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Come along to our bimonthly 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 casual photo walk with other local photographers. No formal lectures, just a chance to meet-up, share ideas and receive feedback!
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Sunday the 1st of March 2020
Focusing Techniques week 2 - Lake Washington Park - 2pm - 2 Hours
Our Theme is Focusing Techniques week 2 of a series of 8 meetups. If photography is one of your favorite activities and hobbies? Book into our class Focusing Techniques. During Week 2 One important technique to understand in photography, especially when youíre starting out, is the concept of focus. If you donít focus properly, you will end up with blurry photos even when all your other camera settings are correct. Focusing can be easy or difficult depending on your subject. In every photo you take, there will be a plane of focus. This is the region in space with the potential to be as sharp as possible in a photo. Although most photographers use autofocus more than manual focus, itís a good idea to be familiar with both.
$35pp     open
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We have a different photo theme bimontly and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations around Palm Bay. It's a great opportunity to try something new with the guidance of a professional photographer, and come away with some new shots for your portfolio or album.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from amateurs to professionals. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

Complete beginner? Please complete a Beginners Photography Class before attending a regular group session. This is a 3 hour structured workshop where youíll learn the basics of using your camera with more 1-on-1 time with the instructor. Scroll down for dates.

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!

Whatís involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. Youíll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. Youíll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. Weíre a social bunch!

After group editing session. After each group the instructor runs an optional 1.5 hour critique, select, and edit session to help you improve your important post-shoot skills. While much editing can be done on modern cameras, it's best to bring a tablet or laptop with editing software to get the most out of this session. Select this option when booking to attend.

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.


