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.
Current membership is 53 ( 11th March 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.`

You can also find us on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/883244995080230/

How to Join

https://hastings.myphotoclub.com.au/join-our-club/

About us

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.

Newsletters

About our Photography – Group -PowerPoint Presentation

Introduction-to-the-Hastings-Photography-Group-3.pdf

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Upcoming Events - mouse over for details
May
7
Tue
6:45 pm First Print Night for 2019
First Print Night for 2019
May 7 @ 6:45 pm
Guest Judge: Gary Brettell of Panthers Photographic Club Categories: Open Colour — Monochrome — Nature   2 prints per category NOTE: new rules — Prints will now count in the 2019 Aggregate Scores Print files[...]
Recent Posts Archives

Results for competitions in April- Set Subject :Creative Altered Reality

There were 26 entries that gained our highest award(s).

William Quaglio – Distinction
Colour Digital

William Quaglio – Distinction
Colour Digital

Frank Kolver – Distinction
Colour Digital

Peter Forsyth – Top Image in Category
Colour Digital

Susan Smith – Distinction
Colour Digital

John Smith – Distinction
Colour Digital

Charles Madders – Distinction
Colour Digital

Gordon Chirgwin – Distinction
Colour Digital

arthur minter – Distinction
Mono Digital

Peter Forsyth – Top Image in Category
Mono Digital

Susan Smith – Distinction
Mono Digital

Susan Smith – Distinction
Mono Digital

Nick Lefebvre – Distinction
Mono Digital

Nick Lefebvre – Distinction
Mono Digital

Gordon Chirgwin – Distinction
Mono Digital

David Targett – Distinction
SetSubject Digital

John Shaw – Distinction
SetSubject Digital

Lindie Kolver – Distinction
SetSubject Digital

John Upton – Distinction
SetSubject Digital

John Shaw – Top Image in Category
SetSubject Digital

Garry Gannell – Distinction
SetSubject Digital

John Smith – Distinction
SetSubject Digital

Frank Kolver – Distinction
Nature Digital

Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature Digital

Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature Digital

John Smith – Top Image in Competition
Nature Digital

by Lindie Kolver, April 17, 2019

Don’t forget to remember….

Tuesday (16th April) is Digital Night, but also Practical Workshop from 3-5pm. Come and join in the fun, shooting ICE-CRYSTALS under the watchful eye of Di & Colin Schofield at the Club-venue.

Everything will be set up for you. All you need to bring : Camera (battery charged) and Macro Lens (anything from 85-105), Tripod, Remote release/shutter release and polarising filter – if you have one and your enthusiasm. Loads of it. If you come with ONLY a SD-Card…fine…you can shoot with a Camera already set up at a Station, and take your images home and you would not have missed being part of the Shoot.

If you would like to join us at The Tavern between 5:15 – and 6:30 for a Chicken Schnitzel and something long and cold before we start the live Judging of the Digital Competition for April at 7pm, you are most welcome.

Please try and make the afternoon shoot…Di & Colin will be travelling from Newcastle especially to lead this Masterclass. Let’s show up in numbers.

by Lindie Kolver, April 13, 2019

Results for competitions in March – Set Subject : Rocks and Boulders

There were 29 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Colour Digital

Stewart Cooper – Distinction
Colour Digital

Frank Kolver – Distinction
Colour Digital

Frank Kolver – Top Image in Competition
Colour Digital

John Shaw – Distinction
Colour Digital

Chris Randall – Distinction
Colour Digital

John Smith – Distinction
Colour Digital

Ray Cooper – Distinction
Mono Digital

Frank Kolver – Distinction
Mono Digital

John Shaw – Distinction
Mono Digital

Susan Smith – Distinction
Mono Digital

Nick Lefebvre – Distinction
Mono Digital

Nick Lefebvre – Top Image in Category
Mono Digital

John Smith – Distinction
Mono Digital

Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Mono Digital

arthur minter – Distinction
Nature Digital

Katherine Appleby – Distinction
Nature Digital

Frank Kolver – Top Image in Category
Nature Digital

Linda Appleby – Distinction
Nature Digital

Susan Smith – Distinction
Nature Digital

Nick Lefebvre – Distinction
Nature Digital

John Smith – Distinction
Nature Digital

Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature Digital

Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature Digital

John Shaw – Distinction
SetSubject Digital

Garry Gannell – Top Image in Category
SetSubject Digital

Peter Forsyth – Distinction
SetSubject Digital

Susan Smith – Distinction
SetSubject Digital

Lindie Kolver – Distinction
SetSubject Digital

by Lindie Kolver, March 19, 2019

Speaker on Tuesday – Alex Hunt – Newcastle

We have a Speaker this Tuesday at the Club. Alex Hunt is well-known for his beautiful Portraiture. He’s only been doing it since ‘fo eva’ !

He will share some invaluable tips and suggestions and show some of his own award-winning portraits.

Please come along on Tuesday evening and welcome Alex and his wife Barbara who will be staying at our place until Thursday. Let’s make up a good audience for him.

Happy snaps until then.

Lindie.

by Lindie Kolver, March 17, 2019

Tutorial on basic Creative/Altered Reality (Ilona Abou Zolof)

Our Competition this month, closing on Wednesday, 20th March calls for

Altered Reality / Creative Editing in the Set Subject Category.

Find a short but very thorough tutorial on how to do BASIC creative work in Photoshop. No excuse now for not entering at least one attempt in the Category.

https://hastings.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/117/2019/03/Instructions-for-creating-in-PhotoShop.pdf

Keep is Simple, Stupid….KISS principle.

by Lindie Kolver, March 17, 2019

Entries for Northern Zone 2019 – Set Subject : Still Life

Are your entries ready for Northern Zone ?

Have you printed your 4 (maximum allowed) images, mounted them in a 305 x 405 Board-frame, and loaded the electronic copies of your Prints under YOUR name in the Individual Section on the Northern Zone Website ?Have you also printed the Labels to attach to your prints directly from the Website and attached them to the TOP, LH Corner of your Print/s ?

If yes – then well done !

All you still need to do then is to let me (Lindie) have the PRINTS in time for the closing date this Friday, 8th March @ 6pm. Bring them along to the Club Meeting on Tuesday-evening (5th March) or contact me so we can make arrangements.

IF you want to enter the Set Subject Individual Competition, you can still do. Contact me TODAY (0431-695-412) so we can talk about it and make arrangements.

I need labels from John Upton, Ray Cooper and Stewart Cooper (go to the NZ website where you have uploaded your electronic copies, print them and e-mail them to me, asap, please.)

We truly have a poor enrollment this year from members of HPG in the Individual Category, which is sad…we usually have 35 plus entries, but not this year.

by Lindie Kolver, March 3, 2019

Re : Grand re-opening of Sunset Gallery

This Saturday-evening, 16th February marks the opening of the revamped Sunset Gallery Framing and Printing

in 25 Central Rd, Port Macquarie.

Time : 7 PM – and a special invitation to HPG Members

Get this : There will be a SKY-SHOW hosted by Justin Bradford and you will be

able to take photos THROUGH the Telescope of the Night Sky with your PHONE ! How cool is that ?!

Cheri is not sure whether DSLR’s will be able to do that (apparently the Telescope might need an adapter) 

but make sure to bring your PHONE, and just in case, also your camera…who knows , we might get unique 

photos in RAW (wink,wink) of the night-sky?

 

Happy snaps,

 

Lindie

 

by Lindie Kolver, February 13, 2019

Feb/March Competition now open

Dear Members,

 

Sincere apologies for the inconvenience.

The Competition, closing on 20th February, is now open for you to submit images.

 

Happy snapping.

 

Lindie

by Lindie Kolver, February 6, 2019

Altered Reality/ Creative or Psychedelic Editing Workshop on Saturday 9th February

Ilona Abou Zolof, well-known Photographer and Judge from Sydney will be conducting a Workshop on

Saturday (9th February) from 9-12 at the Club.

Bring along : Laptop with Photoshop loaded, load one or two (at the most!) images you MIGHT want to ‘alter’-

especially after looking through her work here…the creative juices might just start flowing and LOADS of Enthusiasm.

I’m bringing her from Sydney to stay at my place for the Week-end- ESPECIALLY for the benefit of Club Members – so please

don’t disappoint me by not attending. Show me you appreciate the trouble I’ve gone to, PLEASE.

by Lindie Kolver, February 5, 2019

Awards Evening, 15th January 2019

We had our official awards evening on Tuesday night.

John Smith was the TOP IMAGE of 2018 Winner with his :  Elie Sea Wall.

Linda Appleby was the TOP PRINT Winner of 2018 with her : Reaching for it.

Nick Lefebvre won Mono Print of 2018 and Linda Appleby also won the Open Colour Print. Lindie Kolver won Digital Nature, Kevin Ho won Digital Mono and John Smith Digital Open Colour.

Highest Aggregate Score for 2018 : Lindie Kolver

John Smith was 2nd, Susie Smith 3rd , Frank Kolver 4th and John Upton 5th (well done John Upton !!!)

 

by Lindie Kolver, January 19, 2019