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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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Results for competitions in JULY 2021

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 JULY 2021

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

problem with my drink
Jeff Heck – 9
All Grades Open Digital

Helicopter Muster
Di East – 9
All Grades Open Print

Ducking Around
Bill Ewen – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Rodeo Girls
Douglas Battison – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Water Goddess
Susan Grundy – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Afternoon well spent
Lucinda Clarke – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Contemplation
Troy Holland – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Barely a Ripple
Bill Ewen – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

Double trouble
Leith Morris – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

Manly Marina Puddle
Di East – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Print.

Water station 2
Jeff Heck – 8
A Grade Set Subject Print.

The Cheshire Cat
Di East – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Print

by Ann Bryan, July 15, 2021

The Photography Course

Have you just joined our club or have you been a member for some time and wish to get the best out of your Camera?

Ever feel your photos are not as good as they could be?

“I wish I could take photos like that”?

Then come along to this enjoyable and informative Photography Course.

The Photography Course

Start Date Monday the 9th of August at 7pm for 2 hours

Have your camera with you

Notebook and pen

We will let you know the venue once we have the numbers attending.

There may be a small cost for the hire of hall. 

Week 1.

Your Camera, Metering, Focus, 

Camera Settings

Week 2.

Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO

Exposure Triangle

Week 3.

Composition, Rule of Thirds, Lines, Focal Point, etc.

Outside Workshop

Week 4.

Sharp Photos, Depth of Field, White Balance

Week 5.

Raw, Jpeg, Histograms

Outside Workshop

Week 6.

Image Software, Photoshop, 

B & W Images

Presenting your images and wrap up

Register:

Reply with email to Clive raeclive1972@gmail.com

Reply with email to Gerry gg@gerrygibson.com.au

by Gerry Gibson, July 7, 2021

Light, Life, Luck.

 This Month’s share night presentation is titled ‘Light, Life, Luck’ – My  Portrait Photography brought to you by Barry Cheeseman.

Barry is no stranger to many of our Club members and we have the opportunity of having his expert advice on Portrait photography.  

Barry has been recognised as an international Portrait Photographer by many art establishments in countries throughout the world.  His photography career spans over a period of twenty-three years and is an accredited judge of the Photographic Society of Queensland.  Some of our members have been to Vietnam with him and are a witness to his capabilities.

It is a great honour to have Barry share his knowledge and expertise with us so please support him and come along to our Share Night this coming Wednesday 23rd and find out what Light, Life and Luck you will have when the next time you take that special portrait.

by Peter Hyndman, June 21, 2021

Results for competitions in JUNE 2021

There were 14 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in JUNE 2021

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

TOP SHELF DPI
Vern Irvine – 9
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Helena 1
Susan Grundy – 9
All Grades Open Print

Mad Hatters Tea Party
Di East – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Is This The Way To Heaven
Susan Grundy – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

The meeting
Clive Hammond – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Into The Mist
Troy Holland – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Double_Reflection
Ralph Brown – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

OLD TOOL DPI
Vern Irvine – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

scrabble
Lara Irvine – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

bad wine
Jeff Heck – 8
A Grade Set Subject Print.

Lock Keepers Cottage
Peter Hyndman – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Print

Taj Entrance
Airlie Andrews – 8
All Grades Open Print

Hi!
Peter Hyndman – 8
All Grades Open Print

bike day
Jeff Heck – 8
All Grades Open Print

by Ann Bryan, June 10, 2021

Coming soon – THE PROJECT 2021-2022

Building on the experience of our 2019 “Project” we are now looking for members who are interested in working cooperatively in a small group to further their photographic experience.

In broad terms we are seeking to explore Pure Art Photography, with a view to creating a gallery exhibition of our collective works by June 2022. Initially a suggested bi-monthly meeting schedule is envisaged, but the group may decide on a different schedule is necessary for reasons of its own.

The brief will be developed by the group as the project evolves, however some initial thoughts are as follows:

Pure Art Photography

Not an image you change in Photoshop, but an image that you can use Photoshop to explain it’s being.
It may use minimalism, it may be b&w, it may be colour, it may be from a table top studio, it may be none of these.
It will not be a busy image.
It will be artistic.

The  “Not an image you change in Photoshop”   needs a little explaining, what is meant by that is “a photograph of something ordinary can not be jazzed up in photoshop”.

