Welcome to Benalla Camera Club

Club members should receive an email from the club with an access code.

Use the Join our Club button below to login/register and then ‘join’ the club.

A Members button will appear on the right that enables you to enter competitions.

Jul
24
Wed
BCC Committee Meeting @ Benalla Golf Club
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dinner beforehand from 6.pm
Aug
7
Wed
BCC General Meeting @ Benalla P-12 college Avon St Campus
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The monthly meeting of the Benalla Camera Club

Aug
28
Wed
BCC Committee Meeting @ Benalla Golf Club
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Dinner beforehand from 6.pm

Sep
4
Wed
BCC General Meeting @ Benalla P-12 college Avon St Campus
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The monthly meeting of the Benalla Camera Club

Sep
25
Wed
BCC Committee Meeting @ Benalla Golf Club
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Dinner beforehand from 6.pm

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Welcome to Benalla Camera Club

This website is a standard MyPhotoClub site for a photography club.

It has been set up so that members of this club can quickly enter and participate in online competitions.

If you belong to this club then expect an email from your club with an access code.

Use the Join our Club button below to login/register and then ‘join’ the club.

Once you are logged in and have joined a Members button will appear here. Use this button to access the competitions.

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VAPS Interclub Competition 2024

This year’s VAPS convention will take place at the Federation University, Berwick from 14-16 June.

A feature of the Convention is the annual VAPS Interclub Competition, in which clubs are invited to submit up to 15 entries in each of the EDI and Print competitions, with no more than two entries in each competition by any individual member.

The deadlines this year are quite short.  Entries need to be finalised before 24 March.

Members are invited to submit up to two entries for the EDI competition and up to two more for the Print competition. Submissions can be made to the Vaps Interclub Competition 2024 collection on the club’s website (in the same area where you would submit entries to regular club competitions). Both competitions are open until Midnight Sunday 10th March.

Those submitting print entries will need to arrange to print and mount their entries and submit them before 17 March to allow time for delivery or posting the prints.

If there are more than 15 entries in either competition, a selection panel within the club will select the images to be included in the clubs entries. The selection panel will ensure that the maximum number of members are included in the competition, and second entries will only be included if needed to make up the club’s entry to the maximum 15 images in each competition.  Past experience suggests that this problem will not arise with the print competition.

The requirements for the EDI competition are the same as for regular club competitions.

The requirements for Print images are set out in the “VAPS Interclub Competitions Information” document to be found in the “Useful Information” section of the clubs website, and at https://www.vaps.org.au/competitions/vaps-interclub-competitions.html

Note the requirement that mounted prints may be a maximum of 5mm thick including the backing.

Once the entries have been selected, the EDI images will be submitted online.

Print images will need to be delivered to VAPS by 24 March. Once the print images have been selected, members will be required to print and mount their images in line with the competition requirements.

So get to it and go through your best images for the past year and get them in.

by Mike OConnor, February 28, 2024

Hi Club Members,

Yesterday the Sub Committee who are organising the Exhibition for the Club’s 70th Birthday to be held in August at the Benalla Art Gallery met with the Gallery’s Director, Eric Nash to discuss moving forward with the Exhibition.

The Sub-Commitee comprises: Judy Barry, Kym Stubbs, Vicky Cooper and Doug Spowart.

The Exhibition isn’t just about displaying members’ work on walls. There are other ways to display member’s work. The Exhibition will show the talent of each member in a way that they want to see their work displayed and what they want to communicate with those seeing their work. After all, each member’s work is unique.

What we need to know is what makes the Benalla Camera Club special to you.

How do you want your work depicted and what theme would you like to portray?

What are your thoughts on how the Club celebrates the Club’s 70th through an Exhibition at the Benalla Art Gallery?

Please respond with your valuable comments asap by emailing the Club’s email: benallacameraclub@gmail.com

Alternatively you can contact myself at: judybarry59@gmail.com (0414 319 935) or Kym Stubbs at: kymstubbs53@gmail.com (0407 727 065)

Thank you.

Judy Barry, BCC Treasurer, 2023/2024

by Judy Barry, February 14, 2024

BCC Balloon Burst Activity

When: Wed 21 Feb 2024 from 7.30pm, Where: Benalla Gardens, enter via Deas St, just past the Bowls Club.

