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About

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 Hervey Bay 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.

Instructors

Mark Martin
I wasn't one of those people who was given a camera at age five and fell in love with photography. ​ Photography can be taken literally and not so literally. Literally speaking, photography is a document, now used more often to state, " I am here," " I am exist," " Be part of my life," " know who I am,". And if you don't know how to take picture, it' considered unusual. Not so literally speaking,  I prefer to let the photos do the talking so if you photography is a magical box, which captures light and you can do whatever you please with you captured light. ​ when I hold my camera to my face and look through the glass to see my subject gazing back at me, the world around me goes silent, and from the moment I start my set of images, to the moment I've have finished editing them, I feel free. I've created something. I've grown as an artist. And that is my accomplishment.

Reviews

I learnt so much about my camera & how to use M for the first time ever. It was a small group so Mark had the time to explain everything & personally showed us on our camera?s what he was saying. Very friendly & helpful.
5/5
Lynda Rossi
September 5th 2021
I learnt so much about my camera & how to use M for the first time ever. It was a small group so Mark had the time to explain everything & personally showed us on our camera?s what he was saying. Very friendly & helpful.
5/5
Lynda Rossi
September 1st 2021
Our instructor, Mark, was very knowledgeable and happy to share that knowledge. He was very clear with what he was saying and was able to find different ways of explaining techniques if he thought we weren’t understanding.
5/5
Michelle Kelly
August 30th 2021
Our instructor, Mark, was very knowledgeable and happy to share that knowledge. He was very clear with what he was saying and was able to find different ways of explaining techniques if he thought we weren’t understanding.
5/5
Michelle Kelly
August 30th 2021
5/5
Karen Smith
June 9th 2021
The content was very well explained by Mark
5/5
Sue Parkes
June 5th 2021
I learned so much about using settings on the camera to achieve different efffects. I felt way out of my depth in this style of photography but when I looked at what I did I was quite suprised. Very interesting! I love the friendliness of the regular members.
5/5
Nicola Rangeley
May 24th 2021
Excellent great instruction, that's why I keep coming back
5/5
Lisa Barker
May 23rd 2021
Anything learning is good. I just enjoy nature. The more you look the more you see. Love it. Some arent so happy and complain about mossies and the untidyness of the place,etc its part of the experience. Yes a little unloved but see the good I guess.
5/5
Julie Postle
May 16th 2021
I learned so much about photography and it was great to be with others who enjoy learning. A very friendly group with no egos to judge people who are only starting out, I loved it and have already booked for the next one.
5/5
Nicola Rangeley
May 16th 2021
Excellent Mark is a great instructor, extremely helpful and informative, I am learning so much work these groups.
5/5
Lisa Barker
May 15th 2021
I really enjoy getting together with other like-minded people. Mark is great, very interactive and eager to share his knowledge with the group
5/5
Kevin Hancock
May 8th 2021