Weekend Workshops

Go to the Weekend Workshop Planned Events

Introduction to the Weekend Workshops

Plan >> Take >> Edit >> Print >> Submit >> Tell

We want to encourage and develop camera craft. From taking an image through to submitting an image into a competition.

Go to the Weekend Workshop Planned Events

Pre Workshop

Weekend Workshops : Planned

Some details may need to be finalised. Download the brochure for event details and references. These brochures may be periodically updated. So come back again…

If you are interested in attending a Weekend Workshop or have an idea for one, please feel free to email the [email protected]

Resources, Cheat Sheets, Hints and Tips

Frankston Photographic Club : Downloadable Cheat Sheets


Step By Step Guide to Taking and Submitting Images


  • Think of Concept, Story or Message you would like to convey.
  • Think of a Technique you would like to try out.
    • This could be a camera or print technique.
  • Consider the story you would like to tell or convey
    • Story Telling is an important part of Wildlife photography
    • Story Telling may help your image stand out from the crowd, with judges having mere seconds to view and score an image in large competitions and salons.
  • Consider the Competition Subjects and Definitions
  • Consider Safety; and the gear you need to take. Camera and Otherwise…
  • Get a copy of your Instruction Manuals http://www.manualsonline.com/




  • How to : Calibrate your Screen for Printing
  • How To : Set up Printer Profile and Paper Profile
  • Frankston Photographic Club : Printer Workshops



2018 : Weekend Workshops

  • Halloween at Bittern
    • This was Definitely an A-Team moment: I love it when a plan comes together…!!
    • We definitely have to thank the owner of this property for giving us access to his passion. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we had some absolute gun photographers come along with strobes and a model that made the night like sitting in on the making of an Alice Cooper music video. A fantastic night..! Well worth the effort of organising.  Thanks to all that came along.
  • Ice On Fire. Creative and Experimental. Stage 1
    • An interesting night of learning. We used a glass table top and the ice columns began to melt almost as soon it was placed on the glass. So temperature difference, however slight, will be a significant factor in delicate ice photography. Also, apparently, low temperature lights can ‘move’ ice like wind in a sail. Quite bizarre! A good social night with some good shots. And no eye-brows were lost in the making of the images…
  • Christmas in July Family Photo Shoot
    • Trying not to be too harsh considering the disappointing turn out.  Not sure why people do not want quality photos of their family or to practice camera craft with familiar people in a quality studio setting.  We will continue to push on though…
  • Mornington Gallery Crawl – What the Sea Never Told MPRG
    • An interesting tour of galleries, rose gardens, monuments and the waterfront.  The MPRG installation was an incredibly emotional experience that really put you in the place of someone that was being washed around in the ocean and drowning.
  • Botanical Gardens Cranbourne – for each of the 6 Indigenous Seasons (Download details)
    • Great venue. Great group of people.  Great images of flowers. Lunch in the café.
  • .Australia Day Fireworks – Mornington (Download details)
    • Done. Great time had even though it rained. Looking forward to next year.
  • Valentine’s Day Workshop (Download details)
    • Done. Seems Story Telling is becoming more important in a lot more photo competitions.Keep practicing…

Other Ideas (non club weekend workshops)

  • Victorian Maritime Museum – Crib point


  • Millionaires Walk.  Sorrento

    FPC Arrangements

    • Meeting Time: TBC
    • Meeting Place: Frankston Photographic Club (Park in the Top Car Park)
    • Transport: Car Pooling
    • Cost: Free / Fuel Sharing
    • Bring: Camera Gear, Weather Appropriate Gear, Money for refreshments
    • Duration: 6 hours. About an hour down there, About 2 hours (depending on weather), maybe an hour for coffee, lunch and catch up in Sorrento, about an hour back