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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!
next available date
Sunday the 8th of August 2021
Through The Lens - Using your Portable Flash with other Light Sources Meetup - Auckland City, Albert Park - 10.30-12.30pm - 2 hours
Learn to use your flash to fill in subjects in the foreground, get to grips with exposure using TTL metered flash- whether it is a bright sunny day with shadows that need filling in , or a neon or tungsten lit background that needs balancing with a portable flash.

Ther principles practised here will be applicable to taking portraits at a bright beach, backlit wedding photos, or a shots of friends at a party
Instructor: Alex Henderson
$35pp     8 places left
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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.


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Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Sunday the 8th of August 2021
Through The Lens - Using your Portable Flash with other Light Sources Meetup - Auckland City, Albert Park - 10.30-12.30pm - 2 hours
Learn to use your flash to fill in subjects in the foreground, get to grips with exposure using TTL metered flash- whether it is a bright sunny day with shadows that need filling in , or a neon or tungsten lit background that needs balancing with a portable flash.

Ther principles practised here will be applicable to taking portraits at a bright beach, backlit wedding photos, or a shots of friends at a party
Instructor: Alex Henderson
$35pp     8 places left
Sunday the 22nd of August 2021
Beginner's Photography Class - Mt Wellington. - 2.30pm-5.30pm - 3 hours
Practice Focusing, Depth of Field, Exposure and Composition in a natural and colourful area of Mt Wellngton. We will be looking at different subjects - nature, portraits, landscape- all ideal subjects for slowing down and mastering manual mode! - this class if for anyone who want to get the basics and much much more! So all levels are welcome!
Instructor: Alex Henderson
$115pp     only 5 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 5th of September 2021
Urban Architecture Photography Meetup - Auckland Inner City - 1-3pm - 2 hours
Learn and practise using dynamic lines and shapes in photographing buildings- place people in the urban environment and show their relationship to architecture. Capture the many facets of Auckland inner city - the contrast of old and new, ugly and beautiful, worn and pristine.

This is your chance to get some tips and tricks in making dramatic and arresting images of the heart of the city.

We will be looking at a depth of field, composition, and point of interest, to name a few aspects. You may wish to shoot in black and white to capture the structural face of Auckland or show the bright and colourful mosaic of inner-city designs.
Instructor: Alex Henderson
$35pp     10 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 12th of September 2021
Beginner's Photography Class - Panmure Basin. - 10.30-1.30pm - 3 hours
Learn about and practise the basics of what makes a great picture , using manual settings. Gain confidence at composing your picture and developing a vision. Get familiar with f stops, shutter speed, ISO and focal lengths. All levels are welcome and specific instruction and encouragement will be given to those just starting out, as well as coaching for those further along the path of photography.
Instructor: Alex Henderson
$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 19th of September 2021
Urban Portraits: People in Shops - Ponsonby - 9am - 2 hours
People in workplaces

Back by popular demand!

Get your photojournalistic skills sharpened by taking urban portraits in a work setting learn how to use depth of field contrast and lighting to provide satisfying professional-looking shots of someone at their job

This requires a medium wide-angle to portrait lens.
A macro setting for close-ups of products would be an advantage.

Also, bring a portable flash with diffuser if you have one. This is not essential but may be useful for providing fill light.

A requirement for this Meetup is participants provide one photo to the host for passing on to retailers to thank them for their time
Instructor: Alex Henderson
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 25th of September 2021
Retouching Portraits with Photoshop - Panmure. - Dunkirk Activity Centre - 1pm-3pm - 2 hours
Watch the instructor demonstrate how he takes a good portrait and makes it gorgeous but still maintaining truthfulness to the image! Get familiar with the tools for healing, shaping and toning! This is a hands-on meetup so you will need to bring a laptop with Photoshop installed. (A trial version is fine) as well as your camera with a lens suitable for a portrait.(35 - 85mm - somewhere in that range)

Also preferable is a smartphone with plenty of data as you will be using it as a hotspot for connnection and a card reader or connection cable to upload images from your camera to laptop.

Go through the complete process of shooting a portrait with good lighting (this will be set up and ready to go!)through to selecting an image and getting down to business making that image sing!
Instructor: Alex Henderson
$45pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 17th of October 2021
A Jaunt Up One Tree Hill! - 2-4pm - 2 hours
Tree huggers, nature enthusiasts, landscape clickers, farm animal pictorialists, Sunday strollers! This Meetup is for you!
A relaxing jaunt up one tree hill with stop offs at the colonial cottage, forest bathing and panoramic views. I'll even bring a working sheepdog for added interest! In this meetup we will cover several genres so relax and enjoy!

Bring a wide angle - telephoto zoom if you have it but any lens is fine. The main ingredient of this meetup is bliss! (buit you will also learn and practice composition, color theory and depth of field to boot!)
Instructor: Alex Henderson
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 24th of October 2021
Beginner's Photography Class - Mission Bay - 2pm-5pm - 3
Practice Focusing, Depth of Field, Exposure and Composition in a natural and colourful area of Mt Wellngton. 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 and much much more! So all levels are welcome!
Instructor: Alex Henderson
$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Reviews
4.6/5 from 20 reviews
I really enjoyed this workshop, Alex was great and really helpful. I really learned a lot
4/5 by Les davis
25-7-2021
Loved it learnt a lot was a bit worried because I am in my 70ís but felt at ease with Alex very inclusive.
5/5 by Kevin Hawks
18-7-2021
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 by Chris Hulme
23-6-2021
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 by Chris Hulme
23-6-2021
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 by Raewyn Smith
22-6-2021
I enjoyed the course and learnt a few things along the way
4/5 by Ian Barrow
20-6-2021
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 by Petro Geldenhuys
12-6-2021
Such a great workshop. Alex is great with good tips, ideas and inspiration.
5/5 by Sara-Jane Bunting
7-6-2021
Really enjoyed the informal nature of the instruction and the tips I got. Great morning.
4/5 by Chris Moselen
19-5-2021
I loved the small group and the extra one on one coaching and ideas.
5/5 by Kimberly Schick-Puddicombe
17-5-2021
Great to get together and spend some time with other photographers.
4/5 by Robbie Gernandt
16-5-2021
Alex is a great tutor, helpful and fun. Learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it.
5/5 by Raewyn Smith
4-5-2021
Engaging and a good photography exercise.
5/5 by Brian Sarmiento
26-4-2021
Relaxed opportunity to focus on various aspects of photography in a small group.
4/5 by Hilary Eastwick-Field
15-3-2021
Relaxed opportunity to focus on various aspects of photography in a small group.
4/5 by Hilary Eastwick-Field
14-3-2021
Was great, enjoyable and good value for money
5/5 by Jenny mitchell
17-2-2021
I really enjoyed it. I like the demonstrations that Alex gives when directing and posing the models. I find it really helpful.
5/5 by Tina Pakipaki
16-2-2021
Learnt a lot and really enjoyed the meetup
5/5 by Ian Barrow
15-2-2021
Great, economic
5/5 by Hans Hockey
31-1-2021
Enjoyed it very much
4/5 by Terence Van Moerkerken
6-9-2020
 
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