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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 03 March
Ocean Blvd. - 3pm - 3 Hours
David Cunningham
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
$84      
Beginner's Portrait Photography

Beginner's Portrait Photography

Saturday 16 March
Chula Vista - 12:30pm - 3 Hours
Daniel Becerra
You've learned the basics of your camera, and you want to get into portrait control photography now.
Posing models, adjusting your lights, and choosing the right lens. These are a few of the things that we will be focusing on

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$84      
Lighting Meetup

Lighting Meetup

Saturday 30 March
Chula Vista - 2pm - 2 Hours
Daniel Becerra
For those that already know all the basics of photography, and decided they want to move into working with not just natural lighting but strobe lights.

We will be using my lights, but I will still have you bring your cameras. Make sure to bring something to take notes with.
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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 24 February
Guajome - 9am - 2 Hours
Oceanside Photography Group
Sahid Perez
Abstract photography involves capturing a subject in a way that renders it either partially or completely unrecognizable, emphasizing instead on the interplay of shapes, colors, and form.

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating striking and thought-provoking images through the use of abstraction.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of abstract photography, including composition, color, and texture. We will cover topics such as finding inspiration in everyday objects, experimenting with different angles and perspectives.
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$43      
Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Saturday 02 March
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      
Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 09 March
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.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 30 March
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
$84       5 places left
Birds and Nature

Birds and Nature

Saturday 06 April
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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$43      
Action Sports (Surfing) Photography

Action Sports (Surfing) Photography

Saturday 27 April
Oceanside Mission Avenue - 8am - 2 Hours
Oceanside Photography Group
Sahid Perez
This session will show you how to capture those high action sports shots with use of quick shutter speeds and dynamic angles. We will also look at how to do a portrait of a sports person, not as a standard portrait, but the use of props and angles of their chosen sport. This will be high action photography at its best.
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$43      

Other Nearby Groups

El Cajon Blvd, San Diego

El Cajon Blvd, San Diego

Saturday 24 February
El Cajon Blvd, San Diego
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
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 24 February
Soledad Rd, San Diego - 10am - 3 Hours
San Diego Art Group
Liana Kitchel
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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$43      
Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet Class

Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet Class

Sunday 25 February
National City - 10am - 3 Hours
San Diego Crochet Club
Tiara Daring
Unleash your creativity with the intricate art of corner-to-corner crochet, a versatile technique that opens up a world of stunning blankets, charming scarves, chic sweaters, and more. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive class that takes you step-by-step through the essential skills of C2C crochet stitches, coupled with the mastery of seamless color transitions. Ignite your passion for handcraft and elevate your crochet prowess in this enriching and skill-enhancing workshop.
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$61      

Scenic Painting Class

Scenic Painting Class

Saturday 02 March
El Prado - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Angel Cervantes
Immerse yourself in a world where color and water unite, creating exquisite expressions on paper. Join our Watercolor Workshop in the heart of San Diego for an inspiring session of creativity and community. Whether you're picking up a brush for the first time or you're a seasoned artist looking to refine your skills, our workshop caters to all levels of experience.

Under the guidance of expert watercolor artists, you'll uncover the secrets to mastering this fluid and dynamic medium. Watch as your brush strokes give life to vibrant landscapes, delicate florals, and abstract compositions. Connect with fellow art enthusiasts in a supportive and relaxed environment as you explore an array of techniques and styles.

Bring your visions to life in a splash of color. Discover the joy and freedom of watercolor painting with us, where every drop tells a story. Secure your spot in our workshop, and let your artistic journey flow.
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$43      
Watercolor Techniques Class Part I

Watercolor Techniques Class Part I

Saturday 16 March
Old Town - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
Join us for an immersive session where you'll learn 'Wet on Dry', 'Wet on Wet', and Watercolor Washes. Discover the art of layering, blending, and creating stunning backgrounds.

Suitable for all skill levels, our experienced instructor will provide personalized guidance. Reserve your spot now and elevate your watercolor skills!
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$43      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 24 March
National City - 10am - 3 Hours
San Diego Crochet Club
Tiara Daring
Discover the joys of crochet in a welcoming class perfect for beginners and those looking to refresh their skills. Join us as we demystify the basics, starting with yarn handling techniques and building up to the classic stitches that comprise a charming granny square. Unleash your creative potential in a relaxed and supportive environment, where all crochet materials are provided for your convenience. To sweeten the experience, enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee as you learn. Whether you 2019re just starting out or reconnecting with a beloved pastime, embrace the opportunity to create something beautiful and handmade. Join us for a delightful journey into the art of crochet.
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$68      

Watercolor Techniques Class Part II

Watercolor Techniques Class Part II

Saturday 13 April
Old Town - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
Get ready for Watercolor Techniques Class Part II - an artistic adventure you won't want to miss! You'll be diving into the world of Flat Wash, Gradated Wash, and Variegated techniques, adding a whole new dimension to your watercolour skills.

