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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
Jun
19
Wed
6:30 pm CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm
Regular monthly Committee Meeting. Please email your apology to the Secretary if unable to attend.
Jun
26
Wed
7:30 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm
Wanda Craswell Photography on Seascapes, slow shutter, and filters.
Jul
10
Wed
7:00 pm Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm
July 2019 Set Subject is “Altered Reality”. Definition of Altered Reality: An image that offers the viewer an “Altered Reality”. Meaning that you have manipulated multiple images so that that the work offers a believable alternative to what[...]
Jul
17
Wed
6:30 pm CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm
Regular monthly Committee Meeting. Please email your apology to the Secretary if unable to attend.
Jul
24
Wed
7:30 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm
Andrew Goodall and Rich Johnston on Travel Photography, product updates and information, and the Norfolk Island Festival.
Recent Posts Archives

Interclub Digital Competition 2019

The Interclub Digital Competition, hosted by Ipswich Photography Society, is a club competition open to only DPI entries in seven categories. Online selection of our entries is now open for uploads and closes at 23:30 Wednesday, July 24. Members may submit a maximum of 2 images per category. Entries must be JPEG files in sRGB colour space, maximum file size of 2 megabytes. Maximum pixel dimensions are 1920 px horizontal × 1080 px vertical. The seven categories are:

  1. People
  2. Nature
  3. Scapes (including land, urban/city, sea)
  4. Architecture
  5. Movement (in camera!)
  6. Transportation
  7. Open (B Grade entries only)

Both A and B Grade members may upload their entries to the first six categories via the Interclub Digital 2019 tile at: https://caloundra.myphotoclub.com.au/members-enter-a-comp/

Please Note: The Open category is available to B Grade members only. Upload entries via the Interclub Digital B Grade Open 2019 tile at: https://caloundra.myphotoclub.com.au/members-enter-a-comp/ A Grade members, please DO NOT upload images to this category. The procedure will fail and require intervention by the Webmaster, who will become grumpy.

Subject defintions are available via “Information for Members” > “2019 External Comp Calendar” > Click the link under Interclub Digital (September). Or at:

Interclub judging is scheduled for 09:00 Saturday, September 7; details TBA.

by Ed Anderson, June 14, 2019

Results for competitions in June Digital

There were 4 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Ann Bryan – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Vern Irvine – 9
B Grade SetSubject Digital

David Bryan – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Bruce Atkinson – 8
B Grade Open Digital

by Annette Scott, June 13, 2019

Results for competitions in June Prints

There were 9 entries that gained our highest award(s).

David Bryan – 9
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Mike West – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade SetSubject Large Print

Bruce Richardson – 8
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Bruce Richardson – 8
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Keven Hyde – 8
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Mike West – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade Open Large Print

by Ed Anderson, June 13, 2019

Tewantin Shield Competition Update

The 2019 External Comp Calendar has been updated to include the latest information from the hosts, Gympie Camera Club, including all subject definitions. Click here for a PDF copy.

by Ed Anderson, June 11, 2019

Competitions in July Digital are closing soon!

Competitions in July Digital will close Wednesday, 12th June 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, June 10, 2019

Competitions in July Prints are closing soon!

Competitions in July Prints will close Wednesday, 12th June 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, June 10, 2019

RESULTS: 2019 River City Print Competition

Awards

Colour Print Non-A Grade

First Place and Champion

Lotus by Lara Irvine

Scores (out of 27)

Colour Print A Grade

  1. Kerry Bridge by Gerry Gibson: 19
  2. Agave Glory by Bruce Richardson: 21
  3. Cotton On by Keven Hyde: 20
  4. Gotcha by David Bryan: 23
  5. Hard Worker by Mike West: 24

Colour Print Non-A Grade

  1. Barn by Paul Mellick: 18
  2. Falls Creek by Lara Irvine: 23
  3. Lotus by Lara Irvine: 25
  4. Searching by Troy Holland: 20
  5. Under Water Rock Art by Helen Debnam: 20

Mono Print A Grade

  1. Mayhem by Murray Weir: 16
  2. Mirror Leaf by Airlie Andrews: 22
  3. Contemplation by Keven Hyrde: 16
  4. Flying High by Mike West: 20
  5. Streaky Bay Jetty by Greg Larchin: 17

