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Use only lower case characters with no spaces. Use underscore in place of spaces.
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FCC Newsletter February
The latest edition of the FCC ( Federation of Camera Clubs) NSW newsletter is available by following the link
Camera Gear Sales
If anyone has camera gear or magazines or anything photographically related they would like to sell/donate please contact Bill with details and we can list them in the newsletter.
Fuji X100S for sale $500-00
This classic X series camera is great for street, travel and landscape photography.
In original packaging it includes many optional extras.
- Fuji lens hood
- Filter mount
- 3 batteries
- Battery charger, all cables and software
- A book "Mastering the Fuji X100S" valued at $50.00
Selling well below second hand prices.
Contact John Taylor 0418 670 501
Alan Hitchell’s Photographic Excursions . 2020
This is a list that Alan comprises every year as a guide to potential photographic events around the region.
Please check the relevant websites for further information.
Sat. 29th Mardi Gras Parade 31 years of fun and great photography the best images between 5pm and 7pm before the start.
Sat. 29th Oberon Rodeo 2 hrs. out of Sydney 9 am start main event 2 pm ( afternoon light ) great for photography .
Sydney Flying Squadron estd. 1891 sailing skiff class 18 footers Sydney Harbour Sat. 7th - 14th - 21st - 28th Spectator Ferry available. sydneyflyingsquadron.com.au
Thurs. 5th Wildlife photographer of the Year Maritime Museum Open extraordinary images from around the world must visit
Fri. 6th - 7th 38th Newcastle National Exhibition Photography Newcastle Show. A national exhibition some of Australia’s best images .
Sat. Thirlmere Festival of Steam 100 market stalls Train rides . TBA www.thirimerefestivalofsteam.com
Check websites I do make mistakes just ask my wife she keeps a list.
Sat.7th to Sun. 15th . Celebrate 18 years Canberra Balloon Spectacular ,on the lawns of Old Parliament House Lots of hot air enjoy Autumn in the ACT.
Mon. 9th FCC Top Shot OPEN start planning your entries .
Sun. 15th St. Patrick’s Day in the Rocks watch the Parade at First Fleet Park from 11am . wear green .
Tues. 17th ( second chance ) St. Patricks day Moore Park Entertainment Quarter .
Wed. 1st Politician’s Day
Fri. 3rd / 14th Royal Easter Show estd. 1823 so much to see and do open 8:30am to 9:00pm hundreds of images to capture
Sat. 4th 41st Highland Gathering at Bundanoon in the picturesque Southern Highlands 20,000 visitors attend , street parade 9:30 , then the games & music
Sun. 5th End daylight saving clocks go back
We need more clubs to show International & National Exhibitions
hosting a event allows your members to enjoy winning images .
Fri. 10th Good Friday / School holidays 13th / 24th Apr.
Sat 18th - Sun 19th Steamfest at Maitland Historic Locomotives , market stalls , special events very popular large crowds .
Sat 18th / Sun 19th Ironfest at lithgow Theme Gothic everything metal ,from made as you wait iron , to helmets to buy and wear home .
We need in Sydney NSW with 70 camera clubs in NSW at least one International photographic competition supporting our photographers .
remember FCC Top Shot Competition entries
Fri . 24th / Sun 26th Royal Bathurst Show the country needs us to come and visit them . Support Bathurst and country NSW.
Sat. 25th Anzac day “ Come to the City and say Thank You “ 1943 Matilda tank restored
Mon. 27th School starts ( thank you )
Tues. 28th - Sun. 3rd Caravan Camping & RV Super Show Rosehill Gardens .
Learn more about improving your photography attend a Convention .
Sat . 2nd Singleton RODEO 32 Bathurst st. start 11am a few hours drive for a afternoon event, good action images ( come back & visit the Army museum
Sat . 2nd / 3rd Wings over Illawarra Albion Park , visit the Museum , enjoy the flying displays , lots of photography , a family day together .
Sat. 2nd / Mon 4th Photographic Society of Queensland annual Convention Mackay QLD . A nice long drive up north . www.psq.org.au
My pick for the best photographic Convention in Australia .
Fri. 8th FCC Top Shot competition closing
Sat. 16th / 17th Northern Zone Convention Tamworth all conventions are a great learning experience that helps understand photography .
Sat. 23rd / 24th My Lords and Ladies Medieval Fayre . jousting knights , combat by lance on horse’s , sword fighting etc Nurragingy park Doonside its free . check out 19th / 20th Sept. st. ives medieval faire its not free , car parking $15 cheap entry $55 or more. each offer good interesting images
Three major Events worthy of a visit the winner in this is the photographer who attends one of these fantastic photo functions .
