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The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 08 June
E Market Street - 8:45pm - 2 Hours
Akron Photography Group
Bradley Evans
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      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Sunday 09 June
Commonwealth Place - 6pm - 2 Hours
Pittsburgh Photography Group
Dominique Murray
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 23 June
Smallman Street - 3pm - 2 Hours
Pittsburgh Photography Group
Dominique Murray
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      

The City at Night

The City at Night

Sunday 07 July
Grandview Ave - 8pm - 2 Hours
Pittsburgh Photography Group
Dominique Murray
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.
book now
$47      
50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Sunday 21 July
Beechwood Blvd - 11am - 2 Hours
Pittsburgh Photography Group
Dominique Murray
The 50mm lens is one of the flexible and useful lenses in any photographer’s gear bag. It is neither a wide-angle or telephoto lens, but allows the camera to see on the same scale as your eye. As such, it can be used for a variety of styles, from landscape and street photography to portrait and product photography. In this meetup, we’ll review the basic camera settings. We’ll then cover some of the advantages of shooting with a prime lens, and some basic techniques to using the 50mm lens. As always, there will be ample opportunities for you to put your new knowledge into practice.
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$47      
Street Photography at Night Meetup

Street Photography at Night Meetup

Sunday 04 August
Commonwealth Place - 7:30pm - 2 Hours
Pittsburgh Photography Group
Dominique Murray
Street photography encompasses a wide range of genres, and this week we'll be exploring the town at night.

At this meetup, we will practise the basics of shooting in a dark environment as we capture candid images in an urban setting.

By the end of this event, you will be more familiar with:
- How to adjust camera settings for low light.
- Using slow shutter speeds to get brighter images and create light trails.
- Capturing RAW images.
- Guidelines for shooting other people and their property in the real world.
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$47      

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Sunday 18 August
Shady Avenue - 6:30pm - 2 Hours
Pittsburgh Photography Group
Dominique Murray
Learn to use intentional motion blur to enhance your photography. We will cover a range of blurring techniques including long exposures, panning and intentional camera movement for artistic purposes. Not all blurry photos are accidents!

Knowing how to control the blur can help lead you to new creative opportunities, expanding your photographic possibilities.
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$47      
Traffic Trails

Traffic Trails

Friday 06 September
Grandview Ave - 7pm - 3 Hours
Pittsburgh Photography Group
Dominique Murray
Photograph the beautiful light-trails of cars and other vehicles in motion, against the panorama of static architecture at night. for this class you will need a tripod and a zoom or wide-angle lens is preferable but you can still get good results with a normal prime or really any lens. It is the exposure and composition that is the important part. Hi-viz clothing and reflective jackets /clothing is advisable.
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$92      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 21 September
Downtown Pittsburgh - 10am - 3 Hours
Pittsburgh Photography Group
Paul Vladuchick
Master the art of manual photography with our expert-led event designed for enthusiasts eager to take control of their camera settings. Dive into an immersive session where we demystify the nuances of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and discover how these crucial elements combine to impact your photographs.

After absorbing the essentials, you'll have the opportunity to apply your newfound skills in a practical setting, guided by a seasoned professional photographer. Elevate your craft and capture images with the confidence and finesse that manual exposure affords. Join us in stepping beyond automatic exposure and unlocking the full potential of your camera.
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$92       5 places left

Beginner Photography II - Beyond the Basics

Beginner Photography II - Beyond the Basics

Saturday 05 October
Downtown Pittsburgh - 10am - 2 Hours
Pittsburgh Photography Group
Paul Vladuchick
After you have a grasp of the basics of exposure, start to advance your skills by forming your creative compositions by concentrating on focal length, perspective and depth of field.

If you have a camera with two lenses (say, a 70-200 or 70-300) and don't know what to do with it, this is the class for you. We'll be working with longer focal lengths and seeing what incredible images we can compose. Longer focal lenses allow for some really fantastic perspectives that can be very useful for powerful story telling.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 01 June
West Market Street - 11am - 2 Hours
Akron Art Group
Amanda Bryner
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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$47      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 08 June
North Oakland - 10am - 2 Hours
Pittsburgh Art Group
Mikhail Ion
In this class, we will learn the fundamentals of perspective while drawing the Cathedral of Learning from life. We will also explore drawing organic forms in perspective using different techniques, mark-making strategies, and adding depth through line weight.
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$47      
Beginner's Acrylic Painting Class

Beginner's Acrylic Painting Class

Saturday 22 June
Bellevue - 10am - 2 Hours
Pittsburgh Art Group
Camila Centeno Bonnet
Unleash your inner artist in our Beginner's Acrylic Painting Class! Join us for a fun and relaxed journey into the world of acrylics, where no prior experience is needed. Our friendly instructor will guide you step-by-step, helping you to explore vibrant colors, various techniques, and your unique creative voice. Whether you're looking to de-stress, learn a new hobby, or simply have a great time, this class is the perfect place to start.
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$47      

ABOUT YOUNGSTOWN
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 Youngstown.

  • 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.

    Join the Youngstown Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Great event! Richard was extremely knowledgable and helpful, and I learned a lot about the area and its wildlife.
    5/5
    Marian
    2023-06-12
    A great meet up. Good location and Richard was a fantastic host. He continuously asked if we had questions and gave good ideas and insight.
    5/5
    Jeannie
    2023-05-07
    It was terrific! Great host, helpful and insightful. Great location with a variety of subject matter to shoot. Just the right length of time.
    5/5
    Kerri
    2023-05-07

    PHOTOS
    New Orleans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park
    Saturday night, 5/11/24, I went out to the St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park wanting to capture some photos of the Northern Lights as the Solar Storm made the aurora visible down here in Louisiana. It was a cloudy night so we didn't get to see any of it. But a thunderstorm was was approaching and "heat lightning" was seen in the distance. As it got closer, the lightning strikes were getting more and more visible even though the storm was still miles away. So I repositioned my camera and
    Credit: Bertis Tamplain

    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Yosemite Valley
    I went on a hike in Yosemite Valley and unexpectedly found this tree that had a heart shaped hole in the trunk. I stayed until dusk and used my red light on my headlamp to cast the red glow inside the heart. I was inspired by my then girlfriend. I love LOVE!
    Credit: Cody Mattson
    Facebook: codymattsonphotography
    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Home
    A photographer friend visits his parents in Alaska every year and upon his return home he always brings me salmon steaks that his family catch as part of their food provisions. This was my dinner and will say that this dinner was nothing short of amazing!
    Credit: Gonzalo Guerrero
    Facebook: G GUERRERO PHOTOGRAPHY
    Instagram: @photo818

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography

    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

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