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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Club Monthly Meeting – BY ZOOM u...
Nov 13 @ 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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Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Unfortunately, Due to Covid-19 restrictions and following guidelines from the NSW Dept of Education the Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College has advised that no community use of the Dolphin Theatre (OUR USUAL VENUE) will be available[...]

FRIDAY WALKERS

This Friday meet at Stickland Forrest Mangrove Rd Niagara Park at 9am. Bring variable length zoom lens, tripod and insect repellant. Coffee at Ourimbah Nursey afterwards. Arthur Roy

by Arthur Roy, June 24, 2020

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

Winners of May & June Mobile Phone Photography Challenge

May – “IN MY GARDEN” Red-frangipanis-in-rain – Barbara Blades
JUNE – “COLLECTION” Collection-of-Feathers – Leonie Edwards

by Anthony D. Spratt, June 12, 2020

Results for June Digital Image competition – “Backlit” Judge Dianne English

View / Comment entries in June – DIGITAL

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Shell Backlit
Moira Taylor – First
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Water Lilly
Neil Vincent – First
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Marabou Stork
Carol Barry – Second
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Blinded
Tobias Lindsjo – Second
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Waterbuck
Carol Barry – Third
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Gorgeous back light
Trung Cang Nguyen – Third
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
EGRET SPLAYED WINGS AND BACKLIT
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Ashley
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Around the barrel
Leonie Edwards – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Strelitzia
David Spratt – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Backlit Autumn Leaves
Natalie Poole – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Squawking in the Sunlight
Peter John O’Brien – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
LAST DROP 8708 _
George Hardy – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Stink Bugs with Eggs
Neil Vincent – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Ride Em Cowboy
Fiona Lambell – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
No Tears
Grace Bryant – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
The Beacon
Tobias Lindsjo – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION

by Anthony D. Spratt, June 12, 2020

Results for competitions in June – PRINTS

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

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

The Gateway
Tobias Lindsjo – First
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

Down the Wave
Leonie Edwards – First
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

A Garden Medley
Natalie Poole – First
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Parked Bike
Leonie Edwards – First
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Cuddle For Granddad
John W Newton – First
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print

WHISKED AWAY.
Arthur Roy – First
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print

Horse Head
Michelle Alcorn – Second
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

Hold on tight
Leonie Edwards – Second
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Looking up
Tobias Lindsjo – Second
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

The Cellist in the city
Leonie Edwards – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Whales Playing
Neil Vincent – Second
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print

Where is My Grub
Peter John O’Brien – Second
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print

know the ropes
David Crass – Third
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

Coconuts for sale Hanoi
Barbara Blades – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Curiosity
Tobias Lindsjo – Third
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Terrigal Haven
Soelast Soelastijono – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

IMITATION mono
Arthur Roy – Third
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print

The Tannery Fes
Fiona Lambell – Third
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print

Daisies & Thai Basil
Natalie Poole – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

Bare Winter
Michelle Alcorn – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

The Amazon
Tobias Lindsjo – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

Rainy Day
Ross Worrall – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

A Little Sporty Type
David Spratt – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Nyala and leaf
Mike Barry – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

green forest
David Crass – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Seal Kia Koura New Zealand
Michelle Alcorn – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Cormarant Cooranbong
Michelle Alcorn – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Junior Johnson
David Spratt – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Butterfly
William (Bill) Lancaster – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Sydney War Memorial
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

BACK STAGE mono
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print

Do what you’re told
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print

BULLDOGING_3058
George Hardy – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print

Freedom
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print

Concentrating on Balance
Peter John O’Brien – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print

Leopard
Carol Barry – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print

by Peter John O'Brien, June 12, 2020

“Camera Club is runner-up in international competition”

https://coastcommunitynews.com.au/central-coast/news/2020/06/camera-club-is-runner-up-in-international-competition/

by Anthony D. Spratt, June 6, 2020

Results for May Digital Image competition – “Open” Judge Barbara Bryan

View / Comment entries in May – DIGITAL

Opera House 2050
Neil Vincent – First
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Living Pearls
Leonie Edwards – First
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Strawbury Roan
Arthur Roy – Second
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Khwai River Sunset
Carol Barry – Second
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Feeding time
Peter Stanley – Third
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Plunging In
Peter John O’Brien – Third
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
OWL
Gail Hardy – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Splash
Moira Taylor – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
testing times 1.
Ted Baker – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Drought
Neil Vincent – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Golden Hour
Jane Borg – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
LANA 7091
George Hardy – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Fly on pretty pink flower
Michelle Alcorn – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Old Kingston town sunrise
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
No 81 Showing The Strain
John W Newton – Highly Commended
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
Hello?
Tobias Lindsjo – Highly Commended
DIGITAL MAGE COMPETITION

by Anthony D. Spratt, May 8, 2020

Results for competitions in May – PRINTS

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

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Morning has broken
Tobias Lindsjo – First
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

The Cobra Strikes
David Spratt – First
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Release me
Tobias Lindsjo – First
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

The Fortress
Leonie Edwards – First
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Sand dune under storm
Trung Cang Nguyen – First
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print

Holding Tight
Carol Barry – First
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print

Portrait of a man
Tobias Lindsjo – Second
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

The girl in the hat
Barbara Blades – Second
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Sea Gull
Michelle Alcorn – Second
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Frosty
David Spratt – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Taj Mahal reflection
Trung Cang Nguyen – Second
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print

Mother and cub
Trung Cang Nguyen – Second
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print

Madonna Lily
Michelle Alcorn – Third
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

Fine Dining
Allan Lambell – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

the treess are watching
David Crass – Third
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Maria the GreenWinged Macaw
Barbara Blades – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

EEL 6
Arthur Roy – Third
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print

Mullet On The Menu
Grace Bryant – Third
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print

tower1
David Crass – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

Lighthouse South West Rocks
Natalie Poole – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

Moody Falls Somersby
Natalie Poole – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

Anna Bay Sanddunes
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

I Dont Believe You
Allan Lambell – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Scarce water
Mike Barry – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Trees reflected
Natalie Poole – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Manoherikia Bridge Otago Rail Trail
Michelle Alcorn – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Urban catch up
Tobias Lindsjo – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Escape
William (Bill) Lancaster – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Horse Head Rock
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Just relaxing
Mike Barry – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

LACEWING PAIIR
Gail Hardy – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print

Top Hat And Beard
John W Newton – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print

Dandelion
Carol Barry – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print

Fire Urchin Shrimp
Neil Vincent – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print

The Leather Tanner 2
Fiona Lambell – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print

Thanks Mum
Peter John O’Brien – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Print

by Peter John O'Brien, May 8, 2020

FRIDAY WALKERS` VIRTUAL COFFEE CLUB

If you would like an invitation to our Friday morning ZOOM meeting and I do not have your email address please let me know at- arthur.leo@bigpond.com An official invitation will be sent to you with the meeting ID and the password.

by Arthur Roy, April 29, 2020

FRIDAY WALKERS VIRTUAL COFFEE CLUB

We will be meeting again on ZOOM video conferencing platform this Friday at 9am the 24th . You will receive an official invitation by email today. Either click on the URL or enter the meeting ID number when prompted and the Password when prompted. If you would like to join the meeting please send me your email address. This informal meeting is not restricted to club members , so all interested photographers are welcome. My email address is :-arthur.leo@bigpond.com.

by Arthur Roy, April 22, 2020