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Beginning Shooters Photography Shoot: Bring camera ready to shoot!

Beginning Shooters Photography Shoot: Bring camera ready to shoot!

Saturday 14 October
Monroe Ave, Brighton - 10:30am - 3 Hours
This class is getting better and better, with more students, more shooters and more people to learn from. We are learning the basics of shooting in manual - the only mode to use in my classes! This is a very hands-on class with assignments, continuous critique and reshoots -and again...lots of time to practice your new knowledge and hone your skills.. We practice often, make mistakes and learn from others. Examine your camera-lens combo, analysis of perspective, checking your background and SEE the composition you've chosen in your whole viewfinder. Come join us for coffee and compositions! We'll "expose" the Exposure Triangle! We'll discover the Rule of Thirds! We'll sing praises to the creative visual benefits of "Golden Hour" light! "See" / "create" Perspective! "View" your entire viewfinder and background! Shoot often!
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Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 21 October
Castle Park, Rochester - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Composition in photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame. "You PUT things in there". We'll meet at Warner Castle. Easy to find. In this meetup, we will discuss, but mostly shoot for applying Rule of thirds, using shapes and negative space in your composition. Line, repeating patterns and symmetry are others. Photographers, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can work together to improve your ability to see the scene you decide.
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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.

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    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: 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

    Wollongong Photography Group
    Title or Location: King Parrot calling card.
    I spotted this King Parrot feather in my yard after a night of showers. The water droplets only added to its beauty.
    Credit: Bla Andbla
    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

    St Albans Photography Group
    Title or Location: Milton Keynes
    I took my son to see an old friend because he wanted to play with wire wool and try and get some "cool" pictures. We also took some led masks with us too. Was an eventful night and I'm sure somewhere along the line will see the rest of the results here
    Credit: PhotosByBealsey
    Facebook: PhotosByBealsey
    Instagram: PhotosByBealsey

    Rochester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Erie Canal, Schoen Place, Pittsford, NY
    I hope the format meets your requirements.
    Credit: Elysa Fabian
    Portland Photography Group
    Title or Location: Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest
    Portland Photography Group shoot @ Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest (with Ann moving the light stick)
    Credit: Carlton Ward
    Instagram: redjelly39

    Rochester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Fairport, NY on my deck
    Nikon F5, 80-200mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400, program mode. Hibiscus flower. The pedals were beaten back and this was exposed toward evening. The foliage were in the shade and serve as the background.
    Credit: John Osadnick
    Colchester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Hylands house
    This photo was taken at hylands house back in 2017 at 4.30pm for me its right place right time ...
    Credit: Wayne Fowler
    Facebook: Mr F photos
    Rochester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Along the Erie Canal path in Brighton, NY
    Late afternoon stroll along the canal path. Photo taken with Canon EOS. I enjoy taking closeups of flowers and other items in nature that emphasize textures. This is a close-up of a partially closed blossom on a Wild Carrot plant...also known as Queen Anne's Lace. p.s. This is not a photo of the Poison Hemlock.
    Credit: Jean Sica

    Ocala Photography Group
    Title or Location: Wildwood, Florida - just South of Ocala
    I live near the water. As I worked in my garden, this eagle landed near the water's edge. It stayed long enough for me to grab my good old Cannon Rebel and I was able to capture several images with my 200mm lens. The bird seemed to have no fear of me. I moved slowly peacefully towards it and I ended up about 25' away. I did not want to scare it, so I only captured a few images. When I had finished, the bird remained here for quite some time. It was an amazing experience. I did crop the image to
    Credit: Cathy Popiel
    Rochester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Carrick-a-Rede, Northern Ireland
    This is a photo I took of Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge on the Causeway coast in county AntrĂ­m, in Northern Ireland. Just a long the coast from both Giants Causeway and the oldest licensed distillery in the world, Bushmills. I took this photo on July 6th, 2023 while traveling to see my family in Derry, Northern Ireland. ??
    Credit: Tori Lawrance
    Facebook: Tori lawrance
    Instagram: Torytortilla
    Sacramento Photography Group
    Title or Location: Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver BC, Canada
    The Baron's Green Racer Snakeis a species of rear-fanged venomous snake. The species is endemic to South America. Shot with my Nikon Z8 Z24-120 4.0 processed with Photoshop Topaz
    Credit: John P Simpson

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