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Event Photography Meetup

Event Photography Meetup

Saturday 16 March
Decker Lake Road - 9am - 2 Hours
Arif Mahmud
Discover the art of visual storytelling and elevate your photography skills with an engaging course on composition. Understand how accomplished photographers craft compelling images by exploring the essential rules of composition.

Delve into a range of powerful techniques that promise to enhance your imagery, including:

- The dynamic Rule of Thirds
- The role of Shapes in guiding the viewer 2019s eye
- Harnessing Negative and Positive Space for emotional impact
- The significance of Lines in directing attention
- Creating visual interest with Symmetry and Patterns
- The importance of Points in an image
- Utilizing Color to convey mood and atmosphere
- The subtleties of Tone for depth and texture
- Managing Distance to sculpt your scene
- Achieving Balance for harmonious compositions

This finely-tailored course caters to all levels, whether you're just starting out, refining your skills, or seeking to perfect your craft. Join us on a journey to fine-tune your vision and learn to capture the scenes you've always imagined with a masterful touch.
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$43      
Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Saturday 23 March
Barton Springs Rd - 5pm - 2 Hours
Arif Mahmud
Immerse yourself in the vibrant renewal of spring through the lens of your camera. Discover the secrets to maximizing camera settings to artfully depict the natural world as it awakens. In our upcoming session, delve into the essentials of composition, focus, and color to transform the way you capture the essence of spring. With expert guidance, elevate your photographic skills to create visually captivating imagery that celebrates the season's fresh beauty. Join us to harness the full potential of nature's palette and enrich your photographic portfolio this spring.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
Austin Boardwalk - 5pm - 3 Hours
Arif Mahmud
Discover the art of capturing the perfect sunset photograph. Master the essential camera settings necessary to encapsulate the stunning hues and serene beauty of the day 2019s end. Delve into an experience that is more than just the click of a shutter; it's an opportunity to document the symbol of a day's fulfillment and the promise of restorative rest. Join us for an evening where the golden hour illuminates not just the sky, but also your photographic prowess.
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$84      

Sunrise Photography Meetup

Sunrise Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Lake Austin - 7am - 2 Hours
Arif Mahmud
Discover the art of capturing the perfect sunrise through this engaging photography event tailored for those eager to refine their camera skills. Delve into the intricacies of manual and aperture-priority (AV) modes as you're guided by seasoned photographers. Learn the optimal settings to frame the break of dawn in all its glory and take home images that resonate with the beauty of early light. Whether you're a beginner or looking to enhance your technique, this is an opportunity to embrace the quiet majesty of sunrise with your camera as your companion. Join us and transform the way you photograph the morning's first light.
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$43      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 04 May
University of Texas - 5:30pm - 2 Hours
Arif Mahmud
Join us for a serene photographic journey where we explore the art of capturing light and moments in various environments. As we stroll together, you'll have the opportunity to delve into different genres of photography, including the dynamic urban landscape, the grandeur of architectural wonders, the tranquil beauty of seascapes, and the intriguing compositions of abstract imagery. Whether you're aiming to refine your skills or simply appreciate the world through your lens, this photowalk offers a diverse palette of scenes to frame and immortalize.
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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 02 March
Lions Neighborhood - 3pm - 2 Hours
Bell County Photography Group
Elena Fontenot
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. A model is present during the session.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Belton - 10am - 3 Hours
Bell County Photography Group
Elena Fontenot
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$84       3 places left
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 30 March
Nolan Creek - 10am - 2 Hours
Bell County Photography Group
Elena Fontenot
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$43      

Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 April
Lions Neighborhood - 6pm - 2 Hours
Bell County Photography Group
Elena Fontenot
Learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunset.

Beyond just being a natural phenomenon, the setting of the sun symbolizes many things to a variety or people and cultures. The setting of the sun represents the completion of a day's work, so it represents the opportunity to rest.
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$43      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 27 April
Belton - 10am - 2 Hours
Bell County Photography Group
Elena Fontenot
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.
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$43      

Other Nearby Groups

Amigurumi Jellyfish Class

Amigurumi Jellyfish Class

Saturday 02 March
North Loop - Airport Blvd - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Austin Crochet Club
Brielle Hohne
Discover the enchanting world of Amigurumi, the traditional Japanese craft of creating adorable, small stuffed yarn creatures through the art of crochet. Join us for an immersive workshop that promises to equip you with the skills necessary to bring your very own handcrafted jellyfish to life. This session is a delightful journey into the realm of miniature crochet, where you'll learn, create, and leave with a charming new creation of your own.
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$61      
Painting Watercolor Birds

Painting Watercolor Birds

Saturday 02 March
Mueller - 2pm - 2 Hours
Austin Watercolor Group
Andrea Montilva Pilonieta
Embark on an artistic adventure in our 'Feathered Fantasia: Painting Watercolor Birds in Flight' class!

