Maroochy Men's Shed launch first photography project

HAPPY SNAPPING: A handful of blokes put together the calendar in only a few months.
HAPPY SNAPPING: A handful of blokes put together the calendar in only a few months. Melanie Keyte

BLOKES at the Maroochydore Men's Shed were proud to unveil their first professional calender last Tuesday, featuring pictures taken by their very own photography group.

Michael Ballinger, who has been learning the basics of photography along with a handful of his peers at the shed, said he was pleased with the end result.

"I was really pleased with some of the ideas that came out of the guys,” he said.

"For me, the best thing was to see them come together and working as a team on the project.

"Quite a lot of time and effort went into the photos, and we all believed it came out exceptionally well.”

The Maroochy shed, which sees about 70 members regularly congregate within its walls, has recently been involved in making toy-storage boxes for nearby kindergartens and constructing new scarecrows for the Alex Headland community garden, but this is their first calender.

Secretary Terry Welch said being able to work on such projects boosted the men's self-esteem and self-worth.

"A lot of men come here suffering depression, but these things really do help,” he said.

Contact Mr Ballinger on 0410908274 for calenders.

Topics:  mens shed mental health photography

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Success continues for Noosa alive!

Blake Bowden performs in the world premiere of Straight from the Hart at Noosa alive! this year.

Noosa's cultural festival in its 17th year

Don't cross with 'Pomona power' as QR listens

POMONA WINS: Don't Divide Pomona makes a huge statement about is rail crossing that has paid off.

Pomona's people power wins the day

Still Alive! for a place on beach

ALIVE! AND KICKING: Noosa Alive is looking to stay on Main Beach..

The battle to secure prime sand sites

Local Partners