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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
Santa Clara St. San Jose - 10am - 3 Hours
Santa Clara Photography Group
Emmanuelle Trucco
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.
book now
$84       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Downtown San Jose - 3:30pm - 3 Hours
Fremont Photography Group
Uyen Ta
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.
book now
$84      
Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Saturday 16 March
Coyote Hills - 4:30pm - 2 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Jesus Delgadillo
Step into the vibrant world of Colors of Spring Photography, where we'll capture the essence of nature's rebirth with style and creativity!

In this session, get ready for a joyous journey as we unveil tips and tricks on how to wield your camera settings like a magic wand, transforming the beauty of spring into visually captivating moments. From mastering composition to nailing focus and embracing the kaleidoscope of colors that spring brings, this is your ticket to capturing the season's magic in every frame.

Join us and let's paint the canvas of spring together, creating snapshots that burst with life and color. Get ready to turn your photography into a blooming masterpiece!
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$43      

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 30 March
Walnut Creek - 10am - 2 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Omar Saldana
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 April
Walnut Creek - 10am - 3 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Omar Saldana
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.
book now
$84      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 01 June
Walnut Creek - 10am - 2 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Omar Saldana
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
book now
$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
Walnut Creek - 10am - 3 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Omar Saldana
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.
book now
$84      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 13 July
Walnut Creek - 10am - 2 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Omar Saldana
Composition in Photography is a fundamental aspect that revolves around how a photographer meticulously arranges visual elements within the frame to create compelling images. Throughout this course, we will delve into various rules and principles that will undoubtedly elevate your photography skills. From the classic Rule of Thirds to the intricate exploration of shapes, negative space, lines, symmetry, patterns, points, color, tone, distance, and balance, we will uncover the secrets behind crafting visually captivating photographs. Whether you're a novice, an intermediate enthusiast, or a seasoned professional, I invite you to join me in this journey as we work together to enhance your ability to perceive and capture the essence of the scenes you wish to photograph.
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$43      
ABOUT OAKLAND
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 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.
  • REVIEWS
    It was fun event, John brought his girlfriend Kat to be my life model, and later we were asking strangers to take pictures of them and they were very enthusiastic and agreeable.
    5/5
    Irina
    2023-12-11
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    John Dockery
    My name is John Dockery, I'm a photographer based in the bay area, I started doing photography right after high school, and I just fell in love with it. I take a variety of photos from landscape, to portraits, to editorial, but I love documentary photography. I love the story that each individual holds, and how complex and intriguing each and every person is. I hope to travel to different parts of the world and document the untold stories of different cultures and individuals.

    Sonder: The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.

    John Dockery is available for private bookings

    Available most weekends from 10am-6pm

    I offer one on one tutoring, from the fundamentals of photography, to learning a specific area of photography, whether that's portraits, landscape, street, etc.

    I also do private or corporate events or parties, weddings, engagements, and graduations.

    PHOTOS
    Oakland Photography Group
    2024-01-10
    Title or Location: Shoreline Beach
    I took this photo after shopping at the Daiso store at the Shoreline Shopping Center in Alameda, CA. It had been raining so I knew I would get some great sunset photos with San Francisco in the background.
    Credit: Regina Dailey

    Oakland Photography Group
    2024-01-10
    Title or Location: Rodeo Beach, Fort Cronkite, Marin Headlands, CA
    I had raised the ISO up to 800, as the light was beginning to fade late in the day. And the colors on the horizon were crazy, the clouds in the top of the frame had some crazy textures and colors, too - but there was a great glow to the foreground as wel. I shot this on a Nikon Z7ii with a 24-120mm F4 lens. With the ISO up, I was able to get some good depth of field down to f9.0, and the shutter was set to 1/800 sec, so that I could get a good quick shutter to catch the action on the wave, a
    Credit: John Douglas White
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jdwhitesf/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jdwhitesf/
    Oakland Photography Group
    2024-01-10
    Title or Location: Rodeo Beach, Fort Conkrite, Marin Headlands, CA
    A great afternoon with dramatic light. Some strong winds was blowing the clouds and the spray off the waves, but the surfers were stoked. Shot on a Nikon Z7ii, I went for a low ISO of 100 for detail, and the 70-200mm lens was at 80mm, f5.0 at 1/400 sec.
    Credit: John Douglas White
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jdwhitesf/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jdwhitesf/

    Oakland Photography Group
    2024-01-10
    Title or Location: Golden Gate Bridge, looking north.
    It was a rainy morning, but I was loving what this focal length was getting me with this view. We were at an overlook, just next to Battery Godfrey. December 16, 2023. Nikon Z7ii, 70-200mm f2.8 lens with a TC2.0, for a 400mm practical.
    Credit: John Douglas White
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jdwhitesf/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jdwhitesf/

    Oakland Photography Group
    2023-09-13
    Title or Location: In Oakland, ca,.. Around the corner from happy garden restaurant
    I was on my way to happy garden restaurant and saw the mural!
    Credit: Enid
    Facebook: Enidilenesoolomon
    Instagram: Enidsolomon6
    Oakland Photography Group
    2023-09-08
    Title or Location: Oakland Takes it to Eleven
    I took this shot on my iPhone with a Moment wide angle lens attached, originally the street photography week of a global photography project called 52Frames. I knew I wanted to incorporate one of Oakland's colorful murals, so I planted myself outside the 7-11 on Broadway and 40th and waited for interesting people to walk by.
    Credit: Deb Lyman
    Instagram: Deblyimages

    Rochester Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Ivory in Ashes, studio shoot
    From my second shoot with the fabulous Ivory Flame. Taken with my Sony A99ii / Zeiss 50mm. A wonderful day with an absolutely awesome model.
    Credit: Robert Reid aka The Art of Darkness
    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Great Wheel, Seattle Washington
    This photo is from early in my photography journey. I attended one of my first Seattle-based photography meet-ups and after the meet and greets, we split into small groups to find some compositions. I had been playing around with long exposures and light trails and the bright lights from the Great Wheel caught my eye. I spent a good amount of time that evening making new relationships and capturing this image.
    Credit: Jason Kudlo Photography
    Facebook: jasonkudlophotography
    Instagram: Jasonkudlophotography
    Dayton Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Cedarville Oh

    Credit: Heidi Hendrickson

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman, Superstition Mountains

    Credit: Francisco Castro
    Instagram: Co2castro_photographer
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-03-03
    Title or Location: Whitby Abbey
    Laser display at Whitby Abbey.
    Credit: Andrew Sturdy
    Facebook: Andrew.sturdy.58
    Instagram: Andrewsturdyphotography
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-03-03
    Title or Location: Camillus Erie Canal
    Was just about done and headed home after a very cold and unproductive day. This hawk flew by and I was able shoot a few worthwhile shots.
    Credit: Walter Johnson
    Instagram: Cnylifeinfull

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