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Barry and Carol Beckham, born in England, but now based in Queensland have been avid photographers for over 40 years. During that time they have operated a web site with videos for sale on Photoshop, Lightroom and Pictures to Exe (the program I use to make AV’s).
Carol has been diagnosed with Cancer and it’s causing her a major mobility problem and considerable pain.
Barry has therefore been forced to bring forward his plans for a new web site ( which now offers all of his content free.
So now is your chance to see and download free videos on Photoshop, Lightroom and Pictures to Exe. Jus visit the new website where you can also sign up for his monthly newsletter.

Easter Dudley House Exhibition

My calculations indicate that we had 361 paying visitors plus somebody paid $1.15???? After costs of $399.00, mainly rent, we made a profit of $685.15. A huge thankyou to everybody that assisted.

Easter Chinese Dragon Pictures

Several of our club members were tasked with the job of taking pictures of the Bendigo Chinese Associations new and old Dragons commencing with the new dragons arrival at the Bendigo Airport up to and including the Annual Easter Parade. Approximately 500 photos have been handed over to the Chinese Association. The Association have indicated that they may make a book or an Audio Visual type presentation.


You will remember that the club recently had a guest speaker on this subject. You will be pleased to learn that 3 photographers (2 from our club plus one other) have meet with Heartfelt at the Bendigo Hospital to learn more about the role.


Registrations close for the VAPS Convention.


Entries are due for the June Digital and Print competition. The set-subject is “Derelict”; being something that has been deserted or abandoned, falling into ruins, neglected, dilapidated and could be a building, motor vehicle or something else of your choice. The judge is Mary Mullane.

We have then planned a walk around the Chinese area to practise night photography. Bring your camera, tripod, torch and don’t forget to rug up. The long term weather forecast is for a minimum temperature of 6 degrees and a maximum of 18 degrees and partly sunny during the day. No mention of rain.


This is the annual Lavandula Autumn Festival. More details can be found on the Lavandula web site and on Facebook under Friends of BCC.


This will be a workshop of Photographic Software other than Adobe.
Boyd will do a presentation on AFFINITY and FastStone Image Viewer (Free Software) and Allan will do a presentation on LUMINAR 3.


The Echuca Moama Steam Rally is again on. Visit their web site for more information.


Judging night for the set subject of “Derelict”. The judge will be Mary Mullane.


This is the clubs AGM. Currently several of the committee have indicated that they will not be renominating next year. Please start considering your future role within your club.