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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 Rochester .

  • 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 Rochester Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    Madi did a great job. I learned a lot and I feel so much more confident with my camera now
    This class was awesome! Stephen is enthusiastic, passionate about art and creating portraits that tell a story. I feel inspired to pick up my camera again and am so appreciative.
    Was a good refresher for me. Location is kind of uncomfortable as you can get distracted by customers.

    Very informative for a first time learning about a camera
    Stephen Spinder
    A Rochester native, Stephen is an internationally known digital photographer having lived and worked in Central Europe based in Budapest Hungary for 15 years (1995-2010). His beautiful images reveal the still powerful vestiges of an ancient culture that have changed little over time, in spite of an encroaching eastern tide of westernism. These images of Transylvania and Budapest are captured in his two self-published hardbound coffee table books.

    Stephen has a creative eye, animated people-oriented personality and a great sense of humor. He loves sharing that love of learning/leading/teaching/helping all ages.
    Rochester Photography Group
    Title or Location: High Falls Terrace Park, Rochester NY
    I have not picked my camera up in quite awhile. A class became available that I was actually able to make it to! This was shot from the park, from the lookout I believe. Camera: Canon EOS RLens: Sigma 17-? (I can?t remember but it?s my go to lens &128513)Edited in PS with minor cropping, and basic adjustments to shadows etc. . Also a touch dehazing.
    Credit: Lara Jonas

    Rochester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Walworth, NY
    M31: The Andromeda Galaxy. This is our nearest next-door neighbor galaxy at a distance of 2.5 million light years away. I spent two clear nights in my backyard capturing as many exposures as I could and stacked together the data to average out the noise and get a high signal-to-noise ratio. The galaxy is littered with little red gemstones called HII regions which radiate light in he deep red part of the spectrum called Hydrogen-Alpha. These are areas of hydrogen that are bein ionized by nea
    Credit: Elliot Maddox
    Facebook: Elliot Maddox Photography
    Instagram: @stargazer.astro
    Rochester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Powder Mills Park in Pittsford NY
    I was walking with my camera and I noticed a small sparrow foraging through the brush. It was the last real fall day of the year while fall colors were at their peak, and I decided to wait for the sparrow to frame himself for me on a small branch he kept returning to, where he posed perfectly and looked at me inquisitively.
    Credit: Graham Wolfe
    Facebook: Graham Wolfe
    Instagram: wolfeaudio

    Rochester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Sandbar Park Webster NY
    Plants growing on rock intrigue me. The sunset was ok, but the plant made the pic. When I posted the picture in one of my groups someone named it."Looks like it's dancing. Wild abandonment under a fiery setting sun."Now it's The Dancer.Currently working with the namer to get her a framed print.
    Credit: Barry McKinley
    Instagram: @a_trick_of_the_lights

    Rochester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Outside Whiskey River Pub in Charlotte
    This place is a favorite hangout of mine: good atmosphere, good food, interesting people, and good live music. The building always intrigues me as a photographer: the Hemingway portrait and how it aligns with the window above him, the stairs next to him. This night I noticed how the old-style yellow street lamp added a mood to it all.Taken with my iPhone.
    Credit: Onno
    Instagram: @onnoweb
    Rochester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Erie Canal, Schoen Place, Pittsford, NY
    I hope the format meets your requirements.
    Credit: Elysa Fabian

    West London Photography Group
    Title or Location: Crane Park, Whitton.
    Taken with Nikon D7500 with 300mm Nikkor lens. Two male Kingfishers possibly adult male and offspring sitting low by the River Crane. Light was low so had to use a high ISO. Because of this the image had to be denoised . It was then cropped and clarity and texture added in Lightroom. I have a nice triptych of them sitting in three different poses.
    Credit: Sam Downie
    Swindon Photography Group
    Title or Location: Swindon Designer Outlet
    It's feeling very festive at Swindon Designer Outlet &127876&127877&127882
    Credit: Rimpy Sharma
    Instagram: @rimpysharma19
    San Bernardino Photography Group
    Title or Location: Fossil Falls, California
    This image was created at Fossil Falls in the Mojave Desert California. The location was selected a few months before during a site selection trip to the desert. I asked a local model if she would be interested in a concept shoot, and she agreed. Whitney Sather, my model is from southern Kentucky and is a wonderful model to work with. We based for the shoot out of Randsburg, CA. The hospitality shown to Me, my model, assistant and Guide (my brother that lives there) by the locals at each locatio
    Credit: Patrick O'Donnell
    Facebook: Patrick O'Donnell

    Springfield Photography Group
    Title or Location: Butterflies at work - Luken Lake Yosemite
    Hiking into Luken Lake in the summer, the wildflowers were in bloom and the butterflies were active.
    Credit: Ilo Gassoway
    Instagram: Gr8purple1
    Sunshine Coast Photography Group
    Title or Location: Outback SA
    Saw these beautiful flowers on the side of the road while traveling in South Australia outback 2022. Thought I would try a little creative work with them, using Adobe Photo Elements 2023, plastic wrap. You either like photo art or you don't, I love looking at other people's work, there's a lot of creative people out there.
    Credit: Deb Johnson
    Facebook: Deb Johnson Photography
    Wollongong Photography Group
    Title or Location: Bauld Hill, Stanwell Park
    I was on my way home when I saw the paragliders hovering ahead. So even though I thought I would try to get a few photos of them. The storm was getting closer & we all thought we would get wet, but just before it hit, it threw out a quick burst of colour. Sometimes it?s all about timing. iPhone 12 Pro Max & Snapseed.
    Credit: Rosalie zbtady

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