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
8
Fri
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.[...]
Jun
12
Fri
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
10
Fri
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
11
Sat
all-day NPF Weekend @ Belmont 16's Photography Club
NPF Weekend @ Belmont 16's Photography Club
Jul 11 – Jul 12 all-day
 
Aug
14
Fri
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.[...]

FRIDAY WALKERS

This Friday 13 March at 9am meet at Somersby Falls car park to photograph the falls. Practise your slow shutter speeds and filters if you have them.

by Arthur Roy, March 11, 2020 Share:

FRI WALKERS -URGENT

FRIDAY WALK CANCELLED DUE TO WORSENING WEATHER.

by Arthur Roy, March 5, 2020 Share:

FOR FRIDAY WALKERS

This Friday as rain is forecast, a walk under cover is planned. We will go to the QBVbuilding for photography and coffee. Thence to Sydney Museum at circular Quay for an architectural photography exhibition. Entry concession $12.

All welcome, please meet on the second last carriage of the 8.22 train from Tuggerah. If you are boarding from other stations please check the timetable for this train. Barbara Blades will be leading this walk.

by Arthur Roy, March 4, 2020 Share:

Judges for March, April and May Large Prints and Digital Competitions

I have been approached by several members requesting that the names of the judges for our monthly competitions be released before the deadline for entries. This is common practice in most other clubs.

The Committee has decided that this is a good idea and in future all members will be notified of who the judges will be ahead of the deadlines. This information will be sent out by email and available in Members’ Resources.

To give you plenty of warning for the next 3 meetings, the judges for the March , April and May are:

March: Digital Judge: Jill Helps; Prints Judge: Jeff Akers

April: Digital Judge: Jason Pang; Prints Judge: Michelle Kennedy

May: Digital Judge: Barbara Bryan; Prints Judge: Brad Le Brocque

The meeting dates and entry deadlines can be found in Members’ Resources.

We hope this information is useful to many members.

– Barbara Blades, President

by Barbara Blades, March 3, 2020 Share:

FRIDAY WALKERS GROUP

This Friday 28 th Feb we do the Tall Timbers Walk Chain Valley Bay. You will see scribbly gums on a short and easy walk that is recommended by Barry and he will lead off. We will start at 8am.Afterwoods coffee at Lake Munmorah Woolworth’s coffee shop.

Directions: take The Tall Timbers Rd off the Pacific Highway at Lake Munmorah going towards Chain Valley Bay, then right at Scaysbrook Ave and park on this avenue between Lumeah and Dale Avenues.

by Arthur Roy, February 26, 2020 Share:

Table of Meeting and Competition dates for 2020

Hi everyone,

The table of meeting dates and deadline dates for 2020 competition for The Entrance Camera Club has now been uploaded to Members Resources. You can download and print this table out and keep it somewhere prominent or just enter all the dates in your calendar, whatever suits you.

Note that April and November meeting dates are the first Friday of the month rather than the usual second Friday of the month. The deadline dates for PADOTY (11 December) will be circulated closer to the event. At this stage it looks like all prints for PADOTY will have to be in by the November meeting , 6 November.

I’m looking forward to seeing all your images this year. I hope it will be an exciting and rewarding competition for everyone.

Barbara

by Barbara Blades, February 23, 2020 Share:

Results for February DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION – “Water” Judge Amelia Chen.

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Turbulent – Jane Borg – First
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
The Fall – Carol Barry – First
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Down Below Chichester Dam
Anthony D. Spratt – Second
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
WATER WATER EVERYWHERE
Gail Hardy – Second
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
White Water Flow
David Spratt – Third
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Wave – 190822NRV226
Neil Vincent – Third
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Second lower falls Somersby
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
RAISING A SPLASH
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
SPLASH
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Ebor Veils
Anthony D. Spratt – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
MORNING DEW ON WASP
Gail Hardy – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
_ water no 1 008
George Hardy – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
WATER POWER_0469
George Hardy – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Its Called Rain
John W Newton – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Cascade
Barbara Blades – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Splash
Carol Barry – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION

by Anthony D. Spratt, February 21, 2020 Share:

FRIDAY WALK

Friday walkers are taking The Boys Walk at Cooranbong this Friday the 21st Feb. Take Freemans Drive from Morisset ( if you want to join us ) and as it passes under the Freeway take the next right into Victory Street and park at the end of the cul de sac there. Start time 9am. Coffee after at Cooranbong.

If you have recently acquired a new camera and need help with it -if an Olympus, Barbara will be happy to team up with you, if a Nikon, Peter or Michelle will and if a Canon I am happy to assist. This applies not only to our walks but at any time that is mutually convenient.

Arthuir Roy

19/2/20

by Arthur Roy, February 19, 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: