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.

Visiting the Ballarat International Foto Biennale

WCC members (and a few partners) visited the Ballarat International Foto Biennale today.

Starting with a coffee briefing, we visited several exhibitions ranging from Steven Arnold’s “Notes from a Queer Mystic” to the highlight, “Linda McCartney: Retrospective”. Many of us also took the opportunity to photograph the textures and interiors of the historic buildings which house the exhibitions.

A great program and a terrific day. Many thanks to Vicki who organised the day with Fiona Sweet (Artistic Director), and Danielle Barth (from Spicers, Lead Partner of the Biennale).

Don’t forget to share photos… here are a limited few “rushes” from me…