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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 26th of October 2019
Día de los Muertos Photography - La Villita - 10 am - 2 Hours
Día de Los Muertos Celebration brings together traditional art and culture event for the City of San Antonio to celebrate the Day of the Dead.
$28pp     8 places left
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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 26th of October 2019
Día de los Muertos Photography - La Villita - 10 am - 2 Hours
Día de Los Muertos Celebration brings together traditional art and culture event for the City of San Antonio to celebrate the Day of the Dead.
$28pp     8 places left
Saturday the 2nd of November 2019
Black & White Street Photography - E. Pecan St., 78205 - 5 pm - 2 Hours
$28pp     12 places left
Saturday the 9th of November 2019
A Beginners Guide to Photography - Bakery Lorraine - 9am - 3 Hours
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics and start enjoying our regular group meet up sessions. Learn how to get off Auto Mode and onto Manual Mode, along with the basics of composition. Cameras, their functions and all their accessories can be overwhelming if you’re not already familiar with them. Discover how to use your camera to capture moments, events, and people in your everyday life.The class will cover a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You’ll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting and correct exposure.
$55pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 23rd of November 2019
Portrait Photography - Landa Library - 5 pm - 2 Hours
Portrait photography uses lighting, backgrounds and posing to capture the personality of a person. Portrait photography is one of the most useful types of photography to learn because there are so many photography genres that involve photographing people; weddings, documentary/photojournalism, newborn photography, corporate headshots and editorial work, to name just a few. Even if you're only interested in taking "everyday" candid snapshots of your family and friends, using portrait photography techniques can help to improve them.
$28pp     12 places left
Saturday the 7th of December 2019
Festive/Holiday Season Photography - River Walk Lights/Luminaria - 5pm - 2 Hours
We’ll be exploring a range of techniques to capture the spirit of the season, including street photography, architectural photography, and portraiture.
$28pp     12 places left
Saturday the 14th of December 2019
Beginners Guide to Photography - Bakery Lorraine - 10am - 3 Hours
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics and start enjoying our regular group meet up sessions. Learn how to get off Auto Mode and onto Manual Mode, along with the basics of composition. Cameras, their functions and all their accessories can be overwhelming if you’re not already familiar with them. Discover how to use your camera to capture moments, events, and people in your everyday life.The class will cover a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You’ll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting and correct exposure.
$55pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 21st of December 2019
Motion Blur Photography - The Pearl - 4pm - 2 Hours
Capturing movement is something photographers often do when photographing sports or other fast moving subjects. Motion blur is the apparent streaking of moving objects in a photograph. It’s a great way to capture movement and can be used for any image in which you want to show motion.
$28pp     12 places left
Saturday the 4th of January 2020
Understanding your Histogram - Mission San Juan - 10am - 2 Hours
As a photographer, understanding your histogram is extremely important to improve the quality of your images. The information contained within the histogram is a graphical representation of the pixels exposed in your image. By understanding this information contained within the histogram, it can help with the settings that you use in the conditions you are photographing under.
$28pp     12 places left
Monday the 20th of January 2020
Event Photography - MLK March - 3500 MLK Drive - 10am - 2 Hours
Photographing events can be fun, things move fast, there’s usually a ton of energy in the air, and the best moments often don’t occur twice. A good event photographer needs to be seeking out poignant moments, powerful expressions and being ready to capture these without warning. Learn all these skills at an actual event - the MLK March.
$28pp     12 places left
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
Reviews
4.8/5 from 8 reviews
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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