Baby Bliss - 1st Place Annual Awards Print People Portrait by Rebecca Nicolandos 2016
European Roller - 1st Place Annual Awards Print Nature by Jill Wharton 2016
Iceberg Beach - 1st Place Annual Awards Print Landscape Seascape by Judy McEachern 2016
Tree in Snow - 1st Place Annual Awards  Print Open Colour /Monochrome by Judy McEachern 2016
Busker - 1st Place Annual Awards Novice EDPI by Henrietta Camilleri 2016
On Track - 1st Place Annual Awards Open EDPI Colour Monochrome by Steve Demeye 2016
The Mating Game - 1st Place Annual Awards EDPI Nature by Jill Wharton 2016
Mokoan Sunrise - 1st Place Annual Awards EDPI Landscape Seascape by Judy McEachern 2016
Enough - 1st Place Annual Awards EDPI People Portrait by Chris Crossley 2016
Standing on Lego - 1st Place Annual Awards EDPI Creative by Chris Crossley 2016

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’. 

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 2016 tab.

November 2016 Flare


January  BBQ + Image Delivery and deadline for the February Competition

Images for this competition can be delivered and emailed no later than the beginning of the year BBQ at the Bibby's house.

Wed January 25th 6pm onwards.

Again bring your own everything.

The committee has lots of things planned of interest for the coming year so stay posted.Details will be provided as soon as possible.

We start the year off at the February meeting with a well credentialed guest speaker and one of our most experienced members as our competition judge.


The next Interclub Competition with Geelong will be on March 15th and it will be held in Geelong at their club rooms.

We will need twenty open prints and twenty open EDPI altogether, with no more than two works per each maker in each section. We MUST have these no later than February 9th. for selection, which does not give us much time.

Would you please help by bringing up to five each of your best prints and EDPI (on a memory stick) to the BBQ at Bibby's on the 25th. January. If this is not possible your last opportunity would be to bring them to our first 1917 competition night on Wednesday 8th. February.

If you are unable to bring your entries to either of these nights, please bring them to my home at 1A Alfred St. North, Lake Wendouree.

Please phone first on 53316407  to make sure someone will be home.

Jill Wharton

Interclub Coordinator [Acting]

February 6th Monday Informal Imaging Night at the Bibby's House 7.30pm Onwards

Subject to be confirmed

February 8th Wednesday 7.30 pm at the club rooms, 616 Barkly St, Golden Point.

Competition Topics, Open, Set Subject High Key /Low Key + Creative

Special Guest Speaker Peter Dunphy one of Australia's best commercial landscape photographers will be talking about

"Landscape Photography a Professional Method"

Please come along and enjoy the opportunity to see some fantastic photography.  

     His work can be viewed at

This will be followed with an experienced member judge, judging the monthly competition.


February 25th Full Flight Outing

More details as they become available from Full Flight

This is a paid excursion and a great opportunity to photograph birds of prey at close quarters.

Cost $20 per photographer. This money needs to be paid either to the Treasurer or directly into the clubs bank account NO LATER than the 15th Feb.


If all places are not taken up by financial BCC members we will invite other affiliated clubs to join us.

So don't miss out on this opportunity to experience birds of prey up close and at a local venue.                  Owl by Trevor Bibby

If you aren't already familar with the venue I have included a link below.


March Informal Imaging Night 6th 7.30 pm at the Bibby's house

Subject to be confirmed.

March Club Competition Night 616 Barkly St, Golden Point 7.30 pm Start Wed 8 th

Open + Set Subject Jewellery - The presentation of the jewellery is as important as the jewellery itself.

March 15th Interclub Competition Evening at Geelong 7.30pm

Address Barwon Valley Activity Centre

Barwon Heads Rd

Belmont (Opposite K Mart)

March Outing (Proposed) - Friday 24th to Sunday the 26th March

I am planning a camp to Port Fairy on the weekend of 24th to 26th of March if there is enough interest. We will stay at the Gardens Caravan Park ( which is situated within walking distance of East beach and the town centre. They have cabins, powered sites and camp sites. We had a camp at Port Fairy about 10 years ago and found plenty of photographic opportunities in the area. If you are planning to come you need to book directly with the park.

Could you please let me know if you are planning to attend. President Trevor Bibby

Some images from our last trip to Port Fairy


     Boat at Port      Yacht Masks      Rope



March 29th Committee Meeting - Stephen Moten's place Newlyns. 7.30pm


2nd Placegetters Annual Awards 2016


Highlighted Images
Standing Tall - Open Print Lorraine Lees 2016
Thirsty Nature Print Betty Bibby 2016
Mountain High Landscape Print Judy Johnson 2016
Jordan People Portrait Print Chris Crossley 2016
Birds Eye View Novice EDPI Sandie Adaway 2016
Beach Grass Open EDPI Judy McEachern 2016
Australasian Gannet Nature EDPI Carol Hall 2016
Kvaloya, Norway Landscape EDPI Carol Hall 2016
Mikey 3 People EDPI Chris Crossley 2016
Cradled Creative EDPI Chris Crossley 2016

Ballarat Camera Club Inc - Established 1938
ABN 65 055 234 508 - Reg Number A0004054f