THE HERVEY BAY PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
We are a relatively new club established in 2005. Our founding members were Bruce Butler, Kirsty Butler, Pam Thomas and Barrie Thomas and their initial planning was done in the Thomas' sitting room.
Meetings were originally held at Tavistock Hall, Torbay Village and many of the first members were residents of the Village. The club members would vote for the best images on the night and the original prints shown were small images. However since then, the club has grown in leaps and bounds graduating to large mounted prints and projected image of all genres.
Our Mission Statement is:
"To foster and develop members' interest in photography and photographic processes".
Our current membership:
Our club had seen growth over the past few years and is once again experiencing a new raised interest levels following the lifting of COVID restrictions on meetings, currently we have up to 30 members who attend meetings and events regularly.
We have members who have achieved photographic Honours such as LAPS, AAPS, MAPS and PSQA and some of our members are accredited judges. We also cater to the beginner and foster their talents and assist them wherever they need help.
We are a well rounded club of various experience levels and all ages, so if you are just starting out and wanting to learn a bit more about photography I'm sure you'll find many helpful, friendly faces who would be keen to lend some support.
If you are thinking about joining we welcome you to attend any 3 meetings at no cost to get a feel of what we do and who we are, before committing to membership. This allows you an opportunity to view a display of Digital Projected Images or Prints and to hear critiques made by the judge.
We have 3 grades for members- A Grade, Intermediate (B Grade) and C Grade (for beginners or new members). Experienced new members can submit a small portfolio of their images if they would like to be placed in a higher grade. The committee with then consider which grade would be the most suitable for them.
We are affiliated with the Photographic Society of Queensland (PSQ), which allow our members to compete in these highly contested competitions and also with other regional affiliated PSQ club Competitions.
Check out our Calendar of events for workshops, guest speakers, meetings, competitions and end of year Christmas Party and Presentation dates, these can be added to your personal calendar.
Our Annual Fees (due in July) are $50/person and a $2 per meeting fee (this supports our raffles, lucky door prizes, room hire and refreshments when we able to serve tea/coffee and food again.
The Committee members are happy to discuss any queries you may have either personally, by phone or email. We'd love for you to enjoy and see what our photography club has to offer please use the Contact button to email our club President.
President HBPC 2020-