Each session starts with an introduction to this fortnightís theme. Your instructor will talk you through the camera settings and techniques to use, and there will be plenty of time to take lots of photos and ask your instructor questions. You will also receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. Theyíre a social bunch!
There are classes to suit different level of photography experience.
Complete beginners - Photography for Beginners
If you are a novice behind the camera, Sydney Photography Group recommends you start with the Photography for Beginners Class, which is a three hour structured workshop where youíll learn the basics of using your camera with 1-on-1 time with the instructor.
Teens - Beginners Class for Teenagers
This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots. It is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera!
Taught by professional photographer Will, the class will cover a range of technical aspects such as how to correctly expose photos, using composition techniques, different focal lengths, white balance and colour, aperture and depth of field for focus, using shutter speed to capture action and more.
Intermediate photographers - Group Sessions
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.
The next sessions are as follows:
Beginners Guide to Photography for Teenagers - Sydney Opera House on Tuesday the 14th of July 2020, 10am, 3 Hours, $115pp
Photography Class for Beginners - Circular Quay on Saturday the 18th of July 2020, Saturday the 15th of August 2020 and Saturday the 12th of September 2020, 9am, 3 Hours, $115pp
Animals in the Wild - Sydney Opera House on Saturday the 18th of July 2020, 10am, 2 hours, $35pp
Natural Light Outdoor Portrait Photography - Centennial Park on Saturday the 18th of July 2020, 10am, 2 Hours, $35pp
Dynamic Tension - Sydney Opera House on Saturday the 1st of August 2020, 10am, 2 hours, $35pp
What to bring
Sydney Photography Group recommends bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority), although Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!