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.)

Would you like to join our club?

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Special events
all-day Scott Fowler Workshop
Scott Fowler Workshop
Jun 20 – Jun 21 all-day
” Come and spend a weekend­­­ with Scott Fowler, FPSNZ,GPSA,EFIAP,EPSA. A passionate photographer from New Zealand, who originally hails from Scotland. Let Scott show you how to get more out of your camera, which will[...]
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7:15 pm Presentation – Len Metcalf – Com...
Presentation – Len Metcalf – Com...
Feb 26 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Len Metcalf is an Australian Photography educator and mentor with a supportive teaching style. He has been called “the photographer’s Photographer”. https://lenmetcalf.com
6:00 pm Committee Meeting
Committee Meeting
Mar 11 @ 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[...]
7:15 pm Presentation – Bill Chambers – F...
Presentation – Bill Chambers – F...
Mar 11 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Bill is a valued member of our club.  He was a paramedic and is now teaching first aid.  He is in fact our club’s first aid officer.
Recent Posts Archives

Dangar Island Cruise on The Riverboat Postman

Come along on Sunday, 15 March 2020 to the picturesque (pardon the pun) Hawkesbury River where we will take a three-hour boat cruise to Danger Island.  Once at the Island you have the option to take a guided tour around the historic Island or continue to cruise around.

Cost includes return bus transfer from the 16s to Brooklyn at approx. 9am and returning at approx. 5pm.  Please note final pickup times will be advised closer to the date.  Morning tea and a ploughman’s lunch are included, with vegetarian and gluten free options available.  The boat is fully licensed so you can enjoy a glass of wine, beer or soft drink (at own cost) while you are taking in and photographing the sights.

The boat fits a maximum of 48 people, so get in early to secure you seat for this great opportunity.


$60 – Adult

$50 – Concession / Senior

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Pay for one Concession / Senior

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If you have any questions or to advise your dietary requirements, please email Barbara Hunter.

by Terina Vale, January 27, 2020 Share:

Michael Snedic Free E-book

Michael has been acquainted with our club since he gave a great presentation to our club on Nature Photography a couple of years ago and several of our members have attended his in the field experiences.


Click on the link below to download a copy of Michael’s first E book which he is releasing completely free to all our members.



by Susan Slack, January 25, 2020 Share:

A very quick club survey

Please click on the link to take a quick photography club survey – less than 2 minutes. Survey expiry date 31/1/2020. Your input is valuable information.   SURVEY


by Sue Crickmore, January 23, 2020 Share:

Membership Renewal Due in March.

Hello Members, membership renewal is due in March. I will start taking renewals from February on. You can renew by bank transfer or PayPal by clicking on the grey Members button and then on the blue Membership Renewal button on our website. Or you can pay cash at one of our training or competition nights.

You will also need to get your new Belmont 16s card even if it’s not due for renewal, every year the Belmont 16s issues a new style membership card to all members. You can do this at the front desk, I have been informed you should be able to do this from February on. I have to sight your new card. You can show me in person or email or text me a photo. 0417693888   nettiedakka@bigpond.com

Thanks everyone,


by Annette Collins, January 21, 2020 Share:

Mervyn Bishop Exhibition: Opening Friday, Artist Talk Saturday

Join us in welcoming Uncle Mervyn as he gives a fascinating insight into his work and life as Australia’s first Aboriginal press photographer. You are invited to the Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk this weekend at Lake Macquarie’s Museum of Art and Culture, 1A First Street, Booragul, NSW 2284. 

Exhibition Opening
Friday 14 February 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Entry is free, music by DJ Wanjun and pop-up cash bar for refreshments. All welcome. 

Artist Talk and Q&A
Saturday, 15 February, 2 – 4 pm
Tickets $10, includes drinks and catering. All ages.
Bookings essential https://listenmervynbishop.eventbrite.com.au

Mervyn Bishop

1 February – 12 April 2020

Mervyn Bishop is arguably Aboriginal Australia’s most prolific photographer. Through capturing personal images of family and friends, intimate portraits of members of the Aboriginal community, and defining moments in Australia’s political and social history, he has helped shape our understanding of Australia today.

This exhibition, which brings together photographs from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection and material from the artist’s archive, is a celebration of his life and work.

An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hands of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari, Northern Territory 1975, type R3 photograph Art Gallery of New South Wales Hallmark Cards Australian Photography Collection Fund 1991 © Mervyn Bishop / Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

by Liz Woods, January 17, 2020 Share: