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Intro to Astro Photography

Intro to Astro Photography

Friday 05 July
Wentworth Falls Picnic Area - 7pm - 2 Hours
Robert Palejs
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 everything you need to know to start capturing amazing single-shot astrophotography and a few extra bits of helpful advice. The learned 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, and required equipment. I want this meetup to help you maximize your current gear as your start capturing milky way shots.
book now
$148       3 places left
Intro to Astro Photography

Intro to Astro Photography

Friday 02 August
Wentworth Falls Picnic Area - 7pm - 2 Hours
Robert Palejs
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 everything you need to know to start capturing amazing single-shot astrophotography and a few extra bits of helpful advice. The learned 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, and required equipment. I want this meetup to help you maximize your current gear as your start capturing milky way shots.
book now
$148       4 places left

Nearby Photography Groups

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 01 June
Mrs Macquaries Road - 10am - 2 Hours
North Shore Photography Group
Peace Brown
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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$47      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 08 June
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Black and white photography dramatically changes your images.
We will examine what makes a black and white photograph successful and how to see it when you are looking through the lens.
Light, shadow and sunlight all contribute as well as subject matter.
Post-production is key to this workshop and we will discuss processes to make this work.
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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
Set in a Park on a Winter's afternoon, we will wander through nature, connecting with what we see and capturing it with our lens.
This is a workshop for all who love nature and wish to learn more about capturing it throughout the different seasons.
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$43      

Composition in the Park

Composition in the Park

Saturday 06 July
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Composition is a crucial element to photography.
Arranging elements within the camera frame gives balance and sense to our photographs.
We will talk about the rule of thirds and how this contributes to successful imagery, and how to balance them both in reality and in the abstract.
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$47      
Creative Photography

Creative Photography

Saturday 27 July
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
We are all creative beings. We cannot be taught creativity. We can be taught how to unravel it from within, capture it and use it.
This workshop is about learning how to recognise it and use it to solve problems, communicate, capture images and generate new ideas.
We will go through all the different ways we see it within our own lives and how we can use it to communicate it through our images.


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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

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      
Walk and Workout - Inner West

Walk and Workout - Inner West

Sunday 02 June
Newtown to Darling Harbour - 10am - 2 Hours
Walk and Workout - Sydney
Joshua Boxsell
Join us for a unique blend of leisure and fitness. This event is all about enjoying a relaxed walk while sneaking in some great exercises. Along the way, a friendly and qualified fitness instructor will guide you through simple exercises tailored to boost your flexibility and strength. This isn't just a workout; it's a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and enjoy some fresh air.

No matter what your fitness level is, you'll fit right in. We group participants into three levels, so you'll always feel comfortable and challenged in just the right way. All you need is a basic level of walking fitness. So, lace up your walking shoes, bring your enthusiasm, and let's make fitness fun and social.
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$15      
Winter Wonderland: Snowy Crocheted Snowflakes Class

Winter Wonderland: Snowy Crocheted Snowflakes Class

Saturday 08 June
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Dive into a winter wonderland of creativity with our enchanting crochet workshop! Join us as we weave delicate threads into intricate snowflakes, bringing the magic of the season to life with every stitch. In this cozy and festive atmosphere, you'll learn the art of crocheting snowflakes, creating beautiful decorations that sparkle like freshly fallen snow. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a curious beginner, come join us and let your imagination drift into a world of snowy stitches and wintery wonders!
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$84      

Floral Painting with Watercolour

Floral Painting with Watercolour

Saturday 08 June
Sydney Central Business District - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Watercolour Group
Jane Osypenko
Dive into a captivating session of floral watercolour painting, guided by seasoned artists. Open to all skill levels, from novices to experienced painters, this is a chance to enhance your artistic abilities in a welcoming setting. Mingle with fellow artists and nature enthusiasts, while immersing yourself in the tranquil beauty of floral watercolour painting. Join this unique blend of art and nature to capture the essence of blooms on paper. A painting experience like no other.
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$43      
Beginners French Class

Beginners French Class

Saturday 08 June
Menai - 11am - 2 Hours
Sydney French Group
Fatima Malagouen
Parlez-vous francais? (Do you speak French?) Unlock the beauty of the French language with our Beginners French Class! Whether you're a total beginner or seeking to brush up on your basics, our interactive and engaging classes are designed to make learning French fun and effective.

Key Features:
Interactive Learning: Dive into the language through immersive activities, games, and conversations led by experienced instructors.
Practical Skills: Master essential vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and everyday phrases to confidently communicate in French.
Cultural Insights: Explore the rich culture and heritage of French-speaking countries, adding depth to your language learning experience.
Small Class Sizes: Benefit from personalised attention and ample opportunities to practice speaking, listening, and reading.
Beginner-Friendly Environment: Embrace your learning journey in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, free from judgment.

Who Should Attend:
Absolute beginners with little to no prior knowledge of French.
Individuals looking to develop a strong foundation in the language for travel, work, or personal enrichment.
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$47      
Walk and Workout - Rozelle Foreshore

Walk and Workout - Rozelle Foreshore

Sunday 09 June
Rozelle to Pyrmont Bay - 9am - 2 Hours
Walk and Workout - Sydney
Joshua Boxsell
Join us for a unique blend of leisure and fitness. This event is all about enjoying a relaxed walk while sneaking in some great exercises. Along the way, a friendly and qualified fitness instructor will guide you through simple exercises tailored to boost your flexibility and strength. This isn't just a workout; it's a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and enjoy some fresh air.

No matter what your fitness level is, you'll fit right in. We group participants into three levels, so you'll always feel comfortable and challenged in just the right way. All you need is a basic level of walking fitness. So, lace up your walking shoes, bring your enthusiasm, and let's make fitness fun and social.
book now
$15      

Introduction to Drawing Fundamentals

Introduction to Drawing Fundamentals

Sunday 09 June
Parramatta - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Drawing Group
Mansi Parsana
In this class, you will explore various drawing techniques, materials, and styles in a supportive and encouraging environment. From understanding basic shapes and lines to shading and perspective, you will learn essential skills that form the foundation of drawing.

Led by experienced instructors who are passionate about art, you will receive personalised guidance and feedback tailored to your level of experience. Through hands-on exercises and demonstrations, you will gradually build confidence in your drawing abilities and develop your own unique style.
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$47      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 15 June
Ryde - 10am - 3 Hours
Sydney Crochet Club
Sara Fardi
Join the Beginner's Crochet Class offers a fantastic opportunity for individuals to learn a timeless craft and unleash their creativity. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, participants will receive step-by-step instruction on essential crochet techniques, making it accessible for beginners. Whether you're completely new to crochet or looking to refresh your skills, this class provides a supportive environment to explore the art of crochet and create beautiful projects. Don't miss out on the chance to join a community of fellow enthusiasts and embark on a rewarding journey of skill development and self-expression through crochet!
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$84       2 places left
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 15 June
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      

Painting the Garden

Painting the Garden

Saturday 22 June
Cronulla - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Watercolour Group
Jane Osypenko
Join us for a delightful "Painting the Garden Meetup" where you'll immerse yourself in the vibrant world of watercolour painting. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of creating a stunning composition inspired by the beauty of fruits and vegetables found in the garden.

During the event, you'll have the opportunity to explore various techniques, including painting lights, tones, mid-tones, and more. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced painter, this meetup offers a welcoming environment for all skill levels to unleash their creativity and refine their watercolour skills.
book now
$47      
Woolwich, Clarkes Point Reserve

Woolwich, Clarkes Point Reserve

Sunday 23 June
Woolwich, Clarkes Point Reserve
My Family Photo - Sydney
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.

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Ink for Beginners

Ink for Beginners

Sunday 23 June
Ermington, New South Wales - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Art Group
Vittorio Pagani
Dive into the captivating world of ink at our beginner-friendly art event! Discover the magic of ink as you experiment with various techniques and unleash your artistic potential. Join us for a fun-filled session where you'll learn the basics and create your own stunning ink masterpieces.
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$43      

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 in Blue Mountains.

  • 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 Blue Mountains Photographers on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    great class, highly recommended
    5/5
    Stefan
    2023-09-25
    It was a good introduction to milky way photography.
    5/5
    Nick
    2023-09-18
    Informative and helpful. Rob was excellent.
    5/5
    Mr Colin Cayless
    2023-09-18

    Very happy with the photos I was able to take on the night. In addition, Rob was an excellent instructor - very patient and knowledgeable and spent time with each of us. I would be very happy to book again with him.
    5/5
    Lorraine
    2023-09-17
    Rob shared his knowledge of astrophotography with us and then spent time with each participant ensuring that everyone captured the photo they wanted. A great experience.
    5/5
    Sharon
    2023-09-17
    As usual, Rob led the group well and managed a range of experience levels well. Recommended
    5/5
    Neil
    2023-09-17

