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.


Online Get-together and Image and Ideas Sharing, first Sat of each month, 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm via ZOOM. Please click here to join our mailing list to receive links to our events. Newsletters with meeting links are sent monthly with reminders going out the day before each event.

Print Group. This small group meets at Telstra Tower at 10.30am - 12.30 pm on the second Friday of each month. Each month this group is advertised in the eUpdate and places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Numbers are limited by Covid protocols.

Creative Workshop with Chris Holly meets via ZOOM on the second Saturday of each month, 2.30 -4.30 pm.

Hedda Discussion Group for women photographers. 10.30am - 12.30pm each third Friday via ZOOM. Please click here to sign up for links for Hedda Group meetings only (this is a separate mailing list). 

Post processing group. This group meets via ZOOM on the second and fourth Wednesday evening. Please see our eUpdate for details. 

Monthly Presentation. Online presentation by a creative artist on the third Sat of each month 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm via ZOOM. Again, please join our mailing list to receive zoom links.


Items of photographic interest and information about upcoming events are shared to our Facebook page



The November Presentation is by Joshua Holko via ZOOM, Sat 21st Nov at 2.30 pm. Please join our mailing list to receive links.

Joshua is a Melbourne-based, full-time professional landscape, nature and wildlife photographer. A passionate photographer, teacher and adventurer he runs workshops and expeditions for other photographers and travellers to some of the world's wildest and remotest regions. His photography has taken him on extensive travels throughout Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, North and South America, Canada, China, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Greenland, Mongolia, the Arctic and Antarctica. He also pursues an active interest in mountain biking and wilderness trekking. Joshua takes superb photos and is an excellent speaker. Join us to hear him talk about photography in the polar regions. There will be ample opportunity to ask Joshua about the special needs of photography in the cold and his plans for future trips.

Svalbard Winter by Joshua Holko

Queries about the program, please email


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

Selected Member Images

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