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.

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Upcoming Events

Judges For September Competitions

Our Judges for the September Digital Image Competition were Roger & Judith Parry from Smethwick Birmingham U.K and our Large Print judge was Brad LeBrocque.

by Anthony Spratt, September 14, 2019

Results for September – DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION – OPEN

“Where Did He Go” – Grace Bryant – First
“Richmond ponds” – Catriona O’Brien  – Second
“RANCH SORTING LONG POINT” –  Arthur Roy – Third
“COTTON CROP” – Neil Vincent – Highly Commended
“Along The Great Ocean Road” –
David Spratt – Highly Commended
“The late ride” – Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
“Flying High” – Grace Bryant – Highly Commended
“OSPREY AND BREAM” – Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
“Off the Bend” – Peter Stanley – Highly Commended
“Rachels Win” – Peter Stanley – Highly Commended
“Textured Rocks and Water” – John Newton – Highly Commended

by Anthony Spratt, September 14, 2019

Results for competitions in 2019 September – PRINTS

The Ploughman
Catriona O’Brien – First
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Buffalo
Carol Barry – First
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Doug on Holidays
Moira Taylor – First
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Pensive Pose
Catriona O’Brien – First
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Hallo You
Carol Barry – First
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Camp Pan Leopard
Carol Barry – First
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Gresford Rodeo
Michael William Barry – Second
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Old Hat
John Newton – Second
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Kingston fishing boat
Trung Cang Nguyen – Second
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Darter
Michael William Barry – Second
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
KICKING UP HIS HEELS
Arthur Roy – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Boys Will Be Boys
Fiona Lambell – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
cheetah
David Crass – Third
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
17 Century Packhorse Bridge.
Peter Stanley – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
EGRET HEAD AND SMALL FISH
Arthur Roy – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
into the light
Pablo Ducarme – Third
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
No 29 Flat Out
John Newton – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Fall Guy
Fiona Lambell – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
North Curl Curl Pool
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Coming My Dear
Catriona O’Brien – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
American Iron
Michael William Barry – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Eacle Pet
Clyde Melrose – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Half Dome On Top
John Newton – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
FLYING HIGH 3 MONO
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
I am Macho
Peter O’Brien – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Joy
Moira Taylor – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Gulflander Motor Rail
Ross Worrall – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Sydney Luna Park
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
curious George
Pablo Ducarme – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
English Daisy and Hoverfly
Michael William Barry – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Nikki 14
Neil Bevege – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Starry starry night
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
City Bustle
Peter Stanley – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
NATURAL GRACE
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Soft Furnishings
Grace Bryant – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Nora Head Lens
Ross Worrall – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

by Peter O'Brien, September 14, 2019

The Entrance Camera Club Scoops the pool in photographic competition.


Our Article in the August 28th edition of the Wyong Regional Chronicle. *** Note *** As no Pictures were included by them with this story they didn’t include the details about the winners they were:
Monochrome Digital went to Carol Barry with “Crunch”,
Nature Digital went to Peter O’Brien with “BeeEater with Snack”,
the Monochrome Print went to Jane Borg for her “Wagon Driver”,
and finally the Winning Colour Print again went to Carol Barry with “Baboon Call”.

by Anthony Spratt, August 29, 2019

Results for August – DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION – Set: “Gates Or Doors”

There were 16 entries that gained our highest award(s).

“Repentance”
Peter O’Brien – First
“Beach Doors”
Carol Barry – First
“Cathedral Door”
Neil Vincent – Second
“Catherine Hill Bay Keep Out”
Barbara Blades – Second
“Bebeah”
Peter O’Brien – Third
“Hope”
Peter Stanley – Highly Commended
“6901”
Peter Stanley – Highly Commended
“Built To Last”
Grace Bryant – Highly Commended
“Open To History”
Grace Bryant – Highly Commended
“Raining Outside”
Moira Taylor – Highly Commended
“Catching Up”
Moira Taylor – Highly Commended
“Wait At The Gate”
Clyde Melrose – Highly Commended
“Let’s Me Out”
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
“Camera Overload”
John Newton – Highly Commended
“Red Door”
Carol Barry – Highly Commended
“Woman Behind Door”
Leonie Edwards – Highly Commended

by Anthony Spratt, August 10, 2019

Results for competitions in 2019 August – PRINTS

There were 36 entries that gained our highest award(s).

