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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 Auditorium at 7.00pm on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. We also have a Portfolio Group meeting on 1st Monday 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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Middlebrook Trip Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty of restrictions associated with the current Covid outbreak, we have decided to cancel our trip to Middlebrook station. Restrictions may be extended through the period of our booking.

Refunds will be provided as soon as possible. Our treasurer will work through these as soon as he can.

by Colleen Price, June 30, 2021

Important Message

Due to restrictions imposed by Wangi Workers on people from Sydney or people who have visited Sydney, we have decided to cancel Monday 28th June’s AGM and Tutorial night.

We will hold our AGM just prior to our next competition night on 12th July.

The tutorial night presentation will be rescheduled.

Stay Well

by Colleen Price, June 26, 2021

Covid and our club meeting on Monday 28 June

We are carefully watching the Covid situation in Sydney. Colleen has confirmed that Wangi Workers Club will not allow anyone who has been to Sydney recently into the club building. There is also a suggestion that we could be in a full lockdown by the end of the week which may or may not affect the Hunter Region.

So this is a heads up that we might have to consider postponing the AGM and tutorial on Monday.

We will watch developments over the weekend and let you know IF we need to change plans.

by Susan Hansell, June 24, 2021

Tutorial Monday 28th

You Be The Judge

This evening is designed to put you in the shoes of the judge so that you will have a better understanding of what makes a good competition image.  It will be very interactive, nonconfrontational and a lot of fun.

Recently our club was asked to judge the PSA Interclub Open Group F images for Round 2.

Our experienced judges Dianne English, David Hansell and Ian English independently judged the images and scored on a spreadsheet and the scores were totalled giving the images a score of between 3 – 15.  The images were then assessed by the three to decide on the awards.

On this evening you will all have the same spreadsheet and we will go through each image in turn and you will be asked to score each image from 1 – 5.  There will be a scoring guide discussed before we start so you will know the criteria for scoring the images.

After everyone has completed scoring, we will then reveal what our judges scored the same images and then we will go through each image and discuss the differences and comparisons to your own scoring.

You will be interested to see the variation of scores and the reasons for those scores. All you will need to bring will be a pen to write down the scores.

As it happens, there were images from five Aussie clubs. Redlands Brisbane, Maitland, Forster, Australian Horizon Photographic Club Sydney and Ivanhoe Photographic Society Melbourne as well as clubs from many different countries.

This is interesting because the subject matter is quite varied due to the geographic locations of all of the photographers.

by Ian English, June 23, 2021

Cheap New Cameras!

Hi the Manager of The Good Guys Maitland has offered camera club members these amazing prices for the stock listed below, you must ask to speak to Andrew Robertson and mention the camera club

The Good Guys Maitland

Building A
2A Chelmsford Drive
Maitland NSW 2323

T : 02 4930 2200 (Int) : 106210
M: +61400766475

CLEARANCE PRICE FOR MEMEBERS

Canon Australia P/ 80DKIS 80D Single Lens Kit x 1

Was $1,294.00 now $647

Canon Australia P/L

M50KIS

EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera with 15-45mm Lens

1 only

Was $844.00

Now $422

Canon Australia P/L

G7XII

PowerShot G7x Mark II

2 only

Was $749.00

Now $524

CDB Goldair Australia Pty Ltd

CHDHX-801-RW

Hero 8 Black GOPRO Action camera x 6

Wa $529.00

Now $370

FUJIFILM AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

87098

Liplay – Elegant Black

1 only

Was $229.00

Now $160

NIKON AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

VBK500UA

D5600 Single Lens Kit (18-55mm)

1 only

Was $1,099.00

Now $769

NIKON AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

VBK550XA

D3500 DSLR with AF-P DX 18-55mm VR Lens

1 only

Was $794.00

Now $397

Panasonic Australia Pty Ltd

DMC-TZ80GN-K

Lumix TZ80 Digital Camera

2 only

Was $449.00

Now $314

SONY AUSTRALIA LTD

ILCE6100LB

Alpha 6100 Body with 1650 Lens Black x 3

Was $1,194.00

Now $597

if your after a bargain here is your chance.

Thanks Brad

by Toni Conquest, June 21, 2021

HOCUS FOCUS – JUNE 2021

HOCUS FOCUS – JUNE 2021 is now available on the web site under the NEWSLETTERS Button or via this link

https://wangi.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/65/2021/06/HOCUS-FOCUS-JUNE-2021.pdf

by David Price, June 18, 2021

July Competition

Hi Everyone,

We had a but great group of our members present on Monday night for our June Comp night over zoom.

Once again we had some very impressive images from our members.

Congratulations and well done to everyone.

A reminder to all our members that our July comp is coming up very fast.