Whereas an image can be made into something, from an image that can be explained in photoshop, to what the maker has in mind. 

Photoshop does not have to be an essential tool, in the making of this kind of image.

I would like to see that we start off getting to know what we are about, then making an image which we all agree is what we are after.

We would finish up making a number of images, to be decided on by the group, which then could be exhibited not just in our club, but wherever we can.

Last year the presidents trophy is the kind of thing I am thinking of, but last year only a couple of the prints came close to what I had in mind, not necessarily flowers though.

Please let me know your interest  by email,  gg@gerrygibson.com.au

by Gerry Gibson, June 6, 2021

STARRY, STARRY NIGHTS!

Come along to Share Night next Wednesday (26 May) to learn how to make your photos POP using a dynamic sky with a static foreground.

Phil’s Tyrer  interest in photography goes back over 40 years but over recent years he has been enjoying the challenges of low light photography.  He dosen’t own star trackers or telescopes so his photography is based around pushing DSLR cameras to the technical limit to extract as much information in the night sky as possible.  He really enjoys landscape photography which gets interesting when managing a dynamic night sky with a static foreground but says  it’s relatively easy to achieve great results once the fundamentals are understood.

He will provide information on preplanning, camera settings, technical challenges, tips and tricks and touch on post processing too.  He will also provide a handout which will be a  practical  point of reference when out in the field.  So come along and have a bit of fun and learn how to reach for the stars and make your night photography POP!

by Peter Hyndman, May 21, 2021

Results for competitions in MAY 2021

There were 37 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in MAY 2021

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Larapinta Moon
Leith Morris – 9
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Zambia Birds
Airlie Andrews – 9
A Grade Set Subject Mono Print.

Guggenheim at sunset.
Clive Hammond – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Wallaby
David Bryan – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

The Guitarist
Susan Grundy – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Midnight sun
Tony Allison – 8
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Killarney Sunrise
Ken Brooks – 8
B Grade Set Subject Digital

silouette
Sharyn Glur – 8
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Running
Kathleen Lulham – 8
B Grade Set Subject Digital

A Peaceful Moment
Mark Stewart – 8
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Pretty in Pink 2
Airlie Andrews – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Kitchen Reflection
Mike West – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

A Tree Change
Clive Hammond – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Walking into the scrub
Colleen Brooks – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Flying fish
David Bryan – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Geometry of Lines and Curves
Bruce Atkinson – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Reflections in the sky
Tony Allison – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Chandelier Of Flowers
Trefor Ellacott – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Just A Little Bit Of Red
Roslyn Eley – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Early morning camel
Lucinda Clarke – 8
All Grades Open Digital

SURPRISE ATTACK
Ty Fox – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Flame Tower
Mike West – 8
All Grades Open Digital

lady in red
Clive Hammond – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Get up
David Bryan – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Cliff Top Vista
Bruce Atkinson – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Beautiful Firetail
Annette Scott – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Old and New
Angela Stewart – 8
All Grades Open Digital

ITS A BUZZ
Ty Fox – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

Beach Walk
Ralph Brown – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

reflecting
Clive Hammond – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

Morning Surf
Ann Bryan – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

Tree fern
David Bryan – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

Black ice
Jeff Heck – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

Cable Beach sunset
Tony Allison – 8
B Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

Watching You
Susan Grundy – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Print.

Behind drawn curtains.
James Ferris – 8
B Grade Set Subject Print

Alien Encounter
Di East – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Print

by Bruce Atkinson, May 13, 2021

COME FLY WITH ME.

Have you ever wanted to take your own aerial photos? Next Wednesday YOU CAN! READ THIS CAREFULLY to find out how.

Our Presenter for this month’s Share Night on the 28th April is Drone photographer Rich Johnston from Garricks Camera House.

Rich is offering a chance for all those who are interested in a TRY/FLY experience which will start promptly at 5.00 pm at Bill’s Boat Hire Esplanade Golden Beach before returning to the Club to down load YOUR photos and for the Presentation on Drone Photography. 

The reason for the 5.00 pm start is that the light is starting to fade quite quickly and there are restrictions on using Drones once it is dark. It has taken over two months to procure a Drone photographer for your benefit and Rich has not only come to the forefront but has offered for YOU to have a go at flying one so please give your support by being a part of the TRY/FLY experience.  

