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.`

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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.


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Upcoming Events - mouse over for details
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

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,




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.



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

Award Night on Tuesday,15th January 2019

Dear Members,

It’s AWARD-NIGHT at the Club tomorrow night – 7 pm

  1. The Winners of the POTY & DIOTY, as well as the Winning Image of the Year, and

 Aggregate Score Winners for 2018 will be made known and Trophies handed out.

      2. The results of the November Competition are out.

      3.  We will have a small gathering afterwards and as usual surnames starting A-I  = SAVOURY plate

            Surnames starting J-Z = SWEET plate.

      4.   Your spouse/partner/wife is most welcome – please bring them along.

      5.   REMEMBER PLEASE : The January Competition closes on WEDNESDAY 16th JANUARY at 5pm. I don’t see a lot

of images in the Competition as yet….hurry up with those submissions.








by Lindie Kolver, January 14, 2019

How to Crop images of People

Dear Members,

I came across this article and thought it might be helpful to post so Photographers,

in the editing process know exactly where to crop the human figure.


Good Crop Bad Crop – How to Crop Portraits

Happy snaps!

P.S. Remember the MONSTER TRUCKS are on at the Wauchope Showgrounds tomorrow, Saturday, 12th January.

Entrance Fee : $35/adult. Great photo opportunity

by Lindie Kolver, January 11, 2019

Images from the Town Beach Shoot









by Lindie Kolver, January 4, 2019

Beach Shoot on Thursday, 3rd January

Dear Members,

 A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to all. May the Light always be good to you and only good things be brought to your door.

I’ve arranged a Beach Shoot – with Models and Props for tomorrow. The 3rd of January at the ungodly hour of 5 am (!not a typo!) at

TOWN BEACH near the OBSERVATION TOWER. We’re chasing the light…first we want the soft light of dawn, then the richer colours of Sunrise

and then , when we have to fight the sun, we’ll be switching to external flash and reflectors.

Please come along with your Camera, external flash , Lens (wide-angle, 70-200, 50mm, 105mm, fixed prime – whatever you’ll think will serve you well) and participate in the Shoot. I have three GORJISSSSSSSS models and they’ll be frolicking, jump-leaping, posing, playing with a ball or frisbee. 

Leave the family at home and come out to Town Beach and enjoy the Shooting Session from 5am-10am. 

Bring your Gear, a hat, sunblock, water, a snack to see you through and LOADS of enthusiasm.

Happy snaps




by Lindie Kolver, January 2, 2019

POTY & DIOTY Competition and After-Party Images

by Lindie Kolver, December 12, 2018

HPG Christmas Lunch at LUSC in Laurieton 2018 – Photo Gallery

by Lindie Kolver, December 12, 2018