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Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 15 June
Academy Drive - 9am - 3 Hours
Craig Hyatt
Discover the art of clicking perfect pictures with our specially designed class for those yearning to venture beyond the Automatic Mode of their cameras. Experience the power of Manual Mode, enriched with the potential to add depth to your photography skills. Designed to boost your confidence and mastery over your camera settings, this class expands your understanding of critical camera functions including the exposure triangle, thus providing a thorough insight into Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO. Unlock the door to photographic excellence today.
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$92      
Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Saturday 06 July
Palisades Park - 9am - 2 Hours
Craig Hyatt
Capture the essence of photographic artistry in our upcoming workshop focusing on the delicate technique of shallow depth of field. Join our seasoned instructor as we delve into the intricacies of aperture, focal length, and distance to elevate your photography skills.

Learn how to use a shallow depth of field to establish mood, eliminate distracting backdrops, and achieve the enchanting bokeh effect, adding a professional touch that brings your subjects to life. This workshop is designed to provide hands-on experience and practical knowledge, ensuring that you can create captivating images with expert precision. Join us for a session that promises to transform your approach to photography and help you master the power of focus.
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$47      
Street Art Photography

Street Art Photography

Saturday 20 July
Arts District in Downtown - 9am - 2 Hours
Craig Hyatt
Immerse yourself in the vibrant and unique medium of street art. Discover the unseen treasures tucked away in city corners across the globe. Engage in the challenge of capturing these urban masterpieces through your lens, positioned in bustling public spaces saturated with action and energy. Will you incorporate the spectators into your composition or focus solely on the art? The choice is yours. Deepen your photography skills while exploring the electrifying world of street art. The streets are your canvas and the camera is your brush. Join us.
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$47      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 03 August
Colorado Avenue - 9am - 3 Hours
Craig Hyatt
Discover your camera in an entirely new light! Get comfortable with moving out of automatic exposure mode and delve into the intricate features of your gadget. Grasp the impact of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO on image exposure as our team simplifies these concepts for you. Furthermore, a professional photographer will guide you as you put your newfound knowledge into practice. Embark on this journey to becoming a more proficient photographer with us.
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$92      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 15 June
Downtown Oxnard - 10am - 3 Hours
Oxnard Photography Group
Ivy Hyve
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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$84       4 places left
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 22 June
Maple Street, Glendale - 9am - 2 Hours
Glendale Photography Group
Kevin Buzzell
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
S Arroyo Blvd - 1pm - 3 Hours
Pasadena Photography Group
Rolando Salas
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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$84      

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Sunday 23 June
Wells Street - 11am - 2 Hours
San Gabriel Photography Group
Firas Aladai
Delve into the art of composition in photography and master strategies to give your photographs that professional touch. This course meticulously covers techniques from the rule of thirds to balancing visual elements, unpacking up to ten rules that could remarkably improve your photography.

Brush up on your understanding of shapes, the interplay of negative spaces and points, and the importance of line within the image frame. Uncover the beauty of depicting symmetry, patterns, color and tone in unique ways. Master the subtleties of distance and achieve perfect balance every time you click the shutter.

Whether you're a novice toying with a new camera, an enthusiast looking to hone the craft, or a seasoned professional wanting to relearn the basics - this is the ideal space for you. Together, we can help you develop a more perceptive eye to frame the scene just as you envisioned. Join us and elevate your photographic prowess to the next level.
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$47      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 July
S Arroyo Blvd - 9am - 2 Hours
Pasadena Photography Group
Rolando Salas
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$47      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 July
Maple Street, Glendale - 9am - 2 Hours
Glendale Photography Group
Kevin Buzzell
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$47      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 06 July
Ventura - 10am - 2 Hours
Oxnard Photography Group
Ivy Hyve
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.
book now
$47      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Sunday 07 July
Wells Street - 11am - 2 Hours
San Gabriel Photography Group
Firas Aladai
Discover the art of capturing stunning portraits using the beauty of natural light and surroundings in our upcoming photography meet-up. This session is designed to dive deep into the techniques of identifying and manipulating flattering light in outdoor settings, offering a unique challenge beyond the controlled confines of a studio environment. Participants will learn the importance of working in harmony with their subjects to authentically reflect their personality and style in each shot.

