COFFS
HARBOUR
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

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ABOUT COFFS
HARBOUR
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 Coffs Harbour Photography Facebook Group here 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
I learned so much about using my new camera from Michael and again his patience and genuine interest made it a most enjoyable session - many thanks
5/5
Yvette James
May 18th 2022
5/5
Bodhi Nelson
May 15th 2022
Very friendly and casual, I got a lot from the morning and look forward to joining another group
5/5
Nicole fahey
May 2nd 2022
Loved the half day course! Very informative and learnt a lot!! Michael was excellent at making sure each of us understood what was going on and taught us so much. Can’t wait to do some more of his workshops in the future! Would highly recommend!!!
5/5
Stephen Lyons
March 23rd 2022
Michael was a great teacher and I learned a lot in the three hours. His explanations were clear and the handout and examples were really helpful. After the theory, getting out into the gardens and practising what we had learnt about aperture and shutter speed, again with Michael giving advice and feedback, was the perfect way to consolidate the learning. Highly recommended.
5/5
Paula Madigan
March 23rd 2022
I really enjoyed the beginners class to photography. Instructor was fantastic and made a few assumptions about our skill devil. Started at the beginning and step through some basic functions and techniques.
5/5
anthony baker
November 6th 2021
Michael was very patient and helpful, he is encouraging and I felt comfortable enough to ask any question. He allows lots of time for experimentation without overloading you with information. Michael explained things in a relaxed manner, he had a useful handout, made suggestions from his own experiences and used an old camera to show us how it works. I highly recommend this course for beginners it was very motivating.
5/5
Deborah Foley
November 6th 2021
The beginners class was fantastic..Michael made it very easy to follow and was happy to help all participants
5/5
Charmaine Campbell
November 6th 2021
Really enjoyed the day and learning what we did. Would really like to know how to use my camera and its features better, think that would have made the day a little better personally for me. But otherwise was happy with the organisation and all that we learned for the day.
4/5
Kim Ridley
November 4th 2021
Very good, Michael was very helpful
5/5
Donna Foster
October 31st 2021
Tony managed, guided and gave space to all participants during the session to learn new techniques and to practice them. Very enjoyable.
5/5
Lisa Daley
February 28th 2021
Tony managed, guided and gave space to all participants during the session to learn new techniques and to practice them. Very enjoyable.
5/5
Lisa Daley
February 28th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Michael Woltschenko
Michael Woltschenko is a retired high school teacher. He has previously developed and conducted photography classes in Coffs Harbour. He has also organised and conducted photography tours to Central Australia and the Darwin Kakadu NP Regions. Michael has a passion for travel, street, nature and wildlife photography and his images have won awards at local, regional and Australia - wide competitions. Michael is looking forward to passing on his knowledge and skills to both beginner and enthusiast photographers.
Josh Woods
Josh is predominantly a landscape and nature photographer that absolutely loves capturing golden hour and long exposures. He has been photographing landscapes for more than ten years but seriously around three to four. He also enjoys shooting weddings/portraits and family photos. Josh enjoys the challenge of story-telling and showing a place in a completely new light. Recently he won the ECO month photography competition along with twelve other participants and have been featured as the photographer of the month in the Sawtell News Magazine.