Starry Night by Brian Sala Bon Strange Novice Image of the Year 2019
Fading by Steve Demeye 1st place EDPI Open People Portrait  Winner Roger Purcell EDPI Award 2019
At the Pearly Gates by Anne Carroll 1st Place Creative Winner of the Herb Richmond Print of the Year 2019
Glacier Calving by Judy McEachern 1st Place Open Print Colour 2019
Milford Sounds Waterfalls by Betty Bibby 1st place Open Print Monochrome 2019
Mating Blue Butterflies by Betty Bibby 1st Place Open Print Nature 2019
Consternation by Steve Demeye 1st Place Open Print People Portrait 2019
Kalgoorlie Storm by Betty Bibby 1st Place Open Print Landscape Seascape 2019
Who goes there by Anne Carroll 1st Place Open EDPI Colour 2019
Heart to Heart by Rebecca Nicolandos 1st Place Open EDPI Monochrome 2019
Major Mitchell Landing by Trevor Bibby 1st Place Open EDPI Nature 2019
Tidal Pool by Steve Demeye 1st Place Open EDPI Landscape Seascape 2019
Beach Access by Steve Demeye  1st Place Open EDPI Creative 2019
Three on the Street by Frank Carroll 1st Place Portfolio 2019

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.

 

News

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

December 2019

 


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

The meeting will be held at the Bibby's house.


February 3rd Informal Imaging Evening from 7.30 pm Onwards

Some suggestions are Macro, the March set subject or the July set subject of "Repetition"

The club has a light tent which we use for this purpose. 

If you wish to use this on the evening please bring your own macro items or you are welcome to use whatever flowers or plants I have in the garden at the time.

If you have any suggestions or technical camera or software related details you would like explored please email Betty. 


February Competition Night 12th 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 22nd January. Prints to the Monthly coordinator (Betty for this month) 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 late January.

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


March 2nd informal Imaging Evening from 7.30 pm Onwards

Some suggestions are the July set subject of "Repetition"

The club has a light tent which we use for this purpose. 

If you wish to use this in the evening please bring your own items or you are welcome to use whatever flowers or plants I have in the garden at the time.

If you have any suggestions or technical camera or software related details you would like explored please email Betty. 

 


March Competition Night 12th March at the clubs rooms from 7.30 pm onwards.

Guest Speaker and judge: not known at this stage

Set topic and Open sections: 

Set Topic: "Macro" - A closeup image showing detail in a subject that is not readily discernible to the naked eye.


March Outing Saturday the 21st March

It has been suggested we travel to Melbourne on the train and do some street/landscape /architecture photography.

More details and a show of interest will be asked for at club nights.


April Competition Night 15th April at the clubs rooms from 7.30 pm onwards.

Guest Speaker and judge: not known at this stage

Set topic and Open sections: 

Set Topic: "Agricultural Landscape" An image depicting a typical rural landscape where the land is being used for primary production. Animals may be included but must not be the main subject of the image.


April Camp 25th and the 26th Anzac Weekend

Our camps in the past have not been well supported.

Is it the venues we choose or just members personal commitments?

Some suggestions are Halls Gap, Lake Fyans, Gelibrand or Kyneton.

If you have any other places you would think to suit the club please let Trevor (Outing Coordinator) know.

We generally stay in Caravan Parks as they have a suitable range of accommodation to suit everyone.

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
 

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