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Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 24 February
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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$84       4 places left
Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Saturday 02 March
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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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
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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$84      

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 16 March
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.
book now
$84      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 30 March
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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$84      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 13 April
S Olive St - 9am - 2 Hours
Craig Hyatt
Discover the art of capturing the essence of structures and the beauty within the built environment with our architectural photography session. This specialized workshop is designed to enhance your understanding of architectural photography, teaching you to create images that are both true to the design and visually captivating.

Join us and learn to elevate your photography from simple snapshots to masterful compositions. We'll cover key techniques, optimal camera settings, and creative approaches to photographing buildings in a way that reflects their true character. Whether you're a local or a traveler, this session arms you with the skills to beautifully document the world's architectural wonders.
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$43      

Street Art Photography

Street Art Photography

Saturday 27 April
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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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 25 May
Colorado Avenue - 9am - 3 Hours
Craig Hyatt
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      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 01 June
Bee Rock Trail - 3pm - 2 Hours
Craig Hyatt
Unleash your photography potential with our specially tailored class. Our focus is primarily on understanding Composition and the critical role of light in capturing stunning photographs. Proactively enhance your skills by experiencing hands-on training.

Together, we will explore the realm of natural light photography, bidding goodbye to on-camera flashes or strobe techniques. With the only available light, we will guide you through troubleshooting, making necessary adjustments, and ultimately, capturing captivating portraits.

The class also offers practical lessons on light modifying techniques. Learn the smart application of a reflector to cleverly manipulate not-so-great lighting conditions. It's all about capturing perfectly exposed shots, irrespective of the circumstances. Embrace the world of photography like never before. Join us and discover the artist in you.
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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Urban Photography Meetup

Urban Photography Meetup

Saturday 02 March
Collection Blvd - 9am - 2 Hours
Oxnard Photography Group
Ivy Hyve
Join us for an exhilarating Urban Photography Meetup where concrete jungles transform into canvases, and cityscapes become our playground. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting to explore the world of urban photography, this event promises to be a captivating journey through the vibrant tapestry of the city.

Get insights from a professional photographer who will share her tips and tricks for capturing the essence of urban environments. Whether it's mastering composition or understanding the technical aspects, this event is a learning experience for all.
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$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 03 March
Sherman Oaks - 1pm - 2 Hours
San Fernando Valley Photography Group
Jamie Senat
Discover the vibrant heartbeat of the city through the lens of street photography. This engaging workshop invites you to explore bustling cafes, lively street vendors, spirited buskers, and the timeless charm of historic architecture. As we delve into the essence of visual storytelling, we focus on honing the power of observation, a cornerstone of compelling photography.

Our approachable methods will enhance your ability to discern the extraordinary in the everyday, bringing the dynamic tapestry of urban life into sharp relief. Gain invaluable insights into the nuanced art of capturing the soul of the street, from ephemeral moments to the character etched in the faces of its people.

The workshop also provides comprehensive guidance on technical aspects of street photography, including optimal camera settings, focusing techniques, and lens selection to best convey the spontaneity of those serendipitous encounters.

Join us for a transformative experience that will expand your photographic perspective and add depth to your visual narrative.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 10 March
Burbank Walk - 11am - 3 Hours
San Gabriel Photography Group
Firas Aladai
Enhance your photography skills by breaking away from automatic exposure. Seize this opportunity to delve into the mechanisms of your camera. Gain insights about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and their effects on exposure from professional photographers. Utilize this newfound knowledge under professional guidance and see the improvement in your shots. Enjoy the blend of learning and doing, bringing your photography skills to a new level. Exercise your camera's full potential and elevate your photography skills under the expertise of seasoned professionals.
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$84      

Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 16 March
South Victoria Avenue - 5pm - 3 Hours
Oxnard Photography Group
Ivy Hyve
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
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$84      
Headshot Photography Class

Headshot Photography Class

Sunday 17 March
Sherman Oaks - 1pm - 3 Hours
San Fernando Valley Photography Group
Jamie Senat
Capture the Perfect Headshot: A Professional Workshop

Join us for an engaging workshop on the art of professional headshot photography. Discover the nuances of creating compelling portraits that emphasize your subject's professionalism, personality, and brand. During this session, we will concentrate on crafting headshots that are framed from the chest up, with a keen focus on achieving flattering lighting to illuminate your model's features to the fullest.

Whether you're looking to refine your skills or exploring new techniques, this workshop is designed to elevate the quality of your headshot portfolio. Gain the knowledge and confidence to deliver portraits that your clients will cherish. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your photography prowess in a supportive and dynamic environment.
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$84      
Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Sunday 24 March
Wells Street - 11am - 2 Hours
San Gabriel Photography Group
Firas Aladai
Join us as we plunge into an intriguing exploration of composition, uncovering the impact of the 'Rule of Thirds.' Often overlooked in the rush of capturing a moment, this simple technique can transform an average photograph into a dynamic and tension-filled masterpiece. Our gathering provides a host of photographic possibilities where we will practice and master the application of 'Rule of Thirds,' elevating our photography skills to a new level. Let's harness the power of this vital technique to create extraordinary images together.
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$43      

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 30 March
Downtown Oxnard - 10am - 2 Hours
Oxnard Photography Group
Ivy Hyve
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 31 March
Sherman Oaks - 1pm - 2 Hours
San Fernando Valley Photography Group
Jamie Senat
Discover the vibrant heartbeat of the city through the lens of street photography. This engaging workshop invites you to explore bustling cafes, lively street vendors, spirited buskers, and the timeless charm of historic architecture. As we delve into the essence of visual storytelling, we focus on honing the power of observation, a cornerstone of compelling photography.

