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Wollongong Photography Group - Photography Classes & Courses in      Wollongong
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.
Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!
next available date
Saturday the 13th of March 2021
Beginners Photography Class - Pur Pur Point (Windang Island), Lake Illawarra Entrance - 9am - 3 hours
In 3 hours, we will be learning:
- how to advance to manual mode and take control in any photography situation
- the basics of exposure: shutter speed, aperture, ISO
- Understanding light and composition
- Tips and hacks to make your photos stand out from the crowd
$115pp     only 4 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
or Buy a Voucher as a gift
We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations across the region.
New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month.
And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Wollongong Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.



We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 1.5 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.

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Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Saturday the 13th of March 2021
Beginners Photography Class - Pur Pur Point (Windang Island), Lake Illawarra Entrance - 9am - 3 hours
In 3 hours, we will be learning:
- how to advance to manual mode and take control in any photography situation
- the basics of exposure: shutter speed, aperture, ISO
- Understanding light and composition
- Tips and hacks to make your photos stand out from the crowd
$115pp     only 4 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 13th of March 2021
Port Kembla Lights at Night - 7pm - 2 hours
Enjoy the lights of Port Kembla industrial area at night with Sue Curtis. You will use long exposure to bring out the colours and vibrance of the lights. Also learn creative techniques such as zoom lens movement and panning for special effects.
$35pp     8 places left
Saturday the 20th of March 2021
Abstract and Interpretive Photography - Sandon Point - 8am - 2 hours
How to take a unique view on the built and natural environment
- When to break conventional photography rules and stand out from the crowd
- The effect of different textures in photos
- Colour theory and how contrast can direct a viewers eye
- Pushing your camera settings to achieve unique photos
$35pp     8 places left
Saturday the 20th of March 2021
Intermediate Level – Next Level Exposure and Focus Class - Stanwell Park and Bald Hill Lookout - 2:00 pm - 3 hours
Want to learn more in-depth exposure and focus techniques?
This class will explore more effective exposure control, learning how to incorporate the histogram, exposing for highlights, and other methods to achieve the effects you want.
Next level active focus such as continuous, one-shot, manual as well as what is the hyperfocal distance? Other techniques such as focus stacking, back button focus, and troubleshooting focus issues.
Are you are up for this class – If you have already completed a beginners class or are familiar with your camera controls and comfortable in manual mode. Then join me, Sue Curtis for this 3-hour class. We will divide our time between Stanwell Park beach and park, and then visit Bald Hill Lookout, hopefully, to capture the hang gliders in action – putting those skills into practice.
$115pp     only 4 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 10th of April 2021
Beginners Photography Class - Wollongong Harbour - 9am - 3 hours
In 3 hours, we will be learning:
- how to advance to manual mode and take control in any photography situation
- the basics of exposure: shutter speed, aperture, ISO
- Understanding light and composition
- Tips and hacks to make your photos stand out from the crowd
$115pp     only 5 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 17th of April 2021
Using Colour in Photography - Sandon Point - 9am - 2 hours
In 2 hours, we will be learning:
- the effect of colour on mood
- complementary colours
- colour contrast
- when to utilise colour, and when black and white is better!
$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 1st of May 2021
Wide angle to zoom: Choosing lenses - Bass Point - 9am - 2 hours
-Zoom vs wide angle lenses: advantages and disadvantages of each
-How the shape of a subject changes as you zoom in
-Distance between foreground and background (compression)
-Getting sharp images at longer focal lengths (tripod, shutter speed)
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 15th of May 2021
Beginners Photography Class - Wollongong Head Lighthouse - 9am - 3 hours
In 3 hours, we will be learning:
- how to advance to manual mode and take control in any photography situation
- the basics of exposure: shutter speed, aperture, ISO
- Understanding light and composition
- Tips and hacks to make your photos stand out from the crowd
$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Reviews
4.9/5 from 25 reviews
Sue Curtis was excellent, patient and very knowledgeable. The session covered all the fundamentals and was great in that we could put the theory to practice. Would highly recommend to anyone getting to know their camera!
5/5 by Matt Gauci
27-2-2021
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Found it informative, moved at a good pace and teacher was knowledgeable.
5/5 by Jean Phee
22-2-2021
Sue was very helpful and talked to every person individually about what they were doing and wanted to achieve giving great advice
5/5 by Susan Kaplan
22-2-2021
well facilitated
5/5 by Tim Coombs
22-2-2021
relaxed atmosphere, everyone received comments and feedback and the mini challenges were great way to get everyone involved Sue handed out information sheets and showed us the tricks of the trade, including post processing techniques overall a fantastic morning
5/5 by Gary Hadelmayer
21-2-2021

