We like to think we are a very friendly bunch and make it a point to look out for our new attendees so we would love to have you join us. If you are interested in learning more about our Club we recommend coming along to some of meetings on a casual basis to see if our Club will fulfill your needs. Then if you enjoy it (and we hope you will) you can take out a full membership.
Although we don’t offer structured beginners tuition our Club members range in age and experience levels and are all very welcoming and enthusiastic about photography. So if you have any specific questions there is generally someone in our club who can provide you with an answer. There is also usually someone who can provide a recommendation of some education materials whether it is a training course/workshop/seminar they have heard about or tried themselves or reading materials they found helpful.
We meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Philatelic Hall on the corner of West Avenue and Coolcrest Street in Wynnum from 7:30pm. The second Tuesday of the month is a “prac” night where we have a presentation on a particular topic or do a practical exercise (such as an outing or task).
The fourth Tuesday is a competition night where an expert outside judge assesses all the competition entries and provides feedback to each submitter. This will assist you to learn not only what judges look for but gain useful insight into other important skills, such as post-processing and photo composition.
Apart from the annual membership fee we also ask for a door donation at each meeting of $3.00. This assists the club to offset some of our running expenses.
Tuesday, 23rd January
Impact judging for the set subject "Nature" will be conducted; digital images and print names to be emailed to Graham Brown no later than January 12. The submission address is WB_Camera@mail.com.
Saturday, February 3rd
6:30 - 8:30 AM
Macro Photography - Small Animals in the Minnippi Parklands
Eligia Sword and Liann Haaima, friends of our new committee Activities leader
Cheryl Zwart, have offered their time and experience to train members in macro photography.
It is your choice as to the equipment you bring, which could be a macro lens, tripod or telephoto lens.
Cheryl's preference is for a macro lens with flash and no tripod; if you would like to avail yourself of this
interesting opportunity, please contact Cheryl directly via email
(email@example.com) or mobile (0418 982 240).
Participants are to meet at the car park off Kate Street at the designated time - click the thumbnail for details.
REMINDER - as you will be working in a bush environment, safety precautions should be taken. It is strongly
recommended that you wear sturdy shoes (no open footwear), preferably with pants to protect your legs. Bring water and
wear a hat; the latter will protect you from webs when you make your way through trees; even though this event will take
place in the early morning, sunscreen is also important at this time of year.
To comply with the club's public liability insurance, you must sign the visitor's book which will be brought to the park by the club secretary.
Please note - this activity is available only to financial members of the WBCC.
Tuesday, February 13th
Tony White and Ken Dixon - their subject is "Portraits". The key ingredient
for great portraits is lighting; the photographer needs to control the lighting and use it to choose the
desired mood for the portrait.
This engaging talk by Tony and Ken from OzLight Photo Adventures covers a wide gamut of photography lighting topics, including the effect of lighting on portraits, the use of natural light, creating and controlling your own light, and the secrets of posing.
Both Ken and Tony have won international awards for their photography; they bring the same level of energy to this talk as their fun and instructive local workshops.
Tony and Ken run OzLight Photo Adventures; they offer structured training for both photographic techniques and Adobe
For further details, click here to visit their website.
Tuesday, March 13th
Join Stef Dunn and be inspired as he discusses his favourite subject, Landscapes.
Who the hell would be crazy enough to shoot large format film using an old wooden camera in the Megapixel-Photoshop Arms Race Age? From the back of a dusty 4x4? Join award-winning landscape and travel photographer Stef Dunn, APP AAIPP, for an evening of conversation and demonstrations about travelling, shooting, processing and photography philosophy in an age of Instagram and Facebook.
Stef has a passion for activist photography and for Indigenous Australian culture; his new partnership, Digital Dreamtime, is a tour and workshop initiative that gives photographers the opportunity to learn about First Nation culture while also travelling and photographing Australia's amazing Red Centre. To learn more about Stef and his work, visit his website.