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.

Click here for info on how to join our club Upcoming Events
May
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7:00 pm Club Monthly Meeting – SUSPENDED...
Club Monthly Meeting – SUSPENDED...
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.[...]
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7:00 pm Club Monthly Meeting – SUSPENDED...
Club Monthly Meeting – SUSPENDED...
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.[...]
Jul
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7:00 pm Club Monthly Meeting – SUSPENDED...
Club Monthly Meeting – SUSPENDED...
Jul 10 @ 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.[...]
Jul
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all-day NPF Weekend @ Belmont 16's Photography Club
NPF Weekend @ Belmont 16's Photography Club
Jul 11 – Jul 12 all-day
 
Aug
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7:00 pm Club Monthly Meeting – SUSPENDED...
Club Monthly Meeting – SUSPENDED...
Aug 14 @ 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.[...]

Urgent Message: Change to deadline for “Print” Competition entries

The deadline for the monthly Print Competitions is now to be the same as the Digital Competition. This will allow the judges time to do their online judging. This is a time-consuming job, so we are very grateful to our judges for agreeing to do online judging.

So, for the May competition the deadline for both Digital and Print competition entries is 11:59pm 12th April.

In these unprecedented times we are having to be creative and flexible. We are investigation alternative ways of getting the judges’ critiques and adjudications that will be less time-consuming for the judges and more interesting for members. If this comes about, we will be able to have a later deadline. We will keep you up to date on this.

by Barbara Blades, April 3, 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:

FRIDAY WALKERS

Am thinking of a virtual meeting by way of House Party on Friday mornings, where we can all appear on the screen and discuss photography and isolation issues . Please indicate if you are interested? House Party is a free download but you will need to download Google Chrome first.

by Arthur Roy, April 4, 2020 Share:

Background on our May judges

Now that we are letting everyone know who the judges will be each month, I will now be providing some background information on the judges, regarding their photographic interests, when available.

Our May judges are Brad Le Brocque for “Prints” and Barbara Bryan for “Digital”. You can find information they have kindly provided in Members Resources. I found the information interesting and I hope you do too.

by Barbara Blades, April 3, 2020 Share:

Results for April Digital Image competition – “Australian Landscape” Judge Jason Pang.

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

foresters beach (stitch).
Pablo Ducarme – First
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Pink Lake – 181206NRV1218
Neil Vincent – Second
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Central Coast Falls
Soelast Soelastijono – Second
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Awakening Spiritual lands
Trung Cang Nguyen – Third
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
A Country Road
Fiona Lambell – Third
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Wind Powered
Grace Bryant – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Bowra Station
Leonie Edwards – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Horseshoe Beach
Jane Borg – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Camping under the stars
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Uluru at Sunrise
Michael Andrew – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
The Dunes at Tin City
Fiona Lambell – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
The Rock On The Horizon
John W Newton – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION

by Anthony D. Spratt, March 31, 2020 Share:

FRIDAY WALKERS

Regretfully we have to postpone our walks indefinitely under the present circumstances especially as numbers of people affected by the virus is rising exponentially in this state. Stay home and stay well but keep posting your beautiful pictures. Lets stay connected on line if not in person.

by Arthur Roy, March 24, 2020 Share:

FRIDAY WALKERS

This Friday 20th March, at 9am meet at Girakool car park at Somersby, to walk the Girakool circuit. Pics of water falls and bush settings. Bring suitable lenses and non slip walking shoes are advisable.

by Arthur Roy, March 18, 2020 Share:

The Response of TECC to the COVID-19 Crisis – Suspension of Monthly Meetings, all Competitions go digital and other innovations

Dear Members

We hope you enjoyed our first competition get-together last Friday night. The new three Grades system seems to work well.

Due to the developing COVID-19 pandemic, we are all being advised to practise social distancing, and many will be self-isolating due to their risk of developing severe symptoms if they do  become infected.  As we are sure you are aware the Government has advised against unnecessary group meetings in enclosed spaces.

The Club Committee takes the issue of COVID-19 and our duty of care to our members very seriously. We are also aware of the need to keep the Club functioning in an acceptable form that keeps the members engaged during this difficult time.

We realise we need to be flexible and creative with our solution to this problem and we are fortunate that the MyPhotoClub website allows us to continue to have competitions, access to information and training, and to interact online.

To address these issues and to keep our Club functioning and members motivated, the Committee has decided that: 

1. Club Monthly Meetings will be suspended until further notice.  This decision will be reviewed on a monthly basis. The Committee will keep up-to-date on the latest advice and directives from the government and medical authorities.

2. At this stage our April and May meetings will not be held.

3. Monthly competitions will all be digital competitions until the end of the year. 

4. There will be no change to the monthly Digital competition, open to all grades with a set subject every second month; please submit your digital images as you normally do.

5. The graded Print competitions, both Colour and Monochrome, will be judged digitally, in the same format as the Digital competition. There will be no need to print images for these competitions, just submit your digital versions of your entries as you normally do.

6. Images that receive 1st, 2nd, 3rd and HC awards in these Colour and Monochrome “Print” competitions will need to be printed for PADOTY in December.  So no need to print anything for the next few months, though you may want to print them when you get the awards to avoid the last minute rush.

7. We are planning to introduce a new monthly Mobile Phone Photography Competition on MyPhotoClub.  This will be separate to our other competitions and will be judged by the members.  The winner will win the Member’s Choice Award and will receive a voucher for an up-to 8” x 12” print, donated by John Ralph’s Camera Store.  We feel that this will be fun, and hopefully attract new members to our Club. We aim to have this up and running by May.

