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 23rd of February 2019
Using Aperture and Bokeh in Photography - Brisbane City Botanical Gardens at 2pm
Aperture is a tool for controlling the depth of field in an image, and choosing what areas are placed in focus. We’ll be exploring how to use aperture creatively, as well as playing with bokeh.
We have a different photo theme each fortnight and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations across Brisbane. 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!
Light and Shadow Photography - King George Square Brisbane at 2.30pm
Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo opportunities, as well as some challenges! We’ll be looking at how you can use your camera’s settings to nail the exposure.
Urban photography is all about exploring your local town or city, and capturing the smaller, often grittier details that are often overlooked. Join this photo walk as we look at how to photograph a mix of architecture, industrial details and street scenes.
Water can provide some amazing photo opportunities, and has been a source of inspiration for many great photographers. In this session will be looking at a range of camera settings to use when photographing water, from freezing action to long exposures. A tripod and ND filters would be beneficial (but not essential) for this session.
Some great advice and support with questions.
Loved the venue and the theme.
5/5 by John Butler 11-2-2019
4/5 by Shelley Peters 13-1-2019
As always challenging and encouraging. 5/5 by Judy Draper 18-11-2018
Was really enjoyable. Lots of colour around chosen location and really friendly people 4/5 by Paul Warren 17-11-2018
I enjoyed the workshop, I suppose that way the class was presented as a framework for a storyboard was interesting, and while I generally have a plan for a photoshoot I don't often think as a story. So that was good. 4/5 by Robert Molan 4-11-2018
I always find Claire sessions challenging and learn a lot from them 5/5 by judy draper 21-10-2018
Always very informative with Claire and Catherine 5/5 by Judy Draper 7-10-2018
I really enjoyed the day, especially how we are made to dig deep and really put thought into what we are photographing. Really worth attending. 5/5 by Ruth Tomlinson 6-10-2018
It was a great night. I was suprised when we were split up and sent out on our own rather than communicate as a group. However it did allow us to be individually creative. 4/5 by Ruth Tomlinson 25-9-2018
Great fun night, lots happening thus the ideal location for night scenes and raw action!! Claire's guidance is encouraging and always supportive in feedback . Having a specific brief pushes me through some boundaries and helps me get to know my camera more as well. Look forward to more night classes! 5/5 by Fiona Parks 24-9-2018
Good 4/5 by Richard Savio 23-9-2018
Claire was very good and her suggestions where very helpful.
Great afternoon 4/5 by Perry Stone 13-8-2018
Great location.. .. Good brief_ made us think about our purpose and perspective... the second part " looking through" however, was hard and perhaps fell short of time to achieve... 4/5 by Fiona Parks 31-7-2018
Love Claire she is an inspiration. Lots f fun and learning with the other participants 5/5 by Karen Jackson 30-7-2018
5/5 by judy draper 29-7-2018
It was my first group and it was great very organised 5/5 by Toni Vaughan 28-7-2018
Felt challenged and encouraged to be creative 5/5 by judy draper 19-6-2018
Really good. Claire explained the use of whit balance very well by the way of demonstration. I like the way she sets tasks that allow for the practice of new knowledge.
5/5 by John Butler 2-6-2018
Small group. Really casual atmosphere. Claire is really helpful. She steps through some photography points / techniques before we set out to achieve ! Claire roams around with us - offering helpful tips and feedback though out the session.
4/5 by Fiona Parks 24-3-2018
I love the challeng set to take a series of photos that tell a story. The advice and knowledge shared by Claire was as usual, inspirational.
5/5 by John Butler 11-2-2018
Excellent, Claire always comes well prepared with a focus in mind. Explanations are clear and easy to understand. She provides excellent feedback and offers great suggestions on how to improve my photopraphy 5/5 by John Butler 30-1-2018
Absolutely learnt so much. Clare is patient and enthusiastic inparting her knowledge. 5/5 by Karen Jackson 27-1-2018
My father and I really enjoyed this event. Claire was extremely helpful and we went away feeling like we had learnt some good skills. 5/5 by Catherine Wells 27-1-2018
The meet-ups are just the best: fun, informative and great to meet such talented, likeminded people. Claire (Brisbane meet-up tutor) is such an inspiration! 5/5 by Cat 16-1-2018
The event itself was well planned and the facilitator was an excellent communicator - always willing to help - the group participants were all friendly! 5/5 by Rosemary Featherstone 14-1-2018
Great session. Claire was gave invaluable advice and insights into how to improve my photos. 5/5 by John Butler 7-11-2017
Excellent. Great tips and advice. Claire works well with all participants and gives positive feedback. 5/5 by John Butler 5-11-2017
Claire was great she enabled me to learn and practice new skills.
Her critique of photos was constructive providing suggestions for improvement. A totally enjoyable event. 5/5 by John Butler 8-10-2017
Claire was able to show us some motion blur techniques which we then practiced with her support. She spent time with everyone as individuals and as a whole group where she discuss and demonstrated the techniques. She also spent time discussing our photos with us individually and prompting us to try something different. Overall I found this experience very informative and helpful. Thank you Claire. 5/5 by Debbie Kiehne 7-10-2017