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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
Apr
24
Wed
7:30 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm
Our guest presenter is Julie Geldard AAPS AFIAP. Julie shoots to capture the magic of each moment in her award winning photographs.
May
8
Wed
7:00 pm Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
May 8 @ 7:00 pm
May 2019 Set Subject is “From a Poem”. Definition of From a Poem: An image that has been inspired by a line of poetry. Preferably not the title, but from a line in a poem[...]
May
15
Wed
6:30 pm CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
May 15 @ 6:30 pm
Regular monthly Committee Meeting. Please email your apology to the Secretary if unable to attend.
May
22
Wed
7:30 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
May 22 @ 7:30 pm
Richard West will present a travelogue video of his motorcycle trip around Australia.
May
25
Sat
10:00 am Project Group Workshop @ Kawana Library
Project Group Workshop @ Kawana Library
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
This is the second CCG Project Group Workshop, mentored by Lisa Kurtz.
Recent Posts Archives

APS Australia Cup Entries

Our selection process for club entries in the 2019 APS Australia Cup is now open. Entries will be selected by an anonymous panel. See entry rules and details here.

by Ed Anderson, April 19, 2019

President’s Trophy 2019

The subject for this year’s President Trophy is:

AN UNCONVENTIONAL PORTRAIT

Wikipedia defines a portrait as an artistic representation of a person (or persons) in which the face and its expression are predominant.

How you make the portrait unconventional is up to you!

Without inhibiting your creativity, consider the following. Engaging the viewer, telling a story and posing questions are important aspects of a good image. Emotions such as surprise, amusement, intrigue, passion, despair etc could well come into play. The unconventional aspects or techniques used should enhance the image and be used for a purpose. And one can use the title to hint to the viewer the meaning of the image.

by Keven Hyde, April 18, 2019

Results for competitions in April (Nature)

There were 19 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Mike West – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Mike West – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Ann Bryan – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

David Bryan – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Lara Irvine – 8
B Grade SetSubject Large Print

Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade SetSubject Large Print

Lara Irvine – 9
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Bill Ewen – 8
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Bruce Richardson – 8
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Keven Hyde – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Mike West – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Ty Fox – 9
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Bruce Atkinson – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Rhonda Reynolds – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Keven Hyde – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Ed Anderson – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade Open Large Print

by Ann Bryan, April 11, 2019

Competitions in May (From a Poem) are closing soon!

Competitions in May (From a Poem) will close Thursday, 11th April 2019, 12:30 AM.

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

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, April 8, 2019

Update of 2019 Calendar of CCG Meetings

An update of our Calendar of Meetings is now available. It contains information on Share Night presentations for the whole year.

Click here to view/download a copy.

by Ed Anderson, March 21, 2019

From a Poem – May Set Subject

The results are up on the website now for the March competitions, and congratulations to all winners, and almost winners.

Our Set Subject for May is From A Poem.

An image that has been inspired by a line of poetry. Preferably not the title, but a line from the poem that you can capture in your image. How you approach this is fairly open, but remember to include your one line of poetry in your final image (but not your name or the name of the author). Hints: 1. Do not print the title. 2. Do not print a whole verse. 3. Those who have been in the Club for some time, this is not one of your pens and lens images. 4. Those who have been in the Club for a while this is not one of your song title images. That means create something NEW (triptych will not be accepted.

We are in the process of creating a definition of the ART category for the use of both members and judges, so both have a clearer understanding of what we are attempting to achieve.

And just to clarify: our judges bring their experience in photography to our Club and apply their knowledge in critiquing our images, and assisting us to improve our photography. It will always be subjective, and their own opinion. There will be times when their opinion differs from ours, but it does not necessarily make one right and one wrong – just personal opinions. They give up their time to assist us in our journey and should always be respected for giving us their their view of photography.

by Keven Hyde, March 15, 2019

Results for competitions in March Prints (Still Life)

There were 8 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Airlie Andrews – 9
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Mike West – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Mike West – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Mike West – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Keven Hyde – 8
Open Art Photography Large Print

Lara Irvine – 8
Open Art Photography Large Print

Gerry Gibson – 8
Open Art Photography Large Print

by Ann Bryan, March 15, 2019

Results for competitions in March Digital (Still Life)

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

Rhonda Reynolds – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Rhonda Reynolds – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

David Bryan – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Troy Holland – 8
B Grade Open Digital

Bruce Atkinson – 9
B Grade Open Digital

by Annette Scott, March 13, 2019

February Newsletter now available for download

The February 2019 issue of Coastal Exposures is available for download. Click the blue “Newsletters” button on the home page or click the following link:

https://caloundra.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/95/2019/02/2019_February_ccg_newsletter.pdf

This is Nikki’s last Newsletter. Surely, all members will want to express their gratitude to Nikki for all the time and effort she has invested in producing a year’s worth of beautifully crafted and professionally edited newsletters. It is also noteworthy that she has again demonstrated her devotion to the club by volunteering to remain on the Committee in a General role in 2019.

Thanks Nikki!

Please note: There will be no further issues of Coastal Exposures if a member does not volunteer for the position of Newsletter Editor.

Now that a large percentage of club information is accessible directly on the MyPhotoClub website, newsletters can be greatly simplified. A few pages composed in a simple text document (e.g. Microsoft Word), with perhaps an occasional image inserted, will suffice to get the latest news out to our members. Now is the time to give just a little back to your club!

by Ed Anderson, February 28, 2019

Results for competitions in February

There were 45 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Mike West – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Ray White – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Ed Anderson – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Kathleen Lulham – 8
B Grade SetSubject Large Print

Airlie Andrews – 8
Open Art Photography Large Print

Paul Mellick – 8
Open Art Photography Large Print

Lorraine Brace – 8
Open Art Photography Large Print

Ed Anderson – 8
Open Art Photography Large Print

Keven Hyde – 8
Open Art Photography Large Print

Ann Bryan – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Mike West – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

David Bryan – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Keven Hyde – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Keven Hyde – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Annette Wood – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Rhonda Reynolds – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Ty Fox – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Helen Debnam – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Bruce Atkinson – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Kathleen Lulham – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Mike West – 8
Open Art Photography Digital

Lara Irvine – 8
Open Art Photography Digital

Trefor Ellacott – 8
Open Art Photography Digital

Rhonda Reynolds – 8
Open Art Photography Digital

Annette Scott – 8
Open Art Photography Digital

Annette Scott – 8
Open Art Photography Digital

Bruce Richardson – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Mike West – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Gerry Gibson – 8
A Grade Open Digital

John Roberts – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Ty Fox – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Annette Scott – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Helen Debnam – 8
B Grade Open Digital

Bruce Atkinson – 8
B Grade Open Digital

Bill Ewen – 9
B Grade Open Digital

Helen Debnam – 8
B Grade Open Large Print

Ann Bryan – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Mike West – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Lorraine Brace – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Keven Hyde – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

John Roberts – 9
A Grade Open Large Print

by MyPhotoClub Colin, February 23, 2019