SEATTLE
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

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       5 places left
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

Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 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.

Note: Basic understanding of ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture is necessary for this meetup. You should also have knowledge of your camera and how to access different settings.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 11 May
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       5 places left
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 01 June
North End of Tacoma - 6pm - 2 Hours
Tacoma Photography Group
Sama Rahbar
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognize flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones.

Note: Basic understanding of ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture is necessary for this meetup. You should also have knowledge of your camera and how to access different settings.
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$43      

WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Sunday 23 June
North End of Tacoma - 6pm - 2 Hours
Tacoma Photography Group
Sama Rahbar
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.

Note: Basic understanding of ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture is necessary for this meetup. You should also have knowledge of your camera and how to access different settings.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 July
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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$92       4 places left

Other Nearby Groups

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       1 places left
Amigurumi 101

Amigurumi 101

Saturday 18 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.
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$61      
Artistic Pages: Book Club Meetup with a Creative Twist

Artistic Pages: Book Club Meetup with a Creative Twist

Saturday 18 May
Central Business District - 1pm - 2 Hours
Seattle Art Circle
Alexander Rivera
Step into a world where literature and art intertwine at our Artistic Pages: Book Club Meetup with a Creative Twist. Delve into captivating books that explore art history, delve into the lives of famous artists, or immerse yourself in novels with a profound artistic backdrop. Engage in lively discussions about these literary gems, sharing insights and perspectives with fellow art enthusiasts. Plus, elevate your experience with a thematic crafting session inspired by the book of the month, allowing you to express your creativity in new and exciting ways. Join us for an enriching journey where literature ignites the imagination and art comes to life on the pages of our books and in our hands.
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$47      

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 08 June
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      
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
    Our instructor was great
    5/5
    Sarah Yao
    2024-03-04
    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
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Edmonds, WA
    Dearing the eclipse of 2017 my family and I sat in our backyard here in WA to watch the 93 totality with our eclipse glasses. With my homemade solar filter attached to my camera, I took a series of photos of the sun during the eclipse. After processing my sun photos, I was disappointed to see that the moon only showed up as a black hole and not its proper form. I am an avid shooter of Astro photography and have several photos of the moon taken from my backyard and multiple other locations. I
    Credit: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-02
    Title or Location: Kerry Park
    I shot this cloudy sunset from Kerry Park with my Nikon Z6ii, using a ND filter to slow down the shutter speed and get those dreamy clouds. 100mm 90seconds f/14 iso 100
    Credit: Stephen T Markley
    Facebook: STM Photography
    Instagram: @stmphotogs
    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-03-30
    Title or Location: Mt. Baker
    CREVASSE Navigating one of the many obstacles on Mt. Baker. We were on the summit a few hours later.Nikon D750, Nikon 20mm
    Credit: Dave Cornelison
    Instagram: dave.cornelison

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-03-21
    Title or Location: North Cascades
    KISSING SUNLIGHTMt. Shuksan in winter is a beauty to behold.Nikon D750, f/9, 1/250sec, ISO100
    Credit: Dave Cornelison
    Instagram: dave.cornelison

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-03-19
    Title or Location: Redmond, WA
    In Susan's GardenCanon EOS 5D Mark IIICanon EF 180mm f3.5L Macro USMf/5.61/200 secISO-1000180 mmNo FlashTripod & Shutter Release
    Credit: Timmy DeHan
    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-03-06
    Title or Location: Redmond, WA
    In Susan's GardenCanon EOS 50DCanon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USMUSMf/41/320 secISO-100105 mmNo flashTripod & Shutter Release
    Credit: Timmy DeHan

    Memphis Photography Club
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Cades Cove,TN
    I took this image on Nov. 2, 2021 at 7 am on Nov. 2, 2001 at 7 am. As I was driving around the Cove I came upon this Buck as I came up over a rise. I had a feeling that he was about to cross the road. My hunch was right. He crossed one fence and eventually crossed the other one. I was ready for his movement. I took a series over shots. It was very exciting.Canon EF 100-400 f4.5 - 5.6L ISO 4,000 f8 1/200s
    Credit: Pat Riley
    Facebook: Pat Riley
    Tulsa Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Woodward Park, Tulsa, OK
    Canon EOS 800DEF 75-300 f/4-5.675mm1/640F4.5ISO 200I was out practicing my technique. Had spent a little while chasing squirrels around the park. This took me to an area of the park I had not been in. The way these two tulips were complete opposites and yet seem to lean on each other drew my attention to them.
    Credit: Chuck Gilbert
    Austin Photography Society
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery, Terlingua, Texas
    Bucket List - Check!!!I finally made it to the Big Bend area. Here's a shot I got at the Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery, just before sunrise. Canon EOS R, EF 16-35L F2.8, 30 Sec, f2.8, ISO 3200. Used x2 small video lights on lowest power, to light up the foreground. Taken 3/13/2024. Terlingua, Texas.
    Credit: Kirk Brandau
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kbrandau/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kbrandau1/

    Albury Photography Group
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Cootamundra NSW Australia
    Captured this Megachile Bee enjoying the sunshine after a two day downpour. Sony A7IV Camera - Sony 90mm Macro Lens - Sony 46 Flash -Radiant Diffuser
    Credit: Stephen Hunt
    Liverpool Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    I took this photograph just after the sun had set.I used the long exposure setting on my phone to create the wispy water affect.Then I made basic slight adjustments/edits using the lightroom app.
    Credit: Kim Phillips
    Facebook: Intuition photography
    Instagram: Kimberleyphillips77
    Auckland Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: Orewa Beach
    From Orewa Surf Sound Concert and Fireworks 30/03/2024Sony a1 and Sony FE 24-70mm GM ii @24mmF/7.1 iso 400 Bulb mode 2sec single image.
    Credit: Thum Promtrai
    Facebook: Thum Promtrai
    Instagram: ThumPromtrai

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