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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
Mar
27
Wed
7:30 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm
Our guest presenter is Alan Ashton from Olympus Camera. We anticipate that there will be time after supper for members to inspect the Olympus products and ask questions.
Apr
10
Wed
7:00 pm Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm
April 2019 Set Subject is “Nature”. Definition of Nature: See https://caloundra.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/95/2019/02/CCG_2019_Set-Subjects-and-Definitions.pdf NOTE: The Closing date for the April competitions is Midnight on Wednesday, March 13.
Apr
17
Wed
6:30 pm CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
CCG Committee Meeting @ Caloundra Gardens Community Hall
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm
Regular monthly Committee Meeting. Please email your apology to the Secretary if unable to attend.
Apr
24
Wed
7:30 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm
Our guest presenter is Julie Geldard AAPS AFIAP. Julie shoots to capture the magic of each moment in her award winning photographs.
May
8
Wed
7:00 pm Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Competition Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
May 8 @ 7:00 pm
May 2019 Set Subject is “From a Poem”. Definition of From a Poem: An image that has been inspired by a line of poetry. Preferably not the title, but from a line in a poem[...]
Recent Posts Archives

The Results are out for October

Sorry for the delay, but the results are finally out for all the October competitions.

That only leaves our Annual competitions and perpetual trophies to go. Entries close on Wed 14th November, which is a competition night.

Make sure you bring along all of your prints that have scored 7 or above this year for image of the year judging.

And don’t forget to register and pay for our Christmas Party on Sat 8th December.

by Keven Hyde, October 26, 2018

Tewantin Shield Preselection Results

Preselection of Tewantin Shield entries is complete. The selected images are:

Nature (NA) People (PE) Pictorial (PI) Looking Down (SS)
“What the” by Ty Fox “Surprise” by Nikki Stewart “Scanno by Night” by Jane Weir “Found” by Nikki Stewart
“Cattle Egrets and Chicks” by David Bryan “Determination” by Annette Scott “Sophie’s Lamp” by Murray Weir “Staircase in Rome” by Annette Wood
“Infested Bee” by Helen Debnam “Jumping Mad” by Annette Scott “The Long Journey” by Nikki Stewart “Mayhem” by Murray Weir
“Three King Penguins” by Annette Wood “Novice Boy Monk 2” by David Bryan “Razing Scanno” by Murray Weir “Delicious” by Nikki Stewart
“My Hiding Place” by Ty Fox “Yellow Parasol” by Ann Bryan “End of an Era” by Terry Bradley “Inquisitive” by Annette Wood

An addition round of judging was necessary to decide 5th place in People, out of 3 tied images, and 5th place in Pictorial, out of 2 tied images. You can view all the entered images by logging in to MyPhotoClub and using the following link: https://caloundra.myphotoclub.com.au/mypc-club-mem-comp-view/

Alternatively, go to: Members > View Completed Competitions > (choose the subject under 2018 collections).

Sincere thanks goes to our six judges; they know who they are. Thanks also to all the members who submitted entries and congratulations to those whose images are now in transit to the Tewantin Shield organisers. Judging of all the club entries will take place starting at 7:00 pm on 17th November, 2018 at the CWA Hall, Short Street, Nambour. Judges are John Lomas LAPS PSQA SSAPS FPSQ, Stan Bowles PSQA, Les Strong LAPS. And with our stunning collection of images, we’re bound to win.

by Ed Anderson, October 20, 2018

September issue of Newsletter available for download

The September issue of Coastal Exposures is now available on the Newsletters page; just click the “Newsletters” button on the Home page. Or download a PDF copy by clicking this link:

https://caloundra.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/95/2018/10/2018_Sept_ccg_newsletter.pdf

Thanks Nikki for another masterpiece (created during a period of heavy workload and stress). Good luck with the exam results!

by Ed Anderson, October 12, 2018

November Set Subject and More…..

Firstly, a reminder that the set subject for November is FORGOTTEN OBJECTS, with closing date Wed 24th October.

A chance to use your imagination, but subjects must be items that have been forgotten, unloved or unused.

Before you submit your entries to make it fair on all members, please make sure that they conform with the definition.

