Welcome to The Entrance Camera Club Inc.

We are a group of enthusiastic photographers situated on the Central Coast of NSW.

The club was formed in November 1959. Members comprise people from all backgrounds, retired people, younger people, photographers who began with film and in the darkroom, some who have started photography in the digital age, expert award winning photographers and new photographers who have just purchased their first camera.

A passion for photography is the common interest. The Entrance Camera Club Inc. is affiliated with The Federation of Camera Clubs (NSW) Inc.

Our Monthly club meeting is held at the CWA Hall, 1 Pacific Street, Long Jetty, on the second Friday evening of each month, (except January) at 7.00pm viewing for a 7.30pm start. At the meeting, digital and printed images are critiqued, judged and awarded. The printed photographs are displayed around the room, so that after the formal part of the meeting, members may view and discuss the entries.

About our club

The Monthly Competition forms the basis of the club. Learning from the critiquing, subsequent discussions with the judges and other members is a great way to learn new photographic techniques which you can then try yourself next time the opportunity arises.

The competition is divided in to A Grade and B Grade to assist new photographers and challenge the experienced members. A Grade is for advanced photographers, while B Grade is for beginning or less experienced photographers. In this way members are competing on a more level basis, while still seeing the images and hearing the judges’ comments for both grades.

Print and Digital Image of the Year Awards Night is the grand finale of the Club, held in place of the December meeting. The awards are made for the winners of the monthly point score competitions and for image of the year in each section. A spectacular display of the winning works of the club members throughout the year is the centre piece of the night. Three additional competitions are held at the awards night, The Hilton Chalmers Trophy for Nature Digital Image Set of the Year, The Nature Print Set of the Year and the Creative Print Set of the Year.

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Upcoming Events
Feb
21
Fri
7:00 pm RE SCHEDULED FEBRUARY MEETING
RE SCHEDULED FEBRUARY MEETING
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Club Meeting is held on the second Friday evening of each month,(except January) 7.00pm viewing for an 7.30pm start. At the meeting images which have been submitted for the competitions are critiqued, judged and awarded.[...]
Mar
13
Fri
7:00 pm Club Monthly Meeting
Club Monthly Meeting
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Club Meeting is held on the second Friday evening of each month,(except January) 7.00pm viewing for an 7.30pm start. At the meeting images which have been submitted for the competitions are critiqued, judged and awarded.[...]
Apr
3
Fri
7:00 pm Club Monthly Meeting
Club Monthly Meeting
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Club Meeting is held on the second Friday evening of each month,(except January) 7.00pm viewing for an 7.30pm start. At the meeting images which have been submitted for the competitions are critiqued, judged and awarded.[...]
May
8
Fri
7:00 pm Club Monthly Meeting
Club Monthly Meeting
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Club Meeting is held on the second Friday evening of each month,(except January) 7.00pm viewing for an 7.30pm start. At the meeting images which have been submitted for the competitions are critiqued, judged and awarded.[...]
Jun
12
Fri
7:00 pm Club Monthly Meeting
Club Monthly Meeting
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Club Meeting is held on the second Friday evening of each month,(except January) 7.00pm viewing for an 7.30pm start. At the meeting images which have been submitted for the competitions are critiqued, judged and awarded.[...]

FEBRUARY MEETING THIS FRIDAY NIGHT !!!

The February 14th Postponed meeting will be on this Friday Night FEB 21ST.

** Come along to see the showing of the 31st Sutherland Shire National Exhibition. Thanks to Martin Regan.

** 20”x16” Matt Boards will be available @ $2.50ea from David & Anthony Spratt.

** Don’t Forget – FEES ARE NOW DUE **

by Anthony D. Spratt, February 17, 2020 Share:

WET WEATHER!! MEETING POSTPONED

Hello Members, Due to the Severe Weather Conditions we have experienced over the last few days the Meeting scheduled for This Friday February 14th has been Postponed. The Tuggerah lakes has risen and the water is up past the CWA Hall. heading up Pacific Street. This is severely impacting access and parking.

