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Come along to our 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 photo walk class with other local keen photographers!
next available date
Saturday the 2nd of October 2021
Beginner's Photography Class - Old Roseville, CA - 10am - 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.
Instructor: Laurie Gallant
$69pp     only 1 place left
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We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations across the region.

New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month.

And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

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!

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.

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



COVID Precautions

- Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
- Keep 6 feet away from others.
- Wear a suitable face mask.
- Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
- Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.

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Saturday the 2nd of October 2021
Beginner's Photography Class - Old Roseville, CA - 10am - 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.
Instructor: Laurie Gallant
$69pp     only 1 place left
Saturday the 9th of October 2021
Landscape & Bridge Photography - Sacramento River Walk - 9am - 2
Photographing the Tower and I Street Bridges along the Sacramento River
Instructor: Laurie Gallant
$35pp     8 places left
Saturday the 23rd of October 2021
Wildlife Photography Meetup - Stone Lakes Preserve - Blue Heron Trail - 9am - 2 hours
The Wildlife Photography workshop is perfect if you want a 'hands-on approach to wildlife photography.
Wildlife is a game of patience, perseverance and technical know-how. It requires you to be able to think on your feet and make changes to your focus, settings and exposure without taking the camera down from your eye.

All skill levels are welcome! As always, the professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos.
Instructor: Laurie Gallant
$35pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 30th of October 2021
Beginning Adobe Camera Raw & Photoshop - Zoom - 10am - 2 hours
Learn editing in Adobe Photoshop. If you're a budding photographer looking to improve your photos after you take them, Photoshop is one of the easiest ways to edit your photos. This hands-on 1.5 hours class will focus on teaching the basics such as importing files and managing them, as well as finer editing skills. This includes making adjustments to RAW files for things such as exposure, colour, cropping and retouching, and learning how to batch process multiple photos.
Instructor: Laurie Gallant
$35pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 6th of November 2021
Beyond the Rule of Thirds Photography Meetup - Folsom, CA - 9am - 2 hours
The rule of thirds is a basic principle that helps you to compose interesting and balanced shots. It works by imagining that your image is divided into nine parts. ... According to the rule of thirds, if you place your subject at the top, bottom, left, or right area, then it will make a good composition.

All skill levels are welcome! As always, the professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback, and tips on how to improve your photos.
Instructor: Laurie Gallant
$35pp     10 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 13th of November 2021
Beginner's Photography Class - Old Roseville - 10am - 3hr
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.
Instructor: Laurie Gallant
$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 20th of November 2021
Black & White Photography Meetup - Lincoln, CA - 9am - 2 hours
Black & white 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.
Instructor: Laurie Gallant
$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 4th of December 2021
Plants and Panorama Photography Meetup - WPA Rock Garden - 9am - 2 hours
Photographing flowers and rocks. Create panoramas to compare impact.
Instructor: Laurie Gallant
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 11th of December 2021
Beginning Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop Class - Zoom meeting - 10am - 3 hours
An easy introduction to Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop and Bridge.
Learn how to create an efficient filing system and take a quick dive into Adobe in order realize your vision for your images with easy adjustments.
Instructor: Laurie Gallant
$69pp     10 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Reviews
5.0/5 from 94 reviews

5/5 by Bart
12-9-2021
It was a fun event. There were lots of items to shoot.
5/5 by David Errol Salyer Jr.
12-9-2021
It was a fun event. There were lots of items to shoot.
5/5 by David Errol Salyer Jr.
12-9-2021

5/5 by Ed Nordstrom
11-9-2021
It was an awesome way to learn more about my camera and get comfortable on manual mode. I really enjoyed this class.
5/5 by Darian Putnam
29-8-2021
It was great to take photos with this group.
5/5 by Sabina Zildzic
22-8-2021
It was great to take photos with this group.
5/5 by Sabina Zildzic
22-8-2021

5/5 by Ed Nordstrom
22-8-2021
I always enjoy these meet ups with Laurie Gallant. This location was great for black and photography. Laurie is very knowledgeable and helpful.
5/5 by Mary Ann Carrasco
21-8-2021

5/5 by Don Lazar
21-8-2021
I always enjoy the outings with Laurie Gallant. This one was especially enjoyable for me as I learned about techniques to use to get a totally artsy/creative effect. Laurie is very knowledgeable and helpful.
5/5 by Mary Ann Carrasco
8-8-2021

5/5 by Ed Nordstrom
24-7-2021
Great location. Excellent tips from Laurie on composition, seeing the light, and camera settings!
5/5 by Jeff Farrar
10-7-2021

5/5 by Ed Nordstrom
19-6-2021

5/5 by Ed Nordstrom
5-6-2021

5/5 by Jeff Farrar
5-6-2021
Laurie was informative and fun. It was nice being around like minded people.
5/5 by Loni Billeci
23-5-2021

5/5 by Ed Nordstrom
23-5-2021
Very enjoyable.
5/5 by chris cabrera
22-5-2021
Laurie is incredible. Excellent tips and knowledge.
5/5 by Jeff Farrar
24-4-2021
Very nice. I enjoy the hands on. Will def be in another group.
5/5 by Lauri Lenhardt
24-4-2021
I enjoyed it. Laura is very knowledgeable and I'd never seen this area previously. The other people there were friendly.
5/5 by Donna Sturla
11-4-2021
Excellent knowledge and guided tour. Great reminders and suggestions.
5/5 by Jeff Farrar
10-4-2021

5/5 by Ed Nordstrom
10-4-2021

5/5 by Ed Nordstrom
20-3-2021
Laurie is always a positive inspiration.
5/5 by marisa salisbury
7-3-2021

5/5 by Ed Nordstrom
6-3-2021
It was great, beautiful location, and as usual Laurie was fantastic.
5/5 by Eddie
22-2-2021
Great, you get to go places that you may not otherwise explore with very friendly people, a very knowledgeable instructor, exercise and great photo opportunities.
5/5 by Bill Coles
21-2-2021

5/5 by Edwin Nordstrom
21-2-2021
 
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