Whether you're an experienced artist or simply enamored by the world of birds, this journey promises a colorful and exciting experience. Learn to capture the essence of avian beauty with expert guidance, using watercolors to create lifelike and breathtaking bird art. No ornithological expertise needed-just your enthusiasm and a sense of wonder. Join us to celebrate the world of birds and paint the skies with your imagination!
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$43      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 09 March
North Loop - Airport Blvd - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Austin Crochet Club
Brielle Hohne
Calling all yarn lovers and aspiring crochet artists! Prepare to be enchanted in our vibrant Beginner's Crochet Class! No prior experience needed – just bring your passion, and we'll supply the rest. Discover the magic of transforming yarn into stunning crochet creations, guided by our expert instructors. Explore the secrets of fundamental stitches, let your creativity run wild, and leave with the skills to craft your own crochet wonders. Come join us for a colorful, laughter-filled adventure where you'll weave dreams into reality, one stitch at a time!
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$61       2 places left

Amigurumi Bird Class

Amigurumi Bird Class

Saturday 16 March
North Loop - Airport Blvd - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Austin Crochet Club
Brielle Hohne
Discover the charming art of amigurumi, a delightful Japanese craft that brings to life intricately crocheted and knitted stuffed toys. We invite you to join a cozy gathering where you can learn to create your very own crochet amigurumi bird. This hands-on experience is perfect for crafters looking to expand their skills or for beginners eager to embark on a new hobby. Connect with fellow enthusiasts and enjoy the satisfaction of crafting a miniature feathered friend to call your own.
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$61      
Welcome Spring Floral Watercolor

Welcome Spring Floral Watercolor

Saturday 16 March
Mueller - 2pm - 2 Hours
Austin Watercolor Group
Andrea Montilva Pilonieta
Step into the enchanting world of floral watercolors as we bid winter farewell and welcome the vibrant hues of spring!

Join our "Welcome Spring Floral Watercolor" class for a blooming good time. Dive into the art of painting blossoms, capturing the essence of the season in every brushstroke. We'll unleash your inner artist, teaching you the secrets of blending, shading, and creating your very own masterpiece inspired by the beauty of spring blooms.

No experience needed - just bring your enthusiasm and let the colors of spring come alive on your canvas! Don't miss out on this floral fiesta - reserve your spot and let's paint the town in the dazzling shades of spring!
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$43      
Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 06 April
Mueller - 2pm - 2 Hours
Austin Watercolor Group
Andrea Montilva Pilonieta
Dive into the wonderful world of watercolors with our Beginner's Watercolor class - where creativity knows no bounds!

If you've ever dreamed of wielding a paintbrush and bringing your imagination to life on paper, this small and friendly class is your golden ticket. Guided by a seasoned professional instructor, we've crafted the perfect beginner-friendly experience just for you!

Embark on a colorful journey as you unravel the secrets of fundamental watercolor techniques, explore the magic of color theory, and discover the art of mixing paint. And that's not all - watch as your newfound knowledge transforms into a breathtaking piece of art, leaving you with a creation that's uniquely yours.

No previous experience required - just bring your curiosity and a splash of enthusiasm! Join us for an adventure in watercolors, where every brushstroke is a step closer to unlocking your inner artist. Reserve your spot now and let the painting magic begin!
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$43      

Beginner's Watercolor Pet Portrait Painting: Bring Your Furry Friend to Life!

Beginner's Watercolor Pet Portrait Painting: Bring Your Furry Friend to Life!

Saturday 20 April
Mueller - 2pm - 2 Hours
Austin Watercolor Group
Andrea Montilva Pilonieta
Unleash your inner artist and create a masterpiece that truly captures the heart of your furry companion! Join our Beginner's Watercolor Pet Portrait Painting class, where we'll guide you step-by-step in bringing your beloved pet to life on canvas.

