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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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Sunshine Coast Camera Club Canada

As some will be aware, we have been talking via Zoom with the Sunshine Coast Camera Club in British Columbia Canada for a month or so.

We are now ready to go a little further with them. 

The SCCC is a little smaller club than ours, we have decided to have a Zoom meeting with them on the Friday the 23rd of April at 12 noon, that will be 7pm Thursday for them.

For this meeting each club will show 20 images of the area where we live, as stated below.

We CCG will need to have our photographs ready by the 19th of April for them to be arranged into a slide show so that on the 23rd we can show the people of the SCCC where we live.  We will be able to place them into our website under SCCC competition.

Wide range of topics that could include a local schools, some business, streets, your house, landscapes, seascapes, local folks, environment, wildlife, farming, transport, etc.

As each image is on our screens the maker of the images will have up to 1 minute to explain where the image was taken and what it is, and anything else that is relevant.

We would hope that the comments can be light and casual with some humour.

After that has come to its conclusion we will have time for members of both clubs to tell some stories, what we have coming up etc.etc. 

We will pursue subsequent meetings twice a year or so. 

Those details will be worked out a little later.

We will need those who wish to, to enter 3 photographs, there will be a competition site on our website.

We will have a couple of us to go through the images and choose 20, the makers of those 20 will be the people who make a 1 minute comment on their images.

So set out there if you can and follow the list, this not a competition, we are just showing them on the other side of the world where we live as they will also be doing.

by Gerry Gibson, March 24, 2021

TIME’S UP! Shoot and Move! 23rd March.

Have you ever missed a photo opportunity because you were too slow off the mark, or been in a situation where you had limited time, such as on an organized excursion?  Maybe your partner is just fed up with waiting around while you are concentrating on shooting the photo of the year? 

Well help is at hand as our next Share Night will give you the opportunity to hone in on that skill and have fun doing so with our Shoot and Move session.

All will be revealed on the night but whatever you do do not forget your camera! 


Shoot and Move for Share Night 23rd March 2021.

by Peter Hyndman, March 22, 2021

Results for competitions in MARCH 2021

There were 10 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Jessica in Florence
Susan Grundy – 9
All Grades Open Digital

Awaiting the Drover’s Return
Di East – 9
A Grade Set Subject Print.

WANAKA
Ty Fox – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

LUNCH
Ty Fox – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Her Crowning Glory
Susan Grundy – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Iconic Tasmania 1
Annette Scott – 8
All Grades Open Digital

70 Wingbeats per second
Leith Morris – 8
All Grades Open Digital

Pt Cartwright Shack
Gerry Gibson – 8
A Grade Set Subject Mono Print.

Head to Head
Mike West – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Print

Pretty Petals
Airlie Andrews – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Print

by Ann Bryan, March 11, 2021

Yandina Word Games

Date. 28th March 2021 We meet at the Cafe Gingers in Farrell Street Yandina at 10am

You have got to be in it to win it …….. Cherry Ripes

by Gerry Gibson, March 5, 2021

The Art of Travelling Slowly.

Tomorrow evening, February 23rd right after the AGM, or perhaps right after a cup of tea after the AGM, or perhaps before the AGM, I really don’t know, but tomorrow evening in any case, Peter Hyndman, me, ( forgive me it’s quite strange talking about oneself in the third person) will be talking about himself!

It’s not quite like that though, it’s not just about me, there are two of us.

For a little over a decade for half of each year my wife Jo and I have based ourselves on a small boat somewhere on Europe’s inland waterways practicing our devotion to the art of travelling slowly.

Unlike this notice, my chat is likely to begin in a well constructed, somewhat informative manner, and then deviate as more or less interesting things distract us, just as they do when one is travelling at an appropriate pace.

Come along and discover how you too can spend half of your life doing nothing at all and never quite get finished.

by Peter Hyndman, February 23, 2021

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT – IMPORTANT!

We have been flooded with entries for our monthly competitions. Thanks to the overwhelming support of our members, entries have exceeded our most optimistic projections and sadly we have had to undertake a bit of crisis management.

PLEASE NOTE:
Effective immediately entries in all competitions for the remainder of this year will be limited to a total of FIVE (5) images, with a maximum of ONE (1) entry per category.

This decision was made reluctantly after extensive deliberation and detailed analysis of entry numbers over the past two months.

Over the past year participation in our competitions has increased by close to one hundred percent, which is outstanding, but this has placed an unacceptable load on our volunteer judges, and diminished the available time to give each image the time that is due.

We are greatly disappointed by the need to bring about this change, and look forward to your continued support.

by Gerry Gibson, February 17, 2021

Results for competitions in FEBRUARY 2021

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

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Bird Of Paradise
Trefor Ellacott – 9
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Mungo Dune
Mike West – 9
All Grades Open Print

African Tulip Tree
Trefor Ellacott – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

Painted Banksia
Vern Irvine – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

under the pandanus
Lara Irvine – 8
All Grades Creative Photography Digital

The stock route
Clive Hammond – 8
All Grades Open Digital

MINUS 20 deg
Ty Fox – 8
All Grades Open Digital

by Ann Bryan, February 11, 2021

Woodford February Trip

On the 28th of February we will have a trip to Woodford.

We will meet at 10am at CJ’s Pastries for a cup of coffee or tea.

We will then leave at 1 minute intervals in pairs, each pair will

receive an instruction sheet.

Lunch will be a approximately 12.30

by Gerry Gibson, January 27, 2021

Shelly Beach

It happened, I have had the incorrect information re the tides.

The high tide on the 17th is going to be at 11.01am.

So with that in mind, we will meet at 9am, so we will be photographing on an incoming tide

by Gerry Gibson, January 5, 2021

Shelly Beach

by Gerry Gibson, January 4, 2021