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CALOUNDRA CAMERA GROUP

The Caloundra Camera Group was incorporated in 1997 and is affiliated with the Photographic Society of Queensland. 

The club offers members a wide range of excursions, social activities and photography competitions in a supportive environment for all skill levels.

New members are always welcome regardless of photographic experience or equipment as we strive to encourage the development of photographic skills and knowledge so that we all may achieve and share a greater enjoyment of the art of photography.

Caloundra Camera Group Inc.   
ABN 80 235 726 988

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all-day Carnarvon Calling @ Carnarvon Gorge
Carnarvon Calling @ Carnarvon Gorge
Apr 29 – May 6 all-day
Carnarvon Calling @ Carnarvon Gorge
It’s happening, a club trip to Carnarvon Gorge next year. Hidden in the rugged ranges of Queensland’s central highlands, Carnarvon Gorge features towering sandstone cliffs, vibrantly coloured side gorges, diverse flora and fauna and Aboriginal[...]
all-day Carnarvon Calling @ Carnarvon Gorge
Carnarvon Calling @ Carnarvon Gorge
Apr 29 – May 6 all-day
Carnarvon Calling @ Carnarvon Gorge
It is happening, a club trip to Carnarvon Gorge next year. Hidden in the rugged ranges of Queensland’s central highlands, Carnarvon Gorge features towering sandstone cliffs, vibrantly coloured side gorges, diverse flora and fauna and[...]
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Submission Date Change for Annual Awards

The new date for submission to ALL our categories for the Annual Awards has been brought forward to this Friday, November 13 at midnight.

This change has been necessitated because the latter date did now allow enough time for all the trophies to be updated to show the 2020 recipients.

We do apologise for this and trust this will cause you minimal inconvenience.

by Airlie Andrews, November 11, 2020

Tick Tock – Time is Running Out

REMINDER – Print entries for the Presidents Trophy and the Ted Gillingham Trophy are to be lodged with Ann on Wednesday night (thats tomorrow night, November 11).

Don’t miss out on being the trophy winner for 2020

by Airlie Andrews, November 10, 2020

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT FIND IN ESK!

NEXT SATURDAY the 14th of November those of us who are feeling adventurous, want to test themselves and enjoy good company, will travel to Esk for lunch and make one image of the main street of Esk. This is an A Grade and B Grade competition.

We can car pool as we are all going to the same location, we could begin at a central spot and go from there.

We will begin at one of the many cafes in Esk at 10.30am, it is a 1hour and 50 minutes trip from the Sunny Coast. After a nice cup of tea/coffee we will begin to search the main street of Esk looking for the winning image. After you have found that image take one photograph of it, that will be the first in your card, so empty your card and format it before leaving home.

After you have your winning image, you will be free to capture whatever other images you want to.

After having made the image take it home and post process it as much as you wish, you then, will send the original image and the processed image to me, Gerry Gibson.

At 12.30 we will have lunch at the Nash Gallery and Cafe at 212 Ipswich Street, Esk.

You will have until Thursday the 19th to submit your image, during that time you can do whatever you wish to your image, remember though, to win you will have to start off with an excellent image. 

Send a raw or jpg of your original photo before manipulation, as well as a jpg of your final image.

Make it as good as you can, we all will have an equal chance of winning the cherry ripes. And then we will go home via a picturesque route and a cup of tea!!

That one image will be judged by some of our top judges, and the Cherry Ripes will be awarded to the A Grade winner and the B Grade winner, at our Christmas/Awards Night on Friday the 4th of December.

You may note there have been some changes made to this outing.

I hope we all enjoy the day.

Can you let Gerry know by Thursday the 12th if you will be able to attend.

by Peter Hyndman, November 8, 2020

TOMORROW: A REAL MYSTERY

DON’T FORGET tomorrow night is MYSTERY NIGHT! (Wednesday 28th October).

As the year is coming rapidly to an end, why not come along to our Mystery Share Night for a bit of fun, fellowship, and photography, but most important of all DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR CAMERA WITH YOUR 50MM LENS SO YOU CAN CAPTURE ALL THE FUN!! 

THEN: What happens in Maryborough stays in Maryborough

After supper Greg Larchin is going to share (maybe not all) but l’m sure most of the happenings from the trip to Maryborough that was organized by Greg and Gerry and attended by some of our Club members and partners.

by Peter Hyndman, October 27, 2020

Picture-Esk

On the 14th of November those who are feeling adventurous and want to test themselves and enjoy good company will travel to Esk for lunch and make one image of the main street of Esk. 

We can car pool as we are all going to the same location, we could begin at a central spot and go from there.

This will be just ONE image, to do this you will walk up and down the street it’s not too long, and find the image you wish to make. 

You will then have until Tuesday the 17th to submit your image, during that time you can do whatever you wish to your image, remember though to win you will have to start off with an excellent image, send a jpg of your original photo before manipulation, as well a jpg of your final image. 

The RULES are: TAKE JUST ONE PHOTO, no warm up ones.

Make it as good as you can, we all will have an equal chance of winning the cherry ripes. And then we will go home via a picturesque route and a cup of tea!!

That one image will be judged by some of our top judges and the Cherry Ripes will be awarded at our Christmas/Awards Night on Friday the 4th of December.

Have fun! Gerry Gibson

by Peter Hyndman, October 19, 2020

Results for competitions in October Digital

There were 8 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Subway Escalator
Ralph Brown – 9
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Invisible
Annette Wood – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

City Flash Mob
Troy Holland – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Rusty Chain
Mike West – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Fab Slab
Airlie Andrews – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Hot
Peter Cooney – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Lighthouse in action.
James Ferris – 8
B Grade Open Digital

Rainbow Sunset
Tony Allison – 8
B Grade Open Digital

by Bruce Atkinson, October 14, 2020

Lenses, Lenses and more

Maybe you are thinking of buying a new lens for your camera but not quite sure what you really need for that specialized subject that you always wanted to pursue.   Maybe you you want to cut down on the number of different lenses you need to carry around.  Well Garricks Camera House have come to the rescue and will be talking about WHAT TO LOOK FOR when choosing and using lenses at our Share Night on the 23 September. Whether it be Macro, Zoom, Portrait or some other lens come along to hear what the professionals have to say.

We also have Jeff Heck giving us a  short presentation on “Change”  and in this present day climate there has been plenty of that.  The aim of this presentation is to show members various interpretations of “Change”  in readiness for our Set Subject in November.

Posted on behalf of Helen Debnam.

by Greg Larchin, September 22, 2020

Bribie Island Trip

This is a clue!!

Sunday the 11th of October. Sorry I got the date wrong it is the 11th. Not very good with dates

This will be a day on Bribie Island where we meet for morning tea/coffee then make photos as instructed by the clues given to each team. 

There will be teams, depending on the number of participants, who will compete for the cherry ripe prizes.

After walking around Woorim looking for the clues, we will then have lunch before travelling to Bellara finding more clues to photograph and then finishing off with a shot of an iconic Sunshine Coast view and afternoon tea/coffee and heading home.

Contact Gerry. gg@gerrygibson.com.au

by Gerry Gibson, September 15, 2020

Results for competitions in September Digital

There were 12 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Pathway to the Stars
Greg Larchin – 9
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Above The Flood Plain
Lorraine Brace – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Comings and Goings
Peter Hyndman – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Magic Carpet Tea Party
Lorraine Brace – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

solitude
Lara Irvine – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Home Time
Ty Fox – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Streets of Voltera
Bruce Atkinson – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Green Honeycreeper
David Bryan – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Shorncliffe Jetty
Greg Larchin – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Dragon eye
Sharyn Glur – 8
B Grade Open Digital

MR PERCIVAL
Vern Irvine – 8
B Grade Open Digital

End of a perfect day
Tony Allison – 8
B Grade Open Digital

by Bruce Atkinson, September 10, 2020

Carnarvon Calling

We are seeking expressions of interest into a club trip to Carnarvon Gorge next year. Hidden in the rugged ranges of Queensland’s central highlands, Carnarvon Gorge features towering sandstone cliffs, vibrantly coloured side gorges, diverse flora and fauna and Aboriginal rock art. A walking path extends the length of the gorge with side paths leading to various areas of interest such as the Moss Garden, Wards Canyon, The Amphitheatre and more. Further information on Carnarvon Gorge may be found here: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/carnarvon-gorge/about.

The walking tracks in Carnarvon Gorge are Grade 3 or 4. A moderate or higher standard of fitness is required. Information on walking track grades can be found here: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/164104/track-trail-classification.pdf.

Accommodation would be at Takarakka. Per night prices are; Powered sites $36, Safari Tents $105, Ensuite Safari Tents $145 with other more luxurious options up to $225. More information on Takarakka can be found here: https://www.takarakka.com.au/.

Dates: April 29th to May 6th.

The distance to Carnarvon Gorge is approximately 700 kms so it may be preferable for a relaxed trip to split the journey over 2 days. Leaving April 29th we would arrive at our accommodation on the 30th. Staying 5 nights we would leave on May 5th and return home on May 6th. That would allow 4 full days to explore the gorge.

Those who do not wish to explore the Gorge should bear in mind there is not much by way of alternative, low energy activities in the area.

If you would be interested in this trip, please respond directly to me ASAP at greg.larchin@bigpond.com. If we have enough interest to justify planning the trip, I will get to work on it and provide more detail in due course. Please note there is no obligation at this stage, you will have a further opportunity to opt in or out.

by Greg Larchin, September 3, 2020