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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!
next available date
Saturday the 17th of April 2021
Landscape Photography - Presidio - 9 am - 2 hours
This class will focus on improving our Landscape Photography, specifically by looking at how we work with composition, light and shadow, and depth of field. This class is perfect for both beginner and intermediate students.
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$35pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
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We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations across the region.

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 Facebook Group to share your photos after the session.



COVID Precautions

- Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
- Keep 6 feet away from others.
- Wear a suitable face mask.
- Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
- Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.

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Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Saturday the 17th of April 2021
Landscape Photography - Presidio - 9 am - 2 hours
This class will focus on improving our Landscape Photography, specifically by looking at how we work with composition, light and shadow, and depth of field. This class is perfect for both beginner and intermediate students.
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$35pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 1st of May 2021
Black and White Photography - Battery Cranston next to the Golden Gate Bridge - 10:00 am - 2 hours
In this meetup we will be learning about Black and White photography. We will be learning about tones and contrast, what makes a dramatic image, and what different kinds of light can do for your photography! Shooting downtown will let us play with light, shadow, and texture, all important elements to black and white photography.
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$35pp     12 places left
Saturday the 15th of May 2021
Street Photography - Ferry Building - 10 am - 2 hours
Street photography encompasses a wide range of genres, and this week we'll be looking at how you can use different crops and compositions to tell a story about the local area through your camera. There will be a mix of architecture and portrait photography in this session as we explore the city centre on a photo walk.
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$35pp     12 places left
Saturday the 29th of May 2021
Basic Photography - Ferry Building - 9 am - 3 hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera!
Taught by professional photographer, Brian Z. Shapiro, the class will cover a range of technical aspects and you'll learn about:
• How to correctly expose photos
• Using composition techniques
• All about different focal lengths
• Using white balance and color
• Aperture and depth of field for focus
• Using shutter speed to capture action
This is a very hands-on class, so you’ll have plenty of time to practice your new skills on the day and take lots of shots!
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$69pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 12th of June 2021
Seascape Photography - Sutro Baths/ Lands End - 10:00 am - 2 hours
Join Brian Z. Shapiro on his journey photographing the seaside at The Sutro Baths. Which is now an eerie ruin, with passageways and stairs, sitting in one of the most beautiful seaside settings in San Francisco.
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$35pp     12 places left
Saturday the 26th of June 2021
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography - Crissy Field - 9 am - 2 hours
What is HDR? Well, let Brian Z. Shapiro teach you how to creates artistic, high-contrast scenes that jump off the screen.

HDR stands for high dynamic range, a photography technique that mimics what the eye can see, merging multiple bracketed exposures into one vibrant image. Perfect for Urban Exploration, building interiors, and – in this case – the beautiful seascape of the Golden Gate, HDR allows you to bring out surreal detail in your highlights and shadows.
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Reviews
4.7/5 from 15 reviews
I being a former Meetup Organizer, found the organizer, Brian as very knowledgeable in the arts, composition and color as well as quite helpful and concerned with the participant's needs.
5/5 by Warren Miller
14-3-2021

4/5 by Ron Olcott
31-1-2021
It was really great and I learned quite a bit from this event prior to what I thought I knew about street photography.
5/5 by Bryan Peterson
6-12-2020
The instructor was great and was full of knowledge. I really enjoyed the class!
5/5 by Meetup - Shawn Aaron
18-11-2020
Brian is fantastic! I'm looking forward to the next one with him as the instructor.
4/5 by Ron Makelke
26-10-2020

5/5 by Than H Aung
25-10-2020
Awesome experience and learnt a lot
5/5 by Sukanya Dass
17-2-2020
I like this hand-on session. Afterward reviewed some of my shoots and was amazed by how much different this session improves my portrait picture taking. Thank you
5/5 by Uyen Nguyen
2-2-2020
Had wonderful time being my first, meeting new people who enjoy doing what I enjoy doing professionally or as a hobby. I've enjoyed having someone to show me tips with the snap shots I've captured too better my craft. Looking forward to next gathering. Thank you
4/5 by Linda Lewis
28-11-2019
It was a friendly, relax and informative meeting. I enjoyed the session very much. Thank you
4/5 by Uyen T Nguyen
24-11-2019
This is my first-time participation with fine people. I like it
4/5 by Uyen T Nguyen
3-11-2019
The instructor was friendly and knowledgeable. She made the subjects simple and straight forward. The format is interesting for every level of photographers.
5/5 by Luc Lessard
22-9-2019
The small group allowed for very useful personal instruction about what worked, what didn’t work, and what could work better in the photos we took. Loved the experience of shooting photos as we walked and learning where and how to use various manual settings based on where we walked and what we saw - resulting in experiential learning
5/5 by Sylvia Warren
18-8-2019
Jen was lovely!
5/5 by Allyson Josephs
28-7-2019
A wonderful experience. Thank you everyone.
5/5 by Luc Lessard
27-7-2019
 
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