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The club caters for photographers of all skill levels from beginners to highly experienced. You do not need expensive camera equipment to participate in club activities.

We meet at the Valentine Bowling Club at 7.00pm on the second Wednesday of each month. Members can participate in graded print and digital competitions. ZOOM tutorial sessions and hands on workshops occur on the third and fourth Wednesday in each month. Go to About/Help/Contact for more information.

Use the Join Our Club button to set up an account and sign up. Use the About Us button for more information and contacts.

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About our club

Lake Macquarie Camera Club Inc. is an incorporated association that was previously the Belmont 16s Photography Club. We meet at the Valentine Bowling Club on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie. Club members are required to join Valentine Bowling Club as social members.

Objectives of the Club

To provide members of the club with opportunities to advance the standard of their pictorial and technical photographic work.

To promote the exchange of information and ideas about photography through the provision of education and training programmes, newsletters, a website, and other means.

To encourage and assist members to participate in photographic competitions both within and beyond the Club.

 
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Jun
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2024
11:00 pm Submissions for The Leading Line...
Submissions for The Leading Line...
Jun 22 @ 11:00 pm
Each month the club publishes a newsletter called The Leading Line You will find all the latest news on a variety of topics including what’s happening on Zoom.   Send your submissions to our Newsletter[...]
Jun
24
Mon
2024
9:30 am Coffee Catchup @ Lake Macquarie Yacht Club
Coffee Catchup @ Lake Macquarie Yacht Club
Jun 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Jul
3
Wed
2024
7:00 pm Committee Meeting
Committee Meeting
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Club Committee meets on the first Wednesday night of each month from 7pm to 8pm via Zoom. If you have any issues that you would like the Committee to consider, please contact the Chairperson[...]
Recent Posts Archives

Competitions in 2024 June Prints are closing soon!

Competitions in 2024 June Prints will close Sunday, 9th June 2024, 11:59 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade Open Colour Large Print
  • A Grade Open Mono Large Print
  • A Grade Open Small Print
  • B Grade Open Colour Large Print
  • B Grade Open Mono Large Print
  • B Grade Open Small Print
  • Advanced Open Colour Large Print
  • Advanced Open Mono Large Print

All members are encouraged to enter.

by , June 7, 2024

Competitions in 2024 June Digital are closing soon!

Competitions in 2024 June Digital will close Sunday, 9th June 2024, 11:59 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade Open Colour Digital
  • A Grade Open Mono Digital
  • A Grade SetSubject Digital
  • B Grade Open Colour Digital
  • B Grade Open Mono Digital
  • B Grade SetSubject Digital
  • Advanced Open Colour Digital
  • Advanced Open Mono Digital
  • Advanced SetSubject Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by , June 7, 2024

Club Membership Renewals – Hurry, Hurry Hurry !!!

If you have not yet renewed your club membership please do so as soon as possible. Membership fees are due by 30th June. 

Membership fees remain unchanged at $50.00, payable by electronic funds transfer to the club account. To find the club’s bank details please go the grey MEMBERS button on the Home page of the club’s website which you will find on the top right side of your screen. Open the MEMBERS page and then click on the blue MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL button. It’s on the left-hand side toward the top of the screen. A page will open, and you will find a link that will take you to the club’s bank account details.

If you are a new member who has joined the club since 1st January 2024 there is no need to renew your membership. Your current membership will continue till 30th June 2025.

In conjunction with our membership fees, we encourage all financial members resident in Lake Macquarie City and Newcastle City Council areas to also join the Valentine Bowling Club (VBC) as a social member. The annual fee is $10.00, and renewals commenced in May.

If you have any questions, please contact our membership coordinator Joy Thomas.

by Dennis Archibald, June 7, 2024

June Club Night Reminder

Our June Club night will be held next week, at Valentine Bowling Club, 7.00pm on Wednesday 12th June. Our print judge for the night will be the accomplished Ian English from the Wangi Camera Club.

Following the feedback we received from members last month the format for the evening will be a little different. Print judging will take us up to the refreshment break. After the break there will be a viewing of the May digital Set Subject competition.

See you then.

by Dennis Archibald, June 7, 2024

June Raw Image Challenge

The challenge is on again for this month. Find and open the June Challenge in the members competition area. You will then see the blue button to download the file.

Now edit the image using your editing program and submit your final image before the end of the month.

All members then have the opportunity to look and score  the images . There is now a blue scoring button beside the May competition. Follow the instructions and give each image a score /5

This months image is shown below and the raw Image Challenge is open to all members. Submit before June 30th!

by Greg Carruthers, June 3, 2024