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
7:45 pm Competition 1907 – Set Only – Ph... @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 1907 – Set Only – Ph... @ Uniting Church Hall
Jul 29 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 07 – Set Only – Photo Rally.  Photos that were taken during the Photo Rally in accordance with the Photo Rally rules. Details to be advised.
7:45 pm Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Aug 5 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Details will be announced closer to the date.
7:45 pm Competition 1908 – Open & Set – ... @ Uniting Church Hall
Competition 1908 – Open & Set – ... @ Uniting Church Hall
Aug 19 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Comp 1908 – Open & Set – 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[...]
all-day Outing – Weekend Away – TBA
Outing – Weekend Away – TBA
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day
A photographic weekend away. Details will be published closer to the date.
7:45 pm Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Presentation – TBA @ Uniting Church Hall
Sep 2 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Details will be announced closer to the date.
Recent Posts Archives

PHPC Beginners’ Guide to Photography

Michael Frost has kindly provided a Beginners’ Guide to Photography which he developed a couple of years ago.

The Guide is for new members who would like some basic knowledge and as a starting point to discuss the subjects covered with more experienced members who have a deeper understanding of the material presented.

The Guide is interactive, using the controls at the bottom of the page, the index, and included hyperlinks to either the appendices within the guides or external websites. The Guide is intended to be viewed full screen.

The Guide has been posted in two parts on a new “Tutorials and Presentations” page which is restricted for PHPC Club Members only.  Anyone not logged in as a member will only see a “page not found” error.  This page also contains the presentations that have been made to the club by guests in recent years.

Many thanks to Michael Frost for the work he has done for the benefit of PHPC Members.

by Tony Strasser, 28 October 2018

Hornsby TAFE Photography Course

Dear members

As I mentioned at the last meeting that a person from Hornsby TAFE was going to come along to talk to us about a course they are running. David apologies as he was sick and could not make it.  As I wanted further information before I sent this email out to you all so I apologise for not sending this out earlier. At this stage they are only taking a waiting list to make sure they have enough people interested.

Please find attached three information sheets. Also see below a message from Graham Evans who is organising the course. If you are interested in attending, please email Graham Evans on the email address below.


Hello Nancy,

Thank you for contacting TAFE regarding the Statement of Attainment in Photography Skills course.  You may be aware that the class was scheduled to commence on the 2nd July. Unfortunately, there has been a delay in starting the course, with the new starting date to be confirmed. I have added your contact details to our waiting list, so that we can notify you when the course is advertised online with the new starting date.

There are 2 sessions planned for each day.

  • The first starting at 3pm through to 5pm Mondays and Wednesdays
  • The second session commences at 6pm through to 8pm Mondays & Wednesdays.

Both sessions will commence on the same starting date.
My apologies for the delay. I hope you are not greatly inconvenienced by the change.


Graham Evans
Graphic Design : Photography (part-time)
Hornsby College TAFE NSW – Northern Sydney Institute
e: graham.evans12@tafensw.edu.au

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by Tony Strasser, 26 June 2018