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 40 (February 2021).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.

About our Photography Group – Presentation

An-introduction-to-the-Hastings-Photography-Group.pdf

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Apr
20
Tue
6:45 pm Digital evening — March Competit... @ EDCC
Digital evening — March Competit... @ EDCC
Apr 20 @ 6:45 pm
March Competition Results & Awards For entries already uploaded to website by 17th  March Projected Images — Judging — Awards Colin’s Challenge — presentation of this month’s images  
Apr
21
Wed
10:00 am Coffee Morning — Roto House
Coffee Morning — Roto House
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am
The Round & Round coffee kiosk will provide tables and chairs for us under the shade of the trees when the weather is suitable, or on the Roto House veranda when little more protection is[...]
Apr
28
Wed
10:00 am Coffee Morning — Roto House
Coffee Morning — Roto House
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am
The Round & Round coffee kiosk will provide tables and chairs for us under the shade of the trees when the weather is suitable, or on the Roto House veranda when little more protection is[...]
May
4
Tue
12:30 pm Lunch and Photoshoot @ Laurieton United Services Club
Lunch and Photoshoot @ Laurieton United Services Club
May 4 @ 12:30 pm
Lunch & Photoshoot — Image Review and Photo-editing 12:30pm  — meet for lunch in the LUSC Boardwalk Bistro  Link   à 1:15pm*  — move outside to photograph subjects in bright daylight and shaded areas using correct[...]
May
15
Sat
8:45 am Photoshop Workshop @ EDCC
Photoshop Workshop @ EDCC
May 15 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop   Photoshop—Lightroom—RAW—Bridge New and enhanced features in Photoshop and more Practical workshop         Convener: Colin Bring your laptop, with latest Adobe updates — Important also charger and notepad  
Recent Posts Archives

Saturday Outing to Linda Appleby’s Garden

by Lindie Kolver, October 20, 2018

Selective Colour Workshop

Dear Member

On Saturday 13th October 2018 we are holding a Creative Experimental Workshop at the EDCC between 9 am and 12 noon.

The major objective of this fun workshop is to help members generate ideas to get their creative juices flowing and then demonstrate ways in which these ideas can be applied using different Photoshop techniques using multiple or combined images

Kathy will discuss ways of generating ideas using a Disney technique drawing on input from the attendees.

Kevin will then present a PowerPoint presentation, about how to create the attached composite images, from 4 single images.

Members , as usual, will need their laptop with PS CS6 or CC installed. If they don’t have a laptop, they can share another member’s computer.

Colin and Kathy will help members during the Workshop.

We hope this will be a fun morning and members without a lap-top can still participate, learn and enjoy the usual tea/coffee break.

by Harry Bryant, October 11, 2018

Equipment for Sale by David Ledgerwood

For details please click on the following link:

2 Canon Cameras and 1 lens for sale

by Lindie Kolver, September 27, 2018

Photoshop Workshop – Selective Colour

Kevin will present a Workshop on ‘Selective Colour’, on Saturday 15 September, between 9 am and 12 noon. This will be a good guide to editing images for our next monthly Set Subject, Selective Colour. and this workshop will be a good way to learn PS techniques apart from Selective colour, e.g. Layers, Camera RAW filters, History Brush, Selection Tools etc. If you have a laptop with Photoshop CS6 or CC, please bring it along or just come along to see how it is done.

Please arrive early (8.50am) to help setup. The cost is $5.00 pp & includes Morning tea.

Harry

by Harry Bryant, September 14, 2018

September Print Night

The September Print Night will be held on Tuesday 4th September at 7 pm at our meeting rooms at the Emerald Downs Community Centre – Lighthouse Plaza – Port Macquarie. Location Map

This will be a print competition with a difference – because prints will be judged by HPG members. Each member will score entries on a score sheet for each category, but not score their own entries. Prior to the judging process members will be briefed on the judging criteria and procedures. Completed score sheets will be handed to the competition stewards to identify winners in each category and overall top print of the night.  If there is a tie for the top image, it will be decided by a show of hands or secret vote. Scoring is based on three criteria i.e. Technical, Composition and Impact. The rules for this competition are as follows:

  • Mounts shall be no larger than 400 x 300 mm (16”x 12”)
  • Prints may be any size or shape within the mount
  • A label with the name or the author, category and title shall be affixed to back of the mount on the top left side—available from website. Log into ‘Members’ ‘Club Rules and Documents’ — ‘Print Labels’
  • Title shall not exceed 30 characters (letters/numbers) and spaces, no punctuation marks permitted
  • Members must also upload their jpg image to the website — not exceeding: 1920 pixels wide, 1200 pixels high, maximum 2 Mb file size.
  • For more detailed information, please refer to ‘Competition Rules Final 300818’ on this website, click on the About the Club tab above.
  • Print entries may be handed on 4th September Print Night provided your images have been uploaded to the HPG website beforehand
  • .Visitors and new member always welcome.

