CHARLOTTE
PHOTOGRAPHY
CLUB

Upcoming Events

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 04 May
Mallard Creek Church Rd - 3pm - 2 Hours
Jordan Ellis
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.
book now
$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 18 May
Monroe Rd, Charlotte - 10am - 3 Hours
Jordan Ellis
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.
book now
$84      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 29 June
Monroe Rd, Charlotte - 10am - 3 Hours
Jordan Ellis
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.
book now
$84       4 places left

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
Monroe Rd, Charlotte - 10am - 3 Hours
Jordan Ellis
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.
book now
$92      
ABOUT CHARLOTTE
PHOTOGRAPHY
CLUB
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.
  • REVIEWS
    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)
    5/5
    Jeannene
    2024-02-18
    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.
    5/5
    Tim
    2024-02-18
    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.
    5/5
    Kailyn
    2024-02-05

    I thought the class was great, the instructor was knowledgeable and very personable.
    5/5
    Howard
    2024-02-04
    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.
    5/5
    Delran
    2024-02-04
    My first CPC class, enjoyed it. Scott had some great nighttime photo tips during the shoot, much appreciated!
    5/5
    Larry
    2023-09-12

    Thoroughly enjoyed the event. It was fun and very informative at the same time.
    5/5
    Carol
    2023-08-21
    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
    5/5
    Ray
    2023-08-15
    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.
    5/5
    Jim
    2023-08-14

    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.
    5/5
    Jim
    2023-08-14
    It was a great starter!! Scott is so nice and knowledgeable. I cannot wait to take another class and keep growing.
    5/5
    Ericka
    2023-07-11
    Good event. Street photography is tough, being able to see the composition with so much happening.
    4/5
    Scott
    2023-05-13

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    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.

    PHOTOS
    Charlotte Photography Club
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Matlacha, Florida ( Fort Myers area)
    This was taken one morning at an annual USAF Reunion. Matlacha took a direct hit from the hurricane from a couple of years ago. Although much has been done in recovery, there is still much to do. This is why there is no pier and only pile ons. You must wade to the boat to board.
    Credit: Tom Schellin Photography

    Charlotte Photography Club
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: In my backyard in Gastonia, NC
    The Flowering Quince is an ideal subject for photographing as it is known for its vibrant colors which deepen with age and emerge in March. This one in my backyard was in full bloom and showcased its colors after a brief rain. This cluster of 4 blossoms with pollen-laden stamen caught my eye due to the way the light highlighted them. I wanted the cluster to be the main focus so I chose my 55-250 mm lens at 250 mm f/8 1/20 sec ISO 100 - 2 EV tripod mounted and remotely triggered which gave me
    Credit: Frank Kenneth Engelhardt
    Facebook: Frank Kenneth Engelhardt
    Charlotte Photography Club
    2024-03-29
    Title or Location: Uptown Charlotte
    Walking to a restaurant on St Patrick?s Day.
    Credit: Marcio Giovanetti
    Instagram: MarcioUSC

    Charlotte Photography Club
    2024-03-22
    Title or Location: Rankin Lake, Gastonia
    I took this shot last December while taking an early morning walk around Rankin Lake with my long lens (looking for Bald Eagles in flight). There was a row of four Cormorants drying off on the lake's over-flow barrier, catching the early morning rays of the sun. I initially took the shot with the sun at my back, but when I walked around to the other side, I decided that the backlit shot is much more inviting.
    Credit: Larry Brown

    Charlotte Photography Club
    2024-03-08
    Title or Location: Top level charlotte airport parking deck
    Just one in a series of pictures that got bumped just right.
    Credit: JOHN lutz
    Charlotte Photography Club
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: McAdenville, NC
    I went to McAdenville to try out some nighttime shots and noticed the position of the sun as it was setting over the hill. I caught it just in time at the edge of the horizon for this shot.Sony A9 @ 35mm, 1/500, f/16, ISO 100
    Credit: Larry Brown

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Edmonds, WA
    Dearing the eclipse of 2017 my family and I sat in our backyard here in WA to watch the 93 totality with our eclipse glasses. With my homemade solar filter attached to my camera, I took a series of photos of the sun during the eclipse. After processing my sun photos, I was disappointed to see that the moon only showed up as a black hole and not its proper form. I am an avid shooter of Astro photography and have several photos of the moon taken from my backyard and multiple other locations. I
    Credit: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics
    Memphis Photography Club
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Cades Cove,TN
    I took this image on Nov. 2, 2021 at 7 am on Nov. 2, 2001 at 7 am. As I was driving around the Cove I came upon this Buck as I came up over a rise. I had a feeling that he was about to cross the road. My hunch was right. He crossed one fence and eventually crossed the other one. I was ready for his movement. I took a series over shots. It was very exciting.Canon EF 100-400 f4.5 - 5.6L ISO 4,000 f8 1/200s
    Credit: Pat Riley
    Facebook: Pat Riley
    Tulsa Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Woodward Park, Tulsa, OK
    Canon EOS 800DEF 75-300 f/4-5.675mm1/640F4.5ISO 200I was out practicing my technique. Had spent a little while chasing squirrels around the park. This took me to an area of the park I had not been in. The way these two tulips were complete opposites and yet seem to lean on each other drew my attention to them.
    Credit: Chuck Gilbert

    Austin Photography Society
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery, Terlingua, Texas
    Bucket List - Check!!!I finally made it to the Big Bend area. Here's a shot I got at the Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery, just before sunrise. Canon EOS R, EF 16-35L F2.8, 30 Sec, f2.8, ISO 3200. Used x2 small video lights on lowest power, to light up the foreground. Taken 3/13/2024. Terlingua, Texas.
    Credit: Kirk Brandau
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kbrandau/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kbrandau1/
    Albury Photography Group
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Cootamundra NSW Australia
    Captured this Megachile Bee enjoying the sunshine after a two day downpour. Sony A7IV Camera - Sony 90mm Macro Lens - Sony 46 Flash -Radiant Diffuser
    Credit: Stephen Hunt
    Liverpool Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    I took this photograph just after the sun had set.I used the long exposure setting on my phone to create the wispy water affect.Then I made basic slight adjustments/edits using the lightroom app.
    Credit: Kim Phillips
    Facebook: Intuition photography
    Instagram: Kimberleyphillips77

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