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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      

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.
book now
$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

Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 April
S Arroyo Blvd - 9am - 2 Hours
Pasadena Photography Group
Rolando Salas
Dive into the enchanting world of macro photography, where the smallest subjects turn into magnificent protagonists. This exclusive photography event is designed to introduce you to the art of capturing the intricate details of tiny objects, bringing flowers and intriguing insects into life-sized or even larger prominence through your lens. The timing is perfectly orchestrated to coincide with the peak activity of these miniature wonders, ensuring an opportunity to explore and immortalize breathtaking macro images. Join us for a journey that promises to change the way you see the world, one close-up at a time.
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$43      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 28 April
Sherman Oaks - 1pm - 2 Hours
San Fernando Valley Photography Group
Jamie Senat
Unlock the secrets of stunning portrait photography in this hands-on workshop designed for both beginners eager to boost their selfie prowess and those looking to craft an impressive portfolio. Dive deep into the fundamentals of portrait photography, enhancing both your creative flair and technical know-how.

Discover the art of selecting the ultimate settings, choosing locations that add that extra layer of magic to your shots, and mastering lighting techniques and poses that accentuate the most flattering features. Beyond technical skills, learn the subtle yet impactful art of building rapport with models, ensuring you capture genuine emotions and authentic reactions that elevate your photography to new heights.

Join us on a journey to transform your approach to portrait photography, and elevate your skills in a way that reflects your unique artistic vision.
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$43      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 04 May
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      

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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 11 May
S Arroyo Blvd - 9am - 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       5 places left
Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Sunday 19 May
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      

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 25 May
S Arroyo Blvd - 9am - 2 Hours
Pasadena Photography Group
Rolando Salas
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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$43      
Photographing Reflections

Photographing Reflections

Saturday 25 May
Ventura - 10am - 2 Hours
Oxnard Photography Group
Ivy Hyve
We will be using natural water reflections and seeking out man-made reflective surfaces in the area to explore how we can use reflections to add depth and intrigue to our images. Reflections can help us to show our subject from an unusual, or from multiple, points of view. We can use reflections to abstract our subject or to make perfect mirror images. We'll even have a look at how we can create our own reflections when there are none around.
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$43      
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.
book now
$43      

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.
book now
$84      
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      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginners Drawing Class on Architectural Sketching

Beginners Drawing Class on Architectural Sketching

Saturday 27 April
363 East Villa Street, Pasadena, CA - 10am - 2 Hours
Pasadena Art Group
Alice Molina
Unleash your creativity with our beginner's architectural sketching class! Join us as we explore fundamental techniques for capturing the beauty of buildings and urban landscapes. This class offers a welcoming environment to hone your skills and express your vision.
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$47      
Beginners Perspective (Pencil)

Beginners Perspective (Pencil)

Saturday 25 May
363 East Villa Street, Pasadena, CA - 10am - 2 Hours
Pasadena Art Group
Alice Molina
Dive into the world of perspective drawing with our beginner's pencil sketching class! Learn essential techniques to create depth and realism in your artwork, guided by experienced instructors. Perfect for newcomers eager to unlock the secrets of perspective drawing, this class promises to ignite your passion for artistic expression.
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$47      
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      
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
    2024-04-14
    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

    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Park Row Drive Bridge
    Park Row Bridge Los Angeles CA. Photo taken around 9:30pm.Shot on Sony A7Siii w/Sigma 135mm Art. ISO 100, F/14, Exp. 10 sec.
    Credit: Roy Moore
    Instagram: Film First Productions
    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2024-03-29
    Title or Location: Rialto Theater, 812 S Broadway
    Walking around Broadway, I was captivated by the eclectic mix of architecture spanning different periods and the vibrant neon marquees that adorn the street . I captured a moment that encapsulates the essence of DTLA's charm. My photo of the Rialto Theater serves not only as a beautiful memento of my visit to LA but also as a testament to my love for photography and the city itself. It's a snapshot frozen in time, preserving the magic of that moment for me to revisit and share with others who sh
    Credit: Salvatore De Matteu

    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2024-03-27
    Title or Location: San Diego Safari Park
    A Roadrunner posing for me
    Credit: Arthur Bohlmann

    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2024-03-22
    Title or Location: Playa Grando also known as Playa Piscado in Curacao
    Spent the day snorkeling with sea turtles and this beautiful old fishing boat was anchored about 200 yards out. I captured this image with my GoPro.
    Credit: Jamie Cook
    Facebook: Jamie Cook
    Instagram: jc7561
    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2024-03-06
    Title or Location: Shadow Hills, California.
    A mourning dove drinks from the birdbath as a house finch take a bath.
    Credit: Matt Cunningham
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matt.cunningham.1840/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grfxdotbiz/

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach Oregon
    While visiting Cannon Beach, Oregon for Spring Break this year, we were treated to beautiful blue skies, warm weather, stars AND airglow at night! I was absolutely giddy about seeing those stars! Now I hope you all know how extremely rare this combination is on the pacific coast in spring. It's normally overcast and raining and definitely no stars to be seen. Thank you universe for allowing your magic to flow this evening. I truly appreciate you and your powers ??
    Credit: Amanda Thornton DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics
    Milton Keynes Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Milton Keynes
    to create this I used a piece of Teal vinyl for the backdrop, I had the camera, with a 30 mm Marco lens on a tripod set to manual focus, with focus staking of 10 shots I only used 5 in the end). for lighting I had two static lights on mini stands so I could play about with their placement to get the effect I was looking for. The dandelion seed was held in place, by putting it into a piece of white tack, I then sprayed it using a little electronic face atomiser (bought from Amazon) and loa
    Credit: Diane Langford
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Franklin Tennessee
    This photo captures a serene moment in my front yard, where I lay on a blanket beneath a amazing tree. The weather was ideal, prompting me to grab my micro lens and focus on this exquisite dandelion.
    Credit: Kimber Weathers
    Facebook: Kimber
    Instagram: kimberlan30wea

    Dallas Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: My house in Lewisville
    Decided to make a composite that resembles the photo that NASA took with their millions of dolllar photo equipment. 2 months ago I photographed the full moon and placed it on top of the most recent solar eclipse photo I took. The moon normally get its light from the sun so getting the perspective with moon visibility is impossible during an eclipse unless you have nasa gear. My photo was taken with a canon R5, RF400mm F2.8 and cropped in.
    Credit: (MyJdProductions) Justin Dickinson
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/share/pE91wQnHYf6JVB7A/?mibextid=eQY6cl
    Instagram: @myjdproductions
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Saltburn by the Sea
    This is Saltburn?s furnicular Cliff Lift before sunrise in the golden hour. Lovely light, a high tide and a heavy sea made a really nice composition.Canon R8 & EF16-35mm f/4L @ 29mm, f/6.3, 2 seconds & ISO400
    Credit: Edward Bilcliffe
    Instagram: @edwardbilcliffe
    Gold Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
    Facebook: Slystyles_art
    Instagram: Slystyles_art

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