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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class - Street Photography

Beginner's Photography Class - Street Photography

Saturday 08 June
Ventura Blvd Studio City - 10am - 3 Hours
Anna Rylander
A hands-on Photography for Beginners class focused on street photography, covering camera settings, composition, and practical shooting tips.
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$92      

Nearby Photography Groups

Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 01 June
Bee Rock Trail - 3pm - 2 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
Craig Hyatt
Unleash your photography potential with our specially tailored class. Our focus is primarily on understanding Composition and the critical role of light in capturing stunning photographs. Proactively enhance your skills by experiencing hands-on training.

Together, we will explore the realm of natural light photography, bidding goodbye to on-camera flashes or strobe techniques. With the only available light, we will guide you through troubleshooting, making necessary adjustments, and ultimately, capturing captivating portraits.

The class also offers practical lessons on light modifying techniques. Learn the smart application of a reflector to cleverly manipulate not-so-great lighting conditions. It's all about capturing perfectly exposed shots, irrespective of the circumstances. Embrace the world of photography like never before. Join us and discover the artist in you.
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$43      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Maple Street, Glendale - 1pm - 2 Hours
Glendale Photography Group
Kevin Buzzell
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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$47      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 15 June
Academy Drive - 9am - 3 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
Craig Hyatt
Discover the art of clicking perfect pictures with our specially designed class for those yearning to venture beyond the Automatic Mode of their cameras. Experience the power of Manual Mode, enriched with the potential to add depth to your photography skills. Designed to boost your confidence and mastery over your camera settings, this class expands your understanding of critical camera functions including the exposure triangle, thus providing a thorough insight into Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO. Unlock the door to photographic excellence today.
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$92      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 15 June
Downtown Oxnard - 10am - 3 Hours
Oxnard Photography Group
Ivy Hyve
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
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 22 June
Maple Street, Glendale - 9am - 2 Hours
Glendale Photography Group
Kevin Buzzell
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$47      
Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Saturday 06 July
Palisades Park - 9am - 2 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
Craig Hyatt
Capture the essence of photographic artistry in our upcoming workshop focusing on the delicate technique of shallow depth of field. Join our seasoned instructor as we delve into the intricacies of aperture, focal length, and distance to elevate your photography skills.

Learn how to use a shallow depth of field to establish mood, eliminate distracting backdrops, and achieve the enchanting bokeh effect, adding a professional touch that brings your subjects to life. This workshop is designed to provide hands-on experience and practical knowledge, ensuring that you can create captivating images with expert precision. Join us for a session that promises to transform your approach to photography and help you master the power of focus.
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$47      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 July
Maple Street, Glendale - 9am - 2 Hours
Glendale Photography Group
Kevin Buzzell
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$47      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 06 July
Ventura - 10am - 2 Hours
Oxnard Photography Group
Ivy Hyve
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$47      
Street Art Photography

Street Art Photography

Saturday 20 July
Arts District in Downtown - 9am - 2 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
Craig Hyatt
Immerse yourself in the vibrant and unique medium of street art. Discover the unseen treasures tucked away in city corners across the globe. Engage in the challenge of capturing these urban masterpieces through your lens, positioned in bustling public spaces saturated with action and energy. Will you incorporate the spectators into your composition or focus solely on the art? The choice is yours. Deepen your photography skills while exploring the electrifying world of street art. The streets are your canvas and the camera is your brush. Join us.
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$47      

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 20 July
Maple Street, Glendale - 9am - 2 Hours
Glendale Photography Group
Kevin Buzzell
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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$47      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 20 July
Downtown Oxnard - 10am - 2 Hours
Oxnard Photography Group
Ivy Hyve
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.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 03 August
Colorado Avenue - 9am - 3 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
Craig Hyatt
Discover your camera in an entirely new light! Get comfortable with moving out of automatic exposure mode and delve into the intricate features of your gadget. Grasp the impact of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO on image exposure as our team simplifies these concepts for you. Furthermore, a professional photographer will guide you as you put your newfound knowledge into practice. Embark on this journey to becoming a more proficient photographer with us.
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$92      

ABOUT SAN
FERNANDO
VALLEY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
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 San Fernando .

