Review, and a personal reflection by Lloyd Shield…
The Friends of Photography Group (FoPG) is a film photography group based in Melbourne. It was formed in early 2015 over a weekend pinhole photography workshop at Cape Paterson in Victoria.
Since then, the group has grown steadily in numbers and activities. In 2018 FoPG held eleven events: three dedicated print viewings, four day trips, an RA4 colour printing & portrait day, two weekend trips with print viewings and an exhibition (Group Chemistry 2018).
Friends of Photography Group remains one the most active group of large format photographers in Australia.
2019 will be the fifth year for FoPG, trips planned include: weekend trips to Wilsons Promontory National Park & Mount Arapiles -Tooan State Park. Day trips planned so far include: Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve & Mount Macedon Regional Park, a day trip for World Pinhole Day, and of course print viewings & darkroom tours.
Friends of Photography Group website is the best place to make contact.
The activities of 2018 are best illustrated by these photographs:
Christine Scott-Young, Brian Murray & Joe Marich, print viewing February.
Matt Ross, Port Fairy weekend, March.
Erin Baillie, Keith Mallett, Marc Morel, Matt Ross, Andrew Bradsworth, Pam Bradsworth & Christine Scott-Young. Print viewing at Port Fairy. March
Andrew Bradsworth, Southbank Melbourne. Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. April.
Christine Scott-Young, Mat Hughes, Alen Milic, Lloyd Shield & Andrew Bradsworth. Print Viewing. May
Marc Morel. Mount Alexander. June
Shane Booth & Christine Scott-Young. RA4 colour printing & portrait day. July
Sunil Patel. Brisbane Ranges. August
Marg Purdam, Pam Bradsworth & Aileen Santos. Group Chemistry 2018. September
Greg Soltys & Aileen Santos. Little Desert weekend. October
Keith Mallett, Erin Baillie, Lloyd Shield & Christine Scott-Young. Print Viewing Little Desert Lodge. October
Po Li & Aileen Santos. Print Viewing. November
Po Li & John de la Roche. Darkroom tour. November
Shane Booth with 11×14 pinhole camera. Kurth Kiln. December
Main photograph above: Helen Osborne with 8×10 camera. Photographs of the photographers by David Tatnall.
FoPG year in review 2017.
Report of the Port Fairy trip by Christine Scott-Young.
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