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.

Address: 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.

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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Apr
19
Mon
7:45 pm Comp 2103 – Open and Set – Creative @ Uniting Church Hall
Comp 2103 – Open and Set – Creative @ Uniting Church Hall
Apr 19 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 03 – Open & Set – Creative: The final image should contain extra elements outside the normal photographic process. It must contain some evidence of a photographic image. It may be produced by manipulating[...]
Apr
26
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7:30 pm Committee Meeting Monday 26th Ap... @ TBA
Committee Meeting Monday 26th Ap... @ TBA
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hi all, we will be holding our next committee meeting Monday night 26th April with venue TBA. Kind regards Nancy
May
3
Mon
7:45 pm Presentation – Phillip Weir on P... @ Uniting Church Hall
Presentation – Phillip Weir on P... @ Uniting Church Hall
May 3 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Presentation 02 – Philip Weir Portraiture – Bring your camera, dress up, bring a model
May
17
Mon
7:45 pm Comp 2104 – Open and Set – Nature @ Uniting Church Hall
Comp 2104 – Open and Set – Nature @ Uniting Church Hall
May 17 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Per the Australian Photographic Society definition. See https://www.a-p-s.org.au/index.php/nature-definition
Jun
7
Mon
7:45 pm Outing in Parramatta @ Uniting Church Hall
Outing in Parramatta @ Uniting Church Hall
Jun 7 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Outing – Parramatta: Visit Parramatta at night and dinner
Recent Posts Archives

Results for competitions in 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 Poster Competition

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Look Out
Chris Kenyon – First
Poster Competition

To the rescue
Philip Weir – Second
Poster Competition

ROMAN SOLDIERS PREPARING TO MUSTER
Don Dickins – Third
Poster Competition

by Don Dickins, 8 December 2020

Vale Jeff Akers

Dear members,

It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of one of our members, Jeff Akers, early Friday morning. Jeff was a valued member of Pennant Hills Photographic Club since 2008 and will be missed.

We will hold a tribute to Jeff on Monday night.

I will forward to you details of his memorial when they are finalised.

Nancy Morley President

by Nancy Morley, 6 December 2020

Final Night – FACE-TO-FACE Print & Projected Image of Year Monday 7th December 2020 7PM – 10PM

Note: changes of timings and venue!

Dear members

I’m excited that we will be face-to-face for our last meeting of the year. Restrictions are easing which is wonderful news. Please note the starting time and venue below:

  • Starting time: doors open 7PM sharp
  • Meeting to start: 7.15PM sharp
  • Meeting will close: 10PM sharp
  • Venue: Pennant Hills Community Centre – Intermediate Hall (same venue as the library but downstairs)
  • Parking at the venue but if full there is parking across the street at the shopping centre – you can catch a train as the venue is across the road from the station
  • Please note Chris will put your photos on the stands, we ask that you place your photos in the correct place on the table – please make sure your photos have labels on all entries, printed out from MyPhotoClub. First will be Small Prints followed by Monochrome, Colour, Digital and then the Poster competition.

Do not attend if you are sick and if you have any concerns about covid please bring your own mask, sanitiser and gloves etc.

See you Monday night. Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Nancy Morley
President
Mob: 0481 345 320

by Nancy Morley, 3 December 2020

Results for competitions in 11 – Set Only – Water

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 11 – Set Only – Water

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Suspended Flow
Chris Kenyon – Top Shot – Set
All Grades SetSubject Colour Large Print

The Scream
Alan Torrens – Top Shot – Set
All Grades SetSubject Mono Large Print

Rapid Rapids
Chris Kenyon – Top Shot – Set
All Grades SetSubject Small Print

DOWNTHEDRAIN
Norm Wilkinson – Top Shot – Set
All Grades SetSubject Digital

Handle-with-care
Menno Knipper – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Colour Large Print

Rolling Swell
Chris Kenyon – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Colour Large Print

WATER OVER LOG
Don Dickins – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Mono Large Print

