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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 August 2020
Composition Challenges in Nature - UC Davis Arboretum - 9:00 am - 2 Hours
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 whilst on a photo walk with Laurie Gallant.
$30pp     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 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.

Join the Sacramento Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.

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Saturday the 8th of August 2020
Composition Challenges in Nature - UC Davis Arboretum - 9:00 am - 2 Hours
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 whilst on a photo walk with Laurie Gallant.
$30pp     only 3 places left
Saturday the 22nd of August 2020
Black & White with Water - Gibson Ranch Elverta Ca - 9:00 am - 2 Hours
Black and white can be an interesting way to strip back your digital 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 with water as our subject matter.

$5 parking fee applies
$30pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 5th of September 2020
Gestalt Theory of Composition - Coyote Pond Park, Lincoln Ca - 9:00 am - 2 Hours
The Gestalt Theory of Composition will help you organize elements in your photos in a way that makes them look more appealing. In this class will will study how Proximity, Closure, Similarity, Continuity and Segregation to show you how to organize every element in your photo.
$30pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 19th of September 2020
Panorama at the Fair Oaks Bridge - Fair Oaks Bluff/Park Reserve - 9:00 am - 2 Hours
A panoramic image depicts a field of view considerably wider than the one that can be captured in one exposure. In this class we will be using the Fair Oaks Bridge as our subject to learn how to capture panoramic images.
$30pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
5.0/5 from 39 reviews
I really enjoyed the class with Laurie today. She is very knowledgeable, thorough, and a natural teacher. I look forward to attending more classes in the future.
5/5 by Kathryn Dyck
Awesome! Can't wait for the next event!!
5/5 by Valerie
Very informative and helpful
5/5 by Francisco Rodriguez
Excellent! Learned a ton about working with raw images
5/5 by Mike Langhorst
As always, Laurie offers very good instructions and has genuine interest in helping participants advance their photography skills
5/5 by Bonnie Jacobson
As always it was great. Nice location with wide variety of subject matter. Laurie is really helpful, and very knowledgeable. Also stayed for the critique and editing session. It was very helpful and ai learned a lot.
5/5 by Michael Langhorst
Finally something clicked with me and I understood. This was my 4th “beginning camera” class through different organizations and Laurie Gallant had a way of explaining so it made sense to me. She made sure everyone had opportunities to ask questions and to comment. I really enjoyed the class and look forward to more from her.
5/5 by Terri Maurer
It was very personalized event. Laurie was very passionate about the subject and has good subject knowledge. Learned a lot in 3 hour session.Thank you Laurie!!!
5/5 by Hetal Rana
Perfect setting and group size. The individual attention and hands on application was just what I was looking for.
5/5 by Kate Van Sickle
Great experience! Laurie was a very inspirational instructor.
5/5 by Jann Co
It was great - very nice to meet like-minded photographers, and Laurie, the master photographer, was wonderful.
5/5 by Eddie Appell
I always look forward to each event. I learn so much from Laurie.She is a great instructor and everyone is so nice!
5/5 by Ann Poffenberger
Good location to look for B/W images, and Laurie is clearly a very knowledgeable photographer as well as a nice person.
5/5 by Laurie Friedman
Laurie is knowledgeable and eager to share her knowledge and love for photography!
5/5 by Lynn R Meyer-Mountjoy
Enjoyed the class. Great instructor
5/5 by John Castillo
Low key and informative. I really enjoyed the class.
5/5 by Maureen Zamarripa
I learned alot from the Camera Raw session. Laurie is very knowledgeable and able to explain in a very understandable way. I also appreciate her patience!
5/5 by Mary Ann Carrasco
I am learning so much. Laura is such a great teacher! Can't wait for her next class.
5/5 by Lorayne Jimenez
It's a nice group of people, and Laurie is very eager to offer individual help. She's a gem, and I'm glad I found this group.
5/5 by Bonnie Jacobson
Laurie Gallant is an amazing photography teacher! I enjoy the relaxed structure of these outings in the Sacramento area, having learned how to use my DSLR. Being creative, having fun and learning from others while in the natural setting is the best learning style. I highly recommend this program!
5/5 by Elaine Todd
Great,Laurie is a great instructor!
5/5 by William Coles
Laurie was the greatest teacher. I've been to other photo classes and I was so lost. She took the time and explained it to me, so that I felt comfortable with using my camera. The practice was great and can't wait for her next class. I loved it!
5/5 by Lorayne Jimenez
This was my third class with Laurie Gallant. I really like her teaching style. I always learn alot in her classes. I have signed up for three more!
5/5 by Mary Ann Carrasco
Laurie is a great instructor. Took time with those who needed individual help or had questions. Imparted the information simply so it was easy to understand.
5/5 by Lynn Meyer-Mountjoy
Loved it. Laurie is knowledgeable. Plan to go to her next seminar!
5/5 by William Coles
Great class! Laurie is a great instructor.
5/5 by Cathi Erfurth
I have attended 2 classes and have learned alot at both. The instructor, Laurie Gallant, is very knowledgeable and a good teacher. I plan to take more classes.
5/5 by Mary Ann Carrasco
Lauri is a very good instructor, loved it can’t wait till the lighting workshop.
5/5 by William H Coles
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
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
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