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.

Banksia spinulosa (Pam Rooney) Calothamnus quadrifidus (Graham Brown) Banksia (Carol Summerhayes) Grevillea (Carol Summerhayes)
Orchid (Carol Summerhayes) Cheery Song (Pam Rooney) Eucalyptus Mannifera ANBG (Pam Rooney) Texture (Pam Rooney)

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)

Photographic Group with David Taylor, Curator, Living Collections, ANBG (Photo: Graham Brown)
Photographic Group with David Taylor, Curator, Living Collections, ANBG (Photo: Graham Brown)

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:

  • Derek Corrigan - Convenor
  • Jim Gould - Secretary
  • Bill Hall - Membership Secretary
  • Helen Dawes - Publicity Officer
  • Tim Leach, Warren Hicks, Trish Frel and Merrie Carling  - General Members
  • Brian Moir - Past Convenor

How to find us

Map of the Gardens showing the Theatrette