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Incorporated in 1997, the Caloundra Camera Group
is a member of the Photographic Society of Queensland. Caloundra is the southernmost town in the Sunshine Coast Region in South East Queensland, Australia.

Competition Night meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, except December and January. These meetings are devoted to judging of monthly Print competition entries and presentation of the results of remotely judged Digital competition entries.

Share Night meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month, except December and January. Normally a prominent member of the photography community is invited to give a guest presentation.

Featured Image CCG Meetings
Oct
16
Wed
5:30 pm CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm
Regular monthly Committee Meeting. Please email your apology to the Secretary if unable to attend.
Oct
23
Wed
7:30 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm
Our own adventurous Greg Larchin on “The Colours of Australia”
Nov
13
Wed
7:00 pm Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm
November 2019 Set Subject is “Photo Journalism”. Definition of Photo Journalism: Story-telling photographs such as are seen in the news media and periodicals, which may include documentary, contemporary life, illustrative, spot news, or human interest. [...]
Nov
20
Wed
5:30 pm CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm
Regular monthly Committee Meeting. Please email your apology to the Secretary if unable to attend.
Nov
27
Wed
7:30 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm
This slot is held open for presentations on the upcoming 2020 Set Subjects, with the February 2020 subject being the prime candidate for discussion.
Recent Posts Archives

Results for competitions in October Prints

There were 17 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

Watching the Break Down
Gerry Gibson – 9
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Grave Yard
Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

On Guard
Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

OctB 13391 Dark Side
Lorraine Brace – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Not in the Mood
Keven Hyde – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

I Will Win
Trefor Ellacott – 8
B Grade SetSubject Large Print

Cheruthuruthy Man
Airlie Andrews – 8
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Desert sunset
Bruce Richardson – 8
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Wondrous
Bruce Richardson – 8
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Rough Seas
Gerry Gibson – 8
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Through the Mist
Keven Hyde – 8
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Indian Stairs
Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Trivandrum Boatman
Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Steeple Jason
Mike West – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Irenic
Ed Anderson – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

The Blue Hour
Trefor Ellacott – 8
B Grade Open Large Print

Cracow Ruin
Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade Open Large Print

by Ann Bryan, October 10, 2019

Results for competitions in October Digital

There were 20 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

Dark Dark Lagoon
Annette Scott – 9
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Stormy Outlook
Mike West – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

In the dark of the night
Annette Scott – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

war time tunnel to danger
Sharyn Glur – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

DARK SQUAT DPI
Vern Irvine – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

beware
Lara Irvine – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Do Not Approach
Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Reflect on Water
Ann Bryan – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Driftwood sculpture
Helen Debnam – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Spring Colour
Annette Scott – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Sculpture
Rhonda Reynolds – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Under the bridge
Rhonda Reynolds – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Moscaic Puzzle
Ralph Brown – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

orchid
Lara Irvine – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

roo paw
Trevor Pedler – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Leopard 1
Ann Bryan – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Nini
Gerry Gibson – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Top of Petronis Tower
Annette Wood – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Aleah
Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade Open Digital

Foggy Sunrise Catchup
Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade Open Digital

by Annette Scott, October 9, 2019

Competitions in November Digital are closing soon!

Competitions in November Digital will close Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 11:58 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade SetSubject Digital
  • B Grade SetSubject Digital
  • All Grades Art Photography Digital
  • A Grade Open Digital
  • B Grade Open Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, October 7, 2019

Competitions in November Prints are closing soon!

Competitions in November Prints will close Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 11:58 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade SetSubject Large Print
  • B Grade SetSubject Large Print
  • All Grades Art Photography Large Print
  • A Grade Open Large Print
  • B Grade Open Large Print

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, October 7, 2019

Annual Print and Digital Competitions

The Annual Print and Digital Competitions are now open for entries. (Do not confuse this with the Annual Accumulated Points Awards.) Details of the rules and entry procedures are listed below.

New Rules

  • Members may enter two images of their own choice into each of the three categories: Set Subject, Art Photography, and Open Subject in Print and Digital competitions. This means there is a limit of 12 entries overall.
  • Each entry must be an image that was entered in a CCG monthly competition in 2019. The entry must come from the same category that it was entered into during the year. It does not have to have received an award during the year. No new or altered images can be uploaded.
  • The required image specifications are the same as for monthly comps:
    • Images must be JPEG format.
    • Maximum pixel dimensions = 1920 horizontal × 1080 vertical.
    • Maximum file size = 2 megabytes.
    • Title is limited to 35 characters; special characters not allowed. Please do not include file name material, such as month, category, etc. in the title; just the brief title. (MPC automatically uses the file name as your title, so please edit it to remove extraneous text.)

Closing Date

The closing date for entries is 11:00 pm, Sunday, 17th November, 2019. The closing date given in previous notifications has been changed so that you will have the results of the November competition (Wed. Nov. 13) available when making your annual entry choices. However, please note that you will have only three days after the November comp to add to or change your annual entries. This tight schedule is necessary to allow adequate time for our Annual Comp judge to judge both Digital and Print entries and for the Awards medals and trophies to be engraved. An MPC automatic reminder will be sent out three days before the closing date.

