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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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AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY ONLINE CONFERENCE

APS LIVE – 2022 ONLINE CONFERENCE



1/2 Day APS Live Event
Exclusive presentations by expert photographers 

We are very pleased to announce an exciting line up of expert photographers for our APS Live 1/2 Day online event on Sunday, the 3rd July 2022.

$20 APS Members, $30 Non APS Members.July 2022 03
REGISTER


RAY MARTINA Photography Journey
Veteran Journalist & Award Winning TV PersonalityRay Martin has been, what he calls,  “a closet photographer” for over half a century. Paid to TELL the story – not take the pictures – Ray was always being told to “ put the damn camera down” by producers & tv cameramen at Four Corners & 60 Minutes. Thankfully, he didn’t. To prove it, there’s a catalogue of photographs, a number of exhibitions & a book with his pictures, published by Melbourne University Press a few years ago, called “Ray Martin’s World”. 
Martin says he’s like ‘The Man from American Express’ – he never leaves home without his camera! Photos from commercial planes at 37,000 feet have become a specialty.
He’s got a million stories to tell of exotic places he’s been, and strange people he’s met; including some truly great photographers.

What’s Ray Martin going to reveal ? Well, as they say in the news business …”Watch This Space”.
Program 11.30am – 12:30pm



THE EARLY DAYS OF APS &
BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

Graham Burstow OAMEFIAP FPSA FRPS FAPS PSQF Hon.FAPS is a renowned and celebrated Queensland street photographer. He has been seen frequently on the streets of the Gold Coast and Toowoomba over the past 70 years. Many of his images from those years are hanging in public spaces in both regions and in many other venues such as the National Library in Canberra. A published author of three books; Closer, Flesh and Touch Me with one more in the making.

Graham will recount stories and adventures he has had over his photographic career. He is, and has always been prepared to do what ever it takes to get that shot. As Graham tells his stories, he will show us and explain how he captured those images.

This will be a unique session with a talented and charismatic personality of the Australian photographic community. A session not to be missed.  9:00am – 10:00am


MOMENTS IN AUSTRALIAN PHTOGRAPHGY
Dr.Martyn JollyHonorary Associate Professor, School of Art & Design, 
Research School of Humanities and the Arts

The sixtieth anniversary of the APS is a good time to explore different ways of thinking about the history of Australian photography. As a photo historian previously involved in art schools and art galleries I come from a tradition where the story of photography in Australia is usually told through individual photographers or artistic movements.A recent book I co-wrote, ‘Installation View’, focussed instead on photography exhibitions, rather than individual photographers.

This made me realize the importance of clubs, societies and groups to photography in Australia.

However, their importance to the whole story has perhaps been overlooked. In a free ranging, informal, discussion I will look at some moments in Australia photography through the lens of the ‘group of enthusiasts’.
10:15am – 11:15am




10:00am – 10:15am
John Hodgson
EFIAP/b AV-EFIAP FAPS AV-MAPS ESFIAP HonFAP SAPS APS for Life – Short AV presentation.11:15am – 11:30am
Libby JefferyMomento Pro Book Competition LaunchLibby will launch the APS Photo Book Awards, sponsored by Momento Pro.‍Register
Best regards,

11:15am – 11:30am
Stella Fava | Secretary
Australian Photographic Society
02 9890 9795
secretary@a-p-s.org.auc
www.a-p-s.org.au/ 
Copyright © 2022 Australian Photographic Society, All rights reserved.
Postal address:
PO BOX 79, ERMINGTON NSW 1700


by Bruce Atkinson, June 2, 2022

MACHINERY

The 2022 President’s Trophy should be open for entries when you receive this message. As is usually the case, this is a print competition open to all grades with a maximum of two entries per member.

This year the set subject will be: MACHINERY.

This could be:- Farm Machinery, Road Machinery, Minning Machinery, Machinery Around the House, Machinery at the Golf Course, Machinery at the Beach or any other Machinery.

The image is not to be a display of what the Machine is. Once you decide which Machine you are going to photograph, look for an artistic image of it.

