Welcome to Hastings Photography Group

The Hastings Photography Group was formed in 2010 and since then has grown in size and ambitions.

It is an incorporated club with an active committee.
The current membership is 44 ( June 2020).

Membership is open to any person, whether a beginner or an experienced photographer, who wants to develop their photography skills in a friendly club environment.`

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**Subject to Covid-19 Restrictions**

All meetings are currently via Zoom

Outside Covid- 19 restrictions we meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month from January to November at 7.00 pm at Emerald Downs Community Centre behind the Lighthouse Plaza Shopping Centre. 100 Ocean Drive. Port Macquarie. NSW.

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Welcome to Hastings Photography Group

For information on the club and how to join the please go to the About the Club page .

by MyPhotoClub Colin, June 22, 2017

Results for competitions in August 2020 Digital

There were 12 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in August 2020 Digital

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Bad Day
John Upton – Distinction
Open Colour

Lazing in the Sun
Susan Smith – Top Image in Category
Open Colour

Curious Visitor
John Smith – Distinction
Open Colour

Ballerina
Susan Smith – Distinction
Mono

Emily
Lindie Kolver – Top Image in Competition
Mono

Light and Dark
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Our City
John Smith – Top Image in Category
Set Subject

Xidulu
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature

So nice .
arthur minter – Distinction
Nature

Im so tired
Frank Kolver – Distinction
Nature

Ice Fishing
Frank Kolver – Top Image in Category
Nature

The Wood Swallows Glare
John Smith – Distinction
Nature

by Lindie Kolver, September 15, 2020

September Competition closing in 5 days only !

There has been a discrepancy between our Club Calendar and the Website on the closing date of the September Digital Competition. Set Subject : Light Painting.

Kindly note : I have phoned the Judge and asked for some leeway to close the Competition site only AFTER 6pm on Sunday, 20 September. That should give everyone enough time to come up with some kind of Light-Painting image as well as submissions for the other categories. We’ve only 56 submissions in TOTAL so far !

Get clicking please and submit something in one or more categories if you have not already done so.

Virtual hugs and xxx

Lindie

by Lindie Kolver, September 15, 2020

Competitions in September 2020 Digital are closing soon!

Competitions in September 2020 Digital will close Sunday 20th September 2020, 6:00 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Open Colour
  • Mono
  • Set Subject
  • Nature

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, September 14, 2020

Print of the Year Competition for 2020 cancelled.

Dear Members

As promised, the decision made by the Committee at the September Meeting.
Three issues were discussed regarding the Print Section of the End of the Year Competition ( POTY ): Hygiene ( handling of Prints ), Social Distancing and Exhibiting. As we are still unable to hold our meetings at the Club on account of Social distancing, the Prints won’t be able to be exhibited and that defeats the whole purpose of going to the expense of printing and mounting your submissions.

We will therefore ONLY have Digital of the Year ( DIOTY ) for 2020. The Competition-page is open. Reminder : Only images submitted throughout the year , ie November 2019 to October 2020 will be allowed in the Competition. You will not be able to upload from your Computer, ONLY from your Gallery on the Website. You will have time to submit your October images into the Competition as the results will be out on the 17th November, one day before the DIOTY closes

In the meantime…keep snapping !

Lindie

by Lindie Kolver, September 13, 2020

ZOOM Meeting on Tuesday, 15th September @ 7pm! ***Note the time***

**Please take note of the time change for Tuesday’s Zoom ONLY!**

Adrian Whear ( Judge from Victoria) will present STREET PHOTOGRAPHY.

You will receive the Zoom-link by 6:30 pm from Harry via your e-mail.
If you haven’t been linking up with us due to circumstances and are able to do it on Tuesday EVENING, please make sure we have your e-mail address so the link can be sent to you. ( harrybryant@bigpond.com)

Virtual Hugs

Lindie

by Lindie Kolver, September 6, 2020

Print Competition for September cancelled.

Dear Members – please take note that the Committee decided not to have a PRINT competition in September, because of the logistical problems associated with Covid-19 at our Meeting Venue.
You will notice that the September Print Competition has been deleted on the Website.

We will decide at the next Committee Meeting whether we will have POTY ( Print of the Year-competition ) at all this year, and will let you know the outcome by middle September.

