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.

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.
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President:  Digby Brown

Vice President: Haley Robinson

Secretary: Chris Miller
Email: secretarytamworthcameraclub@outlook.com

 Treasurer : Fay Renton 

Assistant Secretary/Treasurer: Angelina Nelson

 Activities Coordinator :

 Training Officer: Tony Green

 Technical/Property Officer: Chris Miller. 

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

*** 7-9 pm *** TRAINING MAY 25TH

MEMBERS MY APOLOGY

PLEASE NOTE TRAINING IS FROM 7-9PM

NOT 6-9 PM AS PER EMAIL

by Terese Miller, May 23, 2021

2021 Northern Zone Photography Competition Results

Finally, the results have been transcribed from the competition spreadsheets. The whole club needs to be congratulated. This is a great team effort because we needed every point from every image to achieve the award of the Overall Champion Club. Well done to everyone who entered an image, the club appreciates the effort you put in creating those images.

A special mention to Lyn Craggs for winning the Set Subject and achieving 3rd place in the Open Colour. Also another special mention to Vicki Hayes for 3rd place in the Open Monochrome.

Well done to those who achieved merits and congratulations to everyone.
We toast your victories…

Overall Champion Club (Interclub Competition)

ClubRank
Tamworth Camera Club1
Forster Digital Photography Club2
Port Macquarie Panthers Photographic Club3
C-ex Coffs Camera Club4
Kempsey Macleay RSL Photographic Club5
Lismore Camera Club6
Club Taree Photographic Club7
Grafton Camera Club8
Nambucca Head Camera Club9

Set Subject Winners (Monochrome Patterns)
First:                Lyn Craggs, Tamworth Camera Club, “Tactile”
Second:           Mike Gibbs, Port Macquarie Panthers, “Drapes”
Third:              Helen Walker, Forster Club, “Down for a Look”

Competition Winning Image
Sharon Sykes, Coffs Camera Club, “Morning”

Category Winners (Interclub)
Colour Digital:             Tamworth Camera Club
Monochrome Digital: C-ex Coffs Camera Club
Creative Digital:          Kempsey Macleay Camera Club

SET SUBJECT: Score is out of 15
14 Lyn Craggs – First – Tactile
12 Phillip Ennis-Merit Harvest
11 Nev Ritchie-Shelf Life
11 Lyn Craggs-Kaleidscope
11 Lyn Craggs-Bee ready
11 Sharon Ritchie-Poppies 1
10 Nev Ritchie-Cube on a roll
10 Sharon Ritchie-Lizard
10 Phil Ennis-Mona
10 Lyn Craggs-10 Reflective Love
10 Jacqui Munro-Buttons
10 Sharon Ritchie-Twirl
10 Phil Ennis-Snowpath
10 Haley Robinson-Lifesavers
9 Haley Robinson-Spotty feathers
9 Terese Miller- Stack of pencils
9 Terese Miller- Fruit skewer
9 Nev Ritchie -Wheel disc
9 Paul Brial -Mosque
9 Phil Ennis-I Wheel
8 Jacqui Munro-Wharf
8 Terese Miller -Plate of fruit
8 Sharon Ritchie-Sand ripples
8 Terese Miller-Mono Patterns
8 Neville Ritchie-Tree Bark
7 Paul Brial-Bella’s leaf
7 Haley Robinson-Zebra Feathers
7 Paul Brial-Vancouver Tenement
6 Paul Brial-Whistler BC

OPEN COLOUR: Score is out of 15
Tamworth 2nd place
14 Lyn Craggs -3rd – NZ Reflections
13 Tony Green-Giant weavil
12 Lyn Craggs-Lake Alexandria
12 Sharon Ritchie-Dawn Uluru
12 Tony Green-Baby Huntsman
11 Angelina Nelson-Fairy wren
11 Fay Renton-Lighting the milky way
11 Fay Renton-Living on the dunes
11 Phil Ennis-Alesund
10 Jenelle Germon-The Mangroves
10 Kevin Craggs-Tasmania Eddiston Point
10 Neville Ritchie-Skilled nest builder
10 Vicki Hayes -Alli
9 David Godden-Willy’s lot
8 Leona Broekman-Bokeh wine bottle

