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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
Aug
28
Wed
7:30 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm
DVD Presentation: “Finding Vivian Maier” New York City street photographer.
Aug
31
Sat
all-day Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Day ... @ Maroochy Wetlands
Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Day ... @ Maroochy Wetlands
Aug 31 all-day
We will meet at the wetland at 7:30 am in the carpark “Sports Rd, Bli Bli” In the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary at Bli Bli, we can explore wet and dry eucalypt forests, rainforest, melaleuca forest,[...]
Sep
11
Wed
7:00 pm Bunya Mountains Trip Planning @ Bunya Mountains
Bunya Mountains Trip Planning @ Bunya Mountains
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm
Bunya Mountain Trip Details 30th October to the 3rd November This trip is not suitable for caravans — tents and campervan camping only About 3 hours West of the Sunny Coast We will require a[...]
7:00 pm Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm
September 2019 Set Subject is “It Must Be Wet”. Definition of “It Must Be Wet”: (No definition given. Use your imagination and creativity.) NOTE: The Closing date for the September competitions is Midnight on Wednesday,[...]
Sep
18
Wed
5:30 pm CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm
Regular monthly Committee Meeting. Please email your apology to the Secretary if unable to attend.
Recent Posts Archives

Interclub Selection Results Published

You can now view the Interclub selection results, including all images. Go to Enter Competitions, as usual, and click the “View” link on the Interclub comp tile. The entries are sorted so that the three selected entries are listed first.

Please note that the entries were not scored online. The selection procedure was performed offline, viewing the images on a large-screen HD TV. Selection used an iterative “In or Out” process. This means that the score of 15 indicates that all three selectors finally agreed to keep the entry in the selection. The scores of 0 (zero) have no meaning with respect to the quality of the image; they merely mean that the entry was, ultimatly, not selected. A few entries definitely did not conform to the official subject defintion. However, overall the quality of the entries was very high, and the selectors took quite some time and considerable discussion before arriving at the final result.

by Ed Anderson, August 1, 2019

Interclub Comp — Selected Entries

Our Interclub comp Selection Panel selected the following entries:

ARCHITECTURE

  • Fostering Light by Keven Hyde
  • La Sagrada Familia by Gary Taylor
  • Lyon Museum by Airlie Andrews

MOVEMENT

  • Roll of the Dice by Nikki Stewart
  • Water Fight by Lara Irvine
  • Wild Dog 3 by David Bryan

NATURE

  • Little Red Bug by Ty Fox
  • Nest Building by David Bryan
  • Searching by Troy Holland

OPEN (Non A Grade)

  • Coolum Rocks by Paul Mellick
  • Lotus by Lara Irvine
  • A Sunburnt Country by Shary Glur

PEOPLE

  • Grandma’s Love by Ty Fox
  • Happy Days by Bruce Atkinson
  • 1 is the Loneliest Number by Annette Scott

SCAPES

  • Is This My World? by Gerry Gibson
  • Lake Edward Trees by Airlie Andrews
  • Mungo Magic by Mike West

TRANSPORTATION

  • Loaded by Mike West
  • On the Run by Bruce Atkinson
  • Plying His Trade by Murray Weir

Congratulations to the successful entrants and thank you to all our entrants for submitting 153 images. As I’m sure you will understand, narrowing the list to just 21 entries was a lengthy and difficult process. Thanks to the selectors.

by Ed Anderson, August 1, 2019

Maroochy Wetlands Time Change

Gerry wants to notify all those interested in the Maroochy Wetlands outing that the start time has been changed. Meet at Sports Rd. Bli Bli at 07:30 am. That’s three hours earlier than previously notified, so be sure to reset your clock radio/smart phone.

by Ed Anderson, July 30, 2019

An Apology: Document Updates

During the most recent revision of some documents and update of website links, some links did not update correctly. I have rectified this situation and all links should now function correctly. The relevant documents are:

by Ed Anderson, June 27, 2019

Update of our 2019 Calendar of Meetings

I have updated our 2019 Calendar of Meetings. It is now complete for the remainder of the year. Contains: Dates of all meetings, competition set subjects and judges, Share Night presenters. View or download at:

by Ed Anderson, June 22, 2019

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 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

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