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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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

Results for competitions in January 2020 – Prints

There were 7 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in January 2020 – 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

Thomas Buckwalter – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade Open Colour Large Print

Lunch is Nearly Ready
Jennifer Carrigan – Honours-Judges-Choice
A Grade Nature Large Print

France in Summer
Julie Brooks – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade Open Colour Large Print

Mine No Mine
Bob Todd – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade Nature Large Print

Hiding Behind the fan
Elica Petrovska – Honours-Judges-Choice
B Grade Open Small Print

The beard
Roy Killen – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced Open Colour Large Print

Hunting lesson
Roy Killen – Honours-Judges-Choice
Advanced Nature Large Print

by Colin Woods, January 16, 2020 Share:

Newcastle Art Space Competition

Here is your chance to go on a serious pub crawl!  Entries close 28 January 2020.

by Diane Schofield, January 14, 2020 Share:

Annual Summer Club Picnic

Sunday 19/01/2020, 10:30 start

All Welcome

Come along to our Club’s annual summer picnic under the shade of the fig trees just around from the Club on Brooks Parade Belmont, opposite ‘The Brooks’ (ex-Deck 56).

Bring your camera as there are always lots of photo opportunities and plenty to chat about. 

BYO chair, Aerogard, sunscreen, all you would like to eat and drink, and something to share if you would like.

Come along and say G’day.


by Julie Brooks, January 11, 2020 Share:

Lightroom Workshop

I have been given the go ahead by the committee to try and run a Lightroom workshop in the new year. This will involve a hands-on approach to learning some of the basics of Lightroom editing and organising so as to help members import, edit their photos and arrange them in a way so they are easy to export at the correct size for entry into our competitions.


  1. This course will need to run at the 16’s and require a min of 10-15 people.
  2. It will be held on a weekday from approx. 10am to 1pm (3 hrs). The exact day at this stage is unknown and will depend on room availability at the club.
  3. Cost for the course will be $10 per head (to cover some costs in hiring the room) No payment is required at this stage!
  4. Where possible those attending will need to bring along their laptop with Lightroom installed and operating
  5. If you cannot bring along your device, it should be possible for 2 people to share.


At this stage we are looking for a show of interest for this course to run. If numbers are sufficient then a confirmed date and booking will be made, and more detail of the workshop content will be made available.


If you are interested in a hands-on Lightroom Tips and Tricks workshop could you please email me with your name and if you are able to bring along your laptop for editing.


Please Email       gkcarruthers@gmail.com


Thanks Greg Carruthers

Equipment manager and Committee member

by Greg Carruthers, January 10, 2020 Share:

Competitions in January 2020 – Prints are closing soon!

Competitions in January 2020 – Prints will close Sunday, 12th January 2020, 11:00 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade Open Colour Large Print
  • A Grade Nature Large Print
  • A Grade Open Small Print
  • B Grade Open Colour Large Print
  • B Grade Nature Large Print
  • B Grade Open Small Print
  • Advanced Open Colour Large Print
  • Advanced Nature Large Print

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, January 10, 2020 Share: