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Our club is based at the Wangi Workers Club at Wangi Wangi NSW

We meet at the Wangi Workers’ Club in the Dobell Room at 7.00pm on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.

The club’s mission statement is:

“a shared enjoyment of the art and craft of photography in a learning environment”

Use the green About Us button for information on our club and what we do.

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The 2nd Monday of the month is our competition night.

  • Our Competition Program is available from our website.
  • There are 3 grades, Advanced, A and B. B Grade is usually for beginner photographers.
  • We have photos presented both in print form as well as Digital (EDI) option. (EDI – Electronic Data Images)
  • Both Digital and Print contests require you to enter online on this website and include a digital copy of each entry. This will be displayed in an image gallery on the website
  •  All photographs are displayed and critiqued by the judge on the night. Most judges provide very beneficial feedback, from which we all learn
  • At the end of the year we run our “Photo of the Year”competition (POTY). The photos entered in this competition must be photographs that have been entered in competitions throughout the year.

The 4th Monday of the month is our tutorial night.

  • We have had many and varied tutorials and continue to do so every month.
  • Suggestions from members as to what tutorials they would like to have are very welcome.

Visitors are always welcome to come along however visitors cannot enter any competitions until they become a member of the club. Follow the link under About us for info on joining.

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PSA Interclub Deadline

Final reminder that the PSA Interclub entries must be in by Monday 3rd at 11pm. Just go to the members page on the website and you will see the four competition entry buttons.

Thank you to all who have entered already or given me permission to enter their images from the website. We need more entries to select from especially Creative images. We have started the first round with a bang and need to keep the momentum going.

Ian English PSA Interclub Coordinator ianenglish999@gmail.com 0411 136 571

by Ian English, January 29, 2020 Share:

APS CUP

We only have about 2 months left to have the entries in for the APS Cup 2020. Last year was a rush to get our entries in, so with plenty of time this year I’m hoping for a HUGE response. It would be just wonderful if you could upload 2 images, ANY CATEGORY, to the site. Simply go to Members and scroll down to the green bar that is the APS Cup upload site. The images are the same size as our club, being 1920 x 1200, you also can select any of your images that have been on the My Photo Club web site. If you prefer, and if it is easier, I can chose your images from images you have entered and upload them for you. Pls send me quick email if this would be OK with you for me to upload your images. dizel@bbsol.com

We came 7th last year, so let’s rock the APS Cup this year !

Dianne English

by Dianne English, January 28, 2020 Share:

HOCUS FOCUS – JANUARY 2020

HOCUS FOCUS – JANUARY 2020 is now available on the website.

by David Price, January 24, 2020 Share:

Monday 27th January Tutorial

Be sure to join us on Monday night for Barry Maddens Presentation on Histograms and Exposure!

Barry judge for us last year and was well received for his suggestions and informative comments.

On Monday night he will share his knowledge on this subject and hopefully give us all a better understanding of these essential elements of photography.

Hoping to see a great roll up again!

by Toni Conquest, January 23, 2020 Share:

February Competition

What a great night we had on Monday 13th January with all our travel images. Well done everyone.
And well done to Roy on his very informative judging. I know I learned a lot and now have a much better understanding of what is required for “Travel” images.

By now we should be getting our creative side into action in preparation for our February Competition. Our February competition night is on Monday 10th February.
Our digital uploads close on Saturday 1st February at 11pm and our print uploads close on Saturday 8th February at 11pm.

Please remember that we are able to enter 4 images in TOTAL.


Our set subject for February is “Creative”. Our definition in our program is as follows:
Let your inhibitions run wild. There are no real guidelines. Just be creative with your image. You may use Photoshop or other editing programs as much as you like, but all editing must be your own work.

At the end of this post are some samples of “Creative” images. Please keep in mind these are just samples, to whet your appetite, of the possible types of images that might be included.

I know we have some very talented “Creative” photographers in our club and I for one are really looking forward to seeing some fantastic creations.

Of course we also have our other usual categories of “Colour” & “Mono”.

Our Judge for February is Kim Evans. Below is a bit of information that Kim has supplied about his photography journey.
Born and bred in sunny Cessnock, I was the result of 3 generations of selective in-breeding in that area. In younger days I always liked good photos but wasn’t aware what made me like them until I was told “it’s all about the light quality”.  After that, I was always raving about nice light but didn’t even own a camera This all changed when Waltons advertised their Zenit EM Russian beast which even came with an extra 135mm lens. I took 2 films with this beast and then got a Pentax ME. A fabulous little beast which I took camping and then fell in a creek with it. Next came a Pentax ME super and then I got the medium format fad and bought an old Mamiya 645 and then went broke getting lenses for it.  Fantastic camera and the lenses were brilliantly sharp. At that stage, 1981, I started doing weddings and portraits and in 1982, I became a member of AIPP and was a member until 2012. In 1987 I was lent a Hasselblad to play with and became an instant addict.but God, their stuff was expensive.  During the career, I did a huge amount of wedding/portrait and also a lot of commercial and product work. My greatest love was always landscapes and I did a fair amount with 4×5 inch view camera. Before photography, I was a modern language teacher and after teaching I worked for many years in our family pharmacy and still work one day a week in a pharmacy to this day. I also spent eight years being a Hypnotherapist, but gave it up when photography got too busy.   I went fully digital in 2009 and intended to expand the business to the property we bought near Cooranbong but the place takes a lot of work to keep it pretty so I gradually stopped doing the photos.

