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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
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.
Aug
3
Sat
10:00 am Project Group Workshop @ Kawana Library
Project Group Workshop @ Kawana Library
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
This is the third CCG Project Group Workshop, mentored by Lisa Kurtz.
Aug
14
Wed
7:00 pm Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm
August 2019 Set Subject is the Tewantin Shield subject: “Odd Numbers”. Definition of Odd Numbers: There needs to be an odd number of subjects or key elements. e.g. 3 flowers. NOTE: The Closing date for[...]
Aug
21
Wed
5:30 pm CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm
Regular monthly Committee Meeting. Please email your apology to the Secretary if unable to attend.
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.
Recent Posts Archives

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

Results for competitions in April (Nature)

There were 19 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Mike West – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Mike West – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Ann Bryan – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

David Bryan – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Lara Irvine – 8
B Grade SetSubject Large Print

Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade SetSubject Large Print

Lara Irvine – 9
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Bill Ewen – 8
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Bruce Richardson – 8
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Keven Hyde – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Mike West – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Ty Fox – 9
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Bruce Atkinson – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Rhonda Reynolds – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Keven Hyde – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Ed Anderson – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Bill Ewen – 8
B Grade Open Large Print

by Ann Bryan, April 11, 2019

Competitions in May (From a Poem) are closing soon!

Competitions in May (From a Poem) will close Thursday, 11th April 2019, 12:30 AM.

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

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, April 8, 2019

Update of 2019 Calendar of CCG Meetings

An update of our Calendar of Meetings is now available. It contains information on Share Night presentations for the whole year.

Click here to view/download a copy.

by Ed Anderson, March 21, 2019

From a Poem – May Set Subject

The results are up on the website now for the March competitions, and congratulations to all winners, and almost winners.

Our Set Subject for May is From A Poem.

An image that has been inspired by a line of poetry. Preferably not the title, but a line from the poem that you can capture in your image. How you approach this is fairly open, but remember to include your one line of poetry in your final image (but not your name or the name of the author). Hints: 1. Do not print the title. 2. Do not print a whole verse. 3. Those who have been in the Club for some time, this is not one of your pens and lens images. 4. Those who have been in the Club for a while this is not one of your song title images. That means create something NEW (triptych will not be accepted.

We are in the process of creating a definition of the ART category for the use of both members and judges, so both have a clearer understanding of what we are attempting to achieve.

And just to clarify: our judges bring their experience in photography to our Club and apply their knowledge in critiquing our images, and assisting us to improve our photography. It will always be subjective, and their own opinion. There will be times when their opinion differs from ours, but it does not necessarily make one right and one wrong – just personal opinions. They give up their time to assist us in our journey and should always be respected for giving us their their view of photography.

by Keven Hyde, March 15, 2019