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Details of workshops, challenges and outings planned for 2022 will be posted here as they become available.



Our first meeting for the year was held on January 23rd. This was a competition evening, with all sections Open.                     

In February, our first meeting for the month will be a photography workshop in Machattie Park at our usual starting time, 7:30pm.

We will have the club studio lights set up for some portrait photography, as well as being able to photograph the many sites in the park.

If you have a flash for your camera bring it along as we will be looking at how a flash can be used in your photography.


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Presentation Night 2022

Our presentation night in December turned out to be a great get together with John & Roxanne from Orange Camera Club, who had the difficult task of selecting the top images for 2022 from the monthly winners in all sections.

Congratulations to those who received awards, and to the owners of the other 140 odd images up for consideration on the night.

Some images taken by Alan Sadleir on the night can be accessed by clicking on Photos in our private Facebook group page.

We break now until our first meeting in 2023 on Monday, January 23rd. This will be a print competition night (all sections Open), with the first digital image competition for the year to be conducted in February.

Have a happy, healthy and safe holiday season…hop over to our Competitions tab and have a look at the competition subjects for 2023 and revised print size rules if you are keen to get an early start!

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Lithgow Halloween on Main Street

October 29th, 4.00pm - 9.00pm

Interested members will be travelling to Lithgow to capture the fun and entertainment when Lithgow Halloween returns with live music, a street parade, market stalls, amusement rides and the popular best dressed competition.

Ghouls, vampires and skeletons aplenty!

If you would like to travel in convoy or carpool we can arrange to meet at McDonalds car Park at 2:45pm for a 3:00pm departure.

Please let us know if you are interested in attending this event so final preparations can be put into place.

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Cowra Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday 24 September 2022

Hawkesbury Camera Club has organised an outing to the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival which takes place in Cowra at the Japanese Gardens on Saturday 24 September 2022, and the Bathurst Camera Club has been invited to join them for the event.

The Festival showcases Japanese culture through a range of activities and demonstrations, with taiko drummers, sumo wrestlers, Japanese archery and sword demonstrations, origami, martial arts, singers, dancers, choir, kimono fashion parade, ikebana, tea ceremonies and more.

Stall holders will have a range of food and goods on offer, and there will be activities for children. It is a day for all the family to enjoy.

Meeting location back of McDonalds Bathurst by 8:30am to leave by 8:45am

Starts 10am and finishes 4pm 

Due to the popularity of this event I’ve been advised that all accommodation in Cowra has now been taken and attendees will need to look elsewhere.

Tickets MUST be purchased online at the link shown below. https://artsoutwest.org.au/events/cowra-sakura-matsuri-cherry-blossom-festival-2022/ Please confirm with Mark if going or not.

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6:30 pm Saturday 16th July, 2022

Meeting at The George Hotel, 201 George Street  for a beer or coffee before we wander across the road to take some images of the Festival.

Things to remember:

* Warm clothes & comfy shoes

* Your fastest lens...f4 or less

* How to change your ISO

* How to change mode to Manual or Program

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Sunday 26th June

Outing to Burraga Dam 

10:00am to 2:30pm

Meet at the back of McDonalds Bathurst 8:45 am ready to leave by 9:00 am - estimated time 1hr

10:00am Morning Tea – bring a flask of coffee / tea & cake

12:00pm BBQ Lunch at Dam – sausages provided, bring plate of salads & drinks Will need to bring a Chair

Bring all your camera gear.      Please confirm if coming via email or FB

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Oberon Adventures - Sunday 3rd April, 2022

Important stuff

1. Bring a small plate to share for morning tea; we will have a sausage sizzle at Lex’s place for lunch

2. Oberon does have a couple of places where you may be able to get a coffee

3. Public toilet locations - main street near pedestrian crossing; Oberon Common (off Edith St); near the dam wall if you head out that way


9:am for a 9:15am start - meet at the back of McDonalds in the carpark area closest to pool. Members may be able to share cars for the trip out.

10:00am - Gairloch Garden (27 Blenheim Ave, Oberon)

1. We will start our visit with morning tea. Tea and instant coffee will be available.

2. This is a private garden owned by Meg and Peter Low. The garden stretches over 2400sq. metres, presented in a series of themed areas.

There are stunning water features, a croquet lawn, garden chess, walk-through fernery, sunken garden, metal garden art, fireplace, fairy garden and a variety of terracing. Several animals can also be found in the garden - aviaries, poultry and very friendly cavaliers.


To capture the images that could be used in a ‘promotional pamphlet’.

You can submit up to 2 images to the Secretary email by 10.4.22 -

Meg and Peter will choose 6 images that could be used. A Mars Bar is on offer for those whose images are chosen!