Harry

 

 

by Harry Bryant, September 1, 2018

2018/2019 Annual General Meeting

The AGM was held on Tuesday 7th August 2018 at 7.pm

The following committee was elected:

  • Harry Bryant: President/Web Admin
  • Colin Bennett: Vice President/Training
  • Ian Wilbore:  Secretary/Treasurer/Membership
  • Lindie Kolver: Competition Steward/Web Admin
  • Barry Ihle: Competition Steward/Web Admin
  • Kevin Ho: Training Coordinator
  • John Shaw: Newsletter/Events/Web Admin.

The meeting was followed by discussion on various issues including the future of the print competitions with some worthwhile suggestions from members. We also discussed 2018/19 club night activities including demonstrations, workshops and field trips for the next year.

The next Workshop will be held on Saturday 11 August 2018 between 9 am and 12 Noon at the meeting Rooms at which Colin will show members how to merge images in Photoshop. Workshop fee $5.00 including morning tea/coffee and goodies.

Harry.

by Harry Bryant, August 8, 2018

HPG Digital Night

The HPG monthly digital night will held on Tuesday 17 July 2018 at 7 pm at the Emerald Downs Community Centre behind Lighthouse Plaza, Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie.  Visitors are welcome to attend find out what we do in our club and to see the results of the judging of this month’s digital photography competitions.

This is also a reminder that membership fees are due.  Members must be paid up members to vote at the forthcoming AGM which will be held on Tuesday 7th of August.  For information on how to pay your dues see this month’s InFocus Newsletter available on this website by clicking on About this Club and then Newsletters at the top of this web page.

Harry

by Harry Bryant, July 16, 2018

July Club Night – Tuesday 3rd July 7.00pm

This month we will get feedback from those members who attended masterclasses Northern Zone Convention which were run by professional photographers.  We will share our experiences and ideas and discuss new techniques for future HPG workshops.  John Shaw for example will discuss the Polarized Ice Photography masterclass he attended, and I watched a particularly well run portrait workshop using soft lights and I look forward to getting feedback from other HPG members who attended these and other masterclasses.

This will be followed by a session on candlelight portraiture.  This will be a hands-on workshop and members should bring their camera, tripod, their fastest lens and a remote control device, if they have one.  Please bring a friend or relative to be a ‘model’ for the session and to join in the fun.  The August set subject is indoor portraits with the sole use of a candle/s, direct candlelight, reflected, back-light or a combination of all or some of these techniques, so this will be a great opportunity to learn some new techniques.

If you are not an HPG member and you would to know what we do, please come along, you will be welcome.  You might wish to contact us,  please click on ‘Reply’ see below.

Harry

by Harry Bryant, June 28, 2018

Photoshop Workshop Saturday 9 June 2018

Today’s Photoshop workshop was run by Kevin Ho on the subject of Making Local Adjustments using Layers and Masks. Kevin showed members how to improve their images by making adjustments to levels, saturation and sharpness etc..  This was a great introduction to the subject and members followed Kevin’s instruction to improve the own images.  Members can access Kevin’s notes by clicking the Members menu item at the top of this page and clicking on Tutorials Lesson Notes and Information.

Would members please respond to this post by leaving a reply (see below in blue) listing the specific photo editing tools, menus or or post processes they would like to learn.  Please be very specific so we know what skills you would like to learn and can arrange further workshops..

by Harry Bryant, June 9, 2018

Northern Zone Convention 2018 – done and dusted…

HPG hosted a very successful Northern Zone Convention in Laurieton at the LUSC this year.
We’ve had lots of compliments, praise about the Venue and especially the treats supplied for
morning-and-afternoon teas and of course, the Saturday-evening Dinner-combined-Awards-evening.

The Speakers were all very good – way above the standard of previous Northern Zones I attended.
We had dr Jim Frazier :-Aussie Icon and Inventor of the Infinity Lens that Directors like David Spielberg
and James Cameron were wild about. Ben Fewtrell, with his humour and enthusiasm provided a relaxing next hour
with lots of jokes and laughs and invaluable tips. Mark Galer (worldwide ambassador for Sony and Australian &
New Zealand Ambassador for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom ) is a mine of information and a technical whizz-kid.
Malcolm Fackender (Eyes on Asia/Africa/Burma/Myanmar/Cuba) is an entertaining speaker with a wealth of Travel
experience and he held the audience captive.

The Masterclasses went very well – with some hick-ups of course – not easy to herd 100 people to seven different
different shooting locations at the same time and not lose one or two. The Masterclass Leaders were David Oliver
and Malcolm Fackender in the Movement Ballet and Dance Studios, Mark Galer outside LUSC, Tim Bauer in a separate
fully equipped Studio, Doug Coleman and Susan McNeill in the Scout Hall (thanks Peter Forsyth!) and Diane and Colin
Schofield in the LUSC. We had Ice-Crystal Macro Masterclasses, Classical Ballet, Hip Hop and Contemporary Dancers,
Powerful Portraits, Studio Work and Fine Arts and Vintage Glamour Shoots. Lots of fun, lots of great images obtained
by Delegates and most went home shortly after 12 on Sunday, thankful that we didn’t arrange an ‘after-conference-shoot’
as per previous Conferences for which delegates mostly had to pay extra.

Dropbox – Link for Convention Images

 

 

by Lindie Kolver, May 24, 2018