How do I become a member?
Simply contact a committee member (listed in the contacts section of this site) and request an 'Application For Membership' form. Alternatively, attend one of our meetings. You are welcome to attend up to 3 meetings before making a commitment to join. After joining you will be provided with a 'Club Membership Number' for use in competitions.
Where do you meet?
Please see here for maps and details of where we meet.
What night do you meet?
2nd and 4th Wednesday Nights of the months February to November inclusive.
How long do the meetings go?
8pm is the start time with meetings usually over by 10:30pm
How much does it cost?
Membership costs just $60 for a full year and pro-rata for periods less than a year. Families can join for $80. There is a one-off $10 joining fee which covers the production of the membership name tag.
What kind of photographers are members?
We have all levels of photographers from beginners to advanced amateurs and Semi-Professionals. The prime requirement is that you have fun with photography.
Do you have social as well as photographic activities?
The society provides an excellent opportunity to get together a few times a year socially. Many of our activities such as the annual car rally and weekend away are as much, if not more about social interaction than serious photography!
Do I have to have a certain type of camera?
Any camera will do... Bear in mind that Slide competitions are limited to 35mm entries only though.
How do the competitions work?
We hold regular competitions for both Open and Prescribed subject. The competitions are usually judged by an external judge, and images are critiqued to provide positive feedback to the competitor.
Are there rules for the competitions?
Yes there are some basic rules for the competitions. Once you become a member of the society, this and other information is made available on this site.
What are the benefits of membership?
The opportunity to meet with other people whose interest is in enjoying and improving their hobby. You will see other peoples images and discuss the how and why the picture appears as it does. After many years of photography most people have made many mistakes, and we can share our disappointments as well as our triumphs. There is a strong emphasis on shared experience, and not so much emphasis on competition, although we do have competitions. The judges are selected from other clubs, and have many varied background experiences, and so we can get input into our experience from outside our own club.
What affiliations does the society have with other clubs?
The Society is a member of the Victorian Amateur Photographic Society usually referred to as VAPS, and we hold annual competitions within that society, and with Rosanna and Alexandra Photographic Societies (see the Interclub menu fro more details). You may check out some of these associations by clicking on the Links menu.