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The Castle Hill RSL Photography Club, formed in 1994 as the Hills Photographic Society and later renamed the Hills Camera Club, is an expanding club of around 200 members who have a diverse range of experience and talent. We endeavour to be an informative and social club with friendly competitions, social outings and events. A strong point of our club is the emphasis on training that we have. To view a promotional video about our club  Click Here

We meet three times a month on the first, second and fourth Tuesdays at 7:30pm, unless otherwise stated, at the Castle Hill RSL Club

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7:30 pm Competition Night: Set Subject R... @ Castle Hill RSL Club
Competition Night: Set Subject R... @ Castle Hill RSL Club
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Competition Night: Set Subject Rush Hour + Open Competition @ Castle Hill RSL Club | Castle Hill | New South Wales | Australia
Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 21st July Judging Date: Tuesday 23rd July Judge: Bill Chambers Rush Hour Set Subject Guidelines Rush hour refers to the time of day when most people are commuting to and from[...]
Aug
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7:30 pm Training – Macro/Stacking @ Castle Hill RSL
Training – Macro/Stacking @ Castle Hill RSL
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
An introduction to macro and focus stacking By Rob Clarke
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7:30 pm Competition Night: Set Subject P... @ Castle Hill RSL Club
Competition Night: Set Subject P... @ Castle Hill RSL Club
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Competition Night: Set Subject Panorama + Open Competition @ Castle Hill RSL Club | Castle Hill | New South Wales | Australia
Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 25th August Judge: Don Dickins Panorama Set Subject Guidelines Panorama refers to a wide and unbroken image. The aspect ratio determines if an image is a panorama, an aspect ratio of[...]
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7:30 pm Lecture – TBA @ Castle Hill RSL
Lecture – TBA @ Castle Hill RSL
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 
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9:30 pm Training – Portrait Lighting @ Castle Hill RSL
Training – Portrait Lighting @ Castle Hill RSL
Sep 10 @ 9:30 pm – 9:30 pm
An introduction to basic off camera lighting setups for portraiture.
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Competitions in 2024 July – Digital and Print are closing soon!

Competitions in 2024 July – Digital and Print will close Sunday, 21st July 2024, 11:59 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade Set Subject Digital
  • A Grade Open Digital
  • B Grade Set Subject Digital
  • B Grade Open Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by , July 19, 2024

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Dear Members,

Under Clause 5.4 (a) of the Constitution, I hereby give notice of the CHRSLPC AGM to be held on 6 August 2024.

The following documents can be viewed by clicking the “Annual General Meeting” button on the Castle Hill Photography Club website.

1. AGM 2024 Agenda
2. AGM Minutes of the 2023 Meeting
3. President & Treasurer’s Reports
4. AGM Committee Nomination Form
5. Proxy Voting Form

During the AGM all Committee Positions will become vacant and if you would like to nominate for a position please complete a Committee Nomination Form and email it to the Secretary at secretary@chrslphotographyclub.org.

We are especially seeking volunteers to fill the following roles – Vice President, Secretary, Competition Coordinator, Training Coordinator and Lecture Coordinator – these roles are vital to our Club. Additionally, if you are interested in joining one of the Committee Teams, please contact a committee member or have a chat at a meeting. New volunteers are always welcome in the Activity, Competition, Training, Lecture and Room Set up Teams. It is a great way to meet members and have input into the future direction of the Club.

Following the AGM, we will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary with a Cocktail Party and we look forward to welcoming past and present members. This will be a catered event, so could you please register your attendance on the Website.

Regards,
Pam Rhodes
Secretary

by Ian Munro, July 12, 2024

Revision to Competition Rules

One of the purposes of entering the club’s competitions is that photographers explore and enhance their photography by gaining some feedback from judges on their images.

At times, a photographer can have a great image that will defiantly be awarded a merit and that is great. To ensure that our members explore new areas of photography similar images will not be able to be entered into future competitions (excluding “images of the year competition) if the original image received a credit, merit or image of the month.

Could you please review the revised competition rules that can be found in – members resources – competition information – competition rules v1.7 2024

Section 9 addresses similar images and provides some examples of what would be considered similar. It also addresses how many times an image can be entered into a competition.

by Robert Clarke, July 2, 2024

Landscape Astrophotography and Nightscapes

The Training Night video for Landscape Astrophotography and Nightscapes presented by Geoff Shape on the 11th June 2024 is now available for viewing for club members from Education & Training Information – Video Recordings – click here to view.

by Peter Van Acquoy, June 29, 2024

Results for competitions in 2024 June – Digital and Print

There were 34 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 2024 June – Digital and Print

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Sir_Branko
Koen van den Beld – Image of the Month – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Lady with a Red Hat
Nic Marotta – Image of the Month – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Flying Fox in Flight
Bruce Armour – Image of the Month – open
A Grade Open Digital

Miss Megan
Soelast Soelastijono – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Tea Time
Narelle Wajzer – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Emergence
Narelle Wajzer – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Looking Fierce
Peter John O’Brien – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Ava
Karen O’Connor – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Demure_DSC00642
Bain Shenstone – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Ennui_DSC01039
Bain Shenstone – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Elegance
Peter Robson – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Classic Classy
Andy Kershaw – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Kid Galahad
Phillip Stacey – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Annabelle
Rosa Doric – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Old Friend
Patricia Sheumack – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Jess
Trung Cang Nguyen – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Steampunk soldier
Trung Cang Nguyen – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Steve
Ward Kirshaw – Merit – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Contemplating
Robert Dechnik – Merit – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Emily
Paul Nomikos – Merit – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Hannah
Paul Nomikos – Merit – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Tough Morning At The Quarry
Rod Harris – Image of the Month – open
B Grade Open Digital

