HAMILTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Aperture and Bokeh Photography Meet-Up

Aperture and Bokeh Photography Meet-Up

Saturday the 9th of July
Hamilton Gardens - 11.00 am - 2 hours
Discover close-up and macro shots with the Bokeh effect. Learn aperture settings, shutter speed, and ISO. And how to compose a shot. Have fun in the sun and enjoy time in the Hamilton Gardens.
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$39pp     7 places left
Sunset Photography Class at Lake Ngaroto

Sunset Photography Class at Lake Ngaroto

Saturday the 16th of July
4.30pm - 3
Lake Ngaroto is a beautiful lake in the Waipa district. And the perfect place for a sunset. And to learn about different exposures as the sun goes down. Possible chance of doing Astrophotography with it being that time of year perfect time for it. So if you are keen to do a sunset and some Astro we can meet at Lake Ngaroto!
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$125pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday the 6th of August
Hamilton Gardens - 12 pm - 3 hours
For this Class, you will get to learn how to tell a story with the composition of a photo, the rules around the composition of the photo, and learn different techniques including panoramas. Come and join us!
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$125pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
ABOUT HAMILTON
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 Hamilton 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
I think that all these initiatives are very good for people who enjoy this beautiful art and especially for those of us who are just starting out, in addition to being very affordable, they should continue with this, many thanks to Helen for her disposition.
4/5
Marco Perez
April 10th 2022
Great!
5/5
Hans Hockey
July 11th 2021
I thoroughly enjoyed the information, tips and the generous help given by the tutor. Thank you.
5/5
Maria Lowe
May 16th 2021
I thoroughly enjoyed the information, tips and the generous help given by the tutor. Thank you.
5/5
Maria Lowe
May 16th 2021
Great outing as per usual and my photography is coming on in leaps and bounds.
5/5
Jo Peters
April 24th 2021
Had an awesome time! feel like I really am taking steps forward in my photography thanks to Craig. Dad also enjoyed himself and he has never done any real photography at all. Craig is the best, keep him on!! lol
5/5
Jo Peters
April 18th 2021
Course was helpful and met my expectations.
4/5
Colin Anstis
February 16th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
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.