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.


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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Tutorial Mon 22nd April. – Warren Marshall.

Warren presentation will be about lighting for portrait photography, both natural and artificial light. He will explain how to use various light modifiers and why you would use them, also the principles of lighting and show some examples of my work. Warren joined Newcastle Photographic Society in the late 1980’s and later was secretary and president for a number of years. Warren began photographing seriously in 1985 to document a bicycle trip from Melbourne to Rockhampton shooting Kodachrome 64 with a Pentax ME super SLR. He became a full time photography business in 1994 shooting mostly people and is still doing so 24 years later. Warren started Newcastle Photography College in 2008 and have taught over 1000 local photographers in that time. He love every minute of his job and teaching others to aspire to the same in their photography.

by John Frost, April 14, 2019 Share:

Life In Our Region

Location: “Launch Pad “at the Toronto Library. 

Friday 24th May – Saturday 10th August.

Closing date now extended to Saturday April 13th

Still have a chance to enter your favourite images of the region to show off your club!

Our club was nominated by Lake Macquarie Library to hold a exhibition of members images with the theme “Life In Our Region”.

Nobby’s Lighthouse.

The area would be approximately 50 to 60ks surrounding from Wangi Wangi which could include areas such as Cessnock, wine country Maitland, Port Stephens holiday location,Newcastle Harbour activities, fish market,  Kurri Kurri – 50’s 60’s festival Central the Entrance feeding the Pelicans and other areas that may come to mind.

The theme of “life in our region” is to express what you see and feel, what it means to you, did you grow up in the area, what things have changed, do you have your favourite places. To look at the region and what it can offer in regards to farming, industry, tourism, festivals, places of history which are relevant to the region.

(1). The images can be A3 and A4 mainly landscape but there will be limited hanging for portraits.

(2).Will require title, where ,author, camera a by the end of 13th of April so the Library can produce the corflute signs to go under the images.

(3). Images will be required no later than the Monday 13th of May meeting for us to mount the images, which will hung on Friday 23rd. 

To enter your images go to the main page and click on members button and go to competitions and click upload  button “Life In Our Region” Lake Macquarie Library  as if in a normal club competition. If we exceed the required thirty five prints there will be a judging for the final number.

by John Frost, March 31, 2019 Share:

Monday Night Tutorial 25th Feb

For our Monday night tutorial we will have the pleasure of Roy Killian with his vast knowledge of the art of photography, with his special  presention of “Achieving Success in Photographic Exhibitions”. Roy will also talk a little about the benefits of the Photography Society of America (PSA). It should an excellent night and I am sure there will plenty tips to pick from the night.

by John Frost, February 22, 2019 Share:

Next Tutorial – Mon 28th Jan- “Preserving Memories”


We will have the pleasure again this month with Diane Schofield with her presentation how to create a Photobook.
Diane will talk  about “Preserving our memories”  Why do you photograph things and scenes?  How do you use your images?  The presentation will cover suggestion for using images and will concentrate on making a photo book and look at the physical composition of a book. So bring your iPad, tablet, laptop or a pencil and note pad! 

by John Frost, January 16, 2019 Share:

Monday 24th September Tutorial- Bill Chambers with “Colour Perception”

Our guest speaker will be from the man who loves underwater photography Bill Chambers who’s presentation is called “Colour Perception” – ( ‘Why Don’t My Images Show the Colour I Remember When I Took the Shot?’ )

Everyone perceives colour differently – the presentation explores some of the reasons why – from simply being “Colour Blind” through to the influence of medications such as ‘Viagra’ (that one is always of interest to the fellahs!)… 😉

Something in there for all photographers. 

This will an evening not to miss when it comes to understanding “Colour Perception”

by John Frost, September 13, 2018 Share:

Tutorial Monday March 26th – Ian English- “Creative Imagery and Compositing”

Ian will be giving a special presentation on Creative Imagery and Composting, There will be a discussion component and a audio video session followed by practical applications using Photoshop and some Photoshop actions.



by John Frost, February 16, 2018 Share:

“Early bird call”- Wed 11th Oct-part 1.

An early morning experience in October!  We have the opportunity to do an early morning shoot on Wednesday Oct 11th. at Mike Fidler’s property at Martinsville for a early” Hideout” Bird” shoot. Mike will be at hand for any advise to those wanting to set up their cameras to catch your images.  After the shoot there will be a hot breakfast served and a chance to experience the bird environment which surrounds Mike’s property.  You need to be at Mike’s by about 0615 to 0630 for setup at the hideout. There will a mud map available on our next club meeting on the 9th Oct. Please let Colleen know 0413849846 for breakfast as there will token fee of $5 for a smashing breaky. After breakfast there will a chance to play with life size Chess pieces or a challenge with Mike with a game of croquet and Bocce!         

PART 2-We will follow up with our tutorial on Monday 23rd to do a critique on members images on their day of shooting,and perhaps a peoples choice!


by John Frost, October 2, 2017 Share:

Closing dates for three competitions.

Just a reminder for those who wish to enter the Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography(SSNEP) you have just over a week as it will be closing on the Wednesday 13th September.

A further reminder for those wishing to enter the Hunter Botanic Gardens that will be closing 3.00pm Wednesday 27th September.

There is further information in regards entering both competitions on the club website.

Closing date for the FCC Inter Club Competition.

The FCC inter club comp closing on the 15th Sept. Dave Vane has offered to take prints to Sydney and Bettina Damme is willing to collect entries and payments at our comp night on 11th September. (next Monday night!).

by John Frost, September 5, 2017 Share:

Monday 26th Tutorial- Rainee Lantry of Cloud Nine Photography

Over the years Rainee has won numerous awards at State( Gold, Silver Distinction, Silver), National (Silver) and International (Bronze and Silver) levels. Rainee was a Finalist for NSW AIPP Family Photographer 2015 and NSW AIPP Creative Photographer 2015. In 2016 Rainee won NSW AIPP Family Photographer of the year and was awarded Australian AIPP Family Photographer of the year 2016 finalist. We will have the pleasure of Rainee telling us how she started her business and will then show us how she is able to set up those all important family portrait shots to bring those winning images.

by John Frost, June 1, 2017 Share:

Monday Night 22nd May – Tutorial – Lighting for Portraits with flash and continuous lighting.

It was a pleasure to have Barry Collier to give us those tips on making the most of your landscape images. We we will have the pleasure of Barry next year of doing the opposite with the best ways to capture close ups!  

Camera and tripod required for the tutorial Our president Brad LeBroqaue with assistance of other members for this month tutorials. We will be looking at lighting for portraits and other subjects with flash and continuous lighting. We will have a “Studio setup” so you can be able to gain the experience with your camera  at making the best of the lighting to capture your stunning images.  There will be discussion on the June Set Subject of “High Key” on dealing with unnatural bright lighting.

by John Frost, April 17, 2017 Share: