Welcome

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.

Meetings
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!

Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.

Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984)
  • <p>Autumn Highlights - First Place - Digital: Novice <small>© Karen Rog</small></p>
  • <p>The Sentinel - First Place - Digital: Open <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>Kakado Cruising - Second Place - Digital: Open <small>© Sue Searls</small></p>
  • <p>Prairie Chipmunk - Third Place - Digital: Open <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>Industrial Man - Highly Commended - Digital: Open <small>© Kris Montgomery</small></p>
  • <p>Clare - First Place - Digital: Portrait of a Club Member <small>© Phil Taylor</small></p>
  • <p>I'm Looking At You - Second Place - Digital: Portrait of a Club Member <small>© Darren Malthouse</small></p>
  • <p>The First Call For Help - Third Place - Digital: Portrait of a Club Member <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>Cathy - Highly Commended - Digital: Portrait of a Club Member <small>© Trudy Purchas</small></p>
  • <p>Morning Persons - First Place - Print: Open <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>Phalaenopsis Orchid - Third Place - Print: Open <small>© Nola Kelsey</small></p>
  • <p>Tony In Mono - First Place - Print: Portrait of a Club Member <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>Cas - Third Place - Print: Portrait of a Club Member <small>© Phil Taylor</small></p>
  • <p>Arvin Plus One - First Place - Print: Portrait of a Club Member <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>

News

Williamstown Camera Club Celebrates 50 years

To celebrate the Williamstown Camera Club’s 50th birthday, the club will present an exhibition of their members’ photographs during the month of July at the Gallery at the Williamstown Library. Members will be exhibiting their favourite photographs and each image will be accompanied with a portrait of the photographer and a description of their chosen image.

The exhibition is free and runs from 1-31 July 2015. All members of the community are welcome to view the exhibition and learn more about the clubs activities.

The exhibition will be launched on Saturday, 4th July by Hobsons Bay Mayor Colleen Gates and original club founder, Trevor Young. This exhibition has been made possible by a grant from Hobsons Bay City Council.

The club has nearly one hundred active members drawn from suburbs spanning Williamstown, Wyndhamvale, Keilor East and Pascoe Vale.

The Williamstown Camera Club (WCC) was formed in 1965 by Trevor Young. Trevor now resides in Maryborough Victoria and at the ripe old age of eighty-nine remains a life member of the Williamstown Camera Club. He has passed on his love of photography to his children who are also keen photographers.

According to Trevor, the camera club originally evolved amongst the workers at the Naval Dockyard Williamstown but folded due to a lack of interest. Trevor then put an ad in the Williamstown Advertiser calling on interested people to join up.  From this point onwards the club has gone from strength to strength to its current membership. Trevor will be returning to Williamstown to be the guest of honour at the club’s official launch of the exhibition.

With almost 100 active members of varying ages and background, WCC is a friendly and welcoming club. Meetings are held twice a month and there is a range of activities conducted throughout the year. These include weekends away, various hands-on workshops and topic specific competitions. Throughout the history of the club members have been encouraged to enter photographic competitions with guest judges often commenting on the ‘welcoming and friendly’ atmosphere of the club.

The club has many long term members, including Neil Anderson, Margaret Turner, and Joan and Ron Bates, who have been in the club for three or four decades. Joan was given a life membership to recognise all the work she has done for the club.

Over the years the club has moved locations a number of times from its inaugural meeting held at the Welsh Presbyterian Church Hall, Ferguson Street, Williamstown with 36 members attending. The venue changed to the Methodist Church Hall, Pascoe Street and later re-located to a newly renovated building in Electra Street, Williamstown. Later again, it moved to Joan Kirner House in Thompson Street Williamstown. But with the rising popularity of digital photography membership has grown further over the past 4 years and the club has moved to bigger rooms at Walker Close, Altona North.

The Williamstown Camera Club is an affiliate of the Victorian Association of Photographic Societies (VAPS).  The club meets twice a month at Walker Close Community Centre, 180 Millers Road, Altona North.  The Williamstown Camera Club welcomes all members of the public who have a passion for photography.  Come along to one of the meetings as a guest. You might just be a member for the next 50 years!

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Trevor Young

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Trevor Young with one of his photographs. (Photo by James Troi)

 

Winners: Portrait of a Club Member and Open

Another night of great entries and creativity.

Digital: Open

1st - The Sentinel - Brett Ferguson

2nd - Kakadu Cruising - Sue Searls

3rd - Prairie Chipmunk - Neil Anderson

HC - Industrial Man - Kris Montgomery

Print: Open

1st - Morning Persons - Arvin Coloma

2nd - The Soprano - Sheet Shower - Brett Ferguson

3rd - Phalaenopsis Orchid - Nola Kelsey

HC - Autumn Fog - Neil Anderson

Digital: Portrait of a Club Member

1st - Clare - Phil Taylor

2nd - I’m Looking At You - Darren Malthouse

3rd - The First Call For Help - Brett Ferguson

HC - Cathy - Trudy Purchas

Print: Portrait of a Club Member

1st - Tony In Mono - Arvin Coloma

2nd - Sue - Trudy Purchas

3rd - Cas - Phil Taylor

HC - Arvin Plus One - Brett Ferguson

Digital: Novice

1st - Autumn Highlights - Karen Rog

 

Wednesday Whip 10-06-2015

Shooting Opportunities:

  • WCC Weekend Photoshoot (Saturday, 13 June) - We are going really local and really typical of local winter sports. Spotswood Football Club vs Werribee Districts. 
    Location: Donald McLean Reserve, corner Melbourne Road and The Avenue, Spotswood. 
    Time: The game kicks off at 2:00pm so I reckon get there about 1:40pm.Don't forget to rug up, maybe bring a long lens and try out shutter speed priority shooting.

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Gear: 

The Lighter Side: 

In capturing the perfect image, it's all about timing.  Well, good timing, that is.

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Wednesday Whip 03-06-2015

Shooting Opportunities:

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The Lighter Side:

In capturing the perfect image, it's all about timing.  Well, good timing, that is.

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Upcoming

Presentation: Meeting / Presentation

Presentation:  Composition by Paul Robinson.

Walker Close Community Centre
11th August 2015 7:45 pm
Photo Shoot: Team Adrenalin

Team Adrenalin, 88 Gordon Street, Footscray.  More details to follow.

TBA
15th August 2015 9:00 am

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