Rich’s Presentation  will revolve around the drone being his non-work-related photography, what he considers to be his air borne camera passion which separates his normal life photography by hundreds of feet vertically.This all began with his passion for flying since he was a young man building and flying model aircraft. It wasn’t  long before attaching a very low-res camera to the model aircraft and retrieved what were simply terrible images.  He has come a long way since then and is looking forward to sharing his passion on this side of his photographic with you all on the 28th.   

by Peter Hyndman, April 25, 2021

Results for competitions in APRIL 2021

There were 47 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in APRIL 2021

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

WHAT THE
Ty Fox – 9
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Invisible Man
Airlie Andrews – 9
A Grade Set Subject Print.

Some Seeds Missing
Ann Bryan – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Missing Petals
Jeff Heck – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Missing Wine Label
Susan Grundy – 8
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Wheres Mine
Michelle Page – 8
B Grade Set Subject Digital

A Tree Change
Clive Hammond – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

MY TIME
Ty Fox – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Jessica 1
Susan Grundy – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Three Trees
Gerry Gibson – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Gotcha
Leith Morris – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Juvenile Riflebird
David Bryan – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Storm Clouds
Douglas Battison – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Shut the gate please
Michelle Page – 8
B Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

Let there be light
Peter Hyndman – 8
A Grade Set Subject Print.

He’s Gone
Gerry Gibson – 8
A Grade Set Subject Print.

Versailles Sails
Airlie Andrews – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Print

My Moon
Gerry Gibson – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Print

Rainy Day Feeling
Susan Grundy – 8
All Grades Open Print

Sandy
Jeff Heck – 8
All Grades Open Print

Who needs teeth._
Clive Hammond – 7
A Grade Set Subject Digital

apple
Lara Irvine – 7
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Loves me loves me not
Alison Hall – 7
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Wheres the cowboy gone
Colleen Brooks – 7
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Missing String
Douglas Battison – 7
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Quivering
Airlie Andrews – 7
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Tokyo Reflections
Bruce Atkinson – 7
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

The Eagle.
Clive Hammond – 7
All Grades Open Digital

Red Rose
Roslyn Eley – 7
All Grades Open Digital

Kingfisher
Bill Ewen – 7
All Grades Open Digital

Me and my shadow
Troy Holland – 7
All Grades Open Digital

misty mountain stream dpi
Lara Irvine – 7
All Grades Open Digital

Charlie
Gerry Gibson – 7
All Grades Open Digital

Lost in thoughts
Leith Morris – 7
All Grades Open Digital

Its Mine
Colleen Brooks – 7
All Grades Open Digital

Little Pied Cormorant
Trefor Ellacott – 7
All Grades Open Digital

Missing Leaves
Annette Scott – 7
A Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

broken down
Lara Irvine – 7
A Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

IMG_3743wc
Jeff Heck – 7
A Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

Missing Mono Set Subject April 2021
Sharyn Glur – 7
B Grade Set Subject Mono Print

I need water
Ken Brooks – 7
B Grade Set Subject Mono Digital

April 2021
Sharyn Glur – 7
B Grade Set Subject Print

Missing Petals
Kathleen Lulham – 7
B Grade Set Subject Print

Three Golden DeLights
James Ferris – 7
All Grades Creative Photography Print

99 Bikes
Peter Hyndman – 7
All Grades Creative Photography Print

Jasmin in New York
Susan Grundy – 7
All Grades Creative Photography Print

Honkers Facade
Airlie Andrews – 7
All Grades Open Print

by Ann Bryan, April 15, 2021

Mooloolah Day Out

This Sunday the 11th, we are going to the Mooloolah Tunnel.  

It’s an old railway tunnel, no railway lines left, as well as the tunnel there is some attractive eucalyptus forest, good for ICM, insects, birds and beautiful trees.

Bring camera, tripod, and flash.  Good walking boots and suitable clothes.

We will meet at the corner of Dorson Drive and Paget Street, Mooloolah at 10.30 am, there is a little track on the right, that leads into the forest, we can park in there.

After photographing everything in sight we will retire to the Cafe Mooloolah on the corner of Jones Road and Bray Road, to discuss our images, sorry no cherry ripes.

I have a few names, could you let me know, if your intending to come on Sunday.

gg@gerrygibson.com.au

by Gerry Gibson, April 7, 2021