latest update – December 2022

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The Sunshine Coast Photography Club (formerly The Caloundra Camera Group) is one of the oldest Clubs of its type in the region. It 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.

Sunshine Coast Photography Club Inc.   
ABN 80 235 726 988

Sunshine Coast Photography Club Recent Posts Archives

Lightroom? Photoshop? MPC? Where do I start?!!

For all our new members (and not so new too), if you are struggling with post-processing of your images and would like to learn more about programmes such as Lightroom or Photoshop, then check out the Sunshine Coast U3A website – for a minimal charge they are offering courses for beginners on using Lightroom or Photoshop. Just google U3A and all the details are there! And our very own member, Barry Beckham, has some wonderful YouTube videos available online about almost everything you can possibly need to know about post-processing and all other aspects of photography. Many, many photographers have online tutorials about almost every aspect of photography and post-processing too. A number of our A Grade members are very willing to help and share their knowledge, not only about post-processing but also about using MPC. At our next meeting, if you need help, do please let me know and I can team you up with someone who will help you!

by Ann Bryan, February 16, 2024

Results for competitions in FEBRUARY 2024

There were 9 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in FEBRUARY 2024

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

City Spiral
Belinda Kranz – 9
A Grade Creative Photography Digital

Glasgow subway
Jeff Heck – 9
A Grade Open Print

Dubai Sunset
Clive Hammond – 8
A Grade Open Subject Digital

Geike Gorge
Alison Hall – 8
A Grade Open Subject Digital

Pet Fish Market
David Symonds – 8
A Grade Open Subject Digital

Troy Holland – 8
A Grade Open Subject Digital

Kings Beach Sunrise
Belinda Kranz – 8
A Grade Open Subject Digital

And Having Writ, Moved On
Peter Hyndman – 8
A Grade Open Print

Fishing the Milky Waters of Yamba
Ken Marchant – 8
B Grade Open Print

by Sue Bailes, February 15, 2024

Join Our Facebook Group Now!

Our Facebook Group is very private, so private that you almost have to be born there to get in, but there are a lot of new members who might like to join us there, as well as a few existing ones perhaps. To be frank, it’s a bit of a pain issuing individual invitations, and I keep forgetting to do that, so…

Here’s a limited, once in a lifetime offer!

CLICK THIS LINK TO REQUEST TO JOIN. I still have to approve you at the other end, so we won’t be letting just anyone in – although your spouse is welcome.)

Note this link is only valid for two days so if you forget, you’ll have to contact me so we can sort you out the old fashioned way.

by Peter Hyndman, February 14, 2024

AGM 2024

Hi All,

It’s that time of year again, when we have our Annual General Meeting, which is scheduled on the 28th February 2024. We would like to get the meeting underway at 7:15pm to ensure there is plenty of time left for our Share Night programme. If you could arrive early that would be appreciated. Please lock this important date into your diaries.

I will be sending out all the relevant information shortly, in advance of the meeting, so hope to see you there. As normal, all Committee positions will be declared open, so if you want to contribute to the Club from a Committee perspective, please consider putting your name forward. Most positions have renominated for 2024, with the exception of the Secretary.

I will be stepping down from the Committee after several years, so please consider if you would like to nominate for the role of Secretary.

I am not going anywhere and will continue to provide my full support to the Committee and the new Secretary to ensure a seamless transition is achieved.

See you all on the 28th


Bruce Atkinson

by Bruce Atkinson, February 13, 2024

Print Entries on Comp Night

Our first Competition Night is almost here – Wednesday 14th February! If you have entered prints (Open category), please ensure that you bring your prints along BEFORE 7.00 pm on the night! This gives our Print Coordinator time to set the prints up properly and also provides the Judge with time to have a look at them prior to the start of our meeting – he/she is asked to “impact judge” on the night, but does need a little time to have a look at them and decide on scoring. So please ensure that you deliver your prints BEFORE 7.00 o’clock – prints delivered after that time may miss out on being judged! Once you’ve handed your prints in, you will have time to catch up with friends before the meeting starts at 7.15 pm.

by Ann Bryan, February 4, 2024

1st Share Night 2024 – this Wednesday 24th January

Our first Share Night for the New Year will incorporate a Bring/Buy/Sell/Give Away table, so if you’ve got camera gear that you bought, thinking it would be great to use, but then found you aren’t using it, bring it along on Wednesday night this week – 24th January 2024 – and someone else might love to buy or have it! If you are selling, label it with your name and a price; if you are happy to give it away, no need to label it! We’ve got lots of other good things happening on our first Share Night for 2024, including welcoming some new members, so come along at 7 pm for a great night of fun and entertainment – see you all there!

by Ann Bryan, January 21, 2024


Hervey Bay Photography Club is proud to announce our forthcoming photography exhibition, to be held at Gatakers Creative Space, 311 Kent street, Maryborough, from 2nd February through to 3rd March 2024.  
Our exhibition has been titled ‘THROUGH MANY EYES’ and eleven of our members have banded together, and were encouraged to try something different or expand on a style they have tried, and build a body of work. 
There will be a small opening at the Creative Space on Saturday 3 February at 11.00 am, followed by a group presentation.
Visiting members of all other clubs are very welcome to attend either on the opening day, or during the following month. 
Kind regards  

Di Wyatt, President, Hervey Bay Photography Club Inc

by Bruce Atkinson, January 20, 2024


Happy New Year to you all.

Aspley Camera Club are hosting the PSQ Convention this year on the 4th, 5th and 6th May, 2024, with registration opening in late February. This is a wonderful convention.

We would highly recommend attendance, and if you can make it, lock these dates into your calendars.

Please let them know if you are thinking about going by clicking on the link below. This will help them greatly with their planning.’m%20hoping%20to%20attend%20the%20Convention%20in%20May!%20Please%20keep%20me%20informed!

As more information is available, we will pass on details, but in the interim, the link below will give you an idea of the programme for headline speakers at the Convention.

by Bruce Atkinson, January 13, 2024

It’s a wet weekend…..

Yes, it’s a wet, stormy weekend, so are you looking for something to keep you busy? Why not think about entering the Maitland International Salon of Photography? Check out all the details on the website and have a go! The website is on MPC – Make sure you read all the entry details thoroughly. Entries close on 12th January 2024. And while you are doing that, don’t forget that our Club membership fees need to be paid very soon – entries close for our first competition of the year (Set Subject: People) on 10th January 2024 and to enter, you need to have paid your annual membership fee. 2024 promises to be an exciting year with plenty of competitions to enter, Share Nights to experience and trips away to think about! Happy New Year everyone!

by Ann Bryan, December 30, 2023

See you tonight!

No, we aren’t off out on a daytime excursion or four day trip, but I am looking forward to seeing you all tonight (at least all of those who are coming) at our Awards Night/Christmas Party! We’re starting around 5.30 pm and it promises to be a great night – don’t forget to BYO drinks and glasses and there will be a delicious meal to be enjoyed with a chance to congratulate those who have won awards. Refer back to a previous post for the map of where the Clubhouse is situated in our village – Palmwoods Garden Village, 61 Jubilee Drive, Palmwoods 4555. If you can’t find a parking spot right outside the clubhouse, there are small carparks scattered around the village and you can then walk up to the clubhouse. See you there!

by Ann Bryan, December 9, 2023