Club Meeting – Guest Speaker /Workshop Evening, Melissa Anderson

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Mellisa Anderson


Melissa Anderson is an accomplished  photographer and artist with over two decades of experience working across many genres. She studied photography at Griffith University (QCA), and has been awarded Masters of Photography (AIPP).

She has received numerous accolades throughout her career for her imagery, business ethos and photographic and cultural contributions. Her work has been awarded, exhibited and published internationally, and her projects are held in the National Library Australia, Australian War Memorial, Australian National and State Galleries, and in international galleries.  

She is a sought after photographer, speaker, trainer, judge, and mentor. Melissa’s work has been recognised for its cultural significance including an Australia Day Cultural Medal (RCC). Melissa is a co founder and co curator of the Loud and Luminous Project, which has widely been recognised for its importance and is part of the National Library Australia Collections.

Her imagery has been widely featured in publications such as Vogue, Luxury Getaways, Weekends 4 2, Master Photographers, New Scientist, Country Life, and her client list is extensive. Her work is held in national and international galleries, and has won international acclaim. 

Melissa donates time to educational, arts, and community organizations, and uses the medium of photography to engage discussion. She has contributed efforts through board representation, developing industry qualifications and national accreditation program, amongst other projects. She is an Australian Flying Arts Touring artist, and enjoys working with communities and youth projects. 

Throughout her career Melissa has been recognised for her contribution, internationally exhibited, and her work has received many accolades. She was the 1999 Illustrative Photographer of the year, 2001 Qld Commercial Photographer of the year, 2001 Australian Fashion/Advertising Photographer of the year, finalist in 2017 AIPP Travel Photographer of the year, and Finalist in the 2018 Australian Photography Awards Documentary category.

In 2007 she was named one of the top 10 photographers in Australia, and in 2011 she was awarded RCC Commbank Woman in Business award. Melissas work has been shortlisted in the prestigeous Olive Cotton Award, Percival Portrait Prize, Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert award amongst others, numerous times. 

In 2017 Melissa was shortlisted in the Clayon Utz Art Prize, Freemantle Portrait Prize, Australian Photography Awards, AIPP Australian Travel Photographer of the year finalist, and Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Prize. In 2018 Melissa was a finalist in the Australian Photography Awards (2nd, Documentary), Clayton Utz Art Prize, Percival Portrait Prize, and she was awarded an Australia Day award (RCC) for her cultural contibutions through photography.

In 2019 Melissas work was listed in the prestigious Olive Cotton Award Exhibition, Moreton Bay Art Prize, Lethrbridge Small Scale Art Prize, and her project Loud and Luminous exhibition included multimedia circulation of over 20,000 000, and over 3000 people through the gallery doors.

Melissa is the daughter of a photographer, and she loves getting her hands messy, and watching light dance. She enjoys challenging her creativity, and storytelling through her artwork. To see more work of Melissas work, or get in touch please visit 

Club Meeting – Guest Speaker /Workshop Evening. Dianne Osborne

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Dianne Osborne EFIAP FAPS

I can’t remember a time when I have not been interested in photography. As a child I would escape to places through images in books borrowed from my school library, fascinated by people, places and cultures different to mine. Today it is me behind the camera creating my own interpretation of the world, sharing my images, making my own photography books and audio visuals.


We are Artists using Photography as our Creative Medium

I will cover….Learning from the Masters, In-camera creative techniques including multiple exposures, Story Telling, The “Art of Seeing” and “Themes while travelling, Make in-camera, Craft in Post-Production.





Club Meeting – Guest Speaker/Workshop Evening………Lisa Kurtz

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Lisa Kurtz

We have a very exciting evening, which is not to be missed, this Monday 21 October at the Aspley Camera Club.

You will hear our honoured Guest Speaker, Lisa Kurtz speak about Visual Literacy in the Context of Contemporary Photography.

Lisa is a Brisbane-based photographic artist and a founding member of VERGE Collective,

Lisa says “My practice explores ideas of environment, memory and time.”

Most recently, Lisa was a finalist in the 2019 Olive Cotton Photographic Award for Portraiture. Lisa is a graduate of QCA and will talk about her work and the contemporary photographers who inspire her.

So folks, release yourself from the traditional and delve into these newer directions and ideas, which, it may be said, you might find challenging.

Let’s share ideas.

The evening begins at 7.30pm on Monday. Everyone and anyone is welcome to attend, our own club members, members from other camera clubs and the general community. Our address is Bracken Ridge Community Hall situated at 77 Bracken St Bracken Ridge. Entry is $4 at the door to cover hall hire and refreshments.

Make it an evening to remember, I want to see as many club members attend as possible.

Club Meeting – End of Year Judging also Livingston Camera Club Scotland vs Aspley Camera Club Australia

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Club Judging for Print of the Year, DPI of the Year and 25 Year Anniversary Shield for Projected Panoramic Images

Following the club judging, results of the International Challenge between the Livingston Camera Club in Scotland and the Aspley Camera Club will be presented by the Australian Judges. This is an Annual Competition held each year and always proves interesting.