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Sunday the 1st of March 2020
Focusing Techniques week 2 - Lake Washington Park - 2pm - 2 Hours
Our Theme is Focusing Techniques week 2 of a series of 8 meetups. If photography is one of your favorite activities and hobbies? Book into our class Focusing Techniques. During Week 2 One important technique to understand in photography, especially when youíre starting out, is the concept of focus. If you donít focus properly, you will end up with blurry photos even when all your other camera settings are correct. Focusing can be easy or difficult depending on your subject. In every photo you take, there will be a plane of focus. This is the region in space with the potential to be as sharp as possible in a photo. Although most photographers use autofocus more than manual focus, itís a good idea to be familiar with both.
$35pp     open
Wednesday the 4th of March 2020
Focusing Techniques Week 2 - Lake Washington Park - 10am - 2 Hours
If photography is one of your favorite activities and hobbies during your retirement or you just simple want to enjoy a hobby on your day off? Theme Focusing Techniques Week 2 of a series of 8 meetups During Week 2 You will learn: One very important technique to understand in photography, especially when youíre starting out, is the concept of focus. If you donít focus properly, you will end up with blurry photos even when all your other camera settings are correct. Focusing can be easy or difficult depending on your subject. In every photo you take, there will be a plane of focus. This is the region in space with the potential to be as sharp as possible in a photo. Although most photographers use autofocus more than manual focus, itís a good idea to be familiar with both.
$35pp     10 places left
Sunday the 8th of March 2020
Lens Selection when Shooting week 3 - Lake Washington Park - 2pm - 2 Hours
Our Theme is Lens Selection when Shooting week 3 of a series of 8 meetups. If photography is one of your favorite activities and hobbies? Book into our class Lens Selection when Shooting. During Week 3 No single lens works for everyone, as each photographer has his own unique needs. What works for one may not work for another. If you are always trying to figure out what lens to use for different pictures? We can help you understand the differences with lenses. Focal Length Aperture
$35pp     open
Wednesday the 11th of March 2020
Lens selection when shooting Week 3 - Lake Washington Park - 10am - 2 Hours
If photography is one of your favorite activities and hobbies during your retirement or you just simple want to enjoy a hobby on your day off? Theme Lens selection when shooting Week 3 of a series of 8 meetups During Week 3 You will learn: No single lens works for everyone, as each photographer has his own unique needs. What works for one may not work for another. If you are always trying to figure out what lens to use for different pictures? We can help you understand the differences with lenses. Focal Length Aperture
$35pp     11 places left
Saturday the 14th of March 2020
Learn Your Camera Workshop - Lake Washington Park - 9am - 3 hours
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics. Get of Auto and onto Manual Mode, and learn the basics of composition. Cameras, their functions and all their accessories can be overwhelming if youíre not already familiar with them. Learn how to use your camera to capture moments, events, and people in your everyday life. The class will cover a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Youíll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting and correct exposure, among other photography principles. Limited to 6 people per class.
$70pp     only 4 places left
Sunday the 15th of March 2020
The Exposure Triangle: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO week 5 TEENAGERS - Lake Washington Park - 2pm - 2 Hours
Our Theme is The Exposure Triangle: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO week 5 of a series of 8 meetups. If photography is one of your favorite activities and hobbies? Book into our class The Exposure Triangle: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO This Class Is For The Teenagers! (age 15-19 years) During Week 5 Learn how to master exposure in photography by balancing aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Learn the fundamentals of photography, where we explain the exposure triangle in this easy to understand format. there are three elements of exposure: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. These three elements are easiest to think of as an exposure triangle, with each element interacting with the other to result in a good exposure.
$35pp     open
Sunday the 15th of March 2020
Focal Length and Lens Compression week 4 - Lake Washington Park - 2pm - 2 Hours
Our Theme is Focal Length and Lens Compression week 4 of a series of 8 meetups. If photography is one of your favorite activities and hobbies? Book into our classFocal Length and Lens Compression. During Week 4 Focal Length affects your subjects and the background of your images ...Understanding camera lenses can help add more creative control to digital photography. Providing an introductory overview of concepts relating to image quality, focal length, perspective, prime vs. zoom lenses and aperture or f-number.
$35pp     open
Wednesday the 18th of March 2020
Focal Length and Lens Compression Week 4 - Lake Washington Park - 10am - 2 Hours
If photography is one of your favorite activities and hobbies during your retirement or you just simple want to enjoy a hobby on your day off? Theme Focal Length and Lens Compression Week 4 of a series of 8 meetups. During Week 4 You will learn: Focal Length affects your subjects and the background of your images ...Understanding camera lenses can help add more creative control to digital photography. Providing an introductory overview of concepts relating to image quality, focal length, perspective, prime vs. zoom lenses and aperture or f-number.
$35pp     open
Wednesday the 18th of March 2020
The Exposure Triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Week 5 - Lake Washington Park - 10am - 2 Hours
If photography is one of your favorite activities and hobbies during your retirement or you just simple want to enjoy a hobby on your day off? The Exposure Triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Week 5 of a series of 8 meetups. During Week 5 You will learn: Learn how to master exposure in photography by balancing aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Learn the fundamentals of photography, where we explain the exposure triangle in this easy to understand format. there are three elements of exposure: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. These three elements are easiest to think of as an exposure triangle, with each element interacting with the other to result in a good exposure.
$35pp     open
Sunday the 22nd of March 2020
White Balance week 6 TEENAGERS - Lake Washington Park - 2pm - 2 Hours
Our Theme is White Balance week 6 of a series of 8 meetups. If photography is one of your favorite activities and hobbies? Book into our class White Balance. This Class Is For The Teenagers! (age 15-19 years) During Week 6 We will go over the basics of white balance and color temperature, topics that can be a bit intimidating for beginners to understand. White balance can be hard to master at first, but it's absolutely key to making your photos look good. Slowly we begin to understand the relationships between all the settings but perhaps one of the last things we tend to look at is white balance.
$35pp     open
Wednesday the 25th of March 2020
White Balance Week 6 - Lake Washington Park - 10am - 2 Hours
If photography is one of your favorite activities and hobbies during your retirement or you just simple want to enjoy a hobby on your day off? White Balance Week 6 of a series of 8 meetups. During Week 6 You will learn: We will go over the basics of white balance and color temperature, topics that can be a bit intimidating for beginners to understand. White balance can be hard to master at first, but it's absolutely key to making your photos look good. Slowly we begin to understand the relationships between all the settings but perhaps one of the last things we tend to look at is white balance.
$35pp     open
Wednesday the 1st of April 2020
Exposure Compensation Week 7 - Lake Washington Park - 10am - 2 Hours
If photography is one of your favorite activities and hobbies during your retirement or you just simple want to enjoy a hobby on your day off? Exposure Compensation Week 7 of a series of 8 meetups. During Week 7 You will learn: We will go over the basics of white balance and color temperature, topics that can be a bit intimidating for beginners to understand. Using exposure compensation will allow you to take control, and set a proper exposure. We look at what exposure compensation is, what it does and how it can help you. You will learn that exposure compensation is your ability to change the exposure values from something different than what the camera sets for you. The main reason is because the cameraís meter isnít always right. The cameraís meter is just looking at the scene before you and setting the exposure value by averaging everything out to 18% grey.
$35pp     open
Wednesday the 8th of April 2020
Composition in Photography Week 8 - Lake Washington Park - 10am - 2 Hours
If photography is one of your favorite activities and hobbies during your retirement or you just simple want to enjoy a hobby on your day off? Composition in Photography Week 8 of a series of 8 meetups. During Week 8 You will learn: Many beginner photographers struggle with composition. In this guide, we will go over the basics of properly composing your images to get you started. Composition is where all the fun and creativity really gets going in our photography adventure. One thing†that will†instantly improve your work†is taking a moment to learn†some basic photography composition tips Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, Patterns, Point of View & †Depth of Field are all basic composition rules of photography.
$35pp     open
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
Reviews
4.8/5 from 13 reviews
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
8-2-2020
I always come away having learned something new. Also enjoy exchanging ideas with other members.
5/5 by Carol Escher
25-1-2020

5/5 by Ioanna hawkins
28-12-2019
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
21-12-2019
Joseph is such a nice man and was so easy to follow. I just absolutely loved his class and Iím looking forward to taking more classes from him.
5/5 by Jennifer Klein
2-11-2019
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
2-11-2019
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
26-10-2019
I learned a lot from Joe. He provides a lot of usable information.
5/5 by Carol Escher
3-10-2019
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
13-7-2019
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
29-6-2019
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
16-4-2019
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
13-4-2019
This was great! Jimmy had lots of great tips and advice!
5/5 by Jessica Beasland
13-4-2019
 
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