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Come along to our bimonthly 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 casual photo walk with other local photographers. No formal lectures, just a chance to meet-up, share ideas and receive feedback!
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Saturday the 1st of February 2020
Indoor Portrait Photography
When photographing portraits indoors, we’re contained by four (or more) walls, and a ceiling – all of which block out light. Of course, this results in a darker environment where we have to work a little harder to obtain a correct exposure. We’re also somewhat conditioned to think that a beautiful picture needs a stunning natural location, however, you can capture fantastic images indoors also – it just takes a little practice. Let’s get into some of the problems that arise with shooting indoors, and find out how to overcome them.
$30pp     9 places left
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We have a different photo theme bimontly and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations around San Francisco. It's a great opportunity to try something new with the guidance of a professional photographer, and come away with some new shots for your portfolio or album.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from amateurs to professionals. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

Complete beginner? Please complete a Beginners Photography Class before attending a regular group session. This is a 3 hour structured workshop where you’ll learn the basics of using your camera with more 1-on-1 time with the instructor. Scroll down for dates.

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!

What’s involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. You’ll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. You’ll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. We’re a social bunch!

After group editing session. After each group the instructor runs an optional 1.5 hour critique, select, and edit session to help you improve your important post-shoot skills. While much editing can be done on modern cameras, it's best to bring a tablet or laptop with editing software to get the most out of this session. Select this option when booking to attend.

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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Saturday the 1st of February 2020
Indoor Portrait Photography
When photographing portraits indoors, we’re contained by four (or more) walls, and a ceiling – all of which block out light. Of course, this results in a darker environment where we have to work a little harder to obtain a correct exposure. We’re also somewhat conditioned to think that a beautiful picture needs a stunning natural location, however, you can capture fantastic images indoors also – it just takes a little practice. Let’s get into some of the problems that arise with shooting indoors, and find out how to overcome them.
$30pp     9 places left
Saturday the 8th of February 2020
Beginners Guide to Photography
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics and start enjoying our regular group meet up sessions. Learn how to get off Auto Mode and onto Manual Mode, along with the basics of composition. Cameras, their functions and all their accessories can be overwhelming if you’re not already familiar with them. Discover how to use your camera to capture moments, events, and people in your everyday life. The class will cover a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You’ll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting and correct exposure. Limited to 6 people per class.
$65pp     only 5 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 15th of February 2020
Painting with Light Photography. - TBA - 5:30pm - 2 Hours
We'll be having some fun with light painting in this session! Come along to find out how to capture some creative light painting shots, with the advice and guidance from the photography instructor. We'll be exploring different techniques so that you can go home with some interesting images to add to your portfolio. Tripod essential for this session.
$35pp     8 places left
Saturday the 29th of February 2020
Lightroom Editing for Beginners - TBA - 10am - 3 Hours
Learn editing in Lightroom. If you're a budding photographer looking to improve your photos after you take them, Lightroom is one of the easiest ways to edit your photos. This hands-on three hour class will focus on teaching the basics such as importing files and managing them, as well as finer editing skills. This includes making adjustments to RAW files for things such as exposure, colour, cropping and retouching, and learning how to batch process multiple photos. You'll also learn how to use presets for effectiveness and how to adjust image size and resolution for web and print, create slideshows and catalogue your work.
$65pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 14th of March 2020
Shutter Speed and Action Photography - TBA - 10am - 2 Hours
This session will focus on how you can take action shots with sharp focus, and also play around with shutter speed to create long exposures and interesting movement photos.
$35pp     open - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 21st of March 2020
Beginners Guide to Photography
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics and start enjoying our regular group meet up sessions. Learn how to get off Auto Mode and onto Manual Mode, along with the basics of composition. Cameras, their functions and all their accessories can be overwhelming if you’re not already familiar with them. Discover how to use your camera to capture moments, events, and people in your everyday life. The class will cover a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You’ll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting and correct exposure. Limited to 6 people per class.
$65pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 28th of March 2020
Photographing Nature's Patterns - TBA - 10am - 2 Hours
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We’ll be looking at composition, focus and colour.
$35pp     open - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 4th of April 2020
Outdoor Portrait Photography - TBA - 10am - 2 Hours
Portrait photography can be daunting, but it is also incredibly rewarding! In this session we’ll be starting with the basics of photographing people, and how you can feel confident and creative behind your camera. We’ll be looking at: lighting, capturing expressions and posing your subject.
$35pp     10 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 18th of April 2020
Colors of Spring Photography - TBA - 10am - 2 Hours
With Spring comes abundant color. Color is an important component in setting a mood of a photograph so we’ll be exploring the impact of certain colors, and how to produce a series of images using a single color. You’ll be surprised at how creative you can get when you focus on color in your shots!
$35pp     open - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 25th of April 2020
Beginners Guide to Photography
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics and start enjoying our regular group meet up sessions. Learn how to get off Auto Mode and onto Manual Mode, along with the basics of composition. Cameras, their functions and all their accessories can be overwhelming if you’re not already familiar with them. Discover how to use your camera to capture moments, events, and people in your everyday life. The class will cover a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You’ll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting and correct exposure. Limited to 6 people per class.
$65pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 2nd of May 2020
Fill Flash & External Flash Photography - TBA - 10am - 2 Hours
Natural light if a favourite of many portrait photographers. There are times, however, when available light is poor quality and you simply need more to make a photo pop! When balanced correctly with your available light, flash can coexist beautifully to enhance your images.
$35pp     10 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 9th of May 2020
Beginners Guide to Photography
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics and start enjoying our regular group meet up sessions. Learn how to get off Auto Mode and onto Manual Mode, along with the basics of composition. Cameras, their functions and all their accessories can be overwhelming if you’re not already familiar with them. Discover how to use your camera to capture moments, events, and people in your everyday life. The class will cover a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You’ll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting and correct exposure. Limited to 6 people per class.
$65pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 16th of May 2020
Using Aperture & Bokeh - TBA - 10am - 2 Hours
Aperture is a tool for controlling the depth of field in an image, and choosing what areas are placed in focus. We’ll be exploring how to use aperture creatively, as well as playing with bokeh.
$35pp     open - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 30th of May 2020
Sunset Photography - TBA - 10am - 2 Hours
A beautiful sunset can be enjoyed and appreciated by everyone. Photographers refer to the last (dusk) hours of the day as the "golden hours" when the light is at its best for photography. Our light meters can be thrown off by the strong amount of light hitting our sensor, so we will be exploring manual mode and exposure compensation to intensify the colours of our sunset.
$35pp     open - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
Reviews
4.6/5 from 7 reviews
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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