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Upcoming Events

The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 15 June
ICC Darling Harbour - 6pm - 2 Hours
Ali Vaziri
Many people don't think about nighttime being a good time to do photography since there's a lack of light. However, armed with knowledge about your camera's settings and the properties of light, nighttime photography can be a lot of fun.

In this meetup, you'll learn about the best camera settings for nighttime photography. We'll also explore the kinds of light available to us and how to use that light to make some awesome photos. As always, there are exercises that will help you put your new knowledge to work.
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$47      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 20 July
Centennial Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Ali Vaziri
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
Manly - 10am - 3 Hours
Sydney Photography Group
Francisco Carcamo
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.
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$148      
Winter Nature & Woodland

Winter Nature & Woodland

Saturday 22 June
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Set in a Park on a Winter's afternoon, we will wander through nature, connecting with what we see and capturing it with our lens.
This is a workshop for all who love nature and wish to learn more about capturing it throughout the different seasons.
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$43      
Seascape Photography: Rock Platforms

Seascape Photography: Rock Platforms

Saturday 29 June
Terrigal - 9am - 2 Hours
Central Coast Photography Group
Nicholas Gibbins
In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing the beauty and drama of the ocean through photography.

We will also explore methods for capturing the unique atmosphere of the ocean, including the play of light and shadow on the waves, the beauty of reflections, the drama of the seas with different weather, and the colors and textures of the ocean.
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$47      

Landscape Photography Class at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Landscape Photography Class at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Saturday 29 June
Mrs Macquaries Road - 10am - 3 Hours
North Shore Photography Group
Peace Brown
A class focused on landscape photography, covering composition, lighting, and outdoor photography techniques.
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$148      
Intro to Astro Photography

Intro to Astro Photography

Friday 05 July
Wentworth Falls Picnic Area - 7pm - 2 Hours
Blue Mountains Photographers
Robert Palejs
Do you gaze up at the night sky with wonder?

What about looking up at the stars and thinking, how old that light you are seeing is?

Maybe you watch as day and night morph into one, and the stars come out to play.

This meetup is going to cover everything you need to know to start capturing amazing single-shot astrophotography and a few extra bits of helpful advice. The learned basics of capturing a single frame will form the building blocks of your astrophotography journey. Think of this meetup as your first step on that journey or for those who have already started, maybe a road sign.

Astrophotography looks amazing and packs a real punch, however, you do not need to spend a fortune to partake. Does gear make a difference, the simple answer is yes, but it is not the deciding factor when it comes to astrophotography.

This meetup will look at planning your session, camera settings, and required equipment. I want this meetup to help you maximize your current gear as your start capturing milky way shots.
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$148       3 places left
Composition in the Park

Composition in the Park

Saturday 06 July
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Composition is a crucial element to photography.
Arranging elements within the camera frame gives balance and sense to our photographs.
We will talk about the rule of thirds and how this contributes to successful imagery, and how to balance them both in reality and in the abstract.
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$47      

Understanding Your Histogram and Lightmeter

Understanding Your Histogram and Lightmeter

Sunday 21 July
Avoca Beach - 9am - 2 Hours
Central Coast Photography Group
Nicholas Gibbins
Having troubles with getting the correct exposure? Curious what the histogram is and how to read it? In this meetup I will discuss how your camera's light meter works, how metering affects your meter, as well as what your histogram is and how to read and understand the information it is giving you.

Meet up at the Avoca Beach Surf Life Saving Club
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$47      
Creative Photography

Creative Photography

Saturday 27 July
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
We are all creative beings. We cannot be taught creativity. We can be taught how to unravel it from within, capture it and use it.
This workshop is about learning how to recognise it and use it to solve problems, communicate, capture images and generate new ideas.
We will go through all the different ways we see it within our own lives and how we can use it to communicate it through our images.


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$47      
Intro to Astro Photography

Intro to Astro Photography

Friday 02 August
Wentworth Falls Picnic Area - 7pm - 2 Hours
Blue Mountains Photographers
Robert Palejs
Do you gaze up at the night sky with wonder?

What about looking up at the stars and thinking, how old that light you are seeing is?

Maybe you watch as day and night morph into one, and the stars come out to play.

