MACKAY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Minimalist Photography

Minimalist Photography

Sunday the 17th of July
Eimeo - 9am - 2 hours
Minimalist photography is a form of photography that is distinguished by extreme, austere simplicity. It emphasizes sparseness and focuses solely on the smallest number of objects in the composition process. Our theme will be around minimalist style of composing images. This can revolve around any subject or genre in fact. It's a matter of applying to your favorite ideas of the what you love to photograph.
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$39pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Urban/Architecture Photography

Urban/Architecture Photography

Sunday the 24th of July
MECC - 9am - 2 hours
We'll start here and look for angles and shapes of the dramatic Architecture around the council precinct. An opportunity to test settings and ideas around constructing an image of scale and also detail. If you are shooting on manual and comfortable in making decisions based around the settings of your camera, you'll get something from this meetup.
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$39pp     only 6 places left
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Sunday the 31st of July
Bucasia - 9am - 3 hours
Covering the fundamentals of camera operation to get you off Auto settings. This will allow you to be more creative and understand why some images look a certain way, and how you get there. You should know how to navigate your camera menu and some basic use on auto or P mode. Have your card in camera and battery charged. Also bring the manual for your camera.
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$125pp     only 4 places left
Challenge Day

Challenge Day

Sunday the 7th of August
Shoal Point - 9am - 2 hours
The photography instructor will throw out various specific themes for you to interpret. You will compare and review those images and then move on to the next theme. Come and join us to have some fun and learn more about photography!
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$39pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Sunday the 21st of August
Bucasia - 9am - 3 hours
Covering the fundamentals of camera operation to get you off Auto settings. This will allow you to be more creative and understand why some images look a certain way, and how you get there. You should know how to navigate your camera menu and some basic use on auto or P mode. Have your card in camera and battery charged and also bring the manual for your camera.
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$125pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
ABOUT MACKAY
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 Mackay 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
Marty was awesome. Informative friendly and saw photography in a total different way
5/5
Robert Wilson
June 6th 2022
5/5
Carolyn Smithson
June 5th 2022
It was very good
4/5
Kathy Dine
March 14th 2022
Small group so it was easy for get some one on one time w Marty for use of our individual cameras. But also learnt from the group as well.
5/5
Denise Parnell
January 11th 2022
Small group so it was easy for get some one on one time w Marty for use of our individual cameras. But also learnt from the group as well.
5/5
Denise Parnell
January 11th 2022
Small group so it was easy for get some one on one time w Marty for use of our individual cameras. But also learnt from the group as well.
5/5
Denise Parnell
January 11th 2022
5/5
Kirstie Wilk
November 7th 2021
5/5
Lisa
October 31st 2021
5/5
Lisa
October 28th 2021
I had a great time. Marty is super knowledgeable and i left feeling really inspired. Looking forward to the next one
5/5
Carmel Blann
October 10th 2021
This was a fantastic event. Very informative.b
5/5
Bronwyn Huston
August 9th 2021
5/5
Allison Lakelin
July 4th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Marty Strecker
Marty is a freelance photographer who is obessed with photography. He started out with landscape and lifestyle image making, shot many sports and action events (official photog for Cutters), collaborates with local papers and magazines as well as clients. Marty has a deep passion for fashion, beauty and Avante Garde portraits for personal clients and in magazine publications. Above, appreciating the beauty of nature around us.