What we're about

We are a group focussed on increasing your skills in photography, Socially.

Whether you came here to learn more about photography, attend social meetups with other photographers, or to get feedback on your work from others passionate about photography, you’ll find what you’re looking for.

This group is supported by the “International Institute of Art & Photography” (IIAP), so apart from the Free events, you also get subsidized events and discounts on the educational activities of IIAP.

We conduct photo-walks, workshops on various topics, and also social meetups and events that help you in growing our skills in different types of photography.

Feel free to check out our website https://iiaponline.com or browse the events in the group.

If you’d like to contact us directly please feel free to send an email on “info@iiaponline.com”

Upcoming events (5)

Beginner Photography Workshop

Nauti Studios Sydney

A$25.00

Join this 3 Hours Workshop if you struggle with your camera, lens, focus, settings, and manual mode (or other modes) of our cameras. This basic workshop will give you a jump start in your camera handling and get you started with manual mode. This workshop will also give you confidence with your camera and will set you on the right path of photography learning. Note: If we are unable to do this face to face, we will do it via zoom. If this happens, you will be sent proper links, etc. The workshop is primarily mentored by Avs Kumar, who is the founder of "International Institute of Art & Photography" https://avskumar.com

Wednesday Themed FineArt Nudes (WTF Nudes) - A Photography Workshop Series

Nauti Studios Sydney

A$149.00

A Fun and Interactive Workshop Series exploring Nude Fine Art Photography with a different and creative theme each event! Wednesdays will never be the same again!! School of Art Nudes brings you FORTNIGHTLY Fine Art Nude photography workshops with concepts that will dazzle you at a price that won't break the bank The Workshops will provide you with the skills and confidence to take beautiful fine art nudes along with take-home images to use in your portfolio. ...... NEW CONCEPTS EVERY WEEK Each week we have a new mood and concept. Either a carefully chosen studio photography style or a theme that has been curated by our creative team. We select a model according to the concept, decide the lighting style, do the room settings and then teach you how to do it all so that you can learn the nuances of creating fine art nudes photography and create to your heart’s content. ...... PRO & FRESH MODELS Each week we strive to work with a different model. Many of them are fresh and exclusive so that it is your chance to add a new model to your portfolio and open windows of more creativity with them in the near future. Occasionally we may use friendly visiting international models so this could be your only chance to shoot with them. We also train new models according to the concept and introduce them to the world via our workshops ...... WHAT TO BRING - Your Camera with good ISO performance (must shoot in manual mode) - Lenses that shoot at a lower aperture - Your Laptop if you want to review the photos after shooting (optional) ...... WHAT IS PROVIDED: - All lighting equipment and triggers - Location - Model to shoot with and practice lighting - Session Notes - up to 3 hours of coaching, guidance and shoot. ...... FOR ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS Beginners can master new skills and techniques for learning lighting, posing, model communication, camera handling, composing and elements of fine art. Amateurs can refine their skills with new techniques and professional guidance. Pros can choose to do their own thing and add amazing work to their portfolio. ...... CAN I ATTEND JUST 1? These workshops are designed to be independent from each other, and explore different themes, so you may come to just one workshop or multiple, depending on your availability and preferences. Discounts are available for multiple workshop purchases. ...... PRICES THAT WILL WOW Buy a single workshop for just AU$[masked], or Buy a package of 4 workshops for $[masked] - you can select any 4 from the next 8 workshops. This way you can get an art nude workshop for just AU$ 99.25 per workshop, does it get much better than that? Book your spot here: https://schoolofartnudes.com/wtf-wednesdays-themed-fineart-nudes/ ...... CONTACT: For any questions please email us at "[masked]" ...... DETAILS: Course Type: Face to Face Workshops Duration: 3 Hours ( Includes Photoshoot & Training) Date: Alternate Wednesdays from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM Location: IIAP, 12, Bridge Road, Stanmore. For Access: The gates open 10 minutes before the workshop time. Please come to the event space on the second floor and walk into the corridor on your right to reach the studio space. ...... WORKSHOP TRAINER These sessions are conducted by Avs Kumar, who is founder of International Institute of Art & Photography and School of Art Nudes. ...... DATES/THEMES: For Current themes, Please visit https://schoolofartnudes.com

