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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 1st of June 2019
Portraiture Photography - Liberty Station Park - 9am - 2 hours
The San Diego Photography Group outing on Saturday 1st June is hosted by Andrew Desiderio, with the theme of Portraiture Photography. Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture available light portraits. in a visually interesting way. We’ll be looking at composition, focus, posing and correct lighting. This location enables you to capture some beautiful portraits in a stunning location. Please bring one family member or a friend to photograph on the day. Please note that we can only allow one additional person to attend due to the number restrictions we have at this event. 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     8 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 1st of June 2019
Portraiture Photography - Liberty Station Park - 9am - 2 hours
The San Diego Photography Group outing on Saturday 1st June is hosted by Andrew Desiderio, with the theme of Portraiture Photography. Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture available light portraits. in a visually interesting way. We’ll be looking at composition, focus, posing and correct lighting. This location enables you to capture some beautiful portraits in a stunning location. Please bring one family member or a friend to photograph on the day. Please note that we can only allow one additional person to attend due to the number restrictions we have at this event. 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     8 places left
Sunday the 23rd of June 2019
Complete Beginners Class - Mission Valley - 9am - 3
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.
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Reviews
4.9/5 from 29 reviews
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
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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