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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 around 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 Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

Our classes and photography sessions are limited to a max of 5 students - due to current COVID restrictions

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue.

We had a fun time exploring the various aspects of street photography. Ira Srole was great in helping us understand what we should look for and try. His experience in photographing the city was obvious. It helped us understand the possibilities. His knowledge of the history of downtown Rochester added even more interest to out outing.
June 12th 2021
Ira Srole
Ira has been an avid photographer since his teenage years. After receiving a BA in Sociology from McGill University in Montreal, he came to Rochester and received an MFA in Photography from RIT. Shortly after graduating, he was hired by the City of Rochester to be a Staff Photographer. Serving in that capacity for forty years, he documented a wide variety of people, places and special events while managing the development of a huge collection of film-based and digital images. As a retiree, Ira now pursues his own art photography and maintains a free lance business. He is also a fan of jazz music and local history, and enjoys exploring his adopted home town of Rochester and the nearby Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.
Kirsten Martin
Welcome to my page! I'm Kirsten, and I have over a decade of experience in photography. I completed a BS in Photographic Sciences, with a specialization in microscopy from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2017. I'm excited to help you improve your skills and make images you feel proud of! Come check out my classes/workshops to see for yourself - you won't be disappointed!