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

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Upcoming Events - mouse over for details
Feb
3
Mon
7:45 pm Welcome Back @ Uniting Church Hall
Welcome Back @ Uniting Church Hall
Feb 3 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Welcome back.  Presentation of the 2020 program. A selection of members’ photographs for your enjoyment.
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 Photog... @ Uniting Church Hall
Presentation – Underwater Photog... @ 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 Discover Centre... @ Museums Discovery Centre
Outing – Museums Discover Centre... @ 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
Recent Posts Archives

Assessment and Judging of Images

After our 2019 Annual General Meeting formally concluded, the members of our club that attended the FCC Judges’ course reported back on what they had learned and their general impressions. Thank you to Nancy Morley, Don Munro and Don Dickins for sharing your thoughts and experiences.

Jeff Akers also presented was some background material on how images are assessed and judged. The presentation and a video may be found at this link. Thanks also go to Jeff for these insights that are sure to be valuable to our members as they consider their future competition entries.

by Tony Strasser, 8 November 2019

Slow PHO Photographic Exhibition

We have received information regarding the second exhibition (you may remember Photographic Alchemy) put together by a group of passionate photographers who use the historical processes of photography to meld a unique approach to image-making.  If that is not enough of an inducement, there will be live music at the opening event…and cheese.

Please RSVP Sue Buchanan at sbuchan1@bigpond.net.au if planning to attend the opening event. More information at https://www.nebuliarts.com/

by Tony Strasser, 2 November 2019

Results for competitions in 1910 – Special Trophy – Long Exposure

Here are the results of the competition:

Colour Prints: 1st Nancy Morley, 2nd Elaine Innes, 3rd Guy Innes

Mono Prints: 1st Reena Cheng, 2nd Tony Strasser, 3rd Omid Mazloomi

Small Prints: 1st Chris Kenyon, 2nd Richard McMullen, 3rd Guy Innes

Digital: 1st Jeff Akers, 2nd Stewart Bradbury, 3rd Nancy Morley

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 1910 – Special Trophy – Long Exposure

by Tony Strasser, 29 October 2019

FCC InterClub Results

The results for the competitions in 2019 Interclub have now been published.

Results for Pennant Hills Photographic Club Inc are as follows:

CompetitionTitle / PhotographerResultsScore
Open Colour Large PrintBlow Your Horn / Chris Kenyon
Accepted11
Open Colour Large PrintWalachia Morning / Jeff Akers
Accepted11
Open Colour Large PrintEAGLE ON HUNTERS ARM / Don Dickins
Accepted10
Open Colour Large PrintSunrise Surfer / Omid Mazloomi
Accepted10
Open Colour Large PrintCommercial Hotel Gulgong / Omid Mazloomi
Accepted9
Open Colour Large PrintEarly Morning Swimmers / Jeff Akers
Accepted9
Open Colour Large PrintGreek Dancers / Graeme James
Accepted9
Open Colour Large PrintIn For Repair / Chris Kenyon
Accepted9
Open Colour Large PrintPop Culture / Max Pegler
Accepted9
Open Colour Large PrintStreet Entertainer / Graeme James
Accepted9
Open Mono Large PrintMaking a Deal / Philip Weir
12
Open Mono Large PrintGemma / Chris Barlow
11
Open Mono Large PrintPrincess / Richard McMullen
11
Open Mono Large PrintThe Juggler / Jeff Akers
11
Open Mono Large PrintPinnacles 4v2 / Graeme James
10
Open Mono Large PrintAll Black / Elaine Holliday
9
Open Mono Large PrintClarinet and Hat / Reena Cheng
9
Open Mono Large PrintMichael Frost as Dame Edna / Don Dickins
9
Open Mono Large PrintWashed Up / Chris Kenyon
9
Open Mono Large PrintSnow Walker / Don Munro
7
Nature Large PrintSea Lion Encounter / Tony Strasser
12
Nature Large PrintDragonfly2 / Jeff Akers
10
Nature Large PrintHitching a Ride / Julia Breit
10
Nature Large PrintIn the Billabong / Tony Strasser
10
Nature Large PrintMajestic / Nancy Morley
10
Nature Large PrintMisty Dawn Kangaroos / Elaine Innes
9
Nature Large PrintMountain Beetle / Jeff Akers
9
Nature Large PrintSee What A Bird Sees / Omid Mazloomi
9
Nature Large PrintDragon Fly on Lavender / Don Dickins
8
Nature Large PrintUluru Sunset / Menno Knipper
8
Open Colour DigitalMauve Flower / Stewart Bradbury
11
Open Colour DigitalQVB / David Mellefont
11
Open Colour DigitalBlowing in the Wind / Elaine Holliday
10
Open Colour DigitalAerobatics / Richard McMullen
9
Open Colour DigitalBridge at Observatory Hill / Judy Ly
9
Open Colour DigitalCarousel / Tony Strasser
9
Open Colour DigitalCYCLIST / Don Dickins
9
Open Colour DigitalFried egg / Richard McMullen
9
Open Colour DigitalIts All Quiet at No 7 / Elaine Holliday
9
Open Colour DigitalPIRATE WARRIOR / Don Dickins
9
Open Mono DigitalEGG PLANT AND VEG / Don Dickins
11
Open Mono DigitalHelp is near / Philip Weir
11
Open Mono DigitalChatswood Windows / Elaine Holliday
10
Open Mono DigitalStairs / Nancy Morley
10
Open Mono DigitalSteady Neddy / Elaine Holliday
10
Open Mono DigitalUmbrella in Rain / Nancy Morley
10
Open Mono DigitalIts Not Always What It Seems / Omid Mazloomi
9
Open Mono DigitalSeagull on Watch / Richard McMullen
9
Open Mono DigitalHorton Plains Sri Lanka / Menno Knipper
8
Open Mono DigitalLight Up The Floor / Omid Mazloomi
6
Nature DigitalYELLOW ROBIN FLEDGLING / Don Dickins
12
Nature DigitalDropped / David Mellefont
10
Nature DigitalLorikeet / Richard McMullen
10
Nature DigitalA Bird and a Branch / Omid Mazloomi
9
Nature DigitalAttitude / Stewart Bradbury
9
Nature DigitalCASSOWARY / Don Dickins
9
Nature DigitalWhite Browed Scrubwren / Elaine Holliday
9
Nature DigitalBusy Bee / Elaine Holliday
8
Nature DigitalDragonfly / Menno Knipper
8
Nature DigitalNew Holland Honeyeater / Tony Strasser
7
Creative DigitalBalloons Over Lake / Nancy Morley
11
Creative Digital3D Iphone / Richard McMullen
10
Creative Digital3D SLR / Richard McMullen
10
Creative DigitalFantasy Tree / Elaine Holliday
10
Creative DigitalForest Feelings / Elaine Holliday
10
Creative DigitalSpirit of Arnhem Land / Tony Strasser
10
Creative DigitalSpin Me Right Round / Omid Mazloomi
9
Creative DigitalWhat Are You Looking At / Omid Mazloomi
8
Creative DigitalArnhem Rose / Tony Strasser
7
Creative DigitalQVB Kaleidoscope / Judy Ly
6
Australian Landscape/Seascape DigitalWA Aerial River View / Menno Knipper
11
Australian Landscape/Seascape DigitalMisty Gums / Elaine Holliday
10
Australian Landscape/Seascape DigitalSHED ON PLAIN / Don Dickins
10
Australian Landscape/Seascape DigitalStockton Sunrise Shadows / Elaine Holliday
10
Australian Landscape/Seascape DigitalA Cloudy Day Near Twelve Apostles / Omid Mazloomi
9
Australian Landscape/Seascape DigitalSunset at Twelve Apostles / Omid Mazloomi
9
Australian Landscape/Seascape DigitalTreescape / Nancy Morley
9
Australian Landscape/Seascape DigitalBillabong Mt Borradaile / Tony Strasser
8
Australian Landscape/Seascape DigitalLow Tide / Stewart Bradbury
7
Australian Landscape/Seascape DigitalCumberland State Forest / Richard McMullen
4

