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CALOUNDRA CAMERA GROUP

The Caloundra Camera Group was incorporated in 1997 and is affiliated with the Photographic Society of Queensland. 

The club offers members a wide range of excursions, social activities and photography competitions in a supportive environment for all skill levels.

New members are always welcome regardless of photographic experience or equipment as we strive to encourage the development of photographic skills and knowledge so that we all may achieve and share a greater enjoyment of the art of photography.

Caloundra Camera Group Inc.   
ABN 80 235 726 988

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all-day Carnarvon Calling @ Carnarvon Gorge
Carnarvon Calling @ Carnarvon Gorge
Apr 29 – May 6 all-day
Carnarvon Calling @ Carnarvon Gorge
It’s happening, a club trip to Carnarvon Gorge next year. Hidden in the rugged ranges of Queensland’s central highlands, Carnarvon Gorge features towering sandstone cliffs, vibrantly coloured side gorges, diverse flora and fauna and Aboriginal[...]
all-day Carnarvon Calling @ Carnarvon Gorge
Carnarvon Calling @ Carnarvon Gorge
Apr 29 – May 6 all-day
Carnarvon Calling @ Carnarvon Gorge
It is happening, a club trip to Carnarvon Gorge next year. Hidden in the rugged ranges of Queensland’s central highlands, Carnarvon Gorge features towering sandstone cliffs, vibrantly coloured side gorges, diverse flora and fauna and[...]
Recent Posts Archives

The Art of Travelling Slowly.

Tomorrow evening, February 23rd right after the AGM, or perhaps right after a cup of tea after the AGM, or perhaps before the AGM, I really don’t know, but tomorrow evening in any case, Peter Hyndman, me, ( forgive me it’s quite strange talking about oneself in the third person) will be talking about himself!

It’s not quite like that though, it’s not just about me, there are two of us.

For a little over a decade for half of each year my wife Jo and I have based ourselves on a small boat somewhere on Europe’s inland waterways practicing our devotion to the art of travelling slowly.

Unlike this notice, my chat is likely to begin in a well constructed, somewhat informative manner, and then deviate as more or less interesting things distract us, just as they do when one is travelling at an appropriate pace.

Come along and discover how you too can spend half of your life doing nothing at all and never quite get finished.

by Peter Hyndman, February 23, 2021

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT – IMPORTANT!

We have been flooded with entries for our monthly competitions. Thanks to the overwhelming support of our members, entries have exceeded our most optimistic projections and sadly we have had to undertake a bit of crisis management.

PLEASE NOTE:
Effective immediately entries in all competitions for the remainder of this year will be limited to a total of FIVE (5) images, with a maximum of ONE (1) entry per category.

This decision was made reluctantly after extensive deliberation and detailed analysis of entry numbers over the past two months.

Over the past year participation in our competitions has increased by close to one hundred percent, which is outstanding, but this has placed an unacceptable load on our volunteer judges, and diminished the available time to give each image the time that is due.

We are greatly disappointed by the need to bring about this change, and look forward to your continued support.

by Gerry Gibson, February 17, 2021

Results for competitions in FEBRUARY 2021

There were 7 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Bird Of Paradise
Trefor Ellacott – 9
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Mungo Dune
Mike West – 9
All Grades Open Print

African Tulip Tree
Trefor Ellacott – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Painted Banksia
Vern Irvine – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

under the pandanus
Lara Irvine – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

The stock route
Clive Hammond – 8
All Grades Open Digital

MINUS 20 deg
Ty Fox – 8
All Grades Open Digital

by Ann Bryan, February 11, 2021

Woodford February Trip

On the 28th of February we will have a trip to Woodford.

We will meet at 10am at CJ’s Pastries for a cup of coffee or tea.

We will then leave at 1 minute intervals in pairs, each pair will

receive an instruction sheet.

Lunch will be a approximately 12.30

by Gerry Gibson, January 27, 2021

Shelly Beach

It happened, I have had the incorrect information re the tides.

The high tide on the 17th is going to be at 11.01am.

So with that in mind, we will meet at 9am, so we will be photographing on an incoming tide

by Gerry Gibson, January 5, 2021

Shelly Beach

by Gerry Gibson, January 4, 2021

Before the sun sets on another year…

It seems as though it was only last night that we were enjoying each other’s company at our Annual Awards Night! For those who were unable to be there, a list of award recipents and images can be found at this link, and no doubt a full report will trickle out over the coming days (or weeks).

Our calendar for the year is now complete, so it’s time to look forward to next year.

A complete Calendar, Set Subjects Schedule and our Rules and Procedures for the coming year can now be found in one complete document – our new “Member’s Handbook” which can be downloaded from the following link:

If this link does not work in your email, you can find it either in the notice of the front page of our website, or on the “INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS” link on the site, where it will be available for the full year.

Please note that these documents are current at this date and supercede all earlier releases.

by Peter Hyndman, December 5, 2020

The Biggest Auction Event of the Year

This Friday NIGHT is not only our annual awards night, it’s that time of the year when you can rid yourself of all the gear that’s been hampering your photographic progress, and pick up something that will put yourself firmly in a place where you will be scoring eights every month.

For instance if you have a Box Brownie, bring it along to be auctioned and you might pick up some of the latest and greatest Nikon gear donated by someone looking to upgrade to Canon stuff.

All proceeds will go to the club coffers so clear the spaces on your full shelves and be prepared to fill them again on Friday night!

We have a series of books and miscellany but would welcome more stuff.  Please contact Ty or Gerry with details of your donations and don’t forget to bring them on the night!

by Peter Hyndman, December 1, 2020

The Project

Share Night 25th November 2020

This Wednesday night will be our last share night for this year.

We will have the Gallery presentation of our Project which began two years ago.

This Wednesday night seven members of our club will be presenting their art pieces which they have been working on during the last two years.

Each artist will present a ten minute explanation of their art, questions can be asked during the presentation.

There will be a variety of art pieces on display, they includes photographs, installations and photo books, all telling a story.

Hope to se you there.

Must be seen to understand the story
A couple of samples of our work

by Gerry Gibson, November 19, 2020

Results for competitions in November Digital

There were 10 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Sometimes he sits and thinks…
Peter Hyndman – 9
B Grade Open Digital

Freds Journey
Greg Larchin – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Loose Change
Trefor Ellacott – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

the flower in the round
Clive Hammond – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Fun Times
Douglas Battison – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Cisticola on berries
David Bryan – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Threes a Crowd
Gerry Gibson – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Best on Track
Jeff Heck – 8
B Grade Open Digital

A Time for Reflection.
James Ferris – 8
B Grade Open Digital

Shopping with the Girls
Troy Holland – 8
B Grade Open Digital

by Peter Hyndman, November 12, 2020