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Upcoming Events

Urban Walk About

Urban Walk About

Saturday 04 May
Market and Elizabeth Street - 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      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 18 May
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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$43      
Urban Walk About

Urban Walk About

Saturday 01 June
Market and Elizabeth Street - 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.
book now
$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Embrace Blur and Multiple Exposure - Unlock Your Creative Mind

Embrace Blur and Multiple Exposure - Unlock Your Creative Mind

Sunday 28 April
Wollongong Botantic Gardens - 9am - 2 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
Let go of the need for a sharp focus image and explore the concepts of intentional camera movement (ICM) and multiple exposure techniques.

Drawing inspiration from the flowers and features in the garden we will create impressionistic scenes using light, colour, and shape. It's rewarding and addictive as every photo is unique.
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$43       3 places left
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 04 May
Terrigal Skillion - 9am - 2 Hours
Central Coast Photography Group
Nicholas Gibbins
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
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$47      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 04 May
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      

Post-Production in Photography

Post-Production in Photography

Sunday 05 May
MS Teams - 3pm - 2 Hours
Sydney Photography Group
Yucheng Shen
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      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 18 May
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      
Explore Waterfalls - Nellies Glen

Explore Waterfalls - Nellies Glen

Sunday 19 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      

Explore Waterfalls - Carrington Falls

Explore Waterfalls - Carrington Falls

Sunday 19 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      
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
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

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      

Other Nearby Groups

Still Life Watercolour Painting

Still Life Watercolour Painting

Saturday 27 April
Sydney Central Business District - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Watercolour Group
Jane Osypenko
Immerse yourself in the beauty of still life through the enchanting medium of watercolours! Join us for a serene and inspiring "Still Life Watercolour Painting" event that promises a delightful journey into the world of artistic expression.

Unleash your inner artist as the instructor guides you through the intricacies of capturing the essence of everyday objects in vibrant watercolour hues.
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$43      
Principles of the opening & Introduction to castling

Principles of the opening & Introduction to castling

Saturday 27 April
Parramatta - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Chess Group
Changhao Yu

Join Our Chess Class and Master the Game!
Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of chess? Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced player seeking to sharpen your skills, our chess class is perfect for you!

Our chess class is open to players of all ages and skill levels, from beginners taking their first steps in the game to seasoned veterans looking to refine their strategies. Whether you're a casual player or aspiring grandmaster, there's something for everyone in our class.
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$47      
C2C Crochet Class

C2C Crochet Class

Saturday 27 April
Ryde - 10am - 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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$84      

Swain Gardens Killara

Swain Gardens Killara

Sunday 28 April
Swain Gardens, Killara
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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Charcoal for Beginners

Charcoal for Beginners

Sunday 28 April
Ermington, New South Wales - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Art Group
Vittorio Pagani
Unleash your creativity with Charcoal for Beginners, an art event tailored for budding artists eager to explore the versatile medium of charcoal. Join us for an inspiring morning of hands-on guidance, where you'll learn fundamental techniques and unleash your imagination onto paper. No prior experience necessary just come prepared to dive into the world of charcoal art!
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$43      
Enhance Your Crochet Skills: Edging and Borders Class - Learn to Embellish Tea Towels, Pillowcases, and Face Washers

Enhance Your Crochet Skills: Edging and Borders Class - Learn to Embellish Tea Towels, Pillowcases, and Face Washers

Sunday 28 April
Corrimal - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Wollongong Crochet Club
Clair Coles
Join the "Enhance Your Crochet Skills: Edging and Borders Class" to elevate their crochet craftsmanship. In this class, they will master the art of embellishing tea towels, pillowcases, and face washers, adding unique and intricate details to their creations. By learning advanced edging and border techniques, participants can personalize their projects, turning ordinary items into stunning pieces of functional art. This class offers a valuable opportunity to expand one's crochet repertoire and unleash creativity while enhancing practical skills. Whether a beginner or an experienced crocheter, this class promises to inspire and empower participants to take their crochet skills to new heights.
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$83      

Sip and Stitch: Crochet Class with Refreshments

Sip and Stitch: Crochet Class with Refreshments

Saturday 04 May
Ryde - 10am - 3 Hours
Sydney Crochet Club
Sara Fardi
The Sip and Stitch: Crochet Class with Refreshments offers a delightful blend of relaxation, creativity, and socialization. Participants can unwind with their favorite beverage while learning new crochet techniques and creating beautiful projects. This class provides the perfect opportunity to indulge in self-care, connect with like-minded individuals, and develop crochet skills in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Whether you're a seasoned crocheter or a complete beginner, join us for an enjoyable evening of crafting and camaraderie at our Crochet and Sip Class!
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$76      
Beginners French Class

Beginners French Class

Saturday 04 May
Menai - 11am - 3 Hours
Sydney French Group
Fatima Malagouen
Parlez-vous français? (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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$148      
Introduction to Drawing Fundamentals

Introduction to Drawing Fundamentals

Sunday 05 May
Blacktown - 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      

Walk and Workout - North Shore Harbour

Walk and Workout - North Shore Harbour

Sunday 05 May
Mosman to Balmoral Beach - 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 Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 11 May
Cronulla - 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      
Mastering the Art of Granny Squares: Crochet Class

Mastering the Art of Granny Squares: Crochet Class

Saturday 11 May
Barrack Heights - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Wollongong Crochet Club
Clair Coles
Join our Granny Square Crochet Class for an enriching journey into the timeless art of crochet. This class offers participants the opportunity to unlock the secrets of creating charming and versatile granny squares, a cornerstone of crochet craftsmanship. With expert guidance and hands-on instruction, participants will learn essential techniques, from mastering basic stitches to understanding color combinations and pattern variations. Whether you're a beginner eager to explore the fundamentals of crochet or an experienced crafter looking to expand your repertoire, this class provides a welcoming and supportive environment to nurture your creativity and hone your skills. Join us as we embark on a creative adventure, where each stitch weaves a story of tradition, beauty, and endless possibilities in the world of crochet.

Yarns and hooks will be provided by the instructor, ensuring that participants have everything they need for the class. Additionally, complimentary drinks will be available to enhance the overall experience.
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$76      

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
    2024-04-02
    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

    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-03-30
    Title or Location: Cliff walk at Watson's bay.
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    Credit: Stephen Fay
    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-03-23
    Title or Location: Kaik&333ura, NZ
    While taking a million of pics of seals at Kaik&333ura, I spotted this little one just watching from a safe distance
    Credit: Vanessa Cardemil
    Instagram: ness_ce

    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-03-15
    Title or Location: In my home
    I came downstairs to feed my cat - Indigo & couldn't find him...but the I looked up. Here he was sitting in the clothes dryer, perfectly framed by the opening. Luckily I had my phone with me & was able to capture this image.I call him my 'clown cat', as he's always doing random stuff & makes me laugh!Photo taken with a Samsung S10 phone, - ISO 250, 26mm focal length, f2.4, 1/100th sec. Minimal processing only - brightening & cropping.
    Credit: Lynn Stephens-Tait
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/LynnStephensTaitPhotography
    Instagram: @lynnstephenstaitphotography

    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-03-11
    Title or Location: From my back yard, a white crab spider at home between two camelia leaves.
    Olympus me10ii 60mm macrolens with Raynox DCR 250 attachment. 45 frames processed through Helicon 8.8
    Credit: Eric von Werstak
    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-03-09
    Title or Location: Mineral Natrolite & Mesolite Punta de Aguila, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote Canary Islands FOV 10X8mm
    Olympus me10ii with 60mm macro lens Raynox DCR 250 attatchment. 36 frames processed through Helicon Focus 8.8
    Credit: Eric von Werstak

    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-04-25
    Title or Location: rice fields Bali
    camera nikon z series 24-70 mm at 70mm iso 250 @ f9. shutter 1/8000. taken early morning . Edited in lightroom.
    Credit: stan chun

    Derby Photography Group
    2024-04-24
    Title or Location: At home using a lightbox
    I set this up on my kitchen table using a light box with yellow backdrop and tried several compositions and aperatures.Settings for this where f16, 100mm macro lens, 1/3s, iso100. Used a Lightroom preset for effect.
    Credit: Claire Betteridge
    Instagram: claire.betteridge
    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-04-23
    Title or Location: Silence

    Credit: Joseph Opal

    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Coralville Reservoir
    It was taken with a Nikon D7100, set on a 15 second exposure.
    Credit: Scott Shrader
    Instagram: Iowaoutdoorsphotos

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