Activities at Caulfield Photographic Society
The club meets fortnightly on Mondays at 7:30 pm at the Parish Hall at St Peters Church in Carnegie. We do not meet on public holidays and shutdown over the Christmas period.
Meetings alternate between having a guest speaker or club activity night and photographic competitions for members. Refer to the Syllabus for further details.
Guest speakers vary and cover a range of interesting topics. Some of the topics we have covered in the past include Macro, Lighting, Portraits, Landscapes, Documentary and many more. Refer to the Syllabus for further details.
Club Competitions are a great way to improve your photography. We have a section for Novices as well as General, for experienced photographers. You improve common mistakes and develop your eye for what makes a great image. As well as regular competition, we have an annual Paul Robinson Trophy night, where Paul, the founder of the club performs cold judging and awards a trophy on the night.
Members are also encouraged to enter competitions outside the club including VAPS and National competitions. Refer to the Syllabus for further details.
We run regular field trips, usually on a monthly basis. Field trips are generally to locations an easy days drive in or around Melbourne. Some of our past field trips include Werribee Zoo, Brunswick St, Science works, Victoria Market, Puffing Billy and more. Refer to the Syllabus for further details.
We run a small number of weekends away during the year to areas that offer a number of photographic opportunities. Members need to cover all costs including accommodation and meals and providing your own transport. Details are discussed during club meetings and usually require a deposit to secure your place. Refer to the Syllabus for further details.
We generally have a mid year lunch at a Melbourne location. Members typically being their cameras and grab some shots before and after the lunch. Our last meeting for the year is a competition night and we have an end of year break celebration afterwards. Refer to the Syllabus for further details.
We also run an annual Beginners Photography Course that commences in either March or April. This will teach you how to use the settings on your camera and learn about composition. Refer to the Syllabus for further details.