Give us your best shot! FRANKCRE8 is holding a photography competition. Open to all ages and abilities for residents of Frankston and surrounding areas.

Where: 31 Beach Street, Frankston

When: Exhibition on display 2 -15 April.

Entries close: 26th of March 2017

Entry fees: $5 student, $10 all other entries

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A one day photo workshop for budding amateurs and enthusiasts to get your camera off AUTO! Taught by award winning photojournalist Simon O’Dwyer, and experienced editorial and commercial photographer, Elizabeth Clancy.

Where: The Old Church, 207 Arthur’s Seat Road, Red Hill 3937

When: Saturday 24 November, 2016 from 9.30am-5.00pm.

Cost: $350 (includes catering and transport within the workshop to location shoots)

Bookings & enquiries: 0478912114





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What: Photographic Exhibition. The Sorrento Photography group would like to invite local photographers to exhibit their photographs.

Where: At the SAC 823 Melbourne Road Sorrento.  Vic.  3943

When: 22nd October – 23rd October 2016

Entry: $2.00

For more information: please contact Amanda Stuart Phone: 0409 645 616 or Email:

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‘Collage of Sorrento’, from the Sorrento Photography group.


What: Peninsula Photographer  Matt Mackay has produced a stunning calendar for 2016.  Highlighting a number of well-known and much loved sites around our stunning coastline.

Having lived on the Mornington Peninsula most of my life and being a keen a surfer I’ve built up a strong connection with it’s unique coastal and marine environment so it’s not surprising that my main focus is on nature/landscape photography. I feel it’s essential to have a connection with the subject you are photographing to truly capture it’s essence. I can’t imagine living away from the sight, sound and smell of the ocean and being a narrow peninsula we’re very fortunate to be surrounded by both the pounding waves of the Southern Ocean and the calmer tranquil waters of Port Philip Bay. These waters host a rich marine ecosystem, comparable to the Great Barrier Reef, attracting divers from all around the world. We’re also very fortunate to have much of this spectacular coastline encompassed in the Mornington Peninsula and Point Nepean National Parks, providing sanctuary to a diverse range of native flora and fauna. With such “Natural assets” it came as little surprise when National Geographic named the Mornington Peninsula on it’s ‘Best of the World – 20 Places You Should See in 2015’ list”.

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What: In 2014 the Mornington Peninsula Camera Club ran a series of workshops with local, renowned photographer Peter McConchie.  These Workshops were funded through the Shire’s Creative Community Grants Program, with the aim of enhancing the Club’s photographic skills.  The club contributes their time and skill to various community groups across the Peninsula.

Workshops included a range of subject matter – portraiture, macrophotography, landscape environment & photojournalism, culminating in the presentation of an exhibition at Pier Street Gallery, and now the Foyer Exhibition Space @ Mornington Library.

Exhibition dates: Oct 2 – 30 2015

Where: The Foyer Exhibition Space @ Mornington Library

Club Enquiries:  Steve Brown, 5974 3421


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Photographer: Marianne Ellis – Excel Photography

Exhibition Dates:12 July – 7 August 2015

Artist Contact:  0407 157 775

Artist Statement

I am a wife and mother of two beautiful children who has been living in Melbourne, Australia for nearly nine years, originally from England. Since arriving in Australia and exploring my new surroundings, my love of photography has been reignited.

My work reflects my passion; an expression of emotion, feeling and inspiration, using Lensbaby, pinhole, Holga and creative techniques to produce a unique style to my work.  Travelling is my other love and this compliments photography very well. I am always busy planning my next day trip or holiday. The Mornington Peninsula is a wonderful place to live. We are very fortunate to be surrounded by so much natural beauty and inspiration. 


2010    Diploma in Professional Photography

2013     Advanced Diploma in Professional Photography.

In 2010 Marianne established “Excel Photography”, specialising in informal style portraits, still life, landscapes and nature. In 2012 Marianne joined two leading boutique fine art stock agencies, which licence her work worldwide and specialise in supplying highly creative photography to the publishing industry and images that offer a unique and different style.  Marianne is passionate about bringing her own style to her work and is not afraid to break to rules in doing so.