Valencia
Ian Moore – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

Henningsvaer, Norway
Linda Frost – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

Super Bikes 1
Peter Van Acquoy – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

Mt Cook
Clarence Anthony – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

Vivid 2024
Gary Elliott – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

Afternoon Run
Dianne Tavora – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

Crossing Shadows
Vito Ricapito – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

Lonely Illumination
Vito Ricapito – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

Galah Pruning Itself
Bruce Armour – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

Vivid Sydney
Eric Chung – Merit – open
B Grade Open Digital

Blackandwhitebanksia
Deborah Pawelko – Merit – open
B Grade Open Digital

Balaka Falls
Steve McHardy – Merit – open
B Grade Open Digital

by Gary Elliott, June 25, 2024

Competitions in 2024 June – Digital and Print are closing soon!

Competitions in 2024 June – Digital and Print will close Sunday, 23rd June 2024, 11:59 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade Set Subject Digital
  • A Grade Open Digital
  • B Grade Set Subject Digital
  • B Grade Open Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by , June 21, 2024

Shooting Water – Lecture Night

The video for the 4th June 2024 presentation for Shooting Water presented by Bill Ward is now available for viewing – click here to view.

PLEASE NOTE: this video will be available for viewing until 7th July 2024.

by Peter Van Acquoy, June 15, 2024

Results for competitions in 2024 May – Digital and Print

There were 25 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 2024 May – Digital and Print

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Sea Maiden
Dina Gialouris – Image of the Month – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Lazy Sunday Afternoons
Rod Harris – Image of the Month – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

A Hot Summers Siesta
Monica Mulder – Image of the Month – open
A Grade Open Digital

Unmasked
Geoffrey Higgins – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

The Entrance
Phillip Stacey – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Rainman
Andy Kershaw – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

dark dreams
Rosa Doric – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

ZEUS
Dina Gialouris – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Woods
Eric Chung – Merit – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Let’s Twist Again
Gillian Chan – Merit – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Dreams of Gold
Gillian Chan – Merit – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Solatary Man 1
Robert Dechnik – Merit – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Life
Kay Sath – Image of the Month – open
B Grade Open Digital

Cup Moth
Robert Clarke – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

Finals Air
Peter John O’Brien – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

Misty Morning
Ian Moore – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

Anzac Bridge at sunrise
Linda Frost – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

Dragonfly on Lilly
Barry Frost – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

MIDNIGHT CAT
Patricia Sheumack – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

Taking a Tumble
Peter Van Acquoy – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

A Classic Woman
Monica Mulder – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

Courtship Dance
branko komlin – Merit – open
B Grade Open Digital

Pippy Catcher
branko komlin – Merit – open
B Grade Open Digital

Kos Harbourside 1
Robert Dechnik – Merit – open
B Grade Open Digital

Bridge within a bridge
Steve McHardy – Merit – open
B Grade Open Digital

by Peter John O'Brien, May 28, 2024

Results for competitions in 2024 April – Digital and Print

There were 18 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 2024 April – Digital and Print

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Eyes
Geoffrey Higgins – Image of the Month – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Lying Eyes
Nic Marotta – Image of the Month – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Autumn Reflections
Vito Ricapito – Image of the Month – open
A Grade Open Digital

Murder Ball At Its Best
Peter John O’Brien – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Big Splash
Dianne Tavora – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Alone
Bain Shenstone – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Birubi_Dancer
Peter Lees – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Last Wave
Anthony Hicks – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Pure Innocence
Narelle Wajzer – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Racer 22
Peter Van Acquoy – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Twelve Moore St
Vito Ricapito – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

Sails in Mono
Terry Lilley – Merit – set subject
A Grade Set Subject Digital

From The Inside
Rod Harris – Merit – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Rain drops
Ian Roberts – Merit – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Solitude
Kay Sath – Merit – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

On Show
Ward Kirshaw – Merit – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Dahlia Dreaming
Gillian Chan – Image of the Month – open
B Grade Open Digital

Fractured reflections
Jean Rhodes – Merit – open
B Grade Open Digital

by Peter John O'Brien, April 23, 2024

Results for competitions in 2024 March – Digital and Print

There were 10 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 2024 March – Digital and Print

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

By the lake
Kay Sath – Image of the Month – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Louise
Rosa Doric – Image of the Month – open
A Grade Open Digital

Sunrise At The Entrance
Choo Beng Chew – Merit – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Mt Lamington landscape 2
Alex Springall – Merit – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Myrtleford
Ward Kirshaw – Merit – set subject
B Grade Set Subject Digital

Rainy day on the Anzac bridge
Jean Rhodes – Image of the Month – open
B Grade Open Digital

Ocean Deep
Peter Robson – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

Lady Cordelia
Dina Gialouris – Merit – open
A Grade Open Digital

Santorini Sunset
Jan Lambert – Merit – open
B Grade Open Digital

Cross Country Jumper
Ward Kirshaw – Merit – open
B Grade Open Digital

by Gary Elliott, March 26, 2024