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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
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.
Sep
25
Wed
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”
Oct
5
Sat
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.
Oct
9
Wed
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[...]
Recent Posts Archives

Competitions in September Prints are closing soon!

Competitions in September Prints will close Wednesday, 14th August 2019, 11:58 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade SetSubject Large Print
  • B Grade SetSubject Large Print
  • All Grades Art Photography Large Print
  • A Grade Open Large Print
  • B Grade Open Large Print

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, August 12, 2019

Judging for the August Competitions

Our designated judge for August, Ken Chapman is sick and cannot judge the competitions.

At short notice, we have put a panel of five members in place to handle the judging for Wednesday’s competitions. The panel of five are: Lara Irvine, Gerry Gibson, Trevor Pedler, Rhonda Reynolds and Bruce Atkinson.

The digital competitions are currently being judged, and will be displayed as per usual on Wednesday night.

The prints will be impact judged by the panel, with the judges having a front row seat in front of the easel and scoring independently. The scrutineers will tally the scores, average them out, and designate the scoring out of 9. The Print Coordinator will be responsible for entering the scores on the score sheets, and announcing the results.

With over 50 prints, it means around a minute per print to go through this process, but we hope to be able to have brief comments by the judges while the scores are tallied for each print. This is a first using our MPC system so we are hoping for a smooth operation, and ask for tolerance if there are any unforseen issues.

by Keven Hyde, August 10, 2019

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

New Addition to our Membership

We have a new member, Kate Severn, who has just joined our Club.

Kate has been assessed as A grade, and we look forward to some competitive images being presented.

Kate has an interesting background, and you can find out more about her on her member page, so check it out.

by Keven Hyde, July 26, 2019

Note New Meeting Times

As of Wednesday 24th July, the Club meetings will start at 7.15pm, with the Presentation or Competition commencing at 7.30pm.

On Competition Nights, prints will need to be registered by 7pm.

The first 15 minutes will be introductions and relevant information, so please attend on time in order to keep informed and as a respect for others.

by Keven Hyde, July 24, 2019

Competitions in Interclub Digital B Grade Open 2019 are closing soon!

Competitions in Interclub Digital B Grade Open 2019 will close Wednesday, 24th July 2019, 11:30 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • B Grade Open Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, July 22, 2019

Competitions in Interclub Digital 2019 are closing soon!

Competitions in Interclub Digital 2019 will close Wednesday, 24th July 2019, 11:30 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • All Grades SetSubject Digital People
  • All Grades SetSubject Digital Nature
  • All Grades SetSubject Digital Scapes
  • All Grades SetSubject Digital Architecture
  • All Grades SetSubject Digital Movement
  • All Grades SetSubject Digital Transportation

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, July 22, 2019

Results for competitions in July Digital

There were 18 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

Mike West – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Annette Scott – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Helen Debnam – 9
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Lara Irvine – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Bruce Atkinson – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Bruce Richardson – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Bruce Richardson – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Airlie Andrews – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Lara Irvine – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Lara Irvine – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

David Bryan – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Gerry Gibson – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Helen Debnam – 8
B Grade Open Digital

Lara Irvine – 8
B Grade Open Digital

Troy Holland – 8
B Grade Open Digital

Bruce Atkinson – 8
B Grade Open Digital

Bruce Atkinson – 8
B Grade Open Digital

by Annette Scott, July 11, 2019