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Upcoming Events

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 02 March
Campus Commons - 9am - 2 Hours
Laurie Gallant
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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$43       0 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
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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Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 09 March
Fair Oaks, Ca - 5:15pm - 2 Hours
Laurie Gallant
Learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunset.

Beyond just being a natural phenomenon, the setting of the sun symbolizes many things to a variety or people and cultures. The setting of the sun represents the completion of a day's work, so it represents the opportunity to rest.
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$43      

Continuing with Composition Challenges

Continuing with Composition Challenges

Saturday 16 March
Penryn, Ca - 9am - 2 Hours
Laurie Gallant
Join this meetup to learn more about using Compositional Techniques to create stunning landscapes.

Fine-tune your photography skills and learn how to harness the beauty of your surroundings.
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$43      
Panoramas Photography Meetup

Panoramas Photography Meetup

Saturday 30 March
Galt, 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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$43      
Vernal Pools Photography Meetup

Vernal Pools Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 April
Mather - 9am - 2 Hours
Laurie Gallant
Exploring Vernal Pools

In this meetup we will be photographing plant life that lives in Vernal Pools.

You will learn how to best take photographs of plants as well as challenge you're self to focus on shapes, textures, symmetries and color.
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$43      

All About Roses - Flower Photography Meetup

All About Roses - Flower Photography Meetup

Saturday 20 April
East Sacramento - 9:59am - 2 Hours
Laurie Gallant
Discover the art of floral photography with our upcoming meetup focused on capturing the timeless beauty of roses. We welcome you to hone your skills and experiment with various compositional techniques under the guidance of fellow enthusiasts. Don't miss this chance to delve into the world of flower photography with a supportive and creative community. Join us and let the roses be your muse.
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$43      
Iris Photography Meetup

Iris Photography Meetup

Saturday 04 May
Loomis - 9am - 2 Hours
Laurie Gallant
In this meetup we will be photographing Iris.

We will be visiting an Iris Farm, an idyllic setting where the beauty of nature unfolds through the lens. Perfect for enthusiasts of macro, landscape, and nature photography, this meetup provides a unique opportunity to capture the essence of these stunning flowers in all their glory.

Join our gathering for a day of creativity, learning, and the celebration of natural beauty.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 11 May
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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$84      

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 18 May
Grass Valley - 1pm - 2 Hours
Laurie Gallant
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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$43      
Newcastle Lavender Farm

Newcastle Lavender Farm

Saturday 01 June
Newcastle - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Laurie Gallant
Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of lavender fields and capture the essence of this enchanting flora through your lens. This photography event presents a perfect opportunity for enthusiasts of all levels to delve into the realms of landscape, macro, and nature photography. Engage with a passionate community of photographers and enhance your skills in a picturesque setting. We invite you to be a part of this creative journey—join us for a day where the delicate hues of lavender are your muse.
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$43      

Other Nearby Groups

Marker Drawing Meetup

Marker Drawing Meetup

Saturday 02 March
Natomas Crossing - 10am - 2 Hours
Sacramento Art Group
Farzeen Khan
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!

Let your imagination run wild as you explore the endless possibilities of marker drawing. From intricate illustrations to abstract designs, discover the beauty of creating with a spectrum of colors.

All levels are welcome!
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$43      
Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 09 March
Granite Regional Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Sacramento Watercolor Group
Amaryllis Graybill
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolor painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolor techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of paper art.

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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    $43      
    Floral and Nature Painting Meetup

    Floral and Nature Painting Meetup

    Saturday 23 March
    Granite Regional Park - 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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    $43      

    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
    the location was good. A lot of options to chose from macro to zoom. its always a great time to join Laurie for photo outings.
    5/5
    Lynn
    2024-02-06
    Love working with Laurie Galant and some how she always seems to find interesting places to go.
    5/5
    Lisa
    2024-02-05
    Nice location. Looking forward to returning when the snowy egrets are nesting.
    5/5
    Randy
    2024-02-04

    Great venue. Lots of birds and great for reflection photography. Also wide open spaces, which can be fun.
    5/5
    Kristen
    2024-02-04
    This was a great location for winter light. Clouds, trees, water features, and birds.
    5/5
    Ed
    2024-02-04
    Educational: learned more about the exposure triangle, panning and composition.
    5/5
    Michael
    2024-01-14

    enjoyed the class and the participants.
    5/5
    carol
    2024-01-08
    The Golden 1 center has proved once again what a great photo op location it is. Despite the blustery weather, Laurie led us on a great adventure. I never get tired of the location.
    5/5
    Ed
    2024-01-07
    The group was friendly and cheerful. The instructor was knowledgeable and did a good job of keeping track of everyone.
    5/5
    Pia
    2024-01-07

    It was interesting and gave me an opportunity to shoot where I normally would not.
    5/5
    Melissa
    2024-01-07
    These events with Sac. Photography Group are always fun.
    5/5
    Kristen
    2024-01-07
    Great location.
    5/5
    Randy
    2024-01-01

    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
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Roseville, CA
    Focus Stacking with a studio light.18 images stacked together to achieve high Depth of Field
    Credit: Laurie Gallant

    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Colonial Heights, Sacramento CA.
    My cat, Nurse Ratched, was kind enough to not scratch my face off when I took this image.Nikon D350085mm Nikkor lens
    Credit: Ian A. Levin
    Facebook: SacraMantis
    Instagram: ial_photography_
    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-02-12
    Title or Location: Retro-Verse
    I always liked the retro-artistic designs in the 80s due to the neon color pallette and geometric esthetics. The background is a retro city in the horizon that plays chill retro vibe music that i love listening to at that moment from YouTube, which i do not own, while I was doing some other photo shoots. I remember seeing a project that was using the smart TV for back ground so I did a take on that concept and here you go the Retro-Verse.
    Credit: Johnny Xiong
    Instagram: j_inspir3

    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-02-11
    Title or Location: Monument valley, Arizona
    I?m a commercial class driver and I was captivated by this landscape so I stopped in the middle of the road. Make sure there wasn?t any other traffic as I looked up and down the road I realized I was in complete solitude, peace so I took time to appreciate what was in front of me and then I snapped Photo and saved it
    Credit: David Cottrell

    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-02-05
    Title or Location: North Natomas Regional Park
    This image was taken during the Winter Light Photography meetup. The large pond in the park had quite a few birds. I noticed this group of birds sitting on the back part of the island and after viewing them from my 500mm lens saw that they were cormorants. I focused in on the closest bird and took the shot just as it decided to look in the opposite direction from the other birds.
    Credit: David E Salyer Jr.
    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-02-02
    Title or Location: SAND HARBOR STATE PARK, LAKE TAHOE NEVADA.
    It was a sunny evening on January 30th 2024 when I went to the lake and I saw the crystal water with many rocks inside the lake and it was perfect for this shoot. It was a pleasure to walk around the park and find out this kind of rocks with water reflections...
    Credit: EFREN OLIVAN

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March

    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch
    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd

    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Halstead Kansas, outside my house
    It was a cloudy day and my cat was up in the tree. he had always had very deep blue, but with all the defused light from the clouds and the contrast from the tree bark, It sent me running for my camera.I shot it on a Nikon D5600, with a 70 - 200mm lens, on January 25, 2024.I shot it raw while in manual mode, the aperture was 4.1, the iso 100, and the shutter speed was 1 over 700.
    Credit: Matthew Rowe
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks
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