Come along to our bimonthly photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor. Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a casual photo walk with other local photographers. No formal lectures, just a chance to meet-up, share ideas and receive feedback!
We have a different photo theme bimontly and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations around Los Angeles. It's a great opportunity to try something new with the guidance of a professional photographer, and come away with some new shots for your portfolio or album.
Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from amateurs to professionals. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.
Complete beginner? Please complete a Beginners Photography Class before attending a regular group session. This is a 3 hour structured workshop where you’ll learn the basics of using your camera with more 1-on-1 time with the instructor. Scroll down for dates.
What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!
What’s involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. You’ll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. You’ll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. We’re a social bunch!
After group editing session. After each group the instructor runs an optional 1.5 hour critique, select, and edit session to help you improve your important post-shoot skills. While much editing can be done on modern cameras, it's best to bring a tablet or laptop with editing software to get the most out of this session. Select this option when booking to attend.
The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.
I enjoyed the casual atmosphere and the tips from the facilitator 5/5 by Meetup - Virginia Blake 8-2-2020
I have never been to the Descanso Gardens so this was a good outing for me. Shelley was a good host. I learned a few things from her today. 5/5 by Gina Kuns 8-2-2020
Great event. Perfect location with a very informative instructor. Got some great shots. 5/5 by Linda Mariano 26-1-2020
It was fun! It was encouraging and fun to be around fellow photographers. I gained more confidence in going full manual and was pleasantly surprised by the photos that came out of the session. It was a time of true experimentation, without fear of "messing up" which was much appreciated. 4/5 by Amanda 6-11-2019
Great intimate event with a guide who knew all about the location. She was informative, open to questions, and very friendly. 5/5 by Martin Yoo 29-6-2019