Secondly, a mention of the results of the Australia Cup which our club entered earlier this year. Our club came in 21st of 46 clubs around Australia, which is a solid result, but the main news was that Ed Anderson scored an APS Silver Award for his entry Fast Moves. A top three finish from clubs all around Australia. Extremely well done Ed.

Thirdly, we have some new members who have just joined our Club. Mike West and Airlie Andrews have already been to a few of our meetings, and also Bill Ewen has joined us from Hervey Bay. Please make the new members welcome.

by Keven Hyde, October 10, 2018

Hiding the Competition Pointscore Table and Annual Trophy Comps

In an almost unanimous decision, the Committee has chosen to hide the Competition Pointscore Table for the remainder of this year. Members can still see their own comp results via the “View My Entries” or “View Completed Competitions” buttons, but cannot see the annual accumulated points of other members. The reason behind this decision is simply to retain the excitement and suspense in our Annual Awards Ceremony at the December celebration dinner.

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by Ed Anderson, September 27, 2018

Results of 2018 Interclub Preselection

The results for all 7 categories of the 2018 Interclub preselections are now published on MyPhotoClub. Log in and go to: Members > View Completed Competitions: Look under Non Pointscore Competitions and select the category.

Courtesy of Nikki, you can also download a PDF showing all 21 final selections. Click this link: https://caloundra.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/95/2018/09/2018_Interclub_FinalSelections.pdf

Please note that some final selections did not receive the highest scores from our judges. That’s because our entries have to fit the Interclub rules.

 

by Ed Anderson, September 14, 2018

2018 Tewantin Shield Preselection — Open for entries

The annual Tewantin Shield comp is open to all grades. It is a digital image comp. There are 4 categories. Colour or Monochrome accepted. 

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, 5th October.

IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS: Pixel Size: 1620 × 1080; Colour Space: sRGB; JPEG Quality: Maximum (Note: MPC may limit entries to 2MBytes, so set JPEG quality accordingly. Selected entries may be re-edited for a higher quality if the member considers this necessary.)

BEFORE ENTERING: Download the instructions PDF:

https://caloundra.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/95/2018/09/2018TewantinInstructions.pdf

Download the Official Rules PDF from the organisers:

https://caloundra.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/95/2018/09/2018TewantinRules.pdf

by Ed Anderson, September 2, 2018

The 2018 Ted Gillingham Annual Trophy is open for entries

The Ted Gillingham Trophy is an annual competition for set subject print entries open to B-Grade members only. The set subject is “My Country” based on Dorothea Mackellar’s poem. MPC entries close on Wednesday, 24th October.

For full details of rules, procedures, and the set subject, download the PDF using this link:

https://caloundra.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/95/2018/09/The-Ted-Gillingham-Trophy.pdf

by Ed Anderson, September 1, 2018

August issue of Newsletter available for download

The August issue of Coastal Exposures is now available on the Newsletters page; just click the “Newsletters” button on the Home page. Or download a PDF copy by clicking this link: https://caloundra.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/95/2018/08/2018_August_ccg_newsletter.pdf

Another spectacular edition! Thanks Nikki.

by Ed Anderson, August 31, 2018

Set Subject for October – PLEASE READ

We have issues regarding images not meeting the definition of the set subject on a regular basis. Our current process is based on an honour system, where we trust the member to read the definition and to do their best to comply to it. The alternative is to have a panel check the images and disqualify those that they perceive are not compliant before judging, or to allow the judge to adjudicate (as we also do). With each of these approaches, there will be members who will be upset by the process.

I am regularly asked questions like: how come images of a single leaf are accepted, when the definition clearly states leaves. Or how come the subject is looking down from above, and there are images where the camera lens is almost horizontal. We could argue each month as to whether some images have truly met our definition, so I am pleading with all members to please read the definition clearly each month and do your best to comply with it. It is unfair on those who have consciously met the definition to have images that have not met the definition be accepted and win awards. The onus is on YOU.

The definition for October is BEFORE AND AFTER. 

A single image or a diptych illustrating a significant change over time of the elements depicted.

by Keven Hyde, August 26, 2018