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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 27th of July 2019
Product Photography Workshop - Scottsdale - 9am - 3 hours
Product photography isn't as simple as pointing and shooting. Product photography is everywhere we look and everywhere we go. There are many different types of product photography. From simple studio product images to the lifestyle approach, products in action, group photos of a product line, product packaging, and more. Many products are shot in the studio and the primary reason is total control. Join the instructor after the group for a 1.5-hour critique, select, and edit session where you can develop your post-shoot skills. Bring your tablet or laptop. Learn how to critique your own photos, select the best image and then edit them to best effect. Your photos will be evaluated along with a lot of encouragement. You will have a better understanding of the larger “picture” improving your skills as a photographer. Our instructor finds a suitable meeting place to go after the regular meetup.
$55pp     only 3 places left
We have a different photo theme bimontly and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations around Phoenix. 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 27th of July 2019
Product Photography Workshop - Scottsdale - 9am - 3 hours
Product photography isn't as simple as pointing and shooting. Product photography is everywhere we look and everywhere we go. There are many different types of product photography. From simple studio product images to the lifestyle approach, products in action, group photos of a product line, product packaging, and more. Many products are shot in the studio and the primary reason is total control. Join the instructor after the group for a 1.5-hour critique, select, and edit session where you can develop your post-shoot skills. Bring your tablet or laptop. Learn how to critique your own photos, select the best image and then edit them to best effect. Your photos will be evaluated along with a lot of encouragement. You will have a better understanding of the larger “picture” improving your skills as a photographer. Our instructor finds a suitable meeting place to go after the regular meetup.
$55pp     only 3 places left
Saturday the 3rd of August 2019
Complete Beginners Class - Scottsdale - 1pm - 3 hours
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics. Get of Auto and onto Manual Mode, and learn the basics of composition. Cameras, their functions and all their accessories can be overwhelming if you’re not already familiar with them. Learn 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, among other photography principles. Limited to 6 people per class.
$55pp     only 5 places left
Saturday the 10th of August 2019
Studio Lighting Workshop - Scottsdale - 1pm - 3 hours
Studio Photography Lighting, simply records patterns of light, color, and shade; lighting is all-important in controlling the image. In many cases even illumination is desired to give an accurate rendition of the scene. In other cases the direction, brightness, and color of light are manipulated for effect. Join the instructor after the group for a 1.5-hour critique, select, and edit session where you can develop your post-shoot skills. Bring your tablet or laptop. Learn how to critique your own photos, select the best image and then edit them to best effect. Your photos will be evaluated along with a lot of encouragement. You will have a better understanding of the larger “picture” improving your skills as a photographer. Our instructor finds a suitable meeting place to go after the regular meetup.
$55pp     only 5 places left
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
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Reviews
4.8/5 from 36 reviews

4/5 by Michael Hanafin
14-7-2019
I think the event was great! I learned a lot and look forward to taking more pictures on my phone and going to photo meet ups.
5/5 by Meetup - Caitlyn
6-7-2019
Jimmy worked hard to bring value to the experience. It was challenging dealing with the heat but worthwhile.
5/5 by Rob Bartlett
30-6-2019

5/5 by Laurie Romanello
29-6-2019
It was awesome. But Arizona heat is a lot
5/5 by Susan Durrant
15-6-2019
It was an excellent creative compositional gathering. Jimmie is a fantastic instructor, supportive and encouraging, very down to earth. I enjoyed having to think outside of the box.
4/5 by Kristine Long
15-6-2019
It was awesome. But Arizona heat is a lot
5/5 by Susan Durrant
15-6-2019
This was a nice informal event that went a long ways in helping the participants understand the operation and function of their cameras. The small group round-table setting was highly conducive towards understanding.
5/5 by Chris Olson
10-6-2019
Jimmy was an informative, interesting and knowledgable great teacher and a small class which was helpful
5/5 by Jackie
9-6-2019
The event was informative and an excellent opportunity to practice the concepts that were presented.
4/5 by Ernie Ontiveros
27-5-2019
As a beginner, it helped me a lot. I thought it was very helpful, learning how to take portraits under a tree with full sun. I am very happy with the photos I was able to take.
5/5 by Cecilia Celaya
26-5-2019

4/5 by Maeve Cardwell
26-5-2019
Loved loved loved this I want to do this one again!!!
5/5 by Susan Durrant
26-5-2019
It was a very instructive. I am in total beginning stage of photography, did not understand anything about manual use of a camara, always used auto settings. This class gave me enough information to start using my camera manually. Love the class, great instructor and attendees.
5/5 by Cecilia Celaya
19-5-2019
A beginner's class is challenging as the instructor must gauge each person's comprehension along the way. Jimmy Sullivan was excellent. Class size was perfect, and Jimmy stopped along the way to make sure we were all caught up with each other so it never got overwhelming. I will definitely take more classes.
5/5 by Rita Hansen
19-5-2019
As always so much fun! Jimmie is a great instructor and a great group of people last night. I look forward to the next meetup!
5/5 by Valerie Neumann
12-5-2019
Jimmie was great. His enthusiasm was contagious. Thanks for taking the effort to set this up!
5/5 by Rob Bartlett
12-5-2019
Jimmie was great. His enthusiasm was contagious. Thanks for taking the effort to set this up!
5/5 by Rob Bartlett
12-5-2019
It was enjoyable. Met some great new folks and collaborated with some super ideas and learning opportunities.
4/5 by Clif Clark
12-5-2019

5/5 by Laura Romanello
12-5-2019
Once again it was great so much knowledge and everyone has their own style and tips. Like Lens blur - Thank you
5/5 by Tina OToole
16-4-2019
Very good. Catered to what topics we were in need of assistance with. Everything was explained clearly and was thoroughly covered.
4/5 by Kristine Long
24-3-2019
I think it was great. The location was wonderful and provided a lot of opportunities to play around the the angle of the sun and shadows. Jimmie is a great teacher too; he checked up on us frequently without hovering.
5/5 by Maeve Cardwell
17-3-2019
My biggest photographic problem was overcome last night. N I am so excited that I now know how to take great pictures with low light!
5/5 by Laurie Romanello
17-3-2019

5/5 by Laurie Romanello
4-3-2019
It was fun and a great learning experience.
5/5 by Araceli Rodriguez
3-3-2019

5/5 by Miguel
3-3-2019
Another good day out. Small group but energetic. It’s always good getting out and pushing boundaries....
4/5 by Lyle Barker
18-2-2019
It was great, came away inspired
5/5 by Jason Robey
3-2-2019
I enjoyed it and, as always, learned a lot.
5/5 by Cyn Ross
3-2-2019
 
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