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PHOTOGRAPHY
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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
    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

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto
    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric

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