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Water Reflections - How to Create Different Effects.

Water Reflections - How to Create Different Effects.

Sunday 28 July
Audley - 2pm - 2 Hours
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
Creative Astrophotography and Panoramas in a Small Group

Creative Astrophotography and Panoramas in a Small Group

Saturday 03 August
Gerroa - 7pm - 3 Hours
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       1 places left
Post Processing and Editing - Lightroom Next Level

Post Processing and Editing - Lightroom Next Level

Wednesday 07 August
via Zoom - 7pm - 2 Hours
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
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      
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
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
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

Wildflower Bushwalk

Wildflower Bushwalk

Sunday 06 October
Dharawal National Park - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Sue Curtis
Native spring flowers will be abundant for easy walking in the Dharawal National Park, Darkes Forest. This is a wide dirtgravel road trail with some up-and-down grades. We will seek out wildflowers along the sides of the track, suitable for all types of cameras, including mobile phones. Try photographing macro or close-up or groups of flowers. We may encounter some lizards, insects and birds feeding on the flowers. The walk length is not set, but the pace will allow plenty of time to find and photograph flowers. We will return along the same route. You will need to be able to walk unaided along the uneven ground and have sufficient fitness to keep up with the group.
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$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
Mrs Macquaries Rd - 9am - 3 Hours
Sutherland Photography Group
Geoffrey Chuah
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance! Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$148       4 places left
Creative Photography

Creative Photography

Saturday 27 July
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
We are all creative beings. We cannot be taught creativity. We can be taught how to unravel it from within, capture it and use it.
This workshop is about learning how to recognise it and use it to solve problems, communicate, capture images and generate new ideas.
We will go through all the different ways we see it within our own lives and how we can use it to communicate it through our images.


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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 07 September
Centennial Park - 12pm - 3 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Join us for a comprehensive beginner's class on shutter speed aperture and ISO.
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$148      

Other Nearby Groups

Crochet Along Class - make a Dog (or cat) Jacket

Crochet Along Class - make a Dog (or cat) Jacket

Saturday 20 July
Barrack Heights - 11am - 3 Hours
Wollongong Crochet Club
Clair Coles
Join in the fun of making your fur baby a warm little jumper to keep them cozy during these cold winter evenings. This is a Crochet Along Class which means you need to have the basic skills of crochet already, ie tension, chain and double crochet to get the most out of this class. You'll need to bring with you the measurements of your fur baby, ie the length from collar to back legs, body width and neck width as the jackets are customised for your doggo. This class offers a supportive environment to learn and grow. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the project. Joining this class is not just about learning a new skill it's an opportunity to unleash your creativity, meet like-minded individuals, and immerse yourself in a rewarding and relaxing hobby. Don't miss out on the chance to explore the endless possibilities of crochet and unlock your creative potential. Join us for a fun and fulfilling crochet experience! It is also mandatory to show photos of your dog to all in the class :)
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$92      
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      
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      

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      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 18 August
Corrimal - 11am - 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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$92      
Puckeys Estate Reserve

Puckeys Estate Reserve

Saturday 24 August
Puckeys Estate Reserve
My Family Photo - Wollongong
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

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

book now       10:00am       $47

booked       10:30am

book now       11:00am       $47

Unraveling Style Hexagon Cardigan Crochet Class

Unraveling Style Hexagon Cardigan Crochet Class

Sunday 25 August
Barrack Heights - 11am - 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. 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.

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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$92      
Fairy Meadow Beach

Fairy Meadow Beach

Saturday 28 September
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       $47

book now       4:30pm       $47
Puckeys Estate Reserve

Puckeys Estate Reserve

Sunday 13 October
Puckeys Estate Reserve
My Family Photo - Wollongong
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

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

book now       10:00am       $47

book now       10:30am       $47

ABOUT WOLLONGONG
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 Wollongong .

  • 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 Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    What a perfect day! It was great to be outdoors in the sunshine and with fellow photographers. Sue is always so helpful and spends time with me to help me understand about the subject matter and to think about abstract rather than taking photos of a scene. I also like her handouts which helps me start to think about abstract.
    5/5
    Carmen
    2024-07-16
    Sue was a wonderful host who took the time to talk to the entire group individually. I will certainly sign up for more groups she arranges.
    5/5
    Peter
    2024-07-16
    Sue was a wonderful host who took the time to talk to the entire group individually. I will certainly sign up for more groups she arranges.
    5/5
    Peter
    2024-07-16

    A great oppportunity to slow down and think about image capture with a considerate and knowledgeable instructor and with like minded people.
    5/5
    Judith
    2024-07-16
    This was a great informative morning. Really enjoyed it. Sue had lots of points and information.
    5/5
    Gai
    2024-07-15
    Excellent intro
    5/5
    John
    2024-07-09

