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Upcoming Events

Composition in Photography Meetup

Composition in Photography Meetup

Saturday 02 March
Mercer Island - 10am - 2 Hours
Arshia Ashari
Join the Composition in Photography meetup for an enriching opportunity to enhance their photographic skills and artistic vision. Through this gathering, attendees can delve into the intricate nuances of composition, learning how to effectively frame and capture compelling images that resonate with viewers. Led by seasoned photographers and enthusiasts alike, the meetup offers a supportive environment for exploration, feedback, and growth. By mastering composition techniques such as rule of thirds, leading lines, and symmetry, participants can elevate their photography to new heights, infusing their work with depth, emotion, and storytelling. Whether beginners seeking to grasp fundamental principles or seasoned photographers aiming to refine their craft, this meetup fosters a vibrant community where creativity thrives and each click of the shutter becomes an opportunity for expression and discovery.
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$43      
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Saturday 23 March
Downtown Seattle - 10am - 2 Hours
Arshia Ashari
Immerse yourself in the art of street photography and learn how to capture the essence of everyday life in the city. This special session focuses on the dynamic nature of urban environments and offers essential insights into photographing the compelling narratives found within bustling crowds.

Explore the skills needed to anticipate and preserve fleeting moments, as we delve into practical techniques that range from adjusting camera settings to mastering the foundations of composition. This workshop will equip you with the tools to bring structure and harmony to the vibrant, often chaotic scenes of urban landscapes through the powerful medium of visual storytelling. Join us to refine your photography craft and see the city through a new, artful perspective.
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$43      
Embark on a Journey: Introduction to Astrophotography Meetup

Embark on a Journey: Introduction to Astrophotography Meetup

Saturday 13 April
Mercer Island - 8:30pm - 2 Hours
Arshia Ashari
Dive into the captivating world of astrophotography with an engaging meetup designed for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Explore the fundamentals of capturing breathtaking astronomical images with a single shot, while acquiring invaluable advice and tips that lay the groundwork for your astrophotography adventure. Whether you're taking your first step into this mesmerizing pursuit or seeking to refine your skills, this gathering serves as a guiding beacon in your journey.

Astrophotography is not only visually stunning but surprisingly accessible. Although equipment plays a role, success in astrophotography isn't solely dependent on high-end gear. During our session, we will demystify the process, focusing on session planning, camera settings, and the essential equipment needed to get started. Additionally, we'll delve into both the technical and aesthetic aspects that elevate your astrophotography, ensuring you leave with a solid foundation and the confidence to capture the stars. Join us for an insightful experience that promises to expand your horizons in the world of photography.
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$43      

Intro to Motion Blur: Movement & the Passage of Time in Still Photographs Meetup

Intro to Motion Blur: Movement & the Passage of Time in Still Photographs Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Downtown Seattle - 10am - 2 Hours
Arshia Ashari
Discover the art of intentional motion blur to elevate your photography skills. Delve into a variety of blurring techniques, including long exposures, panning, and intentional camera movement, all aimed at enriching your artistic expression. Understanding how to masterfully control blur opens the door to unprecedented creative opportunities, significantly broadening your photographic capabilities. Join us for a session that transcends traditional photography, guiding you to new vistas of imagination and expression.
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$43      
Wild Wanderlust: Nature & Wildlife Photography Meetup

Wild Wanderlust: Nature & Wildlife Photography Meetup

Saturday 11 May
Lake Washington Blvd S - 10am - 2 Hours
Arshia Ashari
It can be a lot of fun to photograph the great outdoors with scenic vistas and amazing wildlife. In this meetup, we'll review the basic camera settings, focusing on the best settings for landscapes. We'll discuss some of the techniques you can use in your landscape and wildlife photography. Then we'll put your new knowledge to work with some fun and challenging exercises.
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$43      
Unveiling the Extraordinary: Closed Frame Photography Meetup

Unveiling the Extraordinary: Closed Frame Photography Meetup

Saturday 25 May
Downtown Seattle - 10am - 2 Hours
Arshia Ashari
A closed frame refers to a composition in images that focus on a particular subject without providing any information regarding their surroundings. In photography, among many other uses, closed frames allow for a way to create beautiful and visually compelling images of very ordinary subject matters.
In this meetup, we will discuss the techniques of closed frames, and compare and contrast them with open frames, and learn how to capture the most rudimentary objects in a way that will present as appealing and intriguing.
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$43      

