AUCKLAND
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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 26 May
Parnell - 12:30pm - 3 Hours
Alex Henderson
This class will give you some fun, beautiful images and a feeling of mastery over your camera. We will look at the three 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 of thirds, perspective and design principles. Anyone of ANY level is welcome to come along!

Note: Please don't forget to mention your camera model upon booking so we can assist you better.
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$138       2 places left
Portrait Series # 2: Mixing Ambient Light with Portable Flash

Portrait Series # 2: Mixing Ambient Light with Portable Flash

Sunday 09 June
Mission Bay - 3:30pm - 2 Hours
Alex Henderson
In this fun meetup we will be practising being Masters of The Universe - oops - I mean, controlling the sunlight and other available light using your portable flash. We will also be practising using your portable flash as a fill light for all that wonderful light out there. We will be focussing on shooting portraits as well as any model that may turn up - please think about bringing a friend, or family member
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$47      
Street Hybrid: Up Close and Personal #2 (People in Shops & Street)

Street Hybrid: Up Close and Personal #2 (People in Shops & Street)

Sunday 21 July
K Rd - 2pm - 2 Hours
Alex Henderson
Ever wanted to take engaging portraits of strangers? or even relatives at a party but have been too scared to step up close with your 50mm and fill the frame? Do you feel like a wallflower with your telephoto, taking pictures from a distance, and not really engaging with your subjects even if they are looking right at you?

This is your chance to break through that! You will find it is not so scary to walk up to people and take warm and dynamic images and walk away with a glowing feeling that you have made them happy too! Equipment needed - a smile, 50mm /85 mm or zoom with those ranges.

Also included in this meetup is a prep discussion of your rights as a street photographer.
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$47      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 28 July
Parnell - 1:30pm - 3 Hours
Alex Henderson
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! NOTE: we will be looking at understanding your camera's settings to achieve what we want, so do state your camera model when signing up!

Kindly remember to provide details of your camera brand and model during the sign-up process. This information will assist our instructors in providing you with more tailored and effective assistance
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$148      
Historical Village Photography Meetup

Historical Village Photography Meetup

Sunday 11 August
Pakuranga - 1pm - 2 Hours
Alex Henderson
Take in the nostalgia, architecture, and frivolity of an open day at this well-set-up village. Explore textures and faded memorabilia, past technologies. This is a day not to be missed!

Bring lenses for portraits, wide angles for architecture - anything you have.

Flashes may be applicable as well, although, there will be an abundance of lighting for those emotive interiors.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 25 August
Parnell - 12:30pm - 3 Hours
Alex Henderson
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! NOTE: we will be looking at understanding your camera's settings to achieve what we want, so do state your camera model when signing up!

Kindly remember to provide details of your camera brand and model during the sign-up process. This information will assist our instructors in providing you with more tailored and effective assistance
book now
$148      

Foreground- Background Photography Meetup

Foreground- Background Photography Meetup

Sunday 08 September
Princes St. - 2pm - 2 Hours
Alex Henderson
Basic composition is an essential feature of confidently making great photos. In this meetup, we will be practising being mindful about what is the subject of our photo and how to compose for it.

A useful aspect of this will be to practise using a fixed, normal or set focal length on your lens.
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$47      
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 in Auckland .

  • 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 Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I enjoyed it enormously. It's great to shoot with other photographers and see their perspectives.
    5/5
    James
    2024-05-21
    Black and white / abstract photography had interesting prompts to ignite the imagination and create moody photos
    5/5
    Helen
    2024-05-21
    Extremely stimulating and thought-provoking.
    5/5
    Simon
    2024-05-20

