MORNINGTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 25 May
Nepean Hwy - 10am - 3 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
Unlock the potential of your camera and elevate your photography skills by mastering manual exposure settings. Delve into an informative session where you'll gain an in-depth understanding of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, as well as their impact on your photography. Following the interactive tutorial, you will have the opportunity to apply your newfound knowledge in a hands-on experience, guided by a seasoned professional photographer. Don't miss this chance to transform the way you capture moments and create stunning imagery. Join us and take the first step towards photographic excellence.
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Sunset Photography at Diamond Bay

Sunset Photography at Diamond Bay

Saturday 08 June
Sorrento - 4:30pm - 2 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
This Evening we will take our Camera's and Tripods out to Photograph the Sun setting over Diamond Bay. We 2019ll be soaking up that stunning golden hour light in this session all about Sunrise and Landscape photography along a Beach setting. Come take some amazing photos with the guidance of the photography instructor.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
Nepean Hwy - 10am - 3 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
Unlock the potential of your camera and elevate your photography skills by mastering manual exposure settings. Delve into an informative session where you'll gain an in-depth understanding of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, as well as their impact on your photography. Following the interactive tutorial, you will have the opportunity to apply your newfound knowledge in a hands-on experience, guided by a seasoned professional photographer. Don't miss this chance to transform the way you capture moments and create stunning imagery. Join us and take the first step towards photographic excellence.
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$148      

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 06 July
Nepean Hwy - 10am - 2 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
Unlock the ultimate power of monochrome at our captivating Black and White Photography Workshop.

Master the quintessential elements of a stunning B&W photo. Explore the intriguing balance of contrast and commanding power of textures. Delve into the photographer’s perspective on how a camera perceives an image. Unleash your artistic prowess as you learn how to create ethereal black and white images, both in-camera and through post-production.

Coupled with engaging exercises and inspiring examples, this workshop is crafted for the seasoned shutterbug. It's an advanced course, typically designed for those already acquainted with basic photography and proficient with camera control.

Embark on a transformative journey where you will see your world through a creative, B&W lens.
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$47      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 20 July
Portsea - 4:30pm - 2 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
Experience the magic of capturing a breathtaking sunset through the art of photography. Discover the art of employing the correct settings to encapsulate the beauty of the evening sky. More than just a natural phenomenon, sunset photography holds a deep symbolism. Representing the completion of a day's work, it offers an incredible opportunity to reflect and rest. Come and empower your passion for photography, taking it beyond the capacity of capturing simple visuals into an arena of profound cultural and personal expression.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 17 August
Nepean Hwy - 10am - 3 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
Unlock the potential of your camera and elevate your photography skills by mastering manual exposure settings. Delve into an informative session where you'll gain an in-depth understanding of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, as well as their impact on your photography. Following the interactive tutorial, you will have the opportunity to apply your newfound knowledge in a hands-on experience, guided by a seasoned professional photographer. Don't miss this chance to transform the way you capture moments and create stunning imagery. Join us and take the first step towards photographic excellence.
book now
$148      

Astrophotography Meetup

Astrophotography Meetup

Saturday 31 August
Fingal - 5:45pm - 2 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
Join us for an immersive 2-hour exploration into the mesmerizing realm of Astrophotography. Seize the opportunity to capture the sparkling swath of the Milky Way in all its glory. This event will be an educational coverage of required skills, including how to select the picture-perfect location and various essential techniques. Besides unforgettable memories, you will also take away evocative images from this star-studded evening. Immerse yourself in the cosmos without leaving the ground at this unparalleled event.
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$47      
Light Painting (playing with light)

Light Painting (playing with light)

Saturday 14 September
Nepean Hwy - 5:30pm - 2 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
This meetup will focus on the process of light painting along with additional accessories needed or suggested for light painting.This workshop will be open to photographers of all levels however it will provide value to entry-level photographers the most as it will focus on the process of light painting along with additional accessories needed or suggested for light painting.

We'll start out with a simple light source and then we'll slowly move up to multiple sources along with exposing your subject

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$47      
Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Saturday 12 October
Browns Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
Learn the basics of long exposure to capture light trails along with tripod photography.

