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Urban Walk About

Urban Walk About

Saturday 08 June
Manly - 9am - 2 Hours
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
Mrs Macquaries Rd - 9am - 3 Hours
Geoffrey Chuah
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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$148      

Nearby Photography Groups

Post Processing and Editing - Lightroom Basics

Post Processing and Editing - Lightroom Basics

Wednesday 22 May
via Zoom - 7pm - 2 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
See how post-processing can take your photos to the next level. We will start from the basics and introduce the powerful features Lightroom Classic offers.

We will look at catalogues, select photos, make basic edits, colour grade, adjust tone, create your own presets, adjust brushes and masks, blend HDR, and stitch panoramas. We will also set up workflows, helpful shortcuts, and more.

Even if you don't have access to this software platform, seeing how the process works will provide an overview of the endless possibilities of post-processing.

Lightroom Classic is an ideal platform to begin your photo editing journey.
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$47       0 places left
Explore Waterfalls - Nellies Glen

Explore Waterfalls - Nellies Glen

Sunday 26 May
Robertson - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
Nellies Glen is a popular natural swimming spot with a picturesque waterfall, a short walk from the car park. From here, the Warris Chair Lookout walk (1.2 km return) is a relatively flat dirt track, walking for a short stroll through the bush to be rewarded by the Budderoo National Park and Kangaroo Valley views.

We will photograph the waterfall from different angles, learning about correct exposure to balance bright and shaded areas of the falls. We can use long shutter speeds to create the silky water effect as the water falls over rocks. At the lookout, you can try to set up a panorama image or look for interesting features within the sweeping landscape.
We may need to carpool from a close point if parking is limited– this will be arranged beforehand.

Bring some swimming gear if you want to test the cool, calm waters for a dip, and you might like to bring a picnic to enjoy lunch and chat photography after the meet-up.

Check out the Carrington Falls meet-up in the afternoon if you want more waterfalls.

Note: this location and the waterfall may be affected by weather. It will be reviewed before the meet-up date.


Bring a tripod
Neutral Density or ND filter (optional but bring if you have one)
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$43      
Seascape Photography

Seascape Photography

Sunday 26 May
Avoca Beach - 10am - 2 Hours
Central Coast Photography Group
Leeon Cox
In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing the beauty and drama of the ocean through photography.

We will also explore methods for capturing the unique atmosphere of the ocean, including the play of light and shadow on the waves, the beauty of reflections, the drama of the seas with different weather, and the colors and textures of the ocean.
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$47      

Explore Waterfalls - Carrington Falls

Explore Waterfalls - Carrington Falls

Sunday 26 May
Robertson - 2pm - 2 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
Carrington Falls is a spectacularly high waterfall that can be viewed from easy observation points along a 0.6 km loop walk from the car park.
We can take a sidetrack to the top of the falls as the Kangaroo River flows over many small cascades.

We will photograph the waterfall from a wide angle and then closer, finding points of interest as the water plummets down to the valley. We will experiment with different shutter speeds to freeze the water movement or create the silky water effect as the water falls over rocks. Above the falls, you can look for more miniature “landscapes” in the rock cascades and pools.

This session will complement the morning's Nellie's Glen waterfall meet-up to explore different techniques, but can be attended independently.

We may need to carpool from a close point if parking is limited– this will be arranged beforehand.

Note: this location and the waterfall may be affected by weather. It will be reviewed before the meet-up date.


Bring a tripod (optional)
Neutral Density (ND) or Polarising filter (optional, but bring if you have one)
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$43       4 places left
Macro Photography - Autumn Flowers and Leaves

Macro Photography - Autumn Flowers and Leaves

Saturday 01 June
Mt Pleasant - 10am - 2 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
We will search out intricate patterns and the unseen details of autumn flowers and leaves and hopefully uncover some hidden tiny fungi. This meet-up will cover the basic skills necessary to capture these details. We will begin with activities to demonstrate and practice getting close to and focusing on a subject and how to improve sharpness. Then, we will explore the garden and pond to apply these techniques. Please bring a $5 cash donation for garden upkeep on entry.
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$43       5 places left
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 01 June
Mrs Macquaries Road - 10am - 2 Hours
North Shore Photography Group
Peace Brown
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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$47      

Milky Way Seascape - Small Group

Milky Way Seascape - Small Group

Sunday 02 June
Kiama Downs - 7pm - 3 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
Capture the Milky Way from Jones Beach and Cathedral Rocks Kiama Downs as our galaxy's core rises over the ocean, with sculptural volcanic coast rocks providing a stunning foreground.

