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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 02 March
Lincoln Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Raul Urena
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      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 23 March
Lincoln Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Raul Urena
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      
Panoramas Photography Meetup

Panoramas Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 April
Lincoln Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Raul Urena
Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with horizontally elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 04 May
Lincoln Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Raul Urena
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      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 25 May
Lincoln Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Raul Urena
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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$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 15 June
Lincoln Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Raul Urena
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.

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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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Lincoln Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Raul Urena
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 09 March
N Broadway Yonkers - 10am - 2 Hours
Westchester Photography Group
Kelly Vasami
Embark on a journey through the art of landscape photography, where the majestic beauty of nature meets the mastery of the lens. This tailored event caters to enthusiasts eager to elevate their photographic prowess. Join us as we delve into the nuances of crafting remarkable landscape images that resonate and captivate.

Discover the secrets to enhancing your compositions, harness the potential of panoramic captures, and gain invaluable insights into the optimal equipment and settings for breathtaking outdoor photography. Whether you're starting out or seeking to refine your expertise, guidance from a seasoned professional photography instructor will be available, ensuring personalized feedback and constructive advice to hone your skills and enrich your visual storytelling.

Welcome to an inclusive gathering where photographers of all levels find common ground in their passion for immortalizing the world's scenic wonders. Together, let's transform the ordinary into the extraordinary through the lens of landscape photography.
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$43      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 09 March
Wooster Square - 10am - 2 Hours
New Haven Photography Group
Markym Fox
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      
Food Photography Making Your Dishes Look As Good As They Taste

Food Photography Making Your Dishes Look As Good As They Taste

Saturday 09 March
Pancake Hollow Road - 1pm - 2 Hours
Poughkeepsie Photography Group
Lisa Olson
Ever wonder why that Quarter Pounder with Cheese looks so mouthwatering when you drove by the billboard, yet when you go to the drive-through right after to get one, it looks nothing in real life like it does in that photograph?

Ever wonder how produce is made to look so fresh and colorful with water droplets that seem to last forever? And we all have looked at a menu and wondered how they got the items to look so outrageously delicious? You would be surprised how simple it is to manipulate food in photography. It's all tricks of the trade! Personally one of my favorite subjects to shoot because subjects are usually colorful, there's a lot of creative leeway on how you light it, depending on what the purpose your image will be meant to serve.

Join me in a two hour, Hands-On creative workshop in the art of Food Photography!
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$43      

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Sunday 10 March
Downtown Stamford - 10am - 2 Hours
Bridgeport Photography Group
Anwar Stokes
Join our upcoming event to delve into the captivating world of light and shadow photography. This technique spotlights the dynamic interaction between light and shadow, crafting images that are rich in drama and emotion. High contrast scenes and the challenge of hard light can reveal a plethora of interesting opportunities for photo creation. The gathering will include hands-on guidance on how to effectively manipulate your camera’s settings to achieve optimal exposure. Be ready to unveil the profound effects of light play in your photographs at this engaging event.
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$43      
Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Sunday 24 March
Cliff St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Bridgeport Photography Group
Anwar Stokes
Dive into the vivid world of spring photography, a sublime exploration of life's renewal with the blossoming of a new season. Grasp this chance to master your camera settings, harnessing them to capture nature's beauty in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Explore the nuances of composition, focus, and colour in this eye-opening spring session - an unforgettable journey into the artistic realm of photographic creativity.
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$43      
Photographing Reflections

Photographing Reflections

Saturday 06 April
White Plains - 10am - 2 Hours
Westchester Photography Group
Kelly Vasami
Discover the art of reflective photography with our upcoming event, where the beauty of water reflections and the allure of man-made reflective surfaces take center stage. Learn to master the technique of harnessing reflections to infuse your photographs with depth and a captivating edge. Experiment with unique perspectives and gain the skills to abstract your subjects or compose immaculate mirror images. Join us as we delve into the creative process and even unveil the secrets of conjuring reflections in environments where none exist. Elevate your photography and embrace the world through a transformative lens.
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$43      

Bokeh for Beginners

Bokeh for Beginners

Sunday 21 April
Cliff St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Bridgeport Photography Group
Anwar Stokes
Join us for a thrilling photography session where you will master the techniques of creating the unique Bokeh effect in your snaps. Simultaneously, we will enhance your capabilities in capturing the perfect shots even in low light conditions, with or without the use of camera flash. Amplify your photography skills with our engaging and educative session.
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$43      
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 11 May
Cliff St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Bridgeport Photography Group
Anwar Stokes
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
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$43      
Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Saturday 18 May
N Broadway Yonkers - 10am - 2 Hours
Westchester Photography Group
Kelly Vasami
Embrace the reawakening of the world through your lens this spring season. Discover how to masterfully set your camera to encapsulate the vibrant essence of nature's rebirth. This workshop focuses on the artistic interplay of composition, sharp focus, and the rich palettes that only spring can unveil. Dive into the realm of visual storytelling as you learn to craft images that resonate with the freshness and vitality of spring. Join us for an enlightening session that will polish your skills and inspire your creativity in the art of springtime photography.
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$43      

