Date Type Description
2021-06-23 Workshop


with Tony Luha




Learn how to take double exposures with your cmera. Bring your camera, your camera manual and a tripod.  


This workshop has been run in the past and it was a lot of fun.

2021-06-30 Guest Speaker

By Steven Gotz

This is a ZOOM meeting




There are many reasons to practice photography at a zoo. It is not just about crafting photographs of animals looking like they are in their native habitat. It might also be about the environments that have been created for the animals or the people who visit the zoo.

When Steven retired in 2015, he started practicing his photography at the Oakland Zoo in Northern California. He became the volunteer photographer and a Docentat at the zoo and he realised that Zootography was his true love. Steven will stress the importance of studying the animals at the zoo to learn their habits and understand their biology in order to provide better opportunities for photographs.

He will address some of the challenges of zootography, such as shooting through fencing or glass as well as using the zoo to prepare yourself to photograph animals out in the wild. 

2021-07-07 Exhibition


Judge - Tony Hewitt


Any scape taken at twilight, either morning or evening.

 President’s Perpetual Trophy awarded to best subject Print

Alf White Perpetual Shield awarded to best subject Projected image 


2021-07-21 Guest Speaker

STILL LIFE You're in Control

By Richard Goodwin

Back in time 



Richard will look at the fun and challenges of creating Still Life images. He will discuss the three branches of the genre and how to maximise your imagination. Drawing on scores of his own examples, Richard will also provide practical tips on choosing objects, arranging them, selecting backgrounds, composing and editing. There's an outline of other useful tools, associated applications and techniques. Most of all, the talk is designed to inspire . . . to get you motivated to have a go!


2021-08-04 Exhibition


Judge - Tony Luha


Vivid and bright colours, such as yellow, automatically draw the eye and lift an image. This makes them an excellent tool for brave and bold images and photographers alike. Flowers, wildlife, the golden glow of sunshine, 'yellow' is everywhere. Train yourself to see it and show us your glowing results. Your subject can be anything you choose as long as yellow is the main colour in the image. Try to be creative with your images.  

 Subject categories: taken within the last 24 months,

Open categories: no date limit



2021-08-11 Guest Speaker


John Huisman

Curator, Western Australian Herbarium




To most people, the mention of seaweeds conjures up images of rotting debris piled high on the beach or slithering threateningly around bare ankles during a paddle in the shallows. Certainly, the seaweeds do not inspire the imagination or the romanticism that is usually associated with the sea, and they are rarely viewed as photogenic. However, imagine plants with blue foliage that turns red in the dark, or iridescent plants, or plants that look like rocks painted in shades of pink. There are seaweeds with the consistency of jelly, or with fronds that form an intricate mesh that rivals the best lace. These plants have evolved a startling myriad of shapes, colours and patterns, certainly worthy of the photographer’s attention.


Dr John Huisman undertakes taxonomic research into the Western Australian marine plants at the WA Herbarium (Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions). Over his working life, he has pursued a goal of a state-wide marine flora and he has written several books describing Australia’s tropical seaweeds.

2021-09-01 Exhibition

Photojournalism - Sporting Event


Photojournalism implies story-telling photographs such as are seen in the news media and periodicals, which may include documentary, contemporary life, illustrative, sport news or human interest.
In the interest of credibility, contrived situations or photographic manipulations which alter the truth are not acceptable. The story telling value of the photograph shall be weighed more than the pictorial quality.
President’s Trophy awarded to best subject image

 Photojournalism implies story-telling photographs such as are seen in the news media and periodicals, which may include documentary, contemporary life, illustrative, sport news or human interest.

 In the interest of credibility, contrived situations or photographic manipulations which alter the truth are not acceptable. The story telling value of the photograph shall be weighed more than the pictorial quality.

 President’s Trophy awarded to best subject image



2021-10-06 Exhibition

Leading Line/s

Judge - Seng Mah

leading lines

Leading lines are lines that appear in an image that have been framed and positioned by the photographer to draw the viewer’s eye towards a specific point of interest. Any subject matter is permitted and the leading line/s can be straight, curved or winding.


2021-11-03 Exhibition

Photography as Art


The purpose of this award is to encourage photographers to lift their thinking beyond traditional photographic criteria such as sharpness towards the qualities that characterise Great Art. This is easy to say but hard to define. Ideally the image should capture something eternal, beautiful, noteworthy, striking or unusual. It would be a rare image that achieved all of these!

 People looking for examples should look to the all-time great art works for inspiration. Clearly these paintings will include but not be restricted to: portraits (such as Rembrandt, Leonardo), landscapes (such as Constable, van Gogh), abstracts (such as Rothko, Kandinsky), human form (such as Rubens, Rodin), and expressionism (such as Munch, Monet).

 Any amount or method of photo manipulation is acceptable, however the original image must have been taken by a camera or some other photographic process (e.g. a scanner).

The aim should be to produce an image that one would not be surprised to find hanging in the Perth Art Gallery.

 Phil Deschamp Trophy awarded to best subject image