Welcome to The Entrance Camera Club Incorporated.

We are a group of enthusiastic photographers situated on the Central Coast of NSW. Affiliated with The Federation of Camera Clubs (N.S.W) Inc.

The club was formed on November 27th, 1959. It’s Membership comprises people from all backgrounds, retired people, younger people, photographers who began with film and in the darkroom and those 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.

Our Monthly 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.

CURRENTLY DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS THE COMMITTEE HAS DECIDED TO HOLD OUR MEETINGS VIA ZOOM.

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.

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

CURRENTLY DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS THE COMMITTEE HAS DECIDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE TO HOLD OUR MEETINGS VIA ZOOM.

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 Anthony Spratt 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 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 2022 **

When you can please support Our Patron: Mr John Ralph “John Ralph’s Camera House – Erina” https://www.camerahouse.com.au/store/erina

by MyPhotoClub Colin, December 1, 2015

Competitions in February – DIGITAL are closing soon!

Competitions in February – DIGITAL will close Sunday, 23rd January 2022, 11:59 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • OPEN
  • SET SUBJECT

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, January 21, 2022

Arthur Roy becomes a Life Member of The Entrance Camera Club

At the Club’s end-of-year event, PADOTY 2021, Club President, Barbara Blades, had the great pleasure of bestowing the special honour of Honorary Life Membership on Arthur Roy. Arthur becomes the Club’s 14th Life Member over its 62-year history. He joins the ranks of outstanding Club members who have contributed greatly to the success of the Club. This honour conferred on behalf of the  Club’s Committee, is in recognition of Arthur’s service, enthusiasm and support of the Club over many years.

Arthur said this was “a surprise and a great honour”.

Arthur Roy is highly respected and loved by the Club members. The general comment by members to this announcement was “Well deserved!”.  Arthur nurtures and mentors other photographers by sharing his knowledge and by organising photographic opportunities. Arthur is an exceptionally good photographer, well known for his egret images, rodeo action shots and beautiful composites featuring his ballerina granddaughter. He is highly awarded in National and international photographic competitions. He is a role-model for all Club photographers.

His award citation reads:

The Committee is pleased to confer upon Arthur Leo Roy Honorary Life membership in recognition of his outstanding and continued service to the Club and its Members. Having been awarded the “honoured Service Member” badge in 2018, since then, Arthur has continued to serve, holding the following positions:

Currently our Members’ Representative since 2019. Arthur also stepped up as Senior Vice president to David Spratt in 2019 and as Junior Vice President to Barbara Blades from 2020, a position he holds today.

Arthur has also continued to work for the members in organising and coordinating the Friday Photowalks. With their disruption caused by Covid 19 lockdown, his convening of engaging Zoom presentations was crucial in helping our members to maintain their connectivity, photographic engagement and mojo during this uncertain time.

From everyone in The Entrance Camera Club: Thank you, Arthur, and congratulations! Well deserved!

by Barbara Blades, December 14, 2021

Results Of Our Print & Digital Image Of The Year & Special Comps.

View / Comment entries in Print & Digital – Special Comps.

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Cards with the Kraken
Neil Vincent – First
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.

The last wave
Neil Vincent – First
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.

Rhythm of the Sun
Neil Vincent – First
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.

Dolphins
Neil Vincent – First
Spencer Vale Memorial Wildlife Digital Comp.

Suckers
Neil Vincent – First
Spencer Vale Memorial Wildlife Digital Comp.

Breath
Neil Vincent – First
Spencer Vale Memorial Wildlife Digital Comp.

RUFUS WITH DRAGON FLY
Gail Hardy – First
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Comp.

SCORPIAN FLY PAIR
Gail Hardy – First
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Comp.

FROM 1 LIFE TO ANOTHER
Gail Hardy – First
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Comp.

Flamingoes
Carol Barry – Second
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.

The Edge of Survival
Carol Barry – Second
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.

Tiger Lilly
Carol Barry – Second
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.

BEE EATER AND MOTH 807_0761
George Hardy – Second
Spencer Vale Memorial Wildlife Digital Comp.

STROBILOMYCES FUNGI 0107
George Hardy – Second
Spencer Vale Memorial Wildlife Digital Comp.

HALIQUIN BUGS 113 1367
George Hardy – Second
Spencer Vale Memorial Wildlife Digital Comp.

Safe Keeping
Carol Barry – Second
Spencer Vale Memorial Wildlife Digital Comp.

Baby Hartebeest
Carol Barry – Second
Spencer Vale Memorial Wildlife Digital Comp.

Leopards Mating
Carol Barry – Second
Spencer Vale Memorial Wildlife Digital Comp.

A Heron Fishing
GRACE BRYANT – Second
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Comp.

