MACKAY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

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
Movement Photography Session

Movement Photography Session

Saturday the 3rd of September
Shoal Point - 8am - 2 hours
Movement in photography simply refers to elements of a photo that are moving (or appear to be moving). To be brief, motion photography is about showing movement. Adding a slight blur of the action to your shot helps tell a story. This storytelling element makes the images a little less static and unexpected. Another reason why showing movement stands out is because it sets the mood. In this session, we'll find some faster moving subjects and practice capturing these while they are on the move.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Natural Light Portrait

Natural Light Portrait

Sunday the 11th of September
Eimeo - 9am - 2 hours
Exploring light on people and the options we have to create various moods and looks. Brighter sunlight creates more colour and contrast. It's up to you to decide the mood of your photograph. In a landscape, for example, a higher-intensity light will create a more vibrant image as the sunlight will provide depth and make the colours stand out. A less intense light will create a duller, more moody photo.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 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
5/5
Carolyn Smithson
July 24th 2022
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
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.