Welcome to The Entrance Camera Club Incorporated.

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

The club was formed on November 27th, 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 (N.S.W) 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 & December) 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.

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.

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The Monthly Competitions form the basis of the club. The critiquing, subsequent discussions with the judges and other members are all great ways to learn new photographic techniques which you can then try yourself the next time the opportunity arises.

The Large Print competitions in both Monochrome & Colour are divided into three Grades, B Grade, A Grade and Advanced. This is aimed to assist our new photographers and challenge our most experienced members. B Grade is for our newer as well as less experienced members. A Grade is for our more experienced photographers, While Advanced caters for our most experienced members. In this way it is hoped all our members are competing on a more level basis, while still seeing the images and hearing the judges’ comments for all grades. Our Digital Image competition is a single Non-Graded competition open to all members.

Our “Print and Digital Image Of The Year” Awards Night is the Grand Finale of the Club’s year, held in place of the December meeting. The awards are presented to the winners of the monthly pointscore 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 special competitions are also held at the awards night, The Hilton Chalmers Memorial Trophy for the Nature Digital Image Set of the Year, The Nature Print Set of the Year and the Ace’m Creative Print Set of the Year.

Rules regarding re-submission of images in monthly competitions

Dear Members

With the entries for the July Print and Digital competitions due in by 11.59pm tonight (21st June), I would like to remind members of the Competition Rules. These can be found on the Club website; from the Home page, click on the “Members Resources” tab on the right, and from the list of documents available click on “The Competition Rules Updated”. These can be downloaded by clicking on the Download button.

I would like to draw your attention to and clarify the rules regarding re-entry of images into the competitions. The rules state:

Re-entry of photographs: If a photograph does not receive an award (1st, 2nd, 3rd or Highly Commended) in any monthly competition that photograph may be re-entered again in future monthly competitions as many times as the entrant wishes. Once a photograph does receive an award it cannot be re-entered again into the same section of any future monthly competitions. The same photograph may be entered into all competitions, Digital, Colour Print and Monochrome Print, however it is suggested that this not be done all in the same month.

So once an image has received an award in any section it can never again be entered in that section. Please be aware of this and when entering “oldies but goodies”, please check that they haven’t previously received an award in that section even if it was a few years ago.

Thank you and good luck in the July competition.

Barbara Blades, President

by Barbara Blades, June 21, 2020

Would you like to join The Entrance Camera Club Inc.?

You will find that we are a very friendly bunch & that we don’t bite! Our Meeting schedule is in the calendar (opposite). There is no attendance fee for meetings. Our Meetings are held at the CWA Hall, No.1 Pacific Street, Long Jetty. (See Google Map)

The Initial Joining Fee is Our Annual Membership Fee + $7.00 (your club Name Badge).

Annual Membership Fee: Adult – $55.00 ~ Junior (Up to 18yrs) – $30.00.

The Annual Membership Fee includes your $10.00 subscription access to the MyPhotoClub portal. If joining after after 31st July the Initial Fee is 50% plus Badge. However Those Joining on or after the October meeting on payment of the Full Annual Membership Fee will be deemed also financial for the following year Our Annual Fees are Due each January.

~ APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP ~

Download & complete our “Application For Membership” Once completed please return it to the Club Secretary either by Scan & Email to: tecc_59@hotmail.com or by post to 8 Kelsey Road Noraville NSW 2263. Note: The Proposer and Seconder sections will be completed by a member of the Executive Committee upon receipt. Our Fees can be paid by cash/cheque at a Club meeting to our Treasurer or via Bank Transfer to the club’s bank account:- Westpac Bank Account No: 892941 Account name: The Entrance Camera Club Incorporated BSB: 032525.

On receipt of your completed Application Form & Payment of your Membership fee you will be officially added to our Membership List.

** INFORMATION PROGRAMME 2020 **

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

NEWCASTLE WETLANDS CENTRE- FRIDAY WALKERS

A phone call today reveals there is now no ban on Central coast visitors. So flagging at this stage our first Friday walk to be there , Newcastle Wetlands Centre, Shortland, Friday 29 January 2021—– a further post when we get nearer that date-depending on then weather forecasts and COVID progress.

by Arthur Roy, January 16, 2021

Team TECC

Thanks team TECC we found the pic in TC s folders and one grandma is going to have a happy Christmas. Happy Xmas to all who read this!

by Arthur Roy, December 17, 2020

Ranch sorting photo

can any one identify who took this photo? A grandmother wants this photo of her daughter and grandaughter for a canvas for Christmas. Please let me know so we can send her a larger file. It may have been taken at Merriwa but it is not certain.

by Arthur Roy, December 17, 2020

Results for our Print & Digital – Special Comps.