    Very informative and small group size enabled more focused attention. Much better understanding of manual settings now.
    5/5
    Susan
    2023-08-22
    I was very impressed even before the course started as Rob sent out an email the day before, with the meet up details along with what would be covered during the course. I had a couple of questions and he replied very promptly. During the course, I was also very impressed how Rob explained the technicalities of astrophotography and took the time to guide and comment on everyone's images throughout the evening. I learned how to use the infinity marker on my lens for focusing and also asked Rob for his advice on lenses and what to consider when choosing lenses. I also had my camera fail on two occasions during the evening and Rob explained how to go about resetting the camera and overcoming the problem. We had a brilliant night for astrophotography and I came away with quite a number images that looked fanatstic without needing to be edited. Thank you very much Rob!
    5/5
    Sue
    2023-06-18
    Really enjoyed the session. Rob was so informative and helpful. He encouraged us and spent time one on one with everyone there. Thoroughly enjoyed and so happy with my shots. Absolute beginner and my photos, with a little adjustment were wow!
    5/5
    Helen
    2023-06-18

    This was a fantastic night of learning. Rob is an excellent presenter/teacher and made everything super easy. He also went to each person giving individual assistance which was extremely helpful. The photos I took are great in an area I didn't think I'd be able to do. I've recommended going along on one of the upcoming events to everyone I know in photography and on Facebook.
    5/5
    Tony
    2023-06-17
    As always Rob's knowledge and communication skills puts everyone at ease and no matter what your level is he imparts little bits of knowledge which helps your journey into photography.
    5/5
    Richard
    2023-06-08
    This is a well thought out class. Beautiful location with some many different aspects that can be photographed. Rob is a brilliant teacher, and his advice is priceless.
    5/5
    Jane
    2023-05-24

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    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.
    PHOTOS
    Blue Mountains Photographers
    2024-04-04
    Title or Location: Hawkesbury Lookout, Blue Mountans.NSW
    Just completed a sunrise capture and was leaving site when I saw family group in reflection on lookout with fog in background, quick handheld shot ISO 100. 105mm F11 1/500.
    Credit: Richard Hurst

    Blue Mountains Photographers
    2024-03-17
    Title or Location: Goulburn
    I attended Goulburn Rodeo on 03/02/24 , it?s a ritual every year as I enjoy the excitement and the atmosphere of a good rodeo , seeing Cowboys and Cowgirls do there thing ..
    Credit: Western Sydney Dog Lovers Photography
    Blue Mountains Photographers
    2024-03-14
    Title or Location: Devils hole -Katoomba NSW
    This shot was taken the day after I heard my best mates sister had died. I walk in this location when I need solitude to reflect on life. On this day there was light rain and fog in the slot canyon with the light and shadow delicately balanced.
    Credit: Shayne Alexander
    Instagram: Landscapesinsolitude

    Blue Mountains Photographers
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Elysian Rock Lookout
    Last Monday night I drive up to the blue mountains and stop in Laura to Elysian Rock Lookout and try to capture the sunset of Mount Solitary. I though it was be goodie one after having a storm but didn't turn out plan.
    Credit: Stephanie Martelli
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephmartelliphotography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephaniemartelli_images/

    Blue Mountains Photographers
    2024-02-06
    Title or Location: My Hay, Leura
    I love to take advantage of the beauty surrounding us in the Blue Mountains and with this photo shoot I wanted to create some glamour and atmosphere. On this evening, I was so lucky, all the elements came together perfectly for my vision.
    Credit: Marielle Vella
    Instagram: @marielle.photographs
    Blue Mountains Photographers
    2024-01-25
    Title or Location: Emu Heights
    A critically endangered Regent Honeyeater has taken a fancy to a Grevillea in a Western Sydney backyard, causing a stir in the birding community. There are estimated to be less than 300 left in the wild.
    Credit: Holly Jayne
    Facebook: Best of Blue Mountains
    Instagram: @bestofbluemountains

    New Orleans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park
    Saturday night, 5/11/24, I went out to the St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park wanting to capture some photos of the Northern Lights as the Solar Storm made the aurora visible down here in Louisiana. It was a cloudy night so we didn't get to see any of it. But a thunderstorm was was approaching and "heat lightning" was seen in the distance. As it got closer, the lightning strikes were getting more and more visible even though the storm was still miles away. So I repositioned my camera and
    Credit: Bertis Tamplain
    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Yosemite Valley
    I went on a hike in Yosemite Valley and unexpectedly found this tree that had a heart shaped hole in the trunk. I stayed until dusk and used my red light on my headlamp to cast the red glow inside the heart. I was inspired by my then girlfriend. I love LOVE!
    Credit: Cody Mattson
    Facebook: codymattsonphotography
    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Home
    A photographer friend visits his parents in Alaska every year and upon his return home he always brings me salmon steaks that his family catch as part of their food provisions. This was my dinner and will say that this dinner was nothing short of amazing!
    Credit: Gonzalo Guerrero
    Facebook: G GUERRERO PHOTOGRAPHY
    Instagram: @photo818

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

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