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SUNSHINE COAST PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

The Sunshine Coast Photography Club (formerly The Caloundra Camera Group) is one of the oldest Clubs of its type in the region. It 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.

Sunshine Coast Photography Club Inc.   
ABN 80 235 726 988

Sunshine Coast Photography Club Recent Posts Archives

Results for competitions in JUNE 2024

There were 16 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in JUNE 2024

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Hidden Spider
Belinda Kranz – 9
A Grade Creative Photography Digital

The power of nature, Iceland 2024
Phil Wigley – 9
B Grade Open Print

Shared Lunch
Annette Scott – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Kaikoura seal.
Clive Hammond – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Foraging
Karen Newsham – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Puffin Proud
Ken Marchant – 8
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Going in Circles
Karen Newsham – 8
A Grade Open Subject Digital

Get off the track
Barry Beckham – 8
A Grade Open Subject Digital

In Flight Meal
Andrew Macrow – 8
A Grade Open Subject Digital

Lady by the Lake.
Annette Scott – 8
A Grade Creative Photography Digital

Different 1 copy
Bruce Richardson – 8
A Grade Creative Photography Digital

Archie the courgette racer
Clive Hammond – 8
A Grade Creative Photography Digital

Black Squares
Gerry Gibson – 8
A Grade Creative Photography Digital

Her Happy Place
Peter Hyndman – 8
A Grade Open Print

Jasmin – Day in Your Life
Di East – 8
A Grade Open Print

the oculus new york
scott berry – 8
A Grade Open Print

by Sue Bailes, June 13, 2024

We are off to Brisbane!

After a great weekend out at Bjelke Petersen Dam (slideshow of all the fun and games out there to come at our next Share Night!), we are now off to South Brisbane on Saturday – I think there will be about 12 of us meeting at the Big Wheel at Southbank around 10 am on Saturday morning – if anyone didn’t put their name down for this trip and would like to come, just send me a message on 0411 486 939, so we know to expect you! For those going on the train, just confirming it leaves Nambour at 7.38 am, Landsborough at 8.06 am, getting into Roma Street around 9.30 am; we will then get the train over to South Brisbane to meet at the Big Wheel, ready for some photography. Lunch is booked at The Charming Squire for everyone, followed by visits to the two exhibitions at the State Library. Train times home from Roma Street are 4 pm or 5 pm. Looking forward to it!

Our next Club night is next Wednesday, 12th June – competition night when the Set Subject is Nature – see you there!

by Ann Bryan, June 6, 2024

CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST!

by Peter Hyndman, June 1, 2024

We’re On the Move Again!

Next weekend 20 of our members will be out at Bjelke Petersen Dam, enjoying all that the area has to offer – great scenery, birds, museums, wineries, bbq’s etc. I’m sure we will all have a great time – fingers crossed for some good weather!

The following weekend – SATURDAY 8th JUNE, we will be visiting Brisbane – Southbank to be exact. We plan to meet at 10 am at the Big Ferris Wheel on Southbank (up to you if you drive into town or go on the train – there is a train at 7.38 am from Nambour, 8.06 am from Landsborough (good spot to meet for those travelling by train), gets into Central/Roma Street around 9.30 am. Suggest coffee when we meet at the Ferris Wheel at 10 am, then spend the morning roaming Southbank for perhaps Street Photography and Urban Panoramas (set subjects coming up) before we have lunch at The Charming Squire. After lunch we will visit the State Library to see the Nikon-Walkley Photojournalism 2023 and the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2023 exhibitions. Trains home leave Roma Street/Central just before 4 pm or there’s one at 5 pm. Should be a great day out so come and join us! Please email or message me if you are going to come with us – abryan@bigpond.net.au or 0411 486 939.

by Ann Bryan, May 26, 2024

Sad News

It is with great sadness that I let you all know that our member, Mike Cave, passed away last Friday, 17th May 2024. Mike has had a long battle with cancer and has spent the last few weeks in palliative care, with his wife, Ilma, at his side. Mike joined our Club a few years ago and Ilma has written and said, “I’d like you to know how much Mike valued being a member of the club and how committed he was as a photographer. It gave him enormous pleasure to attend club meetings, to get to know other photographers and participate in competitions. His prize at last year’s awards (Image of the Year – Print) was a huge feather in his cap, especially considering the high calibre of the club’s output.”

Mike will be greatly missed by us all I’m sure – he will be remembered as a great character, warm and friendly and contributed much to our club. His award winning image, “Pitt Street Mall” has in fact recently been selected as part of the club’s entry into the Australia Cup competition.

Ilma tells me that Mike’s funeral will be held on Friday 31st May at 3.00 pm at Gregson & Weight, 5 Gregson Place, Caloundra – club members are warmly invited to attend.

by Ann Bryan, May 22, 2024

Australian Cup Entries

Buzz High – Kym Freiberg

Entries for the Australian Cup inter-club photography competition close soon and the images below have been selected from entries into our club competitions over the last 12 months that meet the topic definition:

This is Australia – Any image that shows a flavour of life in Australia including landscapes, people, tents and places including architecture, birds and animals.

