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Established in 1965, the Williamstown Camera Club brings together 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 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!

The camera's only job is to get out of the way of making photographs.

Ken Rockwell
  • <p>1st - A Grade: Set Digital - Into the Little Forest <small>© Robert Moyses</small></p>
  • <p>1st - B Grade: Set Digital - Pushing Pollen <small>© Phillip Donaldson</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - A Grade: Set Digital - Bluey <small>© Karl Zeller</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - B Grade: Set Digital - Cactus Bloom <small>© Grace Sobania</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - A Grade: Set Digital - Cacti Elegans <small>© Wade Buchan</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - B Grade: Set Digital - Two by Two <small>© Allan Williams</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Set Digital - Just Weed <small>© Viet Tran</small></p>
  • <p>1st - A Grade: Open Digital - Standing, Waiting <small>© Robert Moyses</small></p>
  • <p>1st - B Grade: Open Digital - Idyllic Dawn <small>© Robyn Bartlett</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - A Grade: Open Digital - Luna Ball Chase <small>© Wade Buchan</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - B Grade: Open Digital - Gibsons Step <small>© Allan Williams</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - A Grade: Open Digital - Purple-backed Fairy Wrens <small>© Kathryn Hocking</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - B Grade: Open Digital - Collins St <small>© Phillip Donaldson</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Open Digital - Shifting Sands <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>1st - A Grade: Set Digital - Life In Mono <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - A Grade: Set Digital - Slate Wall <small>© Mario Xerri</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - A Grade: Set Digital - Walking Into the Sun <small>© Kathryn Hocking</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Set Digital - I'm Coming Down Now! <small>© Leo Loque</small></p>
  • <p>1st - B Grade: Set Digital - Who are you looking at? <small>© Robyn Singleton</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - B Grade: Set Digital - Chloe's Bar <small>© Adrian Jones</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - B Grade: Set Digital - Lady in Lockdown <small>© Cathryn Plunkett</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Digital - Sepia Scales <small>© Kathleen Moyses</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Digital - Ella & Bellbridge <small>© Phillip Donaldson</small></p>
  • <p>1st - A Grade: Open Digital - Childers Cover <small>© Phiphi Lu</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - A Grade: Open Digital - Bloom <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - A Grade: Open Digital - Gang gang on Hawthorne <small>© Kathryn Hocking</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Open Digital - Fun Fun Fun <small>© Viet Tran</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Open Digital - Frog Legs Breakfast <small>© Wade Buchan</small></p>
  • <p>1st - B Grade: Open Digital - Hot Pink <small>© Françoise Muller-Robbie</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - B Grade: Open Digital - Sun Globe <small>© Robyn Bartlett</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - B Grade: Open Digital - Bella <small>© Adrian Jones</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Open Digital - Forgotten Beer <small>© Michael Costa</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Open Digital - Afternoon Smoko <small>© Cathrin Plunkett</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Open Digital - Fair Parachutes <small>© Phillip Donaldson</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Open Digital - Camouflage <small>© Ian Gofton</small></p>


Competition 5 - Macro and Open

Our judge for this competition was Dave Sumner. This is Dave's third time judging for our club and he enjoyed our images.

This round's set subject was Macro, defined as:

A form of close-up photography where the captured subject is presented at a ratio of 1:1 or greater. Typically a specialised Macro lens is used, though the result may also be achieved through the use of extension tubes, macro filters, and/or reverse mounting your lens. The aim is to show enhanced details in common subjects that we may otherwise not notice.

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Apollo Bay Weekend Away 2021

It was with much anticipation and expectation that our Apollo Bay weekend away finally arrived after many weeks of Covid 19 lockdown.

There were approximately 21 club members who attended, most arriving on a blustery, cold, Friday night, with most getting meals out and keeping out of the weather.

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Competition 4 - Creative and Open

Our judge for this competition was our very own  Brett Ferguson - Brett has been a judge with the APJA for several years now and is usually busy judging for other clubs, so we're excited he could find some time to squeeze us in.

This round's set subject was Creative, defined as:

Creative or experimental photographs display a novel effect because of an unusual combination of objects and /or unusual viewpoint. Photographs in which the images have been modified during or after exposure by using an experimental technique are also eligible in Creative/Experimental sections. The photograph must always have a basic photographic image. Digital manipulation processes may be employed provided the original photograph was exposed by the entrant.

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Intimate Landscapes with Dale Rogers

Last night we were treated to a presentation by Dale Rogers of Photo Rangers on the topic of Intimate Landscapes.

The way Dale spoke of this practice as not just a photographic discipline but also as part of his mindfulness routine made me think I need to spend a bit more time doing it myself.

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Reverse Lens Mount Macro Photography

A member has asked about reverse mount macro photography so I found a couple of videos which explain the process.

The best case is using a lens with a manual aperture ring so you can modify the ƒ-stop while using, though there are ways to use automatic lenses too.

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