8. Educational and training documents and clips will be uploaded to Members’ Resources. Camera and photography skills and Photoshop and Lightroom tips will be included.

9. MyPhotoClub has a “Critique Corner” section, which we have not yet set up for use. If members are interested, we can activate this. It aims to help members to fine-tune potential entries by gaining feedback from other members before the image is entered into a competition. The Critique Corner is accessible from the Members page (use the grey Members button) and there is a demo video on how to use it.

If you have any questions or feedback on these new measures or if “Critique Corner” interests you, please contact Barbara Blades at ​presidententrancecameraclub@gmail.com

Stay well and maintain communication with each other.

Barbara

by Barbara Blades, March 18, 2020 Share:

Results for March DIGITAL IMAGE competition – “Open” Judge Jill Helps

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

EARLY MORNING FISH FINDER
Arthur Roy – First
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Bull Header
Clyde Melrose – First
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Morning walk
Trung Cang Nguyen – Second
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Stilt Flypast
John W Newton – Second
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
IMMATURE SEA EAGLE
Arthur Roy – Third
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
StudioBell Calgary
Barbara Blades – Third
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Swan Flight
Peter Stanley – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
river life
David Crass – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Octopus – 191229NRV048
Neil Vincent – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Snake Eel Cleaning – 190520NRV120
Neil Vincent – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Off to the Beach
Moira Taylor – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Hassan II Mosqure Casablanca
Allan Lambell – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
The golden light
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
The Allyn River Rapids
David Spratt – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Redbank Gorge
Michael Andrew – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Flamingo
Tobias Lindsjo – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION

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

Results for competitions in March – PRINTS

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Light House Nobby Beach Newcastle
Michelle Alcorn – First
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Explorer
Jane Borg – First
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Moody Medusa
Natalie Poole – First
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Anastasia
Jane Borg – First
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
It Is All About Balance
Peter John O’Brien – First
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
Young Bearded Man
Moira Taylor – First
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Tracks of Life
Tobias Lindsjo – Second
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Calla Lily
Soelast Soelastijono – Second
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Dahlia
Natalie Poole – Second
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Stranded Lighter Boat
Jane Borg – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Riding High
Carol Barry – Second
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
SHAKE DOWN mono
Arthur Roy – Second
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Gerberas’ B & W
Natalie Poole – Third
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
OLD FACTORY WALL
Neil Bevege – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
pelican dreaming
David Crass – Third
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
VINTAGE MERCEDES
Neil Bevege – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Penine Panorama
Peter Stanley – Third
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
Shadow and light on sand dune
Trung Cang Nguyen – Third
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Balmain Waterfront BW
David Crass – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Blue Gum Gallery
David Crass – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Leaning into the dark.
Natalie Poole – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Steps and Door
John Bennett – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
AAT Siding Springs
Barbara Blades – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Thirsty zebra
Mike Barry – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
bush track light
David Crass – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
night Fishing with my Dad
Michelle Alcorn – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Cousins meet at last
Michelle Alcorn – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Bushie
John Bennett – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Russian Dolls
Ross Worrall – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
No Table Manners
William (Bill) Lancaster – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
QUEEN OF THE DANCE
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
1003 DUCKING FOR COVER_8840
George Hardy – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
Caterpillar
Carol Barry – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print
DANGEROUS
Gail Hardy – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
I Can Make It
Peter John O’Brien – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
The Dish
Carol Barry – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print

by Peter John O'Brien, March 13, 2020 Share:

March Meeting and COVID-19

Hi Members

Our March meeting is tomorrow night, Friday, 13th March. It will be our first Large Prints  competition for the year and I, for one, am looking forward to it. It will be exciting to see the Advanced group battling it out, the A-Graders sorting themselves out and the B-Graders, with many new members, showing us their skill and talent.  The Digital Competition is always good with all grades competing.

As President, I would be remiss if I didn’t bring up the topic of COVID-19.  I am not fearmongering, but it is an issue we will have to be aware of as we meet as a large group. Most of us are in the age group that is most at risk of developing severe illness if infected with this coronavirus. For this reason, we need to be aware of the steps to take to protect ourselves against infection and to prevent the spread of the virus, especially if we intend to meet as a group during this pandemic.

If you have any cold or flu symptoms, it is recommended that you don’t attend our meetings. This is because, if it turns out you are infected with COVID-19, the virus is most likely spread through close contact with an infectious person, through contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze, and through touching objects or surfaces that have been coughed or sneezed on by an infected person then touching your mouth or face.

As we serve supper at the end of the night, I recommend that we all wash our hands (there are toilets in the hall) or clean our hands with a hand sanitizer before eating or preparing the food. Close contact with others should be avoided (touching, handshakes). If you do need to cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, and thoughtfully dispose of the tissue. This is just all good hygiene and will prevent the spread of most infections, not just COVID-19.

Don’t be afraid to come to our meeting. At the moment, to my knowledge, there are no cases of COVID-19 reported on the Central Coast; so, at this stage infection risk is low. We are all intelligent and practical people and we care about each other. We just need to do as recommended by the medical authorities and reduce the risk of infection and the spread of infection.

See you all tomorrow night.

Cheers

Barbara Blades, President

by Barbara Blades, March 12, 2020 Share: