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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 25 February
Redfern - 2pm - 3 Hours
Tony Tran
Take the leap and embrace the opportunity to master your camera beyond automatic exposure. Join us for a hands-on workshop where we delve into the different elements of your camera, from understanding shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to learning how these settings impact your photographic exposure. This learning experience doesn't stop at theory; put your newfound knowledge into practice under the expert guidance of a professional photographer.
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$138       3 places left
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Sunday 10 March
Park St. - 2pm - 2 Hours
Tony Tran
Discover the timeless allure of monochromatic imagery with our Introduction to Black and White Photography workshop. Uncover the secrets of capturing powerful black and white photographs through an exploration of contrast, composition, and texture. Engage with the nuances of light and shadow to create images that tell a compelling story without the use of color.

Our hands-on session will guide you through both the in-camera techniques and post-production processes necessary to achieve stunning black and white results. Learn to view the world through a monocolor lens as we analyze exemplary black and white photographs and practical exercises geared towards honing your artistic eye.

This workshop is tailored to cater to beginners eager to dive into the world of photography as well as seasoned photographers looking to refine their monochromatic skills. While DSLR cameras are preferred for the optimal learning experience, all forms of photography equipment, including phone cameras, point-and-shoots, and analog SLRs, are welcome.

Join us and embark on a photographic journey that will transform your perspective and enhance your visual storytelling in the realm of black and white.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 24 March
Park St. - 2pm - 3 Hours
Tony Tran
Step up your photography skills and leave automatic exposure in the rearview mirror. Explore the depths of your camera with us, diving into the complexities of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and their impact on exposure. This is not just theoretical: under the guidance of a professional photographer, you'll get hands-on experience to leverage your newfound knowledge. Come synergize learning with testing, as you redefine your perspective of photography.
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$138      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Sunday 07 April
Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney - 3pm - 2 Hours
Tony Tran
Discover the art of capturing nature's beauty through photography with an engaging session dedicated to teaching you the intricacies of camera settings, allowing you to create visually stunning imagery. Explore the fundamentals of composition, focus, and color, as you learn to transform the simplest natural details into captivating works of art.

With professional spaces often adorned with breathtaking large prints—think fields of vibrant flowers, a delicate butterfly at rest, or a single dewdrop on a rose petal—you too can master the skill of seeing and immortalizing these moments. Delve into techniques that utilize different angles, light, shadows, and various settings to bring your subjects to life and ensure they stand out with striking clarity. Join us for a journey into the realm of photographic artistry, where every shot becomes a testament to the beauty that surrounds us.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 21 April
Park St. - 2pm - 3 Hours
Tony Tran
Step up your photography skills and leave automatic exposure in the rearview mirror. Explore the depths of your camera with us, diving into the complexities of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and their impact on exposure. This is not just theoretical: under the guidance of a professional photographer, you'll get hands-on experience to leverage your newfound knowledge. Come synergize learning with testing, as you redefine your perspective of photography.
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$138      
Post-Production in Photography

Post-Production in Photography

Sunday 05 May
MS Teams - 3pm - 2 Hours
Tony Tran
This workshop will help improve your photography editing and retouching skill by going through all the general basics of how to retouch a photograph using Lightroom, photoshop. Exercises and challenges will be given to help hone your photo editing skills through the guidance of an instructor.

This class is designed for beginners and intermediate retouchers.
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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Urban Walk About

Urban Walk About

Sunday 25 February
Argyle St - 3pm - 2 Hours
Sutherland Photography Group
Geoffrey Chuah
This Urban Walkabout was born out of frustration of having the Sydney Harbour Bridge made into a commercial object that everyone sees as a tourist attraction. Let photographer Geoffrey Chuah take you on a walk not only over the bridge but also it's surroundings.

Let him guide you through some of the architectural landmarks that surround the Sydney Harbour Bridge. He will not only point out what to shoot, but also how to shoot it. This is an exciting meetup that will enlighten you in more ways than none.
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$43      
On the Road

On the Road

Saturday 02 March
Paddington - 11am - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
In this workshop, we will be looking at roads to photograph what is right in front of you every day you travel. We will also combine motion blur with traffic and create some unique street / road scenes.
Street style photography with a twist.
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$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 09 March
King Street - 9am - 2 Hours
Sutherland Photography Group
Geoffrey Chuah
With over 20 years of experience, photographer Geoffrey Chuah will take you on this street photography course in and around the Sydney Suburb of Newtown. Newtown was once known for being a rugged place, but now has a lot of character where you can shoot all kinds of subjects and electric street photography.

This course is for everyone from your experienced photographer to the beginner. You will be guided through what the best settings are on your camera to be able to master the light of the day.
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$43      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 09 March
Leura - 10am - 2 Hours
Blue Mountains Photographers
Varun Kinra
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$43      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 16 March
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 17 March
Upper Fort St. - 2pm - 3 Hours
North Shore Photography Group
Sophie Corcoran
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$138      

Backlighting, Bokeh and Bursts

Backlighting, Bokeh and Bursts

Saturday 30 March
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
This workshop is all about using various techniques to maximise the behaviour of the light. Backlighting is one of my favourites and can be used for portraiture or nature. Bokeh is Japanese for blur but is a term used for soft out of focus balls of light which can look very pleasing. Burst in this case is star burst which can be achieved when you have strong areas of light and a correct choice of aperture. Use all three to create some amazing compositions.
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$43      
SmartPhone Photography Meetup

SmartPhone Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 April
Centennial Park - 12pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
We all have a smart little device with us all the time that can capture great photographs.
In this workshop we will learn to understand it's true power for photogrpahy and how to capture stunning images. No DSLR needed!

You will gain the knowledge and confidence needed to capture picture-perfect moments on your smart phone.

This workshop would be particularly useful for you if you need to understand how to take great pics on your phone for work or for travel and don't wish to use a DSLR.

No prior photography experience is needed for this workshop.
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$43      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 27 April
Centennial Park - 12pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Natural light portraits are beautiful!
In this workshop we will discuss and learn how to take beautiful portraits using available light.

There are different approaches and we will look at shaded light, backlight and soft side lighting.

This workshop is designed for intermediates wishing to gain a greater understanding lighting for portraiture for hobbyists and professionals alike.

DSLR experience is useful
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$43      

Photographing Reflections

Photographing Reflections

Saturday 11 May
Paddington - 12pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Join us for an immersive photographic experience where we delve into the captivating world of reflections. Harnessing both the serenity of natural water features and the dynamic presence of man-made reflective surfaces, our event offers photographers a chance to discover a myriad of methods to infuse depth and allure into their visual stories. Challenge your perspective and explore unconventional angles and viewpoints through the magic of reflections. Learn techniques to abstract your subjects or achieve flawless mirror imagery. Additionally, we will master the skill of crafting reflections on our own, ensuring that no matter the setting, you have the tools to elevate your compositions. This is a unique opportunity to expand your creative repertoire and see the world around you with fresh, inspired eyes.
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$43      
Selective Colour Photography

Selective Colour Photography

Saturday 25 May
Paddington - 12pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Experience the art of selective color photography in a session designed to refine your visual acuity and amplify your image's impact. Discover the power of dominant hues as you capture subjects that pop against subdued backdrops, or master your camera's selective color mode to isolate vibrant tones amidst a monochrome landscape. Join us for a journey that promises to enhance your photographic 'eye' and help you unearth striking compositions in the world around you.
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$43      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 08 June
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Dive into the captivating world of Black and White Photography.

Unlock the secrets of what truly makes a monochrome photograph stand out. Delve into the intricacies of contrast and texture, exploring how these elements can dramatically transform your images. Gain insights into the perspective of your camera and master the art of creating striking Black and White photos, both in-camera and through post-production techniques.

Engage in practical exercises designed to sharpen your skills and inspire your creativity. This course is tailored for those with a foundational understanding of photography and camera control, aiming to elevate their craft to new heights.

Join us for a journey into the timeless elegance of Black and White photography, where every shadow and light tells a story.
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$43      

Other Nearby Groups

Brennan's Park Wollstonecraft

Brennan's Park Wollstonecraft

Sunday 25 February
Brennan's Park Wollstonecraft
My Family Photo - Sydney
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       10:00am       $220

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book now       12:00pm       $220
C2C Crochet Class

C2C Crochet Class

Saturday 02 March
Ryde - 9am - 3 Hours
Sydney Crochet Club
Sara Fardi
Embark on a fascinating journey to perfect your crochet skills with our C2C Crochet Class. Benefit from our clear, step-by-step instructions, expert tips, and hands-on practice sessions. In order to make this experience more seamless and convenient, we offer you yarn and hooks, although you're welcome to bring your own. Seize this opportunity to not only comprehend a fantastic skill-set, but also to apply it in your future projects. Discover your crochet potential; let your creativity run wild.
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$76      
Character Illustration Meetup

