Welcome – About Us

The Shutterbug’s Camera Group meets on the third Thursday of each month, from February to November at 10.00 am in the Senior’s Centre hall. Each month we have a themed project, to which members can bring along their prints for comment and display. Other meeting activities may include workshops, talks, Q & A sessions, exhibitions and much more. We also hold photographic outings to various locations around Canberra and district.

If you enjoy taking pictures, the group is a great way to share your work and meet others with a similar interest. The Shutterbug’s Camera Group provides a warm and friendly atmosphere where experienced and inexperienced members can share their interest in photography. Beginners and advanced photographers are all welcomed to our meetings.

Members’ Photo Gallery

  Our Favourites

Next Meeting – 19 August 2021

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 19 August starting at 10.00am. Fellow Shutterbug’s member, Steve Walmsley will be giving us a presentation on how to compile a professional looking coffee table quality printed book using our favourite family, travel or life story photos. Steve will be using the popular free on- line software from Photobook Australia to show us how to include our photos with text, borders, backgrounds and covers and then have it printed and delivered.

Our August project theme is Close-Ups.

                       

“YOU CAN IMPRESS FROM A DISTANCE BUT YOU CAN ONLY IMPACT UP CLOSE.”

“THE TRICK TO FORGETTING THE BIG PICTURE IS TO LOOK AT EVERYTHING CLOSE UP – CHUCK PALAHNIUK.”

Members can submit up to six prints for comment and display.

Our meeting will wrap up with a cuppa and a chat.

July 2021 Project

  Architecture

Monthly Project Calendar

Members can submit up to six prints of any size but preferably 7 x 5 inches minimum. We don’t have formal definitions for our monthly projects, leaving it up to members to interpret it any way they wish. Our group does not hold competitions. Members can exhibit their prints on the hall’s walls for viewing by all club members. Special mounting frames are provided. Prints can also be submitted for inclusion on our web page member’s gallery slide shows.

2021 Monthly Themes

  • February – Looking Up. Looking Down
  • March – Water/Rocks
  • Apri – Clouds
  • May – Autumn Colours
  • June – Stay at Home
  • July – Architecture
  • August – Close Up/Macro
  • September – Flora/Fauna
  • October – Fire/Steam/Smoke
  • November – Your Choice 2021

June 2021 Project

  At Home

Recent Events

April 2021 Meeting

The theme for our monthly project for April was CLOUDS – “Behind Every Cloud is Another Cloud”.

Members submitted their prints for viewing and discussion. The prints were then mounted in our special frames and placed on the hall wall for fellow club members to view.

Norm mentioned an excellent book he come across “The Art of Everyday Photography – Move Toward Manual & Make Creative Photos” by Susan Tuttle.

Steve drew to our attention a free Nikon editing software package called NX Studio. More information is available on the internet for anyone who may be interested.

Justin showed us some photos he had taken of old rusty cars at Flynn’s Wrecking Yard in Cooma and suggested that it maybe a good place for a future group outing.

Steve presented a slide show he had put together of the recent RAAF 100th birthday fly past. Some great shots and well done Steve.

We trialed our new meeting format as  a self help group with a round table discussion on a number of photographic topics with several interesting questions being raised.

We also took a look at our updated page on the clubs web page with Norm requesting photos from members to add to the various photo galleries on our page.

The morning ended with a cuppa and discussions amongst members on all things photographic.

May 2021 Project:

Autumn Colours

February 2021 Meeting

The theme for our monthly project for February was “Looking Up Looking Down – A Bird’s Eye View or a Worm’s Eye View”. Members submitted their prints for viewing and discussion. The prints were then mounted in our special frames and placed on the hall wall for fellow club members to view.

Norm presented his regular monthly items of photographic quotes and trivia (see below). Mention was made of the current photographic exhibition at the National Museum – “A Portrait of Australia – Stories Through the Lens of Australian Geographic”. Entry is free and the exhibition finishes on 8 March.

We took a look at a video showing some unusual and stunning shots of water which is part of our project theme for march – “Water/Rocks”.

Steve gave us one of his excellent presentations, this time on a basic introduction to filters. This lead to a number of questions and further discussions. A pdf copy of his slides can be found below in the links section.

The morning ended with a cuppa and discussions amongst members on all things photographic.

Our trivia item for the month:  The most viewed photograph of all time belongs to “Bliss”. The default wallpaper for Microsoft’s XP. The photo was capture by Charles Rear in 1996. Microsoft bought the image from a stock site called Corbic and Charles didn’t make much money from it.

       

April 2021 Project:

Clouds