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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 8th of February 2020
Beginners to Photography - City Park - 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. Limited to 6 people per class.
$65pp     only 3 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 New Orleans. 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.


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Saturday the 8th of February 2020
Beginners to Photography - City Park - 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. Limited to 6 people per class.
$65pp     only 3 places left
Saturday the 28th of March 2020
Beginners to Photography - Barataria Reserve - 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. Limited to 6 people per class.
$65pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 28th of March 2020
Photographing Nature's Patterns
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.
$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 18th of April 2020
Colors of Spring Photography
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!
$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 25th of April 2020
Beginners to Photography
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. Limited to 6 people per class.
$65pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 16th of May 2020
Beginners to Photography
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. Limited to 6 people per class.
$65pp     only 6 places left
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
Reviews
4.9/5 from 13 reviews
Caleb was great! He answered all of my questions and showed me how to improve my photos. I thoroughly enjoyed the class.
5/5 by James Mennino
19-1-2020
I loved how small the group was because it allowed us to have more time with the instructor.
5/5 by Mary Beth Lewis
18-11-2019
Enjoyed the event! Learned a few things and enjoyed the company!
5/5 by Kris Thomas
10-11-2019
The instructor is great, he truly cares that you understand the topic of the day. I am really learning a lot and enjoying this group.
5/5 by Oscar Avila
7-9-2019
Great and informative. Keep groups small. Lots of good questions and instructions.
5/5 by Jennifer
17-8-2019
Excellent class. Took away lots of tips to apply later. I recommend Russ to everyone who is looking to take their photography to the next level.
5/5 by Katy Kuntz
8-7-2019
Excellent place and host to learn about the finer aspects of nighttime photography
5/5 by Dawn Hunter
7-7-2019
This was the first photography class that made any sense to me. His explanation about the camera and how it works was fantastic. I have taken many photography classes and this one was the best.
5/5 by Danielle Fl
24-6-2019
Things really click when Russ explains them. He has a way of making something that was previously confusing, finally totally clear. He makes himself available for further help. It was a spectacular class and I already signed up for another. I really can't say enough about Russ as an instructor; he's amazing.
5/5 by Kathryn Kuntz
23-6-2019
Great teacher: patient, answered all questions and demonstrated how easy it can be to use manual settings, putting the photographer more in control of his or her work.
5/5 by Richard Fumosa
22-6-2019
Russ was very knowledgeable and presented the information so every could learn.
5/5 by Dominique B Hawkins
22-6-2019
It was informative and I felt comfortable.
5/5 by Heidi Malone
26-5-2019
Thanks for useful portraiture tips. Swee H
4/5 by Swee Huang
25-5-2019
 
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