It is hoped that we may be able to re-schedule for Friday February 21st depending on the flood waters re-ceding sufficiently. Please check this site for Further Updates.

by Anthony D. Spratt, February 11, 2020 Share:

Remembering – John Neale Taylor 1961 ~ 2019

Recently awarded Honorary Life Membership, John has been a valued member of our Club since he joined Dec, 11th 1987, and since November 1988 our Assistant Raffles Officer for many years John provided our Club’s raffle prizes. During his 32 years in the Club John would always be seen sitting with his Mum Moira and a welcoming smile. John always displayed diligence and commitment to the Club and he will be greatly missed by all those who had the privilege to know him.

by Anthony D. Spratt, December 12, 2019 Share:

Welcome to our club.

The Entrance Camera Club meets on the second Friday of each month. (except January & December)

Meetings are held at the CWA Hall, No.1 Pacific Street, Long Jetty (See Google Map)

Meetings begin at 7.30pm with viewing, from 7.00pm.

Each Friday morning a group of club members have a photo walk locally usually followed by coffee. These outings are are good way to meet members and to discuss photo ideas, techniques and equipment.

Membership Fees:-

Initial Joining Fee + $7.00 (your club Name Badge)

Annual Fee: Adult – $55.00 (which includes your $10.00 subscription access to the MyPhotoClub portal)

Annual Fee: Junior (Up to 18yrs) – $30.00 (which includes your $10.00 subscription access to the MyPhotoClub portal)

** INFORMATION PROGRAMME 2019 **

When you can please support Our Patron: Mr John Ralph ” John Ralph’s Camera House – Erina”

https://www.camerahouse.com.au/store/erina

For help with managing your photo competition entries and to get the most benefit from your club web site, there are a large number of tutorial videos on the main MyPhotoClub site that demonstrate the system. Click here.

by MyPhotoClub Colin, December 1, 2015 Share:

Competitions in February – DIGITAL are closing soon!

Competitions in February – DIGITAL will close Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 11:59 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Digital Image Competition

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, January 26, 2020 Share:

“Click go the years for camera buffs”

For those that may have missed it here’s an article that appeared in the December issue of Seniors – Central Coast. reporter Alison Houston spoke to Ted Baker.

by Anthony D. Spratt, January 14, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in Print & Digital Image Of The Year.

Zipped
John Bennett – First
Ace’m Creative Print Set Of Year.
Halos
John Bennett – First
Ace’m Creative Print Set Of Year.
Bushie
John Bennett – First
Ace’m Creative Print Set Of Year.
DRAGON FLY REFLECTION
Gail Hardy – First
Nature Print Set Of Year.
FOOD FOR THE CHICKS
Gail Hardy – First
Nature Print Set Of Year.
STRIATED THORNBILL WITH FOOD
Gail Hardy – First
Nature Print Set Of Year.
COMING OUT
Gail Hardy – First
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Set Of Year.
CRYPTOTRAMA ASPRATA
Gail Hardy – First
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Set Of Year.
THE GIFT
Gail Hardy – First
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Set Of Year.
Lionflower
Carol Barry – Second
Ace’m Creative Print Set Of Year.
Wishful Thinking
Carol Barry – Second
Ace’m Creative Print Set Of Year.
Zebra
Carol Barry – Second
Ace’m Creative Print Set Of Year.
Nesting Time
Peter John O’Brien – Second
Nature Print Set Of Year.
This will be Soft for my Babies
Peter John O’Brien – Second
Nature Print Set Of Year.
Effortless
Grace Bryant – Second
Nature Print Set Of Year.
On Your Way
Grace Bryant – Second
Nature Print Set Of Year.
Water Dragon 4
Grace Bryant – Second
Nature Print Set Of Year.
Thanks Mom
Peter John O’Brien – Second
Nature Print Set Of Year.
The chase
Trung Cang Nguyen – Second
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Set Of Year.
Safari sunset
Trung Cang Nguyen – Second
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Set Of Year.
The stork won the battle
Trung Cang Nguyen – Second
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Set Of Year.
derived duo
Ted Baker – Third
Ace’m Creative Print Set Of Year.
floral frolic
Ted Baker – Third
Ace’m Creative Print Set Of Year.
manipulated flowers
Ted Baker – Third
Ace’m Creative Print Set Of Year.
GREEDY YOUNG OSPREY.
Arthur Roy – Third
Nature Print Set Of Year.
PURSUIT
Arthur Roy – Third
Nature Print Set Of Year.
AT THE HOP
Arthur Roy – Third
Nature Print Set Of Year.
Eagle attack
Trung Cang Nguyen – Third
Nature Print Set Of Year.
My little visitor
Trung Cang Nguyen – Third
Nature Print Set Of Year.
Family time
Trung Cang Nguyen – Third
Nature Print Set Of Year.
Lookout Hawk Aloft
Grace Bryant – Third
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Set Of Year.
On Target
Grace Bryant – Third
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Set Of Year.
Turbo Wings
Grace Bryant – Third
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Set Of Year.

