2019 has proven to be another great year for the Photographic Club and we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2020. Membership to July was fifty-six and growing. We are also a very active, supportive and friendly club, meeting at the RSL in the evening twice a month, with the show & tell, guest speakers, tutorials and print competitions suitable for both beginners and advanced photographers. We have had guest speakers presenting workshops on New Technologies and the Future of Photography, Travel Photography, using Textures in Photographs, Wedding Photography and How to Edit Award-Winning Photos.

Other activities involve twelve outings/field trips per year, two of which involve an overnight stay. So far this year we have had a trip to Sydney for Nightlife Photography, travelled to Mt Wilson and Mt Irvine to photograph the colours of autumn, and been Glamping on Cockatoo Island for both Sunrise and Sunset Photography and a trip into the Megalong Valley for Landscape Photography. The club has also been to the Chinese Friendship Gardens at Darling Harbour for Nature and Street Photography and we travelled to Portland for a tour of the old cement works and to photograph the old buildings and machinery.

The club also organises an annual exhibition of member’s work in the Penrith City Library. Members are also encouraged to enter external competitions and perform very well in both the Penrith and Luddenham Shows.

In addition to the supportive role for members, the club also provides photographic assistance to RSL Sub Branch for ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day activities. This year the Photographic Club has offered support to the fellow intra-clubs and provided photographers for the finals of Penrith RSL Soccer Club events.

Two initiatives under consideration for 2020 is having a digital show & tell evening and the inclusion of mobile phone photography.

Come along and join our Club, for further information please call Peter Thrope on 0416 070 512

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