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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 30th of March 2019
Landscape Photography - Windansea Beach- 10am-12 noon
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we’ll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We’ll be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use. 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     9 places left
We have a different photo theme bimontly and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations around San Diego. 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!

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.

We also occasionally hold more formal beginners classes which last 3 hours and are limited to 6 people. These classes are perfect for complete beginners who want to start using manual mode and those who want to brush up on the basics. See the dates below.

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Saturday the 30th of March 2019
Landscape Photography - Windansea Beach- 10am-12 noon
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we’ll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We’ll be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use. 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     9 places left
Saturday the 6th of April 2019
Beginners Class - Mission Valley - 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 6 places left
Saturday the 13th of April 2019
Nature Photography - La Jolla Cove - 10am - 12 noon
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We’ll be looking at composition, focus and colour. 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 in 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     10 places left
Saturday the 4th of May 2019
Beginners Class - Mission Valley - 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 6 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 20 reviews
Had a wonderful time, and I always learn something new.
5/5 by Victoria Pennick
11-3-2019
Great! Instructor was helpful and knowledgeable. I learned a lot.
5/5 by Nikki Hildebrand
10-3-2019
Despite the weather, Andrew hosted an excellent workshop! He is patient and dedicated to helping us learn, which is why we were there!
5/5 by Tori Pennick
3-3-2019
It was great. A wonderful group of people, informative instructor. A perfect location for doing black and white. I learned a ton yesterday!
5/5 by Christina Duncan
3-3-2019

5/5 by Maryam
3-3-2019
It was a great session in a very nice spot. We enjoyed and learned a lot,🙂
5/5 by maryam pouradam
18-2-2019
The weather was not great, but Andrew kept us learning and having a great time.
5/5 by Dena Meeder
18-2-2019
It was very good and helpful, helped me a lot to learn.
5/5 by Maryam
11-2-2019
Excellent. I could always use additional techniques from different perspective
5/5 by Arnold Conchas
10-2-2019
I liked it, because it's more practical
4/5 by aurora ruvalcaba
20-1-2019

5/5 by Maryam
20-1-2019
It was great! I loved meeting all the fellow photographers and learning new tips from Andrew.
5/5 by Dena Meeder
20-1-2019
I loved it! It was great working with Andrew and meeting the other photographers!
5/5 by Dena Meeder
20-1-2019
Fantastic! Desi is a great instructor. Always a fun, relaxed environment filled with tons of knowledge. 📷
5/5 by Christina Duncan
20-1-2019
It was very fun and informative, Andrew was very focused on helping everyone get good pictures
5/5 by Joel Arriaga
8-1-2019
This event was great! A very good way to start the new year among photography enthusiasts!
4/5 by Peter
7-1-2019
Learned exactly what I needed. Liked the mellow tone.
5/5 by Ellen Pickering
6-1-2019
I had a great time and though it was very informative.
5/5 by Christina Duncan
6-1-2019
Very well done. Andrew was informative and helpful. I'm coming to the next one.
5/5 by Chuck Moffett
5-1-2019
Great first class. I learned to get out of the auto and into manual. After this ckass, I'm excited to experiment. I'm also realizing the importance of getting to know all the buttons so that's my homework.
5/5 by Jessica Carreon
5-1-2019
 
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