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Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 09 March
King Street - 9am - 2 Hours
Sutherland Photography Group
Geoffrey Chuah
With over 20 years of experience, photographer Geoffrey Chuah will take you on this street photography course in and around the Sydney Suburb of Newtown. Newtown was once known for being a rugged place, but now has a lot of character where you can shoot all kinds of subjects and electric street photography.

This course is for everyone from your experienced photographer to the beginner. You will be guided through what the best settings are on your camera to be able to master the light of the day.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Macquarie St, Mrs Macquaries Rd - 9am - 3 Hours
Sutherland Photography Group
Geoffrey Chuah
This course has been designed for photographers who are beginners or have bought a new camera and would like to give it a test run. Photographer, Geoffrey Chuah has over 20 years of experience shooting everything from Fashion, Swimwear, People, Landscapes and Urban Life.

He will teach you the basic fundamentals of photography, which is everything from basic camera settings, metering with natural light and composition. You will learn all the basics of photography to get you started in your photography career.
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$138      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 16 March
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
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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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 17 March
Upper Fort St. - 2pm - 3 Hours
North Shore Photography Group
Sophie Corcoran
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      
Cronulla: Scenic Walk

Cronulla: Scenic Walk

Saturday 23 March
Cronulla - 9am - 2 Hours
Sutherland Photography Group
Geoffrey Chuah
Join photographer, Geoffrey Chuah on a costal work on Cronulla, South of Sydney as he guides you on one of the most beautiful and photographic places just out of the city. You will be able to capture everything from rockpools, splashing waves, the light that reflects off the rocks and the people who will be around to enhance your photo's. And so much more.

Not only will Geoffrey point out what to shoot, he will also show you how to shoot it so you will be able to translate what you see to the final images that you create.
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$43      
Backlighting, Bokeh and Bursts

Backlighting, Bokeh and Bursts

Saturday 30 March
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
This workshop is all about using various techniques to maximise the behaviour of the light. Backlighting is one of my favourites and can be used for portraiture or nature. Bokeh is Japanese for blur but is a term used for soft out of focus balls of light which can look very pleasing. Burst in this case is star burst which can be achieved when you have strong areas of light and a correct choice of aperture. Use all three to create some amazing compositions.
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$43      

SmartPhone Photography Meetup

SmartPhone Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 April
Centennial Park - 12pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
We all have a smart little device with us all the time that can capture great photographs.
In this workshop we will learn to understand it's true power for photogrpahy and how to capture stunning images. No DSLR needed!

You will gain the knowledge and confidence needed to capture picture-perfect moments on your smart phone.

This workshop would be particularly useful for you if you need to understand how to take great pics on your phone for work or for travel and don't wish to use a DSLR.

No prior photography experience is needed for this workshop.
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$43      
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      
Photographing Reflections

Photographing Reflections

Saturday 11 May
Paddington - 12pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Join us for an immersive photographic experience where we delve into the captivating world of reflections. Harnessing both the serenity of natural water features and the dynamic presence of man-made reflective surfaces, our event offers photographers a chance to discover a myriad of methods to infuse depth and allure into their visual stories. Challenge your perspective and explore unconventional angles and viewpoints through the magic of reflections. Learn techniques to abstract your subjects or achieve flawless mirror imagery. Additionally, we will master the skill of crafting reflections on our own, ensuring that no matter the setting, you have the tools to elevate your compositions. This is a unique opportunity to expand your creative repertoire and see the world around you with fresh, inspired eyes.
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$43      

Selective Colour Photography

Selective Colour Photography

Saturday 25 May
Paddington - 12pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Experience the art of selective color photography in a session designed to refine your visual acuity and amplify your image's impact. Discover the power of dominant hues as you capture subjects that pop against subdued backdrops, or master your camera's selective color mode to isolate vibrant tones amidst a monochrome landscape. Join us for a journey that promises to enhance your photographic 'eye' and help you unearth striking compositions in the world around you.
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$43      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 08 June
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Dive into the captivating world of Black and White Photography.

Unlock the secrets of what truly makes a monochrome photograph stand out. Delve into the intricacies of contrast and texture, exploring how these elements can dramatically transform your images. Gain insights into the perspective of your camera and master the art of creating striking Black and White photos, both in-camera and through post-production techniques.

Engage in practical exercises designed to sharpen your skills and inspire your creativity. This course is tailored for those with a foundational understanding of photography and camera control, aiming to elevate their craft to new heights.