CREATIVE: Score is out of 15
Tamworth 1st Place
13 Sharon Ritchie-Uluru dreaming
12 Lyn Craggs-You light up my life
12 Lyn Craggs-Orange in a can
12 Phil Ennis-Cultery
12 Angelina Nelson-Around the street
11 Sharon Ritchie -Sleeping poppy
11 Sharon Ritchie-Elephants
11 Lyn Craggs-Cyber keys
11 Fay Renton -Cup of cherries
10 Angelina Nelson-Peacock
10 Haley Robinson-OOhh umm
9 Neville Ritchie-Wool classer
9 Tony Green-Tree in smoke
9 Leona Broekman-Canola Flower
8 Jan Hannerman-Eccentric grater

OPEN MONOCHROME: Score is out of 15
Tamworth 3rd Place
13 Vicki Hayes-3rd-Ready to go
13 Lyn Craggs-Old books have character
11 Vicki Hayes-Foggy romance
11 Angelina Nelson-Concentration
10 Sharon Ritchie-The corso
10 Lyn Craggs- The back kettle
10 Neville Ritchie-Shadow & Light
10 Angelina Nelson-Seagull
10 Fay Renton-Forgotten song
10 Neville Ritchie-Bike rider
9 Fay Renton-Sydney
9 Neville Ritchie-Cut out
9 Lyn Craggs-Brayshaw Homestead
9 Marg Pannan-Wrecked
9 Leona Broekman- Falls

by Digby Brown, May 5, 2021

Results for competitions in April – Camouflage

There were 9 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in April – Camouflage

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

feed time
Sharon Ritchie – First Place
A Grade Open Colour Open Colour Digital

City Street Dimension
Tony Green – First Place
A Grade Open Colour Open Colour Digital

Modern Mona Lisa
Sharon Ritchie – First Place
A Grade Open Monochrome Digital

Brown Grasshopper
Tony Green – First Place
A Grade Camouflage Digital

Time Machine
Craige Watson – First Place
B Grade Open Colour Digital Digital

Warral Silos Thunder Storms
Craige Watson – First Place
B Grade Open Monochrome Digital

BEHIND THE FALL ARE THREE
Jenelle Germon – First Place
B Grade Wildlife Camouflage Digital

Flood Debris
Kaylene Grills – First Place
C Grade Open Colour Digital Digital

Monico
Kaylene Grills – First Place
C Grade Open Monochrome Digital

by Neville Ritchie, May 4, 2021

Results for competitions in March – Wildlife Australia

There were 10 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in March – Wildlife Australia

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

stockton bridge storm
Sharon Ritchie – First Place
A Grade Open Colour Large Print Open Colour

THE DANCER
Sharon Ritchie – First Place
A Grade Open Mono Large Print Open Monochrome

House Mouse_1 1250 sec at f 8.0
Tony Green – First Place
A Grade Wildlife Australia (not in zoo)

Seeding under the Milkyway
Craige Watson – First Place
B Grade Open Colour Large Print Open Colour

Kingswood Country
Craige Watson – First Place
B Grade Open Mono Large Print Open Monochrome

Ducks away
Paul Brial – First Place
B Grade Wildlife Australia ( not in a zoo )

JUST WAITING
Jenelle Germon – First Place
B Grade Wildlife Australia ( not in a zoo )

Flower 1 of 1
Ella Watson – First Place
C Grade Open Colour Large Print Open Colour

Frog
Ella Watson – First Place
C Grade Open Mono Large Print Open Monochrome

Just Landed
Phillip Brooks – First Place
C Grade Wildlife Australia (not in zoo)

by Neville Ritchie, April 6, 2021

Results for competitions in Feb – Patterns Monochrome Zone 2021

There were 1 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in Feb – Patterns Monochrome Zone 2021

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Kaleidoscope
Lyn Craggs – First Place
Patterns Zone 2021

by Neville Ritchie, March 3, 2021

Select a Date for 2022 Zone Convention

Hi everyone, Phil and I have had our heads together sorting out the Zone Convention. We need the club to decide on a number things so we will be giving you polls over the coming weeks to get the answers we need.

