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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 21st of September 2019
Nailing White Balance - Disney Boardwalk - 9am - 2 hours
As a photographer, if you rely on your camera’s auto white balance, chances are you are going to be spending some time in post production correcting the white balance of your image. In this class we will investigate how nailing your white balance before taking your image makes great sense, and once you learn how easy it is to do, you will not go back to AWB. Book in to 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. Having a professional photographer on our critique sessions will help move your photography to a higher level. 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
$28pp     10 places left
We have a different photo theme bimontly and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations around Orlando. 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 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!

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.

We also occasionally hold more formal beginners classes which last 3 hours and are limited to 6 people. These classes are perfect for complete beginners who want to start using manual mode and those who want to brush up on the basics. See the dates below.

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Saturday the 21st of September 2019
Nailing White Balance - Disney Boardwalk - 9am - 2 hours
As a photographer, if you rely on your camera’s auto white balance, chances are you are going to be spending some time in post production correcting the white balance of your image. In this class we will investigate how nailing your white balance before taking your image makes great sense, and once you learn how easy it is to do, you will not go back to AWB. Book in to 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. Having a professional photographer on our critique sessions will help move your photography to a higher level. 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
$28pp     10 places left
Sunday the 22nd of September 2019
Complete Beginners Class - University of Central Florida - 3pm - 3 hours
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics. Get off 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 4 places left
Saturday the 5th of October 2019
Model Shootout For the MODELS - Disney Boardwalk - 9am - 2.5 hours
Orlando Photography Club is hosting a "Model Shootout" Do you want to become a model? Do you need professional images to submit to agencies? Upcoming models and photographers will come together for one big event to help each other create opportunities in their chosen industries. Models will receive images from a range of photographers in different styles to build their portfolio and make a great first impression on agencies and clients. Bring along as many changes of clothing you want to create different looks. Photographers will have a range of models to shoot in one location to build their own portfolio, and also an instructor on hand to help them develop their skills and to co-ordinate the images for the models Our host is Sharan Sathya, the Orlando Photography Club instructor, who will be overseeing the photographers and models on the day. All photographers registering for this event must agree to share their best shots of each model royalty free with that model. Models agree that any shots taken can be used by each photographer in their own portfolios and marketing (online or in print), but not sold for commercial use. The fee for the day is $28 for each model, and $28 for each photographer. Please note that the exact meeting point is sent in the booking confirmation email via the website above.
$28pp     11 places left
Saturday the 5th of October 2019
Model Shootout for the PHOTOGRAPHERS - Disney Boardwalk - 9am - 2.5 hours
Honolulu Photography Club is hosting a "Model Shootout" Do you want to photograph models? Do you need professional images for your portfolio? Upcoming models and photographers will come together for one big event to help each other create opportunities in their chosen industries. Models will receive images from a range of photographers in different styles to build their portfolio and make a great first impression on agencies and clients. Bring along as many changes of clothing you want to create different looks. Photographers will have a range of models to shoot in one location to build their own portfolio, and also an instructor on hand to help them develop their skills and to co-ordinate the images for the models Our host is Sharan Sathya, the Orlando Photography Group instructor, who will be overseeing the photographers and models on the day. All photographers registering for this event must agree to share their best shots of each model royalty free with that model. Models agree that any shots taken can be used by each photographer in their own portfolios and marketing (online or in print), but not sold for commercial use. The fee for the day is $28 for each model, and $2 for each photographer. Please note that the exact meeting point is sent in the booking confirmation email via the website above.
$28pp     10 places left
Sunday the 6th of October 2019
Complete Beginners Class - University of Central Florida - 3pm - 3 hours
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics. Get off 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
Saturday the 2nd of November 2019
Black & White Photography - Orlando Eye - 9am - 2 hours
Black & White can be an interesting way to strip back your photography and focus on the basics. We will be learning to "see" a subject in black and white. Humans see in colour, so ignoring the colour takes practice, but learning to predict how your shots will look in "grayscale" or "monochrome" is a brilliant skill to have. We will be covering Black & White along with portraiture. Book in to join the instructor after the group for a 1.5 hour critique, select, and edit session where you can develop your post shoot skills.
$28pp     11 places left
Saturday the 23rd of November 2019
Complete Beginners Class - University of Central Florida - 9am - 3 hours
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics. Get off 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.
Photos by Zac Alviz
Reviews
4.9/5 from 35 reviews
I thought it was a good event for my first time with the Orlando Photography Group. I have a somewhat better understanding of the basics of photography, but I definitely will have to join some more classes or meet ups to deepen my understanding which is totally fine- I know I'm not going to become a genius in one session :).
4/5 by Lauren Clark
26-8-2019