The EDITORIAL – a one day advanced portfolio building workshop

12 Bridge Rd

A$99.00

Get Exposure to the highest level of photoshoots out there with some of the best models in town. Ignite the curiosity and interest of potential clients with a portfolio of stunning high-end editorial portraits. Build your skills and add to your portfolio with an 8 hour workshop from professional photographer and accomplished trainer Avs Kumar. Professional models, photography studio and lighting equipment are all provided along with 1-on-1 and group training. Learn how to recreate the themes of high editorial fashion shoots, Every workshop in this series will delve into the best editorials over the last few months, so you can go behind the scenes and learn how to create them yourself – confidently knowing how to produce jaw-dropping editorial shots and master high-end lighting. This is a hands-on class – Learn by doing, get practice & get comfortable so you can confidently run your own editorial fashion shoots independently. Our workshops are a powerful way to reach professional level fashion photography. We STRICTLY use A-Level agency models. ………… LEARNING OBJECTIVES This Workshop offers you the opportunity to master the following skills: – Understand and capture personalities – Develop a concept & create the mood – Understand faces & postures to find the best shooting angles – Create a story behind your portrait, making creative decisions – Understand the basics of exposure & lighting for portraits – Shaping faces and features using lighting. – Environmental portraiture/ working within the environment – Background and lens selection – Interact with your subject; how to encourage/inspire the model – Practice working with professional models – Expect to take home a printable portfolio of portraits in 2-3 different styles. (Creative make-up, Studio editorial and Outdoor editorial) – Stretch your boundaries This one-day course in shooting Editorials will give you a deep understanding of what makes a better fashion portrait and how to shoot them. ………… The ability to shoot and display impressive portraits can make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful editorial photography business. But we can all get stuck at a particular level of work and find it very hard to create work at a level higher than that, sticking to what we know and are comfortable this. This is an opportunity to shake that up and push yourself to the next level. To raise ourselves to the next level, we need external support and a big push. The actual physical presence in the atmosphere where you can create that level of work is very important for creating new habits. The workshops in this series are designed to build your portfolio with impressive portraits. Each workshop we spend a full day working with high end agency models. There will be the opportunity to submit your work to online magazines with our permission We will provide: – High End Models (min. 3) – Professional Hair & Makeup Artists – All clothing & costumes – Studio Setup incl. Backdrops – Outdoor locations – Studio Lighting – Recreation of editorials from top end fashion publications e.g. Marie Claire, Vogue, Vanity Fair ………… SUITABLE FOR: – Intermediate – Advanced – For Everybody unless you’re already shooting for Vogue ………… WHAT TO BRING: – DSLR or Mirrorless camera with Manual function – All Your Portrait lenses – Memory card with space – Fully charged camera batteries – Snacks if you’ll get hungry in between sessions – Money for lunch, we will go to a café together at lunchtime, or you may bring your own food ………… WORKSHOP FEES: This one day workshop is usually $999.00 AUD, however as a special offer due to COVID-19, we are offering this professional course at a 50% discount, for $499.00 AUD. The spots are limited, so grab yours now before they sell out! For any questions please email us at “[masked]”

Saturday Themed Photo Walks

Newtown

A free & exciting fortnightly photography walk with mentors, new locations each time! We’ve all been there; hiking with friends, and trying to balance keeping up with the group with not missing that perfect shot... Well, have you ever gone on a photography walk with other photographers? .................................................................. We gather every other week on adventures around Sydney’s Streets, capturing shots from street photography, people photography, landscapes to journalistic styles; capturing the moment a dog runs away with a butcher’s sausage or perhaps the way a bin chicken is eyeing up a man’s Cheese & Ham Sandwich. .................................................................. WHAT TO EXPECT - A fresh approach to your shooting style - Connection with IIAP & our mentors - Exploring new styles or angles - Exploring new streets & scenes of Sydney - Experience the styles & processes of other photographers - Practice using your equipment in a no-pressure environment - New locations & courses every week! ..................................................................................... WHAT TO BRING - Your camera or phone - Weather-appropriate clothing - Water bottle (filled if you want it to be useful ;) ) - Good walking shoes, - Money to buy a coffee for the mentors (come on, you know they deserve it ;) ) .................................................................................... WHAT IS PROVIDED: - Pre-determined locations - Happy vibes - Buddies & Mentors - Inspiration from Others .................................................................................... FOR ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS Whether you’re already a street photographer and are just looking to explore the streets with companions, a concert photographer exploring a new style or you’re a complete beginner wondering where to start, you’re welcome here! The walks are tailored to all levels, and all cameras, even mobile phones! You just need to be someone who loves or is interested in taking photos! Or someone who wants to explore the city whilst watching others take photos - you’re also welcome! Suitable for all Ages / Walking Involved in most of the walks All cameras welcome; even phones! .................................................................................... CAN I ATTEND JUST 1 EVENT? These photography walks are designed to be independent of each other and explore different locations, so you may come to just one workshop or multiple, depending on your availability and preferences. .................................................................................... COST Free Initially (There may be a tiny cover charge to cover costs for future walks, like 10 bucks) .................................................................................... Location: Starts at a Location Close to the City. A meetup location and the course of the walk will be updated for each event well in advance. Genre: Landscape / Street / Journalistic / People .................................................................................... HOST These sessions are conducted by Avs Kumar, who is the founder of the International Institute of Art & Photography and School of Art Nudes. Or one of the IIAP Event Organisers. Check Avs's personal work at https://avskumar.com ....................................................................................

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