Our approachable methods will enhance your ability to discern the extraordinary in the everyday, bringing the dynamic tapestry of urban life into sharp relief. Gain invaluable insights into the nuanced art of capturing the soul of the street, from ephemeral moments to the character etched in the faces of its people.

The workshop also provides comprehensive guidance on technical aspects of street photography, including optimal camera settings, focusing techniques, and lens selection to best convey the spontaneity of those serendipitous encounters.

Join us for a transformative experience that will expand your photographic perspective and add depth to your visual narrative.
book now
$43      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Sunday 07 April
Wells Street - 11am - 2 Hours
San Gabriel Photography Group
Firas Aladai
Delve into the enchanting world of macro photography, where the small turns majestic, and the unseen comes alive. In our course, we shed a new light on your everyday flowers and insects, magnifying their distinct details into life-sized portraits. Beginning at the time when our tiny subjects are their most dynamic, you will immerse in a journey to capture their grandeur in awe-inspiring macro images. Be prepared to unlock a world less explored and more fascinatingly beautiful.
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$43      

Smartphone Photography Meetup

Smartphone Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 April
Ventura - 9am - 2 Hours
Oxnard Photography Group
Ivy Hyve
Join us for a captivating journey into the world of smartphone photography at our exclusive meetup! Whether you're a seasoned shutterbug or just beginning your photographic adventure, this event is your passport to discovering the incredible potential of your smartphone camera.

Immerse yourself in hands-on workshops led by an experienced photographer, where you'll learn tips and tricks to elevate your smartphone photography skills.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 21 April
Burbank Walk - 11am - 3 Hours
San Gabriel Photography Group
Firas Aladai
Enhance your photography skills by breaking away from automatic exposure. Seize this opportunity to delve into the mechanisms of your camera. Gain insights about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and their effects on exposure from professional photographers. Utilize this newfound knowledge under professional guidance and see the improvement in your shots. Enjoy the blend of learning and doing, bringing your photography skills to a new level. Exercise your camera's full potential and elevate your photography skills under the expertise of seasoned professionals.
book now
$84      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Sunday 05 May
Wells Street - 11am - 2 Hours
San Gabriel Photography Group
Firas Aladai
Join us for a relaxed, enjoyable stroll with our cameras, where you will explore multiple facets of the wonderful world of photography. This includes street landscapes, architectural wonders, scenic seascapes, and the allure of abstract photography. Learn, engage, and enhance your skills in a community of passionate photographers like you.
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$43      

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.

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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    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
    2024-02-17
    Title or Location: 6th street bridge, DTLA
    I went out with a small group of photographers organized by Craig Hyatt and Los Angeles Photo Group, as Craig led us about, we each did our own thing, pretty much. The bridge was quiet, shadows in the right places, and I just waited for the right person to enter my viewfinder. Shot with a 28mm Leica Q3.
    Credit: Lester Lefton

    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2024-02-09
    Title or Location:
    A break in the rain on the miracle mile
    Credit: Chris Turchyn
    Facebook: Chris Turchyn
    Instagram: Fantom fotography
    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2024-01-21
    Title or Location: Galaxy M 101
    This is galaxy M101 also called the Pinwheel galaxy. It's located near Ursa Major, better known as the Big Bear or Big Dipper constellation. It's 21 million light years away from Earth. The wild thing about what that means is that the light I captured for this photo took 21 million years to get to Earth. Way before we existed. I shot this in 2021 somewhere out in the local desert (I didn't keep track of that). I go out to visit dark sky sites every new moon, weather permitting, to photograph ne
    Credit: Tim Song Jones
    Facebook: Tim Song Jones

    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2024-01-17
    Title or Location: Los Andgeles
    Los Angels, California
    Credit: Teimur Aliev
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teimur_aliev?igsh=YzVkODRmOTdmMw3D3D&utm_source=qr

    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2024-01-13
    Title or Location: Alabama Hills,Ca
    This was the end first night camping at Alabama Hills on weekend fishing trip in the Mono County area. I was trying to get some sunrise pictures of Mt Whitney and this is one of them. I hope that you enjoy it.
    Credit: Richard
    Instagram: 4rraider
    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2023-12-20
    Title or Location: Los Angeles
    Downtown LA is a very well photographed location. I wanted to find a unusual location for this shoot. I liked how the street, buildings, cars, and even the shoes on the wire tells the story of neighborhood and community. It's a more intimate look at LA.
    Credit: Tiny Wu
    Instagram: TonyJWuPhotography

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March
    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd
    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Halstead Kansas, outside my house
    It was a cloudy day and my cat was up in the tree. he had always had very deep blue, but with all the defused light from the clouds and the contrast from the tree bark, It sent me running for my camera.I shot it on a Nikon D5600, with a 70 - 200mm lens, on January 25, 2024.I shot it raw while in manual mode, the aperture was 4.1, the iso 100, and the shutter speed was 1 over 700.
    Credit: Matthew Rowe
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks

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