The workshop will cover essential skills such as mastering the art of posing, ensuring your subject feels comfortable and natural in front of the camera. Technical aspects, including accurate focusing and the correct metering for skin tones, will also be addressed, ensuring every portrait comes out beautifully. To enhance the learning experience, a model will be present throughout the session, allowing for hands-on practice and immediate application of new skills.

Join us to elevate your portrait photography skills, refine your technique, and capture the essence of your subjects in a whole new light.
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$47      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 20 July
Maple Street, Glendale - 9am - 2 Hours
Glendale Photography Group
Kevin Buzzell
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 will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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$47      

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 20 July
Downtown Oxnard - 10am - 2 Hours
Oxnard Photography Group
Ivy Hyve
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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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
S Arroyo Blvd - 1pm - 3 Hours
Pasadena Photography Group
Rolando Salas
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 21 July
Wells Street - 11am - 3 Hours
San Gabriel Photography Group
Firas Aladai
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      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginners Body Proportions (Pencil)

Beginners Body Proportions (Pencil)

Saturday 06 July
363 East Villa Street, Pasadena, CA - 10am - 2 Hours
Pasadena Art Group
Alice Molina
Explore the fundamentals of human body proportions in our beginner's pencil sketching class! Gain confidence in your artistic abilities as you learn to accurately depict the human form using simple pencil techniques. Perfect for those starting their artistic journey, this class offers a supportive space to refine your skills and unleash your creativity.
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$47      
Beginners and Intermediate Color Pencil and Marker

Beginners and Intermediate Color Pencil and Marker

Saturday 27 July
South Pasadena - 10pm - 2 Hours
Pasadena Art Group
Alice Molina
Join us for a fun-filled session of color pencil and marker exploration! Perfect for beginners and intermediate artists alike, this workshop will cover basic techniques and tips to bring your drawings to life. Whether you're a budding artist or looking to refine your skills, come unleash your creativity with us!
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$47      
Beginners Stain Glass Marker

Beginners Stain Glass Marker

Saturday 24 August
South Pasadena - 10am - 2 Hours
Pasadena Art Group
Alice Molina
Join us for a Beginner's Stain Glass Marker session, where you'll learn the basics of this beautiful art form. We will create intricate patterns and outlines - a design you will proud to make.
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$47      

Beginners and Intermediate- Textures with Ink

Beginners and Intermediate- Textures with Ink

Saturday 14 September
South Pasadena - 10am - 2 Hours
Pasadena Art Group
Alice Molina
Explore the art of "Textures with Ink" in our workshop designed for beginners and intermediates. Learn various techniques to create stunning, textured artworks using ink.
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$47      
ABOUT LOS
ANGELES
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 Los Angeles .

  • 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 Los Angeles Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Very very helpful class. I learned everything I wanted to learn. Instructor was extremely knowledgeable.
    5/5
    Bob
    2024-02-25
    Nice time with nice people!
    5/5
    John
    2024-02-11
    Loved it (except for the rain...). Firas was a wonderful guide. I appreciated the commentary along the way to help us see different aspects and ways to improve our framing. The photo feedback along the way was also fantastic. That helped while we were still out doing work to modify the approach in real-time. Critique at the end was incredibly valuable. I want to do it again now with all that new info!
    5/5
    Virginia
    2024-01-21

    Craig made the landscape outing interesting and fun as to what to look for and how to photograph it.
    5/5
    Glenda
    2023-12-17
    Had a great time and was able to gain some insight on lighting and practice one on one with Firas.
    5/5
    Jamie
    2023-12-11
    Firas is GREAT. Thank you for the details in learning photography.
    5/5
    Glenda
    2023-11-12

    I truly enjoyed Craig's challenges and venue chosen for this photo meet. Looking forward to December 16th at the Huntington Library
    5/5
    Marisa
    2023-10-16
    Great instructor, Craig Hyatt. I love the site and challenges chosen for this class . Cannot wait for the next !
    5/5
    Marisa
    2023-10-15
    Craig was/is GREAT. I learned a lot. Thank You 😊 🙏
    5/5
    Glenda
    2023-10-15

    had fun
    5/5
    Maxwell
    2023-04-22
    It was great! Jesse was wonderful. He helped me get back on track. I hadn't picked up my camera in some time and he got me back to the basics. He is super easy to work with and explains in a way that a novice can understand. He gave me several tips that I will put into use immediately. So happy to have him as my instructor. It was a fun and educational day.
    5/5
    Ann
    2023-03-12
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Craig Hyatt
    Craig Hyatt is a Los Angeles based Photographer. After growing up in Ventura County Craig earned his BFA at San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco California. With commercial work focusing on product and lifestyle photography, Craig has worked as in house for major Southern California furniture companies.