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 25 May
Barnum Dyke - 10am - 2 Hours
Bridgeport Photography Group
Anwar Stokes
Unleash your creative potential by joining us for a transformative photography class. This unique opportunity allows individuals to transition their camera settings from Auto to Manual mode. Our main aim is to skyrocket your confidence while handling your camera settings. Dive into crucial camera functions and unravel the mysteries of the exposure triangle - Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO. Explore the art of photography as you master the functions of your own camera. Discover the joy of crafting your visual story through the lens. Leave the Auto behind, and take control with Manual mode. Images in your style, from your unique point of view 2013 let us guide you in your journey to becoming an expert photographer.
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$43      
50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Noble Ave. - 10am - 2 Hours
Bridgeport Photography Group
Anwar Stokes
Discover the versatility of the 50mm lens, an essential tool in any photographer's kit. Perfectly balanced between a wide-angle and a telephoto lens, the 50mm lets your camera see just as your eye does, opening a world of styles - from stunning landscapes and vibrant street shots to captivating portraits and product photography. This expertly guided event offers an overview of basic camera settings, and then delves into the advantages of working with a prime lens. You'll also master key techniques to get the best out of your 50mm lens. Plus, you'll enjoy plenty of hands-on practice to try your newfound skills and really cement your learning. Transform your perspective and elevate your photography experience with the adaptable 50mm lens.
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$43      
Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Saturday 08 June
- 10:30am - 2 Hours
Westchester Photography Group
Kelly Vasami
Master the art of intentional motion blur and elevate your photography skills to new artistic heights. Delve into an array of blurring techniques, such as long exposures, panning, and deliberate camera movement, to produce visually striking images. By understanding how to harness and control motion blur, you'll unlock a world of creative potential, gaining the ability to transform your photographic visions into captivating works of art. Join us for a journey into the dynamic realm of intentional blur and expand your photographic possibilities.
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$43      

ABOUT YONKERS
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 Yonkers.

  • 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 Yonkers Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Very helpful and learned a lot. Thanks.
    5/5
    Kevin
    2024-02-09
    Raul was very knowledgeable and helpful. He explained the information clearly. He provide additional individual details.
    5/5
    John
    2024-02-04
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Raul Urena
    Raul, a 24-year-old native of The Bronx, NYC, has dedicated his entire life to this vibrant city that he holds dear. Despite the challenges that can arise, Raul admires the resilience of New Yorkers, embodying the spirit of never giving up.

    With a diverse array of interests, Raul actively pursues numerous avenues in life, continually expanding his horizons. His artistic journey encompasses various forms, with a primary focus on graphic design and illustrations. Over time, Raul has delved into animations, leveraging a solid background in game character designs and pixel art.

    Currently navigating the path towards launching his own merchandise brand, Raul draws on skills acquired through experiences in landscaping, gardening, and general building maintenance. Beyond his visual artistry, Raul is a skilled musician, proficient in playing the guitar and crafting original music. From songwriting to beat production, he excels in the entire music production process, showcasing a commitment to diverse artistic expressions.

    Raul is enthusiastic about sharing the insights gained through his eclectic experiences, aiming to contribute to the achievement of your artistic goals through his extensive knowledge of mixing various media.
    PHOTOS
    Yonkers Photography Group
    2024-01-16
    Title or Location: Trial along Bronx River Parkway @ Scarsdale Metro-north station
    I set out on this morning to photograph the small water after the light snow that fell, I wanted to shoot the snow on the rocks. It?s a 15 second shot using a 10 stop filter to create the silky water look.
    Credit: Arturo Guerrero
    Instagram: exit_7teen

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    Leeds Photography Club
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Under the Arches, Leeds
    This is part of a huge street art display, a real gem in Leeds. I loved the different displays of hands walking, creates a real sense of movement and intrigue. Photo was taken around 11am. The light you see shining on the hand is from a wall light. Camera setting - F4.2, 1/400 shutter and ISO 200.
    Credit: Ruth Rushton

    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca

    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: Upper Antelope Canyon
    Photographing Upper Antelope Canyon was on my 'list'. I'm glad I researched suggestions to get successful photos during the tour. This was shot at ISO800, f4 and 16mm around 3pm local.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch
    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Case Mountain, Manchester, CT
    Shot with Canon RP w/ 24-105mm lens with ND1000 filter 30 sec at f8.0 ISO 100. Edited in Lightroom for minor tweaks. Converted the color shot to Black and White and liked that version so much better!
    Credit: Richard D Mitchell, Jr
    Facebook: rdmitchelljr photography
    Instagram: rmitchelljrphotography

    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Scarborough
    One of the creative artistic edits of my images. I love to create motion and fluidity in an image to set it apart from the run of the mill shot by creating drama and emotion using my post processing skills.
    Credit: Kenneth Fisher
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