Who are we?
We are a group of enthusiastic amateur photographers who enjoy getting together and discussing all things photographic and, of course, taking lots of photos.
Our aims are to
- encourage meeting of members and to facilitate the exchange of ideas for the mutual improvement of our photography and allied processes
- encourage the advancement of photography as an art and a science
- hold exhibitions, conduct competitions and award trophies
- arrange photographic and social functions
We meet at 8:00 pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month from February to November (inclusive), and the first Wednesday of December each year.
We aim to finish each meeting by 9:30 pm, then enjoy refreshments and a chat.
North Ringwood Community House
35 Tortice Drive
North Ringwood 3134
Melway 35 K 12
The first meeting of the year (in February) is a welcome barbeque and presentation of trophies for the previous year.
The first meeting of each subsequent month is a competition judging evening. The second meeting of each month is usually an in-house workshop, but it may be a discussion on other topics of general interest to photographers.
We also host and attend interclub competitions and hold an annual in-house audio-visual competition.
Our history and mission
MPS has been operating for more than 56 years, and has developed into an intergenerational group ranging in age from the mid-20s to late 70s. We promote and develop the art of photography by staging competitions and public exhibitions (digital and print), and endeavour to engage more closely with the wider community. Members of MPS are encouraged to donate their services as photographers to assist other community groups.
Our mission is to contribute to the health and vibrancy of the Maroondah community by providing an outlet for the people of Maroondah to enhance and develop their photographic skills, and to participate in the advancement of photography as both an art and a science.
MPS fosters a culture of inclusivity and embraces individual uniqueness in all its forms.
Visitors are most welcome to come to any meeting and see if MPS is right for them.