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Melbourne Photography Group      Melbourne
The Melbourne 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.
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Saturday the 23rd of September 2017
Spring Photography - Fitzroy Gardens at 10am
Students will be photographing the gardens in bloom in spring using macro techniques.
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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 share your photos with your peers on the Photoh Facebook wall and in the Melbourne Photography Facebook Group and enter our fortnightly themed competitions to have chances to win great photography prizes.
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Upcoming Dates
Saturday the 23rd of September 2017
Spring Photography - Fitzroy Gardens at 10am
Students will be photographing the gardens in bloom in spring using macro techniques.
Saturday the 7th of October 2017
Using Zoom - Black Rock at 10am
This class will focus on how to capture better images using zoom lenses.
Saturday the 21st of October 2017
Panoramic Landscape Photography - Williamstown Marina at 10am
Students will learn about shooting panoramic views of landscapes and how to maintain consistency across multiple images.
Saturday the 4th of November 2017
Suburban Architecture Photography - Fitzroy at 10am
Instead of photographing contemporary or modern buildings, this class will focus on shooting everyday homes and features of more traditional architecture.
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 2 days notice.
Photo by Steph Doran
Photo by Steph Doran
Photo by Steph Doran
4.7/5 from 167 reviews
Another excellent session with Steph. I learnt how to control the incamera flash power as well as how to manually control the speed light flash power......thank you!
5/5 by Lyn Dwyer
Made think of Blur more as an art form. helped me gain confidence in using different shutter speeds
4/5 by colleen singleton
Great, love the assignments
5/5 by Karen Woodrow
Helped me to think outside the box, which I am trying to do. It gave me lots of ideas for when I go on holiday what to look for. These groups are also slowly helping me understand what kind of photos I take and am comfortable with.
4/5 by colleen singleton
Had a great time, heaps of fun, insightful.
5/5 by Karen Woodrow
Kate was great hosting the event. Got a lot out of it.
5/5 by Suzanne
I really enjoyed the event and the guided ideas for framing photos. The beach venue was great for taking people photos as everyone was doing the same. We were so Icky with the weather. You could outline what time the event was planned to end I assumed after 2 hours and had planned to leave by 12.
My first time. Enjoyed meeting others and picked up a few tips as i am still very much a beginner. Would love to show some photos i took to find out if i got the essence of the shoot. Not sure how to join you on facebook.
4/5 by colleen singleton
Enjoyable Meet Up in an interesting and educational venue. Thanks Kate and JT for fun challenges.
5/5 by Lyn Dwyer

5/5 by Suzanne Pontisso

5/5 by Melinda Inserra
Well presented group event, information was well delivered
5/5 by Paul knight
Some great challenges today to get us all motivated and thinking about ' minimalism' and all that it entails.
5/5 by Lyn Dwyer
Knowledge of Kate was fantastic. Great instructions and CC on photos. Really enjoyed the location.
5/5 by Sandi Boorn
Clear acknowledgement of booking and useful reminders prior to the day. Friendly, relaxed meetup. I appreciate the discount vouchers for future events via email.
4/5 by lyn collins
It was great! Perfect location, perfect weather, nice people. Good results.
5/5 by Andrew Costigan
I thought the venue was interesting, and Steph and Kate? were extremely helpful. I enjoyed the event. It was motivating.
4/5 by Susan High
Good pace, good range of activities and help with my query about why my camera is playing up.
5/5 by Lyn O'Grady
I liked the relaxed atmosphere, the opportunity to meet others interested in photography as well as having experts on hand for questions. I also like the focus on a particular photography style so you could choose sessions to fit your need. Thank you Steph and Kate.
5/5 by Jenny Slater
Took me right back to basics - think, visualise, compose, then click. Steph and Kate were excellent mentors, assisting and encouraging.
5/5 by Marion Phillips
First event and really enjoyed it. Tasks get you to focus on things usually overlooked. Found Steph to be very clear in her direction and event well controlled, relaxed and did exactly what it was supposed to.
5/5 by Kerrie Matthee
Steph and Kate are awesome as always!!
5/5 by satya
Another informative Meet Up...thanks Steph and Kate.
5/5 by Lyn Dwyer
Excellently lead, with proposals to challenge everyone's skill level.
5/5 by Peter Patsis
I loved this event, I love being able to walk around in a group and not fell like a perve. I like being given assignments, and I am really happy with my end results. Great day! The venue was great too, lots of parking and things to see.
5/5 by Kylie Paterson
I found this theme of abstract challenging but I still enjoyed it. The venue was great. Easy to get to via public transport. Thanks Kate and Matt for sharing your expertise once more and challenging us to think outside the box.
5/5 by Lyn Dwyer
It was good learning for me.
4/5 by Harshada
Thanks to Kate and Karen for another enjoyable session. I learnt a few more tips to help on my Photography journey. We missed you Steph 😀
4/5 by Lyn Dwyer
Really enjoyed the opportunity to improve my skills on getting more photos of people, especially candid photos and thinking about the lighting of people in photographs
5/5 by Daniel Giles
The event was good, enjoyable and knowledgeable. The instructors were very helpful and posses good knowledge in photography.
4/5 by Awes Amin
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