Introduction to Lightroom Workshop

Monday 29 August

Lightroom is fast becoming one of the main programs used by amateur and professional photographers all over the world to catalog their images as well as undertake initial or full processing of their images. It integrates well with Photoshop for more complex editing tasks.

Ray Shorter and Murray Wayper will be running an "Introduction to Lightroom" Workshop for BCG members on Monday evening 29th August (7.30pm). We will be giving an overview of what Lightroom is and isn't, an outline of a basic workflow, and "live" demonstrations of using the Library module (importing and cataloging photos, sorting and finding photos, exporting photos) and the Develop module (global and local editing of photos). They will also recommend some reference material that will help you use Lightroom effectively and answer frequently asked questions.

So if you want to learn more about Lightroom, mark the date (Monday evening 29th August) in your calendar and come join us for an informative (and free !!) workshop on an Introduction to Lightroom.



Street Photography Workshop 2016

BCG is delighted to announce that Lisa Kurtz will be leading a special 'street photography workshop' exclusively for BCG members.

Lisa is a well-known and much respected Brisbane photographer and experienced street photography tutor who regularly runs workshops both here in Australia and Italy. Lisa's work has been exhibited in a number of local and national shows and Lisa has been a guest speaker at BCG and other SEQ camera clubs sharing her tips for better photography.

The street photography workshop will run in two parts of three hours each, over two weekends. 

Numbers will be limited to 10 participants and the registration fee of $85 covers both sessions. 

Tickets available through Eventbrite

Part 1 of the workshop will be on Friday 2 September starting at 3.45pm for a 4 pm start and 7pm finish.

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Used Studio Equipment for Sale

Mark Glenday of glendayphotographics has the following studio equipment for sale:

  • 2 x Bowens Espirit Geminin 500w/s kits, both kits come with 2 heads, 2 x stands, 1 x 60cm x 60xm softbox, 1 x umbrella and a carry case, (image below) each kit is going for $1,100.00 O.N.O
  • 2 x Bowens mount 150cm Octo boxes $30.00 each
  • 1 x Bowens Mount 100cm x 70cm Rectangle softbox $30.00 each
  • 1 x Bowens Mount 100cm x 80cm Rectangle Softbox $30.00 each

Members can contact Mark on his mobile 0417608470 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Focus September

12 September 2016

Taking Photographs Outside of Your Comfort Zone - Ben Ashmole

Ben's start in photography, the story behind his work and forcing himself out of his comfort zone are all closely linked together and are the building blocks of his presentation.

Ben is a professional photographer and videographer based in Brisbane, Australia who loves travel, meeting new people, experiencing new things and using it all to produce beautiful imagery. He's been lucky enough to have traveled all over the globe capturing his work, and have collaborated with some awesome people and clients along the way.

He enjoys nothing more than capturing experiences, places and cultures then producing visual content and creative story telling that tries to do it justice. Alongside travel, his other loves are his family, friends, good food, good wine and good coffee.

You absolutely must check out Ben's work:

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Interclub Projected Digital Image Competition 2016

In 2016, the Gold Coast Photographic Society is hosting this competition among Queensland Clubs that nominate to take part. See for more details. BCG has nominated to participate and a selection of members’ images (see below) has been chosen as the BCG entry.

Judging by three accredited judges will take place on Saturday 10th September at the GCPS Clubrooms, Hinterland Baptist Church, 405 Hinkler Drive, Worongary, commencing at 9.00am. In each Category top images will be awarded First, Merit and 2 HC. From the seven Firsts a “Champion” image will be chosen. The scores for each image will be tallied to find the winning Club. Members are invited to attend to see how their images and BCG fare.

There are seven categories with three images in each, each image in a category to be by a different photographer. For a Club of BCG’s size, there is a maximum of two images per member. The BCG entries were chosen mostly from those images that received Honours or Merits in our monthly DPI competitions. 

In the Gallery Peter Mitchelson
Nick John Lomas
Herdsman Alan Twells
Calling All Puffins Peter O’Brien
Fungi Family Andrew Gibbons
On the Move Cheryl Mares
 Storm over Grand Canyon  Ray Shorter
Strange landscape 02 Betty Collerson
The Bend Suzanne Wacker
Baby Zeb Cheryl Mares
Glasgow Bridge Cathy Rodier
Long Way Down Steve Renshaw
Capsicum Rockets Elaine Mitchelson
Wonderland 01 Marie Sinclair
Expanding Universe Ray Shorter
Piano Triptych Suzanne Wacker
Tarintino Trio Lynn McTaggart
Aspen Eyes Sue Palmer
Open (AB & B Grades only)  
Paper Tulip Anne Langdon
Window Dressing Sue Palmer
Waiting Tony Watts























Good luck to all participants!

Ray Shorter,


Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens For Sale

Scott Textor has a Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens for sale. It has been used 5 times and is in mint condition. He is looking to sell it at a fair price. Picture below. You can contact him on 0408 839 867. 






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Photo storytelling with Steve Parish

Saturday 24 September* 9:30am-2:30pm

Brisbane Square Library - *Bookings Essential

Steve is a world-renowned nature photographer, publisher, writer and Order of Australia medal recipient. This half-day seminar with photographer and writer Steve Parish is designed for participants with basic to advanced skills as an introduction to the limitless possibilities of the exciting and popular world of photography.

*Bookings essential - Call Brisbane Square Library on (07) 3403 4166 for more information.



Competition Set Subjects



Creative is "Altered Reality." The image must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape, or any combination of three.

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A triptych (pronounced Trip’tik), when applied to photography, is a group of three pictures. It could be three photographs mounted in a frame or mat, or a composite of three pictures in the one image. It is not to be one image split into three.

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Images where lines are the significant compositional element.  The lines should be the subject, or create the subject in an aesthetic manner.

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An image which depicts shoes as the main point of interest; shown pictorially as opposed to still life.

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Demonstrate creative use of stairs within architecture or a place.

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What IS it?

We look forward to seeing images that astonish, delight or amaze; that are eye catching and make the viewer look twice.

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Piece of Paper

What are the creative uses for a piece of paper? The paper should be the subject by showing the uses or effects of the paper on the other elements in the image.

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A picture which may feature wheeled vehicular transport in any of the diverse way people travel on the planet.

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Faceless Portrait

A portrait image where the camera side facial features are obsured.

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Meeting Times

Regular BCG Meetings are the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of each month

Meetings start at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm


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