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Hervey Bay Photography Club was established in 2005, and provides a meeting place where photography enthusiasts can pursue an interest in photography, learn from each other, and experiment with new photography techniques and practices. Members support and help each other to become better photographers in whatever genre they are interested in. Guest speakers, workshops, group shoots, practical nights, and special events abound in our calendar every year.

If you are thinking about joining we welcome you to attend three meetings at no cost to get a feel of what we do and who we are, before committing to membership. This allows you an opportunity to observe a club competition, view the Digital Projected Images or Prints submitted for that competition by members, and hear critiques of those images from a judge.

We are affiliated with the Photographic Society of Queensland (PSQ), which allows our members to compete in interclub competitions with other clubs affiliated to the PSQ. Photographic honours can be won through competition, and our members are encouraged to enter competitions which can give them credits towards photographic honours. 

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Apr
23
Tue
7:00 pm Meeting Night – Photo Competition @ Hibiscus room, Kondari Hotel, Hervey Bay, QLD
Meeting Night – Photo Competition @ Hibiscus room, Kondari Hotel, Hervey Bay, QLD
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm
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May
7
Tue
7:00 pm Committee Members Meeting (Cance...
Committee Members Meeting (Cance...
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Committee Members to meet 1st Tuesday of every month.
May
28
Tue
7:00 pm Meeting Night – Photo Competition @ Hibiscus room, Kondari Hotel, Hervey Bay, QLD
Meeting Night – Photo Competition @ Hibiscus room, Kondari Hotel, Hervey Bay, QLD
May 28 @ 7:00 pm
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Jun
4
Tue
7:00 pm Committee Members Meeting (Cance...
Committee Members Meeting (Cance...
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Committee Members to meet 1st Tuesday of every month.
Jun
25
Tue
7:00 pm Meeting Night – Photo Competition @ Hibiscus room, Kondari Hotel, Hervey Bay, QLD
Meeting Night – Photo Competition @ Hibiscus room, Kondari Hotel, Hervey Bay, QLD
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm
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Jul
2
Tue
7:00 pm Committee Members Meeting (Cance...
Committee Members Meeting (Cance...
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Committee Members to meet 1st Tuesday of every month.
Jul
23
Tue
7:00 pm Meeting Night – Photo Competition @ Hibiscus room, Kondari Hotel, Hervey Bay, QLD
Meeting Night – Photo Competition @ Hibiscus room, Kondari Hotel, Hervey Bay, QLD
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm
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Aug
6
Tue
7:00 pm Committee Members Meeting (Cance...
Committee Members Meeting (Cance...
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Committee Members to meet 1st Tuesday of every month.
Aug
27
Tue
7:00 pm Meeting Night – Photo Competition @ Hibiscus room, Kondari Hotel, Hervey Bay, QLD
Meeting Night – Photo Competition @ Hibiscus room, Kondari Hotel, Hervey Bay, QLD
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm
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Sep
3
Tue
7:00 pm Committee Members Meeting (Cance...
Committee Members Meeting (Cance...
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Committee Members to meet 1st Tuesday of every month.

Through Our Eyes – Photography Exhibition

Hi Everyone,
In September last year all members were invited to participate in a Photography Project. Eleven members took up the challenge and an exhibition of our work opens on 2nd February and closes on the 3rd of March. The opening by our own Michel Scutts is on Saturday Feb 3 between 11am and 1pm with a lemonade after at the Criterion Hotel. The attached flyer has the information but it will be held at Gatakers Art Space in the POP UP Gallery at the front on Kent Street. It will be a great advertisement for our club and the variety of approaches the members have adopted to express themselves. You are all invited so hope you are able to drop in for the opening or any time that suits and please leave an encouraging comment in the comments book. 
Thank-you

by Ryan Tutor, January 26, 2024

2024 Fraser Coast Ag Show

Here are the details to this years Fraser Coast Agriculture Show taking place on 23 – 24 May at the Maryborough Showgrounds. This year’s theme is “Mary to Migaloo.” There are an additional 8 subjects which anyone can enter their printed and mounted images. Click link below for all needed information: https://herveybay.myphotoclub.com.au/hervey-bay-agricultural-show-photography-schedule-link/

by Ryan Tutor, April 7, 2024

Australia Cup Competition

Hi Members, I have again extended the Australia Cup competition on website as we are still looking for more member’s images to represent HBPC this year.

Theme is: THIS IS AUSTRALIA and entries are now closing this Sunday 7/4/24. “This is Australia” was the theme from our February competition, so would be great to see more of your images to put our best work forward. Member’s may submit 3 images online which will then be judged by a 3 person panel. With current club membership numbers, HBPC can then include a maximum of 2 images per person for Australia Cup. Best of luck, look forward to more beautiful images!

