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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.

CCG Meetings
Apr
8
Wed
2020
7:00 pm Comp Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Comp Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm
Prints due BEFORE 7:00 pm. Meeting starts at 7:15 pm. Judging starts at 7:30 pm.
Apr
22
Wed
2020
7:00 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm
See our Calendar of Meetings for details of Share Night presenters.
May
13
Wed
2020
7:00 pm Comp Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Comp Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
May 13 @ 7:00 pm
Prints due BEFORE 7:00 pm. Meeting starts at 7:15 pm. Judging starts at 7:30 pm.
May
15
Fri
2020
10:00 am Maryborough Trip
Maryborough Trip
May 15 @ 10:00 am
15th, 16th and 17th of May Stay in your caravan or cabin or motel room, all at the one park. About 2 hours north of the Sunshine Coast. Depending on our numbers we could all[...]
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2020 Australian Cup

The Australian Cup competition is now open to our members for entry.

We ask you to submit any two images of your choice to be considered for selection by our selection panel.

Any subject either colour or mono may be entered provided it was not entered in last year’s competition. Maximum image size is 1920 x 1200 pixels, with a maximum file size of 2MB.

Our closing date is Wednesday 6th May so that images may be selected to represent our club and be sent off.

The maximum number of entries per person is 2, so we will need at least 10 members to make up our quota of 20. This is a prestigious Australia wide club competition, so it would be good to have as many members as possible put in their best images for consideration.

by Keven Hyde, March 23, 2020 Share:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The following is the status of all CCG meetings and outings that now apply following discussion at the Committee Meeting last night.

March 22 – Pt Cartwright early morning photo shoot – this outing will go ahead and is to be attended at member discretion. All other outings until the end of April are now cancelled as is the proposed 3 day adventure to Maryborough from May 15 – 18.

March 25, April 22 – Share Nights – both meetings are cancelled.

April 8 – ‘Summer’ Competition night – part cancelled. Due to the logistics involved we will be cancelling the Print section of the April competition. To arrange a depot for the collection of prints, to then have them sorted into A & B Grades, then into each section and then transported to the judge in Brisbane could prove to be a nightmare. Instead all print images will receive a zero score in MPC. The good thing is you will be able to enter all those print images later in the year into any section of a competition you wish. Please enter your print images for our May competition as usual – a decision will be made closer to the date advising whether the print section will go ahead. The DPI section of our April competition will go ahead as normal. Judging for DPI’s is done remotely with the results posted on to MPC electronically in the usual manner.

We have no idea how long the current crisis will last, the committee will review the situation at committee meetings and advise you accordingly. All decisions made will be based on Government and health authorities advice and fir the well-being of our members.

If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact me.

by Airlie Andrews, March 19, 2020 Share:

Congratulations Lorraine and Jane

Two of our very clever members entered a photographic competition in Brisbane recently to celebrate International Women’s Day. Their entries were selected and exhibited at the recent Femme Exhibition held at CameraPro Brisbane.

Titled Speed Demons – this image is by Jane Weir
Face in the Forest – this image is by Lorraine Brace

Well done Jane and Lorraine, you are an inspiration to us all.

by Airlie Andrews, March 17, 2020 Share:

Some Photo Exhibits by Members

Murray Weir currently has an exhibition of six framed photographs hanging at the Kawana Library. They will be there for about a month. They a located adjacent to the Justice of the Peace desk. The library is located at 30 Nanyima St, Buddina QLD 4575.

The image titles are:

  • nobody’s land, 2018
  • Razing Scanno, 2017
  • Pastel Mourn, 2016
  • Wachau Castle, 2007
  • River Main Dusk, 2007
  • 1770, 2015
nobody’s land by Murray Weir, 2018

by Ed Anderson, March 15, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in March Prints

There were 5 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Abstract
Mike West – 9
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Bradman Boathouse
Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Versailles Sails
Airlie Andrews – 8
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Fallen Flowers
Mike West – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Lyon Museum
Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

by Ann Bryan, March 12, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in March Digital

There were 6 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Fushimi Flow
Bruce Atkinson – 9
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Train on the move
Ralph Brown – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Enlightenment
Vern Irvine – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Farmer’s End of Day
Gerry Gibson – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Got You In My Sights
Lorraine Brace – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Play it again
Troy Holland – 8
B Grade Open Digital

by Annette Scott, March 11, 2020 Share:

Competitions in April Prints are closing soon!

Competitions in April Prints will close Wednesday, 11th March 2020, 11:55 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, March 9, 2020 Share:

Competitions in April Digital are closing soon!

Competitions in April Digital will close Wednesday, 11th March 2020, 11:55 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, March 9, 2020 Share:

Long Exposure Photography

Learn long exposure from those who have had the experience.

Meet at Point Cartwright at 5.15 on the 22nd of March, in the far car park.

From there we walk down onto the beach, there, there are rocks with the waves breaking over then. There will also be a chance to capture the sunrise if the clouds behave themselves.

The sun rises at 5.50 am, so we can be in position the witness that.

Breakfast will be at 7.30 am at One on La Balsa, giving us 2 hours to find the beautiful swirling water and photographing it.

Take Camera – Spare Battery – Tripod – Filters – Appropriate Clothing & Footwear

Ring me 0419 308 006 or place your name in the book at the next meeting.

by Gerry Gibson, February 29, 2020 Share:

Results of the Election of Committee Members for 2020

The election results at the Caloundra Camera Group 2020 AGM held on Wednesday, 26 February are as follows:

  • PRESIDENT: Keven Hyde
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Gerry Gibson
  • SECRETARY: Airlie Andrews
  • TREASURER: Mike West
  • PRINT COORDINATOR: Ann Bryan
  • DPI COORDINATOR: Bruce Atkinson (Part Time)
  • EXTERNAL COMPETITION COORDINATOR: Lara Irvine
  • EVENTS COORDINATOR: Gerry Gibson
  • SHARE NIGHT COORDINATOR: Helen Debnam
  • TECHNICAL COORDINATOR (& WEBMASTER): Keven Hyde
  • Facebook Administrator (Non-Committee Position): Peter Hyndman

The next Committee Meeting is scheduled for 17:30, Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 at Caloundra Gardens Community Hall, 96 Beerburrum St., Battery Hill. 2019 Committee Members should attend this meeting to facilitate the hand-over of duties.

by Ed Anderson, February 29, 2020 Share: