WOLLONGONG
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Architecture in Black and White Photography Meetup

Architecture in Black and White Photography Meetup

Saturday the 23rd of October
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
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$35pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Sunday the 24th of October
Boonerah Point Jetty, Lake Illawarra - 3:00pm - 3 hours
Boonerah Point Jetty has been the subject of many noted photographers. This is your chance to learn to navigate and understand aperture, shutter speed, and ISO operating your camera in manual mode rather than auto. The waters of Lake Illawarra, birdlife, and shore will provide plenty of subject material. After the session, if you choose to stay longer, sunset is at 4:53pm
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$115pp     only 2 places left
Nature and Photography Walk Meetup

Nature and Photography Walk Meetup

Saturday the 30th of October
Maddens Falls, Dharawal Nature Reserve - 5:30pm - 2 hours
Enjoy an easy walk to the Maddens Falls Lookout, where we will be photographing the waterfalls, birds and bush flowers. Some agility is required to walk down to the second level of the falls. Towards the end of the session sunset is at 7:23pm where we can view the spectacular bush landscape from the top of the falls.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Christmas Lights and Night Photography

Christmas Lights and Night Photography

Thursday the 9th of December
Wollongong Central Shopping Mall - 7:30pm - 2 hours
Get into the festive spirit as we photograph the Christmas light installations in the Wollongong Crown Street shopping mall. We will also walk to nearby areas to photograph the city urban lights. We will use low light photography techniques and long exposure to show the Christmas lights and city vibe at its best.
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$35pp     10 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Night Photography Meetup

Night Photography Meetup

Saturday the 12th of February
Port Kembla outer harbour - 7:30pm - 2 hours
Enjoy the lights of Port Kembla industrial area at night with Sue Curtis. We will be using a vantage point near Port Kembla for a view of the steelworks and loading terminals You will use long exposure to bring out the colours and vibrancy of the lights. Also learn creative techniques such as zoom lens movement and panning for special effects.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Getting Off Auto - Beginner Intermediate Class

Getting Off Auto - Beginner Intermediate Class

Sunday the 27th of February
Bass Point Shellharbour - 9am - 3 Hours
In this class we will walk from the Bass Point Gravel Loader along the rocky shore and sandy inlets along the Bass Point Peninsular. Taking in the local scenery, we hope to capture glimpses of shore life, birds and perhaps a seal amongst the rocks and vegetation. In this relaxed class you will become confident using manual exposure settings, different focus methods and composition guidelines. Transforming your everyday snaps into outstanding images.
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$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Bird and Lagoon Photography Meetup

Bird and Lagoon Photography Meetup

Saturday the 12th of March
Bellambi Lagoon - 8 am - 2 hours
Bellambi Lagoon supports a wide variety of birdlife in an easy to access area. We will start early hoping to observe and photograph local bird activity. This will be a relaxed session stopping at a few vantage points and quietly waiting for our subjects. Meanwhile we will discuss equipment and techniques to improve your bird photos along with some tips for bird watching. Bring a telephone lens (if you have one) and something to sit on. A bird identification guide and a list of frequently sighted species will be provided.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Seashore rocky platform Macro and Sunset Photography Meetup

Seashore rocky platform Macro and Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday the 30th of April
Austinmer Brickyard Point - 3pm - 2 hours
The Austinmer Brickyard Point headland leads to a large level rock platform with numerous water holes and gutters, being the home for invertebrates, seaweeds and grasses. We will be looking for inhabitants for close up and macro photography as well as interesting rock formations and impressions. We will discuss minimum focus, depth of field and focus stacking. Bring some thing to lay on or kneel on (if you wish to get close) and a macro or lens suitable for close up. If the swell is suitable and safe, we could also try some long exposure images of the large cracks in the rock shelf. Sunset is at 17:14pm if you wish to stay a bit longer to finish the afternoon with a coastal sunset.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
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 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.
REVIEWS
Awesome
5/5
Gina Evans
June 8th 2021
Awesome
5/5
Gina Evans
June 8th 2021
Some good advise from Ryan regarding camera settings,improved my images.
5/5
john alexander
May 31st 2021
It was fantastic. I learnt so much. Thank you Sue Curtis
5/5
Gina Evans
May 22nd 2021
I enjoyed the event. Sue was friendly and helpful. I came away with photos I was proud of.
5/5
Sharon Bayly-Patton
May 22nd 2021
Great session, very informative and I gained some new skills.
5/5
Jean Phee
April 20th 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
Kerrie Faulkner
April 11th 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
Kerrie Faulkner
April 11th 2021
Well run
5/5
Sandy Lanham
March 28th 2021
Ryan is very nice and knows his stuff
4/5
Susan Kaplan
March 28th 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
Anthea Rote
March 15th 2021
Great Locations , alot of interaction and learnt a bunch of new skills
5/5
Gary Hadelmayer
March 14th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Ryan North
Ryan North is a photographer with a passion for nature, although his experience spans diverse artistic genres. His photography has taken him throughout Australia and around the world (from New Zealand to Mongolia). Ryan’s artistic endeavours started young and developed quickly, earning him titles like RAW Artists Wollongong Photographer of the Year (2014), Australian Geographic’s Junior Nature Photographer of the Year (2015, 2016), as well as recent commendations from Australian Photography Magazine. Ryan is enthusiastic about helping people learn photography and enjoy any time spent shooting.
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