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Established 50 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.

From 2017, we'll be at:
Brooklyn Community Hall
2 Cypress Avenue

See the calendar for meeting dates.

Come along and join us!

I didn't choose photography. Photography chose me.

Gerardo Suter
  • <p>The Bright Side of the Road - 1st Place - Digital: Street Photography <small>© Kathryn Hocking</small></p>
  • <p>Men Waiting for Women - 2nd Place  - Digital: Street Photography <small>© Karen Rog</small></p>
  • <p>Feeding Time - 3rd Place - Digital: Street Photography <small>© Karl Zeller</small></p>
  • <p>Hello - Highly Commended  - Digital: Street Photography <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>Modern Romance - Highly Commended  - Digital: Street Photography <small>© Phil Taylor</small></p>
  • <p>Footscray 2016 - Highly Commended  - Digital: Street Photography <small>© Akm Imran</small></p>
  • <p>Madonna of the Laneway - 1st Place - Print: Street Photography <small>© Cathy Buchanan</small></p>
  • <p>Longevity - 2nd Place - Print: Street Photography <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>Clowning Around - 3rd Place - Print: Street Photography <small>© Karl Zeller</small></p>
  • <p>Pavement Dining - Highly Commended - Print: Street Photography <small>© Sue Searls</small></p>
  • <p>Hangin' on Degraves - Highly Commended - Print: Street Photography <small>© Jennifer Empey</small></p>
  • <p>Tropical Nights - 1st Place - Digital: Open <small>© Kathryn Hocking</small></p>
  • <p>Yana - 2nd Place - Digital: Open <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>Crowded House - Place - Digital: Open <small>© Karl Zeller</small></p>
  • <p>Maasai Beauty - Highly Commended - Digital: Open <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>I'm in a Hurry - Highly Commended - Digital: Open <small>© Darren Malthouse</small></p>
  • <p>Platform 1 - Highly Commended - Digital: Open <small>© Tony Arceri</small></p>
  • <p>Southbank Stairway - Highly Commended - Digital: Open <small>© Kathleen Moyses</small></p>
  • <p>Kick - 1st Place - Print: Open <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>St Pauls Beach - 2nd Place - Print: Open <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>Tri Colours - 3rd Place - Print: Open <small>© Chris Brown</small></p>
  • <p>You Yangs - Highly Commended - Print: Open <small>© Jennifer Empey</small></p>
  • <p>Untitled - 1st Place - Novice Digital <small>© Christine Dennis</small></p>


We're on the move in 2017

As our membership numbers continue to grow we're finding the Community Centre in Altona a little squishy, particularly on workshop nights. So from our first meeting in 2017 we're moving to the Brooklyn Hall in Cypress Avenue, Brooklyn. It's just a little bit up Millers Road from where we are now.

The new hall is considerably larger, and has access to an outdoor area so we can spread out a bit more in our ever-growing number.

We look forward to accommodating more members and having a lot of fun in the new location.


Sue Bryce Live

Sue Bryce is doing a live stream today: Men shooting Galmour not sure how long it is going to run for, but free when live. Sue does live streams most Tuesdays. Some of them are complete one-day courses, some run multiple days but only the Tuesday is free. Still from the brain-dump below I think you'll see you can still get a lot from the free broadcasts, and of course while this isn't an ad for Bryce's courses, $35 for all you can watch in a month. Quite the bargain.

I watched today's course for just half an hour and here are some takeaways: 

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Web Whip 26-10-2016

Recently there was a discussion about shooting manual vs using one of the modes; aperture priority and shutter priority. The main disagreement was around why would you shoot manual when you can shoot one of the other modes and let the camera take care of the rest.

I admit I was a little clueless about how the exposure compensation actually worked but it seems it's quite simple. If you're on aperture priority and you turn down the exposure compensation, your camera will adjust the shutter speed to be faster to compensate and maintain your chosen aperture. Same goes with shutter priority. Of course it's still relying on your camera's metering system, so you may still have to fiddle with the exposure compensation to get the outcome you desire.

I maintain that I prefer the power of manual for some situations and when you get the hang of manual you'll find you're able to walk into a situation and read the scene and set your settings quite easily, but it does take a lot of practise, and for some situations I'm still practising.

This is included in the whip because I tried to find a site that would explain it, but a couple were overly complicated and all had annoying "join our mailing list" popups that far too many photography sites have.




  • Member Kathryn Potempski recently returned from a trip to New Zealand. You can see one of her images above and a full album on Flickr.

Web Whip 15-10-2016

Quick web whip this week... go get 'em

Above an example of a great environmental portraits by Timothy Archibald (the same guy that photographed his autistic son in the link above)


Wednesday Whip 31-08-2016


It's true, the gear section is very Canon focused this week, I'm a Canon shooter so that's where my browsing gear tends to stray. If you find anything you'd like to share with the members feel free to send it along to webmaster@williamstowncamera.club

Photo Opportunities

If you know of any upcoming opportunities let us know so we can share it with the members

Tips, Tricks and Tutorials

Cool stuff



Awards Night: Meeting / Awards
  • Awards Night: Annual End of Year Awards.
  • Supper night.  Please bring along something to share.
Walker Close Community Centre
13th December 2016 7:45 pm
Workshop: Matt Cutting

Cathy is hosting a small workshop at her house for those who want to learn more about matting and mounting your images for competition. This is on a Sunday. Please let Cathy know if you're likely to attend or want more information, email president@williamstowncameraclub.com.au

Cathy's House
5th February 2017 11:00 am

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