Studio Photography Class
Saturday 27 January
Durham - 10am - 3 Hours
Join us for a comprehensive 3-hour studio workshop where we explore the essentials of studio photography. Dive deep into the technical know-how of production flash and lighting, learn the optimal settings, and harness the power of key materials such as white boards and reflectors. Enhance your skill set, refine your technique, and illuminate your photographic vision.
Flash Photography Class
Saturday 10 February
Durham - 2pm - 3 Hours
As a photographer mastering flash photography will hugely improve your photography and understanding of lighting. We will cover how to properly use your external Camera Flash/Speedlite. Learn the settings and modes of the flash and camera. Like the TTL Metering mode: which is a common mode on your camera and Speedlite. Which helps your camera and Speedlite communicate with each other. You will also learn the difference between fill light and key light. We will be working with both available lighting and flash photography. While walking through troubleshooting, making adjustments, and successfully capturing portraits & landscapes.
Low Light Portrait Photography Class
Sunday 11 February
Downtown Raleigh - 5pm - 3 Hours
Join our Low Light Portrait Photography class and unlock the secrets of capturing stunning portraits in challenging lighting conditions. Whether you're a beginner or an enthusiast, this class will empower you to capture captivating portraits that truly shine, even in the dimmest of environments.
50mm Lens Meetup
Sunday 18 February
Durham - 2:30pm - 2 Hours
The 50mm lens is one of the flexible and useful lenses in any photographer’s gear bag. It is neither a wide-angle or telephoto lens, but allows the camera to see on the same scale as your eye. As such, it can be used for a variety of styles, from landscape and street photography to portrait and product photography. In this meetup, we’ll review the basic camera settings. We’ll then cover some of the advantages of shooting with a prime lens, and some basic techniques to using the 50mm lens. As always, there will be ample opportunities for you to put your new knowledge into practice.
Rule of Thirds
Saturday 24 February
Durham - 10am - 2 Hours
One of the most basic tenets of composition is the Rule of Thirds. Although most people are familiar with this technique it is often forgotten in the haste to take a photo. However you ignore it at your peril as it can make an average snap into something which is has tension and dynamism.
In this meetup we will practice using the Rule of Thirds in a setting full of photographic possibility.
Saturday 02 March
2110 Blue Ridge Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
We live in a world of shapes and designs all around us. Let's explore dynamic shapes, not only in architecture but how to add shapes as backgrounds to portraits and other main subject choices.
Saturday 09 March
Downtown Raleigh - 10am - 2 Hours
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.
Black and White Photography
Saturday 16 March
Durham - 10am - 2 Hours
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.
Composition in the Park
Saturday 23 March
Eno River - 10am - 2 Hours
Come and join us as we explore composition in photography.
Composition is one of the most critical element in photography. Composition is how a photographer arranges the visual elements within their image, frame. I promise you that if you search for information on composition you will find plenty You will find formal rules, opinion, some of which you can trace back to historical art movements and painters.
Even in the digital world, composition remains the key to creating strong images. Composition is what guides our eye through an image and gives importance to the subject. It creates the story for the viewer and how we as photographers convey that message.
This meetup will explore composition using our frame and tools available to us as the photographer.
Double Exposure Class
Saturday 30 March
Central Park - 10am - 3 Hours
A double exposure is a photograph composed of two combined and overlaid images. You can create double exposures in Photoshop or with digital cameras using a special setting. These images often have a dreamy, otherworldly feel and you can use them for great artistic effect, with both digital cameras and film.
Come and learn double exposure with us!
Macro Photography Class
Saturday 06 April
2619 Western Blvd - 10am - 3 Hours
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.
Please bring a fully charged battery, lots of space on your memory card, good walking shoes, some water to drink, and an umbrella if it looks like it may rain.
Photography 101: Exposure
Saturday 13 April
Durham - 10am - 3 Hours
What is Exposure?
The action of exposing a digital sensor or photographic film to light.
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their cameras. We will touch on the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.