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Upcoming Events

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 17 August
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Water Reflections - How to Create Different Effects.

Water Reflections - How to Create Different Effects.

Sunday 28 July
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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$47       3 places left
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      
Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Saturday 03 August
Mallett St, Camperdown NSW - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Photography Group
Francisco Carcamo
Learn to use intentional motion blur to enhance your photography. We will cover a range of blurring techniques including long exposures, panning and intentional camera movement for artistic purposes. Not all blurry photos are accidents!

Knowing how to control the blur can help lead you to new creative opportunities, expanding your photographic possibilities.
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$47      

Creative Astrophotography and Panoramas in a Small Group

Creative Astrophotography and Panoramas in a Small Group

Saturday 03 August
Gerroa - 7pm - 3 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
In this small group (max 6 people), we will build on our astrophotography skills to create a panorama of the Milky Way from the Gerroa Headland. We will also attempt creative ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) interpretations of the night sky to create a dynamic and surreal effect.
A good knowledge of astrophotography skills is required for this class so we can jump straight into creating our night sky images.
Complimentary post-processing instructions will be provided.
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$148       0 places left
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       4 places left
Getting Off Auto and More - Beginners and Intermediates

Getting Off Auto and More - Beginners and Intermediates

Saturday 10 August
Murphys Ave, Keiraville - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
If you want to get off the auto modes or refresh your knowledge of manual settings, join us as a small group max 6 people for a morning exploring. Learn to be confident using your camera and transform your everyday snaps into outstanding images. There will be a variety of subject matter to experiment with and practice using your camera.We will cover the fundamentals of manual camera settings for correct exposure and explore composition, focus and depth of field. We will also discuss different lenses, their applications, and camera care and maintenance.Techniques will be adapted to your skill level.
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$148       5 places left

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      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 17 August
Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Photography Group
Francisco Carcamo
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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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       5 places left

Heritage Trail in Our Town

Heritage Trail in Our Town

Saturday 24 August
Harbour St, Wollongong - 9am - 2 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
Follow part of the heritage trail with us through Wollongong CBD as we capture features of the historical landmarks and buildings, plus observe street life as people move about their weekend activities.

All types of cameras and experiences are welcome.

This meet-up will focus on architecture, urban features, and street photography. Join our group as we explore the town and its culture.

We will finish at a cafe to share our experiences and ideas (optional).
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$47       4 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 31 August
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.
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$148      
Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Sunday 01 September
Shelly Beach Rd - 9am - 2 Hours
Central Coast Photography Group
Nicholas Gibbins
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating stunning images with a shallow depth of field.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of photography, including aperture, focal length, and distance.

We will cover topics such as using a shallow depth of field to create a mood, blurring out distracting backgrounds, and how to use a shallow depth of field to give a bokeh effect behind our subjects to make them pop.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Mastering Crochet: Advanced Stitches and Techniques Class

Mastering Crochet: Advanced Stitches and Techniques Class

Saturday 27 July
Top Ryde Shopping Centre - 10am - 3 Hours
Sydney Crochet Club
Sara Fardi
For those ready to move beyond the basics, the "Mastering Crochet: Advanced Stitches and Techniques Class" offers an exciting opportunity to elevate your crochet skills to new heights. Delve into the world of complex stitches and techniques as you refine your craftsmanship under the guidance of experienced instructors. This class is designed to challenge and inspire participants, providing a comprehensive exploration of advanced crochet methods. Whether you're looking to create intricate lacework, textured patterns, or elaborate motifs, this class will equip you with the knowledge and expertise to master the art of crochet at an advanced level. Don't miss out on the chance to unlock your full creative potential and take your crochet projects to the next level with our Mastering Crochet class!
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$84      
Advanced Granny Square Class

Advanced Granny Square Class

Saturday 27 July
Corrimal - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Wollongong Crochet Club
Clair Coles
Joining the Advanced Granny Square crochet class for an enriching and creative crochet experience. This class offers the opportunity to elevate one's crochet skills, unlocking a world of intricate patterns and techniques that will enable participants to create stunning and unique projects. Whether you're an experienced crocheter or looking to expand your skillset, this class provides a supportive and engaging environment, fostering creativity and camaraderie among fellow enthusiasts. With the Advanced Granny Square class, you can take your crochet craftsmanship to the next level and embark on a journey of self-expression and artistic fulfillment.
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$92      
Chess Adventures for Beginners

Chess Adventures for Beginners

Saturday 27 July
Parramatta - 11am - 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 LearnBasic 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

Sunday 28 July
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      
Painting Butterflies

Painting Butterflies

Saturday 03 August
Cronulla - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Watercolour Group
Jane Osypenko
Join us for a delightful and creative morning for our "Painting Butterflies" watercolour meetup. This event is perfect for both beginners and experienced artists looking to explore the delicate beauty of butterflies through the medium of watercolour.

Our experienced instructor will provide step-by-step guidance on watercolour techniques specifically for painting butterflies.
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$47      
Chess Adventures for Beginners

Chess Adventures for Beginners

Saturday 03 August
Parramatta - 11am - 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 LearnBasic 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      

Tonal Drawing

Tonal Drawing

Sunday 04 August
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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$47      
Hooked on Sunshine Intricate Stitches Class

Hooked on Sunshine Intricate Stitches Class

Sunday 04 August
Barrack Heights - 11am - 3 Hours
Wollongong Crochet Club
Clair Coles
Uncover the Magic of Crochet's Special Stitches! Elevate your crochet skills with our exciting Special Stitches Class! If you've mastered the basics, it's time to delve into the world of Puff, Cluster, and Popcorn stitches. Together, we'll craft a stunning Hooked on Sunshine pattern that showcases your new skills. Plus, enjoy complimentary basic materials and a refreshing round of non-alcoholic drinks to keep your creativity flowing. Don't miss out on this enchanting crochet journey, reserve your spot today!
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$92      
Introduction to Drawing Fundamentals

Introduction to Drawing Fundamentals

Saturday 10 August
Campbell St. - 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      

Beginners French Class

Beginners French Class

Saturday 10 August
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 FeaturesInteractive 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 AttendAbsolute 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      
Amigurumi 101 Class

Amigurumi 101 Class

Saturday 10 August
Corrimal - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Wollongong Crochet Club
Clair Coles
Learn the basics of Amigurumi by making a cute crochet octopus, perfect for those who have completed our beginners class.
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$92      
Woolwich, Clarkes Point Reserve

Woolwich, Clarkes Point Reserve

Sunday 11 August
Woolwich, Clarkes Point Reserve
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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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
    2024-07-01
    Title or Location: Khwai area, Botswana
    Captured this Leopard on a recent trip to Botswana, having a drink in the Khwai area after feasting on a carcass.
    Credit: Steve Potter Photography
    Facebook: @stevepotterphoto
    Instagram: @spotter698

    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

    Norfolk Photography Group
    2024-07-23
    Title or Location: Taken in a private Quiet Location a few months ago.this beautiful female kingfisher was very happy too pose .for the 3hrs I was at the location She was showing at least every 15 mins .loving the kingfisher.

    Credit: David Bailey

    Melbourne Photography Group
    2024-07-23
    Title or Location: Montforts Beach
    It was nothing but grey skies and rain for days on end, but I decided that you don't always need epic sunsets for great photos. The dull weather also allowed me to get a 20 second exposure with an ND1000 filter giving that classic wispy water look. A wide angle lens allowed me to get nice and close and emphasize the subject, being that close also meant there was some close calls with the occasional freak wave coming up to where I had my tripod and me running back up the beach to escape them
    Credit: Rory FUNKEDub
    Instagram: FUNKEDub
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-07-23
    Title or Location: Circular Quay-Bennelong Point
    There?s sunset and there?s sunset like this! As if Mother Nature decided that the colours were not enough and returned with these extraordinary after colours!I was a bit wavering that afternoon looking at those thick clouds building up but then a gap in those clouds made for a colour burst producing a sunset that has by far been one of the best in this year I have seen!
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-07-22
    Title or Location: River Churnet
    This image was taken just as the Sun rose on a winter morning, looking northwards along the river Churnet.
    Credit: Shaun Pim
    Instagram: Shaunpimphotography

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