AUCKLAND
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday the 24th of October
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!
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$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Through The Lens - Using your Portable Flash with other light sources

Through The Lens - Using your Portable Flash with other light sources

Saturday the 6th of November
Albert Park - 11am - 2 hours
Learn how to use your portable flash as fill with ambient light the main source! Practice the basics and then get creative! These techniques will be useful for weddings, outdoor portraits, and lighting in neon-cast situations! Separate portable flash, camera with wide-angle, normal or zoom lens. Bring your facemask and sense of wonder!
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$35pp     12 places left
Beginners Class(We are all beginning again, every day!)

Beginners Class(We are all beginning again, every day!)

Sunday the 14th of November
Mt Wellington - 3pm-6pm - 3 hours
Have fun in a well-lit forest setting. Practice the basics of aperture, speed , lighting and composition with a variety of subjects! This class is open to all levels as we are exploring the open-ended continuum of creativity! The bue sky is the limit!
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$35pp     12 places left
Retouching Portraits with Photoshop Meetup

Retouching Portraits with Photoshop Meetup

Saturday the 27th of November
Panmure. - Dunkirk Activity Centre Meeting Room - 1pm-3pm - 2 hours
Learn the principles and techniques for giving a portrait a professional polish without making it look unnatural! Gain confidence in the essential tools for dealing with skin blemishes, lines and other imperfections and also learn about shaping and toning body lines while maintaining integrity! You will need a laptop with photoshop installed - even a trial version is fine), and the ability to use your smartphone as a hotspot - so make sure you have enough data and battery. Dont forget your charger cables as well!
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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.