To assist Camera Clubs to provide a positive environment in which to learn about photography and develop photographic skills through competition, presentations and social activity; provide co-ordination, and a basis for interaction, between Camera Clubs and promote the amateur photographic movement generally.
Topshot 2014, hosted by Castle Hill RSL Photography Club on Sunday 29 June, was very well attended.
A display of all prints entered was exhibited, and a presentation of the accepted and awarded digital
images was shown. The popular slideshow is now available as a CD for clubs to show their members;
Dean Martin from Udesign Tours introduced the guest speaker, photographer Zim Pham from the USA. Zim's fascinating illustrated talk on her career from art school student to professional photographer with New York City Photo Safari was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. She described her approach to photography and teaching and the following day held 2 free walking workshops in the City. A video of Zim Pham's talk will also be available by request.
At the award ceremony Mosman's Robyn Georges' "Minstrel Boy" won first place in Monochrome P.I. Her photograph also won the overall top image, gaining her the David Miller Perpetual Trophy and placing her as winner of the Udesign trip for 2 to the USA. An excited Robyn plans to travel with her daughter, Sue.
Photographers from Castle Hill & North's dominated, picking up 6 of the 8 first places. Castle Hill member Dianne English won two 1st places, Jason Pang won Colour P.I. and Adalbert Dromblikovic took out the Australian Land/Sea award. From North's, Kian Mak won two 1st Time awards and 1st place in Colour Prints and Michael Hing came 1st in Nature Prints.
Country clubs Ballina, Taree, Narromine and Orange all had members represented among the winners and new member club Snappers' Kate Tinson achieved 4 awards. A total of over 1,000 entries were received, with twice as many prints as digital images; only 48 entrants submitted prints this year. Download the catalogue here (PDF - 662KB)
It was good to see members from so many clubs attending the Topshot award day. I look forward to an even bigger attendance at this year's FCC Interclub on Sunday, October 26. It is being hosted by two Blue Mountain clubs at Springwood. Entries open on September 1, so start selecting your club's top entries soon. More details will appear shortly in f/stop.
FCC Interclub 2014 will be hosted by Mosman Camera Club at Mosman RSL, 719 Military Road, Mosman on Sunday, October 26 from 10 am.
Opening for Entries: Monday 1st September 2014
Closing date: Friday 26th September 2014
Exhibition date: Sunday 26th October 2014
Further information on entering the FCC Interclub 2014 competition and the Entry Form are now available on the Competitions page
PRIZES Raffle tickets (1 for $2.00 or 3 for $5.00) will be mailed out shortly to every FCC camera club to offer their members tickets for two raffle prizes:
1. Eizo ColorEdge wide gamut 24" monitor (without built-in sensor) with ColorNavigator to enable hardware calibration donated by our sponsor Eizo 2. Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Macro Di VC USD lens donated by Maxwell International Australia.
Tickets at will also be on sale at the exhibition and the winners be drawn at the conclusion of the event on October 26.
All clubs entering Interclub this year will be in the draw for the major prize of lighting equipment, the Elinchrom BRX 500/500/500 Set To Go With Stand Valued at $2495.00.
3x Elinchrom BRX 500
1x Skyport Speed Transmitter
2x 66cm Portalite Softboxes
1x Tube Bag for two Heads
1x Roller Case for three heads
1x 18cm Refelector plus 30 Deg Grid
1x Umbrella Set, Silver and Translucent
3x Air Cushioned Stand 2.8m
The winner will be drawn by lottery at the conclusion of the event on October 26.
Topshot 2014 Catalogue (PDF - 662KB)
A selection of images from Topshot 2014
Our FCC major sponsor udesign Photo Tours is pleased to advise a further opportunity for our members in conjunction with fotopromos
- Click on the link below to enter for an opportunity to WIN A FREE TRIP
Don't miss this chance to win a once in a lifetime all expenses paid trip for a Photo Safari in Australia.
The trip will consist of:
- Paid Airfare, Meals and Accomodations and Photo Tour Provided by: Udesign Photography Tours
- The Australia Photo Safari will be Awarded October 31, 2014 at Photo Plus Expo in New York, NY.
5 Days - Kakadu
3 Days - Ularu ( Ayres Rock)
6 Days - Sydney: Blue Mountains, Harbour Bridge Climb, Opera House, Bondi Beach
September 2014 News (pdf - 2MB)
August 2014 News (pdf - 1,528KB)
Public Liability Insurance ** updated **
Photographic Events for 2014 (pdf - 674KB)
Membership Application/Renewal 2014/2015
pdf - 500KB
Change of Membership Details (pdf - 20KB)
NSW Entries for AIPC 2014 (pdf - 72KB)
Interclub - Opening for entries: 1st September 2014
Interclub - Closing for entries: 26th September 2014
Interclub - Exhibition: 26th October 2014