CENTRAL
COAST
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Water Photography Meetup

Water Photography Meetup

Sunday 23 June
meet near the entrance boat ramp and skate park - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Leeon Cox
Dive into the mesmerizing world of water photography at our event. Immerse yourself in the artistry and fluidity of water through captivating images that evoke emotion and wonder.
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Seascape Photography: Rock Platforms

Seascape Photography: Rock Platforms

Saturday 29 June
Terrigal - 9am - 2 Hours
Nicholas Gibbins
In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing the beauty and drama of the ocean through photography.

We will also explore methods for capturing the unique atmosphere of the ocean, including the play of light and shadow on the waves, the beauty of reflections, the drama of the seas with different weather, and the colors and textures of the ocean.
book now
$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 07 July
The Esplanade - 10am - 3 Hours
Leeon Cox
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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Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Saturday 13 July
Wyong - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Nicholas Gibbins
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.

Finding strong landscape compositions using Angles and Point of View.
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$47      
Understanding Your Histogram and Lightmeter

Understanding Your Histogram and Lightmeter

Sunday 21 July
Avoca Beach - 9am - 2 Hours
Nicholas Gibbins
Having troubles with getting the correct exposure? Curious what the histogram is and how to read it? In this meetup I will discuss how your camera's light meter works, how metering affects your meter, as well as what your histogram is and how to read and understand the information it is giving you.

Meet up at the Avoca Beach Surf Life Saving Club
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$47      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 03 August
Shelly Beach Rd - 9am - 3 Hours
Nicholas Gibbins
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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$148      

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 17 August
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      
Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Sunday 01 September
Shelly Beach Rd - 9am - 2 Hours
Nicholas Gibbins
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating stunning images with a shallow depth of field.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of photography, including aperture, focal length, and distance.

We will cover topics such as using a shallow depth of field to create a mood, blurring out distracting backgrounds, and how to use a shallow depth of field to give a bokeh effect behind our subjects to make them pop.
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$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
Mrs Macquaries Rd - 9am - 3 Hours
Sutherland Photography Group
Geoffrey Chuah
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      
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.
book now
$43      
Landscape Photography Class at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Landscape Photography Class at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Saturday 29 June
Kariong - 9am - 2 Hours
North Shore Photography Group
Peace Brown
A class focused on landscape photography, covering composition, lighting, and outdoor photography techniques.
book now
$47      

Landscape Photography Class at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Landscape Photography Class at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Saturday 29 June
Mrs Macquaries Road - 10am - 3 Hours
North Shore Photography Group
Peace Brown
A class focused on landscape photography, covering composition, lighting, and outdoor photography techniques.
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$148      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 06 July
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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$47      
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      

Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 06 July
Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle - 2pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Christopher John
This class is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of Composition and the importance of light to help boost your photography skills.

We will be photographing a model without any on-camera flash or strobe photography. Just the available light, we will walk through, troubleshoot, make adjustments and capture a portrait successfully.

We will also learn how to use light modifiers like a reflector to help capture appropriately exposed shots in not-so-great lighting

note:You are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.
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$47      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 20 July
Centennial Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Parramatta Photography Group
Ali Vaziri
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      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 July
Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle - 10am - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Christopher John
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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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      
Bird Photography

Bird Photography

Saturday 10 August
Hexham - 7am - 3 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Christopher John
Learn how to catch those great bird life images.

During the event, we will be exploring the beautiful habitats in the area and photographing the variety of bird species that reside there.

Whether you are new to bird photography or a seasoned pro, this event is a great opportunity to hone your skills, learn from others, and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals who share your passion for bird photography.
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$148      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 August
Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle - 10am - 3 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Christopher John
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      

Other Nearby Groups

Saltwater Creek Park

Saltwater Creek Park

Sunday 23 June
Saltwater Creek Park -Long Jetty
My Family Photo - Central Coast
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       10:00am       $220

book now       10:30am       $220
Foreshore Park

Foreshore Park

Saturday 29 June
Fort Dr
My Family Photo - Newcastle
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       10:00am       $220

book now       10:30am       $220
Warmth in Every Stitch: Crochet Your Own Cozy Scarf Class

Warmth in Every Stitch: Crochet Your Own Cozy Scarf Class

Saturday 29 June
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!
book now
$84      

