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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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Saturday the 27th of July 2019
Macro Photography Meetup - Florida Institute of Technology Gardens - 8.30am - 2 hours
Macro Photography is a very exciting and satisfying, enabling the photographer to bring alive a whole new tiny world. The class is perfect for all photography levels that wants to improve their skills or build a portfolio featuring macro work. We will be visiting the Florida Institute of Technology Gardens. We will be focusing on a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You’ll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting and correct exposure. It is essential to have some knowledge of your equipment for our meetups. If you are a complete beginner please look at booking the Learn your camera workshop first. Join the instructor after the group for a 1.5-hour critique, select, and edit session where you can develop your post-shoot skills. Bring your tablet or laptop. Learn how to critique your own photos, select the best image and then edit them to best effect. Your photos will be evaluated along with a lot of encouragement. You will have a better understanding of the larger “picture” improving your skills as a photographer. Our instructor finds a suitable meeting place to go after the regular meetup.
$22pp     open
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 you’ll 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!

What’s involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. You’ll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. You’ll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. We’re 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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Saturday the 27th of July 2019
Macro Photography Meetup - Florida Institute of Technology Gardens - 8.30am - 2 hours
Macro Photography is a very exciting and satisfying, enabling the photographer to bring alive a whole new tiny world. The class is perfect for all photography levels that wants to improve their skills or build a portfolio featuring macro work. We will be visiting the Florida Institute of Technology Gardens. We will be focusing on a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You’ll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting and correct exposure. It is essential to have some knowledge of your equipment for our meetups. If you are a complete beginner please look at booking the Learn your camera workshop first. Join the instructor after the group for a 1.5-hour critique, select, and edit session where you can develop your post-shoot skills. Bring your tablet or laptop. Learn how to critique your own photos, select the best image and then edit them to best effect. Your photos will be evaluated along with a lot of encouragement. You will have a better understanding of the larger “picture” improving your skills as a photographer. Our instructor finds a suitable meeting place to go after the regular meetup.
$22pp     open
Saturday the 3rd of August 2019
Learn Your Camera Workshop - Wickham Park - 8.30am - 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 you’re 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. You’ll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting and correct exposure, among other photography principles. Limited to 6 people per class.
$55pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 10th of August 2019
Playing with Reflections Photography - Lake Washington Park - 8.30am - 2 hours
Using water, windows, mirrors or any sort of reflective surface can change an image into a work of art. The wonderful thing about using reflections when taking photos is that they can completely alter the image from something fairly straightforward to something richer or abstract or otherwise more artistic. Join the instructor after the group for a 1.5-hour critique, select, and edit session where you can develop your post-shoot skills. Bring your tablet or laptop. Learn how to critique your own photos, select the best image and then edit them to best effect. Your photos will be evaluated along with a lot of encouragement. You will have a better understanding of the larger “picture” improving your skills as a photographer. Our instructor finds a suitable meeting place to go after the regular meetup. It is essential to have some knowledge of your equipment for our meetups. If you are a complete beginner please look at booking the Learn your camera workshop first.
$22pp     open
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
Reviews
4.6/5 from 5 reviews
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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