Come and join us if you would like to improve your photography

Monday, 18 March 2019

Next Meeting Wednesday 20 March - 10.00am

Hi Everyone,

The challenge for Wednesday's Show and Tell: Send us a photo showing narrow Depth of Field. Send it to

The main topic will be Adding a Sense of Motion to Improve your Photos.
You may want to sharply focus on subjects in the foreground, you may want to blur certain elements in the image or you may want to freeze everything, depending on the purpose of the photo.


Thursday, 7 March 2019

Yesterday's Class

Following our class yesterday, we discovered we left out Margaret's Show and Tell image for which we are very sorry.

Here it is

Our next class will be on Wednesday 20 March.

Keep those shutters moving.

Monday, 4 March 2019

Next Meeting Wednesday 6 March - 10.00am

Hi Everyone,

For the Show and Tell, the challenge is to send us a photo where you have used natural light to highlight the subject one way or another.

For the main topic, by popular demand is about using settings on our cameras. So bring your cameras or smart phones along.

We will discuss the exposure triangle which includes understanding Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO.
We will touch on White Balance and Depth of Field.


Friday, 15 February 2019

Next Meeting - Wednesday 20 February - 10.00am

Hi Everyone,

The challenge for Wednesday, if you are participating: Send us your best composed recent photograph, following our Composition talk. Send it to

The main topic will be on Natural Light. The purpose of photography is to communicate visually. Light is one element to which we must pay particular attention so as to communicate visually effectively. Our lesson will concentrate on how to use Natural Light to improve our photos.

Hope to see you on Wednesday

PS. It's Bill's birthday, so we'll go to the Chatswood Tavern
for lunch after the class. Anyone wants to join us, please do.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Today's Class

Hi Everyone,

It was good to see so many new class members at our first lesson for the year, as well as all existing members who returned for a refresher.

Diane presented one of her favourite subjects, 'COMPOSITION' widely considered the most important ingredient in photography.

Today's lesson notes are now updated here on this blog if you missed the lesson or want to read it again.

At the next meeting on the 20 February, we'll start with a SHOW and TELL segment. If you wish to participate, please send Diane an image you made since today's lesson.

Send it to

This blog will be updated a week before the next class to give details of what we have planned.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

First Meeting - Wednesday 6 February - 10.00am

Hi Everyone,

Ready for another year of photography?

Our “Photography Basics” starts again on Wednesday 6 Feb at Elements Living @ Springwood at 10:00am.
Our lessons help you make better photos irrespective of what type of camera you have, whether it is your phone, a point and shoot or a DSLR. 
A good photo “ engages the viewer, tells a story and evokes emotion.” Our lessons will give you tips on how to do this.
The most important elements of photography are “Composition and Light” so that is where we will start.
The first lesson will be on how to compose your photos to engage the viewer. Even if you have heard it all before it is always good to refresh your memory.
So looking forward to seeing those who came last year as well as new people who are interested in improving their photography.