SAN
DIEGO
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 08 June
Chula Vista - 3pm - 3 Hours
Daniel Becerra
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$92      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 22 June
Golf Course Dr. - 1pm - 2 Hours
Daniel Becerra
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
book now
$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Chula Vista - 3pm - 3 Hours
Daniel Becerra
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$92      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 20 July
Golf Course Dr. - 1pm - 2 Hours
Daniel Becerra
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
book now
$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 03 August
Chula Vista - 3pm - 3 Hours
Daniel Becerra
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$92      

Nearby Photography Groups

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 01 June
Guajome - 3pm - 2 Hours
Oceanside Photography Group
Sahid Perez
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
book now
$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Guajome - 8am - 3 Hours
Oceanside Photography Group
Sahid Perez
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$92      
Birds and Nature

Birds and Nature

Saturday 13 July
Guajome - 8am - 2 Hours
Oceanside Photography Group
Sahid Perez
Are you a bird watcher or a nature lover and have also been wondering how to get sharp photos consistently. This session plans to take the guess work out of it and get you on your way to capture the wildlife you love. Some of the topics covered will be, optimal settings, light direction, bird habits, equipment and operation. Come along and lets take some photos that show the natural beauty of birds.
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$47      

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Saturday 21 September
Civic Center Dr. - 8am - 2 Hours
Oceanside Photography Group
Sahid Perez
Learn to use intentional motion blur to enhance your photography. We will cover a range of blurring techniques including long exposures, panning and intentional camera movement for artistic purposes. Not all blurry photos are accidents!

Knowing how to control the blur can help lead you to new creative opportunities, expanding your photographic possibilities.
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$43      

Other Nearby Groups

Balboa Park

Balboa Park

Saturday 01 June
El Prado
San Diego Family Photo
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       10:00am       $165

book now       10:30am       $165
Portrait Watercolor Painting

Portrait Watercolor Painting

Saturday 08 June
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
Join us for a fun and engaging painting class where we'll dive into the wonderful world of portrait watercolor painting. No matter your skill level, this class is designed to help you develop your artistic abilities and create stunning watercolor portraits.

Under the guidance of our experienced instructor, you'll learn various techniques and tips to capture the unique features and expressions of your subjects.
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$43      
Figure Gesture Drawing

Figure Gesture Drawing

Saturday 08 June
Coronado, San Diego County Coronado Public Library - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Art Group
Helen Hejl
Dive into the world of gesture drawing in our specialized workshop, designed to master the art of capturing the essence and movement of the human figure. Led by seasoned instructors, participants will embark on a journey to simplify complex figures into basic shapes and forms, enabling the creation of both accurate and expressive poses. Throughout the workshop, a range of topics will be covered including the art of exaggerating poses, building cohesive shapes, and enhancing drawing accuracy. Join us for an enriching experience that promises to elevate your artistic skills.
book now
$47      

Watercolor Landscapes at Sunset

Watercolor Landscapes at Sunset

Saturday 22 June
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
Join us for a captivating two-hour watercolor meetup as we explore the beauty of landscapes at sunset through paint and brush. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting out, this event offers a relaxing and creative atmosphere to express yourself. Bring your own materials as we dive into techniques for capturing the stunning colors and moods of sunset scenes. Connect with fellow art enthusiasts, share tips, and create your own masterpiece against the backdrop of a picturesque evening setting. Unleash your inner artist and let the colors of sunset inspire your creativity!
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$47      
Urban Sketching Watercolor

Urban Sketching Watercolor

Saturday 20 July
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
Step into the vibrant world of urban sketching with watercolors in this engaging two-hour meetup! Join us as we capture the dynamic energy of cityscapes using watercolor techniques. Bring your own sketchbook and watercolor supplies, and let the urban landscape be your muse. Let's paint the city together!
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$47      
Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 03 August
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolor painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolor techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of paper art.
book now
$47      

Abstract Watercolor

Abstract Watercolor

Saturday 17 August
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
Get ready to dive into the world of watercolors and explore the beauty of abstract paintings. Our talented instructor will guide you through various techniques, helping you blend colors and create mesmerizing scenes that reflect your inner artist. All skill levels are welcome!
book now
$47      
Botanical Watercolors

Botanical Watercolors

Saturday 14 September
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
During this meetup, participants will have the chance to explore the captivating world of floral watercolor painting under the guidance of experienced artists. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced painter, this event welcomes individuals of all skill levels. This event is a perfect opportunity for artists, art enthusiasts, and nature lovers to gather and immerse themselves in the beauty of floral watercolor painting.
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$47      
ABOUT SAN
DIEGO
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 sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in San Diego .

