The Sydney Photography Group is a regular, fortnightly social gathering for people who share a passion for photography and want to practise their skills. It gives you the chance to meet up with other photographers, trade tips and build friendships.
Each two hour class will focus on one theme or particular aspect of photography, in a different location each fortnight. A professional photographer will also be there to help answer questions and offer advice on the day. Groups larger than 12 will have multiple instructors.
Please note that this event is a social meet up (not a formal class) and is best suited to photographers who want the opportunity to explore different photography topics every fortnight and know how to use their cameras on manual mode (not total beginners). If you are after a more structured educational experience, Photoh also offers a Photography for Beginners course that is conducted in a smaller group, so you have more opportunity to interact with your instructor one-on-one.
The minimum age requirement is 10 years old; children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult, who will need to make a separate booking. General attendance costs $35, but may occasionally be higher if a model, studio hire or special equipment is required.
A DSLR camera, or a camera with manual controls is preferable, but you are welcome to bring bring any kind of camera or smartphone. There will be a substantial amount of walking involved on the day, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella should the weather call for it.
Your experience doesn’t stop once the class ends - you can also share your photos with your peers on the Photoh Facebook wall and in the Sydney Photography Facebook Group and enter our fortnightly themed competitions to have chances to win great photography prizes.
Enjoyable group. Interesting location and a couple of helpful comments made this a good way to spend time on a SAturday morning. 4/5 by Elyssebeth Leigh 16-7-2016
Nick is a terrific teacher and takes the time to speak to as many of the participants as he can and is very patient. 5/5 by Sam Thompson 3-7-2016
Different environment to normal, but certainly one to learn new skills. Models such characters and made it fun. Thanks Nick and Matt. 5/5 by Kathy Wallace 21-6-2016
Fun, informative and friendly 4/5 by Tracey Flynn 18-6-2016
As usual a great morning with a great group of people. Good to see so many new members and also to welcome Matthew as a new additional instructor. Both Nick and Matthew were very helpful and very approachable, nothing was too much trouble. Interesting place to shoot so many different sights and colours. 5/5 by Margaret McLennan 26-5-2016
Great challenge. Lots of colour and people. 4/5 by Lee Schatkowski 22-5-2016
I thought the way the event was held was very positive. Explaining the topic and then having us go and take photos with those points in mind. Nick did a good job of walking around making sure we knew what we were doing nad answering any questions we might have. I am interested in the critiquing process which I have not yet experienced. 5/5 by Sue Low 8-5-2016
Another good session. As a relatively new arrival in Sydney I enjoy the chance to visit or revisit parts of Sydney alongside the chance to enhance my photographic skills and/or vision. I really appreciate Nick's work in giving so much feedback on the images that are posted to the group's FaceBook page. 5/5 by David Tillett 8-5-2016
Excellent manner and explanation of the different topics covered. Very friendly atmosphere. 5/5 by Geoff Brown 7-5-2016
Chines Gardens Event
Have been to a couple of recent events and am learning heaps ! Whilst the group is informal, Nick and Klara both have a great way of bringing you on and balancing what you know against what you've yet to learn. Really great bunch of people in the Group as well. A really enjoyable way to spend some time with like-minded photographers 5/5 by stuart buechel 1-5-2016
Great venue (Chinese Gardens), great instruction (Nick) and great group of people (too many to name!). 5/5 by Kathy Wallace 25-4-2016
The information was presented well and clearly. 5/5 by Kerry Hircock 21-4-2016
5/5 by Carolyn Grattan 19-4-2016
5/5 by Kathy Wallace 15-4-2016
Excellent! Nick gave excellent instruction. 5/5 by Jenny Hall 13-4-2016
This was far more challenging than prior sessions, for me. But it is sometimes good to be pushed a little!! Thanks Nick and Klara for all your help. A fun time had as well with nice people. 5/5 by Kathy Wallace 27-3-2016
Great to have 2 leadrers with quite a large group. 5/5 by Kay Hartman 13-3-2016
Another great session. Thanks to Nick and Klara for the instructions. Stunning location and great group of people 5/5 by Margaret McLennan 12-3-2016
Movement hard but interesting challenges. Learnt a lot. 5/5 by Kay Hartman 27-2-2016
4/5 by David Naar 15-2-2016
Great instruction and location! 5/5 by Jenny Hall 31-1-2016
Well run group - instructors Nick and Klara great. Loved this aperture session and look forward to many sessions in future. 5/5 by Kathy Wallace 30-1-2016
5/5 by Nadine Kasparian 30-1-2016
I really enjoyed the morning. Nick was very helpful and patient and people in the course were very friendly. I Look forward to joining the group again. 4/5 by Merelyn Deadman 24-11-2015
5/5 by Juan Carlos Clavijo 23-11-2015
A great session. As usual NIck imparted all of his knowledge and made the task of taking portraits very enjoyable. Had a great day with a great group of people, lots of laughs. 5/5 by Margaret McLennan 23-11-2015
Another great session with Nick and the group. Learnt a lot about low light photography and had heaps of fun doing it. Well worth the trip down to the domain Car Park tunnell 5/5 by Margaret McLennan 23-11-2015
Great group of people, very welcoming to new person like myself. Nick, the instructor is great and easy to understand and very approachable. Enjoyed myself. 5/5 by Kathy Wallace 23-11-2015
I truly enjoyed the morning, a nice group of people and a top location. Even though there were group discussions the one on one training opportunities was very helpful. 5/5 by Lee Schatkowski 24-10-2015
I enjoyed it and learnt some valuable new pointers. 4/5 by Sue Hollway 24-10-2015