2017 Annual Dinner & Awards


Brisbane Camera Group would like to invite all members and their partners to our Annual Dinner and Awards night. A night to celebrate the end to the BCG year, honour the winners of the Annual Competition and talk to your friends while enjoying the delicious dinner.

Hosted in the Arana Leagues Club on Monday 4 December 2017 from 6:30 pm, this is a not-to-be-missed evening with your fellow BCG Members.

The evening's activities include:

  • A scrumptious dinner buffet
  • Annual Print and DPI Awards
  • Annual AV Awards
  • Announcing the winner of the hunt and shoot
  • Lucky door prize

The cost includes buffet dinner, dessert, coffee and lots of fun. A cash bar will be available for drinks.

BCG is subsidising this event.
It's a fun-filled evening and numbers are limited to 70 so be sure to get your tickets soon!

Click here to order your ticket now! 

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November Outing

Sunday 5 November

Location: Wilson's Outlook, 210 Bowen Terrace, New Farm

Meeting: 5:30pm

Come and join us at Wilson's Outlook for the sunset over Brisbane city and the lovely Storey Bridge.

What to bring:

  • Camera and lenses
  • Full battery and empty storage card
  • Tripod (optional)
  • Stool/chair
  • Filters (optional)
  • Hat, sunscreen, insect repellant & water
  • Props and Models (optional)

Please let Ellen know if you are attending this event prior to the evening.

This is a weather permitting event and will be finished by 7pm.

Feel free to bring some drinks and nibbles for afterwards.




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Focus November

Monday 13 November

Privacy and Photography

Presented by Peter Mitchelson

Peter's presentation will cover:

* What is a public place, including private property,
* Public space leased by private bodies on a perpetual or temporary basis,
* Your rights and obligations in any of those places,
* Powers of security and police and your rights and obligations.

Peter will give some actual examples from his experiences of what he has observed and heard from affected people and the advice given to them from a police perspective.

Obviously the disclaimer is that Peter is not representing the Queensland Police Service, nor is he giving, or able to give, legal advice.



Free Access to on-line training is regarded as an outstanding resource for video-based on-line learning, particularly for photography software from Adobe such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements etc. There are also a large number of videos on photography topics more generally including camera equipment, capturing images and post processing. Access is normally by paying a monthly subscription, starting at $US25.

However, Queensland residents have free access to all training videos through the State Library of Queensland (SLQ). The Library’s state-wide subscription allows all Queenslanders unlimited access to the online courses from any compatible desktop or portable device, whether on a library computer, at their home or business or on the go.

All you need to do is become a member of the State Library of Queensland. The following web site has details about joining the SLQ and then accessing all the training videos:

Thanks to one of the participants at BCG’s Introduction to Lightroom Workshop for making us aware of this great opportunity.

Ray Shorter
President, BCG



Competition Set Subjects



Minimalism is a style employed by many 20th century artists, using a minimum number of components such as colour, shape, line and texture. When trying to achieve minimalism, one rule is to keep it simple.

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Graffiti for the purpose of this challenge could be freehand paint, marker pen or stencil or combination of any of the elements. You will need to add another element / angle to make it your own art.

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Sport photography is about capturing the moment, often with the subject in sharp focus against a somewhat blurred background.

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A photograph can depict emotion(s) in the subject(s) and/or it can evoke emotion(s) in the viewer of the photo. Capturing emotion(s) in photographs is about capturing moments in time that hopefully tell a story or encourage the viewer to imagine a story.

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A photograph of yourself taken by yourself.

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Forced Perspective

Forced perspective is an optical illusion created by placing objects far from each other to make one appear larger or smaller than it really is. For example one person (in the distance) appears to be standing on another person’s outstretched hand (in the foreground).

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Structure is an arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system, or the object or system so organized.

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Small world / Macro

For this competition, any close-up photograph of a subject is acceptable, with the lower magnification limit (e.g. 1:4, 1:8 etc.) left to the discretion of the photographer.

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Reflections are "the throwing back of light by a body or surface", with the surface being reflective because it is liquid, or a mirror, or because it is highly polished.

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Annual Competition 2017








Meeting Times

Regular BCG Meetings are the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of each month

Meetings start at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm


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