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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      
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

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 08 June
S Arroyo Blvd - 10am - 2 Hours
Pasadena Photography Group
Rolando Salas
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      
Beginner's Photography Class - Street Photography

Beginner's Photography Class - Street Photography

Saturday 08 June
Ventura Blvd Studio City - 10am - 3 Hours
San Fernando Valley Photography Group
Anna Rylander
A hands-on Photography for Beginners class focused on street photography, covering camera settings, composition, and practical shooting tips.
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$92      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Maple Street, Glendale - 1pm - 2 Hours
Glendale Photography Group
Kevin Buzzell
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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$47      

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Sunday 09 June
Wells Street - 11am - 3 Hours
San Gabriel Photography Group
Firas Aladai
Dive into the art of photography and master the craft of capturing moments by joining our workshop designed for anyone ready to elevate their skills from Auto to Manual mode shooting. Our session is dedicated to instilling confidence in utilizing your camera's manual settings effectively. Experience a comprehensive exploration of essential camera functions and delve into the core principles of the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO. Unlock the potential of manual photography and transform the way you capture the world.
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$84      
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.
book now
$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      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginners Landscape (Pencil)

Beginners Landscape (Pencil)

Saturday 08 June
363 East Villa Street, Pasadena, CA - 10am - 2 Hours
Pasadena Art Group
Alice Molina
Join our beginner's landscape pencil sketching class and embark on a journey through picturesque scenery! Discover the joy of capturing nature's beauty with simple yet effective pencil techniques, suitable for all skill levels. Let your imagination roam free as you learn to bring landscapes to life on paper in this welcoming and supportive environment.
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$47      
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

    New Orleans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park
    Saturday night, 5/11/24, I went out to the St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park wanting to capture some photos of the Northern Lights as the Solar Storm made the aurora visible down here in Louisiana. It was a cloudy night so we didn't get to see any of it. But a thunderstorm was was approaching and "heat lightning" was seen in the distance. As it got closer, the lightning strikes were getting more and more visible even though the storm was still miles away. So I repositioned my camera and
    Credit: Bertis Tamplain
    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Yosemite Valley
    I went on a hike in Yosemite Valley and unexpectedly found this tree that had a heart shaped hole in the trunk. I stayed until dusk and used my red light on my headlamp to cast the red glow inside the heart. I was inspired by my then girlfriend. I love LOVE!
    Credit: Cody Mattson
    Facebook: codymattsonphotography
    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Home
    A photographer friend visits his parents in Alaska every year and upon his return home he always brings me salmon steaks that his family catch as part of their food provisions. This was my dinner and will say that this dinner was nothing short of amazing!
    Credit: Gonzalo Guerrero
    Facebook: G GUERRERO PHOTOGRAPHY
    Instagram: @photo818

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

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