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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!
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Saturday the 1st of February 2020
Lightroom Editing for Beginners - Bakery Lorraine - 9 am - 3 Hours
This is the ideal class for those who wish to learn Lightroom. You will learn how to import your images into Lightroom and learn how powerful the Lightroom program to enhancing your images.
$70pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
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We have a different photo theme bimontly and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations around San Antonio. 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 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!

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!

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.

We also occasionally hold more formal beginners classes which last 3 hours and are limited to 6 people. These classes are perfect for complete beginners who want to start using manual mode and those who want to brush up on the basics. See the dates below.

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Saturday the 1st of February 2020
Lightroom Editing for Beginners - Bakery Lorraine - 9 am - 3 Hours
This is the ideal class for those who wish to learn Lightroom. You will learn how to import your images into Lightroom and learn how powerful the Lightroom program to enhancing your images.
$70pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 8th of February 2020
Beginners Guide to Photography - Bakery Lorraine - 9 am - 3 Hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo class that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots. The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera! Taught by professional photographer Steve, the class will cover a range of technical aspects and you'll learn about: • How to correctly expose photos • Using composition techniques • All about different focal lengths • Using white balance and colour • Aperture and depth of field for focus • Using shutter speed to capture action
full - no places left
Saturday the 15th of February 2020
Black & White Photography - Mission San Juan - 10am - 2 Hours
Black & White Photography can be an interesting way to strip back your photography and focus on the basics. Photography is simply playing with light, so we’ll be getting creative with monochrome images and exploring ways to improve.” We will be learning to ‘see’ a subject in black and white. Humans see in colour, so learning to ‘ignore’ the colour takes practice, but learning to predict how your shots will look in “grayscale” or “monochrome” is a brilliant skill to have.
$28pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 14th of March 2020
Beginners Guide to Photography - Bakery Lorraine - 9 am - 3 Hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo class that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots. The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera! Taught by professional photographer Steve, the class will cover a range of technical aspects and you'll learn about: • How to correctly expose photos • Using composition techniques • All about different focal lengths • Using white balance and colour • Aperture and depth of field for focus • Using shutter speed to capture action
$65pp     only 5 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 21st of March 2020
Photographing Nature's Patterns - San Antonio Zoo - 10am - 2 Hours
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We’ll be looking at composition, focus and colour.
$28pp     10 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 4th of April 2020
Outdoor Portrait Photography - Landa Library - 5:00pm - 2 Hours
Portrait photography can be daunting, but it is also incredibly rewarding! In this session we’ll be starting with the basics of photographing people, and how you can feel confident and creative behind your camera. We’ll be looking at: lighting, capturing expressions and posing your subject.
$28pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 11th of April 2020
Beginners Guide to Photography - Bakery Lorraine - 9 am - 3 Hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo class that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots. The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera! Taught by professional photographer Steve, the class will cover a range of technical aspects and you'll learn about: • How to correctly expose photos • Using composition techniques • All about different focal lengths • Using white balance and colour • Aperture and depth of field for focus • Using shutter speed to capture action
$65pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 18th of April 2020
Colors of Spring Photography - San Antonio Botanical Gardens - 10am - 2 Hours
With Spring comes abundant color. Color is an important component in setting a mood of a photograph so we’ll be exploring the impact of certain colors, and how to produce a series of images using a single color. You’ll be surprised at how creative you can get when you focus on color in your shots!
$28pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
Reviews
4.9/5 from 15 reviews
It's an excellent way to learn if you are a beginner. The people always try to help you and share with your freely advice, and the instructor was always ready to give you advice. Excellent way to spend a Saturday morning. Thanks
5/5 by Mirna Galvan
12-1-2020
Loved the motion blur event! Learned some new techniques and took some awesome pictures!
5/5 by Karen Boyer
22-12-2019
AT Landa Library, I was able to put into practice more fill-in, a more dimensional look and to experience the effects on my subject by taking advantage of the portrait session. It was also great to hear concerns from other photographers and to receive constructive comments from the instructors. Thank you Steve Matteson and Maureen Cunningham.
5/5 by Linda Lee
24-11-2019
It was great, and I’m ready to do the next one. 🙂
5/5 by Robin Ream
24-11-2019
It was a great experience. I was able to focus on the basic areas I need improvement on such as shutter speed, aperture, iso, and to really understand the difference. I received some basics for manual mode that will allow me to adjust my settings and see better results. Composition was reviewed.Tips were especially helpful. I am very happy I attended.
5/5 by Linda Lee
9-11-2019
Super fun! Loved the challenges!!!!
5/5 by Darrin Hert
27-10-2019
Venue was awesome and I think that helps your creativity! Composition can make or break a picture and I got some excellent instruction on this today! I’ve been so focused on settings etc.,that I have neglected this area. Composition can make or break a picture! Glad to be a part of the group! Thanks Steve!
5/5 by Janice Porter
26-10-2019
Teacher was knowledgeable, responsive to questions, and we were able to shoot pictures. Learned to pan!
5/5 by Karen Boyer
12-10-2019
Very nice group of people, beautiful location, and great instructor!
5/5 by Carol Kitchens
22-9-2019
Steve is a great instructor. He is knowledgeable and explains his techniques very well. He is personable and makes everyone from the newby to the seasoned photographer comfortable. Look forward to the next one.
5/5 by Pamela Hymer
21-9-2019
I learned so much!
5/5 by Emily Ashabranner
15-9-2019
Very Interesting as I got new thoughts & insights on shooting pictures using reflections.
5/5 by Ray Weiland
10-8-2019
It was very informative. I learned a lot about the camera I currently own. Lots of practice of concepts that were taught. Good for visual learners.
5/5 by Christina
23-3-2019
Perfect for what I needed To get more insight if manual mode
5/5 by Angela Rivas
23-2-2019
Enjoyed the event and speaking, learning and sharing with everyone
3/5 by Kathy A Tate
6-1-2019
 
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