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 and how to join please view: Information about the club (opens in a new tab)

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

Upcoming Events - mouse over for details
Jul
29
Mon
7:45 pm Competition 1907 – Set Only – Ph... @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 1907 – Set Only – Ph... @ Uniting Church Hall
Jul 29 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 07 – Set Only – Photo Rally.  Photos that were taken during the Photo Rally in accordance with the Photo Rally rules. Details to be advised.
Aug
5
Mon
7:45 pm Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Aug 5 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Details will be announced closer to the date.
Aug
19
Mon
7:45 pm Competition 1908 – Open & Set – ... @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 1908 – Open & Set – ... @ Uniting Church Hall
Aug 19 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 1908 – Open & Set – Opposites.  A photo showing elements that are clearly identifiable as opposites. Black vs white, contrasting primary colours (RGB), tall vs short, angular / linear vs curved, moving vs[...]
Aug
24
Sat
all-day Outing – Weekend Away – TBA
Outing – Weekend Away – TBA
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day
A photographic weekend away. Details will be published closer to the date.
Sep
2
Mon
7:45 pm Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Sep 2 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Details will be announced closer to the date.
Recent Posts Archives

Results for competitions in 1906 – Open & Set – Sport & Recreation

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

Nancy Morley – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Don Dickins – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Don Dickins – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Robert Cranna – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Digital

Max Pegler – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Jeffrey Akers – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Jeffrey Akers – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Stewart Bradbury – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Omid Mazloomi – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Reena Cheng – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Don Dickins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Menno Knipper – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

David Mellefont – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Don Dickins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Stewart Bradbury – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Stewart Bradbury – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Rosslyn Duncan – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

by Tony Strasser, 17 July 2019

FCC InterClub Competition – Entry Nominations

The NSW FCC InterClub competition is now open for entries and will close on the 16th August 2019. There are 8 sections – 3 print and 5 digital. PHPC will be entering only the digital sections this year.

Members are invited to nominate their own images to be selected for the Club’s entries in the InterClub competition before midnight on Monday the 22nd of July 2019.

To nominate your entries, a NSW FCC InterClub Selection Competition has been created where you can submit a maximum of 2 entries per section.  You may nominate any of your images that has not been entered in the Interclub previously and that has not been submitted by any other club for the Interclub. Please read the InterClub Rules to ensure your nominated images comply. Note the InterClub entry fee will be paid by PHPC not by individual members.

You will find the Selection Competition in the Members / Competitions area:

Click on the Upload link and you will see this form:

You may select from entries you have already uploaded this year by using the green button, or you may upload a new image by dragging into the white box. Once uploaded, select which section you are nominating for, and press the Submit button (which appears after uploading). Please note the FCC requires that the image filename should be the same as the title but not contain any special characters like a comma apostrophe or quotation marks. Use only letters and numbers in the filename.

The Committee will then view and judge the nominated entries and select those that will be entered in the Interclub competition.

So please get busy and nominate your best images before midnight on Monday the 22nd of July 2019, so the club is able to showcase your talent in the FCC InterClub competition.

by Tony Strasser, 16 July 2019

Reminder for Competition 1906 – Open and Set “Sport and Recreation”

Members are reminded to prepare their entries for our next competition and submit them before midnight on Saturday the 13th of July 2019.

Judging will occur on the evening of Monday the 15th of July 2019.

Competition 1906 is Open and Set with the set topic being “Sport and Recreation”. For example, a photo of a person or people engaged in a sport or recreational activity.

We look forward to seeing your entries. If there are questions please direct them to the Competition Secretary well before deadline.

by Tony Strasser, 7 July 2019

Results for competitions in 1905 – Open & Set – Still Life

There were 35 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
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Jeffrey Akers – Top Shot
Open Mono Large Print

Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Tony Strasser – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Philip Weir – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Philip Weir – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Elaine Holliday – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Menno Knipper – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Cathy Houston – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Reena Cheng – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Nancy Morley – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Richard McMullen – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Max Pegler – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Guy Innes – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Philip Weir – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Graeme James – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Graeme James – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Reena Cheng – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Don Munro – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Max Pegler – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Elaine Innes – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

David Mellefont – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Don Munro – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Don Munro – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Chris Kenyon – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Philip Weir – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Chris Barlow – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

David Mellefont – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Don Munro – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Don Munro – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Richard McMullen – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Digital

Lynne Bentley – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Don Dickins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Don Dickins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

by Tony Strasser, 25 June 2019

PHPC Photo Rally – Saturday 22nd June 2019

This year’s PHPC Photo Rally will be held on Saturday the 22nd June 2019 on Cockatoo Island. The following brochure provides the details.

