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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       5 places left
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.
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$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      
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
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-06-20
    Title or Location: Uxbridge, Ontario
    ?This past Father?s Day I went to a family farm cidery with my oldest daughter. The drinks were good, the company was great, but the best part was the farm?s commitment to keeping wild, native plants for pollinators. This little bee found a delicious clover and I got this macro shot.?
    Credit: PGC Photography
    Instagram: @valle6500

    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Plaquemine LA
    This was the backside of a passing storm system while I was at work in a chemical plant. Capture was made on my iPhone 15 Pro using the Lightning Cam 2 app.
    Credit: Christopher Fontenot
    Bell County Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Nolanville
    A few years ago the field on FM 3219 used to be full of sunflowers. Not anymore. Good thing I took the photos when I did...
    Credit: Bambi Altman

    Portsmouth Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Southsea
    Red arrow display for the 80 tribute to the fallen.
    Credit: ian gray
    Facebook: Ian Gray Promotional filming and photography
    Instagram: iangrayimages

    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Arches National Park-Moab Utah
    Arches is considered a dark sanctuary meaning using light painting is not allowed. I went to do Astro Photography in June of 2021. This was taken approximately 2am when the Milky Way rose to the center of the arch. While it is a dark sanctuary, someone was hiking on the other side with a headlamp giving me just a touch of light painting to outline the arch. I held the wide angle lens open approximately 13-seconds, ISO 1600.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow
    Murrieta Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: Bainbridge Circle, Murrieta, CA
    Long Exposure Christmas at Bainbridge Circle - 134 sec f/11 iso400 50mm (DEC 2020)
    Credit: Charles Grandin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charles.grandin
    Instagram: @ctgrandin

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