Beginners Group | Lighting Group | Digital Group | Monochrome Group | National / International Group
Beginners Subgroup Meets prior to the first club meeting of each month (2nd Wednesday of each month 6pm) in the small room next to the main entrance to the hall where the main club meeting is held at St Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Mt Gravatt.
MGPS believes that new members and beginner photographers are the future and strength of our club.
Our beginners group aims:
to allow new members to get to know other club members within a small group
Learn how to use their cameras to a competent standard
Understand the terminology used when guest speakers come to present on various subjects
To feel comfortable and have support with each other or a club expert at outings.
Support members who would like to enter monthly competitions.
After attending the beginners sub group meetings, members will feel confident to continue in photography, entering competitions and enjoying the varied outings, guest speakers, mentorships, MGPS offer.
No charge if participants are proceeding to enter the main club meeting. (Participants must be financial members of the main club to attend)
The meeting is open to all members, not just members who have just joined. Come along whenever the topics of discussion appeal to you.
What is the one thing all photographers use in common?
Is it a camera? Is it a lens? How about an editing suite?
Above all it is LIGHT. Many photographers only use natural light for their image making, this can limit their image making to usually only shooting during the day until this natural light fade and their exposure times become too long for the image they want.
What about still life, celebrations indoors, birthdays and parties and those projects you would like to undertake but find the lighting daunting? How do we overcome these obstacles?
The answer is SUPPLEMENTARY LIGHTING.
This can consist of On/Off Camera Flash, Studio Flash and Continuous Lighting with the use of soft boxes, umbrellas, diffusers, reflectors both positive and negative, transceivers and receivers etc,
The aim of the Lighting Subgroup is to help demystify these terms and how best to use these tools to light your project.
The group will attempt to be as hands-on as possible so that you will have practical experience to aid your learning.
The first meeting will be one where we go through the above to ensure that everyone is familiar with terms and equipment and what each does.
The next meeting, we will be making basic one light shot using your speedlight [I have some Canon ones for those who shoot Canon if you don't have your own to start with] and a shoot through umbrella. We will also experiment with bounce flash using the wall or ceiling and what the limitations are.
The venue is The Mt Gravatt Library at Garden City on the 1st Monday of the month starting at 7.30 pm.
Contact Gary Silk ph 32001160 or 0417895050
Coordinator: Rodney Topor
I’m a retired IT academic, who took up photography seriously before retirement as a hobby that combines technology and art. I dabble in all kinds of photography, without excelling in any. I like teaching so I’m happy to coordinate the digital group, which is an intermediate-level forum that aims to develop members’ photography, postprocessing and artistic skills.
The aim of the Digital Subgroup is to enable both new and experienced digital photographers to expand their knowledge and skills in digital photography and associated techniques through examples, demonstrations, tutorials and sharing of information.
The Digital subgroup meets on the fourth Monday of each month (except December) at the Garden City Library Meeting room at the Garden City Shopping Centre, Upper Mt Gravatt, Kessels and Logan Road (entrance off Macgregor Street near the Cinemas - UBD: D12 Page 201), rooms open at 7.00pm. Visitors are always welcome.
The agenda for the meetings include the following:
- Showcase of images from our members
- Members sharing their capture and processing techniques
- Demonstrations of new software
- Tutorials on use of software
- Guest speakers
- Audiovisual demonstrations and discussion
- Group discussion
- Digital photography news
Refreshments are available and a small donation to cover costs is appreciated.
- The subject matter is open.
- Each image should be at most 1400 pixels wide and at most 1050 pixels high.
- Your name and image title on the image is optional.
- The covering email must include your name so you can be given credit in the slide show.
Contact: Cheryl 0418 982 240 or Warren 3206 3760
Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm at various locations.
Aim: To promote, encourage and improve monochrome photography within the club.
Meetings are normally held monthly at various dates and locations. Meeting time is usually 7:15pm for 7:30pm start.
Aim: To encourage and support club members intending to enter national and international competitions.
A reminder that the next meeting of the International group (also known as AIGE, Australian International Group of Exhibitors) will be as per above.
As per usual, time is 7 pm for 7.30 pm start. Bring along any images, print or digital, on which you would like to receive comments – please a maximum of about 6 images. For digital images, please put them on a USB stick, in a folder with your name. This will save time and effort for our projectionist.
Digital images are projected at 1400 x 1050. Please bring along a snack to share every couple of meetings and a couple of dollars for the tin.
Check in Calendar for Venue