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

Would you like to join our club?

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Upcoming Events - mouse over for details
Feb
17
Mon
7:45 pm Competition 2001 – Open @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 2001 – Open @ Uniting Church Hall
Feb 17 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 2001 – Open   Any subject treated pictorially. A pictorial treatment is one embodying the elements of good design, arrangement of composition, and which reflects the personal interpretation of the photographer.
Mar
2
Mon
7:45 pm Presentation – Underwater and Wi... @ Uniting Church Hall
Presentation – Underwater and Wi... @ Uniting Church Hall
Mar 2 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Underwater Photography with Kevin Deacon Kevin Deacon is considered one of Australia’s most experienced, accomplished and highly published underwater photographers. His images have received international acclaim and have graced the pages of prestigious books and[...]
Mar
16
Mon
7:45 pm Competition 2002 – Set Only – Au... @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 2002 – Set Only – Au... @ Uniting Church Hall
Mar 16 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 2002 – 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[...]
Mar
28
Sat
10:00 am Outing – Museums Discovery Centr... @ Museums Discovery Centre
Outing – Museums Discovery Centr... @ Museums Discovery Centre
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
https://maas.museum/museums-discovery-centre/ Details to be provided closer to the outing
Mar
30
Mon
6:30 pm Evening Outing – Parramatta CBD @ Parramatta
Evening Outing – Parramatta CBD @ Parramatta
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Details to be provided closer to the event. Take the opportunity to do some street photography and/or architectural photography.  There is plenty to photograph in central Parramatta.
Recent Posts Archives

Architectural Photography

Competition 05 this year (2020) will have the set only topic of Architecture.

PHPC members (and photographers in general) may be inspired by an exhibition currently showing at the Museum of Sydney until the 26th April 2020.

John Gollings: The History of the Built World

“John Gollings AM is Australia’s pre-eminent photographer of the built environment. For more than 50 years, he has combined his interests in photography and architecture to capture the cultural construction of social spaces, from images of sacred rock art sites and ancient temples to commissioned shots of suburban dream homes and monuments of cultural and corporate architecture.”

Gollings: The History of the Built World is the first major survey of this renowned photographer’s practice and career. Originally developed by the Monash Gallery of Art, the exhibition showcases 65 photographic works spanning Gollings’s extensive portfolio, including images that capture the ruins of abandoned cities, iconic modernist buildings, and the most recent architectural additions to our cityscapes. The retrospective provides a remarkable visual history of human habitats, both at home and abroad.”

by Tony Strasser, 22 January 2020 Share:

2020 PHPC Membership Renewal

Happy New Year to all members. It is the beginning of a year packed with PHPC events, presentations and competitions. The 2020 Calendar has already been published.

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 17th of February 2020.

Members who do not renew by the due date will not be awarded competition points and after a period of grace will be removed from membership of PHPC. If you do not intend to renew your membership then please let us know.

Our membership grades and fees follow;

  • 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)

For new members joining:

  • Between the 1st of July and the 30th of September the per annum rates are reduced by 50%
  • After the 1st of October membership will be extended through to the end of the following year. If you joined after 1st October 2019 your membership will carry through to the end of 2020.

By applying for membership of the Pennant Hills Photographic Club Inc. you agree to be bound by the rules of the Club. Please refer to the Club’s Constitution and By-Laws

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.

Pennant Hills Photographic Club        BSB: 032 087 Account: 731071

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.

by Tony Strasser, 20 January 2020 Share:

Club Photographic Mentoring

A focus for 2020 will be the reinvigoration of the club’s photographic mentoring program, which is described in this document:

The mentoring coordinator is Max Pegler.

We are seeking registrations of interest for participation in the mentoring program. So, if you are an experienced photographer and would like to pass on your experience as a mentor, or if you would like to be mentored, then please fill out a form by clicking the button below.

The form will ask you for:

  • Your name and email address
  • Registering as mentor or mentee (or both)
  • Photographic experience and skills as a mentor
  • Skills being sought as a mentee
  • Any time restrictions on holding mentoring sessions (to be nominally held before club meetings)

You will receive a confirming email and a link to modify the form at any time.

The mentoring coordinator will then match mentors with mentees and inform you about the mentoring arrangements.

by Tony Strasser, 19 January 2020 Share:

2019 PHPC Awards

The Club’s end-of-year awards ceremony was held during our last meeting of the year on the 2nd of December 2019. Our Vice President, Chris Kenyon, presented the awards for the Special Trophy Competition, the point score competitions, and the special awards.

The Print & Projected Image of the Year, and the Poster Competition awards will be presented at our first meeting of 2020 on Monday the 3rd of February.

