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
Feb
3
Mon
7:45 pm Welcome Back @ Uniting Church Hall
Welcome Back @ Uniting Church Hall
Feb 3 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Welcome back.  Presentation of the 2020 program. A selection of members’ photographs for your enjoyment.
Feb
17
Mon
7:45 pm Competition 2001 – Open @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 2001 – Open @ Uniting Church Hall
Feb 17 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 2001 – Open   Any subject treated pictorially. A pictorial treatment is one embodying the elements of good design, arrangement of composition, and which reflects the personal interpretation of the photographer.
Mar
2
Mon
7:45 pm Presentation – Underwater Photog... @ Uniting Church Hall
Presentation – Underwater Photog... @ Uniting Church Hall
Mar 2 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Underwater Photography with Kevin Deacon Kevin Deacon is considered one of Australia’s most experienced, accomplished and highly published underwater photographers. His images have received international acclaim and have graced the pages of prestigious books and[...]
Mar
16
Mon
7:45 pm Competition 2002 – Set Only – Au... @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 2002 – Set Only – Au... @ Uniting Church Hall
Mar 16 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 2002 – Set Only – Australian Landscapes   A photograph of natural land or coastal scenery taken within Australia, which may include people, buildings or other objects, provided that these elements do not dominate the[...]
Mar
28
Sat
10:00 am Outing – Museums Discover Centre... @ Museums Discovery Centre
Outing – Museums Discover Centre... @ Museums Discovery Centre
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
https://maas.museum/museums-discovery-centre/ Details to be provided closer to the outing
Recent Posts Archives

Outing – Monday Night Darling Harbour – Long Exposure – 30th September 2019 from 6.00pm

Hi members,

Monday 30th September will be an outing at Darling Harbour. We will meet in the middle of the Pyrmont Bridge at 6.30pm.

Dinner will be held at: Rashays 8.30pm: Level 2, Harbourside Shopping Centre – Western side of Darling Harbour – we will book for dinner please sign the sheet on Monday night if you can attend.

See you tomorrow night.

Nancy Morley

President

by Nancy Morley, 15 September 2019

Competitions in 1909 – Open & Set – Story Telling are closing soon!

Competitions in 1909 – Open & Set – Story Telling will close Sunday, 15th September 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, 12 September 2019

Presentation on Maximalist Photography is online

Many thanks to our colleague, Don Munro, for his inspiring presentation on Maximalist Photography, given at our last meeting on Monday the 2nd of September 2019. If you missed it, or want to review it, the presentation is now online at this link.

by Tony Strasser, 10 September 2019

Monday night meeting 2 September 2019

Hi all

On Monday night 2 September Don Munro will give a 45 minute presentation + workshop on ‘Forget Minimalism – Taking Maximalist Photos’ -please bring your camera.

Thanks

Nancy

President

by Nancy Morley, 1 September 2019

Results for competitions in 1908 – Open & Set – Opposites

There were 9 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 1908 – Open & Set – Opposites

Night to Day
Graeme James – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Male Female
Omid Mazloomi – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Time to say Goodbye
Elaine Holliday – Top Shot – Set
SetSubject Digital

fun and games
Reena Cheng – Top Shot
Open Mono Large Print

20th Century v 21st
Max Pegler – Merit – Set
SetSubject Colour Large Print

Alive or Dead
Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Mono Large Print

BERLIN TOWER & MONUMENT
Don Dickins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Small Print

Polls apart
Nick Collins – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

Checkmate
Elaine Holliday – Merit – Set
SetSubject Digital

by Elaine Holliday, 20 August 2019

PHPC Outing – Kurnell & Kamay Botany Bay National Park – Saturday 24th August

Meet 10:00 Am Kurnell Visitor Centre and we will decide where and when to meet for lunch.

All weather event but can get chilly along the cliff face.

Park opens 7AM for the early risers and closes 7:30 PM.

All Day Parking $ 8.00 per vehicle.

No shops in the national park but take away just outside the park and along the western shore of Kurnell.

Public transport is available from Cronulla to the park.

Photo opportunities along the cliff faces to Cape Bailey Lighthouse with several easy walks within the park, additional opportunities along the western shoreline of Kurnell. Whale watching if you’re lucky, bring an extra-long lens.

If you are coming please sign the sheet on Monday night.

Here is a link to the map of the area: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kurnell+Visitor+Centre/@-34.0096947,151.2164846,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b12b68557df16cd:0x7cedd1d344d631aa!8m2!3d-34.0049365!4d151.2216452

Thanks

Chris Kenyon

Contact for the day – Chris mobile 0428419670

by Nancy Morley, 18 August 2019

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