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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
May
25
Sat
10:00 am Project Group Workshop @ Kawana Library
Project Group Workshop @ Kawana Library
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
This is the second CCG Project Group Workshop, mentored by Lisa Kurtz.
Jun
12
Wed
7:00 pm Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm
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[...]
Jun
19
Wed
6:30 pm CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm
Regular monthly Committee Meeting. Please email your apology to the Secretary if unable to attend.
Jun
26
Wed
7:30 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm
Wanda Craswell Photography on Seascapes, slow shutter, and filters.
Jul
10
Wed
7:00 pm Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm
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[...]
Recent Posts Archives

Share Night for August – Selena Rollason

Here is a short bio on our presenter for the Share Night on Wed 9th August.

It looks impressive, and certainly an evening not to be missed. Here are a few words from Selena.

Selena Rollason is an internationally award winning professional birth photographer from Queensland, Australia who has built a full time career photographing birth. Her birth images are known worldwide and beautifully document some of the most raw and special moments that families experience on the day they meet their baby. She has won International, National and State Photography Titles for her work – taking out 1st place in the Photojournalism at the WPPI annual print competition 2 years running, as well as the 2015 & 2016 Australian Birth Photographer of the Year, the 2016 Queensland Birth Photographer of the Year and the 2017 Queensland Travel Photographer of the Year. As a mother of 4 Selena understands the role that photographs are having in changing the way that women see themselves and their births and is helping to reverse societal perceptions around childbirth – showing women that birth is something to be celebrated and not feared.

 

The “Birth” of a new photographic genre

It’s not every day that a new photographic genre springs up and takes the world by storm. And yet that is exactly what has happened with professional “birth photography” in the past 5-10 years. The popularity of the new genre has grown so fast that the industry is scrambling to keep up with it and make sense of what it involves. As a result, it is a vastly misunderstood genre at present and yet the resulting images are powerfully changing the lives of women and their families worldwide. So where has its growth come from? What is (and isn’t) it all about? How are photographers making it work? And most importantly – WHY is it so popular?

 

Birth photography is NOT about graphic images – it’s about beautiful moments, emotive storytelling and precious memories – and this talk will take you through Selena’s journey, her biggest challenges and the why!!!

by Keven Hyde, July 25, 2017

Reflections for August

The results for June have been published and are available for comment on the website.

There are only results for the prints as the DPI competition was cancelled. We had an excellent judge and presenter with local photographer Robyn Hills. And awards were given to some of the creative work that was entered, which is good for those that like to dabble and push boundaries.

The next competition is Reflections, and both Print and DPI are up for judging. Closing date is 26th July.

A picture in which the reflections of a subject provide the centre of interest. They may be produced by water, windows, metal or other reflective surface.

by Keven Hyde, July 1, 2017

New Members and Profiles

We are excited that we continue to have new members joining our Club, and this helps to keep the Club vibrant and active.

Recent joinings include Helen Hayes, Greg Howard, Colin Grainger, Vern Irvine, Nicole Cameron, Andy Downard and Paul Mellick.

It helps all members, new and old, if all members fill out their profiles on the website, as this makes it is easier to get to know each other. With so many new faces appearing at meetings the information in your profile does help the process. So please let us know a bit about you.

You can also choose on the website if you would like other members to see your full details.

by Keven Hyde, June 16, 2017

“Tips and Tricks” — June Share Night

Here are the links to the PDF documents containing the “Tips and Tricks” presentations from our June Share Night. To view PDFs in Adobe Reader as a full-screen slide show use Ctrl/Cmd + L, to exit use Esc. (You will need to be logged in to the MyPhotoClub website to download the files.)

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by Ed Anderson, June 15, 2017

July Subject is Slow Shutter

Its late notice, but the subject for July is Slow Shutter.

An image using a slow shutter speed for point of interest, emphasis and to blur water, clouds, people etc. Any shutter speed slower than One second is allowed.

PLEASE NOTE: The DPI competition is running for July. Entries close on 28th June for both Print and DPI competitions.

by Keven Hyde, June 9, 2017

And for June it is SPORT

The results are on the website for the April competition of Bokeh, and you are encouraged to make comment on members entries if you wish.

The June subject is part of the Interclub competition, and is SPORT.

Any sporting activity involving individual or teams undertaken either as a formal or informal event. The activity must be part of, or be linked to a sporting activity (not a leisure activity). The activity can be pre-competition, (eg training), during the activity (in competition), or post competition (celebration of the activity as it relates to the sport).

Good luck and turn to speed dial to high.

by Keven Hyde, April 28, 2017

Its Backyard Safari for May

The results for the March competition have been published and are now on the website for viewing.  There were many excellent images, and I am certain that our judge had difficulty deciding on the winners. Congratulations to the winners and unfortunately there were good images that missed out. Don’t forget to make comments on the images if there were ones that you particularly liked. Its good feedback and encouragement for fellow members.

Our subject for May is Backyard Safari, with the closing date being Wed 26th April.

“The definition is quite broad and is simply an exercise to find things of interest in a backyard environment. The Rules of nature do not apply”

by Keven Hyde, March 23, 2017

The New Committee for 2017 Update

As a result of the AGM, we have a new Committee for 2017. (Actually its a lot like the 2016 Committee.)

President:  Ralph Brown

Vice President:  Bruce Richardson

Treasurer:  Jane Weir

Secretary:  Keven Hyde

Newsletter Coordinator:  Ed Anderson

Print Coordinator:  John Roberts

DPI Coordinator:  Annette Scott

Events Coordinator:  Ann Bryan

External Competitions Coordinator: Lara Irvine

Share Night Coordinator:  Ralph Brown

Committee Member: Troy Holland

Webmaster: Greg Larchin (non committee)

A big thank you to all the members who were willing to fill the Committee positions, and to Greg Larchin for chairing the meeting.

by Keven Hyde, March 12, 2017

Monthly and Yearly Competition Results

Our new website has accumulated totals for each month as well as a yearly accumulated total for each of our competitions, which allows one to see how one is standing against fellow members. These are based on a 1 to 4 scoring for award winners.

However, at present, the labelling of the competitions is different to the way our competitions are named. Below is a list of the comparison in the titling of the competitions.

From the Members dropdown, select Competitions, then Competition Results. The Table has A grade, B grade and Open.

Under A or B grade:

Open Colour (Digital or Print) is Colour Set Subject

Open Colour or Mono (Digital or Print) is Open

Under Open (Combined Grades):

Open Mono (Digital or Print) is Monochrome Set Subject

by Keven Hyde, March 5, 2017

And the April Competition Subject is BOKEH

Our February Competition is completed and the results are now on the website for viewing and we welcome your comments on the images. Congratulations to award winners and keep trying for those who did not quite make it.

The April competition closes 22nd March with the subject being Bokeh.

An image where the major part, or all of the image is highly blurred producing soft and subtle hues and ambience. This is normally achieved by very shallow depth of field. The bokeh or blur should be a compelling and significant part of the image, although there may be a subject that is in focus.

So out with the camera and nice big apertures please.

by Keven Hyde, February 26, 2017