Meet Steve Parish

Friday 1 July* 5.30-7pm

Brisbane Square Library - *Bookings Essential

Steve is a world-renowned nature photographer, publisher, writer and Order of Australia medal recipient. Join Steve as he shares his fascinating life behind a lens with stories, humour, adventure and spectacular images of Australian nature. An exhibit of Steve’s work will also be on display at the library from July through September.

Call Brisbane Square Library on (07) 3403 4166 for more information.


Photo storytelling with Steve Parish

Brisbane Square Library - Saturday 24 September* 9.30am-2.30pm

*Bookings essential - Call Brisbane Square Library on (07) 3403 4166 for more information.

This half-day seminar with photographer and writer Steve Parish is designed for participants with basic to advanced skills as an introduction to the limitless possibilities of the exciting and popular world of photography.


July Outing

Sunday 3rd July 

Location: Point Cartwright lighthouse carpark

Meeting time and place: 1 Pacific Drive, Buddina at 6.30pm

Outing theme: Astrophotography

Outing registration:  Not needed for this outing

 Wet weather plan: Unless severe weather is expected this outing will not be cancelled. If we find we get there and it's pouring with rain we can retreat to a local café and talk “cameras”. 

Beginners and new members: Kristin Repsher is hosting this Galaxy Photography night. Kristin will chat to everyone about settings and compositions for 15-30 minutes, and then head down on the beach or the rocks (whichever people feel more comfortable with) and shoot for around 2 hours (or however long anyone wants to stay). You are very welcome to attend.  It'll be a great opportunity to meet other BCG members.

Camera gear needed:

  • Camera
  • Full battery and empty storage card
  • Tripod
  • Warm clothes and shoes

BCG members and potential members are welcome to attend.

Got a question about this outing?  You’re welcome to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Show us your photos: After the event we'd love to see a small selection of your images from the outing for use on our social media pages. Please emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with your images sized no bigger than 800x800. 


Focus July

Monday 11

Andrew Merefield

AndrewAndrew Merefield from Elite Studio Photography Workshops will be talking to us about composition. It's an aspect of photography we sometimes put down to someone "having a good eye" but Andrew believes it's something we can all do and do well if we have the know-how. Andrew will provide us with a practical presentation so that all can easily understand what he is talking about.

Elite Studio Photographic Workshops are run by Andrew Merefield, a graduate of the Qld College of Art with over 30 years of experience in the photographic industry. In that time, he has worked in many different areas, from professional darkroom work to digital printing, wedding and portrait photography both in the studio and on location and digital imaging since before photoshop existed.

Always passionate about understanding the photographic process, Andrew believes the more you understand how things work the better you can control all of the various elements to create better photographs. This passion for understanding has led Andrew to become involved in teaching others about the various areas of photographic practice.

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Metropolitan AV Interclub Competition

Saturday 16 July

The Metropolitan AV Interclub competition, hosted by Aspley Camera Club, will be held on 16 July 2016 at the Sandgate Community Centre, 153 Rainbow Street, Sandgate at 1pm (with Delegates Meeting afterwards).

Everyone is invited to attend the viewing of all entries and presentation of trophies.

Even if you have not yet used Audio-Visual presentations to display your images and to tell stories with them, this is an opportunity that may enthuse you to have a try.

There are many photographic opportunities around Sandgate so bring your cameras for a day out. The newly rebuilt Shorncliffe pier is nearby and there are various cafes, fish and chip shops and pubs for a meal before or after the event.

There will be a $5 donation at the door which includes a lucky door ticket. The prize for the Lucky Door draw is a Pictures to Exe Deluxe program for creating wonderful AVs. Other copies of this software will be available as raffle prizes along with other prizes.

Afternoon tea put on by Aspley CC members will be served midway through the presentation.

Date: 16 July 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Sandgate Community Centre

See you there!



AGM - August 2016

Focus August - AGM - Early Reminder

The BCG AGM will be held on Monday 8 August 2016. All members are asked to attend and assist in the operation of the club for the next 12 months.
Minutes of the last meeting, nomination forms and agenda for this meeting will be available in July. The current committee will be standing down and we are calling for nominations from the membership. 

We are also calling for questions from the membership in the operation of the club. If you have items of General Business you wish to discuss, please email committee now.

Many of the current committee members have put in several years of work to bring a diverse and interesting program, three times a month as well as outings and other workshops. Please consider how you can help the club by being part of the committee to continue making BCG such an outstanding club for photographers.


Competition July

Set Subject:  What is it?

Images Due: Monday 11 July

Competition Night: Monday 25 July

We look forward to seeing images that astonish, delight or amaze; that are eye catching and make the viewer look twice. Predominantly abstract, the subject should leave the viewer guessing twice about the subject and compelled to keep studying the image. The images may be of the unusual, odd, unique or rare; or of something not seen in everyday life. Images should be in good taste.


Competition Set Subjects



Creative is "Altered Reality." The image must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape, or any combination of three.

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A triptych (pronounced Trip’tik), when applied to photography, is a group of three pictures. It could be three photographs mounted in a frame or mat, or a composite of three pictures in the one image. It is not to be one image split into three.

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Images where lines are the significant compositional element.  The lines should be the subject, or create the subject in an aesthetic manner.

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An image which depicts shoes as the main point of interest; shown pictorially as opposed to still life.

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Demonstrate creative use of stairs within architecture or a place.

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What IS it?

We look forward to seeing images that astonish, delight or amaze; that are eye catching and make the viewer look twice.

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Piece of Paper

What are the creative uses for a piece of paper? The paper should be the subject by showing the uses or effects of the paper on the other elements in the image.

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A picture which may feature wheeled vehicular transport in any of the diverse way people travel on the planet.

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Faceless Portrait

A portrait image where the camera side facial features are obsured.

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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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