DAISEY DROPS
Don Dickins – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Small Print

Golden Bay Whirlpool
Chris Kenyon – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Small Print

Iced Water
Don Munro – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Small Print

Water Plop
Michael Frost – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Digital

Water Explosion
Michael Frost – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Digital

WATER DENIZENS
Don Dickins – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Digital

Water
Richard McMullen – Merit – Set
All Grades SetSubject Digital

by Nancy Morley, 17 November 2020

Print & Projected Image of the Year Monday 7th December 2020 @ 7pm-10pm

Dear Members,

It is with much pleasure that I inform you that we will be meeting face to face for our last and important meeting of the year – Print and Projected Image of the Year, Poster Competition, points score awards presentation plus a light supper, which the club will provide. We will also have an overview of next years competition subjects. So start printing (see below for more information)!!!

  • When: Monday night 7th December 2020
  • Time: 7pm – 10 pm (strictly)
  • Where: Pennant Hills Community Centre – Intermediate Hall (near the station)
  • Supper provided by the club
  • Please note: covid conditions apply – hall will take 37 people, please bring your own mask, sanitiser and anything you think to keep you safe – we will have to clean the hall after use

Rules Print and Projected Image of the Year (Small Prints, Colour Prints and Monochrome Prints – do not print Digital entries):

Rules for Poster Competition:

  • 2 entries per person
  • Posters must exceed a 40.6cm x 50.8cm rectangle in at least one dimension. There is no maximum size. No framed, wood mounted, or glass mounted prints are permitted however the poster can be printed on canvas and stretched across a frame. The winning poster may not be re-entered in following years.

Monday night 16th November the competition is Water – use your imagination – hint the subject must be about water. This will be via zoom.

Till then, take care.

Nancy – President

by Nancy Morley, 6 November 2020

Update – PLEASE READ & RESPOND

Hi all

  • Monday 2nd November: Presentation Monday night – Michelle Kennedy on Creative via Zoom see link below.
    • Nancy (David) Morley is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Join Zoom Meeting
    • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89344025739Meeting ID: 893 4402 5739
    • Dial by your location
    • +61 2 8015 6011 Australia
    • Meeting ID: 893 4402 5739
    • Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcaCrmSN1C
  • Monday Night – Competition Set only – Water via zoom (same link as above)
  • Print and Projected Image of the Year & Poster Competition – Monday 7th December.
    • PLEASE RESPOND VIA EMAIL to president@phpc.org.au or text me 0481345320
    • Question: Will you attend this last meeting if we hold it at a community centre that holds a larger number of people? Covid rules will apply. If the room is big enough would you bring your partner? We, the committee, see this as an opportunity to catch up and see the printed photos displayed, as well as hold the poster comp and have the yearly presentation. We would also like to update you on the 2021 calendar.

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you all Monday night.

Kind regards

Nancy – President

by Nancy Morley, 1 November 2020

Results for competitions in 10 Spec Trophy – Street Photography

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 10 Spec Trophy – Street Photography

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

A Step back in time
Elaine Holliday – First
All Grades SetSubject Colour Large Print

Relaxing in the Strand
Michael Frost – First
All Grades SetSubject Mono Large Print

Day with Granny
Chris Kenyon – First
All Grades SetSubject Small Print

Sleeping rough
Elaine Holliday – First
All Grades SetSubject Digital

Life is Good
Michael Frost – Second
All Grades SetSubject Colour Large Print

lindt cafe mourning
Judy Ly – Second
All Grades SetSubject Mono Large Print

Nice to meet you
Omid Mazloomi – Second
All Grades SetSubject Small Print

Manly Light
Don Munro – Second
All Grades SetSubject Digital

Outdoor Library
Ray Moore – Third
All Grades SetSubject Colour Large Print

Quay Walk
Ray Moore – Third
All Grades SetSubject Mono Large Print

Music Student
David Mellefont – Third
All Grades SetSubject Small Print

Posers
Richard McMullen – Third
All Grades SetSubject Digital

by Don Dickins, 29 October 2020

Results for competitions in 10 Spec Trophy – Street Photography

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 10 Spec Trophy – Street Photography

