A short, interactive course for beginners, comprising three sessions – one a week for three weeks. You will be encouraged to learn a bit more about your camera – whatever it may be, from a cell phone to a complex DSLR. Discover that the gear is less important than the brain behind it! The course also covers the why and how of photography. Learn something about composition, focus on focusing, get exposed to exposure!

Photography is a combination of thought, imagination, visual design, technical skills and practical organising ability, so come along and discover some of the technical skills. The first step to creating fabulous images is to learn to use the tools to the best of your ability.

Limited to a maximum of six people, the course will be run when enough people enrol.


Convener / Tutor:     Neville Harlick
Email:  
Venue / Meetings:    Convener will advise
Vacancies   Yes
To join the list for this group, please contact Neville to
register your interest
 

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A group sharing their knowledge on how to enhance and work with photographs taken on our various cameras. A computer, laptop or iPad is necessary.

 

Convener:    Jill Farr
Phone:   (07) 357 2910
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged
Meetings:   2nd Tuesday of the month
Time:   1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

 

The purpose of this group is to enjoy photography and improve our photographic skills whilst becoming more proficient in the use of our digital cameras. Each monthwe have either an outing/photoshoot or a topic that can be taken at any time of the month. Photos are brought to the meeting on a memory stick where they can be viewd and critiqued by the group. While photography is the reason for the group and our main activity, we are a grouop that appreciates the beauty and interesting visuals that surround us.

Convener:   Pam Henderson
Phone:   543 3133
Venue:    Members’ homes as arranged
Meetings:   2nd Tuesday of the month
Time:   1.00 - 3.00 pm
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

We choose a set subject to photograph each month and email two photos on this subject to the convenor. We also send in two photos on an open subject. These are shown as a slideshow on a TV and discussed by members. We learn how to manipulate and enhance the photos using simple editing software. We discuss cameras and problems related to them.

Convener:   Glenne Findon
Phone:   571 2925
Mobile:   027 435 3515
Venue:    Members’ homes as arranged
Meetings:   3rd Tuesday of the month
Time:   9.30am for 10.00 am - 12 noon
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Anne, Ph 579 0430 or Click to e-mail
 

MaryGoldfinch

A fun group, that meets to learn how to manipulate and enhance photographs using Photoshop / Elements with layers and masks.  A computer or laptop is essential.

Convener:    Mary Goldfinch
Phone:   574 4000
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged Alternate Tauranga / Mount
Meetings:   1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time:   9.45 am to 11.45 am
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group contact the convener
 

A talented and friendly group who have experience with various photo editing programmes. We meet to learn the best ways to manipulate and enhance photos, combine images, work with layers, and photo restoration. A computer is essential – if you do not have software, we can advise.

Convener:     Margaret Marsh
Phone:    281 2408
Venue:   Members' homes as arranged
Meetings:   4th Friday of each month
Time:   10.00 am – 12.30 pm
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the convener