Monochrome Moments: Black and White Photography Meetup

Monochrome Moments: Black and White Photography Meetup

Saturday 22 June
Downtown Seattle - 10am - 2 Hours
Arshia Ashari
Discover the secrets behind captivating black-and-white photography. Join us for an enlightening session where we explore the critical aspects that make a monochrome image truly stand out. Delve into the art of form, contrast, textures, and delve deeper into the fundamental principles and elements that craft the essence of a photograph. Beyond the basics, we'll also journey through the diverse styles of black-and-white photography, uncovering the rich variety within this classic genre. Engage in an immersive discussion and enhance your understanding and appreciation of the timeless appeal of black-and-white imagery.
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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 09 March
Stadium District - 9am - 2 Hours
Tacoma Photography Group
Sama Rahbar
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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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 23 March
Ruston - 10am - 3 Hours
Tacoma Photography Group
Sama Rahbar
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      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 23 March
Pike Place Market - 10am - 2 Hours
Bellevue Photography Group
David Smith
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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$43      

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 06 April
Belltown - 10am - 2 Hours
Bellevue Photography Group
David Smith
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
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$43      
The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 06 April
Historic District - 8pm - 2 Hours
Tacoma Photography Group
Sama Rahbar
Many people don't think about nighttime being a good time to do photography since there's a lack of light. However, armed with knowledge about your camera's settings and the properties of light, nighttime photography can be a lot of fun.

In this meetup, you'll learn about the best camera settings for nighttime photography. We'll also explore the kinds of light available to us and how to use that light to make some awesome photos. As always, there are exercises that will help you put your new knowledge to work.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 April
Pike Place Market - 10am - 3 Hours
Bellevue Photography Group
David Smith
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      

Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 20 April
West End - 7:30pm - 2 Hours
Tacoma Photography Group
Sama Rahbar
Learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunset.

Beyond just being a natural phenomenon, the setting of the sun symbolizes many things to a variety or people and cultures. The setting of the sun represents the completion of a day's work, so it represents the opportunity to rest.
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$43      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 04 May
Belltown - 10am - 2 Hours
Bellevue Photography Group
David Smith
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.
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$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 18 May
Pike Place Market - 10am - 2 Hours
Bellevue Photography Group
David Smith
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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$43      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 09 March
West Woodland - 10am - 3 Hours
Seattle Crochet Club
Ellen Liu
Discover the timeless art of crochet with our beginner-friendly workshop. Whether you're taking your very first steps, revisiting a long-lost hobby, or seeking to refine your foundational skills, we have the perfect class tailored to your needs. Begin your crochet journey by mastering yarn-holding techniques, then smoothly transition into crafting the classic stitches that form the cornerstone of the iconic granny square. Unleash your creativity in a supportive, educational environment where every loop and knot brings you closer to your handmade masterpiece. Join us, and weave a new passion into your life.
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$68       2 places left
Amigurumi 101

Amigurumi 101

Saturday 06 April
West Woodland - 10am - 3 Hours
Seattle Crochet Club
Ellen Liu
Perfect for those who've already done our popular Beginners Class! Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small, cute creatures. You will learn the basics of Amigurumi such as the magic circle, increases and invisible decreases, and the yarn under single crochet. In this class you will start on a simple Amigurumi animal of your choice.

All our classes include crochet materials and instruction as well as a non-alcoholic drink during the class.
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$61      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 27 April
West Woodland - 10am - 3 Hours
Seattle Crochet Club
Ellen Liu
Discover the timeless art of crochet with our beginner-friendly workshop. Whether you're taking your very first steps, revisiting a long-lost hobby, or seeking to refine your foundational skills, we have the perfect class tailored to your needs. Begin your crochet journey by mastering yarn-holding techniques, then smoothly transition into crafting the classic stitches that form the cornerstone of the iconic granny square. Unleash your creativity in a supportive, educational environment where every loop and knot brings you closer to your handmade masterpiece. Join us, and weave a new passion into your life.
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$68      

Amigurumi 101

Amigurumi 101

Saturday 25 May
West Woodland - 10am - 3 Hours
Seattle Crochet Club
Ellen Liu
Perfect for those who've already done our popular Beginners Class! Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small, cute creatures. You will learn the basics of Amigurumi such as the magic circle, increases and invisible decreases, and the yarn under single crochet. In this class you will start on a simple Amigurumi animal of your choice.

