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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
East Boulevard, Charlotte - 10am - 3 Hours
Quincy Pugh
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       4 places left
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 Charlotte .

  • 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 Charlotte Photography Club on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    The instructor picked a fantastic location for us to practice a wide variety of settings. He provided additional information that I didn't know or expect. He is knowledgeable, approachable and patient, answered all questions posed, and provided tips on settings to use for different occasions. He also took time to discuss best photo storage options with me immediately following the event (I think a photo storage workshop would be a great topic by the way, provided we are asked to bring specific devices with us)
    Jordan bridged the gap between ISO, F-stop and shutter speed that YouTube videos and books just couldn't do. Nothing beats having a real person in front of you showing you how to use the camera you own.
    Quincy was great. He was very knowledgeable and was able to convey the information in a way that was easy to understand especially for beginners. He did a very good job at helping each person without taking attention away from the rest of the class.

    I thought the class was great, the instructor was knowledgeable and very personable.
    Quincy was punctual and well prepared to lead the class. He is knowledgeable and a patient instructor. I?d love to do more classes with him.
    My first CPC class, enjoyed it. Scott had some great nighttime photo tips during the shoot, much appreciated!

    Thoroughly enjoyed the event. It was fun and very informative at the same time.
    It was my first attempt at shooting meteors with my camera, Scott was very helpful and being around the group gave me a good insight how to be better prepared for the next time and what I need to know more about my camera
    Due to weather conditions the original event was postponed until the following evening. Via text-messages, Scott handled the situation very well. He was very attentive and helped several members with camera setups and recommended settings to all. Scott helped track the location of the Persied meteors as well as other Astro-locations. Scott was very helpful throughout the event.

    Due to weather conditions the original event was postponed until the following evening. Via text-messages, Scott handled the situation very well. He was very attentive and helped several members with camera setups and recommended settings to all. Scott helped track the location of the Persied meteors as well as other Astro-locations. Scott was very helpful throughout the event.
    It was a great starter!! Scott is so nice and knowledgeable. I cannot wait to take another class and keep growing.
    Good event. Street photography is tough, being able to see the composition with so much happening.

    Quincy Pugh
    Hey I'm a photographer based in Charlotte and a creative director. I been doing photography for 7 years and counting. I love capture all styles of photography & creating with like minded people!
    I love capturing the essence of the shoot. I started off modeling myself for Nike & Jordan and etc. I learned so much just being from the other side of the camera but I took a leap a faith to try capturing photos & look at me today ! I can't wait teach everyone what I experienced & what I learned.
    Jordan Ellis
    Hey, there! My name is Jordan K. Ellis. I am a filmmaker, photographer, and educator based in North Carolina. I have over 14 years of video/photo production experience, working in different areas of the field: cinematography, landscapes, models, portraits, etc. I was honored with a Bachelor's Degree in filmmaking and photography from the Art Institute in 2013. I have worked with different companies and have provided educational workshops, involving film history and photo sessions to students.

    My philosophy when it comes to my work is finding "images that quicken the heart," how to engage your viewer. My job is to make creative and unique images, based on ideas I like to use, and with people (or companies) I like to collaborate on. It's always a new learning experience from one person to the next in seeing what kind of potential they have. I'm really excited to be on board.

    Jordan Ellis is available for private bookings

    Available mainly during the weekends by appointment.

    Charlotte Photography Club
    Title or Location: Highlands, NC
    There is a series of waterfalls and it is a pretty good hike there and back. The area is beautiful and rugged. I so enjoy the challenge of these type shoots.
    Credit: Tom Schellin Photography

    Charlotte Photography Club
    Title or Location: Greensboro, NC from 15,000 feet
    When you have to fly, claim a window seat, keep your eyes on the window, and make it worthwhile! Night photography from the ground is challenging enough, but from the air, it is delightfully challenging. I?ve made night flight photos before, but only this once did the elements align and give me partly cloudy skies above a well-lit metropolis at the moment I was flying over it! The best camera is the one you have with you, so I pointed my Galaxy 23 Ultra out of the airline window, composed my
    Credit: Jeff Eppinette
    Facebook: jeff.eppinette.5
    Instagram: jeffeppinette
    Charlotte Photography Club
    Title or Location: Uptown Sunset

    Credit: Johnathan Mitchell Photography
    Facebook: @johnathanmitchellphotography
    Instagram: @jmitchell_photos

    Charlotte Photography Club
    Title or Location: Zion National Park, Utah
    This image is from a trip to Utah and Arizona that almost did not happen. It had been paid for 6 months in advance and the week before we were to travel, I ended up in the hospital with sepsis so severe that it was a struggle to breathe, and walking a couple of feet exhausted me. I was able to make enough progress during my week-long hospital stay with them giving me IV antibiotics and Lasix to keep pulmonary edema at bay that the doctors were willing to discharge me with a PICC line inserted in
    Credit: Frank Kenneth Engelhardt
    Facebook: Frank Kenneth Engelhardt
    Instagram: fkengelhardt

    Charlotte Photography Club
    Title or Location: Bodie Island, Outer Banks, NC
    We spent 5 days camping near the Oregon Inlet at the Outer Banks in October and took a side trip by bicycle to Bodie Island to tour the lighthouse. The stairs to the top of the lighthouse were closed, so I got a shot looking up the spiral staircase using my Sony A9 and the flip-out LCD screen on the back. I thought black and white worked best for this image, given the light and contrast.f/5, 1/500 , ISO6400
    Credit: Larry Brown
    Charlotte Photography Club
    Title or Location: Mt Mitchell
    Ever drive thru the mtns and see a mist flowing over the mtn? This is what it looks like on top within the forest. Also it's complete silent like when it snows, no birds chirping or anything.
    Credit: Fred Franklin Burgess
    Instagram: ffranklinburgess

    Colchester Photography Group
    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
    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
    Syracuse Photography Group
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Peterborough Photography Group
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd
    Wichita Photography Group
    Title or Location: Halstead Kansas, outside my house
    It was a cloudy day and my cat was up in the tree. he had always had very deep blue, but with all the defused light from the clouds and the contrast from the tree bark, It sent me running for my camera.I shot it on a Nikon D5600, with a 70 - 200mm lens, on January 25, 2024.I shot it raw while in manual mode, the aperture was 4.1, the iso 100, and the shutter speed was 1 over 700.
    Credit: Matthew Rowe
    Swansea Photography Group
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks

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