Melbourne General Cemetery – Sunday 4 June 2023

For our June outing, we are going to Melbourne General Cemetery for a change, in preparation for our September set subject “Cemeteries”.

Date: Sunday 4th June 2023
Time: 8:00 am – 10:30 am or later.
(The cemetery opens at 8am, so will miss the crowds!)
Meeting place: Prime Minister’s Memorial Garden inside the main entrance from College Cres.
(College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria, 3052)

Melbourne General Cemetery is in Parkville. You can drive there or take buses or trams. You should easily find a parking on College Cres, Parkville.

RSVP: To Ian Coombs via email by 30th May 2023

Lang Lang Rodeo outing – Monday 10th April 2023

For our April outing, we are going to capture the exciting event at Lang Lang Rodeo.

Date: Easter Monday 10th April 2023
Time: 9am to 5pm or earlier (up to each member)
Note the gate will be open at 8:30am and we will meet at 8:45am to make sure we find a good spot before the event starts at 10:00 am.
Meeting place: Outside the main toilet block, not far from the car park.
Camera gear: Camera (full frame/mirrorless recommended)
Zoom lens around 300 mm or longer, preferred at least 400 mm
Monopod or tripod recommended for heavy zoom lens
Spare batteries if you plan to stay longer
Own lunch and drink if you want to save some time, but you can buy coffee and some hot food there
Tickets: Lang Lang Rodeo 2023
Where: Lang Lang Showgrounds, 120 Westernport Road, Lang Lang
It is recommended to drive your own car or carpool if you can

RSVP: To Jennifer Sui via email by 7th April 2023.

Moomba outing – Monday 13th March 2023

For the March outing, we are going to capture the various events of Moomba such as the parade, waterskiing, rides and fireworks.

Date: Monday 13th March 2023
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm or later
(might have time to catch up briefly over lunch from 12:50-1:25)
Meeting place: Outside the main entrance of NGV (to walk down Southbank BLVD together)
Camera gear: Zoom lens around 200 mm or longer
24-105 mm or portrait lenses for the atmosphere and parade
Tripod or filter for night shots such as fireworks etc if you plan to stay longer

It is recommended to take public transport as this is a public holiday, parking is quite challenging. If you come early, you might find free parking near Yarra River, close to Gate A and H of Botanic Gardens, otherwise, some paid parking near Flinders Station or Feb Square.

RSVP to Jennifer Sui via email by Friday 10th March 2023.

Hope to see many of you there as this is a major event, and you will find your favorite subjects to shoot easily.

Sandridge Lookout outing – Saturday 18th February 2023

I hope you all had a great start of 2023 and now it is time for our first outing of 2023!

We are going to Sandridge Lookout in Port Melbourne to capture sunrise, followed by a breakfast at Local Rules Coffee Roasters to give us a chance to catch up!

Date: Saturday 18th February 2023
Time: 6:10am (ready for 6:52am sunrise)
Location: Sandridge Lookout, Port Melbourne
Camera gear: Camera, tripod, 70-200 cm lens or similar. (filters optional!)

Please RSVP by 16th February by replying to the email sent to members.

Image: Anne-Marie Anderson

Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden Outing – Thursday 15th September 2022

Our outing in September will be to the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (formerly National Rhododendron Gardens).

Date: Thursday 15th September 2022
Time: 10am to 12:30pm or later
Address: The Georgian Rd, Olinda VIC 3788
Camera gear: Macro, zoom (for birds) and landscape lenses (filter and tripod if you want to go to Olinda Falls, which is nearby)
Objects to capture: Spring flowers such as rhododendrons, magnolias, daffodils, daisies, cherry blossom etc, birds, plants and trees.
Food and drinks: You can bring your own lunch or buy lunch from Cafe Vireya, or nearby Cloudehill Gardens. Make sure you wear comfy shoes and warm clothes.

Please RSVP to Jennifer Sui.

Melbourne Zoo outing – Saturday 18th June 2022

It is that time again for our monthly outing! This month we are going to the zoo to capture some animal behaviours and get ready for our August Set Subject: Animals/pets. The detail arrangement is as following:


9:15am to 12:15pm (or longer) on Saturday 18th June 2022

Location and meeting point:

Melbourne Zoo, inside the main gate (the gate off Elliott Ave, not the one close to the train/tram stop!)

Preparation for this outing:

  • Book a ticket online before the day.
  • Bring a couple of lenses such as 24-70, a macro for butterflies and a zoom for birds and close-up shots.
  • Bring your own lunch or buy lunch at the cafes.

Parking is $2 for 5 hours, which should be plenty of time.


By reply email to Jenny Sui before June 15, 2022!

Repair, recover and renew at Queen Victoria Market

On 14th of May, we held a combined street and APS Photo Walk at Queen Victoria Market in the early morning. The outing started at 8:30 with 10 very keen members and their partners.

Ken Barnett - Very Busy working together Sim Chong - Happy Sim Chong - Moving Stephen Hilton - Donuts all round

The market was already busy and buzzed with energy. In order to reflect the theme “Repair, recover and renew”, each of us tried our best capturing the positive and optimism of the future and people moving forward.

Stephen Hilton - The fishmonger Angela McLeod - Crazy Happy Angela McLeod - Coffee is good Angela McLeod - Cheesy Grin

We met after 2 hours at one of our member Anthony Yap’s Common Ground Cafe and was treated with a surprise model shoot. Thank you Sim Chong for co-hosting the event in Ian’s absence.

More photos can be viewed in the outing gallery.

APS Photo Walk – Saturday 14th May 2022

Our May outing will be a combined event of the APS Photo Walk and street photography. The theme for this year is: “Repair, Recover and Renew”, so we decided Queen Victoria Market will be a good place to photograph.

From 8:30am to 11:30am, followed by brunch or lunch at Anthony’s Cafe (Common Ground Cafe, 225-229 Victoria St, West Melb)

Leaders: Sim Chong and Jennifer Sui

RSVP to Jennifer Sui by Thursday 12 May 2022.