AUCKLAND
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday the 28th of May
Panmure Boatyard - 10am - 3 hours
Learn about the basics of photography - f stops and depth of field, shutter speed, ISO as well as the design elements that make up a great photo. No matter what your level - this is a great opportunity for you to learn about or revisit the magic that makes photography so inspiring! Bring a lens that is 50mm or longer and a data card that has a lot of space, as you will be shooting a lot and learning how easy it is to create satisfying images!
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$115pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Shooting in the Hood 2: Exotic K Rd

Shooting in the Hood 2: Exotic K Rd

Saturday the 4th of June
Karangahape Rd - 10am - 2 hours
Catch the fast-moving events and people on the fly - and also change gears to capture those quiet Meditative moments. (We will be scheduling time to have a meetup and photo forum at the cafe there). Out of the chaos of colors, sounds, and contrasting light - bring out the humor, irony, and bizarreness of K Rd! You will be drawing on your experience of shooting architecture, interiors, and People in Shops! Make a social comment, or just shoot something abstract! Blurring is fine and camera shake even may add to an image! In this Meetup, you will learn and practice the basics of capturing a meaningful image and trusting your intuition. Make friends with the decisive moment and shoot from the hip! All in the melting pot and contrasts of K Rd! Bringing a wide-angle lens, portrait lens and zoom or telephoto is a good idea too, but none of this is essential. The main thing is to get upfront and personal with the people and vibes of this popular venue!
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$35pp     8 places left
The Magnificent Macro Meetup!

The Magnificent Macro Meetup!

Saturday the 18th of June
Albert Park - 9.30am - 2 hours
This will be a fun one for all levels! The aim will be to practice composition, lighting and mood within the parameters of closeups. Even if you don't have a macro lens or a lens with macro setting - come along as you can still practice within the scope of closeups. With photography - less is more. I am always telling people to 'get in close' - well this is your chance to get up front and personal - and, yes, other beautiful images will start happening - wide shots, portraits, perspectives - while you are shooting. We may even have time to jump into the cafe/gallery - especially if it is raining, and do our challenges there.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Class: 26 Plus Boats

Beginners Class: 26 Plus Boats

Saturday the 25th of June
Mt Wellington - 9am - 3 hours
This Class will give you some fun, beautiful images and a feeling of mastery over your camera. We will look at the 3 essential elements of good exposure - ISO, shutter speed and aperture. We will understand and practice depth of field and rules of composition such as rule fo thirds, perspective and design principles. And - we will photograph beautiful, gorgeous unique boats! ANYONE of ANY level is welcome to come along!
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$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Historic Walks 1: Architecture at Auckland Uni

Historic Walks 1: Architecture at Auckland Uni

Saturday the 9th of July
Auckland University, City Campus. - 9.30am - 2 hours
This is the first of historic walks around Auckland, taking in different themes and points of interest. This is going to be a nice one - the main mission will be to capture the old world feel of Auck uni contrasted with recent changes, and to portray the ambience of the place. I, as a kid - used to browse with awe all the noticeboards showing all the clubs you can join as a student. This is your chance to show Auckland Uni in 2022 - what is still there and what has changed. Your challenges will focus on using your wide-angle and other lenses to your advantage and effectively capturing the atmosphere of the place. We will grab a coffee and compare images somewhere on or near campus and keep shooting. See you there! Bring wide-angle lenses, zooms or normals are fine too. The main thing is to capture the mood and your mood in being there!
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Class: Auckland Museum

Beginners Class: Auckland Museum

Saturday the 23rd of July
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland Domain - 9am - 3 hours
This Class will give you some fun, beautiful images and a feeling of mastery over your camera. We will look at the 3 essential elements of good exposure - ISO, shutter speed and aperture. We will understand and practice the depth of field and the rules of composition such as the Rule of Thirds, Perspective and other design principles We will be shooting around the Auckland War Memorial Museum and going inside if it is raining - so there will be a lot of fo practice on! Bring a 50mm or longer lens as we will be practising depth of field. But if you don't have one - that is fine - there is a lot to practice and keep you occupied, and the principles can still be applied with any lens.
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$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 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
A fun event with a variety of subjects to photograph
5/5
Helen Harvey
May 15th 2022
I like this event, I would like to continue being part of different events
4/5
Daniel
May 14th 2022
Great fun, Alex is a knowledgeable and entertaining tutor
5/5
Ross Verry
May 14th 2022
Great fun, Alex is a knowledgeable and entertaining tutor
5/5
Ross Verry
May 14th 2022
Cheers Alex for a great meet up shooting street in the hood, I found extremely valuable in terms of improving how I see differing prospective to shooting what is in front of me and has helped ignite more creative possibilities going forward. I would like to suggest more outdoor ideas like night, astro, water landscapes, long exposure
5/5
Aaron Hudson
May 14th 2022
Even though i am not so much into portrait photography i thoroughly enjoyed the activities and posing lessons from Alex. I only took this course because i was asked if i can do a portrait photoshoot for a former work colleague and his family. Def learnt a lot from yesterdays session. Def recommend this class to friends
5/5
Joseph Mokaraka
May 1st 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed the event and learnt a lot. Thank you
5/5
Liz Cain
May 1st 2022
Must learns of basic photography were well covered and explained. Kudos!
5/5
Chiq Tolentino
April 24th 2022
A fun workshop where we learnt technical skills to get going on manual mode
5/5
Helen Harvey
April 24th 2022
Timing great to suit low light. Nice to be with like minded folks. I came along as the event was within my comfortable driving range
5/5
Margaret Jones
April 12th 2022
Best Cheers Alex. Sat 9th: Old & New gathering. Excellent :-) Much appreciated all your work, and whole group meet-up ! First-class :-) I've made a little Set/album on my flickr -- to be developed. Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/peteshep/albums/72177720297996704 Then click thumbnail, scroll down, enlarge, explore etc. I'll put some up on the Auckland fuddlebook group if it will accept. Best Cheers and Thanks P
5/5
Peter Sheopard
April 10th 2022
great location
5/5
MArk Robotham
April 10th 2022
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.