AUCKLAND
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

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
Beginners Class

Beginners Class

Saturday the 19th of February
Mission Bay - 9:00 am - 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 experiencing the fragrant scents and sounds of summer! All levels are welcome but bring along your beginner's sense of wonder and joy! An SLR digital camera with zoom or 50mm and telephoto woulld be good and a data card with alot of space! Make sure your camera is fully charged up and reariing to go!
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$115pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
The Long Exposure Meetup: Waterfall

The Long Exposure Meetup: Waterfall

Sunday the 27th of February
Mt Albert/Hillsborough - 6:00 pm - 2 hours
Sharpen your pictorial skills with a workshop on Waterfall photography! We are taking a simple subject matter and making it beautiful and evocative. For this meetup you will need a tripod, a zoom with wide-angle and telephoto or prime lenses, and preferably a Neutral Density Filter
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$35pp     only 5 places left
Astrophotography

Astrophotography

Sunday the 6th of March
Lion Rock, Piha Beach - 8:00 pm - 2 hours
Come out to Piha Beach and be inspired with the majesty of nature! Record this awesome landmark with the setting of the sun and with the stars as background. Note - this is a 3 hour meetup to allow the stars to show so come prepared! Bring a tripod and telephoto or zoom lens as well as some refreshments and warm clothing in case it gets colder.
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$35pp     10 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
Absolutely loved it! Alex was super helpful throughout the workshop.
5/5
Rajoth Ramesh
January 17th 2022
I really enjoyed this session, it gave me a great opportunity to get to know my camera better and venture into 'manual' mode. Love the Rose Gardens too, lovely venue.
4/5
Melanie Gaynor
January 17th 2022
Motivting
5/5
Peter Farago
January 16th 2022
5/5
Kevin Encabo
January 15th 2022
A nice small sized group. I learned new skills and knowledge that I was lacking. Alex is patient and easy to work with. Definitely a subject every photographer should learn.
5/5
Raewyn Smith
December 20th 2021
Enjoyed the casual informative way it was run. Loved that I help to understand my camera's different settings. Makes sense now.
5/5
Fu’e Tuuga
December 12th 2021
Very enjoyable and relaxed. Pity about the weather.
4/5
Brendon Lane
December 12th 2021
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
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.