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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 25th of January 2020
Filling The Frame Photography - Texas Discovery Gardens - 10am - 2 hours
Dallas Photography Groups is having an outing to Texas Discovery Gardens. Hosted by Michael Nguyen. This event has an additional charge of $10 on entry. It is important to learn when filling the frame with your subject should be used. Often when you start out in photography, photographers include too much foreground, background or content in their frame and it can be distracting to your final image. When you fill the frame with your subject, you fill the photograph with the subject. So you are making a clear statement of what is most important in the photo. As it takes up most, if not all, of the image the viewer is immediately drawn to your subject.
$35pp     7 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 Dallas. 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 amateurs to professionals. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

Complete beginner? Please complete a Beginners Photography Class before attending a regular group session. This is a 3 hour structured workshop where you’ll learn the basics of using your camera with more 1-on-1 time with the instructor. Scroll down for dates.

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!

After group editing session. After each group the instructor runs an optional 1.5 hour critique, select, and edit session to help you improve your important post-shoot skills. While much editing can be done on modern cameras, it's best to bring a tablet or laptop with editing software to get the most out of this session. Select this option when booking to attend.

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.

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Saturday the 25th of January 2020
Filling The Frame Photography - Texas Discovery Gardens - 10am - 2 hours
Dallas Photography Groups is having an outing to Texas Discovery Gardens. Hosted by Michael Nguyen. This event has an additional charge of $10 on entry. It is important to learn when filling the frame with your subject should be used. Often when you start out in photography, photographers include too much foreground, background or content in their frame and it can be distracting to your final image. When you fill the frame with your subject, you fill the photograph with the subject. So you are making a clear statement of what is most important in the photo. As it takes up most, if not all, of the image the viewer is immediately drawn to your subject.
$35pp     7 places left
Saturday the 1st of February 2020
Complete Beginners Class - Cafe Brazil - 10am - 3 Hours
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics. Get of Auto and onto Manual Mode, and learn the basics of composition. Cameras, their functions and all their accessories can be overwhelming if you’re not already familiar with them. Learn 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, among other photography principles. Limited to 6 people per class.
$70pp     only 4 places left
Saturday the 8th of February 2020
Urban Exploration Photography Meetup - Oak Cliff Fabrication Yard - 10am - 2 hours
Dallas Photography Groups is having an outing to Oak Cliff Fabrication Yard. Hosted by Michael Nguyen. Urban Exploration Photography is a unique style of photography where photographers explore man made structures that are usually abandoned and taking photos as we go. It's exciting. You will learn about how to stay safe, look at a new perspectives, and make friends with other photographers! Most of all have a lot of fun.
$35pp     12 places left
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
Reviews
4.8/5 from 42 reviews
Good info and instruction!
5/5 by Daniele Cunningham
13-1-2020

5/5 by Miguel Rodriguez
13-1-2020
Fantastic
5/5 by Eric Karvonen
6-1-2020
It was great
5/5 by Om shrestha
16-12-2019
I have to learn something new how to take picture at night
4/5 by Victor V Pham
15-12-2019
It was great.
5/5 by Eric Karvonen
10-12-2019
Very informative and creative session
5/5 by SANJIVA SRIVASTAVA
7-12-2019
The event was very good. Michael trained me on all my questions plus so much more. And he took special attention to us who needed some extra help with LR. Michael was very tentative especially to the wide range of participants experience. He was well prepared for the event. Michael showed his sincere focus on us and made sure we all had a clear understanding of the issues and questions we had.
5/5 by Meetup - Bruce
17-11-2019
Michael, the facilitator, was extremely knowledgeable and provided great tips to practice
5/5 by Vincent Loza
17-11-2019
Michael was great in taking the tune to show us technique. I have attended other photography sessions before but this really gave me a chance to ask questions and practice hands on. I would definitely attend other classes and recommend this to others who are interested in photography.
5/5 by Idara
17-11-2019
Very useful. Learned a lot. Instructor was great and explained on a level that was very understandable.
5/5 by Meetup - Leslie J
16-11-2019
Michael was creative and patient!
5/5 by Michelle Spencer
21-10-2019
Wonderful small group so individual attention as needed. Instructor was patient and I learned a lot.
5/5 by Leslie Johnston
20-10-2019

5/5 by Sherrye Naser
14-9-2019
I found the event very helpful. Christi, the facilitator, did a great job!
5/5 by Vincent Loza
21-7-2019
Chris was a wonderful instructor...so knowledgeable but can talk beginner talk very well! Just what I needed for such a complicated topic.
5/5 by Kathy McFarlen
22-6-2019
Michael is very technical knowledge, a lot of question answered. In addition, I like his approach to help student understand & improve the "story telling" skills - " How are you going to capture this?"..."You should do this, and here is the reasons" ...."This is my capture....your capture needs....etc"....Looking for next session with him
5/5 by Thong Nguyen
9-6-2019
It was very helpful to me and I learned a couple of things I plan to try out in the future. Chris did a great job and I will be signing up for future meetups when I can. I like that he asked for input on possible future meetups.
5/5 by david Adams
25-5-2019

4/5 by Brian Ellis
22-4-2019
Excellent, my framing & composure improve a lot after 2 hrs.
5/5 by Thong Nguyen
20-4-2019
Our street photography session was enjoyable. The hands on learning has been quite helpful as well as getting to know others and learn from their perspectives. Michael helped us as a group and individually through our outing. Michael gives us challenges and helps us execute them. Lots of excellent take away tips and pointers ... Appreciate it and will definitely come out for another session.
5/5 by Diana Hinds
10-4-2019
Great Learning Experience.
4/5 by Sachin K Thakur
8-4-2019
Excellent tips for street photography - looking for landscapes on next session
5/5 by Thong Nguyen
7-4-2019
Fun. Educational. Great location.
4/5 by Eric Karvonen
17-3-2019
Great theme- sunset! But we got to shoot lots more because of the great location the Ron Kirk pedestrian bridge! The instructor was great. He (Michael) was really good at helping all of us. He made sure to get to everyone and see if they had questions.
5/5 by Jo Mattison
17-3-2019
I thought it was a great alternative when the weather turned back and took us indoors. Chris was amazing!
5/5 by Gloria Ortiz
14-3-2019
Great class on intro into macro photography. Michael is very versed on different cameras and lenses. He had props to use to assist with modifiers for lighting and for shade. He can help you in determining focal lengths for lenses as well as discussion of the use of extension tubes and how to cheaply get into macro photography without spending a lot of money into this specialized area. He can help you to visualize a different image from the use of ordinary objects and good discussion on understanding the need for multiple shots as this type of work can be harder to do with live insects and such. Good discussion on the problematic areas of depth of field using manual focusing and use of ISO with the correct f/stops and shutter speed. The student does need to understand manual settings on their camera and the use of the exposure triangle before taking a course like this. You won't be a pro macro photographer after taking this course, but Michael can give you enough ideas to get you well on your way to enjoying a very specific type of photography.
5/5 by Ray Davidson
10-3-2019
loved it. Chris is so very accomodating and it makes for an interesting walk.
4/5 by Gail Whittaker
3-3-2019
It really filled in a lot of the gaps for me. Chris did a great job
5/5 by Gary Reneau
9-2-2019
Great location and theme! Got me out of my comfort zone for sure!
5/5 by Jo Mattison
3-2-2019
 
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