Established more than 40 years ago, the Williamstown Camera Club includes residents of Williamstown, Newport, Altona, Laverton, Footscray and adjacent suburbs. There are 22 meetings per year in which members can develop their photographic skills, socialise with others interested in photography and to engage in friendly competition with the aim of becoming better photographers.

The Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:45pm at
Walker Close Community Centre,
180 Millers Road,
Altona North.

See the calendar for meeting dates.

Come along and join us!

The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.

Susan Sontag
“On Photography”
  • <p>Chicago Reflection - 1st Place - Digital Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Melissa Massari</small></p>
  • <p>Jetty - 1st Place - Digital Open</p>

<p><small>© Leeanne Laidlaw</small></p>
  • <p>Love It Up - 1st Place - Print Open</p>

<p><small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>Who's the fairest of them all - 1st Place - Print Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Cathy Buchanan</small></p>
  • <p>Along the Yarra - 2nd Place - Digital Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Cathy Buchanan</small></p>
  • <p>Two Rivers - 2nd Place - Digital Open</p>

<p><small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>Rio reflection - 2nd Place - Print Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>Old lantern - 3rd Place - Print Open</p>

<p><small>© Leeanne Laidlaw</small></p>
  • <p>Why are you looking at me - 3rd Place - Print Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Werner Stauber</small></p>
  • <p>A Cold Morning Walk - Equal 3rd Place - Digital Open</p>

<p><small>© Trevor Davis</small></p>
  • <p>Performer - Equal 3rd Place - Digital Open</p>

<p><small>© Erika Polman</small></p>
  • <p>Split Up - 3rd Place - Digital Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>Mountain Mirror - HC - Digital Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Leeanne Laidlaw</small></p>
  • <p>Just Like My Grandad Did - HC - Digital Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Phil Taylor</small></p>
  • <p>The Gift of Love - HC - Digital Open</p>

<p><small>© Dee Palma</small></p>
  • <p>Shiraz - HC - Digital Open</p>

<p><small>© Lin McPherson</small></p>
  • <p>Silver Arrow - HC - Print Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Phil Taylor</small></p>
  • <p>High country track - HC - Print Open</p>

<p><small>© Graeme Brown</small></p>


Ice Hockey Shoot

Sunday, 3rd August is Ice Hockey day. We'll be meeting at 1pm at Medibank Icehouse, 105 Pearl River Road, Docklands (behind Costco and the wheel). The action starts at 1.15pm.

Car parking across the road appears to be $7 for 4 hours and tickets to the Ice Hockey are $4.

Tips for shooting 

  • dress warm
  • try a polarizer if you have one to cut down on reflections
  • wear dark clothing so that you don't reflect in the glass
  • to start with set your ISO at 2000 to help you get a fast shutter speed to capture the action
  • bring your manual if you need help with your settings and we'll help you sort it out
  • no flash - it will reflect off all the glass and ruin your shot and everyone else's
  • no tripod
  • you may need a cleaning cloth for the glass
  • there might be water on the ground so choose your shoes carefully
  • try over exposing to compensate for all the white of the ice
  • the game moves very quickly so you may want to anticipate where it is going instead of trying to follow it

Looking forward to seeing you all there. With the way the weather is, it might be warmer in there than outside!

Any problems, ring me on 0437 468 848


Wednesday Web Whip 2014-07-30

After a couple of weeks off we're back with some more things we hope you'll find interesting.


Wednesday Web Whip 2014-07-09

Photograph Phare du Petit Minou by Stefan Cruysberghs on 500px
Phare du Petit Minou by Stefan Cruysberghs on 500px


Wednesday Web Whip 2014-07-02

The big news of the week: Apple to discontinue Aperture & iPhoto development in favour of their new Photos app which won't be available until some time next year. So we have a couple of resources for Aperture users looking to make a change from the software that hasn't had a major update for some time.


Other alternatives

We obviously recommend Lightroom, but if you're looking for an alternative, just to be different see the links below. There are of course others, this is not a comprehensive list.

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Shooting Ice Hockey

On the back of a talk by member Tania Chalmers at our last meeting Phil joined Tania this weekend to shoot some of the action at Melbourne Icehouse. His notes, which build on Tania's advice, and photos appear in this article. I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say Phil has done and awesome job, especially given it was his first time out.

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Photo Shoot: Ice Hockey

Meeting at Medibank Icehouse at 1pm sharp. Game time is 1:15pm so please be prompt.

Medibank Icehouse, Docklands
3rd August 2014 1:00 pm
Photo Shoot: Night & Low Light Photography in Williamstown

We'll be hitting Williamstown at night for a photo walk to take some low light and night photography. In the event of poor weather we'll meet at Customs House Hotel, Nelson Place (Opposite the Rotunda).

Commonwealth Reserve Band Rotunda
12th August 2014 7:45 pm

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