Alan Hitchell’s Photographic Excursions – 2019


Fri. 1st  37th Newcastle  National Exhibition  Photography Newcastle  Show.

Sat.  2nd  Mardi  Gras Parade  7pm . 30 years of great  Photography

Sat. 2nd – Sun. 3rd  Thirlmere Festival of Steam  100 market stalls Train rides .

Thurs.  7th  to Aug 25th   100 extraordinary  images Maritime Museum                                    

Wildlife  Photographer of the Year

Check websites    I do make mistakes   

Sat.9th to  Sun. 17th .  Celebrate 17 years Canberra  Balloon Spectacular  ,on the lawns of Old  Parliament House Lots of hot air   enjoy Autumn in the ACT.

Sun.  17th  St. Patrick’s  Day  in the Rocks  watch the Parade  First Fleet Park .


Mon. 1st  Politician’s  Day

Sat. 6th  41st  Highland Gathering  at  Bundanoon in the picturesque Southern Highlands 20,000 visitors attend , street parade  9:30 , then the games & music

Sun. 7th  End daylight saving   clocks go back

We  need more clubs  to show International  & National Exhibitions

hosting a event allows your members to enjoy winning  images .

Fri.  12th  Royal Easter Show  estd. 1823  so much to see and do

Sat 13th – Sun 14th   Steamfest at Maitland  Historic Locomotives ,  market stalls , special events   very popular large crowds .

Sun. 14th  Sydney Harbour International    close of entries  .

First exhibition  Bathurst June long  W / E  thank you Bathurst C. C.

We  have one International in Sydney with 70 camera clubs in NSW only one  is supporting the Exhibition . The  Exhibition  deserves better from our clubs.

Mon.  15th  School  holidays  start


Fri. 19th    Easter Weekend

Wed.  17th   FCC Top  Shot Competition  entries close .

Thurs.  25th   Anzac day  “ Come to the City and say Thank You  “   1943  Matilda  tank restored

Sat.  27th – Sun. 28th  Ironfest  at Lithgow   “ Once upon a time “ Theme

Tues.  30th   School starts    ( thank you )

Tues. 30th  – Sun. 5th   Caravan Camping & RV Super Show  Rosehill Gardens .


Learn more about improving your photography  attend a Convention .

Fri. 3rd –  Sun 5th   Royal Bathurst Show   visit and support the country .

Sat .4th  – Sun. 5th   Wings over Illawarra   Albion  Park , visit the Museum  , enjoy the flying displays  , lots of photography , a family day together .

Fri .4th to  Sun.6th        Photographic  Society of Queensland  annual Convention  Club Manly on Moreton Bay

My pick for the best photographic  Convention in Australia .

Sat. 18th –  Sun. 19th  My Lords and Ladies Medieval Fayre .      jousting knights , combat by lance on horse’s , sword fighting  etc Nurragingy park Doonside .

Fri. 24th to Sun.26th   Three major Events worthy of a visit  the winner in this is the photographer who attends one of these fantastic  photo functions .

Fri.  24th to Sun.26th .  VAPS  2019 Convention  Churchill  Victoria Federation  University Gippsland register  by 12th May – good speakers – interesting  workshops all things photography .

Fri.  24th   VIVID  Sydney’s most popular light show a creative canvas of images.

Sat. 25th – Sun. 26th  Northern Zone NSW Convention  at Macksville  all conventions  are a great experience  in learning and understanding photography .

Sat.  25th Blacktown City Festival  street parade , stalls , music dancing .

Sun .26th May  FCC  AGM  and  Top Shot  exhibition  at  St . George Leagues  Club come along and support  the FCC NSW and the red & white  Dragons .


Sat. 1st  SSNEP   Entries  Open – closing Sun. 28th July Open   colour / mono , Creative – Nature     ( please enter help keep  Martin busy )

Sat. 8th  to Mon. 10th     long w /end . go out and support the country area .

Mon. 10th   First showing  Sydney Harbour International    Bathurst C. C.

The country leading the way again .  Come on Sydney volunteer to Exhibit .

Sat.15th  VIVID  closing


Mon. 8th  / Mon. 22nd    School holidays  .

Sun.  28th   SSNEP   entries  close Thank you for entering .


Australian  Museum . Australian  Geographic Nature Photographer  of the Year . Open .


Sun.  8th   Festival of the winds  Bondi Beach Fantastic kite flying all sizes .

Sun.  8th   Vietnamese Moon Festival   Cabramatta  unique cultural event  everything Asian , great food , lion dances , fireworks , a photograph event .

Thurs.  12th  – Mon 7th  APSCON   come along gain knowledge in photography plus Ballarat International Foto Biennale on show

gardens  by the bay  Singapore

 plus  Ballarat International Foto  Biennale on show .  venue : Mercure Ballarat Hotel        

Tues. 24th to Mon. 7th Oct.  Bowral Tulip Time Festival . one of our oldest floral events  Corbett Gardens Visit the Southern Highlands  in Spring time .


Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography  supporting clubs .

Thank You  :  Thurs. 3rd  Mosman C.C. /   Thurs. 10th St. George P. S .

Mon. 21st  Ingleburn C. C. / 14th Feb 2020 The Entrance  your champions

Sun.  6th  Daylight saving   clocks go forward .  2am to 3am

FCC NSW  Interclub Exhibition

Thurs. 24th  to Sun. 10th Nov.    23rd Sculpture by the  Sea  Bondi / Tamarama

Worlds largest free public sculpture exhibition .enjoy spring by the Ocean .

Thurs.  31st to Sun. 10th . Festival of Fishers Ghost since 1956 ,  Campbelltown comes alive even if the Ghost is dead  . enjoy the fun of the show .


Sat.  16th St.  George Leagues  P.S. Annual Awards night .  Top Images .


Fri.  6th  – 8th .  70th  Young Cherry  Festival  .   pie eating , cherry pip spitting ,  cherry eating , lots of fun in the country , take home a box of cherry’s .

Fri.  13th  A great night to go out The Entrance  C. C.  Print & Digital Images  2019 Fabulous Display worth the drive .  Stay overnight it’s Friday 13th .

Please keep a copy and pass on to others  to find places of interest .C