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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 23rd of February 2019
Complete Beginners Class- Scottsdale - 9 am - 12 noon
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 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 23rd of February 2019
Complete Beginners Class- Scottsdale - 9 am - 12 noon
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 3 places left
Saturday the 2nd of March 2019
Black & White Photography - Scottsdale Civic Center Library - 10am-12 noon
Black & White Photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it’s your home or on holiday. We’ll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and learning the camera settings. Phoenix has a stunning variety of backdrops and we will be using different lighting techniques to explore with our cameras. Black & White can be an interesting way to strip back your photography and focus on the basics. Photography is simply playing with light, so we’ll be getting creative with monochrome images and exploring ways to improve.” We will be learning to ‘see’ a subject in black and white. Humans see in colour, so learning to ‘ignore’ the colour takes practice, but learning to predict how your shots will look in “grayscale” or “monochrome” is a brilliant skill to have. Book in to 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. Having a professional photographer on our critique sessions will help move your photography to a higher level. 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.
$22pp     11 places left
Saturday the 16th of March 2019
Sunset Photography - Lopiano Park - 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Sunset Photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it’s your home or on holiday. We’ll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and learning the camera settings. Phoenix has a stunning variety of backdrops and we will be using different lighting techniques to explore with our cameras. A beautiful sunset can be enjoyed and appreciated by everyone. Photographers refer to the last (dusk) hours of the day as the "golden hours" when the light is at its best for photography. Our light meters can be thrown off by the strong amount of light hitting our sensor, so we will be exploring manual mode and exposure compensation to intensify the colours of our sunset.
$22pp     11 places left
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
Reviews
4.9/5 from 8 reviews
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
Loved it. This is the third one I go to. I enjoy it very much.
5/5 by Maggie Aguilera
20-1-2019
It was a lot of fun. Jim was very knowledgable and helpful leader. I will definitely attend another session.
5/5 by Valerie Neumann
6-1-2019
Veery instructive and fun.
5/5 by Nicole Zenhausern
5-1-2019
Really enjoyed this! Group of like minded folks and Jimmie really tried to answer personal questions and has a lot of technical expertise that he is willing to share. Really appreciated the group and look forward to future ones.
5/5 by Saralynn Hester
5-1-2019
I loved it. It is so much better thank seating in a classroom.
5/5 by Maggie Aguilera
5-1-2019
It was nice to get out with a seasoned photographer. He was pretty busy with the folks who were new to photography but made time for each of us. He was ready for questions and knowlegable.
4/5 by Tina Hedges
24-11-2018
 
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