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Upcoming Events

WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 27 April
Port Malabar Rd NE, Palm Bay - 10am - 2 Hours
Kim Mayes
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street to landscape, nature/wildlife and conservation.
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$43      
Minimalist Photography Meetup

Minimalist Photography Meetup

Saturday 04 May
Minton Road, SE Palm Bay - 10am - 2 Hours
Kim Mayes
Join us for a Minimalist Photography Meetup where we explore the beauty of simplicity through our lenses. Embrace the elegance of negative space and clean lines as we capture striking images with a minimalist approach. Connect with fellow photographers who share a passion for distilling scenes down to their essential elements.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 11 May
Pineapple Ave, Melbourne, FL - 9am - 3 Hours
Kate Kharlamova
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$84      

Beginner's Class II

Beginner's Class II

Saturday 18 May
Pineapple Ave, Melbourne, FL - 9am - 3 Hours
Kate Kharlamova
We invite you to continue your journey in photography!

This practical session will get you more comfortable with your camera and practice essential skills you've learnt in the Beginner's Photography Class. Indoors/Outdoors class
Optional Assignments with a feedback from Instructor to boost your learning.
Bonus Headshots On-Location!

The theory part will be in the Library classroom.
The practical part will be outside in the nice artistic neighborhood.
book now
$84      
Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Saturday 25 May
Tillman, Bay Blvd. - 5pm - 2 Hours
Kim Mayes
It can be a lot of fun to photograph the great outdoors with scenic vistas and amazing wildlife. In this meetup, we'll review the basic camera settings, focusing on the best settings for landscapes. We'll discuss some of the techniques you can use in your landscape and wildlife photography. Then we'll put your new knowledge to work with some fun and challenging exercises.
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$43      
Composition in the Park

Composition in the Park

Saturday 01 June
Malabar Rd. NW, Palm Bay - 11am - 2 Hours
Kim Mayes
Come and join us as we explore composition in photography.

Composition is one of the most critical element in photography. Composition is how a photographer arranges the visual elements within their image, frame. I promise you that if you search for information on composition you will find plenty You will find formal rules, opinion, some of which you can trace back to historical art movements and painters.

Even in the digital world, composition remains the key to creating strong images. Composition is what guides our eye through an image and gives importance to the subject. It creates the story for the viewer and how we as photographers convey that message.

This meetup will explore composition using our frame and tools available to us as the photographer.


This is a 2-hour meetup.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 08 June
Pineapple Ave, Melbourne, FL - 9am - 3 Hours
Kate Kharlamova
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$84      
Beginner's Class II

Beginner's Class II

Saturday 15 June
Pineapple Ave, Melbourne, FL - 9am - 3 Hours
Kate Kharlamova
We invite you to continue your journey in photography!

This practical session will get you more comfortable with your camera and practice essential skills you've learnt in the Beginner's Photography Class. Indoors/Outdoors class
Optional Assignments with a feedback from Instructor to boost your learning.
Bonus Headshots On-Location!

The theory part will be in the Library classroom.
The practical part will be outside in the nice artistic neighborhood.
book now
$84      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 29 June
Minton Road, SE Palm Bay - 10am - 2 Hours
Kim Mayes
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

Without the distraction of color, there must be more emphasis on line, form, light, shade and tone. In this 2-hour meetup we will look at things like contrast, using light and textures to create beautiful shots. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This meetup assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your personal cameras settings. All cameras as well as smartphones are welcome to this event.
book now
$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 10 August
Pineapple Ave, Melbourne, FL - 9am - 3 Hours
Kate Kharlamova
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$92      
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 sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Palm Bay .

  • 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 on 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 Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Great learning opportunity. Fantastic Instructor who was very helpful and talented!
    5/5
    Michael
    2024-04-18
    I was an informative and great photographic opportunity.
    5/5
    Michael
    2024-04-01
    Enjoyed the time taking pictures with an experienced photographer that was ready to meet us at the level we were at individually. I really enjoyed the class and the other participants!
    5/5
    Tamara
    2024-04-01

    Fantastic event with enthusiastic teacher and students
    5/5
    Brandon
    2024-03-18
    This is an amazing class and fully recomend to anybody new to photography.
    5/5
    Brandon
    2024-03-11
    I really enjoyed the event. Kim was incredibly knowledgable and patient. It was relaxed and fun and I feel I learned a lot.
    5/5
    Tami
    2024-03-03

    Nicely arranged. I enjoyed the photo walk and the teacher/photographer (Kim) was very helpful.
    5/5
    Marisa
    2024-01-28
    Very enjoyable
    5/5
    Sam
    2024-01-28
    great content, our instructor was so very nice.
    5/5
    Susan
    2023-12-05

    Katrina was very knowledgeable and helpful! She teaches the theory but also in practice and checks your understanding. Definitely recommend!
    5/5
    Alice
    2023-10-08
    Katrina was an excellent instructor that not only imparted practical knowledge and hands on experience, but also inspired the passion in all of us. I look forward to taking more classes with her!
    5/5
    Catherine
    2023-09-11
    I really enjoyed the Beginners Photography class! Katrina was very knowledgeable of the 201c technical 201c stuff , yet made the subject matter fun and entertaining. She is a very personable, warm and kind person that makes you feel welcome and comfortable to ask questions. I highly recommend her class!
    5/5
    Celeste
    2023-08-06

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    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 2019s 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 2026You simply see more details, unique beauty around you and capture it on a camera to share with others.

