MACKAY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

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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 in Mackay .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Excellent trainer - with heaps of knowledge and experience. Perfect size group to seek support and guidance
    5/5
    Faith
    2024-02-19
    very informative, practical and not difficult to understand or grasp the concept
    5/5
    Karen
    2024-02-10
    I really enjoyed it! Very informative. Marty is very generous with his time and in sharing his knowledge. The small group size allowed us all to benefit from individual help. Loved the relaxed vibe and beautiful location.
    5/5
    Linda Campbell
    2024-02-05

    Very easy to understand and explained logically
    5/5
    Damian
    2024-02-04
    I really enjoyed my few hours. Marty was able to bust a few myths for me and also taught me some new things in regards to lighting.
    5/5
    Geri
    2024-01-07
    Marty is great. He explains everything so I can understand it easily, and will also answer any other questions I have about other photos I wish to be taking. It is a great course to do to learn more about your camera and how to make the most of taking different shots. they are nice small groups which is great.
    5/5
    KAREN
    2023-09-28

    Very informative, answered my questions in a way I could understand
    5/5
    Rae
    2023-07-17
    Had a great day and enjoyed that there was a real model to photograph.
    5/5
    Paulette
    2023-02-19
    I really enjoyed the afternoon. I could ask the questions I needed information about and get constructive feedback on shots taken throughout the session. The venue selected provided variety regarding photo opportunities and the group was small which made the experience even more enjoyable. Thank you, Marty.
    5/5
    Wendy
    2023-01-30

    Excellent! Class was so relaxed. I did not feel lost or flustered. Marty's explained everything so well, I really enjoyed it and learnt so much. I went straight home and played with different settings in the backyard. Have already booked for the next course. Highly Recommend
    5/5
    Tina
    2023-01-08
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    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.

    Marty Strecker is available for private bookings

    Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday's by prior arrangement, for private tutoring, fine art portrait, personal branding and events.

    PHOTOS
    Mackay Photography Group
    2024-01-29
    Title or Location: Mount Jukes Queensland
    It had just stopped raining and I saw this in the garden. I used a Nikon Z6 mirrorless with an adapter, Micro 105 Nikon & ring flash
    Credit: Malcolm Griffin
    Facebook: Malcolm Griffin

    Mackay Photography Group
    2023-11-27
    Title or Location: Northwall Beach
    This photo was taken on a late afternoon walk along the beautiful Northwall Beach &129655&127800This was the first time in what felt like ages I was able to go for a walk on the beach, and I found it very hard to leave &129655&127800Northwall Beach magic never disappoints&129655&127800
    Credit: Nikki Lee-Anne
    Facebook: Nikki Lee-Anne
    Mackay Photography Group
    2023-11-24
    Title or Location: Northwall Beach &129655
    This photo was taken on a late afternoon walk along the beautiful Northwall Beach &129655It was the first time in a while I'd been able to go for a walk on the beach and that afternoon I realised just how much I'd missed it. &129655It was very hard to leave. &129655Northwall beauty never disappoints&129655
    Credit: Nikki Lee-Anne
    Facebook: Nikki Lee-Anne

    Mackay Photography Group
    2023-03-13
    Title or Location: Mackay Regional Botanical Gardens, Lagoon Street
    First visit to this Stunning Botanical gardens in Mackay snapped a Pretty Blue butterfly on a Red plant - turns out to be a Papilio Ulysses on a lllawarra Flame Tree and apparently there's a song by Cold Chisel an ode to the lllawarra flame tree - thanks Google - what a stunning lucky start to our holiday.
    Credit: John Mason
    Facebook: A joiners eye
    Instagram: Johnmadon950

    Mackay Photography Group
    2023-02-27
    Title or Location: Lambert's Beach carpark below lookout
    I like to get up early and catch the ever changing sunrise before my morning beach walk.This was what I saw before I jumped out of my car, and so I tried my hardest to capture it's serenity.
    Credit: Kaylene Korneliussen
    Mackay Photography Group
    2023-02-03
    Title or Location: Campwin beach

    Credit: Daniel McLean

    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones
    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    Leeds Photography Club
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Under the Arches, Leeds
    This is part of a huge street art display, a real gem in Leeds. I loved the different displays of hands walking, creates a real sense of movement and intrigue. Photo was taken around 11am. The light you see shining on the hand is from a wall light. Camera setting - F4.2, 1/400 shutter and ISO 200.
    Credit: Ruth Rushton
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca

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