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

A Step back in time
Elaine Holliday – First
All Grades SetSubject Colour Large Print

Relaxing in the Strand
Michael Frost – First
All Grades SetSubject Mono Large Print

Day with Granny
Chris Kenyon – First
All Grades SetSubject Small Print

Sleeping rough
Elaine Holliday – First
All Grades SetSubject Digital

Life is Good
Michael Frost – Second
All Grades SetSubject Colour Large Print

lindt cafe mourning
Judy Ly – Second
All Grades SetSubject Mono Large Print

Nice to meet you
Omid Mazloomi – Second
All Grades SetSubject Small Print

Manly Light
Don Munro – Second
All Grades SetSubject Digital

Outdoor Library
Ray Moore – Third
All Grades SetSubject Colour Large Print

Quay Walk
Ray Moore – Third
All Grades SetSubject Mono Large Print

Music Student
David Mellefont – Third
All Grades SetSubject Small Print

Posers
Richard McMullen – Third
All Grades SetSubject Digital

by Don Dickins, 29 October 2020

PHPC Competition Zoom Link – Street Photography Monday 19th October 2020

Hi all

Please find the link below for Monday nights competition – Street Photography. This is a special set subject trophy competition and for this competition there is three placings 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each category.

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

Topic: PHPC Zoom Meeting Link
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime – PLEASE USE THIS ZOOM LOG IN FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89344025739

Meeting ID: 893 4402 5739
One tap mobile
+61370182005,,89344025739# Australia
+61731853730,,89344025739# Australia

Dial by your location
+61 2 8015 6011 Australia
Meeting ID: 893 4402 5739
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcaCrmSN1C

All the best

Regards

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 18 October 2020

PHPC Update

Dear Members,

I hope that you are all keeping well. I can’t believe that we are already in October and with very few meetings left.

Please find below an updated information:

  • Monday 5th October – NO meeting as this is a public holiday
  • Monday 19th October – Competition – Set only – Special Trophy – Street Photography – via zoom
  • Monday 26th October – Committee Meeting via zoom
  • Monday 2nd November – Presentation by Michelle Kennedy via zoom
    • Creative – “Activating the Creative Mind” and “Creative Composites – Looking Through the Layers”, see below for more description
  • Monday 16th November – Competition Set only – Water (please note this has changed from Our Club) via zoom
  • Monday 7th December – Print and Projected Image of the Year, Poster Competition and Christmas Party – the committee is currently looking at options to finish the year on a positive note and find a venue where we can have a meal and display our, printed, Image of the Year and Poster images for judging. Keep an eye out for further information (if you any ideas/suggestions please let me know).

Please note: the AGM will be postponed till next year due to covid.

Further information of Michelle’s presentation: The first is “Activating the Creative Mind”, it is a powerpoint presentation which gives ideas on where to start with a Creative Image and we do a couple of exercises to ‘switch’ the Creative mind on.  This is a bit of an interactive presentation and the audience are very much involved.  We do a couple of exercises where I provide a jpg file of a couple of squiggles for members to print if they would like to join in.  it is only one piece of paper.  (they can draw it if they wish too, but we all work with the same image so we can see how people view things differently)

The second workshop is “Creative Composites – Looking Through the Layers”.  This one is done in Photoshop.  I deconstruct one of my creative images.  I take the image back to the background and “build” it to show all the elements involved.  I also go over how I cut different elements out and open it up for questions.  Again having interaction from the audience is important and being able to talk about different elements as they come up rather than at the end.  

The committee is currently preparing for the 2021 year. We will have the calendar and any other information ready to send out by the December meeting.

I look forward to seeing you all on zoom Monday 19th October.

Till then stay well.

Regards Nancy, President

by Nancy Morley, 4 October 2020