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We always recommend that you first come along to a meeting or two and see that we don’t bite!  Our meeting schedule is in the calendar on the home page below.  Membership is $40 per year.

Hawkesbury Camera Club meets the first, second and third Wednesday of each month from February to November at The Richmond Club, East Market Street, Richmond. Starting at 7:30pm, finishing at 9:30pm.

Payment is made online via our membership page. If you have any questions please use our contact page to reach out to us.

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About our club

Hawkesbury Camera Club offers a great deal to both the newer and the more experienced photographer, we provide monthly competitions for prints and projected images.

The Hawkesbury Camera Club Inc. has been in existence for over 70 years having been established in the early 1950s by a number of dedicated photographers led by the first president Stan Stevens.

Hawkesbury City Council have honoured our first President Stan Stevens by naming a Room at the Public Library after him.

Our members’ interests cover a wide and varied range of the photographic spectrum; ranging from beginners to professional photographers, using both the newer digital or the traditional film cameras.

The objective of the club is to stimulate the photographic interests of its members, by combining education, assistance, competition and social contact in a friendly, comfortable and informal situation.

Join our Club Upcoming Events
all-day Vivid Festival 2024
Vivid Festival 2024
May 24 – Jun 15 all-day
Vivid Festival Sydney Area Vivid Sydney is an annual celebration of creativity, innovation and technology, which transforms Sydney for 23 days and nights. In 2024, for its 14th year, Vivid Sydney will fuse art, innovation[...]
4:00 am HCC Goes to Vivid @ Circular Quay
HCC Goes to Vivid @ Circular Quay
Jun 4 @ 4:00 am – 11:59 pm
THIS EVENT IS FOR HAWKESBURY CAMERA CLUB MEMBERS ONLY. 2024 Vivid Sydney Members are invited to join our annual Road Trip to Vivid Sydney. We travel by Bus in to the city, with reserved parking[...]
7:30 pm Presentation Night – Mono @ Richmond Club
Presentation Night – Mono @ Richmond Club
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Presentation Night - Mono @ Richmond Club | Richmond | New South Wales | Australia
Presentation on our Monthly Set Subject Mono Peter Hill will be presenting all things to do with Mono as we cover the Set Subject of August. Walk away with new ideas and concepts ready for[...]
7:30 pm June Competition Night – Creative @ Richmond Club
June Competition Night – Creative @ Richmond Club
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
June Competition Night - Creative @ Richmond Club | Richmond | New South Wales | Australia
Competition Brief CREATIVE Wednesday, 19 June 2024 COMPETITION RULES NOTE: Use of Artificial Intelligence is NOT permitted. AI refers to any photograph or element generated with the assistance of artificial intelligence. All components of the[...]
7:00 pm June Committee Meeting @ Richmond Club
June Committee Meeting @ Richmond Club
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm
June Committee Meeting All members are welcome to visit and take part in Club Committee meetings. Be involved and part of the future of the club. All members will have an opportunity to voice their[...]
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Hawkesbury Library Event

Getting to know your camera.

Held at Hawkesbury Library, May 9th 2024. 7pm to 9pm.

This event is hosted by Hawkesbury Library in partnership with Hawkesbury Camera Club.

Community members are invited to join us for a workshop on making the most of your SLR digital camera with tips from seasoned photographers from Hawkesbury Camera Club (BYO camera). All ages welcome.

Terms and Conditions:

  • SMILE! Your attendance at events supported by Hawkesbury City Council may be digitally recorded through photographs. Images may be used for promotional purposes on council’s websites, publications, social media or by newspapers.
    By attending this session you agree to these terms. If you do not wish your image (or the image of your child) to be published, please notify staff before the event.
  • Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult to all Library activities.
  • If you are unable to attend please cancel your tickets as soon as possible. This will enable others to participate in the programme.
  • Paid tickets are not transferable.

To book your tickets please book through Hawkesbury Library:
Tickets Here.

