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Come along to our bimonthly 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 casual photo walk with other local photographers. No formal lectures, just a chance to meet-up, share ideas and receive feedback!
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Saturday the 29th of February 2020
Gas Works Park - Gas Works Park - 1:00pm - 3 Hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo class that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots. The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera! Taught by professional photographer Jay, the class will cover a range of technical aspects.
$70pp     only 3 places left
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We have a different photo theme bimontly and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations around Seattle. It's a great opportunity to try something new with the guidance of a professional photographer, and come away with some new shots for your portfolio or album.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from amateurs to professionals. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

Complete beginner? Please complete a Beginners Photography Class before attending a regular group session. This is a 3 hour structured workshop where you’ll learn the basics of using your camera with more 1-on-1 time with the instructor. Scroll down for dates.

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!

What’s involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. You’ll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. You’ll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. We’re a social bunch!

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.

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Saturday the 29th of February 2020
Gas Works Park - Gas Works Park - 1:00pm - 3 Hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo class that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots. The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera! Taught by professional photographer Jay, the class will cover a range of technical aspects.
$70pp     only 3 places left
Saturday the 29th of February 2020
Sunset Photography - Gas Works Park - 4:00pm - 2 Hours
A sunset can include warmer yellow, orange and pink tones, as well as cooler blue and purple tones, depending on the position and number of clouds in the sky. When you are shooting a sunset, you are basically making the sun your'e subject or focal point. There’s no point in using any of the camera’s automatic modes, because the light meter will be thrown off by the strong amount of light hitting the sensor. In this class you will learn how to get better results playing with different combinations of the aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings on manual mode to capture the beauty of the sunset. This beautiful park affords city views and a spectacular opportunity to photograph the sunset. We will begin by photographing the beauty of the ruins and remnants of the sole coal gasification plant in the US and the Seattle skyline over Lake Union. As light declines, we will climb the kite-flying hill to begin capturing the sunset scheduled to take place at 5:53 PM on this leap year date.
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Saturday the 14th of March 2020
Shutter Speed and Action Photography - Issaquah Tibbett's Valley Skatepark - 10 am - 2 Hours
Sports shooting is a very dynamic and exciting photographic genre. It encompasses everything from motorsports to gymnastics, horse riding to figure skating, surfing to bowling…the list is endless. But no matter what sport takes your fancy, you’ll have a fun time chasing the action. When it comes to shooting action, shutter speed is our friend! In this class we will get out and chase some action and practice how to capture great action photos using numerous camera techniques.
$30pp     8 places left
Saturday the 28th of March 2020
Beginners to Photography Workshop
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo class that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots. The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera! Taught by professional photographer Jay, the class will cover a range of technical aspects
$70pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 28th of March 2020
Colors of Spring Photography - Washington Park Arboretum - 1pm - 2 Hours
We will focus on the colors of spring and our timing is perfectly aligned with the peak of the cherry blossoms. The arboretum boasts flowering cherry trees along with barberry, camellia, hales, maple, madrone, magnolia, rhododendron, and serviceberry so plenty of spring colors to capture.
$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 4th of April 2020
Outdoor Portrait Photography - Seward Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Beautiful water views, old growth forest, plenty of grassy space and Mount Rainier in the background makes this a perfect spot for outdoor portraits. Bring a friend or family member as your portrait model.
$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 18th of April 2020
Patterns in Photography - Pike Place Market - 10am - 2 Hours
So many colors, designs and patterns to photograph in this famous farmer's market on a bustling Saturday morning. Spring flowers, fruits and vegetables, fishes and more all in a row just to start with.
$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 25th of April 2020
Beginners to Photography Workshop - Seattle Central Library - 10am - 3 Hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo class that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots. The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera! Taught by professional photographer Jay, the class will cover a range of technical aspects
$70pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 2nd of May 2020
Fill Flash / External Flash Photography - Marymoor Park - 10am - 2 Hours
This location provides a beautiful park setting with pathways, large trees and several outdoor structures providing lots of contrast and areas where off camera flash will give great results. A model would be ideal for this shoot so feel welcome to bring a friend or family with you.
$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 16th of May 2020
Beginners to Photography Workshop - Historic Downtown Snoqualmie - 10am - 3 Hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo class that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots. The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera! Taught by professional photographer Jay, the class will cover a range of technical aspects
$70pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 16th of May 2020
Using Aperture & Bokeh - Marymoor Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
The quaint streets of historic Snoqualmie and old town shops offer plenty of colorful backgrounds perfect for Bokeh photography. This location also offers many old buildings and interesting architectural elements to work with.
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
Reviews
4.8/5 from 11 reviews
Jay is a fantastic host and a tremendous knowledge source for photography.
5/5 by brandon sisino
2-2-2020
Excellent! Jay , the instructor is very knowledgable. I was thinking 3 hours is a long class, but the time flew by. I could hardly believe it was over. For the first time in my life I shot in manual mode. My confidence is higher now and while I'm a beginner and have a lot to learn, I feel less intimidated by my camera. Thank you, Jay!
5/5 by Lee Nichols
5-1-2020
Good, this course is perfect for getting know your camera.
5/5 by Tamara Gonzalez Cuevas
14-12-2019
So much fun!
5/5 by Tami Domico
24-11-2019
Great to learn from Jay and meet other beginner photographers
5/5 by NATALIA MACKEVICIUS
6-7-2019
Jay was helpful patient and helped me one on one with the settings of my camera. He’s a awesome dude.
5/5 by Ronald L Flemister
5-5-2019
It was very helpful and informative.
4/5 by Tim
6-3-2019

4/5 by Vishal Vishal
4-2-2019
It was fascinating and fun! I learned a few new techniques and gained great advice. James was awesome!
5/5 by James O'Brien
3-2-2019
good price and I like the one on one possibilities.
5/5 by Teresa Maddox
26-1-2019
It was cool. I got to learn about metering. And being with people who loves photography is an amazing experience.
5/5 by Margie Powell
6-1-2019
 
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