SAN
FRANCISCO
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Fashion Photography Meetup

Fashion Photography Meetup

Saturday 15 June
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.
book now
$43      
The Art of Posing Workshop

The Art of Posing Workshop

Saturday 13 July
The Embarcadero - 12pm - 2 Hours
Aliah Husain
This dynamic workshop will cover the fundamentals of posing techniques for setting your clients at ease and capturing their essence. Through a combination of interactive demonstrations, practical exercises, and constructive feedback, participants will gain the confidence and expertise needed to pose clients effectively and bring out their best features.
book now
$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
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
$92      

Photograph San Francisco!

Photograph San Francisco!

Saturday 10 August
Financial District - 12pm - 2 Hours
Aliah Husain
Join us on a photo walk, covering some of the most iconic San Francisco locations. We will start at the Ferry Building with views of the Bay Bridge. Then walk through the stunning financial district, and end in bustling Chinatown. Practice your street and architecture photography while exploring one of the World's most beautiful and dynamic cities!
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 August
Financial District - 10am - 3 Hours
Aliah Husain
Unlock the full potential of your camera beyond automatic exposure. Participate in an engaging workshop designed to demystify the mechanics of your camera, focusing on mastering shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to significantly affect your exposure. Under the expert guidance of a professional photographer, you'll have the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills practically. Elevate your photography to the next level by gaining hands-on experience and personalized advice.
book now
$92      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 07 September
Marina District - 12pm - 2 Hours
Aliah Husain
Dive into the art of capturing stunning portraits using the magic of natural light and environments. This engaging session offers a deep dive into identifying and utilizing flattering natural light, navigating the spontaneity of outdoor settings for photography. Emphasize collaboration with models to bring out their true essence and style in every shot. Discover techniques for relaxing your subject, perfectly posing them, and mastering the technical nuances of accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. Enhance your portrait photography skills in a practical, hands-on learning experience, complete with a model present for real-time practice.
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$47      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 21 September
Financial District - 10am - 3 Hours
Aliah Husain
Unlock the full potential of your camera beyond automatic exposure. Participate in an engaging workshop designed to demystify the mechanics of your camera, focusing on mastering shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to significantly affect your exposure. Under the expert guidance of a professional photographer, you'll have the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills practically. Elevate your photography to the next level by gaining hands-on experience and personalized advice.
book now
$92      
Fashion Photography Meetup

Fashion Photography Meetup

Saturday 05 October
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.
book now
$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 19 October
Financial District - 10am - 3 Hours
Aliah Husain
Unlock the full potential of your camera beyond automatic exposure. Participate in an engaging workshop designed to demystify the mechanics of your camera, focusing on mastering shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to significantly affect your exposure. Under the expert guidance of a professional photographer, you'll have the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills practically. Elevate your photography to the next level by gaining hands-on experience and personalized advice.
book now
$92      

The Art of Posing Workshop

The Art of Posing Workshop

Saturday 02 November
The Embarcadero - 12pm - 2 Hours
Aliah Husain
This dynamic workshop will cover the fundamentals of posing techniques for setting your clients at ease and capturing their essence. Through a combination of interactive demonstrations, practical exercises, and constructive feedback, participants will gain the confidence and expertise needed to pose clients effectively and bring out their best features.
book now
$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 November
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
$92      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 15 June
Grimmer - 10am - 3 Hours
Fremont Photography Group
William Chao
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
$92       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
Reliez Valley - 10am - 3 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Maxine Arton
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      
The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 29 June
Castro Street - 8:30pm - 2 Hours
Fremont Photography Group
Uyen Ta
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      

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 13 July
Downtown Concord - 10am - 2 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Maxine Arton
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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$47      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 03 August
Downtown Walnut Creek - 10am - 2 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Maxine Arton
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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$47      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 03 August
Park Ave., San Jose - 4pm - 2 Hours
Fremont Photography Group
Uyen Ta
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
book now
$47      

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 21 September
Park Ave., San Jose - 5pm - 2 Hours
Fremont Photography Group
Uyen Ta
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
book now
$47      
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.