Definition for THIS IS AUSTRALIA: Any image that shows a flavour of life in Australia including landscapes, people, events and places including architecture, birds and animals. Images may be taken in any of Australia’s territories. Entries must be a single image as captured by the camera; no composites allowed.

All entered Images & individual awards are eligible to count as national acceptances towards APS Honours LAPS, AAPS.

by Ryan Tutor, April 2, 2024

Easter Photo OPs

I just got home from a walk and found that there is a sailing regatta on this weekend. It is the Scarness Boat Club area. Kids sail close to the shore (for those like me without zoom lenses) and adults are about 1km out, (for those with big zoom lenses). Also noticed some Brilliant Mushrooms/Toadstools on a vacant block across from the Newly renovated Holiday Park. I plan to go back later in the day in the that, hope no one has knocked them over. Does any one else know of anything?

by Barbara Colman, March 29, 2024

Results for competitions in March Print Competition

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in March Print Competition

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

by ken york, March 26, 2024

Competitions

Hi Members, with the recent changes to the by-laws for our monthly competitions, there is now a new subject of “Creative” for monthly entries. If member’s have submitted any of their composite or “creative” work into the open category, could you please resubmit your images into the creative category.

AUSTRALIA CUP:

The external competition for AUSTRALIA CUP has now been extended and we are calling for many more images to represent HBPC for this year’s Australia Cup. Theme is: THIS IS AUSTRALIA and entries are now closing on Sunday 24/3. This was the theme for last month’s HBPC competition, so would be great to see more of your images to put our best work forward. Member’s may submit 3 images online which will then be judged by a 3 person panel. With current club membership numbers, HBPC can then include a maximum of 2 images per person for Australia Cup. Best of luck, look forward to more beautiful images!

Definition for THIS IS AUSTRALIA: Any image that shows a flavour of life in Australia including landscapes, people, events and places including architecture, birds and animals. Images may be taken in any of Australia’s territories. Entries must be a single image as captured by the camera; no composites allowed.

All entered Images & individual awards are eligible to count as national acceptances towards APS Honours LAPS, AAPS.

by Ryan Tutor, March 20, 2024

Hervey bay Agricultural show photography schedule link.

https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/a6b2c715-0144-49fa-b75a-b318a34b0051/downloads/2024%20Photography%20Schedule.pdf?ver=1710152629764

by Barbara Colman, March 13, 2024

External Competitions

Hi Member’s, here are a few new external competitions for any of you interested. These can also be found with many other competitions by clicking the External Competitions button at Hervey Bay Photography Club (myphotoclub.com.au)

Illustrative Photography Competition – The Society of Photographers | International Photography Organisation (thesocieties.net)closes 30 April 2024

Street Photography Competition (sittp.com)closes 31 May 2024

SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year closes 31 October 2024

by Ryan Tutor, March 10, 2024

Closing Competitions

Hi Members, here are a few external competitions that are closing soon that you may be interested in. Included is info sent over about Salon of Excellence.

  1. APS National (myphotoclub.com.au) – closes 15 March
  2. PSQ: Salon of Excellence Queensland (myphotoclub.com.au) – closes 17 March.

Dear PSQ affiliated camera clubs

This is a final reminder to all camera clubs that the 2024 Salon of Excellence competition entries close within two weeks on Sunday March 17. Club secretaries could you please circulate this reminder to all club members.

Entries will be submitted via the SEQ MyPhotoClub website https://psq-seq.myphotoclub.com.au/. Detailed information, including the invitation document, is available on the website.

Subjects are: Open Colour, Open Mono, People (Colour or Mono), Nature (Colour), Social Documentary (Mono) and Creative (Colour or Mono).

There are both Print and Digital competitions, with separate competitions for A Grade and Non A Grade competitors.

This is a wonderful opportunity for all members to participate in a Queensland-wide competition and to test your skills beyond your own club competition. We would especially encourage Non A Grade members to take advantage of the opportunity.

While this is primarily an individual competition, it is also a chance for clubs to compete against one another, with trophy awarded to clubs with the highest overall points, the highest average points (to encourage smaller clubs) and most number of Acceptances. 

We look forward to continuing support for this longstanding competition.

Kind regards

Martin Riley

President, Queensland Camera Group

0417762767

3. Drone Photo Awards | Siena Awards (droneawards.photo) – closes 1 April

by Ryan Tutor, March 6, 2024

Open Competitions for HBPC

Hi Members,

Here the current competitions that are open and requiring your images:

AUSTRALIA CUP: HBPC entries close at 11:59pm on 18/3/24

Please submit your best 3 images that showcase the theme for this year’s Australia Cup: This Is Australia. This was also the subject for our monthly competition just held in February – hoping to see lots of entries!!!