Don't worry if you missed Part I; everyone is welcome to join! Whether you're a seasoned painter or just starting, our talented instructor will guide you every step of the way.
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$43      
Crochet Tote Bag Class

Crochet Tote Bag Class

Sunday 21 April
National City - 10am - 3 Hours
San Diego Crochet Club
Tiara Daring
Embark on a creative adventure with our Crochet Tote Bag Class! Join us in discovering the artistry of crochet while crafting stylish and functional tote bags that seamlessly blend fashion and utility. This class is designed for all skill levels, offering beginners a chance to learn the fundamentals and experienced crocheters an opportunity to refine their techniques. A tote bag is not merely an accessory but a canvas for your personal expression, and our class empowers you to tailor your creation to match your unique style. With a focus on both form and functionality, you'll not only produce a handmade fashion statement but also a practical accessory for everyday use. Don't miss out on the chance to enhance your crochet skills and walk away with a trendy, self-made tote bag that reflects your individuality!
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$61      
Watercolor Techniques Class Part III

Watercolor Techniques Class Part III

Saturday 11 May
Old Town - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
Join us for the highly anticipated Watercolor Techniques Class Part III! Explore pulling paint, bleeding colors, and using salt and sponge to create captivating watercolor art! Unleash your creativity and learn new skills in a supportive environment.

Don't worry if you missed Parts I & II; everyone is welcome to join! Whether you're a seasoned painter or just starting, our talented instructor will guide you every step of the way.
book now
$43      

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
    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

    David Cunningham
    I am David Cunningham, a seasoned photographer with expertise spanning all areas of the craft. Over the years, I've developed a profound appreciation for capturing the essence of various subjects, whether it's the serene beauty of the abstract we find in life or the captivating stories behind portraits. Now, I'm delighted to embark on a new journey as I host photography classes, eager to impart my knowledge and ignite the same passion in others. Through my classes, I aim to empower aspiring photographers to explore their creativity and master the art of visual storytelling, guiding them towards their own unique photographic voice. Join me as we embark on this exciting adventure together.

    David Cunningham is available for private bookings

    PHOTOS
    San Diego Photography Group
    2024-02-21
    Title or Location: Law Street Bluff Pacific Beach
    My wife and I were in Pacific Beach on Valentines Day and decided to take a rest at the Law Street Bluff overlooking the beach. I took this shot from there.Jon
    Credit: Jon thad Pinter

    San Diego Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: La Jolla, California
    This location was created by the recent winter storms, which pulled out sand from this crevice. The space is only about 4 feet high and has since been mostly filled back in. Taken with an iPhone 14.
    Credit: Richard Jackoway
    Instagram: @jackowayphotography
    San Diego Photography Group
    2024-02-13
    Title or Location: La Jolla
    Pelican on the cliffs near the Children?s Pool just before sunset. It was keeping a watchful eye on all of the humans. Canon R8 Sigma 150-600mm
    Credit: Michele Brodsky
    Facebook: Michele Tosh Brodsky
    Instagram: MicheleTB85

    San Diego Photography Group
    2024-02-05
    Title or Location: Point La Jolla
    Now that Point La Jolla has been closed to the public to protect the Sea Lions, it has become a hangout for many birds, including Pelicans, my favorite. This one is looking for a free spot to land, with the wings open, and the feet out like air brakes. Sony a9 and 200-600 zoom at 400mm, f/8, 1/1250s, ISO 500.
    Credit: Alain Mellan
    Instagram: alaintakesphotos

    San Diego Photography Group
    2024-01-31
    Title or Location: Burrowing Owl at the San Diego River
    Everyone enjoys a gorgeous sunny day in San Diego in January! This burrowing owl was happy to pose on the bank of the SD river for the many people passing by and respecting its space. Photo is zoomed/cropped and taken with Canon R8 with Sigma 100-600mm lens.
    Credit: Michele Brodsky
    Instagram: Mtbrodsky85
    San Diego Photography Group
    2024-01-29
    Title or Location: La Jolla Cove
    This composition caught my eye because of the Blue Hour colors, but I only had my 200-600mm because I was shooting birds.So this shot was taken at 600mm.
    Credit: Steve Austin
    Facebook: Steve Austin
    Instagram: @steveaustinphotography

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March
    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd
    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Halstead Kansas, outside my house
    It was a cloudy day and my cat was up in the tree. he had always had very deep blue, but with all the defused light from the clouds and the contrast from the tree bark, It sent me running for my camera.I shot it on a Nikon D5600, with a 70 - 200mm lens, on January 25, 2024.I shot it raw while in manual mode, the aperture was 4.1, the iso 100, and the shutter speed was 1 over 700.
    Credit: Matthew Rowe
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks

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