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.
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Saturday the 30th of June 2018
Capturing Winter - St Mary's Cathedral at 6pm
This week we'll be looking at how you can capture the essence of the winter season - weather, people and nature - using a range of photography techniques.
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.
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we値l be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We値l be looking at composition, panoramas and tips on equipment and settings to use.
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it痴 your home or on holiday. We値l be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
Our cities can take on a different narrative at night, so we値l be learning all about how to take interesting night scenes, from city lights to people. Join us to get creative with low light photography and motion blur light painting.
Black&white can be an interesting way to strip back your photography and focus on the basics. Photography is simply playing with light, so we値l be getting creative with monochrome images and exploring ways to improve.
Motion Blur Photography - Cremorne Reserve at 10am
Motion blur is slowing your camera痴 shutter speed right down so that you can capture the blur of movement. We値l be learning the settings to use, as well as choosing some interesting subjects to test these skills out on.
Bitterly cold but such a variety of things to photo 5/5 by Chris Westworth 2-6-2018
It was my first one and I have no idea what I am doing... so I can't wait to do the beginners and read more in understanding it all.
I needed to leave so didn't get to finish going around. But I really enjoyed it. 4/5 by Sandra Anello 30-5-2018
Great Location and very testng of skills 4/5 by David Naar 19-5-2018
Love the informal nature of the group. Zara ans Scott are really helpful. Great location, great group of people 5/5 by Margaret McLennan 24-4-2018
5/5 by David Naar 23-4-2018
I liked having the tips at the beginning from Zara and hints of where to take shots. Her review of my images half way through helped as well. People in the group were friendly and helpful 4/5 by Jocelyn Aldis 21-4-2018
Great day, great location, great group of people. Zara and Scott are so helpful - no question too much for them. Love the informal nature of this group, if you want to wander around by yourself you can, if you want to stay with Zara and Scott you can. 5/5 by Margaret McLennan 9-4-2018
As always, I love the way this group works - a great way to meet up socially with photographers of varying expertise but with the bonus of having 2 professional photographers (Zara & Scott are great) on hand to provide guidance, challenges and advice. 5/5 by Kathy Wallace 8-4-2018
4/5 by David Naar 11-3-2018
Great venue, great tutors 5/5 by Colleen Harriss 10-2-2018
Fantastic Location 4/5 by David Naar 10-2-2018
5/5 by chris westworth 10-2-2018
Great location good company. 5/5 by Tracey Flynn 14-1-2018
Great to get to a session again and wonderful seeing Zara doing so well in her role as instructor being as supportive & encouraging as always. 5/5 by Kathy Wallace 14-1-2018
5/5 by Tracey flynn 6-11-2017
Great session (afterwards sad but fun farewelling Nick) - we will miss you Bassett! Zara, looking forward to your trusty instruction in the future! 5/5 by Kathy Wallace 6-11-2017
I thoroughly enjoyed the event and the tips I received from Nick. 4/5 by Alan Sutton 25-9-2017
5/5 by Kerri Melehan 24-9-2017
I learned to understand the settings on my flash which was great. 4/5 by Jacqui Edgar 9-9-2017
Great location, much needed advice and helpful community. 5/5 by Tracey Flynn 27-8-2017
It was my first time attending, the event organiser Nick, was great and very helpful, he a spent a bit of time with me going over some extra stuff. 4/5 by Emma Neems 31-7-2017
5/5 by Kerri Melehan 30-7-2017
Great venue perfect conditions good company 5/5 by Tracey flynn 30-7-2017
Excellent location, and great instruction by Nick and Zara. It was lots of fun as usual and I really enjoy learning and practising photography with such a talented and dedicated group. 5/5 by Tracey Good 18-7-2017
Great to be part of a group (family?) of keen photographers. I found Nick to be an enthusiastic and supportive leader who was, at the same time, very clear and helpful to me with his advice on how to improve my photography. 5/5 by Neil Glick 17-7-2017
5/5 by Kerri Melehan 17-7-2017
Good event in an interesting and colourful venue with great opportunities for photography. 5/5 by Tracey flynn 16-7-2017
Great instruction (thanks Nick & Zara), great group of friendly people, great fun 5/5 by Kathy Wallace 16-7-2017
Wonderful location, Beautiful day, Great people. I really enjoy these meetups. Great help from Nick. Thanks, would recommend this group to anyone 5/5 by Margaret McLennam 5-7-2017