Definition: Any image that shows a flavour of life in Australia including landscapes, people, events and places including architecture, birds and animals. Images may be taken in any of Australia’s territories. Entries must be a single image as captured by the camera; no composites allowed. Once HBPC competition closes, three Committee Members will vote through the best 2 images from each member to represent HBPC in this year’s Australia Cup. HBPC may enter up to 20 mages in total.

All entered Images & individual awards are eligible to count as national acceptances towards APS Honours LAPS, AAPS.

Saturday Snappers on 2/3/24: entries close at 11:59pm on 25/3/24

Theme was Quirky. Members may enter up to 3 images.

March Print Competition – CREATIVE

Images must be uploaded to website by 8pm on Monday 25/3/24. Once competition closes, members may then log back into the closed online competition to print their labels to be placed on back of prints for our Tuesday 26/3/24 judging/competition at Kondari at 7pm.

April Digital Competition – FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY – entries close at 11:59pm on Tuesday 26/3/24.

by Ryan Tutor, March 4, 2024

Results for competitions in February Digital (PI) Competition

There were 48 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in February Digital (PI) Competition

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Purple-crowned Fairywren
Glenn Roman – Honour
A Grade Open Digital

Grey crowned Babblers
Glenn Roman – Honour
A Grade Open Digital

Consulting the expert
Malcolm Wade – Honour
A Grade Open Digital

C Rose A 54 OPEN Antarctica
Christina Rose – Honour
A Grade Open Digital

Gang Gang Cockatoo
Glenn Roman – Honour
A Grade Monochrome Digital

Echo of the sky
Malcolm Wade – Honour
A Grade Monochrome Digital

Stairway to Heaven
ken york – Honour
A Grade Monochrome Digital

Frilled Lizard
Glenn Roman – Honour
A Grade Set Subject Digital

C Rose A 54 SET SKIPPY
Christina Rose – Honour
A Grade Set Subject Digital

C Rose A 54 SET CHECK UP DAY
Christina Rose – Honour
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Gold Coast Beach
Heather de Villiers – Honour
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Outback view
Heather de Villiers – Honour
A Grade Set Subject Digital

65 A S Its Ok Mate
Amanda Keys – Honour
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Sentinel
Michele Mapunda – Honour
B Grade Open Digital

31 C O The wolf dog
Virginia Wright – Honour
C Grade Open Digital

church of the good shepherd
Dianne Wyatt – Merit
A Grade Open Digital

ripples
Dianne Wyatt – Merit
A Grade Open Digital

The Drought
Margaret Kossowski – Merit
A Grade Open Digital

Tough Living
Janelle Hultgren – Merit
A Grade Open Digital

C Rose A 54 OPEN ICM trees
Christina Rose – Merit
A Grade Open Digital

Incoming
Melissa Arentsen – Merit
A Grade Open Digital

3 A O Bibles & Roses
Violet Whitaker – Merit
A Grade Open Digital

Happy Christmas
Celina Hurworth – Merit
A Grade Open Digital

Hazel
Celina Hurworth – Merit
A Grade Open Digital

Singapore Skyline
ken york – Merit
A Grade Open Digital

The Layover
Ryan Tutor – Merit
A Grade Open Digital

full moon
Dianne Wyatt – Merit
A Grade Monochrome Digital

Foggy Morning
Margaret Kossowski – Merit
A Grade Monochrome Digital

Billy and Damper
Heather de Villiers – Merit
A Grade Monochrome Digital

off the beaten track
Dianne Wyatt – Merit
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Riverside at night
Malcolm Wade – Merit
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Icon Graveyard
Janelle Hultgren – Merit
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Ypunya
Janelle Hultgren – Merit
A Grade Set Subject Digital

The Desert
Margaret Kossowski – Merit
A Grade Set Subject Digital

The Gold Mine
Margaret Kossowski – Merit
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Wave Rock
Melissa Arentsen – Merit
A Grade Set Subject Digital

65 A S Incomming
Amanda Keys – Merit
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Opera at Night
Ryan Tutor – Merit
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Skateboarder
Michele Mapunda – Merit
B Grade Open Digital

the toogoom tree
Michele Mapunda – Merit
B Grade Monochrome Digital

australia day
Michele Mapunda – Merit
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Perceids Meteor Shower Point Vernon
Stephen Potts – Merit
C Grade Open Digital

31 C O Painting of the pier
Virginia Wright – Merit
C Grade Open Digital

The cup
Izabela Meadows – Merit
C Grade Open Digital

Beach Volleyball
Glynis Stewart – Merit
C Grade Monochrome Digital

Family beach day_
Stephen Potts – Merit
C Grade Set Subject Digital

Fraser Tourists
Stephen Potts – Merit
C Grade Set Subject Digital

Terrigal Beach
Glynis Stewart – Merit
C Grade Set Subject Digital

by ken york, February 27, 2024