This meetup is going to cover everything you need to know to start capturing amazing single-shot astrophotography and a few extra bits of helpful advice. The learned basics of capturing a single frame will form the building blocks of your astrophotography journey. Think of this meetup as your first step on that journey or for those who have already started, maybe a road sign.

Astrophotography looks amazing and packs a real punch, however, you do not need to spend a fortune to partake. Does gear make a difference, the simple answer is yes, but it is not the deciding factor when it comes to astrophotography.

This meetup will look at planning your session, camera settings, and required equipment. I want this meetup to help you maximize your current gear as your start capturing milky way shots.
book now
$148       4 places left

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 03 August
Shelly Beach Rd - 9am - 3 Hours
Central Coast Photography Group
Nicholas Gibbins
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.
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$148      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 17 August
Avoca Beach - 9am - 2 Hours
Central Coast Photography Group
Nicholas Gibbins
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
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$47      
Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Sunday 01 September
Shelly Beach Rd - 9am - 2 Hours
Central Coast Photography Group
Nicholas Gibbins
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating stunning images with a shallow depth of field.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of photography, including aperture, focal length, and distance.

We will cover topics such as using a shallow depth of field to create a mood, blurring out distracting backgrounds, and how to use a shallow depth of field to give a bokeh effect behind our subjects to make them pop.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 15 June
Ryde - 10am - 3 Hours
Sydney Crochet Club
Sara Fardi
Join the Beginner's Crochet Class offers a fantastic opportunity for individuals to learn a timeless craft and unleash their creativity. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, participants will receive step-by-step instruction on essential crochet techniques, making it accessible for beginners. Whether you're completely new to crochet or looking to refresh your skills, this class provides a supportive environment to explore the art of crochet and create beautiful projects. Don't miss out on the chance to join a community of fellow enthusiasts and embark on a rewarding journey of skill development and self-expression through crochet!
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$84       0 places left
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 15 June
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Dive into the beautiful world of crochet with the perfect class for beginners or those returning after a hiatus. The class provides comprehensive guidance on the fundamentals of crochet, beginning with holding the yarn correctly and then carefully moving onto crafting the stitches of a traditional granny square. Don't worry about bringing anything, all crochet materials are included, and to add to your delightful crafting experience, enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee on the house. Experience the joy and satisfaction of creating something beautiful with your own hands.
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$84      
Walk and Workout - North Shore Harbour

Walk and Workout - North Shore Harbour

Sunday 16 June
Mosman to Balmoral Beach - 10am - 2 Hours
Walk and Workout - Sydney
Joshua Boxsell
Join us for a unique blend of leisure and fitness. This event is all about enjoying a relaxed walk while sneaking in some great exercises. Along the way, a friendly and qualified fitness instructor will guide you through simple exercises tailored to boost your flexibility and strength. This isn't just a workout; it's a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and enjoy some fresh air.

No matter what your fitness level is, you'll fit right in. We group participants into three levels, so you'll always feel comfortable and challenged in just the right way. All you need is a basic level of walking fitness. So, lace up your walking shoes, bring your enthusiasm, and let's make fitness fun and social.
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$15      

Painting the Garden

Painting the Garden

Saturday 22 June
Cronulla - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Watercolour Group
Jane Osypenko
Join us for a delightful "Painting the Garden Meetup" where you'll immerse yourself in the vibrant world of watercolour painting. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of creating a stunning composition inspired by the beauty of fruits and vegetables found in the garden.

During the event, you'll have the opportunity to explore various techniques, including painting lights, tones, mid-tones, and more. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced painter, this meetup offers a welcoming environment for all skill levels to unleash their creativity and refine their watercolour skills.
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$47      
Beginners French Class

Beginners French Class

Saturday 22 June
Menai - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney French Group
Fatima Malagouen
Parlez-vous francais? (Do you speak French?) Unlock the beauty of the French language with our Beginners French Class! Whether you're a total beginner or seeking to brush up on your basics, our interactive and engaging classes are designed to make learning French fun and effective.

Key Features:
Interactive Learning: Dive into the language through immersive activities, games, and conversations led by experienced instructors.
Practical Skills: Master essential vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and everyday phrases to confidently communicate in French.
Cultural Insights: Explore the rich culture and heritage of French-speaking countries, adding depth to your language learning experience.
Small Class Sizes: Benefit from personalised attention and ample opportunities to practice speaking, listening, and reading.
Beginner-Friendly Environment: Embrace your learning journey in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, free from judgment.