Our first activity for 2024 will be a fun and challenging activity presented by Cath Duncombe and Sylvia Baumgarten – freezing the action of bursting balloons filled with water. Bring your camera, a selection of lens and a sturdy tripod. If you have burst mode on your camera you might want to get familiar with it before hand, or bring a remote trigger to help capture the moment. Don’t forget memory cards/batteries for lots of shots. All welcome.

by Glenda Black, February 14, 2024

End of year awards.

Congratulations to all the award winners at our End of Year Awards.

The colour image of the year was Sylvia Baumgarten “Green Bumps”.

The Monochrome Image of the Year was Glenda Black, “Poetry in Motion”

Most Improved Photographer was Patience Cooper, and

Volunteer of the Year was Mark Tylinski.

by Mike OConnor, December 6, 2023

Results for competitions in 2023 End of Year Awards

There were 99 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in 2023 End of Year Awards

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Milford
Alan Neander – Winner
Open Colour

Poetry in motion
Glenda Black – Winner
Open Monochrome

The magic of books
Glenda Black – Winner
Portrait, Monochrome

Innocent eyes…..
Dean Quinlivan – Winner
Portrait, Colour

Lonely Telegraph Pole
Glenda Black – Winner
Landscape, Colour

Land of Ice
Cath Duncombe – Winner
Landscape, Monochrome

Green bumps
Sylvia Baumgarten – Winner
Abstract, Colour

Scattered
Joe Bourke – Winner
Abstract, Monochrome

Cow Savy Cutting Horse
Glenda Black – Runner Up
Open Colour

Kookaburra
Michael Black – Runner Up
Open Monochrome

High Line
Kerry McFarlane – Runner Up
Portrait, Monochrome

Dreamy Grace
Kerry McFarlane – Runner Up
Portrait, Colour

The Tank
Helen Repacholi – Runner Up
Landscape, Colour

Croaghpatrick County Mayo
Maggie Hollins – Runner Up
Landscape, Monochrome

Swirley wirley
Kym Stubbs – Runner Up
Abstract, Colour

Page upon page
Sylvia Baumgarten – Runner Up
Abstract, Monochrome

Sky High
Michael Black – Highly Commended
Open Colour

Flying the Flag
Mike OConnor – Highly Commended
Open Colour

Jackson and Carter
Kerry McFarlane – Highly Commended
Open Colour

Iddle Biddle.. _Kathryn Shadbolt_
Kathryn Shadbolt – Highly Commended
Open Colour

Singing Honeyeater
Michael Black – Highly Commended
Open Colour

Sam the Kelpie
Kerry McFarlane – Highly Commended
Open Monochrome

Moeraki Boulders
Alan Neander – Highly Commended
Open Monochrome

Long time Stopped
Sylvia Baumgarten – Highly Commended
Open Monochrome

Tiger
Glenda Black – Highly Commended
Open Monochrome

Lola Looking Back
Glenda Black – Highly Commended
Portrait, Monochrome

Roger
Dean Quinlivan – Highly Commended
Portrait, Monochrome

John
Kym Stubbs – Highly Commended
Portrait, Colour

That Wanaka Tree
Alan Neander – Highly Commended
Landscape, Colour

The Emerald Isle
Dean Quinlivan – Highly Commended
Landscape, Colour

Lake Bonney Sunrise
Glenda Black – Highly Commended
Landscape, Colour

Curves and Lines
Kerry McFarlane – Highly Commended
Landscape, Monochrome

Country Road
Joe Bourke – Highly Commended
Landscape, Monochrome

Gnarly
Cath Duncombe – Highly Commended
Landscape, Monochrome

Lots o Drops
Michael Black – Highly Commended
Abstract, Colour

Red and Green Abstract_Kathryn Shad
Kathryn Shadbolt – Highly Commended
Abstract, Colour