Character Illustration Meetup

Saturday 02 March
Sydney Central Business District - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Watercolour Group
Jane Osypenko
Unleash your creativity at our Character Illustration with Watercolour Meetup! Join us for a fun day of exploring character design and watercolour techniques. All skill levels are welcome. Our talented instructor will guide you through the process, sharing valuable tips and tricks along the way.
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$43      

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 02 March
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Dive into the beautiful world of crochet with the perfect class for beginners or those returning after a hiatus. The class provides comprehensive guidance on the fundamentals of crochet, beginning with holding the yarn correctly and then carefully moving onto crafting the stitches of a traditional granny square. Don't worry about bringing anything, all crochet materials are included, and to add to your delightful crafting experience, enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee on the house. Experience the joy and satisfaction of creating something beautiful with your own hands.
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$84      
Tonal Drawing

Tonal Drawing

Sunday 03 March
Art Gallery Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Sydney Art Group
Alice Xu
Join us for an inspiring journey where you will learn to create dramatic and realistic drawings by mastering the techniques of tonal rendering.

We will focus on:

-Using shadow and tone
-Value Drawing
-Building contrast and clean images
-How to simplify composition

Join us!
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$43      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 16 March
Ryde - 9am - 3 Hours
Sydney Crochet Club
Sara Fardi
Embark on a delightful journey into the artful world of crochet tailored for beginners and those looking to refresh their skills. Our introductory class provides a warm, welcoming environment where the focus starts on mastering yarn handling techniques. Embrace the satisfaction of learning as you deftly move on to crafting essential stitches that form the cornerstone of the classic granny square.

All crochet materials will be provided to ensure that you have everything you need to start your new creative endeavor. Plus, to make your experience even more enjoyable, a complimentary cup of tea or coffee awaits to accompany your learning process. Join us, unwind, and watch your hands weave magic, one stitch at a time.
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$84      

Birds in Watercolours

Birds in Watercolours

Saturday 16 March
Cronulla - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Watercolour Group
Jane Osypenko
Join us to paint stunning birds, guided by an experienced artist! If you've ever marveled at the beauty of birds and wanted to capture their grace on paper, this is the perfect opportunity to do so.

Our event is led by a talented watercolour artist. Whether you're a seasoned watercolourist or a complete beginner, our event caters to all skill levels. Our experienced instructor will tailor their guidance to your needs, ensuring you leave with a beautiful masterpiece.
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$43      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 16 March
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
If you are brand new to crochet, haven't picked up a hook in years, or simply want a little more guidance on those all important basic stitches this is the class for you. We will start with techniques for holding the yarn before moving onto forming the stitches that make up a traditional granny square.

Crochet materials are included as well as a free tea or coffee.
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$84      
Parramatta Park

Parramatta Park

Sunday 17 March
Parramatta Park
My Family Photo - Sydney
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       9:30am       $220

booked       10:00am

booked       10:30am

book now       11:00am       $220

C2C Crochet Class

C2C Crochet Class

Saturday 30 March
Ryde - 9am - 3 Hours
Sydney Crochet Club
Sara Fardi
Join our C2C Crochet Class and unlock your crochet potential. Receive step-by-step guidance, expert tips, and hands-on practice. We can provide yarn and hooks, but feel free to bring your own yarn to continue your projects after the class.
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$76      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 30 March
Sydney Central Business District - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Watercolour Group
Jane Osypenko
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolour painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolour techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of art.
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$43      
Easter Amigurumi Class

Easter Amigurumi Class

Saturday 30 March
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Step into the enchanting world of Easter crochet with our upcoming class, where you'll embark on a journey of creativity and craftsmanship. Delight in the process of crafting charming and festive projects, designed to infuse your Easter celebrations with handmade charm and warmth.

No matter your skill level, whether you're a novice or an experienced crocheter, this workshop provides the ideal platform to explore your artistic talents and bring your Easter-themed visions to life. From whimsical bunnies to vibrant egg decorations, the possibilities are endless.

Join us as we gather together to share in the joy of crochet, surrounded by a community of like-minded individuals eager to learn and create. Let your imagination soar as you immerse yourself in the artistry of Easter crochet, crafting unique pieces that will become cherished additions to your holiday decor.

Don't miss this opportunity to connect, create, and celebrate the spirit of Easter through the timeless art of crochet.
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$78      

ABOUT SYDNEY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
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!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Sydney.