Never Too Small
GRACE BRYANT – Second
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Comp.

Manouvring Into Postition
GRACE BRYANT – Second
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Comp.

Fire_Glow
Peter John O’Brien – Third
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.

Grunge
Peter John O’Brien – Third
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.

Men
Peter John O’Brien – Third
Ace’m Creative Digital Competition.

CREATING LIFE
Gail Hardy – Third
Spencer Vale Memorial Wildlife Digital Comp.

SCORPIAN FLY DINNER
Gail Hardy – Third
Spencer Vale Memorial Wildlife Digital Comp.

STRIATED THORNBILL FLYING TO NEST
Gail Hardy – Third
Spencer Vale Memorial Wildlife Digital Comp.

Lesson TIme
Carol Barry – Third
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Comp.

Drinking with the Bees
Carol Barry – Third
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Comp.

Yellow Birds
Carol Barry – Third
Chalmers Memorial Nature Digital Image Comp.

A COLOUR PRINT OF YR – SOELAST SOELASTIJONO ~ LONG JETTY BOATSHED
A MONO PRINT OF YR – MIKE BARRY ~ PIED KINGFISHERS
ADVANCED GRADE PRINT OF YR – NEIL VINCENT ~ SPY HOPPING WHALE
ADVANCED GRADE MONO PRINT OF YR – PETER O’BRIEN ~ MEDINA AERIAL
B COLOUR PRINT OF YR – SUSAN MACLEAN ~ PEAKS REVEALED
B MONO PRINT OF YR – MICHELLE ALCORN ~ SIDE PROFILE PORTRAIT
DIGITAL IMAGE OF YR – TOBIAS LINDSJO ~ RAINBOW HOUSE

by Anthony Douglas Spratt, December 10, 2021

Friday Walker and Friends end of Year Luncheon.

We are planning an end of the year luncheon for Friday walkers and Friends on Friday 17th December. It will be held at The Bay Cafe 141-143 Bay Rd Toowoon Bay at 12 noon. There will be a set 3 course menu at $52. The owner of the restaurant is an avid photographer and friend of some of our club members. For those of us who are Camera Club members it will also be an opportunity to pick up your Padoty awards from the previous Friday’s Zoom meeting.

I need to know the numbers who plan to attend so I can finalize the booking. Please email me if you intend to come and whether you will be bringing other dinner guests.

Please email asap at arthur.leo@bigpond.com.

by Arthur Roy, December 5, 2021

Winner of November Mobile Phone Photography Challenge

“Sunrise/Sunset” – Barbara Blades – Long Jetty Sunset

by Anthony Douglas Spratt, November 12, 2021

Results for November Digital Image Competitions – Open & Set Subject ”PANORAMA” Judges – Tim & Robin Moon.

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

Anemone Fish
Neil Vincent – First
OPEN
Yellow Birds
Carol Barry – First
SET SUBJECT
Rainbow House
Tobias Lindsjo – Second
OPEN
Another Dazzle
Carol Barry – Second
SET SUBJECT
BREAKFAST BEAUTY
Arthur Roy – Third
OPEN
Rolling Waves
Jane Borg – Third
SET SUBJECT
Calf on the Run
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
OPEN
Spiritual Moment
Paul Prouzos – Highly Commended
OPEN
Mum L U N C H
Fiona Lambell – Highly Commended
OPEN
La Dolce Vita
Tobias Lindsjo – Highly Commended
OPEN
North Coast Sunrise
Moira Taylor – Highly Commended
SET SUBJECT
Somersby cave falls
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
SET SUBJECT
The Bold and Beautiful
Jane Borg – Highly Commended
SET SUBJECT
Gosford Waterfront Panorama
Paul Henson – Highly Commended
SET SUBJECT