    Red Hat Studio (www.redhat.studio)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/redhatstudio/?hl=en
    Kim Mayes
    Kim Mayes has spent the better part of the last 30 years behind the camera with the last 8 of those years as a professional freelance photographer. While she enjoys many categories of photography, her professional career has been mainly in animal and nature photography. She has been honored with the title of Dog Photography Master, a title that less than 10 photographers in the United States hold. Kim also enjoys expressing her artistic mind through creative and surreal photography, using photo editing techniques to invent images that cannot be captured solely through the lens.
    Creating images that are thought-provoking, stimulate emotion and tell a story are at the forefront of her body of work. She loves helping non-profit organizations, photographing at local events and hopes that sharing her incredible passion for photography inspires more people to pick up their cameras and capture the magic that is all around us.

    https://kimmayesphotoart.shootproof.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/kimmayesphotoart/
    PHOTOS
    Palm Bay Photography Group
    2024-03-09
    Title or Location: Northern Lights Lofoten Islands , Norway.
    I recently joined a photography tour with 9 other people and 2 guides in the Lofoten Islands in Norway. We were fortunate enough to view the lights for several hours that night.. I used a long exposure of 5 seconds, ISO of 6400 ,11mm. My camera is a Nikon D500 with a Tokina 11-20 mm lens. I did use Topaz Denoise in post production, and increased the exposure slightly in LRC.
    Credit: Carol Escher

    Palm Bay Photography Group
    2024-03-05
    Title or Location: Ridge Manor Estates, Merritt Island, Fl 32952
    Living in the greater Palm Bay/Melbourne region is such a blessing. One of these blessings is the early light show that present during the early spring, each year. I rise early during and witness the amazing shows whenever they present. The best combination is a layered thin cloud cover and low to no wind to allow the sun to reflect of both the clouds and the many waterways we have. What is so amazing is that each one is different even with the best combination outlined above and are extreme
    Credit: Rich Plane
    Palm Bay Photography Group
    2024-02-09
    Title or Location: Palm Bay, Florida
    My two beautiful Siberian Huskies, SuperNova and Spirit. They often snuggle together and on this day they just looked so sweet with their heads smushed together and their bodies forming that heart shape. It made me feel all the love.
    Credit: Kim Mayes
    Facebook: KimMayesPhotoArt
    Instagram: KimMayesPhotoArt

    Palm Bay Photography Group
    2023-11-24
    Title or Location: Merritt Island NWR
    Near Kennedy Space Center, there is Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. People often go and take photos of all kinds of birds. Bird isn't my favorite subject but I have been there a few times. On the east coast of Florida, it's not convenient to take sunset photos, so I decided to give it a try this time. Checked location and direction, waited for the Sun to be at the right level over horizon. This is one of a few I like. Nikon D500/Sigma 18-35. Processed with Lightroom.
    Credit: Fuxue Jin

    Palm Bay Photography Group
    2023-04-17
    Title or Location: Mims,Florida
    Red Sunflower on a bright sunny day
    Credit: Sarah Aguila Piper
    Instagram: Simplysarahwithanh
    Palm Bay Photography Group
    2023-03-08
    Title or Location: Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Palm Bay, FL
    This is one of my favorite sections of the Creek, just beyond the treehouse. Peace and serenity seems to engulf your soul, as you meander through the trees. It was an early Saturday morning, still cool, before the sun.
    Credit: Coreen DeMayo

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach Oregon
    While visiting Cannon Beach, Oregon for Spring Break this year, we were treated to beautiful blue skies, warm weather, stars AND airglow at night! I was absolutely giddy about seeing those stars! Now I hope you all know how extremely rare this combination is on the pacific coast in spring. It's normally overcast and raining and definitely no stars to be seen. Thank you universe for allowing your magic to flow this evening. I truly appreciate you and your powers ??
    Credit: Amanda Thornton DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics
    Milton Keynes Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Milton Keynes
    to create this I used a piece of Teal vinyl for the backdrop, I had the camera, with a 30 mm Marco lens on a tripod set to manual focus, with focus staking of 10 shots I only used 5 in the end). for lighting I had two static lights on mini stands so I could play about with their placement to get the effect I was looking for. The dandelion seed was held in place, by putting it into a piece of white tack, I then sprayed it using a little electronic face atomiser (bought from Amazon) and loa
    Credit: Diane Langford
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Franklin Tennessee
    This photo captures a serene moment in my front yard, where I lay on a blanket beneath a amazing tree. The weather was ideal, prompting me to grab my micro lens and focus on this exquisite dandelion.
    Credit: Kimber Weathers
    Facebook: Kimber
    Instagram: kimberlan30wea

    Dallas Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: My house in Lewisville
    Decided to make a composite that resembles the photo that NASA took with their millions of dolllar photo equipment. 2 months ago I photographed the full moon and placed it on top of the most recent solar eclipse photo I took. The moon normally get its light from the sun so getting the perspective with moon visibility is impossible during an eclipse unless you have nasa gear. My photo was taken with a canon R5, RF400mm F2.8 and cropped in.
    Credit: (MyJdProductions) Justin Dickinson
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/share/pE91wQnHYf6JVB7A/?mibextid=eQY6cl
    Instagram: @myjdproductions
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Saltburn by the Sea
    This is Saltburn?s furnicular Cliff Lift before sunrise in the golden hour. Lovely light, a high tide and a heavy sea made a really nice composition.Canon R8 & EF16-35mm f/4L @ 29mm, f/6.3, 2 seconds & ISO400
    Credit: Edward Bilcliffe
    Instagram: @edwardbilcliffe
    Gold Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
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    Instagram: Slystyles_art

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