AUCKLAND
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginners Class

Beginners Class

Sunday the 12th of December
Okahu Bay , Tamaki Drive - 4.30pm - 3 hours
Practice Focusing, Depth of Field, Exposure and Composition in the colorful area of Okahu Bay, Tamaki Drive. We will be looking at different subjects - nature, portraits, man-made objects, landscape- all ideal subjects for slowing down and mastering manual mode! This class if for anyone who want to get the basics in a beautiful environment at a beautiful time of day! So all levels are welcome!
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$35pp     7 places left
Summit Time!  Let's Celebrate Summertime Photography  on top of Mt Wellington!

Summit Time! Let's Celebrate Summertime Photography on top of Mt Wellington!

Sunday the 19th of December
On the Summit, Mt Wellington - 6:00 pm - 2 hours
Let your hair down and let the winds blow away any cares and germies from 2021! In this meetup we will freestyle with 3 fun challenges to cover portraits, landscape (natural/manmade) and nature. The light will be juicy then so you can relax and let your creativity flow! You are welcome to bring a portable flash unit(go to the Through the Lens Meetup on the 4th first! ) as well but it is not necessary. See you there! Oh - and bring your mask!
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$35pp     12 places left
Click and Collect: Inner City Auckland

Click and Collect: Inner City Auckland

Saturday the 15th of January
Inner city Auckland, Queen St area - 9:30 am - 2 hours
Continue the holiday spirit and shop around for images! Grab pictures on the fly - we will be starting downtown and making our way up Queen St - keeping an eye out for interesting shapes, faces, situations and colours. Be your own art director - meet the loose briefs and apply what you know about leading lines, movement, symmetry and Bokeh - and learn a lot more! Really, the world is your open palette and you can let your creative juices run wild. One key principle : keep that trigger finger clicking and be open to anything. Henri Cartier Bresson was an image anarchist - you can be too! A wide angle lens is a good idea but any lens that is portable (even a telepoho) is fine!
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Class

Beginners Class

Sunday the 16th of January
Parnell - 4:00pm - 3 hours
Come along to a beautiful setting and practice the 3 essentials for a well-exposed picture - f stops and depth of field, shutter speed and ISO. Learn about composition and creating feeling in images, all the while smelling the fragrant scents of summer! All levels are welcome but bring along your beginner's sense of wonder and joy! Bring along whatever lenses you have and learn about the differences.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Selfies! Using your mobile phone and camera for self portraits

Selfies! Using your mobile phone and camera for self portraits

Saturday the 29th of January
Inner city Auckland - 4:00pm - 2 hours
Ever had trouble looking confident or attractive in selfies? This is your chance to practice connection, posing, location lighting - on yourself! The same principles can be used for photographing other people and you will have the chance to try a few environments, man-made and natural. Bring your mobile phone and selfie-stick (you can pick them up cheaply from $3 shop) and/or tripod with phone attachment. We will also touch on using your SLR to get satisfying shots for using on your profile pics and for building confidence in your portraiture.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT AUCKLAND
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 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 Auckland 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'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
I really enjoyed this workshop, Alex was great and really helpful. I really learned a lot
4/5
Les davis
July 25th 2021
Loved it learnt a lot was a bit worried because I am in my 70’s but felt at ease with Alex very inclusive.
5/5
Kevin Hawks
July 18th 2021
Good to learn how to use a Camera Flash in manual and off the Camera. Good to see the different light levels between a Key Light and a fill light. Good to understand the application of the exposure triangle. Good to visualize the application of voice flash to illuminate the shadow side of the object. Good socializing opportunity to meet other budding and enthusiastic photographers.
5/5
Chris Hulme
June 23rd 2021
Good to learn how to use a Camera Flash in manual and off the Camera. Good to see the different light levels between a Key Light and a fill light. Good to understand the application of the exposure triangle. Good to visualize the application of voice flash to illuminate the shadow side of the object. Good socializing opportunity to meet other budding and enthusiastic photographers.
5/5
Chris Hulme
June 23rd 2021
A great event, covered everything I needed to learn. Alex is a great tutor, never makes you feel silly for not knowing something. I found this a fun event and other attendees enthusiastic and keen to share knowledge.
5/5
Raewyn Smith
June 22nd 2021
I enjoyed the course and learnt a few things along the way
4/5
Ian Barrow
June 20th 2021
I really enjoyed the practical aspect of it. During the session I thought I was not getting it right - but had to do a photoshoot of a sports event immediately after the course and saw on my photos that I actually managed to apply what I learned during the session. The presenter was very knowledgeable and helpful.
4/5
Petro Geldenhuys
June 12th 2021
Such a great workshop. Alex is great with good tips, ideas and inspiration.
5/5
Sara-Jane Bunting
June 7th 2021
Really enjoyed the informal nature of the instruction and the tips I got. Great morning.
4/5
Chris Moselen
May 19th 2021
I loved the small group and the extra one on one coaching and ideas.
5/5
Kimberly Schick-Puddicombe
May 17th 2021
Great to get together and spend some time with other photographers.
4/5
Robbie Gernandt
May 16th 2021
Alex is a great tutor, helpful and fun. Learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it.
5/5
Raewyn Smith
May 4th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Alex Henderson
From the age of Four Alex loved holding an Instamatic camera his father had given him. From there he graduated to a Paxette rangefinder, and then SLRs - summers spent in darkrooms enjoying the power of images to create a new world. Selling his first image to an Adidas basketball sponsor at age 15, he has lived, studied and worked in Asia and Australia - assisting commercial, fashion,, industrial and wedding photographers in Melbourne and Auckland, and shooting for models, businesspeople and designers. He regularly covers NZ Fashion Week and shoots portraits when he is not being dragged around by the two dogs that he looks after.