil
Chris Barlow – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Pos Neg
Philip Weir – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Mono Large Print

water drops on a cd
Judy Ly – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Small Print

Sprung
Philip Weir – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Digital

Orb in the park
Judy Ly – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

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

Ballooning Tin City
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Spanish fantasy
Graeme James – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Many Faces of Dave
Nancy Morley – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Lock down pass time
John Wybrow – Set – Merit
Set Subject Small Print

Joey
Richard McMullen – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Angel
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Liquid Metals
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

by Don Dickins, 20 April 2021

“eBook + Curation” online workshop

Dear Members,

Anyone wishing to register for the “eBook + Curation” online workshop, please follow this link and sign up. There is no charge for members:

https://ewenbell.com/workshop-phcc.php

Here’s what it’s all about:

A unique photography workshop run by Ewen Bell. This workshop offers a different way to think about photography, and how to present your images. It’s not about a single image, it’s about the connection between your images. Ewen will help guide you to turn your photos into a story. Build and curate a consistent theme through your ebook, and find new ways to express your photographic ideas.

Starting on May 5, 2021
6:30pm for 4 weeks
Limited to 10 participants
FREE for Members of Pennant Hills Photographic Club

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by Nancy Morley, 6 April 2021

Results for competitions in 02 – Set – Australian Landscapes 2021

There were 28 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 02 – Set – Australian Landscapes 2021

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

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Prasad de Silva – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Colour Large Print

River Scene
Graeme James – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Mono Large Print

alpine gums charlottes pass
Janne Ramsay – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Small Print

Blue Mountains
Michael Frost – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Digital

Kimberlys Mitchell Falls
Menno Knipper – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Lake Mulwala
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Gerroa
Graeme James – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Wallacia Landscape
Graeme James – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Belmore Fall
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Blue Mountains bushwalk
Judy Ly – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Snowy Mountains
Nancy Morley – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Pinnacles
Reena Cheng – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Desert Tree_72
Max Pegler – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

PARRA LAKE MISTY MORN
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Barrington Tops
Menno Knipper – Set – Merit
Set Subject Small Print

View from Govetts Leap
Michael Frost – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Geikie Gorge
Janne Ramsay – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

River system, Anna Creek station
Prasad de Silva – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Wineglass Bay
David Mellefont – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Peaceful water
Philip Weir – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Lake Tyrrell from Above
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Down The Great Ocean Road
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Kalbarri
Sue Crowe – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

The Pinnacles
Sue Crowe – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Somersby Fall
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Walls lookout wide angle
ROBERT Whyms – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Bouddhi Park Rocks Walk
Judy Ly – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

GOLDEN HOUR WARREL CREEK
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

by Don Dickins, 16 March 2021

Presentation: Monday night 1st March 2021 – Part 2 Creative

Hi all

Tonights presentation by Michelle Kennedy is via zoom. See the link below. This is part 2 on Creative – where Michelle will take us through her process of making creative photos.

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

Topic: PHPC Zoom Meeting Link
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 893 4402 5739
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Hope to see you tonight.

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 1 March 2021

For those interested: – 2021 TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT

Dear photofriends! 

Kindly allow me to contact you as chairman of 2021 TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT.

Current times aren’t amusing at all, suppose you feel similar. However photography is something that seems to even resist the countless pandemic restrictions of our daily life. There are still a few enjoyable photographic activities left. One of these might be presenting your best images in the world’s largest annual photo art contest: TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT 2021.

That is why I write to you today: let us set a sign right now against the pandemic situation we are all suffering! Let us all together collect the most stunning images in this unique contest to tell the world: photography is alive, my creativity doesn’t sleep at all! 

That is the point we now need YOU! Yes correct: exactly you and your best images! It’s worth the try, if you dare, you can win with us! The general section and 30 different themes/topic sections in TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT are offering hundreds of medals and awards.We will again publish a 300 page catalogue, containing more than 1.000 master images in superb printing quality, as well as another 500-page luxury edition hard cover book. These publications need to be filled with marvellous photography. Participation is easy!

Either use our upload on www.photocontest.at when entering digital files only. Just register and then start uploading your images. This upload tool is now open until closing date on March 29, 2021. Only in case you plan to send us prints on paper and/or digital files on USB-stick by post then download the entry form and conditions of entry at https://www.supercircuit.at/Entry-Form

We deeply hope on your participation 2021 as it takes many creative photographers like you to make the competition what it is for so many photographers around the globe: something very special!

Best regards and good luckChris Hinterobermaier / Chairman

PS: We have still a couple of books left in our stock.Order the LUXURY EDITION X and/or QUINTESSENCE 2000-2020. Order form: https://www.supercircuit.at/Book-Shop First come, first serve!

by Nancy Morley, 20 February 2021

Results for competitions in 01 – Open

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 01 – Open

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Muso
Chris Kenyon – Set – Top Shot
Open Colour Large Print
Harbour at dawn
Chris Barlow – Set – Top Shot
Open Mono Large Print
Late Afternoon POY
Chris Kenyon – Set – Top Shot
Open Small Print
Boat Bats and Sunset
Don Dickins – Set – Top Shot
Open Digital
Ford
Nancy Morley – Set – Merit
Open Colour Large Print
Dry Docked Edit Edit
Chris Kenyon – Set – Merit
Open Colour Large Print
Flower
Graeme James – Set – Merit
Open Colour Large Print
Agave Leaves
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Open Mono Large Print
very basic
Philip Weir – Set – Merit
Open Mono Large Print
Mykonos sunset smallprint
Janne Ramsay – Set – Merit
Open Small Print
Darling R Sun Rise
John Wybrow – Set – Merit
Open Digital
Clearing Fog
David Mellefont – Set – Merit
Open Digital
Star Gazing
David Mellefont – Set – Merit
Open Digital
DRAGON FLY
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Open Digital
Forster Tuncurry Bridge
Michael Frost – Set – Merit
Open Digital
Sunrise at the 18th
Vanessa Chivers – Set – Merit
Open Digital

by Nancy Morley, 17 February 2021

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