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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.
Upcoming Dates hosted by Ryan North
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 28th of August 2021
Sunset Photography Meetup - Windang, Lake Illawarra Entrance - 4pm - 2 hours
Sunset photography is a bit of a funny one really. It’s 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
Saturday the 25th of September 2021
Beginner's Photography Class - 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     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
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

Upcoming Dates hosted by Sue Curtis
Sunday the 8th of August 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
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
Sunday the 22nd of August 2021
Beginners Class: Boonerah Point Jetty, Lake Illawarra - 1:30pm - 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
Instructor: Sue Curtis
$115pp     only 3 places left
Sunday the 5th of September 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 4 places left - requires 3 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     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
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 30th of October 2021
Nature and Photography Walk Meetup - 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.
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 city’s creative scene to life with live music, street performances, art installations and a fun vibe.

Witness this event through photography – 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
Thursday the 9th of December 2021
Christmas Lights and Night Photography - 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.
Instructor: Sue Curtis
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 12th of February 2022
Night Photography Meetup - 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.
Instructor: Sue Curtis
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
 
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