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Are you keen to learn to take better photos? Would like to learn to use your camera settings better?

Perth Learn Photography runs fun & friendly group sessions that will improve your skills and appreciation for photography.

Every month we run 5-10 events both NOR and SOR. Our regular beginner's introduction is called, "How to Take Better Photos" and repeats the 1st Sunday of each month.

Cyrus shows you simple ways to remember how to excel in manual settings. Learn many creative tips that are guaranteed to improve your photographs.

We find the most interesting places around Perth Metro to explore, including beautiful gardens, beaches, and reserves. Let's discover new places as a group in a safe learning environment.

Perth Learn Photography is an Act, Belong, Commit member.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Portrait Photography of Models at Salt Lake in Rockingham

Rockingham Salt Lakes Car Park

A$9.00

Join over 30 photographers for a "natural light" portraits photography session led by professional photography Cyrus Roussilhes. The purpose of this promotional event is to reach as many aspiring photographers as possible in a fun community event to promote new membership in a new Camera Club being formed in Baldivis. We are meeting at the Baldivis Salt Lake near the Warnbro Train Station. The cost to attend is $10 cash on arrival. (or $9 when paid immediately via on booking via PayPal). Sponsored by Perth Learn Photography meetup. Planning on having 2 females and a male model for TFP. WHAT YOU NEED Any camera, such as an SLR, Bridge, Compact, phone camera or tablet 1-3 portrait lens if using an SLR (any portrait lens is ideal: 50mm-200mm) Enough battery & memory card for 2 hours A bottle of water (optional) FORMAT 4 pm arrival - Rockingham Salt Lakes Carpark Safety Bay Road (Navigate to meetup location for accuracy) 6 pm finish (you are welcome to stay for low light landscapes & tripods) Expect crowds, hopefully, we can organise a couple of shooting stations. FREE GIFT Portrait APP for your phone - over 100 Portrait tips. Visit https://perthlearn.com/ and select from "gift"

Astro Photography

Bells Rapids Park

A$39.00

2 1/2 hours group session. **Last event booked quickly!** We've timed this Astro Photography meetup for optimal shooting conditions, however, please be aware that this event will still go ahead if partly cloudy. Minimum is 9, maximum 15. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel & refund subject to booking numbers and weather. If too cloudy event will become a time lapse at night workshop. Perfect for most photographers with DSLRs and experienced photographers wishing to explore the photography of the night's sky & stars. FORMAT 5:30 pm arrival 5:40 pm descent to river bank (5-minute walk) 5:50pm sunset Ron will explain settings and technique to get great images of night's sky and talk about star trails. limited to the first 15 to RSVP. FUN WORKSHOP This is a fun learning WORKSHOP. Where questions will be answered by Ron. Covering the basics of Astro Photography and more. TOPICS TO COVER Topics covered on the day may include.... • How to shoot day nighttime landscapes. • Manual settings. • How to get what you want in focus. • Rules of shutter speed. • How to make a photo look blue or warm using white balance settings. • What does ISO do? • Finding interesting shots from challenging lighting conditions. • How to create art using creative settings and composition. • Working with available light and backgrounds. Bells Rapids • Bush and nature WHAT YOU NEED • Closed shoes • Warm jacket/clothes • A small torch, no spotlights • Preferably an SLR camera, however smartphone camera with manual settings is acceptable with a tripod. • Enough battery & memory card space to last more than 3 hours/ • Full-sized Tripod and shutter release cable for exposures over 30 seconds. • A bottle of water (optional). • Bring your widest lens 24mm and wider, however, Any standard lens will work.

