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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
Feb
26
Wed
2020
7:00 pm Annual General Meeting and Share... @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Annual General Meeting and Share... @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm
Caloundra Camera Group 2020 Annual General Meeting and Election of Committee Members. February Share Night, following the AGM, will be a Macro / Close up practical night. Mike West will give a 10 minute talk[...]
Mar
11
Wed
2020
7:00 pm Comp Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Comp Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm
Prints due BEFORE 7:00 pm. Meeting starts at 7:15 pm. Judging starts at 7:30 pm.
Mar
25
Wed
2020
7:00 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm
See our Calendar of Meetings for details of Share Night presenters.
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.
Recent Posts Archives

Results for competitions in Annual Ted Gillingham Trophy

There were 0 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in Annual Ted Gillingham Trophy

by Ed Anderson, December 7, 2019 Share:

Results for competitions in Annual Presidents Trophy

There were 0 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in Annual Presidents Trophy

by Ed Anderson, December 7, 2019 Share:

Results for competitions in Annual Digital

There were 0 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

by Ed Anderson, December 7, 2019 Share:

Results for competitions in Annual Prints

There were 0 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

by Ed Anderson, December 7, 2019 Share:

November Share Night — Tutorial Presentations by Rhonda and Jane Available for Download

The tutorial presentations by Rhonda Reynolds (Making Audio-Visual Presentations) and Jane Weir (Making “Urban Cowboy”) can now be downloaded. The links are at the top of the “Learning and Sharing” page. They can also be found in the “Where Is It?” list of links.

Note: Jane Weir’s 2018 presentation explaining how to resize images in Photoshop for competition entry has been updated to reflect the increase in allowable image size to 1920 × 1080 pixels.

by Ed Anderson, December 2, 2019 Share:

Update of 2020 Calendar and Set Subject Definitions

The latest update of our 2020 Calendar of Meetings is now available for download via “Information for Members” or click the following link. Share Night presenters and events will be updated in February when the new Share Night Coordinator is elected.

The complete table of our 2020 Set Subject Definitions is now available for download via “Information for Members” or click the following link.

by Ed Anderson, November 28, 2019 Share:

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 Share:

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 Share:

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 Share:

Annual Print and Digital Competitions

The Annual Print and Digital Competitions are now open for entries. (Do not confuse this with the Annual Accumulated Points Awards.) Details of the rules and entry procedures are listed below.

New Rules

  • Members may enter two images of their own choice into each of the three categories: Set Subject, Art Photography, and Open Subject in Print and Digital competitions. This means there is a limit of 12 entries overall.
  • Each entry must be an image that was entered in a CCG monthly competition in 2019. The entry must come from the same category that it was entered into during the year. It does not have to have received an award during the year. No new or altered images can be uploaded.
  • The required image specifications are the same as for monthly comps:
    • Images must be JPEG format.
    • Maximum pixel dimensions = 1920 horizontal × 1080 vertical.
    • Maximum file size = 2 megabytes.
    • Title is limited to 35 characters; special characters not allowed. Please do not include file name material, such as month, category, etc. in the title; just the brief title. (MPC automatically uses the file name as your title, so please edit it to remove extraneous text.)

Closing Date

The closing date for entries is 11:00 pm, Sunday, 17th November, 2019. The closing date given in previous notifications has been changed so that you will have the results of the November competition (Wed. Nov. 13) available when making your annual entry choices. However, please note that you will have only three days after the November comp to add to or change your annual entries. This tight schedule is necessary to allow adequate time for our Annual Comp judge to judge both Digital and Print entries and for the Awards medals and trophies to be engraved. An MPC automatic reminder will be sent out three days before the closing date.

Entry Procedures

  • Go to Enter Competitions > Competitions > Annual Prints/Annual Digital > Upload
  • Click either of the green buttons: “SELECT FROM EXISTING UPLOADED IMAGES” or “***TRY THE NEW SELECTION PAGE***”. The latter is easier to navigate and filter.
  • If necessary, use the filters to limit your choice of entries; for instance filter for 2019 entries only. Ensure that you are choosing an image from the correct category.
  • Click the thumbnail of your chosen entry to see an enlarged version.
  • Click the blue button “ENTER THIS IMAGE IN ANNUAL PRINTS/DIGITAL”.
  • Choose the category and SUBMIT your entry using the usual monthly comp procedure.
  • You can use the blue “VIEW OR REMOVE ENTRIES” button at any time before the closing date/time.

Don’t forget to enter your images into the Annual Trophy competitions: PRESIDENT’S TROPHY, DON ATTREE NATURE AWARD, ROBIN SIMPSON AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE TROPHY, TED GILLINGHAM “MY COUNTRY” TROPHY (B-GRADE ONLY).

by Ed Anderson, October 4, 2019 Share: