The Greenbank Services Club photography group was formed eight years ago for amateur photographers to share life behind the lens together.
Every Friday, the club alternates between travelling to photo destinations around South-East Queensland and meeting at the Greenbank Services Club sub-branch (formerly the Greenbank RSL) to share their favourite snaps from the week before.
Group member Geoff Morgan said the group was different to other photography clubs because it was social and non-competitive.
“Most of us here are retired, but we’re open to everybody.
“It’s not just for the RSL; most of the people here have never been in the forces.”
Mr Morgan, who had travelled around the world to take photographs, said the club had taken pictures in hundreds of locations within a two hours’ drive of Logan.
“Sometimes we’d just do a drive around the scenic rim, and when we see something great we’d stop to take photos,” he said.
For many photography club members, the opportunity to meet with one another was the highlight of their week.
Most recently the group travelled to Labrador at the Gold Coast to capture pelicans being fed leftovers from a fish and chip shop on 20 August 2021.
Photography club leader Michael Brophy said even though the pictures were captured at the same place, every photograph was unique.
Fortnightly meetings at the Greenbank Services Club sub-branch included courses, workshops, and constructive feedback during group photo presentations.
“It’s a five-dollar fee to come to the meeting, and when we go out on a trip it’s a five-dollar fee – but those five dollars could possibly go towards paying for our entry to another place,” Mr Morgan said.
Anyone wanting to join the club or find out more, can contact Michael Brophy on 0417 750 826.
A brand-new online photo gallery is now available on the Park Ridge News website featuring photographs that celebrate the people, places and events that make Logan West a great place to live.
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Visit the gallery https://parkridgenews.com.au/photo-gallery/