CHARLOTTE
PHOTOGRAPHY
CLUB

Upcoming Events

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       0 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      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 10 August
Mallard Creek Church Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Jordan Ellis
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
book now
$47      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 August
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      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 07 September
Mallard Creek Church Rd - 10am - 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
$47      
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
    2024-05-31
    Title or Location: Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue ridge parkway
    The photo is an exposure blend of 7 photos. I used 2 exposures for HDR at sunset for the base image and once it got completely dark, I got the light trail exposures. I had to wait awhile to get enough trails as the traffic isn't too heavy at night. I was at the spot from 7:30 PM until 10:00 PM. Shot with Sony A7RVi with Sony 16-35 f/4.
    Credit: Dan Ahlers

    Charlotte Photography Club
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: 550 South Tryon Building
    It was a rainy evening in Charlotte. This was taken the same night as a recent Post Malone concert that was I town. The low hanging clouds made the buildings kind of glow which I thought was a good opportunity for walking around & doing a shoot of the city skyline.
    Credit: Wesley Ash
    Instagram: Wes_takes.pics
    Charlotte Photography Club
    2024-05-03
    Title or Location: Utah County, UT
    Though I have lived in NC for over 8 years, Utah will always be home to me, and I will never cease to be struck by the beauty of the Utah mountains - or as I call them "my Utah mountains." Thankfully, when I go back to visit family, I do not have to venture far to get some amazing views. I took this shot from a soccer field directly across the street from my parents' house just after 7:00 a.m. I was really loving the clouds and the lighting on the mountains. The photo was shot at 39 mm, f/10, IS
    Credit: Aly Clay
    Instagram: @wander.warrior

    Charlotte Photography Club
    2024-04-13
    Title or Location: Old Town Rock Hill, SC
    Street Photography - Old Town Rock Hill - A couple being photographed in front of the Wells Fargo Bank building in Old Town Rock Hill, SC.. The couple as well as the female photographer are dressed in black and the female subject appears to be with child. The image was taken with an iPhone 15 Pro Max from a four-story balcony across the street. It was processed in ON1 Photo Raw to look like an old print.
    Credit: James Kirk

    Charlotte Photography Club
    2024-04-13
    Title or Location: Upper Antelope Canyon - Page, Arizona
    The opportunity to get the shot almost did not happen as I had been in the hospital with sepsis and was only released the day before our flight to this trip to southern Utah and northern Arizona.
    Credit: Frank Kenneth Engelhardt
    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

    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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