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Upcoming Events

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 06 July
Arthur and Illawarra Road - 9am - 2 Hours
Geoffrey Chuah
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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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
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

Seascape Photography: Rock Platforms

Seascape Photography: Rock Platforms

Saturday 29 June
Terrigal - 9am - 2 Hours
Central Coast Photography Group
Nicholas Gibbins
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      
Landscape Photograph

Landscape Photograph

Saturday 29 June
Kariong - 9am - 2 Hours
North Shore Photography Group
Peace Brown
A class focused on landscape photography, covering composition, lighting, and outdoor photography techniques.
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$47      
Water Reflections - How to Create Different Effects.

Water Reflections - How to Create Different Effects.

Sunday 30 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       3 places left

Post-Processing and Editing - Photoshop Basics

Post-Processing and Editing - Photoshop Basics

Wednesday 03 July
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       0 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Manly - 10am - 3 Hours
Sydney Photography Group
Francisco Carcamo
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.
book now
$148      
Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Saturday 13 July
Wyong - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Central Coast Photography Group
Nicholas Gibbins
In this session we'll be looking at how we can challenge ourselves to find new viewpoints and perspectives when out with our camera, and how different angles can tell different photographic stories.

Finding strong landscape compositions using Angles and Point of View.
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$47      

Beach Abstract Photography

Beach Abstract Photography

Sunday 14 July
Coledale - 9am - 2 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
Abstract photography involves the use of colour , light, shadow, texture, shape and form to convey a feeling or impression. We don't always know what we are looking at but the impact is lasting.

In this meet-up, we will explore techniques such as long exposure, close-up, intentional camera movement, black-and-white, and exposure to defy logic and create unique images that keep you wondering.

All levels of experience and equipment are welcome - such as those using auto settings and mobile phones.
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$47       2 places left
Understanding Your Histogram and Lightmeter

Understanding Your Histogram and Lightmeter

Sunday 21 July
Avoca Beach - 9am - 2 Hours
Central Coast Photography Group
Nicholas Gibbins
Having troubles with getting the correct exposure? Curious what the histogram is and how to read it? In this meetup I will discuss how your camera's light meter works, how metering affects your meter, as well as what your histogram is and how to read and understand the information it is giving you.

Meet up at the Avoca Beach Surf Life Saving Club
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$47      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 03 August
Shelly Beach Rd - 9am - 3 Hours
Central Coast Photography Group
Nicholas Gibbins
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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$148      

Post Processing and Editing - Lightroom Next Level

Post Processing and Editing - Lightroom Next Level

Wednesday 07 August
via Zoom - 7pm - 2 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
This ZOOM session will continue from the previous Post-Processing and Editing—Lightroom Basics, which introduced Lightroom. Now, we will explore many more features of Lightroom to take your editing to a new level of expertise.

Assuming you are already familiar with basic editing, we will delve deep into the powerful masking tools, using selective masks, brushes, AI selection, and specific masks like colour and luminosity. We will also learn how to interact with and layer these masks, empowering you to create stunning edits.

Then, we move on to the fantastic AI generative fill tool to erase objects with more new features, such as blur.

If you are new to Lightroom, it is best to wait for the next Post Processing and Editing—Lightroom Basics, which is coming up in the next few months.
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$47      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 17 August
Avoca Beach - 9am - 2 Hours
Central Coast Photography Group
Nicholas Gibbins
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
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$47      
Post-Processing and Editing - Lightroom and Photoshop  - Exploring Beyond the Basics

Post-Processing and Editing - Lightroom and Photoshop - Exploring Beyond the Basics

Wednesday 21 August
via Zoom - 7pm - 2 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
Combine your workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop, utilising both programs for streamlining editing using the best features of each program.

Building on the basics, we will devise a workflow starting with Lightroom for basic editing and mask use, progressing to Photoshop for refinement with cloning, dodging and burning, filters, and combining elements from different photos, and then returning to Lightroom for exporting and adding watermarks.

Follow this progress as we create a composite image demonstrating each stage of the process.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Drawing City Scapes

Drawing City Scapes

Saturday 29 June
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      
Master the Art of Crafting: Granny Square Crochet Bag Class - Part 2

Master the Art of Crafting: Granny Square Crochet Bag Class - Part 2

Saturday 29 June
Corrimal - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Wollongong Crochet Club
Clair Coles
Elevate your crochet skills and complete your journey toward crafting a stunning and functional accessory by joining the "Master the Art of Crafting: Granny Square Crochet Bag Class - Part 2." Building upon the foundational knowledge gained in Part 1, this workshop delves deeper into advanced techniques of granny square construction and bag assembly. With expert guidance from our instructors, participants will further hone their crochet abilities, expand their repertoire of stitches, and gain confidence in tackling more intricate projects. Additionally, participants have the exciting opportunity to choose a color theme for their bag from four options: brights/black, pastels/cream, naturals/beige, or coastal/tan-sandy color. Don't miss out on the chance to perfect your crochet prowess and create a masterpiece—join us for an enriching and empowering crochet experience in Part 2 of the workshop!
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$86      
Walk and Workout - Centennial Park

Walk and Workout - Centennial Park

Sunday 30 June
Centennial Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Walk and Workout - Sydney
Joshua Boxsell
Enjoy a relaxing walk in Centennial Park while sneaking in some great exercises. During the walk, a friendly and qualified fitness instructor will guide you through simple exercises tailored to boost your flexibility and strength. It's the easiest way to workout in Sydney.

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      

Ink for Beginners

Ink for Beginners

Sunday 30 June
Ermington, New South Wales - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Art Group
Vittorio Pagani
Dive into the captivating world of ink at our beginner-friendly art event! Discover the magic of ink as you experiment with various techniques and unleash your artistic potential. Join us for a fun-filled session where you'll learn the basics and create your own stunning ink masterpieces.
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$43      
Loose Watercolour Painting

Loose Watercolour Painting

Saturday 06 July
Sydney Central Business District - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Watercolour Group
Jane Osypenko
This meetup is all about embracing the free-flowing and expressive nature of loose watercolour techniques. You'll have the chance to mingle with fellow artists, share tips and tricks, and explore various styles and approaches to watercolour painting.

Whether you're into landscapes, florals, abstracts, or anything in between, this meetup is the perfect opportunity to unwind, paint, and connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for watercolour art.
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$47      
Whimsical Wonders: Intermediate Amigurumi Crochet Class

Whimsical Wonders: Intermediate Amigurumi Crochet Class

Saturday 06 July
Ryde - 10am - 3 Hours
Sydney Crochet Club
Sara Fardi
Embark on a magical journey into the world of whimsy by joining the "Whimsical Wonders: Intermediate Amigurumi Crochet Class." Perfect for those with some crochet experience, this class offers a delightful opportunity to expand your skills and bring charming characters to life. Under the expert guidance of our instructors, you'll delve into the intricate art of amigurumi, mastering techniques to create adorable toys and creatures. Whether you're looking to add personality to your projects or simply enjoy the creative process, this class promises to spark your imagination and leave you with a collection of enchanting creations. Don't miss out on the chance to join us in crafting whimsical wonders that are sure to bring joy and smiles to all who encounter them!
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$84      

Beginners French Class

Beginners French Class

Saturday 06 July
Menai - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney French Group
Fatima Malagouen
Parlez-vous francais? (Do you speak French?) Unlock the beauty of the French language with our Beginners French Class! Whether you're a total beginner or seeking to brush up on your basics, our interactive and engaging classes are designed to make learning French fun and effective.

Key Features:
Interactive Learning: Dive into the language through immersive activities, games, and conversations led by experienced instructors.
Practical Skills: Master essential vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and everyday phrases to confidently communicate in French.
Cultural Insights: Explore the rich culture and heritage of French-speaking countries, adding depth to your language learning experience.
Small Class Sizes: Benefit from personalised attention and ample opportunities to practice speaking, listening, and reading.
Beginner-Friendly Environment: Embrace your learning journey in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, free from judgment.

Who Should Attend:
Absolute beginners with little to no prior knowledge of French.
Individuals looking to develop a strong foundation in the language for travel, work, or personal enrichment.
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$47      
Wollongong Botanic Garden

Wollongong Botanic Garden

Sunday 07 July
Wollongong Botanic Garden
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
Walk and Workout - Lyne Park

Walk and Workout - Lyne Park

Sunday 07 July
Rose Bay NSW - 10am - 2 Hours
Walk and Workout - Sydney
Joshua Boxsell
Discover the ultimate synergy of fitness and exploration with our unique walking-based fitness activity along Sydney's picturesque Harbour Heritage Walk. Begin your journey at Rose Bay Wharf, where every step promises breathtaking views and invigorating movement.

As you traverse this iconic route towards Watsons Bay Wharf, our expert trainers will guide you through a dynamic blend of walking and energizing bodyweight exercises. Embrace the rhythm of the harbour breeze as it complements your workout, enhancing both your physical strength and mental clarity.

Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or simply seeking a refreshing way to experience Sydney's beauty, our journey from Rose Bay to Watsons Bay promises an unforgettable fusion of exercise and adventure. Join us and transform your walk into a revitalizing fitness odyssey along one of Australia's most stunning coastal paths.
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$47      

Figure Gesture Drawing

Figure Gesture Drawing

Sunday 07 July
Art Gallery Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Sydney Art Group
Alice Xu
Drawing the sculptures/paintings with us!

You will learn:

- How to simplify the figure
- Exaggerating poses
- Building Shapes
- Drawing with accuracy

Bring: Sketchbook, pencil, eraser, watercolour/coloured pencil (optional)
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$47      
Beginner Crochet Class

Beginner Crochet Class

Sunday 07 July
Barrack Heights - 11am - 3 Hours
Wollongong Crochet Club
Clair Coles
Dive into the world of crochet with our specially curated session perfect for beginners, refreshers, and anyone looking to master the foundational stitches of this timeless craft. Begin your journey with the basics of yarn handling, before smoothly progressing to the core stitches necessary to create a classic granny square. Enhance your learning experience in a setting where all crochet materials are provided for your convenience, alongside a complimentary tea or coffee to elevate your crafting session. Join us in a nurturing environment that encourages growth and creativity, and explore the delicate art of crochet.
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$92       4 places left
Introduction to Drawing Fundamentals

Introduction to Drawing Fundamentals

Saturday 13 July
Parramatta - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Drawing Group
Mansi Parsana
In this class, you will explore various drawing techniques, materials, and styles in a supportive and encouraging environment. From understanding basic shapes and lines to shading and perspective, you will learn essential skills that form the foundation of drawing.

Led by experienced instructors who are passionate about art, you will receive personalised guidance and feedback tailored to your level of experience. Through hands-on exercises and demonstrations, you will gradually build confidence in your drawing abilities and develop your own unique style.
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$47      

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
    2024-06-24
    Title or Location: Kurnell
    This particular day went to take photos of whales but saw these black swallows jetting past so thought I?d speed up my camera and attempt to take a photo and see if I could capture one. Later I learnt they are Welcome Swallows and actually are beautifully colored.
    Credit: Vanessa Cardemil
    Instagram: ness_ce

    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-06-08
    Title or Location: Barcelona
    Lazy afternoon beverage after a big day of exploring the old city of Barcelona.
    Credit: Steve Cato
    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Lord Howe Island
    This photo epitomises the fact that Lord Howe Island is World Heritage Listed?. heaven on earth!
    Credit: Julie Kennedy
    Instagram: jaks2015

    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Barcelona
    Barcelona markets.
    Credit: Steven cato

    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Dubbo, N.S.W.
    A bit of luck and a steady hand is always a good thing, I was sitting next to a bush where these elusive little birds were gathering and these two just landed right in the frame which pleased me to no end. I was working with some pretty heavy equipment, Canon R Mirrorless and the Canon EF 500 1:4 L IS USM. About 7kg freehand is a challenge, lucky its stabilised..
    Credit: David Hodgson
    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Cambodia.
    One of the prison cells in Cambodia where people were kept before being taken out to the killing fields. It was a terrible time in this country during the Pol Pot regime with the Khmer Rouge.
    Credit: David Hodgson

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-06-24
    Title or Location: Bourne lincs
    Waiting for an Osprey and a red kite decided to get in on the act
    Credit: Tony garratty
    Instagram: Nikongasman

    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-06-24
    Title or Location: Wichita
    Young female fox trying to get a better view of the area around her.
    Credit: Scott Hinkle
    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-24
    Title or Location: Oregon Coast
    I had the pleasure of traveling to the Oregon Coast for a photo workshop. This is one of many shots I took while there, This is a blue hour blend where I took one photo right after sunset and another photo from the same spot hours later to capture the night sky then blended the 2 together. Thanks for looking!
    Credit: Frank Kuszaj
    Facebook: Frankly Living Photography
    Instagram: Frankly_Living_

    Canterbury Photography Group
    2024-06-23
    Title or Location: Sunny Sands, Folkestone
    This morning was not very promising, but still I was determined to get out and take pictures! Headed to Sunny Sands and found these two rocks in the sand that caught my interest. The tide was rising and the sun started glowing in the sky! "Perfect moment", and the a wave caught me by surprise and made my feet soaking wet! Apparently sign of good luck, and maybe so, it's one of my best images and was definitely worth it!
    Credit: Dario Canada
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