BALLARAT
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Photography for Beginners Class

Photography for Beginners Class

Saturday 22 June
Gillies St. Victoria - 10am - 3 Hours
Gillian Chionh
Essential photography techniques, camera settings, and basic principles of composition for beginners.
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$148       5 places left

Nearby Photography Groups

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Sunday 07 July
Little Malop St, Geelong - 9am - 2 Hours
Geelong Photography Group
Karen Wekwerth
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
book now
$47      
Street Art Photography

Street Art Photography

Sunday 28 July
Little Malop St, Geelong - 9am - 2 Hours
Geelong Photography Group
Karen Wekwerth
Street art is a unique and colorful art form and can be found in all kinds of nooks and crannies in cities all over the world. Capturing art in the streets in photographs can be tricky because these urban art pieces are in public spaces, that are busy and usually filled with a decent amount of traffic. Sometimes you include the people and sometimes, you don't.
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$47      
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Sunday 04 August
Geelong Waterfront - 9am - 3 Hours
Geelong Photography Group
Karen Wekwerth
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!
We will take a wander around the waterfront exploring different compositions & get a feel for using our cameras on manual mode. We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$148      

WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Sunday 25 August
Queens Park Bridge - 9am - 2 Hours
Geelong Photography Group
Karen Wekwerth
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.
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$47      
Effective Backgrounds

Effective Backgrounds

Sunday 08 September
Eastern Park Circuit - 9am - 2 Hours
Geelong Photography Group
Karen Wekwerth
You may make great subject choices, but have ever really considered your background choice? I will show creative and and inexpensive ways to create backdrops and also natural elements for back grounds as well. We will choose some subjects and show you how the right background will not over power the subject but how to make the subject pop.
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$47      
ABOUT BALLARAT
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
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 Ballarat .

  • 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 Ballarat Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    The location for the event, National Gallery of Victoria, was excellent as it provided a range of photographic opportunities involving not only exhibits but the architecture of the building and the people in the area. It was definitely nice to set the camera for black and white and to see everything from the perspective of black, white and grey tones when composing shots.
    5/5
    Adrian
    2024-01-29
    Gabriella was excellent. She was patient with our lack of knowledge of our camera, as well as listening to the skills that we really wanted to learn. Despite differing skill levels she was able to teach both of us new things so that we can now go away confident of using our cameras. I was particularly appreciative of the notes which were easy to follow and well explained.
    5/5
    Bronwyn
    2023-12-05
    I loved the event, learnt some new techniques and will definitely be going to the next. Andy and Emma are so lovely and helpful.
    5/5
    Christine
    2023-07-02

    Great session, learnt some new tricks and Andy was a brilliant teacher.
    5/5
    Katherine
    2023-05-01
    I was really impressed with the event and happy to have learnt a few things about my camera. Andy was very helpful and welcoming to questions.
    5/5
    Donna
    2023-03-23
    It was Really good. Andy kept it simple and explained the concepts well.
    5/5
    Margaret
    2023-03-20

    I feel I came away with more knowledge. I was thrilled to be apart of the day
    5/5
    Felicity
    2023-03-20
    Instructor very good, spent time with everyone, learnt a lot.. looking forward to new photography events in Ballarat
    5/5
    Helen
    2023-03-19
    PHOTOS
    Ballarat Photography Group
    2024-06-20
    Title or Location: Lake Burrumbeet

    Credit: John Tonks
    Instagram: @tonksjoh

    Ballarat Photography Group
    2024-06-16
    Title or Location: Lake Burrumbeet
    Nothing special lol
    Credit: Bettina Ralph
    Instagram: Finding_bettina_again
    Ballarat Photography Group
    2024-06-12
    Title or Location: Ballarat North, Victoria
    Rain drops on my Kaffir Lime tree
    Credit: Marg Richards
    Facebook: Marg Richards

    Ballarat Photography Group
    2024-06-12
    Title or Location: Ballarat
    My Kaffir Lime tree
    Credit: Marg Richards

    Ballarat Photography Group
    2024-06-08
    Title or Location: White Night Ballarat 2024
    When shooting White Night in Ballarat - I tried to capture the ambience of the overwhelming crowd from an almost detached point of view, creating a sense of chaos from the spectacular light displays against an almost ominous looking crowd.
    Credit: Wade Williams
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wades.lense/
    Ballarat Photography Group
    2024-06-06
    Title or Location: Gillies Road , Bald Hills
    Taken on a crisp winters morning with lots of fog and patches of sunlight sneaking through.
    Credit: John Tonks
    Instagram: @tonksjoh

    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-06-20
    Title or Location: Uxbridge, Ontario
    ?This past Father?s Day I went to a family farm cidery with my oldest daughter. The drinks were good, the company was great, but the best part was the farm?s commitment to keeping wild, native plants for pollinators. This little bee found a delicious clover and I got this macro shot.?
    Credit: PGC Photography
    Instagram: @valle6500
    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Plaquemine LA
    This was the backside of a passing storm system while I was at work in a chemical plant. Capture was made on my iPhone 15 Pro using the Lightning Cam 2 app.
    Credit: Christopher Fontenot
    Bell County Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Nolanville
    A few years ago the field on FM 3219 used to be full of sunflowers. Not anymore. Good thing I took the photos when I did...
    Credit: Bambi Altman

    Portsmouth Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Southsea
    Red arrow display for the 80 tribute to the fallen.
    Credit: ian gray
    Facebook: Ian Gray Promotional filming and photography
    Instagram: iangrayimages
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Arches National Park-Moab Utah
    Arches is considered a dark sanctuary meaning using light painting is not allowed. I went to do Astro Photography in June of 2021. This was taken approximately 2am when the Milky Way rose to the center of the arch. While it is a dark sanctuary, someone was hiking on the other side with a headlamp giving me just a touch of light painting to outline the arch. I held the wide angle lens open approximately 13-seconds, ISO 1600.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow
    Murrieta Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: Bainbridge Circle, Murrieta, CA
    Long Exposure Christmas at Bainbridge Circle - 134 sec f/11 iso400 50mm (DEC 2020)
    Credit: Charles Grandin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charles.grandin
    Instagram: @ctgrandin

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