The Entrance Camera Club is a group of enthusiastic photographers situated on the Central Coast of NSW. The club was formed in 1959. Members comprise people from all backgrounds, retired people, younger people, photographers who began with film and in the darkroom, some who have started photography in the digital age, expert award winning photographers & new photographers who have just purchased their first camera. A passion for photography is the common interest. The Entrance Camera Club is affiliated with The Federation of Camera Clubs (NSW)
The Club Meeting is held on the second Friday evening of each month,(except January) 7.30pm viewing for an 8.00pm start. At the meeting images which have been submitted at the previous meeting are critiqued, judged and awarded. The printed photographs are displayed around the room so after the formal part of the meeting members view & discuss the entries.
The Monthly Competition forms the basis of the club. Learning from the critiquing, subsequent discussions with the judges and other members a great way to learn new photographic techniques which you can then try yourself next time the opportunity arises.
The competition is divided in to A Grade & B Grade to assist new photographers and challenge the experienced members. A Grade is for advanced photographers, while B Grade is for beginning or less experienced photographers. In this way members are competing on a more level basis, while still seeing the images and hearing the judges' comments for both grades.
The grades are then divided again into Large Colour Prints, Small Prints, Large Monochrome Prints & Digital Image sections. Members are able to compete in any or all of these sections as they choose. On alternating months in the Small Print & the Digital Image sections there is a Set Subject, otherwise all entries are open. The subject matter is your choice. The Rules & the Set Subjects are defines in a Syllabus members receive on joining or at the beginning of each new year.
Points are awarded for First, Second & Third places & Honourable Mentions, these accumulate for the year and a trophy is awarded at the end of year presentation for those with the highest score in each section.
Print & Digital Image of the Year Awards Night is the grand finale of the Club, held in place of the December meeting, the awards are made for the winners of the monthly point score competitions & for image of the year in each section. A spectacular display of the winning works of the club members throughout the year is the centre piece of the night. Three additional competitions are held at the awards night, The Hilton Chalmers Trophy for Nature Digital Image Set of the Year, The Nature Print Set of the Year & the Creative Print Set of the Year.
Monthly Workshops are held normally on the fourth Friday evening of each month (except January & December) starting at 7.30pm. These nights are for information,interest and inspiration of members and visitors and cover various photographic topics or techniques. Normally held at our home base at Long Jetty but occasionallycould be at another venue. Members should check the Workshop Notice in the monthly Newsletter, visitors should check announcements in the local press.