Swirls
Cath Duncombe – Highly Commended
Abstract, Colour

Into The Storm
Glenda Black – Accepted
Open Colour

Farmers
Susan Thompson – Accepted
Open Colour

Reclining Bearded Dragon
Helen Repacholi – Accepted
Open Colour

Feeling Japanese
Dean Quinlivan – Accepted
Open Colour

Thirsty Work
Helen Repacholi – Accepted
Open Colour

Looking forward to Dec 26th…
Dean Quinlivan – Accepted
Open Colour

Hold Tight
Kerry McFarlane – Accepted
Open Colour

Monash
Susan Thompson – Accepted
Open Colour

Kingfisher
Rene Martens – Accepted
Open Colour

Benalla Sunset
Rene Martens – Accepted
Open Colour

Freeze Ya 2
Sylvia Baumgarten – Accepted
Open Colour

Old Rutherglen Muscat
Sylvia Baumgarten – Accepted
Open Colour

Handsome Couple
Joe Bourke – Accepted
Open Colour

Spring Bulb
Joe Bourke – Accepted
Open Colour

Native Orchid_Kathryn Shadbolt_
Kathryn Shadbolt – Accepted
Open Colour

Red Dahlia
Cath Duncombe – Accepted
Open Colour

cactus flower
Kym Stubbs – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Farmers Arms Hotel
Helen Repacholi – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Kangaroo
Helen Repacholi – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Steerwrestler
Kerry McFarlane – Accepted
Open Monochrome

No rEGRETs
Dean Quinlivan – Accepted
Open Monochrome

In the Sky
Susan Thompson – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Pleeeeze throw it….
Dean Quinlivan – Accepted
Open Monochrome

black and White
Alan Neander – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Stopped for a Chat
Joe Bourke – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Foggy Morning_Kathryn Shadbolt_
Kathryn Shadbolt – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Figure Eight_Kathryn Shadbolt_
Kathryn Shadbolt – Accepted
Open Monochrome

St Joes
Mike OConnor – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Surfing Bells 5806
Cath Duncombe – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Helen
Kym Stubbs – Accepted
Portrait, Monochrome

Last Post
Kerry McFarlane – Accepted
Portrait, Monochrome

Ken
Kym Stubbs – Accepted
Portrait, Monochrome

The Getting of Wisdom
Susan Thompson – Accepted
Portrait, Colour

MikeB
Joe Bourke – Accepted
Portrait, Colour

Lake Bonney Sunset
Michael Black – Accepted
Landscape, Colour

Sambel Sunset
Mike OConnor – Accepted
Landscape, Colour

Odd Windows
Kym Stubbs – Accepted
Landscape, Colour

Green
Alan Neander – Accepted
Landscape, Colour

Serenity
Michael Black – Accepted
Landscape, Colour

Benalla by Night
Rene Martens – Accepted
Landscape, Colour

Winton Wetlands
Rene Martens – Accepted
Landscape, Colour

From the Hill
Sylvia Baumgarten – Accepted
Landscape, Colour

Derelict sunset
Sylvia Baumgarten – Accepted
Landscape, Colour

Gabo Island Lighthouse
Helen Repacholi – Accepted
Landscape, Colour

Night Lights
Joe Bourke – Accepted
Landscape, Colour

First light Winton Wetlands
Cath Duncombe – Accepted
Landscape, Colour

Patagonian Vista
Cath Duncombe – Accepted
Landscape, Colour

Rainy Day Winton Wetlands
Michael Black – Accepted
Landscape, Monochrome

Smokey reflections
Kym Stubbs – Accepted
Landscape, Monochrome

Monash Bridge
Helen Repacholi – Accepted
Landscape, Monochrome

Moonrise
Alan Neander – Accepted
Landscape, Monochrome

Shades
Susan Thompson – Accepted
Abstract, Colour

Walk the line
Dean Quinlivan – Accepted
Abstract, Colour

Fireball
Mike OConnor – Accepted
Abstract, Colour

Bright Lights
Susan Thompson – Accepted
Abstract, Colour

Space Odessey
Michael Black – Accepted
Abstract, Colour

Pirouette
Mike OConnor – Accepted
Abstract, Colour

Squiggles
Kym Stubbs – Accepted
Abstract, Colour

Fungus
Sylvia Baumgarten – Accepted
Abstract, Colour

Ocean Beach (Bokeh Effect)
Helen Repacholi – Accepted
Abstract, Colour

Eye of the Storm
Cath Duncombe – Accepted
Abstract, Colour

Tree Fern
Joe Bourke – Accepted
Abstract, Monochrome

by Mike OConnor, December 6, 2023

BCC Fun Day – “One Shot” Challenge at Winton Wetlands

Sunday 19 November 2023 with Morning Tea at The Hub Cafe at 10.30am.

