MACKAY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Composition Photography Meetup

Composition Photography Meetup

Sunday the 30th of January
Blacks Beach - 9am - 2 hours
Composition is more than just the rule of thirds. There are a lot of elements that go into a powerful composition and here is your opportunity to explore the different elements. There are ample opportunities to push yourself to frame a powerful image in the sculpture garden.
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$35pp     7 places left
Open Theme Photography Meetup

Open Theme Photography Meetup

Sunday the 13th of February
Eimeo - 9:00 am - 2 hours
We are going to each have a theme that you'd like to pursue. Everyone gets a say, and idea, and we'll all interpret that in our image. If you need help with anything with settings and camera technique, we'll discuss that along the way.
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$35pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Sunday the 13th of March
Bucasia - 9:00 am - 3 hours
Cover all things to get started with some basic understanding and see what we can create from there... We'll pursue a theme and ideas along the way. Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics and start enjoying our regular group meet-up sessions. Learn how to get off Auto Mode and onto Manual Mode, along with the basics of composition. Cameras, their functions, and all their accessories can be overwhelming if you’re not already familiar with them. Discover how to use your camera to capture moments, events, and people in your everyday life. The class will cover a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. You’ll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting, and correct exposure.
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$115pp     only 1 place left
Plants and Nature, Black and White Photography Meetup

Plants and Nature, Black and White Photography Meetup

Sunday the 27th of March
Gooseponds - 9:00 am - 2 hours
Lets find interesting subjects that can be interpreted in black and white. Lack of colour highlights the need for strong compostion.
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$35pp     9 places left
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunday the 3rd of April
Shoal Point - 4.30pm - 2 hours
We'll go through settings, composition and see what the evening brings for us at Sunset.
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$35pp     8 places left
Creative Photography Meetup

Creative Photography Meetup

Sunday the 17th of April
Shoal Point - 9am - 2 hours
We'll hit the walkway and down to the beach and find any subject and technique to expand or minds and skills.
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$35pp     10 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
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
Great way to learn in a relaxed outdoor environment with opportunity to practice what was just taught and get immediate feedback. Explanation of terms (shutter speed etc.) was at a appropriate level for understanding and opportunity to ask questions. Great beginners course
5/5
Jessica Searles
May 30th 2021
The course was great! Marty was very low key and provided some great tips to work on without overloading me with technical details.
5/5
Justine Brettell
May 15th 2021
Marty was great and with a small group we were all able to get some one on one time and all our questions were answered.
5/5
Rachel Wehmeier
April 26th 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.