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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
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[...]
Jul
17
Wed
6:30 pm CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm
Regular monthly Committee Meeting. Please email your apology to the Secretary if unable to attend.
Jul
24
Wed
7:30 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm
Andrew Goodall and Rich Johnston on Travel Photography, product updates and information, and the Norfolk Island Festival.
Recent Posts Archives

Annual CCG Competitions Open for Entries

The following Annual Competitions are now open for entries:

  • President’s Trophy: “An Unconventional Portrait” (Print, All grades)
  • Ted Gillingham Trophy: “My Country” (Print, B-Grade only)
  • Don Attree Founder’s Award: Nature (DPI, All grades)
  • Robin Simpson Trophy: Australian Landscape (DPI, All grades)

Full details available at:

OR go to: Information for Members > Click Annual Competitions – Subject Definitions.

PLEASE NOTE: If A-Grade members attempt to upload images to the Ted Gillingham Trophy comp, the upload will eventually fail and may cause problems. PLEASE DON’T DO IT! —Ed

by Ed Anderson, May 18, 2019

Competitions in Australia Cup 2019 are closing soon!

Competitions in Australia Cup 2019 will close Sunday, 12th May 2019, 11:00 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • All Grades Open Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, May 10, 2019

Results for competitions in May Prints

There were 6 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Airlie Andrews – 8
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Keven Hyde – 9
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Bruce Richardson – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Gerry Gibson – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade Open Large Print

by Ed Anderson, May 9, 2019

Results for competitions in May Digital

There were 7 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Nikki Stewart – 9
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Lara Irvine – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Annette Wood – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Lara Irvine – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Keven Hyde – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Gerry Gibson – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade Open Digital

by Annette Scott, May 8, 2019

Competitions in June Digital are closing soon!

Competitions in June Digital will close Wednesday, 8th May 2019, 11:58 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade SetSubject Digital
  • B Grade SetSubject Digital
  • All Grades Art Photography Digital
  • A Grade Open Digital
  • B Grade Open Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, May 6, 2019

Competitions in June Prints are closing soon!

Competitions in June Prints will close Wednesday, 8th May 2019, 11:58 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade SetSubject Large Print
  • B Grade SetSubject Large Print
  • All Grades Art Photography Large Print
  • A Grade Open Large Print
  • B Grade Open Large Print

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, May 6, 2019

Grading for New Member

Our most recent member, Sharyn Glur has finally been graded after ongoing issues with the grading process.

The Grading Panel has placed Sharyn in B Grade, with a review at the end of the year. We look forward to seeing Sharyn’s images in competition, and welcoming her to the Club when she returns from her current travels.

by Keven Hyde, May 2, 2019

Separate DPI and Print Comp Collections

Each monthly comp is now separated into a DPI and a Print collection. This was necessary to resolve some issues in downloading and presenting results. The only change to the procedure for entering comps is that you now choose either a Digital or a Print collection on the Club Competitions page to upload your entries.

by Ed Anderson, April 26, 2019

APS Australia Cup Entries

Our selection process for club entries in the 2019 APS Australia Cup is now open. Entries will be selected by an anonymous panel. See entry rules and details here.

by Ed Anderson, April 19, 2019

President’s Trophy 2019

The subject for this year’s President Trophy is:

AN UNCONVENTIONAL PORTRAIT

Wikipedia defines a portrait as an artistic representation of a person (or persons) in which the face and its expression are predominant.

How you make the portrait unconventional is up to you!

Without inhibiting your creativity, consider the following. Engaging the viewer, telling a story and posing questions are important aspects of a good image. Emotions such as surprise, amusement, intrigue, passion, despair etc could well come into play. The unconventional aspects or techniques used should enhance the image and be used for a purpose. And one can use the title to hint to the viewer the meaning of the image.

by Keven Hyde, April 18, 2019