A dedicated band of members dart around many MGMS functions and their own ventures to produce a picture history of MGMS adventures.

2021 March visit to GOMA Motorcycles.


Some sweet old machines as well as some more modern designs. 

See below for some past Photographic Group gatherings: 

My thoughts on what you could photograph:-

Depict in your work what "Australia Day" means to you or what you think "Australia Day" should mean to the permanent residents of Australia.

It could be a view of the original inhabitants, those that arrived in the 1770's or earlier, those that were born here or recent migrants, refugees or asylum seekers.

It could be a photograph of our unique country side, our typical buildings architecture or industry.

You may also depict what you think the rest of  the world thinks about Australia.


I hope my  ideas help and look forward to seeing your work.

I will upload the link sometime next week. The Assignments for the rest of the year will also be sent out shortly.


Hello photographers,


As per my last email earlier this month please find the link for the January Assignment “Australia Day”



For those participating in 2019, the February Assignment will be “Industrial”

The link can be found here:


The Album is empty at the moment, be the first to upload.

 The following is the list for 2019, if you would like a printable word document sent, let me know and I will send one to you.

 February : Industrial

An Image depicting any form of industry eg machines, buildings, by-products of industry eg smoke/steam. The object is to portray the functional side rather than the human side of industry. Document an aspect of the production process.

March: Iconic Australia

A widely recognised, well-established symbol of Australia

April: Nature

Nature photography to depict all branches of natural history, Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.

No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.

Colour images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome.

May: Scapes


A landscape is a picture of natural inland scenery. It may include houses, other evidence of man, people, animals and even part of the sea provided that none of these dominate the picture.


A seascape is a photograph of natural costal scenery, a wave study or a picture of the open sea. People, boats and items related to these may be present as incidental items in the picture. Large salt water inlets are eligible but inland waters are excluded.


The choice of subject matter can vary to offer other variety of "scapes" but it will be up to the maker to ensure that the result is apparent to the viewer - i.e. the impact of the image will come from the subject matter chosen. A "cityscape" or "urban landscape" subject will be identifiable to the viewer.

June: Repeating Shapes

An image where a series of the same or similar element are repeated in such a way as to add strength to the overall image.

July: Potrait

A photograph of a person or persons that may range from a head study to a full body length. This section includes candid photographs and formal portraits. Ensure the person/s is the main focal point in the picture. Must be a live human being (manikins, statues, ornaments will not be accepted).

Tip 1: When doing a head shot, place your focus point on the eye/s to ensure the eye/s is sharp.

Tip 2: Don't fake/Photoshop a 'blurred' background, use this opportunity to learn how to create a pleasing depth of field by experimenting with the aperture.

Tip 3: ENSURE the person is the focal point of the image - ie.. People walking on the beach are NOT a good candidate for the topic of Portrait/people. You want to get up close and personal.

August: Event Photography

Capture a picture of an event - A photograph taken at any event eg concert, birthday party, wedding,

September: Creative

A photo which displays a novel effect because of an unusual combination of objects and/or unusual point of view. Photos can be modified before or after exposure by using experimental techniques. Digital manipulation may be used providing the original photo was taken by the entrant and manipulation is performed by the entrant. All elements must be the work of the entrant.

October: Abandoned

An image that shows/depicts forsaken by owner or inhabitants. Displays deserted, derelict, uninhabited

November: Doors/Doorways

Shows Architectural, art, imaginative styles of doors/doorways.

December: Open Subject

 Any subject that is treated pictorially, embodying the elements of good design, arrangement or composition, which reflects the personal interpretation of the photographer


Latest - 25th March, 2019  

Hi interested menshed photo group members.

See the link below that was sent to me from another Brisbane Photography Club. I thought you may find it interesting. I did and will be trying some of the techniques explained.

Click here


If you are still taking photographs and would like to share with the old group members in the email list, upload them to the Australia Day Link and reply all to the email to let them know you have uploaded something.


Happy Shooting Photographers,




Links to past galleries :-


November assignment, “Open Subject”.

October assignment, “Night Shot”

September Assignment, “Flowers”

August Assignment, “Indigenous Objects or People”

Open Subject 2018 "a place to share"

October: Night Shot

September: Flowers

August: "Indigenous Objects or People"

July: Shadows

June: Hands

May: Trains, Boats or Planes

April: Sport

March: Assignment

David Fleay Wildlife

January Assignment (Christmas)



GOMA & Art Gallery


Oxley Common

Wheels (August Assignment)


Qld Railway Workshop

RACQ Motorfest (Colin Gillies)

Tooheys Forest  Outing

June Assignment

May Assignment

O’Reillys Trip

Koala Bushland

Gatton Heavy Horses

April Bonus Assignment Buddha's Birthday

April Assignment Lines

March 16 Excursion- Night Shoot/Car trails

March 3 Excursion- Tambourine Mtn trip

March Assignment Doors & Windows

February Assignment is colour BLUE

MGMS Boondall Wetlands

January Assignment Chinese New Year


MGMS Margaret Olley and Natural Bridge

MGMS New Farm Park

MGMS Victoria Barracks Visit

MGMS SWELL Sculpture Festival

MGMS Kangaroo Point Night Shoot

MGMS Rocklea Markets

MGMS Moogerah Dam and Boonah trip

MGMS Toll Bridge 

MGMS Mt Cootha Night Shoot