Learn to Take Better Photos - Heathcote Cultural Precinct

BWG Steakhouse

A$19.00

Location is Heathcote Cultural Precinct. Please navigate with your GPS to BWS Steakhouse. We will meet outside the entrance at 10 am sharp. Perfect for beginners, people who have just bought a camera and those wishing to learn how to shoot better using manual settings. 90 mins of fun and learning in a small group. Do you want to improve your general photo taking skills? From learning about landscape photography to easy ways to take better photos of people and landscapes. FUN WALKABOUT This photo walkabout will be fun and active interactive learning. Where questions will be answered by professional Portrait and Landscape photographer Cyrus from Lighthouse Photography. Covering the basics of photography and more. TOPICS TO COVER Cyrus prefers an interactive approach, so if you need clarification or guidance on a particular technique/subject please ask... Topics covered on the day may include... • How to shoot day time landscapes. • Manual settings for portraits, close-ups, and landscapes. • How to get what you want in focus. • Rules of shutter speed. • How to create bokeh (beautiful blurry backgrounds). • How to make a photo look blue or warm using white balance settings. • What does ISO do? • Finding interesting shots from challenging lighting conditions. • How to create art using creative settings and composition. • How to identify and capture beauty in a photograph. • Working with light and backgrounds. • Nature closeups & interesting patterns. • How to shoot macro images HEATHCOTE CULTURAL PRECINCT • River scenes • Bush, nature & potential birdlife photography • Urban buildings You are free to either follow the general group or to wander around and return when you have a question. WHAT YOU NEED • Closed shoes • Preferably an SLR camera, however, a smartphone camera or compact camera is ok. • Enough battery & memory card space to last more than 1 hour. • No need for a tripod. • A bottle of water (optional). • 1-3 lens (if you have an SLR) and a camera bag • Bring your widest lens for landscapes, and a macro if you have one. • A mini notepad and pen (optional).

Sunset Photography - Port Coogee Beach Marina

Ngarkal Beach

A$39.00

Perfect for beginners, people who have just bought a camera and those wishing to learn how to shoot better using manual settings. Do you want to improve your general photo taking skills in general and capture the most delightful sunset? From learning more about your camera's functions to easy ways to take better photos of people and landscapes. 90 minute learn sunset & seascapes at the beach. Kids under 16 yr old @ half price, just pay manually, www.paypal.me/lighthousephoto. limited to the first 15 adults to RSVP. TRIPODS NEEDED This is a tripod session. Please bring your tripod for low light & long exposure shots. TOPICS TO COVER Questions will be answered by professional portrait and landscape photographer Cyrus from Lighthouse Photography. Cyrus prefers an interactive approach, so if you need clarification or guidance on a particular technique/subject please ask... Topics covered on the day may include... • How to shoot day-time and night-time landscapes • Manual settings for landscapes. • How to get what you want in focus. • Rules of shutter speed. • How to make a photo look blue or warm using white balance settings. • What does ISO do? • Finding interesting shots from challenging lighting conditions. • How to create art using creative settings and composition. • How to identify and capture beauty in a photograph. • Working with light and backgrounds. THE LOCATION • Beach • Potential birdlife • Wave, movement and slow shutter-speeds You are free to either follow the general group or to wander around and return when you have a question. WHAT YOU NEED • Closed shoes • Preferably an SLR camera, however, smartphone camera or compact camera is ok. • Enough battery & memory card space to last more than 1 hour. • Tripod required (We are planning to shoot into the sunset • Got a powerful ND filtre? Bring this along too. • A bottle of water (optional). • 1-3 lens (if you have an SLR) and a camera bag • Bring your widest lens for landscapes, and a macro if you have one. • A mini notepad and pen (optional). _____________________________ Perth Learn Photography is an Act-Belong-Commit partner. Our members experience many mental health benefits on walkabouts and learning sessions. Photography is a liberating creative outlet, reducing stress & anxiety. Photography has the potential to inspires us as well. Photography has an empowering effect on many, especially: · Disadvantaged & marginalised communities · Youth · The elderly · The differently enabled Our sessions foster good community connection with small groups. Practicing photography may improve memory, may increase emotional intelligence and people skills. Photography has the potential to strengthen storytelling skills & self-confidence. After learning how to take better photos photographers generally feel a strong sense of fulfillment & achievement. MORE BENEFITS Fitness Taking photos is a physically active event. There's lots of walking, thinking, lifting the camera, controlling your breathing as you take a series of photographs.

Past events (113)

Sunset of South Perth (City Views)

Observation Deck

A$29.00

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