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
Aug
24
Sat
all-day Outing – Weekend Away – TBA
Outing – Weekend Away – TBA
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day
A photographic weekend away. Details will be published closer to the date.
Sep
2
Mon
7:45 pm Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Sep 2 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Details will be announced closer to the date.
Sep
16
Mon
7:45 pm Competition 1909 – Open & Set – ... @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 1909 – Open & Set – ... @ Uniting Church Hall
Sep 16 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 1909 – Open & Set – Story Telling   One or more images presented on the same mount telling a story.
Sep
30
Mon
6:00 pm Outing – TBA
Outing – TBA
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Details will be announced closer to the date.
Oct
7
Mon
7:45 pm Labour Day – No Meeting @ Uniting Church Hall
Labour Day – No Meeting @ Uniting Church Hall
Oct 7 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Labour Day is a public holiday and consequently there will be no Club meeting.
Recent Posts Archives

Travel Photography Presentation

Many thanks to Rosslyn Duncan and Jeff Akers who regaled the members present with their tales and experiences about travel photography at our last meeting. The photographs they shared with us were excellent and most interesting.

Jeff’s presentation is now on our website for those that wish to view it again.

by Tony Strasser, 5 June 2019

Results for competitions in 1904 – Open & Set – Nature

There were 27 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Graeme James – Top Shot
Open Mono Large Print

Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Julia Breit – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Jeffrey Akers – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Jeffrey Akers – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Tony Strasser – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Tony Strasser – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Omid Mazloomi – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Nancy Morley – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Tony Strasser – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Don Dickins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Don Dickins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Graeme James – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Julia Breit – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Menno Knipper – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

David Mellefont – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

David Mellefont – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Elaine Holliday – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Digital

Menno Knipper – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Rosslyn Duncan – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Chris Barlow – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Chris Barlow – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Stewart Bradbury – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Don Dickins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Don Dickins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Alan Torrens – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

by Colin Woods, 31 May 2019

New Features on MyPhotoClub

Image Viewing Page for individuals and the capability to select an image from this page.

The main news is the introduction of the Image Viewing Page for individuals and the capability to select an existing image for entry.  The Image Viewing page is accessible from the Members Directory page and from the Profile page.
The capability to select an existing image is now built into the entry form.  This allows a person to re-use an image previously uploaded.  It is accessed from the entry form using the green button shown below.

This button takes you to the Image Viewing page with a clear indication that it is in “selection  mode”

Selecting a thumbnail will show the Commenting Page and has a red button to select that image.

Selecting the image takes you back to the entry form and the selected entry looks the same as if it just uploaded the entry.  
The Print and Projected Image of the Year competition will be restricted to allow only previously entered images to be entered using this feature.
Members are reminded of our club’s rules regarding previously entered images. Only images that have not achieved a Credit, Merit or Top Shot Award may be entered in competitions to a maximum of three times. Images achieving a Credit or higher award may not be entered in any further competitions, with the following exception. All images, regardless of awards achieved, may be entered into the Print and Projected Image of the Year competition, but only in the same calendar year of the original entry.

Issues with the display of Competitions page.

Several people have reported a problem where each collection is shown extremely narrow and impossible to read.  An example of this phenomenon is shown below. This is caused by a bug in the screen resizing process to dynamically adapt to different screen sizes.  The workaround for this is to adjust the width of the window, usually by grabbing the edge of the window and dragging it in or out until the page displays correctly.

Other competitions you can enter

Below your competitions are links to competitions MyPhotoClub hosts that you may be interested in entering. Some have restrictions (NPF is for Hunter region club) but they are generally of interest to our members. A very special night sky competition is available called Capture the Cosmos.

by Tony Strasser, 30 May 2019

FCC Top Shot 2019 Results and Catalogue

The results of the awards and catalogue of entries in the FCC Top Shot Competition for 2019 have been published by the FCC. They can be viewed by clicking on this link. Please have a look at the catalogue to see the wonderful photos and to perhaps gain some inspiration for your own work.

Congratulations to the PHPC members that entered the competition: Jeff Akers, Graeme James, Chris Kenyon and Reena Cheng.

Special congratulations go to Jeff Akers who achieved first place in the Monochrome Large Print category.

by Tony Strasser, 29 May 2019

Travel Photography Presentation on Monday the 3rd of June 2019

Jeff Akers and Rosslyn Duncan will be sharing their experiences with travel photography at the next meeting of the Pennant Hills Photographic Club.

Members are encouraged to bring their cameras along to participate in some practical exercises related to the topic.

by Tony Strasser, 29 May 2019

FCC Topshot 2019 Exhibition and Awards – Sunday 26th May 2019

Please follow this link to view the invitation to and the information about this year’s FCC Topshot Exhibition and Awards.

The event is being hosted by the St George Photographic Society at the St George Leagues Club, 124 Princess Highway, Beverley Park 2217, and it commences at 10:30am. The program is on the FCC website announcement.

by Tony Strasser, 24 May 2019

Competitions in 1904 – Open & Set – Nature are closing soon!

Competitions in 1904 – Open & Set – Nature will close Sunday, 19th May 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, 16 May 2019

Still Life Presentation and Workshop

Many thanks to Don Dickins for his presentation on Still Life given on the 6th of May 2019, and for conducting the workshop afterwards. A copy of his presentation can be found on our Presentations and Tutorials page.

by Tony Strasser, 14 May 2019

Competition 1904 – Open and Set “Nature” Closes Soon

Members are reminded that the next competition judging evening is on Monday the 20th May 2019. Entries into competition 1904 must be submitted before midnight Saturday 18th May which is the same time as 12:00 am on Sunday 19th May 2019. Competition 1904 is Open and Set and the Set topic is “Nature”. The definition of the set topic is lengthy and members are encouraged to view the definition on the APS website by following this link.

Good luck with your entries and we look forward to seeing them on the 20th of May.

by Tony Strasser, 14 May 2019

Results for competitions in 1903 – Open & Set – Creative

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

Philip Weir – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Richard McMullen – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Nancy Morley – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Cathy Houston – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Philip Weir – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Richard McMullen – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Omid Mazloomi – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Jeffrey Akers – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Nancy Morley – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Michael Frost – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Digital

by Tony Strasser, 5 May 2019