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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 Sunshine Coast 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'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.
I really enjoyed it. I’m new to the Sunshine Coast so it was great to meet new people and discover new areas.
Colleen Kempys
June 14th 2021
Very good and informative.
Sarah Dorsett
June 13th 2021
I hadn’t used my camera for over 3 years. Debra was so helpful in helping adjust (😊) to using manual camera settings again. She had chosen some great locations for our photography. Debra fave lists of feedback and advice.
Chrissi Hobba
June 13th 2021
Debra Livingston
After studying for her Masters (photography) and teaching 1st-year photography in the 80s and 90s at the Queensland College of Art (QCA), Griffith University, Dr Debra Livingston moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2000. She completed a Doctorate in photography, developed the photography courses, and lectured in photography and graphic design at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She is a published photographer and her photographic work is presented in solo and collaborative exhibitions locally in Queensland, nationally in Melbourne and Sydney, and internationally in New York (NYC), Florida, Chicago, Paris, and India. Debra’s work resides in private and public collections and has achieved honorary mentions in the PX3 Paris Photography Awards, finalist and semi-finalist in the annual Australian HeadOn Foundation Photographic Portrait awards, Sydney, and twice a finalist for photo-media in the International Brisbane art Prize. Website: Instagram: