CANBERRA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Street Photography at Night Meetup

Street Photography at Night Meetup

Saturday the 20th of August
Braddon - 5.30pm - 2
Street Photography Street photography encompasses a wide range of genres, and this week we'll be exploring Braddon at night. At this meetup, we will practise the basics of shooting in a dark environment as we capture candid images in an urban setting. By the end of this event, you will be more familiar with: - How to adjust camera settings for low light. - The effects of different shooting modes on capturing that 'decisive moment'. (When to use AV, M, or TV mode) - Guidelines for shooting other people and their property in the real world.
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$39pp     only 1 place left
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday the 27th of August
Yarralumla - 10.30 am - 3
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.
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$125pp     only 4 places left
Astro Photography

Astro Photography

Sunday the 28th of August
Parkwood Road Belconnen - 7:30 pm - 2 hours
During this workshop, you will not only learn how to take stunning images at night, but you will learn about the night sky - the Milky Way, moon phases, and all of the other variables in play when it comes to shooting the night sky throughout the year. We kick off at sunset and meet at our location, with a clear view to the East or West and away from light pollution. We start with a quick overview of night photography, including equipment, what and when to shoot, and how to plan your night sessions for optimum results with the use of apps.
fully booked
Astro Photography

Astro Photography

Monday the 29th of August
Parkwood Road Belconnen - 7:30pm - 2 hours
During this workshop, you will not only learn how to take stunning images at night, but you will learn about the night sky - the Milky Way, moon phases, and all of the other variables in play when it comes to shooting the night sky throughout the year. We kick off at sunset and meet at our location, with a clear view to the East or West and away from light pollution. We start with a quick overview of night photography, including equipment, what and when to shoot, and how to plan your night sessions for optimum results with the use of apps.
fully booked
Astro Photography

Astro Photography

Tuesday the 30th of August
Parkwood Road Belconnen - 7:30 pm - 2 hours
During this workshop, you will not only learn how to take stunning images at night, but you will learn about the night sky - the Milky Way, moon phases, and all of the other variables in play when it comes to shooting the night sky throughout the year. We kick off at sunset and meet at our location, with a clear view to the East or West and away from light pollution. We start with a quick overview of night photography, including equipment, what and when to shoot, and how to plan your night sessions for optimum results with the use of apps.
fully booked
Abstract Photography Meet-up

Abstract Photography Meet-up

Saturday the 3rd of September
Dickson - 11am - 2
Abstract photography is the art of creating unreal images 'abstracted' from reality. Rather than focusing on documenting a moment in the world, abstract photography often revolves around an attempt to convey feeling/emotion. Come along and practise your abstraction skills by thinking about the world in a different way as we move through Dickson.
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$39pp     9 places left
Macro Photography Meet-up

Macro Photography Meet-up

Saturday the 10th of September
Aranda - 2.30pm - 2
At this meet-up, we will go over some basics of macro photography as we walk through Aranda. Here you will practice taking close-up photos using a macro lens, focusing on close-up objects, using depth of field to accentuate the subject, and more!
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$39pp     7 places left
Photography Class for Beginners

Photography Class for Beginners

Saturday the 24th of September
Yarralumla - 10.30am - 3
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.
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$125pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
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 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 Canberra Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.



We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 1.5 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.
REVIEWS
Will was great at creating a relaxed environment and was supportive in the learning process. You can tell he has done this before.
5/5
Katrina Tucker
August 6th 2022
It's all still a learning experience for me. I'm improving with every class. I learnt a great deal about photo composition. Thanks Will, always a pleasure.
5/5
Joanne RAFFAELE
July 16th 2022
Thanks Will for another informative and enjoyable class!
5/5
Elaine Blackall
July 13th 2022
Peter was an awesome teacher, stoked on the results I got!
5/5
Andrew Castles
June 28th 2022
Tge event was very good. Pete was excellent and took time with each participant to ensure everyone was taking good photos. Loved the class!
5/5
Brett Brown
June 28th 2022
I really enjoyed the event. It was exactly as described. It was great to meet other people in Canberra who enjoy film photography. Lastly Will is a great instructor. He is very knowledgeable but also very approachable and good teacher.
5/5
Deepak Patel
June 27th 2022
Always good to meet similar minded people. It's helping me to learn and understand film photography.
4/5
Angela McIntyre
June 25th 2022
Always good to meet similar minded people. It's helping me to learn and understand film photography.
4/5
Angela McIntyre
June 25th 2022
A very enjoyable way to learn the basics of photography with other like-minded beginners. Excellent instruction, perfect group size and plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Thanks Will!
5/5
Elaine Blackall
June 19th 2022
Will was great. I learnt a lot more than I thought I would. Came away feeling confident to try all the manual configurations by myself.
5/5
Joanne Raffaele
June 18th 2022
Thank you Will for another photography workshop in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere.
5/5
Josie Borgia
May 28th 2022
Will?s great. Patient and knowledgeable.
5/5
Josie Borgia
May 21st 2022
INSTRUCTORS
Peter Reichstein
Willem Ruiter
Will is a photographer with over a decade of experience. He is interested in most genres of work, including landscape, 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.