5/5 by Jose Manuel Avila
8-8-2019

5/5 by jessica mckay
27-7-2019
Great experience! Came as a beginner and got so much wonderful advice and encouragement.
5/5 by Leana Pelicie
27-7-2019
Great instructor who gave a beginner level explanation of photography basics along with time to practice in the field.
5/5 by Stephanie SCARBROUGH
21-7-2019
Power point presentation reviewing basics was very helpful. Reviewing composition and techniques of photos was also helpful.
5/5 by Wendy Cuomo
21-7-2019

5/5 by Gerald Perkins
19-6-2019
It was fun............
4/5 by Peter Lanzarone
17-6-2019
Loved it!!
5/5 by Missy Strack
16-6-2019
Thank you for giving us your time. I really enjoyed today's session
5/5 by Jessica McKay
15-6-2019
Loved the beginner's photography with Sharan. I learned a lot and I am looking forward to many more classes with him as the instructor. Very informative and he had a lot of patience with the class as he went around answering all of our questions.
5/5 by Claudia Rosario
10-6-2019
Learned so much. Sharan did a great job of presenting the information and then worked with each individual. I am truly a novice and I felt comfortable asking questions. This was a good beginning for me.
5/5 by Kitty Clerico
10-6-2019
Great starting class for beginners. Really helped with camera usage and getting good angles
5/5 by Diana Ocasio
9-6-2019
The instructor was great. We all seems to learn a lot from the workshop.
5/5 by Sarah
29-5-2019
Going into this as a new member, frankly I did not know what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised. The instructor had a high level of expertise and yet was very good at explaining basic things to those of us who needed it. I enjoyed it so much I want to do more things with this group in the future. He was a fine and Brilliant young man who has a passion for photography. He was very tactful and did not make anyone feel belittled for asking questions that maybe some would have scoffed at. He was very understanding and compassionate in that way.
5/5 by Lauren Lulich
25-5-2019
Going into this as a new member, frankly I did not know what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised. The instructor had a high level of expertise and yet was very good at explaining basic things to those of us who needed it. I enjoyed it so much I want to do more things with this group in the future. He was a fine and Brilliant young man who has a passion for photography. He was very tactful and did not make anyone feel belittled for asking questions that maybe some would have scoffed at. He was very understanding and compassionate in that way.
5/5 by Lauren Lulich
25-5-2019

5/5 by Jessica McKay
25-5-2019
He was helpful by showing us on our camera of how to put the settings.
5/5 by Amanda P Boone
25-5-2019
As a beginner with a DSLR I learned a lot and enjoyed the class. I learned from the instructor and classmates.
5/5 by Stephanie Scarbrough
28-4-2019
Very informative. Learned more about using manual mode.
5/5 by Deanna Myers
28-4-2019
I enjoyed spending time with other people who have the same interest in photography that I have. Andre was great - eager to help answering any question and giving out tips. I will definitely attend again.
5/5 by Debbie Price
28-4-2019

5/5 by Deanna Myers
27-4-2019
I had a great time. The instructor, Javier, was awesome. He helped me out tremendously with me being a beginner. I would definitely recommend any courses or time spent with Javier! I look forward to the next event of Orlando Photography Group!
5/5 by Len Kennedy
16-4-2019

5/5 by Alexander morales
13-4-2019
I thought the Landscape photography group was good. Javier is very interactive and I very approachable. He listens to questions and helps solve the photography problem.
5/5 by Christine kitzmiller
1-4-2019

5/5 by Alexander morales
30-3-2019
Loved it. Learned sooo much.
5/5 by Jessica McKay
2-3-2019
I enjoyed it. It was the 1st one I've attended
5/5 by Gerald Perkins
2-2-2019
I had a great time. I leaned a lot from them all.
5/5 by Jessica McKay
21-1-2019
A lot of fun. Learn a lot and can’t wait to practice more. Looking forward to another meet.
5/5 by Michele Welch
21-1-2019
 
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