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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 16th of November 2019
Street Photography - Elm St - 10am - 2 hours
Street photography encompasses a wide range of genres, and this week we'll be looking at how you can use different crops and compositions to tell a story about the local area through your camera. There will be a mix of architecture and portrait photography in this session as we explore Elm st Dallas.
$28pp     9 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 16th of November 2019
Street Photography - Elm St - 10am - 2 hours
Street photography encompasses a wide range of genres, and this week we'll be looking at how you can use different crops and compositions to tell a story about the local area through your camera. There will be a mix of architecture and portrait photography in this session as we explore Elm st Dallas.
$28pp     9 places left
Sunday the 17th of November 2019
Lightroom For Beginners - Cafe Brazil - 10am - 3 hours
Learn editing in Adobe Lightroom or Capture One. If you're a budding photographer looking to improve your photos after you take them, Lightroom is one of the easiest ways to edit your photos. This hands-on three hour 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. You'll also learn how to use presets for effectiveness and how to adjust image size and resolution for web and print, create slideshows and catalogue your work. Students are required to bring their own laptops with Adobe Lightroom installed, and a selection of 6 photographs they would like to edit. Limited to 6 people per class.
$55pp     only 5 places left
Sunday the 17th of November 2019
Off Camera Flash Photography - Vitruvian Park - 3.30pm - 2 hours
The Dallas Photography Group outing on Sunday 17th November will be hosted by Chris Dickinson, with the theme of Off Camera Flash Photography. Natural light if a favorite of many portrait photographers. There are times, however, when available light is poor quality and you simply need more to make a photo pop! When balanced correctly with your available light, flash can coexist beautifully to enhance your images.
$28pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 23rd of November 2019
Learn Your Camera Workshop - 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.
$55pp     only 3 places left
Saturday the 7th of December 2019
Studio Portrait Lighting Meetup - Portrait Studio in Allen - 9am - 2 hours
Studio Portrait Photography Lighting, simply records patterns of light, color, and shade; lighting is all-important in controlling the image. In many cases even illumination is desired to give an accurate rendition of the scene. In other cases the direction, brightness, and color of light are manipulated for effect. Enhance your holiday card images with festive props. Celebrate the Holidays by getting your family member together and capturing a moment that will last a lifetime in this session. Join the instructor after the group for a 1.5-hour critique, select, and edit session where you can develop your post-shoot skills. Bring your tablet or laptop. Learn how to critique your own photos, select the best image and then edit them to best effect. Your photos will be evaluated along with a lot of encouragement. You will have a better understanding of the larger “picture” improving your skills as a photographer. Our instructor finds a suitable meeting place to go after the regular meetup.
$35pp     7 places left
Saturday the 14th of December 2019
Festive Photography - Vitruvian Park - 3.30pm - 2
Festive photography can encompass a wide range of genres, and this week we'll be looking at how you can use different techniques to capture the spirit of the season. We will be visiting the Vitruvian Park Christmas Lights.
$28pp     11 places left
Saturday the 28th of December 2019
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.
$55pp     only 6 places left
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
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Reviews
4.8/5 from 31 reviews
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
It was great!
5/5 by Nathaniel Pina
2-2-2019

5/5 by Sachin Thakur
28-1-2019
Great event for beginners. Chris was really good to ask each of us questions and as for us to ask questions in order to cover a variety of topics.
5/5 by Deborah Strader
27-1-2019
I loved meeting the people who attended and are part of the group, and Chris was a gracious, helpful pro on this walk!
5/5 by Gail Whittaker
22-1-2019
I enjoyed it and learned a few things about manual settings! I enjoyed the Gardens.
5/5 by Tara Matthews
21-1-2019
The members of the group were very welcoming; Chris was very helpful, and with his help, I learned to freeze motion on water...my goal is to learn 1 new thing every time I shoot—and I learned more than that!!! It felt casual, yet guided , and I like that!
5/5 by Gail Whittaker
15-1-2019
Walking around observing how everyone in the group "sees" different perspectives of the same environment is a great challenge. It broadens my photographic perspective, which is what the events are all about.
5/5 by Michael Hoffmeyer
14-1-2019
Chris is great and available to answer any questions
4/5 by Marty stenzler
11-1-2019

4/5 by Lauren Livingston
8-1-2019
Dallas Photography Group is a great blend of novice to pros in a very warm peer environment. I love the sharing of photos. And questions are highly encouraged to keep learning in the field.
5/5 by Diana Hinds
6-1-2019
It was a fun and informative time.
4/5 by Eric Karvonen
24-12-2018
 
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