Join us for a journey into the timeless elegance of Black and White photography, where every shadow and light tells a story.
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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
Join us for an immersive woodland and nature photography experience. Wander through serene pools and lush woodlands on a quest to capture the perfect landscape and abstract nature shots. Whether you're a beginner or simply have a passion for nature photography, this outing is tailored just for you. Delve into the beauty of nature through your lens and discover the artistry in the natural world around us.
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$43      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 16 March
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.
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$84       3 places left
Saltwater Creek Park

Saltwater Creek Park

Sunday 24 March
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
Easter Amigurumi Class

Easter Amigurumi Class

Saturday 30 March
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Step into the enchanting world of Easter crochet with our upcoming class, where you'll embark on a journey of creativity and craftsmanship. Delight in the process of crafting charming and festive projects, designed to infuse your Easter celebrations with handmade charm and warmth.

No matter your skill level, whether you're a novice or an experienced crocheter, this workshop provides the ideal platform to explore your artistic talents and bring your Easter-themed visions to life. From whimsical bunnies to vibrant egg decorations, the possibilities are endless.

Join us as we gather together to share in the joy of crochet, surrounded by a community of like-minded individuals eager to learn and create. Let your imagination soar as you immerse yourself in the artistry of Easter crochet, crafting unique pieces that will become cherished additions to your holiday decor.

Don't miss this opportunity to connect, create, and celebrate the spirit of Easter through the timeless art of crochet.
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$78      

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 13 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      
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      
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      
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.

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  • REVIEWS
    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
    Very enjoyable morning where I learnt a few new techniques for bird photography. Class was very informal and friendly.
    4/5
    Donald
    2023-05-28

    PHOTOS
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-03-02
    Title or Location: Yarramalong, NSW 2259, Australia
    I have driven past this homestead many times travelling between my home and the local shopping centre. One night I drove past near sunset and noticed how the golden sunlight streamed across the green grass and lit up the red wood chips in the garden and the timber cottage. After posting on Facebook I receved a comment from a person who was related to the person who built the homestead. Apparently the original homestead was very old and in ruin. The uncle of the poster then decided to rebuild a r
    Credit: David Huisman
    Facebook: Dave Huisman

    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Soldier's Beach, NSW
    Sunday 18th february, 6.44am. When sea meets sky at sunrise! So glad I got to witness such a magical moment, looking forward to more of these!
    Credit: Mark Harris
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Davistown
    When we first moved to the Central Coast we lived at Davistown and even though we moved away, Davistown is still a favourite place of mine. I have taken drone shots of this jetty quite a few times but never at this angle. I used a DJI mini 3 pro at around 90metres above ground. I love how the boat shed is partly hidden by the trees and the boats are being framed by the trees.
    Credit: JANE BORG
    Instagram: Topdowneyeview

    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc

    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-21
    Title or Location: Gap Falls Watagans
    After Suffering a cardiac arrest 6 months ago, this was my second bushwalk.It was steep and beautiful the whole way down a thin path. But what it opened up to was pure amazing. A waterfall taller than Ive ever seen, lush greenery and huge bolders. Fallen trees with moss and mushrooms also made the cut. The little bit of water trickling over the edge made for the perfect picture. As you can see my kids were also in ore of their surroundings. The Gap Falls Watagans is just heavenly.
    Credit: Gemma Parsons
    Instagram: Centycimages
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Shihad - The Entertainment Grounds, Gosford
    The images was taken at the Spring Loaded festival on Saturday 10 February 2024. I was shooting for The Entertainment Grounds, and was given AAA access which allowed me stage access. The reason for converting the image to BW was to give more seperation between the vocalist and the crowd. The colours in the crowd was quite varied which I felt was a distraction from the artist.EXIF: Canon 6d Mk1, 24-70 f/2.8L, 1/320, f/4.0, 800 ISO, Lightroom
    Credit: Kevin Bull
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kevin.bull.581/

    Rochester Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Ivory in Ashes, studio shoot
    From my second shoot with the fabulous Ivory Flame. Taken with my Sony A99ii / Zeiss 50mm. A wonderful day with an absolutely awesome model.
    Credit: Robert Reid aka The Art of Darkness
    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Great Wheel, Seattle Washington
    This photo is from early in my photography journey. I attended one of my first Seattle-based photography meet-ups and after the meet and greets, we split into small groups to find some compositions. I had been playing around with long exposures and light trails and the bright lights from the Great Wheel caught my eye. I spent a good amount of time that evening making new relationships and capturing this image.
    Credit: Jason Kudlo Photography
    Facebook: jasonkudlophotography
    Instagram: Jasonkudlophotography
    Dayton Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Cedarville Oh

    Credit: Heidi Hendrickson

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman, Superstition Mountains

    Credit: Francisco Castro
    Instagram: Co2castro_photographer
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-03-03
    Title or Location: Whitby Abbey
    Laser display at Whitby Abbey.
    Credit: Andrew Sturdy
    Facebook: Andrew.sturdy.58
    Instagram: Andrewsturdyphotography
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-03-03
    Title or Location: Camillus Erie Canal
    Was just about done and headed home after a very cold and unproductive day. This hawk flew by and I was able shoot a few worthwhile shots.
    Credit: Walter Johnson
    Instagram: Cnylifeinfull

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