The Night Window by Steve Demeye 1st Place Open EDPI  Colour and The Roger Purcell EDPI of the Year 2021
Worm Bay by Betty Bibby 1st Place Open EDPI  Landscape Seascape and The Judy Johnson Memorial Award Best Australian Content of the Year 2021
Hanging on by Betty Bibby 1st Place Open Print Monochrome and The Herb Richmond Print of the Year 2021
Fishing at Dawn by Anne Carroll 1st Place Open Print Colour 2021
Sticky Beak by Anne Wilson 1st Place Open Print Nature 2021
In Love in Venice by Anne Carroll 1st Place Open Print People/ Portrait 2021
Ready to Launch by Daniel O Donoghue 1st Place Open EDPI Monochrome 2021
Drosera Insect Catcher by Mark Bevelander 1st Place Open EDPI Nature 2021
Paynesville Pier by Steve Demeye 1st Place Open Print Landscape Seascape 2021
The Indian Gentleman by Vera Paulin 1st Place Open EDPI People/ Portrait 2021
Too Much Time by Judy McEachern 1st Place Open EDPI Creative 2021
Coastal Sea Birds by Steve Demeye  1st Place Open EDPI Creative 2021

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 2022 tab. 

Flare June 2022


No informal imaging Evening will be held until at least September due to Covid.

June Outing Sanatorium Lake Mount Macedon




Monthly Outing Sunday June 19, 9.50 am for 10 am

departure meet at Kirks Entrance for travel to

Mt Macedon.


Sanatorium Lake is a rainforest area situated at the top of Mt

Macedon. Historically, Sanatorium Lake was purpose-built to

provide a water source to a hospital specialising in the

treatment of tuberculosis, which was never built.

The walk is about a 2.5km easy loop walk and passes through

several vegetation types, including tall eucalypt forests and a

wet fern gully. The area is well-known to exhibit a great variety

of fungi types, particularly at this time of the year.

The photography of the fungi will be our main interest on this

trip but, of course, there will be great views and landscape

options, particularly around the Sanatorium Lake.

We will meet at the carpark at the entrance to the Kirks picnic

ground, before the gate. We will car pool and cars can be left

there safely. The aim is to leave promptly at 10 am on Sunday

19th June.

The trip will take just over an hour of travel and we will meet

at Gisborne to convoy to the Mt Macedon Trading Post at the

bottom of Mt Macedon for coffee and/or nibbles and then

drive to the picnic area at the entrance to the walk.

Bring along a thermos and lunch for a picnic lunch.

If anyone doesn’t wish to do the full 2.5 km walk, just do what

you feel comfortable with. There are many opportunities for

stopping and admiring the large trees and the small and

colourful fungi.

Many species of fungi are toxic if eaten although they are safe

to touch but ensure that you wash your hands prior to

consuming any food. For more information about fungi see:




July Competition Night: Wednesday 13th July at 7.30 pm

Judge: Tony Long


Open An image that has strong pictorial appeal, ie Good composition, and lighting.

Set Subject: "Suspended in Motion”  An image that freezes the Movement of an object/subject but at the same time needs to portray that it is still in motion. Motion blur should be absent. (Technical)

August Competition Night: Wednesday 10th August 7.30 pm



Open An image that has strong pictorial appeal, ie Good composition, and lighting.

Set Subject: Monochrome” Any photograph containing shades of one colour. If toning is carried out, it must be over the entire image - partial toning and/or the addition of another colour is not acceptable. (Artistic/Creative)

"Creative" Entries can be computer enhanced 2 or 3-dimensional, collage or montage. The maker must photographically produce Image/s within entries. This is the only section into which mixed media may be entered.


A sample of members images from 2021


Highlighted Images
A Tunnel in the Moonlight by Mark Bevelander
Algebuckina Bridge from Below by Betty Bibby
Foggy Nimons Bridge by Anne Wilson
Mittens by Murray McEachern
All Together Now by Steve Demeye
Yellow Water Sunrise by Trevor Bibby
Harbour Reflections by Judy McEachern
The Orbs of Wendouree by Gary Freestone
Leek Flowers by Daniel O Donoghue
After the Dark on the Yarra by Vera Paulin
Strawberry Splash by Rebecca Nicolandos
Palm Beach Sydney by Ken Marsh
Reflections by Sonia Bickley
Derelict by Judy Johnson
Fearful fun by Frank Carroll
Ready Set Go by Anne Carroll
Almost Blooming by Janette Richards
Silo by Geoff James
Wide Brown Land by Carol Hall

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