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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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Nov
11
Wed
2020
6:00 pm Committee Meeting
Committee Meeting
Nov 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[...]
Nov
18
Wed
2020
6:30 pm Club Competition Night – Cancelled @ Belmont 16s Sailing Club
Club Competition Night – Cancelled @ Belmont 16s Sailing Club
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm
Due to restriction at the Sailing Club there is no access to the meeting rooms for the remainder of  2020. Judging begins at 7.00pm.  Members are requested to make sure that all prints are placed[...]
Nov
22
Sun
2020
11:00 pm Submissions for Skiffy due
Submissions for Skiffy due
Nov 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[...]
Dec
9
Wed
2020
6:00 pm Committee Meeting
Committee Meeting
Dec 9 @ 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[...]
Recent Posts Archives

Presentation 27 February 2019, 7.15pm – Ben Fewtrell “Getting back your mojo”

Ben Fewtrellis a professional photographer, who lives in Sydney. He describes himself as being an adventurous creator and passionate landscape photographer.

Ben has an active You Tube Channel with “tips, tricks, reviews and general nonsense”. He also has a free e-book on his website called “10 Tips to Better Photos “

Ben was a very popular presenter at the Northern Zone Conference in 2018. This coming presentation is sure to be very entertaining and informative.

Please do not forget your gold coin donation on the night.

by Diane Schofield, February 25, 2019

Raymond Terrace & Cessnock Exhibitions

Just a clarification on the prints needed for the Raymond Terrace and Cessnock exhibitions. Katharine James requires 80 prints all up for framing. Those prints will go to Raymond Terrace on 1st May then be moved from there to Cessnock to be put up for that exhibition on 3rd June.

Katharine needs to have ALL the 80 prints by the April competition night at the latest. Please contact Katharine James if you require further information.

by Lee-ann Hattander, February 24, 2019

Skiffy Newsletter March 2019

Hi members. The March edition of the Skiffy Newsletter is now available and can be downloaded from here

by Lee-ann Hattander, February 23, 2019

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