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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 21st of September 2019
Macro Photography Meetup - Butterfly Farms - 10am - 2 hours
San Diego Photography Group presents our meetup for Macro Photography. The class will be hosted by Andrew Desiderio. Macro Photography is a very exciting and satisfying, enabling the photographer to bring alive a whole new tiny world. The class will be perfect for the intermediate level photographer that wants to improve their skills or build a portfolio featuring macro work. Complete beginners, please attend a beginners class first. We will be focusing on: Macro photographic techniques such as A range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You値l also cover focal length and lenses, lighting and correct exposure.
$28pp     7 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値l 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痴 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値l then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. You値l receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. We池e 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 21st of September 2019
Macro Photography Meetup - Butterfly Farms - 10am - 2 hours
San Diego Photography Group presents our meetup for Macro Photography. The class will be hosted by Andrew Desiderio. Macro Photography is a very exciting and satisfying, enabling the photographer to bring alive a whole new tiny world. The class will be perfect for the intermediate level photographer that wants to improve their skills or build a portfolio featuring macro work. Complete beginners, please attend a beginners class first. We will be focusing on: Macro photographic techniques such as A range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You値l also cover focal length and lenses, lighting and correct exposure.
$28pp     7 places left
Sunday the 22nd of September 2019
Complete Beginners Class - Mission Valley Library - 12.30pm - 3 hours
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池e 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値l also cover focal length and lenses, lighting and correct exposure, among other photography principles. Limited to 6 people per class.
$55pp     only 5 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 43 reviews

5/5 by Craig Levitt
29-7-2019
I had a lot of fun with the group and learned A lot. Especially like how I capture the eagle My friend and I are going do it again
5/5 by Tamara Davila
28-7-2019
Awesome event
5/5 by Craig Levitt
14-7-2019
I learned a lot about the subject. The instructor incorporated several elements into the session and was able to answer all of my questions.
5/5 by Monica Slack
14-7-2019
Very enjoyable. Desi was very knowledgable and personable.
5/5 by Bernadette Clowers
30-6-2019
I enjoyed it very much. Very informative. And I liked the class size.
5/5 by Becky Paetow
30-6-2019
Excellent location. Desi did his usual great job.
5/5 by Steve Looby
27-6-2019
Great way to get through the road blocks as a beginner .
5/5 by Renee Lee
24-6-2019
Great way to get through the road blocks as a beginner .
5/5 by Renee Lee
24-6-2019
Very informative. Excited about getting to know my camera.
4/5 by Becky Paetow
23-6-2019
Great instructor and location
5/5 by jay castillo
9-6-2019
Always an amazing class with Desi, but I think today was the beat. It was so much fun!!
5/5 by Dena Meeder
1-6-2019
It was amazing! I learned a lot from the instructor and the venue was perfect. I also enjoyed meeting others in the group.
5/5 by Monica Slack
24-5-2019
Desi is a great instructor! He laid back attitude makes him a natural for events like this. I appreciate the fact that he makes himself available to us via his email. He was kind enough to respond to my inquiry about a particular location I wanted to try a shot at.
5/5 by Steve Looby
24-5-2019
loved it, learned a lot.
5/5 by Nikkk Hildebrand
15-5-2019
Very informative. The instructor was very personable and knowledgeable. I will definitely be signing up for some future events.
5/5 by Steve Looby
14-5-2019
As a new photographer, I found the beginner photography workshop was filled with details of the "exposure triangle", depth of field, and much more. I left the class feeling enriched, and excited about my dream of taking great photos. Andrew, my instructor was very knowledgeable, and presented details in a well paced presentation. All my questions were addressed, and we also took time to work with my camera. This workshop is invaluable, and I recommend it to those who are new to photography.
5/5 by Venell Dunn
5-5-2019
Desi always keeps it interesting!
5/5 by Dena Meeder
28-4-2019
Great as always
5/5 by Christina Duncan
16-4-2019
It was a good lesson! I learnt a lot of things! Andrew took time with me and the other student. It was very pleasant because he explained with our two cameras.
4/5 by Marie
10-4-2019
Andrew has always been great and informative. I've been in photography for a while and still learning new things
5/5 by Arnold Conchas
3-4-2019
Always enjoy getting out and taking pictures with Andrew and fellow photographers!
5/5 by Dena Meeder
2-4-2019
Great experience. Thank you for the kind explanation.
5/5 by KWON, OH KEUN
31-3-2019
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
 
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