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.

~ ABOUT OUR CLUB ~

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.

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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.[...]
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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

*NOV. Mobile Phone Photo Challenge* *Closing Now Extended 1wk **

Competitions in *NOV. Mobile Phone Photo Challenge* will now close Friday, 6th November 2020, 11:59 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • STREET LIFE

All members are encouraged to enter.

by Anthony D. Spratt, October 28, 2020

FRIDAY WALKERS 23 OCTOBER

Little Beach Bouddi National Park:–meet at the end of Graham Road McMasters Beach at 9am. There is a short walk to the beach down a steep road. Panoramic sea views and interesting rock formations. Coffee after at Avoca Bowling Club.

by Arthur Roy, October 21, 2020

FRIDAY WALK 16 OCTOBER

Friday walkers meet at the Long Jetty at Long Jetty at 8am to photograph sculptures, birds etc. Afterwards at Diggers RSL for coffee.

by Arthur Roy, October 14, 2020

CANG’s Prize Winner

On Friday Night Cang mentioned to Roy Killen about winning the Open Section of the Heritage Bank’s Photographic Awards last month. Here is an article that was written by Dillon Luke for the Coast Community Chronicle.

by Anthony D. Spratt, October 13, 2020

Results for October Digital Image competition – “Set – Depicting Action/Movement” Judge Phil Whiteman

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

NUMBER 34 CODE 0236
George Hardy – First
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Skate’in
Neil Vincent – Second
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
In Slow Motion
Moira Taylor – Third
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Superkarts At SMP
Anthony D. Spratt – Third
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
EGRETS BICKERING
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
No. 68 off road racing
Leonie Edwards – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Davys Holden
David Spratt – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Speedway Chase
David Spratt – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
2010 IN A TIGHT SPOT
Gail Hardy – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Shake it up
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Spinning
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Stylish
Grace Bryant – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Swirling Water
Barbara Blades – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Jet Ski
Tobias Lindsjo – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION

by Anthony D. Spratt, October 9, 2020

Winner of October Mobile Phone Photography Challenge

“SOMETHING RED” Tomato – Tobias Lindsjo

“SOMETHING RED” Red Eye – Fiona Lambell

by Anthony D. Spratt, October 9, 2020

Results for competitions in October – PRINTS

There were 18 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Maroubra Kids
Tobias Lindsjo – First
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Reflecting Zebras
Mike Barry – First
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Singapore CBD
Tobias Lindsjo – First
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
I am not here
John Bennett – First
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Gotcha
Trung Cang Nguyen – First
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
The Flip
Peter John O’Brien – First
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Smile for Nan
Michelle Alcorn – Second
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Egret Family
Leonie Edwards – Second
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
waratah
David Crass – Second
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Red Dahlia
Leonie Edwards – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Spur Winged Plover With Eggs
John W Newton – Second
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
Vulture
Carol Barry – Second
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Long Jetty Birds
Tobias Lindsjo – Third
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Moly Muscle Car
David Spratt – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Sunrise Surfer
Tobias Lindsjo – Third
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Old Cottage _ Hill End
Neil Bevege – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
No 33 in Orange
John W Newton – Third
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
TAKING IT EASTY MONO
Gail Hardy – Third
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print

by Peter John O'Brien, October 9, 2020

FRIDAY WALK 9TH OCTOBER

This Friday at 9am meet at Blackbutt Forrest Carnley Avenue Kotara. Free entry and parking fees are $4 per hour. Native animals, birds, reptiles on show as well as Peacocks displaying. Great place for the grandchildren. Bring picnic or get refreshments from kiosk there.

by Arthur Roy, October 7, 2020

FRIDAY WALK 1 OCTOBER

This Friday walk to Box Head-meet at end of Hawk Head Drive Kilcare at 9am for a 1.6km easy walk plus return. Bush views and sea and coastal vistas. Coffee after at Avoca Bowling Club Avoca Drive Avoca. COVID restrictions apply.

by Arthur Roy, September 30, 2020

FRIDAY WALKERS 25 SEPT

This Friday we visit the Newcastle Wetlands Centre at Shortland and meet there at 9am. We understand that the ponds are full and Spring has attracted many varieties of birds-some with young- as well as insects such as Dragon Flies so we should have plenty of photographic subjects. Morning /Lunch has been reserved for 15 walkers (the average number we are getting ).To sit down at 11 am.

by Arthur Roy, September 23, 2020