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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 14th of December 2019
Festive Photography - Driskill Hotel - 10am - 2 hours
The Austin Photography Society Group outing on Saturday December 14th will be hosted by Tim Bliss, with the theme of Festive Photography. 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.
$28pp     only 6 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 Austin. 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 youíll 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!

Whatís involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. Youíll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. Youíll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. Weíre a social bunch!

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 14th of December 2019
Festive Photography - Driskill Hotel - 10am - 2 hours
The Austin Photography Society Group outing on Saturday December 14th will be hosted by Tim Bliss, with the theme of Festive Photography. 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.
$28pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 11th of January 2020
Motion Blur - Yeti Store - 10am - 2 hours
Austin Photography Society Group Meetup The Austin Photography Society Group outing on Saturday January 11th will be hosted by Tim Bliss with the theme of Motion Blur. Motion Blur Photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether itís your home or on holiday. Weíll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and learning the camera settings. Austin has a stunning variety of backdrops and we will be using different lighting techniques to explore with our cameras.
$28pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 18th of January 2020
Learn Your Camera Workshop - Jo's Coffee - 9am - 3 hours
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 out of Auto Mode and onto Manual Mode, and learn the basics of composition. This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental basics of photography, the Ďnuts and boltsí stuff that will set you on the path to understanding your camera and how to create great shots. Armed with these fundamentals, you will have the skills and the confidence to approach any style of photography, from portraits to landscapes and everything in between. Limited to 6 people per class with our very experienced instructor Tim Bliss.
$70pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
4.9/5 from 28 reviews
Excellent information that was clearly explained. The presenter was very patient and knowledgeable.
5/5 by Ann Haefner
Timís awesome! Very friendly, great meeting spot, and lots of great information. Thanks!!
5/5 by Marcos Hernandez
Tim is great and learned lots from him as usual.
5/5 by Louise Zapata
Fun and interesting. Tim was very patient and helpful.
Tim is very knowledgeable and talented. We learned a lot from him and helped us be more comfortable with our camera's manual settings! I'm really glad I signed up!
5/5 by Louise Zapata
I really enjoyed having a focused purpose for picture talking an dthe groups guide there to answer questions.
5/5 by allison m coleman

5/5 by Jessica Hill
Tim is an excellent coach, he gives you camera parameters/ settings and brings you to great shooting spots and letís you play and shoot. Iíve had great amazing and unbelievable results as a newbie! Totally recommend this class with Tim!
5/5 by Mary
It was very informative and fun. Mathew is an attentive instructor. The subject was easy to understand, the reviews between assignments were particularly helpful and the models made shooting very easy. Thank you, Lily and Victoria! I can't wait for the second part of this course.
4/5 by Javier Garcia
Lighting class- Matthew is amazing! Great location with lots of artistic shot possibilities. Heís very organized and ready to teach us even have refreshments and great models for us. Heís got great teaching method, he shows us pictures of the concept weíre trying to accomplish, then we go , shoot away, come back and he views , critique and tell us how we can improve our work! Iím a visual learner so this works great for me. He even edits the photos on his Mac and shows us some photoshop skills. Simply amazing! I totally recommend him and I canít wait for next class from him.
5/5 by Mary
Silhouette class was so much fun! Natalie is super awesome. She will accommodate what ever camera you have. Iím a newbie coming out of auto mode. She helped me understand the concept and settings needed on my camera. Also walking around finding great spots to get great silhouettes , she even modeled for us. Totally recommend and I canít wait for the next class/meetup.
5/5 by Mary
Natalie was very knowledgeable and her explanations with visuals were extremely helpful. She often asked if we had questions and was responsive to our needs.
5/5 by Sharee Darcť
cool topic, teacher was awesome. good theory portion, great example conversation, fun location for shooting. short but meaningful critique
5/5 by Daniele Gambassi

5/5 by Shannon McCarty
5/5 by Daniele Gambassi
I appreciate a lot all the guidance we got from Natalie, we learned and had a lot of fun.
5/5 by Victor Plata Mazzotti
For a beginner, it gave me a very good understanding of basic concepts to give me confidence to try out different things in my new camera. Natalie is obviously very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher.
5/5 by Padma Hariharan
Had a fantastic session with Natalie. She has a fantastic way of explaining photography.She is patient kind and very talented. She motivates you to become the best photographer you can be. I look forward to more classes with her !!
5/5 by Barbara Rice
Excellent class!! Natalie is a wonderful teacher. She taught a lot in 3 hours. I'm so glad I took Natalie's class. I can't wait until next weekend for her next class. I highly recommend taking her class.
5/5 by Juan Hedtler
Location was great and Natalie was very informative.
5/5 by Courtney Ontiveros
I thoroughly enjoyed this outing. Natalie is a great instructor and very personable. I looked forward to participating in the upcoming events!
5/5 by Patricia A Crescini
If was very fun, Natalie is very good instructor, she always gives good advice.
5/5 by Victor Plata Mazzotti
Good class and hand on experience. Answered all questions theoretically and practically.
4/5 by Raja Marri
This was a really great event. I don't have a background on abstract photography, but the instructor was informative and the location was perfect for this.
5/5 by Barbara Rodriguez
It was fun
4/5 by Candace Murphy
Natalie is such an excellent teacher. She helped me improve my photographic goals.
5/5 by Susan l Verduzco
It was a lot of fun walking around the campus. Natalie did a great job!
5/5 by Patty Robertson
Natalie was a very good instructor, she gave us a good explanation on the basics and resolved questions.
5/5 by Victor Plata Mazzotti
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