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Upcoming Events

Understanding Metering

Understanding Metering

Saturday 25 May
Munro Martin Parklands - 8:45am - 2 Hours
Joshua Prieto
Discover the essentials of mastering metering in photography, the crucial fourth element to achieving the perfect exposure alongside aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. Embark on a comprehensive journey to understand the various metering options, learning both the theory and practical application to enhance your shots with creative lighting. Unlock the secrets to transforming your photographs through precise exposure control, elevating your photography skills to new heights. Join us for an enlightening experience where you'll gain invaluable insights into the art and science of metering in photography.
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$43      
Depth Of Field And Bokeh

Depth Of Field And Bokeh

Sunday 02 June
Cairns Esplanade - 3pm - 2 Hours
Joshua Prieto
As well as part of the exposure triangle, your lens' aperture is a great creative tool for separating your subject from the background also helps us to make beautiful balls of light or 'bokeh'.
During this session we'll learn how to get the most out of your lens by opening and closing your aperture and working at different distances from your subject to make your images pop by expanding your knowledge of depth of field.
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$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 09 June
Abbott Street, Cairns - 2pm - 2 Hours
Joshua Prieto
Street Photography is the act of photographing the streets or urban environments with people or evidence of their presence. The technique may be creative or artistic and the effect can be emotive or even evoke commentary on our modern world.
During this meetup, we will practice the basics of shooting candid images in an urban setting.
By the end of this event, your instructor will help you to be more familiar with approaching human subjects and environments during the day, paying attention to settings, composition and focal lengths.
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$43      

Long Exposure Photography Meetup

Long Exposure Photography Meetup

Saturday 29 June
Cairns Esplanade - 6:15pm - 2 Hours
Joshua Prieto
Master the art of long exposure photography to transform ordinary scenes into captivating images. This technique involves prolonging the camera's shutter open time, allowing you to beautifully depict the dance of light and time. Delve into the world of light trail magic and capture the essence of movement like never before. Ideal for landscape photography aficionados and those looking to add a touch of the extraordinary to their portfolio. Join us for a hands-on session where the intricacies of time become your canvas.
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$43      
Nature At Night

Nature At Night

Sunday 21 July
Collns Avenue - 6pm - 2 Hours
Joshua Prieto
During this session we'll practice the key skills in photographing wildlife and plants at light, using flash and torches to correctly light our subjects.

Finding and photographing exciting wild subjects at night can be a fun challenge.

This class will help you to become more familiar with locating wild subjects, composition, and correctly exposing and lighting your images at night.
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$47      
Learn Your Lens

Learn Your Lens

Sunday 04 August
Munro Martin Parklands - 8:45am - 2 Hours
Joshua Prieto
Ever wanted to really learn about how to choose and use the right lens?
During this session we'll look at what focal lengths, image stabilisation, crop factors, distortion, minimum focus, maximum aperture and compression really mean and do.

After the class you'll be better prepared to choose the right lens for the job, be it your favourite portrait, wildlife, landscape, macro subject.
The session will also assist in your ability to choose the right gear to purchase in future.
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$47      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 18 August
Ryan Weare Park - 8:45am - 3 Hours
Joshua Prieto
Step into a world of creative photography and master your camera like never before. Take a leap from automatic exposure to a manually controlled universe teeming with endless photographic possibilities. Our immersive class begins with the foundations of exposure and composition, paving the way for you to create captivating pictures of your dear subjects. Dive deeper into maximizing the potential of your kit and gain insights on the apt settings and focal lengths for diverse situations. Enhance your photographic skills and watch as your cherished subjects come to life in pictures.
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$148       4 places left
ABOUT CAIRNS
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 in Cairns .

  • 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 Cairns Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Great workshop. Josh was knowledgeable and did a good job of making sure he spent time with each person.
    5/5
    Bronwyn
    2024-04-25
    This was another interesting and informative session, and I came home with some good images!
    5/5
    Judy
    2024-04-24
    it was really fantastic. I learned a lot from attending
    5/5
    vishanthri
    2024-04-23

    Excellent. Once again thanks to the tutelage of Josh made it all that more exciting and knowledgeable. Great session
    5/5
    Brett
    2024-04-23
    Absolutely fantastic. Once again thanks to the tutelage of Josh made it all that more exciting and knowledgeable. Great session
    5/5
    Brett
    2024-04-23
    the event was fantastic - i learnt so much in such a short period of time..Joshua was great and didn't overdue the information. oh and i was very happy with the photos..and the change to using AV priority was a revelation
    5/5
    steven
    2024-04-22

    Really enjoyed the session. Josh was very helpful
    5/5
    Katrina
    2024-04-16
    Brilliant as always, Josh is very knowledgeable, patient and has a great way of teaching at the right pace.
    5/5
    Stuart
    2024-04-09
    Joshua was great, really informative and was very patient with all questions asked.
    5/5
    Cathryn
    2024-03-10

