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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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 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

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

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

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

“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

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

~ 2019 Print & Digital Image Of The Year ~

Presentation – Photos Courtesy of Barbara.

by Anthony D. Spratt, December 15, 2019

We’re in Hansard

Following his attendance at the morning tea at our 60th Anniversary Photographic Exhibition, David Mehan MP, Member for The Entrance, spoke in the NSW Parliament about the event. He is very interested in photography and really enjoyed the exhibition. He purchased one of Grace Bryant’s images from the exhibition.

David Mehan organised for his office to send us a copy of his speech and I am pleased to share it with you.

David Mehan’s speech as recorded in NSW Parliament LA Hansard

by Barbara Blades, December 2, 2019

Results November DIGITAL IMAGE competition – OPEN

“Taking Possession”
Grace Bryant – First
“BUSY YELLOW ROBINS”
Gail Hardy – Second
“Java Finch”
Barbara Blades – Second
“HOT PURSUIT”
Arthur Roy – Third
“NATURES ARTIST”
Gail Hardy – Third
“Muscle Car”
David Spratt – Highly Commended
“Mirror perfect”
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
“COTTON PICKIN”
Neil Vincent – Highly Commended
“Salamander Tree”
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
“E Lucknarova Paddelling”
John Newton – Highly Commended
“Flower Girl”
John Bennett – Highly Commended
“Lorikeet on Gum Blossom”
Fiona Lambell – Highly Commended
“Egret and Chick”
William (Bill) Lancaster – Highly Commended
“Norwegian sea eagle”
Mike Barry – Highly Commended
“Lesser Striped Swallow”
Mike Barry – Highly Commended

by Anthony D. Spratt, November 8, 2019

Results for competitions in 2019 November – PRINTS

Ranger
Jane Borg – First
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
These Eyes
Trung Cang Nguyen – First
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
AT THE DANCE WORKSHOP
Arthur Roy – First
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Steampunk Ralph
Catriona O’Brien – First
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Big Buck
Leonie Edwards – First
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Bill White 2018
John Newton – First
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Aurlandsfjorden Village Mono
Mike Barry – Second
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Quartet
Carol Barry – Second
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Life on a burnt pylon
Barbara Blades – Second
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Morning Bath
Mike Barry – Second
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
SPANISH DANCE
Arthur Roy – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
No 3 Through The Gate
John Newton – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
A nice drink mono
Mike Barry – Third
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Bull Doggin Mono
Fiona Lambell – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Goth
Ross Worrall – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Local Artist
Jane Borg – Third
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Precision Flying
Grace Bryant – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Upsy Daisy
Peter O’Brien – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Zebra Venetia SA
Michelle Alcorn – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Flying High
Jane Borg – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Have We Lost The Battle
Catriona O’Brien – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Mustapha
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Approaching The City
Neil Bevege – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Solitary Meal
Fiona Lambell – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Jail Bird
Clyde Melrose – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Close Turn_BW
John Newton – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Canadian National Gallery dome
Barbara Blades – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Surprised
Jane Borg – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Saratoga Piers
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Old Shack
Catriona O’Brien – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Under control
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Growling tiger
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Mysterious
Peter O’Brien – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Rain Man
Fiona Lambell – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Puppy Love
Fiona Lambell – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Preach To the Pelicans
Clyde Melrose – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

by Peter John O'Brien, November 8, 2019