Photographic Group

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If you enjoy taking photographs and are a Friend of the ANBG, you might like to join the Friends photographic special interest group.

The Friends Photographic Group aims to bring together people interested in photography of natural phenomena, to share their experiences and:

  • update photographers' skills by monthly lectures, workshops or outings
  • hold regular show & tell opportunities
  • contribute to the ANBG's overall stock of native flora photographs
  • improve community awareness of native flora and fauna
  • be actively involved in photographing important events in the Gardens
  • contribute to the Friends fund-raising.

The group has become a haven for many photographers, with membership increasing on a monthly basis.

Monthly meetings

The Photographic Group currently meets on the last Friday of each month at the ANBG (10:30am in the Theatrette, unless otherwise advised. See the Calendar for details).

Meetings usually involve at least one presentation on an aspect of photography; the screening of some Group photographs with accompanying commentary (including gentle feedback); a workshop on a topic of interest; and excursions including sessions 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.

Recent photographs

This is a small selection of recent photographs by members of the group. Click on the thumbnail images to see them enlarged.

Eastern Spinebill on Grevillea sp - Photo: P Rooney Gang gangs - Photo: Chris Rogers
Brittle Gum Tree Bark - Photo: Ulli Brunnschweiler Eastern Rosella - Photo: David Bassett
Drumsticks - Isopogon sp - Photo: P RooneyAnigozanthos manglesii - Photo: Bill Hall

Top: Eastern Spinebill on Grevillea sp - (P Rooney); Gang gangs - (Chris Rogers)

Middle: Brittle Gum Tree Bark - (Ulli Brunnschweiler); Eastern Rosella - (David Bassett)

Bottom: Drumsticks - Isopogon sp - (P Rooney); Anigozanthos manglesii - (Bill Hall)

Photographic group members join Brent Wilson on a workshop as part of the David Cox memorial day held in May
Photographic group members join Brent Wilson on a workshop as part of the David Cox memorial day held in May (Photo: Helen Dawes)


Contact information

The organising committee is always pleased to hear from potential speakers and prospective members. Contact us by email at

The Committee members are:

  • Jim Gould - Acting Convenor
  • Helen Dawes - Publicity Officer
  • Brian Moir - Ex-officio Member
  • Bill Hall, Suzanne Harrison, Anna Kieltyka  - General Members

How to find us

Map of the Gardens showing the Theatrette