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ROSA
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Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 25 May
Lakeshore Drive - 9am - 2 Hours
Oakland Photography Group
John Dockery
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
Financial District - 10am - 3 Hours
San Francisco Photography Group
Aliah Husain
Discover the full potential of your camera beyond automatic exposure. Dive into the mechanics of photography with a comprehensive workshop designed to unravel the mysteries of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and how they influence your shots. Elevate your skills under the mentorship of a seasoned professional photographer who will guide you through practical exercises. Embrace this opportunity to transform your approach to photography and capture the world through a new lens. Join our hands-on session and take a step towards mastering your camera.
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$84      
Fashion Photography Meetup

Fashion Photography Meetup

Saturday 15 June
San Francisco Financial District - 12pm - 2 Hours
San Francisco Photography Group
Aliah Husain
Embark on a captivating journey into the glamorous world of fashion photography with an extensive 2-hour workshop designed to unleash your creative potential and refine your skills behind the lens. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned portrait photographer, this immersive experience will elevate your creativity to new heights.

This workshop offers an overview of essential techniques in conceptualizing, styling, posing, composition, and shooting fashion photography in a quiet area in San Francisco.

Whether you're pursuing a career in fashion photography or just looking to refine your skills as a portrait photographer, this workshop will educate and inspire you to unleash your creative potential in the exciting world of fashion imagery.
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$43      

Industrial Landscape Photography

Industrial Landscape Photography

Saturday 15 June
Marina District - 6pm - 2 Hours
Oakland Photography Group
John Dockery
We will be starting with an overview of landscape photography technique, how to decide what to take a picture of and how to compose shots, we will then move into settings and more technical challenges to get an idea of when the camera behaves best for landscapes.

You can use buildings and other man-made structures compositionally in the same way other landscape photographers use trees and rolling hills. Wind farms, harbours, cement works, power stations, quarries, pylons and building sites are just a few of the industrial landscapes you can photograph. The Liverpool docks are the perfect setting for this kind of photography meetup.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Main Street, Alameda - 9am - 3 Hours
Oakland Photography Group
John Dockery
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$92      
The Art of Posing Workshop

The Art of Posing Workshop

Saturday 13 July
The Embarcadero - 12pm - 2 Hours
San Francisco Photography Group
Aliah Husain
This dynamic workshop will cover the fundamentals of posing techniques for setting your clients at ease and capturing their essence. Through a combination of interactive demonstrations, practical exercises, and constructive feedback, participants will gain the confidence and expertise needed to pose clients effectively and bring out their best features.
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$47      

Chasing the Light

Chasing the Light

Sunday 14 July
Rodeo Beach - 6pm - 2 Hours
Oakland Photography Group
John Dockery
Join us for "Chasing the Light," a captivating photography event where we'll immerse ourselves in the mesmerizing dance of light and shadow along the picturesque beachfront. Over the course of two hours, we'll explore the golden hour and beyond, capturing the stunning interplay of sunlight and sea. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting out, come discover new perspectives and techniques in the company of fellow enthusiasts. Let's chase the fleeting beauty of the sunlight together!
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
Financial District - 10am - 3 Hours
San Francisco Photography Group
Aliah Husain
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$92      
Photograph San Francisco!

Photograph San Francisco!

Saturday 10 August
Financial District - 12pm - 2 Hours
San Francisco Photography Group
Aliah Husain
Join us on a photo walk, covering some of the most iconic San Francisco locations. We will start at the Ferry Building with views of the Bay Bridge. Then walk through the stunning financial district, and end in bustling Chinatown. Practice your street and architecture photography while exploring one of the World's most beautiful and dynamic cities!
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$47      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 August
Financial District - 10am - 3 Hours
San Francisco Photography Group
Aliah Husain
Unlock the full potential of your camera beyond automatic exposure. Participate in an engaging workshop designed to demystify the mechanics of your camera, focusing on mastering shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to significantly affect your exposure. Under the expert guidance of a professional photographer, you'll have the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills practically. Elevate your photography to the next level by gaining hands-on experience and personalized advice.
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$92      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 07 September
Marina District - 12pm - 2 Hours
San Francisco Photography Group
Aliah Husain
Dive into the art of capturing stunning portraits using the magic of natural light and environments. This engaging session offers a deep dive into identifying and utilizing flattering natural light, navigating the spontaneity of outdoor settings for photography. Emphasize collaboration with models to bring out their true essence and style in every shot. Discover techniques for relaxing your subject, perfectly posing them, and mastering the technical nuances of accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. Enhance your portrait photography skills in a practical, hands-on learning experience, complete with a model present for real-time practice.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 21 September
Financial District - 10am - 3 Hours
San Francisco Photography Group
Aliah Husain
Unlock the full potential of your camera beyond automatic exposure. Participate in an engaging workshop designed to demystify the mechanics of your camera, focusing on mastering shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to significantly affect your exposure. Under the expert guidance of a professional photographer, you'll have the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills practically. Elevate your photography to the next level by gaining hands-on experience and personalized advice.
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$92      

ABOUT SANTA
ROSA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
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 Santa Rosa.

  • 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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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • PHOTOS
    Santa Rosa Photography Group
    2023-08-30
    Title or Location: Laguna de Santa Rosa near the Sebastopol Community Center
    I was walking and birding along the Laguna and saw this beautiful Great Egret next to a body of water. When I got home and transferred the photo to my iPad I saw that the Egret s reflection was worthy of a photo on it's own. So I cropped it so all you see is the reflection. It looks like the Egret is gazing at its reflection.
    Credit: Richard Schoellhorn
    Instagram: @breakpar

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/

    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto
    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha

    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric
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