WELLINGTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday the 17th of July
Wellington Water Front - 10am - 3 hours
Regardless of your interests, gear, or goals, having a solid foundation of the main concepts of photography is key to capturing better images and improving your photography. However, things are not easy when you start off; What are the photography basics that I need to know? What's Aperture? How do I use manual settings? All the important information you will need with photography, all in a logical and digestible order. We'll discuss the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. The fundamental things to understand with Depth of field. How to use your camera. Anything you want to know to make your photos pop.
book now
$125pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Fun with Film - Beginner Film Class

Fun with Film - Beginner Film Class

Sunday the 31st of July
Wellington Water Front - 10 a.m. - 3 hours
Never shot much film? Seem to be mysterious without an instant image? The mystery is part of the fun, and this wonderfull antique media looks beautiful. Learn all about using a film camera and the art of exposing film with simple techniques to take great film photos. So dust off your parents Pentax and grab a roll of of Colour or Black and White 400ASA film as we wonder along the waterfront and into town, ending at Splendid Photos on Ghuzne Street to drop the film into the lab.
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$125pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Monochrome Master Class

Monochrome Master Class

Sunday the 7th of August
Wellington Water Front - 10:00 am - 3 hours
Black and White - it's classical and timeless. Bring along your DSLR or Film Camera and learn all about taking great monochrome images. We'll wonder, talk and shoot and discuss the Grayscale and Zone System for exposure, tonal and contrast control using camera functions and filtration. Skin tone tips and light and shade for creating striking Black and White images.
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$125pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
DSLR Basics - Beginner's Class With Your Digital Camera

DSLR Basics - Beginner's Class With Your Digital Camera

Sunday the 14th of August
Wellington Water Front - 10:00 am - 3 hours
Regardless of your interests, gear, or goals, having a solid foundation of the main concepts of photography is key to capturing better images and improving your photography. However, things are not easy when you start off; What are the photography basics that I need to know? What's Aperture? How do I use manual settings? All the important information you will need with photography, all in a logical and digestible order. We'll discuss the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. The fundamental things to understand with Depth of field. How to use your camera. Anything you want to know to make your photos pop.
book now
$125pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
DSLR Basics - Beginner's Class with your Digital Camera

DSLR Basics - Beginner's Class with your Digital Camera

Sunday the 11th of September
Wellington Water Front - 10:00 am - 3 hours
Regardless of your interests, gear, or goals, having a solid foundation of the main concepts of photography is key to capturing better images and improving your photography. However, things are not easy when you start off; What are the photography basics that I need to know? What's Aperture? How do I use manual settings? All the important information you will need with photography, all in a logical and digestible order. We'll discuss the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. The fundamental things to understand with Depth of field. How to use your camera. Anything you want to know to make your photos pop.
book now
$125pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
ABOUT WELLINGTON
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 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 Wellington 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.
REVIEWS
It was very good I learnt lots
5/5
Cherie Engelbrecht
December 18th 2021
Really enjoyed the event. The tutor was great and gave helpful hints. Met some lovely people also. Would highly recommend this course to others.
5/5
Bonnie Holster
January 25th 2021
Really useful advice on how to start out in manual mode
4/5
Angela Houston
January 25th 2021
Fantastic and very practical. I liked how Nate showed us individually how to operate our cameras and then we just started experimenting.
4/5
Helene Luey
January 23rd 2021
Simple and useful instructions. Ample time given to each camera and lenses brought to help gain confidence in the use of the camera. enjoyable walk and introduction to places good for photo shoot.
5/5
zoe maniar
November 15th 2020
Nathan did a great job explaining the basics and helping everyone understand what to do to get started!
5/5
Sarah Anderson
November 14th 2020
Very informative
5/5
Shan Memon
October 10th 2020
Great get together. Nathan explained things well.
4/5
Richard Williams
October 10th 2020
5/5
Arthur Garcia
October 10th 2020
INSTRUCTORS
Charles Edwards
Charles is passionate about photons! Whether working with Cameras in the Screen Industry for over 20 years or teaching and sharing creative photographic knowledge and techniques for a dozen years as a mentor and tutor at the NZ Film School. Straddling seamlessly the worlds of Digital and Film Imagery with a DSLR and laptop or a 35mm Film Camera and the Darkroom. Equally at home with a phone for Instagram or a 645 negative to produce a Fine Art Black and White archival print for exhibition. And always having a load of fun with a camera and loving the creative process.
Jonathon Davies
Jonathon Davies is a gender-fluid Creative Guru with a professional work history in creating films and teaching youth how to find a creative career. Join them as they share their creative photographic knowledge and techniques with you as you gain new skills by being challenged to grow past your creative limitations. Jonathon Davies goes by They/Them (go to www.mypronouns.org to learn more about pronouns)