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Come along to our bimonthly 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 casual photo walk with other local photographers. No formal lectures, just a chance to meet-up, share ideas and receive feedback!
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Saturday the 23rd of November 2019
Landscape Photography - Treasure Island in Laguna Beach - 7.30am - 2 hours
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we’ll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We’ll be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use. Book in to join the instructor after the group for a 1.5 hour critique, select, and edit session where you can develop your post shoot skills. Bring your tablet or laptop. Having a professional photographer on our critique sessions will help move your photography to a higher level. Your photos will be evaluated along with a lot of encouragement. You will have a better understanding of the larger “picture” improving your skills as a photographer.
$28pp     only 5 places left
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We have a different photo theme bimontly and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations around Orange County. It's a great opportunity to try something new with the guidance of a professional photographer, and come away with some new shots for your portfolio or album.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from amateurs to professionals. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

Complete beginner? Please complete a Beginners Photography Class before attending a regular group session. This is a 3 hour structured workshop where you’ll learn the basics of using your camera with more 1-on-1 time with the instructor. Scroll down for dates.

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!

What’s involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. You’ll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. You’ll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. We’re a social bunch!

After group editing session. After each group the instructor runs an optional 1.5 hour critique, select, and edit session to help you improve your important post-shoot skills. While much editing can be done on modern cameras, it's best to bring a tablet or laptop with editing software to get the most out of this session. Select this option when booking to attend.

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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Saturday the 23rd of November 2019
Landscape Photography - Treasure Island in Laguna Beach - 7.30am - 2 hours
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we’ll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We’ll be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use. Book in to join the instructor after the group for a 1.5 hour critique, select, and edit session where you can develop your post shoot skills. Bring your tablet or laptop. Having a professional photographer on our critique sessions will help move your photography to a higher level. Your photos will be evaluated along with a lot of encouragement. You will have a better understanding of the larger “picture” improving your skills as a photographer.
$28pp     only 5 places left
Saturday the 30th of November 2019
Portraiture Photography - Cerritos Sculpture Garden - 8.30am - 2 hours
The Orange County Photography Group outing on Saturday November 30th will be hosted by Vincent Nguyen, with the theme of Portraiture Photography. Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture available light portraits. in a visually interesting way. We’ll be looking at composition, focus, posing and correct lighting. This location enables you to capture some beautiful portraits in a stunning location. Please bring one family member or a friend to photograph on the day. Please note that we can only allow one additional person to attend due to the location and the number, restrictions we have at this event.
$28pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 7th of December 2019
Sunrise Photography - Huntington Beach Pier - 6am - 2 hours
This class is designed to master your photography skills during sunrise hours . This entire session is hands on and we will be covering composition, camera settings, chasing the light, and much more. Take your digital photography to the next level with this meetup held at sunrise! Yes, it's an early wake-up but you'll be rewarded with some of the most fantastic photos you've ever taken! With Professional photographer as your tutor; you will capture some amazing nature shots accented by the gorgeous colours of the sunrise. Join the instructor after the group for a 1.5-hour critique, select, and edit session where you can develop your post-shoot skills. Bring your tablet or laptop. Learn how to critique your own photos, select the best image and then edit them to best effect. Your photos will be evaluated along with a lot of encouragement. You will have a better understanding of the larger “picture” improving your skills as a photographer. Our instructor finds a suitable meeting place to go after the regular meetup.
$28pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 8th of December 2019
Sunset Photography - Newport Beach Pier - 4pm - 2 hours
Hosted by Eric Goodman with the theme of Sunset Photography. A beautiful sunset can be enjoyed and appreciated by everyone. Photographers refer to the last (dusk) hours of the day as the "golden hours" when the light is at its best for photography. Our light meters can be thrown off by the strong amount of light hitting our sensor, so we will be exploring manual mode and exposure compensation to intensify the colours of our sunset.
$28pp     7 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
Reviews
4.8/5 from 12 reviews
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
It was good for helping the new people start taking phôtgraphy
5/5 by Ben Nguyen
30-10-2019
Very cool. Great location and very informative.
4/5 by Chuck Self
27-10-2019
Vincent is a terrific instructor. He made everything clear and showed me camera functions I didn’t know about! I’ll be back.
5/5 by Meetup - Cynthia Case
26-10-2019
Excellent, very informative, and helpful.
5/5 by Elena Smith
26-5-2019
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Hank. He is a very good instructor and ha enlighten me with a wealth of information
5/5 by Melinda
26-5-2019
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Hank. He is a very good instructor and ha enlighten me with a wealth of information
4/5 by Melinda
26-5-2019
I enjoyed learning from Hank our instructor. He has a wealth of information and is very patient, and professional while giving me great tips to become a better photographer. I will attend the next meet up Frank sure
5/5 by Melinda McAllister
12-5-2019
I really enjoyed Hank! He was very thorough and explained things very easily. I can’t wait to take another class with him. I just really wish I would’ve of had a paper and pen to take notes, it’s a little hard to remember everything, but I can say that my Easter pictures came out beautiful! I would like to know if you would be offering editing classes, I don’t have any programs and would not know what to do if I had one. Thank you or an awesome group!
5/5 by Vicky Marino
28-4-2019
Hank was TERRIFIC. He took his time to explain some of the questions I asked with recommendations and valid help. I would love to have him teach me again. Great way to start the morning!
5/5 by Melinda McAllister
28-4-2019
 
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