Long exposure refers to a technique where you keep the shutter open for an unusually long period of time. This results to interesting effects in your photographs.
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$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 29 June
Northcote, Victoria - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Photography Group
Jodie Grillmeier
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
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$47      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 20 July
Northcote, Victoria - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Photography Group
Jodie Grillmeier
Join us for a serene and enjoyable photography walk, where we'll explore the diverse aspects of capturing images, from vibrant street scenes and sweeping landscapes to intricate architectural details and mesmerizing seascapes. Whether you're looking to improve your photographic skills or simply capture some abstract beauty, this event provides a perfect opportunity to enhance your portfolio while enjoying the company of fellow photography enthusiasts.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginners Chess Class

Beginners Chess Class

Saturday 25 May
Fitzroy North - 3pm - 2 Hours
Melbourne Chess Group
Akash Srivaths
Are you intrigued by the captivating world of chess? Ready to embark on an exciting journey of strategic mastery? Look no further! Our Beginner Chess Class is your gateway to unraveling the mysteries of this timeless game.

?What You'll Learn:

Basic Rules & Fundamentals: From the movement of each piece to the objective of the game, we'll lay a solid foundation for your chess prowess.

Opening Principles: Discover the secrets behind powerful openings and how they can set the stage for your victory.

Tactical Maneuvers: Learn to unleash devastating tactics like pins, forks, and skewers to outsmart your opponent.

Endgame Essentials: Master the art of endgame strategy, turning even the simplest positions into triumphs.

Practical Play: Put theory into action with hands-on practice sessions and friendly matches.
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$47      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 26 May
Doncaster - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Kay Tan
Step into a world of creativity and craftsmanship as you learn the timeless art of crochet. Perfect for beginners or seasoned participants wishing to brush up on their skills, our class guides you, stitch by stitch, from the gentle art of yarn-holding to the structuring of a traditional granny square. In this nurturing space, every attendee will leave with a firm grasp on basic crochet techniques. Along with your crochet materials provided at no extra cost, we also offer a complimentary tea or coffee when you attend our class, creating a comforting environment that promotes open creativity and camaraderie. Ensure your spot in this iconic gathering of crochet enthusiasts, learn from the best, and sip on your favourite brew; your journey into the beautiful world of crochet starts here.
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$84       1 places left
Crochet Stitch Mastery Class

Crochet Stitch Mastery Class

Saturday 01 June
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Embark on a Journey of Crochet Textures: Shell, Puff & V-Stitch Masterclass! Delve into the art of creating intricate patterns and infusing depth into your projects with these versatile stitches. Whether you're a novice or seasoned crocheter, our comprehensive class provides step-by-step guidance to master these techniques and unleash your boundless creativity. Join us and elevate your crochet skills to new heights!
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$84      

Self portrait for Beginners using acrylic paint

Self portrait for Beginners using acrylic paint

Saturday 01 June
Carlton, Victoria - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Drawing Group
Amanda Rahmadhani
Self portrait Drawing for Beginners using acrylic paint

In this class, you will explore various drawing techniques, materials, and styles in a supportive and encouraging environment. From understanding basic shapes and lines to shading and perspective, you will learn essential skills that form the foundation of drawing.

Led by experienced instructors who are passionate about art, you will receive personalised guidance and feedback tailored to your level of experience. Through hands-on exercises and demonstrations, you will gradually build confidence in your drawing abilities and develop your own unique style.
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$47      
Foliage and Nature Painting

Foliage and Nature Painting

Sunday 02 June
East Melbourne - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Jaime Hoe
Join us for our Foliage and Nature Painting workshop, where you will learn how to create stunning watercolour paintings inspired by the beauty of nature. Discover the secrets of capturing the colors and textures of foliage and plants, and learn how to use watercolour techniques to create stunning effects. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and create your own beautiful works of art! Book now.
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$43       4 places left
Beginner's II Class

Beginner's II Class

Sunday 02 June
Doncaster - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Kay Tan
Are you interested in expanding your crochet skills after learning the basics in our beginner class? This class is for you.

In this session, we create and complete a granny square. Learn how to “work in the round” for this little project.

