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 (3)

White Night Reimagined

Carlton Gardens

This year for the first time three of Melbourne’s iconic park precincts will undergo a transformation to host White Night Reimagined. Birrarung Marr will transform into the Physical Realm where you will witness fantastic feats of grace and dexterity with works celebrating the art of performance. Engage your senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch in the Treasury Gardens’ Sensory Realm, and at Carlton Gardens, feed your soul and imagination with mysterious creatures and spiritual experiences as you immerse yourself into the Spiritual Realm. https://whitenight.com.au/melbourne/ Itinerary 6.45 to 7.00 Meet at the Exhibition Fountain in Carlton Gardens 7.00 to 8.00 Explore the "Spiritual Realm" in Carlton Gardens 8.00 to 8.10 Group catch up at Exhibition Fountain 8.10 to 8.45 Continue exploring the "Spiritual Realm" in Carlton Gardens 8.45 to 9.05 Walk to Treasury Gardens 9.05 to 9.15 Meet on the steps of the Old Treasury Building (opposite the corner of Spring Street & Collins Street) 9.15 to 10.15 Explore the "Sensory Realm" in Treasury Gardens 10.15 to 10.30 Walk to Birrarung Marr 10.30 to 10.40 Meet at the "White Night" sign in Birrarung Marr (#25 on the map link below) 10.40 to 11.45 Explore the "Physical Realm" in Birrarung Marr If you're still keen (and awake) we can also check out the displays at the Arts Centre & The National Gallery before heading home Link to map https://whitenight.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/WNR_Precinct_Map_2019-FA-RGB.pdf * Please like & follow the Melbourne Walk & Shoot Group Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Melbourne-Walk-Shoot-Group-207241256531619/

2019 Ballarat International Foto Festival

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Save the date. We're off to Ballarat for the 2019 Foto Biennale. This is sure to be a fabulous day out going by the jam-packed program of photography exhibitions scheduled. Check out the link below https://ballaratfoto.org/ The main event on the day will be a visit to the Liu Bolin Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Entry (with group discount) is $15. Let's meet in the Art Gallery coffee shop at 10.00 and then we can arrange payment for the 10.30 session. Below is more information on this exhibition https://artgalleryofballarat.com.au/gallery_exhibitions/liu-bolin-camouflage/ The Ballarat International Foto Biennale was founded in 2005 and attracts significant International and Australian photographers as one of Australia’s pre-eminent photographic festivals. It is a not-for-profit event that immerses the historic town of Ballarat in photographic art. For over 14 years, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale has enriched the cultural landscape of regional Victoria and become the most significant, prestigious photographic arts festival in Australia. Held every two years it showcases work from domestic and international artists that is new, previously unseen in Australia or contextualised afresh; and the Open Program fosters the development of new artists. Alongside there are public programs and education programs comprising talks, workshops and prizes which round out a rich and diverse cultural event that attracts more than 26,000 people, delivering significant economic and cultural impact. The Foto Biennale is guided by the principle that it not only serves the community but also plays a vital role in cultivating it. This is Australia’s leading photographic festival. This has been achieved by consistently finding new ways to engage audiences with photography, responding to the audience’s needs, their changing vision of art and culture, and the role it plays in shaping Ballarat. Through photography, the Biennale helps see the world reflected back in unexpected ways through the eyes of others

Lake Tyrrell - The Sky Mirror Weekend

Lake Tyrrell

We've organised a very special long weekend of photography in September at Lake Tyrrell (near Sea Lake) in Northern Victoria (note this is the Grand Final weekend where the Friday is a public holiday) Check out some amazing images here https://www.google.com/search?q=lake+tyrrell&rlz=1C1AOHY_en-GBAU779AU779&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiUvvzRwpDgAhWJWisKHT55Bv4Q_AUIDigB&biw=1440&bih=762 Lake Tyrrell Referred to as Sky Mirror, Lake Tyrrell has beautiful and unique opportunities to view and photograph magnificent sunrises, sunsets and is one of the most amazing spots in Australia to look at the stunning night sky and star gaze at the glorious milky way. People have travelled from all over the world to get the chance to see this natural beauty and take home some stunning photographic memories! The scenery at Lake Tyrrell is unlike anywhere else, experience walking on water or touching the clouds and discover the most breath taking sunrises and sunsets you have ever seen. The lake covers approximately 20,860 hectares making it Victoria's largest inland salt lake Only 70km from Swan Hill the Lake environment is host to Mallee reptiles, kangaroos, emus, white-faced chats and an inland gullery. The Indigenous Boorong people of Sea Lake were famous astronomers, using constellations to decipher seasons and tell dreamtime stories. The ancient lake may have been formed by drifting sand blocking the passage of Tyrrell Creek. Over time it became a giant salt basin due to the flow of subterranean saline water and the run-off from Tyrrell Lake. Small islands in the lake are used as a breeding ground by thousands of seagulls. The saltbush and samphire around the lagoon support a range of wildlife while the lunette to the east contains significant Aboriginal relics.

Past Events

Point Leo Estate Sculpture Park and Flinders

Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park

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