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We meet at the Belmont 16s Sailing Club on the third Wednesday of each month.  Presentations occur on the second and fourth wednesdays. Visitors welcome. Go to About / Help / Contact for more info.

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

About our club

Belmont 16s Photography Club is a subsidiary club of the Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club which is located on the eastern shore of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia.

All financial members of the Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club are welcome as members of the Photography Club. (You must join the main club before joining the Photography Club.)

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Jul
15
Wed
2020
6:30 pm Club Competition Night @ Belmont 16s Sailing Club
Club Competition Night @ Belmont 16s Sailing Club
Jul 15 @ 6:30 pm
Judging begins at 7.00pm.  Members are requested to make sure that all prints are placed on the stands by 6.30pm.
Jul
22
Wed
2020
7:15 pm Roy Killen – Photojournalism an... @ Belmont 16s Club
Roy Killen – Photojournalism an... @ Belmont 16s Club
Jul 22 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Roy will be focusing on producing images which will be suitable for Photojournalism and Travel competitions
Aug
12
Wed
2020
6:00 pm Committee Meeting
Committee Meeting
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
The Club Committee meets on the second Wednesday night of each month from 6pm to 6.45pm (prior to the training/presentation event). If you have any issues that you would like the Committee to consider, please[...]
Aug
19
Wed
2020
6:30 pm Club Competition Night @ Belmont 16s Sailing Club
Club Competition Night @ Belmont 16s Sailing Club
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm
Judging begins at 7.00pm.  Members are requested to make sure that all prints are placed on the stands by 6.30pm.
Sep
9
Wed
2020
6:00 pm Committee Meeting
Committee Meeting
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
The Club Committee meets on the second Wednesday night of each month from 6pm to 6.45pm (prior to the training/presentation event). If you have any issues that you would like the Committee to consider, please[...]
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Competitions in July 2020 – Digital are closing soon!

Competitions in July 2020 – Digital will close Sunday, 12th July 2020, 11:00 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade Open Colour Digital
  • A Grade Nature Digital
  • A Grade SetSubject Digital
  • B Grade Open Colour Digital
  • B Grade Nature Digital
  • B Grade SetSubject Digital
  • Advanced Open Colour Digital
  • Advanced Nature Digital
  • Advanced SetSubject Digital
  • Student SetSubject Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, July 10, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in June 2020 – Digital

There were 9 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 2020 – Digital

Member’s choice voting is available. This just for fun and does not affect the club pointscore. To vote follow the link above.

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Hang Gliding
Hans Staub – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Spider with dragonfly
Hans Staub – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Love a Good Mash
Carol Mcgrath – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Tracks in the sand
Ruth Keech – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade Open Colour Digital

Sailing
Helen Oliver – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade Open Mono Digital

A Little Bit of This
Helen Oliver – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Eyes on the Finish
David Hansell – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Raise You
David Hansell – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Mono Digital

Pasta Master
Terina Vale – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced SetSubject Digital

by Dennis Archibald, July 8, 2020 Share:

Lightroom Zoom Workshop 5

The next Zoom Lightroom workshop will happen this coming Thursday 9th July at 7.30pm

All existing 16’s Zoom members will receive an invitation on Thursday. Simply follow the link on your device if you wish to attend.

Topics covered for this workshop

  1. Using the Tone Curve as an alternative to basic tab contrast
  2. Sharpening and removing noise in Lightroom Classic
  3. HSL/Colour tab
  4. Making the most of collections

If you are new to Zoom and would like to attend please send me an email so we can add you to the list and help with any issues you may have.

Greg Carruthers

Zoom Coordinator

by Greg Carruthers, July 3, 2020 Share:

Matt Cohen – Open Colour EDI Judge – July 2020

Matt Cohen lives in Phoenix, Arizona and will be judging for us for the first time in our July Open Colour Digital competitions. Matt is the third US based judge recommended by Roy Killen earlier this year. He is a member of the PSA and has completed the PSA Image Analysis Course and acts as a commentator for a PSA Digital Study Group. Matt’s passion is travel photography but his work encompasses landscape and portraiture. You can see some of Matt’s work at mattcohentravelphotography.com or follow him on Instagram – mattcohentravelphotography.

Nature EDI competitions will be judged jointly by Susan Slack (A Grade) and myself (Advanced and B Grade). The Set Subject for July is Chiaroscuro. Check out the definition on the club website and if you have any questions please contact the judge Thomas Buckwalter. 

by Dennis Archibald, July 2, 2020 Share:

July Raw Image Challenge

This months Raw image is supplied by Roy Killen. IMPORTANT You are to edit this image as if you were entering it into a Nature competition ie you must follow the competition rules for Nature.

If you are uncertain of the Nature definition and rules, please follow this link

https://belmont16s.myphotoclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/09/2019-Competitoin-Rules.pdf

The Raw image challenge is on again! This is a challenge open to all members of the 16’s Camera Club. You are supplied with a raw image file and we would like you to edit the image using some software. One of the goals of the club is to assist members in their photography skills. Here is your chance to improve and practice your editing skills. Here’s how it works

  1. Download the raw image file from the website. To download the image for this month, go to the members area to enter the “July Raw Image Challenge” This will open a new window where you will see a blue button to “DOWNLOAD FILE.”
  2. Download the RAW file to your computer.
  3. Open and edit the file in your preferred software (or try something different)
  4. When you have completed your edit upload it to the website by entering the “July Raw Image Challenge” using the usual EDI format for your image. Choose any name for your image
  5. The challenge will open July 1st and close July 31st
  6. Members will then be able to see all the images entered and vote for the winning entries using our online voting system.

Any issues please contact Greg Carruthers (contact details can be found in the members area of the website)

by Greg Carruthers, July 1, 2020 Share: