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
5:00 am Outing – Tin City
Outing – Tin City
May 25 @ 5:00 am – 10:00 am
Dear members We, the committee, have decided to add another outing to our calendar, Tin City. Tin City is near Nelson Bay, Newcastle, approximately 2 hours from Pennant Hills.  (If you were at our last[...]
7:45 pm Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Jun 3 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Details will be announced closer to the date.
7:45 pm Competition 1905 – Open & Set – ... @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 1905 – Open & Set – ... @ Uniting Church Hall
Jun 17 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 1905 – Open & Set – Still Life.  A depiction of inanimate subject matter, typically an object or a small group of objects.
10:00 am Photo Rally – TBA
Photo Rally – TBA
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Details will be announced closer to the date.
6:30 pm Outing – Christmas in July
Outing – Christmas in July
Jul 1 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Details will be announced closer to the date.
Recent Posts Archives

Reminder – Competition 1902 Closes at Midnight Tonight!

Unfortunately an automated reminder about the current competition closing tonight was not sent, so apologies for this late reminder (even though the Club Calendar has been published for some time).

Competition 1902 – Set only with the topic “Australian Landscapes” closes at midnight tonight (Saturday the 16th March 2019). We have numerous entries already, but not the usual number yet. So please do make sure you upload your entries today in good time to allow for recovery from things not going as planned (which happens rarely).

If you are having difficulty please contact the Competition Secretary at competition@phpc.org.au or 0408-406-519 and I’ll try to assist.

by Tony Strasser, 16 March 2019

Photographic Excursions – 2019

Alan Hitchell has kindly provided a list of interesting events that present good opportunities for photography during 2019. Please note that these are not run by PHPC. See the list at the following link:

by Tony Strasser, 8 March 2019

Final Reminder to Renew Membership

Thank you to the majority of PHPC members that have renewed their memberships of the club. There are however still a number of members who have not as yet paid the 2019 fees. If you are in that category, please renew as soon as possible by making the appropriate membership payment as follows:

Membership fees for 2019:

  • Standard fee $90.00
  • Senior $85.00 (Senior’s Card)
  • Concession $80.00 (Pensioner)
  • School Student $35.00 (Under 18)

Please remit your membership fee by bank transfer to the following account, and also include your name in the remarks so we know who the fee is from.

Pennant Hills Photographic Club        BSB: 032 087 Account: 731071

Competition points will not be credited to members until they are financial.  As we are charged per member for use of the MyPhotoClub website, we will assume those members not renewing by the end of March have resigned from the club and their access to the PHPC website will be revoked.

If you are unsure of your membership status or wish to discuss renewing membership please contact the President or any of the Committee.

by Tony Strasser, 6 March 2019

Presentation – Being Creative in Camera

Our next meeting on Monday the 4th March 2019 will feature a presentation by Barbara Bryan on the subject “Being Creative in Camera”. This will be followed by some hands-on exercises so please bring your cameras. The full description is in our Calendar.

We hope this presentation will provide you with inspiration for our forthcoming competition with the set subject “Creative” to be held on the 15th April.

We look forward to seeing you on the 4th of March.

by Tony Strasser, 28 February 2019

Results for competitions in 1901 – Open

There were 4 entries that gained our highest award(s).

You may view all entries in competition 1901 by going to the Members / Competitions / View area of the website.

Congratulations to everyone that entered.  The standard of entries was very high.

Jeffrey Akers – Top Shot
Colour Large Print
Jeffrey Akers – Top Shot
Mono Large Print
David Mellefont – Top Shot
Open Small Print
Philip Weir – Top Shot
Open Digital

by Tony Strasser, 27 February 2019

Our MyPhotoClub Website Has Been Updated

As previously advised, the PHPC Website has been moved to Version 2 of the MyPhotoClub platform. The tutorial videos have been available for some time for you to familiarise yourself with the operation of the new website. All instructions pertaining to the previous website have been removed as they are no longer valid. The new website has a cleaner look and should be easy to operate.

All competitions for the year have now been set up and are available to enter. If you have a problem with these please contact the Competition Secretary. Publication of the results of Competition 1901 will occur shortly.

We welcome constructive feedback on the new site which can be directed to the webmaster@phpc.org.au.

by Tony Strasser, 27 February 2019

FCC F/Stop Newsletter for February 2019

The FCC Newsletter for February 2019 has just been published and may be read online here.

by Tony Strasser, 24 February 2019

The 2019 Competition Season Will Commence Soon

A gentle reminder that our 2019 Competition Season kicks off with an Open competition on Monday the 18th February 2019.  The competition entry form is available on our MyPhotoClub website.  The competition will close at midnight on Saturday the 16th of February. This is a point-score competition and points will be awarded only to current financial members of the Club.  An email concerning payment of Club Fees was distributed to all members on the 29th January 2019 and the corresponding post is on the Club’s website home page.

If you have not done so already, please prepare your photos, enter them on the MyPhotoClub website (taking care that you select the correct media), print your labels and attach them to the back of the prints. It is good practice to print your labels immediately after submitting your entry as you cannot print them after the competition closes. A good idea is to “Print to PDF” and save the file for when you need it and you can then print it when and as often as needed.

Instructions for entering a competition are on the Club Documents page and at this link: PHPC MyPhotoClub Instruction – Entering a Competition

The Competition Rules and Categories 2019  and the 2019 PHPC Calendar of competitions and events may also be found there.

As usual, if you have any difficulties or questions, please contact the Competition Secretary, Tony Strasser on 0408-406-519 or at competition@phpc.org.au.

Good luck with your entries! See you at the judging on the evening of the 18th February 2019.

by Tony Strasser, 8 February 2019

2018 Competition Awards

Congratulations to all members that participated in the 2018 PHPC competitions, and especially to those achieving recognition through receiving awards.

The main award ceremony for the 2018 competition year was held during the final PHPC meeting on the 3rd December 2018, where the Print and Projected Images of the Year were judged.  Awards for the Print and Projected Images of the Year 2018 were presented on the 4th February 2019.

A gallery of photos of the award recipients has been created at this page: PHPC 2018 Awards The page can also be reached through the Club Rules and Documents page.

by Tony Strasser, 8 February 2019

Presentations from the First Meeting of 2019

The presentations by Don Munro (Making a Photobook), Phil Weir (Still Life), and Tony Strasser (Creating Two Competition Photos) given at our first meeting have now been placed on the website at this location: https://pennanthills.myphotoclub.com.au/tutorials-and-presentations/.  This page can also be found by going to the Club Rules and Documents page and a link to the Tutorials and Presentations page is about halfway down.  The page is restricted for viewing to club members only.

by Tony Strasser, 5 February 2019