CANBERRA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 06 July
Belconnen - 2:30pm - 2 Hours
Willem Ruiter
This meet-up will explore how we can take portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise appropriate light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. A model is present during the session.
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$72      
Photography Class for Beginners

Photography Class for Beginners

Saturday 13 July
Flynn Dr, Canberra ACT - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Willem Ruiter
Do you consider yourself a photography beginner?

This class will give you an understanding of the fundamental basics; the "nuts and bolts" stuff that will set you on the path to understanding your camera and how to create great shots.

At this class, you will learn about the Exposure Triangle, Camera Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and some basic composition techniques.

Join us!
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$148       3 places left
Black and White Photography Meet-up

Black and White Photography Meet-up

Saturday 20 July
Coordinates: 35 b014'27.3"S 149 b003'32.3"E | Belconnen, the corner of Jolly St and Nettlefold St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Willem Ruiter
At this meet-up we will go over some basics of black and white (BnW) photography by taking a walk around the city streets.

Here you will learn how to enable BnW mode on your camera, become more familiar with the advantages of shooting in BnW, and play with light to create striking images.
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$47      

Photography Class for Beginners

Photography Class for Beginners

Saturday 17 August
Flynn Dr, Canberra ACT - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Willem Ruiter
Do you consider yourself a photography beginner?

This class will give you an understanding of the fundamental basics; the "nuts and bolts" stuff that will set you on the path to understanding your camera and how to create great shots.

At this class, you will learn about the Exposure Triangle, Camera Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and some basic composition techniques.

Join us!
book now
$148      
Birds and Nature Photography

Birds and Nature Photography

Saturday 24 August
Acton - 2pm - 2 Hours
Willem Ruiter
Are you a bird or nature lover? This meet up will give you the opportunity to meet like-minded photographers and aims to get you on your way to capturing the wildlife you love. Some of the topics covered include, camera settings, equipment and operation.
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$47      
ABOUT CANBERRA
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 Canberra.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I enjoyed the session and explanation of how to use the camera. More practice required! Appreciate the follow up with the notes - very useful
    5/5
    Craig
    2024-05-20
    My first time with the CPG and i really enjoyed it. I met some lovely people all with a shared intrest in Photography. Can't wait to see another similar event scheduled. Also, I would love to go on a nightime street photography session.
    5/5
    philip
    2024-04-30
    Another great workshop. Always plenty of new things to learn and Will is a great teacher.
    5/5
    Coralee
    2024-03-11

    Wonderful experience and great
    5/5
    SUSAN
    2024-02-18
    Loved the workshop. As always, Will was great and I learned something new by looking at things from a different perspective. :)
    5/5
    Coralee
    2023-10-04
    information was excellent
    5/5
    Rod
    2023-10-01

    Really fun and informative!
    5/5
    User
    2023-09-25
    Will did an excellent job. He covered all the things I was hoping for and has motivated me to keep at it.
    5/5
    Rod Harrod
    2023-07-24
    Great course, will was able to cater for all skill levels in the class and is a good communicator.
    5/5
    David
    2023-07-23

    Well organised, informal and friendly. Willem knows his topic well.
    5/5
    Roger Griffiths
    2023-07-20
    The event was good, exactly what I needed. I've been feeling a bit stuck with my photography and needed an excuse to get out and change things up to try something different. I like that the meetup was relaxed and flexible and didn't try to force people into doing one thing or another, people could follow whatever creative inspiration they had at the time. It was also good timing to be shooting in the two hours before sunset, definitely the best time to be out shooting with a nifty fifty.
    5/5
    Simone
    2023-07-17
    Will did a good job of going over the basics of photography and composition. This was a refresher course for me, but I learned new things and enjoyed the event.
    5/5
    Narelle
    2023-06-18

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Willem Ruiter
    Will is a photographer with over a decade of experience. He is interested in most genres of work, including portraiture, automotive, and street photography. He originally trained under an exhibiting artist before moving into freelance work. He now spends his free time digitising old photos and cleaning vintage cameras.

