What is the NPF?


The Northern Photographic Federation NPF is an incorporated association formed to foster co-operation and competitions between the members of Hunter / Central Coast region photography clubs.

Each year there is an inter-club competition and an “NPF weekend” where the competition entries are displayed, guest speakers present and there are trade displays. In conjunction with this weekend, there is also a Photo Safari where members take photographs of nominated topics in a designated area and submit them for a friendly competition.

The NPF 2018 competition is now open to all members of NPF clubs.  If you belong to Belmont16s, Newcastle, South Newcastle, Wangi, Maitland or Central Coast, then use your club login details.

A combined entry fee of $25 covers entry to both the competition AND the NPF Weekend.


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These clubs belong to the NPF:

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Dates Set 2019

Dates for the 2019 Npf have been set for Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of July  2019 Please put these in your diaries and let your club members know, More details on the agenda for the weekend will be posted closer to the event

Our Favourite Model is coming to visit the NPF!

The very fabulous Amethyst Wonderland ( Courtney) is flying up from South Australia to the spend the NPF weekend with us! 

This will be a great opportunity to photograph her and maybe even test out some of our sponsors photography products at the same time.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of July.

Photography Lighting Workshop

The Npf and John Wallace from C R Kennedy would like to invite Club members from all Npf clubs to the Wangi workers club on Monday the 4th of December 7pm.

We will be comparing a range of studio lighting solutions, Starting with a portable speed light set up.
Then moving to an entry level studio strobe system and finally a pro photo professional solution, so we will be able to see the pro,s and cons of each system in real time and in a real life setting with a professional model.
John will be bringing extra trigger sets so bring your camera, those that want to have a go should be able to try out the different styles of lighting.
As a professional with many years experience in the industry John is happy to field questions on just about any area of photography in what is expected to be a workshop with a relaxed interactive  atmosphere.
There will be a great lucky door prize(to be announced) and  Les Porter will be there with some gear as well.
Many of us will gather early and enjoy a meal in the bistro so please feel free to join us

A small cover charge will be at the door to help cover the some of the cost for the door prize
Hope to see you there

NPF Scavenger Hunt

Each year there is a photo scavenger hunt where everyone meets and is given a list of topics to capture images within a defined boundary.  The judging and selection of winners is to be done at a meeting at Belmont 16s on Wednesday 2nd August at 7pm

This year, in honour of The Entrance Camera Club joining the NPF, the location is the The Entrance.

Meet on the grass area in front of the BottleMart next to The Entrance Bar & Dining below the bridge. At the conclusion of the photography hunt return to the meeting place to return the pockets & lanyards.

The Entrance Bar & Dining is a great place for lunch.

All topics are open to the interpretation of the photographer. Photos can be taken in any order!

Photos to be taken between 10am & 12noon. The area covers the lake front along The Entrance Rd, as far west as Oakland Ave up to Coral St, then along Marine Pde, as far east as the surf tower.

Stop, take a break, resume or just keep going. It’s up to you.

Photo manipulation afterwards is permitted.

Upload your images to the NPF Website  by 30th July 2017

Size of images 1920 x1200 pixels , maximum 2MB