  • 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 Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Well organised with excellent delivery of the information. We both learned a lot about our cameras.
    5/5
    Garry
    2023-12-31
    Session time from 6 pm seems to be a bit too early for summer season as it is still very bright. Hence not being able to spend enough time with instructor for night photos.
    4/5
    Victor
    2023-11-20
    Tony Tran was an amazingly helpful teacher. He gave me so much confidence to go and try new things!
    5/5
    Nicola
    2023-11-06

    Tony was great and I came away having learnt so much in regards to taking black and white photos. I enjoyed the afternoon alot and felt that Tony challenged me and he provided me with some constructive feedback on how to improve my photography skills - thanks
    5/5
    Margery
    2023-10-29
    The event was well organised and covered a range of techniques. Tony was very friendly and helpful and gave positive feedback to all levels of expertise,
    5/5
    Jennifer
    2023-09-25
    Great energy
    4/5
    Vanessa
    2023-06-19

    Enjoyed the meet up and the format of the couple of hours we had.
    5/5
    Susan
    2023-06-18
    Tony was a great teacher -explained all the concepts clearly and followed up with exercises to demonstrate - he was able to help me with settings on my camera that I was unaware of. I motivated me to pick up my camera again and practise what I learnt in the class. I will definitely attend another class.
    5/5
    Catherine
    2023-02-06
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Tony Tran
    Tony Tran is a working contemporary artist who utilizes photography as a medium to create his images. He started taking an interest in photography through fumbling around in the darkroom in university then fell in love with the countless creative and conceptual opportunities that the medium has to offer. He specializes in still-life digital photography through deftly composing images by combining studio lighting with sculptural dioramas that he designs. He has exhibited his works in various places around NSW, Victoria, Queensland, London and Athens whilst also receiving awards for his photographic works.

    As an instructor, he hopes to offer a space where others can cultivate and hone their creativity skillsets with the camera. The camera to him, is not just a tool to capture the world outside but it is a tool that can harness the unique artistic voice that is calling from within.

    Tony Tran is available for private bookings

    Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Occasionally weekends too
    from 3pm onwards (must be given a full weeks notice but urgent request may be considered)

    Services:
    Private tutoring, Portraits, and Events

    PHOTOS
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-02-21
    Title or Location: Tongaporutu, New Zealand.
    On the North Taranaki coast, near Tongaporutu, you can see two (formerly three) 25 metre rock formations known as the Three Sisters.
    Credit: Giles Funnell
    Instagram: @gilesfunnellmedia

    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Sydney Harbour , Barangaroo
    Due to being on holiday overseas last may-june I missed Vivid Sydney for the first time its 13 years history. It was very disappointing as I am quite a fan of vivid. However even though Vivid had finished, there were still some displays in the Botanical gardens. So by starting at Barangaroo with my wife, and I decided to take a couple of dozen images there, then take the ferry to the Botanical gardens, while we waited for dusk. This image was one of my first of Crown Casino without the Crane
    Credit: John Gabriel
    Facebook: my name
    Instagram: none
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-02-14
    Title or Location: Bribie Island
    Nikon D850 Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8GIIiso 250. 135mm. f/5.6. 1/500sec
    Credit: Nitipon_ Photography
    Facebook: Nitipon_ Photography

    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-02-09
    Title or Location: Cascade falls
    We were hiking to this water fall to take pictures of it and my friend decided to swim and I took her picture who has worked as model before but it was totally unplanned
    Credit: Nabin thapa
    Instagram: @nabin_pov

    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-02-05
    Title or Location: Wedding
    This was captured at a wedding I shot. All natural light, for me I love capturing that special connection between two people. Keeping the pose and emotions all natural
    Credit: Hanna Saba
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/hrimage
    Instagram: Hr_images
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-01-17
    Title or Location: Jervis Bay

    Credit: Clint Hudson

    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: Upper Antelope Canyon
    Photographing Upper Antelope Canyon was on my 'list'. I'm glad I researched suggestions to get successful photos during the tour. This was shot at ISO800, f4 and 16mm around 3pm local.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Case Mountain, Manchester, CT
    Shot with Canon RP w/ 24-105mm lens with ND1000 filter 30 sec at f8.0 ISO 100. Edited in Lightroom for minor tweaks. Converted the color shot to Black and White and liked that version so much better!
    Credit: Richard D Mitchell, Jr
    Facebook: rdmitchelljr photography
    Instagram: rmitchelljrphotography
    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Scarborough
    One of the creative artistic edits of my images. I love to create motion and fluidity in an image to set it apart from the run of the mill shot by creating drama and emotion using my post processing skills.
    Credit: Kenneth Fisher

    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: North Liberty Iowa
    This was taken with a Nikon D7100 set on on long exposure. Steel wool was in a kitchen wish tied on a string. Lit on fire and spun in a circle.
    Credit: Scott Shrader
    Instagram: Iowaoutdoorsphotos
    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March
    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger

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