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.

Meeting Address only: 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.

Postal Address: PO Box 12, Pennant Hills NSW 2120

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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7:45 pm Comp 2110 – Special Subject – Wh... @ Zoom
Comp 2110 – Special Subject – Wh... @ Zoom
Oct 18 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Special Subject – What is It? An image of an object taken from an unusual angle or at a different magnification to usual.
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7:45 pm AGM via Zoom
AGM via Zoom
Nov 15 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
The PHPC Annual General Meeting.
7:45 pm Comp 2111 – Set Only – Our Club ... @ Zoom
Comp 2111 – Set Only – Our Club ... @ Zoom
Nov 15 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
A photo taken at a Pennant Hills Photographic Club function during 2021. The best photos should bring back memories of the year and maybe encourage new members to join. Judging will be by the Club[...]
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7:45 pm Competition 2112 – Print & Proje... @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 2112 – Print & Proje... @ Uniting Church Hall
Dec 6 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 2112 – Print & Projected Image of the Year.  An image which has been shown at one of the competition nights in 2021. 2112 – POSTER COMP. An image too large to fit in[...]
Recent Posts Archives

Christmas in July – Monday 5th July 2021

Hi all

PLEASE RESPOND ASAP VIA EMAIL to president@phpc.org.au . THANKS

As per previous years (not including 2020 covid year) we have held Christmas in July at the Geranium Cottage 828 Old Northern Rd, Dural. The owner, Jim, was a former member of PHPC and is happy to host this event again. (Note: Jim opens up the Cafe especially for us)

The food and service have been great and we never leave with an empty stomach and every one enjoys themselves.

To proceed with this we require a minimum number of 30 people to attend (partners and family welcome). Please email me if you are committed to attending and how many are coming with you (please note payment will be upfront once we confirm that this event will go ahead).

  • Cost: $45.00 per head – no refunds (if we get close to numbers the price may go up!
  • Date: Monday 5th July 2021
  • Time: 6.30 – 10.30 pm
  • Venue: Geranium Cottage Nursery and Cafe

Please respond to this email with your commitment to attend. If we don’t get enough people we will have to resort to a back up plan. Could you put in the Subject heading: Xmas in July

Thanks
Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 3 June 2021

Federation of Camera Clubs (FCC) ID Card

Hi all

In previous years the FCC has made a template available to
clubs to produce personal FCC identity cards for club
members. These were to identify the club photographers as
amateur, and not professional photographers. This helps to
avoid issues with council rangers or security personnel,
which can happen in places like Darling Harbour, around the
Sydney foreshore, and at some National Parks.

If you would like an FCC id card please let me know. We will only do one print run of these so let me know asap if you would like one.

Thanks

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 1 June 2021

PHPC Exhibition/Portfolio Expression of Interest

Hi all

A number of years ago PHPC use to hold a club exhibition at Pennant Hills Library. I would like to see who is interested in doing this again.

We have two options:

  • Option 1: Members interested enters at least one (1) photo (depending on the number of people interested) as per previous exhibitions (not limited)
  • Option 2: Members that are interested in exhibiting a portfolio – a body of work that relates to each other eg 6 photos each (limited numbers of members approx 10 members) see example below – Elaine Holliday from the Hornsby Heights Camera Club Portfolio Exhibition they held earlier this year

This will require the following:

  • Option 1: members will have to pick and mount their own photo(s) as per the rules of the exhibition
  • Option 2: members interested in this options will commit to meeting monthly to discuss the when, where and how of the portfolio exhibition

Elaine’s Portfolio

Please respond to me via email telling me which option you are interested in being part of by Sunday 6th June 2021. This will enable the committee with a direction to move forward.

Any questions please email or phone me.

Kind regards

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 1 June 2021

2020 Special Event and Point Score Awards

At PHPC’s last meeting for 2020, our President Nancy Morley presented awards to the winners of the Special Event and Point Score.

