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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

    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Wengen, Switzerland
    The photo was taken just outside the village of Wengen in the Bernese Oberland region. Spring had just started making its presence felt with wildflowers starting to bloom in the meadows.
    Credit: Abhi Kulkarni
    Instagram: Photoholic1975
    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
    I was lucky enough to have this view of Elizabeth Bay in Sydney from my hotel. I just opened the window, prepared my tripod and camera and shot this wonderful night scene.Nikon D7500 with Nikon 18-300mm lensf/1130 secsiso 200Aperture priority -3 exp compfocal length 66mm
    Credit: Brett Paull
    Facebook: Aussiebrat
    Instagram: Aussiebrat7
    Omaha Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns

    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography
    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Spirit of Saint Louis Air Show and Stem Expo
    Photograph taken with Olympus OM-1 and Olympus 100-400mm Lens (100mm 1/1250 @ f/11). No real interesting story here. Just like to shoot the air shows when I can. Takes me back to my days in the Navy and seeing the jets coming and going from Hickam AFB when I was stationed at Pearl Harbor NSY&IMF and would shoot a round of golf at Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay golf course after working on the submarines. A couple of the holes on that course are near the runway for the base. The surprise sound of a
    Credit: Brian Smith
    Instagram: @nukebear
    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman Park
    This is a focus blend of 2 photos- 1 for the fence and the other for the rest of the photo. It was taken with a Sony A7RIV camera on a Sony 35mm GM lens at F1.8, ISO 2000, 15". The Superstion Mountains were named Monte Superstition by Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 1540s. Greedy for gold, they tried to get local Apaches to show them where it was however, believing the area was home to the God of Thunder, they refused for fear of angering him. Apaches believe there's a hole to the
    Credit: Edward Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_photography

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