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.

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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.

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Introducing Everyone at MyPhotoClub

An entry site has been established for all members of all MyPhotoClub clubs to collectively enter a series of friendly competitions to engage with during these challenging times.

The first round is called A Thing at Home – find an inanimate item in your home and see what you can come up with. Two entries per person. Entries close April 19th.

The competitions are themed with two entry slots and run weekly. The judging will be done using online scoring where a score between one and five is given for each entry. Everyone is invited to participate in online scoring.

There is no entry fee or charge for using this.

Each entrant’s privacy is maintained as the club level features of viewing profiles and other images of the entrant are disabled.

You can access the competition at https://everyone.myphotoclub.com.au/. Use the subscribe button to get updates about each competition

Access is also through a link is provided on your Members page and is also accessible from the All Sites icon (top right of page).

by Colin Woods, April 13, 2020

Results for competitions in April – PRINTS

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Miss Lissie
Natalie Poole – First
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Moroccan Farmer
Allan Lambell – First
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Rebel leaves
Tobias Lindsjo – First
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Three Long-Billed Corellas
Barbara Blades – First
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
BLUE BANDED BEE IN FLIGHT 2
Arthur Roy – First
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Prints
Soy sauce makers
Trung Cang Nguyen – First
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Just Arrived what’s my fate
Michelle Alcorn – Second
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Number 79
David Spratt – Second
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Mother and son
Tobias Lindsjo – Second
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Andamira Falls 2020_03
Barbara Blades – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Willy Wagtail Feeding
John W Newton – Second
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Prints
The Crossing
Peter John O’Brien – Second
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Braid
Tobias Lindsjo – Third
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
The Champ
David Spratt – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
banksia flower
David Crass – Third
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Spine Bill Honey Eater
David Spratt – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Morning is Broken ps
Peter Stanley – Third
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Prints
CONTACT
Arthur Roy – Third
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Sea Gull take off
Michelle Alcorn – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
the veil
David Crass – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Orchid
Natalie Poole – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Australia Square
Ross Worrall – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Birubi Silhouette
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
No room at the waterhole
Mike Barry – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
shades of purple petals
Michelle Alcorn – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Expired
Natalie Poole – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Idyll
Natalie Poole – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Pickpocket
Ross Worrall – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Innocence
Jane Borg – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Merewether
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Bird And Bloom
Clyde Melrose – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Prints
STRIATED THORNBILL WITH FOOD
Gail Hardy – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Prints
Silhouette Sunset
Carol Barry – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Colour Large Prints
Ban Gioc falls
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
IM THROUGH NZL 5003
George Hardy – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print
Kingfisher
Carol Barry – Highly Commended
Advanced Grade Open Mono Large Print

by Peter John O'Brien, April 6, 2020

FRIDAY WALKERS-VIRTUAL MEETING

This Friday at 9am if you have House Party please link in with mine so we can talk face to face. You need to download Google Chrome and then HouseParty free. Either iphone or computer as long as you have a camera and sound. Subjects to discuss-new photo gear-new dates for rodeos-how is everyone spending their isolation-anything at all!

by Arthur Roy, April 6, 2020

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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