Photo Discussion Group

The best fun you will have without a camera!

The Photo Discussion Group provides a regular forum in which you can discuss your passion for photography with like-minded members.

We explore what makes competition winning images; creative techniques; how judges evaluate our work; the tools we use; and how we can take our skills to a higher level. All of which takes place in a helpful and friendly social environment.

Whatever your interests - photographic genres, image capture, image processing, printing, EDI, the latest tools, or just looking for tips - you’ll not be disappointed.

No matter what drives your passion for photography, every Photo Discussion Group evening is yours - whatever you wish to discuss.

Our regulars enjoy:

  • Member judges who provide constructive one-on-one evaluation of images we bring to the meeting
  •  Experienced successful members who share their expertise in printing, framing, competition successes and photographic genres. 
  •  General group discussion of participants’ work .

When? The second Monday of every month (February to December).

Time? 8:00pm to 10:00pm (very often some stay on well past 10!).

What to bring? Yourself...and some images if you wish (print or EDI).

Who’s welcome? Any member or visitor considering membership.

2016 Program

 

Topics for 2106 are as follows:

Apr: Discussion - Tips and traps in summer photography - strong highlights and shadows in a single image!
- Sharing members’ images.
Gear - Software and hardware tools to help smooth out the highlights and shadows.

May: Discussion - Great skies and how to make skies work for the best landscapes.
- Sharing members’ images.
Gear - Software and other tools to make the best of landscape skies.

 

Jul: Discussion - The ultimate in architecture photography...where lines and angles are true!
- Sharing members’ images.
Gear - Tilt lenses and cameras that enable great architecture photography.

Aug: Discussion - Wildlife/animals and other ‘portraits’. What makes a winning image
- Sharing members’ images
Gear - Suggested gear and software tools.

Sep: Discussion - End-of-year image planning and preparation.
- Sharing members’ images
Gear - Everything necessary to make your submission stand out.

Oct: Discussion - Tips and traps in summer photography - strong highlights and shadows in a single image!
- Sharing members’ images
Gear - Software and hardware tools to help smooth out the highlights and shadows.

Nov: Discussion - What I did and didn’t achieve in 2016
- Sharing members’ images
Gear - The gear and/or software I’m considering for 2017.

 

Comments from recent meetings:

April 2014 - Optimising your digital capture files. Read more...

 

Other words

First meeting of the Photo Discussion Group

Our first MCC Photo Discussion Group meeting was held on July 13th 2009, and began with a good attendance by very enthusiastic members.

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Words of Wisdom - Peter English

Simon Galbally discusses some of the key comments made by Peter English whilst judging images in the April 2009 MCC Print Competition.

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Words of Wisdom - Ron Cork

Simon Galbally discusses some of the key comments made by Ron Cork whilst judging images in the April 2009 MCC EDI Competition.

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Date: 
Repeats every month on February, April, May, July, August, September, October, November on the second Monday until Sat Dec 31 2016.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 8:00pm
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 8:00pm
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:00pm
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 8:00pm
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 8:00pm
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 8:00pm
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 8:00pm