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The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 27 July
Winter Park, Florida - 8pm - 2 Hours
Michael Wacht
Many people don't think about nighttime being a good time to do photography since there's a lack of light. However, armed with knowledge about your camera's settings and the properties of light, nighttime photography can be a lot of fun.

In this meetup, you'll learn about the best camera settings for nighttime photography. We'll also explore the kinds of light available to us and how to use that light to make some awesome photos. As always, there are exercises that will help you put your new knowledge to work.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 11 August
Winter Park - 9am - 3 Hours
Michael Wacht
Let's get those cameras off Auto mode and dive into Manual mode. In this class you'll learn how to take full control over the creation of your images. We'll start with covering the various exposure settings of your camera and how to use them in different situations. We'll also talk about how to compose your images well using various techniques. You'll have the chance to put your new knowledge to good use through several fun and challenging exercises.
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$92      
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Sunday 25 August
Sanford, Florida - 9am - 2 Hours
Michael Wacht
Urban street is a great way to get to know a city. It is a great genre to practice at home, and it's also a great photography tool you can take with you on vacation. In this class, we'll do a review of our camera's manual settings and talk about the best settings for different kinds of street photography. We'll talk about some of the composition tools that will help make your street photography stand out. Then we'll put this learning to practice with a few exercises highlighting different techniques.
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$47      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 15 September
Winter Park - 9am - 3 Hours
Michael Wacht
Let's get those cameras off Auto mode and dive into Manual mode. In this class you'll learn how to take full control over the creation of your images. We'll start with covering the various exposure settings of your camera and how to use them in different situations. We'll also talk about how to compose your images well using various techniques. You'll have the chance to put your new knowledge to good use through several fun and challenging exercises.
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$92       5 places left
ABOUT ORLANDO
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 Orlando .

  • 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
    very well done with ample time for taking photos
    5/5
    Jorge
    2024-07-06
    The instructor was great. Very helpful with hands on assistance. Great location. Would highly recommend and look forward to other outings with this instructor.
    5/5
    Melissa
    2024-07-02
    Excellent event.
    5/5
    David
    2024-07-01

    Intructor was very knowledgeable and remained connected and constantly dispensing critiques to improve our understanding of material and performnce
    5/5
    Wayne
    2024-07-01
    I learned a lot at this outdoor portrait class. I might even do it a second time later this year if you offer it just to get another refresher.
    5/5
    Joni
    2024-07-01
    Excellent class and great instructor !!!? I will be going back for more of his classes !!
    5/5
    Bryon
    2024-06-17

    Small group with lots of individual attention for everyone and help with several different types of cameras. Great suggestion as to following up using the information learned with online challenges.
    5/5
    Deborah
    2024-06-17
    Great. Learned a lot.
    5/5
    Jorge
    2024-05-27
    excellent event. I learned several new techniques and reviewed the basics as well. Mike is always very patient and he is passionate about his work. I always enjoy the lessons with him and plan on scheduling more in the future.
    5/5
    Penny
    2024-05-06

    This was an excellent class and very welcoming for true beginners. I walked into the class not even understanding the settings in my camera but left with the knowledge and confidence to adjust settings effectively for a desired effect. Mike is quite knowledgeable and also a great teacher, I will definitely be signing up for additional classes with him!
    5/5
    Danielle
    2024-04-29
    Mike was great! It was a wonderful experience and I can?t wait to sign up for more classes.
    5/5
    Amanda
    2024-03-25
    Instructor was very knowledgeable and conveyed the information in a clear and easy to understand way. I will be booking more events with him.
    5/5
    Claudia
    2024-03-25

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Michael Wacht
    Mike has more than 40 years' experience behind the camera, a good deal of that as a professional. A bulk of his work has been as a photojournalist and documentary photographer. This storytelling style informs his other work as an event, portrait/headshot, and travel photographer. Mike traveled in 2003 to Angola, Africa to document the postwar church, documented relief efforts after the 2004 hurricane season, and shot an outdoor wedding next to a glacier in Alaska. Mike holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Washington & Lee University and a master's in strategic communications from Purdue University. He lives in Orlando with his five rescued dogs.

