CHARLOTTE
PHOTOGRAPHY
CLUB

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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       3 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
    2024-05-03
    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

    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

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez
    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rhodes.7528
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Skerries beach
    I was thinking about proper sunset session for long time, as ive never done any, and one day weather was calling.So i packed my camera, my boys and went to Skerries.I couldnt imagine more beautiful sunset.On the photo my little son Henry with his dad. 2 out of 3 boys I love the most.
    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire
    I started taking my son to RIAT in 2008 when he was just six years old. He had to follow Dad, and would be seen armed with my old Canon 350D. I was using a Canon 40D and Canon 100-400mm L series lens at the time.RIAT is wholly dependant upon the right weather for good photography. Cloud too low - display routines are changed. Too much cloud and rain - the background is too grey. The weather can also be too good, leaving bright blue, but boring backgrounds. Thankfully July 18, 2009 provided goo
    Credit: Steve Kingston
    Facebook: Steven Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558
    Milwaukee Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Near Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Knowing there was a high chance of seeing the aurora borealis, I left work early on Friday, May 10. First, I stopped at my local camera store to buy a new lens I had been dreaming about (14-24mm f2.8). Then I drove to Minnesota to meet up with another photographer. By 1am, we found ourselves by this lake. I often found myself admiring the aurora and not taking pictures. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced.
    Credit: Jenny Parbs
    Instagram: @jparbsphoto

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