    This was a great introduction to the power of photoshop
    5/5
    Ian
    2024-07-05
    It was good, unfortunately my sound cut In and out so missed some crucial points but this should be overcome when sue sends out recording
    4/5
    Julie
    2024-07-04
    Great Things more useful along with my other Astro work
    5/5
    Nicholas
    2024-06-17

    Sue was well organised and flexible when it came to the windy weather at the site and various equipment needs. I would definitely book with Sue again.
    5/5
    Helen
    2024-06-17
    Sue was well organised and flexible when it came to the windy weather at the site and various equipment needs. I would definitely book with Sue again.
    5/5
    Helen
    2024-06-17
    i thought it was great as a starter course . i had only recently bought it and used for a couple of weeks prior to the training.
    5/5
    david whitfield
    2024-06-03

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Sue Curtis
    Sue has enjoyed more than 30 years of photography experiencing a wide range of techniques and subjects, including nature subjects landscape, astrophotography (with a telescope), plant macro and birds, and award-winning underwater photography. She likes to integrate the technical aspects of photography to pursue unique effects and ideas.

    Sue's long time career in scientific research and diagnostics has progressed to providing 15 years of education at TAFE and University.

    The opportunity to combine teaching and share her love of photography with other people has been a rewarding experience with Wollongong Photography Group.

    Sue has a side photography business operating as Sue Curtis Photography with a focus on Pet and Family session photography as well as Junior Sport Teams and Portraits.

    Websites www.suecurtisphotography.com.au (Pet and Family Photography)
    www.suecurtis.com (Sport Photography)

    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/sue.curtis.75286/
    https://www.facebook.com/suecurtisphotos

    Instagram
    @suecurtisphotography
    @sue_curtis_pet_photography

    Sue Curtis is available for private bookings

    Available weekends and some weekday evenings
    Individual tutoring, specialised themes and general group workshops, business events, portraits individual and families, sports events, pet and family photography

    PHOTOS
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-07-08
    Title or Location: Sandon Point Beach
    During an early morning cycle I saw this pair of Norfolk Island pines standing guard over the beach. I loved their silhouetted form and symmetry against the colour gradient of the dawn sky. iPhone 2020 SE, minimal post processing with Snapseed.
    Credit: Bla Andbla

    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-04
    Title or Location: Wollongong Botanic Gardens
    The little lenses sprinkled over the lily caught my attention after a brief sun shower.
    Credit: Bla Andbla

    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-01
    Title or Location: Cathedral Rocks Kiama Downs, NSW Australia
    Fujifilm X-T5 with Viltrox 13mm lens - 20 sec f1.4 iso 1600 - single exposureThe Milkyway only lines up with Cathedral Cave for a couple of weeks each year. Our Wollongong Photography Group were due to meet there on Sunday 2nd June, however the forecast was looking really bad, but the Wednesday night was a clear sky with no wind. Milkyway was fully up from 8pm and moon wasn't due to rise until 10.20pm, so there was a good window. The location involves walking over uneven rock platforms and jum
    Credit: Terry Mugavin

    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Brickyard Point, Bulli.
    I took this photo at dusk against a fading Belt of Venus as a backdrop. As the colour of the grandmother and child were very muted, I decided to render the image in black and white to emphasise their silhouette.
    Credit: Bla Andbla
    Facebook: Bla Andbla
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Carrington Falls, NSW Southern Highlands, Australia
    Taken with Fujifilm X-T5 30sec, f10, ISO400. Had a practice day out with a brilliant group from Wollongong Photography Group. Worked on various techniques capturing the beauty of our local waterfalls.
    Credit: Terry Mugavin

    Chichester Photography Group
    2024-07-16
    Title or Location: East bank of the River Arun West Sussex
    Out for an evening walk heading up the river Arun, luckily this vessle gave an already colourful photo op a finishing flourish.
    Credit: Steve Smith
    Instagram: PS & H Photography

    Leicester Photography Group
    2024-07-15
    Title or Location: Titchwell Reserve Norfolk
    I was focusing on a Marsh Harrier and when I put the camera down I saw this Robin perched on the edge of my table. He just stared at me and patiently waited as I reset the camera. I still had my zoom on and almost fell off my seat leaning to get focus. The images of this bird are among my favourite sets....
    Credit: Mike Hobson
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-07-14
    Title or Location: Betws-y-Coyed North Wales.
    Taken in Betws-y-Coyed. Swallow Waterfall. Nikon D750 & Nikkor 24-120 mm lens.Long exposure 30sISO 100f/22120 mm
    Credit: Jako Ecka

    Christchurch Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Castle Hill,South Island, NZ
    Castle Hill is an amazing location for Landscape and Astro photography. Used a Nikon Z6ii & 20mm 1.8 lens along with a lens warmer plus the Photo Pills planner.The moon was brighter than expected - 5 days old but it actually did us a big favour in lighting up the rocks with the Milky Way core above it. This is the jpeg with no edits.
    Credit: Kevin Woods

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