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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11:00 pm Submissions for The Leading Line...
Submissions for The Leading Line...
Jul 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[...]
7:00 pm Committee Meeting
Committee Meeting
Aug 7 @ 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

Zoom Workshop on Wednesday July 17th

Our Zoom workshop on this Wednesday July 17th and is with Nilmini De Silva. Nil is an outstanding Australian photographer who has won awards of excellence in both Aust and international competitions.

Her topic will be “Finding inspiration from compelling images”  This will be an interactive workshop and a chance to learn from one of the best!

Zoom will open from 6.45pm with a start time of 7.00pm

Follow the Zoom link on our website to join in.

Everyone is welcome!

by Greg Carruthers, July 15, 2024

Street Photography Interest Group

As advised in our last newsletter and at our club night last week our club will be offering a number of interest groups that members can join.

I will be coordinating the Street Photography Interest Group, and I’ve attached a brief outline below of what participation in that group will involve. If you are interested in participating in this group, please email me by Friday 26th June. My contact details are bicton36@gmail.com or 0438 403 933.

Street Photography Interest Group Outline

by Dennis Archibald, July 14, 2024

Results for competitions in 2024 July Prints

There were 4 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 2024 July Prints

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

Gamla Archway
Jill Helps – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Spiders Lunchtime
Julie Brooks – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade Nature Large Print

Chinese Night Dragon
Allison Hayes – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Colour Large Print

Village weaver
Roy Killen – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced Nature Large Print

by Roy Killen, July 11, 2024

Notice of 2024 Annual General Meeting

The 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for our club will be held at Valentine Bowling Club on 21st August at 7pm. This will precede the August Club night.

Meeting Agenda:

  1. To approve the minutes of the last meeting which was held in August 2023. The Minutes of last year’s AGM can be found at the following link – Minutes of Meeting 2023 AGM
  2. To receive the Presidents 2024 Report
  3. To receive the club’s 2024 Financial Report
  4. To elect committee members for 2024-2025.

The Club must elect the following positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and a minimum number of 3 general Committee Members. This is the minimum but there is scope for additional general Committee Members.

The specified positions are essential to the running of the club. There are a number of other important roles which are also necessary that do not require formal voting at the AGM.

We hope to encourage more of our younger members to involve themselves in Committee work.  Just being on the Committee can give members a great introduction to and understanding of what happens behind the scenes. Nomination forms should be completed and sent to the President Dennis Archibald at bicton36@gmail.com  by 5pm on Monday 5th August. Positions that remain unfilled via this process may warrant a call from the floor on the night. Nominees who have no others opposing for the same position will be declared duly elected.

Please contact one of the committee members if you have any questions or need assistance or have any issues with the described process.

Nominations for these positions can be made via the Nomination Form which can be downloaded at the following link – 2024 Nomination Form for Committee members

by Dennis Archibald, July 9, 2024

July Club Night – Final Reminder

Our July Club Night is on tomorrow night, Wednesday 10th July at 7.00pm at Valentine Bowling Club in the upstairs Function Room. See you then.

by Dennis Archibald, July 9, 2024