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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!
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Saturday the 26th of June 2021
Landscape Photography Meetup - Kiama Coastal Walk - 9am - 2 hours
This meetup will focus on improving our Landscape Photography, specifically by looking at how we work with composition, light and shadow, and depth of field. Perfect for both beginner and intermediate students!
Instructor: Ryan North
$35pp     7 places left
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We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations across the region.
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 Wollongong Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.



We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 1.5 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.

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Saturday the 26th of June 2021
Landscape Photography Meetup - Kiama Coastal Walk - 9am - 2 hours
This meetup will focus on improving our Landscape Photography, specifically by looking at how we work with composition, light and shadow, and depth of field. Perfect for both beginner and intermediate students!
Instructor: Ryan North
$35pp     7 places left
Saturday the 3rd of July 2021
Coast Track, Royal National Park - Leaving from Bundeena,walking to the coast - 1:00pm - 2 hours
Join Sue Curtis walking from Bundeena along the northern section of the Coast Track to "The Balconies" with spectacular views of the coastline and hopefully see some whales on their northern migration.

The track is easily negotiated through native vegetation and sandstone landform. One-way distance is 1.5-2(max) km.

Note: your return walk will be outside the session time.

We will use close-up photography to capture native vegetation, rock details, and natural features, with wide-angle for sweeping landscapes. A telephoto lens will be useful if we can spot some breaching whales in the distance.
Instructor: Sue Curtis
$35pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 4th of July 2021
Intermediate Photography Refresher Class - Illawarra Grevillea Park, Bulli - 10:30am - 3 hours
This Wollongong Photography Group class will be hosted by Sue Curtis at the Illawarra Grevillea Park Bulli.

This garden is only opened a few times a year. You can enjoy the wonderful array of native plants including grevilleas (of course) and the animal life that are attracted to the flowers and secluded quite spots.

We will use this natural setting to brush up on your intermediate level photography skills for every day sensational photos.

This would be idea for people getting backing into photography, or want to progress from a beginner level or would like to explore a particular skill or technique. This course is designed for anyone who wants to up-skill their photography to intermediate level.


* Additional entry fees $7/person required on the day
Instructor: Sue Curtis
$115pp     only 5 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 11th of July 2021
HARS Aviation Museum - Shellharbour Airport, Boomerang Ave, Albion Park Rail - 10:30am - 2 hours
The HARS Aviation Museum collection includes many well-known airliners and historic aircraft.

This meet-up will offer a unique chance to view the aircraft in hangers and get up close to these spectacular machines and perhaps even explore some of them.

This session is outside normal public viewing times and we will have our own dedicated guide to provide information.

This opportunity to photograph a subject that may be different to your usual interest is a perfect chance to explore and encourage creative perspective.


Technical challenges will include low light, capturing and portraying very large subjects using wide angle and close up for details. Angles and light will be used to emphasis shape and features.

NOTE: These are volunteer run operations and visitors are their income. Entry will be between $20-25 each payable on the day (we will get a group discount). We also get our own private tour.
Instructor: Sue Curtis
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 7th of August 2021
Beginners Photography Class - Puckey's Estate, Fairy Meadow - 9am - 3 hours
A walk through Puckey's Estate will provide plenty of opportunity to learn all about your camera and become comfortable in full manual mode. Learn how to turn your photos from average to outstanding with detailed composition and photo theory tips from Ryan North.
Instructor: Ryan North
$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 14th of August 2021
Post Processing and Editing - Participant's Photos - ZOOM meeting - 2:00pm - 2 hours
In this ZOOM session, Sue Curtis will demonstrate live edits and processing of your photos using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Participants will submit a photo prior to the session, watch the basic processing steps and more advanced photoshop techniques such as actions, layer masking, and removal of objects. Questions and discussion will be encouraged.

Even if you don't have access to these software platforms, seeing how the process works will provide an overview of the endless possibilities of post-processing.
Instructor: Sue Curtis
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 28th of August 2021
Sunset Photography Meetup - Windang, Lake Illawarra Entrance - 4pm - 2 hours
Sunset photography is a bit of a funny one really. Itís harder than it looks, but is often one of the first things that beginners like to try. More often than not though, the exposure needs work, and the post processing needs additional work.
Instructor: Ryan North
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 19th of September 2021
Introduction to Portrait Photography - UOW Main Campus Northfields Pde Wollongong - 10am - 2 Hours
This meet-up will provide an introduction photography people. We will cover how to direct and pose your subject, composition, flattering exposures and lighting.

The UOW campus has many quite settings with different backgrounds where we can concentrate on photographing our subjects without them (and us) feeling self-conscious.

You are welcomed to bring a person to photograph as your subject.
Instructor: Sue Curtis
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 25th of September 2021
Beginners Photography - Wollongong Harbour - 9am - 3 hours
A walk around Wollongong Harbour will provide plenty of opportunity to learn all about your camera and become comfortable in full manual mode. Learn how to turn your photos from average to outstanding with detailed composition and photo theory tips from Ryan North.
Instructor: Ryan North
$115pp     12 places left
Saturday the 16th of October 2021
Architecture in Black and White Photography Meetup - UOW Innovation Campus Wollongong - 3pm - 2 Hours
Explore the modern built world in monochrome highlighting shapes, textures, contrasts and compositions using patterns and symmetry.