  • 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 San Fernando Valley Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Anna Rylander
    Anna was born and raised in Southern California. She LOVES music. Traveling is her number one hobby. And photography is her passion. She's been a professional photographer now for the past eight years. She mostly shoots weddings but also specialize in portrait photography. She went to school at Chaffey Community College where her major was photography. She would describe her photography style as warm and romantic as well as fun and candid.

    Anna Rylander is available for private bookings

    My schedule varies as I often photograph weddings on the weekend. However, if interested in private tutoring or any other photography needs, I am more than willing to work out a time and date to accommodate your requests.

    PHOTOS
    San Fernando Valley Photography Group
    2024-03-17
    Title or Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
    Molly is my neighbor's "foster fail" that she has had now for several years. I particularly like this photo because if you look closely, you can see my reflection in her eyes!
    Credit: Norra MacReady

    San Fernando Valley Photography Group
    2024-03-02
    Title or Location: In my apartment
    This was taken inside my apartment with my iPhone. I am currently injured so I can?t photograph with my gear. This the only photography I can do. As he came into den I got on the floor called his name to get his attention and then fired off many photos
    Credit: Morgan
    San Fernando Valley Photography Group
    2024-03-02
    Title or Location: Beverly Hills high school.

    Credit: Morgan

    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: RIAT RAF Fairford, Glos
    The RAF Parachute Display Team (The Falcons) are based in Brize Norton.This shot is from the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in 2009.I managed to catch them coming back over their smoke trails which gave this shot impact and added interest.
    Credit: Steve K
    Facebook: Steve Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Date Creek Ranch, AZ
    Lone Joshua tree in the Arizona desert. Captured in Date Creek Ranch just off the Joshua Tree Parkway, north of Wickenburg. It's this city's glow causing the light pollution on the horizon.Wickenburg was once called the "Dude Ranch Capital of the World". It still has several ranches and a decidedly western vibe. It's a great place to check out if you wanna get some old west dust in your lungs. Stack of 4, 15" photos. Sony A7RIV, 14mm F1.8, ISO3200.
    Credit: Ed Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_Photography
    Worcester Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Barre ,Ma.
    Giving my Bullmastiff puppy some time outside to play. Nikon D850 135 sigma art lens, ISO 400, f2, 1/800
    Credit: Tara Chumsae
    Facebook: Tara Chumsae
    Instagram: Tara Chumsae

    St Albans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Night-time at Portland Bill lighthouse
    The weather forecast for the night Friday the 3rd May looked very good and because the last time I went to Portland Bill I didn't manage to get home with anything good, I thought of giving it another go. Even though it was a 4 hour drive from my house, I'm over the moon I went there because I haven't seen the sky so nice and clean in a very, very long time, it was just perfect.I took quite a few photos and this one is the first that I want to show you because I love it to bits.As always, I
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    New Orleans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park
    Saturday night, 5/11/24, I went out to the St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park wanting to capture some photos of the Northern Lights as the Solar Storm made the aurora visible down here in Louisiana. It was a cloudy night so we didn't get to see any of it. But a thunderstorm was was approaching and "heat lightning" was seen in the distance. As it got closer, the lightning strikes were getting more and more visible even though the storm was still miles away. So I repositioned my camera and
    Credit: Bertis Tamplain
    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Yosemite Valley
    I went on a hike in Yosemite Valley and unexpectedly found this tree that had a heart shaped hole in the trunk. I stayed until dusk and used my red light on my headlamp to cast the red glow inside the heart. I was inspired by my then girlfriend. I love LOVE!
    Credit: Cody Mattson
    Facebook: codymattsonphotography

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