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.

Meeting Address only: 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.

Postal Address: PO Box 12, Pennant Hills NSW 2120

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 2110 – Special Subject – Wh... @ Zoom
Comp 2110 – Special Subject – Wh... @ Zoom
Oct 18 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Special Subject – What is It? An image of an object taken from an unusual angle or at a different magnification to usual.
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7:45 pm AGM via Zoom
AGM via Zoom
Nov 15 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
The PHPC Annual General Meeting.
7:45 pm Comp 2111 – Set Only – Our Club ... @ Zoom
Comp 2111 – Set Only – Our Club ... @ Zoom
Nov 15 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
A photo taken at a Pennant Hills Photographic Club function during 2021. The best photos should bring back memories of the year and maybe encourage new members to join. Judging will be by the Club[...]
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7:45 pm Competition 2112 – Print & Proje... @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 2112 – Print & Proje... @ Uniting Church Hall
Dec 6 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 2112 – Print & Projected Image of the Year.  An image which has been shown at one of the competition nights in 2021. 2112 – POSTER COMP. An image too large to fit in[...]
Recent Posts Archives

Still Life Presentation now available.

Hi all

Phil Weir has put together a presentation on Still Life. You will find this on MyPhotoClub in the members area called Still Life by Phil Weir.

I would like to thank Phil for taking the time to do this.

See you on zoom Monday 16th for Open & Set-Macro.

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 2 August 2021

Meeting Updates

Hi all

Please note the following changes to our meeting:

  • Monday 2nd August – No meeting
  • Monday 9th August – Committee Meeting via zoom (use the same zoom link)
  • Monday 16th August – Competition Open & Set-Macro via zoom (use the same zoom link)
  • Monday 30th August – Competition Photo Rally – Still Life at home

Stay well and see you on zoom

Regards

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 1 August 2021

Results for competitions in 06 – Set Only – Elements

There were 17 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 06 – Set Only – Elements

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

When lit
Nancy Morley – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Colour Large Print

ROCK SEA SKY
Don Dickins – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Junction Falls
David Mellefont – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Small Print

Arizona
Richard McMullen – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Digital

sunset mount cook
ROBERT Whyms – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Flowing Falls
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Bungle Bungle
Menno Knipper – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Stormy Salt Lake
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Sandstone cave ceiling
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Fire & Ice
Nancy Morley – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Soldiers Beach Sunset
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

skywhale
Norm Wilkinson – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Bariloche Argentina
Michael Frost – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

When the Elements Come Together
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Lake Tyrrell Patterns
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Eye of the Water Dragon
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

The Elements of Blue Mountain
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

by Don Dickins, 28 July 2021

Reminder – Online Scoring Closing Soon

Sharpen your photographic understandings by critically looking at club members’ photographs and giving them a score out of five. You can do this by logging into the club website and going to the latest competition, Elements, then Online Scoring and scrolling through the four categories, Colour Print, Small Print, Mons and Digital.

Online Scoring will be closing tomorrow night, 11:59 pm.

Once this closes we can publish the awards the judge has given for the competition.

by Don Dickins, 26 July 2021

2021 Photo Rally

Dear members,

Due to lockdown we have cancelled what we had planned for this year. So this year’s photo rally will be:

Still Life

Still life is a work of art that focuses on inanimate subjects. Usually, the subjects are commonplace objects. That can include both manmade objects (such as vases, items of clothing, and consumer products) and natural objects (like plants, food, rocks, and shells). This can also be for commercial purposes ie magazine, newspaper and general advertising shots.

Images must be taken between 20th July 2021 until the competition cut-off date of the 28th of August 2021.

A presentation has been created by Phil Weir and can be found on the Members Resources page.

BE CHALLENGED!
DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT!
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!

I look forward to seeing everyone’s photos Monday night 30th August.

Don’t forget the next competition is Open & Set-Macro.

Stay well.

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 20 July 2021

Meeting Monday night 19th July 2021 – Competition Set – Elements via Zoom

Hi all

As you are by now aware we are in lockdown again for another two weeks. We will be holding our next meeting via ZOOM. Please find below the link for logging into ZOOM. We will open the link at 7.30 pm to start the meeting at 7.45pm.

