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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 April
Terrigal - 9am - 3 Hours
Nicholas Gibbins
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$138       5 places left
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 04 May
Terrigal Skillion - 9am - 2 Hours
Nicholas Gibbins
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
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$47      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 18 May
Avoca Beach - 9am - 2 Hours
Nicholas Gibbins
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
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$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 27 April
Centennial Park - 12pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Natural light portraits are beautiful!
In this workshop we will discuss and learn how to take beautiful portraits using available light.

There are different approaches and we will look at shaded light, backlight and soft side lighting.

This workshop is designed for intermediates wishing to gain a greater understanding lighting for portraiture for hobbyists and professionals alike.

DSLR experience is useful
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$43       5 places left
Urban Walk About

Urban Walk About

Saturday 04 May
Market and Elizabeth Street - 9am - 2 Hours
Sutherland Photography Group
Geoffrey Chuah
This Urban Walkabout was born out of frustration of having the Sydney Harbour Bridge made into a commercial object that everyone sees as a tourist attraction. Let photographer Geoffrey Chuah take you on a walk not only over the bridge but also it's surroundings.

Let him guide you through some of the architectural landmarks that surround the Sydney Harbour Bridge. He will not only point out what to shoot, but also how to shoot it. This is an exciting meetup that will enlighten you in more ways than none.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 04 May
Darling Point - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Photography Group
Ali Vaziri
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$148      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 04 May
Mrs Macquaries Road - 10am - 2 Hours
North Shore Photography Group
Peace Brown
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$47      
Photographing Reflections

Photographing Reflections

Saturday 11 May
Paddington - 12pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Reflections and shooting reflections changes our perspective on what it is we look at and what we see when we are shooting.
Using different perspectives and exploring angles you wouldn't usually shoot with develops your eye and expands what you see when looking through the lens.
This workshop will advance your creative eye and improve your skills and also give you some great new shots from a different viewpoint.
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$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 18 May
Arthur and Illawarra Road - 9am - 2 Hours
Sutherland Photography Group
Geoffrey Chuah
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$43      

Selective Colour Photography

Selective Colour Photography

Saturday 25 May
Paddington - 12pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Selective colour photography refines your visual agility and gives images impact.
Using backgrounds, foregrounds and other objects as the focus, we can create colourful and whimsical shots.
Concentrating on selective colour in a shot expands your eye, showing you things you might not have otherwise seen,
which in-turn advances your skills and creativity to see things from a different perspective.
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$43      
Urban Walk About

Urban Walk About

Saturday 01 June
Market and Elizabeth Street - 9am - 2 Hours
Sutherland Photography Group
Geoffrey Chuah
This Urban Walkabout was born out of frustration of having the Sydney Harbour Bridge made into a commercial object that everyone sees as a tourist attraction. Let photographer Geoffrey Chuah take you on a walk not only over the bridge but also it's surroundings.

Let him guide you through some of the architectural landmarks that surround the Sydney Harbour Bridge. He will not only point out what to shoot, but also how to shoot it. This is an exciting meetup that will enlighten you in more ways than none.
book now
$43      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 08 June
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Black and white photography dramatically changes your images.
We will examine what makes a black and white photograph successful and how to see it when you are looking through the lens.
Light, shadow and sunlight all contribute as well as subject matter.
Post-production is key to this workshop and we will discuss processes to make this work.
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$43      

Winter Nature & Woodland

Winter Nature & Woodland

Saturday 22 June
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Set in a Park on a Winter's afternoon, we will wander through nature, connecting with what we see and capturing it with our lens.
This is a workshop for all who love nature and wish to learn more about capturing it throughout the different seasons.
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$43      
Composition in the Park

Composition in the Park

Saturday 06 July
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Composition is a crucial element to photography.
Arranging elements within the camera frame gives balance and sense to our photographs.
We will talk about the rule of thirds and how this contributes to successful imagery, and how to balance them both in reality and in the abstract.
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$47      
Creative Photography

Creative Photography

Saturday 27 July
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
We are all creative beings. We cannot be taught creativity. We can be taught how to unravel it from within, capture it and use it.
This workshop is about learning how to recognise it and use it to solve problems, communicate, capture images and generate new ideas.
We will go through all the different ways we see it within our own lives and how we can use it to communicate it through our images.


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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Warmth in Every Stitch: Crochet Your Own Cozy Scarf Class

Warmth in Every Stitch: Crochet Your Own Cozy Scarf Class

Saturday 20 April
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Join us for a cozy crochet class and start your own stylish scarf! Discover the joy of creating your own cozy scarf in our 'Warmth in Every Stitch' crochet class. Whether you're a beginner eager to learn the basics or an experienced crocheter looking to hone your skills, this class is perfect for all levels. With our skilled instructor guiding you, you'll master essential stitches and techniques while working on your scarf project. Choose from a variety of yarn colors and textures to personalize your creation, and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of crochet while socializing with fellow crafters. Join us to stitch together, and leave with a beautiful handmade scarf to keep you warm and stylish all season long!
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$80      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 27 April
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Dive into the beautiful world of crochet with the perfect class for beginners or those returning after a hiatus. The class provides comprehensive guidance on the fundamentals of crochet, beginning with holding the yarn correctly and then carefully moving onto crafting the stitches of a traditional granny square. Don't worry about bringing anything, all crochet materials are included, and to add to your delightful crafting experience, enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee on the house. Experience the joy and satisfaction of creating something beautiful with your own hands.
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$84       5 places left
Warmth in Every Stitch: Crochet Your Own Cozy Scarf Class

Warmth in Every Stitch: Crochet Your Own Cozy Scarf Class

Saturday 04 May
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Join us for a cozy crochet class and start your own stylish scarf! Discover the joy of creating your own cozy scarf in our 'Warmth in Every Stitch' crochet class. Whether you're a beginner eager to learn the basics or an experienced crocheter looking to hone your skills, this class is perfect for all levels. With our skilled instructor guiding you, you'll master essential stitches and techniques while working on your scarf project. Choose from a variety of yarn colors and textures to personalize your creation, and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of crochet while socializing with fellow crafters. Join us to stitch together, and leave with a beautiful handmade scarf to keep you warm and stylish all season long!
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$80      

Crochet Stitches Class

Crochet Stitches Class

Saturday 11 May
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Are you an enthusiastic crocheter looking to enhance your skills beyond the basics? Look no further! Following the success of our Beginners Class, we're thrilled to introduce our Crochet Stitches Class tailored for those ready to level up. Dive deeper into the art of crochet as we guide you through mastering three exquisite stitches: the elegant shell stitch, the whimsical puff stitch, and the versatile v-stitch. Prior proficiency in single crochet, chain, and slip stitch is required to fully engage in this enriching experience. Join us and unlock the potential to infuse your projects with creativity and finesse!
During the class, you'll learn how to master each stitch and how to combine them with other stitches to create intricate and visually stunning patterns. Our expert instructor will guide you through each step, providing personalized feedback and tips to help you improve your technique.

So why not sign up for our Crochet Stitches Class today and take your crochet skills to the next level? We can't wait to see what you create!
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$76      
Amigurumi 101 Class

Amigurumi 101 Class

Saturday 01 June
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Dive into the charming world of Amigurumi, the traditional Japanese art of crocheting adorable creatures. Ideal for participants who have already mastered the fundamentals through our popular Beginners Class, this workshop is an excellent next step on your crochet journey. In this session, you'll be introduced to the basic techniques of Amigurumi and begin crafting a delightful amigurumi heart project. The workshop includes all necessary crochet materials, expert guidance from our skilled instructor, and a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy as you create. Join us for a creative experience and take your crochet skills to a new, whimsically artistic level.
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$76      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 15 June
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Dive into the beautiful world of crochet with the perfect class for beginners or those returning after a hiatus. The class provides comprehensive guidance on the fundamentals of crochet, beginning with holding the yarn correctly and then carefully moving onto crafting the stitches of a traditional granny square. Don't worry about bringing anything, all crochet materials are included, and to add to your delightful crafting experience, enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee on the house. Experience the joy and satisfaction of creating something beautiful with your own hands.
book now
$84      

