Events

Wildlife Photography Meetup

Wildlife Photography Meetup

Saturday the 23rd of October
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.
fully booked
Beginning Adobe Camera Raw & Photoshop

Beginning Adobe Camera Raw & Photoshop

Saturday the 30th of October
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.
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$35pp     only 6 places left
Beyond the Rule of Thirds Photography Meetup

Beyond the Rule of Thirds Photography Meetup

Saturday the 6th of November
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.
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$35pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday the 13th of November
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.
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$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Black & White Photography Meetup

Black & White Photography Meetup

Saturday the 20th of November
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.
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$35pp     10 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Plants and Panorama Photography Meetup

Plants and Panorama Photography Meetup

Saturday the 4th of December
WPA Rock Garden - 9am - 2 hours
Photographing flowers and rocks. Create panoramas to compare impact.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Beginning Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop Class

Beginning Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop Class

Saturday the 11th of December
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.
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$69pp     10 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed

About

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 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.

Instructors

Laurie Gallant
Laurie Gallant is a professional photographer from San Francisco with over 30 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.

Reviews

5/5
Darian Putnam
October 11th 2021
Great choice of venue and excellent on-site teaching
5/5
Don Lazar
October 9th 2021
As long as I?ve lived in Sacramento, I?ve never been to this side of the river. Always great locations
5/5
Mike Langhorst
October 9th 2021
I learned a lot, it was great, will attend more of these.
5/5
Tricia Woodward
October 6th 2021
I learned so much today and want to thank Laurie for all the help and getting me to be comfortable in manual mode on my camera.
5/5
Sabra McDonald
October 3rd 2021
5/5
Marie
October 2nd 2021
5/5
Ed Nordstrom
October 2nd 2021
A lot of fun and a great experience
5/5
David Errol Salyer Jr.
September 25th 2021
5/5
Ed Nordstrom
September 25th 2021
5/5
Ed Nordstrom
September 25th 2021
5/5
Ed Nordstrom
September 25th 2021
5/5
Bart
September 12th 2021