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 May 1st

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 BOOKS May 14th

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

     Numbers limited to 16 (Covid-safe). See eUpdate for details


Creative Workshop with Chris Holly

Next meeting June

     Meets via ZOOM on the second Saturday of each month, 2.30 -4.30 pm but the May meeting has been deferred because of the upcoming exhibition at M16.

Hedda Discussion Group for women photographers.

Next meeting FACE -to_FACE May 21st

     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

     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

     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.

Next meeting: JUNE. In place of a presentation in May, we will be holding an OPEN VIEWING of "Connections" - our inaugural exhibition at M16 Gallery on Sat May 22nd from 2.30 pm.     


"Connections" at M16 Gallery: Friday 21 May to Sat 6 June


Burning by Judy Parker from the CONNECTIONS exhibition.


An exhibition of photographs by members of Canberra PhotoConnect will be held at M16 Gallery, 21 Blaxland Cres, Griffith, for Friday 21 May to Sat 6 June.

Gallery hours: Weds to Sunday 12 - 5 pm.

Open viewing on Sat 22nd May at 2.30 pm. We will need to register attendees in advance to comply with the latest COVID protocols. Please email to secure a spot.

A Selection of Member Achievements

Photobooks and Storytelling (Click Image)

A slide show of Member's recent work

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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