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
Oct
21
Mon
7:45 pm Competition 1910 – Special Troph... @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 1910 – Special Troph... @ Uniting Church Hall
Oct 21 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 1910 – Special Trophy – Long Exposure.  A photo that has obviously been taken using a long exposure.  This is not a point-scoring competition.
Nov
4
Mon
7:45 pm AGM @ Uniting Church Hall
AGM @ Uniting Church Hall
Nov 4 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
The PHPC Annual General Meeting.
Nov
18
Mon
7:45 pm Competition 1911 – Set Only – Ou... @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 1911 – Set Only – Ou... @ Uniting Church Hall
Nov 18 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 1911 – Set Only – Our Club– A photo taken at a Pennant Hills Photographic Club function during 2019. The best photos should bring back memories of the year and maybe encourage new members[...]
Dec
2
Mon
7:45 pm Competition 1912 – Print & Proje... @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 1912 – Print & Proje... @ Uniting Church Hall
Dec 2 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 1912 – Print & Projected Image of the Year.  An image which has been shown at one of the competition nights in 2019. 1912 – POSTER COMP. An image too large to fit in[...]
Recent Posts Archives

Reminder for Competition 1908 Open and Set – Opposites

Let your imaginations run in wildly opposite directions!

Now is the time for members to prepare their entries for the next competition which has both open and set topics. The set topic is “Opposites – A photo showing elements that are clearly identifiable as opposites. Black vs white, contrasting primary colours (RGB), tall vs short, angular/linear vs curved, moving vs still, hot vs cold, ordered vs chaotic are some of the possibilities.

Please submit entries online before midnight on Saturday the 17th of August 2019. Judging will occur on the evening of Monday the 19th of August 2019.

Good luck with your entries. We all look forward to seeing them.

by Tony Strasser, 17 August 2019

Competitions in 1908 – Open & Set – Opposites are closing soon!

Competitions in 1908 – Open & Set – Opposites will close Sunday, 18th August 2019, 12:00 AM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Open Colour Large Print
  • Open 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, 15 August 2019

Committee Meeting Monday 12th August 2019

Hi all

A committee meeting will be held Monday 12th August 2019 7.30pm at Nancy Morley’s house.

Let me know if you are coming.

Thanks

Nancy

President

0481345320

by Nancy Morley, 7 August 2019

Monday Night 5th August Outing to Brooklyn

Hi all

Just letting you know that the Brooklyn pub is open on a Monday night. Allen Torrens will be having dinner at 6.30pm if you are interested in joining him.

Kind regards

Nancy

0481 345 320

by Nancy Morley, 4 August 2019

Results for competitions in 1907 – Set Only – Photo Rally

There were 21 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 1907 – Set Only – Photo Rally

I Think Im Being Follwed
Chris Kenyon – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Convict precinct Cockatoo Is.
Graeme James – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Framed
Stewart Bradbury – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Close up of Beam Bender 1
Michael Frost – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Digital

Bollard_Corner
Menno Knipper – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

This Old Wall
Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Jaws
Tony Strasser – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Inside Chimney
Graeme James – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

The Quadrangle
Omid Mazloomi – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Weathered
Chris Kenyon – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

The Devil Is In The Details
Omid Mazloomi – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Work in Progress
Jeffrey Akers – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Lathe Tool Post 14
Jeffrey Akers – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

warehouse
Judy Ly – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Bollard
David Mellefont – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

CRANE BOILER
Don Dickins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Corrugated
Chris Kenyon – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

roof PR
David Blackwell – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

LATHE CONTROLS
Don Dickins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

broken
Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

IMG_8121sm
Guy Innes – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

by Tony Strasser, 31 July 2019

Monday Night Meeting 5th August is an Outing – Long Exposure and Painting with Light

This is a practical evening looking at long exposures and light painting. 

Where: Brooklyn NSW – see below on how to get there.

Meeting at Parsley Bay Boat Ramp – George St Brooklyn at 6.30pm

  • Brooklyn Cemetery
  • Helicopter Pad for Star Trails
  • Other options – Hawkesbury River Bridge can be photographed from the Estuary Restaurant and Deerubban Boat Ramp or on the Old Pacific Highway Bridge, Brooklyn Railway Station, and Brooklyn Oval for boardwalk and mangroves.

Date: 5th August 2019

Time: Evening from 6.30pm

What to Bring:

  • Camera – that can take 30 second exposure
  • Remote shutter – if you have one
  • Tripod – necessary
  • Torch – if you have one for seeing your camera settings in the dark and for light painting
  • If you have any props you think might be useful bring them along.

How to get there:

  • Take the M1 Freeway over the Hawksbury River and take the  Hawksbury River exit.
  • Follow this straight through the roundabout and turn right at the T intersection
  • Go over the old bridge and take the 2nd turn left
  • Follow the road until you come to the pub on the right
  • Turn right and follow this around till you see the boat ramp parking.

We will meet near the water.

For a map of the area click here  https://goo.gl/maps/2UkmdWeWeNXiZDhZ6

Safety is important as the ground is uneven. Wear warm clothing and enclosed shoes and bring water or hot tea/coffee.

Also please be aware of others around you and ask if it is ok to turn on a torch so you don’t ruin others’ photos.

The backup plan if weather is storming/raining is that we will meet at the church hall in Pennant Hills.

Kind regards

Nancy Morley
President
0481 345 320

by Tony Strasser, 30 July 2019

Competitions in 1907 – Set Only – Photo Rally are closing soon!

Competitions in 1907 – Set Only – Photo Rally will close Sunday, 28th July 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, 25 July 2019

Competitions in NSW FCC InterClub selection are closing soon!

Competitions in NSW FCC InterClub selection will close Monday, 22nd July 2019, 11:59 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Open Colour Digital
  • Open Mono Digital
  • Nature Digital
  • Creative Digital
  • Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, 20 July 2019

Results for competitions in 1906 – Open & Set – Sport & Recreation

There were 19 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

Nancy Morley – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Don Dickins – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Don Dickins – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Robert Cranna – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Digital

Max Pegler – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Jeffrey Akers – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Jeffrey Akers – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Stewart Bradbury – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Omid Mazloomi – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Reena Cheng – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Don Dickins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Menno Knipper – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

David Mellefont – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Don Dickins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Stewart Bradbury – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Stewart Bradbury – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Rosslyn Duncan – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

by Tony Strasser, 17 July 2019

FCC InterClub Competition – Entry Nominations

The NSW FCC InterClub competition is now open for entries and will close on the 16th August 2019. There are 8 sections – 3 print and 5 digital. PHPC will be entering only the digital sections this year.

Members are invited to nominate their own images to be selected for the Club’s entries in the InterClub competition before midnight on Monday the 22nd of July 2019.

To nominate your entries, a NSW FCC InterClub Selection Competition has been created where you can submit a maximum of 2 entries per section.  You may nominate any of your images that has not been entered in the Interclub previously and that has not been submitted by any other club for the Interclub. Please read the InterClub Rules to ensure your nominated images comply. Note the InterClub entry fee will be paid by PHPC not by individual members.

You will find the Selection Competition in the Members / Competitions area:

Click on the Upload link and you will see this form:

You may select from entries you have already uploaded this year by using the green button, or you may upload a new image by dragging into the white box. Once uploaded, select which section you are nominating for, and press the Submit button (which appears after uploading). Please note the FCC requires that the image filename should be the same as the title but not contain any special characters like a comma apostrophe or quotation marks. Use only letters and numbers in the filename.

The Committee will then view and judge the nominated entries and select those that will be entered in the Interclub competition.

So please get busy and nominate your best images before midnight on Monday the 22nd of July 2019, so the club is able to showcase your talent in the FCC InterClub competition.

by Tony Strasser, 16 July 2019