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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 17th of April 2021
Natural light photography - Hyde Park - 9:00am - 2hrs
Natural light can offer so much to make our photos look that much better. In this class we’re going to work together to utilise all different elements of natural lights to make our photos go the extra mile.
We’ll also learn how to properly expose a photo using a bounce/reflector.
Instructor: Grace Clinton
$35pp     7 places left
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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 Sydney 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: 5 days notice required for a full refund. Re-scheduling requires 2 days notice. In the case of bad weather (heavy rain) the class may be cancelled and you'll be given the option of rescheduling or a refund. If you need to reschedule or refund your booking, then please contact the office using the form here . Your instructor is NOT able to refund or reschedule your booking for you.
Saturday the 17th of April 2021
Natural light photography - Hyde Park - 9:00am - 2hrs
Natural light can offer so much to make our photos look that much better. In this class we’re going to work together to utilise all different elements of natural lights to make our photos go the extra mile.
We’ll also learn how to properly expose a photo using a bounce/reflector.
Instructor: Grace Clinton
$35pp     7 places left
Sunday the 2nd of May 2021
Indoors and Low Light Photography Meetup - QVB building - 11am - 2 hours
This is a beginner class in which we will cover tricky light situations such as indoor photography, neon lights and areas of both light and shade.

We will look more in depth in how to use ISO, Exposure compensation and Manual mode (M).
Instructor: Ran Fuchs
$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 9th of May 2021
Introduction to Bird Photography - Royal Botanical Garden - 9 am - 2 hours
Bird photography can be tricky. So we will start with large, slow, easy birds like ducks, ibises, cormorants and lapwings, cormorants.

We will look at the basic principles of bird in rest photography, and if we have time we may try some birds in flight as well.
Instructor: Ran Fuchs
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 22nd of May 2021
Portraits and Positions Meetup - Hyde Park - 9am - 2hrs
When taking portraits it’s sometimes difficult to know how to position your camera and your subject. In this class we’ll go through the fundamentals of posing models and what angles suit what situation.
Instructor: Grace Clinton
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 5th of June 2021
Night Portrait Photography - Museum of Contemporary Art Circular Quay - 6:30pm - 2hrs
Sydney is a beautiful city at night and portrait photography is a beautiful art form, so let’s mix the two things together! In this meet up we’ll walk through the night lights of Circular Quay taking beautiful images of not just the scenery, but people. Let’s discover the different ways we can light a subject at night.
Instructor: Grace Clinton
$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 19th of June 2021
Golden Hour Meetup - Observatory Hill Park - 4:30pm - 2hrs
Instagram has gone wild for the golden hour! Together let’s discover the different ways we can capture the going down of the sun during golden hour with and without a subject.
Instructor: Grace Clinton
$35pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 26th of June 2021
Beginners Photography Class - Circular Quay - 9am - 3hrs
This class is suited for absolute beginners as we’ll go through the basics of a DSLR and the elements of photography. We can’t guarantee that you’ll leave with immaculate images but you will learn everything you need to go out and take those perfect pictures!
Instructor: Grace Clinton
$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 17th of July 2021
Self Portraits - Hyde Park - 9am - 2hrs
In this class we’ll learn about all the different settings and apps that will help you take the best possible self timers.

