Ascend Workshop is a social meet-up session led by professional photographers and creatives with the goal to educate, motivate and inspire passionate artists and creatives. It is our mission to share the art of story-telling through photography, filmmaking and visual art.

The sessions are designed for photographers who are looking to further their skills and meet new people with the same passion. Basic knowledge of Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO are essential to enjoy the workshops.

The Journey:

  1. Attend the workshop

  2. Understand the lesson/theme

  3. Execute the challenges (take lots of photos!)

  4. Receive feedback on-the-spot from pro photographers

  5. Socialise and make new friends

  6. Join us for lunch/dinner (if the weather is good and people are keen)

  7. Go home and edit your photos

  8. Join and share your photos on our Facebook group: Ascend Workshop

  9. Get in-depth critiques from the instructors and members (Warning: We won’t go easy on you!)

  10. Learn from the critiques and book another workshop!



Upcoming Workshops

Urban Portraits

Date: 30th November 2019
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Barangaroo
Meeting Point: Wynyard Station Entrance (Barangaroo)

Urban - [adjective]: in, relating to, or characteristic of a town or city.

Portraits – [noun]: a photograph of a person that captures the personality of the subject by using lighting, backdrops and poses.

In this workshop, we will show you how to take better portraits in our beautiful city, Sydney. We will cover the right camera gear, settings and posing techniques to achieve your desired shots. Being in the city means endless opportunities for backgrounds and ideas which can produce some really dynamic and creative portraits that you can only discover on the streets. Will be led by professional portraits photographers - Jen Newman and Zac Alviz.

* We will have models in this session

What to bring:

  • Camera with manual function

  • Any lens, but preferably a prime lens with a focal length between the range of 35mm and 85mm

  • Formatted memory cards

  • Fully charged and extra batteries

  • Comfy clothes and shoes

*Only 20 spots available

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