PALM
BAY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Sunflower Field Photography

Sunflower Field Photography

Sunday the 9th of October
Sledd's U-pick Farm - 10.00am - 2 hours
We meet at the entrance of this amazing field to walk around and to photograph the natural beauty of the flowers. We will also practice some Portrait photography with a model dressed specifically for the photoshoot. After the MeetUp, I invite everyone on a Picnic to share your thoughts and photos! I provide a blanket, appetizers and tea. You are welcome to bring your goods.
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$39pp     7 places left
Fall Garden Photography

Fall Garden Photography

Sunday the 16th of October
Rockledge Gardens - 1.00pm - 2 hours
It is a Fall season and the Garden should bloom in beautiful fall colors! We will meet by the entrance to walk through multiple area with different flowers, trees, decor items, possible Fall decorations and several fountains. We will have a chance to discuss the camera settings for the photo shoot and share some inspiration! It is relaxing and enjoyable experience for flower lovers! There will be a Picnic after the MeetUp with some drinks and appetizers. You are welcome to stay and bring your snacks!
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$39pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
FIT Gardens Photography

FIT Gardens Photography

Sunday the 23rd of October
Frueauff Bldg. - 11am - 2 hours
Famous FIT Garden is a Must visit place for photographers and nature lovers. There is so much to see, enjoy and to photograph! October weather should be perfect to walk outside and enjoy the natural beauty. "A stream bordered by a shady hammock abounding in palm trees and other tropical growth winds through the heart of the campus and is the setting for a 15-acre Botanical Garden". (https://www.fit.edu/garden/) It is a Public garden and you are welcome to stay there as long as needed. Complimentary Picnic after the MeetUp!
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$39pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Guide to Photography

Beginners Guide to Photography

Saturday the 5th of November
Eau Gallie Public Library - 12.00pm - 3 hours
This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental basics of photography, the ‘nuts and bolts’ stuff that will set you on the path to understanding your camera and how to create great shots. Armed with these fundamentals, you will have the skills and the confidence to approach any style of photography, from portraits to landscapes and everything in between. During this course we will cover such topics as The Exposure Triangle, Camera Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Composition.
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Black & White Photography

Black & White Photography

Sunday the 13th of November
Viera Avenues - 4.30 pm - 2 hours
Many of you were waiting for that! Black & White Photography fascinates many people and we will meet to discuss the beauty of it, get inspired by famous photographers, make some nice shots and have fun! This one will fill fast, reserve your spot now!
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT PALM
BAY
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 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.
REVIEWS
The teacher was absolutely amazing! She went above and beyond helping us through every step of what we were doing even showing us wonderful points of you to get the best possible photos! I would love to take another class with her again in the future!
5/5
Ray Asiala
September 25th 2022
Great energy, excellent instructor (Katie) & well paced. Informative and fun.
5/5
Sam Kallsnick
September 25th 2022
Despite the rain I had a great and wonderful time. Kate Kharlanova was very knowledgeable and a gracious hostess.
5/5
Noel Allum
September 21st 2022
Despite the rain I had a great and wonderful time. Kate Kharlanova was very knowledgeable and a gracious hostess.
5/5
Noel Allum
September 20th 2022
Despite the rain I had a great and wonderful time. Kate Kharlanova was very knowledgeable and a gracious hostess.
5/5
Noel Allum
September 19th 2022
Was a very good session. Good people & Katie our instructor was very helpful & informative.
5/5
Sam Kallsnick
September 12th 2022
Kate is very good instructor. She was showing us how to work with the light. She took the group around Cocoa village to take some beautiful pictures.
5/5
Tina Nguyen
September 11th 2022
It was very helpful. Kate came well prepared and made it a great experience.
5/5
Rebecca Colker
July 25th 2022
This was a great session with a really good pre-shoot discussion and examples to get us started! The location and information sharing lmade it a great learning experience.
5/5
Kim Shouse
March 28th 2022
It was great and Phil was very knowledgeable on the subject matter. It was great to meet other photographers and learn with them as well. I will go to more of these.
5/5
Mary Jane Patterson
March 27th 2022
Very helpful information for a beginner like me.
5/5
Rebecca Colker
February 27th 2022
I had a great time sharing tips and experiences with my fellow classmates. I can?t wait for the next event. I learned so much and got some good practice
5/5
Greg Calica
February 15th 2022
INSTRUCTORS
Phil Moore
Phil is a recent photography enthusiast transitioned professional. He has fully delved into what was a longtime bucket list hobby to take up. When COVID changed the work environment this opened up his ability to take up photography full time. Absorbing as much info and classes as he could for the past 2 years and currently, he has put into practice all of his knowledge and continues to learn and enjoy taking photos on a daily basis. Exploring different genres, from landscape to wildlife to product to architecture, he drew an attraction to nature and the outdoors. Product and real estate photography help pay the bills with his company Blue beetle productions, but also allows to fine tune lighting and flash photography.
Kate Kharlamova
Kathy is an experienced photographer, who specializes in capturing the most precious moments of Love, Beauty, and Kindness through classy and creative portraiture. Her passion is to catch unique emotional shots on her camera and produce the most natural and eye-catching images that will last for a lifetime! Photography allows her to be creative as an artist and bring joy and happiness into this world. She is thankful to be a part of the most wonderful moments of people’s lives and capture true emotions and energy of the day. She is volunteering at many local events and does many projects with the local non-profits. Kathy loves to share her passion with others, because she truly believes that being a photographer changes the way you look at the world…You simply see more details, unique beauty around you and capture it on a camera to share with others.