Welcome to Caloundra Camera Group

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About Our Club

Calendar of Meetings


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About Us

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
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.
7:30 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm
Empire Art Photography on “Portraiture”
10:00 am Project Group Workshop @ Kawana Library
Project Group Workshop @ Kawana Library
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
This is the fourth and final CCG Project Group Workshop, mentored by Lisa Kurtz.
7:00 pm Bunya Mountains Trip Planning @ Bunya Mountains
Bunya Mountains Trip Planning @ Bunya Mountains
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm
October 2019 Set Subject is “Dark and Foreboding”. Definition of “Dark and Foreboding”: An image that creates a sense of darkness and foreboding when observed by the viewer. This means the image should have an overlying[...]
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RESULTS: 2019 River City Print Competition


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

Make over of membership features completed

I have completed all the planned features for Version 2 of the website. They are accessed by members via the four grey buttons at the top-right of the home page. The functions now available are:

  • ENTER COMPETITIONS — MEMBERS DIRECTORY: Unchanged, full version 2 functionality is implemented.
  • INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS: Provides access to documentation of all aspects of entering our competitions: calendars, scoring, and judging. Also, the Caloundra Camera Group Constitution can be downloaded from here.
  • LEARNING AND SHARING: Here are all the Tips, Tricks, Tutorials, and links to external self-help you might find useful when preparing your images for competition.
  • WHERE IS IT? This is a new feature. It consists of a comprehensive compendium of both internal and external links to all those useful features that you sometimes can’t find. The internal links act as a site map of all the essential functions of the website. All links open in a new tab.

STOP PRESS: The MyPhotoClub Administrator, Colin Woods, has just announced implementation of some important functionality that has been in preparation since the upgrade to version 2. I will provide complete information in the next homepage blog post as soon as I can compile all the details.

by Ed Anderson, June 1, 2019

Annual CCG Competitions Open for Entries

The following Annual Competitions are now open for entries:

  • President’s Trophy: “An Unconventional Portrait” (Print, All grades)
  • Ted Gillingham Trophy: “My Country” (Print, B-Grade only)
  • Don Attree Founder’s Award: Nature (DPI, All grades)
  • Robin Simpson Trophy: Australian Landscape (DPI, All grades)

Full details available at:

OR go to: Information for Members > Click Annual Competitions – Subject Definitions.

PLEASE NOTE: If A-Grade members attempt to upload images to the Ted Gillingham Trophy comp, the upload will eventually fail and may cause problems. PLEASE DON’T DO IT! —Ed

by Ed Anderson, May 18, 2019

Results for competitions in May Prints

There were 6 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Airlie Andrews – 8
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Keven Hyde – 9
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Bruce Richardson – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Gerry Gibson – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade Open Large Print

by Ed Anderson, May 9, 2019

Separate DPI and Print Comp Collections

Each monthly comp is now separated into a DPI and a Print collection. This was necessary to resolve some issues in downloading and presenting results. The only change to the procedure for entering comps is that you now choose either a Digital or a Print collection on the Club Competitions page to upload your entries.

by Ed Anderson, April 26, 2019

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

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

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:


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

2019 Calendar of CCG Meetings Available for Download

The 2019 Calendar of CCG Meetings is now available for download. Click “Calendars” on the home page or the following link to download a PDF copy:


Also, a revised version of the 2019 Set Subjects and Definitions document — containing the Interclub Special Subject Definition and the Tewantin Shield Set Subject — is now available for download. From the home page, click Members > All Club Information … > CCG Competition Information.

Or download a copy via the following link:


Please note that both these documents will be updated following the first meeting of the new 2019 Committee on March 20.

Reminder: Our March competitions close on Wednesday, February 13.

Good luck!



by Ed Anderson, February 4, 2019