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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!

To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, ‘There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.’

Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984)
  • <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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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


Wednesday Whip 24-08-2016

Shoot Opportunities

Tips, Tricks and Tutorials

Other cool stuff


To members who've brought some of these links to our attention via social media.



JPEGmini is a great utility for making your images smaller so they take up less space on your computer or for transmission online, all the while ensuring no quality is lost.

I started using JPEGmini a couple of years ago and have recently upgraded to JPEGmini Pro because my newer camera, the Canon 5DsR, has a 50 megapixel sensor and JPEGmini (non-pro version) has an upper limit of 50 megapixels. 

The folks who make JPEGmini are adamant that this reduction does nothing to affect the quality of the image and that the resulting file can still be used for printing, after all, it has done nothing to affect the pixels that make up the image. What JPEGmini does is removes a lot of "junk" data from the file, reducing the file size, often my more than 50%.

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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
Meeting: BBQ & House Warming

We're having a BBQ to kick off the new year in our new home. Club will provide sausages, bread and sauce, with a vegetarian option available. Water and soft drink will also be available.

Our meeting will include a rundown of the year ahead and a getting to know you session.

Entries due for our first competition: Unloved, Open and Novice

Brooklyn Community Hall
14th February 2017 6:30 pm

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