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 13 July
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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$92      
Winter Wonderland: Snowy Crocheted Snowflakes Class

Winter Wonderland: Snowy Crocheted Snowflakes Class

Saturday 20 July
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Dive into a winter wonderland of creativity with our enchanting crochet workshop! Join us as we weave delicate threads into intricate snowflakes, bringing the magic of the season to life with every stitch. In this cozy and festive atmosphere, you'll learn the art of crocheting snowflakes, creating beautiful decorations that sparkle like freshly fallen snow. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a curious beginner, come join us and let your imagination drift into a world of snowy stitches and wintery wonders!
book now
$92      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 27 July
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
If you are brand new to crochet, haven't picked up a hook in years, or simply want a little more guidance on those all important basic stitches this is the class for you. We will start with techniques for holding the yarn before moving onto forming the stitches that make up a traditional granny square.

Crochet materials are included as well as a free tea or coffee.
book now
$92      

Foreshore Park

Foreshore Park

Sunday 28 July
Fort Dr
My Family Photo - Newcastle
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       10:00am       $220

book now       10:30am       $220
Warmth in Every Stitch: Crochet Your Own Cozy Scarf Class

Warmth in Every Stitch: Crochet Your Own Cozy Scarf Class

Saturday 03 August
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!
book now
$92      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 10 August
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
If you are brand new to crochet, haven't picked up a hook in years, or simply want a little more guidance on those all important basic stitches this is the class for you. We will start with techniques for holding the yarn before moving onto forming the stitches that make up a traditional granny square.

Crochet materials are included as well as a free tea or coffee.
book now
$92      

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
    5/5
    Chris
    2024-05-27
    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

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    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
    2024-06-07
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay,NSW
    Catherine Hill Bay Jetty captured at sunrise.
    Credit: Beata Cz.Young
    Facebook: Timeless Clicks
    Instagram: @bea___young

    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-06-05
    Title or Location: Soldiers Beach
    I was out photographing the sunrise at Soliers Beach (located on Central Coast NSW) with a small group. The group was taking shots toward the sun and I thought I would turn around and see what the sun is affecting in the landscape. I saw this rock formation that offered leading lines to the ocean and amazing pink and purple clouds, so I took this shot. Shot with Sony A7R5, 14mm prime lens, 15 second shutter at F5.6.
    Credit: David Huisman
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-05-02
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay Beach
    Catherine Hill Bay's jetty was used up until recently to load coal from the local mines. Catherine Hill Bay is a tiny heritage town, where you feel as though you have stepped back in time.
    Credit: Andrew Torning
    Facebook: Andrew Torning Photography
    Instagram: andrew_torning_photography

    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

    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Arches National Park-Moab Utah
    Arches is considered a dark sanctuary meaning using light painting is not allowed. I went to do Astro Photography in June of 2021. This was taken approximately 2am when the Milky Way rose to the center of the arch. While it is a dark sanctuary, someone was hiking on the other side with a headlamp giving me just a touch of light painting to outline the arch. I held the wide angle lens open approximately 13-seconds, ISO 1600.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow
    Murrieta Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: Bainbridge Circle, Murrieta, CA
    Long Exposure Christmas at Bainbridge Circle - 134 sec f/11 iso400 50mm (DEC 2020)
    Credit: Charles Grandin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charles.grandin
    Instagram: @ctgrandin
    Edmonton Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: This photo was taken at Johnson Lake, just outside of Banff.
    This little guy waited for me to focus, refocus and take a few steps closer and posed like a pro, moving his head from side to side so I could capture his best side. He was quite happy to cooperate for a minute or two!Shot with a Nikon Z50
    Credit: Audrey Wiles
    Instagram: @audreymwiles

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-06-15
    Title or Location: Portmarnock Beach

    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Instagram: dogography_dublin
    Anchorage Photography Group
    2024-06-14
    Title or Location: 20 miles south of Anchorage
    Taking with a canon 60 mark II, slow shutter speed FLD filter, F 25, taken late spring, the green was just beginning to come out.
    Credit: Steven Randel
    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Wengen, Switzerland
    The photo was taken just outside the village of Wengen in the Bernese Oberland region. Spring had just started making its presence felt with wildflowers starting to bloom in the meadows.
    Credit: Abhi Kulkarni
    Instagram: Photoholic1975

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