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in Print & Digital – Special Comps.

Leaping For My Life
Peter John O’Brien – First
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.
Mt Canobalas Reimagined
Peter John O’Brien – First
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.
Mt Wilson Dancer
Peter John O’Brien – First
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.
ELEGANT FISHER
Arthur Roy – First
Wildlife Digital Competition.
HAPPY FISHER
Arthur Roy – First
Wildlife Digital Competition.
SEA EAGLE MAKES OFF WITH CATCH
Arthur Roy – First
Wildlife Digital Competition.
EGRET AND EEL
Arthur Roy – First
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Competition
PEACOCK AND PEA HEN MATING
Arthur Roy – First
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Competition
SEA EAGLE ACTION
Arthur Roy – First
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Competition
COVID Isolation Party
Neil Vincent – Second
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.
Skateboarding
Neil Vincent – Second
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.
Turtle Island
Neil Vincent – Second
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.
KINGFISHER WITH FOOD
Gail Hardy – Second
Wildlife Digital Competition.
ROBBER FLY PAIR
Gail Hardy – Second
Wildlife Digital Competition.
TEMPTING
Gail Hardy – Second
Wildlife Digital Competition.
Big breakfast
Trung Cang Nguyen – Second
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Competition
Lace monitor with fish
Trung Cang Nguyen – Second
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Competition
Perfect timing
Trung Cang Nguyen – Second
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Competition
Keeping paddling
Barbara Blades – Third
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.
Snow monkey bathing at Long Jetty
Barbara Blades – Third
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.
Once were trees
Barbara Blades – Third
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.
Dragon attack
Leonie Edwards – Third
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.
The Delivery
Leonie Edwards – Third
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.
Rhino Hoopla
Leonie Edwards – Third
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.
Australian White Ibis on Show
Anthony D. Spratt – Third
Wildlife Digital Competition.
Mating Time
Anthony D. Spratt – Third
Wildlife Digital Competition.
You Little B
Anthony D. Spratt – Third
Wildlife Digital Competition.
BARKING OWL WITH RAT
George Hardy – Third
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Competition
ROBBER FLY WITH TEA 0889
George Hardy – Third
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Competition
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George Hardy – Third
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Competition

by Anthony D. Spratt, December 11, 2020

Friday walkers end of the year.

In lieu of a final walk this year, because so many will be away, we are planning an end of the year luncheon at Mi Cantina, Spanish Restaurant, 12 The Entrance Rd The Entrance. I have booked for Thursday 10th December for 14 people at 1pm. Please indicate your intention of attending so we can adjust the numbers of the booking. As the cocktails are great bring a designated driver!

by Arthur Roy, December 5, 2020

FRIDAY WALK 4 DECEMBER

Meet at Newcastle Wetlands, Shortland, 9am. Hopefully to view Egrets nesting. Long lenses required. For COVID restrictions please advise if staying for coffee so we can warn the cafe of the numbers expected.

by Arthur Roy, December 2, 2020

FRIDAY WALK 27 NOVEMBER

Meet at the coffee shop Mt Penang Gardens, Kariong to walk around the gardens at 9.30am.

by Arthur Roy, November 25, 2020

FRIDAY WALK 20TH NOVEMBER.

This Friday we visit Natalie in her new home town. Meet at 9am at Barry Park at Fingal Bay. Park at Fingal Bay Surf Club then walk up to Barry Park which will be the start of a walk suggested by Nat. Booked at the Salt Water Restaurant Fingal Bay for lunch 11.45am Some knock -out coastal views as well as a variety of birds to photograph.

by Arthur Roy, November 18, 2020

Winners of November Mobile Phone Photography Challenge

“STREET LIFE”

Neil Bevege – Lunch Break AND Tobias Lindsjo – Spaceship

by Anthony D. Spratt, November 13, 2020

Results for November Digital Image competition – “Open” Judge Barry Collier

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in November – DIGITAL

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

No 21 Turning
John W Newton – First
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
A Little For Later
Grace Bryant – Second
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
2010 GRASSHOPPER ON THE MENUE
Gail Hardy – Second
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Curley Mo
John W Newton – Third
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
BRAHMINY KITE FISHING
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Territorial Dispute
Neil Vincent – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Goose and Gander Parade
Leonie Edwards – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
FACEOFF
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Spring is in the Air
Fiona Lambell – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Stretching Feels Good
Peter John O’Brien – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Bird Bath
Carol Barry – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
CICADER EMERGING 0524
George Hardy – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION

by Anthony D. Spratt, November 13, 2020