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Upcoming Events

Beginners Guide to Composition Photography Meet up

Beginners Guide to Composition Photography Meet up

Saturday the 20th of August
Encanto Park 2605 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 - 9am - 2 hours
Do you love photography but wish your pictures looked better? Do you wonder what it is that makes those great pictures really draw you in? Look no further. This beginners guide to photography composition class is a great follow up meet for my beginner camera settings class. This course focuses on the basic aspects of photography composition that will take your pictures to the next level. We will discuss framing, leading lines,'S' curves, the rule of thirds, and much more. You will learn very simple methods that will immediately improve your skills as a photographer.
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$39pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Intermediate: Photographing the Night Sky

Intermediate: Photographing the Night Sky

Saturday the 27th of August
Table Mesa Road and I-17 - 8 pm - 2 hours
Photographing the night sky can be incredibly the challenging, even for a seasoned photographer. If you know your camera, lenses and understand the basics of long exposure, with practice, capturing those starry night sky shots becomes a lot less frustrating. At this meet-up Dave will discuss different techniques and ideas on how to photograph the night sky, plus a few hint for your post processing to really help those stars shine. The reason for this location is a compromise of distance and night sky. The hills start to filter out the light pollution and allow us a better opportunity of capturing the dim lights of the stars.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginner Photography Class

Beginner Photography Class

Saturday the 3rd of September
Encanto Park 2605 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 - 8am - 3 hours
Would you like to improve your photography and get familiar with your camera without fearing the technical aspects? Then our beginners class is the starting point of your learning journey! Professional photographer David Schibel will be discussing basic camera settings and controls to get you on your way to understanding photography and your camera. This class is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental basics of photography, to set you on the path to understanding your camera and how to create great photographs, always emphasizing your creativity and allowing you to produce images with your own personal identity.
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$76pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Capturing Movement Photography Meetup

Capturing Movement Photography Meetup

Saturday the 10th of September
Encanto Park 2605 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 - 9am - 2 hours
At the most basic level, photography captures still images of the world around us. Yet many of the best photographs are not static: instead, they use motion techniques to communicate a sense of speed, activity, and the passage of time. In this meet up I will discuss the types of motion used in photography, along with specific techniques, tricks, and skill building to help you on your way to creating fantastic photographs
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$39pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Camera Settings Class

Beginners Camera Settings Class

Saturday the 1st of October
Encanto Park 2605 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 - 8am - 3 hours
Would you like to improve your photography and get familiar with your camera without fearing the technical aspects? Then our beginners class is the starting point of your learning journey! Professional photographer David Schibel will be discussing basic camera settings and controls to get you on your way to understanding photography and your camera. This class is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental basics of photography, to set you on the path to understanding your camera and how to create great photographs, always emphasizing your creativity and allowing you to produce images with your own personal identity.
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
ABOUT PHOENIX
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 meetups 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 one 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 Phoenix Photography Facebook Group to share your photos after the session.

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Wear a suitable face mask or show a valid vaccination card indicating that you are vaccinated.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others.
* Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.
REVIEWS
What a great event! David has so much knowledge and he’s so awesome at explaining how cameras work and how to achieve amazing results. Very helpful and I look forward to taking more classes! Thank u so much!
5/5
Jamie Randall
August 10th 2022
What a great event! David has so much knowledge and he’s so awesome at explaining how cameras work and how to achieve amazing results. Very helpful and I look forward to taking more classes! Thank u so much!
5/5
Jamie Randall
August 10th 2022
Amazing class , highly recommended!!! David was amazing ! N
5/5
Martha Sanchez
June 6th 2022
David really knows his stuff! I always learn so much from him.
5/5
Jean Gonynor
May 1st 2022
Very informative. I learned new things that will enhance my photography.
5/5
Kathleen M Leadley
April 30th 2022
Very informative. I learned new things that will enhance my photography.
5/5
Kathleen M Leadley
April 30th 2022
Informative and I love the explanation first and then go and shoot concept as the practice is done while fresh in our minds.
5/5
Leilani Heying
March 27th 2022
Instructor was very open and willing to share his knowledge. Great Class!
5/5
Terry Thomas
March 26th 2022
I really appreciate Dave's willingness to say he doesn't know absolutely everything about every camera product out there, but give him a minute and he will find the correct answer. I love the setting and the small group setting.
5/5
Pat Daigle
March 6th 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great content and instruction.
5/5
Peter Clark
March 5th 2022
5/5
Noelle Bouvier
February 27th 2022
I really enjoyed learning more about Macro photography and even though it is not something I want to do a lot of I did purchase a set of the macro tubes and the Macro filters. I'm excited to use them an attend more classes. It was a pleasure meeting you and the group.
5/5
Pat Daigle
February 27th 2022
INSTRUCTORS
David Schibel
David Schibel has been behind the lens for over 20 years as a professional photographer. His award winning photography has been featured in sports magazines, lifestyle magazines, and numerous websites and periodicals. David not only enjoys the digital realm of photography, he has a deep love for the magic of medium format film photography. He is comfortable and skilled in both the darkroom and within the digital realm of photoshop. David is a natural teacher, and loves to share his knowledge and experience.