by Anthony D. Spratt, January 13, 2020 Share:

~ 2019 Print & Digital Image Of The Year ~

Presentation – Photos Courtesy of Barbara.

by Anthony D. Spratt, December 15, 2019 Share:

We’re in Hansard

Following his attendance at the morning tea at our 60th Anniversary Photographic Exhibition, David Mehan MP, Member for The Entrance, spoke in the NSW Parliament about the event. He is very interested in photography and really enjoyed the exhibition. He purchased one of Grace Bryant’s images from the exhibition.

David Mehan organised for his office to send us a copy of his speech and I am pleased to share it with you.

David Mehan’s speech as recorded in NSW Parliament LA Hansard

by Barbara Blades, December 2, 2019 Share:

Results November DIGITAL IMAGE competition – OPEN

“Taking Possession”
Grace Bryant – First
“BUSY YELLOW ROBINS”
Gail Hardy – Second
“Java Finch”
Barbara Blades – Second
“HOT PURSUIT”
Arthur Roy – Third
“NATURES ARTIST”
Gail Hardy – Third
“Muscle Car”
David Spratt – Highly Commended
“Mirror perfect”
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
“COTTON PICKIN”
Neil Vincent – Highly Commended
“Salamander Tree”
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
“E Lucknarova Paddelling”
John Newton – Highly Commended
“Flower Girl”
John Bennett – Highly Commended
“Lorikeet on Gum Blossom”
Fiona Lambell – Highly Commended
“Egret and Chick”
William (Bill) Lancaster – Highly Commended
“Norwegian sea eagle”
Mike Barry – Highly Commended
“Lesser Striped Swallow”
Mike Barry – Highly Commended

by Anthony D. Spratt, November 8, 2019 Share:

Results for competitions in 2019 November – PRINTS

Ranger
Jane Borg – First
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
These Eyes
Trung Cang Nguyen – First
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
AT THE DANCE WORKSHOP
Arthur Roy – First
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Steampunk Ralph
Catriona O’Brien – First
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Big Buck
Leonie Edwards – First
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Bill White 2018
John Newton – First
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Aurlandsfjorden Village Mono
Mike Barry – Second
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Quartet
Carol Barry – Second
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Life on a burnt pylon
Barbara Blades – Second
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Morning Bath
Mike Barry – Second
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
SPANISH DANCE
Arthur Roy – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
No 3 Through The Gate
John Newton – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
A nice drink mono
Mike Barry – Third
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Bull Doggin Mono
Fiona Lambell – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Goth
Ross Worrall – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Local Artist
Jane Borg – Third
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Precision Flying
Grace Bryant – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Upsy Daisy
Peter O’Brien – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Zebra Venetia SA
Michelle Alcorn – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Flying High
Jane Borg – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Have We Lost The Battle
Catriona O’Brien – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Mustapha
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Approaching The City
Neil Bevege – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Solitary Meal
Fiona Lambell – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Jail Bird
Clyde Melrose – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Close Turn_BW
John Newton – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Canadian National Gallery dome
Barbara Blades – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Surprised
Jane Borg – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Saratoga Piers
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Old Shack
Catriona O’Brien – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Under control
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Growling tiger
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Mysterious
Peter O’Brien – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Rain Man
Fiona Lambell – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Puppy Love
Fiona Lambell – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Preach To the Pelicans
Clyde Melrose – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

by Peter John O'Brien, November 8, 2019 Share: