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

Results for competitions in Digital Image of the Yr 2020 (DIOTY

There were 14 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in Digital Image of the Yr 2020 (DIOTY

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Old Ecuadorian Shepherd
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Open Colour

Chopper bomber
Frank Kolver – Top Image in Category
Open Colour

A Whisp of Smoke
John Smith – Distinction
Open Colour

Melbourne
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Mono

Splish splash …
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Paranoia
John Upton – Distinction
Mono

A Stranger Follows
John Smith – Distinction
Mono

Emily
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Sail Maintenance
Susan Smith – Top Image in Category
Mono

The Packard
Susan Smith – Distinction
Mono

Cruising USA
Frank Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Jasper
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Harlequins
John Smith – Distinction
Nature

Being territorial
Lindie Kolver – Top Image in Category
Nature

by Lindie Kolver, December 15, 2020

Results for competitions in Digital Image of the Yr 2020 (DIOTY

There were 14 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in Digital Image of the Yr 2020 (DIOTY

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Old Ecuadorian Shepherd
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Open Colour

Chopper bomber
Frank Kolver – Top Image in Category
Open Colour

A Whisp of Smoke
John Smith – Distinction
Open Colour

Melbourne
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Mono

Splish splash …
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Paranoia
John Upton – Distinction
Mono

A Stranger Follows
John Smith – Distinction
Mono

Emily
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Sail Maintenance
Susan Smith – Top Image in Category
Mono

The Packard
Susan Smith – Distinction
Mono

Cruising USA
Frank Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Jasper
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Harlequins
John Smith – Distinction
Nature

Being territorial
Lindie Kolver – Top Image in Category
Nature

by Lindie Kolver, December 15, 2020

Set Subjects 2021

The set subjects for the 2021 competition year are now available. Click on the following link. Print the pdf document, fold it in half, and keep it with you when you are out and about with your camera. The card also shows entry dates, and general rules for these interesting subjects. Many thanks to Lindie Kolver, John Shaw and committee for coming up with something new for next year.

Harry

https://hastings.myphotoclub.com.au/member-page-1/

by Harry Bryant, November 27, 2020

Michael Snedic – Wildlife Extraordinair’s Website

For our last Presenter- Zoom-Meeting of the year we had Michael Snedic from Queensland do a talk on his Wildlife and Photo Tours. Michael has been a Photographer for 25 years and a wealth of knowledge to share. I include his Website-link for your convenience. CLICK ON HOME(!)

info@wildnaturephotoexpeditions.com

On his Website he has a facility to join his monthly Newsletter e-mail list. I am a recipient of his monthly newsletter and find it fascinating reading. I plan to join one of his full-day photographic outings early next year – it looks like just the way to shake the dust of 2020 from my feet !

Thank you to all the faithful Zoomers of the past year. Some of you went travelling as far around Australia as you were allowed to and still made a point to join the Zoom – Meetings on a Tuesday afternoon. Some chose not to join in our Zoom-Meetings even if it meant they could stay put on their couches and be entertained by merely clicking on the link. Others made time in their busy schedules to be ever faithful and attended the Zoom – Meetings without fail. Thank you to all !

Our FINAL meeting for the Year 2020 will be on the 15th of December at LUSC in Laurieton. We will start at 3pm, so please be there earlier if you want some refreshments from the Bar or Coffee Shop to take into the Meeting. LUSC has very kindly offered the Venue for free to us and we will repay them by availing of their Refreshments. Please contact JOHN SHAW to register for the event as we are still under Covid regulations and social distancing rules.

Virtual hugs

Lindie

by Lindie Kolver, November 19, 2020

Results for competitions in October 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 October 2020 Digital

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Eye Contact
John Shaw – Distinction
Open Colour

What a kick
John Shaw – Distinction
Open Colour

Barrel Rider
John Smith – Distinction
Open Colour

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
Susan Smith – Top Image in Category
Open Colour

A nest of brushers
John Upton – Distinction
Mono

Cruising USA
Frank Kolver – Distinction
Mono

Jasper
Lindie Kolver – Top Image in Category
Mono

Smoke hazard
Frank Kolver – Distinction
Set Subject

A Whisp of Smoke
John Smith – Top Image in Category
Set Subject

Standout In The Mist
John Smith – Distinction
Set Subject

Ruffled Bee eater
John Smith – Distinction
Nature

Colourful Beetles
John Smith – Top Image in Competition
Nature

by Lindie Kolver, November 17, 2020

The 18th November Competition is located under the 2021 button

Dear Members – just a quick heads-up. The Set Subject for the Competition closing on the 18th November is : Waders, Ducks & Water-Birds. You will find this Competition under 2021, don’t go looking for it under 2020. The results for this Competition will only be known in January 2021.

Please submit your DIOTY images , 3 (THREE) images per Category directly from your Gallery onto the Website. Click on the image and load it to the correct category in DIOTY 2020. Take note : NO SET SUBJECT , only Open Colour, Mono & Nature. Any questions or queries, contact me and I’ll help you.

by Lindie Kolver, October 27, 2020

Results for competitions in September 2020 Digital

There were 27 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Passionfruit Flower
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Open Colour

Being territorial
Lindie Kolver – Top Image in Competition
Open Colour

Floating Daisies
John Upton – Distinction
Open Colour

Hammering the Mustang
John Shaw – Distinction
Open Colour

Waves
Wendy Coulls – Distinction
Open Colour

Perched on Bougainvillea
Susan Smith – Distinction
Open Colour

Lewins Honeyeater
Susan Smith – Distinction
Open Colour

Stunning
Liz Gannell – Distinction
Open Colour

The Spinners
John Shaw – Distinction
Mono

Black shouldered Stilt
arthur minter – Distinction
Mono

Mr Cranky
Stewart Cooper – Distinction
Mono

The Boat House
Stewart Cooper – Distinction
Mono

Sail Maintenance
Susan Smith – Distinction
Mono

The Packard
Susan Smith – Top Image in Category
Mono

Fire Water
John Upton – Distinction
Set Subject

Retired
Susan Smith – Top Image in Category
Set Subject

Quiver Tree Night Shot
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Set Subject

Painted Quiver tree
Frank Kolver – Distinction
Set Subject

Night Riders
John Shaw – Distinction
Set Subject

The heavens declare
Garry Gannell – Distinction
Set Subject

Quietly does it .
arthur minter – Distinction
Nature

Prickly Perch
Lindie Kolver – Distinction
Nature

Nectar for me
Frank Kolver – Distinction
Nature

Spider Catch
Susan Smith – Distinction
Nature

Soaring Heron
Susan Smith – Distinction
Nature

Lighthouse Cove
John Smith – Distinction
Nature

Stalking Spoonbill
John Smith – Top Image in Category
Nature

by Lindie Kolver, October 20, 2020

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

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