The awards’ recipients are listed here

The photos of the award presentations on the evening of 2nd December 2019 are on this page.

This is the link to the 2019 competition point score table.

All of the above information is available by clicking on the “Information About Your Club” button on the home page of our website.

We wish all members a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year and look forward to seeing you all again at our next meeting on 3rd February 2020.

by Tony Strasser, 26 December 2019 Share:

Results for competitions in 1912 – Poster Competition

There were 3 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 1912 – Poster Competition

Masai Mara Sunset
Menno Knipper – First
Poster Competition

Emu Interrogation
Don Dickins – Second
Poster Competition

Blues and Hues Canton Beach
Elaine Holliday – Third
Poster Competition

by MyPhotoClub Colin, 14 December 2019 Share:

2020 Calendar

The PHPC Calendar for 2020 is now available on our website on the Club Rules and Documents page.  The electronic calendar has also been updated.

We have a very busy year ahead! The calendar includes a list of photographic competitions, their topics and their definitions.  The presentations and outings have dates but the details are still being worked on by the Committee and will be announced in due course.

Note: The electronic calendar is on the left pane of our website’s home page.  There is a link (a WiFi symbol that says “Add”) that presents a drop-down list with options to import or link the calendar to your personal electronic calendar.  Once linked, any changes we make should be automatically updated in your personal electronic calendar.

The Competition Rules for 2020 have also been re-published. They have not changed from the end of 2019 (except for the calendar year).

The Club Rules and Documents page also includes the final 2019 competition points table. The link to the awards night photos will appear later.

by Tony Strasser, 10 December 2019 Share:

Fixed in Time – Photography Exhibition in Stanmore

Hello Photo Friends,

I will be participating in an end-of-year photography show at the Corner Gallery in Stanmore with Bob Kersey and Adrian Cook. It’s an all analogue, traditional photography show (with a few exceptions). Adrian will be operating his wet plate collodion studio on site.
Opening hours Friday-Sunday, December 13-15 and 20-22 or by appointment if you want to give me a call on 0407 709 660. Opening drinks at 4pm on Saturday 14th December.

Please feel free to pass on to anyone else who may be interested.
Thanks, Tony Egan

by Tony Strasser, 9 December 2019 Share:

Results for competitions in 1912 – Print & Projected Image of the Year

There were 12 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 1912 – Print & Projected Image of the Year

Lightening Strikes at Sunset
Omid Mazloomi – First
Open Colour Large Print

Back to school
Jeffrey Akers – First
Open Mono Large Print

St.Andrews Cross spider
Elaine Innes – First
Open Small Print

Anna Bay Night Sky
Tony Strasser – First
Open Digital

Majestic
Nancy Morley – Second
Open Colour Large Print

fun and games
Reena Cheng – Second
Open Mono Large Print

What Are You Looking At?
Omid Mazloomi – Second
Open Small Print

Guarding_Angels
Rosslyn Duncan – Second
Open Digital

Water wall
Graeme James – Third
Open Colour Large Print

Washed Up
Chris Kenyon – Third
Open Mono Large Print

Fisherman
David Mellefont – Third
Open Small Print

Fishing in Watsons Bay
Tony Strasser – Third
Open Digital

by Tony Strasser, 5 December 2019 Share:

Competitions in 1912 – Print & Projected Image of the Year are closing soon!

Competitions in 1912 – Print & Projected Image of the Year will close Sunday, 1st December 2019, 12:00 AM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • All Grades Open Colour Large Print
  • All Grades Open Mono Large Print
  • All Grades Open Small Print
  • All Grades Open Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, 28 November 2019 Share:

Results for competitions in 1911 – Set Only – Our Club

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 1911 – Set Only – Our Club

Thank you to all the members that came along and voted for the entries they thought were best. Click to view the  PHPC1911 Voting Sheets Finalised

Dry Pub
Chris Kenyon – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print
Historic House Cockatoo Is.
Graeme James – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print
Night Crane at Cockatoo Island
Judy Ly – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Small Print
Anna Bay Night Sky
Tony Strasser – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Digital
Mean Machine 1457
Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print
Solid
Chris Kenyon – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print
Waiting
Nancy Morley – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print
Taking in the view
Jeffrey Akers – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print
KIDS IN FOUNTAIN
Don Dickins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print
SEA GULLS IN FOUNTAIN
Don Dickins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print
Windows
David Mellefont – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print
Walking Away From It All
Omid Mazloomi – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print
Lone Shooter
Tony Strasser – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital
Shipbuilding Grunge
Michael Frost – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

by Tony Strasser, 19 November 2019 Share: