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Upcoming Events

Urban Walk About

Urban Walk About

Sunday 25 February
Argyle St - 3pm - 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 09 March
King Street - 9am - 2 Hours
Geoffrey Chuah
With over 20 years of experience, photographer Geoffrey Chuah will take you on this street photography course in and around the Sydney Suburb of Newtown. Newtown was once known for being a rugged place, but now has a lot of character where you can shoot all kinds of subjects and electric street photography.

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

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

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

Getting off Auto and more - Beginner to Intermediate Class

Saturday 02 March
Mt Pleasant - 9am - 3 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
Transform your everyday snaps into outstanding images.

Our venue location for this event offers a diverse array of native and cultivar plant species, a tranquil lake, and visiting animal life.
This setting will provide us with many opportunities to practice photography in a relaxed atmosphere.

As we wander around the garden, you will become confident using manual exposure settings, different focus methods, and learning composition guidelines. Techniques will be adapted to your individual skill level.

Please prepare $5 donation to garden upkeep on entry.
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$138       2 places left
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

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

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

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

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

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

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

Nature Photography Meetup

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

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

Skills for Astrophotography and the Night Sky

Saturday 13 April
Bombo - 5:30pm - 2 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
Learn the night sky constellations, especially in the context of astrophotography, such as how to locate our milky way galaxy and its path during the year, nearby galaxies, planets in our solar system and the location of interesting objects in the sky.

In this meet-up, we will concentrate on the skills required to master astrophotography such as planning, focusing skills, exposure settings, camera settings, foreground composition and more. Stars will be visible during this session, but not the Milky Way, which will rise later in the night.

The location is not within the quarry, so an easy 5-10 min walk to the headland.

We will also capture the lights of Kiama as a seascape.

A tripod is essential, your current camera equipment will be suitable for this meet-up.

This meet-up is recommended if you are new to astrophotography. An understanding of how to change your camera exposure settings is required.



A separate meet-up "Up-late for the Milky Way" will follow this skills session, if you are keen for a double session to put your skills to the test.
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$43       1 places left

Up-Late for the Milky Way at Bombo

Up-Late for the Milky Way at Bombo

Saturday 13 April
Kiama - 8:30pm - 2 Hours
Wollongong Photography Group
Sue Curtis
Bombo Quarry is a renowned geological feature that provides a sheltered location from the urban lights for night photography. We will use the towering rocks to add some foreground interest to our night sky photos or aim our cameras to the east to capture our Milky Way Galaxy as it rises above the horizon.

For this meet-up, it will be assumed that you will have a good understanding of using manual mode and ideally have previously photographed the night sky.

Please be aware that this session will be subject to suitable weather and ocean conditions

You will need a tripod, and torch and be able to navigate the path down into the quarry in the dark, using steep steps and uneven rocky ground.

A separate meet-up "Skills for Astrophotography" will proceed this session" If you have not photographed the night sky previously it is highly recommended that you start with the skills session.
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$43       0 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

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

Post-Production in Photography

Post-Production in Photography

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

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

Other Nearby Groups

Corner to Corner Crochet  Class

Corner to Corner Crochet Class

Saturday 24 February
Corrimal - 10am - 3 Hours
Wollongong Crochet Club
Clair Coles
Experience a unique and innovative style of crocheting at the Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet event! Make patterns or pictures by working with stitches diagonally and following a graph. Expand your refinement by learning how to read and work from a graph, while increasing, decreasing, and altering colors to make your creations stand out. This creative journey in crocheting is not to be missed!
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$76      
Brennan's Park Wollstonecraft

Brennan's Park Wollstonecraft

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

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

book now       10:00am       $220

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book now       12:00pm       $220
Fairy Meadow Beach

Fairy Meadow Beach

Sunday 25 February
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

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book now       5:00pm       $220

C2C Crochet Class

C2C Crochet Class

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

Character Illustration Meetup

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

Tonal Drawing

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

We will focus on:

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

Join us!
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$43      

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 09 March
Corrimal - 10am - 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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$84      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

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

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

Birds in Watercolours

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

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

Unraveling Style: Hexagon Cardigan Crochet Class - Part 1

Unraveling Style: Hexagon Cardigan Crochet Class - Part 1

Saturday 16 March
Corrimal - 10am - 3 Hours
Wollongong Crochet Club
Clair Coles
Discover the artistry and intricacy of crochet as you embark on a creative journey with our Hexagon Cardigan Crochet Class - Part 1. This class promises an enriching experience where participants will delve into the fascinating world of crochet, learning the foundational techniques needed to craft a stunning hexagon cardigan. Through expert guidance and hands-on practice, attendees will unravel the secrets behind creating beautiful hexagonal motifs, mastering essential stitches, and understanding garment construction. Whether you're a novice or seasoned crocheter, this class offers a unique opportunity to expand your skills, unleash your creativity, and embark on the path to creating your own stylish and personalized cardigan. Join us and explore the joy of crochet while crafting a timeless piece that reflects your individual flair and style.

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      
Parramatta Park

Parramatta Park

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

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

book now       9:30am       $220

booked       10:00am

booked       10:30am

book now       11:00am       $220
Wollongong Botanic Garden

Wollongong Botanic Garden

Sunday 24 March
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       9:30am       $220

booked       10:00am

booked       10:30am

book now       11:00am       $220

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
    2024-02-14
    Title or Location: Darling Harbour
    I was in the city enjoying the Lunar New Year festival activities and thought this guy was a perfect mascot for the 'Year of the Dragon'
    Credit: Matt Morris

    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-02-03
    Title or Location: Emu heights N.S.W
    Rare regent honey-eater. Part of a breeding programme. Was released in the hunter valley 2022. and january 2024 was spotted in this residential garden with a paired mate born in the wild.at emu heights western sydney. A significant and historic moment as there were concerns if the captive bred and wild bred birds would pair. But no such problems . the future of these critically endangered birds is starting to look up. With only between 250 and 300 birds left in the wild . Its an amazing time fo
    Credit: Wayne Keys
    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-02-03
    Title or Location: Gombe National Park, Western Tanzania
    Image captured in the stunning Gombe National Park, Tanzania. It is very wild and remote Chimpanzee country. Based on only 35 km? of protected land along the hills of the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, it is true Tarzan territory, and home to the Chimpanzees that Jane Goodall researched many years ago.
    Credit: Steve Potter Photography
    Facebook: @stevepotterphoto
    Instagram: @spotter698

    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-02-01
    Title or Location:
    Endangered species regent honeyeater, only less than 300 of them exist in the wild. Hunter valley zoo is one of the bases that they breed them, tag them and leave them in the wild. I hope this beautiful bird get over of this danger situation and their population increase more.
    Credit: Meysam Makvandi
    Instagram: Sydneywildlifee

    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-01-26
    Title or Location: Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens
    On a quick stroll through the gardens and found this little worker busy doing his job for the plants and the hive
    Credit: Matt Morris
    Sutherland Photography Group
    2024-01-19
    Title or Location:
    Went to my favorite spot in the hope to get a beautiful sunset pic full of color but the storm rolled in and gave me a magical moment could resist capturing it. So glad I stuck around
    Credit: Vanessa Kennedy
    Instagram: ness_ce

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March

    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd

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