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The ARPA Active over50s photographic group is interested in digital photography. We have planned monthly themes that can be photographed at any time during the month.
As well as our monthly themes we run an annual theme. The annual theme for 2020 is “Four Seasons”, which can be photographed throughout the year and submitted with your monthly theme photos.
The following month we will hold a meeting where the previous months photos can be shown along with a general discussion on the photos taken (if the member wishes to participate). Following the monthly meeting all photographs submitted will be uploaded to a Dropbox link for the convenience of those unable to attend.
Other photographic topics can be discussed on an ad hoc basis. Training can be included, and this will also give us the opportunity to have a social gathering for a light lunch.
The Photographic Group also have an annual away trip that is decided on a consensus basis. In 2018 we travelled to Waikerie and 2019 Barmera. Tentative arrangements are being made for a trip to the Great Ocean Road in September 2020
Communication is mainly by Group email, so it’s easy to organise meetings and keep in touch. There are no fees involved with the group (but of course you need to be an ARPA Active Over 50s member) and any member can volunteer to organise a monthly theme. These are usually planned in December for the following year.
Current members have a diverse range of skills from beginners to advanced and there is also a wide range of photographic equipment amongst members, ranging from simple point and shoot cameras to SLR cameras with some big lenses and all sorts of other accessories.
Anyone interested in digital photography and equipment at any skill level is welcome to come along – you could learn or teach us! It’s all about pursuing an interesting hobby and exchanging ideas in an informative, friendly and nonjudgmental atmosphere.
We can now offer advice for inexperienced ARPA member photographers’ with camera settings, meanings of aperture, shutter priority, ISO etc., plus some basic editing of the image – please contact Milan firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on monthly themes contact Rod at email@example.com Mobile: 0408 258 919
Meeting are held at ARPA Office between 10:30am and 12:30pm, alternating between the 2nd Tuesday and 2nd Wednesday of each month, February through to November:
Next meetings are scheduled for :
Wednesday, April 8
Tuesday, May 12
Wednesday, June 10
Tuesday, July 14
These photos are from recent field trips, challenges or monthly themes. We hope you enjoy!