We will cover planning, safety, focus, exposure and stacking, and different techniques to include the foreground.

To get the most out of this session, you will have a good understanding of manual mode or have photographed the night sky previously.
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$148       3 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 09 June
Terrigal - 3:30pm - 3 Hours
Central Coast Photography Group
Leeon Cox
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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$148       4 places left
Capturing Star Trails in the Night Sky Class

Capturing Star Trails in the Night Sky Class

Saturday 15 June
Stanwell Tops - 5:30pm - 3 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
In this 3-hour class, you will learn how to plan, map and set up your camera to capture multiple timed images of the night sky creating a circular star trail around the south celestial pole.

You will be provided with some preparation tasks to complete prior to the class, to maximise your success in capturing star trails on the night. We will aim to set up a two-star trail series, using different time methods. While the cameras are recording the images, we will be able to further discuss techniques or if you have a second camera - take other night sky photographs.

This class includes a complimentary Zoom session to help you with post-processing your images.
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$138       0 places left

Post-Processing and Editing - Photoshop Basics

Post-Processing and Editing - Photoshop Basics

Wednesday 19 June
via Zoom - 7pm - 2 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
Photoshop can be an overwhelming program, but we will focus on the most useful tools to start our journey in Photoshop.

We will learn how to navigate the Photoshop interface, basic retouching tools, different selection techniques, understanding layers and masks, the removal of objects, and more if time permits. We will also overview the powerful AI generative interface.
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$47      
Water Photography Meetup

Water Photography Meetup

Sunday 23 June
meet near the entrance boat ramp and skate park - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Central Coast Photography Group
Leeon Cox
Dive into the mesmerizing world of water photography at our event. Immerse yourself in the artistry and fluidity of water through captivating images that evoke emotion and wonder.
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$47      
Water Reflections - How to Create Different Effects.

Water Reflections - How to Create Different Effects.

Sunday 23 June
Audley - 2pm - 2 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
Create serene and creative water reflections of gum trees, rocky banks, boats and other riverside subjects.

We will learn the ideal conditions for reflections and use different exposure settings to create mirror-like effects and add a painterly feel, using reflections to bring a sense of tranquillity to an image.

Ideally, you will be familiar with manual settings on your camera to get the best from this meet-up.
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$43       4 places left

Other Nearby Groups

Camellia Gardens Meetup

Camellia Gardens Meetup

Saturday 25 May
Caringbah - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Watercolour Group
Jane Osypenko
Join us for a delightful day of watercolour painting surrounded by the serene beauty of the Camellia Gardens, a stunning botanical park teeming with ducks, birds, and a plethora of vibrant flowers. Whether you're an experienced artist or a beginner, this event is perfect for anyone who loves to paint with watercolours.

Get inspired by the enchanting flora, connect with like-minded artists, and create stunning masterpieces. Don't miss this opportunity to paint in the lap of nature, amidst the charming company of ducks, birds, and blooming flowers!
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$43      
Harvest Hues: Crochet Class Inspired by Autumn Leaves

Harvest Hues: Crochet Class Inspired by Autumn Leaves

Saturday 25 May
Ryde - 10am - 3 Hours
Sydney Crochet Club
Sara Fardi
Joining the Harvest Hues: Crochet Class Inspired by Autumn Leaves promises participants a captivating journey into the rich colors and textures of the fall season. Delve into the art of crochet as you explore techniques tailored to emulate the intricate beauty of autumn foliage. Under the expert guidance of our instructors, you'll learn to create stunning projects that capture the essence of nature's vibrant palette. This class offers a unique opportunity to cultivate your crochet skills while immersing yourself in the cozy ambiance of autumn. Don't miss the chance to bring the warmth and beauty of the season into your crafting repertoire with our Harvest Hues class!
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$76      
Chess Adventures for Beginners

Chess Adventures for Beginners

Saturday 25 May
Parramatta - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Chess Group
Mirza Baig
Are you intrigued by the captivating world of chess? Ready to embark on an exciting journey of strategic mastery? Look no further! Our Beginner Chess Class is your gateway to unraveling the mysteries of this timeless game.

