SAN
DIEGO
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

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.
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$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.
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$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.
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$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

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

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.
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$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!
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$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
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: San Luis Obispo
    I was visiting San Luis Obispo when I saw the sky developing into a nice sunset: layered clouds and fog flowing in from the coast. I had lived in SLO before so I knew where I wanted to go, but I had very little time. I was about 15 minutes away and then had a short hike up Terrace Hill. In my rush I only brought my 55 to 300mm, and I wanted more of the vista. So this was taken with my iPhone 14.
    Credit: Richard Jackoway
    Instagram: @JackowayPhotography

    San Diego Photography Group
    2024-06-08
    Title or Location: Serenity
    Bidding sun goodbye for the beautiful day we had!
    Credit: Rohit Arora Photography
    San Diego Photography Group
    2024-06-07
    Title or Location: Balboa park
    i was walking around balboa park till i went to the rose garden and i saw this beautiful rose so i got my camera and start taking the shoot.
    Credit: Ahmed Mahmoud Eldaly

    San Diego Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: San Diego zoo
    I was doing my morning stroll at the zoo having my camera as always just in case I saw something I need to take photo of. So I went to the aviary and I saw this fella standing in the tree branch front of me so I decided to take the shoot.
    Credit: Ahmed Mahmoud Eldaly
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AhmedeldalyPhotography?mibextid=ZbWKwL
    Instagram: @ahmedeldalyphotography

    San Diego Photography Group
    2024-05-26
    Title or Location: Crystal Pier, Pacific Beach
    This was taken during a negative tide.It was shot using:Sony A7R4 bodySigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG DN lensf/2.8 - 1/100 sec. - ISO 500 - 14mm
    Credit: Patrick Miller
    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

    Portsmouth Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Southsea
    Red arrow display for the 80 tribute to the fallen.
    Credit: ian gray
    Facebook: Ian Gray Promotional filming and photography
    Instagram: iangrayimages
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Arches National Park-Moab Utah
    Arches is considered a dark sanctuary meaning using light painting is not allowed. I went to do Astro Photography in June of 2021. This was taken approximately 2am when the Milky Way rose to the center of the arch. While it is a dark sanctuary, someone was hiking on the other side with a headlamp giving me just a touch of light painting to outline the arch. I held the wide angle lens open approximately 13-seconds, ISO 1600.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow
    Murrieta Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: Bainbridge Circle, Murrieta, CA
    Long Exposure Christmas at Bainbridge Circle - 134 sec f/11 iso400 50mm (DEC 2020)
    Credit: Charles Grandin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charles.grandin
    Instagram: @ctgrandin

    Edmonton Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: This photo was taken at Johnson Lake, just outside of Banff.
    This little guy waited for me to focus, refocus and take a few steps closer and posed like a pro, moving his head from side to side so I could capture his best side. He was quite happy to cooperate for a minute or two!Shot with a Nikon Z50
    Credit: Audrey Wiles
    Instagram: @audreymwiles
    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-06-15
    Title or Location: Portmarnock Beach

    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Instagram: dogography_dublin
    Anchorage Photography Group
    2024-06-14
    Title or Location: 20 miles south of Anchorage
    Taking with a canon 60 mark II, slow shutter speed FLD filter, F 25, taken late spring, the green was just beginning to come out.
    Credit: Steven Randel

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