Welcome to Tamworth Camera Club

The Tamworth Camera Club is made up of people who enjoy the art of photography.  We have members from all walks of life and varying experience in photography. You can shoot film or digital, SLR or compact, everyone is welcome.

The idea of the club is to exchange ideas, knowledge, techniques and to help each other become the best photographer that you can be.   Tamworth Camera Club holds monthly training nights, monthly Photographic competitions and organised outings together.

For new members who have registered for the website, can you please email the secretary so we can add you to the members’ page. Thank you.
CLUB’S COMMITTEE

President:  Cheryl Randall 

Vice President: Lyn Craggs

Secretary: Kevin Craggs
Email: secretarytamworthcameraclub@outlook.com

 Treasurer : Angelina Nelson 

Assistant Secretary/Treasurer: Casey Renolds

 Activities Coordinator : Fay Renton

 Training Officer: Tony Green

 Technical/Property Officer: Chris Miller. 

Publicity Officer/Newsletter: Phil Ennis
Email: editortamworthcameraclub@outlook.com

Zone 2020 Co-Ordinator: Terese Miller

Email: zone2020coordinator@outlook.com

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Upcoming Events
Oct
22
Tue
6:00 pm Club Training Night @ West Diggers
Club Training Night @ West Diggers
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Training Nights start at 6 pm with a photo review for those who would like an image critiqued. The main session starts at 7 pm and comes the upcoming set subject topic as well as a[...]
Nov
5
Tue
7:00 pm Club Meeting @ West Diggers
Club Meeting @ West Diggers
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Tamworth Camera Club is made up of people who enjoy the art of photography.  We have members from all walks of life and varying experience in photography. You can shoot film or digital, SLR[...]
Nov
26
Tue
6:00 pm Club Training Night @ West Diggers
Club Training Night @ West Diggers
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Training Nights start at 6 pm with a photo review for those who would like an image critiqued. The main session starts at 7 pm and comes the upcoming set subject topic as well as a[...]
Dec
3
Tue
7:00 pm Club Meeting @ West Diggers
Club Meeting @ West Diggers
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Tamworth Camera Club is made up of people who enjoy the art of photography.  We have members from all walks of life and varying experience in photography. You can shoot film or digital, SLR[...]
Dec
24
Tue
6:00 pm Club Training Night @ West Diggers
Club Training Night @ West Diggers
Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Training Nights start at 6 pm with a photo review for those who would like an image critiqued. The main session starts at 7 pm and comes the upcoming set subject topic as well as a[...]

Club Meeting Night 6th August

Just a reminder to all club members that our monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday night August 6th at 7 pm upstairs in Diggers.

Visitors welcome.

Basic training will be held between 6 – 6.45 pm for those who wish to attend.

by Kevin Craggs, August 4, 2019

Basic Training-6th Aug-6-6.45pm

Looking forward to another basic training night.

Please email me your topics your questions you would like to learn about this month.

photography1619@gmail.com

by Terese Miller, August 3, 2019

6-6.45pm Training-Critiquing

6pm start

Just a reminder about Critiquing section

Bring a printed copy of an image, at least 5″x7″ plus a digital copy on USB

by Terese Miller, July 23, 2019

Training Night 23rd July 2019 – ASTRO EDITING

Craige Watson from Tamworth Regional Astronomy Club has again kindly offered to give up his time to help club members…. this month he will be tutoring members in editing astrophotography images.

The evening will start at 7pm, make sure and bring writing material to take notes for later use, when using your own editing software.

Looking forward to seeing as many as members as possible on the night.

by Kevin Craggs, July 20, 2019

Competitions in July are closing soon!

Competitions in July will close Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 11:55 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade Open Colour Large Print Open Colour
  • A Grade SetSubject Large Print Juxtaposition
  • A Grade Open Mono Large Print Open Monochrome
  • B Grade Open Colour Large Print Open Colour
  • B Grade SetSubject Large Print Juxtaposition
  • B Grade Open Mono Large Print Monochrome
  • C Grade Open Colour Large Print Open Colour
  • C Grade SetSubject Large Print Juxtaposition
  • C Grade Open Mono Large Print Open Monochrome

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, July 8, 2019

Astro Training Notes

A huge thanks must go out to Craige Watson from the Tamworth Regional Astronomy Club for giving up his time to conduct the Astro training evening on the 25th June. 15 club members attended and spent nearly 2 hours being tutored by Craige and taking photos.

Craige has sent to the club a summary of setting to use as a base line to explore and adjust for great astro shots.

Tripod, cable release or a timer release, manual mode on your DSLR or Mirroless camera, use your widest angle lens eg 14mm, 24mm or 50mm, sutter speed 15 – 20 seconds, aperture set to the widest possible eg f2.8 or 3.5 or 4 etc and ISO 1600 – 6400.

Focus on an object such as the moon, distant light or bright star and switch camera lens to manual focus.

Apps for your phone to assist with times for astro events. Planetarium software for your Android phone or Sky Safari, Stellarium for IOS. some apps may cost. PhotoPills is another app but does cost to purchase.

Software to process your images. DeepSky Stacker (free), Photoshop, Affinity Photo, Lumiar, GIMP.

A great resource: Alan Dyer – AmazingSky.com

by Kevin Craggs, July 7, 2019

Basic Training-Reminder

2nd July 6-6.45pm (Tomorrow Night)

Please email me at: photography1619@outlook.com

with any questions or topics you would like me to cover

by Terese Miller, July 1, 2019

Club results from the Northern Zone Conference 2019

Well done to the following members who achieved awards at Zone.

Monochrome Digital :- 2nd Place – Fay Renton “Ariana”

Ariana

Merit Awards :- Fay Renton “The Ball” – Large Colour Print. Cheryl Randall “The Pelican” – Small Colour Print. Chris Miller “Ebor Falls” – Colour Digital.

Honourable Mentions :- Harry Hausfeld “Roma’s Flower” , Terese Johnston “SCB” and Jenelle Germon “On The Beach” – Small Colour Print. Phil Ennis “Platform” and Angelina Nelson ” The Game” – Monochrome Print. Angelina Nelson “Fried Eggs” – Set Subject “Still Life”.

Congratulations to all our members who achieved awards at this year’s Northern Zone Conference.

by Kevin Craggs, June 9, 2019

Competitions in June are closing soon!

Competitions in June will close Monday, 10th June 2019, 11:55 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade Open Colour Large Print open colour
  • A Grade SetSubject Large Print Colourising
  • A Grade Open Mono Large Print Open Monochrome
  • B Grade SetSubject Large Print Colourising
  • B Grade Open Colour Large Print open colour
  • B Grade Open Mono Large Print Open Monochrome
  • C Grade SetSubject Large Print Colourising
  • C Grade Open Colour Large Print Open Colour
  • C Grade Open Mono Large Print Open Monochrome

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, June 8, 2019

Camera Club meeting 4th June 2019 @ 7pm.

Everyone is welcome to the June meeting at West Diggers starting at 7 pm. We will announce the results of members who were successful at the Zone convention in Macksville.

After the meeting, we get to view the images and find out the results from this months competition and the winner of the Wal Trophy – “Starburst”.

We look forward to seeing you all at the meeting.

by Kevin Craggs, May 30, 2019