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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“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

JUDGES FOR NOVEMBER COMPETITIONS

Our Judge for the November Digital Image Competition was Jason Pang from Sydney. Our Large Print judge for Friday’s competition will be Ian English from Wangi.

by Anthony D. Spratt, November 5, 2019

Results for October – DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION – Set: “Bridges”

“Walk Over”
Carol Barry – First
“U bien Bridge Myanmar”
Fiona Lambell – First
“Old Rail Bridge”
John Bennett – Second
“Reflections at Budgewoi”
Peter O’Brien – Second
“Islay Lake 2”
Allan Lambell – Third
LIttle Red Bridge Oberon
Fiona Lambell – Third
“Billy Goats Gruff meets troll”
Leonie Edwards – Highly Commended
“Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge”
Mike Barry – Highly Commended
“Stockton Bridge”
David Spratt – Highly Commended
“Koi Pond Bridge”
Grace Bryant – Highly Commended
“Reflections under the bridge”
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
“Sea Cliff Bridge”
Trung Cang Nguyen – Highly Commended
“Bridge Climbers”
Neil Bevege – Highly Commended
“Oyster Farm Bridge”
Peter O’Brien – Highly Commended
“Many Bridges”
Ross Worrall – Highly Commended
“Three Centuries”
Ross Worrall – Highly Commended

by Anthony D. Spratt, October 12, 2019

Results for competitions in 2019 October – PRINTS

Smoko for Some
Catriona O’Brien – First
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Arctic Refuge
Peter Stanley – First
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Norwegian Sea Eagle
Carol Barry – First
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Quick drink
Mike Barry – First
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Carnivore
Peter Stanley – First
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
A Dazzle
Carol Barry – First
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Black maned lion
Mike Barry – Second
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Dock of the bay
Trung Cang Nguyen – Second
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
David 9
Neil Bevege – Second
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Catherine Hill Bay
Soelast Soelastijono – Second
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Pelican fishing
Moira Taylor – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Bombo magic
Trung Cang Nguyen – Second
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Bombo Quarry
Soelast Soelastijono – Third
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
DANCE WITH ME MONO
Arthur Roy – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Puffing Billy
John Bennett – Third
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Kestrel
William (Bill) Lancaster – Third
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
In Flight
Peter O’Brien – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Ruminating Giraffe
Carol Barry – Third
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Long Jetty Boat Shed
Soelast Soelastijono – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Thoughtful
Catriona O’Brien – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Impalas at waterhole
Mike Barry – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Mono Large Print
Reach & land
Moira Taylor – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
The Bull has it
Leonie Edwards – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Matt 3_BW
John Newton – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Dads Bright Eyed Boy
Clyde Melrose – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Stars Face
Peter O’Brien – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Owl
Carol Barry – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Mono Large Print
Leavng Home
William (Bill) Lancaster – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Resting
Catriona O’Brien – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Posing for the Spiral
Catriona O’Brien – Highly Commended
B Grade Open Colour Large Print
Proud Anzac 2018
John Newton – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
AT THE CHILDRENS FESTIVAL
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Down Round The Bin
Clyde Melrose – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Stockton Beach Tank Traps_2
Neil Bevege – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
SEA EAGLE TRAILING
Arthur Roy – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print
Mud Bath
Fiona Lambell – Highly Commended
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

by Peter John O'Brien, October 12, 2019

JUDGES FOR OCTOBER COMPETITIONS

Our Judge for the October Digital Image Competition was Denis Cale from Cambewarra and our Large Print judge will be Brad Page from Umina Beach.

BRAD :- http://bradpagephotography.com.au/

DENIS :- http://denis-cale.com.au/

by Anthony D. Spratt, October 8, 2019