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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.)

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.

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March Set Subject – Negative Space

The criteria for the March Set Subject has been updated and includes a link with additional information and examples.

Negative space is the area around and between objects in a picture, which can provide ‘breathing room’ giving the viewer’s eyes somewhere to rest and prevents the image from appearing too cluttered. Ideally, it should be used to enhance an image by creating better-composed pictures as well as allowing viewers to see sizes and shapes more easily (you may find this article useful – https://contrastly.com/negative-space/), to be judged by Terina Vale.

Entries for the March competition close at 11pm 17/03/2019.

by Terina Vale, February 21, 2019

Results for competitions in February – Prints

There were 8 entries that gained our highest award(s).

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

John Hollott – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade Mono Large Print

Kaye Chambers – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Small Print

Steve McGrath – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade Colour Large Print

Julie Brooks – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade Mono Large Print

Julie Brooks – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade Open Small Print

Peter Stanley – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced Colour Large Print

Alex Hunter – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced Mono Large Print

by Susan Slack, February 21, 2019

Results for competitions in January Digital

There were 9 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Diane Wood – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade Nature Digital

Sue Ehinger – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade Colour Digital

Kim Miller – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Bettina Damme – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade Colour Digital

Sue Winsley – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade Nature Digital

Richard Strange – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Margot Hughes – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced Colour Digital

Roy Killen – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced Nature Digital

Peter Finch – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced SetSubject Digital

by Terina Vale, February 21, 2019


The following PSA Interclub competitions are now open for entries:

Photojournalism – Round 3 – closing March 1.

Photo Travel – Round 3 – closing March 11.

Nature – Round 3 – closing April 1.

Color.Mono – Round 4 – closing April 12.


To enter: Log in to the club website and click on Members>Competitions. Then scroll down till you see the competition name (in a green box) and click on “Upload”. Select your image and when it has uploaded click on the”enter” dot and then on the “Submit your entry” button.

If you try to upload but get the message “The maximum number of entries has been reached” just click on the “View Entries” button and then the “Remove” button if you want to change your image.

If you have any questions about these competitions please contact Roy Killen.

by Roy Killen, February 20, 2019

Thank you Bill Chambers

Last week Bill Chambers delivered a practical workshop on “Painting with Light”. As usual, Bill hit us with a wealth of information ranging from making up your own tools and toys to the process of gaining different images by using different tools and of course, doing it safely. The night was informative, interesting and participants had the chance to make their own images. It was a great night and of course, Bill gave the” grey matter” a good kick start!

by Diane Schofield, February 20, 2019