SAN
FRANCISCO
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

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.
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$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.
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$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.
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$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

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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 03 August
Auto Mall Pkwy - 3pm - 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.
book now
$92      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 21 September
Standford University - 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.
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$47      

The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 02 November
Castro Street - 6pm - 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      
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
    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
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Maui Hawaii
    Maui is on of my favorite locations for photography. There are humpback whales, landscapes and surfing! This was taken off the shore of the north side of the island. Waves were super huge due to a passing weather system and this surfer was taking full advantage.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow

    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-25
    Title or Location: Along the Freeway between Carmel Valley & San Francisco
    While driving @ 70mph back from Carmel Valley with a friend & after 2 martinis one night I got the idea to hold the camera, strapped to my hand, out the window & out the moon roof. Kodachrome 25 f16 bulb setting. I keep the shutter open until my arm got tired. Then do it again. Ended up with some 80 slides. Decided to title them Roadwork.
    Credit: George Clapper
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012107978360
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laussater/
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-21
    Title or Location: Mammoth Lake
    The photo looks deceiving as it looks like it was from a natural landscape in the middle of the wilderness. I actual framed the shot perfectly from a hotels man made waterfall facade in Mammoth Lakes on a warm, smoky summer morning.
    Credit: Alfred Tolentino

    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Arches National Park-Moab Utah
    Arches is considered a dark sanctuary meaning using light painting is not allowed. I went to do Astro Photography in June of 2021. This was taken approximately 2am when the Milky Way rose to the center of the arch. While it is a dark sanctuary, someone was hiking on the other side with a headlamp giving me just a touch of light painting to outline the arch. I held the wide angle lens open approximately 13-seconds, ISO 1600.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow

    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-14
    Title or Location: Santorini, Greece
    I was in Santorini village of Megalahori, when walking around I noticed this bright red piano in a restaurant patio against the ancient structure. It looked striking and made me stop and take a photo.
    Credit: Irina Knopova
    Instagram: @iknopova
    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.

    Chichester Photography Group
    2024-07-16
    Title or Location: East bank of the River Arun West Sussex
    Out for an evening walk heading up the river Arun, luckily this vessle gave an already colourful photo op a finishing flourish.
    Credit: Steve Smith
    Instagram: PS & H Photography
    Leicester Photography Group
    2024-07-15
    Title or Location: Titchwell Reserve Norfolk
    I was focusing on a Marsh Harrier and when I put the camera down I saw this Robin perched on the edge of my table. He just stared at me and patiently waited as I reset the camera. I still had my zoom on and almost fell off my seat leaning to get focus. The images of this bird are among my favourite sets....
    Credit: Mike Hobson
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-07-14
    Title or Location: Betws-y-Coyed North Wales.
    Taken in Betws-y-Coyed. Swallow Waterfall. Nikon D750 & Nikkor 24-120 mm lens.Long exposure 30sISO 100f/22120 mm
    Credit: Jako Ecka

    Christchurch Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Castle Hill,South Island, NZ
    Castle Hill is an amazing location for Landscape and Astro photography. Used a Nikon Z6ii & 20mm 1.8 lens along with a lens warmer plus the Photo Pills planner.The moon was brighter than expected - 5 days old but it actually did us a big favour in lighting up the rocks with the Milky Way core above it. This is the jpeg with no edits.
    Credit: Kevin Woods
    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Capital Reef National Park, Utah
    I was on a photo workshop in the park with about 8 others. We set up for the night in the Cathedral Overlook campground. At about 3:30 am, the leader got us up and we drove, then hiked to this spot. We took astro shots, then waited in place for a couple hours until early light on the cathedral formations. This is was a merging of the two exposures that created this image.
    Credit: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Facebook: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography

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