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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.

Meetings
The Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:45pm at
Brooklyn Community Hall
2 Cypress Avenue
Brooklyn

See the calendar for meeting dates.

Come along and join us!

Using a camera appeases the anxiety which the work-driven feel about not working when they are on vacation and supposed to be having fun. They have something to do that is like a friendly imitation of work: they can take pictures.

Susan Sontag
"On Photography"
  • <p>2017 Print Image of the Year, 1st Place - The Florist <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>2017 Print Image of the Year, 2nd Place - The Blue Dress <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>2017 Print Image of the Year, 3rd Place - Lillian <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>2017 Print Image of the Year, Highly Commended - Nardoo <small>© Sue Searls</small></p>
  • <p>2017 Print Image of the Year, Highly Commended - In Flight <small>© Trudy Purchas</small></p>
  • <p>2017 Digital Image of the Year, 1st Place - Flame Robin <small>© Kathryn Hocking</small></p>
  • <p>2017 Digital Image of the Year, 2nd Place - Coke <small>© Andre Bellaire</small></p>
  • <p>2017 Digital Image of the Year, 3rd Place - Lucy the Barn Owl <small>© Phil Taylor</small></p>
  • <p>2017 Digital Image of the Year, Highly Commended - Tell me a story <small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>2017 Digital Image of the Year, Highly Commended - Remember Us <small>© Kathryn Hocking</small></p>

News

52-Week Photo Challenge

We're starting 2018 off with the first week in our 52-week photo challenge. We're encouraging our members to take place in the challenge of taking a photo a week for 52 weeks around the theme of our choosing.

The hope is the themes and challenges will prompt members to make more photos throughout 2018 and to shoot with the intention of filling a brief. At times the brief will be a simple word prompt, other times it will be the exploration of a photography genre or method.

Until our new website is up and running, and after, the challenge will be conducted on our major Social Media outlets such as our public page at www.facebook.com/williamstowncameraclub, via Instagram (with the week's hashtag and tagging @williamstowncc), and on Twitter were you'll find us using @williamstowncc.

We look forward to seeing all the awesome images I'm sure you'll be making.

Visitors are also welcome to participate in the challenge, hence why we're running it via our public page rather than our closed group, so jump on in and share your photos with us.

Our first theme is "new" use the hashtag #WCC52_new to have your images included in our round up on Twitter and Instagram, or post your image as a comment to the original post on our Facebook page.

A new theme will be released each Monday and we'd expect final images in by midnight the following Sunday.

 

2017 End of Year Awards

We had so many great images entered this year in both our club competition and our interclub comps, a testament to the wonderful work of our members. Below are the results of our end of year awards. Congratulations to our winners.

Aggregate Awards 2017

The aggregate awards are compiled over the year. Members are awarded 1 point for each entry, 10 points for a first place, 6 points for second place, and 4 points for third. These are aggregated over the year to form the leaderboard determining our winners.

Print aggregate

1st place - 78 points, Brett Ferguson

2nd place - 46 points, Neil Anderson

3rd place - 32 points, Karl Zeller

Digital aggregate

1st place - 48 points, Brett Feguson

2nd place - 28 points, Neil Anderson

3rd place - 27 points, Kathryn Hocking

Images of the year

The image of the year for print and digital categories are awarded by a panel of judges from another camera club. This year we welcomed a four-panel team from the Southern Suburbs Photographic Society who provided us with some valuable feedback on a range of images that were presented for consideration this year. Traditionally we only have a single print image of the year and digital image of the year, however, this year the team from Southern Suburbs Photographic Society awarded 2nd, 3rd and Highly Commended awards to other images entered.