Volunteer Members from Hawkesbury Camera Club will on hand to assist at the workshop with instruction and support of attendees. Members will assist attendees during the practical exercises aimed to facilitate learning outcomes. Members have experience in various brands and models of cameras.

Hands on practical photography workshop.

Hawkesbury Camera Club Members will be approached via separate email to volunteer to assist at this event.

by Jeffrey Walsh, April 16, 2024


HCC Goes to Vivid Sydney 2024

Members are invited to join our annual Road Trip to Vivid Sydney.
We travel by Bus in to the city, with reserved parking adjoining Circular Quay.
Arriving early for dinner before the lights come up.
After an enjoyable evening shooting the sites we head back hame in the comfort of the bus.
Traveling as a group, once at Vivid, members will form their own small groups to wander the installation.

Departure from the Richmond Club is 4pm SHARP.
Departure from Vivid is 10:30.
Arriving back at the Richmond Club by midnight.

No pickup or drop off points apart from the Richmond Club will be arranged.

Seats are Limited!!! A waiting list will be established as this is proving to be a popular event. If you book and need to cancel please cancel your ticket via Try Booking ahead of the event to allow others on the waiting list to book.


Tuesday 4 June 2024 4:00 PM – 11:59 PM (UTC+10)


2024 Vivid Sydney
Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000

by Jeffrey Walsh, May 9, 2024


InCamera Newsletter

All the latest news from Hawkesbury Camera Club. Right here for your viewing.

This edition includes the Brief for this years Photographic Challenge. Plus all the news from the Hawkesbury Show.

Click here to read the latest edition: InCamera Newsletter.

by Jeffrey Walsh, May 2, 2024

Results for competitions in April Competition – Humorous-Funny

There were 14 entries that were rated the highest by our judge(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in April Competition – Humorous-Funny

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Little Hartley
Ron Rodgers – 14 – Image of the month
Open Print
Icy Sunflower
Jeff Walsh – 14
Open Print
Angry Bird
Jenelle Gavin – 14
Open Projected
Dolphins at play
Ron Rodgers – 14 – Image of the month
Set Subject Print – Humorous-Funny
Birds and frog FINAL
Geoffrey Higgins – 14
Set Subject Projected – Humorous-Funny
Tim OBrien – 14
Set Subject Projected – Humorous-Funny
Reading between the lines
Ron Rodgers – 13
Open Print
SMOKE 5858
John Bosher – 13
Open Print
Barry Matthews – 13
Open Print
Eye Eye
Geoffrey Higgins – 13
Open Projected
Barry Matthews – 13
Open Projected
Ride the rapids
Jeff Walsh – 13
Set Subject Print – Humorous-Funny
Young at Heart
Geoffrey Higgins – 13
Set Subject Projected – Humorous-Funny
The Proposal
george romanowski – 13
Set Subject Projected – Humorous-Funny

by Marian Paap, April 19, 2024

Editing Workshop

Workshop – Lightroom & Photoshop Beginner

Saturday May 4th, 10am to 4pm
Richmond Club

This workshop is designed to help beginner photographers edit photos in order to submit into competitions, internally and externally.Photographers will work their way through importing images from camera, to filing and keywording, then to editing in Lightroom. Photos will then be taken into Photoshop to finish and to add an extra dimension to them.

Participants require a licensed version of Lightroom Classic and Photoshop installed on a laptop the on the day. If you have concerns about your software please contact the organiser prior to booking. This is a hands on practical workshop and therefore numbers are limited.

Sample images will be supplied on the day to facilitate training, however members can bring their own images to work on or to receive assistance with should time permit.

To book your place please use our Try Booking option:
Book your seat here.

Get creative with your editing skills.

by Jeffrey Walsh, April 17, 2024



This event is for Hawkesbury Camera Club Members Only.
If you would like to join our Club please visit our website.

Date: Saturday 11th May 2024
Time: 10:45
Location: South Windsor (Address emailed prior to event)

Members will have two (2) hours of exclusive access to a local Hawkesbury Metal Worker’s Workshop. We will have the opportunity to capture images of sparks flying, welding flames, along with portrait shots of the metal worker at work & finished artworks.

