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

Upcoming events (2)

Noojee & surrounds - Tentative date until we're clear on restrictions

Noojee Heritage Centre

Let’s leave the hustle and bustle of the City behind us and go on a day trip to the wonderful Gippsland town of Noojee. Named after the Aboriginal word for contentment or place to rest it sits along the Latrobe River surrounded by lush native bush and towering tree ferns and is home to a wide range of heritage and natural attractions.

The plan is to explore the town with a set of challenges to seek out and capture (a toned down version of our recent Scavenger Hunt). We will also have a couple of members dressed up and posing on the locomotive (J550) that sits out front of the Heritage Centre. This should be loads of fun

Disappointingly the famous Noojee Trestle Bridge is currently off limits but we’ll let you know before the event if things change and, if so, we might slightly tweak the itinerary

At 12:30pm we have organised a long, leisurely lunch at the Outpost Retreat/Toolshed Pub. We’ve been here as a group on a couple of occasions. They serve great meals and the atmosphere is unique. Below is a link to the menu


Around 2:00 we can make the short drive over to Tooronga Falls Reserve where there are 2 great waterfalls (Tooronga and Amphitreatre) as well as stunning scenery. If you haven’t been here before you’re in for a treat


From the Sea to the Stars - Tentative date until we're clear on restrictions

Update August 16 - We've had to move this event again due to the impact of lockdown extensions. At this stage we can only treat this as a tentative date and we will also need to reinvent the itinerary to fit in with different sunset times and the end of the Milky Way season.

Update July 30 - Current restrictions have forced us to push this event out to September 4. Please update your RSVP if this new date doesn't suit

Update June 3 - Unfortunately due to current lockdown restrictions it won't be possible to hold this event on the Queens Birthday Long Weekend. See Acting Premiers comments below

"People from Melbourne will be unable to travel to regional Victoria over the Queen's Birthday long weekend as the risk of exporting the virus is just too high"

At this stage I will move the date to Saturday August 7 but of course this will be subject to the situation at the time

We have an epic day (and night) out planned starting at the beautiful seaside town of Inverloch located 143 kilometres south east of Melbourne at the mouth of the Anderson Inlet in Gippsland. After spending some time checking out this great location we’ll then head off along the magnificent coastline of the Bunurong Marine Park stopping at some fabulous places along the way and culminating with a sunset shoot at Eagles Nest (an iconic rock/sandstone formation created by erosion from wind, water and salt). Finally we head over to Kilcunda (20 minutes away) for 6pm dinner at the local pub (https://kilcundaoceanviewhotel.com.au/), an Astro basics workshop and finish with some Milky Way photography using the amazing Trestle Bridge (just up the road from the pub) as our foreground
It’s a public holiday on the Monday so we can linger longer!!!
Places are limited to 50 so RSVP quick and please be 100% committed with your intention to attend for the whole day AND dinner as others will miss out if we have no shows. Sorry if this sounds harsh but a huge amount of work goes into arranging these events

Complete itinerary and maps will follow soon

Minimum equipment required

DSLR/Mirrorless camera
Wide Angle Lens
Warm clothes

Also this event will be weather dependent. If the conditions are too adverse we'll consider postponing or cancelling. If this was the case notifications would go out a few days before

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