Our club was founded 55 years ago (as the Manly Warringah Rugby League Club Camera Club) and provided many enthusiasts with an opportunity to use dark room facilities otherwise beyond their reach. The digital age has since made photography more accessible to everyone. It seems everyone is now taking photos and posting them on social media, yet camera clubs still attract enthusiasts seeking to learn more.
Our annual program includes workshops and field trips to improve our photographic skills, talks from experienced photographers and competitions for those who are inclined. We encourage all members to enter our competitions, as these are good forums to hear constructive appraisals of our work from independent judges. Sharing the love of photography engenders a spirit of fellowship and mentoring is also available.
The club meets twice a month, February to November, with seventeen competition nights and three presentation nights. Meetings commence at 7.30pm and finish at 10.00pm.
Competitions are critiqued without the member’s name displayed in either digital or print categories to avoid embarrassment. The competition program includes challenges for you to try a genre other than those with which you are comfortable. You can also enter external competitions at city, state, national and international levels.
Presentation nights vary from technical and creative tutoring to photography presentations by professionals.
New members of all ages are always welcome. There are presently more than 30 financial members with 20 or more exhibiting at each competition or attending presentation nights.
Experience and expertise, as well as camera gear, varies widely and beginners are most welcome.