An Overview of what we do !
The U3A Photography Group has been an activity group for about
8 years, with Phil Morisette as Coordinator until 2 years
ago, when John Waring took over. We were then unaware that
the imploding COVID situation was going to impact the whole
Group with a raft of new regulations, paperwork and necessary
safety rules to come into operation. However, we have survived
Our main objective is to help our members improve their photography
skills, learn more about their cameras, and how best to record
the memories we have made.
As a Group, we are not into post-processing of photos, maybe
using any special effects our cameras can provide, but keeping
the whole process simple.
We have activities including the learning of the basics of
photography and the workings of our own cameras, and outings
to various venues around town - the Botanical Gardens, Mount
Archer, etc. We attempt the practical application of what
we learn in the Clubroom, share our photos with each other
and encourage each other with constructive notes on our work.
We are fortunate to have one of our members, Rex Boggs, a
very experienced photographer, who from time to time gives
us presentations of such items as Composition of a photo,
the dramatic effect of Light, and a hands-on workshop helping
us with various Settings on our own cameras.
We normally have an annual ‘Exhibition’ of our
best photos at the Library, in February, and hope to do that
Meetings are held twice a month, on the second and fourth
Thursdays of each month. We meet at the Rockhampton Photography
Club rooms in the Walter Reid building in Derby Street. They
have generously allowed us to use their rooms and set up,
with a TV screen and computer to view our work.
We are a small group with similar interests, numbering a dozen
to 15, but would love to see any new members join our snap-happy
John Waring, Coordinator, Phone : 0408