Mono Print Non-A Grade

  1. Hay Bales by Lara Irvine: 20
  2. The Dance by Lara Irvine: 21
  3. Poor Old Barn by Paul Mellick: 15
  4. Storm Caloundra by Paul Mellick: 22
  5. Ships Graveyard by Helen Debnam: 21

Club Results (total scores)

  1. Gold Coast Photographic Society: 413
  2. Brisbane Camera Group: 404
  3. Caloundra Camera Group: 403
  4. Queensland Camera Group: 392
  5. Ipswitch Photographic Society: 388
  6. Peninsula Camera Club: 378
  7. Mount Gravatt Photographic Society: 373
  8. Wynnum Bayside Camera Club: 336

Congratulations to Lara, our CHAMPION. Thanks to all members who participated and congratulations for achieving Third Place Club.

by Ed Anderson, June 8, 2019

Image Viewing Page — Important New Functions

An Image Viewing Page is now available to members. It allows you to view and comment on all your entries uploaded in the current year and select already uploaded images for re-entry in another competition. For more information click here.

by Ed Anderson, June 3, 2019

Make over of membership features completed

I have completed all the planned features for Version 2 of the website. They are accessed by members via the four grey buttons at the top-right of the home page. The functions now available are:

  • ENTER COMPETITIONS — MEMBERS DIRECTORY: Unchanged, full version 2 functionality is implemented.
  • INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS: Provides access to documentation of all aspects of entering our competitions: calendars, scoring, and judging. Also, the Caloundra Camera Group Constitution can be downloaded from here.
  • LEARNING AND SHARING: Here are all the Tips, Tricks, Tutorials, and links to external self-help you might find useful when preparing your images for competition.
  • WHERE IS IT? This is a new feature. It consists of a comprehensive compendium of both internal and external links to all those useful features that you sometimes can’t find. The internal links act as a site map of all the essential functions of the website. All links open in a new tab.

STOP PRESS: The MyPhotoClub Administrator, Colin Woods, has just announced implementation of some important functionality that has been in preparation since the upgrade to version 2. I will provide complete information in the next homepage blog post as soon as I can compile all the details.

by Ed Anderson, June 1, 2019

Set Subject Compliance

Set Subject images complying with the definition was discussed by the Committee (again) at the last meeting.


The last time this issue was discussed was in February 2108 and the minutes stated:
‘It was confirmed that the definitions be kept as open as possible, so as not to stifle creativity, and that we need to rely on the judges to do their job.’


At Judges Forums over the past couple of years it was confirmed that the onus for disqualification be on the judge rather than the Club.
This obviously puts pressure on the judge, especially with the prints, in front of a live audience, and the judge is likely to be generous rather than strict.


At most competition nights I run through the definition with the judge before the judging starts just to make sure that they are conversant with the definition. (I neglected to do this at the last comp night.)


Our last competition had a very specific definition, which is what we are trying to avoid. There were images that one could argue did not meet the definition. I spoke to the members involved and it was not done intentionally or to gain advantage. The images without text included, had put the line of poetry as the title and considered that that was sufficient. I had used a line from Hamlet which is a play, even though, when one googles for popular lines from a poem, the line I used comes up.


Next month our definition is Movement and it states ‘a finished image that depicts motion blur, resulting from long exposure or panning or in camera movement.’ You may find images that do not conform exactly with this.


We are trapped between punishing those who have not met the letter of the law, and being too generous with those who have casually followed the spirit of the law, and following either path will upset some of our members.
For me personally, I prefer to focus on having members put in the best images they can, that meet what they consider is the definition is. 


This issue can be easily solved without any arguments or discussions. That is for each member to read the definition very carefully, and make sure that they comply with what is written. It is unfair on those who make the effort to comply to have to compete with those that have been negligent or lazy.


I look forward to the day when we do not have to have a discussion on whether an image complies or not. We have had suggestions of not having set subjects, or only having the well defined ones such as nature and landscape. I think set subject is important and challenging, and an opportunity to be creative, and would hate to get to the point where we stop having them for fear of arguments.


I ask for every members tolerance, and ask you to take the time and put the effort in to meet the definition. It is only being fair and treating your fellow members with respect.

by Keven Hyde, May 20, 2019