On watch
Michael William Barry – First
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
No 4 Upstream Gate
John Newton – First
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
The curve
Trung Cang Nguyen – First
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Darter Escape
William (Bill) Lancaster – First
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Lady with a Butterfly earing
Peter Stanley – First
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Norwegian Sea Eagle
Carol Barry – First
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Shopping Day
Catriona O’Brien – Second
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Off Road Racing
Leonie Edwards – Second
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Having a Good Time
Peter O’Brien – Second
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Lerwick Puffin
Michael William Barry – Second
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Flag Defender
John Newton – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
High Jump
Peter O’Brien – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Gerainger Troll Country
Michael William Barry – Third
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
BITING THE DUST
Arthur Roy – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Magic crepuscular rays
Trung Cang Nguyen – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Eying You Off
Catriona O’Brien – Third
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Hot Rod Behind
Clyde Melrose – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
In Control
Peter Stanley – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
MILFORD SOUND NEW ZEALAND
Michelle Alcorn – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Bombo Quarry
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Stranded fishing trawler
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Not Biting
Clyde Melrose – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Mating Osprey
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Contemplation
Peter O’Brien – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
The Lion King
Carol Barry – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Yellow Billed Hornbill
Carol Barry – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
LIttle Miss Cutie
Fiona Lambell – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Rainy Day Pickup
William (Bill) Lancaster – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Gone
David Crass – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
It’s a Beautiful Bottle
Catriona O’Brien – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Leonie Edwards – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Thirsty tiger
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
OSPREY WITH LARGE FISH
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Surf’s up
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Wind Swept
Grace Bryant – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Annabelle
Fiona Lambell – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

by Peter O'Brien, August 9, 2019

JUDGES FOR AUGUST COMPETITIONS

Our Judge for the August Digital Image Competition was Wanda Amos from the “Forster Digital Photography Club and our Large Print judge for Tonight is our very own Club’s President & Life Member, David.

by Anthony Spratt, August 9, 2019

The Entrance Camera Club crowned the best camera club in the country

Our Article in the July 17th edition of the Wyong Regional Chronicle. *** Note Correction *** Should have read a total of 2,080 images not 1,040. Also for their images Leonie Edwards, Arthur Roy & John Newton were also awarded Honourable Mentions.

by Anthony Spratt, July 19, 2019

The Entrance Is No 1! In “A.P.S Australian Cup”.

Here is the Scorecard from our Winning Entry congratulations everybody.

by Anthony Spratt, July 13, 2019

Results for July – Digital Image competition – Open

There were 16 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Neil Vincent – Second – “Manta Rays, Roca Pedida”
David Spratt – Highly Commended – “Porsche No 90”
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended – “Gorokan Ruin Jetty”
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended – “Demanding Young”
Arthur Roy – First – “Osprey May 2019”
John Newton – Highly Commended – “See My Point”
John Newton – Second – “Who Is Next”
Michelle Alcorn – Highly Commended – “Blue Faced Honey Eater”
Trung Cang Nguyen – Third – “A Lone Tree At Honeymoon Bay”
Barbara Blades – Third – “Temple Pigeon”
John Bennett – Highly Commended – “Barrel Race”
Grace Bryant – First – “Going Fast And Furious”
Grace Bryant – Highly Commended – “Infused With Red”
Pablo Ducarme – Highly Commended – “The Sunset Takes Its Place”
Fiona Lambell – Highly Commended – Fitting The Shoe”
Jane Borg – Highly Commended – “Cascades”

by Anthony Spratt, July 13, 2019