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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 25 May
Richs Dugway Rd, Rochester - 9am - 3 Hours
Donald Retz
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 08 June
Union St N, Rochester - 9am - 2 Hours
Donald Retz
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.

City of Rochester Public Market
280 N Union Street, Rochester
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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 in Rochester .

  • 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.

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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    Great meet up! Weather was great. Don is a lot of fun!
    A great morning walk looking through my lens. Dan was knowledgeable and accommodating.
    Despite it being an overcast day, Don was still happy to walk thru the park and share his knowledge with me! Learned a few things and am looking forward to another class. Thanks!

    Madi did a great job. I learned a lot and I feel so much more confident with my camera now
    This class was awesome! Stephen is enthusiastic, passionate about art and creating portraits that tell a story. I feel inspired to pick up my camera again and am so appreciative.
    Was a good refresher for me. Location is kind of uncomfortable as you can get distracted by customers.

    Very informative for a first time learning about a camera
    Rochester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Observation Deck at Niagara Falls
    I visited the observation deck for the first time at Niagara Falls and wanted to capture the maid of the mist. I was able to snap a photo as the boat was traveling right towards the misty area.
    Credit: Kimberly Lewis

    Rochester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Spring Lake Park, East Rochester, NY
    Sometimes when I need some perspective I seek out a park or take a drive somewhere I've never been. I find that just walking alone and focusing on the beauty that's around me helps me clear my mind and often that's when I take the best photos.
    Credit: Victoria Rotolo
    Facebook: Vicki Tackney Rotolo
    Instagram: vtbrotolo
    Rochester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Niagara Falls
    I took this at Three Sisters Island in Niagara Falls and saw numerous birds flying. I was able to capture this bird while taking many shots at once. I changed the picture to black and white and tweaked the lighting, clarity and texture.
    Credit: Kimberly Lewis

    Rochester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Winter afternoon
    An abandoned building and water tower near Ontario Center on a sudden winter snowy afternoon in February.Taken with a Mamiya 6MF on Kodak Portra 800.
    Credit: Onno Kluyt
    Instagram: @onnoweb

    Rochester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Vroom Rd. Ogden/ Spencerport area.
    I took this photo at 5:47pm. I knew the sunset would be amazing and I couldn?t get a good shot from where I was. So I took a chance and made the right hand turn onto Vroom rd. Pulled over to the side of a farmers field and took a couple of shots.
    Credit: Penny Cooper Lievense
    Rochester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Geneseo
    Took this photo driving home. It's used to store fire wood. I liked the way it sets back away from the road and looks like it could be in the mountains.
    Credit: Terry Perry

    Brisbane Photography Group
    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
    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
    Sydney Photography Group
    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

    Tucson Photography Group
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto
    Portland Photography Group
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric

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