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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
Oct
16
Wed
5:30 pm CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm
Regular monthly Committee Meeting. Please email your apology to the Secretary if unable to attend.
Oct
23
Wed
7:30 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm
Our own adventurous Greg Larchin on “The Colours of Australia”
Nov
13
Wed
7:00 pm Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm
November 2019 Set Subject is “Photo Journalism”. Definition of Photo Journalism: Story-telling photographs such as are seen in the news media and periodicals, which may include documentary, contemporary life, illustrative, spot news, or human interest. [...]
Nov
20
Wed
5:30 pm CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm
Regular monthly Committee Meeting. Please email your apology to the Secretary if unable to attend.
Nov
27
Wed
7:30 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm
This slot is held open for presentations on the upcoming 2020 Set Subjects, with the February 2020 subject being the prime candidate for discussion.
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Bunya Mountains Trip Planning

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 deposit of $50.00 each by the 27th of August to finalise the booking.  The deposit should be paid to our club treasurer.
Houses will sleep 6 to 8 people
Depending on our numbers, the price per night will be $60.00 to $65.00 per couple per night.
The final cost to each of us will be finalised when we have made a booking.
We will need to take own linen at some houses
(Sheets, Towels, Pillow Slips, Tea Towels)
Each house usually has these:
BBQ
Washing Machine
Log Fire
TV
Full kitchen including microwave
Electric Blankets
2 or more bathrooms, toilets.

The Bunya Mountains are home to 215 species of birds, with rare and precious varieties attracting birdwatchers worldwide. Brilliantly coloured king parrots, crimson rosellas and satin bowerbirds are common sights. Countless red-necked wallabies bound or preen in grassy areas. Swamp wallabies and red-necked pademelons prefer the cover of the rainforest but are observed along the roadside or during a rainforest walk.

The immense subtropical range of cool, green rainforest, eucalypt forests and woodlands is home to the world’s largest forest of bunya pines. Dome shaped bunya pines graciously raise their majestic heads above the forest canopy crowning a magnificent green splendour. High altitude grasslands include rare grasses of international interest.

 

Please contact Gerry as soon as you decide to go on this trip

gg@gerrygibson.com.au

by Ed Anderson, August 1, 2019

Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Day Trip

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, casuarina woodland, salt marsh and mangroves. We can watch over 200 different types of birds, as well as crabs, butterflies and other animals that make the wetlands their home.

Within this wetland, life thrives in land on the edge of the sea, flooded by freshwater and salty tides. One of south east Queensland’s largest groups of Mangrove Ferns grow in these wetlands.

The fiddler crab, with its distinct large orange pincer claw, is the logo for the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary support group.

There will be many photographic opportunities, there is a bird hide, the crabs are at our feet, just off the boardwalk.

Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary is home to many mosquitos. Wear clothing that covers you and bring insect repellent.

Lunch … Take your own,  or we will find a cafe close by.

by Gerry Gibson, July 21, 2019

Competition Night

November 2019 Set Subject is “Photo Journalism”.

Definition of Photo Journalism: Story-telling photographs such as are seen in the news media and periodicals, which may include documentary, contemporary life, illustrative, spot news, or human interest.  In the interest of credibility, contrived situations or photographic manipulations which alter the truth are not acceptable.  The story telling value of the photograph shall be weighed more than the pictorial quality.

NOTE: The Closing date for the November competitions is Midnight on Wednesday, October 9.

by Ed Anderson, December 9, 2018

Competition Night

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 apprehensive or sinister feeling, and is likely dark in lighting and character; although it may be the subjects that have these characteristics. It can be any subject matter, either real or abstract.

NOTE: The Closing date for the October competitions is Midnight on Wednesday, September 11.

by Ed Anderson, December 9, 2018

Competition Night

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, August 14.

by Ed Anderson, December 9, 2018

Competition Night

August 2019 Set Subject is the Tewantin Shield subject: “Odd Numbers”.

Definition of Odd Numbers: There needs to be an odd number of subjects or key elements. e.g. 3 flowers.

NOTE: The Closing date for the August competitions is Midnight on Wednesday, July 10.

by Ed Anderson, December 9, 2018

Competition Night

July 2019 Set Subject is “Altered Reality”.

Definition of Altered Reality:

An image that offers the viewer an “Altered Reality”. Meaning that you have manipulated multiple images so that that the work offers a believable alternative to what we know as ‘reality’. Just remember that the key words in this definition are:

  1. Believable. 2. Alternative. 3. Reality.

NOTE: This does not include taking an image and simply placing an ‘effects filter’ over it or adding “frames”. Your entry has to display your intention to challenge the viewer to believe in your new and altered reality.  Triptych will not be accepted.

NOTE: The Closing date for the July competitions is Midnight on Wednesday, June 12.

by Ed Anderson, December 9, 2018

Competition Night

June 2019 Set Subject is an Interclub subject: “Movement”.

Definition of Movement: A finished image that depicts motion blur resulting from long exposure or panning or in camera movement. The image can not be a freeze frame photo, it must show some blur in some part of the image.

NOTE: The Closing date for the June competitions is Midnight on Wednesday, May 8.

by Ed Anderson, December 9, 2018

Project Group Meeting

This is an informal meeting for the Project Group to discuss plans, ideas, and raise questions. Lisa Kurtz may, or may not, be able to attend.

by Ed Anderson, December 9, 2018

Competition Night

May 2019 Set Subject is “From a Poem”.

Definition of From a Poem: An image that has been inspired by a line of poetry. Preferably not the title, but from a line in a poem that you can capture in your image. How you approach this is fairly open, but remember to include your ‘one line of poetry’ in your final image. (but not your name or the name of the author). Hints: 1. Do not print the title. 2. Do not print a whole verse. 3. Those who have been with the club for some time, this is not one of your “pens and lens” images. 4. Those who have been in the club for a ‘while’, this is not one of your ‘song titles’ images. That means, create something NEW! (Triptych will not be accepted.)

NOTE: The Closing date for the May competitions is Midnight on Wednesday, April 10.

by Ed Anderson, December 9, 2018