Because sometimes the photographer needs a good photo of themselves.
Instructor: Grace Clinton
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 24th of July 2021
Beginners Photography Class - Circular Quay - 9am - 3hrs
This class is suited for absolute beginners as we’ll go through the basics of a DSLR and the basics of the elements of photography. We can’t guarantee that you’ll leave with immaculate images but you will learn everything you need to go out and take those perfect pictures!
Instructor: Grace Clinton
$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Reviews
4.7/5 from 264 reviews
Excellent! Ran was good at getting the principles explained and demonstrated. Highly recommended for all levels of experience.
5/5 by Malcolm Beech-Allen
4-4-2021
I loved working with props and trying to work out how to be more creative.
5/5 by Voula Sofiou
20-2-2021
It was such a great first experience my teacher was Grace and she was absolutely amazing , help a lot, given great advice on how to take better shots, interacted with everyone in the group. Thank you for the great experience and the group was there were amazing and everyone was friendly
5/5 by Sarah
20-2-2021
Great session on using props. I got far more out of this than I expected. Grace provides good critiques and suggestions.
5/5 by Julie West
20-2-2021
I loved it. I learnt so many new techniques. I see so many new opportunities when I photograph something.
4/5 by Voula Sofiou
24-1-2021
Rodrigo was a very knowledgable and friendly instructor and provided us with a very patient and accomodating model. I learnt some great tips and especially liked the demonstrations Rodrigo did for the group - this really pushed my shots to the next level.
5/5 by Natalie OKeefe
12-1-2021
One of the best SPG courses so far. Rodrigo gave us a good background introduction before we started the practical, and gve us helpful tips along the way, Rodrigo and his patient model Evelina made it informative and fun. Thank you
5/5 by Philip Adler
11-1-2021
One of the best SPG courses so far. Rodrigo gave us a good background introduction before we started the practical, and gve us helpful tips along the way, Rodrigo and his patient model Evelina made it informative and fun. Thank you
5/5 by Philip Adler
11-1-2021
Great instruction at beginning of outing. The model was patient and helpful.
5/5 by Kay Hartman
11-1-2021
Great tutor - Rodrigo took the time to take us through all of the main considerations when working with a model and doing portrait photography. Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and have some great photos!
5/5 by Bryony Czujko
10-1-2021
Many thanks to Rodrigo and his model assistant for a wonderful morning. As a 73yr old and 60 years of trying to take photos, I enjoyed the relaxed friendly atmosphere and was able to learn new ways to improve my enjoyment of taking photographs. Rodrigo was very generous with offering us the use of his equipment.
5/5 by Paul Caswell
10-1-2021
Will Davies did a great job. Clear and helpful instructions and advice.
5/5 by PHILIP ADLER
24-11-2020
Learnt a few new tricks, great casually structured format
5/5 by Kay Hartman
22-11-2020
Really enjoyed this session. Grace was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful. We learnt some fun new techniques and I am keen to try them out again.
5/5 by Margaret Lund
22-11-2020
It was a fun experience. Grace was wonderful and enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We learned some interesting photography elements.
4/5 by Chantal
10-10-2020
Great
5/5 by Byron
28-9-2020
I enjoyed the event. Will was great at showing us different techniques. I like that we directly have the possibility to put into practice what we just learnt :).
5/5 by Mathieu Deiber
20-9-2020

5/5 by Rodrigo Miranda
19-9-2020
Excellent, the challenges where fun. Great company and learning from each other. Will is a great photographer and teacher. Thank you Will.
5/5 by Barbara J Clarke
14-9-2020
Will is very good
5/5 by anuradha bagwe
8-9-2020
Will is very good
5/5 by anuradha bagwe
5-9-2020
Was very impressed with the session. Will was very knowledgeable and covered a lot of techniques as well as providing constructive feedback.
5/5 by Margaret Lund
31-8-2020
Interesting ,learn new ways & ideas of how to put my professional camera to good use
4/5 by Moreen Zayied
17-8-2020
the instructor was very helpful and pleasant
4/5 by Con Spyropoulos
8-6-2020
Great time - good direction - good group
5/5 by Michael Garland
17-3-2020
I enjoyed the event very much & l learned how to use light & shade, and direct the model for portait picture.
4/5 by Vivien Le
16-3-2020
It was a lot of fun and very educational!
5/5 by Meetup - Perline 'Pearl' Murko
15-3-2020
Kendall was very friendly and helpful
5/5 by Tami
15-12-2019
Instructor had planned class prior to so knew exactly what we should be doing. And set challenges and answered any questions
5/5 by Tracye Hughes
15-12-2019
Great day - great weather - great instructor
5/5 by Michael Garland
19-10-2019
 
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