MELBOURNE
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Saturday the 28th of May
Federation Square - 9am - 3 hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
book now
$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Black and White Street Photography Meetup

Black and White Street Photography Meetup

Saturday the 28th of May
Melbourne CBD - 4:00 pm - 2 hours
Want to shoot like Henri Cartier-Bresson or Vivian Maier? That will take some years to do but we can set you on the right path right out of the gate with our Black and White street photography meetup. Learn how to tell the story of any city you find yourself in on holiday, or maybe just the hour you have for your lunch break. Your next photo might be waiting just around the corner.
book now
$35pp     only 6 places left
Smartphone Photography Meetup

Smartphone Photography Meetup

Sunday the 29th of May
Melbourne Museum, Entrance to IMAX Theatre - 10:00 am - 2 hours
Smartphones are giving conventional cameras a run for their money nowadays; and it's all right there in your pocket. The class is all about how you can make the most of the phone camera settings and apps to create professional-looking shots.
book now
$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Night Photography Class

Night Photography Class

Sunday the 29th of May
Car Park of St. Paul's Cathedral, Flinders St. Melbourne - 5:00 pm - 3 hours
Take your camera skills further by venturing into Night Photography, where you'll learn some creative camera techniques whilst adding some shots to your personal portfolio. A fun 3 hour session with the professional, who will introduce you to capturing night scenes and long exposures.
book now
$85pp     only 5 places left
Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Saturday the 11th of June
Federation Square - 9am - 3 hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
book now
$115pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Smartphone Photography Meetup

Smartphone Photography Meetup

Sunday the 12th of June
Melbourne Museum, Entrance to IMAX Theatre - 10:00 am - 2 hours
Smartphones are giving conventional cameras a run for their money nowadays; and it's all right there in your pocket. The class is all about how you can make the most of the phone camera settings and apps to create professional-looking shots.
book now
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Night Photography Class

Night Photography Class

Sunday the 12th of June
Car Park of St. Paul's Cathedral, Flinders St. Melbourne - 5:00 pm - 3 hours
Take your camera skills further by venturing into Night Photography, where you'll learn some creative camera techniques whilst adding some shots to your personal portfolio. A fun 3 hour session with the professional, who will introduce you to capturing night scenes and long exposures.
book now
$85pp     7 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Saturday the 25th of June
Federation Square - 9am - 3 hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
book now
$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Smartphone Photography Meetup

Smartphone Photography Meetup

Sunday the 26th of June
Melbourne Museum, Entrance to IMAX Theatre - 10:00 am - 2 hours
Smartphones are giving conventional cameras a run for their money nowadays; and it's all right there in your pocket. The class is all about how you can make the most of the phone camera settings and apps to create professional-looking shots.
book now
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Night Photography Class

Night Photography Class

Sunday the 26th of June
Car Park of St. Paul's Cathedral, Flinders St. Melbourne - 5:00 pm - 3 hours
Take your camera skills further by venturing into Night Photography, where you'll learn some creative camera techniques whilst adding some shots to your personal portfolio. A fun 3 hour session with the professional, who will introduce you to capturing night scenes and long exposures.
book now
$85pp     8 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Saturday the 9th of July
Federation Square - 9am - 3 hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
book now
$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Smartphone Photography Meetup

Smartphone Photography Meetup

Sunday the 10th of July
Melbourne Museum, Entrance to IMAX Theatre - 10:00 am - 2 hours
Smartphones are giving conventional cameras a run for their money nowadays; and it's all right there in your pocket. The class is all about how you can make the most of the phone camera settings and apps to create professional-looking shots.
book now
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Smartphone Photography Meetup

Smartphone Photography Meetup

Sunday the 31st of July
Melbourne Museum, Entrance to IMAX Theatre - 10:00 am - 2 hours
Smartphones are giving conventional cameras a run for their money nowadays; and it's all right there in your pocket. The class is all about how you can make the most of the phone camera settings and apps to create professional-looking shots.
book now
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Smartphone Photography Meetup

Smartphone Photography Meetup

Sunday the 14th of August
Melbourne Museum, Entrance to IMAX Theatre - 10:00 am - 2 hours
Smartphones are giving conventional cameras a run for their money nowadays; and it's all right there in your pocket. The class is all about how you can make the most of the phone camera settings and apps to create professional-looking shots.
book now
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Smartphone Photography Meetup

Smartphone Photography Meetup

Sunday the 28th of August
Melbourne Museum, Entrance to IMAX Theatre - 10:00 am - 2 hours
Smartphones are giving conventional cameras a run for their money nowadays; and it's all right there in your pocket. The class is all about how you can make the most of the phone camera settings and apps to create professional-looking shots.
book now
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
ABOUT MELBOURNE
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 Melbourne Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.



COVID Precautions

- Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
- Wear a suitable face mask.
- 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.
REVIEWS
Great individual attention from Rob - really appreciated the opportunity t reconnect with my DSLR
5/5
Jane Slack-Smith
May 17th 2022
An enjoyable workshop again and recommended. Street photography is a wonderful genre to explore, and opens up different creative possibilities. The workshop covers the relevant techniques well.
5/5
Shaun St. Clair
May 15th 2022
I really enjoyed it. Rob was nice and friendly. It was great that he gave us feedback individually. The numbers of attendees was just right.
5/5
Mari Otsuka
May 14th 2022
An excellent introduction to Street Photography. Robert is a fantastic facilitator who not only has considerable experience, he somehow manages to spend 1:1 time with every student so it feels like a private lesson. Highly recommend.
5/5
Cameron Hayles
May 14th 2022
Laura was a great teacher. Patient and very clear in her instruction and if I didn?t understand something she was always happy to repeat herself. For me I was looking for a refresher on how to use my camera and this course was perfect.
5/5
Heather Geddes
April 19th 2022
Laura was a great teacher. Patient and very clear in her instruction and if I didn?t understand something she was always happy to repeat herself. For me I was looking for a refresher on how to use my camera and this course was perfect.
5/5
Heather Geddes
April 18th 2022
Lots of great tips and tricks and terrific the way the instruction built during the session .
5/5
Cathy Bryson
April 18th 2022
5/5
Emma Mavroulis
April 4th 2022
Great value for money. I was really please that the smartphone session was all about photography techniques as opposed to camera apps / software and using filters etc. I'm confident that I can apply these techniques to all my photography!
5/5
Matt Ryzhick
April 3rd 2022
I really enjoyed it. Matt was a great teacher.
5/5
Bruce McKenzie
April 3rd 2022
An enjoyable workshop which focused on Architectural Photography, and the techniques required to achieve good results. Recommended for anyone with an interest in taking architectural photos
5/5
Shaun St. Clair
April 3rd 2022
Quite enjoyable
4/5
john verga
April 3rd 2022
INSTRUCTORS
Laura Lahaye
Matthew Wren
Robert Gourlay
Robert is a photographer who loves anything moving, from birds to rock climbers to dancers. He loves to find angles that get you into the scene rather than being just a simple on looker. He is never afraid to get up close to the subject to make it pop just that little bit more.