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Welcome to Orble, the home of local groups with real world events.

Our mission is to foster groups of like-minded people in different cities around the world, who want to pursue a passion together.

The current hobbies covered are Photography, Crochet, Knitting, Food, and Art.

If you would like to help start a group please get in touch. Got questions? Try the FAQ.

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Upcoming Events

Post Processing and Editing - Lightroom Basics

Post Processing and Editing - Lightroom Basics

Wollongong Photography Group
Wednesday 22 May
via Zoom - 7pm - 2 Hours
See how post-processing can take your photos to the next level. We will start from the basics and introduce the powerful features Lightroom Classic offers.

We will look at catalogues, select photos, make basic edits, colour grade, adjust tone, create your own presets, adjust brushes and masks, blend HDR, and stitch panoramas. We will also set up workflows, helpful shortcuts, and more.

Even if you don't have access to this software platform, seeing how the process works will provide an overview of the endless possibilities of post-processing.

Lightroom Classic is an ideal platform to begin your photo editing journey.
Full Moon Photography

Full Moon Photography

Jacksonville Photography Group
Thursday 23 May
The Beaches - 8:30pm - 3 Hours
Learning how to photograph the moon has long been one of the greatest joys of a photographer's journey in learning. For centuries the moon has captivated people, given direction and provided hours of enjoyment and wonderment. Being the brightest object in the night sky, it's something photographers of all levels can shoot however, it does take planning and preparation to accomplish.
Photo Editing With Lightroom

Photo Editing With Lightroom

Gold Coast Photography Group
Saturday 25 May
- 8:30am - 2 Hours
Come join us for an online Lightroom photo editing session, covering the use of many basic photo editing functions, as well as more advanced techniques such as masking, and detailed colour correction and colour grading to make your photos pop.

We will also explore keyboard shortcuts to speed up your workflow and you will have the opportunity to submit an image to have it collectively edited by the group to see what we can create.


As this class will focus on Lightroom, it would be preferable for you to have access to the software, however there are other applications capable of the same or similar functions.
Understanding Metering

Understanding Metering

Cairns Photography Group
Saturday 25 May
Munro Martin Parklands - 8:45am - 2 Hours
Discover the essentials of mastering metering in photography, the crucial fourth element to achieving the perfect exposure alongside aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. Embark on a comprehensive journey to understand the various metering options, learning both the theory and practical application to enhance your shots with creative lighting. Unlock the secrets to transforming your photographs through precise exposure control, elevating your photography skills to new heights. Join us for an enlightening experience where you'll gain invaluable insights into the art and science of metering in photography.
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Braintree Photography Group
Saturday 25 May
Market PI - 9am - 3 Hours
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Los Angeles Photography Group
Saturday 25 May
Colorado Avenue - 9am - 3 Hours
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
Street Photography

Street Photography

Calgary Photography Group
Saturday 25 May
Centre Street SW - 9am - 2 Hours
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
Landscape Photography Meetup

Landscape Photography Meetup

Pensacola Photography Group
Saturday 25 May
Navy Point, Warrington, FL - 9am - 2 Hours
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Milwaukee Photography Group
Saturday 25 May
3rd Ward - 9am - 2 Hours
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. A model is present during the session.
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Oakland Photography Group
Saturday 25 May
Lakeshore Drive - 9am - 2 Hours
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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