Who Should Attend:
Absolute beginners with little to no prior knowledge of French.
Individuals looking to develop a strong foundation in the language for travel, work, or personal enrichment.
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$47      
Woolwich, Clarkes Point Reserve

Woolwich, Clarkes Point Reserve

Sunday 23 June
Woolwich, Clarkes Point Reserve
My Family Photo - Sydney
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

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Saltwater Creek Park

Saltwater Creek Park

Sunday 23 June
Saltwater Creek Park -Long Jetty
My Family Photo - Central Coast
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       10:00am       $220

book now       10:30am       $220
Walk and Workout - Malabar Headland

Walk and Workout - Malabar Headland

Sunday 23 June
Maroubra - 10am - 2 Hours
Walk and Workout - Sydney
Joshua Boxsell
Join us for a unique blend of leisure and fitness. This event is all about enjoying a relaxed walk while sneaking in some great exercises. Along the way, a friendly and qualified fitness instructor will guide you through simple exercises tailored to boost your flexibility and strength. This isn't just a workout; it's a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and enjoy some fresh air.

No matter what your fitness level is, you'll fit right in. We group participants into three levels, so you'll always feel comfortable and challenged in just the right way. All you need is a basic level of walking fitness. So, lace up your walking shoes, bring your enthusiasm, and let's make fitness fun and social.
book now
$15      
Ink for Beginners

Ink for Beginners

Sunday 23 June
Ermington, New South Wales - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Art Group
Vittorio Pagani
Dive into the captivating world of ink at our beginner-friendly art event! Discover the magic of ink as you experiment with various techniques and unleash your artistic potential. Join us for a fun-filled session where you'll learn the basics and create your own stunning ink masterpieces.
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$43      

Warmth in Every Stitch: Crochet Your Own Cozy Scarf Class

Warmth in Every Stitch: Crochet Your Own Cozy Scarf Class

Saturday 29 June
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Join us for a cozy crochet class and start your own stylish scarf! Discover the joy of creating your own cozy scarf in our 'Warmth in Every Stitch' crochet class. Whether you're a beginner eager to learn the basics or an experienced crocheter looking to hone your skills, this class is perfect for all levels. With our skilled instructor guiding you, you'll master essential stitches and techniques while working on your scarf project. Choose from a variety of yarn colors and textures to personalize your creation, and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of crochet while socializing with fellow crafters. Join us to stitch together, and leave with a beautiful handmade scarf to keep you warm and stylish all season long!
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$84      
Drawing City Scapes

Drawing City Scapes

Saturday 29 June
Parramatta - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Drawing Group
Mansi Parsana
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork of the city.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.
Our Instructor will bring a print out cities of Asia and Manchester for your reference during the session.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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$47      
Walk and Workout - Centennial Park

Walk and Workout - Centennial Park

Sunday 30 June
Centennial Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Walk and Workout - Sydney
Joshua Boxsell
Enjoy a relaxing walk in Centennial Park while sneaking in some great exercises. During the walk, a friendly and qualified fitness instructor will guide you through simple exercises tailored to boost your flexibility and strength. It's the easiest way to workout in Sydney.

No matter what your fitness level is, you'll fit right in. We group participants into three levels, so you'll always feel comfortable and challenged in just the right way. All you need is a basic level of walking fitness. So, lace up your walking shoes, bring your enthusiasm, and let's make fitness fun and social.
book now
$15      

ABOUT PARRAMATTA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
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 in Parramatta .

  • 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 Parramatta Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Was an interesting event. Steve is very knowledgeable and gave great tips on macro settings and how to take great snap shots. He was very patient with the group and let us take our time in order to get some nice shots.
    5/5
    Barbara
    2023-09-11
    Unfortunately I was unable to attend this class. due to an illness. I'm hoping that there will be another macro photography class in the near future.
    5/5
    Cecelia
    2023-09-11
    Excellent location to learn about macro photography.
    4/5
    Geoff
    2023-09-11

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Ali Vaziri
    Ali is an Iranian refugee filmmaker, videographer, and photographer based in Sydney, Australia. With a background in editing and film production, including documentaries and series in Iran, he has recently completed his debut feature film in Australia, titled "Lady Ifrita," which is currently in post-production.