All our classes include crochet materials and instruction as well as a non-alcoholic drink during the class.
book now
$61      
ABOUT SEATTLE
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 Seattle .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    The event was well done. It's small , congenial size -- 4 photographers and 1 guide -- was perfect. Pike Place Market is obviously a visually loaded environment, so there was no shortage of subjects to photograph. The instructor did a great job of distilling the chaos of the environment so we could focus on learning something about street photography. I'd give it a 5-star rating and would consider doing more events of this kind. In short, it was a positive experience.
    5/5
    Stuart
    2023-08-28
    I had a great time! Even though I have "advanced" experience it was good to see how other photographers approach the work - the thinking behind the making of a photograph. Ideas for composition were excellent - A,B,C... and I had never thought of holding my camera at waist level. I got several nice shots doing that. Valentina was great to talk to and it is really apparent she takes great joy in photography and sharing her knowledge with others.
    5/5
    Daniel
    2023-08-27
    Kevin recovered well from a last minute location change, necessitated by overcrowding at Golden Gardens due to high heat. The Ballard Locks provided ideal conditions and some really wonderful background. Kevin did a great job explaining all of the elements in ways that a near novice could understand and was super helpful and knowledgeable with the hands on aspects that made the class feel very personal! I look forward taking another class with him!
    5/5
    Tanya
    2023-05-16

    A well done event. I had a good time and got what I wanted out of it.
    5/5
    Matthew
    2023-05-15
    Good size, good pace. Kevin offered suggestions for seeing compositions but was not insisting we take specific photos. Allowed autonomy to try things discussed. Kevin shared etiquette and explained the 201csocial rules 201d to keep street photography from becoming adversarial. I really enjoyed the class. Kevin understood my unique challenges as I was the only film photographer in the group.
    5/5
    Gregory
    2023-03-02
    Loved the event! It was a nice small group of great people. Kevin was a really good leader/teacher! He gave instruction and tips and let us practice and ask questions. I would attend another group lead by Kevin.
    5/5
    Terri
    2023-03-01

    Good discussion with the instructor, he had a lot of ideas and tips for us. It was also a good nudge for me, to get me out trying something outside my normal comfort range.
    5/5
    Keith
    2023-03-01
    I enjoyed getting together with others and getting tips from Kevin. I very much enjoyed gaining the confidence taking photos of strangers and also shooting from the hip
    5/5
    Tracy
    2023-02-28
    PHOTOS
    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-02-28
    Title or Location: Poipu beach, Kauai, HI

    Credit: Vivek Dalvi
    Facebook: vivekthrulens
    Instagram: @vivekdalvi

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Redmond, WA
    Some macro fun in Susan's Garden Canon EOS 7DCanon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macrof/3.21/250 secISO-16065 mmRing FlashTripod & Shutter Release
    Credit: Timmy DeHan
    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location:
    In Susan's GardenCanon EOS 5D Mark IIICanon EF 180mm f3.5L Macro USMf/3.51/250 secISO-200180 mmNo Flash
    Credit: Timmy DeHan

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Grand Canyon, Arizona
    MOONEY FALLSOne of America's best hiking destinations, well worth the 10-mile hike into the Grand Canyon. We lucked out and avoided a terrible sand/dust storm just a few days before our hike. Moments before I shot this it was packed with people but they all moved on up the trail and we had the entire place to ourselves.Nikon D5300, Tokina 11-16mm
    Credit: Dave Cornelison
    Instagram: dave.cornelison

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-02-14
    Title or Location: Redmond, WA
    Sunrise over Lake Sammamish
    Credit: Timmy DeHan
    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-02-12
    Title or Location: Poipu beach, Kauai, HI
    Taken with NIKON Z 7_2 and Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4 S
    Credit: Vivek Dalvi
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vivekthrulens
    Instagram: @vivekdalvi

    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones
    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc

    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

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