Furthermore, we will learn more fun stitches to expand your stitch library.

Note: this class assumes prior knowledge and confidence in chain stitches, single crochet and double crochet in US terms.

Please enquire if needed.
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$92       5 places left

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 08 June
East Melbourne VIC 3002 - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Art Group
Mark Cheung
Dive into the captivating world of art at our Beginner's Drawing Class, focusing on the dynamic practice of Perspective Drawing. Master the method that magnifies the magic of depth and three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional canvas. Learn, explore, and master the strategy of creating a compelling depth and dimension in your sketches at this immersive workshop. Our team of seasoned professionals will patiently guide you through the unique process of comprehending and applying the principles of perspective. Additionally, dabble in the diverse techniques of 'Mark Making' under their expert supervision. This course is tailored to fit the needs of those completely new to the field, setting the perfect stepping stone to begin your artistic journey. Begin your exploration into the world of art with us.
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$43      
Mastering Corner-to-Corner Crochet: A Comprehensive Class

Mastering Corner-to-Corner Crochet: A Comprehensive Class

Sunday 09 June
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Immerse yourself in the artistry of crocheting with our Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet event! Explore a unique and innovative approach as you craft patterns or images diagonally, guided by a graph. Elevate your skills by mastering graph reading techniques, and learn to manipulate stitches, increase, decrease, and play with colors to bring your creations to life. Don't miss out on this creative journey in crocheting!
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$84      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 09 June
Blackburn - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Kay Tan
Step into a world of creativity and craftsmanship as you learn the timeless art of crochet. Perfect for beginners or seasoned participants wishing to brush up on their skills, our class guides you, stitch by stitch, from the gentle art of yarn-holding to the structuring of a traditional granny square. In this nurturing space, every attendee will leave with a firm grasp on basic crochet techniques. Along with your crochet materials provided at no extra cost, we also offer a complimentary tea or coffee when you attend our class, creating a comforting environment that promotes open creativity and camaraderie. Ensure your spot in this iconic gathering of crochet enthusiasts, learn from the best, and sip on your favourite brew; your journey into the beautiful world of crochet starts here.
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$94       4 places left

Creative Crochet: DIY Flower Making Class

Creative Crochet: DIY Flower Making Class

Saturday 15 June
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Discover the joy of crochet in our "Creative Crochet: DIY Flower Making Class!" This workshop is perfect for both beginners eager to learn the basics and seasoned crafters looking to expand their skills. Dive into a step-by-step journey where you'll learn to craft beautiful blooms using just a hook and yarn. Customize your petals, experiment with vibrant colors, and add a delightful floral touch to your handmade projects. Join us for a fun and interactive session where creativity blooms freely, and you leave with a beautiful bouquet of crochet flowers to cherish!
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$84      
Sky Landscape Drawing for Beginners using graphic marker and drawing pen

Sky Landscape Drawing for Beginners using graphic marker and drawing pen

Saturday 15 June
Federation Square, Melbourne - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Drawing Group
Amanda Rahmadhani
Drawing for Beginners: Sky LandscapenDrawing for Beginners using graphic marker and drawing pen
In this class, you will explore various drawing techniques, materials, and styles in a supportive and encouraging environment. From understanding basic shapes and lines to shading and perspective, you will learn essential skills that form the foundation of drawing.

Led by experienced instructors who are passionate about art, you will receive personalised guidance and feedback tailored to your level of experience. Through hands-on exercises and demonstrations, you will gradually build confidence in your drawing abilities and develop your own unique style.
book now
$47      
Craft Cuteness 2: Mastering Amigurumi Patterns - Create Your Own Capybara!

Craft Cuteness 2: Mastering Amigurumi Patterns - Create Your Own Capybara!

Saturday 22 June
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Join our Craft Cuteness 2 class for an engaging and educational experience in crochet. This class offers a unique opportunity to learn how to read amigurumi patterns while creating an adorable capybara from scratch. With our step-by-step guidance, even beginners can dive into the world of crochet confidently. By the end of the session, you'll not only have gained new skills but also have a cute capybara to proudly display or gift to a loved one. Don't miss out on this fun-filled crafting adventure!
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$84      

ABOUT MORNINGTON
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 Mornington .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Bilgesu was friendly, professional and helpful with explaining best camera settings. The workshop was enjoyable and highly recommended.
    5/5
    Jane
    2024-05-06
    Happy I took part in this class. Many useful hacks
    5/5
    Natalia
    2024-05-05
    Content was good with plenty of time to practice on composition.
    5/5
    Colin
    2024-04-01

    The initial information provided on line about the location is incorrect and caused confusion for all attendees. There needs to be more time for taking photos and getting feedback
    4/5
    Kathryn
    2024-02-18
    it worked really well in teaching me about iso and f-stops and was generally a fun and inclusive course.
    4/5
    Felix
    2023-11-21
    Bilgesu was lovely, very knowledgeable
    5/5
    Carolyn
    2023-11-12

    Nice friendly workshop with a passionate and knowledgeable tutor.
    4/5
    Stephen
    2023-11-06
    Bilgesu was excellent, really relaxed and knowledgeable about all things photography. The weather was a bit ordinary on the day so we didn't get many magical shots but that is out of everyones control and it was great to get my camera out and use it after a few months. I enjoyed the experience.
    4/5
    James
    2023-08-07
    Very informative and useful.
    5/5
    Pam
    2023-01-09

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Bilgesu Aydin
    Bilgesu was born in Turkey where she studied Bachelor's with photography in Fine Arts, during that period she did several exhibitions. She has been taking, many types of photography, and has experienced dark room, studio as well.

    Bilgesu moved to Australia in 2019, and have been working as a freelance photographer .
    She has a huge passion for surrealist images and portrait, as well as for all forms of the creative arts, including drawing, sculpture , pottery and more.


    Bilgesu Aydin is available for private bookings

    PHOTOS
    Mornington Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Sandy point
    This photo was taken at sandy point surf beach. It is titled "Cowboy Up as in surf's up. My friend was having such a great time letting his horse play in the surf, I just had to get a photo of them.
    Credit: Raven Stone

    Mornington Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Hastings, Vic
    At the end of my day along the Estern coast of the Mornington Peninsula I stopped at the Hastings harbour that offers beautiful sights in the golden hour.I spotted these two persons having a relaxed chat while one of them was still fishing. I found it the ideal combination of spontaneous people acting in a natural environment and special lighting.Shot with my Canon EOS RP and Canon lens 70-200mm f:4 L USM IS Developed from raw to jpeg wth ON1 Photo Raw with minimum retouching and cropping.
    Credit: Giorgio Billi
    Instagram: giorgiobilli
    Mornington Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Mornington Pier
    This was taken during Covid Curfew Lockdowns. My son used to walk the Pier each night just before curfew ended, after work, to clear his head. Normally, the Pier is busy 24/7 so this will never happen again. It takes us back to a difficult time, which is still important to remember.
    Credit: David Hunt
    Instagram: @hectorssmokehouse

    Mornington Photography Group
    2024-05-08
    Title or Location: Hastings
    A cold autumn sunrise down a hastings foreshore.
    Credit: Joel shearing

    Mornington Photography Group
    2024-05-04
    Title or Location: Cheviot Beach Point Nepean Mornington Peninsula
    Whilst chipping away another part of my year long photography mission of shooting the entire coast in sequence from Point Nepean to Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsula along the waters edge, the impressive vehicle carrier the Beluga Ace caught my eye as it approached the heads. With a nice large clean swell standing up on a reef out the back of Cheviot Beach and the ship closing in on the head land from the perspective I was shooting from I had seconds to change from my wide angle lens I wa
    Credit: Daniel Simpson
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danielsimpson01
    Instagram: danielsimpsonphotography
    Mornington Photography Group
    2024-05-03
    Title or Location: Western Treatment Plant Werribee
    I was trying to capture a Brown Falcon on a fence post in the distance and I looked above me and I had 2 juvenille White Bellied Sea Eagles hovering and playing above me. I was very lucky as they weren't too high up. I managed to get a great series of photos
    Credit: Stav Mihelakos
    Instagram: peninsula_gal

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto
    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric

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