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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 1st of February 2020
Indoor Portrait Photography - TBA - TBA - 2 Hours
When photographing portraits indoors, we’re contained by four (or more) walls, and a ceiling – all of which block out light. Of course, this results in a darker environment where we have to work a little harder to obtain a correct exposure. We’re also somewhat conditioned to think that a beautiful picture needs a stunning natural location, however, you can capture fantastic images indoors also – it just takes a little practice. Let’s get into some of the problems that arise with shooting indoors, and find out how to overcome them.
$35pp     only 1 place left
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We have a different photo theme bimontly and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations around Charlotte. 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 amateurs to professionals. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

Complete beginner? Please complete a Beginners Photography Class before attending a regular group session. This is a 3 hour structured workshop where you’ll learn the basics of using your camera with more 1-on-1 time with the instructor. Scroll down for dates.

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!

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 1st of February 2020
Indoor Portrait Photography - TBA - TBA - 2 Hours
When photographing portraits indoors, we’re contained by four (or more) walls, and a ceiling – all of which block out light. Of course, this results in a darker environment where we have to work a little harder to obtain a correct exposure. We’re also somewhat conditioned to think that a beautiful picture needs a stunning natural location, however, you can capture fantastic images indoors also – it just takes a little practice. Let’s get into some of the problems that arise with shooting indoors, and find out how to overcome them.
$35pp     only 1 place left
Saturday the 8th of February 2020
Beginners Guide to Photography - TBA - TBA - 3 Hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo class that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots. The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera! Taught by professional photographer Scott, the class will cover a range of technical aspects
$65pp     only 1 place left
Saturday the 29th of February 2020
Lighting Skills for Photography - TBA - TBA - 3 Hours
Great photography requires great light; it defines form and texture, sets mood and can make or break the image. This 3 hour practical hands-on course is being taught by professional photographer Scott Kinser. It will focus on portrait photography in a studio environment, using camera mounted flashes and studio flash. You'll learn to understand the direction, quality and colour of light on a subject and surrounds, and how this affects a portrait. We’ll approach all the key topics slowly and thoroughly so that you have time to build a terrific understanding of how lighting affects your photos. Most of what you learn can then be applied outside the studio environment in your everyday photography.
$65pp     9 places left
Saturday the 14th of March 2020
Shutter Speed and Action Photography - TBA - TBA - 2 Hours
In this session we will be looking at how you can use your camera's shutter speed settings to capture action in sharp focus. Whether you're new to or familiar with manual camera settings, this session will be a chance to play and get creative with the guidance and advice of the photography instructor.
$30pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 28th of March 2020
Nature's Patterns in Photography - TBA - TBA - 2 Hours
Love nature photography? We’ll be looking at how to create interesting shots using the huge range of patterns and forms found in the natural world. A great chance to try out some macro and abstract techniques as we explore the location with the photography instructor.
$30pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 28th of March 2020
Beginners Guide to Photography - TBA - TBA - 3 Hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo class that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots. The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera! Taught by professional photographer Scott, the class will cover a range of technical aspects
$65pp     only 5 places left
Saturday the 4th of April 2020
Outdoor Portrait Photography - TBA - TBA - 2 Hours
Portrait photography can be daunting, but it is also incredibly rewarding! In this session we’ll be starting with the basics of photographing people, and how you can feel confident and creative behind your camera. We’ll be looking at: lighting, capturing expressions and posing your subject.
$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 18th of April 2020
Colors of Photography - TBA - TBA - 2 Hours
With Spring comes abundant color. Color is an important component in setting a mood of a photograph so we’ll be exploring the impact of certain colors, and how to produce a series of images using a single color. You’ll be surprised at how creative you can get when you focus on color in your shots!
$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 25th of April 2020
Beginners Guide to Photography - TBA - TBA - 3 Hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo class that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots. The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera! Taught by professional photographer Scott, the class will cover a range of technical aspects
$65pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 2nd of May 2020
Fill Flash and External Flash Photography - TBA - TBA - 2 Hours
Natural light if a favourite of many portrait photographers. There are times, however, when available light is poor quality and you simply need more to make a photo pop! When balanced correctly with your available light, flash can coexist beautifully to enhance your images.
$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 16th of May 2020
Using Aperture & Bokeh - TBA - TBA - 2 Hours
Aperture is a tool for controlling the depth of field in an image, and choosing what areas are placed in focus. We’ll be exploring how to use aperture creatively, as well as playing with bokeh.
$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 16th of May 2020
Beginners Guide to Photography - TBA - TBA - 3 Hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo class that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots. The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera! Taught by professional photographer Scott, the class will cover a range of technical aspects
$65pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 30th of May 2020
Sunset Photography - TBA - TBA - 2 Hours
A beautiful sunset can be enjoyed and appreciated by everyone. Photographers refer to the last (dusk) hours of the day as the "golden hours" when the light is at its best for photography. Our light meters can be thrown off by the strong amount of light hitting our sensor, so we will be exploring manual mode and exposure compensation to intensify the colours of our sunset.
$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
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 13 reviews
Scott was wonderful. We had time to shoot and time to chat. He was very willing to answer our questions and give us a little individual time as time allowed. Very professional and upbeat.
5/5 by Meetup - Leslie
23-11-2019
I learned a lot, and the photo time was challenging. Meeting other photographers and seeing their work was encouraging.
5/5 by Neil McGuire
23-11-2019
It was a great event, nice people attended and it was a great learning opportunity.
5/5 by Jason B Greene
26-10-2019
Really enjoyed Scott's class. It was educational and fun! Chris T.
5/5 by Chris Thornton
27-9-2019
This was great. Scott has a lot of knowledge and I appreciate the time and effort to put this on.I loved the live set up with models and learning how to assist other photographers helped me know what I need in Ana assistant. The models were awesome.
5/5 by Ron Fesmire
22-7-2019
It was really good. Scott knew his stuff, and I learned enough to inspire me to go home and practice.
5/5 by Phil Brooks
6-7-2019
I enjoyed the photography knowledge of Scott today. Very easy to relate to.
5/5 by Jacob Sullivan
23-6-2019
Lots of fun. I am learning more parts of Charlotte from these meetups than any other way. Finding so many spots and interesting things to shoot. Always tips I can use real time.
5/5 by Mark Ciarrocchi
27-5-2019
Very informative
5/5 by Keionda Sanders
26-5-2019
I like that it was not over crowded. Scott was able to give my son great tips.
4/5 by Kahlil stokes
20-5-2019
It was a lot of fun.
5/5 by Jerry Spearman
12-5-2019
It was very enjoyable. Scott is a great host sharing his experience with us.
5/5 by Jacob Sullivan
5-1-2019
Scott was a great leader. Responsive to questions. Was well prepared.
5/5 by larry schindel
5-1-2019
 
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