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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 meetups based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations across the region.

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 one 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 Orange County Photography Facebook Group to share your photos after the session.

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

Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Wear a suitable face mask or show a valid vaccination card indicating that you are vaccinated.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.
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Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Reviews
4.8/5 from 39 reviews
I enjoyed the class with Oliver. He was patient and thorough and offered excellent advise. I learned a tremendous amount from this class. Oscar had a detailed list of topics but he had no issue when we occasionally deviated from the plan. I am looking forward to his next lighting class.
5/5 by Michael Salcido
2-3-2021
Hi! I had a great time at this workshop and learned quite a bit on how to use lighting and different flash and modifiers. The instructor Oliver was very knowledgeable and answered all our queries satisfactorily. Thank you for a great session!
4/5 by Anupama Kalle
26-2-2021
I learned a few things. I met some people. Photographed a unique opportunity.
5/5 by Sharon Cunningham
1-11-2020
Overall I enjoyed the meet up. Vincent was very helpful and led the group well. Wish we didn't have as much fog as we did but that only means I will have to go again. Thank you every one, it was fun.
5/5 by Tori Bird
31-10-2020

5/5 by Darcel Smith
24-10-2020

4/5 by Brian Dimsho
5-10-2020
Iím very satisfied. Instructor Vincent was clear on settings. Everyone was helpful nice and respectful.
5/5 by Jo Delayo
5-10-2020

4/5 by Kayla Farnham
20-9-2020
great event nice small group Vincent was great he made sure to check on all of us with comments and advise for setting
5/5 by Brian Dimsho
13-7-2020
I love the classes. I love the instructors, Eric Goodman amd Vince Nguyen. I never expected I can take beautiful and professional looking pictures after I took their classes!
5/5 by Katrina Yap
23-2-2020
The Santa Ana Zoo was a great local spot to photograph wildlife. I am so amazed at what you can capture, even through a cage fence!
5/5 by Eden Tsai
18-2-2020
Incredible! As always, I learned valuable techniques from Vincent Nguyen. His enthusiasm and joy are infectious!
5/5 by Cynthia Case
9-2-2020
Learning how to capture light trails made for a really unique class. I would never have thought to do this one my own - plus, it's safer as a group when photographer on a sidewalk with cars speeding by :)
5/5 by Eden Tsai
27-1-2020
Incredibly fun as well as informative. Every time I take a class with Vincent, my skills go up a notch! I appreciate his wealth of knowledge as well as his patience.
5/5 by Cynthia Case
26-1-2020
As always, the class was helpful and enormously informative. Vincentís approach is friendly and encouraging. I highly recommend his classes! My photos are way better than they used to be, and I have Vincent Nguyen and Eric Goodman to thank for that.
5/5 by Cynthia Case
20-1-2020
Another great class at Seal Beach with Vincent. He provides great overall guidance as well as 1:1 assistance.
5/5 by Eden Tsai
19-1-2020
I liked that the group was small enough for the host/teacher to be able to help us individually setting up our cameras. I enjoyed Vincent's knowledge of photography and him emphasizing that its not about the equipment you have but the lighting and composition. I'm looking forward to the next class.
5/5 by Sandra meraz
15-1-2020
Seal Beach was a great location choice. We had the whole beach ourselves, which made it easy to photograph the blue hour as well as the sun rising.
5/5 by Eden Tsai
14-1-2020
Good place to start with. Very friendly instructors. Very talented people.
4/5 by SAIKIRAN VANAMA
12-1-2020

4/5 by Mario
8-1-2020

5/5 by Meetup - phil
25-12-2019
Eric has such a passion for photography and for teaching, that it was so much fun.
5/5 by Eden Tsai
25-12-2019
Fantastic! Some of the best shots Iíve ever taken! Eric is a wonderful and patient teacher. He explains very clearly and is actively engaged with the group. Highly recommend!
5/5 by Cynthia Case
24-12-2019
we didnt expect this Sunset photography to be the best at this time of the year. Eric guided us how to take beautiful pics!
5/5 by Katrina Yap
24-12-2019
Vince is great at suggesting composition, settings, and timing.
5/5 by Eden Tsai
14-12-2019
This class was help me more understand how to photography for lanscape. It was a good class
5/5 by Ben Nguyen
23-11-2019
Vincent is a wonderful and patient teacher.
5/5 by Cynthia Case
23-11-2019
Vincent was very much a hands on instructor and encouraged us to photograph the subject and gave us suggestions as we progressed through the Arboretum.
5/5 by Pramila Gupta
3-11-2019
Hands on, Vincent really checks on me and comments on my photograph. I like it when he gives tips too.
5/5 by Ma Rina David
3-11-2019
Great! I learned a lot!
5/5 by Cynthia Case
2-11-2019
 
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