Please make sure you upload your photos as per normal except this time all photos will be judged digitally.

David Morley (NancyMorley) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: PHPC 2021
Time: This is a recurring meeting (for all zoom meetings if we have to have more this year).

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PHOTO RALLY: This will also impact our Photo Rally day out, which was to be held Saturday 24th July. We have decided to cancel the rally but in its place we will still hold a competition, details will be sent out next Monday night after the meeting. The competition rules will apply as they do for any photo rally we hold (photos can only be entered that have been taken between Tuesday 20th July and 28th August and yes it will be a challenge!

Let’s hope we are not in lock down for too long. Stay safe and see you all Monday night. Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 14 July 2021

Christmas in July Update

Hi all,

As you are all probably aware due to our current covid lock down Christmas in July has been cancelled.

Our next competition meeting is Monday 19th July Set only – Elements: One or more of the Elements  Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. I will send out an email confirming if the meeting is to be held at the venue or is via a zoom meeting.

Stay safe.

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 28 June 2021

Results for competitions in 05 – Open & Set – Portraits

There were 16 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 05 – Open & Set – Portraits

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

The Two of Us
Nancy Morley – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Distinguised
Philip Weir – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Dani
Richard McMullen – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Small Print

Elegant
Philip Weir – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Digital

Prasad
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Determined and Grateful
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

I See You
Nancy Morley – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

MENNO
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

The Hood
Philip Weir – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Kashkai Nomad
David Mellefont – Set – Merit
Set Subject Small Print

age
Norm Wilkinson – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

DIGITAL
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Medieval Male
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Janice
Philip Weir – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Light Up My World
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

DonD
Richard McMullen – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

by Don Dickins, 22 June 2021

Outing: Barangaroo Area Saturday 12th June 2021 from 10am

Hi all

We have an outing this Saturday 12th June to the Barangaroo area. Please see the map attached to this email.

See the details below:

  • Meeting time: 10am
  • Meeting where: Walk through Wynyard Station tunnel and meet outside David Jones on Exchange Place
  • Suggestions for walking are up Sussex Street, Hickson Road and then left on Towns Pl which will take you to the Reserve
  • Coming back via Wulugul walk to the Restaurant
  • Lunch 12.30 pm at Beer Deluxe
  • A decision can be discussed for where to go after lunch

We have the following competition subjects coming up which are Portraiture, Elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water, What is it?, Macro and Transport, so keep an eye for subjects to enter.

Please text/phone me if you have any issues on the day 0481 345 320

If you plan to attend and haven’t let me know please do so and we will book you in for lunch.

See you Saturday – hopefully the weather will be good for photography.

Kind regards

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 8 June 2021

Camera Gear for sale

Hi all

Below are some items for sale if you are interested.

  • Phil Weir has an Epson Stylus photo 2100 printer that he haven’t used for a few of years and is happy to give it away to a club member or a donation to the club . It uses seven (7) different ink cartridges and can print up to A3 or roll paper. He has extra inks and some paper as well.
  • Nancy Morley is cleaning out: – has 3 Hoya filter for 55mm pitch:0.75 both sides coated. There are Green (x1), Red (25a), 80B and a Kenko 52.0s Centre focus optical filter. Donation to the club.
  • Nancy Morley has the following Canon items for sale – you can give me an offer to take the lot: Ultrasonic EFS 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM – $200.00 kept in original box with a UV filter on it: Canon Zoom lens EFS 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS (no cap for this lens) $50.00: Canon Ultrasonic zoom lens EF 70-3001:4-5.6IS USM (macro 1.5m/4.9ft with image stabilizer and UV filter on it $300.00. Canon battery pack (used with Canon 450D camera) plus 2 batteries: Canon RS60:E3 Remote$10.00: Canon 450D camera (used with all the above (except filters) well used and loved $20.00.

If you are interested in any of the above please contact me.

Kind regards

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 4 June 2021