• To learn how an image is constructed to please the eye and the heart.
  • Composition. Where to point the camera. From landscapes to table-top. From Noosa to Naples.
  • To explore Noosa and surrounds. Possible excursions to other parts of Queensland and Australia.
  • To socialise with like-minded people
  • To create unique art and earn kudos from one’s peers.


  • Any camera, big or small. Phone camera to SLR.
  • Computer and USB stick with knowledge how to use them.
  • Car or carpool


  • Young or old.
  • Preferably able to walk, talk and kneel.


  • Week one – arrive at The Studio, Men’s Shed Noosa for the introduction and preliminary briefing.
  • Week two – arrive at designated location, (within an hours drive from Mens Shed), spend an hour and a half photographing at will, lunch at nearby café at reasonable prices.
  • Week three – arrive at The Studio – which is equipped with large TV monitor or projector. Submit a USB stick with 10 of the best images, watch and listen to constructive, light-hearted, generic comments from John Cook. BYO Lunch.
  • And repeat two and three.
  • Xmas party on last class day of the year.
  • Two weekends away per year. Within a couple of hour’s drive. Affordable self-booked accommodation. Meals at local pubs and café’s.


  • Day – Thursday at 11am
  • Shooting Location - 11am meeting – get there 15 minutes early. Lunch at 12.30. Leave at will.
  • Show and tell at The Studio – 11am meeting, - lunch around 12.30, leave at will.


Possible locations –

  • Hastings St, Gympie Terrace, Tewantin, Marina, National Park, Sunshine Beach, Perigian, Cooroy, Pomona, Kin Kin, Eumundi, Eumundi Market, Farmers market, Sunshine Plaza.
  • Any affordable tourist attraction from the Australian Zoo to the Aircraft Museum.
  • Any public facility from the cemetery to the tip.
  • Possible weekends away – Maryborough, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Hervey Bay, Gympie,


With a sense of adventure and a desire to see the world through a new dimension.
Create, laugh, learn.

John Cook
0438 566 977
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