PHOENIX
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginners Guide to Understanding and Manipulating Natural Light in Photography

Beginners Guide to Understanding and Manipulating Natural Light in Photography

Saturday the 22nd of January
Encanto Park 2605 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 - 9:00 am - 2 hours
The word photography is derived from the greek – photos, light and graphos, writing, delineation or painting. In other words, photography means “painting with light.” The best way to improve your photography is to understand how natural light works. In this meet up I will discuss the types of natural light, how light affects your photograph, along with specific light manipulation techniques, tricks, and skill building to help you on your way to creating fantastic photographs
Saturday the 22nd of January 2022
closed for bookings
Buying the Right Equipment Photography Meetup

Buying the Right Equipment Photography Meetup

Saturday the 29th of January
Encanto Park 2605 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 - 9:00 am - 2 hours
There are thousands upon thousands of types of camera gear. Camera Bodies, lenses, bags, tripods, monopods, filters, memory cards, and the list goes on and on. Confused by all the advertisements, I am here to share my real world knowledge from the perspective of a professional photographer who has spent his career shooting with gear that works, and learning which gear simply doesn't. By the end of this meetup, you should have a good idea what gear is and what gear may not be worth your hard earned money.
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$35pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Intro to your Camera Photography Meetup

Intro to your Camera Photography Meetup

Sunday the 30th of January
One North Complex - 10:00 am - 2 hours
Camera settings can be overwhelming, so many features, and the menu can have you lost in Wonderland! Bring your camera and get an overview into how to understand the capabilities of your device so you can start shooting like a pro.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Camera Settings Class

Beginners Camera Settings Class

Saturday the 5th of February
Encanto Park 2605 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 - 9:00 am - 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! 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 emphasising your creativity and allowing you to produce images with your own personal identity.
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$35pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Guide to Landscape Photography Meet up

Beginners Guide to Landscape Photography Meet up

Saturday the 12th of February
Watson Lake, Prescott - 3:00 pm - 2 hours
Interested in landscape photography? Watson lake is an amazing location of granite dells surrounding a pristine lake, perfect for learning and practicing landscape photography. We will discuss settings, lenses, gear, techniques and much more.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Guide to Composition Photography Meet up

Beginners Guide to Composition Photography Meet up

Saturday the 19th of February
Encanto Park 2605 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 - 9:00 am - 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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$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Sunday the 20th of February
7355 E Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 - 4pm - 3 hours
Arizona has some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. In this class you'll learn how to use your camera's settings to capture all the detail and majesty of our State's most attractive quality.
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$69pp     only 6 places left
Introduction to Macro Photography Class

Introduction to Macro Photography Class

Saturday the 26th of February
Encanto Park 2605 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 - 9:00 am - 2 hours
Curious about macro photography? This class is a great introduction to the intriguing journey into a world you may have never seen before. I will discuss the different methods of obtaining macro, extreme macro and macro photography. I will introduce you to different lenses, extensions, filters, and other tools that are necessary to achieve macro photography. This class is the first in a short series of macro class and meetups.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Camera Settings Class

Beginners Camera Settings Class

Saturday the 5th of March
Encanto Park 2605 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 - 9:00 am - 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! 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 emphasising your creativity and allowing you to produce images with your own personal identity.
book now
$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Introduction to High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography

Introduction to High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography

Saturday the 12th of March
Encanto Park 2605 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 - 9:00 am - 2 hours
You have heard about high dynamic range or HDR photography, but are not quite sure what it is. We will discuss how to shoot high dynamic range photographs, settings, techniques, software and the computer processing of the HDR photographs. In person learning will be the in camera process and learning challenges. I will go over the software process, but the software process will be at home challenges.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Macro Meet up

Macro Meet up

Saturday the 19th of March
Encanto Park 2605 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 - 9:00 am - 2 hours
Part II of my Macro Series In this meet up, we will go deeper into macro photography, techniques for better light, more advanced uses of macro gear, such as reversing lenses, and stacking lenses. We will also be going over any questions that may have arisen from your macro shooting after the first class of this series.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 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
5/5
Debora Hamilton
January 19th 2022
Very informative!
5/5
Cass Kuehn
January 8th 2022
Really enjoyed it, very informative.
5/5
Scott Bartelt
November 20th 2021
Very good, David Schibel is very knowledge of the Composition for Photography and was able to explain it in a way that could be understood by anyone with example and exercises to help drill it in.
5/5
Denise Smalls
November 16th 2021
Loved it. James makes sure he helps everyone and tries to challenge us with new things to do.
5/5
Meetup - Deitre Collins-Parker
December 28th 2020
Fun event! We learned several new flash techniques and were able to get some amazing shots under the direction of the instructor.
5/5
Valerie Neumann
December 28th 2020
fun time, very helpful
5/5
patty kosluk
December 13th 2020
David was awesome. It was a great outing hope to attend more events. Thank you
5/5
patty kosluk
November 30th 2020
This was my first event and looking forward to attend more, I had a great time, I really enjoyed it and learned new awesome techniques. The way Joe guided the group was very professional and very well explained, he was very very helpful. I would love to attend more of Joe’s classes.
5/5
Leticia
November 24th 2020
The instructor was very knowledgeable of the location and the best areas for photos and lighting. He also focused on compositions that would make photos look more interesting.
5/5
valerie neumann
November 23rd 2020
Lots of fun! Learned some new and interesting photo techniques. The instructor made sure everyone felt comfortable with techniques before moving on.
5/5
valerie neumann
November 23rd 2020
This was my first event and looking forward to attend more, I had a great time, I really enjoyed it and learned new awesome techniques. The way Joe guided the group was very professional and very well explained, he was very very helpful. I would love to attend more of Joe’s classes.
5/5
Leticia
November 23rd 2020
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.
Joseph James Rochel
Joseph began his career as a child actor appearing in various television shows, commercials, and stage productions. During his time in the US Army, Joseph produced many shows with the Morale, Welfare, & Recreation (MWR) department as well as the Chaplaincy. Today Joseph & his team produce large scale conferences both live & virtual for concerts, corporate events, and speaking tours. In his spare time Joseph enjoys his passion for fashion photography shooting for major Fashion Weeks from NYC, London, Paris, & Milan.