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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 24th of August 2019
Event Photography - The Wishing Lanterns Facebook Event - San Antonio Riverwalk - 6 pm - 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 - Wishing Lanterns Facebook Event. The “Wishing Lanterns is an event where people cast hand-held lanterns into the river in honor of loved ones, hopes, dreams, and wishes”. Location: San Antonio Riverwalk
$28pp     12 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 24th of August 2019
Event Photography - The Wishing Lanterns Facebook Event - San Antonio Riverwalk - 6 pm - 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 - Wishing Lanterns Facebook Event. The “Wishing Lanterns is an event where people cast hand-held lanterns into the river in honor of loved ones, hopes, dreams, and wishes”. Location: San Antonio Riverwalk
$28pp     12 places left
Saturday the 7th of September 2019
Black & White Photography - Mission San Jose - 10 am - 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     12 places left
Saturday the 14th of September 2019
Beginners Guide to Photography - Bakery Lorraine - 9 am - 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 September 2019
Macro Photography - San Antonio Botanical Gardens - 10 am - 2 Hours
In macro photography the image is nearly as big as the object photographed. To achieve this the photographer must get object very close to the lens. Learn how to overcome challenges relating to the depth of field and lighting when shooting macro images.
$28pp     12 places left
Saturday the 5th of October 2019
Filling the Frame Photography - Japanese Tea Garden - 10 am - 2 Hours
It is important to learn when filling the frame with your subject should be used. Often when you start out in photography, photographers include too much foreground, background or content in their frame and it can be distracting to your final image.When you fill the frame with your subject, you fill the photograph with the subject. So you are making a clear statement of what is most important in the photo. As it takes up most, if not all, of the image the viewer is immediately drawn to your subject. In this class we will discover when to use this compositional technique for outstanding results.
$28pp     12 places left
Saturday the 12th of October 2019
Beginners Guide to Photography - Bakery Lorraine - 9 am - 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 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     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
4.5/5 from 4 reviews
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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