Saturday the 18th of September 2021
Beginners Guide to Photography Class - Conservatory of Flowers - 9 am - 3 hours

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.
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$69pp     only 2 places left
Saturday the 25th of September 2021
Blur Motion Photography/ Painting with Light - The Music Concourse - 6.00pm - 2 hours
In photography, motion blur is the purposeful streaking or blurring of an object in motion in a photo for visual effect. Learn how to capture minutes in one single image and use blur to your advantage. Subjects will include photographing moving objects to create continuous streams of light, using flashlights to illuminate areas of your photograph and what equipment works best to enhance your image.
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$35pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 2nd of October 2021
Photographing the Seaside/Seascape Meetup - Sutro Baths/ Lands End - 10.00am - 2 hours
Join Brian Z. Shapiro on his journey photographing the seaside at The Sutro Baths. Which is now an eerie ruin, with passageways and stairs, sitting in one of the most beautiful seaside settings in San Francisco.
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$35pp     9 places left
Saturday the 9th of October 2021
Basic Photography Class - Conservatory of Flowers - 09:00 AM - 3 Hours
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.
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 16th of October 2021
Analog Photography for a Digital World - Union Square - 10.00am - 2 hours
Steps you through how to shoot with film so that you feel comfortable, confident, and excited to take the the best pictures!

This meetup will cover:

The differences and similarities between film and digital
How a camera meter works and how to meter for film
The different film options and how they affect your photo.

All skill levels welcome! As always, the professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos.
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 6th of November 2021
Landscape Photography Meetup - Presidio/Andy Goldsworthy's Wood Line - 10.00am - 2 hours
This class will focus on improving our Landscape Photography, specifically by looking at how we work with composition, light and shadow, and depth of field. This class is perfect for both beginner and intermediate students.
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 13th of November 2021
Street Photography Meetup - Union Square - 10 am - 2 hours
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 center on a photo walk.
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
 
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 18th of September 2021
Beginners Guide to Photography Class - Conservatory of Flowers - 9 am - 3 hours

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.
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$69pp     only 2 places left
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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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Reviews
4.6/5 from 17 reviews
I like the idea of style class. Liked that it was a smaller group if we started earlier that would be awesome too.
4/5 by Charles
8-8-2021
Very fun and useful!!
5/5 by Alex
29-5-2021
I being a former Meetup Organizer, found the organizer, Brian as very knowledgeable in the arts, composition and color as well as quite helpful and concerned with the participant's needs.
5/5 by Warren Miller
14-3-2021

4/5 by Ron Olcott
31-1-2021
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
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