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Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Sunday 30 June
Colindale St, Middle River - 9am - 2 Hours
Baltimore Photography Group
John Heredia
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones.

This meet-up will explore portraiture using only available natural light and backgrounds. Because this type of photography is about shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio, we will explore not only how to recognize flattering light but also how to control the light to suit our purposes. Technical learning points will including metering for skin tones, white balance, as well as intentional focusing strategies. On the less technical side we will have a dialogue about how to make a portrait have style and personality. Finally, we will incorporate posing and setting your subject at ease.
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$47      
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Sunday 30 June
Fort Hunter Park - 6pm - 3 Hours
Harrisburg Photography Group
Robert Bonsall
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
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$84       4 places left
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Sunday 14 July
Fort Hunter Park - 6pm - 2 Hours
Harrisburg Photography Group
Robert Bonsall
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.


Put simply, composition is how the elements of a photo are arranged. A composition can me made up of many different elements, or only a few. It's how the artist puts those things within a frame that help a photograph become more or less interesting to the viewer.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Drawing City Scapes

Drawing City Scapes

Saturday 15 June
Rockford Rd - 11am - 3 Hours
Lancaster Art Group
Moselyn Sandy
Discover the urban charm through sketching cityscapes!

Dive into the dynamic energy of city life as we capture iconic landmarks and bustling streetscapes. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, come join us for a creative journey through the heart of the city.

Let's bring the city to life on paper together!

Address:

1050 Rockford Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602
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$43      
Urban Sketch

Urban Sketch

Saturday 06 July
N Prince St - 10am - 2 Hours
Lancaster Art Group
Moselyn Sandy
Embrace the vibrant spirit of urban sketching!

Join us for a dynamic session where we'll explore the cityscape through quick sketches and lively strokes. No experience necessary—just bring your enthusiasm and artistic flair.

Let's capture the essence of the city one sketch at a time!
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$47      
Paint Pouring on Canvas

Paint Pouring on Canvas

Saturday 03 August
Rockford Rd - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Lancaster Art Group
Moselyn Sandy
In this class session, participants will be creating a pour painting art. Each participant will be able to use any color of paint of their choose to create how they would want their canvas art to look alike.


Note: Please bring a canvas. All other materials are supplied.
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$47      

Paint and Sip - Still Life Painting

Paint and Sip - Still Life Painting

Saturday 14 September
Rockford Rd - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Lancaster Art Group
Moselyn Sandy
Escape the ordinary and embark on a journey of creativity and relaxation with our "Paint and Sip" class.

Paint different objects, all while indulging in your favorite beverages.

Whether you're seeking a memorable outing with friends and family or a serene solo experience, this session is tailored for adults aged 18 and above.
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$47      
Drawing Characters

Drawing Characters

Saturday 19 October
Lancaster Downtown - 12pm - 3 Hours
Lancaster Art Group
Moselyn Sandy
Join us for a thrilling journey into the realm of imagination and artistic expression at our Drawing Characters event. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting your creative journey, this event is perfect for anyone passionate about bringing unique and captivating characters to life.
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$47      
ABOUT LANCASTER
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 Lancaster .

  • 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.

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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    There were only 2 of us, so we were free to ask questions, experiment with our camera settings, and discuss various shooting scenarios. The session was so informative and I'm excited to finally explore and expand my shooting abilities. Thank you!
    5/5
    Marty
    2023-01-08
    PHOTOS
    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-06-12
    Title or Location: Ghiques, Park Mount Joy PA.
    This nest is on a branch that hangs over the parking lot It is about 20 feet off the ground
    Credit: Kenneth Newcomer

    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-06-09
    Title or Location: In the backyard.
    Taken with the Nikon Z9.Male Hummingbirds are a little tricky to take.There head is dark black. So you need to over expose by a stop.
    Credit: George S Manuel.
    Facebook: Backyard Photography
    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-06-03
    Title or Location: The photo was taken in my wife's home garden.
    The colors, shape and beauty of this tiny face immediately grabbed my attention. I knew how I wanted to portray it. There was an incredible softness to it that had to stand alone and this is how I felt it. The surrounding area needed to swaddle and blend with the flower. This is my end result.
    Credit: John Frie

    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-05-26
    Title or Location: This over by my living room window.
    Taken on my front porch.George S Manuel.Nikon D800
    Credit: George S Manuel.
    Facebook: Landscape

    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-05-24
    Title or Location: Ephrata, pa.
    This photo was taken in my backyard as I was practicing with my new macro lens. I just loved the colors of the flower and the Eupeodes, an aphid eating hover fly.
    Credit: Craig Rearich
    Facebook: Craig Rearich
    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: This over by my living room window.
    This was taken with my Nikon D800 Place taken was Middle Creek Wildlife Refuge.
    Credit: George S Manuel.
    Facebook: Landscape

    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
    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
    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman Park
    This is a focus blend of 2 photos- 1 for the fence and the other for the rest of the photo. It was taken with a Sony A7RIV camera on a Sony 35mm GM lens at F1.8, ISO 2000, 15". The Superstion Mountains were named Monte Superstition by Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 1540s. Greedy for gold, they tried to get local Apaches to show them where it was however, believing the area was home to the God of Thunder, they refused for fear of angering him. Apaches believe there's a hole to the
    Credit: Edward Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_photography

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