by Anthony Douglas Spratt, November 12, 2021

Results for competitions in November – PRINTS

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Birdy Beach
Michelle Alcorn – First
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Clock water droplet
Paul Henson – First
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Family Feeding Frenzy
Pablo Ducarme – First
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
PE202110 Colour – The Letter
Paul Prouzos – First
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Crunch again
Carol Barry – First
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
Bee on flower
Leonie Edwards – First
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
confused modernism
David Crass – Second
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Pied Kingfishers
Mike Barry – Second
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Fannel flower dancing in the mornin
Michelle Alcorn – Second
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Vulture trio
Mike Barry – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Wright Turn
Peter John O’Brien – Second
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
Martial Eagle
Carol Barry – Second
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Scull outback WA
Michelle Alcorn – Third
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Somersby falls
Soelast Soelastijono – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Peaks revealed
Susan Maclean – Third
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Alice in Wonderland
Paul Prouzos – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Chosen
Arthur Roy – Third
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
PLUMES
Arthur Roy – Third
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Pledging Allegiance
Paul Prouzos – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Egyptian Goose
Mike Barry – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
St Pierres Interior
Barbara Blades – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Bird on a stick.
Paul Henson – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Singapore CBD
Tobias Lindsjo – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
The Arrow – Waverly Cemetery
Tobias Lindsjo – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Waiting
William (Bill) Lancaster – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Family time at sunset
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
The Monk
Jane Borg – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Lookin at Ya
Paul Henson – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Lines
Tobias Lindsjo – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
RIP the Binalong Bay lone tree
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
Turtle snacking
Leonie Edwards – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
Lockdown Just Goes On
Peter John O’Brien – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
Mullet for lunch
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Storm Rays
Neil Vincent – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
CORMORANT PORTRAIT
Gail Hardy – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Out of my Way
Peter John O’Brien – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Peaking
Peter John O’Brien – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Pelican Flight
Carol Barry – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print

by Peter John O'Brien, November 12, 2021

Winner of October Mobile Phone Photography Challenge

“Silhouette” – Barbara Blades – Tree Silhouettes With Full Moon

by Anthony Douglas Spratt, October 8, 2021

Results for competitions in October – PRINTS

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

Portrait practise Covid style Self
Michelle Alcorn – First
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Three drinkers at Indlovu hide
Mike Barry – First
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Lavender Bee
Michelle Alcorn – First
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Soelast Soelastijono – First
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Shake It.
Arthur Roy – First
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
BALINESE NET THROWER
Neil Vincent – First
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
Martial Eagle
Carol Barry – First
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
fly past
David Crass – Second
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Flying Past
Jane Borg – Second
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
through the Peak
David Crass – Second
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Young Nyalas
Mike Barry – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Lamp Shade
Tobias Lindsjo – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Thanks for the Ride Mum
Peter John O’Brien – Second
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
Sea eagle fishing
Trung Cang Nguyen – Second
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
In The Moment
Peter John O’Brien – Second
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
SHIPWRECK – NERONG
Neil Vincent – Second
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Happy Hippy Astrum
Michelle Alcorn – Third
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Cave falls Somersby
Soelast Soelastijono – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
The Stick
Tobias Lindsjo – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
splish splash Had a bath
Michelle Alcorn – Third
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Noisy Miner Feeding
William (Bill) Lancaster – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Wapta Falls
Barbara Blades – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
We are here to Help
Arthur Roy – Third
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
YELLOW THROATED SCRUB WREN
Gail Hardy – Third
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
TOP END
Gail Hardy – Third
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Pelican Pair
Carol Barry – Third
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Just Waiting
Jane Borg – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Harbour Garden Towers Sydney No 2
Anthony D. Spratt – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Lines
Tobias Lindsjo – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Lonely Girl
Barbara Blades – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Lonely Walker 2
Neil Bevege – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Reflections
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
A Bully Holden
David Spratt – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
The Camp oven Cookup
Leonie Edwards – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
DISPUTED TERRITORY
Gail Hardy – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
Oxpeckers
Carol Barry – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
Calf on the Run mono
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
On the way down
Leonie Edwards – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
DIAMOND HEAD SUNRISE
Neil Vincent – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print

by Peter John O'Brien, October 8, 2021

Results for October Digital Image Competitions – Open & Set Subject ”POLYPTYCH (eg TRIPTYCH)” Judge – Susan Buchanan.

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

Woolly Jumper
Allan Lambell – First
OPEN
Salt Lake Grader
Jane Borg – First
SET SUBJECT
GO AUSSIE 0041
George Hardy – Second
OPEN
The Arrow – Waverly Cemetery
Tobias Lindsjo – Second
SET SUBJECT
Exit Down
Fiona Lambell – Third
OPEN
Anemone Triptych
Neil Vincent – Third
SET SUBJECT
NATURES ARTIST
Gail Hardy – Highly Commended
OPEN
Crested Barbet
Mike Barry – Highly Commended
OPEN
Crashing Through
John Bennett – Highly Commended
OPEN
Morning Surf
Neil Vincent – Highly Commended
OPEN
Rockpool
Tobias Lindsjo – Highly Commended
OPEN
Triptych of a Ballerina
Paul Prouzos – Highly Commended
SET SUBJECT
Young Sea Eagle and Kite
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
SET SUBJECT
Our feathered friends
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
SET SUBJECT
Helping hand
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
SET SUBJECT
Joadja Brought Back to Life
Peter John O’Brien – Highly Commended
SET SUBJECT
Radical Raven
Linda Cuthbert – Highly Commended
SET SUBJECT

by Anthony Douglas Spratt, October 8, 2021