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Established 50 years ago, the Williamstown Camera Club includes residents of Williamstown, Newport, Altona, Laverton, Footscray and adjacent suburbs. There are 22 meetings per year in which members can develop their photographic skills, socialise with others interested in photography and to engage in friendly competition with the aim of becoming better photographers.

The Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:45pm at
Brooklyn Community Hall
2 Cypress Avenue

See the calendar for meeting dates.

Come along and join us!

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.

Aaron Siskind
  • <p>1st - A Grade: Set Print - No news from the dark side <small>© James Troi</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - A Grade: Set Print - Chairperson <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - A Grade: Set Print - Asya <small>© David McIntyre</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Set Print - Waiting <small>© Karl Zeller</small></p>
  • <p>1st - A Grade: Set Digital - Four Posers <small>© Brian Young</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - A Grade: Set Digital - Shady Characters <small>© Arvin Coloma</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - A Grade: Set Digital - Loving Life <small>© Cathy Buchanan</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Set Digital - Sand Pattern <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Set Digital - Unstoppable <small>© Andre Bellaire</small></p>
  • <p>1st - A Grade: Open Print - Skulls <small>© Karl Zeller</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - A Grade: Open Print - Hazy Sunset <small>© Kathryn Hocking</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - A Grade: Open Print - Temptress in the Garden <small>© David McIntyre</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Open Print - Not Sharing <small>© Cathy Buchanan</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Open Print - Sky Reflections <small>© Sue Searls</small></p>
  • <p>1st - A Grade: Open Digital - Sweet Kiss <small>© Andre Bellaire</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - A Grade: Open Digital - The Burger Joint <small>© David McIntyre</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - A Grade: Open Digital - Rally Cross <small>© Neil Anderson</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Open Digital - Pint-Sized Cowboy <small>© James Troi</small></p>
  • <p>HC - A Grade: Open Digital - Flowers <small>© Jennifer Empey</small></p>
  • <p>1st - B Grade: Set Print - How to climb a building <small>© Carl Rainer</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - B Grade: Set Print - Angles <small>© Colin Lofts</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - B Grade: Set Print - Sit and Wait <small>© Robert Moyses</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Print - Old Times <small>© Darren Malthouse</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Print - Winter <small>© Françoise Muller-Robbie</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Print - Old Van <small>© Robert Cahill</small></p>
  • <p>1st - B Grade: Set Digital - Kyrgyzstan Goat Polo <small>© Karin Volz</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - B Grade: Set Digital - Bushfire <small>© Karen Rog</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - B Grade: Set Digital - Through the Window <small>© Robert Moyses</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Digital - Matues Castle <small>© Debbie Raimondo</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Digital - Street View Hosier Lane <small>© Tania Chalmers</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Digital - The Boatsheet at Dove Lake <small>© Grace Sobania</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Digital - Gypsy Cob <small>© Christine Dennis</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Set Digital - I see a lion and bear <small>© Carl Rainer</small></p>
  • <p>1st - B Grade: Open Print - Sparks <small>© Robert Cahill</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - B Grade: Open Print - Sunrise Before A Hot Day <small>© Christine Dennis</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - B Grade: Open Print - Untitled <small>© Françoise Muller-Robbie</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Open Print - Old <small>© Colin Lofts</small></p>
  • <p>1st - B Grade: Open Digital - 42 Albert Rd <small>© Carl Rainer</small></p>
  • <p>2nd - B Grade: Open Digital - Reflection on Beauty <small>© Karin Volz</small></p>
  • <p>3rd - B Grade: Open Digital - I Wanted Green <small>© Darren Malthouse</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Open Digital - Lisbon <small>© Debbie Raimondo</small></p>
  • <p>HC - B Grade: Open Digital - Penny Royal At Night <small>© Grace Sobania</small></p>


2018 Comp 1 - Monocrome & Open

The results of our first competition for the year are in. We had the biggest pool of entires in recent years and our judge for the night, Paul Robinson, was highly impressed with the standard delivered. Read on to see the results.

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Beach Hopping Photoshoot

Landscape/Seascape photography on a sunny day with no wind and no prospect of clouds to add interest to the sky is often not on the radar for quite a lot of photographers. However, these were the weather conditions presented for our photoshoot to The Blowhole/Elephant Rock (Flinders) and 16th Beach (near Rye ocean beach). The tide was out (it looks like the organiser misread the tides), and there was minimal, if any, action by The Blowhole.