The InterClub Competition club scores are:

FCC InterClub Competition Club Scores

by Tony Strasser, 19 October 2019

Competitions in 1910 – Special Trophy – Long Exposure are closing soon!

Competitions in 1910 – Special Trophy – Long Exposure will close Sunday, 20th October 2019, 12:00 AM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

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

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, 17 October 2019

Change to Competitions Page

The Members’ Competition Page on MyPhotoClub is changing to a new layout during November 2019. The new layout is shown below. Published competitions are on the left, and competitions available to enter are on the right. A description of each competitions (if available) is given beside each competition button. Filter by year using the blue buttons on the top right, or search competitions by title using the search text boxes. Click on the competition button to view or make entries. The competition entry form remains the same.

New Members’ Competition Page Layout

There is a purple button at the top of the present Members’ Competition Page that allows you to view and use the new page if desired. Give it a try!

by Tony Strasser, 16 October 2019

Committee Meeting

A committee meeting will be held Monday 14th October 2019 7.30pm – all members welcome. To be held at Nancy Morley’s house.

Next competition is Monday 21st October Special Competition – Long Exposure (no open). This is not a point scoring competition.

I look forward to seeing you either at the committee meeting or our special competition night.

Kind regards

Nancy Morley

President

0481 345 320

by Nancy Morley, 13 October 2019

Perpetual Trophies

Hi members

Could those members who have a perpetual trophy please bring them along on Monday night 21st October. If you are not attending this meeting can you please arrange to drop the trophy at a committee members house.

Thank you.

Nancy Morley

President

0481 345 320

by Nancy Morley, 10 October 2019

NOTICE OF AGM

You are invited to the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Pennant Hills Photography Club.

It will be followed by a discussion and video on “What judges look for in an image.”

Date: Monday, 4 November 2019

Time: 7.45 pm – 10:00pm 

Venue: Uniting Church Hall, Bellamy St & Boundary Rd, Pennant Hills 2120

The Agenda includes:

President’s Report: Club achievements for 2019 and plans for 2020.

Treasurer’s Report: Presentation of the audited financial statement

Election of Office Bearers for 2020.

If you would like to join the Committee for 2020 you can nominate on the night.

Yours sincerely

Don Munro

Secretary.

by Nancy Morley, 29 September 2019

Results for competitions in 1909 – Open & Set – Story Telling

There were 7 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 1909 – Open & Set – Story Telling

Sheep on the hill
Elaine Holliday – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

The Immortal Army
Tony Strasser – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Havent Found What Im Looking For
Omid Mazloomi – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Every picture tells a story
Elaine Innes – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Digital

A Tender Moment
Tony Strasser – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

The No 1 Show
Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Life is Beautiful
Omid Mazloomi – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

by Tony Strasser, 20 September 2019