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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! We run two hour photography meetups 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 one 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 Palm Bay Photography Facebook Group to share your photos after the session.

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

Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Wear a suitable face mask or show a valid vaccination card indicating that you are vaccinated.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.
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Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
4.8/5 from 22 reviews
Joe provided usable and understandable information in his very friendly way. I learned more about the “colors” of black and white photography. The smaller size class allowed for group discussion and positive interaction between us and Joe. I really enjoyed this type of format where we discussed the goal, walked somewhat independently and then met backup to discuss our findings and receive a critique on how to sharpen our eye and settings! Joe has so much experience to share.
5/5 by Carol Escher
Joe is a wonderful guy and an amazing photographer with a lifetime of experience to share however I feel his health sometimes may be getting the best of him and although his stories are wonderful and entertaining I often wish there was more of formal agenda and specific information although he is marvelous at answering any questions but he gets.
Joe was fantastic, thank you for your help with learning composition. I will definitely try to make another event soon when I’m in town.
5/5 by Jared Wesley
Another great class taught by Joseph
5/5 by Jennifer Klein
Joe as usual has a great teaching style. He uses many examples and checks with each student to confirm their understanding of the topic. I throughly enjoy each class and come away with valuable information.
5/5 by Carol Escher
Another awesome learning experience from your photograph for Joseph. Thank you for keeping Wednesday classes available for us instead of the weekends.
5/5 by Jennifer Klein
Joe has a very nice way of personalizing the information he is teaching. I enjoy listening and applying what I have learned.
5/5 by Carol Escher
It was informative.
5/5 by Gale Coldwell
This is an awesome class! Joseph is a fantastic teacher and makes learning fun. I cannot wait to take my focus class next Wednesday!
5/5 by Jennifer Klein
good for myself as I have typically been an AUTOMATIC setting shooter. Will definitely be trying the different aperture settings. Good group of folks. good hands on feedback from instructor looking at each participants camera pictures with constructive suggestions.
4/5 by Thomas Nelson
I always come away having learned something new. Also enjoy exchanging ideas with other members.
5/5 by Carol Escher

5/5 by Ioanna hawkins
Joseph is very knowledgeable and clearly loves to share his passion of photography. This is my 3rd or 4th class and I always have useable takeaways. It also fuels my interest and impatience to learn more.
5/5 by Carol Escher
Joseph is such a nice man and was so easy to follow. I just absolutely loved his class and I’m looking forward to taking more classes from him.
5/5 by Jennifer Klein
Very hands on and very in-deoth knowledge of cameras and photography. Joe worked with all our different cameras and found the settings needed the day. I got some excellent pics that I will post.
5/5 by Denis Michael Reidy
I loved this class!! I learned so much today and took pictures that were so amazing I shocked myself. I can't wait to practice more on my own using these new skills.
5/5 by Jessica Beasland
I learned a lot from Joe. He provides a lot of usable information.
5/5 by Carol Escher
Had a great time! Joe is awesome. Very experienced and knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. Learned some stuff and looking forward to more outings.
5/5 by John Risden
Joseph was very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. I really enjoyed my morning learning from him and I look forward to more opportunities to learn.
5/5 by Jessica Beasland
Thanks for asking. I would love to give you my feedback on our meetup. I really liked just getting together with like minded people, and wasn't too concerned with the details. I know this may have been the first organized meetup for this group, so I wasn't expecting much. It can be a challenge to get different people with different camera types together and up to speed.
4/5 by Brian Knight
I think it was a good event for beginners. The instructor was wonderful and knowledgeable. My only issue was that my confirmation email and the Facebook event reflected two different meetup times. Thankfully, I was able to contact the instructor and make it to the meetup.
4/5 by Michell Warren
This was great! Jimmy had lots of great tips and advice!
5/5 by Jessica Beasland
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