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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About us

**Subject to Covid-19 Restrictions**

Subject to 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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Dec
15
Wed
10:00 am Wednesday Coffee Morning at Roto...
Wednesday Coffee Morning at Roto...
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am
The Round & Round coffee kiosk will provide tables and chairs for us under the trees, or on the Roto House veranda if protection from wind and rain is required Colin will notify you of[...]
Dec
22
Wed
10:00 am Wednesday Coffee Morning at Roto...
Wednesday Coffee Morning at Roto...
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am
The Round & Round coffee kiosk will provide tables and chairs for us under the trees, or on the Roto House veranda if protection from wind and rain is required Colin will notify you of[...]
Dec
29
Wed
10:00 am Wednesday Coffee Morning at Roto...
Wednesday Coffee Morning at Roto...
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am
The Round & Round coffee kiosk will provide tables and chairs for us under the trees, or on the Roto House veranda if protection from wind and rain is required Colin will notify you of[...]
Jan
5
Wed
10:00 am Wednesday Coffee Morning at Roto...
Wednesday Coffee Morning at Roto...
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am
The Round & Round coffee kiosk will provide tables and chairs for us under the trees, or on the Roto House veranda if protection from wind and rain is required Colin will notify you of[...]
Jan
12
Wed
10:00 am Wednesday Coffee Morning at Roto...
Wednesday Coffee Morning at Roto...
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am
The Round & Round coffee kiosk will provide tables and chairs for us under the trees, or on the Roto House veranda if protection from wind and rain is required Colin will notify you of[...]
Recent Posts Archives

Lunch outing to Byabarra on 8th October ’21

Having to postpone this Outing umpteenth times due to Covid Lockdowns and mandates, we finally made it to Byabarra on the 8/10/2021.

25 of us got together and had a most enjoyable afternoon. The service was slow, the food was not too bad, but the lovely company made up for it . Lots of laughter and camera talk and catching up with each other. Covid wreaked havoc on everything, didn’t it ? We have lost close contact with each other during these strange times. Hoping to see more of our Members back in the fold when things return to ‘normal’

Gemma and Fred, Rod and Gwen and Karen & Steve

by Lindie Kolver, October 11, 2021

Results for competitions in August 2021 Digital Competition

There were 11 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 2021 Digital Competition

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Do not threaten me
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Open Colour

Through the hoop
John Smith – Top Image in Category
Open Colour

Young Dare Devil
Susan Smith – Top Image in Category
Mono

Mono
John Upton – Distinction
Mono

Drowning
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Set Subject – A rainy day

Cold, but playing in the rain
Lindie Kolver – Top Image in Competition
Set Subject – A rainy day

Rainy Milford sound
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Set Subject – A rainy day

Duelling Butterflies
Susan Smith – Top Image in Category
Nature

Playful sparring
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature

Another Catch
Susan Smith – Distinction
Nature

Sacred Kingfisher
John Smith – Distinction
Nature

by Lindie Kolver, September 21, 2021

Results for competitions in August 2021 Digital Competition

There were 11 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 2021 Digital Competition

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Do not threaten me
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Open Colour

Through the hoop
John Smith – Top Image in Category
Open Colour

Young Dare Devil
Susan Smith – Top Image in Category
Mono

Mono
John Upton – Distinction
Mono

Drowning
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Set Subject – A rainy day

Cold, but playing in the rain
Lindie Kolver – Top Image in Competition
Set Subject – A rainy day

Rainy Milford sound
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Set Subject – A rainy day

Duelling Butterflies
Susan Smith – Top Image in Category
Nature

Playful sparring
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature

Another Catch
Susan Smith – Distinction
Nature

Sacred Kingfisher
John Smith – Distinction
Nature

by Lindie Kolver, September 21, 2021

Thank you e-mail received from Port Saints Football Club. A group of photographers have been covering the PSFC’ activities. We photographed the Mini Gala this year and the Inter-Club Competition last year. (any volunteers more than welcome!)

by Lindie Kolver, September 3, 2021

Results for competitions in July 2021 Digital Competition

There were 19 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 2021 Digital Competition

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Fruit-eater
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Open Colour

Green Tree Lizard
Gemma Baker – Distinction
Open Colour

Porcelain Doll
Lindie Kolver – Top Image in Category
Open Colour

Swim Time
Susan Smith – Distinction
Open Colour

Chicken Wire Perch
John Smith – Distinction
Open Colour

Autumn Colour sm
Linda Appleby – Distinction
Open Colour

Flower Girl
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Cold Day
John Upton – Distinction
Mono

City Lights
Susan Smith – Distinction
Mono

The Snails Trail
John Smith – Top Image in Category
Mono

Water & Sand
Louise Spencer – Distinction
Mono

Rarely seen Platypus
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Set Subject – Small furry animals

Meerkat
Katherine Appleby – Distinction
Set Subject – Small furry animals

Grey Mongoose
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Set Subject – Small furry animals

Tree Squirrel
Lindie Kolver – Top Image in Competition
Set Subject – Small furry animals

Bumble Bee
Louise Spencer – Distinction
Nature

Hi
Arthur Minter – Top Image in Category
Nature

Nyala Bull drinking
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature

Feed me somebody feed me !
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature

by Lindie Kolver, August 16, 2021

Results for competitions in June 2021 Digital Competition

There were 15 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 2021 Digital Competition

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Ameia
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Open Colour

