‘What is Photography About.’ Paul O’Flanagan – Thursday 5th October

Paul O’Flanagan will be tackling one of those area that a times causes many questions for us, as we develop our skills as a photographer, namely  the craft of photography and  creativity. This seems to be an area that causes great anxiety due to misunderstanding.

Paul’s website, will be found at, http://www.pauloflanagan.com/home.html

Welcome Night – Thursday 21st September

Tomorrow sees the start of the season for Melbourne Photographic Society. This event is set-up for those of you who may be interested in joining the society and to find out how to get more out of your Camera.  You will be able to find out what we do as a society, and get information on our programme and activities, and understand how it can help you develop.

We have set the evening up this year to be more accessible rather than a more formal introduction, and will allow you to talk with the members and understand what we are doing and see if this would suit you. We are a very friendly and informal bunch of photographers, who cover many of the different type of photography between us. You don’t have to be an expert photographer to attend, we can help you develop your skills and advance your skills, as many of us have done since joining. You don’t have to live in Melbourne either, its open to anyone who is interested in photography and wants to meeting with people with a similar interest.

The sessions around the room will cover

  • This Years Programme
  • Planned Trips & outings
  • The Society and Exhibitions
  • Competitions
  • ‘How to ‘ Sessions and Mentoring. Come with some ideas of what you would like to learn
  • A slideshow of last years competition entries

This evening also allows the current membership to catch on what they have been doing during the summer and to hear about the new programme for 2017 – 2018

There are no fees tomorrow night, and no pressure to join. We operate a try before you buy approach, and you can attend as a visitor with a small fee each week from next week onwards. If you choose to join you will be credited against the fees paid.

The session will start at 7:30 pm and will end around 09:15 – 09:30 pm followed by a wander to one of the local hostelries.

We look forward to seeing you there.

FREE Photography Workshop for the Festival 2nd September

From Sharon Brown, Melbourne Festival

Hello Everyone

I know it is short notice but People Express are arranging a FREE Photography Workshop for the Festival next Saturday afternoon (2nd September) as part of the joint project about Melbourne Market Gardeners which we are working on.

The session will be led by Christopher Mear a young documentary photographer who we have commissioned to photograph the market gardens and the produce they grow throughout the year.

Everyone will meet at Melbourne Assembly at 2pm and walk across Brown’s field to Heaths at Woodhouses and Photograph produce in Heaths field.

I have attached the flyer which has a few more details. FLOL leaflet

Please contact Sharon Brown ( melbfest-sharon@live.co.uk )  if anybody would like to reserve a place.

Prints for Melbourne Carnival – Saturday 8th July

We are coming up to the First exhibition of the year – The Melbourne Carnival on Saturday 8th July

A big thanks to everyone who has already volunteered to help during the day on Saturday. If anyone else can spend a couple of hours manning the exhibition during the afternoon, it would be greatly appreciated.

What we do need though is more prints to exhibit. You can bring them along to the Thomas Cook hall this Thursday evening, or to Harpurs after 21:00hrs, or even in the morning of the exhibition as we are setting up. It would help if you could email me before Thursday night, if you are intending to bring the prints on Saturday


Jennifer Zahorodnyj, Exhibition Secretary

6th July 17, “How to do it session” Lens choice and critique from field trips & Collect images for Melbourne Fete & Carnival Exhibition

Thomas Cook Memorial Hall 07:30 to 09:30

A chance to not only receive feedback on your images from the trips but also to see the work of other members.  Bring up to 5 pictures with you on a stick or send to Paul on Email as Jpeg attachments. Followed by a session on choosing lenses and applying them in the field. Great preparation for our trip to the Derby Velodrome, The Poppies and Lathkill Dale.

Facilitator: Paul Cooper (paulatockbrook@gmail.com )