IMPORTANT NOTE: There are venues changes so please
keep an eye out on our Event/Outing Page for all the details.

Our April CPSinc General Meeting 
will be held @
Stratford Library Meeting Room!
11 Kamerunga Rd, Stratford
April 13th
Please arrive by 6.45pm for a 7pm start.  Finish around 9.30pm
From then onwards, we will continue to have our General Meetings
Stratford Library Meeting Room
Every 3rd Thursday
As always, please arrive 6.45pm for a 7pm start.

CPSinc Club Tutorial Evenings
Comino House – Edge Hill
Cnr Greenslopes/ Little Street, Edge Hill.
2nd Thursday each month from May onwards
as indicated on our event outing webpage.
These nights we will utilise as tutorial nights.
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Speakers February and March

Cairns Photography Society Inc – Queensland, Australia
What a wonderful speaker Rob Harries is. He constantly entertains us with exciting imagery and information. This NZ presentation at our last monthly (February 2017) had us entertained and wished it could have been longer. Shame this video has not sound, but it will show off his fine photography.

And our Jackie Hammer gave us a brilliant talk in March 2017  on how to enter Competitions and what judges look for and their Critique.
Sorry no sound, but members requested to see the notes and images which are all excellent.

March News

There is so much happening in the next few weeks that it is definitely to your advantage to peruse our Calendar. Make a note of different nights and venues.  All will be revealed at our March General Meeting Thursday 9th March at Cominos House.  Be early and seated by 7pm please.

Hello CPS members and friends – a newsletter from our President Grant Phillips.


Remember March competition is:
Black & White/Monochrome (print)
This could be just B&W or contain a single tone, such as eg. sepia or rose tint.
And we will remind you over and over that the Cairns Show is looming.
Entry Closing date:  Friday  4.00pm 30th June, 2017
Cairns Show 19, 20, 21 July
Arts_and_Crafts pdf – see Section 26 and Cairnsshow application form pdf.


February 2017 – Welcome back.

Let us welcome you back to another fun filled, informative, creative year.

February Sunday 26 Field Trip 2017
Mt Uncle Distillery
1819 Chewko Road, Walkamin.

Walkamin is about half way between Mareeba and Atherton on the Kennedy Highway. Approaching from Mareeba, turn right at Walkamin where there is a sign to Mt Uncle. The restaurant is open at 10am and lunch served from 12 midday. The setting is absolutely beautiful and the restaurant meals are first class and I will try to get access to the distillery for photographs when I know final numbers. This is a rain, hail or shine outing as there is plenty to do and photograph inside the massive restaurant and tasting rooms if the day is wet. Outside there is a small zoo with peacocks, donkeys, alpacas, etc.  We will need to advise the restaurant of numbers for lunch so we will ask for those interested to sign up on Thursday night during our meeting.

First meeting of the year: Thursday 9 February.
This meeting will be packed with a lot of stimulating talks by Rob Harris and meet your member Peter Hall, short movie with astounding imagery from New Zealand, Competition/Critique from our December OPEN and the Portfolio results.
And finish up with our Field Trip Slideshow: Goomboora Park and Limberlost.
(Bring a drink and cushion)
Make sure you are seated for 7pm start.  As always, we welcome visitors to attend.

And please keep an eye out on our Monthly Calendar on our webpage.

February Competition:
Motion &/or Blur (digital)

Motion – of things. A picture in which our visual senses tell us that the subject must have been moving when the picture was taken.
It may be depicted in a sharp image or by deliberate use of blur by allowing the focus to become soft due to subject or camera movement, including, capturing motion of anything by using slow shutter speed, or even using 2nd curtain sync flash.
The image may include deliberate un-sharp image areas caused by subject or camera movement, or by selective or incorrect focusing or intentional camera movement.

Here a few examples of possibilities:
Did you know that you can catch up on all our Field Trips going back to July 2011.
That would keep you busy watching all these slideshows this wet season.

Tanks Exhibitions

There are currently two exhibitions at The Tanks, featuring our member photographers, Tim Warnock and Mimi Tannaka and all members are urged  to attend:

Docs Day Off – with our own Dr Tim Warnock
Fri 03 Feb – Sat 04 Mar

Photographers: Danielle Hodgens and George Kneipp, Dr. Tim Warnock and Joseph Jacobs with assistance from Dr. Paul Trott.
This photographic exhibition shows over eighty doctors from the Cairns and Hinterland Health Region doing what they are passionate about when they are not working.
After completing a similar exhibition of photographs of the local law fraternity, Danielle and Joseph decided to pay tribute to the doctors in our region who work tirelessly for the benefit of the community.
With the support of the Cairns Photographic Society, these photographers have compiled a diverse collection of images from a broad spectrum of doctors working in both the public and private sectors. The exhibition highlights how a good balance of work and recreational time can be achieved by enjoying the natural resources and recreational facilities available in our region.
LAUNCH: 6pm, Friday 10 February
SPEAKER: Justice Jim Henry
VENUE: Tank 4
COST: Free
This exhibition will also show at the Tablelands Regional Gallery, Atherton in March-April.


Mimi Tannaka – Unplugged Photographs
Fri 03 Feb – Sat 04 MarEveryone knows that Cairns has one of the liveliest live music scenes in regional Australia. This exhibition is a tribute to the talent of our town, our own entertainers.
Mimi Tannaka has been photographer in residence with Tanks Unplugged local music series for the last four years, as well as photographing live music events around Cairns. From the hundreds of on-stage moments, the task of selecting Mimi’s very best works was shared with Cairns’ best known photo-journalist, Brian Cassey who says, “Mimi has an eye for the emotions of musicians, a knack for composition and a sense of timing so vital to this photographic genre.”
The exhibition will be officially launched by Ray Elias.
LAUNCH: 6pm, Friday 3 February
VENUE: Tank 4
COST: Free