The world in Black and White emphasises the play of light on the subject, simplifying the relationship between the structure and the environment.


The modern buildings of the UOW Innovation Campus have numerous architectural features -perfect for interpretation in Black and White.

We will discuss how to approach photography in Black and White and how this differs from colour photography.

This will be a relaxed walk around the campus suitable for all mobility access
Instructor: Sue Curtis
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 13th of November 2021
Performer and Street Photography Meetup - Wollongong Central and MacCabe Park - 11am - 2 hrs
MacCabe Park Wollongong Central

Viva la Gong brings the cityís creative scene to life with live music, street performances, art installations and a fun vibe.

Witness this event through photography Ė practice impromptu street photography, with willing performers and create a story around the creative events unfolding as we casually wander through the city hub.

NOTE: This event is pending future restrictions due to COVID-19

https://wollongong.nsw.gov.au/explore/art-and-culture/viva-la-gong
Instructor: Sue Curtis
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Reviews
4.9/5 from 37 reviews
Awesome
5/5 by Gina Evans
8-6-2021
Awesome
5/5 by Gina Evans
8-6-2021
Some good advise from Ryan regarding camera settings,improved my images.
5/5 by john alexander
31-5-2021
It was fantastic. I learnt so much. Thank you Sue Curtis
5/5 by Gina Evans
22-5-2021
I enjoyed the event. Sue was friendly and helpful. I came away with photos I was proud of.
5/5 by Sharon Bayly-Patton
22-5-2021
Great session, very informative and I gained some new skills.
5/5 by Jean Phee
20-4-2021
This was an excellent course. Ryan was able to break down the basics of photography in a practical, considered and succinct way that catered for our needs I would highly recommend him.
5/5 by Kerrie Faulkner
11-4-2021
This was an excellent course. Ryan was able to break down the basics of photography in a practical, considered and succinct way that catered for our needs I would highly recommend him.
5/5 by Kerrie Faulkner
11-4-2021
Well run
5/5 by Sandy Lanham
28-3-2021
Ryan is very nice and knows his stuff
4/5 by Susan Kaplan
28-3-2021
It was well thought out by Sue, with specific prompts/challenges/techniques to focus on in each location, but also the freedom to get creative with our own ideas. Sue was careful to check in often with each participant and offer help and advice where needed.
5/5 by Anthea Rote
15-3-2021
Great Locations , alot of interaction and learnt a bunch of new skills
5/5 by Gary Hadelmayer
14-3-2021
Sue Curtis was excellent, patient and very knowledgeable. The session covered all the fundamentals and was great in that we could put the theory to practice. Would highly recommend to anyone getting to know their camera!
5/5 by Matt Gauci
27-2-2021
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Found it informative, moved at a good pace and teacher was knowledgeable.
5/5 by Jean Phee
22-2-2021
Sue was very helpful and talked to every person individually about what they were doing and wanted to achieve giving great advice
5/5 by Susan Kaplan
22-2-2021
well facilitated
5/5 by Tim Coombs
22-2-2021
relaxed atmosphere, everyone received comments and feedback and the mini challenges were great way to get everyone involved Sue handed out information sheets and showed us the tricks of the trade, including post processing techniques overall a fantastic morning
5/5 by Gary Hadelmayer
21-2-2021

5/5 by Gina Evans
18-1-2021
A fantastic way for beginners to intermediate photographers to learn about macro and bokeh. And a great spot to do it . Ryan is a good teacher.
4/5 by Peter Noakes
17-1-2021
This was a great workshop for a novice photographer like me. Ryan and some of the other members were quite knowledgeable and helpful. I learned some new skills which enabled me to enjoy my camera more.
5/5 by Caroline Armitage
16-1-2021
I thoroughly enjoy workshops with Ryan North.
5/5 by Gina Evans
22-11-2020
Ryan is very encouraging
5/5 by Susan
22-11-2020
Wonderful, Ryan had myself and friends using manual to take the photos which was the first time for myself and husband who came along. Ryan was very attentive to all who came and I would say we went away learning something new. Well done Ryan.
5/5 by Kim Muller
21-11-2020
Great location, Ryan very helpful and engaged with everybody
4/5 by Tim Coombs
8-11-2020
Even thought it wasnít a great day weather wise I enjoyed it
4/5 by Susan
8-11-2020
even though the weather didnít cooperate, had a great day with Ryan, his tutoring was invaluable. Learn a lot each time I have attended his courses. Thanks.
5/5 by Kim Muller
8-11-2020
Excellent, very inspirational
5/5 by chris Snell
12-10-2020
This course helped me to navigate and use light room more effectively. Ryan walked us through the different tools with clear explanations on what the tools what the results would be when applied to your photos.
5/5 by Kim Muller
12-10-2020
Awesome. Ryan North is such a knowledgeable young man, encouraging and helping other.
5/5 by Gina Evans
12-10-2020
The Astro Photography Group Session was a great introduction and good starting point for someone like me with little experience with this type of photography. Ryan is a friendly instructor who lead the group well and catered for photographers with a range of experience. It was a fun, informative evening and for a beginner, I came away with range of images I am happy with.
5/5 by Lydia Bennett
7-10-2020
 
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