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

Competitions in 1906 – Open & Set – Sport & Recreation are closing soon!

Competitions in 1906 – Open & Set – Sport & Recreation will close Sunday, 14th July 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, 11 July 2019

Reminder for Competition 1906 – Open and Set “Sport and Recreation”

Members are reminded to prepare their entries for our next competition and submit them before midnight on Saturday the 13th of July 2019.

Judging will occur on the evening of Monday the 15th of July 2019.

Competition 1906 is Open and Set with the set topic being “Sport and Recreation”. For example, a photo of a person or people engaged in a sport or recreational activity.

We look forward to seeing your entries. If there are questions please direct them to the Competition Secretary well before deadline.

by Tony Strasser, 7 July 2019

Results for competitions in 1905 – Open & Set – Still Life

There were 35 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

Jeffrey Akers – Top Shot
Open Mono Large Print

Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Tony Strasser – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Philip Weir – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Philip Weir – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Elaine Holliday – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Menno Knipper – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Cathy Houston – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Reena Cheng – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Nancy Morley – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Richard McMullen – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Max Pegler – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Guy Innes – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Philip Weir – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Graeme James – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Graeme James – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Reena Cheng – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Don Munro – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Max Pegler – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

Elaine Innes – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

David Mellefont – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Don Munro – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Don Munro – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Chris Kenyon – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Philip Weir – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Chris Barlow – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

David Mellefont – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Don Munro – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Don Munro – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Richard McMullen – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Digital

Lynne Bentley – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Don Dickins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Don Dickins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

by Tony Strasser, 25 June 2019

Our next Meeting: Christmas in July Monday 1st July 2019

Hi everyone

Christmas in July will be held at the Geranium Cottage @ 6.30pm Monday 1st July 2019 .

Where: Geranium Cottage 838 Old Northern Road, Middle Dural 

Time: 6.30 for 7pm dinner

PLEASE PAY NOW: $45.00 per person to Pennant Hills Photographic Club bank account: BSB: 032 087 Account: 731071 using the CODE: XJuly Your Name

Dress: in layers – if you get hot you take off if you get cold you can put on!!!

If you haven’t let us know that you are coming please do so – late comers very welcome.

If I don’t see you tomorrow at Cockatoo Island I look forward to seeing you at our Christmas in July.

Thanks

Nancy

President

0481 345 320

by Nancy Morley, 21 June 2019

PHPC Photo Rally – Saturday 22nd June 2019

This year’s PHPC Photo Rally will be held on Saturday the 22nd June 2019 on Cockatoo Island. The following brochure provides the details.

Members’ photos taken at the Photo Rally can be entered into PHPC Competition 1907 to be judged on the 29th July 2019.

by Tony Strasser, 17 June 2019

FCC F/Stop Newsletter for June 2019

The June 2019 edition of the FCC’s F/Stop Newsletter can be viewed at this link.

by Tony Strasser, 16 June 2019

Competitions in 1905 – Open & Set – Still Life are closing soon!

Competitions in 1905 – Open & Set – Still Life will close Sunday, 16th June 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, 13 June 2019

Reminder: Competition 1905 Open and Set Topic “Still Life”

Members are reminded to prepare and submit entries for the next competition which has both an Open and a Set Topic. The Set Topic is “Still Life” – For example:A depiction of inanimate subject matter, typically an object or a small group of objects.

Background on the topic of Still Life and inspiration may be obtained from Don Dickins’ recent excellent presentation.

The competition will be judged on Monday the 17th of June 2019. Entries close at midnight on Saturday the 15th of June 2019 (referred to on our website as 12:00am Sunday 16th June 2019)

by Tony Strasser, 5 June 2019

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