We do not need to know what it is or how it works.

You will need to get close to it. Think of a composition containing – colour, lines, & textures (not added). The image should show all viewers that this is a machine, not say a spider who has taken up residence in the machine.

Make it as artistic as you like.

by Gerry Gibson, June 30, 2022

River City Print Competition 2022 – Please bring your prints in.

The images below have been selected to enter into the River City Print Competition on behalf of CCG. If any of yours have been selected, would you please bring the prints to the share night tonight or to the judging on 13th July. Please be sure that the outside measurement of the mat is no larger than 20inches by 16inches (CCG usual size) and that your image has your name on the back. We’ll attach CCG labels as long as we know who they belong to.
Please contact me on di.east1000@gmail.com if you need help or won’t be able to deliver your image on time – I know we have a few travellers at present…

Images Selected
Tony Allison – Cable Beach Sunset
Jeff Heck – Double Trouble
Trefor Ellacott – Maroochy River at Dawn
Belinda – Lighting the Way
Lucinda Clarke – Afternoon well spent
Gerry Gibson – No Name 34 (Chess)
James Ferris – Sunset GAthering
James Ferris – The Retro Look
Paul – Beach Days
Denise Organ – Red Canoe
Denise Organ – Point Cartwright
David Bryan – Buffalos Drinking
Ty Fox – Not in front of the Wife
Ty Fox – Kelly’s Beach
Peter Hyndman – Early Morning in the Inland
Peter Hyndman – Really
Clive Hammond – A Sad End
Di East – High Tide
Di East – The Selfie

Cheers, Di East

by Di East, June 22, 2022

Share Night 22 June

See you then

by Gerry Gibson, June 20, 2022

Coming or Going?

By this time next week, all being well, I will be on the other side of the world getting on with my other life. That means that the knobs and buttons that drive our competitions are going to be half a day away at least from being pushed if there’s a problem. It’s the 21st century and that’s OK from a technical perspective, but from the Club’s perspective it’s probably not fair to have a committee member who intends to remain absent for much of the year.

I’m happy to keep doing the necessary tech stuff, but it would be great if someone could hold up his or her hand to actually co-ordinate things while I’m not here in the future, and we really do need more than one person to be familiar with the runnings of the Club competition portal.

Please think about whether that person is you between now and next year’s AGM! The training is free, the coffee is strong, and the seat is warm (actually no, it’s not, but I’d warm it for the right person.)

While I’m on a roll; you may have noticed a certain lack of co-ordination with our share nights and events in recent months. Little things like the odd date mix-up or notices that perhaps could have gone out a little earlier?

That’s because we don’t have co-ordinators for either of those functions either. They aren’t terribly onerous positions, but filling even one of them would make things ever so much nicer for us all!

by Peter Hyndman, June 19, 2022

Outings, Events and Adventures

The year has reached the half way mark and we have a packed programme of outings for the next few months, (and some planned beyond) so if you don’t want to miss out it may pay to make some marks in your calendar!

More detailed information will be circulated before each event, but if you need any information in the meantime please pull out your CCG Contacts Sheet and phone the person (or people) responsible for the event!

June 26thEarly Morning Point CartwrightContact Gerry
July 2ndSir Henry Royce FoundationContact Clive
July 17thPhoto Walk at Maroochy Bot GardensContact Gerry
July 23rdChristmas in JulyContact Ty
August 5th, 6th, & 7thRedbrook Holiday RetreatContact Ken and Colleen
September 8th,9th,10th,
11th,12th & 13th Or as long as you like
Stanthorpe Top of the Town ParkContact Ann and David

And still in the planning stages:-

Some time in October Races At Caloundra Contact Denise and John
Some time in NovemberMorning TeaLocation to be Advised

by Gerry Gibson, June 17, 2022

Looking for Something?

A couple of people have mentioned in passing that they have had trouble finding something they were looking for on our website. While it was nice to know they thought to look there, it wasn’t great to know they didn’t find what they were looking for!

I really love that feedback because without it I think all is well with the world, and do tend to rest on my laurels! There are some things that can’t be changed but if you think we can do better please let me know.

HOW TO FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR
There are two reasonably reliable ways to find things – the obvious one is to use the SEARCH function which you’ll find just to the left of the main text. It’s not exactly Google, but it is pretty good at turning up things that have been sent out in notices, and it can be quite entertaining reading old stuff that bears no relation to what you are looking for. It does work well enough, but do check that you haven’t just downloaded a set subject list from 2018 when you were looking for next year’s.

The second is behind the secret “INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS” button. Just click on that and pretty much everything you need to know can be found there. If it’s not, let me know and I’ll add it.

Not everything is easy to find or logically filed, but that just makes it more fun than Wordle doesn’t it?

by Peter Hyndman, June 16, 2022

Have you saved the date?

There’s still time to cancel what you are doing on Saturday the 2nd July.

Clive has arranged this outing to coincide with “Cars and Coffee”, a monthly gathering of all sorts of car enthusiasts which starts around 7:00 so perhaps it will be worth arriving early to take advantage of

Any photographer would jump at the chance to photograph with models, but beautiful items which adorn these cars and then there is the colour!!! 

SPOILER ALERT – you might find some inspiration for your President’s Trophy entry this year!

Please let Clive know that you will be attending.

raeclive1972@gmail.com

by Gerry Gibson, June 15, 2022

Competitions in Hinterland Bushlinks are closing soon!

Competitions in Hinterland Bushlinks will close Wednesday, 15th June 2022, 11:00 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Hinterland Bushlinks Photos

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, June 13, 2022

Results for competitions in JUNE 2022

There were 15 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 2022

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Are We Too Late
Gerry Gibson – 5
A Grade Set Subject Digital

The Selfie
Di East – 5
A Grade Open Print

A sad end
Clive Hammond – 4
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Early Morning on the Inland Sea
Peter Hyndman – 4
A Grade Set Subject Digital

I’ve seen drought, fire and rain.
Paul Mellick – 4
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Annaliese
Ralph Brown – 4
A Grade Open Digital

Mooloolaba Triathalete
John Organ – 4
A Grade Open Digital

Morning Mountain Meadow
John Reid – 4
B Grade Open Digital

Dont be greedy
Colleen Brooks – 4
B Grade Open Digital

Stop and smell the Roses
Kelly Darby – 4
B Grade Open Digital

Lighting The Way
Belinda Kranz – 4
A Grade Creative Photography Digital

Holi Day Festival Of Colours
Douglas Battison – 4
B Grade Creative Photography Digital

High Tide
Di East – 4
A Grade Set Subject Print.

The Old Farm Truck
Belinda Kranz – 4
A Grade Open Print

Evening paddle
Alison Hall – 4
B Grade Open Print

by Alison Hall, June 9, 2022

Results for competitions in JUNE 2022

There were 15 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 2022

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Are We Too Late
Gerry Gibson – 5
A Grade Set Subject Digital

The Selfie
Di East – 5
A Grade Open Print

A sad end
Clive Hammond – 4
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Early Morning on the Inland Sea
Peter Hyndman – 4
A Grade Set Subject Digital

I’ve seen drought, fire and rain.
Paul Mellick – 4
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Annaliese
Ralph Brown – 4
A Grade Open Digital

Mooloolaba Triathalete
John Organ – 4
A Grade Open Digital

Morning Mountain Meadow
John Reid – 4
B Grade Open Digital

Dont be greedy
Colleen Brooks – 4
B Grade Open Digital

Stop and smell the Roses
Kelly Darby – 4
B Grade Open Digital

Lighting The Way
Belinda Kranz – 4
A Grade Creative Photography Digital

Holi Day Festival Of Colours
Douglas Battison – 4
B Grade Creative Photography Digital

High Tide
Di East – 4
A Grade Set Subject Print.

The Old Farm Truck
Belinda Kranz – 4
A Grade Open Print

Evening paddle
Alison Hall – 4
B Grade Open Print

by Alison Hall, June 9, 2022