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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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.
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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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7:45 pm Comp 2103 – Open and Set – Creative @ Uniting Church Hall
Comp 2103 – Open and Set – Creative @ Uniting Church Hall
Apr 19 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 03 – Open & Set – Creative: The final image should contain extra elements outside the normal photographic process. It must contain some evidence of a photographic image. It may be produced by manipulating[...]
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7:30 pm Committee Meeting Monday 26th Ap... @ TBA
Committee Meeting Monday 26th Ap... @ TBA
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hi all, we will be holding our next committee meeting Monday night 26th April with venue TBA. Kind regards Nancy
Recent Posts Archives

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

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

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

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

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