August Outing

Sunday 7 August

Location: Brisbane City

Meeting time and place: Ship Inn near the south end of the Goodwill Bridge, 6am

Outing theme: Marathon & Bridges

Outing registration:  Not needed for this outing

The Brisbane Marathon Festival is being held that day with a range of distances for runners to compete in. There will be opportunities to photograph movement and the various city bridges that the marathon will cross. The marathon and 1/2 marathon start at Gardens Point at 6:00am, at first light.

Facilities: We will aim for a coffee break along South Bank, crowds permitting.  

Beginners and new members: there is no formal photographic instruction on this outing however experienced photographers will be on hand to provide tips and suggestions to get the best out of your camera and the outing. You are very welcome to attend.  It'll be a great opportunity to meet other BCG members.

Camera gear needed:

  • Camera (and any number of lenses - be creative!)
  • Full battery and empty storage card
  • Tripod 
  • Camera filters - ND and polarisers could be useful (optional)

There is no charge for this outing. BCG members and potential members are welcome to attend. 

Got a question about this outing?  Ian Brewster is hosting this outing. You can contact him on 0409 069 633, or 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. Ian will discuss with you the process for sharing them in our community on Google+.



Focus August - AGM


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.

Links to AGM documents are: AGM Agenda, Minutes of the 2015 AGM, Proxy Form & the Special Resolution for amendments to the club Constitution. We are also calling for questions from the membership in the operation of the club.

The current committee will be standing down and we are calling for nominations from the membership. For a list of committee positions please see this page.

Currently we have nominations for many of the positions. To nominate for a position, please download and complete this form and return it to the Secretary before the AGM.

Committee Positions



Member Nominated Proposer Seconder


Ray Shorter

Kevin Sinclair

Rodney Law

Vice President

Rodney Law

Ray Shorter

Ian Brewster

Secretary & Webmaster/Publicity

Kevin Sinclair

Ray Shorter

Rodney Law


Tony Watts

Kevin Sinclair

Ray Shorter

Print Director

Mary Wilson

Ray Shorter

Greg Edds

DPI Director

Ian Brewster

Kevin Sinclair

Ray Shorter

Technical Director

Kevin Nuttall

Ray Shorter

Rodney Law

General Member

Anne Langdon

Ray Shorter

Kevin Sinclair

General Member

Jack Wheeler

Ian Brewster

Kevin Sinclair

General Member

PSQ Representative




Non-Committee Positions


Member Nominated



Catering Coordinator

Gael O’Donnell & Linda Cororan

Ray Shorter

Greg Edds


Des Pane

Kevin Sinclair

Rodney Law

Photoshoot Outings Coordinator

Ellen Josephs

Greg Edds

Ian Brewster

Interclub Competitions Officer 

Welcoming Coordinator

Welcoming Coordinator assistant

Print Directors’ Assistant

DPI Directors’ Assistant

Treasurer’s assistant


Webmaster / Publicity Assistant

Gradings Co-ordinator

John Lomas

Greg Edds

Ian Brewster

Keeper of the Keys

Ian Brewster

Ian Brewster

Not needed

If you are unable to attend the AGM and appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf, please provide a copy of your proxy form to the Secretary prior to the commencement of the meeting.

If you have items of General Business you wish to discuss, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Competition Subject Selection

Think up some competition subjects and it might just make the cut for the 2016 competition year. Who knows? You may suggest a topic you have some excellent images of...


Metropolitan AV Interclub Competition


The Metropolitan AV Interclub competition, hosted by Aspley Camera Club, was held on 16 July 2016.

Entry numbers were lower than previous competitions, however the standard was very high. The afternoon was enjoyed by an enthusiastic group of camera club members and their guests.

The award winners were:

Group Section: 1st place Suzanne Wacker and Andrew Gibbons, BCG, for “The Berlin Wall”

Mini 10 Highly Commended: Anne Pappalardo, QCG, for “The Power of the Red Rose”

Open Section: 1st Place Murray Wayper, BCG, for “Personal Best”, 2nd Place Barry Beckham for “Cold War Scrapyard” , 3rd Place Max Biddlestone, QCG, for “Jokularlon”.


Congratulations to our BCG members Murray Wayper, Suzanne Wacker & Andrew Gibbins for winning the sections they entered.



International Competition Success

Six BCG members have tasted success in the recently concluded 3rd Queensland International Digital Circuit. This comprised four separate salons or competitions: Gold Coast, Maryborough, Mount Gravatt and Townsville. Entrants were able to submit up to four images in any or all of four subjects – Colour, Colour theme (WOW), Monochrome and Nature. There were almost 6000 images submitted to this competition from countries all over the world.

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Betty Collerson 8 Acceptances

David Jones 2 Acceptances

Cheryl Mares 38 Acceptances and 2 Awards

Cathy Rodier 6 Acceptances

Ray Shorter 25 Acceptances and 4 Awards

Alan Twells 7 Acceptances

To gain an Acceptance, an image had to be in the top 20-25% of all images submitted in a subject in a salon. For an Award, an image had to be in the top approximately 5%. Results from the 3rd QIDC, as well as other international competitions, show that quite a few BCG members are producing international standard images.

Entering international competitions is a good way to benchmark the quality of your work against that of photographers from around the world and hence help you improve. Over the next year BCG will be expanding its international mentoring activities for club members to encourage more members to dip their toes in the international competition waters.



BCG has some flash kits for sale!

6 Canon 580EX speedlights, and 4 kits of 2 x Metz 45 CL-1 flash with battery for sale.

All have been tested and work, they have been used a lot for commercial work. Please make sure you inspect them before purchase. The Metz flash and or battery may need parts or maintenance but the flash still operates.

Absolute limit of one type of flash per person strictly first in first served. You must be present at a meeting with cash to collect it.

Canon 580EX speedlights are $100 each.

2 x Metz flash with battery $50 set. (cables for one flash only, you will need to locate parts)

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Used Studio Equipment for Sale

Mark Glenday of glendayphotographics has the following studio equipment for sale:

  • 2 x Bowens Espirit Geminin 500w/s kits, both kits come with 2 heads, 2 x stands, 1 x 60cm x 60xm softbox, 1 x umbrella and a carry case, (image below) each kit is going for $1,100.00 O.N.O
  • 1 x Back drop stands (image below) $50.00 this is a telescopick cross bar
  • 2 x Bowens mount 150cm Octo boxes $30.00 each
  • 1 x Bowens Mount 100cm x 70cm Rectangle softbox $30.00 each
  • 1 x Bowens Mount 100cm x 80cm Rectangle Softbox $30.00 each
  • Possibly 1 large back drop I think it is 20 foot x 20 foot Grey need to double check the back drop $30.00.

Members can contact Mark on his mobile 0417608470 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Light Kit

Light Kit

Back drop stands

Back Drop Stands


Photo storytelling with Steve Parish

Saturday 24 September* 9:30am-2:30pm

Brisbane Square Library - *Bookings Essential

Steve is a world-renowned nature photographer, publisher, writer and Order of Australia medal recipient. 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.

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



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.

Full Definition



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.

Full Definition


Faceless Portrait

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

Full Description


Annual Competition 2016








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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