1st PlacePlaza TrophySpecial Event
Street Photography
Small PrintsChris Kenyon
2nd PlaceSpecial Event
Street Photography
Small PrintsOmid Mazloomi
3rd PlaceSpecial Event
Street Photography
Small PrintsDavid Mellefont
1st PlaceFletcher TrophySpecial Event
Street Photography
Colour PrintsElaine Holliday
2nd PlaceSpecial Event
Street Photography
Colour PrintsMichael Frost
3rd PlaceSpecial Event
Street Photography
Colour PrintsRay Moore
1st PlaceMaxwell TrophySpecial Event
Street Photography
Monochrome PrintMichael Frost
2nd PlaceSpecial Event
Street Photography
Monochrome PrintsJudy Ly
3rd PlaceSpecial Event
Street Photography
Monochrome PrintsDon Munro
1st PlacePaxton TrophySpecial Event
Street Photography
DigitalElaine Holliday
2nd PlaceSpecial Event
Street Photography
DigitalDon Munro
3rd PlaceSpecial Event
Street Photography
DigitalRichard McMullen
1st PlacePoint ScoreSmall PrintsChris Kenyon
2nd PlacePoint ScoreSmall PrintsDon Dickins
3rd PlacePoint ScoreSmall PrintsOmid Mazloomi
1st PlacePoint ScoreColour PrintsElaine Holliday
2nd PlacePoint ScoreColour PrintsChris Kenyon
3rd PlacePoint ScoreColour PrintsOmid Mazloomi
1st PlacePoint ScoreMonochrome PrintsElaine Holliday
2nd PlacePoint ScoreMonochrome PrintsDon Dickins
3rd PlacePoint ScoreMonochrome PrintsGraeme James
1st PlacePoint ScoreDigitalElaine Holliday
2nd PlacePoint ScoreDigitalMichael Frost and Don Dickins
3rd PlacePoint ScoreDigitalRichard McMullen

The following are photos of the awards presentations to those present on the evening..

Chris Kenyon – 1st place Plaza Trophy – Special Event Street Photography – Small Prints
Omid Mazloomi – 2nd place – Special Event Street Photography – Small Prints
David Mellefont – 3rd place – Special Event Street Photography – Small Prints
Elaine Holliday – 1st place – Fletcher Trophy – Special Event Street Photography – Colour Prints
Michael Frost – 2nd place – Special Event Street Photography – Colour Prints
Michael Frost – 1st place – Maxwell Trophy – Special Event Street Photography – Monochrome Prints
Judy Ly – 2nd place – Special Event Street Photography – Monochrome Prints
Elaine Holliday – 1st place – Paxton Trophy – Special Event Street Photography – Digital Images
Don Munro – 2nd place – Special Event Street Photography – Digital Images
Richard McMullen – 3rd place – Special Event Street Photography – Digital Images
Chris Kenyon – 1st place – Point Score – Small Prints
Omid Mazloomi – 3rd place – Point Score – Small Prints
Elaine Holliday – 1st place – Point Score – Colour Prints
Chris Kenyon – 2nd place – Point Score – Colour Prints
Omid Mazloomi – 3rd place – Point Score – Colour Prints
Elaine Holliday – 1st place – Point Score – Monochrome Prints
Elaine Holliday – 1st place – Point Score – Digital Images
Michael Frost and Don Dickins – 2nd place – Point Score – Digital Images
Richard McMullan – 3rd place – Point Score – Digital Images

by Judy Ly, 29 May 2021

2021 Outings

Hi all

Please find a list of outings recently added to the calendar. Please update your calendar so you don’t miss these events.

  • 7th June – Monday night – Parramatta 4 – 10pm
  • 12th June – Saturday – Barangaroo 10am
  • 24th July – Saturday – Photo Rally 10am
  • 25th September – Saturday – Western Sydney Parklands Zoo
  • 22nd/23rd/24th October – Weekend away – South Coast
  • 1st November – Monday night – Night shoot Luna Park
  • 29th November – Monday night – City Christmas TBC

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 20 May 2021

Outing: Monday night 7th June 2021

Parramatta 4 – 10 pm

Hi everyone,

As I mentioned Monday night we will visit the Parramatta district for an outing. Even though there is construction going on we will use this as an opportunity to photography the changes happening as well as other areas of Parramatta. Please see the meeting information below (# = numbers on map attached)

Initial meet: 4:00 pm at Bankwest Stadium #3 (Opposite St Patrick’s Cathedral)

2nd Meeting place: 6.00pm at George St Gatehouse #10

Dinner @7.15 at Alex & Co 125 Church St Parramatta Directions: from Parramatta Heritage & Visitor Information Centre (#14) walk over the Lennox Bridge and it will be on your left.