The first poll relates to the dates: click on the link below for a quick video that will give you the options. Then go to the club’s Facebook and made a choice. Most vote wins… So have your say. If you don’t have Facebook, then email your choice to us at mail@2022zoneconvention.com

Choices are: 14- 15 May 2022 or 21-22 May 2022.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/GOBGEARHPn0

by Digby Brown, February 11, 2021

Quick Update for the TCC 2021 AGM

On Tuesday 2nd February 2021, the Tamworth Camera conducted its AGM. Attached is a quick video update to let you know of the committee positions and what was discuss.

by Digby Brown, February 3, 2021

Clarification of Patterns Definition-for 2021 February Comp and Individual Zone Set Subject

FEBRUARY 10TH CLOSING DATE EXTENDED…… TO FEB 17TH

At last nights meeting a question was raised in regards to the follow February / Patterns” and is for monochrome images. “Patterns” is defined as an arrangement of subjects, shapes or colour which is interesting or aesthetically pleasing to the eye. This is the outcome after contacting 2021 Zone organising Club.

Monochrome image and the Monochrome Definition is applied first. Monochrome Definition: An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no colour (i.e. contains only shades of grey which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a greyscale image that has been toned in one colour across the entire image. (For example by sepia, red, gold, etc.) A greyscale or multi-coloured image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi toning or by the inclusion of spot colouring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a colour work.

“Patterns” is defined as an arrangement of subjects, shapes or colour which is interesting or aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

By arranging and photographing subjects which are bright in colour and items of various shapes it adds varied tonal range and depth to your image. I have included below images of black and white subjects taken in colour and monochrome mode. Also bright coloured items and shapes which shows the varied tonal range when you include coloured items.

Monochrome Image of black and white subjects
Monochrome Image of Bright coloured subjects
Colour photo of Bright coloured subjects
Colour photo of black and white subjects

by Terese Miller, February 3, 2021

Results for competitions in NOVEMBER 2020

There were 6 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in NOVEMBER 2020

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Old Bridport Pier
Lyn Craggs – First Place
A Grade Open Colour Digital

ready set go
Vicki Hayes – First Place
A Grade Open Monochrome Digital

One Stem
Angelina Nelson – First Place
A Grade Minimalist Digital

Poppy Aurora
Paul Brial – First Place
B Grade Open Colour Digital

sweet pea
Haley Emma (Corbett) Robinson – First Place
B Grade Open Monochrome Digital

Lonely bouy
Jan Hannemann – First Place
B Grade Minimalist Digital

by Neville Ritchie, December 13, 2020

Results for competitions in OCTOBER 2020

There were 9 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in OCTOBER 2020

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Baby Huntsman_1 8 sec at f 16
Tony Green – First Place
All Grades MACRO/CLOSE UP ( McGinty Trophy )

Giant Weavil_1 400 sec at f 11
Tony Green – First Place
A Grade Open Colour Digital

simlpe flower
Vicki Hayes – First Place
A Grade Open Monochrome Digital

sleeping Poppy
Sharon Ritchie – First Place
A Grade Creative Large Print Creative Digital

sydney by sunset
Paul Brial – First Place
B Grade Open Colour Digital

dandielion
Jan Hannemann – First Place
B Grade Open Monochrome Digital

Canola Flower
Leona Broekman – First Place
B Grade Creative Digital

DSC_0773AA
Phillip Brooks – First Place
C Grade Open Colour Digital

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Phillip Brooks – First Place
C Grade Open Monochrome Digital

by Neville Ritchie, November 3, 2020