No prior painting experience? No problem! Our friendly instructor will lead you through the basics of watercolor techniques, ensuring that every stroke adds personality and charm to your pet's portrait. Discover the joy of mixing vibrant colors, blending tones, and transforming a blank canvas into a lively tribute to your four-legged friend.

Whether you have a mischievous cat, a playful pup, or a majestic hamster, this class is tailored for all animal lovers. Grab your brushes, embrace the creative spirit, and let the magic of watercolors turn your pet's portrait into a timeless work of art. Don't miss out on the fun - reserve your spot now and embark on a painting adventure that celebrates the unique bond between you and your furry friend!
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$43      
Painting Imagination: Children's Story Illustrations in Watercolor

Painting Imagination: Children's Story Illustrations in Watercolor

Saturday 04 May
Mueller - 2pm - 2 Hours
Austin Watercolor Group
Andrea Montilva Pilonieta
Whimsical Worlds: Watercolor Magic for Children's Stories" Class!

Uncover the art of storytelling through vibrant watercolors! Dive into imaginative techniques, mastering the art of illustrating children's stories with depth and emotion. Perfect for all levels, join our fun-filled community and let your creativity soar! Enroll now and start crafting enchanting tales in color!
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$43      
ABOUT AUSTIN
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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 Austin .

  • 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
    it was great, i learned tons!
    5/5
    Anthony
    2024-02-19
    Great event. I learned so much from Arif and got lot of hands on experience with critique etc. Arif throughout the whole class had so much advice and helpful tips along the way. Much appreciated.
    5/5
    Katherine
    2023-03-26
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Arif Mahmud
    Arif is an experienced photographer with over 20 years of experience in fields like landscape, cityscape, portrait, candid and event photography.
    PHOTOS
    Austin Photography Society
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: Downtown Austin, TX
    I like night photography, because it's all about the light. Taken from Butler Metro Park downtown Austin. I got there before the ducks jumped into the water. Canon EOS R w Canon EF16-35mm F2.8L @ 35mm F8 20Sec.
    Credit: Kirk Brandau
    Facebook: kbrandau
    Instagram: kbrandau1

    Austin Photography Society
    2024-02-17
    Title or Location: The Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge
    Taken on January 15, 2024.
    Credit: Frederc Fernandez
    Austin Photography Society
    2024-01-17
    Title or Location: Barton Springs
    2 minute exposure using the Hoya 10 stop ND filter and a polarizer.
    Credit: Ray Kelly
    Instagram: [email protected]

    Austin Photography Society
    2024-01-14
    Title or Location: Dark Clouds Over Downtown Austin
    As I was heading home from work, this front was moving in from the southeast. I pulled my truck over on the south side of Town Lake and began looking for a vantage point of the magnificent sky over the skyline. Although I am a native Austinite, I?d never seen this pond before and as I walked around it, I found this unique that gives this impression that the countryside almost collides with downtown.
    Credit: John Barry Williams

    Austin Photography Society
    2023-12-18
    Title or Location: Honolulu HI
    A recent trip to Honolulu afforded me the opportunity to capture the sunrises and sunsets at several of the island's beautiful beaches. This was one of them.
    Credit: Dwayne Hollins
    Instagram: @heydwaynephoto
    Austin Photography Society
    2023-12-11
    Title or Location: Lou Neff Point
    Fun spot for a downtown pic, along my walking route to Barton Springs
    Credit: Ray Kelly

    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: Upper Antelope Canyon
    Photographing Upper Antelope Canyon was on my 'list'. I'm glad I researched suggestions to get successful photos during the tour. This was shot at ISO800, f4 and 16mm around 3pm local.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch
    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Case Mountain, Manchester, CT
    Shot with Canon RP w/ 24-105mm lens with ND1000 filter 30 sec at f8.0 ISO 100. Edited in Lightroom for minor tweaks. Converted the color shot to Black and White and liked that version so much better!
    Credit: Richard D Mitchell, Jr
    Facebook: rdmitchelljr photography
    Instagram: rmitchelljrphotography
    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Scarborough
    One of the creative artistic edits of my images. I love to create motion and fluidity in an image to set it apart from the run of the mill shot by creating drama and emotion using my post processing skills.
    Credit: Kenneth Fisher

    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: North Liberty Iowa
    This was taken with a Nikon D7100 set on on long exposure. Steel wool was in a kitchen wish tied on a string. Lit on fire and spun in a circle.
    Credit: Scott Shrader
    Instagram: Iowaoutdoorsphotos
    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March
    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger

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