Due to renovations at the Belmont 16’s Sailing Club we will be meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at Valentine Bowling Club.  Zoom presentations will continue to occur on the third and fourth Wednesdays in the month. Visitors are welcome. Go to About / Help / Contact for more info.

The club also runs a very active online competition and tutorial schedule.

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.

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

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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11:00 pm Submissions for Skiffy due
Submissions for Skiffy due
May 22 @ 11:00 pm
Each month the club publishes a newsletter called Skiffy. You will find all the latest news on a variety of topics including what’s happening on Zoom.   Send your submissions to our Newsletter Editor, Julie[...]
7:00 pm Committee Meeting
Committee Meeting
Jun 1 @ 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[...]
11:00 pm Submissions for Skiffy due
Submissions for Skiffy due
Jun 22 @ 11:00 pm
Each month the club publishes a newsletter called Skiffy. You will find all the latest news on a variety of topics including what’s happening on Zoom.   Send your submissions to our Newsletter Editor, Julie[...]
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May Zoom Workshop

Our next Zoom presentation is with Adrian Whear . The topic is “Street Photography” which just so happens to be our set subject for September so here is a chance to learn some tips and tricks from an expert.

“So you want to try street photography but are a bit nervous about it all. No doubt, photographing strangers can be a bit intimidating at first. Street photography is challenging but it can be so rewarding
Internationally awarded street photographer Adrian Whear takes you through the process of finding the right locations to shoot, spotting the lighting and nailing high impact street photos.”
Login via the Zoom link at 6.45pm for a 7pm start on Wednesday 18th May

by Greg Carruthers, May 15, 2022

APS Australian Cup preselection entries close this sunday!

Each year our club participates in the Australian Photographic Society’s Australia Cup – a digital competition between photography clubs across Australia.

All members, irrespective of grade, are requested to submit two images for consideration to be selected as part of our entry of 20 images (two images per member can be put forward).

Entries close Sunday 15thMay.

The easiest way to submit an image is to select a previously uploaded image that has done well in our competitions.

To do this:

  • Go to the entry form APS Australian Cup 2022 preselection
  • Use the green Select From Existing Uploaded Images button
  • Open the Result filter, clear the filter, then check your highest awards
  • Review the images as a slideshow and then select the chosen image for entry. This returns you to the entry form and populates the entry.
  • Repeat for your second submission.

Please do not enter previously submitted images, whether they were a part of our, or another club’s entry. Also, you can only submit entries as part of one club.

by Colin Woods, May 11, 2022

Judging Course – Expressions of Interest

The club will be running another Judging Course in August and is now calling for expressions of interest from those who may be interested in joining. Even if you do no judging after you have completed the course those who attend will gain an appreciation of how to critically review images and then provide feedback in a positive way. This will not only help other photographers but will help your own photography as you learn more about what elements you need to make successful images. If you are interested please get in touch with Bill Chambers on 0428 487 838 or batfish2@bigpond.net.au


by Dennis Archibald, May 11, 2022

May Club Meeting

Just a reminder that our May club meeting is approaching and will be held at the Valentine Bowling Club in the upstairs function room next Wednesday 11th May, commencing at 7.00pm.

Bill Chambers will be presenting the first in a series of presentations “The FUNdamentals of Photography”. This will be a fantastic presentation for those members who may be new to photography. Bill is going to start with some of the basic camera settings and will over the course of this presentation and subsequent presentations take “a deep dive” into the many functions modern cameras have. Please bring along your cameras. There will be plenty of opportunities during the presentation to ask questions. 

by Dennis Archibald, May 6, 2022

Results for competitions in April 2022 – Digital

There were 6 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in April 2022 – 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

Clever Kooka
Diane Schofield – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Colour Digital

Looking for Tranquility Base
Chris Mannweiler – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Mono Digital

Don Anderson – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Rwandan Endangered Mountain Gorilla
Alan Hinde – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Colour Digital

Elijah and Family
Margot Hughes – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Mono Digital

Light and Shadow
Bettina Damme – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced SetSubject Digital

by Diane Schofield, May 4, 2022