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Welcome to the Mount Gravatt Photographic Society

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Arrangements during COVID19

Due to COVID19 and consistent with government policy the club has suspended face-to-face meetings until further notice. Online video-conferencing has been introduced to replace most of the club’s meetings and members are encouraged to maintain contact using this technology in addition to other social media.

The monthly digital image competitions continue as normal. Regrettably the print competitions continue to be suspended until further notice.

Special arrangements are being put in place for conducting the annual general meeting before the end of September.

Prospective members

The Club welcomes new members in spite of the current COVID19 restrictions. Until further notice the outlay for new members is only the $15.00 joining fee and a $5.00 down payment on the annual fee. The balance of the annual fee for 2020-2021 will be recalculated on a pro-rata basis once normal meetings resume.

 

The Society, founded in 1967, is affiliated with the Photographic Society of Queensland (PSQ) and is one of Queensland’s largest photographic clubs. Visitors are welcome to participate in club activities.

In addition to lecture and judging meetings members are encouraged to participate in various interest groups, including Monochrome, Developers, Digital, Lighting and National/International. Each group normally meets monthly.

The club runs field days in south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales as well as organising club entries in national and international photographic competitions.

Members have access to the Club’s closed Facebook site for the sharing of expertise and feedback on images while a library of resources provides a range of titles supporting individual research.

Meetings

Location

St Bartholomew’s Church Hall, corner of Logan Rd and Mountain St, Mount Gravatt.

Dates and times

Second Wednesday of month: Lecture/Guest speaker

Fourth Wednesday of month: Monthly competition judging

Aims of Our Club

The Mount Gravatt Photographic Society is a community-based non-profit camera club that is affiliated with the Photographic Society of Queensland. The club was formed in February 1967 by a small group of enthusiastic amateur photographers.

The Aims of Mount Gravatt Photographic Society:

  • To foster a love of the art of photography amongst its members and in the community
  • To assist members with problems appertaining to photography
  • To achieve a more fruitful alliance between the beginner and the experienced photographer
  • To present lectures on photography for beginners
  • To arrange competitions both within the Society and with other bodies from time to time

Associations

PSQ - Photographic Society of Queensland

Represents affiliated Clubs in Queensland. MGPS is one of 45 Clubs. The Annual PSQ Convention is held over the May Long Weekend and alternates between Brisbane & Country Venues.

APS - Australian Photographic Society

The APS is a National Boday of Photographers that provides services to its Members and sets standards for accredited photographic competitions which it endorses. It is open to individual Members and Clubs. APS has an annual convention, APSCON, in each State on an alternative basis. Membership also includes the Australian Photography magazine, delvered monthly, as well as the opportunity to be involved in Print, Digital and Audio Visual Folios.

Tips from our A-Graders

  • Ron Sharples

    Learn your camera; Take your time and do not hurry; Don’t let others feel you need to hasten just because they are finished; Remember, if you miss the photo there is another one around the corner; Look around and move with the light and the subject; Don’t take hundreds of photos, just take your best.
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