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,

Upcoming meeting, Feb 5th, Mar 5th

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.

     Reminders are sent out the day before each event.

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

Suspended until further notice. Will resume in 2022 when the Covid situation settles down a bit.  

     If you would like to share images or books, please join our Images and Ideas sharing sessions (see above).


Creative Workshop with Chris Holly

Upcoming meeting, Feb 12th, Mar 12th.

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

Hedda Discussion Group for women photographers.

Upcoming meetings, Feb 18th 

      Currently meeting via ZOOM. We will advise when face-to-face meetings resume

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

Dinner Connections:

Meetings at the Hellenic Club will resume in 2022 when the Covid situation settles.

Under normal conditions, every 4th Tuesday, 6.30 pm. Dinner and an informal look at art and photography. Hosted by Matt James. Discussion topics vary.

      Please email canberraphotoconnect(at) if you would like to attend so that Matt can arrange for you to be signed in on arrival and will be in the Foyer from 6.15 to 6.30 pm

Post processing group

Next meetings, Feb 9th and 23rd.  

      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.

      Click here to learn more. 

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.

We are delighted to have Mieke Boynton as our first guest for the year: February 19th: via ZOOM from Bright, Victoria. 

We were fortunate to have Mieke Boynton as our first presenter in 2020. This year she returns to give us another of her inspiring presentations.

Awesome Abstracts: the fun and curiosity of macros and aerials.

“Awesome Abstracts: the fun and curiosity of macros and aerials” is a 90min presentation by Internationally-acclaimed landscape photographer Mieke Boynton. In 2008, Mieke travelled to the rugged and remote Kimberley region of Western Australia and promptly fell in love with the landscape.

She is now a full-time professional photographer, specialising in landscape and aerial photography, and has won numerous International awards including the prestigious Epson International Pano Awards.

Mieke and her partner Matt Palmer have recently opened their “Alpine Light” photography gallery in Bright, Victoria which showcases their extensive collections of landscape and aerial work. Her “Awesome Abstracts” presentation begins with an engaging exploration of the key aspects of abstract photography using her abstract aerial photographs and she provides genre-specific advice and camera settings for abstract aerial photography. She then delves into other Abstract genres, sharing her images and set-ups for oil & water macro photography, abstract smoke, milk & food dye macro photography, and ICM – Intentional Camera Movement.

There are plenty of opportunities for discussion and questions too!  

Awesome Abstracts: The fun and curiosity of macros and aerials by Mieke Boynton

Abstract Photography - Mieke Boynton

A Selection of Member Achievements

Our inaugural exhibition "CONNECTIONS" was held at M16 ArtSpace 

An exhibition of photographs by members of Canberra PhotoConnect was held at

M16 ArtSpace, 21 Blaxland Cres, Griffith, from Friday 21 May to Sun 6 June.

Gallery hours: Weds to Sunday 12 - 5 pm.


Read a review of the exhibition and listen to Barbie Robinson of Living Arts Canberra talking to Helen McFadden about the "Connections" exhibition

Brian Rope of the Canberra Critics Circle has also written a review of the exhibition that may be read here.

"Connections" Exhibition. Click image to see gallery of exhibited work

Photobooks and Storytelling (Click Image)

A slide show of Member's recent work


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