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Upcoming Events

Headshot Photography Class

Headshot Photography Class

Sunday 14 April
Sherman Oaks - 1pm - 3 Hours
Jamie Senat
A headshot is a tightly framed face shot, typically from the shoulders up. The goal of your headshot is to clearly & creatively showcase your client's professionalism, personality, and brand. As a class, we will focus on creating headshots from the chest up with good lighting on your model's face.
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Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 28 April
Sherman Oaks - 1pm - 2 Hours
Jamie Senat
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Street Art Photography

Street Art Photography

Saturday 27 April
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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$43      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 04 May
Downtown Oxnard - 10am - 2 Hours
Oxnard Photography Group
Ivy Hyve
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 25 May
Colorado Avenue - 9am - 3 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
Craig Hyatt
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      

Photographing Reflections

Photographing Reflections

Saturday 25 May
Ventura - 10am - 2 Hours
Oxnard Photography Group
Ivy Hyve
We will be using natural water reflections and seeking out man-made reflective surfaces in the area to explore how we can use reflections to add depth and intrigue to our images. Reflections can help us to show our subject from an unusual, or from multiple, points of view. We can use reflections to abstract our subject or to make perfect mirror images. We'll even have a look at how we can create our own reflections when there are none around.
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$43      
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      
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.
book now
$84      
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      
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.
book now
$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
    Jamie Senat
    Jamie is a filmmaker and photographer based in LA. He takes delight in preserving moments that narrate a compelling story. In the realm of editing, his approach is influenced by the timeless aesthetic of film, adding a touch of cinematic allure to his work.

    Jamie Senat is available for private bookings

    Available most weekends from 12pm - 4pm

    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

    Gold Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
    Facebook: Slystyles_art
    Instagram: Slystyles_art

    Philadelphia Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
    I captured this house sparrow coming in for a landing on my bird feeder one rainy afternoon using my Nikon D7500 and a Sigma 100-400mm lens. The settings were 1/1250 f/6.3 Auto ISO.
    Credit: Max L. Lieberman
    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Murfreesboro, Arkansas
    The classic "Diamond Ring" picture from the recent eclipse on April 8, 2024, taken from our cabin in the woods on the banks of the Little Missouri River! We (8 family members) have been eagerly waiting for this event since August of 2017, when we traveled to Athens, Tennessee for the last one!
    Credit: Craig P LaBorde

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Victoria Point, Brisbane
    This was my first attempt at astrophotography in Brisbane and was a trial shot more than anything. I went looking for an eastern facing foreground knowing that the Milky Way core would be rising at around 10pm from the east, leaving me few options where light pollution wouldn't be an issue. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too harsh at vic point. I loved the foreground and the lightning in the distance on the horizon, and the satellite creaping in was another unexpected surprise with th
    Credit: Ryan Bowron
    Instagram: @rdb_photo
    Glasgow Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: GlenCoe. Scotland.
    This photo was taken a few years ago. I waited a long time for the right light and atmosphere. I was already cold when this picture appeared. I was very happy that my efforts were so generously rewarded.
    Credit: Bogdan
    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

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