PHOENIX
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Upcoming Events

Beginners Camera Settings Class

Beginners Camera Settings Class

Saturday the 1st of October
Encanto Park - 8am - 3 hours
Would you like to improve your photography and get familiar with your camera without fearing the technical aspects? Then our beginners class is the starting point of your learning journey! Professional photographer David Schibel will be discussing basic camera settings and controls to get you on your way to understanding photography and your camera. This class is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental basics of photography, to set you on the path to understanding your camera and how to create great photographs, always emphasizing your creativity and allowing you to produce images with your own personal identity.
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$76pp     only 4 places left
Beginners Guide to Understanding and Manipulating Natural Light in Photography

Beginners Guide to Understanding and Manipulating Natural Light in Photography

Saturday the 8th of October
Encanto Park - 9am - 2 hours
The word photography is derived from the greek – photos, means light and graphos, means writing, delineation or painting. In other words, photography means “painting with light.” The best way to improve your photography is to understand how natural light works. In this meet up I will discuss the types of natural light, how light affects your photograph, along with specific light manipulation techniques, tricks, and skill building to help you on your way to creating fantastic photographs
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$39pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Intermediate  Composition: The Mathematics of Composition Photography Meet up

Intermediate Composition: The Mathematics of Composition Photography Meet up

Saturday the 15th of October
Encanto Park - 1pm - 2 hours
Have a firm grasp on the basics of composition? Do you want to better understand the rule of thirds, the golden ratio and Fibonacci spiral? At this meetup I will discuss more advanced compositional rules, why these rules work, plus how and when to break these rules. Please have an understanding on basic composition, as well as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and the exposure triangle. It will make understanding this class much easier. If you are not sure, please take my beginners composition class and beginners camera setting class first.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Camera Settings Class

Beginners Camera Settings Class

Saturday the 5th of November
Encanto Park - 9am - 3 hours
Would you like to improve your photography and get familiar with your camera without fearing the technical aspects? Then our beginners class is the starting point of your learning journey! Professional photographer David Schibel will be discussing basic camera settings and controls to get you on your way to understanding photography and your camera. This class is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental basics of photography, to set you on the path to understanding your camera and how to create great photographs, always emphasizing your creativity and allowing you to produce images with your own personal identity.
book now
$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Understanding your Histogram and Lightmeter

Understanding your Histogram and Lightmeter

Saturday the 12th of November
Encanto Park - 9am - 2 hours
Having troubles with getting the correct exposure? Curious what the histogram is and how to read it? In this meetup I will discuss how your camera's light meter works, how metering affects your meter, as well as what your histogram is and how to read and understand the information it is giving you.
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$39pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT PHOENIX
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 meetups 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 one 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 Phoenix 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 have any symptoms of COVID.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Wear a suitable face mask or show a valid vaccination card indicating that you are vaccinated.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others.
* Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.
REVIEWS
Great! Lots of knowledge shared and time to practice. Good guidance. Thank you.
5/5
Bonnie Zito
September 26th 2022
this event was a lot of fun and very informative. Dave was a great instructor for this class. Im hoping I can attend his next classes.
5/5
Tammy Keyes
September 26th 2022
Great evening with good people and a terrific instructor. David’s knowledge and teaching style and content delivered was very much appreciated to the groups varied skill and gear. Always enjoyable and highly recommended.
5/5
Peter David Clark
September 25th 2022
What a great event! David has so much knowledge and he’s so awesome at explaining how cameras work and how to achieve amazing results. Very helpful and I look forward to taking more classes! Thank u so much!
5/5
Jamie Randall
August 10th 2022
What a great event! David has so much knowledge and he’s so awesome at explaining how cameras work and how to achieve amazing results. Very helpful and I look forward to taking more classes! Thank u so much!
5/5
Jamie Randall
August 10th 2022
Amazing class , highly recommended!!! David was amazing ! N
5/5
Martha Sanchez
June 6th 2022
David really knows his stuff! I always learn so much from him.
5/5
Jean Gonynor
May 1st 2022
Very informative. I learned new things that will enhance my photography.
5/5
Kathleen M Leadley
April 30th 2022
Very informative. I learned new things that will enhance my photography.
5/5
Kathleen M Leadley
April 30th 2022
Informative and I love the explanation first and then go and shoot concept as the practice is done while fresh in our minds.
5/5
Leilani Heying
March 27th 2022
Instructor was very open and willing to share his knowledge. Great Class!
5/5
Terry Thomas
March 26th 2022
I really appreciate Dave's willingness to say he doesn't know absolutely everything about every camera product out there, but give him a minute and he will find the correct answer. I love the setting and the small group setting.
5/5
Pat Daigle
March 6th 2022
INSTRUCTORS
David Schibel
David Schibel has been behind the lens for over 20 years as a professional photographer. His award winning photography has been featured in sports magazines, lifestyle magazines, and numerous websites and periodicals. David not only enjoys the digital realm of photography, he has a deep love for the magic of medium format film photography. He is comfortable and skilled in both the darkroom and within the digital realm of photoshop. David is a natural teacher, and loves to share his knowledge and experience.