SAN
FRANCISCO
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Fashion Photography Meetup

Fashion Photography Meetup

Saturday 20 April
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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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 04 May
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
$84      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 18 May
Financial District - 12pm - 2 Hours
Aliah Husain
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. A model is present during the session.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
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
$84      
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.
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$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 April
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 27 April
Castro Street - 7:30pm - 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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$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 11 May
Downtown Concord - 10am - 2 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Maxine Arton
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practiced skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$43      

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 01 June
Reliez Valley - 10am - 2 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Maxine Arton
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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$43      
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      
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      

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
    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
    2024-04-09
    Title or Location: Near Point Reyes
    Went to find and hopefully capture the spring super bloom in April 2021. Fortunately, the super bloom was outstanding. While working my way through the blooms I received a visitor that was begging for a feature in forum.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow

    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: Pacifica California - Break in the storm
    Caught an incredible last minute sunt on a drive home. It was storming and raining all day. The reason I try to always have my gear with me because you never know how the tides will turn.
    Credit: Eduardo Espinoza
    Facebook: Eduardo Adame
    Instagram: @_photograph_ed
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-04-03
    Title or Location: Neiman Marcus, San Francisco
    My daughter captured the moment of our high tea at this historical San Francisco landmark.
    Credit: High tea at the Ronda
    Instagram: @juliajgram

    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-03-26
    Title or Location: Concord California
    This was my first attempts at using the portrait settings on my iPhone 12x Pro. This is a selfie using this feature. I played around with various facial expressions and this was my favorite.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow

    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-03-19
    Title or Location: Redwood city
    Daphnie with her daisy. She is a rescue cat from Bradshaw Shelter and now is the queen of the house.&127804
    Credit: Julia Carranza
    Instagram: Juliajgram
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-03-18
    Title or Location: Santa Cruz Board walk

    Credit: Christina Lovett

    Gold Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
    Facebook: Slystyles_art
    Instagram: Slystyles_art
    Philadelphia Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
    I captured this house sparrow coming in for a landing on my bird feeder one rainy afternoon using my Nikon D7500 and a Sigma 100-400mm lens. The settings were 1/1250 f/6.3 Auto ISO.
    Credit: Max L. Lieberman
    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Murfreesboro, Arkansas
    The classic "Diamond Ring" picture from the recent eclipse on April 8, 2024, taken from our cabin in the woods on the banks of the Little Missouri River! We (8 family members) have been eagerly waiting for this event since August of 2017, when we traveled to Athens, Tennessee for the last one!
    Credit: Craig P LaBorde

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Victoria Point, Brisbane
    This was my first attempt at astrophotography in Brisbane and was a trial shot more than anything. I went looking for an eastern facing foreground knowing that the Milky Way core would be rising at around 10pm from the east, leaving me few options where light pollution wouldn't be an issue. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too harsh at vic point. I loved the foreground and the lightning in the distance on the horizon, and the satellite creaping in was another unexpected surprise with th
    Credit: Ryan Bowron
    Instagram: @rdb_photo
    Glasgow Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: GlenCoe. Scotland.
    This photo was taken a few years ago. I waited a long time for the right light and atmosphere. I was already cold when this picture appeared. I was very happy that my efforts were so generously rewarded.
    Credit: Bogdan
    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Edmonds, WA
    Dearing the eclipse of 2017 my family and I sat in our backyard here in WA to watch the 93 totality with our eclipse glasses. With my homemade solar filter attached to my camera, I took a series of photos of the sun during the eclipse. After processing my sun photos, I was disappointed to see that the moon only showed up as a black hole and not its proper form. I am an avid shooter of Astro photography and have several photos of the moon taken from my backyard and multiple other locations. I
    Credit: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics

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