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Sydney Photography Group      Sydney
Come along to our fortnightly 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 casual photo walk with other local photographers. No formal lectures, just a chance to meet-up, share ideas and receive feedback! We have a different photo theme each fortnight and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations across Sydney. Great opportunity to try something new with the guidance of a professional photographer, and come away with some new shots for your portfolio or album.

Complete beginner? We recommend starting with the Photography for Beginners Class, which is a 3 hour structured workshop where you’ll learn the basics of using your camera with more 1-on-1 time with the instructor.

Looking to learn more? Come along to the group sessions, which are more casual and informal than other workshops, and with more time to take photos and put your new skills into practice.

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!

What’s involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the fortnight’s theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. You’ll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. You’ll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. We’re a social bunch!

Join the Sydney Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session and to take part in our free, fortnightly competitions!
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To book call 1300 88 95 96
Upcoming Dates
Bookings close 12 hours prior
Saturday the 2nd of February 2019
Beginners Class - Circular Quay at 9am
A smaller more structured class just for beginners. Get off auto and onto manual mode.
$115.00pp     only 5 places left
Saturday the 23rd of February 2019
Beginners Class - Circular Quay at 9am
A smaller more structured class just for beginners. Get off auto and onto manual mode.
$115.00pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 9th of March 2019
Beginners Class - Circular Quay at 9am
A smaller more structured class just for beginners. Get off auto and onto manual mode.
$115.00pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 6th of April 2019
Beginners Class - Circular Quay at 9am
A smaller more structured class just for beginners. Get off auto and onto manual mode.
$115.00pp     only 6 places left
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
Reviews
4.7/5 from 211 reviews
Zac Alviz was a good instructor. I liked that he set specific challenges and spent time with each of us to review some of our shots.
4/5 by Alan Coligado
6-1-2019
Zac, our photography host, was excellent. He set us a couple of challenges and gave us some extremely helpful tips. He gave us the chance for a brief discussion and share our best work with the group halfway through the event and again at the very end. While this event is not meant to be a lesson, we do want to come away from these events having learned something new, either from the host or each other, that will ultimately make us better photographers. Zac definitely provided the energy & space for that opportunity, despite the intense heat of the day.
5/5 by Victoria Ugarte
5-1-2019
Was a great inspirational 2 hours... Zac Alviz was an excellent teacher/adviser. Will be doing a session again, but hopefully NOT in that sort of heat!
5/5 by Kristine Schipp
5-1-2019
Zac took his time tol explain the session and set good challenges for us to complete. He provided guidance and critique on each of our photos. It was a great session.
5/5 by Nerys Evans
5-1-2019
Fantastic instructor, great group of friendly particioants. My first time to attend I could see from the get go the group was keen to get into the challenges.
5/5 by Tailai O’Brien
5-1-2019
Great morning at Bondi Markets. Zara and Scott gave us some challenges and great tips to achieve the best results. Both are very accommodating and are available at any time to answer our questions, I love the informal nature of these meet ups
5/5 by Margaret McLennan
20-11-2018

4/5 by Tim Pittaway
15-11-2018
Excellent venue for nature photography.
5/5 by Barbara Clarke
20-10-2018
A great day with Zac and Chloe. I loved the challenges and learnt a lot from them.
5/5 by Ann Hodgson
29-8-2018
Enjoyed the challenges and advice Zac and Chloe gave to group both were easy going and aproachable
5/5 by Tracye Hughes
26-8-2018
A great day with help and handy tips available. Great Location and friendly group.
5/5 by Tracey Flynn
12-8-2018
Great venue, fun group, interesting challenges.
5/5 by Tracey Flynn
31-7-2018
Great venue, fun group, interesting challenges.
5/5 by Tracey Flynn
29-7-2018
This was a great day. Zara's challenges made me look afresh at a place I have visited many times.
5/5 by ANN HODGSON
29-7-2018

5/5 by Brooke ayton
28-7-2018
I enjoyed the location, the people in the group were very friendly and the host Zara King was extremely helpful and inclusive.
5/5 by Danielle
15-7-2018
Was very helpful the organisers where very helpful.
5/5 by Barbara Clarke
15-7-2018
Really friendly
4/5 by Brooke ayton
14-7-2018
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5/5 by Julie Aulsebrook
18-6-2018
Bitterly cold but such a variety of things to photo
5/5 by Chris Westworth
2-6-2018
It was my first one and I have no idea what I am doing... so I can't wait to do the beginners and read more in understanding it all. I needed to leave so didn't get to finish going around. But I really enjoyed it.
4/5 by Sandra Anello
30-5-2018
Great Location and very testng of skills
4/5 by David Naar
19-5-2018
Love the informal nature of the group. Zara ans Scott are really helpful. Great location, great group of people
5/5 by Margaret McLennan
24-4-2018

5/5 by David Naar
23-4-2018
I liked having the tips at the beginning from Zara and hints of where to take shots. Her review of my images half way through helped as well. People in the group were friendly and helpful
4/5 by Jocelyn Aldis
21-4-2018
Great day, great location, great group of people. Zara and Scott are so helpful - no question too much for them. Love the informal nature of this group, if you want to wander around by yourself you can, if you want to stay with Zara and Scott you can.
5/5 by Margaret McLennan
9-4-2018
As always, I love the way this group works - a great way to meet up socially with photographers of varying expertise but with the bonus of having 2 professional photographers (Zara & Scott are great) on hand to provide guidance, challenges and advice.
5/5 by Kathy Wallace
8-4-2018

4/5 by David Naar
11-3-2018
Great venue, great tutors
5/5 by Colleen Harriss
10-2-2018
Fantastic Location
4/5 by David Naar
10-2-2018
 
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