Butterfly
Paul Barron – Top Image in Category
Open Colour

Hungry
Paul Barron – Distinction
Open Colour

carnavon gorge abstract 1
Bernd Fichtner – Distinction
Open Colour

Yin Yang
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Windblown
Garry Gannell – Top Image in Category
Mono

Pensive
Garry Gannell – Top Image in Category
Set Subject – Only a streetlight as illumination

Night work in the rail yard
Liz Gannell – Distinction
Set Subject – Only a streetlight as illumination

Busy parents .
Arthur Minter – Top Image in Competition
Nature

Pacific Gull
John Upton – Distinction
Nature

The Weaver
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature

Sweetheart, Bad Hair Day
Louise Spencer – Distinction
Nature

Enjoying the Nectar
Susan Smith – Distinction
Nature

Red Capped Plover sml
Linda Appleby – Distinction
Nature

Calling my Mate
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature

by Lindie Kolver, July 19, 2021

Results for competitions in May 2021 Digital Competition

There were 22 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 2021 Digital Competition

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Play Time
Susan Smith – Distinction
Open Colour

Fledgling in the Wind
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Open Colour

Ready for Rain
Stephen Finlay – Distinction
Open Colour

Noah
Lindie Kolver – Top Image in Category
Open Colour

Wind Blown
Paul Barron – Distinction
Open Colour

The cockatoo .
Arthur Minter – Distinction
Mono

Oriental Pearl Tower
Louise Spencer – Distinction
Mono

Clean up
John Upton – Distinction
Mono

Young Soccer Players
Susan Smith – Distinction
Mono

The Trio
Susan Smith – Distinction
Mono

Bush Poet
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Mono

Marianne
Lindie Kolver – Top Image in Competition
Mono

Old Shed
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Mono

Jump Boy
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Cloud Spray
John Upton – Distinction
Set Subject – Forced Perspective

Holding up the Tower
Susan Smith – Top Image in Category
Set Subject – Forced Perspective

Breathe In, Breathe Out
Susan Smith – Distinction
Set Subject – Forced Perspective

Cloud Spray
John Shaw – Distinction
Set Subject – Forced Perspective

Trapezium Artists
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature

Graceful Landing
Susan Smith – Top Image in Category
Nature

Family Gathering
Stephen Finlay – Distinction
Nature

Brown Butcherbird with Catch
John Smith – Distinction
Nature

by Lindie Kolver, June 15, 2021

Results for competitions in May 2021 Digital Competition

There were 22 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 2021 Digital Competition

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Play Time
Susan Smith – Distinction
Open Colour

Fledgling in the Wind
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Open Colour

Ready for Rain
Stephen Finlay – Distinction
Open Colour

Noah
Lindie Kolver – Top Image in Category
Open Colour

Wind Blown
Paul Barron – Distinction
Open Colour

The cockatoo .
Arthur Minter – Distinction
Mono

Oriental Pearl Tower
Louise Spencer – Distinction
Mono

Clean up
John Upton – Distinction
Mono

Young Soccer Players
Susan Smith – Distinction
Mono

The Trio
Susan Smith – Distinction
Mono

Bush Poet
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Mono

Marianne
Lindie Kolver – Top Image in Competition
Mono

Old Shed
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Mono

Jump Boy
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Cloud Spray
John Upton – Distinction
Set Subject – Forced Perspective

Holding up the Tower
Susan Smith – Top Image in Category
Set Subject – Forced Perspective

Breathe In, Breathe Out
Susan Smith – Distinction
Set Subject – Forced Perspective

Cloud Spray
John Shaw – Distinction
Set Subject – Forced Perspective

Trapezium Artists
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature

Graceful Landing
Susan Smith – Top Image in Category
Nature

Family Gathering
Stephen Finlay – Distinction
Nature

Brown Butcherbird with Catch
John Smith – Distinction
Nature

by Lindie Kolver, June 15, 2021

Successful Disney Princess Session last Saturday

On behalf of the Poisoned Apple I would like to thank everyone involved in our recent photo shoot. It was such a magical day with some wonderful people .

We love helping and creating with you all , if it wasn’t for the amazing people in the Photography Club we would not be able to spread magic like we do .
As another big thank you please let us know if you would like a special princess message – call for any of your children or grand children .

My girls are very grateful for the experience and photography and posing lessons you taught us .


We are looking forward to working with you all again . If you ever need models please don’t hesitate to ask as we have some wonderful ideas .


Thank you again for everything
Rommley Brady
Owner of the poisoned Apple

** I would like to welcome more of our Members to the Sessions we arrange and the magic we create. Keep your eyes peeled for Photo-Sessions in the future – we advertise it to ALL members in e-mails, the Newsletter, txt’s, Facebook – all you need do is read it, make a note on your calendar and if possible, get to the Club with your Camera.**

Harry’s Cinderella Portrait
John Shaw’s Rapunzel
Paul Barron’s 3 Princesses
Steve Finlay’s three Princesses
Steve Phelps with Rapunzel and a little girl called Ameia
Stewart Cooper’s beautiful Girls

by Lindie Kolver, June 15, 2021

Maitland International Salon of Photography

Debbie Sutton, Secretary of the the Maitland International Salon of Photography invites HPG members to enter the 2021 Digital Only Salon for 2021. This is an opportunity for our members to pit their photography skills against other clubs and photographers.

Full details can be found at the following link: https://maitlandsalondigital.myphotoclub.com.au/

Entries close on 30 June, 2021.

by Harry Bryant, June 3, 2021