What You'll Learn:

Basic Rules & Fundamentals: From the movement of each piece to the objective of the game, we'll lay a solid foundation for your chess prowess.

Opening Principles: Discover the secrets behind powerful openings and how they can set the stage for your victory.

Tactical Maneuvers: Learn to unleash devastating tactics like pins, forks, and skewers to outsmart your opponent.

Endgame Essentials: Master the art of endgame strategy, turning even the simplest positions into triumphs.

Practical Play: Put theory into action with hands-on practice sessions and friendly matches.
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$47      

Drawing City Scapes

Drawing City Scapes

Saturday 25 May
Parramatta - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Drawing Group
Mansi Parsana
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork of the city.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.
Our Instructor will bring a print out cities of Asia and Manchester for your reference during the session.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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$47      
Cosy Creations: Beanie and Ear Warmer Crochet Class

Cosy Creations: Beanie and Ear Warmer Crochet Class

Saturday 25 May
Corrimal - 1pm - 3 Hours
Wollongong Crochet Club
Clair Coles
Join us for our Cosy Creations: Beanie and Ear Warmer Crochet Class and unlock the secrets to crafting stylish and practical winter accessories. Whether you're a seasoned crocheter or just starting out, this workshop offers something for everyone. Learn essential techniques and stitches as you create your own custom beanies and ear warmers, perfect for keeping warm during the colder months. With expert guidance and a supportive environment, you'll gain confidence in your crochet skills while creating beautiful handmade accessories to cherish or gift to loved ones. Don't miss out on this opportunity to unleash your creativity and add a touch of warmth and style to your winter wardrobe! Plus, choose from a variety of color options such as bright, pastel, neutral, or specify your preferred colors like navy blue, teal, or hot pink to personalize your creations even further.
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$85      
Fairy Meadow Beach - Afternoon shoots

Fairy Meadow Beach - Afternoon shoots

Sunday 26 May
Fairy Meadow Beach
My Family Photo - Wollongong
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       4:00pm       $220

book now       4:30pm       $220

Blackburn Gardens Double Bay

Blackburn Gardens Double Bay

Sunday 26 May
Blackburn Gardens, Double Bay
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.

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book now       11:30am       $220
Walk and Workout - Harbourside

Walk and Workout - Harbourside

Sunday 26 May
Circular quay to Pyrmont - 10am - 2 Hours
Walk and Workout - Sydney
Joshua Boxsell
Join us for a unique blend of leisure and fitness. This event is all about enjoying a relaxed walk while sneaking in some great exercises. Along the way, a friendly and qualified fitness instructor will guide you through simple exercises tailored to boost your flexibility and strength. This isn't just a workout; it's a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and enjoy some fresh air.

No matter what your fitness level is, you'll fit right in. We group participants into three levels, so you'll always feel comfortable and challenged in just the right way. All you need is a basic level of walking fitness. So, lace up your walking shoes, bring your enthusiasm, and let's make fitness fun and social.
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$15      
Walk and Workout - Inner West

Walk and Workout - Inner West

Sunday 02 June
Newtown to Darling Harbour - 10am - 2 Hours
Walk and Workout - Sydney
Joshua Boxsell
Join us for a unique blend of leisure and fitness. This event is all about enjoying a relaxed walk while sneaking in some great exercises. Along the way, a friendly and qualified fitness instructor will guide you through simple exercises tailored to boost your flexibility and strength. This isn't just a workout; it's a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and enjoy some fresh air.

