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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 23rd of January 2021
Beginners Guide to Photography - Golden Gate Park at Spreckels Lake - 9 am - 3 Hours
Beginners Guide to Photography Class - Booking confirmation.

Date: Saturday the 12th of December
Location: Golden Gate Park at Spreckels Lake
Meeting point: Front of the SFMYC Boathouse
Time: 9 am

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!

• What do I need? •
- Digital camera that has a manual mode option
- Fully charged batteries (and spares if possible)
- Blank image/memory cards (two or more, formatted (empty) if possible)
- Camera instruction manual - if you still have it!

**COVID Precautions:**
- Stay home if you're sick.
- Keep 6 Feet away from others.
- 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.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- We highly recommend wearing a mask for your (and others) protection.


* Contacting Us
- Please call your instructor on the day of the class if you are lost or running late (number shown at bottom of this email).
Your instructor is **not** able to reschedule or refund your booking.

- For all questions/enquiries about your booking, including a reschedule or refund, please contact the office using the contact form
https://sanfranciscophotographygroup.com/contact/
or email click@sanfranciscophotographygroup.com

* Refunds and Rescheduling
Minimum five days for refunds
Minimum two days for rescheduling
$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
or Buy a Voucher as a gift
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 23rd of January 2021
Beginners Guide to Photography - Golden Gate Park at Spreckels Lake - 9 am - 3 Hours
Beginners Guide to Photography Class - Booking confirmation.

Date: Saturday the 12th of December
Location: Golden Gate Park at Spreckels Lake
Meeting point: Front of the SFMYC Boathouse
Time: 9 am

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!

• What do I need? •
- Digital camera that has a manual mode option
- Fully charged batteries (and spares if possible)
- Blank image/memory cards (two or more, formatted (empty) if possible)
- Camera instruction manual - if you still have it!

**COVID Precautions:**
- Stay home if you're sick.
- Keep 6 Feet away from others.
- 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.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- We highly recommend wearing a mask for your (and others) protection.


* Contacting Us
- Please call your instructor on the day of the class if you are lost or running late (number shown at bottom of this email).
Your instructor is **not** able to reschedule or refund your booking.

- For all questions/enquiries about your booking, including a reschedule or refund, please contact the office using the contact form
https://sanfranciscophotographygroup.com/contact/
or email click@sanfranciscophotographygroup.com

* Refunds and Rescheduling
Minimum five days for refunds
Minimum two days for rescheduling
$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 24th of January 2021
Street Photography - Union Square San Francisco - 10:00 am - 2 hours
Street Photography Meet up- Booking confirmation.

Date: Sunday the 24th of January
Location: Union Square
Meeting point: Union Square at the base of the Statue of Nike
Time: 10 am

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.

**COVID Precautions:**
- Stay home if you're sick.
- Keep 6 Feet away from others.
- 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.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- We highly recommend wearing a mask for your (and others) protection.


* Contacting Us
- Please call your instructor on the day of the class if you are lost or running late (number shown at bottom of this email).
Your instructor is **not** able to reschedule or refund your booking.

- For all questions/enquiries about your booking, including a reschedule or refund, please contact the office using the contact form
https://sanfranciscophotographygroup.com/contact/
or email click@sanfranciscophotographygroup.com

* Refunds and Rescheduling
Minimum five days for refunds
Minimum two days for rescheduling
$35pp     10 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 30th of January 2021
Photographing Lights at Night Special at - Golden Gate Park at Peacock Meadow - 6:00 pm - 2 hours
Take this special opportunity to learn about photographing lights at night at Charles Gadeken's "Entwined", an enchanted forest of otherworldly shapes and ever-changing light. Learn how to capture this once in a lifetime experience. Subjects will techniques, and equipment long exposure photography, and using tripods and filters.


**COVID Precautions:**
- Stay home if you're sick.
- Keep 6 Feet away from others.
- 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.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- We highly recommend wearing a mask for your (and others) protection.


* Contacting Us
- Please call your instructor on the day of the class if you are lost or running late (number shown at bottom of this email).
Your instructor is **not** able to reschedule or refund your booking.

- For all questions/enquiries about your booking, including a reschedule or refund, please contact the office using the contact form
https://sanfranciscophotographygroup.com/contact/
or email click@sanfranciscophotographygroup.com

* Refunds and Rescheduling
Minimum five days for refunds
Minimum two days for rescheduling
$35pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 6th of February 2021
Beginners Guide to Photography - Ferry Building - 9 am - 3 hours
Beginners Guide to Photography Class - Booking confirmation.

Date: Saturday the 6th of February
Location: Ferry Building
Meeting point: In front of the Ferry Building. One Ferry Building #50, San Francisco, CA 94111
Time: 9 am

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!

• What do I need? •
- Digital camera that has a manual mode option
- Fully charged batteries (and spares if possible)
- Blank image/memory cards (two or more, formatted (empty) if possible)
- Camera instruction manual - if you still have it!

**COVID Precautions:**
- Stay home if you're sick.
- Keep 6 Feet away from others.
- 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.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- We highly recommend wearing a mask for your (and others) protection.


* Contacting Us
- Please call your instructor on the day of the class if you are lost or running late (number shown at bottom of this email).
Your instructor is **not** able to reschedule or refund your booking.

- For all questions/enquiries about your booking, including a reschedule or refund, please contact the office using the contact form
https://sanfranciscophotographygroup.com/contact/
or email click@sanfranciscophotographygroup.com

* Refunds and Rescheduling
Minimum five days for refunds
Minimum two days for rescheduling
$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 20th of February 2021
Beginners Guide to Photography - Golden Gate Park at Spreckels Lake - 9 am - 3 hours
Beginners Guide to Photography Class - Booking confirmation.

Date: Saturday 20th February 2021
Location: Golden Gate Park at Spreckels Lake
Meeting point: Spreckels Lake
Time: 9 am

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!

• What do I need? •
- Digital camera that has a manual mode option
- Fully charged batteries (and spares if possible)
- Blank image/memory cards (two or more, formatted (empty) if possible)
- Camera instruction manual - if you still have it!

**COVID Precautions:**
- Stay home if you're sick.
- Keep 6 Feet away from others.
- 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.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- We highly recommend wearing a mask for your (and others) protection.


* Contacting Us
- Please call your instructor on the day of the class if you are lost or running late (number shown at bottom of this email).
Your instructor is **not** able to reschedule or refund your booking.

- For all questions/enquiries about your booking, including a reschedule or refund, please contact the office using the contact form
https://sanfranciscophotographygroup.com/contact/
or email click@sanfranciscophotographygroup.com

* Refunds and Rescheduling
Minimum five days for refunds
Minimum two days for rescheduling
$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Reviews
4.7/5 from 13 reviews
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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