We are a friendly group of people with a range of photographic skills and experience who share a passion for photography. The aim of our club is to inspire one another to constantly improve our photographic skills and to occasionally step outside our comfort zones to try new and exciting things. Whether you are relatively new to photography or a more experienced amateur, there are always new skills to learn and fellow members to help you on your creative journey.
Where and When
We meet on the first Wednesday of each month, with the exception of January, at the Palais Royal Hotel, 230 Katoomba Street, Katoomba. Arrive at 7pm to chat with other members and set up your prints, ready for a prompt 7.30pm start. You may like to enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine, purchased directly from the hotel. Generally, the theme for exhibition nights is ‘open’ allowing members to submit their favourite photographic subjects.
On a few exhibition nights each year we have a ‘theme’ night exploring a particular area of photography. Dates and topics can be found on the calendar and regular reminders are always posted via email.
Currently, during Covid lockdown and restriction periods, exhibition nights are held via Zoom – with details emailed to members on the day. (for info on joining in on Zoom please go to our ‘Online Meetings‘ page)
Select your best images to submit. We have 3 categories: Digital Projected Images (DPIs) in either colour or monochrome; colour prints, and monochrome prints. You may submit only DPIs if you are not yet ready to print your images. The number of DPIs or prints you may submit for any one exhibition night may vary from time to time but as a rough guide, you could show up to 3 DPIs and/or 3 colour prints and/or 3 black and white prints. You could, therefore, submit just one image in one category or a total of up to nine images across all three categories.
During Covid lockdown this has generally been limited to TWO images only – Colour and/or Monochrome (as per DPI) to be shown via our Flickr page and our Zoom meeting.
Please go to the ‘SUBMITTING IMAGES‘ page for instructions on resizing and renaming your image files for emailing.
Critiquing/judging of images
This may be done by a panel of members or by a guest judge who may be a professional photographer. Constructive comments and a score out of 15 are given for each image.
To shed some ‘light’ on our critiquing and scoring please head to this page… Scoring and Critiquing
We hold information nights on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm, currently via Zoom. This is an opportunity to share expertise, learn new skills and explore new styles of photography in preparation for a theme night.
Please go to our Financial Matters page for bank details and how to pay…