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Sydney Photography Group - Photography Classes & Courses in      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!
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Saturday the 29th of June 2019
Moody Street Photography - China Town - 10am-12pm
Photography is all about playing with light, but for this session we're taking things a little darker. We'll be exploring the dark, moody and black&white side to photography, as we wind our way through the China Town area and create some hauntingly atmospheric shots with light and shadow. Great chance to add some interesting and different shots to your own portfolio!
$35.00pp     8 places left
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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!

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Upcoming Dates
Bookings close 12 hours prior
Saturday the 8th of June 2019
Exploring Camera Angles - Central Park Mall (Broadway) at 10am
In this session we'll be looking at how we can challenge ourselves to find new viewpoints and perspectives when out with our camera, and how different angles can tell different photographic stories. Wanting to improve your photography? Come along and receive tips, feedback and advice from the instructor.
full - no places left
Saturday the 29th of June 2019
Moody Street Photography - China Town - 10am-12pm
Photography is all about playing with light, but for this session we're taking things a little darker. We'll be exploring the dark, moody and black&white side to photography, as we wind our way through the China Town area and create some hauntingly atmospheric shots with light and shadow. Great chance to add some interesting and different shots to your own portfolio!
$35.00pp     8 places left
Saturday the 13th of July 2019
Beginners Class - Circular Quay at 9am
Want to learn more about photographing and using your camera with the help of a professional photographer? Our Beginners Class will guide you through the camera settings and techniques as part of a relaxed photo walk, where you'll be picking up the pro tips and receiving advice.
$115.00pp     only 5 places left
Saturday the 13th of July 2019
Camera Settings Session - Circular Quay - 10am-12pm
Not been to one of our group sessions before? Or would you like a chance to refresh your camera skills and pick up a few new tips? Come along to this session where the instructor will be taking you on a photo walk whilst bringing you up to scratch with using manual mode.
$35.00pp     14 places left
Saturday the 24th of August 2019
Winter Photography - Hyde Park - 10am-12pm
Time to get out of hibernation mode! There’s plenty of photo opportunities waiting out there for you in this colder season. Join us on this photo walk as we look at ways of creatively capturing the nature and atmosphere of winter, with tips, feedback and advice from the instructor.
$35.00pp     12 places left
Saturday the 7th of September 2019
Using Blur in Photography - Sydney CBD - 10am-12pm
This session is all about chucking out the rule book about blur in photography, and exploring how you can actually use blur for interesting effects. Expect plenty of fun experimentation as we slow things down and produce some motion blur with your camera settings. As always, the instructor is on hand to provide advice, feedback and tips to help you improve.
$35.00pp     11 places left
Saturday the 21st of September 2019
Photo Walk: Our City - The Rocks to Opera House - 10am-12pm
How often do you take the time to properly explore our city with your camera? This session is a relaxed photo walk with the instructor, where we’ll be exploring the most photogenic or interesting parts of Sydney, with stops to talk about camera settings and photo opportunities. Great chance to brush up on using your camera, whilst also finding some photo gems!
$35.00pp     11 places left
Saturday the 19th of October 2019
Action Photography - Bondi Beach - 10am-12pm
In this session we will be looking at how you can use your camera's shutter speed settings to capture action in sharp focus. Whether you're new to or familiar with manual camera settings, this session will be a chance to play and get creative with the guidance and advice of the photography instructor.
$35.00pp     10 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 223 reviews
Yesterday was the first Sydney Photography Group event that I had attended. I thought that it was great! I was initially surprised by the structure with its ‘challenges’ and basically being told to go away for 45 minutes and take some photos. But after getting over the shock, I had a great time. I enjoyed having to once again look at the world in a different way and think about what I might shoot. I found Zac’s feedback constructive and valuable. I came away from the morning reviewing what I had learnt and found that I had learnt quite a few things. All-in-all a most enjoyable way to spend a morning! I look forward to attending future sessions.
4/5 by Angela Gorta
12-5-2019
Relaxed, Informative and a great chance to think about your photography. My first time at this event but certainly not the last. The feedback I received was very helpful and honest.Much appreciated Zac. Thanks and see you again.
5/5 by Terry Matthews
11-5-2019
Good opportunity to get out and take photos
4/5 by Paul Evans
6-5-2019
Good location, friendly crowd, interesting challenges.
4/5 by Tracey flynn
5-5-2019
I loved having challenges set and being able to just go at own pace to try and meet the challenge. I liked that we didn’t stay all together as we took photos. Being able to go off and use our creativity and then meet up for critiquing was relaxing and fun. It was great having experts available to help with questions and get tips from. They were encouraging and it motivated me to get out and shoot more.
4/5 by Nicole Mahon
4-5-2019
Scott did well for his first time in backup lead role! With such a wide interpretation of urban photography, it was good to get some challenges to look for as well as some motivational advice. Nice to see some more newbies joining the regulars!
5/5 by Kathy Wallace
14-4-2019
Always great to team up with other likeminded people!
4/5 by Sophie Kogos
14-4-2019
First time with Zac leading the group, he did a great job and he assistant. They both where interacting with the group, all morning. We meant 15 minutes before it finished and reviewed the photos we took with Zac, he was super friendly and helpful.
5/5 by Emma Neems
12-3-2019
It's good to have real time feedback from instructors during the session, and also meeting other members of the group and exchange experiences at photography.
5/5 by Diana Shang
10-3-2019
Great to get back to the group again! Zac always shows great examples for the theme/challenges & inspires. Always nice to meet other photographers as well.
5/5 by Kathy Wallace
10-3-2019
Great! Always enjoy Zac's 'classes'
4/5 by Kristine Schipp
3-3-2019

4/5 by Isabelle paoli
2-3-2019
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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