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.

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!

A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.

Edward Steichen (1879 – 1973)
  • <p>Chicago Reflection - 1st Place - Digital Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Melissa Massari</small></p>
  • <p>Jetty - 1st Place - Digital Open</p>

<p><small>© Leeanne Laidlaw</small></p>
  • <p>Love It Up - 1st Place - Print Open</p>

<p><small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>Who's the fairest of them all - 1st Place - Print Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Cathy Buchanan</small></p>
  • <p>Along the Yarra - 2nd Place - Digital Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Cathy Buchanan</small></p>
  • <p>Two Rivers - 2nd Place - Digital Open</p>

<p><small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>Rio reflection - 2nd Place - Print Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>Old lantern - 3rd Place - Print Open</p>

<p><small>© Leeanne Laidlaw</small></p>
  • <p>Why are you looking at me - 3rd Place - Print Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Werner Stauber</small></p>
  • <p>A Cold Morning Walk - Equal 3rd Place - Digital Open</p>

<p><small>© Trevor Davis</small></p>
  • <p>Performer - Equal 3rd Place - Digital Open</p>

<p><small>© Erika Polman</small></p>
  • <p>Split Up - 3rd Place - Digital Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Brett Ferguson</small></p>
  • <p>Mountain Mirror - HC - Digital Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Leeanne Laidlaw</small></p>
  • <p>Just Like My Grandad Did - HC - Digital Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Phil Taylor</small></p>
  • <p>The Gift of Love - HC - Digital Open</p>

<p><small>© Dee Palma</small></p>
  • <p>Shiraz - HC - Digital Open</p>

<p><small>© Lin McPherson</small></p>
  • <p>Silver Arrow - HC - Print Set: Mirrors</p>

<p><small>© Phil Taylor</small></p>
  • <p>High country track - HC - Print Open</p>

<p><small>© Graeme Brown</small></p>


Wednesday Web Whip 2014-07-09

Photograph Phare du Petit Minou by Stefan Cruysberghs on 500px
Phare du Petit Minou by Stefan Cruysberghs on 500px


Wednesday Web Whip 2014-07-02

The big news of the week: Apple to discontinue Aperture & iPhoto development in favour of their new Photos app which won't be available until some time next year. So we have a couple of resources for Aperture users looking to make a change from the software that hasn't had a major update for some time.


Other alternatives

We obviously recommend Lightroom, but if you're looking for an alternative, just to be different see the links below. There are of course others, this is not a comprehensive list.

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Shooting Ice Hockey

On the back of a talk by member Tania Chalmers at our last meeting Phil joined Tania this weekend to shoot some of the action at Melbourne Icehouse. His notes, which build on Tania's advice, and photos appear in this article. I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say Phil has done and awesome job, especially given it was his first time out.

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Wednesday Web Whip 2014-06-25

Weekend inspiration

Other cool stuff

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Balloon Inspiration

Given the number of questions we have received about the Paper Bag Challenge for "Balloon" I'm guessing some of you aren't too sure what to do do with the balloon you've been given.

The only rule is it has to be a balloon you can blow up with you mouth. So yes, this rules out hot air balloons.

With only about 3 weeks to go before it's due, it's time to get cracking on taking your shot. Some of the samples below I'd probably consider way over processed, but each to their own. They are presented as inspiration, not direction.

I look forward to seeing what you do with your balloons.

If you're looking to print your photos, I recommend Photo Enlargements. Many of us use this service and their service is great and the delivery is pretty fast. Usually a few working days. Other services can be found on our Links page.

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Photo Shoot: Ice Hockey

Details to be advised

Medibank Icehouse, Docklands
3rd August 2014 2:00 pm
Photo Shoot: Night & Low Light Photography in Williamstown

We'll be hitting Williamstown at night for a photo walk to take some low light and night photography. We'll fall back to Walker Close Community Centre in the event of bad weather.

Commonwealth Reserve Band Rotunda
12th August 2014 7:45 pm

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