Events

Advanced Lightroom and Photoshop Meetup

Advanced Lightroom and Photoshop Meetup

Saturday the 16th of October
7 Tasmania Studios 36 Watchorn Street. - 10am - 2 Hours
An advance session on Lightroom from the beginners where we will explore masking, dodge and burn tools. Taking images from Lightroom and into photoshop to post edit further. Suggest that you have a basic knowledge of Lightroom or have done the beginners session.
Saturday the 16th of October 2021
closed for bookings
Beginners Photography Session

Beginners Photography Session

Saturday the 23rd of October
Launceston City Park - 9am - 3 Hours
Learn to get off auto and into manual. This will take your photography to new levels. You will gain control of photographic situations. We will go through the exposure triangle, white balances, composition, lighting and more. Help you understand iso, f stops and shutter speeds.
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$69pp     only 1 place left
Black & White Photography Meetup

Black & White Photography Meetup

Saturday the 6th of November
Launceston City Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Learn techniques for capturing images for black and white. We will walk around a few of the near by streets to capture images. Discuss composition and lighting techniques for mono and then convert into black white images.
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$35pp     only 3 places left
All About Flash Photography Meetup

All About Flash Photography Meetup

Saturday the 13th of November
7 Tasmania Studios 36 Watchorn Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Want to learn to use flash lighting properly? We will go through pop up flashes on camera to speed lights and studio flash heads. Show you how to diffuse and bounce flash. Demonstrate light boxes and more.
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$35pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Twilight Landscape and Tips for entering Photography Competitions

Twilight Landscape and Tips for entering Photography Competitions

Friday the 19th of November
Seaport, Launceston - 7.30pm - 2 Hours
A special Friday twilight session to capture that golden hour for landscapes. Will continue with how to add motion blur to water and cloudscapes. Plus keep working on composition and understanding light. Also will go through competition tips if you want to start entering photography competitions.
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$35pp     only 1 place left
Beginners Photography Session

Beginners Photography Session

Saturday the 20th of November
City Park, Launceston - 9am - 3 Hours
Overwhelmed with all those camera buttons and dials. I will simplify it all and get you off auto and into manual. Will go through the exposure triangle, composition, lighting and more. This will take your photography to the next level in 3 hours.
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$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Christmas Family Portrait Photography Session

Christmas Family Portrait Photography Session

Saturday the 27th of November
Punchbowl Reserve, Launceston - 10am - 2 hours
Learn how to take family portraits, just in time for that perfect Christmas gift. Will go through posing and grouping. Natural lighting and more.
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$35pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Pet Photography Meetup

Pet Photography Meetup

Saturday the 4th of December
Churchill Park, Invermay - 10am - 2 Hours
Another timely session for taking pet photography and give as an enlargement for a Christmas present. We will go through correct shutter speeds, lighting and generally working with your furry friends to get great images. I will even touch on wildlife photography tips, from what lenses to use and how to get tack sharp images with the use of long focal length lenses plus more.
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$35pp     7 places left
Beginners Photography Session

Beginners Photography Session

Saturday the 11th of December
City Park, Launceston - 9am - 3 Hours
Just in time to improve your photography for Christmas and holidays over the new year break. Overwhelmed with all those camera buttons and dials. I will simplify it all and get you off auto and into manual. Will go through the exposure triangle, composition, lighting and more. This will take your photography to the next level in 3 hours.
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$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Q&A Photography Session

Q&A Photography Session

Saturday the 18th of December
City Park, Launceston - 10am - 2 Hours
This is a Q&A Session where you can come along and fine tune your photography skills. If still confused about menu settings, if you want to know more about histograms, develop better composition skills, go into more lighting techniques or any thing else on your mind about the world of photography.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Session

Beginners Photography Session

Saturday the 8th of January
City Park, Launceston - 9am - 3 Hours
Got a new camera for Christmas or just overwhelmed with all those camera buttons and dials from your existing camera. I will simplify it all and get you off auto and into manual. Will go through the exposure triangle, composition, lighting and more. This will take your photography to the next level in 3 hours.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed

About

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 Launceston 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.

Instructors

Mark Tripp
With over 45 years of experience, I first started taking photos at the age of 14. My first camera was a Pentax SLR K1000 then moving into a Canon AE1 SLR. Purchased my first medium format camera in 1977, a Mamiya RB67 and then in 1978 this was when my photography business started. Primarily with weddings and portraits and then starting modelling, fashion, commercial and magazine photography. I originally took up photography to showcase my art, signwriting, graphic designs and visual merchandising but requests started about doing portraits and weddings. I also started in photo / journalism building up to freelance for over 20 Australian magazines and several oversea publications as well. To name a few - Australian Street Machine, Australian Street Rodding, Australasian Post, Women’s Weekly, Trucking Life, Vogue, Vogue House and Garden, Studio Fashion, Conde Nast Publications, People, Performance Street Car plus many more. I also started selling my images through a stock library, Auschromes where I was successful in selling my images here in Australia and overseas. Never really been into entering competitions however one I did enter through a photography magazine, I came first in this world wide portrait competition. I have also done a lot of modelling portfolios and hair images. I worked closely with several Tasmanian Modellling Agencies and hair salons. I was secretary / treasurer for The Australian Mannequin and Models Guild ( Tas Division ) for several years and helped co-ordinate The Mannequin and Photographic Model of the Year Awards. I was also successful in supplying award winning hair images for many hair stylists. Went back to visual merchandising part time for a few years while still continuing my photography business. Then in 2002 I was hired at Southern Cross Television now 7 Tasmania - Southern Cross Austereo, as a commercial producer. With the rapidly changes in technology I now also am a videographer / editor while still doing a lot of commercial photography. I have developed skills in photoshop, Lightroom and many more appplications to evolve my art and photography. I also have a strong presence with online sites where I sell my art and photography. Also still continue to sell digital images through stock libraries. Started in August 2020 with The Launceston Photography Group to become one of their instructors for the Launceston, Tasmania area.

Reviews

Mark imparted some very useful information in this session,
5/5
Jack Barker
October 9th 2021
A fantastic session. Enjoyed learning about how to Shape light to the best advantage. Learnt lots of tips to take on board. Look forward to the next session.
5/5
Leeola Hepher
October 9th 2021
As always I picked up useful tips and advice. Mark is a great teacher.
5/5
Jack Barker
October 3rd 2021
Another informative and interesting event. Learning more about the power and importance of light and composition.
5/5
Muriel Rollins
October 2nd 2021
Great presentation,well planned. Lots of hands on opportunities. Clear instructions and support
5/5
Muriel Rollins
September 28th 2021
It was fantastic. I really enjoyed getting creative and it was done in a really engaging and fun way.
5/5
Alex James
September 27th 2021
The Light painting session was a fun filled learning experience. Enjoyed every moment of it. Mark was so generous with his knowledge, time and enthusiasm . A fantastic tutor. Look forward to next session.
5/5
Leeola Hepher
September 26th 2021
A great event. Lots of learning and creativity. Planned very well. Lots of fun.
5/5
Muriel Rollins
September 26th 2021
Mark covered the topic really well, lots of props gave us plenty of opportunity to get a real feel for Light Painting. A follow up session outside will be great, so many possibilities, It covered so much it was tight to get around all the different light gadgets, so look forward to another session.
5/5
Prue Heazlewood
September 26th 2021
Thank you for an enjoyable session. Presented concepts were easy to understand and replicate. Have more confidence to keep my camera on manual and experiment!
5/5
Katherine Fitzell
September 20th 2021
Mark explained things in a really easy to understand way. I wa amazed at the difference between the photo that we took of the same image at the beginning and at the end of the class. highly recommend this introductory session
5/5
Sue Jones
September 20th 2021
Very informative - assisted with my basic knowledge of photo editing.
5/5
Marion Fox
September 13th 2021