Our July images are due in by 11:59pm Saturday 26th June. 

Please remember that if you miss the deadline there is nothing we can do. The images are passed onto the judge early in the morning on the day after and the competition cannot be reopened.

Please put the date in your calendar where you’ll remember.

IMPORTANT: When you enter images on the website you will be sent a confirmation email. Please check this email thoroughly and check that your images are in the correct categories and that you have entered them in the correct month. Unfortunately the website sometimes makes errors and puts images in the wrong category. If you see this error before the comp closes you can go back in and make the necessary changes. Unfortunately once the comp has closed changes can’t be made.

Our next competition night is on Monday 12th July and will be at the club. 

Entries will again only be digitals. 
We will project the images onto the screen at the club and I will read out the judges’s comments.

Our set subject for July is:
Water– The definition for “Water” is…..Tap, lake, oceans, waterfalls etc. Water can be any image you wish as long as the water is dominant in your image.

As well as our set subject we will have are usual colour and mono categories.

Please remember that we can only enter 3 images each in total with no more than 2 in any category.

Our judge for May is Donald Anderson.
This is the first time Donald will have judged for us.
Below is a bit of information about Donald.

I have been a keen amateur photographer all my life. I was given my first BoxBrownie camera when I was six years old.  I have enjoyed B&W and colour darkroom work and then moved to slides before moving to full frame digital.  
I previously worked long hours but now have more time for my photography and joined Belmont 16s club in 2018 and have completed the judging course run by the club.  I enjoy nearly all forms of photography (I don’t take underwater images) but most enjoy taking images of people as street photography or as portraits.  I believe that images submitted to club and external competitions should be much more than a technically competent record.  Winning images need to be original and different, make the viewer’s eyes linger, tell a story and be “a work of art”.

Good luck to everyone and enjoy taking and putting together some “Water” images.

If you have any questions please contact me on suewinsley@iinet.net.au

Cheers, Sue Winsley (Competition Steward).

by Sue Winsley, June 16, 2021

2021/22 Membership Fees

A key message for all of our Members. Our 2021/22 Membership Fees are due to be paid by July 31st 2021. Our annual fee remains $40 per member

Last year the majority of our members made their payment directly into the club account and I encourage all of you to use this method again. You can find the Club Account Details on the Membership Renewal Page. There is a button on the Members Page (the page you use for competition entries), Or you can use this link.

Please remember to put your name in both the reference and the description  so that I will be able to record who has paid their fees..

For those of you who would still prefer to pay via cash I will be attending the next tutorial and club competition evenings and will be able to take your subscription fees then.

Many Thanks

by  David Hansell, June 15, 2021  Edit

by David Hansell, June 15, 2021

33rd Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography (SSNEP)

Wangi Camera Club members are invited to enter this year’s exhibition

Entries now Open

Closing Date: Sunday 25th July 2021 – Midnight

APS Approval: 2021/14

Sections
· Open Colour
· Creative
· Open Monochrome
· Nature
Awards
18 Awards (17 medals + FCC Most Successful Exhibitor Trophy)
Highly Commended Ribbons (minimum of 6 per section)
Please visit our NEW website for details
www.sutherlandshirenational.com

by Toni Conquest, June 15, 2021

Results for competitions in June – Digital 2021

There were 22 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in June – Digital 2021

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Im a Bit Wet
Joy Thomas – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Colour Digital

At the Range
Toni Conquest – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Mono Digital

All Polished Up
Susan Shipway – Merit-Judges-Choice
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Tired Mum
Frank Bleechmore – Merit-Judges-Choice
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Hawker Hurricane
Greg Woollett – Merit-Judges-Choice
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Gabriel Medina Brazil
Ian English – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Colour Digital

In The Ring
Dianne English – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Mono Digital

Spin that 78
Megan Willis – Merit-Judges-Choice
Advanced SetSubject Digital

The Interview
Elisabeth Fidler – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Trio of Surfers
Toni Conquest – Merit
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Wangi Wangi Anzac day
Chris Latham – Merit
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Antique Lamp and Stand
Ken Linsley – Merit
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Under or Through
David Hansell – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

20200912 Wings up
Brad Le Brocque – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Goyoza with Sauce
Brad Le Brocque – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Prepare for Landing
Megan Willis – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

The fast bowler
Susan Hansell – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Sea lion playtime
Susan Hansell – Merit
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Climbing the Roof
Michael Martin – Merit
Advanced Open Mono Digital

Double bugs mono c
Brad Le Brocque – Merit
Advanced Open Mono Digital

Lady Nelson at Rest
Michael Martin – Merit
Advanced SetSubject Digital

Two Tram Reflection
Ian English – Merit
Advanced SetSubject Digital

by Sue Winsley, June 14, 2021