Upcoming Events

The City at Night

The City at Night

Sunday 15 October
Clinton Square, Syracuse NY - 8pm - 2 Hours
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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 Photography Class Beginners Guide to Exposure & Light in Photography

Photography Class Beginners Guide to Exposure & Light in Photography

Saturday 21 October
Franklin Square Park, Syracuse NY - 7pm - 3 Hours
Dive into the mesmerizing world of photography and master the technical aspects you've been finding overwhelming. Our expertly-run event examines the complexities of the exposure triangle, teaching you how to optimize aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, coring you closer to capturing that perfect shot. After this interactive session, assuredly, you'll leave with a newfound confidence to operate your camera on MANUAL, empowering you to unlock your creative potential. Your journey to becoming a photography expert starts here.
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Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 15 October
Monroe Blvd, Ogden - 11am - 3 Hours
Ogden Photography Group
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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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 Syracuse .

  • 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.

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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    I like how Daniel Micheals give us challeges with our camera. Even though its scary but it was fun! He look over our work. And he tells us what he likes and what could be better. He always ask us if we have any questions. The only thing I wish to make it better since the event was huge event is where we can spot him better whenever we want to look for him.
    I have known Dan from his years of work at. Ra-Lin's. He has always been very helpful. At this event, Dan was always asking if I had any questions and was very willing to help us. Thanks, Dan for finally getting me to come to photograph the Watchfire, I loved it.
    I love the hands on, one on one help if needed. I will definitely keep attending classes. Thank you Daniel!!

    Very informative, he has alot of patience. I'm a hands on learner and he did great with that. Definitely going to another class!
    I was very pleased with this event. Lots of good information and techniques were presented in the 2-plus hours we had with the instructor.
    I did enjoy this event. I learned a lot about my camera that I had no idea of how much information you can achieve. The learning aspect and hands on experience was very helpful.

    I enjoyed the workshop and learned a lot about using my camera in manual mode. The instructior is very knowledable and takes his time with every participant to make sure that are understanding his instructions
    I thought that Al aspects of this training were excellent. It incorporated the key elements that makes a training excellent: 1) A trainer who can put trainees at ease. 2) A trainer who is knowledgeable & passionate about the subject. 3) The subject matter is presented in a fun and understandable way. 4) The opportunity to learn and then apply the subject matter. 5) The opportunity to practice what was learned. 6) Have all questions answered in a nonjudgmental fashion.
    This was the best class I have had so far with your organization. The instructor was very knowledgeable and offered individual hands on instruction. He took the time to explain camera usage for those that were new to photography and demonstrated different camera setting scenarios. I would definitely take another class with him.

    This event was great! It exceeded my expectations and I can't wait to participate in another meetup. Daniel's teaching style was right up my alley. Even though I am a novice when it comes to working with my camera I had a lot of fun. Would 100% recommend taking a class with Daniel!
    Daniel Michaels
    Photography is not just a job to me, it is a passion, a way of life, some may even say, it is an obsession. Very rarely will you see me without a camera over my shoulder. My passion for the art of photography started way back in high school. Since that time I have devoted my life to creating images and teaching. I do not limit myself to the studio, I also shoot street photography and an occasional wedding.

    After high school I moved to Atlanta GA to study photography at the Portfolio Center and later at the Art Institute of Atlanta. During this time I started to assist several photographers in the area. After my education I moved back to Syracuse and became a studio manager, and taught photography on the Syracuse University campus.
    Syracuse Photography Group
    Title or Location: Jamesville Reservoir, Jamesville NY
    I was house sitting at a home overlooking Jamesville Reservoir located in Janesville, NY. I noticed the golden hour setting sun beaming down on the landscape and took a couple of photos. This is what I saw.
    Credit: Desiree Day
    Instagram: desireeday4768

    St Albans Photography Group
    Title or Location: Milton Keynes
    I took my son to see an old friend because he wanted to play with wire wool and try and get some "cool" pictures. We also took some led masks with us too. Was an eventful night and I'm sure somewhere along the line will see the rest of the results here
    Credit: PhotosByBealsey
    Facebook: PhotosByBealsey
    Instagram: PhotosByBealsey
    Syracuse Photography Group
    Title or Location: Bagan, Burma (Myanmar)
    That's in February this year, Bagan was spending in the most beautiful season. That afternoon, heading back from the Ayeyarwady River (the longest river in Myanmar), along the pathway that leads from a huge pagoda to the village, I take a quick stop and cap this picture accidentally. Under the sunset, even though stand between the stranger locals and unfamiliar scenes, I feel like I touched the most resplendent but intimate moment in Bagan. Body: Canon 5DMark III Focal length: 50mm, f/2.5 Ex
    Credit: Hung Phung
    Instagram: hung__phung

    Portland Photography Group
    Title or Location: Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest
    Portland Photography Group shoot @ Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest (with Ann moving the light stick)
    Credit: Carlton Ward
    Instagram: redjelly39

    Syracuse Photography Group
    Title or Location: Delphi Falls in Pompey, New York

    Credit: Alyson Noyes
    Colchester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Hylands house
    This photo was taken at hylands house back in 2017 at 4.30pm for me its right place right time ...
    Credit: Wayne Fowler
    Facebook: Mr F photos

    Syracuse Photography Group
    Title or Location: Inner Harbor, Syracuse, NY
    I used a tripod and used bulb mode on my camera to take a long exposure! Taken during blue hour last week at the inner harbor. I appreciated the cool reflections, which I was able to bring out even more in Lightroom classic.
    Credit: Zach Magnotta
    Facebook: Magnotta Photography
    Instagram: magnottaphotography
    Ocala Photography Group
    Title or Location: Wildwood, Florida - just South of Ocala
    I live near the water. As I worked in my garden, this eagle landed near the water's edge. It stayed long enough for me to grab my good old Cannon Rebel and I was able to capture several images with my 200mm lens. The bird seemed to have no fear of me. I moved slowly peacefully towards it and I ended up about 25' away. I did not want to scare it, so I only captured a few images. When I had finished, the bird remained here for quite some time. It was an amazing experience. I did crop the image to
    Credit: Cathy Popiel
    Syracuse Photography Group
    Title or Location: Oswegatchie River at High Falls
    In the Adirondack's in the town of fine is high falls on the Oswegatchie River. A beautiful campsite just above the falls with awesome views of the river.
    Credit: Jay Pierce
    Instagram: Johnpierce8512

    Sacramento Photography Group
    Title or Location: Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver BC, Canada
    The Baron's Green Racer Snakeis a species of rear-fanged venomous snake. The species is endemic to South America. Shot with my Nikon Z8 Z24-120 4.0 processed with Photoshop Topaz
    Credit: John P Simpson
    Syracuse Photography Group
    Title or Location: DeWitt, NY
    24 Waxing Moon Over Syracuse, NY 7/22/23Photo taken from my Driveway in DeWitt, NY(OM System OM-1 w/ M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm >MC-20 M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter Handheld)
    Credit: AT McLean
    Lancaster Photography Group
    Title or Location: Pine Grove Pa.
    Roadside store. Finished editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: George S Manuel.

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