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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 04 August
Baverstock - 1pm - 3 Hours
Helen Louise Mclean-Knight
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.

Zoo Entry Not Included: Please bring $26
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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 Hamilton.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    Helen was a nice host and it was great to learn from her extensive experience.
    Helen was knowledgeable and helpful
    Our group had a really enjoyable day with our tutor, many points were covered and so many questions answered.

    Thoroughly enjoyed the course. The tutor was relaxed and informative. It gave us confidence to ask questions without feeling intimidated. Appreciated that it was a small class.
    I really enjoyed catching up and sharing knowledge with fellow photography enthusiasts. Loved the red dragonfly that I was able to shoot! They always make for some gorgeous pictures.
    Helen Louise Mclean-Knight
    Hi, I've been a photographer for a number of years now and traveled around NZ quite a bit. From the North to the South and beyond to Norfolk Islands. I have the patients of a saint standing watching nature at its finest The wildlife in NZ from the Tui to the Wild horses of the Kaimanawas. From the West Coast to the East coast. From the red moon to the Blue moon. Nothing astounds me more than traveling around our beautiful country.
    Hamilton Photography Group
    Title or Location: Sunset beach, Port Waikato
    My wife and I have been wanting to visit Port Waikato to take photos for a while, so we booked a couple of nights at an off the grid stone hut in Onewhero. I'd also been wanting to upgrade my drone so I sold my Mavic Pro and ordered a DJI Mini 4 pro in time for the trip. We headed up there after work on Friday night and arrived at Sunset beach in time for sunset, The sun was still above the horizon when I took this photo which created shadows on the waves and the texture on the sand which added
    Credit: David Chell
    Facebook: david.chell
    Instagram: davidchell

    Hamilton Photography Group
    Title or Location: Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
    Following the banks of the Waikato River is Te Awa River Trails, is a pathway that highlights the vistas of Hamilton City (NZ), the river and its many bridges. This photo shows Claudelands Bridge (with the Railway Bridge running parallel) proving the best views are not always from the top, sometimes they?re found hidden underneath. Iso50 26mm f1.5iPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Karen Purdy
    Facebook: MoorePurdyPhotographs
    Hamilton Photography Group
    Title or Location: Backyard garden
    I saw some floral images and got excited to try it... after a rainy day, those red flowers were looking very inviting...so took my samsung phone and took so many pics... and started finding for better ones... after that I played around a bit with snapseed and the result is what you could see.
    Credit: Jafar sadiq
    Instagram: @Jaann_1918

    Hamilton Photography Group
    Title or Location: Hamilton Gardens
    It was a cloudy day , personally I love cloudy days because Cloudy days, to me, are like nature's own Instagram filter for street photography ? the soft, diffused light turns ordinary scenes into a moody masterpiece, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the everyday hustle. So, that day at Hamilton Gardens was lit! All the kids were having a blast, flying kites like there was no tomorrow. Transported to the days of my youth, the sight evoked memories of flying kites in the nearby park, unveilin
    Credit: Don Tom
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shutter_surprise_by_dontom?igsh=ZHFydHBtYmR6Z3I2&utm_source=qr

    Hamilton Photography Group
    Title or Location: Mission Bay Beach auckland

    Credit: Gurpreet Singh
    Facebook: Preet Bhullar
    Instagram: itspreetbhullar
    Hamilton Photography Group
    Title or Location: Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
    This photo I was taken on one fine evening near my home, really happy to captured this amazing moment and surprised. After I took this photograph the snake tried so much tried to eat but didn?t. Thank you so much for support.
    Credit: Karthikeyan Ponnuswamy
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travel_trails_with_karthik?igsh=emdyamlsZXNoeHMw&utm_source=qr

    Nashville Photography Society
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography
    Fort Collins Photography Group
    Title or Location: Rocky Mountain National Park
    The day before taking the shot, I drove up to RMNP to scout a possible Milky Way shot with Nymph Lake in the foreground. The scouting was successful as it did look like I'd be able to have both the lake and the Milky Way in the shot, so I made a plan to head up there again the next day (July 3rd) and capture what I planned. Prior to heading back up to RMNP, while looking at the map of the area, I noticed another possible location where Fall River would be in the foreground and in my mind, having
    Credit: Danny Matriccino
    Facebook: dannymat03
    Instagram: dannymat_photography
    Lancaster Photography Group
    Title or Location:
    A friend of mine discovered this bald eagle nest just north of Lititz. I've been keeping an eye on it for a decent shot. This adult has been keeping guard of its juveniles for some time now. I finally saw the adult sitting just to the right of the nest. I am a very new and amateur photographer and still very much learning. I travel quite a bit and enjoy shooting the places I visit but also love wildlife photography. I really didn't process much other than bring up some of the exposure to g
    Credit: Eric Anderson

    Aurora Photography Group
    Title or Location: Summit Lake, Mount Blue Sky
    This photo was taken mid morning at Summit Lake on Mount Blue Sky. It was a calm but cloudy day with a few patches of blue sky reflecting in a pool of water. No edits other than exposure and cropping.
    Credit: Sarah Christian
    Facebook: sarahchristianart
    Instagram: sarahchristianart
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    Title or Location: Bempton Cliffs. Unsociable puffin
    Me and my partner spent the day at Bempton cliffs and this was the only lone puffin that had it back to the sea, He/she was clearly not wanting to socialise with other birds. Possibly in a bad mood. This is why this particular puffing grabbed my attention.
    Credit: Daniel Twiss
    Instagram: daniel_twiss_
    Vancouver Photography Group
    Title or Location: Gordon Creek, Oregon
    Hiked to the upper level of Gorton Creek Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. Quite the scramble up over boulders to reach the falls. Canon 5Diii, ISO 100, TV 4 minutes, AV f/10Canon EF 24-105mm F/4.0L IS USMFilter BW ND 3.0 ?black glass?
    Credit: Robert Holcomb
    Instagram: Robert Holcomb

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