Digital Photography



The group meets the 4th Thursday of every month (except December as it clashes with Xmas) – from 1330-1600hrs.

Our normal meetings are held in the meeting room of the Bendigo Community Bank in Ringwood East.


As well as regular meetings at the Bendigo Bank venue we often have day trips to specific photographic locations.  Additionally, as opportunities present, we may invite a guest speaker to address the group.


We have been active since the inception of the Ringwood Clocktower Probus Club Inc. as one of the first convenor led groups.

The objective of the group is to help members begin the process of getting more out of the Digital Photography revolution though understanding their new Digital cameras and begin the process of developing and expanding group knowledge about photography in general.

We have held photographic exhibitions at a number of our birthday celebrations whilst also producing our annual club calenda


Hi everyone and, in particular, to those hardy souls of the Probus Digital Photography Group, in the photo by Keith.

We all appeared, as if by magic, at the appointed hour, in the anointed place, as arranged by Noelle, to whom we offer special thanks also for the sunshine (and no rain) which was a little unusual for our Christmas Picnic. Elizabeth Bridge Reserve was a great venue.

Whilst on the subject of thanks, may I say how fortunate our group is to have such a caring, involved and supportive membership, all of which I have benefitted from over the past year, and to those who stepped in the help out in my absence at our meetings, thank you.

Our picnic was extraordinarily well catered for, with an amazing presentation of assorted goodies. It was indeed a sight to be seen, of those who held themselves in restraint, knowing they were going on to a Book Club ‘feast’ of some reputation.

In this our last report and event for the year, thank you all for your continued interest in photography. Next year, I’m sure we are going to see a lot more of mobile phone photography, as camera technology is ever being refined, improved and compressed to encompass more capability. This is happening both in the taking of the image as well as in-phone image processing. Really interesting. So, go ahead, get yourself a new smartphone and enjoy what you can do!

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. See you all again at our next meeting in January at the Bendigo Bank Community meeting room in East Ringwood.

Don Gathercole – 0409 657 306



As it has been the time for holidays, we have had no official activities to report on.

However, not being one to rest on one’s laurels, Noelle has been very creative, with a number of great ideas to provide outlets for our creative ‘inner selves’ and has been encouraging us all to get snapping, as part of an ongoing ‘homework’ activity. It will be very interesting to start seeing results arising at our first monthly meeting, always on the fourth Thursday of the month.

Our first meeting for 2020 will be on 23rd January at 1.30 p.m. at the Bendigo Community Bank in Ringwood, when we will also be discussing/planning our next year’s activities. See you all there.

Happy New Year and happy snapping!

Don Gathercole 0409 657 306


Members’ Photos

Click here to see a selection of photos of Warburton

Click here to see a selection of photos by Don Gathercole

Click here to see a selection of photos by Don Gathercole

Click here to see a selection of photos by John Ballinger

Click here to see a selection of photos by Marg Detez – Melbourne at Night