I believe that the great strengths of this Forum stem from what the members get out of it. In particular the meets and min-meets give us the opportunity to socialise, shoot in interesting and fun locations, stretch ourselves as students of the art, learn, teach and encourage. At the Jenolan meet it was inspiring to see old and new members, and newbies interacting with the group and each sharing their experience and expertise - and we had a blast!
If you haven't had the opportunity to get along to one of these meets before, I would say to you - you're missing out on something really special ! So bite the bullet the next time an expression of interest is posted, and find out how much fun a group of half crazed, equipment laden, obsessive photography people can be.
Here's a few low quality, spur of the moment, badly exposed Happy Snaps. The rest of them are in a gallery at