GOLD
COAST
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Portrait Meetup

Portrait Meetup

Saturday the 20th of August
Broadwater Parklands - 9am - 2 hours
We will be practising a few different styles of portraiture (domestic, environmental, candid and classic) and learning about the composition of each of these. We will also practice how to use natural light to make a subject look their best and if time allows, using speedlights/internal flash as a fill light.
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$39pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Landscape Photography Meetup

Landscape Photography Meetup

Saturday the 3rd of September
Tambourine Mountain - 9:00am - 2 hours
We will be working on long exposures using the waterfall as our subject, understanding how a polariser affects water and foliage and learning about composition for a landscape and how it can be used to tell a story.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday the 17th of September
Broadwater Parklands - 9:00am - 3 hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginner's 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.
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$125pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Black and White Photography Meetup

Black and White Photography Meetup

Saturday the 24th of September
French Quarter Chambers - 9:00am - 3 hours
Learn how to take photos in Black and White. Learn about tones, and how to effectively take a photo in black and white.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT GOLD
COAST
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 Gold Coast Photography Facebook Group to share your photos after the session.



We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
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.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.
REVIEWS
Was an awesome class with Matthew Maguire. Easy to understand, fun time. I really enjoyed the challenge structure where we were shown an example and then given time to take photos with great feed back at the end of each challenge.
5/5
Kerrie Walsh
June 26th 2022
Was an awesome class with Matthew Maguire. Easy to understand, fun time. I really enjoyed the challenge structure where we were shown an example and then given time to take photos with great feed back at the end of each challenge.
5/5
Kerrie Walsh
June 25th 2022
A great event. Something out of the ordinary for me. It took me out of my comfort zone. Matthew was great with his tasks and then helping us individually. His comments were positive and helpful and I liked the way he brought us back together after each task for a quick sharing time.
5/5
John Sharp
June 25th 2022
Odette was an awesome guide & mentor With loads of passion - knowledge & experience Fun to be with and will definitely be booking more events with her ?)
5/5
Stuart Mott
March 14th 2022
I really enjoyed the event! It was very helpful having a professional photographer around to look at my photos and be very positive about my skills! Odette was absolutely wonderful :)
5/5
Ellicia
March 14th 2022
It was really good to meet with Odette who is very knowledgeable about photography, friendly and helpful to each individual. Also was good to meet and interact with others who were keen to learn more about taking photos.
4/5
Gordon Janelle
March 13th 2022
Great!
5/5
Daryl O'Connor
May 10th 2021
Great location. Anthony as always was very helpful. I look forward to the next outing.
5/5
John Sharp
May 9th 2021
More knowledge gained
5/5
Kerrie Walsh
May 9th 2021
Great gathering. Good sharing time.
5/5
John Sharp
April 11th 2021
Fun
5/5
Daryl O’Connor
April 10th 2021
Well organised, good knowledge
5/5
Kerrie Walsh
April 10th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Matthew Maguire
Matthew Maguuire is a Brisbane based photographer that focuses on Landscape, Street and Portrait photography. Matthew uses both digital and film cameras to produce work to a gallery standard. Matthew has also been featured in Capture Magazine, Placing in the top ten for Australia's Top Emerging Photographers.