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 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[...]
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[...]
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
7:45 pm Presentation – Phillip Weir on P... @ Uniting Church Hall
Presentation – Phillip Weir on P... @ Uniting Church Hall
May 3 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Presentation 02 – Philip Weir Portraiture – Bring your camera, dress up, bring a model
Recent Posts Archives

Competition 1903 Judging Postponed to 29th April 2019

Unfortunately a power outage this evening caused the judging of competition 1903 Open and Set “Creative” to be postponed.

The competition night will now be held at 7:45pm on Monday 29th April 2019 at the usual venue, the Uniting Church Hall in Pennant Hills. The club’s electronic online calendar has been adjusted to reflect the new date.

No changes to entries submitted will be permitted and the competition will remain locked.

The planned outing to Hyde Park on the 29th of April has been cancelled, but may be held on another night subject to determination by the Committee.

Our apologies for the inconvenience caused to all members and the judge. We look forward to seeing you all on the 29th of April.

by Tony Strasser, 16 April 2019

Some Clarifications on Competition Entries

Tomorrow night is judging for our current competition Open and Set Topic “Creative”. We have a large number of entries and the creative juices of club members have obviously flowed. Good to see and I am sure you will be equally enthralled by the entries when you see them.

Just a couple of points regarding entering competitions:

  1. Closing time – is usually midnight on Saturday the weekend before judging night. The site says 12am on Sunday is the closing time, which is the same time as midnight on Saturday. Noon on Sunday is 12pm and is after the deadline.  There has unfortunately been some confusion about the closing time on this and previous competitions.
  2. This competition has revealed a formerly unknown behaviour of the MyPhotoClub image upload. The image must be larger than
    1024 x 768 pixels up to a maximum of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That is, the image has to be within the “just right” range. Images too large will not be uploaded. Images that are too small may upload but will not display properly.

Thank you all for your continuing support of the club and our competitions. See you tomorrow night.

by Tony Strasser, 14 April 2019

FCC F/Stop Newsletter for April 2019

The latest F/Stop newsletter can be viewed by clicking on this link.

by Tony Strasser, 11 April 2019

Competitions in 1903 – Open & Set – Creative are closing soon!

Competitions in 1903 – Open & Set – Creative will close Sunday, 14th April 2019, 12:00 AM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Colour Large Print
  • Mono Large Print
  • Open Small Print
  • Open Digital
  • SetSubject Colour Large Print
  • SetSubject Mono Large Print
  • SetSubject Small Print
  • SetSubject Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, 11 April 2019

Competition 1903 – Open & Set “Creative” Closes Soon

Members are reminded to submit their entries for our next competition, to be held on Monday 15th April 2019. Entries close at midnight on Saturday the 13th April.

The Set topic definition is: “Images displaying an original, inventive or striking effect created in camera and/or by an editing program. The image must show evidence of a photographic image taken by the entrant.”

Please ensure that you submit entries in good time, allowing time to recover from mistakes and the occasional system glitch and that you have correctly selected the intended media (Colour Print, Monochrome Print, Small Print, or Digital Image) and topic (Open or Set) categories.

Tutorial videos for using the MyPhotoClub site are posted here.

You may receive another system-generated reminder in a day or two.

We look forward to seeing your Open and Creative entries!

by Tony Strasser, 9 April 2019

Wollongong Camera Club 75th Anniversary Exhibition

Wollongong Camera Club was established in April 1944 by a band of like minded enthusiasts with a desire to learn and share the photographic experience. The Club has maintained a strong following and has been meeting regularly since then.

The club is celebrating their 75th Anniversary with the “75 YEARS THROUGH THE LENS” Exhibition which will run from 2nd April to 26th May, 2019 at the Wollongong Art Gallery. It should be well worth the trip to view, as well as enjoying the photogenic trip to Wollongong.

Wollongong Camera Club website Exhibition website

Location: Corner Kembla & Burelli Streets, Wollongong.
Open Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Weekends 12-4pm

by Tony Strasser, 1 April 2019

Competition Points Tables Now Available

The Points Tables for MyPhotoClub Version 2 have just been made available and been configured for our competitions. To view them please go to the Competitions page via the Members grey button on the home page.

At the top of the points competitions, you will see a new narrow bar. To view the Points Tables, click on the blue button labelled “View Pointscores”.

A page showing the names of our points tables in the left pane should then be shown. Click on the table you wish to view and the table will show in the right pane.

Please check your totals to ensure the system is tallying the scores correctly and nothing has been missed. Members have been emailed the points for each competition entered this year. Please contact the undersigned if there is any issue.

by Tony Strasser, 1 April 2019

PHPC Outing to Tin City

Dear members

We, the committee, have decided to add another outing to our calendar, Tin City. Tin City is near Nelson Bay, Newcastle, approximately 2 hours from Pennant Hills.  (If you were at our last competition meeting Elaine Holiday’s Top Shot was taken at Tin City).

Where: Tin City

Date: 25 May 2019

Time: Sunrise is 6.14 but we will meet at Anna Bay at 5am approximately

Cost: $50.00 per person

Minimum numbers: 10 Maximum: 20

Please confirm asap.  Partners welcome. Once you have confirmed and paid there will be no refunds available as we have to pay per booking.

Important information: the bus will leave on time and this trip depends on the tide and can only travel on the shoreline. There are plenty of choices for accommodation if you wish to stay for the weekend or night before.

More information can be found:

I will provide further information and confirm timings once we have confirmation of participants.

Kind regards



by Nancy Morley, 31 March 2019

Next Meeting’s Presentation

Peter Kenny
Mounting Photographic Prints

Our next meeting on Monday the 1st of April 2019 will feature a talk by Peter Kenny who is the proprietor of Framing Life and is an accomplished photographer in his own right. The topic is Mounting Photographic Prints. The emphasis will be on correctly mounting prints on framing mattes for our competitions, but Peter will cover the broader area of printing, mounting and framing photographic prints. He will bring samples, materials and equipment and show how these should be used.  There will be plenty of time for Q&A as well.

Peter Kenny has more than 15 years’ experience working as a professional photographer and custom framer.  His photography includes landscapes and local sports, capturing rugby, netball and dance teams in Gladesville and the surrounding suburbs.

We will all no doubt benefit from Peter’s expertise.

For further background on Peter see his business website http://framinglife.com.au

We will of course also have updates on the clubs future activities and competitions. We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting!

by Tony Strasser, 27 March 2019

FCC F/Stop Newsletter for March 2109

The latest F/Stop Newsletter may be read by following this link.

by Tony Strasser, 26 March 2019