Print this sheet off and bring it, and a map (attached), with you so you don’t get lost.

Getting There:

  • Drive and park – you will be lucky to get a free car park, so some options are park near the Catholic School after school hours, or the shopping Centre car park (Westfield) or the parking lot just south of the Bankwest Stadium
  • Catch a bus – from the city west along Victoria Rd; Bus from Parramatta Railway Station up Church St; Bus from Castle Hill down Windsor Rd and then Church St: Bus 600 from Hornsby to Parramatta (it goes around the world)
  • Ferry – Catch a ferry from Circular Quay or Meadowbank or Rydalmere to Parramatta
  • Train – Disembark at Parramatta Station and navigate to Bankwest  Stadium

You can get maps from the Parramatta Heritage & Visitors Information Centre near the north eastern end of the Lennox Bridge that crossed Parramatta River on Church St across the road from the Riverside Theatre.

If you were not at the last Monday’s meeting can you email me to confirm that you are coming for the outing and for dinner (we would like to book especially for catering purposes).

Hope to see you there. Email/phone me with any questions.

by Nancy Morley, 20 May 2021

Results for competitions in 04 – Set Only – Nature

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 04 – Set Only – Nature

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

fruit bats
Graeme James – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Fruit Bat
Graeme James – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Crabs in Jervis Bay
Prasad de Silva – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Small Print

Ridge
Don Munro – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Digital

Slithering
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

caterpillar
Norm Wilkinson – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

giraffe feeding on birds nests
ROBERT Whyms – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Golden Bay Sunset
Chris Kenyon – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Young Sea Eagle
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

In the Pink
Chris Kenyon – Set – Merit
Set Subject Small Print

Rainboe Lorrikeet in Flowering Gum
Don Dickins – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Going to bed in my nighty Krueger
Menno Knipper – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Magellan Morning
Janne Ramsay – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Cockatoo on high
Ray Moore – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

by Don Dickins, 19 May 2021

Tonight – Portraiture

Hi all

A reminder tonight we have a presentation by Phil Weir on portraiture photography. Please come prepared to have fun and learn about portraiture photography, also to be a model as well as a photographer. We hope to have 3 sets of lighting set up and will work in groups.

Please bring your camera, tripod, maybe a flash if you have one, also bring props eg hats, scarves, smoking pipes, anything that you think will be good in a photo. Please note that photos taken can be used for the end of year Competition – Our Club.

Here are some websites for tips:

See you all tonight.

Nancy

by Nancy Morley, 3 May 2021

Results for competitions in 03 – Open & Set – Creative 2021

There were 13 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 03 – Open & Set – Creative 2021

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Homestead in Oil
Chris Barlow – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Pos Neg
Philip Weir – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Mono Large Print

water drops on a cd
Judy Ly – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Small Print

Sprung
Philip Weir – Set – Top Shot
Set Subject Digital

Orb in the park
Judy Ly – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

huntervalleyvangogh
Norm Wilkinson – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Ballooning Tin City
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Colour Large Print

Spanish fantasy
Graeme James – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Many Faces of Dave
Nancy Morley – Set – Merit
Set Subject Mono Large Print

Lock down pass time
John Wybrow – Set – Merit
Set Subject Small Print

Joey
Richard McMullen – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Angel
Elaine Holliday – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

Liquid Metals
Omid Mazloomi – Set – Merit
Set Subject Digital

by Don Dickins, 20 April 2021

“eBook + Curation” online workshop

Dear Members,

Anyone wishing to register for the “eBook + Curation” online workshop, please follow this link and sign up. There is no charge for members:

https://ewenbell.com/workshop-phcc.php

Here’s what it’s all about:

A unique photography workshop run by Ewen Bell. This workshop offers a different way to think about photography, and how to present your images. It’s not about a single image, it’s about the connection between your images. Ewen will help guide you to turn your photos into a story. Build and curate a consistent theme through your ebook, and find new ways to express your photographic ideas.

Starting on May 5, 2021
6:30pm for 4 weeks
Limited to 10 participants
FREE for Members of Pennant Hills Photographic Club

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by Nancy Morley, 6 April 2021