Good luck to everyone and if anyone needs any more information you can email me on suewinsley@iinet.net.au or ring me on 0417677438

Cheers, Sue Winsley (Competition Steward).

by Sue Winsley, January 22, 2020 Share:

PSA Interclub Rd 2 Final Call for Entries

This is the post from Dec 27. Thank you to all who have uploaded new images so far. I am able to go into the website and enter any image you have used on the MyPhotoClub platform – Club, FCC, APS etc but I need your permission to do so. There are some fabulous images from our members which would do very well and help maintain our club’s current high standing. Please email me if you would prefer me to select your images to enter or please get online and enter what you would like. There is just over two weeks until the entries close and we judge to select our entries for the next round.

I have created Competitions for the four PSA Interclub divisions we are competing in.  Entries close on Monday 3rd Feb at 11.00pm. Go to the members area and then competitions and click on the 2020 button to see these upload buttons.

I have left in all of the entries which were not selected for the previous round. I have also increased the number of entries we are able to put in for our club judging to three entries per person. We can still only select one entry from each of six different members. When you enter new images, you can view the entries which have been left in from the previous round and remove them if you wish.

Let’s keep up the momentum we have established and enter our best images for selection.

Happy Snapping New Year to you all. Ian English 0411136571 ianenglish999@gmail.com

by Ian English, January 16, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in January – Digital

There were 18 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

Brave young cowboy
Susan Hansell – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Teamwork
Marie Kildey – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Stonetown Zanzibar
Joy Thomas – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade SetSubject Digital

BEN HALL
Robert Kildey – Merit-Judges-Choice
B Grade Open Mono Digital

Owning The Bowl
David Hansell – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Whispered Memories
Brad Le Brocque – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Mono Digital

Sydney Fireworks
Dianne English – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced SetSubject Digital

Siblings.
Ken Linsley – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Farmers Life
Chris Latham – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Camel Rock reflections
Susan Hansell – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

The Climber
Janet Payne – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Pumpkin for Sale
Ian Nunn – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Antarctica
Janet Payne – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Kea
Robert Kildey – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Girl with a Bee Kp
Brad Le Brocque – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Nigella
Bettina Damme – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Exploring Venice
David Hansell – Merit
Advanced SetSubject Digital

Central Havana Colour
Ian English – Merit
Advanced SetSubject Digital

by Sue Winsley, January 13, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in January – Print

There were 30 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

Man Versus Eastern Osprey
Toni Conquest – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

What cake shall we have honey?
Lee-ann Hattander – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

Mt McKinley Alaska
Jan Whittles – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Long Way Down
Frank Bleechmore – Merit-Judges-Choice
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

MY TUEN
Robert Kildey – Merit-Judges-Choice
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

BURMA RICE HARVESTING
Elisabeth Fidler – Merit-Judges-Choice
B Grade SetSubject Large Print

Brekkys Ready
Megan Willis – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Colour Large Print

Traveling Petro
Brad Le Brocque – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Mono Large Print

BUSY BURMESE MARKET 1
Mike Fidler – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced SetSubject Large Print

Time to Fiy
Chris Latham – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Lunch at the markets
Rene Schipper – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Lexi
Tanya Heather – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

At the Beach
Toni Conquest – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Large Print

UP ON THE SHOULDER
Robert Kildey – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Fly like a Bird
Frank Bleechmore – Merit
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Wangi
Paige Barlow – Merit
B Grade Open Mono Large Print

Banksia Time
Colleen Price – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Large Print

Fighting fire with fire
David Whyte – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Large Print

Fireball
Dianne English – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Large Print

Lunching on Skink
Brad Le Brocque – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Large Print

My Pink Dress
Ian English – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Large Print

Out of the Deep End
Michael Martin – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Large Print

BUFFALO NIGHT
Mike Fidler – Merit
Advanced Open Mono Large Print

High Roller
Michael Martin – Merit
Advanced Open Mono Large Print

Kayaking the White Water
Michael Martin – Merit
Advanced Open Mono Large Print

HINBATRADER
Mike Fidler – Merit
Advanced SetSubject Large Print

Village Activity
Colleen Price – Merit
Advanced SetSubject Large Print

The local markets
David Whyte – Merit
Advanced SetSubject Large Print

Marrakesh Tannery
David Price – Merit
Advanced SetSubject Large Print

Havana Butchery
Ian English – Merit
Advanced SetSubject Large Print

by Sue Winsley, January 13, 2020 Share:

Hands on Photographic Workshop at Belmont in June

Here is a message from Di Schofield from Belmont 16s Photographic Club about a workshop they are running with Scott Fowler on June 19-21. Only a couple of spaces left. If you’re interested please contact Di or let Susan know.

” Come and spend a weekend­­­ with Scott Fowler, FPSNZ,GPSA,EFIAP,EPSA. A passionate photographer from New Zealand, who originally hails from Scotland. Let Scott show you how to get more out of your camera, which will open many more opportunities to do more post processing or even less post processing by getting it right in the camera and make better images. Friday night he will talk about the thought process to make better mages, then Saturday and Sunday we will put into practice what he talked about. Scott is one of a small handful of photographers from around the world who has achieved Gold Portfolio level with the Photographic Society of America. This is a unique opportunity to learn from Scott.”  

Scott Fowler’s Website: http://www.scoiwi.com

There is a limit of 20 places. The cost is $195 per person. Please note that no catering will be provided.

The first 20 people who pay for the workshop will be included in the workshop. Others will be placed on a waiting list.  

by Susan Hansell, January 10, 2020 Share:

PSA News January 2020

General Newsletter January 2020

Australia/New Zealand Newsletter January 2020

by Susan Hansell, January 9, 2020 Share: