(If you enjoy taking photographs and are a Friend of the ANBG, you might like to join the Friends’ newest special interest group.
The Friends Photographic Group aims to bring together people interested in photography of natural phenomena, to share their experiences and:
- contribute to the ANBG’s overall stock of native plant photographs
- provide training to improve the skills of the photographers
- improve community awareness of native flora
- contribute to the Friends’ raising of funding for the ANBG.
The group is fairly new, so it may take some time before all these objectives are fully realised. Nevertheless, the organising committee is planning a photographic exhibition as part of the ANBG’s celebration of Canberra’s centenary in 2013.
The Photographic Group currently meets on the last Friday of each month at the ANBG (10:30am in the Theatrette, unless otherwise advised).
Meetings usually involve at least one presentation on an aspect of photography, the screening of some Group photographs with accompanying commentary (including gentle feedback), and also a session in the Gardens with cameras at the ready. Speakers may come from within the Group or externally.
All members of the Friends are welcome to come along. The members have a range of skill sets and cameras, from digital ‘point and click’ cameras to more complex SLRs. If you would like to attend, just turn up or contact a committee member.
This is a small selection of recent photographs by members of the group. Click on the thumbnail images to see them enlarged.
Top: Banksia spinulosa (Pam Rooney); Calothamnus quadrifidus (Graham Brown); Banksia (Carol Summerhayes); Grevillea (Carol Summerhayes)
Bottom: Orchid (Carol Summerhayes); Cheery Song (Pam Rooney); Eucalyptus Mannifera ANBG (Pam Rooney); Texture (Pam Rooney)