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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 43 ( 13th October 2019).
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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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 Share:

Results for competitions in IN HOUSE Competition June 2020

There were 0 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

by Lindie Kolver, July 10, 2020 Share:

Voting open to all Members for the In-House Macro competition – June 2020

Apologies for the wrong information given on the previous post.

July’s Set Subject is NOT Macro as I falsely informed you. VINTAGE (1920-1970 era) is the Set Subject. We’ve had Macro in April already.
I need your votes for the Macro Competition, but you cannot use the images for Set Subject for this month. Should you do well with your Macro image, Open COLOUR is always an option , feel free to submit it into this Category.

Kind regards and virtual hugs

Lindie

by Lindie Kolver, July 2, 2020 Share:

On-Line Scoring for the Macro Competition now open!

The In-House Macro competition is now open for all members to participate and score the submitted images.

Simply click in the LH column on the June In-House Competition with the ‘Open for scoring *’ and be the Judge!
Scores are 1-5 ( 1 being not a true Macro 1:1 and 5 being excellent, ticking all the boxes). Wait for the system to inform you the score you inserted has been captured and score the next image when shown.

Look critically at each image…focus, depth of field, exposure, detail, texture, sharpness overall – don’t forget the wow-factor.

You have 7 (seven days)in which to score the 26 images.

The Winner will be announced soon thereafter and there will be enough time for you to enter images you’ve had in the In-House Competition into our Monthly Set Subject Competition (Macro) for July.

Virtual Hugs.

Lindie.

by Lindie Kolver, June 30, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in May 2020 Digital

There were 36 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Dunbogan Night Sky
Susan Smith – Distinction
Open Colour

Butterfly heaven
arthur minter – Top Image in Category
Open Colour

White faced heron
arthur minter – Distinction
Open Colour

Light on The Lease
John Smith – Distinction
Open Colour

She is a traffic-stopper
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Open Colour

New life.
arthur minter – Distinction
Mono

White Egret
arthur minter – Distinction
Mono

Model A Makeup
John Smith – Distinction
Mono

Plucked By Plover
John Smith – Distinction
Mono

Lizzie
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Selfie-time Girlfriend
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Duck Mirror
Stewart Cooper – Distinction
Mono

Cold water fishing
Frank Kolver – Top Image in Category
Mono

A Stranger Follows
John Smith – Distinction
Set Subject

Rendezvous
John Smith – Top Image in Competition
Set Subject

Summer evening in Porto
Bernd Fichtner – Distinction
Set Subject

a very shady character
Bernd Fichtner – Distinction
Set Subject

Shadow on the Run
Susan Smith – Distinction
Set Subject

Marathon Runners
Susan Smith – Distinction
Set Subject

Shadow on a wall
John Upton – Distinction
Set Subject

Looking Out
Wendy Coulls – Distinction
Set Subject

Under The Tree
Wendy Coulls – Distinction
Set Subject

Dunes
Frank Kolver – Distinction
Set Subject

My shadow got too close
Frank Kolver – Distinction
Set Subject

Surfacing Whale
Susan Smith – Distinction
Nature

Egret flyby
arthur minter – Distinction
Nature

Harlequins
John Smith – Top Image in Category
Nature

Filter Feeding
John Smith – Distinction
Nature

Buzz 1
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Nature

Clinging Frog
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature

Standing guard
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature

Off the east coast
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Nature

Mr Cranky
Stewart Cooper – Distinction
Nature

Trunk wrestle
Frank Kolver – Distinction
Nature

natural sculpture
Bernd Fichtner – Distinction
Nature

Not a breath of wind
John Shaw – Distinction
Nature

by Lindie Kolver, June 16, 2020 Share:

Macro Photography

The IN-HOUSE Competition for June 2020 is now open. The Subject : MACRO Photography. 3 Images per member allowed.

Ratio : 1:1 at least ! (It’s not a close-up photography Competition)

The Competition closes on 30/06/2020 at 6pm and the Website will be opened thereafter to enable voting . Feel free to enter comments and critique for each submission during the month of June.

Happy snapping !

