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Upcoming Events

Bird Photography

Bird Photography

Saturday 15 June
North Natomas - 9am - 2 Hours
Laurie Gallant
Learn how to catch those great bird life images.

During the event, we will be exploring the beautiful habitats in the area and photographing the variety of bird species that reside there.

Whether you are new to bird photography or a seasoned pro, this event is a great opportunity to hone your skills, learn from others, and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals who share your passion for bird photography.
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$47       0 places left
Photographing the Zinnia Flower

Photographing the Zinnia Flower

Saturday 29 June
Woodland, Ca - 8:30am - 2 Hours
Laurie Gallant
Learn all the tips and tricks you need to take stunning pictures of flowers. We will also discuss composition, lighting, and other aspects of photography that will help you create unique images. So come join us for a day of learning, exploring, and having fun.
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$43      
Still Life and Nature

Still Life and Nature

Saturday 13 July
Newcastle - 9am - 2 Hours
Laurie Gallant
Discover the artistry in the everyday at our Still Life and Nature Photography Meetup. Explore the intricate details of different subject matters. This meetup will bring inspiration and camaraderie for photographers of all levels.
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$47      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
Roseville - 10am - 3 Hours
Laurie Gallant
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$92       4 places left
Portrait Photography Basics

Portrait Photography Basics

Saturday 27 July
Elverta, Ca - 9am - 2 Hours
Laurie Gallant
Join us for a fun and interactive Portrait Photography Basics workshop! Bring a friend along as your model and learn essential techniques for capturing stunning portraits. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your skills, this session will help you enhance your photography game.
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$47      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 10 August
West Sacramento - 9am - 2 Hours
Laurie Gallant
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.
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$47      

Panoramas Photography Meetup

Panoramas Photography Meetup

Saturday 24 August
Davis, Ca - 9am - 2 Hours
Laurie Gallant
Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with horizontally elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography.

Come and join us explore this theme!
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$47      
Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Saturday 14 September
Folsom Road, Roseville - 9am - 2 Hours
Laurie Gallant
Join us for a breathtaking journey into the heart of fall with our "Capturing Autumn's Beauty" photography workshop. As the leaves turn golden and the air becomes crisp, there's no better time to explore the art of capturing the essence of this beautiful season through your lens. Whether you're a beginner looking to master the basics or an experienced photographer wanting to refine your skills, this event is perfect for all levels.
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$47      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 21 September
Dixon, CA - 9am - 2 Hours
Laurie Gallant
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$47      

Halloween Photography

Halloween Photography

Saturday 05 October
Riverside Blvd - 9am - 2 Hours
Laurie Gallant
Join us for a spook-tacular Halloween Photography event, where eerie aesthetics meet creative fun! Capture the essence of the season with hauntingly beautiful backdrops, expert tips, and thrilling photo opportunities. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just looking to get into the Halloween spirit, this event promises to be a frightfully good time for all.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Nature and Landscape Watercolor Class

Nature and Landscape Watercolor Class

Saturday 15 June
Alhambra Blvd - 10am - 2 Hours
Sacramento Watercolor Group
Amaryllis Graybill
Join us for a delightful exploration of painting florals, plants, and landscapes with watercolors! This meetup is perfect for both beginners and experienced artists who wish to refine their skills and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

During this art class, you'll learn various watercolor techniques specifically tailored for capturing the beauty of plants and flowers. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process, offering tips and tricks to enhance your artwork.
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$47      
Urban Sketching with Watercolors

Urban Sketching with Watercolors

Saturday 29 June
Alhambra Blvd - 10am - 2 Hours
Sacramento Watercolor Group
Amaryllis Graybill
Join us for an exciting Urban Sketching with Watercolors meetup. Get ready to explore the cityscape with your sketchbook and watercolors in hand. Unleash your creativity and capture the vibrant energy of urban life on paper. All skill levels are welcome. Limited spots available, so secure your place now!
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$47      
Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 06 July
10th St, South of the Capitol - 10am - 2 Hours
Sacramento Watercolor Group
Amaryllis Graybill
Learn about watercolors! We'll learn how to stretch watercolor paper, basic color theory and color mixing, painting techniques, and more! At the end, we'll finish with 2 floral paintings you can take home and show off to all your friends and family.

In the beginner class, we can cover the topics of:
  • Watercolor paper stretching and preparation
  • Wet-on-wet painting
  • Creating a gradient and blending colors
  • Wet-on-dry
  • Painting flowers
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    $47      

    Beginner's Drawing Class

    Beginner's Drawing Class

    Saturday 13 July
    Downtown Sacramento - 10am - 2 Hours
    Sacramento Art Group
    Amaryllis Graybill
    In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

    Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

    We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

    Perfect for complete beginners.
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    $47      
    Greeting Card Painting Class

    Greeting Card Painting Class

    Saturday 20 July
    10th St, South of the Capitol - 10am - 2 Hours
    Sacramento Watercolor Group
    Amaryllis Graybill
    Let's paint greeting cards for our friends and family! We'll start by practicing some watercolor techniques, then we'll sketch our greeting card design ideas, and we'll end the day with 2 greeting cards we can share!
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    $47      
    Beginning Illustration with Markers

    Beginning Illustration with Markers

    Saturday 27 July
    Downtown Sacramento - 10am - 2 Hours
    Sacramento Art Group
    Amaryllis Graybill
    Dive into a world of vibrant hues and bold strokes at our Marker Drawing Meetup, where creativity takes center stage and markers become the magic wands of expression. Join us for a morning filled with artistic exploration, shared inspiration, and the joy of bringing your ideas to life on paper!

    We'll learn the illustration pipeline, from sketch, coloring, shading, and inking. We'll learn how to blend marker colors and discuss the pros and cons of different marker brands, paper types, and illustration ideation.

    All levels are welcome!
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    $47      

    Floral and Nature Painting Meetup

    Floral and Nature Painting Meetup

    Saturday 03 August
    10th St, South of the Capitol - 10am - 2 Hours
    Sacramento Watercolor Group
    Amaryllis Graybill
    The focus of this two-hour structured session is the studies of floral and nature painting. You will be guided to select your choice of reference in the garden, take photograph references and complete one or two studies of the selected plants and flowers. You will learn how to compose floral and nature paintings using traditional and contemporary composition methods. If you are a nature enthusiast, this session is perfect for you. You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the studies and have some take away homework with the learnt technique. All level and experience are welcome.
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    $47      
    Sketching Fundamentals

    Sketching Fundamentals

    Saturday 10 August
    Downtown Sacramento - 10am - 2 Hours
    Sacramento Art Group
    Amaryllis Graybill
    In this meetup, you will explore the basics of sketching and equip yourself with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

    Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

    Perfect for beginners, but all levels are welcome!
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    $47      
    Watercolor & Gouache Portrait Drawing

    Watercolor & Gouache Portrait Drawing

    Saturday 31 August
    Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento - 10am - 2 Hours
    Sacramento Art Group
    Amaryllis Graybill
    We will explore the unique techniques and expressive possibilities of watercolor and gouache mediums to create stunning portrait artworks.

    Under the expert guidance of our talented instructor, you will learn the fundamentals of portrait drawing. You will discover the versatility and beauty of watercolor and gouache as you experiment with different blending, layering, and texturing techniques to achieve depth, vibrancy, and subtle nuances in your portraits.

    All skill levels are welcome!
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    $47      

    ABOUT SACRAMENTO
    PHOTOGRAPHY
    GROUP
    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!

    We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Sacramento .

  • 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 Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I loved the venue. The only reason I gave it a 4 was I was frustrated that other photographers started wondering through the middle of the field right from the start and getting the way way of others shots for extended amount of time. I thought to do the perimeter first and let everyone focus on the MAIN event and then go through the field with a fine tooth comb looking for "that" shot. In my mind just an etiquette thing. I tried to stay away from others shooting direct. Maybe it's just me. BUT the location was great and I though Laurie was a treat to meet. I might back back at another time early for another try at shot I missed or couldn't get.
    4/5
    Rob
    2024-06-12
    beautiful grounds, lovely lavender
    5/5
    Suzy
    2024-06-03
    Sunny with a cooling breeze. Eager participants. Many great shots. Good conversations.
    5/5
    Ed
    2024-06-02

    Many photo ops; sun flowers buildings heat sky; editing oh my.
    5/5
    Ed
    2024-05-19
    Good class - I learned a lot
    5/5
    Natalie
    2024-05-13
    very informative
    5/5
    Suzy
    2024-05-12

    This was a fun event! Laurie provided everyone with fun challenges and great feedback. I look forward to the next one I am able to attend.
    5/5
    Lindsay
    2024-04-21
    Laurie Gallant is such a great help love working with her. I learn something new every outing I attend.
    5/5
    Lisa
    2024-04-21
    Angles and views, of my! Great weather, people, and leader!
    5/5
    Ed
    2024-04-21

    Perfect timing for the flowers.
    5/5
    Randy
    2024-04-09
    A day without rain. Vernal pools with water. Like minded people as company. Puffy clouds over head. It was a good day.
    5/5
    Ed
    2024-04-07
    Excellent location, and excellent weather, and excellent leader in Laurie Gallant. The grasses were fresh and the wild flowers were just staring to pop. We could just get a glimpse of the Sierra.
    5/5
    Ed
    2024-03-17

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Laurie Gallant
    Laurie Gallant is a professional photographer from San Francisco with over 40 years experience. She specializes in Portrait and Pictorial Photography. Laurie now lives in the Sacramento area and loves planning adventures for the Sacramento Photography Group. Her philosophy of Intention and Encouragement works well during these wonderful workshops with like minded creatives.

    Laurie Gallant is available for private bookings

    Available by appointment. Saturdays
    Private tutoring, location shoot, portrait posing assistance.

    PHOTOS
    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Wengen, Switzerland
    The photo was taken just outside the village of Wengen in the Bernese Oberland region. Spring had just started making its presence felt with wildflowers starting to bloom in the meadows.
    Credit: Abhi Kulkarni
    Instagram: Photoholic1975

    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-06-03
    Title or Location: NEWCASTLE LAVENDER FARM
    It was a beautiful morning at Newcastle, where the Sacramento Photography Group met up. It was nice to admire the lavender fields, including this bicycle right next to the lavenders...
    Credit: EFREN OLIVAN
    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-05-31
    Title or Location: Vancouver BC Aquarium
    This is a small glimpse of a very expansive reef exhibit at the Vancouver BC Aquarium. The color caught my eye with the starfish in the foreground. I shot this with my Nikon Z8 with Nikon Z24-120 4.0 lens. My settings were: 42mm, 1/1000 sec, f/4, ISO 20,000 (all manual). Used spot AF-C . Shot Raw and processed in PhotoshopTopaz Photo AI (for noise reduction).
    Credit: John P Simpson

    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: at home
    I sent the back story in a separate email to Susan
    Credit: Joseph Finkleman

    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Droplets
    A morning with other photographers at a meetup led by Laurie Gallant at the Horton Iris Garden, these droplets caught my eye. Photographed with Sony a7iii / FE 2.8/90 Macro G OSS lens.
    Credit: Kimberly Dills
    Instagram: @kimberlys.photos
    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Bald Eagle Qualicum Beach Vancouver Island BC
    While watching herring boats fish off the beach dozens of eagles flew overhead to join the fishing boats. After fishing for several minutes some eagles came back to rest on the beach, along the bank of the river and on branches or snags. The bald eagle in the picture perched itself on one of the branch along the river and posed for several minutes as it was starting to rain. I?ve never seen so many eagles in one place.
    Credit: Tony Tiapon
    Instagram: Tony Tiapon

    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
    I was lucky enough to have this view of Elizabeth Bay in Sydney from my hotel. I just opened the window, prepared my tripod and camera and shot this wonderful night scene.Nikon D7500 with Nikon 18-300mm lensf/1130 secsiso 200Aperture priority -3 exp compfocal length 66mm
    Credit: Brett Paull
    Facebook: Aussiebrat
    Instagram: Aussiebrat7

    Omaha Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography

    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Spirit of Saint Louis Air Show and Stem Expo
    Photograph taken with Olympus OM-1 and Olympus 100-400mm Lens (100mm 1/1250 @ f/11). No real interesting story here. Just like to shoot the air shows when I can. Takes me back to my days in the Navy and seeing the jets coming and going from Hickam AFB when I was stationed at Pearl Harbor NSY&IMF and would shoot a round of golf at Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay golf course after working on the submarines. A couple of the holes on that course are near the runway for the base. The surprise sound of a
    Credit: Brian Smith
    Instagram: @nukebear

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