PALM
BAY
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Photography

Sunday the 19th of December
Rockledge - 8.30am - 2 hours
Scrub jay, cardinals, sparrows, and maybe a gopher tortis or two. Possible bobcat on the hiking trail.
book now
$35pp     12 places left
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
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
Carol Escher
March 29th 2021
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.
4/5
RICHARD GALLAGHER
March 27th 2021
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
Jared Wesley
February 27th 2021
Another great class taught by Joseph
5/5
Jennifer Klein
March 11th 2020
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
Carol Escher
March 11th 2020
Another awesome learning experience from your photograph for Joseph. Thank you for keeping Wednesday classes available for us instead of the weekends.
5/5
Jennifer Klein
March 4th 2020
Joe has a very nice way of personalizing the information he is teaching. I enjoy listening and applying what I have learned.
5/5
Carol Escher
March 4th 2020
It was informative.
5/5
Gale Coldwell
February 27th 2020
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
Jennifer Klein
February 26th 2020
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
Thomas Nelson
February 8th 2020
I always come away having learned something new. Also enjoy exchanging ideas with other members.
5/5
Carol Escher
January 25th 2020
5/5
Ioanna hawkins
December 28th 2019
INSTRUCTORS
David Beaver
Living in Melbourne, David is a full-time real-estate photographer for the past 2 years. Focused on a career in photography, he is committed to ever bettering the quality of skill and range of portfolio.
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.