BENDIGO
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday the 21st of May
Lake Weeroona - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - 3 hours
Come learn the basics of photography. Learn how to get off auto and learn about the exposure triangle. Learn how to control the settings and about basic composition to improve your photos.
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$115pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Bendigo Joss House Temple Photography Meetup

Bendigo Joss House Temple Photography Meetup

Saturday the 4th of June
North Bendigo - 1:00pm - 3:00pm - 2 hours
At the heritage-listed Bendigo Joss House Temple you will discover more about Chinese beliefs and the story of the Chinese who came to Bendigo in search of gold. Opened in 1871, this Chinese place of worship is one of the few remaining buildings of its type in Australia. The main temple is dedicated to Guan-Di (Kwan Gong), the god of war and prosperity. The Chinese saw him as a wise judge, guide, protector and provider of wealth and prosperity; attributes sought by the Chinese inhabitants of this strange land. Constructed using locally handmade bricks and painted red – symbolising happiness, strength and vitality – the Bendigo Joss House Temple is a significant and unique part of Bendigo’s cultural history.
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$35pp     8 places left
Steel Wool Spinning Photography Meetup

Steel Wool Spinning Photography Meetup

Saturday the 18th of June
Lake Eppalock - 6:00pm -8:00pm - 2 hours
Steel wool photography is a light painting technique that calls for lighting a piece of steel wool on fire and capturing the glow of the steel wool. Light painting is long exposure photography where the light is 'painted' into the scene by the photographer. Finding a spot that has a foreground and background interest. Think carefully about where you place your camera and tripod. Take your time. There’s no need to take hundreds of shots at this session, it’s all about taking the time to see and record the landscape around you. What is the sky doing? If it’s bland and no contrast, then don’t let it dominate your frame. It is always good to have a slice of sky so that it can help ‘break up’ the composition in a good way - think the rule of thirds. Keep an eye on the horizon! Keep them level and watch where you are placing them in the frame - on one of the thirds is best.
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$35pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
 Sovereign Hill Nature Photography Meetup

Sovereign Hill Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday the 25th of June
Ballarat - 11:00am - 1:00 pm - 2 hours
Come explore Sovereign Hill and take photos from the Gold Rush.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Selective Colour Photography Meetup

Selective Colour Photography Meetup

Saturday the 2nd of July
Rosalind Park, Bendigo - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - 2 hours
Come and explore colour and learn how to add a pop of colour in your photos
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday the 16th of July
Rosalind Park, Bendigo - 1pm - 3 hours
Learn the basics of photography and get your camera off auto. Learn a balance of the technical and the compositional sides of photography. Meet some likeminded people, enjoy the Rosalind Park and the surrounding area and participate in short activities with specific aims.
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$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
ABOUT BENDIGO
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!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 one 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 Bendigo Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.


COVID Precautions

- Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
- Wear a suitable face mask.
- 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.
REVIEWS
It was great. Just what we needed to get started snapping better photos. Perfect amount of Technical stuff without it being overwhelming.
5/5
Stephen Dunsmore
May 13th 2022
I have learnt quite a lot and enjoying the experience. I would recommend to everyone who wants to enhance their knowledge.
5/5
Pratchaya Kavanagh
April 23rd 2022
Very good I learnt a lot about how to use my camera properly.
5/5
Pratchaya Kavanagh
March 27th 2022
What a gorgeous day and setting to learn more about using our camera. Getting out and taking photos using the settings and seeing the difference they make was interesting and helps explain previous failures.
4/5
Lois Symes
March 26th 2022
My first time. Lovely people, very friendly, made positive suggestions when I needed them, great to see old sites in my home town.
5/5
Carolyn
March 13th 2022
Loved it. Got some great shots
4/5
Donna doyle
November 28th 2021
I enjoyed it - I ran into a bit of difficulty at the start as I didn?t understand a key concept but when we moved to the practical it all fell into place.
4/5
Kerri Gilson
November 20th 2021
4/5
Pamella McLaughlan
November 6th 2021
4/5
Pier Vido
October 4th 2021
I enjoyed this meet up. The ideas suggested were great.
5/5
Pamella McLaughlan
September 17th 2021
Great hands on session and meeting up with creative people around.
5/5
Himanshu Sachdeva
March 14th 2021
This was well run, nice small group, good teacher.
5/5
Lea Harris
January 24th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Danny Vigor