    Ali has been immersed in the film industry since his twenties, having graduated from Tehran Arts University in 2012. He established his own media company in Australia in 2015. Additionally, he currently shares his expertise by teaching screen and media at TAFE NSW.
    PHOTOS
    Parramatta Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Sydney
    It's a quick snapshot of a street photo as I walked by this man.
    Credit: Jonathan Wu
    Facebook: jonathan.wu.58
    Instagram: jonathan.wu92

    Parramatta Photography Group
    2024-05-24
    Title or Location: Balaka Falls, Carlington Parramatta city NSW
    Balaka Falls is a small tiered?cascade waterfall situated in the Greater Western Sydney region of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.It is located on the Hunts Creek in Yarralumla Wildlife Sanctuary in the City of Parramatta and is surrounded by suburbia.During our visit i was was amazed in this majestic small waterfall cascaded down the cliff, its shimmering veil of water creating a spectacle that mesmerized all who beheld its beauty.
    Credit: wan toiii
    Facebook: wan toiii
    Instagram: wantoiii
    Parramatta Photography Group
    2024-04-27
    Title or Location: Town Hall
    I used film for the first time when I found an old film camera in the house. I first used it to take some photos around Town Hall
    Credit: Jonathan Wu
    Facebook: jonathan.wu.58
    Instagram: jonathan.wu92

    Parramatta Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Bebeah Gardens, Mount Wilson
    The colours of autumn at Bebeah Gardens, Mt Wilson. For a couple of hours while visiting the garden, we felt far away from the tragedy that occurred across Sydney. A feeling of serenity and safety surrounded by nature. Photo taken with Canon R6Mll / Sigma 24-70mm
    Credit: Kirsten Hutton
    Instagram: kirstenhutton_

    Parramatta Photography Group
    2024-04-11
    Title or Location: Arashiyama
    A quick photo from Arashiyama. The boats were lined up straight which formed a pattern that I liked.Settings: 70mm APS-C, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO 125
    Credit: Jonathan Wu
    Facebook: jonathan.wu.58
    Instagram: jonathan.wu92
    Parramatta Photography Group
    2024-04-03
    Title or Location: Arashiyama
    It's a quick photo of Himeji Castle. I was aware of trying to create a reflection from the water with the castle
    Credit: Jonathan Wu
    Facebook: jonathan.wu.58
    Instagram: jonathan.wu92

    Omaha Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography
    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Spirit of Saint Louis Air Show and Stem Expo
    Photograph taken with Olympus OM-1 and Olympus 100-400mm Lens (100mm 1/1250 @ f/11). No real interesting story here. Just like to shoot the air shows when I can. Takes me back to my days in the Navy and seeing the jets coming and going from Hickam AFB when I was stationed at Pearl Harbor NSY&IMF and would shoot a round of golf at Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay golf course after working on the submarines. A couple of the holes on that course are near the runway for the base. The surprise sound of a
    Credit: Brian Smith
    Instagram: @nukebear

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman Park
    This is a focus blend of 2 photos- 1 for the fence and the other for the rest of the photo. It was taken with a Sony A7RIV camera on a Sony 35mm GM lens at F1.8, ISO 2000, 15". The Superstion Mountains were named Monte Superstition by Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 1540s. Greedy for gold, they tried to get local Apaches to show them where it was however, believing the area was home to the God of Thunder, they refused for fear of angering him. Apaches believe there's a hole to the
    Credit: Edward Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_photography
    Albury Photography Group
    2024-06-09
    Title or Location: Bethanga Bridge - Lake Hume Albury NSW
    This photo is one I took in september 2023. On this night I captured quite a few different photos and perspectives of the milky way over and around the bridge. My goal on this evening was to take full advantage of the position of the milky way as there are very few opportunities that you can photograph the milky way positioned near the bridge during the year. I found this photo with other ones from that night I had not edited. Astro photography needs conditions to be right in relation to moon,
    Credit: Andrew Osborne
    Facebook: Andrew Osborne - Landscapes
    Instagram: https:www.instagram.com/andrews_landscapephotos/
    Bellevue Photography Group
    2024-06-09
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon
    Strolling along the beach. Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, ORCanon PowerShot S230f/41/400 sec.11 mm
    Credit: Timmy DeHan

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