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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7:45 pm Presentation – Mounting Photogra... @ Uniting Church Hall
Presentation – Mounting Photogra... @ Uniting Church Hall
Apr 1 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
A talk will be given by Peter Kenny proprietor of Framing Life and an accomplished photographer in his own right on the topic of mounting photographic prints. The emphasis will be on correctly mounting prints[...]
7:45 pm Competition 1903 – Open & Set – ... @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 1903 – Open & Set – ... @ Uniting Church Hall
Apr 15 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 1903 – Open & Set – Creative.  Images displaying an original, inventive or striking effect created in camera and/or by an editing program. The image must show evidence of a photographic image taken by[...]
6:00 pm Outing – TBA
Outing – TBA
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Details will be announced closer to the date.
7:45 pm Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
May 6 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Details will be announced closer to the date.
7:45 pm Competition 1904 – Open & Set – ... @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 1904 – Open & Set – ... @ Uniting Church Hall
May 20 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 1904 – Open & Set – Nature. Per the Australian Photographic Society definition. See https://www.a-p-s.org.au/index.php/nature-definition
Recent Posts Archives

It’s Time To Enter Competition 1802 – Water Moving or Still

It is just under one week until entries close for our next photo competition.  Competition 1802 is set subject only: “Water, moving or still, is the main subject, not the attractive woman under the waterfall or the surfer on a wave”.

The competition will close to entries at 11:45pm on Sunday 18th March 2018. Late entries will not be accepted!

Please note that there is an error in the form allowing the selection of open entries.  Please only enter and select the set entries.

Important:  Print entries must attach the MyPhotoClub generated labels as they show the entry identifier which both indicates the entry was submitted on-time and which makes it much easier for us to find them on our scoring sheets.  Entries without system-generated labels may not be admitted for judging.

PHPC MyPhotoClub Instruction – Entering a Competition

by Tony Strasser, 11 March 2018

Special Workshop by Adam Williams

Thanks for having me last night, it was great to meet everyone!

Just a quick note regarding the upcoming workshop and the special club deal.

The link to the workshop is here – https://www.australianphotographer.com/sydneyworkshop-of-wizardry

The workshop is at Dee Why RSL on the 7th of April

Tickets are $279 Currently $249 for the Early Bird Sale

Plus every person attending receives:

  • Easy Way Photography Essentials Online Photoshop Workflow course – Beginner
  • Easy Way Photography Accelerator Online Photoshop Workflow course – Intermediate
  • Easy Way Photography Turbo Online Photoshop Workflow course – Advanced
  • Plus a special extra bonus my new 5 Minute Magic Lightroom Workflow

How –

Thanks again

Adam Williams. M.Photog
M: 0447 263 772

Adam Williams Photography

by Tony Strasser, 6 March 2018

Competition 1801 Finalised – How to View the Results

It is a pleasure to announce that our first competition cycle is now complete. All scores have been entered, checked, and published on the MyPhotoClub Website.  There were a few glitches on the way but we got there. Thank you everyone for your cooperation and assistance in achieving the results. It has been a big learning curve for all of us.

The results are now available for you to see.  The instructions for viewing competition images and results can be viewed by clicking on the following link. They are also on the Club Documents Page and on the MyPhotoClub page on our old website.

PHPC MyPhotoClub Instruction – Viewing Completed Competitions

Competition entries will also start appearing as featured photos on this site. One will appear on the home page, and several are distributed through the “About the Club” page.  The images that appear there are random.

We have learned some lessons on how best to organise the judging process for ease of scoring.  More information will be released about that shortly.

So well done everyone. The competition year is off to a good start.

by Tony Strasser, 24 February 2018

Our First Competition Using MyPhotoClub

A big thank you to all Club Members who contributed to making our first photo competition using MyPhotoClub a success.  We had what appears to be a near-record number of entries on display, and all photos shown were of a very high standard. So well done!

There are a couple of things that Members need to ensure they have done in order to successfully finalise this competition and to have their competition points awarded:

  1. If you have not submitted images, titles and categories for your entries on the site using the competition entry form, then we cannot include, nor score, your entry. Please complete this step as soon as possible. Competition 1801 remains open for retrospective entries until 11:45pm next Saturday 24th February. That is plenty of time and there will be no extensions.
  2. Only financial members will accrue points on the system.  A red “Renew Membership” button will appear on your home page if the website does not know about your membership renewal. If you have paid by cash or bank transfer then please register your payment on the system by clicking on the red Renew Membership button and fill in the form and submit it. You will then, after a day or so, receive confirmation of renewal and the red button will disappear.  If you do not renew and you do not register renewal online, then you will not receive competition points!

Instructions on how to do the above have been posted on the site and on our old website.

Thank you to members that have already done all these things. You will receive full credit for your entries.

Finally, the next competition will be run using the new process. Entries are to be made before before deadline. No entries will be accepted after the deadline!  We will send you a reminder 2 weeks ahead of deadline so you don’t forget. All competitions for the year are available for entry already, so you have plenty of time to start building your portfolio of entries on the system, and to change your mind as you wish.

Thanks for your forbearance and cooperation as we make this important change to the administration of our Club and its competitions. With your help it will be a complete success.

As always, if you need assistance then please do not hesitate to ask any of the Committee.

by Tony Strasser, 20 February 2018

Renewing Your Club Membership Using MyPhotoClub

At this time of year Club members are being asked to renew their memberships of the Club. Previously the Treasurer has sent an email to all members requesting payment by bank transfer (preferably) or by cash at a Club meeting.
The MyPhotoClub website now includes a facility for members to register their renewal (or initial) payments. A facility to use PayPal for this purpose is also provided. Be aware though that PayPal deducts a small commission on the way through, so the Club will not receive the total amount paid. It is however a quicker and more automated method.
The instructions for using this new facility are enclosed below. As always, the Committee stands ready to assist if a Member requires assistance.

PHPC MyPhotoClub Instruction – Paying for Membership

by Tony Strasser, 17 February 2018

Procedure for Our First Competition

This website is now available for Club Members to use. Instructions have been posted here and on our old website at phpc.org.au /More/MyPhotoClub. The instructions are also linked to the Club Documents page.
Members are encouraged to make your entries for the first competition on this site.
As we don’t want to split our scoring system this year, we are aiming to capture all images and scores for the first competition on this MyPhotoClub website.
To facilitate this, we will leave the competition open, and if you don’t manage to complete the entry form before the competition we ask that you complete it as soon as possible after the competition, and certainly within the following week.  This will allow us to record all the scores and have a complete record. The instructions for doing this are also enclosed.
P.S. If entries are not registered we won’t know they have been entered and we will be unable to score them!
P.P.S. Only Financial Members’ entries will be scored. Fees are due now. Thank you to those members that have paid their fees.
If you need assistance then please contact the Competition Secretary by email or phone.
So please go ahead and explore and use the new site. Constructive feedback is also very welcome.

by Tony Strasser, 13 February 2018

How to Enter Competitions

A set of instructions describing how to enter a photo competition using MyPhotoClub has been created and posted on this website (link below) and on our old website on the MyPhotoClub page under the More… menu.

All competitions have been created and are open for entries to Members. Please register your entries in the competitions using the relevant entry forms per the instructions.  Members will be asked to register all entries for the year, including for the first competition, so that scores can be recorded and tallied.

PHPC MyPhotoClub Instruction – Entering a Competition

by Tony Strasser, 11 February 2018

Getting Started on MyPhotoClub

Members of the Club will soon begin receiving notifications that they have been registered on MyPhotoClub, and also that they have been approved as members of the Pennant Hills Photographic Club website on MyPhotoClub.
The next thing to do is to log-in, review your account settings and complete your profile.  The document below provides the instructions on how to do this.

PHPC MyPhotoClub Instruction – Log-in and Profile Settings

by Tony Strasser, 7 February 2018

Welcome to Pennant Hills Photographic Club

Pennant Hills Photographic Club, welcomes all photographers to be part of our club and community and improve and enhance your skills. Our club aims to mentor, support, educate and enhance your skills and passion for photos and to make the experience enjoyable.
For information on the club and how to join please have a look at this page : Information about the club (opens in a new tab)

by MyPhotoClub Colin, 22 June 2017

Feature Your Banner Photo

Would you like to have your photo featured as the banner on the Club’s website?  We are looking for excellent photos that typify the Pennant Hills district to cycle as our banner photo.  The photo will be overlaid with our logo and the Club’s name, so be sure to leave some space for those.  Please send your photo which needs to have dimensions of 1600 × 460 pixels to webmaster@phpc.org.au.  The file format can be JPEG, TIFF or RAW as long as the EXIF data is present so we can process it. Looking forward to your contributions!

by Tony Strasser, 10 February 2017