Upcoming Events

Forest & Trees Photography Meetup

Forest & Trees Photography Meetup

Saturday the 28th of May
Mt Tamberine forest - 11:00 am - 2 hours
This is a wonderful chance to explore part of the forest, trees, greenery, so much to shoot.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Brisbane Beginner's Photography Class

Brisbane Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday the 11th of June
Southbank - 9:00 AM - 3 hours
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics and start enjoying our regular group meet-up sessions. Learn how to get off Auto Mode and onto Manual Mode, along with the basics of composition. Cameras, their functions, and all their accessories can be overwhelming if you’re not already familiar with them. Discover how to use your camera to capture moments, events, and people in your everyday life. The class will cover a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. You’ll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting, and correct exposure.
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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 across the region.
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 Brisbane Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 1.5 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.
Alex was both knowledgeable and helpful. Great ideas!
Rod Dunnett
May 8th 2022
It was very thorough. Francis was very good and approachable.
Susan Preece
April 10th 2022
I learned so much and my confidence improved too! Highly recommend.
Nicola MacPhail
February 5th 2022
Alex was a knowledgeable tutor. His comments were enlightening and helpful.. His offer to assist in the future with editing tips and subject formats was wonderful. The venue was great
Gaye Henderson
October 23rd 2021
Really enjoyed the class. Francis is a very good teacher and was very helpful in helping me to understand my camera.
Heidi Cooper
October 2nd 2021
I really enjoyed the class. It helped me to understand a bit more about my camera settings. I liked the fact we done tasks to help understand how the different settings worked.
Kerryann McTier
September 5th 2021
A well executed learning event Francis was professional in everything he showed and taught the group
Mark Craig
September 4th 2021
I had a great experience. Francis unlocked the mystery of the DSLR. He was patient and informative. The 3 hours just flew by. I would highly recommend this course.
Wayne Kelly
June 19th 2021
Cheryle Smith
May 9th 2021
Had a great learning experience, will never use the auto setting on the camera again. Francis made the group feel at ease quickly and taught us a lot about photography and how to use the camera in manual. A top morning.
Adrian P Feather
May 8th 2021
Meetup - Tim McCollum
May 8th 2021
My daughter attended this class and learnt so much more than she thought she would. Francis was very patient and informative. Now she wants more lessons.
Leticia Birtic
April 8th 2021
Francis Keating
Your host is Francis Keating, a photography professional who has taught in Budapest and Hong Kong as well as Australia and appeared in Czech and American publications, National Geographic, Explorer and My Home magazines. His exhibitions have been held in Budapest and Taiwan. He has a Bachelor of Education from Griffith University and achieved a high distinction in portraiture when studying photography at the Queensland College of Art. Francis excels at black and white photography, having been nominated 7 times in 3 years for the prestigious International Black and White Spider Awards.
Alex Buckingham
ALEX BUCKINGHAM 0418 710 501 ALEX-BUCKINGHAM-PHOTOGRAPHY.MYSHOPIFY.COM Alex kicked off his career in London (UK) and was initially known for his skill at photographing liquid and still life. He shot campaigns for just about every British booze and banking institution you can think of. Alex had always enjoyed shooting his own work, and continues to do this, everything from still life to landscapes. However, it wasn’t until he fell for the barmaid at his local pub and moved to her native Queensland that he began to work extensively on location and lifestyle in addition to still life. Alex spent three months travelling around Queensland shooting an extensive campaign for the Great Northern Brewing Company. The project allowed him to combine his two great loves: landscapes and beer. Alex has picked up most of the coveted international and national awards around, including; Cannes, One Show, D&AD, Clio, AWARD and BADC. He was also named 123rd best advertising photographer in the world in 2014. To view some of the Advertising work, which includes clients below and more, please click on one of the signatures above. Below are a list of clients whom I have worked with:   STILL LIFE LIFESTYLE CORPORATE & CHARITY WORK Kellogg’s, Great Northern Brewery, RSPCA Hardy Bros, Coke China, Sainsburys, Cadburys, Subway, Tesco Bundaberg Rum, NSW Farmers Union, The Times, Newspaper Guinness, Libertys Store, MS Silk Cut, Smirnoff, NRMA Strongbow Cider, Mantra Hotels, Brisbane Marketing Carlsberg, Cottee’s, Virgin Australia, Hennessey, Tourism QLD, NAB bank Gordons, Tourism Australia, Heritage bank, Moet, Lloyds bank, Jim Beam, Barclays, HSBC AWARDS 1987-2000 Various D&AD Awards London 1987-2000 Various Campaign Press Awards London Mid ‘80’s Euro Best for Nike Campaign 1990 Clio Award 1995 Cannes Lion 1997 Art Directors Club New York 1999 Judges choice Association of Photographers London 2000-2003 Various Bronze & Silver Awards BADC Brisbane 2004 AME ( marketing Effectiveness Award ) New York 2008 Campaign Press Award London – Silver 2009 Creative Circle Award London – Bronze 2009 Outdoor Award Australia – Bronze 2009 Effectiveness Award Australia – Bronze 2009 BADC Awards Australia x5 Silvers & x8 Bronzes 2010 Outdoor Award Australia x5 Bronzes 2010 Finalist in One Show New York 2010 Cannes x1 Gold x1 Silver 2010 BADC Awards Australia Best of Show x2 Gold x2 Bronzes 2010 London International Awards – Silver 2010 D&AD London – Silver 2011 Andy Awards – Gold 2011 Clio Awards x1 Gold x1 Silver 2011 Award Australia – Silver 2011 New York Festival – Gold 2011 PICA x2 Gold 2011 BADC Awards Australia x2 Silver x1bronze 2012 BADC Awards Australia –Photography x1 Gold x3 Silvers – In print x1 Silver x3 Bronze 2013 BADC Awards Australia – Photography x3 Gold x4 bronze – In print x2 Gold x4 Silvers x3 bronze 2014 Fuck All – But ranked 123rd Best Advertising Photographer in the World by Lurzers Archive 2016 BADC Awards Australia – Photography x2 Silvers x1 Bronze – In Print x2 Silvers x6 Bronze 2017 BADC Awards Australia – Photography x2 Gold x3 Silvers x3 bronze – In Print x2 Gold x3 Silvers x8 bronze 2018 BADC Awards Australia – Photography x3 Bronze – In Print x1 Silver x7 Bronze