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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
    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

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Edmonds, WA
    Dearing the eclipse of 2017 my family and I sat in our backyard here in WA to watch the 93 totality with our eclipse glasses. With my homemade solar filter attached to my camera, I took a series of photos of the sun during the eclipse. After processing my sun photos, I was disappointed to see that the moon only showed up as a black hole and not its proper form. I am an avid shooter of Astro photography and have several photos of the moon taken from my backyard and multiple other locations. I
    Credit: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics
    Memphis Photography Club
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Cades Cove,TN
    I took this image on Nov. 2, 2021 at 7 am on Nov. 2, 2001 at 7 am. As I was driving around the Cove I came upon this Buck as I came up over a rise. I had a feeling that he was about to cross the road. My hunch was right. He crossed one fence and eventually crossed the other one. I was ready for his movement. I took a series over shots. It was very exciting.Canon EF 100-400 f4.5 - 5.6L ISO 4,000 f8 1/200s
    Credit: Pat Riley
    Facebook: Pat Riley
    Tulsa Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Woodward Park, Tulsa, OK
    Canon EOS 800DEF 75-300 f/4-5.675mm1/640F4.5ISO 200I was out practicing my technique. Had spent a little while chasing squirrels around the park. This took me to an area of the park I had not been in. The way these two tulips were complete opposites and yet seem to lean on each other drew my attention to them.
    Credit: Chuck Gilbert

    Austin Photography Society
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery, Terlingua, Texas
    Bucket List - Check!!!I finally made it to the Big Bend area. Here's a shot I got at the Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery, just before sunrise. Canon EOS R, EF 16-35L F2.8, 30 Sec, f2.8, ISO 3200. Used x2 small video lights on lowest power, to light up the foreground. Taken 3/13/2024. Terlingua, Texas.
    Credit: Kirk Brandau
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kbrandau/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kbrandau1/
    Albury Photography Group
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Cootamundra NSW Australia
    Captured this Megachile Bee enjoying the sunshine after a two day downpour. Sony A7IV Camera - Sony 90mm Macro Lens - Sony 46 Flash -Radiant Diffuser
    Credit: Stephen Hunt
    Liverpool Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    I took this photograph just after the sun had set.I used the long exposure setting on my phone to create the wispy water affect.Then I made basic slight adjustments/edits using the lightroom app.
    Credit: Kim Phillips
    Facebook: Intuition photography
    Instagram: Kimberleyphillips77

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