June 2010-Diploma of Professional Photography

May 2012 -Arcangel Images til present

July 2012-Glasshouse Images

2012   Da Vinci Photography group exhibition Oakhill Gallery

2013   Annual Photography competition Oakhill Gallery

2013   Little Archies Oakhill Gallery

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A photography exhibition from the Mornington Peninsula Camera Club, based on a series of workshops sponsored by Mornington Peninsula Shire and mentored by well-known photographer Peter McConchie. 15 photographers will present limited edition prints for sale, covering Peninsula & related activities. All welcome

Where: Pier Street Gallery 7 Pier St, Dromana, 3936

When: Exhibition Opening Saturday Jan 24, 7pm, continuing until Sunday Feb 8. Open weekend & public holidays 9am-4pm, and Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Website information:

Enquiries: ph 5974 3421

MPCC photographers exhibiting: Sharon Neil, Mary Knaggs, Maree Posthuma, Kerrie Goodman, Margaret Reid, Liz Gaeth, Karen Nickels, Rob Nickels, Patrick Geeves, Gary Smith, Mark Cribbs, Steve Brown, Ian Calvert, Mohan Nugawela, John Tolar.

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What: A photography exhibition from the Mornington Peninsula Camera Club, based on a series of workshops sponsored by Mornington Peninsula Shire and mentored by well-known photographer Peter McConchie. 15 photographers will present limited edition prints for sale, covering Peninsula & related activities. All welcome

Where: Pier Street Gallery 7 Pier St, Dromana, 3936

When: Exhibition Opening Saturday Jan 24, 7pm, continuing until Sunday Feb 8. Open weekend & public holidays 9am-4pm, and Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Website information:

Enquiries & Booking Contact: 5974 3421

Blossoming Beauty by Mary Knaggs
Blossoming Beauty by Mary Knaggs



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What: Struggling to find an appropriate gift for Christmas. Daryl Gordon Photography now offers personalised gift vouchers we currently offer vouchers for the ‘Mornington Peninsula Guided Landscape Photography Shoots’ as well as vouchers for the ‘On Location Family Portrait Sessions’.

No need to search endlessly for a gift that may or may not be appreciated, spending long hours in busy traffic or shopping centres. Here’s an opportunity to give the gift that just keeps giving by improving your skills as a landscape photographer or forever capturing your family or extended family with stunning family portraits.



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What: Digital Photography – Level 1 for Adults – Term 3, 2014, 5 week program. Fridays, 9.15am – 11.15am

Learn to get the most from your digital SLR or compact camera. Understand camera controls and improve image design and composition. Introduction to computer software to further enhance, present and print your images.    For enthusiastic beginners wanting to master their digital camera, this popular program is both stimulating and exciting with weekly photo shoot opportunities. Participants meet at a different venue in Mornington and surrounds each week to develop a range of photographic skills & styles. Small group, suitable for all ages.

Course dates: Commencing Friday 1st August     1/8/14, 15/8/14, 22/8/14, 5/9/14, 12/9/14

Cost: $70 per session

What: Digital Photography Refresher session for adults (new class)

For adult students who are interested in refreshing their photography skills. Get your camera out of the bag and come along for an Intensive, practical “booster” session to revise key camera functions and re-ignite your photographic flair! Single session – choice of afternoon or evening class

Cost: $70 per session

When: Session 1     12.00pm – 2.00pm Friday 15th August – OakHill Gallery, Mornington


Session 2     6.30pm – 8.30pm Thursday 4th September – Mt Eliza Village Neighbourhood Centre

What:  After school Digital Photography for Secondary School Students in Years 7-9 (2 week program)

This new 2 week after school program offers a new format where students are exposed to a range of practical camera based activities in session 1 followed by a range of computer based photo editing tasks in session 2.

When: Choice of day and location available. THURSDAYS 14th and 21st August   4.30pm – 6.15pm at Mt Eliza Village Neighbourhood Centre.


TUESDAYS 2nd and 9th Sept 4.30pm – 6.15pm at OakHill Gallery Mornington

Cost: Limited places. $70 for 2 week program. 

 Contact Nicole Jackson Photography  directly on: 0414 737 990  email:  facebook:


What: Another Rebound Youth Event – Photography workshop that involves painting with light and capturing the results with digital cameras.

Where: Balnarring Community Hall, Frankston Flinders Road Balnarring

When: Friday July 25, Doors open from 4pm,  a sausage sizzle from 6-6.30pm, parents are welcome to attend at 6pm to enjoy the refreshments with their children.

Contact: Alison on 0411 025 070 or email

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What:  Understand how to use your Camera in Manual Mode.

Sue Wellwood has over 20 years experience as a commercial and media photographer. In this one day workshop, Sue will show you how easy it is to get to know your camera and take great shots to print and frame.

When: Sunday 20th July 10 – 4pm.

Costs:  Must have SLR Camera and tripod $150. 

Where:  Arthaven Studios, 85 Sages Rd. Baxter.

Bookings and Enquiries: Contact Lorin on 0419 679 510 E:

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