SANTA
ROSA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

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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      
50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Saturday 27 July
Lakeshore Drive - 10am - 2 Hours
Oakland Photography Group
John Dockery
The 50mm lens is one of the flexible and useful lenses in any photographer’s gear bag. It is neither a wide-angle or telephoto lens, but allows the camera to see on the same scale as your eye. As such, it can be used for a variety of styles, from landscape and street photography to portrait and product photography. In this meetup, we’ll review the basic camera settings. We’ll then cover some of the advantages of shooting with a prime lens, and some basic techniques to using the 50mm lens. As always, there will be ample opportunities for you to put your new knowledge into practice.
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$47      
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      

The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 10 August
Union Square San Francisco - 8pm - 2 Hours
Oakland Photography Group
John Dockery
Many people don't think about nighttime being a good time to do photography since there's a lack of light. However, armed with knowledge about your camera's settings and the properties of light, nighttime photography can be a lot of fun.

In this meetup, you'll learn about the best camera settings for nighttime photography. We'll also explore the kinds of light available to us and how to use that light to make some awesome photos. As always, there are exercises that will help you put your new knowledge to work.
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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.
book now
$92      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 August
Alameda Water Front - 10am - 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.
book now
$92      

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 07 September
Rodeo Beach - 10am - 2 Hours
Oakland Photography Group
John Dockery
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
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$47      
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.
book now
$92      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 21 September
Alameda Water Front - 10am - 2 Hours
Oakland Photography Group
John Dockery
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$47      
Fashion Photography Meetup

Fashion Photography Meetup

Saturday 05 October
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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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 19 October
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.
book now
$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.

    Join the Santa Rosa Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    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

    Chichester Photography Group
    2024-07-16
    Title or Location: East bank of the River Arun West Sussex
    Out for an evening walk heading up the river Arun, luckily this vessle gave an already colourful photo op a finishing flourish.
    Credit: Steve Smith
    Instagram: PS & H Photography
    Leicester Photography Group
    2024-07-15
    Title or Location: Titchwell Reserve Norfolk
    I was focusing on a Marsh Harrier and when I put the camera down I saw this Robin perched on the edge of my table. He just stared at me and patiently waited as I reset the camera. I still had my zoom on and almost fell off my seat leaning to get focus. The images of this bird are among my favourite sets....
    Credit: Mike Hobson

    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-07-14
    Title or Location: Betws-y-Coyed North Wales.
    Taken in Betws-y-Coyed. Swallow Waterfall. Nikon D750 & Nikkor 24-120 mm lens.Long exposure 30sISO 100f/22120 mm
    Credit: Jako Ecka

    Christchurch Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Castle Hill,South Island, NZ
    Castle Hill is an amazing location for Landscape and Astro photography. Used a Nikon Z6ii & 20mm 1.8 lens along with a lens warmer plus the Photo Pills planner.The moon was brighter than expected - 5 days old but it actually did us a big favour in lighting up the rocks with the Milky Way core above it. This is the jpeg with no edits.
    Credit: Kevin Woods
    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Capital Reef National Park, Utah
    I was on a photo workshop in the park with about 8 others. We set up for the night in the Cathedral Overlook campground. At about 3:30 am, the leader got us up and we drove, then hiked to this spot. We took astro shots, then waited in place for a couple hours until early light on the cathedral formations. This is was a merging of the two exposures that created this image.
    Credit: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Facebook: ROY GOLDSBERRY

    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography
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