AUCKLAND
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

One Light Studio Portraits

One Light Studio Portraits

Sunday the 14th of August
Dunkirk Activity Centre - 7.15pm - 2 hours
This meetup will show how just one studio flash can create a range of lighting strategies for portaits. You will experiment with getting a soft beauty light through to moody fashion style portraits, and play around with getting a range of expressions from your subjects. Be prepared to jump straight in and set up lights and choose your backdrop/space. You will need to bring your own models or be willing to take turns modelling for each other. This is a good chance for a friend or family member to break into the modelling industry! But actually - anyone can be fine, as the theme is portraits of everyday people. See how one light can transform a human into an artwork! Men or Women or Men with Women on Motorcycles are Alloiwable!
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$50pp     8 places left - requires 6 bookings to proceed
Beginners Class

Beginners Class

Saturday the 27th of August
Karangahape Rd - 9am - 3 hours
Come along to an inspiring 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 excitement and hipness of K Rd 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 would be good and a data card with a lot of space! Make sure your camera is fully charged up and rearing to go!
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$125pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Birds of a Feather - Bird Photography at Western Springs

Birds of a Feather - Bird Photography at Western Springs

Saturday the 3rd of September
Western Springs Lakeside Park - 9am - 2 hours
Come for a stroll around Western Springs Reserve and shoot a variety of inspiring birds. Practice using your telephoto and/or get in close to these amazing creatures. If you are new at this, the skills you will practice here will stand you in good stead for other genres. Capture texture, vibrant colours, movement, and composition - all the while getting the weekend off to a healthy start with cool winter air! Bring your zooms, macros portable flash (not necessary) a lot of patience and your excitement for the great outdoors.
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$39pp     9 places left
Beautiful Bokeh! Photographing with Low Depth of Field

Beautiful Bokeh! Photographing with Low Depth of Field

Saturday the 17th of September
Auckland University Old Buildings, Albert Park Side - 10am - 2 hours
This is your chance to celerbate the out of focus backdrop, and get immersed in showing the dettails of closeup objects! Open for all levels, we will be making use of low depth of field, macro lenses and zooms/telephots to get that gorgeous effect called Bokeh. And this will be in a historical setting of Auckland University Old buildings and Albert Park! Preferably bring a 50mm or longer lens with a lower f stop - but , really any lens is good as we will be totally immersing ourtselves in colour ( set your cameras on vivid colour settings) and/or monochrome, with attention to detail.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Class

Beginners Class

Saturday the 24th of September
Panmure Boatyard, Panmure - 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 Panmure Boatyard! 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. A rainy day location and date will be advised.
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$125pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Portable Flash with Ambient Light

Portable Flash with Ambient Light

Saturday the 1st of October
Downtown Auckland - 4pm - 2 hours
Back by Popular Demand! In this Meetup we will practice using portable flash in two situations: Flash with sunlight (as fill and key light) and flash with tungsten/other ambient light. You will get to grips with using your flash as a tool in controlling the light how you want it. Fun! The idea is this will be hands on and practising the technical aspects so they become second nature. Bring a model if you have one. Otherwise, you can use elments from your environment or avilable subjects (people/animals) down there.
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$39pp     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
Thank you for a very informative session on using flash a fill light
5/5
Judy van Zyl
July 19th 2022
5/5
Justine Stewart
July 9th 2022
Another great morning out shooting interesting subjects with like minded people.
5/5
Carl Marinkovich
July 9th 2022
Lots of opportunity to try out realistic and abstract compositions
5/5
Helen Harvey
July 9th 2022
Variety of activities. Great tips for people at different levels of experience.
5/5
Helen Harvey
June 19th 2022
It was thoroughly enjoyable after the thought of tasks! Learned so much, thanks to Alex and the others there too!!!
5/5
Adrienne White
June 18th 2022
It was a fun event. I liked that there were objectives and also room for happenstance moments.
5/5
Helen Harvey
June 4th 2022
This was a well run, well paced and enjoyable event
5/5
Carl Marinkovich
May 17th 2022
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
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.