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Walk Around Williamstown with Our Friends from Colac

Those who attend our photowalk around Williamstown had a lovely day out with seven members visiting from Colac Camera Club - sun shining, not too hot.  

A highlight was the privilege of being allowed to wander the berths within the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria and see close up some fabulous (and some famous) boats yachts - thanks to Francoise and David Muller-Robbie.  

We rounded out our day with some refreshing drinks at the Hobsons Bay Yacht Club - courtesy of Cas Bukor. 

We did, of course, take photos earlier at the beach, the Williamstown Botanic GardensTime Ball Tower, and just generally around town. You can see the photos in the attached gallery.


52-Week Photo Challenge

We're starting 2018 off with the first week in our 52-week photo challenge. We're encouraging our members to take place in the challenge of taking a photo a week for 52 weeks around the theme of our choosing.

The hope is the themes and challenges will prompt members to make more photos throughout 2018 and to shoot with the intention of filling a brief. At times the brief will be a simple word prompt, other times it will be the exploration of a photography genre or method.

Until our new website is up and running, and after, the challenge will be conducted on our major Social Media outlets such as our public page at www.facebook.com/williamstowncameraclub, via Instagram (with the week's hashtag and tagging @williamstowncc), and on Twitter were you'll find us using @williamstowncc.

We look forward to seeing all the awesome images I'm sure you'll be making.

Visitors are also welcome to participate in the challenge, hence why we're running it via our public page rather than our closed group, so jump on in and share your photos with us.

Our first theme is "new" use the hashtag #WCC52_new to have your images included in our round up on Twitter and Instagram, or post your image as a comment to the original post on our Facebook page.

A new theme will be released each Monday and we'd expect final images in by midnight the following Sunday.


2017 End of Year Awards

We had so many great images entered this year in both our club competition and our interclub comps, a testament to the wonderful work of our members. Below are the results of our end of year awards. Congratulations to our winners.

Aggregate Awards 2017

The aggregate awards are compiled over the year. Members are awarded 1 point for each entry, 10 points for a first place, 6 points for second place, and 4 points for third. These are aggregated over the year to form the leaderboard determining our winners.

Print aggregate

1st place - 78 points, Brett Ferguson

2nd place - 46 points, Neil Anderson

3rd place - 32 points, Karl Zeller

Digital aggregate

1st place - 48 points, Brett Feguson

2nd place - 28 points, Neil Anderson

3rd place - 27 points, Kathryn Hocking

Images of the year

The image of the year for print and digital categories are awarded by a panel of judges from another camera club. This year we welcomed a four-panel team from the Southern Suburbs Photographic Society who provided us with some valuable feedback on a range of images that were presented for consideration this year. Traditionally we only have a single print image of the year and digital image of the year, however, this year the team from Southern Suburbs Photographic Society awarded 2nd, 3rd and Highly Commended awards to other images entered.

Print Image of the Year

The Florist
"The Florist" by Brett Ferguson

Runners up

2nd place - "The Blue Dress" by Brett Ferguson

3rd place - "Lillian" by Brett Ferguson

Highly Commended

"Nardoo" by Sue Searls

"In Flight" by Trudy Purchas

Digital Image of the Year

Flame Robin
"Flame Robin" by Kathryn Hocking

Runners up

2nd place - "Coke" by Andre Bellaire

3rd place - "Lucy the Barn Owl" by Phil Taylor

Highly commended

"Tell me a story" by Brett Ferguson

"Remember Us" by Kathryn Hocking



Presentation: Creative Preproduction with Emma Gilette

Emma has been a visitor to our club on several occasions and on each one members have gone away inspired by her words and work. On this visit, Emma will be discussing the idea of "creative preproduction", looking at ways we can use our equipment and make stunning images in camera using blur, panning, lighting, and other techniques.

Find out more about Emma on her site Emma Gilette Photography.

Entries due Competition 2 - "Traces"

Brooklyn Community Hall
27th March 2018 7:45 pm
Weekend Away: St Arnaud-Donald Weekend

Nola and the gang have put together a great itinerary for the weekend, including going back and forth organising the location and accommodation for our group. Read on to view the program for the weekend.

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Township of St Arnaud
6th April 2018 5:00 pm

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