5/5 by Gina Evans
18-1-2021
A fantastic way for beginners to intermediate photographers to learn about macro and bokeh. And a great spot to do it . Ryan is a good teacher.
4/5 by Peter Noakes
17-1-2021
This was a great workshop for a novice photographer like me. Ryan and some of the other members were quite knowledgeable and helpful. I learned some new skills which enabled me to enjoy my camera more.
5/5 by Caroline Armitage
16-1-2021
I thoroughly enjoy workshops with Ryan North.
5/5 by Gina Evans
22-11-2020
Ryan is very encouraging
5/5 by Susan
22-11-2020
Wonderful, Ryan had myself and friends using manual to take the photos which was the first time for myself and husband who came along. Ryan was very attentive to all who came and I would say we went away learning something new. Well done Ryan.
5/5 by Kim Muller
21-11-2020
Great location, Ryan very helpful and engaged with everybody
4/5 by Tim Coombs
8-11-2020
Even thought it wasn’t a great day weather wise I enjoyed it
4/5 by Susan
8-11-2020
even though the weather didn’t cooperate, had a great day with Ryan, his tutoring was invaluable. Learn a lot each time I have attended his courses. Thanks.
5/5 by Kim Muller
8-11-2020
Excellent, very inspirational
5/5 by chris Snell
12-10-2020
This course helped me to navigate and use light room more effectively. Ryan walked us through the different tools with clear explanations on what the tools what the results would be when applied to your photos.
5/5 by Kim Muller
12-10-2020
Awesome. Ryan North is such a knowledgeable young man, encouraging and helping other.
5/5 by Gina Evans
12-10-2020
The Astro Photography Group Session was a great introduction and good starting point for someone like me with little experience with this type of photography. Ryan is a friendly instructor who lead the group well and catered for photographers with a range of experience. It was a fun, informative evening and for a beginner, I came away with range of images I am happy with.
5/5 by Lydia Bennett
7-10-2020
Both astrophotographers and beginners class are well organised and Ryan brought a wealth of knowledge and experiences to share.
5/5 by Stephanie Fung
28-9-2020
Both astrophotographers and beginners class are well organised and Ryan brought a wealth of knowledge and experiences to share.
5/5 by Stephanie Fung
27-9-2020
Throughly enjoyed our time with Ryan North. Ryan was very professional and friendly. He showed us many different ways of looking at objects to get the better shot, he encouraged me to try new settings when taking photos that you normally wouldn’t think of it. Learnt heaps and can’t wait to do another one. 😀
5/5 by Kim Muller
13-9-2020
I had a great time, Ryan was very helpful and made all the information easy to understand and I came away with much more understanding of my camera and how to take a great photo. I will definately be doing more classes with Ryan
5/5 by Debra Zelvis
16-8-2020
This was a great learning experience and Ryan was very knowlegable and made all the info very easy to understand. I will definitely be doing another event
5/5 by Debra Zelvis
26-7-2020
Loved it. I'm really looking forward to doing another.
5/5 by Carolyn Lewis
11-7-2020
Brilliant, Fiona was great.
5/5 by Daniel King
23-6-2020
 
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