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
Brooklyn Community Hall
2 Cypress Avenue

See the calendar for meeting dates.

Come along and join us!

With photography, I like to create a fiction out of reality. I try and do this by taking society’s natural prejudice and giving this a twist.

Martin Parr (1952)
  • <p>1st Place Novice Digital - Committed to the Mark <small>© Robyn Bartlett</small></p>
  • <p>1st Place - Yolanda - Open Print <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>2nd Place - Diamond Beach - Open Print <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>3rd Place - Enchanting Flight - Open Print <small>© Trudy Purchase</small></p>
  • <p>HC -The Smoker - Open Print <small>© Margaret Turner</small></p>
  • <p>HC - Flying - Open Print <small>© Cathy Buchanan</small></p>
  • <p>HC - Graeme - Open Print <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>1st Place - Empty - Set Print 'Unloved' <small>© Cathy Buchanan</small></p>
  • <p>2nd Place - Bradmill Art Gallery - Set Print 'Unloved' <small>© Karl Zeller</small></p>
  • <p>3rd Place - Broken - Set Print 'Unloved' <small>© Kathryn Hocking</small></p>
  • <p>HC - Inside Out - Set Print 'Unloved' <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>HC - In the Bin - Set Print 'Unloved' <small>© Suzanne Hamley</small></p>
  • <p>1st Place - Tell Me a Story - Open Digital <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>2nd Place - Molson 1940 - Digital Open <small>© Michael Kennedy</small></p>
  • <p>3rd Place - Let me in, you look tasty - Open Digital <small>© Karin Volz</small></p>
  • <p>HC - Just Hold Tight - Open Digital <small>© Cathy Buchanan</small></p>
  • <p>HC - At the end of the day - Open Digital <small>© Tony Arceri</small></p>
  • <p>1st Place - Wasco 2142 - Set Digital 'Unloved' <small>© Michael Kennedy</small></p>
  • <p>2nd Place - Have a Seat - Set Digital 'Unloved' <small>© Colin Lofts</small></p>
  • <p>3rd Place - Someone's Favourite No More - Set Digital 'Unloved' <small>© Trudy Purchase</small></p>
  • <p>HC - The Silence - Set Digital 'Unloved' <small>© Kathryn Hocking</small></p>
  • <p>HC - Where's the 'C' - Set Digital 'Unloved' <small>© Robert Moyses</small></p>


The Paper Bag Challenge 2017: Forks

The Paper Bag Challenge has become a tradition in our club over the last few years. We originally started the Paper Bag Challenge as one of our competitions, a way to get members to shoot for the competition rather than dredging up files from the past to enter. But a few years back we turned it into an in-meeting event.

The premise is simple, we bring along our camera gear and in teams we are given a brown paper bag containing an item that must be used to make an image within the confines of the club and with a strict timeframe.

Last night's paper bag challenge item was "forks". Cathy, our President, had hit up all the op-shops she could find and raided them of their forks for us to use. I imagine there are now a whole lot of lopsided cutlery drawers out there.

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Web Whip 2017-05-17


Web Whip 2017-05-04

Remember, entries are due for our Abstract competition this coming Tuesday.

Check the competition rules page to ensure you're naming and sizing your images correctly.

And now for the links for this week... 


Web Whip 2017-04-27


Paint the Gardens

Our club was commissioned by the Hobsons Bay City Council to take some event photos for them covering the Friends of Williamstown Botanic Gardens' "Paint the Gardens".

"Paint the Gardens" is a celebration of the wonderful Williamstown Botanic Gardens in the form of an art competition. Previously this had only been a "traditional" 2D* art competition, but for the first time this year it included a photography category. All artists are invited to enter with the only requirement being that the entries have a connection to the gardens. The local schools are invited to participate and produced some great work that was on display.

The weather was threatening rain, but thankfully it held off, even though we went from grey skies, to sunshine, back to grey clouds. You'll note a few of the artworks have plastic over them, this was during the times when the rain was looming... but didn't come.

There were many winners, most notable for us was our member Cathy taking out first place in the open category of the photography prize. Congrats to Cathy, who was also on hand to take photos throughout the day.

Aside from the amazing works of art on display there was also other entertainment, a food stall, a raffle, a reading corner, and art play for children. Also present were resident artists who were showing their amazing abilities firsthand.

Below is a selection of photos from our time at the event. Many more were passed on to the Council for their use.

*I couldn't think of any other way to write painting, drawing, and not photo / sculpture / etc



Meeting: The Exposure Triangle and other basics

We've all been taking photos for years; but do we do it by feel, fluke or fiddling rather than technical know-how?

Part presentation, part practical, we'll be taking a step back and looking at the basics of photography. Getting to know the way our cameras think will help us make more keepers.

Bring along your camera gear, including your manual, and we'll get some learning done.

Brooklyn Community Hall
11th July 2017 7:45 pm
Meeting: Judging: Environmental Portraits (oh and our AGM)

This meeting will kick off with our AGM, a most important part of the life of our club, we usually get it out of the way in about 5 minutes before moving on.

Our guest judge will provide feedback and awards for our fourth competition of the year: Environmental Portraits

Supper night: Bring along a plate to share at break time.

Brooklyn Community Hall
25th July 2017 7:45 pm

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