Pelicans on Pole by Frank Carroll 1st Place Novice Small Prints Open Bon Strange Novice Award 2018
Mist by the River by Judy McEachern 1st Place Landscape Seascape Winner Roger Purcell EDPI Award 2018
Reflecting on the Blue Pool by Anne Carroll 1st Place Large Print Landscape Seascape Winner of the Herb Richmond Print of the Year Award 2018
Cents for yor Thawths by Leo Ryan Novice EDPI Open 1 st Place
Michael by Chris Crossley EDPI Creative 1st Place
Norwegian Coast by Carol Hall 1st Place EDPI Colour Monochrome
Female Red Capped Robin by Trevor Bibby 1st Place EDPI Nature
Dabbing Newborn by Rebecca Nicolandos 1st Place EDPI People Portrait
Aunti Emma by Anne Wilson 1st Place Large Print Open Colour Monochrome
Cleared for Landing by Frank Carroll 1st Place Large Print Nature
Trees by Judy McEachern 1st Place Large Print Creative
Amanda Lee by Greg Tate 1st Place Large Print People Portrait

Welcome to the Ballarat Camera Club website!

The Ballarat Camera Club Inc. aims to provide opportunities for members to learn about and improve their photography, regardless of their level of competence. 

Since its establishment in 1938, members of the Ballarat Camera Club Inc. have encouraged and inspired each other in their photographic pursuits and personal growth.

Depending on the needs of members, committee and key club members organise a variety of activities which facilitate the learning of the many aspects of photography.

Through participating in monthly digital club meetings, judging nights, workshops and outings, members can learn new skills and understandings, such as; how to operate their camera, understand light, process images on the computer.  Members have the opportunity to seek feedback on their work and view the work of fellow photographers during these activities. 

The Ballarat Camera Club is affiliated with the Victorian Association of Photographic Societies Inc. (VAPS), which allows members to be involved in the wider photographic community in Victoria, including conferences and interclub competitions.

The “Ballarat National Photographic Exhibition” has been proudly run by the Ballarat Camera Club Inc. since 1968. This exhibition is held in high regards within photographic circles across Australia and is hung in the prestigious ‘Art Gallery of Ballarat’. 

We invite you to browse our website and the galleries within. We hope it inspires you and look forward to welcoming you at one of our activities in the near future! 

Please contact one of our friendly committee members should you wish to join us on one of our activities.



 The latest Newsletter is located under the Information Newsletters 2019 tab.

November 2019



November 4th Informal Imaging Night 7.30 pm

Trevor & Betty's House.

Topic: processing the Milky way and Star trail images taken at the recent outing with Frank & Anne.

What program to use?

Contrast: what does it all mean in a photographic sense.

Plus any other topics you wish to discuss.

November 13th Competition Night at the clubrooms from 7.30 pm Onwards

Guest Speaker and Judge: Noeleen McKeag. Noeleen is a photography educator with Oxegen College in Ballarat.

Open and Set Subject Definition: "Geometric Shapes" Image must be made up of an identifiable geometric shape(eg circles, triangles etc)

November 23rd Saturday Annual Dinner

6pm for the evening meal. The annual Awards part of the evening will start around 7.30 pm.

More details regarding the evening meal and cost closer to the date.

An invitation has been sent out to all members, please let me know if you haven't received yours.

We will also need help to set up in the afternoon from 2 pm onwards.

There is a lot to do so as many members as possible to assist, please.

More details closer to the date.

November 24th Spring fest.

The club is having a stand and needs volunteers to hand out brochures to promote the club.

Please support this initiative and volunteer.

See Rebecca Nicolandos for details

November 27th Wed 7.30 pm

Committee meeting Trevor & Betty's house.

December 7th Christmas BBQ Breakup from 6 pm onwards

at Murray and Judy house.

Their address will be emailed to members closer to the date.

Bring your own everything.

January BBQ Wednesday the 22nd from 6 pm onwards.

Bring your own everything. This is held at Trevor & Betty's house.

This is the final night to deliver prints for both the Geelong Interclub and the February Competition night.

Interclub prints to Steve Demeye and Monthly competition prints to Anne Carrol or Betty Bibby.

January Committee Meeting Wednesday 29th

Venue is undecided at this stage.

February Competition Night 12 Feb at the clubs rooms from 7.30 pm onwards.

Guest Speaker and judge: not known at this stage

Set topic, Creative and Open sections: 

Set Topic: "Found in Nature" -An image of something that can be typically found in nature (eg frost on leaves, flowing water, ice in a puddle, a scattering of seed pods.)

Images must have been entered online by the 17th January. Prints to the Monthly coordinator no later than the 22nd January.

February 19th Committee meeting:

Venue is undecided at this stage.

Note date change due to to the Geelong Interclub.

February 26th Geelong Interclub from 7.30 pm

It is our turn to host this year.

So please support your club by not only entering the competition (online via the website) and your prints to Steve Demeye no later than 22nd January.

A pre-selection date will be organised shortly after this date.

We will need assistance setting-up on the afternoon and we need supper to share with Geelong on the night, please.

A sample of members images from 2018


Highlighted Images
Bowed out by Leo Ryan
A stitch in time saves nine by Lyn Fowler
London Carpark by Kate Both
Its my Teddy and I'll do what I want by Rebecca Nicolandos
Downpour by Steve Demeye
Hard Riding by Brett Keating
Muir Glacier by Judy McEachern
Blue Hour by Lorraine Lees
Looking Out by Janette Richards
Cranky Rock by Anne Wilson
African Eye Test by Brian Hillman
Pixies Parasols by Carol Hall
Rise of the Bubbles by Mark Bevelander
Moeraki Boulders by Trevor Bibby
Tiger Lily by Brian Sala
Royal Oak by Anne Carroll
Reflections by Judy Johnson
Stick em Up by Hugh Lees
I've got my Eye on You by Jenny Parker
Misty Reflections by Steve McLaren
Small in Statue Big in Heart by Henrietta Camilleri
Fancy Clouds by Luke Debuhr
Shower by Neil Para
I Look Creepy don't I Dad by Chris Crossley
Cheetah Vantage Point by Jill Wharton
Hammersley Gorge by Murray McEachern
Door in Provins by Ron Carr
The Keep Left House by Frank Carroll
Pop of Colour by Jodi Lorimer
Grainstore Gallery by Betty Bibby

Ballarat Camera Club Inc - Established 1938
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