Print Image of the Year

The Florist
"The Florist" by Brett Ferguson

Runners up

2nd place - "The Blue Dress" by Brett Ferguson

3rd place - "Lillian" by Brett Ferguson

Highly Commended

"Nardoo" by Sue Searls

"In Flight" by Trudy Purchas

Digital Image of the Year

Flame Robin
"Flame Robin" by Kathryn Hocking

Runners up

2nd place - "Coke" by Andre Bellaire

3rd place - "Lucy the Barn Owl" by Phil Taylor

Highly commended

"Tell me a story" by Brett Ferguson

"Remember Us" by Kathryn Hocking

 

Competition Winners: Umbrellas and Open

Print Open

  • 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “Tom” 
  • 2nd Place – Ronald Clarke “An Australian Icon” 
  • 3rd Place – Neil Anderson “Kayaking” 
  • Highy Commended - Françoise Muller-Robbie "Water Dragon"

Set Print – "Umbrella"

  • 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “The Rainmaker” 
  • 2nd Place – Neil Anderson “Strawberry Cocktail” 
  • 3rd Place – Brian Obst “Umbrella Wedding” 
  • Highly Commended - Sue Searls "Through Water"

Open Digital

  • 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “Form" 
  • 2nd Place – Neil Anderson "Yarra Twilight ” 
  • 3rd Place – Jamie Cifuentes “Splash”

Set Digital – "Umbrella"

  • 1st Place – Robyn Bartlett “The Rains Are Here” 
  • 2nd Place – Gayle Tout “Coffee Anyone” 
  • 3rd Place – Karl Zeller “Windy” 

Novice Digital

  • 1st Place – Anne Malthouse “Umbrella”
 

Castlemaine Weekend 2017

We went to Castlemaine seeking gold. Our gold was not the precious metal discovered in the 1880s by miners digging, blasting and panning. Our gold was found in the light, the buildings, the people and the landscape of the historic goldfields town.

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Competition Winners: Silhouettes and Open

Open Print

  • 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “The Blue Dress” 
  • 2nd Place – Ronald Clarke “White Faced Heron” 
  • 3rd Place – Karl Zeller “Foggy Morning” 

Set Print – "Silhouettes"

  • 1st Place – Karl Zeller “Dali Exhibit” 
  • 2nd Place – Gayle Tout “Inside Looking Out” 
  • 3rd Place – Neil Anderson “Moonlight Flight” 

Open Digital

  • 1st Place – Neil Anderson “Pinnacles Sunset" 
  • 2nd Place – Kathryn Hocking "Flame Robin ” 
  • 3rd Place – Karin Volz “Set and Innocent” 
  • Highly Commended – Karl Zeller “Gone Fishing”
  • Highly Commended – Andrea Sparks “Denise”
  • Highly Commended – Tess Maddocks “Little snip here, little tuck there”
  • Highly Commended – Françoise Muller Robbie “Resting”

Set Digital – "Silhouettes"

  • 1st Place – Cathrine Stevenson “Sam Training Henry” 
  • 2nd Place – Jennifer Empey “Outliers” 
  • 3rd Place – Trudy Purchas “Is Anybody Out There” 
  • Highly Commended – Andrea Sparks “Contemplation”
  • Highly Commended – Brett Ferguson "Reflection"
  • Highly Commended – Kathryn Hocking "The Other Side"
  • Highly Commended – Tony Arceri "Heading Home"
  • Highly Commended – Kathleen Moyses "Werribee South"
  • Highly Commended – Gayle Tout "As the Sun Goes Down"
  • Highly Commended – Andre Bellaire "Corvette"
 

Upcoming

Presentation: Alex Cherney - Astrophotography

Alex wowed us when he last presented to our club a few years ago, he left us awestruck and inspired and gave us the knowledge to capture images of the night sky. We look forward to his presentation and filling a whole new set of members with the wonder of astrophotography.

You can check out Alex's work at his website Terrastro.

Entries for the VAPS Interclub are due.

Brooklyn Community Hall
27th February 2018 7:45 pm
Photo Shoot: Photowalk Around Williamstown

We're waiting on the folks from Colac Camera Club to finalise the date for this one, it will be either the 3rd or the 4th. Which ever day, we'll welcome them to Williamstown and show them around with a photowalk around the town. We'll encourage members to take a look at Williamstown through their cameras in a way they haven't before.

Consider a theme, a point of view, a focal length and challenge yourself to stick to that limitation throughout the walk. We'll meet at the bandstand in Commonwealth Reserve to start things off.

Commonwealth Reserve
4th March 2018 10:00 am

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