Fri. 22nd to June 13th VIVID Sydney’s most popular light show a creative canvas of images.
Sat. 30th Blacktown City Festival street parade , stalls , music dancing .
Wed. 1st SSNEP Entries Open ------ closing Sun. 2nd Aug. Open colour / mono , Creative - Nature www.ssnep.org.au ( please enter help keep Martin busy )
Sat. 13th VIVID closing
Sun 14th morning FCC AGM. midday TopShot Exhibition Ryde Eastwood Leagues club the FCC NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT TO HELP CLUBS
Fri. 26th / 27th Sun. 28th VAPS 2020 CONVENTION good speakers _ interesting workshops _ all things photography to learn about .vaps.org.au
Mon. 6th / 17th School holidays .
Sun. 2nd SSNEP entries close Thank you for entering.
Australian Museum . Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year . TBA.
Fri. 4th / Tues. 8th APSCON improve your knowledge on photography great skills you can pick up at Broken Hill NSW. A quirky place to visit .
Sun. 6th Festival of the winds Bondi Beach Fantastic kite flying all sizes .
TBA . Australian Geographic Nature Exhibition Aust. Museum Sydney opens about mid Sept until Jan. 2021 australianmuseum.net.au
Sat..19th / 20th St. Ives medieval Faire at the showground . $ $
Sun. 27th Vietnamese Moon Festival Cabramatta unique cultural event everything Asian , great food , lion dances , fireworks , a photograph event .
Mon.28th / Oct. 12th School Holidays
gardens by the bay Singapore
Tues. 22nd / Oct. 5th . Bowral Tulip Time Festival . one of our oldest floral events Corbett Gardens Visit the Southern Highlands in Spring time .
Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography AVAILABLE TO CLUBS
Sun. 4th Daylight saving clocks go forward . 2am to 3am
FCC NSW Interclub Exhibition TBA We need a host club .
Thurs. 22nd / Nov.8th 24rd Sculpture by the Sea Bondi / Tamarama
Worlds largest free public sculpture exhibition .enjoy spring by the Ocean .
TBA. . Festival of Fishers Ghost since 1956 , Campbelltown comes alive even if the Ghost is dead . enjoy the fun of the show .
Sat. St. George Leagues P.S. Annual Awards night . Top Images . TBA
Thurs. 19th SSNEP at Ingleburn Photo Club your welcome to attend
Thank you Ingleburn P C for supporting exhibitions in NSW .
Fri. 4th / 6th . 70th Young Cherry Festival . pie eating , cherry pip spitting , cherry eating , lots of fun in the country , take home a box of cherry’s .
Fri. 11th A great night to go out The Entrance C. C. Print & Digital Images 2019 Fabulous Display worth the drive . Stay overnight it’s Friday 13th .
Mon. 21st / start school holidays
Fri. 12th Feb. 2021 SSNEP EXHIBITION THE ENTRANCE
Please keep a copy and pass it on to others many places of interest .
Clubs please forward to members so they can plan ahead in 2020.
You will find many good events for club outings in these pages .
Don't forget - Momento offer a 30% discount to our financial members off their first order then all subsequent orders will receive an automatic 10% discount.
Hop over to http://www.momentopro.com.au/ to sign up.
Other bits and pieces which should be of interest.
Sydney International Exhibition of Photography www.siep.org.au
Len Metcalf lensschool.com
Adam Williams ( for inspiration and workshops) www.australianphotographer.com
Luke Tscharke, (for great astrophotography tips and workshops) luketscharke.com
Pamela Pauline ( local fine art photographic artist ) www.pamelapauline.com
Peter Coulson (inspiration for fashion photography, great studio lighting and workshops)
Greg Benz Photography for tutorials and newsletter www.gregbenzphotography.com
Alfonso Calero ( for travel photography workshops) www.alfonso.com.au/sydney-photography-courses/
Mark Galer, Adobe Ambassador www.markgaler.com
Photoshop Cafe ( loads of free tutorials ) photoshopcafe.com
Phlearn (easy to follow tutorials, many of them are free, you don't have to subscribe ) www.phlearn.com
www.beckhamdigital.com.au (go to more , then newsletter) for some awesome tuitions. Thanks Alan for this one!
For a different perspective and inspiring photography, have a look at Erika Zolli Photography www.erikazolli.it
Just click on the links or google any of the above for more information.
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