    It was a wonderful afternoon with friendly people all keen to enjoy and share the experience. The perfect weather helped but the mix of themes, people and idea-sharing was perfect. Thanks, Alex. Good group size too.
    5/5
    Linda
    2024-05-20
    We had a very enjoyable afternoon with Alex teaching us about different ways to approach making images using selective colour and ways to combine colour, as well as covering the technical aspects of getting the most vibrant colour results in-camera. He showed us a bunch of new ideas that we'd never tried and gave us some interesting creative prompts to try. We take our own photos for business cases we do for clients and this session gave us a lot of creative ideas for interesting ways to create images for our documents.
    5/5
    Zara
    2024-05-07
    Alex is quite friendly and has welcomed warmly. He did very well in explaining exposure triangle and some basic tricks and tips. Addition of mannuequin was great to practice.
    4/5
    Tayyab
    2024-04-28

    Very informative for one the has not really explored this subject before.
    5/5
    Paul
    2024-04-22
    Interesting, interactive, lots of practical- very good. Good structure to the information and the presentation
    5/5
    Neil
    2024-04-01
    relaxed and enjoyable meet up - we need to explore this venue further.
    4/5
    Linda
    2024-02-19

    An engaging, yet relaxed event in a beautiful setting.
    5/5
    Helen
    2024-02-19
    Super-interesting investigation into various methods of achieving shallow depth-of-field and bokeh. Great location, and a rewarding critique for everyone involved makes one determined to progress. Positive reinforcement is so rewarding!
    5/5
    Simon
    2024-02-18
    This meetup offered a variety of subjects to photograph literally or abstractly, or the chance to be still and observe changes in natural and artificial light. I enjoyed the scope and freedom of possibility.
    5/5
    Helen
    2023-12-18

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    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.
    PHOTOS
    Auckland Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: Orewa Beach
    From Orewa Surf Sound Concert and Fireworks 30/03/2024Sony a1 and Sony FE 24-70mm GM ii @24mmF/7.1 iso 400 Bulb mode 2sec single image.
    Credit: Thum Promtrai
    Facebook: Thum Promtrai
    Instagram: ThumPromtrai

    Auckland Photography Group
    2024-03-20
    Title or Location: Rooftops of Devonport
    While working on a roof in Devonport, I was fascinated by the colours of the rain clouds and the reasonably early morning colours of the city. The ferry's bright red is in contrast to the blue-grey of the rest of the photo. The photo was taken with an iPhone 15 Pro (RAW) and edited in PS
    Credit: Neil Myburgh
    Facebook: Neil Myburgh
    Auckland Photography Group
    2024-03-18
    Title or Location: Suan Luang Rama VIII Park, Bangkok Thailand
    Rama VIII Bridge, The Rama VIII Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge crossing the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. It was built to alleviate traffic congestion on the nearby Phra Pinklao Bridge. Construction of the bridge took place from 1999 to 2002.
    Credit: Thum Promtrai
    Facebook: Thum Promtrai
    Instagram: ThumPromtrai

    Auckland Photography Group
    2024-03-17
    Title or Location: Auckland Botanic Gardens
    Cosplay is an activity where people wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character and as a photographer it is always a pleasure to shoot! Alex (Rocketfuel Cosplay) approached me with a concept of wanting something dreamy and cottage core for her own Totoro design, so we went with golden hour at the Auckland Botanic Gardens.
    Credit: Lumenox Photography
    Facebook: Lumenoxphotography
    Instagram: Lumenoxphotography

    Auckland Photography Group
    2024-03-17
    Title or Location: Opotiki Wharf
    Nearly did not bother rushing up the road to capture the Sunset. At first thought the boat was ruining the smooth surface but it actually gave the photo a Subject and made the shot
    Credit: Lindsay Hubbert
    Facebook: Opotiki Sunset
    Auckland Photography Group
    2024-03-11
    Title or Location: Western Springs Lakeside
    Basking in the golden hues of a breezy, sun-kissed afternoon, where Easter whispers tales of magic. Dressed in adorable bunny ears and an apron, this beautiful little girl becomes the heroine of her own fairy tale. The basket of colourful eggs symbolizes dreams and hopes. I seized the moment to capture the essence of precious childhood wonder as she cast wishes into the golden horizon.
    Credit: Yanhong Zhang
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xinyanphotography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/auckland_xinyanphotography/

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography

    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto

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