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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 29th of June 2019
Panoramic Photography - MATHER LAKE - 10am - 2 Hours
Panoramas visually enhance many types of photography, such as travel and architecture images. The way they allow the viewer's eye to sweep across the landscape, gives them a more inclusive view than people normally see in the average rectangular photograph. It's important to plan out your picture before you shoot it. Where is your panorama going to start and where is it going to end? It's important to structure your panoramas carefully, paying close attention to the composition of the elements.
$22pp     only 4 places left
We have a different photo theme bimontly and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations around Sacramento. 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 29th of June 2019
Panoramic Photography - MATHER LAKE - 10am - 2 Hours
Panoramas visually enhance many types of photography, such as travel and architecture images. The way they allow the viewer's eye to sweep across the landscape, gives them a more inclusive view than people normally see in the average rectangular photograph. It's important to plan out your picture before you shoot it. Where is your panorama going to start and where is it going to end? It's important to structure your panoramas carefully, paying close attention to the composition of the elements.
$22pp     only 4 places left
Saturday the 13th of July 2019
Off Camera Flash Photography - Foothills Community Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Natural light if a favourite of many portrait photographers. There are times, however, when available light is poor quality and you simply need more to make a photo pop! When balanced correctly with your available light, flash can coexist beautifully to enhance your images.
$22pp     7 places left
Saturday the 20th of July 2019
Beginners to Photography - Rocklin - 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 27th of July 2019
Macro Photography - Jensen Botanical Gardens - 10am - 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.
$22pp     11 places left
Saturday the 3rd of August 2019
Introduction to Camera Raw Editing - Rocklin CA - 9am - 3 Hours
This is the ideal class for those who wish to learn editing. You will learn how to import images into the Camera Raw editing program and the basic fundamentals to ensure you can enhance your images.
$55pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 10th of August 2019
Playing with Reflections Photography - Dry Creek Community Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Using water, windows, mirrors or any sort of reflective surface can change an image into a work of art. The wonderful thing about using reflections when taking photos is that they can completely alter the image from something fairly straightforward to something richer or abstract or otherwise more artistic.
$22pp     11 places left
Saturday the 17th of August 2019
Beginners to Photography - Rocklin - 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
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 11 reviews
I enjoyed the class. Laurie is quite knowledgeable and able to respond to student questions and comments while maintaining continuity with the course content. She is a good teacher.
5/5 by Francine Bremer
9-6-2019
Laurie Gallant patiently explained the camera functions and repeated if anyone had trouble understanding. I felt that she was thorough .
5/5 by Ann Blazina
9-6-2019
It was amazing! So glad I signed up, I learned so much.
5/5 by Anna
27-5-2019
Laurie gallant is an awesome teacher. I learned a lot on the outing and look forward to more meet ups’
5/5 by Dawna Finocchi
12-5-2019
Great location with lots of opportunities
5/5 by Mary Armstrong
15-4-2019
Excellent. More info than I could absorb in 3 hours
5/5 by Chris matheny
26-3-2019
I had a great time. Laurie was very helpful and everyone was nice.
5/5 by Ann Poffenberger
17-3-2019
Cannot wait for another class.
5/5 by Edwin Nordstrom
3-3-2019
Had lots of fun practicing
5/5 by Lincy Meuanghane
13-12-2018
Instructor eager to share and assist us.
4/5 by Bruce Handley
11-12-2018
Very inspirational. I enjoyed the event and learned a great deal about my camera and photography.
5/5 by Donna long
9-12-2018
 
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