Who we are:

Canberra PhotoConnect aims to foster connections between photographers and artists in other genres and between related organisations. Membership is open to photographers and non-photographers. Canberra PhotoConnect supports members wherever they are on their artistic journey.

We host discussion groups and workshops, support member-based projects and encourage community involvement.

Objectives of Canberra PhotoConnect:

(a) to promote, support and enrich the practice of photography and its links to the arts and society;

(b) to assist, encourage and inspire members, whatever their existing skills and interests, in the development and expression of their artistic vision through shared learning and collaboration;

(c) to encourage the use of photography, together with other visual and expressive arts as appropriate, to create social value and meaning for members and the wider community.

What we do:

Images and Ideas: Share via ZOOM, first Sat of each month,

Next meeting Feb 6th

2.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

     Please click here to join our mailing list to receive links to our events.

     Newsletters with meeting links are sent monthly.

     Reminder are sent out the day before each event.

Print Group/Book Group, second Fri morning of each month, Print Group and Book Group alternating.

Next meeting PRINTS Feb 12th, BOOKS March 12th

     In person gathering at Telstra Tower at 10.30am - 12.30 pm.

     Numbers limited (Covid-safe). See eUpdate for details

     Places allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Creative Workshop with Chris Holly

Next meeting Feb 13th

     Meets via ZOOM on the second Saturday of each month, 2.30 -4.30 pm.

Hedda Discussion Group for women photographers.

Next meeting by Zoom Feb 19th

     Alternating In person gathering at Telstra Tower or ZOOM meeting

     10.30am - 12.30pm each third Friday.

     Please click here to sign up for links for Hedda Group meetings only (this is a separate mailing list). 

Post processing group

Next meeting 27th Jan

     Two monthly meetings via Zoom, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7.30 pm

      Informal sharing and discussions on the second Wednesday of each month.

      More formal presentations and discussions on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Topics covered include: global and local adjustments, layers, masks, tonal and colour adjustments. The focus will be on Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom and Photoshop, although discussion of other software is inevitable.

Presentation by invited creative artist

Next meeting: Ari Rex on Astrophotography and landscapes: 20th Feb

     Each month we invite a creative artist to talk about their work.

     Third Sat of each month 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm via ZOOM.

     Again, please join our mailing list to receive zoom links.

Upcoming events:

Ari Rex presentation 2.30pm Sat 20th February

Our first presentation in 2021 will be given by Canberra photographer, Ari Rex.  Ari has been photographing landscapes and starscapes for many years. In 2021 he won the Nature/Seasons category of the International Photography Awards with a stunning image of a thunderstorm over Black Mountain. He has won numerous other awards and conducts workshops on astrophotography. 

Join us on Saturday 20th February to hear how Ari does it. Presentation via Zoom at 2.30 to 4.30 pm. Please join our mailing list to receive a link or contact us via email (see bottom of page for links).

On January 2019 Canberra had one of the most spectacular lightning storms ever. It passed the city from West to East over the black mountains and continued towards Brindabella mountains.⁣ ⁣ IPA-winning photo by Ari Rex.

Queries about the program, please email

A Selection of Member Achievements

Photobooks and Storytelling (Click Image)

A slide show of Member's recent work

Untitled photo

Member Highlights

APS Photobook of the Year, 2020 (Sponsored by the APS Print Group and MomentoPro)

Two Canberra PhotoConnect members have been recognised in the 2020 APS Photobook of the Year Award. Brian Rope won second place in the portfolio category with "Liked"

Watch a video of the book

Helen McFadden won second place in the storytelling category with "If I had my life over I'd pick more daisies."

Watch a video of the book

Click here to see the official announcement and details of all the winners.

Click here to see these and other wonderful photobooks by Canberra PhotoConnect members  or click on the images below to see the winning books in full.

Liked by Brian Rope

If I had my life over I'd pick more daisies by Helen McFadden

Mullins Australian Conceptual Photography Competition 2020

Warmest congratulations to CPC member Judy Parker who has just won the Mullins Australian Conceptual Photography 2020 Competition. For more information about this competition and to see the finalist's work and a virtual exhibition, go to the Australian Photographic Society website.

To see more conceptual photography click on Judy's winning image below.

Dumpster Sketchbook: Waterside by Judy Parker