    Now working as a freelance photographer, Craig is mostly working on personal projects. These include landscape, portraiture, and cityscape photography. With an interest in looking and observing light and how it affects an environment and the overall feeling and mood.
    Firas Aladai
    Firas is a filmmaker and a photographer based in Los Angeles, California. He earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His first feature film "Winter" which he made as a graduate student, was screened at several Art House film festivals after its premier at the Arab Film Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

    Firas Aladai is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am to 6:00pm.
    Private tutoring for beginner and intermediate photographers. Portraits and events.

    PHOTOS
    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2024-05-26
    Title or Location:

    Credit: Arthur Bohlmann
    Facebook: Arthur Bohlmann

    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Angeles Crest, Los Angeles Forest
    This photo was taken on Friday May 10th. Souther California was not supposed to experience the Aurora Borealis. However, I decided to give it a try. I was very blessed to have been proved right.
    Credit: Jorge Henriquez
    Instagram: Octojorge
    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2024-05-06
    Title or Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    While most of the world was still on lockdown from the pandemic, I had the opportunity to shoot this LA landmark, almost completely empty of all other visitors.
    Credit: John Bulwer
    Instagram: @JCThePhotographist

    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2024-04-30
    Title or Location:
    I angled my phone against the window and made the reflection of the phone's camera to appear part of the "curved" lense flare.
    Credit: Anthony Anderson
    Instagram: supernal_photography

    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2024-04-26
    Title or Location: Urban Light
    On a rainy night, I asked my wife to drive me to Lacma.To photograph the reflection of the light
    Credit: Kiattikool Chaiwong
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kiaitikool
    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Downtown Los Angeles
    Every time I see or look through something that resembles a path, I'm reminded of the one I'm on. Every day I'm reminded that life is full of ups and downs, and if I'm feeling down, all I need to do is look up.
    Credit: Anthony Anderson
    Instagram: supernal_photography

    Omaha Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography
    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Spirit of Saint Louis Air Show and Stem Expo
    Photograph taken with Olympus OM-1 and Olympus 100-400mm Lens (100mm 1/1250 @ f/11). No real interesting story here. Just like to shoot the air shows when I can. Takes me back to my days in the Navy and seeing the jets coming and going from Hickam AFB when I was stationed at Pearl Harbor NSY&IMF and would shoot a round of golf at Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay golf course after working on the submarines. A couple of the holes on that course are near the runway for the base. The surprise sound of a
    Credit: Brian Smith
    Instagram: @nukebear

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman Park
    This is a focus blend of 2 photos- 1 for the fence and the other for the rest of the photo. It was taken with a Sony A7RIV camera on a Sony 35mm GM lens at F1.8, ISO 2000, 15". The Superstion Mountains were named Monte Superstition by Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 1540s. Greedy for gold, they tried to get local Apaches to show them where it was however, believing the area was home to the God of Thunder, they refused for fear of angering him. Apaches believe there's a hole to the
    Credit: Edward Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_photography
    Albury Photography Group
    2024-06-09
    Title or Location: Bethanga Bridge - Lake Hume Albury NSW
    This photo is one I took in september 2023. On this night I captured quite a few different photos and perspectives of the milky way over and around the bridge. My goal on this evening was to take full advantage of the position of the milky way as there are very few opportunities that you can photograph the milky way positioned near the bridge during the year. I found this photo with other ones from that night I had not edited. Astro photography needs conditions to be right in relation to moon,
    Credit: Andrew Osborne
    Facebook: Andrew Osborne - Landscapes
    Instagram: https:www.instagram.com/andrews_landscapephotos/
    Bellevue Photography Group
    2024-06-09
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon
    Strolling along the beach. Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, ORCanon PowerShot S230f/41/400 sec.11 mm
    Credit: Timmy DeHan

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