Our last Camera Club outing for 2023 will be a fun casual event where you will be challenged to present images straight out of the camera with NO editing of any kind. The idea is to make you think about exposure, composition and subject matter and not rely on post processing to improve the image. Bring your gear and start at any time on the day between 8am and 10am (if you don’t need much time or need a sleep in!). At 10.30 am we will meet to enjoy a yummy morning tea/coffee at the Hub Cafe and add your images to a laptop for a bit of light hearted discussion. Subject matter can be anything within the Winton Wetlands precinct from macro to landscape and everything in between.

PLEASE NOTE: Strictly no late participants as we need to provide numbers to The Hub and also allocate the number of images each person can submit. Please email me at: mandgblack@gmail.com to secure your place by Tuesday 14 November. Please advise if you need me to arrange car pooling. Once we have confirmed numbers we will email instructions to those attending.

by Glenda Black, November 8, 2023

Results for competitions in October 2023 Competition

There were 92 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in October 2023 Competition

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Lady in Red
Ken Jenkins – First Place
Open Colour

Ken
Kym Stubbs – First Place
Open Monochrome

Sparks will fly!
Dean Quinlivan – First Place
Theme: After Dark

Female King Parrot
Michael Black – Merit
Open Colour

Lovers Tiff
Glenda Black – Merit
Open Colour

What can you see?
Patience Cooper – Merit
Open Colour

Monash Bridge
Helen Repacholi – Merit
Open Monochrome

Fuel tanks
Cath Duncombe – Merit
Open Monochrome

Figure Eight
Kathryn Shadbolt – Merit
Open Monochrome

Mahara
Ken Jenkins – Merit
Open Monochrome

Ripples
Joe Bourke – Merit
Open Monochrome

Stopped for a Chat
Joe Bourke – Merit
Open Monochrome

Twirly, Wirly
Kathryn Shadbolt – Merit
Theme: After Dark

Pickup Man
Kerry McFarlane – Merit
Theme: After Dark

Night Lights
Joe Bourke – Merit
Theme: After Dark

Squiggles
Kym Stubbs – Merit
Theme: After Dark

Lily
Ken Jenkins – Highly Commended
Open Colour

Jackson and Carter
Kerry McFarlane – Highly Commended
Open Colour

Dreamy Grace
Kerry McFarlane – Highly Commended
Open Colour

Waves
Mike OConnor – Highly Commended
Open Colour

Through the trees
Rene Martens – Highly Commended
Open Monochrome

Looking Up
Mike Bourke – Highly Commended
Open Monochrome

Heading Out
Mike Bourke – Highly Commended
Open Monochrome

Pleeeeze throw it….
Dean Quinlivan – Highly Commended
Open Monochrome

Looking inside
Patience Cooper – Highly Commended
Open Monochrome

The Tank
Helen Repacholi – Highly Commended
Theme: After Dark

First light Winton Wetlands
Cath Duncombe – Highly Commended
Theme: After Dark

That Wanaka Tree
Alan Neander – Highly Commended
Theme: After Dark

Night at Winton
Michael Black – Highly Commended
Theme: After Dark

CFA Art tank at night
Glenda Black – Highly Commended
Theme: After Dark

Pirouette
Mike OConnor – Highly Commended
Theme: After Dark

Chimney
Joe Bourke – Highly Commended
Theme: After Dark

Warrenbayne Sunset
Judy Barry – Accepted
Open Colour

Kookaburra
Rene Martens – Accepted
Open Colour

Art Gallery
Rene Martens – Accepted
Open Colour

Judy
Helen Repacholi – Accepted
Open Colour

Shore Bird
Helen Repacholi – Accepted
Open Colour

Cascada Paine
Cath Duncombe – Accepted
Open Colour

Autumn Magic
Cath Duncombe – Accepted
Open Colour

Freeze Ya
Sylvia Baumgarten – Accepted
Open Colour

Fungus
Sylvia Baumgarten – Accepted
Open Colour

No Pilot
Mike Bourke – Accepted
Open Colour

Elm Avenue
Mike Bourke – Accepted
Open Colour

Still Life in Green
Kathryn Shadbolt – Accepted
Open Colour

Oriental Poppy
Kathryn Shadbolt – Accepted
Open Colour

Looking forward to Dec 26th…
Dean Quinlivan – Accepted
Open Colour

Life in the fast lane…
Dean Quinlivan – Accepted
Open Colour

Green
Alan Neander – Accepted
Open Colour

Milford
Alan Neander – Accepted
Open Colour

Serenity
Michael Black – Accepted
Open Colour

Cow Savy Cutting Horse
Glenda Black – Accepted
Open Colour

dogs
Mike OConnor – Accepted
Open Colour

Cormorant
Joe Bourke – Accepted
Open Colour

Waterfall
Joe Bourke – Accepted
Open Colour

Gooram Falls
Patience Cooper – Accepted
Open Colour

Disused winery
Kym Stubbs – Accepted
Open Colour

Orb Spider
Kym Stubbs – Accepted
Open Colour

Velocity
Rene Martens – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Beach Flora