Entry Procedures

  • Go to Enter Competitions > Competitions > Annual Prints/Annual Digital > Upload
  • Click either of the green buttons: “SELECT FROM EXISTING UPLOADED IMAGES” or “***TRY THE NEW SELECTION PAGE***”. The latter is easier to navigate and filter.
  • If necessary, use the filters to limit your choice of entries; for instance filter for 2019 entries only. Ensure that you are choosing an image from the correct category.
  • Click the thumbnail of your chosen entry to see an enlarged version.
  • Click the blue button “ENTER THIS IMAGE IN ANNUAL PRINTS/DIGITAL”.
  • Choose the category and SUBMIT your entry using the usual monthly comp procedure.
  • You can use the blue “VIEW OR REMOVE ENTRIES” button at any time before the closing date/time.

Don’t forget to enter your images into the Annual Trophy competitions: PRESIDENT’S TROPHY, DON ATTREE NATURE AWARD, ROBIN SIMPSON AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE TROPHY, TED GILLINGHAM “MY COUNTRY” TROPHY (B-GRADE ONLY).

by Ed Anderson, October 4, 2019

2019 Tewantin Shield Selections

Our selection panel has completed the difficult task of selecting 20 of our best images from the 103 members’ entries. To ensure that the very best images were included in the final selection, two entries were moved to a different category. The final selections are listed below.

Members can view all the entries: go to Enter Competitions > Competitions > 2019 Tewantin Shield > View

NATURE

  • Gentoo Chick by Mike West
  • Leopard on the Prowl by Ann Bryan
  • On the Hunt by Ty Fox (moved from Odd Numbers)
  • Scarab Beetle by Ralph Brown
  • Nyala Trio by David Bryan

PEOPLE

  • My Hubby by Sharyn Glur
  • Didj Man by Mike West
  • Not in the Mood by Keven Hyde
  • Smile of Delight by Annette Wood
  • Indian Girl by David Bryan

PICTORIAL

  • On the prowl by Keven Hyde
  • Irenic by Ed Anderson
  • Icelandic Fuel Stop by Ralph Brown
  • I am the King by Gerry Gibson
  • Lighthouse Sunrise by Vern Irvine

ODD NUMBERS

  • Roll of the Dice by Vern Irvine
  • Three Chairs by Airlie Andrews
  • Desert Safari by Annette Wood
  • Three Camels by Ralph Brown
  • Is This My World by Gerry Gibson (moved from Pictorial)

Congratulation to those members whose images were selected. And good luck! Many thanks to all those members who submitted images, especially our B-Graders who were well represented. Truly, the panel had to make quite a few difficult decisions and there were many lengthy discussions.

by Ed Anderson, October 2, 2019

Competitions in 2019 Tewantin Shield are closing soon!

Competitions in 2019 Tewantin Shield will close Wednesday, 25th September 2019, 11:00 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, September 23, 2019

2020 Calendar of Meetings and Set Subject Definitions

A very tentative Calendar of Meetings in 2020 and a finalised list of 2020 Set Subject Definitions is now available on the website. View or Download links are available under INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS or WHERE IS IT? Alternatively, click the following links to download copies of the PDF docs:

by Ed Anderson, September 19, 2019

Outcomes from September Committee Meeting

It has been agreed to keep the Art category as is for next year, with the definition staying the same. We will be looking at providing information and training on share nights relating to Art, Art History, Art Photography and relevant techniques to assist members understand the category better and move members towards the intent of the category.

Annual Award Category Winners. It has been decided to make a change away from the tradition of using images that have score 7, 8 or 9 to select the winning images for the year in each of our categories. Instead we will be asking members to select their two favourite images for each category to be entered for end of year judging. Competitions will be set up on MPC and you will be given further information as it proceeds.

External Competition Selection Process. To streamline the selection process for our external competitions, we are creating a standing panel of 10 club members. From this group, 5 of the panel will be chosen to be the selection panel for each competition as it arises. The standing panel is being finalised, as is the panel for the Tewantin Shield selection.

by Keven Hyde, September 19, 2019

President’s Trophy – An Unconventional Portrait

From Wikipedia, a portrait is an artistic representation of a person (or persons) in which the face and its expression are predominant. How you make it unconventional is up to you.

That is the definition I have given for the President’s Trophy, and gives one a great deal of latitude for interpretation and creativity.

If you Google Unconventional Portrait Images you will find many examples of unconventional portraits that may help. Also I will be presenting some images on our Share Night on 25th September that may assist you.

I have also found on Lynda.com which, as I have mentioned previously, can be accessed through the State Library of Queensland, an interesting course by Paul Taggart named Story Telling Through Unconventional Portraiture. This is well worthwhile viewing as it will give many ideas on photography and portraiture.

I hope you have lots of fun, and come up with some interesting ideas, and I look forward to having many unconventional portraits to judge.

by Keven Hyde, September 16, 2019