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
May
25
Sat
5:00 am Outing – Tin City
Outing – Tin City
May 25 @ 5:00 am – 10:00 am
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[...]
Jun
3
Mon
7:45 pm Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Jun 3 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Details will be announced closer to the date.
Jun
17
Mon
7:45 pm Competition 1905 – Open & Set – ... @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 1905 – Open & Set – ... @ Uniting Church Hall
Jun 17 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 1905 – Open & Set – Still Life.  A depiction of inanimate subject matter, typically an object or a small group of objects.
Jun
22
Sat
10:00 am Photo Rally – TBA
Photo Rally – TBA
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Details will be announced closer to the date.
Jul
1
Mon
6:30 pm Outing – Christmas in July
Outing – Christmas in July
Jul 1 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Details will be announced closer to the date.
Recent Posts Archives

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

Nancy

President

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

Results for competitions in 1902 – Set – Australian Landscapes

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

Elaine Holliday – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Digital

Menno Knipper – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Menno Knipper – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Graeme James – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Jeffrey Akers – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Nancy Morley – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Rosslyn Duncan – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Elaine Innes – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Mal Duggan – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Omid Mazloomi – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Omid Mazloomi – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

by Tony Strasser, 20 March 2019

Competitions in 1902 – Set – Australian Landscapes are closing soon!

Competitions in 1902 – Set – Australian Landscapes will close Sunday, 17th March 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, 16 March 2019