    Michael Wacht is available for private bookings

    Please inquire for available dates.

    PHOTOS
    Orlando Photography Group
    2024-06-08
    Title or Location: Sebastian Inlet State Park
    White Ibis are very shy while feeding. Usually, other Heron or Egreat species disturb Ibis while feeding. It was a winning moment for the Ibis as he fought with other Ibis and Heron to tool this fish. Ibis cannot fly while taking big fish as compared to heron or regret.
    Credit: Loukik Thakre

    Orlando Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Lake County, Florida

    Credit: Jay McMullan - Fine Art Photographer
    Facebook: JayMcFineArt
    Instagram: jaymc1025
    Orlando Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Juniper Springs, Florida
    Golden Orb Weaving Spider
    Credit: Jay McMullan - Fine Art Photographer
    Facebook: JayMcFineArt
    Instagram: jaymc1025

    Orlando Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Titusville,Florida
    I want everyone to meet London London is a remarkable toddler of 2 years, who has autism, and her life has been a tumultuous journey. However, thanks to the unwavering love and support of her adoptive mother, Takeisha, and the newfound network of care surrounding her, including my wife Shantel, who is her Godmother, she is finally receiving the nurturing she requires. Thus, we made the decision to take the children to the park, and on a whim, we decided to capture the moment with a photo s
    Credit: Brandon Scott (Magik Touch photography)
    Instagram: Photos_by_magik

    Orlando Photography Group
    2024-05-03
    Title or Location: Juniper Springs, Florida
    Golden Orb Weaving Spider
    Credit: Jay McMullan - Fine Art Photographer
    Facebook: JayMcFineArt
    Instagram: jaymc1025
    Orlando Photography Group
    2024-05-01
    Title or Location: Mirror Lake in the High Uintah Mountains of Utah
    Panorama of Mirror Lake and the surrounding landscape.
    Credit: Jay McMullan - Fine Art Photographer
    Facebook: JayMcFineArt
    Instagram: jaymc1025

    Edinburgh Photography Group
    2024-07-22
    Title or Location: St Ninians Bay - Isle of Bute
    On this occasion I had driven back from St Ninians bay to Ettrick Bay to park up for the night...after I arrived and started to prepare my evening meal I saw these incredible light beams across the bay at low tide.
    Credit: Brian Nicholson
    Sunshine Coast Photography Group
    2024-07-22
    Title or Location: Whales off Mooloolaba
    We went fishing in our boat and saw about 10 whales doing this So great
    Credit: Julie Behrens
    Facebook: Julie Behrens
    Instagram: Julie?ssunrise
    Bradford Photography Group
    2024-07-21
    Title or Location: Yorkshire wildlife park

    Credit: Tony Kilcoyne

    Reno Photography Group
    2024-07-21
    Title or Location: Fernley Nevada
    Union Pacific's legendary Big Boy No. 4014, the world?s largest operating steam locomotive built to conquer mountains, is on tour in five states this summer during its 2024 Westward Bound Tour from Wyoming to California.
    Credit: Kristin McFarlane Photography
    Facebook: Kristin McFarlane Photography
    Instagram: Kristin McFarlane Photography
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-07-19
    Title or Location: Murchison Falls, northwest Uganda
    I?m was born and raised in San Francisco and now live in Uganda, working as a professional photographer and safari guide. This lioness is one of the most beautiful creatures I have ever encountered. She was resting high up in a tree at Murchison Falls, in the northwest region. Before taking this photo, she roared at me, baring her sharp canines. It was a simple warning not to overstep her boundaries. The lioness had some cubs located at the base of the tree so she was protective of them. Th
    Credit: Chris Austria
    Facebook: Chris Austria
    Instagram: Christopher Austria
    Crawley Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Otterbourne
    Watched these guys for hours, slowly but surely one of the cubs got the confidence to climb onto the logs!
    Credit: Chris Athawes
    Instagram: Chris_a_photography

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