Members’ photos taken at the Photo Rally can be entered into PHPC Competition 1907 to be judged on the 29th July 2019.

by Tony Strasser, 17 June 2019

FCC F/Stop Newsletter for June 2019

The June 2019 edition of the FCC’s F/Stop Newsletter can be viewed at this link.

by Tony Strasser, 16 June 2019

Reminder: Competition 1905 Open and Set Topic “Still Life”

Members are reminded to prepare and submit entries for the next competition which has both an Open and a Set Topic. The Set Topic is “Still Life” – For example:A depiction of inanimate subject matter, typically an object or a small group of objects.

Background on the topic of Still Life and inspiration may be obtained from Don Dickins’ recent excellent presentation.

The competition will be judged on Monday the 17th of June 2019. Entries close at midnight on Saturday the 15th of June 2019 (referred to on our website as 12:00am Sunday 16th June 2019)

by Tony Strasser, 5 June 2019

Travel Photography Presentation

Many thanks to Rosslyn Duncan and Jeff Akers who regaled the members present with their tales and experiences about travel photography at our last meeting. The photographs they shared with us were excellent and most interesting.

Jeff’s presentation is now on our website for those that wish to view it again.

by Tony Strasser, 5 June 2019

New Features on MyPhotoClub

Image Viewing Page for individuals and the capability to select an image from this page.

The main news is the introduction of the Image Viewing Page for individuals and the capability to select an existing image for entry.  The Image Viewing page is accessible from the Members Directory page and from the Profile page.
The capability to select an existing image is now built into the entry form.  This allows a person to re-use an image previously uploaded.  It is accessed from the entry form using the green button shown below.

This button takes you to the Image Viewing page with a clear indication that it is in “selection  mode”

Selecting a thumbnail will show the Commenting Page and has a red button to select that image.

Selecting the image takes you back to the entry form and the selected entry looks the same as if it just uploaded the entry.  
The Print and Projected Image of the Year competition will be restricted to allow only previously entered images to be entered using this feature.
Members are reminded of our club’s rules regarding previously entered images. Only images that have not achieved a Credit, Merit or Top Shot Award may be entered in competitions to a maximum of three times. Images achieving a Credit or higher award may not be entered in any further competitions, with the following exception. All images, regardless of awards achieved, may be entered into the Print and Projected Image of the Year competition, but only in the same calendar year of the original entry.

Issues with the display of Competitions page.

Several people have reported a problem where each collection is shown extremely narrow and impossible to read.  An example of this phenomenon is shown below. This is caused by a bug in the screen resizing process to dynamically adapt to different screen sizes.  The workaround for this is to adjust the width of the window, usually by grabbing the edge of the window and dragging it in or out until the page displays correctly.

Other competitions you can enter

Below your competitions are links to competitions MyPhotoClub hosts that you may be interested in entering. Some have restrictions (NPF is for Hunter region club) but they are generally of interest to our members. A very special night sky competition is available called Capture the Cosmos.

by Tony Strasser, 30 May 2019

FCC Top Shot 2019 Results and Catalogue

The results of the awards and catalogue of entries in the FCC Top Shot Competition for 2019 have been published by the FCC. They can be viewed by clicking on this link. Please have a look at the catalogue to see the wonderful photos and to perhaps gain some inspiration for your own work.

Congratulations to the PHPC members that entered the competition: Jeff Akers, Graeme James, Chris Kenyon and Reena Cheng.

Special congratulations go to Jeff Akers who achieved first place in the Monochrome Large Print category.

by Tony Strasser, 29 May 2019