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Federation of Camera Clubs NSW

Photographic Society of Queensland

West Australian Photographic Federation

Tasmanian Photographic Federation

Wildlife Photographers Australia original website was set up for a group of Australia’s foremost wildlife photographers. They were Tim Newbery, Ray Channells, Jenni Horsnell, Jim Thompson and John Cooper.

The original aim was to set up a forum where keen wildlife photographers could not only display their work but help other wildlife photographers improve their photography and also learn from their experiences with nature subjects.

This achieved its original aims and now with a wildlife photographers group being set up in South Australia the time is right to make some changes.

We are encouraging Australian wildlife photographers to look at the site and hopefully contribute pictures and articles. This is to be an interactive site where all of us who enjoy the challenges that nature photography brings can share their pictures as well as get feedback on their pictures if they desire.

We ask that you note our use of an international definition of nature photography and that you will agree with our Code of Ethics.

Wildlife Photographers Australia meets on the third Sunday of the month in Adelaide, South Australia. We welcome new members who are interested in developing their wildlife photography and sharing in a group environment. For information on our group please email: CONTACT

Learn the tricks of the trade from professional photographers and artists with decades of photography success and take your creative potential to the next level.

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In 1934 the late Athel D' Ombrain and Wallace Fitness, two Maitland men, sought permission from the then secretary of the Hunter River Agricultural and Horticultural association Show Society to include local photographs in the Fine Arts Pavilion at the 1934 annual Maitland Show.

Permission was given and so began the long history of the Maitland Salon of Photography.

In 1946 Maitland Salon became an Australian National Photographic competition and then in 1958 became an International Salon with approval from the Photographic Society of America. Finally in 1982 the Federation International De L' Art Photographique granted its patronage.

Robin D'Ombrain remembers that in the 1940's and 1950's of the Maitland Salon, there was just one judge, Keast Bourke. They used to do the judging in Johnston's shoe shop. The shop was used because all of the walls were lined with piles of shoe boxes. To display the prints, they walked around the shop and pulled a shoe box out a little bit and rested a print on it at a nice height for viewing. The judge then walked around and considered all of the entries. The exhibition was not quite so big in those days.









Ballarat Camera Club is proud to run the Ballarat National, which has been running for 41 years.

For the 42nd Exhibition in 2011 around 1000 prints are submitted from all over Australia.

This competition takes place over the summer, with the prints being hung
in the Art Gallery of Ballarat from the mid December to late January.


State Library of New South Wales

State Library NSW - Photostream Flicker

Art Gallery of NSW

Australian Centre of Photography - Sydney

LIFE Photo Archive hosted by Google


Peter Jarver 1953- 2003
Master of Photography AIPP



Jennifer Horsnell resides in Australia and is a dedicated photographer and naturalist. Her work reflects a lifelong love of nature, specializing in close-up and macro images where she captures the beauty and detail of insects, spiders and fungi and more recently, bird photography. All of her nature images are photographed in the field under natural conditions.


David Darcy has been capturing environmental portraits of dogs in Australia and abroad for over a decade and is one of Australia's leading author/photographers.

Born in the small township of Springwood in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. He developed a keen interest in photography from an early age and by sixteen had won the NSW junior Top Shot Award. In 1999 David combined his talent for photography and his passion for dogs with a desire to travel the Australian countryside, and began capturing unique, heartfelt and truely iconic images of Australian Dogs.


A street photographer from the 1950s - 1990s


Vivian Maier was a photography hobbyist whose output would become an influential body of work in the 20th-century street photography. Maier was a nanny and caregiver with a hidden passion for photography that resulted in over 100,000 negatives—mostly discovered posthumously. She picked up a camera for the first time in 1947 and worked late into the 1990s capturing her favored subjects: fleeting moments and images from her urban surroundings in Chicago and New York, touching upon destitution, urban development, pedestrian culture, and the American identity. Her later works featured fewer figures and took more interest in found objects, graffiti, and detritus.

                              SYDNEY STEREO CAMERA CLUB                             

The Commencement of Stereo Photography Clubs in Australia

by Allan Griffin Hon.PSA, FPSA

In support of the fact that the Sydney Stereo Camera Club is celebrating its 40th birthday in 2011, I offer the following comment on some of the events leading up to the Club's inauguration in 1971.

Prior to the setting up of formal camera clubs in Australia dedicated to stereo photography, there was for many years a nucleus of devotees working in the medium. The Australian Division of the British based Stereoscopic Society existed from the very early days of the 20th century, primarily for the purpose of circulating postal portfolios (folios) of members stereo images both within Australia and overseas.

Historically, the late Harold A. Tregellas, who was resident in Melbourne, is credited with laying the foundations of post World War II stereo photography in Australia. Harold Tregellas became Secretary of the Australian Branch of the Stereoscopic Society in 1927, a position that he held until his death in 1969. This he did with zest and so was laid the foundation for a healthy following in this country. Large formats in use at the time included 7 x 3 ½ inch cards as well as 6 x 13cm and 45 x 107mm transparencies

However, it was the ready availability of Kodachrome 35mm color transparency film after the Second World War (late 1940's) which gave rise to a major resurgence of interest in stereoscopic photography by those amateurs primarily interested in the realism provided.

During this early 35mm color era of the late 40s and early 50s, we find that the late Harold Grenenger, Eric Hart and I were members of the Sydney YMCA Camera Circle. Harold Grenenger, in particular, persuaded the YMCA Camera Circle to include a stereo division in the annual Sydney International Exhibition of Photography (SIEP). A stereo division was introduced in 1962 and continued on an annual basis until 1985. The Sydney Stereo Camera Club commenced an independent dedicated stereo international exhibition in 1980 named the "Southern Cross International Exhibition of Stereo Photography" which has continued to stage the Exhibition until the present.

By way of filling in detail with respect to the activities of those devoted to stereo photography between say the early 1950s and the formation of the Sydney Club in 1971, it should be noted that a growing number of those who belonged to the stereo postal circuits (now virtually all 35mm color) and who lived in or near Sydney met from time to time at the homes of various members, both on a social basis and for the projecting of each others stereo slides. The prime mover for such meetings in those years was the late R.G. (Robby) Robertson, who remained a member of the Sydney Stereo Camera Club right up to his death in 2006. Harold Grenenger was a tower of strength in this area as well. Harold passed away in 1991.

The first Australian National Stereo Photography Convention was held in Canberra in 1967. This was followed by a second convention in Melbourne in 1969.

The singular event which precipitated the formation of formal clubs in Sydney and Melbourne was the staging of the third Australia wide stereo convention on the Easter weekend of 1971 in Sydney, using the slogan "Sydney for Fun in '71".

After the Convention, its organizers decided to establish a stereo club at an early date. On 23rd May 1971 a formal meeting at the home of the late Russ Callinan at Kirribilli elected a foundation executive committee and adopted a constitution. The first meeting of the Sydney Stereo Camera Club as such was held on 31st August 1971 at the Five Dock RSL Club. The attendance at this inaugural meeting was 36.

Soon after the formation of a stereo club in Sydney, Melbourne also formed a club styled the "Victorian 3D Society". Together, Sydney and Melbourne have staged an "Australian Stereo Photographic Convention" on a biennial basis, alternating responsibility for the planning and staging of the event.