Helen Repacholi – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Starry Starry Night
Kathryn Shadbolt – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Some days I just need a hug….
Dean Quinlivan – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Destitute
Ken Jenkins – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Three Way Finish
Kerry McFarlane – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Last Post
Kerry McFarlane – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Moeraki Boulders
Alan Neander – Accepted
Open Monochrome

black and White
Alan Neander – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Pied Cormorant
Michael Black – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Country Classics
Glenda Black – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Seeing is believing
Glenda Black – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Bridge
Susan Thompson – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Bridge
Mike OConnor – Accepted
Open Monochrome

black and white Rose
Patience Cooper – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Lines
Kym Stubbs – Accepted
Open Monochrome

Stars
Rene Martens – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

Benalla Circle
Rene Martens – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

Woodland Magic
Cath Duncombe – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

Campfire
Sylvia Baumgarten – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

Croak Croak
Mike Bourke – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

Darwin Waterfront
Mike Bourke – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

Under the spotlight-Greater Glider
Helen Repacholi – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

After Dark Splendor
Kathryn Shadbolt – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

Waiting for the missus….
Dean Quinlivan – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

Darling Harbour
Ken Jenkins – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

Campbells Cove
Ken Jenkins – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

Hold Tight
Kerry McFarlane – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

Moonrise
Alan Neander – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

Emu in the sky
Michael Black – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

Lonely Telegraph Pole
Glenda Black – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

Monash
Susan Thompson – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

Mural
Mike OConnor – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

The Glowing Orb
Patience Cooper – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

Orange and Green
Kym Stubbs – Accepted
Theme: After Dark

by Mike OConnor, November 1, 2023

End of Year Awards. Your best images of the year. Closing Soon

The End of Year Award entries close this week on Friday 3 November

There are Colour and Monochrome competitions for Landscape, Portrait, Abstract and Open categories.

You may submit up to two entries in each of the eight categories, to a maximum total of eight entries.

TO be eligible, an image has to have been submitted in an earlier club competition this year. Edits to enhance the image are allowed.

The simplest approach, if you are not editing the images is to go to the 2023 End of Year Awards competition on your Members page, and click the “select from existing uploaded images” button.

There you can click on an entry you want to use, and press the “Enter This Image in 2023 End of Year Awards” button. You will then be able to select the category.

If you are editing any images you’ll need to prepare and submit them in the usual way.

by Mike OConnor, October 31, 2023

BCC Photo Opportunity – Morngag Hot Air Ballon Night Glow

Enjoy an evening out with fellow members to capture the Balloon glow event. A tripod and wide angle lens and possibly a chair might be handy. It should happen towards dark so no need to be super early. We can meet somewhere suitable on the day.

by Glenda Black, October 29, 2023

Open Source Software

At the October meeting, we had a presentation of some Open Source (free) image processing software.

The software used is available from the following places

Microsoft Photos is built in to Windows 10 and 11.
FastStone Photo Resizer and FastStone Image Viewer can be downloaded from
https://www.faststone.org/
DarkTable is available from https://www.darktable.org/
Gimp can be downloaded from https://www.gimp.org/

by Mike OConnor, October 5, 2023