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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
Nov
20
Wed
2019
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
2019
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

What is Art

Our Judge for the November digital image competitions, Jenny Graff, is the first judge from memory who has disqualified images from the ART competition, for not meeting the definition.

Our definition is Photography that moves beyond literal representation, and Jenny found images that she thought did not do this. From her point of view, any image that does demonstrate a move from the literal was acceptable. This included a line of MG’s that had the tail lights changed from red to blue.

This brings me to my point. To satisfy the definition, we need to demonstrate to the viewer that the image has been transformed, not just think to ourselves that we have done a transformation. In reality this can be quite simple, but it needs to demonstrate a transformation has been applied. And unfortunately it can rule out some good and very artistic images. So please make sure that you enter Art images according to the definition into the Art category, and anything else needs to be entered in the Open category.

And finally the idea of the Art category is to encourage members to to push their images and themselves beyond what we have been doing and feel comfortable with, and into new and unexplored territory.

by Keven Hyde, November 15, 2019

Results for competitions in November Prints

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 November Prints

Fire Hazard
Mike West – 9
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

TRAINING RUN
Ty Fox – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Kuranda Kid
Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade SetSubject Large Print

Tree Hut
Gerry Gibson – 8
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Skyline
Bruce Richardson – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Still Busking
Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade Open Large Print

by Ed Anderson, November 14, 2019

Results for competitions in November Digital

There were 12 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

An Artist at Work
Annette Wood – 9
A Grade SetSubject Digital

They know whats coming
Helen Debnam – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Body Painting Interruption
Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

One Way to Fish
Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Bamboo Forest Gathering
Bruce Atkinson – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Captured
Keven Hyde – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

PAINTED BEACH
Vern Irvine – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Seagull Beach
Vern Irvine – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Tango Train
Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Chris
Gerry Gibson – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Just a little further should do it
Helen Debnam – 8
B Grade Open Digital

LITTLE RED BIRD
Vern Irvine – 8
B Grade Open Digital

by Annette Scott, November 13, 2019

Competitions in Annual Robin Simpson Trophy are closing soon!

Competitions in Annual Robin Simpson Trophy will close Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 11:58 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • All Grades SetSubject Digital Australian Landscape

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, November 11, 2019

Competitions in Annual Don Attree Founders Award are closing soon!

Competitions in Annual Don Attree Founders Award will close Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 11:58 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • All Grades SetSubject Digital Nature

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, November 11, 2019

Competitions in Annual Ted Gillingham Trophy are closing soon!

Competitions in Annual Ted Gillingham Trophy will close Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 11:58 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • B Grade SetSubject Large Print My Country

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, November 11, 2019

Competitions in Annual Presidents Trophy are closing soon!

Competitions in Annual Presidents Trophy will close Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 11:58 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • All Grades SetSubject Large Print An Unconventional Portrait

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, November 11, 2019

Annual Print and DPI Entries

Some members are experiencing a problem with Annual Print and DPI entries. The necessary steps are as follows:

  1. Go to: Enter Competitions > MEMBERS AREA
  2. In the “2019 collections open for entry list”, click either “Upload for Annual Prints” or “Upload for Annual Digital
  3. On the “Upload Entries …” page, click “SELECT FROM EXISTING UPLOADED IMAGES”
  4. In the list of your existing entries, find the image you want to enter and CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL OF THAT IMAGE
  5. An enlarged version of the image is displayed. Click on “ENTER THIS IMAGE IN ANNUAL DIGITAL/PRINT”
  6. Back on the “Upload Entries …” page, click the category you want to enter the image into and then click “SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY”
  7. You can then “View or remove entries” and print your ID labels for print entries as usual.

This procedure differs slightly from the Annual Trophies entry procedure because it was set up after the new MEMBERS AREA was created. I strongly advise all members to use the new Members Area for all comp entries because the old comp entry procedure will be removed in mid November.

by Ed Anderson, November 6, 2019

Procedure for Submitting Annual PRINT Competition Entries

Please also read the October 4 post entitled ANNUAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMPETITIONS.

Print entries in our annual competitions and trophies chosen from your February to October comp images should be registered on MPC as soon as possible. The registration process is the same as for monthly competitions, except that you can only enter images already existing on MPC.

You can pre-register November comp entries — before you know the results of the November comps — as you will have until November 17 to change and finalise the registration of your choice of images.

All physical print entries must be submitted at the November 13th Comp Night.

To ensure that your print entries can be identified, without disclosing your name to the judge, please download the standard MPC print entry labels and affix them to the back of your prints. Redact your name from the label using a black marker pen (a suitable marker pen will be available at Comp Night on Nov. 13).

The same procedure applies for entries in the President’s Trophy comp and the Ted Gillingham Trophy (B Grade only) comp. To download/view a PDF of the rules, procedures, and definitions for these trophies click here

by Ed Anderson, October 17, 2019

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