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  • REVIEWS
    The even was perfectly organized by Aliah Husein. She is an excellent instructor and guide As many times as I?ve been to the Palace for Fine Arts, I never worried about the lighting challenges of this place. Aliah guided us through those challenges and showed the tricks how to combat the harsh lighting and yet get the best photos possible. I enjoyed every moment working with Aliah and the beautiful model Seema she invited to pose for us. Looking forward to more photo meetups with her!
    5/5
    Irina
    2024-05-19
    Really enjoyed working with Aliah and the model Seema. Aliah is a great instructor, showed a lot of tricks and critiqued my photos, a learned a lot from her. I liked her choice of a venue for fashion photography, very well suited for it, and very minimal human traffic. I look forward to more photo events like that.
    5/5
    Irina
    2024-04-22
    Really enjoyed working with Aliah and the model Seema. Aliah is a great instructor, showed a lot of tricks and critiqued my photos, a learned a lot from her. I liked her choice of a venue for fashion photography, very well suited for it, and very minimal human traffic. I look forward to more photo events like that.
    5/5
    Irina
    2024-04-21

    It was great to have only two of us in the class so we could get more time to ask specific questions and guidance. Aliah provided very thoughtful feedback and encouraged us to try photographing from different perspectives and angles. I also appreciated Aliah's advice for what would make a photograph stronger and what we should look out for.
    5/5
    Brooke
    2024-04-09
    Excellent Instructor for someone that is begining on digital photography. Had the knowledge and expertise to help with cameras different than hers. Her patience was infinite and her ability to communicate the fundamentals of photography will be truly invaluable going forward in my learning. Above all the class gave me the introduction I needed to get started and remain motivated to learn. I will definitely be looking for more classes with her. Thank You
    5/5
    Ed
    2024-04-07
    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
    2024-06-07
    Title or Location: Marine, CA @ Sanctuary Beach Resort
    Enjoying the warm windy weekend just north of Monterey CA., I came across a nicely displayed row of bicycles just in front of the cute Sanctuary Beach Resort.
    Credit: Alfred T.

    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-04
    Title or Location: Market Street in San Francisco
    My walk down Market Street from Union Square was full of opportunities to take photos of the busy city and the buildings including Salesforce Tower amongst the older buildings. The shadows and the light captured the various levels and landscape that make Market Street so unique.
    Credit: Liza Sanchez
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-01
    Title or Location: SFMTA MUNI Station Rooftop Washington & Stockton Chinatown San Francisco
    This is the Rooftop Pavilion on the Rose Pak SF MUNI Station in Chinatown.Working with the Color Red.Nikon D3400, 18-105mm, Polarizer, Tripod - early morning, overcast, positioned to avoid light that comes through the open slats. Post work: ON1 Photo RAW 2024 1st then Photoshop CS3.
    Credit: George Clapper
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012107978360
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laussater/

    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Restaurant ?3d Cousin?
    This was the dish I ordered for my Birthday dinner, Lobster Risotto. I really liked the presentation with the bright edible flowers and the black plate. It tasted as good as it looked!
    Credit: Irina Knopova
    Instagram: @iknopova

    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Downtown San Francisco
    I spent a day walking about 6-miles around the city trying to capture the everyday in the city. The goal was to capture people in their environment without noticing me and my camera. This is one of my favorites as it captures an everyday activity and it is photogenic with its city backdrop.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Market street San Francisco
    It was a very slow day in San Francisco. I didn't capture a single photo I liked during my time there. It felt like a flop until I saw a man across the street lighting his cigarette. I had to wait a while because of the traffic, but it was worth it. By the time I took the photo, he was smoked about a quarter of the cigarette , and the ash was hanging on for dear life.
    Credit: Jericho guzman
    Instagram: Spicyjufrann

    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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