Kind regards

Lindie (happy snapping in the meantime!)

by Lindie Kolver, August 24, 2020

Results for competitions in July 2020 Digital

There were 25 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in July 2020 Digital

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Summers End
John Upton – Distinction
Open Colour

Crowdy Head Lighthouse
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Open Colour

Evening flight .
arthur minter – Distinction
Open Colour

Sydney Sunrise
Barry Ihle – Distinction
Open Colour

Just cruising along
Frank Kolver – Distinction
Open Colour

Hibiscus Stamen
John Smith – Distinction
Open Colour

The Fly
John Smith – Top Image in Competition
Open Colour

Rocky Shoreline
Susan Smith – Distinction
Open Colour

Boat in a Bottle
Ray Cooper – Distinction
Open Colour

First Firth bridge
Frank Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Not Sure About These.
John Smith – Top Image in Category
Mono

Curves And Lines
John Smith – Distinction
Mono

Isabella
Lindie Kolver – Top Image in Category
Mono

Ford Cobra
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Set Subject

1940 models
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Set Subject

uss Missouri .
arthur minter – Distinction
Set Subject

Yashica Electro 35 2
John Upton – Distinction
Set Subject

Steam power
Frank Kolver – Top Image in Category
Set Subject

Vintage Rocker
John Smith – Distinction
Set Subject

The Engine Men
John Smith – Distinction
Set Subject

Circa 1950
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Set Subject

Dinner for one.
arthur minter – Distinction
Nature

Executioner Clown-frog
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature

I like these flowers
Frank Kolver – Distinction
Nature

Walking The Edge
John Smith – Top Image in Category
Nature

by Lindie Kolver, August 18, 2020

Edit this RAW Image to make it Competition-worthy

Dear Members – let’s try something new.

I have uploaded a RAW image on the Website and the challenge is : Edit it ANY way you want. If you think it’ll convert to Mono nicely , feel free to put it ‘through it’s paces’. If you think a ‘new sky’ is needed, feel free. No restrictions whatsoever on what you may do. It’s in the OPEN Category.

How to retrieve the image from the Website :Click on Members>look in the Window for Competitions and click on Editing Challenge (closing-date 21 August)> you’ll see ”DOWNLOAD image” to the left with a down-arrow pointing > Click on that, download it to your Laptop/PC, edit it, re-size it for the Website after you are done and upload to the Website in the relevant ‘Competition’

In the Edit Challenge file you’ll see what others have done to/with the same image. We might learn something about different member’s ‘work-flow’. After the closing-date, I’ll open the Website for you to vote for the ‘best’ one.

Happy editing !

Virtual Hugs

Lindie

by Lindie Kolver, August 11, 2020

Results for competitions in June 2020 Digital

There were 13 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in June 2020 Digital

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Just sitting arround
Stewart Cooper – Top Image in Category
Open Colour

Newborn Nyala
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Open Colour

The Eiffel Tower
Bernd Fichtner – Distinction
Open Colour

Sunset Colours on the Yarra
Stewart Cooper – Distinction
Open Colour

Cheeky little boy
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Showboat Hotel
Susan Smith – Top Image in Category
Mono

From the Rhine
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Set Subject

Bamboo grove
Liz Gannell – Distinction
Set Subject

I see you
Frank Kolver – Top Image in Competition
Set Subject

A tasty morsel .
arthur minter – Top Image in Category
Nature

Double banded Plover
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature

Noisy Miner
John Smith – Distinction
Nature

Water Monitor
John Smith – Distinction
Nature

by Lindie Kolver, July 21, 2020

One very ordinary Photograph, Imagination, two Ladies au fè with Photoshop, et voila !

Ilona Abou-Zolof and Christina Brunton are two ladies from Sydney who introduced us to Altered Reality/ Creative Work in the Club a few years ago.

I sent them both the same image with the brief : This is Alice in Wonderland. Create something ‘fairy-like’ for a Brochure to be printed please.

After the Zoom-Workshops recently with Michelle Kennedy as Tutor (the FCC Secretary) a few Members in our Club have taken to this genre with enthusiasm.

Colin Bennett, our In-House Guru has been teaching aspects of this very challenging genre during Zoom-Meetings on a Tuesday at 3pm. Make sure you have the Zoom App downloaded and we have your e-mail address to send the invitation-link to. It’s fun ! Participate with the rest of us – even if you never attempt something like this, it’s a lovely hour spent on-line with like-minded people.

Just a very ordinary photograph of Rommley as Alice in Wonderland, taken in a paddock on a rather windy day.
Ilona envisaged Alice after she had taken some of the ‘magic-potion’, at the end of the Rabbit hole with weird and wonderful stuff around her
where she landed
Christina envisaged Alice after she had taken some of the ‘magic-potion’ in a field of pink with the White Rabbit and the black Cat looking on.

by Lindie Kolver, July 19, 2020