Thinking out side the square this is an opportunity to learn and practice new and different photographic techniques. Images can be used for future competitions or components of composite images. Under the limited lighting conditions of the workshop members may be tested in order to capture images.

Spaces are limited to 6 Members. Space is limited in the workshop due to size and safety purposes. This is a ‘hot’ workshop and members MUST wear appropriate clothing and shoes.

Final details and address will be emailed to attendees.

To book your place please use our Try Booking option:
Purchase Tickets here

by Jeffrey Walsh, April 15, 2024

Competitions in April Competition – Humorous-Funny are closing soon!

Competitions in April Competition – Humorous-Funny will close Sunday, 14th April 2024, 11:59 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Set Subject Print – Humorous-Funny
  • Open Print
  • Set Subject Projected – Humorous-Funny
  • Open Projected

All members are encouraged to enter.

by , April 12, 2024

Outing – Hawkesbury Show

PhotoWalk Hawkesbury Show 2024

This event is for Hawkesbury Camera Club Members Only. If you would like to join our Club, events or have questions about us please feel free to reach out to one of our Public Contacts.

Join Us on Saturday 20th at the Hawkesbury Show for a PhotoWalk around the event.

Start at the Photography Exhibition at 1:45pm. View the Exhibition including the Junior Section and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. At 2 o’Clock we will begin to amble through the show photographing other Exhibits, Stalls, Arena Events and Sideshow Alley.

Members will have the opportunity to shoot portraits, slow shutter and detail images.

The PhotoWalk will provide many options for members to capture images for future club and external competitions. There will be plenty of opportunities for members to ask questions and to learn new or refine their techniques.

Members will be required to purchase entry tickets to the show. Tickets can be purchased online prior to arriving at the Showground. Please allow plenty of time for parking and walking to the Photography Exhibition.

Group is limited to 10 Members for Safety Reasons as stipulated by Hawkesbury Show Organisers.

To book your spot on the PhotoWalk click here: Tickets
Members will be taken to the ‘Try Booking’ Website to register for tickets.

by Jeffrey Walsh, April 9, 2024

Outing – Postponed!!

Photowalk at Hawkesbury Hornets BMX

Event Postponed!!!!
Due to the track and club house currently in flood this event has been postponed to later in the month possibly.

Thank you to members who emailed with their intent to attend.

A limited number of Hawkesbury Camera Club Members have been invited to attend the local Hawkesbury Hornets BMX Club for an up close and adrenaline packed photowalk.

Due to safety numbers are limited to six (6) Camera Club Members. Members will have the opportunity to get up close to the track, riders and officials. Photographers will be able to shoot from all angles and many positions along the track inside safety fencing.

To reserve your spot email Jeff ( by Saturday 5pm.

When: Sunday April 7th 2024
Where: Colbee Park
Bismark St, McGraths Hill.
Start: 10:30 on site, ready for briefing.
(Eastern Standard Time, Daylight Savings end!!)
Duration: 2 hrs.
Safety: Please wear closed in shoes and possibly bright colours as we will be on track and visibility is important. Hat and sunscreen if needed, plus water.

by Jeffrey Walsh, April 3, 2024

Photo Walk!

Impromptu Richmond Photowalk

Members and visitors are invited to join an impromptu Photowalk on Wednesday 27th March at Richmond.

Meeting at 6:30 at the Grandstand in Richmond Park. Sunset is 6:58pm.
We will roam around the park and streets as a group but not on top of each other, shooting as the sun sets. There are many compositions to be captured as well an opportunity for asking questions.

Photographers of all levels and experience are invited to join the walk. Visitors are invited to join us to find out a little more about the Hawkesbury Camera Club. Members are invited to bring a friend or family who is interested in photography.

Stay as long as you like. Once the sun sets we will no doubt play with long exposures and night photography.

No RSVP needed, just turn up and stay as long as you like. We will be ther rain, hail or shine (darkness!).

Not all photographers are monkeys!!

by Jeffrey Walsh, March 26, 2024