BLUE
MOUNTAINS
PHOTOGRAPHERS

Upcoming Events

Flatlay Photography in a Cafe

Flatlay Photography in a Cafe

Saturday the 20th of August
Katoomba - 9am - 2 hours
What better way to start the morning than with a cafe coffee and photography. Come and join us in taking a top down view of our world, whilst we start the journey of becoming visual story tellers through flatlay. We will explore the increasingly popular world of flatlay photography. In this world composition is key and what we exclude is as important to our story as what is included. We will start with a simple composition and build this through adding elements, whilst exploring different briefs. This one is all about composition composition composition.
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$49pp     only 5 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Intro to Astro Photography

Intro to Astro Photography

Saturday the 27th of August
Wentworth Falls - 6.30pm - 2
Do you gaze up at the night sky with wonder? What about looking up at the stars and thinking, how old that light you are seeing is? Maybe you watch as day and night morph into one, and the stars come out to play. This meetup is going to cover off everything you need to know to start capturing amazing single shot astrophotography and a few extra bits of helpful advice. The learnt basics of capturing a single frame will form the building blocks of your astrophotography journey. Think of this meetup as your first step on that journey or for those who have already started, maybe a road sign. Astrophotography looks amazing and packs a real punch, however, you do not need to spend a fortune to partake. Does gear make a difference, the simple answer is yes, but it is not the deciding factor when it comes to astrophotography. This meetup will look at planning your session, camera settings, required equipment. I want this meetup to help you maximise your current gear as your start capturing milky way shots.
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$39pp     7 places left
Beginners Photography Class - Shooting manual

Beginners Photography Class - Shooting manual

Sunday the 28th of August
Wentworth Falls NSW - 9am - 3 hours
Participants will be introduced to the concepts of shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Gain an understanding of how these concepts each impact an image. Understand and practice reaching a balanced exposure, through changing shutter speed, iso and/or aperture. Venture outside of automatic settings.
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$125pp     only 4 places left
Shooting Manual Continued - Refresher

Shooting Manual Continued - Refresher

Saturday the 3rd of September
Wentworth Falls NSW - 9.00am - 2 hours
Participants will continue the journey of learning manual shooting. We will revisit the concepts of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. This is an ideal meetup for those who have previously attended the beginner's course and require a little more assistance or practice. The meetup will have activities that continue the development of the elements of the exposure triangle, exploring how these impact an image.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Class - Shooting manual

Beginners Photography Class - Shooting manual

Sunday the 18th of September
Wentworth Falls NSW - 9am - 3 hours
Participants will be introduced to the concepts of shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Gain an understanding of how these concepts each impact an image. Understand and practice reaching a balanced exposure, through changing shutter speed, iso and/or aperture. Venture outside of automatic settings.
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$125pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
ABOUT BLUE
MOUNTAINS
PHOTOGRAPHERS
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 one 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 Blue Mountains Photographers 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.
REVIEWS
Really enjoyed it and learnt a lot. Rob is a calm and patient instructor, making sure he gets round to everyone in the group and a font of information.
5/5
Judith Hawkes
July 31st 2022
Another very informative and enjoyable event under the guidance of Rob Palejs. His workshops have been excellent. Well done Rob in connecting so well with your groups. Cheers Pamela
5/5
Pamela Noal
June 20th 2022
I really enjoyed this workshop. Great clear instructions and helpful trouble shooting.
5/5
Lyn Pearce
June 20th 2022
Good pace and length of time; good group size for one-on-one discussion with instructor. Rob's style is relaxed and friendly and he is a mine of information. Exercises provided a good stretch of skills while still being fun. thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back for more.
5/5
Judith Hawkes
June 19th 2022
Excellent, educates you in different aspects in the learning process. Rob is very good in demonstrating techniques and results whilst using the KISS principle. This workshop together with the Composition exercise has been very informative.
5/5
Richard Hurst
June 18th 2022
A very relaxed session where I learned a lot about taking photos of water. Rob is very knowledgeable and friendly. Will be back for more . Thank you!
5/5
Jeanette Sharples
June 18th 2022
I really enjoyed this workshop. Great clear instructions and helpful trouble shooting.
5/5
Lyn Pearce
June 18th 2022
Very helpful tips in instruction and patient 😀
5/5
Pamela Noal
June 6th 2022
Very helpful tips in instruction and patient 😀
5/5
Pamela Noal
June 6th 2022
This was a fabulous learning event. Clear instructions and explanations. Time to experiment with each topic and excellent support and advice given.
5/5
Lyn Pearce
June 4th 2022
Found it really helpful and fun as well. The session was a good balance of structure/informal. Group size allowed plenty of time for questions to the instructor (Rob) as well as discussion among the group. Challenged me to think differently. Rob is a great instructor - friendly, encouraging, instructive.
5/5
Judith Hawkes
May 23rd 2022
Well structured and makes you think about your shot in a multi dimensional concept.
5/5
Richard Hurst
May 22nd 2022
INSTRUCTORS
Robert Palejs
I received my first camera at 8 years old and photography has been a part of my life ever since. For me photography is not just a job, it is something I am extremely passionate about and love to do. Photography has always been about the next image for me and the adventure to get it. What makes that adventure is the experience and people along the way. I believe that Photography should trigger a response and move a viewer.