*As a gesture of thanks for entry to the garden those submitting images may like to give Meg and Peter a digital copy. This can be done via the BCC Secretary.

11:30am: Oberon Dam Wall or explore the streets of Oberon

12.00pm: Lunch at Lex’s (423 Jenolan Street, Oberon)

Lex has kindly offered to put on a sausage sizzle for us to enjoy in his garden. Tea and instant coffee will be available

1:00pm onwards: Fungi Finds - Hampton State Forest

For those who are interested we will return via Hampton State Forest where we will wander the edges of the forest to find amazing fungi to photograph.

***Many of the fungi are not edible and should not be touched but are amazing in their colour and structure. Some sites you can walk straight into, others may require some clambering down to.

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Lots of steam train enthusiasts in the club, so save the date for this visit on the long weekend in June for some great 'Age of Steam' images. 

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Welcome to 2022, and hopefully a great year for us as photographers, with lots of workshops, outings and competitions already in the planning stages to stimulate the many and varied interest of members.

We begin the year with a full competition night on Monday, 24th January.  All sections are Open subjects, allowing plenty of scope to show off our photographic pursuits over the last two months.

On the 14th February we are really pleased to have member Craig Seager showing us the process he used to capture his bubble images. Craig will explain the process and set up, with an opportunity to take some images of your own, so don't forget to bring your cameras to this meeting.


Our annual presentation night showcased the cream of our competition entries in all sections throughout the year. 

The difficult task of judging fell on Len Brown who travelled up from Springwood to be with us for the celebrations. 

Congratulations, not just to the winners, but to all those who participated.

Some images taken on the night by Alan Sadlier can be viewed by clicking on the image.


The town of Bathurst has a sister city relationship with Cirencester in the English Cotswelds, and a friendly battle between the two camera clubs is set to become an annual event.

20 images are submitted by each club, and the results revealed during a Zoom meeting where both clubs can communicate and interact with the judge.

Cirencester came out  on top this year, but rest assured, we will rally the troops and return to the battlefield with added vigour in 2022.

Clicking on the image will take you to the gallery of images in this year's battle.

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TIME:  6:30 TO 12 Noon

WHERE: Lithgow Area. Anne and Diane have planned the following outing to Lithgow, for those members of the Bathurst Camera Club keen to do a sunrise session, or members just wanting to have breakfast then head off to the Mine Museum. Members to find their own way to the desired destinations on the Day. 

PRICE: Free -    State Mine Museum $5 for those wishing to enter.

1. Hassans Walls Lookout https://tourism.lithgow.com/hassans-walls (sunrise) Blue hour is at 6:44am, golden hour 6:54am & sunrise 7:10am so probably need to arrive about 6:30am

2. Breakfast - The Tin Shed approx 8.00am – 69 Bridge St, Lithgow

3. State Mine Museum ($5) 9.30am - 3A State Mine Gully Rd, State Mine Gully NSW 2790

4. The Drift (very short drive from the Museum) for those who are interested.

Please advise Anne  bathurstcameraclubsecretary@gmail.com   if attending on the day, especially for Breakfast as we will make a booking once we have the  number attending.


"101 Education - Camera Set Up & using Aperture Mode"

Panthers Bathurst Leagues Club - Saturday, 13 February 2021 from 09:30 -12:00 

Price: free for members   

Duration: 2 hr 30 min

 "101 Education Camera Set Up & using Aperture Mode".  This initiative is to help beginners move from Auto settings to creative modes like Aperture, Shutter, Manual. The Program will be as follows;

Show and Learn the Basic's - 9:30am to 11:00am

Camera Display set up - Histogram, Blinkies, Start with Aperture Mode - Explain Exposure Triangle Depth of Field with Aperture Exposure Compensation Importance of Metering – Spot, Evaluated, Centre Weight Focusing - single point or Group rather than Auto WB settings Using Live View with Tripod - camera settings

Practical Session - Machattie Park 11:00 to 12:00pm Putting in place theory. Must bring Camera Manual,  due to different types and  brands

RSVP by 11th Feb 2021 

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Sunday February 28th - Outing to Hartvale  Garden

49 Sunray Avenue, Little Hartley10.00 am to 11.30am

Meet at the McDonalds rear carpark at 8:40 ready to leave at 8:50

A lovely cottage garden at the base of Mt York. Bring all your camera gear with opportunities for portrait, macro, blur, creative, in the open garden area. There is also a potager garden, hothouse, kitchen garden and art studio.

On the way home, the pink flannel flowers on State Mine Valley Road at Lithgow and the silos at Portland could be on the agenda.


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