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Photography Class/Hike

  • Jun 8, 2014 · 11:00 AM
  • Mt Burdell Preserve


I've had requests for help learning how to shoot better, and operate cameras, so here's your chance to pick my brain an learn my tricks.  If you like what I post on this site, then this class is for you.

This will be a photography class in nature, where we'll learn shooting techniques, various camera settings, how to make (rather than just take) photos, and how to get better shots - period.

This will be 4&1/2 to 5 hours of instruction, so it's a real steal for $27- 

We'll look at composition, camera settings, lenses/effects, filters, along w/ several discussions on technique.  If you don't have a camera, but want to learn how to take better photos w/ your iPhone or Android then please join in.  What I'll share will be applicable for everyone.

If you've been wanting to improve what you do w/ your camera (phone), then this is the hike for you.  I can guarantee you will learn from the time we spend together.

As a short bio, I've been shooting since I was 16 yrs old, and have completed many photography classes in college.  I've shot weddings, concerts, and special events for companies.  If you go to my profile pg and look at the photos you'll get an idea of what I do.

I scouted this area specifically for this shoot and it's got plenty of great opportunities to learn. We'll be shooting landscape, portraiture, and possibly some wildlife, while taking in some really great views and scenery. If you already shoot and do it in the city, then this is your chance to get out into nature and see what you can bring back (in photo that is).

What others have said about this class:

~~Thanks Chas for organizing this event!! I really felt that the instructions were very informative and personalized. Since we all had different equipment, the individual attention was very valuable. I learned a lot about both my camera capabilities and teqniques that would enhance my ability to take better photos. It was great seeing each invididual's results from the assignments that you gave us. The feedback that you gave to each of us was invaluable. Great group to spend the day with!!

~~ It was a great day and I learned a lot!  Looking forward to the next one!

~~ Thanks Chas for an informative and practical, hands on practice in photography!  I hope you will organize this kind of photography/hiking again.

~~ It was beautiful and educational hike with fantastic group!  It was great to meet everyone!

~~ I learned a ton about my camera!

~~That was a lot of fun, thanks Chas!  And thanks for answering my questions.
Time to get back out and practice!  :-)

What To Bring:

~ Camera or Cell Phone  (Manuals can be helpful)

~ Potluck Lunch  (food to share)  - dried fruit/nuts, meats/cheeses/sourdough/crackers, wraps, chips & dip, use your imagination.

~ Vino! (and cups) - we can't have an outing w/out vino!

~ Decent shoes (you can do this one in tennies)

~ Layered clothing, hat, and sunscreen.

~ Snacks for along the way.

~ At least a liter of water.

~ Drinks, whatever whets your whistle.


Hwy 101 to Novato off at San Marin Dr.

Head West on San Marin approx. 2 miles and turn Right on San Andreas Dr.

Follow San Andreas to the top and park in the residential area.  We'll jump on the trail there.

If you've been on any of my hikes you know what to expect - so be prepared for fun!

Your sense of humour is an absolute must!

This class is posted on other Meetup sites, so plan on learning a lot while making new friends.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    would be a 5 star but i missed a bunch of it...would definitely do it again though :)

    June 10, 2014

  • Pam

    Luke, if you don't get a certain number of people, will you cancel? I'm pretty sure we (2) will go...

    May 24, 2014

    • Chas

      Hi Pam, I'm Chas, not Luke. There are folks from other Meetup grps coming. Hope to see you there.

      June 7, 2014

  • Pam

    How much walking/hiking will there be? How challenging?

    March 31, 2014

    • Chas

      Just saw your comment, Pam. Walking is easy and maybe a mile - maybe?

      1 · May 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I have to change my RSVP to a no. However, I'd like to offer up the fee I paid for someone else to use. No need for a refund. Enjoy the day, I look forward to the next Meetup.

    April 18, 2014

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  • Chas
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