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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! 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 youíll 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!

Whatís involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. Youíll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. Youíll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. Weíre 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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Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
4.9/5 from 30 reviews
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
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
Incredible! As always, I learned valuable techniques from Vincent Nguyen. His enthusiasm and joy are infectious!
5/5 by Cynthia Case
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
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
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
Another great class at Seal Beach with Vincent. He provides great overall guidance as well as 1:1 assistance.
5/5 by Eden Tsai
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
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
Good place to start with. Very friendly instructors. Very talented people.

4/5 by Mario

5/5 by Meetup - phil
Eric has such a passion for photography and for teaching, that it was so much fun.
5/5 by Eden Tsai
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
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
Vince is great at suggesting composition, settings, and timing.
5/5 by Eden Tsai
This class was help me more understand how to photography for lanscape. It was a good class
5/5 by Ben Nguyen
Vincent is a wonderful and patient teacher.
5/5 by Cynthia Case
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
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
Great! I learned a lot!
5/5 by Cynthia Case
It was good for helping the new people start taking phŰtgraphy
5/5 by Ben Nguyen
Very cool. Great location and very informative.
4/5 by Chuck Self
Vincent is a terrific instructor. He made everything clear and showed me camera functions I didnít know about! Iíll be back.
5/5 by Meetup - Cynthia Case
Excellent, very informative, and helpful.
5/5 by Elena Smith
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
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
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
I really enjoyed Hank! He was very thorough and explained things very easily. I canít wait to take another class with him. I just really wish I wouldíve of had a paper and pen to take notes, itís 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 donít 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
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
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