Mon 20th May 2024
till Sunday 26th May. 10am till 4pm Daily
Port Douglas Community Hall

TROPICAL DESTINATIONS is an exciting photographic exhibition showcasing local, regional and various other scenes and subjects. The Douglas Photographic Society have been an integral part of Carnivale for 10 years, and its exhibition is now an annual drawcard for both locals and visitors to the area.

This visually captivating annual exhibition is presented by the Douglas Photographic Society – a not for profit local community group, founded in 2011 by one of the region’s most respected and dedicated art teachers. It’s aim was to bring together local amateur and semi-professional photographers and provide a community and outlet where they could showcase and grow their photography skills through an educational and fun approach.

Since its beginning the club has encouraged and nurtured all abilities, ages and interests. Members are involved in a variety of events and activities throughout each year including outings, mystery excursions, regular challenges and competitions, critique and mentoring, exhibitions and workshops. These all form part of the Douglas Photographic society’s annual program of events which helps members develop technical and artistic skills both behind the camera and in post production. Members gain not only increased abilities and confidence, they also get to meet and work with other local photography enthusiasts to view and capture the amazing beauty and diversity of our region (and beyond) through their camera’s lens.

The Tropical Destinations exhibition showcases the work of these amazing local people whose passion for photography has become a celebrated annual event. Our members are some of the luckiest photographers in the world – they have world heritage beauty and diversity right on their doorstep! This makes for a very high standard and presentation of local and regionally produced images, and this exhibition is now a not to be missed part of the Carnivale calendar. Most pieces in the exhibition are for sale so be sure to purchase a fabulous piece of locally made photographic art at incredibly competitive prices. Pieces can also be ordered via arrangement.

Everyone is welcome, so come along and experience this beautiful part of the world (and beyond) through the eyes of our passionate local photographers. Dive in and buy a print, or simply browse the images for ideas for your next Douglas Shire adventure. We ask for gold coin donation to assist us in growing our club, and if you are a local enthusiast don’t forget to chat with one of our stewards about becoming a member and joining a group of fun loving people who all agree – photography is so much more than just pressing a button!

Buy a photo, buy a calendar, and support a great organisation.

Open Monday to Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm.