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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
Aug
28
Wed
7:30 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm
DVD Presentation: “Finding Vivian Maier” New York City street photographer.
Aug
31
Sat
all-day Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Day ... @ Maroochy Wetlands
Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Day ... @ Maroochy Wetlands
Aug 31 all-day
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,[...]
Sep
11
Wed
7:00 pm Bunya Mountains Trip Planning @ Bunya Mountains
Bunya Mountains Trip Planning @ Bunya Mountains
Sep 11 @ 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
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm
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,[...]
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.
Recent Posts Archives

Reminder: 2018 Calendar Available

You can access the 2018 Calendar of CCG Meetings via a Quicklink on the left side of the Home Page. View/download/save a copy of the PDF, print it and decorate your fridge. Share Night presenters/activities will be added as they are confirmed, so it’s a good idea to check for updates regularly.

by Ed Anderson, December 18, 2017

2018 Competition Entries Now OPEN

2018 Competition entries are now open and you can submit your DPI and Print entries.
NOTE: A convenient “one-stop-shop” Members Area is now available and is much easier to navigate than the menus. To access this, click the big blue button labelled “Members Area” at the top left of the Home page.
FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS follow: (more…)

by Ed Anderson, December 14, 2017

December Newsletter Available for Download

The December issue of the Newsletter is now available for download from MyPhotoClub website. Go to: About the Club > Newsletters (Newsletters are in the public space, so you don’t need to be logged in). Click the link below the cover image to download a PDF copy. Merry Christmas from the editorial staff.

by Ed Anderson, December 11, 2017

2017 Annual Awards

It was a most excellent Annual Awards and Christmas Party last night, with a good time had by all. Great judging by Robyn Hills, taking a most modern and quirky approach to her adjudications. We had many winners on the night, but two standout performers, which was a reflection of their excellent work throughout the year. And we look forward to an even better year next year.

And the Winners were:

Maria: Don Attree Nature Award, A grade set subject DPI Image of the Year, A grade set subject accumulated points, Monochrome set subject accumulated points, A grade open accumulated points.

Nikki: Image of the Year, Presidents Trophy, B grade set subject Print Image of the Year, Monochrome set subject Print Image of the Year, B grade set subject DPI accumulated points.

Ed, A grade set subject Print accumulated points, A grade open subject print Image of the Year,

Lorraine: B grade Open DPI accumulated points, B grade set subject DPI Image of the Year.

Paul: B  Grade Open Print Image of the Year, B grade Open DPI Image of the year.

Michelle: B grade set subject print accumulated points.

Murray: Monochrome set subject print accumulated points.

Greg: A grade open print accumulated points.

Kath: B grade open print accumulated points.

Jane: A grade set subject print Image of the Year.

Ralph: Monochrome set subject DPI Image of the Year.

Leith: A grade open DPI Image of the Year.

Helen: Robin Simpson Landscape Trophy

Annette Scott: Alf Easton Most Improved member.

Second places in the Accumulated Points went to: Bruce, Kath, Nikki, Keven, Murray, Michelle, Lorraine, Annette Scott, Rhonda and David.

And the promotions to A grade were: Nikki Stewart and Lorraine Brace.

by Keven Hyde, December 10, 2017

November Newsletter Available for Download

The November issue of the Newsletter is now available for download from MyPhotoClub website. Go to: About the Club > Newsletters (Newsletters are in the public space, so you don’t need to be logged in). Click the link below the cover image to download a PDF copy.

by Ed Anderson, November 26, 2017

Last Monthly Competition of the Year

The results have been published for our November competitions. And that means we have our accumulated points winners for the year.

Congratulations to all the winners. We have had many excellent images over the year, and each winner is well deserving of their top position in their category.

And so we can start to turn our thoughts to next year, with Scapes as the subject for January.

A scape may be defined as a vista or broad view. The vista or scene may be landscape, seascape, city, urban or and other scene, but the emphasis must be on the vista, rather than featuring a specific subject.

Closing date for January competition is 31st December. Please note that the resolution for all DPI images for next year will be 1620 x 1080, with the maximum file size remaining at 2 MB.

We hope to see you at the Annual Awards and Christmas Party on Saturday 9th December.

by Keven Hyde, November 23, 2017

Download Ed’s MyPhotoClub Share Night Presentation

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by Ed Anderson, November 9, 2017

October Newsletter Available for Download

The October issue of the Newsletter is now available for download from MyPhotoClub website. Go to: About the Club > Newsletters (Newsletters are in the public space, so you don’t need to be logged in). Click the link below the cover image to download a PDF copy.

by Ed Anderson, November 1, 2017

Its On to the Annual Awards

Results are now on the website for our October competitions, with a generous judge giving lots of awards (because there were lots of good images). Please make comment on the images if you wish.

Our final set subject of Special Effects is now closed, and that only leaves the annual awards and perpetual trophies to go. These can be entered in the usual way on the website by going to the Enter DPI Competitions.

Don Attree Award: NATURE (One DPI image)

Robin Simpson Award: AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE (One DPI image)

The Presidents Trophy: REPETITIVE PATTERNS WITH A SINGLE POINT OF INTEREST (Two prints – these need to entered as DPI images on the website).

Good luck and don’t forget the Christmas Party on 9th December.

by Keven Hyde, October 26, 2017

Please Read: Outcomes from Committee Meeting

The Club Committee met last night and discussed a range of issues relating to our Club. Below is a summary of relevant issues.

  1. It was agreed that direct criticism of judges during the judging process is not accepted and will not be tolerated. The MC for the night is there to control the night’s proceedings and will intervene if this situation should arise. Any concerns may be expressed to the Judge or Committee members privately.
  2. ‘Duplicate Images’ were discussed and it was agreed that all current rules will stand as they are. This states that any image that scores 7, 8 or 9 may not be entered into competition again. There is no rule regarding a person entering similar images, and if this does happen it is only to the entrants possible detriment.
  3. We have a Facebook page that is not used by all members or all Committee members. Consequently any discussion on the Facebook page cannot be dealt with directly by the Committee. If a person has a specific issue it will need to be directed to a Committee member. This applies only to issues that are for consideration by the Committee.
  4. It was agreed that personal attacks between members are not helpful, and that it is important to focus on issues rather than people. We are a social club of photographers and should be encouraging and supportive.
  5. It has been agreed to replace our ageing projector as soon as possible.

by Keven Hyde, October 11, 2017