    Willem Ruiter is available for private bookings

    PHOTOS
    Canberra Photography Group
    2024-06-06
    Title or Location: Lake Burley Griffin
    A misty Autumn morning in Canberra. So I headed to one of my favourite spots, Acacia Inlet Lake Burley Griffin. A beautiful scene with the mist sitting on the water and the golden Autumn glow of the Poplar trees and reeds.
    Credit: Hayley Beckwith
    Instagram: Little_wonders_fotography

    Canberra Photography Group
    2024-06-06
    Title or Location: Sydney, Australia Vivid Festival 2024
    I went to Sydney for a High School Reunion and I thought while I was in Sydney I couldn't miss out on seeing the Vivid Festival. I have often wanted to see this festival of lights but this is the first time that I was able to. We travelled by train into Circular Quay. I walked around the waterfront with many hundreds of people until I found a nice spot to myself along the edge of the water with a lovely view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I set up my tripod and waited until the colours that I wan
    Credit: Annette Milnes
    Facebook: Annette Milnes
    Instagram: annettemilnesphoto
    Canberra Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: Red Hill, Australian Capital Territory, 2024.
    The Sunset in Canberra, March 2024. This photo was taken from the Red Hill, ACT.The photo was taken with the Nikon Z7ii and processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.
    Credit: Budorcas taxicolor /Sonam Thinley
    Instagram: thrinlyee

    Canberra Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: Lake Burley Griffin
    This photo was taken about a year ago, during the 2023 Canberra Hot Air Balloon festival, from the bridge overlooking the National Museum. This photo was used in one of the Canberra Monopoly board game released a few weeks ago. editor please note THIS is the actual photo! The previous one not the one posted or used on the Canberra Monopoly board game
    Credit: Chris Chia

    Canberra Photography Group
    2024-04-05
    Title or Location: Nicholls, ACT
    The 25th March hosted the Easter full moon for 2024. At this time we also had a penumbral lunar eclipse. The eclipse would reportedly make one edge of the moon darker than the other however I found this hard to see.This image was taken with my Nikon Z8 and my180-600mm lens at 560mm. Exposure factors were 1/320sec, f/6.3, iso 64. Processed in Lightroom and a filter was added in Topaz studio for a fun special effect.
    Credit: Raelene Pitcher
    Instagram: Raelenetlp
    Canberra Photography Group
    2024-04-05
    Title or Location: Harcourt Hill, Nicholls
    As the sun was dipping below the horizon, I captured this stunning display of colours and the crisp circle in the vibrant sky during my sunset walk on a warm Autumn day. The autumn hues of dried grass and the warmth of the sunlight along with the smokey sky complemented each other. The silhouette of gumtrees, the long rustic fence and faraway mountains created a rural atmosphere.Device: Canon EOS R6F number: f/22Exposure time: 1/20
    Credit: Surekha Kamireddy
    Facebook: Surekha Kamireddy

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-06-15
    Title or Location: Portmarnock Beach

    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Instagram: dogography_dublin
    Anchorage Photography Group
    2024-06-14
    Title or Location: 20 miles south of Anchorage
    Taking with a canon 60 mark II, slow shutter speed FLD filter, F 25, taken late spring, the green was just beginning to come out.
    Credit: Steven Randel
    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Wengen, Switzerland
    The photo was taken just outside the village of Wengen in the Bernese Oberland region. Spring had just started making its presence felt with wildflowers starting to bloom in the meadows.
    Credit: Abhi Kulkarni
    Instagram: Photoholic1975

    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
    I was lucky enough to have this view of Elizabeth Bay in Sydney from my hotel. I just opened the window, prepared my tripod and camera and shot this wonderful night scene.Nikon D7500 with Nikon 18-300mm lensf/1130 secsiso 200Aperture priority -3 exp compfocal length 66mm
    Credit: Brett Paull
    Facebook: Aussiebrat
    Instagram: Aussiebrat7
    Omaha Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography

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