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Upcoming Events

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 23 March
Marina District - 12pm - 2 Hours
Aliah Husain
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.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
Financial District - 10am - 3 Hours
Aliah Husain
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.
book now
$84      
Fashion Photography Meetup

Fashion Photography Meetup

Saturday 20 April
San Francisco Financial District - 12pm - 2 Hours
Aliah Husain
Embark on a captivating journey into the glamorous world of fashion photography with an extensive 2-hour workshop designed to unleash your creative potential and refine your skills behind the lens. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned portrait photographer, this immersive experience will elevate your creativity to new heights.

This workshop offers an overview of essential techniques in conceptualizing, styling, posing, composition, and shooting fashion photography in a quiet area in San Francisco.

Whether you're pursuing a career in fashion photography or just looking to refine your skills as a portrait photographer, this workshop will educate and inspire you to unleash your creative potential in the exciting world of fashion imagery.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 04 May
Financial District - 10am - 3 Hours
Aliah Husain
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.
book now
$84      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 18 May
Financial District - 12pm - 2 Hours
Aliah Husain
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.
book now
$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
Financial District - 10am - 3 Hours
Aliah Husain
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.
book now
$84      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
Santa Clara St. San Jose - 10am - 3 Hours
Santa Clara Photography Group
Emmanuelle Trucco
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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$84       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Downtown San Jose - 3:30pm - 3 Hours
Fremont Photography Group
Uyen Ta
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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$84      
Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Saturday 16 March
Coyote Hills - 4:30pm - 2 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Jesus Delgadillo
Step into the vibrant world of Colors of Spring Photography, where we'll capture the essence of nature's rebirth with style and creativity!

In this session, get ready for a joyous journey as we unveil tips and tricks on how to wield your camera settings like a magic wand, transforming the beauty of spring into visually captivating moments. From mastering composition to nailing focus and embracing the kaleidoscope of colors that spring brings, this is your ticket to capturing the season's magic in every frame.

Join us and let's paint the canvas of spring together, creating snapshots that burst with life and color. Get ready to turn your photography into a blooming masterpiece!
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$43      

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 30 March
Walnut Creek - 10am - 2 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Omar Saldana
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.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 April
Walnut Creek - 10am - 3 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Omar Saldana
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.
book now
$84      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 01 June
Walnut Creek - 10am - 2 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Omar Saldana
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.
book now
$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
Walnut Creek - 10am - 3 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Omar Saldana
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.
book now
$84      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 13 July
Walnut Creek - 10am - 2 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Omar Saldana
Composition in Photography is a fundamental aspect that revolves around how a photographer meticulously arranges visual elements within the frame to create compelling images. Throughout this course, we will delve into various rules and principles that will undoubtedly elevate your photography skills. From the classic Rule of Thirds to the intricate exploration of shapes, negative space, lines, symmetry, patterns, points, color, tone, distance, and balance, we will uncover the secrets behind crafting visually captivating photographs. Whether you're a novice, an intermediate enthusiast, or a seasoned professional, I invite you to join me in this journey as we work together to enhance your ability to perceive and capture the essence of the scenes you wish to photograph.
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$43      
ABOUT SAN
FRANCISCO
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 San Francisco .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I've always loved travel blogger photos, but I've never been able to capture the same cool shots. That's why I decided to visit this group and I'm so happy that I did. Nice to meet Allan. Allan explained the concept of HDR photography and during this group meeting, I realized how all these Instagram photos were taken. He also explained to me how to take beautiful photos by taking photos from the same place but with different focus areas. Also thanks to this group I understand how to take panoramic photos. I recommend visiting the SF photography group to anyone who wants to improve their photography skills.
    5/5
    Pavel
    2023-03-28
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Aliah Husain
    Aliah is a San Francisco based Photographer and owner of Aliah Brand Co, a personal branding photography company that specializes in working with women who are the face of their own business, but also has extensive experience in fashion, editorial, commercial, and portraiture. Aliah's first photography book, "RANI: A progressive exploration of South Asian femininity" was released in 2023 and features fashion photography shot all over the Bay Area and highlights South Asian models and fashion.

    Aliah has been a photographer & educator for 8+ years; she loves to share her craft and mentor budding photographers.

    Aliah Husain is available for private bookings

    Available most Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10am-2pm. Contact for private lessons in: general photography, portraiture, and the business of photography

    PHOTOS
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: San Francisco, CA

    Credit: Bear Photography

    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-02-22
    Title or Location: Folsom St., San Francisco
    Rain coming down hard as a woman pushing a stroller protects her baby from the drops
    Credit: Shelter
    Facebook: Daniel Garvin
    Instagram: garvin_daniel
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-02-17
    Title or Location: Phoenix, AZ
    A vision of a new beginning
    Credit: Lee Girod

    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-02-14
    Title or Location: Lao Chi, Vietnam
    The haunting eyes of a solitary man at a market in the northwestern area of north Vietnam. He is unusual because he has a strong blue tint to his eyes.Fortunately, he was happy to pose for my photograph. I paid him a small amount of cash which he immediately used to buy some local tobacco and smoke it nearby. I am not sure what is in the local product but can testify to its popularity.He purchased the local tobacco " thu&7889c L?o" which he hastily smoked. Simple pleasures, I guess. Th
    Credit: Rod Black
    Facebook: Rod Black
    Instagram: photo_tourism

    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-02-12
    Title or Location: This photo was taken in Sydney Australia in their regional park.
    This young man was playing with a bubble machine in the park in Sydney Australia at Christmas time. He would make big bubbles and chase them down. He was so enjoying himself. I was watching from a distance and started snapping and was lucky enough to get an action shot.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-02-09
    Title or Location: Along Ohlone Way in the Glen Park District of San Francisco
    This is part of a series I'm working on titled "A Walk Along...". Three Walk Alongs for Glen Park Ohlone Way, Penny Lane & Poppy Lane. I'm also working on other areas of San Francisco Chinatown Alleys, Macondray Lane, Western Slope of Forest Knolls. I use a Nikon D3400 for color work. The RAW work is then post-edited using ON1 then refined in CS3 Photoshop.
    Credit: George Clapper
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012107978360
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laussater/

    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-03-03
    Title or Location: Whitby Abbey
    Laser display at Whitby Abbey.
    Credit: Andrew Sturdy
    Facebook: Andrew.sturdy.58
    Instagram: Andrewsturdyphotography
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-03-03
    Title or Location: Camillus Erie Canal
    Was just about done and headed home after a very cold and unproductive day. This hawk flew by and I was able shoot a few worthwhile shots.
    Credit: Walter Johnson
    Instagram: Cnylifeinfull
    Canberra Photography Group
    2024-03-02
    Title or Location: Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, Australian Capital Territory.
    This amazing shot was taken at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary during one of my morning visits at the Sanctuary in February 2024. The first soft light rays from the sun and rising of mist from the lake water made it to look more serene and atmospheric environment. The dead tree (snags) in the water played vital role in making it look like the ghostly scenes in Hollywood movie "Lord of the Rings".The photo was shot with Nikon Z7ii at ISO 100, f14 at 13 sec and processed in Lightroom classic
    Credit: Budorcas taxicolor /Sonam Thinley
    Instagram: thrinlyee

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-03-02
    Title or Location: Vancouver, Washington
    Been trying to capture an airplane going in front of the Moon for years. Still haven't got that Moon transit capture. There is something dynamic about this almost transit image I captured though. It almost gives the appearance that the passengers of that plane are doing a fly by and see the moon up close out of their windows.
    Credit: Jason Wiinikka
    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones
    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian

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