Upcoming Events

Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday 20 August
Dimond Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Are you ready to explore more with your camera? Share your artistic side from behind the lens of your camera? Meet me and share your unique style of your own. Learn how to shoot different effects using manual mode. Come paint with light and learn shutter speed, aperture,and exposure to create a work of art you can design for fun or exhibit. Wearing something of your favorite color, you will capture an image that compliments that color. Example in a park setting green is often overpowering in the scene, so if you wear red or have a red item green compliments that color, for it's opposite on the color wheel. If black is your favorite color the opposite would be white, or visa versa. If brown is your favorite color it would be an analogous color so green, or orange would compliment, or any earth tone of a different color. Shots can be abstract or still life.
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Beginners guide to Framing and Composition

Beginners guide to Framing and Composition

Saturday 03 September
Township Commons Park - 3pm - 2 Hours
This meetup is ideal if you are looking to get a grasp of "Framing" techniques and exploring light to create dramatic effects, reflections and emphasis on the subject. Let's explore the possibilities with your favorite lens.
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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 Oakland.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    Donna Bradley
    Donna Bradley who uses the name "Mekeda" is a multi-media artist, mixed media graphics and photography/videography is her niche. For the past four years, Donna has worked as an Independent Contractor with many schools teaching enrichment workshops in the Northern California area. Originally from Southern California where she has also taught art and photography workshops for many years, bringing her skills and talents to the bay area has been both enjoyable and rewarding. Donna(Meke'da), studied photography/graphics and sculpture new genres, at El Camino College in Torrance, Ca, and Otis College of Art and Design, in Los Angeles, CA. Donna (Meke'da) is a working artist and has exhibited at Inglewood Art Walk, Inglewood Ca, Richmond Art Center Gallery, Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany Ca, June Steinhardt Gallery, at Laney College, Oak Stop Gallery, Village Theatre & Art Gallery in Danville Ca. and San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society. Donna (Meke'da) enjoys teaching students of all ages on how to create art in fun and exciting way, and is excited to continue inspiring others in art. She has one son, whom is a professional trombonist.
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