Lindie

by Lindie Kolver, May 26, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in April 2020 Digital

There were 32 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Sharing the flower .
arthur minter – Top Image in Category
Open Colour

Garden beauty
Janet Hope – Distinction
Open Colour

Thru The Window
Ray Cooper – Distinction
Open Colour

Airborne Gannet
Frank Kolver – Distinction
Open Colour

Lorikeet in Golden Penda
Warwick Von Bock – Distinction
Open Colour

Our City Of Sydney
John Smith – Distinction
Open Colour

The Osprey .
arthur minter – Distinction
Mono

Paranoia
John Upton – Top Image in Competition
Mono

Startled Springhare
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Mono

His name is Decide
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Log Face Bolt Eyes
John Smith – Distinction
Mono

Bee On The Leaves sm
Linda Appleby – Distinction
Mono

The butterfly
arthur minter – Distinction
Set Subject

Fly on Fungi
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Set Subject

Perfect reflection
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Set Subject

Prickly Affair
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Set Subject

Dragonflies in flight
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Set Subject

Fern Frond
Wendy Coulls – Distinction
Set Subject

Collecting Pollen
Stewart Cooper – Distinction
Set Subject

Fredos brother
Frank Kolver – Distinction
Set Subject

Orange Lacewing Butterfly
Susan Smith – Distinction
Set Subject

Tiny Spider
Susan Smith – Distinction
Set Subject

Harlequin Beetles
John Smith – Top Image in Category
Set Subject

Caterpillar
John Smith – Distinction
Set Subject

Poised
Peter Forsyth – Distinction
Set Subject

Lilac breasted roller
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Nature

African Scops Owl
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature

Oh so dainty
Janet Hope – Distinction
Nature

Scent-marking
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature

Humming away
Frank Kolver – Distinction
Nature

Azure Kingfisher
John Smith – Distinction
Nature

Pardalote
John Smith – Top Image in Category
Nature

by Lindie Kolver, May 20, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in IN HOUSE April 2020 Digital

There were 2 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

Member’s choice voting is available. This just for fun and does not affect the club pointscore. To vote follow the link above.

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Playing all by myself
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Set Subject

Releasing my inner Samurai
Garry Gannell – Top Image in Competition
Set Subject

by Lindie Kolver, May 17, 2020 Share:

HPG Update

Covid-19 continues to rule our lives and it is impossible to tell when we can start meetings again. In the meantime the committee would like to let members know they are not forgotten and we look forward to getting back to our meetings and workshops.

One method of meeting our members has been by using the Zoom meeting app. We now held four meetings and we are on a steep learning curve mastering the technology. This week we subscribed to Zoom so that we can have longer meetings and enjoy other advantages.

So far the response from members has been underwhelming but we have had a solid core of 15 members who seem to enjoy the experience. We do not take ourselves too seriously as we learn this new technology and develop new presentation skills. If nothing else, members can catch up with each other, enjoy each others company and have a bit of fun and banter.

We have also held a few presentations by our members on photo editing, alternative photo editing programs and this week the subject was taking portraits in natural light. At 3pm next Wednesday, John Smith will do a presentation on how to take macro photographs. It is all light hearted and fun and I look forward to more members joining us. Just click on the link on the email which I will send to you at 2.50pm on Wednesday 20th of May.

Please contact me if you need help to get onto the Zoom sessions.

by Harry Bryant, May 15, 2020 Share:

Zoom Meetings

During this Covid-19 pandemic the HPG has tried to maintain member contact by using the Zoom meetings App, and so far we have held four meetings. We are still developing our Zoom skills so that we can maintain communications with members including a session by Col Bennett on copying an image from one photo to another photo using Photoshop. In this week’s session we had a presentation from Garry Gannell on using the Affinity photo editing program as an alternative to Photoshop.

We have produced a video of the meeting, and will attempt to send it to members via Dropbox, because it is too large for this site.

I thank our presenters and participants for joining the meeting and look forward to seeing more members joining our Zoom meetings.

I will announce next Tuesday’s subject when I send out the next Zoom meeting notice and would like to continue this service for members until this emergency is over.

We have not reached the degree of technical sophistication of the ABC but it is a start, and I hope we can further develop our expertise as this Corona virus continues to afflict us and I invite members to send me their ideas for dealing with this crisis.

Harry

by Harry Bryant, May 6, 2020 Share:

All Members : Your vote needed for the APRIL In-House Competition !

The Competition is now closed and we need your vote. Follow these instructions :

Log in to our Website > Click on Members > Click on the blue window marked with a * that reads : Online Scoring (next to the April In-House Competition) > it will take you to a page that reads : Online scoring info.

Read through the info ( you are reminded that for THIS competition, your vote should be from 1-5) and then click on the same page on the LH side on “Set Subject” in a purple window.

You will be taken to the images > click on the 1st Image and select a number between 1-5 (right above the image) which, in your opinion, will be a fair score for the particular image. The following will appear on your score : Your score is being recorded, wait for the next image…and the next image rolls on by and you score that. Make sure you see , at the end of the 16 images, the note saying : You have scored all 16 images. If you have missed one, use the back-arrow facility ON the scoreline and check where the yellow indicator for the score of any image is missing and score that again.

Good luck with the judging !

Virtual hugs,

Lindie

by Lindie Kolver, May 5, 2020 Share: