Port Augusta photographers to host workshop

WORKSHOP: Curdnatta Photographers members Georgie Sharp, Zonifer Lloyd and Peter Taylor, who willl host a Beginners' Photography Workshop on Saturday, March 11. PHOTO: Matt Carcich.
WORKSHOP: Curdnatta Photographers members Georgie Sharp, Zonifer Lloyd and Peter Taylor, who willl host a Beginners' Photography Workshop on Saturday, March 11. PHOTO: Matt Carcich.

The Curdnatta Photographers will hold a Beginners’ Photography Workshop, and photographers of all skill levels are welcome.

The workshop will take place at the Platform Gallery (2 Stirling Rd, Port Augusta) at 1pm, Saturday March 11.

People are encouraged to bring their questions along and find out more about their cameras (DSLR, point, shoot, mobile phone), and to learn some photographic tricks of the trade. 

The group held their first meeting on Saturday August 1, 2009, where 20 people attended and discussed needs which ranged from knowing more about a camera to wanting to take better macros, movement and portrait pictures. 

Eight years later the group still meets regularly and is comprised of beginning, hobbyist and semi-professional photographers.

All members have skills in their own areas of interest; landscapes, portraits, social commentary, macros, and sport..

Member Georgie Sharp said it’s a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn the art of photography, despite their skill-level.

“In this instance we’re going to focus on beginners again because even though beginners are welcome at anytime, some of us have actually moved to another place in our photography,” she said.

“We’re still beginners in some ways so you can always learn something new, and we just thought we’ve got to focus on workshops and supporting artists in the local community.”

Georgie’s passion for photography has spanned over 20 years and said the workshop’s beginner focus is a great way to help breakdown any trepidation people may have over joining a community group. 

She added that having photography skills in a ‘beautiful place like Port Augusta’ is priceless.

“Port Augusta is a picturesque place, morning walks and photography just go hand in hand around here,” she said. “I don’t know how many times you go out in any part of the Finders Ranges, it could be day after day, and every day will be different.”

The Curdnatta Photographers are part of the Curdnatta Art Group, which has existed for over 52 years, providing significant help to Port Augusta artists such as training and workshops.