ABOUT CENTRAL
COAST
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 Central Coast .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    The workshop was a bit basic for me but Leeon was very helpful, working with the group members to help them with composition and exposure techniques.
    4/5
    David
    2024-04-08
    Really good, i learnt alot, they way things were explained was very easy to understand, looking forward to doing more.
    5/5
    Tressa
    2023-10-23
    Very informative day! Great information and tips in a friendly style. Shayne was very patient and good humoured.
    5/5
    Karen
    2023-10-05

    It was great in that Shayne taught us the basics of photography and explained it in such simple terms that enable me to understand it more clearly - ie we can use a Camera to show what we see: in that ISO is our eyes, Aperture is our pupil and Shutter Speed is when we blink. Shayne also helped explain in the practical sense of how to take a photo, taking into consideration these 3 aspects and thereby ensuring we can get the best photo possible in any situation. Shayne was both very encouraging and positive with her feedback providing us with even more tips on how to improve a shot that after the workshop I felt enthused to go and practice all that I learnt. Thanks
    5/5
    Margery
    2023-09-25
    Excellent instructor, very engaging and extremely helpful
    5/5
    Katrina
    2023-09-24
    Shayne Leslie was excellent in assisting all the people in the group who were at varying levels in their photography journey. She began the session with some basic principles and challenged us with new suggestions though out the session. She even took us to areas along the Trig where we saw some beautiful wildflowers and coastal water views, so that we could practise our skills and experiment with different landscapes and scenery. Shayne was also very supportive in her feedback and gave us advice and suggestions on how to improve the shot. I enjoyed the session so much at this site, that I even came back the next morning with my husband and daughter at sunrise to capture it from that vantage point and then did a bit of a bush trek through the park and took more photos in the hope that I was able to enhance my photography skills more.
    5/5
    Margery Mundy
    2023-09-10

    A very enjoyable event. The location was excellent with plenty of opportunities to photograph the spring flowers and landscape. Shayne was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and an excellent instructor for this event.
    5/5
    Janie
    2023-09-04
    Beautiful day lovely flowers and a great lunch at Patonga Hotel
    5/5
    Kim
    2023-09-03
    I found the lesson gave me a greater understanding of the fundamentals of what is required to take a photo and adjusting the settings according to the environment.
    5/5
    Anne-Marie
    2023-08-28

    It was fun, informative and a great location. Shane was helpful and knowledgeable. Very enjoyable session.
    5/5
    Tracey
    2023-08-21
    Good balance of instruction and people free to experiment with their own thing. A lot of great tips.
    5/5
    Guy
    2023-08-21
    Beautiful spot more birds be nice
    5/5
    Kim
    2023-05-29

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Leeon Cox
    Hey guys my name is Leeon Cox and grew up on the lovely seaside wonderland of the central coast. I'm a highly passionate creator to make a change in people's lives though my unique lens, helping and mentoring people to move closer towards our dreams in whatever way I can.
    I've been actively doing photography for the last 4 years of landscapes and freezing moments in time, dipping my fingers in different types of photography, to explore different techniques in this beautiful art form.
    Polite Regards: Leeon Cox
    E: [email protected]
    Nicholas Gibbins
    Nick Gibbins of Eternity Pictures is a Central Coast based photographer specialising in Portrait, Wedding & Event photography. Whilst Nick is committed to producing the highest standards of all forms of photography, he has a particular passion for dramatic photos and highlighting natural features of the subject. This is achieved by using natural light and perfecting sharpness and correct exposure in-camera.

    Additionally, Nick also enjoys doing lifestyle photography, whether it be for young families or other special occasions. In utilising the services of Nick from Eternity Pictures, you can be assured of professional and high quality services to capture special moments for clients.
    PHOTOS
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Sunrise - North Avoca Beach
    Shot on 1/4/24 at 6:07 am, North Avoca Beach. 1/500 sec at f/4.0, ISO 1000, 14mm.It was a clear morning . Therefore, it was quite impossible to capture a nice sunrise with no cloud. So, I decided to make the best use of the surrounding. I spotted this amazing rock formation with reddish-brown hues like delicious "brownies" to complement the orange and yellow gradients of the sunrise. The sunlight casts a gentle glow on the scene, giving a warm and inviting atmosphere.The action of the
    Credit: Gek Noi Chan (Winnie Huisman)

    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Lake Tuggerah
    I was walking along the lake shore and looking for birds to shoot and this cormorant was sitting on the pole in the distance. I started walking towards her and started shooting but she wasn't too happy to see me getting closer and took off but I managed to take this shot in time.
    Credit: Arnie Boyaci
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: Koolewong "Imagine" Park
    I normally go out with a like minded group of people and we all disburse at our destination and find our own image. I looked for my image framed by the trees facing back at the breaking day. It was so quiet and peaceful. It was a slow shutter of 20 seconds and the boats remained amazingly still. As I began to edit it appeared to me like a painting and so I edited it with that in mind.
    Credit: Mal Hayes
    Instagram: Soul_Provider_Photography

    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-03-23
    Title or Location: Milky Way - Bouddi National Park
    The sky was very clear on that day. It was perfect to shot milky way with the foreground of colourful and unique rock formation.
    Credit: Winnie Huisman

    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-03-12
    Title or Location: soldiers beach

    Credit: mark harris
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-03-11
    Title or Location: Newport
    I love the foreshore at low tide and I visit this spot often as it's my home beach. It was perfect conditions for a long exposure that day and I got lucky with a cormorant.
    Credit: Corinne Fontaine
    Instagram: corinne_fontaine

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach Oregon
    While visiting Cannon Beach, Oregon for Spring Break this year, we were treated to beautiful blue skies, warm weather, stars AND airglow at night! I was absolutely giddy about seeing those stars! Now I hope you all know how extremely rare this combination is on the pacific coast in spring. It's normally overcast and raining and definitely no stars to be seen. Thank you universe for allowing your magic to flow this evening. I truly appreciate you and your powers ??
    Credit: Amanda Thornton DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics
    Milton Keynes Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Milton Keynes
    to create this I used a piece of Teal vinyl for the backdrop, I had the camera, with a 30 mm Marco lens on a tripod set to manual focus, with focus staking of 10 shots I only used 5 in the end). for lighting I had two static lights on mini stands so I could play about with their placement to get the effect I was looking for. The dandelion seed was held in place, by putting it into a piece of white tack, I then sprayed it using a little electronic face atomiser (bought from Amazon) and loa
    Credit: Diane Langford
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Franklin Tennessee
    This photo captures a serene moment in my front yard, where I lay on a blanket beneath a amazing tree. The weather was ideal, prompting me to grab my micro lens and focus on this exquisite dandelion.
    Credit: Kimber Weathers
    Facebook: Kimber
    Instagram: kimberlan30wea

    Dallas Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: My house in Lewisville
    Decided to make a composite that resembles the photo that NASA took with their millions of dolllar photo equipment. 2 months ago I photographed the full moon and placed it on top of the most recent solar eclipse photo I took. The moon normally get its light from the sun so getting the perspective with moon visibility is impossible during an eclipse unless you have nasa gear. My photo was taken with a canon R5, RF400mm F2.8 and cropped in.
    Credit: (MyJdProductions) Justin Dickinson
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/share/pE91wQnHYf6JVB7A/?mibextid=eQY6cl
    Instagram: @myjdproductions
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Saltburn by the Sea
    This is Saltburn?s furnicular Cliff Lift before sunrise in the golden hour. Lovely light, a high tide and a heavy sea made a really nice composition.Canon R8 & EF16-35mm f/4L @ 29mm, f/6.3, 2 seconds & ISO400
    Credit: Edward Bilcliffe
    Instagram: @edwardbilcliffe
    Gold Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
    Facebook: Slystyles_art
    Instagram: Slystyles_art

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