Club Lecture/Workshop – Presentation of Personal Projects

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Personal Project Presentations


Paul Skehan – A Love Of Trains – Audio Visual

I have a number of interests other than photography. My special project involves one of those interests in which my photography played a major part. It could be said that my project started in 1961 as that is the year in which I took my first photographs of the subjects that form my special project. Those negatives, together with others, have been scanned and incorporated in an audio visual presentation. For the majority of images it is the first time that I have viewed them in a form other than the original negative. Have I enjoyed doing my special project? The answer is yes. I hope that you enjoy watching my presentation as much as I did creating it.

Cesar Sarmiento – Faith, a Journey into the Unknown – PhotoBook

This is a book about trust in God. It is not a theological book but a book about my experience with God in the area of Faith. I have discovered that faith doesn’t makes sense; in this book some of the photos don’t make sense either, some are blurry, some don’t look like the real thing, some are oversaturated or undersaturated. Some are totally out of focus or taken from places that photos shouldn’t be taken but behind every photo was an amazing place, an amazing experience, the discovering of something new and pretty.

Jeff White – Hiking the South East Queensland Coast – Website

An epic 1100km 52-day hike between Rainbow Beach and Point Danger. I introduced this five-year in-progress project back in January – it is now complete and live on the website This is a very useful resource for club members interested in coastal photography.

Peter Law – Don’t Let the Old Man In – Audio Visual

An intimate look into the life of my next door neighbour Colin. He’s in his early 80’s now and facing the realities of ageing. This a short story about meeting the challenges that ageing throws at us. Inspired by the motion picture, The Mule.

Bob Dunn – Wild West – Mounted A3 Pictorial Poster

When in WA last year for a conference we extended for a few days and were lucky to still have some wild flowers in bloom. Also we visited the Pinnacles. My thought is to have a picture of the Pinnacles (which on its own can be boring)  as the centre feature and a series of wild flowers around it mounted on an A3 size board. Apart from being a good keep sake of our trip, I’m hoping it will end up being good enough to display at home.

John Stein – They Have Walked This Earth for 700 Years – Prints 15″ x 10″

A series of environmental portraits of 10 gentlemen around 70 years of age. The challenge was to photograph them using a standard 50mm lens and one off-camera flash.

Margaret Kemp – The Magic of Water Droplets – PhotoBook

“The Magic of Water Droplets” began whilst photographing for “Dragonflies and Damselflies” and “Backyard Bugs”.  My challenge was to capture the unique and natural water droplets as they magically appear on flora, fauna and man-made objects and project sunlight and reflect images before they evaporate as the environment warms.  No spray bottle, glycerine, tripod, macro lens, props or photoshop manipulation was used in the creation of the images.


Club Lecture Evening – Guest Speaker Murray Wayper …. AudioVisual presentations

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Murray is a member of BCG and a keen audio-visual creator. Murray’s AV entitled “Personal Best” won the open section in the 2015-16 audio-visual interclub competition hosted by Aspley Camera Club.  His winning AV incorporated a range of audio effects in addition to music plus slo-mo video in addition to still images. He will also speak about the different sections of the AV Interclub competitions including one section called the Mini 10 that restricts entrants to using only 10 images, making it a great introduction to AV production. Come along and get some ideas for your first, or next, AV.

Club Lecture Workshop – Cancelled – Guest Speaker Warren Vievers … Fine Monochrome Printing

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Warren is well known to many of the Aspley club. He has been a member of the Mount Gravatt Photographic Society for a considerable time.  He has judged club competitions at Aspley many times over the years.  He has a wide range of photographic knowledge and one of his special interests is in monochrome work especially from film.  Yes, film still exists and people still develop it in the traditional way and create wonderful monochrome images.

Club Meeting – Guest Speaker/Workshop Evening………Jill and Ian Brown – Cancelled

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Jill and Ian are members of Birds Queensland (  They are contributors to the bird photographs on the organisation’s website.

They are bird lovers first and photographers second. However they do use a range of cameras and lenses in their hobby.

Their focus is on capturing bird behaviour.  They hope to interest our members in how to find birds and get photos of them.

They will also speak on the ethics of bird photography and the uses of photos of birds for bird conservation.

A further discussion on bird photography may follow their main presentation.

Club Lecture Evening – Lou Gilbert – Story Telling using photobooks – Zoom meeting

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Lou is a member of Brisbane Camera Group.  In 2019 she won the APSCON (Australian Photographic Society Convention) competition for Photobook – Story Telling with her book “Fortitude”.

Join Zoom Meeting from 7.15 – 7.30- Turn or Mute your Mic off when the meeting starts.

Meeting ID: 824 9254 4162   Password: 235869

20th July- fr 7.15pm – Zoom link Lou Gilbert

Club Lecture Evening – Mel Sinclair – Landscape photography – 7.15pm Prompt Start

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Mel says “Landscape Photography is my Zen, my passion. I love nothing more than time with my camera and a scene in front of me to capture and turn into art, the perfect copy of what I saw in my minds’ eye.”

More information about her career can be found on her website at along with a wonderful gallery of her work.

We will be back in the hall subject to any further Government restrictions.  We will be following all the COVID guidelines to keep you safe.