CANBERRA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Photography Class for Beginners

Photography Class for Beginners

Saturday 15 June
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
$138      
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!
book now
$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
    2024-04-06
    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

    Canberra Photography Group
    2024-04-05
    Title or Location: Full moon rising over Lake George
    An image I've wanted to capture for sometime. So I headed to Lake George and waited patiently for the moon to rise. The reflection on the water was amazing so I decided to darken the image to highlight the glow of the moon and did a composite image.
    Credit: Hayley Beckwith
    Instagram: Little_wonders_photography
    Canberra Photography Group
    2024-03-23
    Title or Location: Mulligan's Flat, Canberra, Australia
    There were a lot of promising looking clouds in the sky, and we set off for Mulligan's Flat in time for the sunset. We weren't disappointed. This is one of Canberra's best iconic photo beauty spots and is looking at its glorious best at the moment. A bit of enhancement using the Adamski Effect.
    Credit: Robert Schmidli
    Facebook: robert.schmidli
    Instagram: robert_schmidli

    New Orleans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park
    Saturday night, 5/11/24, I went out to the St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park wanting to capture some photos of the Northern Lights as the Solar Storm made the aurora visible down here in Louisiana. It was a cloudy night so we didn't get to see any of it. But a thunderstorm was was approaching and "heat lightning" was seen in the distance. As it got closer, the lightning strikes were getting more and more visible even though the storm was still miles away. So I repositioned my camera and
    Credit: Bertis Tamplain
    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Yosemite Valley
    I went on a hike in Yosemite Valley and unexpectedly found this tree that had a heart shaped hole in the trunk. I stayed until dusk and used my red light on my headlamp to cast the red glow inside the heart. I was inspired by my then girlfriend. I love LOVE!
    Credit: Cody Mattson
    Facebook: codymattsonphotography
    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Home
    A photographer friend visits his parents in Alaska every year and upon his return home he always brings me salmon steaks that his family catch as part of their food provisions. This was my dinner and will say that this dinner was nothing short of amazing!
    Credit: Gonzalo Guerrero
    Facebook: G GUERRERO PHOTOGRAPHY
    Instagram: @photo818

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

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