Entries must be a single image, so could you please let us know if your image has been selected and is composite? Email to di.east1000@gmail.com. Thank you.

Katoomba Creek – Alison Hall
Morning Walk Byron Bay – Annette Scott
Dickabram Bridge – Barry Beckham
Kimberley Coastline – Bruce Atkinson
Ricks Diner – David Bryan
Lake Mungo – Denise Organ
Lone Punter
Small Leaf Fig – Gerry Gibson
TLC required – Jeff Heck
Wyndham Waters – John Organ
Pitt Street Mall – Mike Cave
Mitchell Falls – Tony Allison
Bald Hills S A – Denise Organ
The Marbles – Ty Fox
Geike Gorge – Allison Hall
Last Light – Barry Beckham
Long Paddock – David Bryan
And I’ll Sing Once More – Di East

by Di East, May 20, 2024

Jumping for Joy! Share Night coming up!

Share Night on Wednesday evening, 22nd May, promises to be a fun-filled night with slideshows, AV presentations and digital books all put together by our members, following on from our visit to the Maroochy Botanic Gardens recently with Caboolture and Gympie club members. We also have a short presentation on Monitor Calibration (to ensure your monitor displays accurate colours), an explanation about our next Set Subject – Long Exposure – together with a look at the images sent to us by our Canadian sister club on the big screen. If you haven’t had a chance to look at those images at home, this will be your chance to provide comments on the images prior to our Zoom meeting with them next Saturday, 25th May, at 12 noon. So come along and support our presenters and members – see you at 7 pm on Wednesday evening!

by Ann Bryan, May 18, 2024

Results for competitions in MAY 2024

There were 11 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in MAY 2024

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Rockn roll
Jeff Heck – 9
A Grade Creative Photography Digital

Cedar Grove
Gerry Gibson – 9
A Grade Open Print

Guggenheim 2
Clive Hammond – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Neo futurist
Robert Gillingham – 8
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Quietly Disposing of Grandad
Peter Hyndman – 8
A Grade Open Subject Digital

Coming Through
Barry Beckham – 8
A Grade Creative Photography Digital

It all in your head.
Clive Hammond – 8
A Grade Creative Photography Digital

Opera House Swirl
Belinda Kranz – 8
A Grade Creative Photography Digital

Lets Do The Twist
Trefor Ellacott – 8
B Grade Creative Photography Digital

Pick a Colour
Peter Hyndman – 8
A Grade Open Print

Tails U Win
Sue Bailes – 8
B Grade Open Print

by Sue Bailes, May 9, 2024

What’s Happening in May?

What’s happening in May? Not too much more rain we hope! Just to keep everyone in the loop, here are some details about the upcoming month –

4th-6th May – some members are off to the PSQ (Photographic Society of Qld) Convention being held at the Kedron Wavell Services Club in Chermside – we are hoping for a weekend of great speakers, interesting workshops, getting together with members of other clubs and hearing the results of the SEQ Competition, which lots of us entered.

Weds 8th May – our usual competition night – set subject “Architecture” – I’m sure we will be seeing some great images! Our old friend, Keven Hyde, is coming along as our Judge for the night. And don’t forget this is the closing date for entries into our next competition (set subject: “Nature”)

Those of you who were at the last Share Night might remember I had hoped to arrange a day trip to Brisbane for Sat 18th May, however, this is now postponed to Sat. 8th June – the plan is to either drive or get the train into Southbank, where we will be able to spend some time taking photos (keeping in mind set subjects of Street Photography and Urban Panoramas which are coming up later in the year), followed by lunch at “The Charming Squire” before we visit two exhibitions which are on at the State Library – the Nikon-Walkley Photojournalism 2023 Exhibition and the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2023. It’s up to you whether you decide to make a weekend of it and stay on in the city, or come home straight after that!

Weds 22nd May – Share Night when we look forward to seeing some of the results from our visit to the Maroochy Botanic Gardens, whether it be images depicting the set subject list, an AV presentation or the outline of a book for a primary school aged child. Looking forward to it.

Sat 25th May – lunchtime – Zoom link up with our sister club in Canada – full details will follow closer to the day.

Thurs 30th May-Mon 3rd June – club visit to Bjelke Petersen Dam – so far 16 of us have booked for this trip. Should be lots of fun, so if you want to join us, book your spot at the Caravan Park (either for your van/tent or in a cabin) – call them direct on 4168 4746 and then let me know you are coming.

by Ann Bryan, May 1, 2024

Share Night Tonight!

In case you are wondering, Share Night is of course happening tonight – our lovely friend, Barbara Brown, is coming along to give a presentation on “COLOUR”, plus we have several other things happening, so make sure you are there – plan to arrive around 7 pm as usual! See you all there!

by Ann Bryan, April 24, 2024