What we're about

Welcome! This group is for enthusiast photographers who want to:

a) meet other enthusiast photographers
b) explore Melbourne and surrounds
c) practice their photography

We are not a techie group. It's not about the size of your lens but about the joy of photography, spending time with other photographers, learning from each other. You can work in film, digital, mirrorless, smart phone. We've even had somebody come along with a sketch-pad and pencil once.

These outings are free and run by a stellar group of organisers on their free time. Venue entry fees (where applicable) are paid by you, and coffee & cake (or beers, as the case may be) which we often do after the outing is over.

You can share your photos - to give and receive feedback - on the Meetup event page. Each other’s photos represent a great opportunity for learning, particularly in relation to lighting, technique and composition.

Join & come along!

All ages welcome.


The Organiser Team - MWSG

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Photography Challenge #6 - Food

Online event

# Has now been extended to Wednesday July 22 Food is dear to our hearts. Food is a huge part of just about every culture. Food is an essential part of our lives. This photography challenge is to capture food in your own unique way. Whether it's in the kitchen, a restaurant, a market or in the studio share your images that make food the hero We'll run this until July 8 to give you all plenty of time. Check out Google images for heaps of inspiration

McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery

390 McClelland Dr

### DUE TO COVID-19 THIS EVENT DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 2 AUGUST 2020 (for the time being). WE'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED WITH ANY CHANGES AS THEY COME TO LIGHT ### IN THE MEANTIME JOIN IN WITH SOME OUR ONLINE CHALLENGES McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery offers over a 100 sculptures outdoor for you to explore and photograph. The works of prominent Australian sculptors such as Rich Amor, Peter Corlett, Lisa Roet, Inge King are spread all through 16 hectares of bushland, gardens and lakes in Langwarrin. If art takes your fancy, there is also the McClelland Gallery to wander through. Current exhibition is Haus Werk: The Bauhaus in contemporary art. Free entry to the Sculpture Park and a gold coin donation to view the art gallery (except for specialised exhibitions). There is a cafe for lunch or you may choose to bring your own lunch - it's up to you. Schedule for the day: 9.45am Meet at the entrance of the sculpture park for a 10am start when the park opens. 12.00pm Lunch 1.30pm Continue exploring the sculpture park or if you wish to explore the gallery 3.00pm Coffee at the cafe before we finish up for the day.

Port Campbell Long Weekend

Port Campbell

We have organised a special long weekend in September based at Port Campbell on the Great Ocean Road. Cabins are now filled but there are still a few powered sites left (for those who can tent or have their own camper or caravan). Also you can be added to the wait list in case spots become available The Town- Port Campbell would be little more than a windswept fishing village nestling on the eastern side of a natural gorge at the mouth of Campbell’s Creek if it was not for its location as the main town on a stretch of Australian coastline which is regarded by many as the most beautiful in the country. Port Campbell is the epicentre for anyone wanting to see the very best the Great Ocean Road can offer: Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge (or the remnants of it) and, of course, the Twelve Apostles - all of which are being steadily reduced by the inexorable forces of the Great Southern Ocean and the vulnerability of soft limestone. It is also close to the Great Otway National Park where we can visit spectacular waterfalls nestled amongst the amazing rainforest, Californian Redwoods and Cape Otway Lighthouse The Location - 221km south west of Melbourne via Geelong and Colac

Photography Challenge #8 - Scavenger Hunt

Shrine of Remembrance

### Update Tuesday July 7 #### The Victorian Government has tightened restrictions on outdoor gatherings as part of the new lockdown announced July 7. Unfortunately as a result this event will no longer take place on July 25 and has been tentatively moved to September 19. As we get closer to this date we'll re-assess the situation and regulations on group sizes and advise In the meantime stay safe and continue to participate in our online challenges As we cautiously venture into the public world again I thought we would create an event on the outskirts of the City where the aim is to photograph all the items on a list (supplied by me, maximum of 12 things & shared via this page the day before the event i.e. Friday July 24). This list will include places, objects and techniques that will be fun, engaging and hopefully challenging. We can then share what we've captured on the photo page of the event. There is no obligation to capture every single one but the more you can the better I'm limiting the area we "hunt" these items to the precinct below so that we can avoid the crowds (and potential dangers) of the City - Royal Botanic Gardens of Victoria - Shrine of Remembrance & surrounds - Kings Domain - Alexandra Gardens - Queen Victoria Gardens https://www.google.com/maps/@-37.825971,144.9752722,15z This area is more than enough to explore over the 3 hours with buildings, gardens, fountains, statues, lakes etc. In fact l think you'd be hard pressed to cover all of it within the time frame Initial meeting point will be at the steps of the Shrine of Remembrance near the corner of St Kilda & Domain Roads at 12.45pm (for 1.00pm start) https://goo.gl/maps/j22mriCEvKfymH349 I'll have a catch up from 2.30pm to 2.40pm at Walker Fountain in Kings Domain https://goo.gl/maps/bDEjdWQdbDszN6Uz6 Last session will run from 2.40pm to 4.00pm Afterwards (around 4.15pm and totally optional) we can meet for a coffee in the Southbank Food Court. I'll post more details soon ## IMPORTANT IMFORMATION ## For the safety of our fellow members - We will implement a no hand shake/physical contact policy. - Maintain a minimum 1.5 metres away from others throughout the event. - Respect everyone's choices about how they protect themselves from the pandemic Ensure that under no circumstances you attend this event if: 1. You are not feeling well or have flu like symptoms. 2. You have been in close contact with someone who is a confirmed case of coronavirus or has flu like symptoms. For the latest information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), Please visit https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

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