Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A great start to the year!

Many thanks to Robert Dettman for his well-received and inspiring talk on Architectural Photography at the Port Adelaide Camera Club's first 2018 meeting in our air-conditioned hall last night. We had a very large number of members and guests – a great start to what is promising to be a particularly exciting club year 

Here's a link to his website:

Colin J Pearce, President

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

First Meeting for 2018 - Guest Speaker: Robert Dettman

Our first meeting for the year next week will be jam packed with information!

On Tuesday, 6th February 2018, we will have a presentation by Robert Dettman on Architectural Photography which will no doubt provide inspiration for our February competition 'Cityscape/Urbanscape'.

Following the presentation, we will have a quick SGM for members to accept the audited Treasurer's Report.  We will also run through competition subjects & definitions and changes in the competition rules in more detail for members who are competing in 2018.

ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY - Presentation by Robert Dettman AFIAP
Robert is a retired architect who has had an interest in photography since childhood. He decided to make photography his retirement activity and with that in mind joined the Eastern Suburbs Camera Club and the Australian Photographic society in 2007.
Active photography was sidelined to some degree by his involvement in the Australian Photographic Society holding a number of positions including chair of Digital Group, member of the APS Management Committee and member of the Adelaide APSCON organising committee. He also held various positions on Eastern Suburbs committee eventually holding the position of President. Currently he is chair of the APS Social Media Sub-committee.
Robert has always enjoyed landscape photography but as an architect it is probably no surprise that his primary interest is architectural photography.

We look forward to seeing you there, visitors are always most welcome! Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

2018 Club Calendar

Our Calendar has been set!  We have such a great start to the year planned!

Here are the first 3 months of activities

28th Jan – Sunday Club Outing – PACC Photo Walk – Adelaide (6pm - late afternoon/sunset)
(Meet at Rotunda, Elder Park at 6pm - See our Facebook Event for further details)

6th Feb
Welcome to Members for 2018!
Presentation by Robert Dettman – Architectural Photography
A few housekeeping items – club nights, outings & competition subjects
20th Feb - Competition Night
SUBJECT A:  City/Urbanscape
25th February – Sunday Club Outing – Snapathon #7 (6pm-9pm - late afternoon/sunset)
(Meet at Harts Mill, Port Adelaide at 6pm - See our Facebook Event for further details)

6th March – Club Night – Presentation by Stuart Fillmore – Use of Filters
20th March – Competition Night
SUBJECT A:  Our Port Adelaide**
Snapathon #7 Winners revealed
25th March – Sunday Club Outing

3rd April – Club Night – Interclub Competition with Eastern Suburbs & Marion – PACC Host
17th April – Competition Night
SUBJECT A:  Action

29th April – Sunday Club Outing – Gorge Wildlife Park (or similar zoo)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Been thinking about joining our camera club?

If you have been thinking about joining our club, now is the perfect time to do so!

We have a great year planned ...... even bigger & better than last year!

Our first meeting back, on 6th February 2018, will be jam packed with many items of interest. We will have a presentation by Robert Dettman on Architecture Photography which will no doubt provide inspiration for our February competition.

Prospective new members & visitors are most welcome!

Photos from just a small selection of things we did last year are featured in this post!



The committee are working hard in the background refining competition rules and competition subject definitions, as well as working on the calendar for the upcoming year. We are working on a mix of guest speakers, hands on workshops and club outings as well as arranging for a great selection of SAPF judges to judge our competition images.  More details will come as soon as they are available.


We are really looking forward to seeing you at our club rooms at the Maritime Union of Australia Hall, 65 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide (enter via side door in Hare Street) on Tuesday, 6th February 2018 at 7.30 pm

2018 Membership Fees:
$70 for full membership**
$30 for Associate (non-competing)**
$30 for Juniors (under 18)
**$5 discount for concession card holders

If you're not sure about joining a club just yet, but would like to keep an eye on what is happening at our club, you are most welcome to subscribe to our Newsletter (see link in sidebar), or 'Like' our Facebook page.

Just a few housekeeping points for returning members:
A new membership form is required to be filled in each year, and if you wish to compete, your membership fees will need to be paid in full no later than 17th February 2018. 
See the 'Join our Club' tab for the Membership Form.

Members who are submitting Prints on competition nights are requested to be at the club rooms no later than 7.15 pm - this will allow time for the Judge to have a look over the prints before formal judging commences.

Well, that’s it from us for the time being. Stay tuned for our next newsletter, which will have further details on the various activities we have planned for our Club.

PS - if our club is too far away for you, feel free to visit the SAPF website to see a complete list of camera clubs in South Australia (including some country clubs)