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.

March Flare 2019



March Camp and Outings From Friday 29th to Sunday 31st.

Come to Ararat and share some time with your fellow photographers.

Suggested Interary is  Saturday visit either J Ward or the Seppelts winery Tour at 2 pm

Saturday night after an evening meal at one of the local hotels come up to One Tree Hill and try your hand at night photography.

We have a waning crescent moon with the moon rising at 3 am, new moon due on the 6th March

Sunday:  Book out of accommodation and either head to Seppelts for an 11 am Winery Tour or visit J Ward at 11 am.

After lunch, we could visit Aradale Hospital for their 2 pm tour or check out the birds at the Green Hill Lake reserve, just off the highway back to Ballarat.

Book your own accommodation at the Ararat Acacia Caravan Park.

Please let Trevor know if you are planning to attend, there will be a sheet at the next club night to fill in.

Acacia Caravan Park Ararat. Ph: 5352 2994 Address: 6 Acacia Ave Ararat.



April 1 st Monday evening Informal Imaging Night from 7.00pm

Venue:  Lake Wendouree near Pipers on the Lake 

View the lovely flowers and bird life around the lake 



April Competition Night Wednesday 10th from 7.30pm

Set Subject: "Mystery Topics" Definition: the topic(x4), including definitions, to be published in the Flare one month before the prior competition night. Entrants can submit one topic or four.

Open subjects as well.

Guest Speaker and Judge: Tom Putt fine Art Landscape Photographer

Bio: My passion has always been photographing the breathtaking Australian landscape. For the past 20 years, I have been privileged to call the Australian wilderness my office. For me, there’s nothing more exhilarating than being surrounded by this serenity. Whether it be standing on top of a mountain, or wandering along an ancient dry creek bed, my heart and soul always feels at home amongst these landscapes.




April Outing:  Lavendula Lavender Farm Saturday or Sunday the 27th or the 28th.

Date and time o be decided at the next meeting by those who wish to attend.


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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