Starry Night by Brian Sala Bon Strange Novice Image of the Year 2019
Fading by Steve Demeye 1st place EDPI Open People Portrait  Winner Roger Purcell EDPI Award 2019
At the Pearly Gates by Anne Carroll 1st Place Creative Winner of the Herb Richmond Print of the Year 2019
Glacier Calving by Judy McEachern 1st Place Open Print Colour 2019
Milford Sounds Waterfalls by Betty Bibby 1st place Open Print Monochrome 2019
Mating Blue Butterflies by Betty Bibby 1st Place Open Print Nature 2019
Consternation by Steve Demeye 1st Place Open Print People Portrait 2019
Kalgoorlie Storm by Betty Bibby 1st Place Open Print Landscape Seascape 2019
Who goes there by Anne Carroll 1st Place Open EDPI Colour 2019
Heart to Heart by Rebecca Nicolandos 1st Place Open EDPI Monochrome 2019
Major Mitchell Landing by Trevor Bibby 1st Place Open EDPI Nature 2019
Tidal Pool by Steve Demeye 1st Place Open EDPI Landscape Seascape 2019
Beach Access by Steve Demeye  1st Place Open EDPI Creative 2019
Three on the Street by Frank Carroll 1st Place Portfolio 2019

Welcome to the Ballarat Camera Club website!

The Ballarat Camera Club Inc. aims to provide opportunities for members to learn about and improve their photography, regardless of their level of competence. 

Since its establishment in 1938, members of the Ballarat Camera Club Inc. have encouraged and inspired each other in their photographic pursuits and personal growth.

Depending on the needs of members, committee and key club members organise a variety of activities which facilitate the learning of the many aspects of photography.

Through participating in monthly digital club meetings, judging nights, workshops and outings, members can learn new skills and understandings, such as; how to operate their camera, understand light, process images on the computer.  Members have the opportunity to seek feedback on their work and view the work of fellow photographers during these activities. 

The Ballarat Camera Club is affiliated with the Victorian Association of Photographic Societies Inc. (VAPS), which allows members to be involved in the wider photographic community in Victoria, including conferences and interclub competitions.

The “Ballarat National Photographic Exhibition” has been proudly run by the Ballarat Camera Club Inc. since 1968. This exhibition is held in high regards within photographic circles across Australia and is hung in the prestigious ‘Art Gallery of Ballarat’. Unfortunately, this is currently in recess.

We invite you to browse our website and the galleries within. We hope it inspires you and look forward to welcoming you at one of our activities in the near future! 

Please contact one of our friendly committee members should you wish to join us on one of our activities.



 The latest Newsletter is located under the Information Newsletters 2020 tab. 

August 2020

August outing: Saturday 15th August at 2pm Gong Gong Reserve. (Opposite Kirks Reservoir)

Meeting at 2pm

This area has everything you want as a photographer: an exotic pine forest, a burbling creek surrounded by large boulders, a llama farm and a reservoir.

Bring a chair and a thermos and we will have afternoon tea and a chat after the photos.

Toilets at Kirks Reservoir.

COVID - 19 Safe distancing regulations will apply.



Currently, we are not hosting Informal Imaging Evenings due to COVID Restrictions.


August Competition Night 12th August Zoom Meeting

You will receive a link to attend the meeting from the President

Please come along virtually and listen to our guest judge and speaker Jo O'Kelly .

Jo is a local food photographer.


Guest Speaker and Judge: Jo O'Kelly

Set topic and Open subjects: Set Subject definition: Found in the Kitchen - an image of an item typically found in a kitchen, Creativity will be well received.



September Competition Night 9th September Zoom Meeting

Guest Speaker and Judge: 

Set topic and Open subjects: Set Subject definition: Intentional Camera movement - An image that has been taken at slow shutter speed with the camera being intentionally moved to create an abstract motion bur. All elements of the image should be equally blurred and the effect should be achieved in-camera. The image may have abstract qualities.



October Competition Night 14th October Zoom Meeting

Guest Speaker and Judge: 

Set topic and Open subjects: Set Subject definition: Environmental Portrait - A person or group captured at their usual work or recreational environment. There must be elements of the usual work or recreational work within the image. Individual interpretations are encouraged.



November Competition Night 11th November Zoom Meeting

Guest Speaker and Judge: 

Set topic and Open subjects: Set Subject definition: Suspended in Motion - Am image that freezes the motion of an object but that still portrays that the object is in motion, This excludes an animal, birds, humans. insects. (ie anything from the animal kingdom) can include high-speed sync achieved with a speed lite.


A sample of members images from 2018


Highlighted Images
Bowed out by Leo Ryan
A stitch in time saves nine by Lyn Fowler
London Carpark by Kate Both
Its my Teddy and I'll do what I want by Rebecca Nicolandos
Downpour by Steve Demeye
Hard Riding by Brett Keating
Muir Glacier by Judy McEachern
Blue Hour by Lorraine Lees
Looking Out by Janette Richards
Cranky Rock by Anne Wilson
African Eye Test by Brian Hillman
Pixies Parasols by Carol Hall
Rise of the Bubbles by Mark Bevelander
Moeraki Boulders by Trevor Bibby
Tiger Lily by Brian Sala
Royal Oak by Anne Carroll
Reflections by Judy Johnson
Stick em Up by Hugh Lees
I've got my Eye on You by Jenny Parker
Misty Reflections by Steve McLaren
Small in Statue Big in Heart by Henrietta Camilleri
Fancy Clouds by Luke Debuhr
Shower by Neil Para
I Look Creepy don't I Dad by Chris Crossley
Cheetah Vantage Point by Jill Wharton
Hammersley Gorge by Murray McEachern
Door in Provins by Ron Carr
The Keep Left House by Frank Carroll
Pop of Colour by Jodi Lorimer
Grainstore Gallery by Betty Bibby

Ballarat Camera Club Inc - Established 1938
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