    It was really interesting to take black and white images and to look at contrasts and use shutter speed/aperture to create various effects
    5/5
    Judy
    2024-03-05
    Excellent. Training and communication by Josh were excellent. I learned a lot regarding b&w photography
    5/5
    Brett
    2024-03-04
    Loved the class was great to learn black n white photography techniques
    5/5
    Kylie
    2024-03-03

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Joshua Prieto
    Joshua Prieto, Australian photojournalist currently based in Holloways Beach, Queensland

    Having always been fascinated about the world both natural and cultural, he found photography to be the perfect medium to express himself. Josh loves learning about the world and the people, places and animals in it and sharing what he sees through his eyes. Josh likes to take his time with his subjects as they gift him the opportunities needed to create his imagery.

    Josh is looking forward to assisting class attendees to improve their technical and conceptual knowledge of photography and how best to create awesome pictures of their favourite subjects!

    www.joshuaprietophotography.com

    Joshua Prieto is available for private bookings

    Available for private photography instruction. Would find a mutually convenient time to tutor prospective students. This could be on weekends or weekdays.

    PHOTOS
    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Paronella park Innisfail
    Was travelling past and it was raining thought I?d have a look from opposite side which worked for me Nikon d850 24-70 2.8 lens
    Credit: Bob Sinclair

    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-05-06
    Title or Location: Kuranda Birdworld
    21/4/2024 Cairns Photography Group course run by Joshua Prieto. Trialing different techniques suggested by Josh.Nikon Z50 180-600mmZ lens @ 490mm, F6.3, 1/500, ISO2000.Great course and always pick up good tips from Josh.
    Credit: Stuart Snow
    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-05-01
    Title or Location: Cairns MX, Edmonton
    Captured this while participating in CPG action session. We visited the Cairns MX to practice action shots, and was fortunate to capture this. I love taking action/sports photos and this is the first time I have photographed motor cross. Taken with Nikon D7500 with a Nikkor 70-200mm lens, in Aperture mode. Settings were f/4.5, 1/1600 secs, 0.3 exposure compensation, iso 1000.
    Credit: Brett Paull
    Facebook: Aussiebrat
    Instagram: Aussiebrat7

    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-04-25
    Title or Location: rice fields Bali
    camera nikon z series 24-70 mm at 70mm iso 250 @ f9. shutter 1/8000. taken early morning . Edited in lightroom.
    Credit: stan chun

    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Kuranda Birdworld
    I wanted to try bird photography for the first time, so I visited Kuranda birdworld to practice. I was lucky to get some amazing shots of birds in flight, and in battle, and learned of the difficulties in exposing correctly for bird action shots versus still shots.Taken with Nikon D7500 with Nikkor 70-200mm lens. Settings were:75mmf/2.81/1000 seciso 1600
    Credit: Brett Paull
    Facebook: Aussiebrat
    Instagram: Aussiebrat7
    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Sunset Fishing Boat, Jerman beach, Bali, Indonesia
    Jerman beach is a quiet beach in Bali, Indonesia and is a 5 min walk from the hotel I was staying at. I was searching for some compositions to shoot during golden hour and sunset on the beach. There are always traditional fishing boats moored at the beach and this boat was just in the right position, with a beautiful orange sky in the background as the sun was setting and throwing purple onto the clouds.Photo was taken with my trusty Nikon D7500 with a Nikkor 18-300mm lens. Settings used were
    Credit: Brett Paull
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    Instagram: Aussiebrat

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez
    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rhodes.7528
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Skerries beach
    I was thinking about proper sunset session for long time, as ive never done any, and one day weather was calling.So i packed my camera, my boys and went to Skerries.I couldnt imagine more beautiful sunset.On the photo my little son Henry with his dad. 2 out of 3 boys I love the most.
    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire
    I started taking my son to RIAT in 2008 when he was just six years old. He had to follow Dad, and would be seen armed with my old Canon 350D. I was using a Canon 40D and Canon 100-400mm L series lens at the time.RIAT is wholly dependant upon the right weather for good photography. Cloud too low - display routines are changed. Too much cloud and rain - the background is too grey. The weather can also be too good, leaving bright blue, but boring backgrounds. Thankfully July 18, 2009 provided goo
    Credit: Steve Kingston
    Facebook: Steven Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558
    Milwaukee Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Near Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Knowing there was a high chance of seeing the aurora borealis, I left work early on Friday, May 10. First, I stopped at my local camera store to buy a new lens I had been dreaming about (14-24mm f2.8). Then I drove to Minnesota to meet up with another photographer. By 1am, we found ourselves by this lake. I often found myself admiring the aurora and not taking pictures. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced.
    Credit: Jenny Parbs
    Instagram: @jparbsphoto

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