  • 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 Diego Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    David was a great instructor!
    5/5
    Laura
    2024-04-14
    Michael is an amazing teacher and taught Sharon some new tricks to use her iPhone 15Pro better.
    5/5
    Alan
    2023-11-27
    Excellent class! This is perfect for someone who has some basic camera experience and wants to learn about shooting portraits. Thomas is a great teacher who showed us how to use natural light in different ways while shooting. I love the photos I got! Thank you, Thomas!
    5/5
    Mary
    2023-02-20

    I learned a lot and had an amazing day with the group. Did not want to stop taking photos afterwards. I look forward to taking more classes!
    5/5
    Madeline
    2023-02-05
    My experience taking Thomas's workshop is 10/10! Thomas is a great teacher and does a very nice job of breaking down the manual parts of the camera to someone new to it. This workshop is an excellent value. I will surely be taking any other classes Thomas offers. Looking forward to the next one! Thank you, Thomas!!
    5/5
    Mary
    2023-01-09
    Enjoyed the event. Received lots of good information to start my hobby of taking pictures with my Canon camera. Walking Balboa was fun and I learned and practiced the photography basics. I had time to focus on thinking the settings of the shot before taking it and review of shots taken to answer all my questions. I would recommend the class. The class objectives were met. This class has gotten me more excited about spending time taking pictures with my camera. Thomas is a good teacher and enjoys sharing his knowledge at the appropriate student level.
    5/5
    jane
    2022-11-06

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Daniel Becerra
    My name is Daniel Becerra. I'm a San Diego based portrait and event photographer, that also does videography. I started my company Dreamland Cinematography 6 years ago, but I have been working in the industry for 11 years.

    Daniel Becerra is available for private bookings

    Available Saturday's from 12pm to 5pm
    Private tutoring, weddings, portraits, events, and also offer videography

    PHOTOS
    San Diego Photography Group
    2024-05-23
    Title or Location: Lake Cuyamaca
    Normally Lake Cuyamaca has this dark murky steely coloration to it but on this day it was blue and the grass was green.
    Credit: Steve Austin
    Facebook: Steve Austin
    Instagram: @steveaustinphotography

    San Diego Photography Group
    2024-05-16
    Title or Location: San Diego CA at Seaport Village

    Credit: Steve Collins
    Instagram: steve2upsc
    San Diego Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Winter Trees at Sundown. Carlsbad, Calif. USA
    I wanted to capture the striking colors of this sunset behind the stark and eerie silhouette of the trees.
    Credit: Terry Williams
    Facebook: terrywil
    Instagram: hummingbirdsbyterry

    San Diego Photography Group
    2024-05-06
    Title or Location: Hummingbird in Flight. Carlsbad, Calif. USA
    A goal and challenge is capturing in-focus shots of hummingbirds in flight. This Allen's hummingbird was shot on my Sony RX10 IV camera, f/4, 1/2500 sec, 300mm (35mm equiv), ISO 640.
    Credit: Terry Williams
    Facebook: terrywil
    Instagram: hummingbirdsbyterry

    San Diego Photography Group
    2024-04-20
    Title or Location: Spring Mists
    Pearls of water droplets embracing the beauty if white flower
    Credit: Rohit Arora Photography
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RohitAroraPhotography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rap_creatives/
    San Diego Photography Group
    2024-04-20
    Title or Location: La Jolla Coves, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
    San Diego sunsets are some of the most beautiful. La Jolla coves offer great spots for capturing long exposures.
    Credit: Rohit Arora Photography
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RohitAroraPhotography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rap_creatives/

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto
    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric

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