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 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!
Whatís involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. Youíll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. Youíll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. Weíre 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.
Totally informative! Great! 5/5 by Shirley Gerdes 16-2-2020
Fun. Learned a lotóI'm not a beginner, but I have a new kit and it was so helpful to always go back through the basics as a way to learning this new camera. And I learned new things about stuff I THOUGHT I knew! The event communication was awesome. So nice to have a "welcome" email the night before. Just was a super fun time and the 3 of us who came together plan to do it again. 5/5 by Beth Moore 9-2-2020
Steve covered a lot of critical concepts and tailored the sessions to fit our needs. He was very comfortable to work with and had great information for us! We will definitely be back! 5/5 by Joni Coker 8-2-2020
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 Iím 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! Iíve 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