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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.
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$92      

Nearby Photography Groups

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      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 25 May
Pancake Hollow Road - 1pm - 2 Hours
Poughkeepsie Photography Group
Lisa Olson
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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$47      
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
Terminal NYC - 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      
Mastering Shutter Speeds: Showing and Stopping Motion

Mastering Shutter Speeds: Showing and Stopping Motion

Saturday 08 June
Pancake Hollow Road - 1pm - 2 Hours
Poughkeepsie Photography Group
Lisa Olson
Ever wonder how some images show the same waterfall two completely different ways and wondered what was the difference? How did Ansel Adams do it? Or you were attracted to the way a photograph can show a group of cyclists stopped dead in their tracks, or as one big colorful blur? Well, it's all in mastering your shutter speed. Opening creativity and your imagination to take your images to an exciting level. We will discuss how to stop motion dead in its tracks as well as the long exposures that capture it.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
Bronx River Parkway - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Westchester Photography Group
Kelly Vasami
Discover the full potential of your camera and step away from automatic exposure. Enjoy the privilege of learning about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these settings control your exposure. Improve your skills in a hands-on setting, guided by a professional photographer. This event will become your first step towards mastering the art of photography. Be there to unlock a new, exciting level of your photographic journey.
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$84       3 places left

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
Pancake Hollow Road - 1pm - 3 Hours
Poughkeepsie Photography Group
Lisa Olson
Here it is! A 3-hour course to finally get you out of automatic mode on your camera and start taking control over the results you produce in turn giving you the best possible rendering of an image you found worth shooting. Why not do it right? If you are hooked on photography or just looking to learn how to use your camera this is the class for you. It is much more satisfying when you know you are fully responsible and it wasn't just a lucky shot or have all the disappointment when you can't seem to record WHAT YOU SEE!!! Just keeps coming out wrong no matter what you do and you Don't know what you're doing so it's fruitless and frustrating. So come join us for a 3-hour introductory class to manually setting your exposure to get EXACTLY the results you're trying for. We will discuss lighting, exposure, including teaching you about the light meter in your camera, about lenses, film speeds, and most importantly the step formula to taking a photo producing the results you want in all areas lighting, depth of field, controlling motion in your images (show or stop it) and much more with plenty of hands on experience.

  • To sign up simply go to Orble.com (link below) and search the class like this: Country first, then city and state (Poughkeepsie NY), class title and instructor.

    Hope to see you there!
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    $92      
    Landscape, Nature and Sunset Photography Class

    Landscape, Nature and Sunset Photography Class

    Saturday 06 July
    Pancake Hollow Road - 5:45pm - 3 Hours
    Poughkeepsie Photography Group
    Lisa Olson
    Come join me for a 3 hour combination landscape/ nature photography class and outing that will conclude with us capturing the sunset, using all your 201cnewly gained knowledge 201d. No more washed out skies or grey snow scenes ever. Learn to properly exposure your film for high contrast scenes, of which landscapes often are. We will discuss composition and the 5 elements of design, that create a strong composition. With over 88 acres of ponds, hills, horses, flowers and even a tiny waterfall so I can show you how to record its movement, just like Ansel Adams did! We will conclude with recording the sunset at 8:33pm for high up on the same hilltop from which I have shot the photos below. If you like shooting landscapes, nature or both 2026 THIS is the class for you!
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    $92      
    Birds and Nature

    Birds and Nature

    Saturday 13 July
    California Road - 10am - 3 Hours
    Westchester Photography Group
    Kelly Vasami
    Unlock the secrets to capturing sharp, stunning images of wildlife with our upcoming photography session. Aimed at both avid bird watchers and nature enthusiasts, this workshop is designed to refine your skills and eliminate the guesswork from wildlife photography. Dive into a comprehensive guide covering everything from the optimal camera settings and understanding light direction, to familiarizing yourself with bird behaviors and mastering your equipment. Join us for an enriching experience as we explore the natural beauty of birds through the lens. Let's create breathtaking photographs together.
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    $92      

    Black and White Photography

    Black and White Photography

    Sunday 14 July
    Temple St - 10am - 2 Hours
    Bridgeport Photography Group
    Anwar Stokes
    Embrace the Timeless Elegance of Black and White Photography

    Delve into the nuanced art of monochromatic imagery with our advanced photography course. Discover what transforms a simple photograph into a striking black and white masterpiece, exploring the critical roles of contrast and texture. Learn how your camera interprets light and shadow differently than the human eye and the secrets behind crafting the perfect black and white image, whether in-camera or through post-production finesse.

    With guided exercises, you'll hone your skills and gain the ability to discern the subtleties that elevate a photograph to fine art. This course is tailored to those with a solid foundation in the basics of photography and a desire to wield their camera with a more artful, considered approach.

    Join us and refine your photographic vision, seeing the world in gradients of shadow and light.
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    $47      
    Mastering Depth of Field Meetup

    Mastering Depth of Field Meetup

    Saturday 20 July
    Pancake Hollow Road - 11am - 2 Hours
    Poughkeepsie Photography Group
    Lisa Olson
    Are you wondering how to control your depth of field (or as I say depth of focus for this we who are not familiar with the term). Learn how key factors such as aperture settings, focal length and focal distance all play apart. Then take creative control over your results! This is a 2 hour hands on workshop. So there will be both lecture and hands on exercises using your equipment. Not to mention plenty of Q & A so if you have questions bring them!!!
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    $47      
    Landscape Photography

    Landscape Photography

    Saturday 03 August
    Tarrytown Light - 10am - 2 Hours
    Westchester Photography Group
    Kelly Vasami
    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.
    book now
    $47      

    Other Nearby Groups

    Beginner's Drawing Class

    Beginner's Drawing Class

    Saturday 01 June
    75 Cliff St, New Haven - 10am - 3 Hours
    New Haven Art Group
    Dharryl Diaz
    In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

    Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

    We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

    Perfect for complete beginners.
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    $47      
    Watercolor Painting for Beginners

    Watercolor Painting for Beginners

    Saturday 01 June
    Seaside Park Amphitheater Bridgeport - 10am - 3 Hours
    Bridgeport Watercolor Group
    Carla LaFlamme
    An introductory workshop designed to teach beginners the basics of watercolor painting in a scenic park setting.
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    $67       5 places left
    Watercolor Painting for Beginners at Silver Sands Beach

    Watercolor Painting for Beginners at Silver Sands Beach

    Saturday 01 June
    Silver Sands Beach Stratford - 10am - 3 Hours
    Bridgeport Watercolor Group
    Carla LaFlamme
    A beginner-friendly watercolor workshop at Silver Sands Beach designed to teach the basics of watercolor painting.
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    $67      

    Beginner's Watercolor Class

    Beginner's Watercolor Class

    Saturday 15 June
    Orange St - 10am - 2 Hours
    New Haven Watercolor Group
    Imani Brown
    Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolor painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

    You will learn fundamental watercolor techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of paper art.
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    $47      
    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

    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto

    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric

    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie
    Last February, I left Sydney with my friends at 6pm to capture the first Milky Way view of 2024. I was very anxious because I saw a lot of clouds on the way, but I was really happy to see clear skies as I passed Newcastle. When we arrived at the lighthouse, fortunately we were the only ones in the group, so we were able to take photos without any disturbance. The lighthouse light, which was not too bright, was very helpful in filming.
    Credit: Eric
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