No matter what your fitness level is, you'll fit right in. We group participants into three levels, so you'll always feel comfortable and challenged in just the right way. All you need is a basic level of walking fitness. So, lace up your walking shoes, bring your enthusiasm, and let's make fitness fun and social.
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$15      

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 02 June
Corrimal - 11am - 3 Hours
Wollongong Crochet Club
Clair Coles
Welcome to a skill-building session designed for beginners, refreshers, and those seeking to perfect basic crochet stitches. This instructive gathering will initiate with essential techniques of holding the yarn, then smoothly transition to forming the prime stitches essential for a traditional granny square. To make your learning experience even more enjoyable, all crochet materials are provided within the session, complemented by a complementary tea or coffee. Be part of this warm, supportive environment and immerse yourself in the intricate art of crochet.
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$86      
Puckeys Estate Reserve

Puckeys Estate Reserve

Saturday 08 June
Puckeys Estate Reserve
My Family Photo - Wollongong
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

book now       10:30am       $220
Floral Painting with Watercolour

Floral Painting with Watercolour

Saturday 08 June
Sydney Central Business District - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Watercolour Group
Jane Osypenko
Dive into a captivating session of floral watercolour painting, guided by seasoned artists. Open to all skill levels, from novices to experienced painters, this is a chance to enhance your artistic abilities in a welcoming setting. Mingle with fellow artists and nature enthusiasts, while immersing yourself in the tranquil beauty of floral watercolour painting. Join this unique blend of art and nature to capture the essence of blooms on paper. A painting experience like no other.
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$43      

ABOUT SUTHERLAND
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 Sutherland .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I wanted to walk away having learnt one new thing and I did.
    4/5
    Stuart
    2024-01-15
    Great fun, the instructor was very experienced and I learned a lot.
    5/5
    Igor
    2023-05-22
    Esteban was knowledgeable and extremely friendly. I had a fun time and took photos that I usually wouldn't have without clear guidance by Esteban. I would highly recommend another course with him. The event was casual and very enjoyable. I will be booking into future events.
    5/5
    Andrew
    2023-05-21

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Geoffrey Chuah
    Born and bred in Wellington New Zealand, Geoffrey is a self-taught photographer. He learnt his craft shooting and printing on film. His love for photography is second to none.

    His style is classic and clean with a touch of cinema added in the mix. Geoffrey has shot for countless magazines and commercial clients in Australia and overseas. He now spends most of his time shooting anything and everything from land, sea, beachscapes and urban street style. His technical skills are at the utmost importance to his shooting capability, which he would love to pass on through teaching.

    Geoffrey Chuah is available for private bookings

    Yes, I am available for private bookings. During the weekends from 9 am to 6 pm.

    This includes portraits, people, land, sea, beachscapes and urban streets.

    PHOTOS
    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Tamworth NSW
    In Tamworth for work in 2019 and went for a walk at sunset, this spectacular tree in the middle of suburban Tamworth caught my eye. Edited and cropped slightly using ? Lightleap?Rear camera iphone6s f2.2ISO16001/17sec
    Credit: Steven Cato

    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-05-10
    Title or Location: Kamay NP, Kurnell, Sydney
    Sunrise at Kurnell, I was experimenting with reflections in the rock pools when a photographer walked through my shot. I thought it added some scale and a little something extra to the photo.
    Credit: Susan Warner
    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-05-08
    Title or Location: Mount view Hunter valley
    Early morning looking down from mount view Hunter valley over the small foggy town of Milford on the Easter long weekend
    Credit: Mark Richardson

    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-05-02
    Title or Location: Barden Ridge
    Taking my new lens out for the very first time, this cute kookaburra landed right next to me and allowed me to get some amazing shots.
    Credit: Alycia Geldenhuys
    Instagram: @wildunleashed

    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-04-27
    Title or Location: Sunshine coast QLD.
    With so many birds in one place the key is to find one and thats your focus point then the rest blends superbly
    Credit: David Hodgson
    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-04-02
    Title or Location: Watson bay
    I was doing a photoshoot with a beautiful couple when I saw my chance to capture this beautiful sunset
    Credit: Melina Wallace
    Instagram: Wallave_photography_au

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez

    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rhodes.7528
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Skerries beach
    I was thinking about proper sunset session for long time, as ive never done any, and one day weather was calling.So i packed my camera, my boys and went to Skerries.I couldnt imagine more beautiful sunset.On the photo my little son Henry with his dad. 2 out of 3 boys I love the most.
    Credit: kasia the dogographer

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